This is a list of 105 online home business ideas you can start on the side that will bring you some cash. Some of them are not Nigeria based but are also included in case you want to modify the business for Nigerians.
Most of them are online businesses but there are other offline businesses.
Here it goes;
#1. AFFILIATE MARKETING SYSTEM
Affiliate marketing is all about selling other people’s products and services and getting a commission for every sale you make.
Here, you do not need to have your own website. Although, having your own website could be an added advantage and I would explain that shortly. You do not even need to come up with your own product to sell.
Go to Google and enter, ―”websites that accept Nigerian affiliates”
Information marketing is about starting an online business where you write about anything in form of an e-book and sell online.
You can have your own website where you pay for hosting and domain names but you can also get sites for free. Eg wordpress.
This business can be started with little to no capital and it is very lucrative.
The information in the e-book must be something people want or you will not make any sale.
Blogging is when you write about your hobby or passion online and let people see it.
You make money from blogging through selling advertising on your blog like Linda Ikeji’s blog or monetizing the blog through Google AdSense.
You have to post almost all the time and your posts must be relevant that other people will keep on visiting your site.
#4. SELL AUDIO BOOKS WITH AUDIBLE
Audiobooks are growing in popularity while digital-ebook are becoming less and less popular.
People are turning to audio and visuals when it comes to technical subjects. However, you should consider doing an ebook first and turning it into an audiobook through a resource like Audible’s ACX platform. You can hire a producer either through a royalty share program, so you don’t have to shell out upfront cash, or you can do a pay-per-hour hire as well.
#5. CREATE AN APP
Yes, this is far more technical. Unless you have the right app-development skills, doing this is going to be a significant undertaking. But you can reach a massive audience of smartphone users by building a great app.
However, it require a significant investment of your time or money upfront. If you don’t have the skills, then you have to hire someone who can assist you in creating a great app.
#6. USE MECHANICAL TURK
Mechanical Turk is Amazon’s take on micro-jobs. These are small miniscule-jobs that you can do for other people, which they call HITs, or Human Intelligence Tasks. These are super simple tasks that anyone can do. Some examples are listing off some URLs with certain kinds of images for one cent, or recording a few phrases with a microphone for 6 cents.
#7. OFFER GIGS ON FIVERR
If you have some professional experience in graphic design, accounting, social media marketing, web development or SEO training, you could offer gigs on Fiverr starting at $5 per job. You could perform a valuable service that you could also up-sell to make more money per gig.
#8. SELL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Upwork and 99Designs are two of the biggest resources for selling just about any professional service under the sun. If you have extensive experience in a field, you might want to consider selling your services through one of these sites. 99Designs only applies to graphic design while Upwork applies to nearly every other professional service.
#9. EMAIL MARKETING
Email marketing is at the heart of every successful endeavor on the web. For those serious about making money online, email marketing is certainly where it’s at. But it has to be done the right way. Before you even try to market anything to anyone via an email list, be sure that they’re people that subscribed and opted in directly to you.
#10. DITCH GOOGLE FOR BING
Microsoft is trying to increase the usage of their own search engine, Bing.
And to get more users to search using Bing, Microsoft is now willing to pay you every time you do a search on Bing.
All you have to do is sign up with BingRewards, then simply use Bing to do your daily searches. Each search earns you rewards that can be cashed out for gift cards (including Amazon).
#11. WATCH VIDEOS VIA INBOX DOLLARS
If you’re one of the millions who watch online videos almost every day, this is for you.
InboxDollars pays you for watching videos on their site.
The catch is that these videos have ads!
Advertisers pay InboxDollars to put ads in the videos and that’s how ID is able to pay people for watching these videos.
#12. WRITE AN ARTICLE OR TWO FOR THESE SITES
Writing articles for money is one of the simplest and fastest ways to start making money online.
Here are a few good sites that’ll pay you to write for ’em:
1.TopTenz They publish ―Top 10‖ style articles–Top 10 Ways to Save Money, Top 10 Cities to Live in, etc. They’ll pay you a minimum of $50 for every article you submit that gets published.
2.The Dollar Stretcher They’ll pay you $50 for a 500-word article. They like articles related to personal finance.
#13. EARN CASH BUYING & SELLING USED BOOKS
We all have books we know we are done with. Now you can have your books collect cash for you instead of dust!
BookScouter searches over 40 book buy-back sites to find you the one that pays the most for any given book.
