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10 Best Skills to Make Money in Nigeria

In this post, you will discover the 10 best Skills to make money in Nigeria. No matter who you are, where you come from, your qualification or age; you possess unique skills that if harnessed appropriately can help you make money in Nigeria.

There is certainly a tendency that one or more things exist that you can do better than any other person around. That is your skillset. Therefore, if you exploit such abilities and apply them where they are needed, you will make money in Nigeria.

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What is Skill?

According to English Dictionary, skills mean ‘to have personal or practical knowledge; be expert or dexterous. Skill is also defined as the ability to discern, have knowledge or understanding and have the technical knowhow.

Skill can be innate i.e. the capabilities you were born with which is also known as talent. Skill can also be acquired through learning and experience. This type of Skill is otherwise known as expertise.

Whichever one you possess, a skill makes sense when practised to benefit society. It is only when your skills add value to people that you can make money from them.

Therefore, in the following 10 points, I will show you how to make money from your skills in Nigeria no matter what it is. But before we delve into the 10 best Skills to make money in Nigeria, you have to first:

Develop Your Skills: before you can make money with your innate or acquired skill, you first of all have to develop it. The best way to develop a skill is to pursue a career that aligns with your skills. The right career will enable the advancement and growth of your skills over a period of time or continuously.

Practice Your Skill: possessing or acquiring a skill might be of no use if not practiced. You have to practice i.e. put your skills into work that produces positive results that solve peoples problems. Putting your capabilities to work is the starting point to making money through your skills in Nigeria.

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10 Best Skills to Make Money in Nigeria

Now let’s look at the following 10 best Skills to make money in Nigeria:

1. Writing

maybe writing comes first because I am myself a Writer. But I don’t think so. It is certainly because public and private organisations lay strong emphasis on writing skills in their employment adverts.

Whatever business you do in Nigeria today and the world over, there is always something to write about, be it formal or informal.

Such writing includes proposals, public relations addresses, Memos, reports etc. Organisations value them as much as their existences.

You can also write articles for newspapers and magazines and get paid. If you are good at storytelling, you can write novels, Short Stories, Film Scripts, Radio Scripts and Comedy Scripts which are in high demand.

Social Media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp etc are other platforms you can make money in Nigeria by posting content on a particular niche that target very specific audiences. Once you build a reasonable audience, you can then engage in affiliate marketing campaigns or sell other products and services that you have to offer your audience.

The good news for Writers is that most people or businesses who need these write-ups cannot do it by themselves, thus always on the lookout for Writers who can help out on a freelance basis for a fee. That makes writing one of the best Skills to make money in Nigeria today.

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2. Public Speaking

Public speaking of any kind, motivational, inspirational, preaching of the gospel, delivering political speeches, anchoring radio or TV programmes is another skills set you can use to make money in Nigeria.

If you already possess any of those skills, good for you. If you don’t have them, never panic as you can acquire them through learning and practice. Skills to Make Money in Nigeria

As you perfect your speaking skills people can hire you to speak at their events and pay you.

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3. Comedy

If you are good at telling funny stories or cracking jokes that make people laugh, you can make money in Nigeria today.

Nigerians are always yearning for funny stories that can make them laugh away their sufferings and frustrations. If your stories or jokes can capture the realities of daily lives in the funniest way possible, you will mint money in Nigeria through comedy. Ask A.Y., Julius Agu, Basket Mouth etc if you have any doubt.

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4. Human Relation Skills

Public relations, interpersonal, human relations skills mean one and the same thing. If you can develop or acquire this skills, organisations will pay you to manage their public relations.

Also, high ranking individuals such as top Politicians, Gospel Ministers, C.E.Os. of large corporations will hunt for you and you will make money in Nigeria practising your people’s skills.

Since we are in the world, there will always be conflict, thus, those who possess well-developed people’s skills which include conflict resolution abilities can be useful in such situations.


5. Computer Skills

The importance of Computers in the modern business world cannot be overemphasised. Today you can own a business especially Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (SMSE) without any physical office provided you have a computer.

This is one of the best skills to learn to make money in nigeria. With a computer and internet connection, you can conduct profitable business and make money in Nigeria. mtn night plans

Since the computer is a very large and complex field, you can narrow your focus to mastering Microsoft office packages like word, Excel, PowerPoint; internet, web designing, Graphic designing, Data Science or App development which is in high demand today. Whichever package you can master in computer will make you money in Nigeria. Computer skills expose you to limitless possibilities to make money in Nigeria.

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6. Video Creation/Editing

Nigeria today is filled with trending topics and happenings which present opportunities for video inclined individuals.

You can take to recording these events and upload the videos to platforms like your social media through their live broadcast/streaming.

If you can have access to record the trending events live, you can curate the content from other internet users and post to your audience. But you have to acknowledge the original source of the content.

If you are a story Teller, you can tailor the videos to suit the story you want to tell. You can even help brands create stories for a fee.

As you build your audience which must be large, you can conduct affiliate marketing on your YouTube channel and make more money. Moreso, ads organisations like google adsense can run ads and pay you.

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7. Phone Repairs

Smartphones have become essential necessities in Nigerian homes. This makes many Nigerians have one problem and another with their smartphones that need repairs.

If you can master the operations of various brands of smartphones, from simple settings to complex configurations which ordinary users cannot perform, you will make money helping perform their smart phones repairs.

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8. Laundry/Dry Cleaning

You can make money in Nigeria doing laundry services for homes and individuals who do not have the time or just lazy to do them.

This business is one of the most simple but profitable services that can make money for you in Nigeria.

Read more: How to Start a Laundry Business in Nigeria

9. Tailoring Skils

This is one of the best skills to learn to make money in nigeria. Once you have good knowledge of tailoring and stay acquainted with the trending designs, you will make good money in Nigeria.

Nigerians are conscious of clothing styles and any Fashion Designer who can meet their dressing demands enjoys their patronage. Tailoring or fashion designing is among the most profitable skills to make money in Nigeria.

Read more: How to Start Tailoring Business in Nigeria

10. Sports skills

If you are good at any of the sports, especially football which is the most popular game in Nigeria, you will make money.

But you will have to develop your sporting skills to the professional stage where club sides; both local and international can sign you for big contracts. jamb result

Other sports skills you can make money from though not that popular among Nigerians are, Boxing, Basket Ball, Table Tennis, Cycling etc.

If you can master any of the above skills, you will make good money in Nigeria.



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Samuel Udo

Samuel Udo is a graduate of Political Science. A Creative/Freelance Writer and Public Commentator whose articles have been published in top print media such as 'The Pioneer Newspapers'. InfoGuide Nigeria is a team of Resource Persons and Consultants led by Ifiokobong Ibanga. Page maintained by Ifiokobong Ibanga. If you need a personal assistance on this topic, kindly contact us.

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