Would you like to make money in Nigeria as a teenager? I guess so. Even if you are not a teenager reading this, this article can still help your teenage child, friend, neighbor, student, relative and/or any teenager around you. By the way, by teenager, I am referring to anyone between the age of Thirteen (13) and Nineteen (19).
Now, the online world has presented us with such vast opportunities that you do not have to go through years of college before you start earning cool cash for yourself. As a teenager, you can start earning even before you enter college. Many people surf the web daily, looking for ways to make some money. You might need the need an extra source of income, either to support your parents or to buy those cool sneakers you have been eyeing for a while.
Getting some of your bills paid yourself would greatly ease the burden off your parents’ shoulders. You could even start saving up and investing to ensure yourself a financially buoyant future. Note: as a student, you still need to focus on your studies and not flop in your academics. This is why you need to take on what you can handle as a teenager. Get rid of the mindset of involving yourself in get-rich-quick schemes, all this would do is land you in debt or a loss.
The ways to make money in Nigeria as a teenager shared in this article are legit and more of a side hustle. But they are sure to make you some bulks. You could end up turning it into your future career if you are passionate about it.
5 Legit Ways To Make Money in Nigeria as a Teenager
Below are five great ways to make money as a teenager:
(1) Start a YouTube channel
We all have something we are passionate about. This can be a selling point for you. People are always going to YouTube to find helpful information, but mostly to entertain themselves. YouTube provides you with a wide range of audience; you can get creative and interest them with something.
If you consistently post good content, you are sure to get audiences for yourself. YouTube will pay you per view that you have on your videos. This is a great way to earn some cool cash even from the corner of your hostel. You might need to get a phone with a good camera, or just a digital camera if you can afford it. There are even tutorials on YouTube on how to start a YouTube channel.
(2) Become a Freelancer
If you have a digital skill that you are good at, you can sell your services to clients on freelancing platforms and get paid in dollars. A lot of people are making a living as a freelancer, some have even gotten very rich through this means. Although you really need to be good at your craft to constantly get clients in need of your services. While there are many skills you can market, a few of them stand out as high-income skills.
For example, skills such as content writing, web development, graphic design, video animation, and some others are in high demand. You could even land a contract job through some freelancing website, and work with a particular company for months, years even. Some freelancing platforms you can check out include Fiverr, Upwork, guru, freelancer, etc.
(3) Work as a Tutor
Perhaps you are a guru in a couple of subjects while in Secondary school or you just have certain skills that you can teach to others. You can turn this into a source of income for yourself. Organizing tutorials for your fellow students and others who want to learn from you, charging them a few bucks for your knowledge.
Many parents are even looking for personal tutors to take their kids some subjects in their homes. They pay good money and you do not have to worry about renting a space for your lectures. You could end up using the experience you gather from this job to land a Teaching/Lecturing job later in your future. Trust me, people are willing to pay for the knowledge they know they really need.
(4) Venture into Photography
If you have a knack for taking great pictures, you should consider using this skill to get yourself some cool cash. Each day, there is one event or the other. Weddings, House warming, Naming ceremonies, reunions, memorials. They all need someone to capture the memories in cute pictures. You can consider printing out business cards for yourself and handing them out to event planners you know, so you would be their first choice when in search of a photographer.
Be sure to have some samples of your previous works to show your credibility. You do not even have to be invited to these events to go there, most of them do not need invitations. Just go there, hang around with your camera and it’s sure you would see people calling you to take their pictures. Nigerians also love doing photo-shoots every now and then. You can add this to your list of services and have people book sessions with you. If you know your craft, this is a sure-fire way of getting cool cash and you can live comfortably off your earnings.
(5) Do Blogging
Much like having a YouTube channel, blogging is another confirmed way for you to make quite an amount of money. This method needs a lot of patience and hard work, but you can be sure it would all pay off in the end. You have to share great content of your blog consistently to get a good audience to your blog.
There are many online guides (videos, pdf(s), other blogs) that can help you figure out all you need to know before you start blogging. Keep posting on your blog daily to get people’s attention, you can keep a content calendar to help you with this. Once you get a good number of audiences, you can start earning on your blog through advertisement.
There are always opportunities to earn more money today and as a teenager, you are not left out. If you know how to take advantage of the many opportunities out there, you can make money in Nigeria as a teenager with ease. You have to be willing to do some work in order to get paid a good amount of money. Your credibility is very important in any job you take up and people should be able to count on getting quality work from you. Make sure you take your time to figure out which one of the above ways you want to go into, you can even choose to pick multiple ways. Just make sure you are able to deliver on a deal, on time, and in great quality.