Simply visit the site, enter the ISBN number of the book, and the System will automatically tell you how much your book is worth and which site pays the most.
If you like the number, you’ll send the book to that site via a prepaid envelope, and receive your money a few days later.
#14. SELL YOUR CLOSET
Well, not literally your closet, but the content of it!
Ok, not ALL the content, just the ones you don’t need or want anymore.
If you’re even remotely like my girlfriend, then you have a closet (in her case, a room designated as one) full of clothes that you no longer wear.
Good thing you can sell them on a site called OLX.
#15. TAKE ONLINE SURVEYS VIA SURVEYSAVVY
This is arguably one of the most popular ways to make money online.
Online surveys are one of the tools that the multi-billion dollar market research industry uses to gather feedback from consumers that will help businesses and manufacturers improve or develop new products.
A few trusted survey sites you can try are:
#16. GET PAID TO FIND COUPONS
What if I told you not only can you save money, but you can also make money for finding online coupons?
There is a company called CouponChief that will actually pay you for sharing your best coupon with other members of the community.
Here is how to get started:
#17. GET PAID TO SHOP VIA EBATES
If you shop online, you’d be crazy not to use a site that gives you cash back for shopping through them.
I mean, if you’re going to buy something anyway, you might as well go through a channel that gets you some of that money back.
And eBates is by far one of the best cash back reward sites out there.
You can earn cashback on almost anything you purchase, from food and clothes to electronics, tools, and everything in between.
Signup with eBates here to get a free $10 gift card.
#18. ANSWER SOME TRIVIA QUESTIONS
We all watch TV, but wouldn’t it be great if you could actually make some money from your favorite shows?
It would be great, and what’s’ even greater is that there actually is a site that pays you for answering trivia questions about the TV shows you watch.
It’s called RewardTV.
You earn rewards by answering trivia questions about all kinds of TV shows–Game of Thrones, Mad Man, SNL, Vikings, and so on.
If you’re looking for an extra $10-$20 a month while having fun, signup with RewardTV and start earning.
#19. REVIEW MOVIES
This would the best job for anyone who loves movies. Unfortunately, finding one that can get you consistent gigs is very hard to do.
The closest you can get to being paid for watching movies is through market research companies that conduct studies about movies and TV shows, where you watch a show or a movie (normally just some parts of it), and then answer a few questions about it.
#20. TAKE PICTURES ON YOUR PHONE
There is an app called Foap that pays you for the pictures you take using your smartphone.
Simply install the app and register yourself with Foap (which is free by the way). Then upload pictures you snap on your phone to Foap’s marketplace.
Every time someone buys one of your pictures, you make $5.
#21. BE AN AT-HOME POLITICIAN
There are a few sites that offer work at home opportunities that are right up your alley. Two of the most well-known sites are the DDC Advocacy and the Next Wave Advocacy, LLC.
They organize political campaigns related to the day’s issues to raise awareness and push for new laws. They then pay people like you and me to call constituents or advocates who may also be interested in the issues at hand.
You’ll call these people from home and basically help them call or write to Members of Congress.
You’ll be working somewhere between 20 to 25 hours each week and earning between $12 to $15 an hour or so.
#22. LISTEN TO & RATE MUSIC
If you are a music lover (who isn’t?), you’ll also love this opportunity.
There are a few sites out there that’ll actually reward you for listening to all kinds of songs and music in a variety of genres, and rating them.
That’s all there is to it!
MusicXRay is one site that you can earn potentially $1 for every song you rate for them.
#23. GIVE ADVICE
If you are the one in your circle of family and friends who people turn to when they need advice and help with everyday stuff, you could make some extra money by becoming a paid advice giver.
Ammas is a site that pays experts and everyday people with a wide variety of knowledge to share their knowledge and know-how with other people.
#24. GET PAID TO TWEET
If you’re active on Twitter and have a lot of followers, this the gig for you.
PaidPerTweet is the site that you can sign up with for free and earn money by tweeting messages from their advertisers to your followers.
The pay varies from a few dollars to upwards of thousands of dollars per tweet.
#25. GET PAID TO CLICK
This is one of the oldest and most famous ways of earning pennies online.
I don’t really recommend this since the amount of money you earn for spending so much time clicking on links is just too little to make this worthy of your time. But since this post is about available money making options, I am including it here.
