Solved: How writers make money in Nigeria


If writing is great as an art motivated by passion alone, then it would have been greater if money is involved. I mean who wouldn’t love to earn doing what they love? This is why I have compiled this article about how writers make money in Nigeria.

Most writers feel they have the gift but are not really reaping the reward of their creativity. In this article, I will be listing out possible ways by which you as a writer or a potential writer can utilize your skill, thereby generating cash for yourself.

Before we proceed, I need you to understand that this guide alone may not be enough for you to land your first million. This is why you need to sign up for my free tips, guides and free eBook recommendations on how to make money and free opportunities to build your profile and career. Click here to sign up.

How writers make money in Nigeria

Below are the 5 simple ways on how writers make money in Nigeria with their creativity and versatility:

Become a Blogger

Like you already know, blogging isn’t so easy and sweet like people project but nevertheless, this is the best option to take, when you think you have lots of ideas running through your head. Writing genuine articles with solid/helpful contents can be your pathway to earning a residual income for a start and later you can blog on your way to the top.

Starting a blog just requires you own a domain name and host your blog with companies like Qservers. Of course, there are others like Namecheap, Bluehost and Hostinger but I particularly love Qserver given my 6 years experience with them without a single complaint.

Then you can go ahead and design the blog to your taste. This may be a little tedious if you’re not conversant with website design, however, you can click here to speak with a recommended website designer.

It is important you discover a niche you can write very well on before you go ahead to start posting articles. I can’t imagine an Engineer by profession writing or owning a health blog, it doesn’t just add up too well. Once you start blogging, it becomes a passion that paves a way for you to make a few bucks.

Become a Freelancer

Becoming a freelancer in Nigeria doesn’t just mean signing up to some freelancer sites and bidding for every available writing job there. It is about being creative to know that there are lots of people out there looking for whom to help them complete a given writing task.

I know someone who makes about 10,000 Naira every week, advertising his services on his page on Facebook. Most people are lazy to write their term paper, project topic, etc and you that have the ability as a writer and knowledgeable on that topic should do the job for them and earn your money.

Aside from that like you may have known, there are other great freelancing sites that give Nigerians the opportunity to earn. An example of such sites includes Fiverr, Upwork, freelancer, etc. All it takes is just for you to set up your profile as a professional writer and pitch your abilities to those who look to hire writers.

The competition out there is pretty much, so I must warn you to be careful about getting depressed along the line.

Guest post for blogs and websites

Guest posting for blogs and websites is becoming one of the fastest ways how writers make money in Nigeria right now. There are hundreds of websites and blogs that will pay you about 50$ to 100$ just for your write-up to be featured on their site.

Payment can be accessed either through PayPal or a direct cheque. In this article, I have compiled 5 Websites that pay above $100 per article you write for them. Also available here is a list of 18 educational magazines that pay writers.

Write an E-Book

Writing an E-book is one of the ways writers make money and it could be your pathway to earning. It just requires you to compile information, format it to an E-book and sell.

Writing and compiling an E-book might be quite stressful, but if done right could be the missing piece of the puzzle. I know lots of writers who have earned six-digit figures by compiling information and selling it off as an E-book.

But this won’t just happen overnight. There are resources you need to have. For instance, you need to have a basic knowledge of Facebook marketing. If you need a guide on this, click here.

Become an affiliate marketer

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Being an affiliate marketer requires you to sell products and earn a commission. I personally run a blog where I sell health products for Amazon and earn my commission monthly without hassle. This ebook provides you with step by step guide in making $1000 monthly selling products for Amazon. Click here to download.

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The truth, there is no limit to what you can achieve as a writer. And there is always more to learn. So sign up here, for more!

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About the Author: Micheal Ace

Micheal Ace is a writer, digital marketer and web designer. He is the Founding Editor and CEO, ACEworld Publishers. He is a graduate of Computer Science from The Polytechnic, Ibadan and National Open University Nigeria. Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Send him a message at Read more of his publications below: