Wondering how to make money from blogging in Nigeria?
I will let you know that you have come to the right place. In this super short tutorial, you’ll know all the ways to make money from a blog in Nigeria.
So stay tune and let’s flow…
To be sincere, blogging nowadays is not a quick scheme of making money online unlike before. So If you started blogging with the mindset of fast money, please at this point change your mindset.
Blogging is all about the passion you’ve towards it. After passion yield, then money start, like the saying “turn your passion into money”.
That’s said, so you started your blog because you heard that it’s an easy way to make cool cash, but you don’t know how to make money with your blog yet. Or perhaps you already have a blog and are exploring ways of monetizing it.
No matter the group you are in, it’s possible to make money with your blog, be it a hobby blog or a business blog. Like I said earlier, this isn’t a fast, rich ordeal, but you could do enough to support your family and more if you’re in the right part.
The most important aspect is that you can use several monetization ideas simultaneously to create a diverse blog income.
Enough talking- Let’s take a dive and see how to make money from blogging in Nigeria.
How to make money from blogging in Nigeria
Now let see the various ways to monetize your blog and make passive income every day/week or month.
1. Through CPC, CPM or CPA Ads
One of the most popular ways, bloggers in Nigeria make money through their blog is by showing ads on their websites. This is often the easiest ways of making money through your blog.
There are three popular types of ads:
There are many ad networks in Nigeria that offer you ads to display on your blog and get paid. Some of them are Google AdSense(Most popular), Adnaira, Revenuehit, Adsterra e.t.c
Note: You may not earn as much as you taught, because of the rise of Adblocker. Many people now use ad blocker on their website browser and this makes your ad invisible to them, thereby reducing your earning.
2. Through Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money blogging in Nigeria because a single sale makes you far more money than just a click on a contextual ad.
Most pro-bloggers in Nigeria and even worldwide are now using affiliate marketing because it is very profitable than most of the other means of making money blogging.
By using affiliate marketing, if anyone buys a product via your unique link from your website, you are going to be paid, if someone purchases a product or otherwise recommending products or services.
When somebody buys through your affiliate link, you receive a percentage or flat-rate commission from your affiliate platform(Network).
Why I love affiliate marketing is that the buyer always gets the same amount, regardless of whether they purchase it through you or directly from the seller.
So how will I find affiliate marketing opportunity?
One means is to look for an affiliate link in company website footer or menu. A good proportion of companies have these link and you can find out more about their affiliate program.
Another way is to register for an affiliate network (from a set of popular affiliate programmes). There are some good affiliate networks in Nigeria:
All you have to do is share on your blog with your unique affiliate link of the product you recommend, and when someone buys, you get a percentage of the sale fee.
3. Through Selling of Private Ads
AdSense and other ad networks will find ads for you to find out how you can make money on a blog without a finger lift. But in exchange … they take a cut of what advertising companies pay you.
Working with advertising networks is not the only way you can sell ads. If you have enough traffic, advertisers will contact you directly and ask you to put their advertisements on your website.
Thus one way to make more money and monitor the website advertising is to cut the middleman. That is, advertisers, come to you directly.
The best way to go about with direct advertising is by adding “media kit or advertise with us” page to your blog to obtain new offers.
When advertisers come, you can display ads through banner, link or buttons, all depend on the vendor.
And once you receive some ads, a lot of free WordPress plugins can help you manage them. Some of them are:
4. Through Sponsored Post or Review
Are you aware that there are tons of firms paying bloggers money simply to write a post for them? These posts are termed sponsored posts. And if your blog gets decent traffic, there are plenty of companies that will pay you for sponsoring a post.
This may be one of the key strategies on your way to learning how to make money while blogging.
Also, some organization/ firms pay bloggers for writing a review of their product and services in the form of advertisement.
Paid review is a great way to earn a lot as a blogger. So many bloggers in Nigeria earn much from writing reviews for a product or services no matter how small it may be.
The best way to attract these incentives is to build your own traffic and create a page(indicating that you’re accepting sponsored post and reviews) on your own blog. In this way, advertisers can easily locate you.
5. Through Selling Digital Products:
Consider selling digital products when you prefer not to advertise other products on your website or when you are looking for another source of income. This may include items such as
E-Book: If you notice top bloggers in the world, one of the most popular ways in which they make huge money is through writing and selling of E-books.
So you just have to choose a topic to write about, create an e-book on that topic, and put it on sale on your blog or the Amazon website. You can make a decent amount of Naira/Dollars on selling e-books online once you’re used to this operation and have an interesting e-book.
You can compile and sell your articles on your blog or other platforms, such as Okadabooks, to get money. This gives you the confidence to become an author too.
So the best thing you can do to generate passive income is to have your own product for sale.
6. Through Selling of Membership:
The ultimate step of selling a digital product is to launch a full membership site. With a membership site, your readers/visitors pay to get unlimited access to all your products. You can collect payment base on per month or per year or onetime fee.
The point here is that your exclusive membership needs to be more important than anything that your guests can find somewhere else for free, so make sure you build value and quality.
7. Blog for Reputation
Blogging for reputation can lead to a lot of money. Let’s say, for example, you open a health blog. People read your content, and your blog is getting very popular to the extent that, in the health sector, you are now a well-known blogger.
Once you have that authority, you may be approached by people to co-author a book, or you may be paid to speak at various conferences.
Certainly, this is not a direct way to make money from blogging, but it worked with many well-known bloggers in Nigeria and could work for you as well.
8. Accept Donation:
Not a fan of selling products or advertisements? You can always ask for donations from your viewers! That’s what lots of bloggers do in niches that are relevant but hard-to-monetize.
Conclusion on How to Make Money Blogging In Nigeria
The main thing to keep in mind is that you can’t make money blogging in Nigeria by just uploading and leaving your site there. The mentality of “if you build it, it will come,” does not work here, so be sure that you are ready to put your time into it.
Most bloggers after starting their blog don’t see a spike in their income for several months, sometimes even years. Before you immerse yourself too deeply in blogging in expectation to make money, remember these little tips that can make you a successful blogger
Choose the right Niche
This aspect tends to be ignored by many upcoming bloggers. Having a wrong niche can make you waste hour upon hours in achieving nothing.
So it is very important to choose a perfect niche for your blog, if you really what to make money blogging in Nigeria.
Create Quality and Useful Content
One very important aspect of making money from your blog is by creating high quality content that can convert guest into customers.
If you don’t create engaging and useful articles, no one will want to come to your blog to read your article. Let your article be meaningful and useful to your blog users/visitor.
You won’t make any money from your blog if it isn’t read by people. After all, It is your readers that make money for you, whether it’s through ads click or through purchasing an Item through you.
You can build an audience through Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram or any other social media platform. Another way to build an audience is by collecting the e-mail address from your first-time visitors and sending them update on new post.
Search engine optimize your content
Optimizing your content for search engine is very important if you really want to make money blogging.
When your contents are optimized for the search engines, you will be able to rank higher on Google and that will draw organic traffic to your blog.
Always Update Your Blog Contents
Updating your blog contents is another way of telling your viewers that you have new ideas to show. This will make your blog visitors keep returning.
Finally, we are done with the various ways on how to make money from blogging in Nigeria, I hope by now you have been able to come up with 8 ways you can make money from your blog.
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