Basically, you are paid pennies for clicking on ad links. The page opens up and you keep it open for a few seconds and you earn your cash. Not much work, but not much earning potential either.
If you’re interested, check out Clixsense.
#26. HELP STUDENTS WITH THEIR HOMEWORK
If you can help students with their homework, they can help you with your bank account!
There are many homework help and tutoring websites out there. One of the biggest ones being Student of Fortune.
Students post their questions, and experts (you) earn a certain amount of cash for helping them with answers.
#27. TEXT TO MAKE MONEY
More and more people are using their smartphones for everything, including finding answers to questions they come across in their daily lives.
A site like ChaCha makes it quick and easy for those looking for quick answers to get them within seconds via text.
As an expert, you earn money for answering every question.
#28. AUCTION ITEMS ON EBAY
Ebay is a bellwether. It’s been around since nearly the start of the online boom. But, like any other platform, success can seem fleeting if you don’t know what you’re doing. Selling items on eBay, professionally that is, can be an art form. Getting people interested in your auctions isn’t always easy, especially when there’s hefty competition and low demand for what you’re selling.
#29. RENT YOUR HOME ON AIRBNB
Rent your entire home or just a room on AirBnB. This is a simple and effective way to make money online, especially in the short term. While you won’t get rich doing this, you can generate thousands of dollars per month for the right place. And, if you live in a sought-after vacation destination, then you’re certainly in luck.
#30. SELL PHOTOS ONLINE
If you’re at all into photography, and you have a cache of nice photos, you could consider selling them through sites like Shutterstock and iStockPhoto, two of the biggest photo resources online. It doesn’t take too much effort to do this, but it does take creativity and persistence to succeed with it.
#31. DRIVE FOR UBER OR LYFT
If you live in an area where Uber or Lyft operate, why not become a driver? If you’re looking to make some short-term cash, you can definitely rake it in by working for one of these popular car-hire apps. As long as your vehicle fits within the specifications of their program, and you have a clean license, you could do this on the side, especially if you’re in a crunch for cash.
#32 SELL PRODUCTS
Olx is a great resource for those that enjoy making their own products and selling them online. If you’re into hand-crafted items and you have a penchant for creating killer goods and wares that people just have to have, then you might want to consider setting up an Olx shop and selling through a massive online portal.
#33. USE SHOPIFY TO BUILD YOUR OWN ONLINE STORE
Don’t want to sell through Etsy? You could always build your own online store using a platform like Shopify. Shopify makes it easy to build a transactional website without all the hassle, which takes much of the guesswork out of doing what some would consider a highly-complex task.
#34. BUILD AN AMAZON FBA BUSINESS
If you want to go directly to the world’s largest online retailer, consider setting up a Fulfilled-by-Amazon (FBA) business. Amazon will pick, pack and ship your orders, and you’ll have enormous exposure to a buzzing marketplace where products are selling every second.
#35. ANSWER PROFESSIONAL QUESTIONS
Are you a professional in a field that can help answer questions for people looking for your expertise? Websites like JustAnswer and LivePerson match you up with people looking for answers to technical or professional questions. You can make money online by simply answering these questions and providing the right information to people based on their individualistic circumstances.
#36. CREATE VIDEO TUTORIALS ON YOUTUBE
This is definitely a long-term strategy, and you won’t get rich overnight by doing this, but creating engaging and well-thought-out video tutorials and posting them on sites like YouTube could make you a significant amount of passive income in the long term depending on just how well-received those videos might be.
Find a niche and stick to it.
#37. DEVELOP EDUCATIONAL COURSES
One of my absolute favorite sites for selling educational courses is Udemy. In fact, you can check out the courses that I have for sale on the site here. Udemy is a great place to build out technical courses that will teach people how to do some complicated task or learn some sought-after skill.
#38. WRITE ARTICLES FOR OTHER SITES
Depending on your skill level when it comes to writing, you could always find work writing articles for other people. At the outset, this won’t pay you much, especially if you have little in the way of examples or portfolio pieces. But, like anything else, you can build this up over time.
#39. TEST WEBSITES
Sign up to help companies determine how customers use their websites.
With UserTesting, you’ll make about $10 for spending 20 minutes evaluating websites or testing apps.
The best part? You’ll be paid via PayPal within seven days.
40. RE-SELL DOMAIN NAMES
Love predicting the next big hashtag, catchphrase or business name? Scoop up domain names for cheap, and re-sell them to the highest bidder on sites like Flippa.
