Online businesses in Nigeria is a growing sector that is yet to reach its peak, just when you think the internet business ideas has been exhausted, you discover new opportunities. Tonnes of people make a lot of money online simply from sitting in front of their laptops.
The world is constantly getting more attached to the internet and technology generally. Many people who seek various information, answers or advises sought the internet in search of this. So no matter how much the contents are on the internet, a lot of people are constantly seeking for more; so it’s never too late to start putting yourself out there.
Are you looking for an online business idea in Nigeria? Here are the top 5 online business ideas you can start from home in Nigeria.
1. Drop-Shipping business.
Drop-shipping business is a lucrative business in Nigeria. This is a form of business that you can start with a very low capital. What you need is your laptop or smartphone, internet data, and your social media e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat etc. which will serve as your shop.
Log into Aliexpress.com and find products that you people will be interested in, take the product to your social media pages and advertise them on your page, when you get an order you deliver on time. You have to earn your customers trust.
The secret of the business is identifying and knowing what the people need at the particular moment and giving them just that. Depending on your diligence, you could have prospects of developing as time goes on i.e. owing an e-commerce website and purchasing the product already.
2. SEO Expert/Consultant.
SEO stands for “Search Engine Optimization”. It encompasses both the technical and creative elements required to improve rankings, drive traffic, and increase awareness in search engines.
No capital whatsoever is needed. This is totally skill oriented. Basically, you need to learn how to optimize search engines with quality contents and make people website rank higher on these search engines.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is generally regarded as PR but for robots. If you can equip yourself with the necessary skills to becoming an SEO expert, there are a lot of Nigerian businesses and startups that are willing to pay a consultancy fee for you to help them rank online.
3. Digital Freelancer.
A freelancer is an individual with a set of skills working for all and attached to non-basically. If you possess any of the common digital skills such as freelance writing, designing, or website development, then you’ve what it takes to become a successful freelancer by just doing what you do best.
The good thing about a freelancer is that you can charge at your rate and combine different jobs you like if you are capable of handling it or multitasking. On the local scene, there are few Nigeria freelancing websites you can offer your freelancing services for free. Also, top global popular websites like Upwork and Fiverr also offer a platform to showcase your skills and make more money.
4. Social Media Consultant.
Social Media Consultants get paid by impressions, likes, shares, and conversions which mean the higher the numbers the more money you get. You can even make money by developing social media strategies for brands that are willing to promote their brands on Social Media.
Are you social media savvy? Do you know how to build a good number of followerships on social media platforms within a very short time? Are you also looking to monetize your social media skills? Then this is your life-line.
With more digital marketing agencies and businesses looking to hire social media assistance for their brands, and more social-media-savvy young professionals recognizing the power of social media and grabbing that as an opportunity.
5. Vlogging Business.
As demand for video contents is on the increase by the day, Vlogging is considered as a very lucrative business idea. Across the world TV still remains a dominant source of media content, but online videos are fast catching up.
While TV still commands some of the big advertising budgets of leading brands in Nigeria, more and more upwardly mobile and connected youths and professionals are turning to on-demand video platforms to feed their quest for video content entertainments and it is only a matter of time traditional media will totally be a thing of the past.
People out there are preferring to watch short videos than to reading long contents. You can start by making interesting and educating videos which will interest people or teach people on how to do stuff (DIY; do-it-yourself). Soon enough you will be able to monetize your videos to earn some cash.