With 91 million Internet users, Nigeria is ranked first in Africa and eighth in the world in terms of Internet growth.
This was revealed by Google’s Country Manager in Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chibuzor after the ‘Google for Nigeria’ event in Lagos.
She said, “With the massive Internet growth in Nigeria, the momentum is now being felt in the entire African region, and we are using the opportunity to help people create innovative contents and grow their start-up ecosystem”.
Are you wondering how we got here? Nigerians have become active internet users. The world is moving really fast at the speed of light, and if you’re not part of this internet growth, we are here wondering what you’ve been doing.
The internet has opened an array of opportunities that people are taking advantage of.
Here are some of the internet business opportunities Nigerians are cashing in on, and you should jump in
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.
Social media consultant
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.
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.
Mobile applications are more popular than ever, and people are willing to pay good money for ways to manage their lives from their smartphones.
If you have a great idea and happen to know coding, you can run with it and create your app yourself. If you just have an idea and don’t know the ins and outs of how to turn it into a reality, there are plenty of software developers looking to collaborate with people on app creation.
A good number of Nigerian have gone into blogging, and it’s won’t be a bad idea to in in the trend. If you have ideas and words bursting within you, you’ve most likely thought about starting a blog, at the very least.
With the freedom to create your own beat and style your platform the way you desire, you can completely personalize your blogging experience and reach millions of people across the world. The larger the audience, the higher the chance you have at creating a successful business out of it.
From Vloggers on Youtbe to those who set up Whatsapp group, simply to teach people what they know, DIY has become the in-thing.
As the economy gets tighter, people are spending less and they are learning to do things themselves to save money. You can still take advantage of this situation and position yourself as a DIY expert and start publishing tutorials on how to fix things, install gadgets and make repairs, or anything else you’re very good at.
Web copywriting is a service business you can start today and begin to make money because of insufficient copywriters on ground.
Affiliate marketers and info product marketers will be your major clients because they are always on the look out for possible ways to increase the clickthrough rate, subscription rate and conversion rate of their websites. If you have a passion for playing with words; then you can start a web based business offering web copywriting services.
Word-of-mouth advertising is still a huge lead generator for many companies, and a lot of businesses are willing to share a portion of their profits with persuasive individuals who will promote their products to the public.
If you have a personal website with a large following, this might be easier to accomplish.