You can also make money by buying and selling active websites, instead of domain names.
#41. POULTRY FARMING
I have seen many poultry farmers and they are doing pretty well.
You can rear chickens and birds and sell their eggs.
Good news is these chickens lay eggs all year round all you have to do is take good care of the poultry so they don’t fall sick.
#42. WORK AS A TRANSCRIPTIONIST
Are you a good listener — and a good typist? You can make $15 to $25 an hour as a transcriptionist.
You’ll need experience in the medical or legal fields to get those transcription assignments, but plenty of researchers, reporters and Average Joes are willing to pay for someone to type up their recordings.
#43. FISH FARMING
Fish farming is another lucrative home based business.
Downside is that if you don’t take care of the pond well, it will start to smell bad.
#44. SELL YOUR CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES
Not using that expensive handbag you received as a gift from a terrible ex-boyfriend? Know you’ll never wear that prom dress again? Sell it!
When you’re ready to send your items to their next homes, use an online consignment store like olx or a Facebook garage sale group. And don’t underestimate those Facebook groups.
#45. CREATE AN ONLINE COURSE
Have a skill to share? Teaching through Udemy or Skillshare could bring in big bucks.
Higher education might be super expensive, but many people will pay $50 or $100 (at least!) to learn something new from an expert.
You’ll have to invest your time planning your curriculum and recording the videos that will accompany your course. But a high-quality presentation will seem all the more valuable to your potential students.
#46. ENTER NAMING CONTESTS
Sign up for sites that host contests to name new companies or websites. You can earn $100 — but only if your suggestion is the winner.
Luckily, there are a bunch of naming sites out there. And once you’re a member, you can enter any of the thousands of contests to your heart’s content.
If you’re creative enough, you could bring in winnings from several contests each year.
#47. GET PAID TO OPEN EMAILS AND COMPLETE TASKS
You’re going to check some emails anyway, so why not turn it into a paid habit?
Hear me out.
FusionCash is a site that pays you for doing a number of tasks, like watching videos, taking surveys — even opening emails.
You’ve got mail!
#48. CLEAN UP SEARCH ENGINES
The web is so full of information, search engines like Google need real humans to help keep it tidy. The work can be tedious, but pays about $12 per hour.
Companies offering this kind of work typically pay once a month, so it’s not a way to make quick cash.
But if you have time on your hands — maybe between jobs or seasonal gigs — you can put in some serious hours whenever the mood strikes.
#49. FIND VIRTUAL ODD JOBS ON TASKRABBIT
TaskRabbit helps you connect with regular people who need help getting things done — everything from picking up dry cleaning to calling customer service and tolerating the hold music.
Keep an eye out for virtual tasks, which are mostly centered around personal assistance, administrative work or research help.
Last year, TaskRabbit established a pricing floor of $14 for its Taskers. You can rest assured that you won’t be getting paid pennies to solve someone’s Excel woes.
#50. START A PATREON
Have a cool new project, but can’t figure out how to finance it? Ask people to fund your new book, album or podcast by subscribing to support you on Patreon.
Participants pledge to your Patreon each month. So even if you only have a few proud supporters, their support is recurring — indefinitely!
#51. MAKE MONEY WITH OLD NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES
Wondering what to do with that stash of daily papers you found in the attic?
You’d be surprised by what people will pay for a news item or magazine advertisement that means something special to them.
List them on eBay to earn a few bucks per page! Make sure to have your buyers pay for shipping, so you make the most per newspaper page sold.
#52. WRITE SLOGANS
Can you write stellar slogans quicker than Don Draper? Enter your ideas on slogan contest websites.
If your slogan for a company or product beats the competition, you could get $50 — or a few hundred dollars — for some contests.
If you’re feeling particularly heartfelt, search around for opportunities to enter submissions for greeting card sayings.
#53. WRITE FOR YOUR FAVORITE BLOGS
Blogging isn’t all about pajamas and basement living — it’s a big business. You can earn $50, $100, or more by contributing to one of your favorite blogs.
These are just our favorite ways to make money online. The internet is constantly cooking up new money-making opportunities, so keep your eyes open!
#54. DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL THESE APPS
A lot of companies – including Google – pay you for installing their apps. Moreover, you get paid for each month the apps are installed on your phone. Some of these sites include:
•ShopTracker – Answer a few questions then launch the app on your device, and you’ll earn $3.00 instantly. Keep the app on your phone to earn money each month and help companies understand what people are buying online.
