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Considering the coronavirus pandemic and general strike actions embarked upon by lecturers and non-teaching staff in Nigeria’s various higher institutions, other primary challenges faced by students in this country include lack of finance and shortage of food supplies.
Though the first two issues are totally uncontrollable by the students, the last two could be properly managed if you follow ideas in this content;
Read on to learn about ways through which you can make money as a Nigerian student and overcome the problem of lack of finance to purchase food items, to acquire course materials, to pay your fees, among other needs.
This is simply completing tasks for people/clients on a short-term basis. As a student, you can freelance for people online or offline.
Online freelance requires a laptop or a basic Android/iOS device, reliable power supply and stable internet connection. You will execute projects such as article writing, blog writing, research writing (assignment, reports etc.), logo design, website design for clients on freelance websites such as Fiverr, Freelancer, Upwork, SEOClerk and several others.
After completing your assigned task, your client will pay you — usually in dollars which can be sold to trusted e-exchangers or via your bank and you will receive the equivalent fund in naira in your Nigerian bank account. Also, you can do these aforementioned tasks for people offline. For the committed and skilled freelancer, freelancing could be rewarding.
The major requirement here is that to make it as a freelancer, you need to learn a skill; the more the skills (like graphic design, web design, writing, video animation, etc.) you’ve, the higher your earnings.
The time you use in posting Instagram photos and memes, you could use it to learn a basic skill on YouTube - free of charge
2) Blogging and Site monetization
This is related to the aforementioned point. As a student, you can make good money by blogging on niches such as health, tech, fashion, entertainment, sports, cooking and catering, etc. You must write about topics and issues that the public (your audience) will find informative, fascinating and engaging.
But how do you really make money by blogging on the internet? You can get income from your blog through one or more of the following ways: Google AdSense, affiliate marketing, offering people advice on issues related to SEO traffic, freelancing (explained above), and many more.
Subsequently, I shall create content about the various site monetization methods.
3) Taking students on Tutorials
As a brilliant student looking for a reliable source of income, you could organize private lessons for secondary as well as primary students on subjects such as Math, English, Physics, Accounting, Economics, Literature, just to mention a few.
And if you're serious about the job, you could make much from a lockdown like this; get a small building, print flyers about your tutorial services and then tutor various classes together as long as the subjects relate to their class syllabus. 100 Naira per student each day could make you much money in a few months time.
For the former suggestion, you may need to visit your students at home while the latter will require some space, which you may get within your school campus. This is one of the surest ways to make money as a student in Nigeria.
4) Hair Beauty Salon & Hand Crafts
This idea is quite common in schools and is lucrative because female students — or even male students — do not treat their looks with levity.
You can leverage this human need to make money as a student. Businesses under this section include make-up artistry, hairdressing for female students, barbing for the male student, woven embroidery and knitting, bead and bangle production, and so on.
If you don’t have any of these hands-on skills already, you could learn it during your long break or whenever you’re free. You may not really require a shop as you could employ your corridor in the hostel or room.
5) Photography and Event Planning;
This job is ideal for you if you have the right skill and tool for photography and event planning, and are outspoken and social. You can organize social events including fellowship days, social weeks, birthdays, faculty weeks, etc.; and people will pay you for your service. To work as a photographer, a camera and studio for printing hard copies of pictures are needed. Alternatively, you may acquire a personal printer and make extra income from this by helping other photographers print hard copies of their pictures.
6) Amazon KDP Publishing;
This is a secret only few know. If you're excellent at literature works, you could write a book either of fiction or nonfiction. Format the book and edit it properly then publish it on Amazon free of charge – If you have a brilliant Cover photo and amazing content in the book, you could become the next Bestseller on Amazon.
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