Working from home has become popular since the pandemic, especially for ladies.
Some individuals might have been forced to create a home office after their job shifted to remote work and others are freelancers who happily embraced the WFH lifestyle.
However, for those who don’t have an at-home job and want to figure out what they can do getting to understand online businesses which best fit them would be a good starting point. You can find online business ideas because you want a new full-time job or you just want an extra income, there are a number of options that span a variety of interests and talents.
According to a report by NCC in June 2017, Nigeria had over 91 million internet users out of a population of 184 million which shows that Internet penetration in Nigeria is high.
Out of the over 91 million internet users, 85% of these users are believed to be accessing the internet using their mobile phones.
In the current world of high technological adoption, the internet is the great equalizer.
As long as you have a mobile phone or laptop and an internet connection, you can start making money online with little or no financial investment.
Let’s discuss fourteen online business ideas for ladies in Nigeria.
#1. Online Ad Agency
There are advertisers and publishers on the Internet. Advertisers are the companies promoting their products or services and publishers are website owners where these promoted products or services (ads) can be shown.
You can be an online ad agent if you are good at communicating with people, where you get to connect these two. All that you have to do is create a list of some of the publishers and give offerings to advertisers based on specific packages.
Freelance writing involves writing for money without being employed by a company or organization. Freelance writers write for companies which in this case are their clients either from home or in a rented office space as long as they have access to an internet connection.
Freelance writing has a creative side where a freelancer composes whatever content their clients need, whether it’s magazine articles, website copy, press releases, blog posts, newsletters, internal corporate communications, or brochures.
However, freelance writers approach their work just like any other business. They spend most of their time seeking new business and some of their time staying on top of record-keeping.
How much you make as a freelancer largely depends on the type of work you do and your experience. As a freelancer, you can charge anywhere from $20 an hour to $95. Although being a freelance writer gives you a certain amount of freedom in your schedule, the vast range in rate also points to a highly competitive field.
You can also sell products online and get paid. All you will need to get started with your eCommerce business is a website. Once your website is ready, list all the products and start selling.
Once your website gains traffic, your sale will automatically grow.
If you are not in a position to get a website for your business, you can also sell on e-commerce websites in Nigeria.
#4. Affiliate Marketing
Being an affiliate marker is a great way of making money for Nigerian ladies from the comfort of their homes.
This online business does not require money to get started and you will not need stock, or delivery means in affiliate marketing.
As an affiliate, you get paid for referring new clients and customers to other businesses online.
#5. Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant helps their client manage their business partially as instructed by the client. This is one of the most popular online business ideas among women.
Just as the name suggests, you don’t need to be at the same physical location as the client to get the work done.
As a virtual assistant, you can do a lot from copywriting, marketing, and SEO research to bookkeeping, making travel arrangements, or even tracking personal appointments.
You can be a virtual assistant by offering any skills you are good at by combining them into a service package that caters to a certain type of client.
#6. Become a Youtuber
As a Nigerian lady, you can work online by being a YouTuber. As a YouTuber, you get to share content in form of videos on Youtube. There are so many niches you can choose from such as lifestyle, food recipe-related content, educative content, entertainment, etc.
To get monetized on youtube requires your channel to have at least 1000 subscribers and 4000 watch hours. You can also earn from youtube through sponsored content.
To get started all you will need is a camera or a smartphone and editing software. This way you can make money from doing what you love.
#7. Manage Social Media Profiles
In today’s world, every business is in need of a social media presence. However, most of these businesses are either too busy to deal with social media or don’t know how to go about it.
As a social media manager, you need to always be on top of the latest changes. This is because social media platforms often switch up algorithms, rules, and best practices, plus trends and features.
This means you need to always stay updated on the latest information to continue delivering quality services to your clients. You don’t need to have knowledge of how all these platforms work. You need to specialize in one such as Facebook Advertising.
#8. Become a Blogger
A blogger is a person who shares their expertise and knowledge through an online platform. Blogging can be a virtual journal that you can use to document all your experiences and also it can be a place where you share educative information with the world.
As a blogger, you can make money from publishing sponsored posts, hosting third-party ads, or selling your products, on your blog just from the comfort of your home.
For you to build a successful blog, you need to focus on building an engaged and loyal audience. Having an audience-centric approach will help you cultivate a community that trusts you. By earning the trust of your audience, you can start driving revenue sooner than you could imagine.
#9. Online Tutoring
You can also earn money online by offering others classes at a fee on a subject you are perfect in. this can be teaching English, French, or any other skill.
So many people are always trying to gain new skills be it a language or maybe a skill like computer-related knowledge and if you are skilled in such you can offer tutoring at an agreed fee.
You can do this in the comfort of your home as long as you have a laptop and a reliable internet connection.
#10. Video Editing
Brands now more than ever need to add videos to their content library. However, some of these brands are not good at shooting and editing videos, and that is where you as a video editor come in.
You can help them with shooting or take raw footage that they have already and use it to create videos for them.
There are also many Influencers and YouTubers in Nigeria who find it hectic to edit videos for their own platforms. So you can offer to edit their videos for them at an agreed fee.
As a video editor, you will need to have a laptop or a desktop and editing software. You can charge according to the side of the material to be edited or you can charge a certain amount of money per hour.
#11. Start a Podcast
A podcast is a modern equivalent to talk radio. This can be a perfect career choice for someone who enjoys talking and is good at it. To build a successful podcast, you must create something worth listening to and that requires you to have excellent speaking skills.
Your podcast has to be entertaining, emotional, and also informative and so you need to make sure you choose a niche that meets those three. To get started you will need a professional-grade microphone, recording, and editing software.
#12. Online Course Creator
If you are an expert or maybe have skills in a certain area, you can create an online course to help others gain that knowledge. There are sites such as Skillshare that can help you share your knowledge with the world and charge a fee for it.
With the creation of an online course, you can make money passively by creating a course and selling it to customers. You can also make active income by holding live Q&A sessions to help your audience learn more about the topic and charge a fee for anyone who wants to join the live session.
#13. Customer Service Rep
Many companies mostly startups and small brands have to offer customer service but it’s at some point too much for them to handle on their own. Such companies opt to outsource customer service to help serve their audience so that they can use most of their time on important issues such as developing products and running marketing campaigns among others.
You can start your online business in Nigeria where you offer customer service support to brands. However, you have to be willing to learn everything about the companies you work for so that you can be able to help their customer in the best way possible.
#14. App Developer
Becoming an App Developer will require some skills. There are so many mobile apps and people prefer them as compared to the brand’s website when they’re on a smartphone.
If you have an idea for an app that you might want to develop and launch then you can become an App Developer. You can also choose to use your mobile app developing skills by partnering with brands that are in need of app development.
You can also have an idea for an app but lack the required skills to develop one. This does not mean you still can’t find your way around it. All you will need is to collaborate with app developers out there to have it done.