•Nielsen Mobile Panel – From the people that run Nielsen TV ratings, the Nielsen mobile app rewards you for using your mobile device. You can earn up to $50 a year.
•MobileXpression – Install this app and you’ll be eligible to win prizes each week. You get to play an instant rewards game by participating in market research.
#55. GET PAID FOR BEING HEALTHY
The health app AchieveMint gives you points for being healthy and doing things like walking, tracking your food, or taking health surveys. You earn points which can be redeemed for cash or Amazon Gift Cards. For every 10,000 points, you earn $10 and there is no limit on your earnings.
AchieveMint connects to the fitness apps you may already be using including Fitbit, RunKeeper, Healthkit, and MyFitnessPal.
You can earn 10 points just for signing up with AchieveMint and connecting an app.
#56. BECOME A FREELANCER
Doing freelance work can greatly increase your income. Are you a stay at home mom with an English degree or a guy who naturally can find mistakes in written text?
Huge and trustworthy sites like Upwork have thousands of employers who want to hire for all kinds of tasks where you can write or edit about anything from technology to business articles. Get paid for every single article. Get a great reputation and you can turn this into a full-time job.
Read the 7 easy steps to become a freelance writer.
#57. DATA ENTRY
Use your accurate and quick typing skills to enter information. Go through Craigslist or Upwork and find data entry and administrative jobs for yourself. These jobs can be easily done through telecommuting.
#58. WORK FOR AMAZON
Pick micro tasks from Amazon Mechanical Turk. These are services that require human interaction. You can work from home, flexible hours and get paid by one of the world’s largest retailers.
Here are some examples of tasks workers have completed:
•Select the correct spelling for these search terms
•Is this website suitable for a general audience?
•Find the item number for the product in this image.
#59. ONLINE TRAVEL AGENT
Do you explore travel websites like Expedia in your free time? Then, do it for a commission by offering your services as an alternative to travel agencies. Start at Wikihow for tips to get started.
#60. PLAY ONLINE GAMES
Are you an arcade or a poker champion? Play some of your favorite puzzle or card games at InboxDollars. It is fun, plus you can play for free as well as compete for rewards.
#61. PET SITTING
Do you adore pets? Go for pet sitting at your place. Make sure your house can accommodate numerous pets.
Websites like Care.com brings together pet sitters and people looking for pet care. Remember to quote your rates wisely.
#62. AT-HOME DAYCARE
If you are home with your children, why not start an at home daycare.
They are highly sought out in our area of Dallas because people like that they are close and that there are much fewer children involved that a more corporate daycare.
You will need to get a certification from your state, but you can make big bucks caring for children while getting to spend the day with your children as well.
A college friend makes the most beautiful cookies and finds events to sell them all year long – birthdays, holidays, football parties, the list is endless.
Some people love to cook and bake. If this is you, consider running a catering business from your kitchen. Bake cakes or cookies for birthday parties, dinners, or other events.
#64. SEO CONSULTANT
Do you know the ins and outs of search engines and have skills in platforms like Google Analytics? The owners of a lot of smaller companies don’t realize how much of an impact search engine optimization (SEO) can have on their business. Educate those business owners on the power of SEO to help transform their websites into a more SEO-friendly property. Use your skills to show business owners how to read and use their analytics data the right way, and how to properly use keywords and structure content to get more traffic.
#65. BUSINESS COACHING
If you possess a great deal of business experience and knowledge, why not create a business that helps aspiring entrepreneurs find success? You can use your skills to help new business owners get off to a good start and help experienced entrepreneurs keep up with demand. To show off your knowledge and skills and bring in clients, you can also write articles about business on platforms like LinkedIn.
#66. SPECIALIZED RETAILER
There’s an audience for everything, whether it’s making dollhouse furniture or creating organic dog food. With a specialty e-commerce store, you can reach those customers who are seeking your specific products. All you need is a web-hosting service with an integrated shopping cart feature or with e-commerce software, and your business will be operational in no time. You can even work with vendors to ship products to customers on your behalf, which means you don’t need to own a lot of inventory.
