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 Work from Home Jobs in Nigeria

Hub for Jobs | Find the Right Job Vacancies in Nigeria

After the lockdown introduced working remotely, work from home jobs have become quite common in Nigeria. Especially in recent times, they are more in demand because of the flexible working hours. Effectively working from home, however, requires a certain level of skill and discipline. In this article, we’ll talk about why you should or should not work from home, and how to optimize the work-from-home experience for better productivity.

I will also be spilling the tea on some of the best work-from-home jobs in Abuja, Lagos, and other parts of Nigeria, and how to get them. Stay tuned and read till the end, you’ll be glad you did.

Why Should You Get a Work From Home Job in Nigeria?

The biggest and most popular benefit of a remote job is flexible working hours! Come on, the freedom to start and end your work day when convenient for you is a huge blessing. Other not-so-popular perks of having the work remote clause on your employment letter include:

  1. You save time, money, and energy you would have spent on transportation if you worked on-site. A typical Nigerian can relate to the stress incurred from jumping buses and exchanging words with transport workers every morning on your way to work. Sometimes you are already in a bad mood by the time you get to the office. Working from home scraps that.
  2. Freedom to switch locations anytime without worrying about your career. Because most of your work is done on your laptop, the only place you fixedly have to be is, online.
  3. You can team up with people living in different places for a project. You and your team members could be on different continents, but as long as you’re on the same online platform, ideas will flow freely and the project would be completed in no time.
  4. The earth is greener when you stay at home. With a remote job, you leave the house a lot less, and your car stays parked most days of the week. Without the carbon emissions from your car, the atmosphere is cleaner and the earth, greener.
  5. You can set up your office space however you like.
  6. You’ll have access to healthier meals. Lunch breaks at the on-site office are not long enough to go home and get cooked meals so you have to settle for fast food or junkies. At home, you have unlimited access to your kitchen and no pressure to beat the early morning traffic. When you crave stir-fried veggies, you can make them.

What Are the Downsides to Having a Work From Home Job?

  • The biggest complaint you will have in your early days of working from home is that you’ll struggle to focus. Honestly, it is easier to give your work 100% attention in an on-site office environment. It is more conducive, and everyone is working. At home there are a billion distractions in form of TV sounds, children playing around, your neighbors hosting a picnic, and whatever else. When you work from home, you have to be far more intentional about paying attention to your job.
  • Another thing you’ll have to deal with is less social interaction. You are not going anywhere and your colleagues are not in the same space as you. It can get lonely. You have to make conscious efforts to grow your social life when you have a work-from-home job.
  • Your health could quickly deteriorate if you let it. You are home all day sitting at your desk with free access to food and no mandatory form of exercise (like walking down to the car park in an on-site job). Weight gain aside, muscle cramps and stiffness could become a regular occurrence.

How You Can Make the Most of a Work From Home Job in Nigeria

  1. Set resumption time and closing time and stick to it. This reduces family time and all the distractions that may come with it. I know it takes all the fun out of the flexible schedule, but it will help boost your focus and productivity.
  2. Set up your office space and patronize it. Don’t just work wherever you deem fit at the moment.
  3. Enjoy the existence of digital tools, they make tasks easier for you. Use them.
  4. Follow a start-of-work-hours routine. Perform morning activities in the same step-by-step order every day. Even something as simple as brushing your teeth right after turning off your alarm clock works wonders to kick-start your day when it becomes a routine. You can add morning stretches or workouts to the routine.
  5. Observe breaks when you won’t work till it’s over. For the duration of the break except when you have to eat lunch, walk around the house to get the blood flowing after sitting for hours.
  6. Make requests for necessary equipment/benefits from your employer.
  7. Separate business from pleasure. Have a different account on your laptop for all work-related stuff so you don’t get carried away replying to friends’ emails when you should be sending work emails.
  8. Use a VPN for security while surfing the internet.
Balance Work Productivity and Self-care
  • Take time off to heal when you fall sick. It can be tempting to still try to get work done when you are sick because you’re home. Overcome that temptation, log off from your computer and take time off to heal.
  • Attend webinars and workshops that can help you grow and add to your knowledge.
  • Talk often. Without personal meetings with colleagues and superiors, communication fades. Be intentional and talk with them often. Over-communicate even. Share milestones you reached in your project, changes in your work schedule, and what you’re doing on your breaks. Even if you’ve said it before, you can say it again. Communication helps maintain relationships.
  • Establish a routine that signifies the end of work hours for you.

Now it is time to spill the tea. If you read attentively this far, congratulations, your diligence is about to be rewarded. Here are some of the best work-from-home jobs in Nigeria.

Work From Home Jobs in Nigeria that Pay in Dollars:

  1. Virtual Assistant
  2. Translator
  3. UI/UX Designer
  4. SEO Writer
  5. Social Media Strategist
  6. Freelance Writer
  7. Web Developer
  8. Social Media Manager
  9. Transcriber
  10. Data Analyst

Work From Home Jobs in Nigeria that Do not Require Experience

  1. Voice Over Artist
  2. Online Typing/Data Entry Jobs
  3. Customer Service Support
  4. Movie critic
  5. Online Chat Support

 Work From Home Jobs in Demand in Lagos, Nigeria

  1. Content Writer
  2. Copywriter
  3. Scriptwriter
  4. Graphics Designer
  5. Editor and Proofreader
  6. Animators
  7. Storyboard Artist
  8. Web developer
  9. Social Media Specialist
  10. Brand Consultant
  11. Data Analyst
  12. Document Controllers
  13. Cinematographers
  14. Videographers

How to Get a Remote Job

Most work-from-home jobs currently in demand in Nigeria require digital skills, so the most important thing is to acquire digital skills. The next thing you have to do is; build a personal brand and stock up your portfolio. Connecting with people and building a network is key. Join an online community of others in your field. Apply to remote jobs; freelancing platforms like LinkedIn and Upwork are good places to start. Have a look at our articles on how to write a perfect resume and how to follow up on a job application, for more insight.

Bonus

You made it to the very end of this article, I’m proud of you. Here’s a list of companies and positions in Nigeria that let you work from home without tech skills:

  1. Oil and Gas/Petroleum Companies. Since the lockdown era, companies like; SPDC, Total, and so on, have adopted the flexibility of working from home on some days. The only condition is that your job role doesn’t require you to work offshore as in the case of marine engineering.
  2. Insurance companies. Working as a brand rep with an insurance company in Nigeria affords you the privilege of mostly working from home.
  3. Sales Rep
  4. Affiliate Marketer
  5. Med Rep
  6. Healthcare Rep
  7. Personal Assistant
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Okwanuzor

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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