How to Make Money in Nigeria as A Teenager 2023

Making money in Nigeria as a teenager is easy if you get the correct guide.

Many of the guidelines online will tell you to buy an eBook or give you suggestions that are not Nigerian-based.

In this post, I will walk you through ways to learn how to make money as a Nigerian teenager.

It is necessary to learn the ways how to generate income as a teenager. Trust me. You are not too young to make money.

Starting early now to gain financial knowledge and skills will make you rich in the long run.

Do not get carried away by teenagers doing yahoo in your neighbourhood. 

The money they get is temporal and useless. Yahoo boys and girls don’t end well.

Learning a high-paying skill will give you financial stability for the rest of your life. 

You will have peace of mind throughout your life because your source of money is legit.

Let me know in the comment box below if you need mentorship on the ways to make money.

I will provide further guidance to you free of charge to succeed as a Nigerian teenager.

How to Make Money in Nigeria as A Teenager

Here are the ways how to make money as a Nigerian teenager;

  1. Start A Niche Blog
  2. Become an Apprentice
  3. Learn Tailoring
  4. Start A YouTube Channel
  5. Start Farming
  6. Learn Photography
  7. Get Scholarships
  8. Become A Social Media Influencer
  9. Become A DJ
  10. Learn Graphic Design
  11. Become a Hairdresser
  12. Learn Makeup
  13. Sell Stuff at School
  14. Wash Cars
  15. Freelance Writing
  16. Baking and Pastries 

Start A Niche Blog

A person typing on a laptop computer

Starting a niche blog is the best way to make money in Nigeria as a teenager.

Blogging is the skill of writing articles for people to read online. You can write on any topic that you know.

For example, if you are a tech enthusiast, you can launch a technology blog.

You must first identify a topic that you want to write about before you start a niche blog.

A niche blog is a blog that is about one topic.

Starting a niche blog will cost you about five thousand naira for web hosting and domain name.

You would also need to learn how to set up your blog on WordPress to start blogging.

The best way to make money as a teenage blogger is through Google AdSense.

Let me know in the comment box to get the guide to starting a successful niche blog.

Become an Apprentice

Nigerian man selling shoes

Apprenticeship is a common way to make money in Nigeria as a teenager.

Many teenagers are doing apprentices in workshops all over Nigeria.

Apprenticeship is the practice of learning a business or skill with a professional. 

The time to complete an apprenticeship can be from one (1) to five (5) years.

For example, your parents can register you as an apprentice in a tailoring store for two years.

In these two years, you will learn how to become a professional fashion designer.

Tailoring, mechanic repair, business, etc., are popular areas of apprenticeship in Nigeria.

Learn Tailoring

Nigerian woman sewing

Learning how to sew cloth is a profitable way to make money as a Nigerian teenager.

Fashion design is a high-paying skill in Nigeria today.

Everybody loves to wear beautiful attire to marriage and other kinds of ceremonies.

A fashion school is the best place to learn fashion design. Also, your parents can register you with a tailor in your area.

Making money as a fashion designer is a long-term goal. 

What I mean is that you may not get plenty of money as an apprentice. But, money will come after you finish your training as a tailor.

Tell your parents of your interest in tailoring to get registered at a fashion school.

Start A YouTube Channel

black dslr camera taking photo

Starting a YouTube channel can give you lots of money as a secondary school student in Nigeria.

Today, many teenagers are earning dollars on YouTube.

How it works is that you make money when people watch your videos on YouTube.

Finding your passion is the key to becoming a successful YouTuber.

You must know your spark. I mean that thing that people find exciting about you.

Comedy, dance tutorials, food Vlogging, etc., are common YouTube niches for Nigerians.

Your goal as a YouTuber will be to get 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours within your first year to make money.

Start Farming

Nigerian man in the farm

Farming is a profitable venture in Nigeria for teenagers and adults.

Few teenagers know that they can make money by farming. 

Fish, snail and vegetable farming are some profitable types of farming.

I remember as a teenager how I made a lot of money on my parent’s farm.

Depending on your location, you can go into the planting of farm products like vegetables.