#67. SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT
Larger companies can hire an agency or full-time staff member to run their Facebook and Twitter accounts, but small businesses often have to handle their own social media marketing. With so many responsibilities, business owners are often too busy, overwhelmed or undereducated about the importance of social media to spend time developing and implementing a great social media strategy. As a consultant, you can help them determine the best tactics, posting schedules and content for their target audience. As their follower count grows, so will your business.
#68. WEB DESIGN
There’s nothing more off-putting than a poorly designed website, and often, it kills credibility. If you know HTML and have a good eye for design, you can launch a service to create attractive, easy-to-use websites for small businesses. Put your skills to good use for business owners who want to take their online presence to the next level. Build a comprehensive portfolio, and then create your own website to show it off and attract a steady stream of clients.
#69. RESUME/COVER LETTER WRITING
It’s a tough truth to swallow, but a standout resume and cover letter can make all the difference when you’re applying for a job. While listing career accomplishments might seem like an easy task, the fine art of “humble bragging” eludes some of us. Find work by helping others to get hired with the aid of stellar resumes. Capitalize on the increasingly important social media branding bandwagon and offer to fix LinkedIn profiles as well.
#70. ASSISTANT/TASK MANAGER
Do you have impeccable organizational skills? What about cleaning skills? Can you quickly and efficiently carry out these tasks? Maybe it’s time to put those skills to good use by becoming an online personal assistant or task manager. Companies like TaskRabbit or Zirtual allow you to sign up for tasks you want to complete — including data research, virtual assistant or running errands — and begin building clientele.
#71. TRAIN AND MENTOR
Perhaps you have a specific skill set that you could teach. There are hundreds of skills that can be taught over the internet, especially due to the fact that services like Skype are free.
You might have to offer a free service now and build a freemium model (offer free accounts with limited features, then charge for upgrades) for the future in order to make some large amounts of cash. It’s one of the good business ideas for those with extensive amounts of knowledge.
#72. BECOME A DROP SHIPPER
Drop shipping is fairly similar to running an affiliate store. You act as the mediator without ever touching the product. The difference between a drop shipper and affiliate is that the sale with drop shipping websites is not completely managed. You might have to set up systems to automatically make a purchase with your drop shipping company, in order for it to be sent directly to the end consumer.
How about setting up a business that focuses on outsourcing? Most successful service providers on the internet find that they need external help at some point. They might have a blogging client that requires logo design. They might have a guest posting service client that needs web design . Instead of actually providing the services personally, you could outsource and take a profit margin of your choice! Make sure you learn how to outsource first!
#74. TRADE CURRENCIES
Every day, there is a huge fluctuation in FX markets. If you have a combination of technical and fundamental analytical skills and some cash flow, you can become an online currency trader. Places like www.forexfactory.com or forex.com are great for learning the basics. Remember, this is leveraged cash, so if you make the right decisions, you have a chance to profit big! At the same time, the risks can be high if you don’t have a money management strategy in place.
#75. OFFER TELEMARKETING
Telemarketing services are great for appointment setting as well as creating warm leads. More and more companies are looking to outsource their marketing efforts and this is where you could fit in. Telemarketers charge £15-30 per hour depending on the size and type of operation.
#76. CREATE VALUABLE RESOURCES
The sites that hold the most value on the web hold the most valuable content. Face Book holds information about what hundreds of millions of users. YouTube possess millions of funny, educational and controversial videos. If you can create a website that focuses on offering valuable resources, then you just might be onto a winner.
You could be teaching others how to make money online, while doing exactly the same thing for yourself!
There are over 300,000 translators in the world for a reason; they are needed. In a world where more and more companies are using outsourcing, those that speak other languages are indispensable. Whether you are negotiating deals for an import-export agent or replying to company emails, there is work out there.
There are opportunities to work part time with small companies by networking on freelance sites, or to set up professional translation services using remote call centers and Skype.
#78. MATCH MAKING WEBSITE (DATING WEBSITE)
If you are a relationship expert or passionate about relationships and you are looking towards generating income from your passion, you can start a match making website; an online community where you can help people looking for partners to meet. You duty is to create the enabling environment and you can make money by charging membership fees from aspiring members.
Aside from membership fees, you can also sell you products (books, CDs, DVDs et al) if you have any. You can as well make yourself available for those who would require professional counseling especially as it relates to relationships.
#79. BECOME A FOREX TRADER
Trading currencies online could be a risky venture, but it is indeed a very rewarding online business. If you have good analytic skills and you have sound knowledge on cash flow and the exchange market, you can do well as a forex trader. You can Google forex trading platforms and tutorials to learn how to become a professional forex trader.
