If you are interested in making money online from Nigeria, there are some big lies you should be aware of. I never knew some of these things were big lies until I started my journey online 2 years ago and discovered for myself what worked and the real truth online.
Here are a few of popular ones:
1. You Need A Paypal Account To Make Money From Nigeria
Although this is a big lie many Nigerians spend time, money to look for ways to open a PayPal account. I have always advised Nigerians to forget about Paypal because basically, Paypal is like a bank account and bank accounts don’t make money. Having a paypal account will not make you money online.
2. You Need A Clickbank Account To Make Money Online From Nigeria
This is very similar to having a Paypal account. Many Nigerians interested in affiliate marketing kill themselves over how to get a ClickBank account even after knowing that having one from Nigeria is illegal. I was also very interested in knowing how to this when I started out but later realize that having one was not the answer. Having a ClickBank account is not a prerequisite for making money online.
3. Online Survey Is The Best Way To Make Money Online From Nigeria
I have even bought a product about this on Success Digest Extra some months ago. I will tell you straight that this is a big lie. Online surveys work, but not for Nigerians. Apart from the fact that there are many scam companies who don’t pay up when you fill a survey, online survey are not really directed at Nigerians.
If they were, why do those e-books advice you hide your IP address? It is simply because Nigerians are not the ideal customers for the companies paying for the online survey. Filling these online surveys as a Nigerian is equivalent to scamming the survey websites.
Bottom line, online surveys don’t work like that.
4. Starting A Blogger Blog Is The Best Way To Make Money
This is the new craze for Nigerians. Every Nigerian wants to own and run a blog. Blogger.com is now the preferred medium filled with Nigerian bloggers struggling to hit big online. I am happy that many Nigerians are writing and publishing online but just starting a blog will not make you money online. You will not hammer anything by just throwing up a blogger blog.
If it were so every Nigerian with a blog would be cruising around in a hummer. I am not driving one so you can trust me when I say it is a big lie. Now, I am not saying you cannot make money with a blog but just putting up a blog will not cut it.
5. Blogging about Blogging Or Blogging About How To Make Money Online Is The Best Way To Make Money Online
This is another big lie. It is what I am doing on 2 of my blogs and haven’t bought a hummer yet, meaning I am not making a killing yet. Money can be made with blogging but blogging about blogging or about making money online will not just make your laptop or desktop to spit out clean bills of N1,000 notes.
6. Google Adsense Is The Best Way To Make Money Online
There was a time Google Adsense was a buzz word as far as making money online was the topic. It is actually very possible to make money online from Nigeria with Google Adsense. Spaulding’s 5DollarFormula can help you out if that is the line you wish to toe. But my guy, Google Adsense will only make you so much if you have a high traffic site like nairaland.com. Apart from traffic the adverts posted must have a high CTR and people will have to click the ads before you can make any form of cash.
It works but it is not a sure thing so don’t be deceived by marketers who sell you e-books that claim that all you need to do is start a blog on blogger.com and throw up Google Adsense around it to make money online.
7. You will make $1,000 in 2 days
I read a lot of ad copies in many newspaper adverts that promise that one will make so and so amount of cash in days by just doing little or no work. They quote large, sexy amounts of money that will get anyone pulling out their moneys to pay for the products.
It is very possible to make $1,000 in one day but it will not just happen when you don’t have assets online. It will not just happen because one e-book said so. It will not just happen to a newbie who has no list, no website or a new website or blog. Anyone who says making that kind of sum is possible without doing any form of work or owning an online asset is a bloody liar. So beware of these adverts that promise heaven on earth… they are just scams.
So What Is The Best Way To Make Money Online From Nigeria?
Yes, that is the question that you may want to ask me. Well, to answer that, I have good news and bad news.
First, bad news…
I don’t know all the answers.
The good news…
I know one very important tip that will push you miles away from anyone who wants to make money online. It took me a while to realize it. If you want to make money online from Nigeria or anyway from the world , you need to sell something. If you have that at the back of your head, you are miles ahead of many. I hope this has been helpful.
Mk Akan is a Nigerian blogger who is learning, practising and sharing real ways to make money online from Nigeria. He has written a 72 page guide that reveals more lies and truth about making money online from Nigeria.