You can rear birds like chicken to sell during the festive period.

Also, dog breeding is now a popular way to make cool cash in Nigeria.

Identify the kind of farming that is possible in your house.

Make adequate findings and get capital from your parents.

Learn Photography

Nigerian photographer

Photography is a way to make money as a teenager in Nigeria.

Everybody loves to take studio pictures for their birthdays and other celebrations.

A studio picture goes for about one thousand nairas in most places in Nigeria.

Many people are making a living in the photography business.

The best part about the skill is that you can continue to make money when you enter a higher institution.

You can learn photography from a photo studio in your area. Inform your parents of your love for photography.

As a teenager, it is not compulsory to get a digital camera. You will make use of the equipment at the place for your apprentice.

Get Scholarships

Nigerian student

Winning a scholarship as a secondary or university student is the easiest way to make money. 

There are plenty of scholarship opportunities for young students in Nigeria.

Many scholarships pay above one hundred thousand naira to scholastic students every year.

The first step to winning a scholarship is to get a reliable scholarship update.

Join my scholarship WhatsApp group by clicking on the button below.

Become A Social Media Influencer

Nigerian man dancing

Becoming a social media influencer is now a popular way for teenagers to make money online.

A social media influencer is a person that has a large followership on social media apps.

These people offer something interesting to their followers to be popular. It could be that they have good dancing skills.

Thanks to the TikTok app, teenagers can now turn into celebrities overnight.

Brands in Nigeria love to work with social media influencers as they bring in more sales.

For example, it is social media influencers who promote many of the popular songs you hear today.

You must post pictures and videos that people find interesting to be an influencer.

You can become an influencer on Twitter by posting memes and philosophical tweets.

Become A Music DJ

music DJ

Being a music DJ is a way of making money for teenagers in Nigeria.

A DJ is a person that plays a good collection of music at ceremonies.

The services of a music DJ are in hot demand in Nigeria.

Every party organizer invites a DJ to bring life to the party. There cannot be a ceremony without the presence of a DJ.

Do you love music?

You can become a music DJ by learning under the guidance of a successful DJ in your area.

Learn Graphic Design

A person using a laptop

Graphic design is a soft skill to make money at a young age for Nigerians.

The demand for graphic designers is high now more than ever before in the world.

Graphic designers are people that create posters, logos, etc.

The church program posters that you see in your area are the creation of a graphic designer.

You can learn graphic design online on YouTube.

But, as a Nigerian teenager, it is better to learn from a computer centre in your area.

Your parents can enrol you to learn graphic design during the holidays.

Become a Hairdresser

Nigerian hair stylist

Hairdressing is a profit-making skill for teenagers in Nigeria to make money.

Becoming a hairstylist will give you money daily.

No matter the economic situation, ladies must plait their hair to look beautiful. 

As a hairstylist, you can make money making hair for people.

Also, you can make money from the skill when you get into University.

There are also opportunities to travel overseas as a hairstylist.

Hairdressing can take you up to six months to learn.

Your parents will register you as an apprentice in a hair salon in your area.

You must settle down and learn hairdressing with commitment.

Learn Makeup

woman in a white flora dress

Makeup is a high-paying skill to learn as a teenager in Nigeria.

Young ladies in Nigeria love to wear makeup for an outing. They pay makeup artists to paint their faces on special occasions.

You can learn makeup to make money as a teenager.

Tell your parents of your interest in makeup. They will register you in a makeup studio in your area.

It will take you six months to complete your training as a makeup artist.

Sell Stuff at School

clothes for sale

Selling stuff at school is a profitable way to make money as a secondary school student.

You can sell all kinds of legal stuff at your secondary school to make money.

Identify what students in your school like to buy and sell to them.

For example, you can do business with a phone accessory store in your area. 

You sell an AirPod for three thousand naira that you got for two thousand and five hundred naira. Your gain will be five hundred naira.

It is necessary to sell legal things. You don’t want to end up in prison for selling illegal or stolen items.

Wash Cars

Nigerian man washing car

Washing cars is an opportunity to make money as a teenager.

You can offer to wash cars on weekends.