#80. ONLINE HOTEL BOOKING BUSINESS
If you live in a country that attracts thousands of visitors / tourists, then you can look towards starting your online hotel booking business. All you need to do is to enter into partnership with hotels around you so that when people book their hotels from your website, they will pay you commission based on the agreement you have with the management of the hotel.
#81. START AN ONLINE SPORT BETTING BUSINESS
Sport betting is as old as ancient civilization; as far back as when humans started participating in organized horse racing and wrestling et al. Although people who betted during those era can only do it if they are physically present in the venue of the games.
But that is not the case with this dispensation; with the invention of the internet and of course good and reliable software, you be somewhere in Port Harcourt, Nigeria and place a bet online from a sport betting site that is located in Las Vegas, United States, for a football match between Arsenal FC and Manchester United in United Kingdom. Distance is no longer a barrier when it comes to placing bets on any of your favorite sports. So if you love sports and you love betting, then you should consider starting your own online sport betting business.
#82. ONLINE RESEARCH JOBS
Are you a freelancer, and do you have ample time at your disposal? If your answer was a yes to the above questions, then you can make money as a freelance research for several organizations and individuals scattered across the world. All you need is to prove to them that you have what it takes to deliver on set targets and you will secure good paying research and report writing jobs.
#83. EDITING AND PROOF READING BUSINESS
The nature of this type of business makes it easier to work from home and for clients who are thousands of kilometers away from your country. If you are a good editor and you have eyes for details, then you should consider visiting freelancer.com, elance.com, oDesk.com et al to enroll and become a member. From such platforms, you can get enough editing and proof reading jobs that you can handle.
#84. PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS
Online Photography is another business that you can successfully launch if you are looking for an internet based business to start. It is simple, if you are a photographer and you are good with photo editing, all you need to do is to list pictures in your archive for sale to the internet community.
#85. PHOTO EDITING SERVICES
Although there are several self – help photo editing software online that you can use to edit your photos, but the fact remains that the photo editing jobs that are handled by professional photo editors can be more detailed and based on specification.
Which is why people who have eyes for details usually contract the editing of their pictures to professional photo editors as against making use of photo editing software. The nature of this type of job make it easier for people to offer photo editing jobs online. If you a skilled photo editor, all you need to do is to list your services online and you are sure going to attract high paying clients from within your country and overseas.
#86. ONLINE ART GALLERY (SELLING ARTWORKS ONLINE)
Even if you operate a conventional art gallery, that does not in any way stop you from increase your income by selling your artworks online. As a matter of fact, you will attract more customers from the online community and of course will generate more sales. All you need to do is to display the artworks you have on your gallery alongside their prices and shipping expenses and you will be amazed at the numbers of clients you will attract from far and wide. It is indeed a cool way of making more money as an artist.
#87. OFFER VOICE-OVER SERVICES
Your good voice and excellent diction is an asset; with it you can generate extra income for as long as you are willing to. It is simple, all you need to do is to Google voiceover outsourcing jobs and you will see loads of them. Ensure that you read through them source for the ones you feel you can handle. As a voiceover artist, you can sign up with an advertising company and they will help you secure voiceover jobs.
#88. START AN ONLINE GAMING BUSINESS
Game lovers all over the world visit gaming sites to register and play games of their choice. If you are looking towards making money from the internet, one of the ways you can make money is by starting your own online gaming business; a website where various games can be played by game lovers at an affordable fee.
#89. START AN ONLINE CAR DEALERSHIP BUSINESS
You don’t need to own a physical car garage or showroom before you can make money from selling cars. As a matter of fact, it is much easier this days to sell cars online than it is to sell it from a garage et al. All you need to do is to open a website where the cars that you want to sell can be listed (the prices, and specifications et al). You can deal in fairly used cars or brand new cars or both and still attract customers from all over the globe.
#90. REAL ESTATE / PROPERTIES RENTAL SERVICES
Another business that you can start online is real estate / properties rental services. If you are realtor, all you need to do to expand the scope of your target market is to take your real estate business online. The truth is that a larger percentage of those looking for properties to buy or rent would usually search online as against reading through real estate magazines et al. It is easier to take your real estate business online, all you need is a functioning website or even a social media platform to list your properties.
