Are you a student, an undergraduate, an unemployed youth, or do you need extra income to pay your bills or do you just want to make money to earn a living? The social media is a sure way to make money and better your life.
It is no longer news that there is a high rate of unemployment in Nigeria. Most of the time students who graduated with first-class results are seen roaming the streets in search of jobs. In this kind of situation, one would be forced to think of other ways to earn a living and survive in the society. Most of them do not know the way forward or the possible opportunities that are before us. Almost every one of us do have gadgets that browse the internet such as our phones, laptops and others, and most of the time we don’t know what benefits and opportunities are in the gadgets.
At the most, we use them to make calls, chat on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. we don’t know that we can actually earn money on the social media instead of just spending our money and time. How many of us know that while browsing, checking up people’s profile pictures, chatting, updating our status, reading notifications and news feeds that we are actually spending money. According to Pew research, 79% of all internet users use Facebook, 32% of all online adults use Instagram, 31% use Pinterest, 29% use Linkedn, and 24% use Twitter.
According to the statistics above, there are so many people on social media and this is a wide platform to make money. There are so many legitimate ways to earn money on social media but here I will talk about four of them.
- Blogging: Blogging has created avenues for countless individuals to pursue their dreams and passions and also showcase their talents to the world. This also creates a stable income for many thereby creating wealth and worldwide popularity for people who engage in blogging, for instance the Linda Ikegi blog ; you and I know you have heard of that name. Won’t you like to be one of those people in the group who make money from blogging? Another good thing about blogging is that you can create a lasting cultural impact and become the voice of many people. It is also a credible source of passive income; this means that you can make money continually from work that you have produced in the past. You can actually stay in your house and work without the need to be at the office.
- Creating and promoting your Products: There are a large number of people using the social media. If you already have an account or a blog online, it is a perfect place to promote and advertise your products and services, if you don’t have an account or a blog, you can start that today. There are platforms like Selfy and Amazon KDP program that makes it easy for you to publish and even sell your pdf, mp3 and video files at your own price. You can promote sales of products like moimoi you produce, provided it is packaged well. You can also advertise your eatery, fashion and design and your art work. This will make people know you the more.
- Freelance Social Media Work: This is another way to end money on the social media. By creating and managing a social media management services for companies and professionals who have social media pages but lack the time to put in what is required to keep up the page and you will get paid for it. You can work as an online assistance, checking notifications, checking up and engaging followers, measuring statistics and even developing campaigns and promoting their page, and this could end you a whole lot of money.
- Affiliate Marketing: This is a very effective way to make money online. This goes a long way to get people to know and buy your products and services. No matter what industry you are in, you can find great products to promote. Affiliate marketing means partnering with other companies to advertise and promote their products on social media. There are sites like ClickBank, Amazon that have a large store of products to advertise. By partnering with these companies, you promote their products on social media and earn commissions on them.
There are many ways one can earn money on social media and these are just a few of them. You can start making money by putting in your time into online business rather than spending much time on the net without earning a dime. Remember that making money is not out rightly easy. It takes hard work and dedication to be successful. Before you succeed largely, you have to create a positive online presence and have a good entrepreneurial spirit.