Tell car owners in your area that you are willing to wash their cars at a cheap rate.

Some people who know you well will allow you to wash their cars.

You must be a responsible teenager in your area to land this job as a car washer.

Freelance Writing

A student with a laptop

Freelance writing is a high-paying skill to make money online as a teenager.

You can develop your writing skill and offer your service online.

People on the internet are willing to pay you to write articles for them.

You must learn how to write plagiarism and error-free articles.

You will make more money as you get better at writing.

Upwork is the most popular platform to make money writing as a Nigerian teenager.

Baking and Pastries


Learning how to bake a cake, cupcakes, and other pastries will give you money as a teenager.

Teenagers like to eat sweet pastries. You can make and sell cakes and small chops to students in your school.

Learning how to make cake is simple as ABC. You can learn the skill online or register at a catering school.

I would love to hear from you in the comment box. Ask me questions where you need further clarification.

I will provide you with guidance on how to start making money as a teenager in Nigeria.

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96 thoughts on “How to Make Money in Nigeria as A Teenager 2023”

  1. Good day.
    Pls I’m in search for cheap WordPress web hosting in Nigeria and affordable .com domain name
    I really appreciate your help.

    • Hello Halimat

      I am willing to help you.

      A blog niche is all about writing about a particular topic, for example, lifestyle, finance, education, relationship, etc.

      When you start a niche blog, the centre of your article is on one broad topic.

      Also, for freelance writing, it is when people hire you to write for them.

      For example, I can hire you to write an article for the Studentship Blog.

      Let me know if you have further questions or need assistance.

  2. Pls I need help on how to be a social media influencer and I also need more enlightenment on how to handle a youtube account

    • Hello Christopher,

      It is nice to hear from you.

      I will be willing to assist you.

      What kind of niche blog do you want to set up?

    • Hello Christopher,

      It is nice to hear from you.

      I will be willing to assist you.

      What kind of niche blog do you want to set up?

  3. Yes sir, please I need guide on how to open a niche blog. I already opened a website on WordPress and I’ve written about three topics but I still feel something’s not right. I’d appreciate it if you can help me.

  4. Hello sir, good afternoon please i was interested on starting a Youtube channel but i don’t know how to start. please i need your advice thank you.

    • Web design involves the use of HTML and CSS to build websites.

      Let me know if you may be interested learning the digital skill.

    • Hello ThankGod,

      Blogging is one of the interesting ways of social connection. It helps you post important or useful information which people can have access to.

      I’ll recommend you search through Youtube for a better understanding of blogging.

  5. I already have a website on wordpress where I upload football news but the views are very discouraging. What should I do?
    I want to create a YouTube channel where I give educational information. Do u think I can make it if I go this way?

    • Dear Tega,

      I encourage you to remain resilient and consistent. Post interesting content on football and be patient. You can also open the Youtube channel.

      You can make it. It’s a matter of time and growth.

  6. Sir please I need mentorship in getting a successful niche blog and also to make money on Google adsense, i will also like to learn graphics design, web designing and also a social media influencer but I need mentorship to guide me through all these sir.

    • Damilola,

      You can use the comment to ask me your questions.

      For personal inquiries, you can contact me directly by scrolling down to see my contact details.

    • Hello Divine,

      It is normal to be confused about handwork or skill to learn.

      Choosing a skill can be overwhelming, especially when they all feel attracted to you.

      The answers to a couple of my questions would help you out here.

      What skills do you like to learn?

      Which of the skills in this post do you find interesting?

      Has there been something you have thought of doing?

  7. Good day sir, I have always wanted to be a social media influencer and also start up a YouTube channel I really need an advice before starting.

        • Hello Daniel,

          Some companies need dancers when they want to promote their goods and services. You need to join a dance group that offers these services.

          For drawing, you can start drawing and posting it online for now. Follow artists and read their success stories.

  8. Sir .I want to be a gamer I would like to start game coaching on YouTube but I don’t know how to start a YouTube channel

    • Hello Olamide,

      I hope you are having a wonderful day.

      What exactly is the challenge you are having with starting your game coaching YouTube channel?