#91. START YOUR OWN SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE
The fact that there are several big time networking websites does not in any way stop you from starting your own social networking site. It may take time before you start making money from the site, but with diligence, dedication and hard work, you will sure start generating income from it.
#92. CREATING AND SELLING ONLINE WALL PAPERS
You can start an online business by selling wall papers, although you are not likely going to make huge money from this type of business, but at the same time it is a business that will not take your time. It is a business you can do while keeping your paid employment or handling other big time businesses.
#93. ONLINE COMPUTERS AND MOBILE PHONES STORE
If you are into buying and selling, there are loads of business that you can make money from and one of them is to open an online computer and mobile phones store. Just like any other e commerce store, you would need a good shipping arrangement for this type of business. You can engage in the sale of fairly used or brand new phones and computers or both. There is a wide international market for such products.
#94. FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRAINING / TUTORIALS
If you can speak and write more than two international languages, then you can make money from the internet. All you need to do is to list your services online and people who need the services your offer will contact you. Just ensure that you have resource materials (softcopies that can aid your teachings). If you know how to speak and write 2 or 3 of any of these languages; French, English, Spanish, Chinese, German and Arabic, then you should consider starting an online foreign language training / tutorials / coaching.
#95. MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING
In multi-level marketing programs, the sales force is rewarded not only for the sales they close but also for sales by people they’ve recruited to the program, though always beware pyramid schemes that are disguised as multi-level marketing programs. Generally speaking if recruitment and initiation fees are better paid/rewarded than sales it’s likely a pyramid scheme.
Copywriters create different types of marketing materials that serve different purposes, eg., promotion of products or services, educating customers, giving expert insight about a certain complex issue. Copywriters’ portfolios typically include sales brochures, web content, sales scripts, sales emails, demonstration scripts, product data sheets and white papers.
#97. PRESS RELEASE WRITING
Press releases are used to inform the public about products, services or activities of an organisation in an appealing way. They need to be newsworthy and give enough information to get people curious at the same time. The structure of the content in a press release is usually based on the inverted pyramid metaphor – used widely in media and journalism. At the very least, a press release should answer 5Ws and 1H: Who? Did What? Where? When? Why? How?
#98. INTERNET STRATEGY
In this field, your aim is to help clients identify their goals, assess strengths and weaknesses of their business and create a structured plan where you outline how to achieve the set goals. In practice, that means advising the client on selecting the correct web-based applications to increase their competitiveness in the market or improve communication among employees and with customers.
#99. PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Project management consultants are responsible for advising clients on how to ensure that the goals set for a project are completed on time. They also advise on methods of measuring current progress, planning further actions and help with problem-solving and keeping the project moving in the right direction.
#100. PERSONAL FINANCE
This role focuses on helping people manage their finances. In practical terms, personal finance consultants assist their clients with sorting through and choosing the right investments, insurance and other financial options. They also do retirement planning, college funding, estate planning and general investment analysis.
#101. EBOOK COVER DESIGN
Ebook publishing is on the rise; so also is the demand for quality eye catching ebook covers or product covers. The good thing about starting an ebook cover design business is that you don’t need to have knowledge of graphic design or Photoshop. The process of creating an ebook cover is now automated with the use of ebook cover design software.
#102. WEB PROMOTION
There are hundreds of millions of websites on the internet; and each of these websites seeks publicity. You can start a business as a web promotion expert and make money online. If you can effectively promote a website without spending much on advertising; you have a good business on hand.
#103. JOINT VENTURE BROKERING
You can start a web business around offering joint venture brokerage services. If you have the capacity to link product creators with marketers in any niche; I don’t see anything that stops you from starting a joint venture brokerage business.
#104. RECRUITING AND ONLINE HEADHUNTING
If you know your way around the web and you are good at digging up people’s profile, then you can become a contract staff agent to some companies. Your duty is to go online and search for the right candidates for specific positions within a company and the company will pay you when the hire is made.
#105. ANY OTHER THING YOU CAN THINK OF
Home business opportunities are everywhere around us and all you have to do is be observant.
This slide is for all the other business ideas you are going to come up with.
OTHER HOME BUSINESSES YOU CAN START IN NIGERIA
Local garden and/or Irrigation farming.
Laundry/Dry cleaning services.
Professional errand services.
Mobile fast-food services/Local eatery.
Local production. You can produce things like;
Private tutoring business.
Water supply services.
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