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Jobs that Teenagers Can do to Make Money in Nigeria

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The teenage period for some is a period of learning and gaining knowledge. For some, it is the time to chop life and have fun. In my point of view, it is the best time to amass wealth; you have no legitimate responsibilities and have more time on your hands to build that dream income at your own pace. In this article, I’ll be sharing insight into jobs that teenagers can do to make money in Nigeria. Pick the one that spikes your interest, and leverage it.

Naturally, with no working experience or job qualifications, there are only two options open to teenagers as regards job opportunities; learn a skill or sell something. However, even these options would require funding to start up.

Easy Jobs that Teenagers can do to Make Money in Nigeria without Capital, and Pay Well Include:


Creating a personal website to write and publish articles has been made easier with the emergence of website builders like; WordPress and Blogspot. Identify a particular niche such as health, entertainment, and fashion, and start sharing content related to it. When your blog gains a large enough audience, you can apply to Google Adsense and get paid for allowing Google to display Ads on your website. Blogging doesn’t bring earnings immediately, but in the long run, it’s worth it.


Recording and uploading clips on video-sharing social media platforms like YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram, is another way to earn cool cash as a teenager. The important thing is to make sure your content is engaging and unique. This also doesn’t generate profits immediately as you have to build your followers and fan base. It is advisable to start with it as a side hustle while doing something else full-time.

Social Media Influencing

Social media influencers are content creators who have a large following on various social media platforms. They get paid by brands, organizations, and companies to advertise their product or services to their network. It is a job that comes with a lot of money and freebies but requires a lot of devotion and consistency.


Podcasting is like blogging and vlogging but without visuals. Podcasting is done using only audio recordings. When you have great engagement, you can run sponsored ads.


Dropshipping means that customers get items from you on preorder, and pay you a higher amount for them, than what they cost. You then pay for these items with the money, have it delivered to the customers, and pocket the profit. With dropshipping, the list of what you can sell is endless. You can sell jewelry, bags, clothes, shoes, makeup products, gadgets, whatever. All you need is an online store; your home can serve as the depot.

Skill-based Jobs that Teenagers can do to Make Money in Nigeria Include:


You can sell your digital skills like video editing, content writing, graphics design, copywriting, and so on, as services on freelance platforms like; Fiverr, Upwork, and LinkedIn.

Makeup Artistry

Makeup sessions for weddings, birthday photoshoots, and other events cost a lot of money. This is a very profitable skill if you learn it well.


As long as people create memories and achieve goals, they would always want to document them in photos. Photography skills aren’t just for aesthetic Instagram photos, the services of a professional photographer are in demand at events and photoshoots.

T-Shirt Branding

Apart from freelancing, this is another job where your graphic design skills come in handy. Graphic tees and branded polos are in vogue right now, use that to your advantage and make your skill profitable.

Fashion Design

This job requires skill in dress-making/tailoring. Stylish clothes can be sold for as much as ten thousand Naira per piece. That you can make them yourself is an added advantage.

Cake Artistry

Who made the rule that a wedding or birthday celebration is incomplete without a cake? Probably not a Nigerian, but even Nigerians judiciously follow it. With this skill, you can become an entrepreneur and never run out of cash.

Hair Dressing

Barbing saloons and hair-making saloons are everywhere, yet the country can’t seem to get enough of them. It is always in demand. This skill can also be the bedrock of your channel or blog site if you like.

Ushering and Catering services

 In formal events, ushers are always needed to show guests to their seats, and sometimes share food, souvenirs, and other items for distribution.

What can a Teenager Sell to Make Money in Nigeria?

  1. Thrift clothes
  2. Photos on platforms like Shutterstock and istockphoto
  3. Arts and crafts on Etsy
  4. Courses on relevant skills on Udemy, also via affiliate marketing on platforms like Expertnaire and Norms Digital Skills Store
  5. E-Books on Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon KDP)

Dear Nigerian teenagers, it is not too early to start making money. HubforJobs has compiled the many options and opportunities open to you. The decision is yours, click on the links to know more about the various platforms mentioned in this article.

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Oputa Okwanuzor is a freelance writer skilled in the art of weaving words into stories for brand boost through copywriting, or make a soothing read using creative writing. In her free time, she loves to share personal development talks, fashion inspos and writing tricks on her blog.

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