    • Hello Blossom,

      The first step is buying a domain name for your blog.

      Have you decided what your blog will be about?

    • Hello Oroluwa,

      Sorry about your experience.

      Why does your mom not want you to learn makeup artistry?

      Is she willing to allow you to learn another handwork?

    • Hello Jewel,

      It is nice to hear from you.

      The first step is to identify your interest.

      What do you think you have knowledge about that you can share with other people?

      There must be something you passionately talk about with your friends and family.

      Let me know the answer to this question to give you the best assistance.

  9. Hello. I’m interested in becoming a niche blogger, a YouTuber and a social media influencer. I have varieties of topics on mind but I don’t really know the one to settle down with. Please I need your help

    • Hello Camira,

      I hope you are doing great!

      What varieties of topics do you have in mind?

      The info will factor me in giving you the best advice.

    • Am new here but am really interested in becoming a Youtuber and writer I love novels so much and also I want to be a influencer

  10. Thank God I came across this…
    Bro to be honest I’ll need your help 🙏
    I really need a mentor, I lost my phone to robbers May last month but gonna get one by next month…
    I’m using a friend’s phone to surf around and I knew this is what I really need… Please I don’t know if you can text this number, save with Emmanuel Cynosure… Please I don’t know when next I’ll be seeing this article again till I get my own phone and I’m learning handwork but I think I have doubts.. will explain better on text please… Thank you Sir Blessing Olarewaju ❤️

    • Hello Emmanuel,

      It is nice to hear from you. Sorry for the loss of your phone.

      You can always access this via a Google search on how you can make money as a teenager.

      Feel free to ask me any questions.

  11. Sir Am interested in the learning graphic designing and website development a little bit of copy writing
    Is it possible
    Sir please can we have a WhatsApp group for teenagers interested in knowing how to make money online sir

  12. Sir
    I want to engage my self in YouTube channels
    But I don’t know how to start
    Pls put me through

    • Hello Abba,

      It is lovely to hear from you.

      Let me know your interest, what do you want to Vblog about?

    • Go to the bottom of this page to see my contact details.

      Send me an email.

      I will see how to get you started with creating a successful blog.

  13. I can fix laptop issues but its not giving me enough money to sort out my need please help me with idea on how to improve it to earn More money

    • Hello, Charles.

      It is nice that you know how to fix laptops as a student. You should try to reach out to more students so that you can build your reputation as a laptop repairer.

      Also, I will advise that you learn a soft skill that you can make money using your laptop.

      Check out my post on how to make money online as a student in Nigeria.

      I will be willing to give you further guidance on whichever soft skill that you decide to learn.

    • It depends on the service that you are offering.

      If you already have digital skills. Then, you’d need to register on a freelancing site to bid for clients.

  14. Sir I need your enlightenment on being a social media influencer but the engagement on socials is really hard but am also into fashion designing

    • Hello, Emmanuel

      I get your question.

      The thing is that it is hard to break through as a social media influencer in Nigeria.

      No doubt, many people are trying to become popular on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

      Social media influence is having a huge fan base. It is how you would make money as an influencer.

      With large followership, companies will contact you for advert placement on your page or platform.

      To answer your question.

      You have got to find something unique to do that will draw peoples attention.

      It could be posting your fashion wares on Instagram.

      There are a lot of people who would be interested in following fashion pages. Maybe you could start giving fashion tips on dress combinations, how to style your Ankara for Owambe, etc.

      Also, you could delve into something else like comedy and the rest.

      Being controversial on social media will give you followership as an influencer.

      Patience and persistency is the key.

      Let me know if you need more insight.


    • Joy,

      The first step is to identify an area or topic that you can write about.

      These topics include relationships, religion, technology, educational articles, etc.

      it is necessary that you identify your area of interest that you can write good articles.

    • Utie, you can try out;

      1. Graphic design

      2. Data science

      3. Web design

      4. Writing & Editing

      5. Social Media Management

      6. WordPress Design & Development

      7. Android App Development

      8. Copywriting

      9. Video Editing

      10. Excel/Spreadsheets


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