how to make money online

People make money online all the time. The key is knowing what to do. In this post I will show you 5 ways you can make $50 48 hours from now. No, I’m not playing with you!

I have to warn you, though. Most of the things I will discuss in this article will require you have some basic skills which can pass the muster online. Money does not grow on trees after all. If you have the skills, follow me as I show you the money.

1. Become an Airbnb host:

Thanks to Airbnb, you no longer need to build a massive hotel or a guest house to tap into the massive profits in the hospitality industry. You can rent out one room in your house, anywhere it is, and make money as an Airbnb host.

Yes, Airbnb has started operations in Nigeria and those who know how are already making passive, residual income for themselves. The online marketplace works for every city in Nigeria but at the moment, as with all things, Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt use it the most.

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What is airbnb and how does it work?

Airbnb is an online hospitality marketplace which enables people to rent short-term lodging and accommodation to visitors. You can join Airbnb as a guest or as a host.

As a guest, finding short-term lodging in a new town is now easier than ever. Instead of paying exorbitant hotel fees, you can check in with an Airbnb host at prices cheaper than what you’d ordinarily pay in a city hotel.

As a host, which is our concern in this article, you accommodate guests and travelers in your house and get paid. You don’t have to do any pricing, haggling or marketing. Airbnb does all that. All you need to do is make your room available and comfortable for guests.

Let’s assume you have a house in Calabar city of Cross River State, Nigeria, and people from all over the world are visiting Calabar for the annual carnival. You can rent part or all of your house to visitors and tourists. The prices are fixed and collected by Airbnb so you don’t need to do anything else. You see how simple this is?

Now how much can you earn with Airbnb?

Become an airbnb host

According to Airbnb, for a single room in Lagos, Nigeria, you can make $313 per week? Does that sound like something you would like?

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Don’t worry about security because Airbnb takes security matters very seriously. Every user has to go through several strict measures of verification before they are allowed to use the system.

You have a room to rent? Click here to get started as an Airbnb host.

2. Become a social media influencer on Famebit

Famebit is YouTube’s marketplace where social media influencers or anyone with a large social media following can flex their online muscles and make some money promoting products and offers.

This is how Famebit works:

  1. You register on Famebit and connect your social media accounts (YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook). The only criteria is that you must have a large social media following on your accounts (up to 5,000 followers).
  2. Once your accounts are confirmed, you browse their marketplace and select products you would like to promote on your social media channels.
  3. You send a proposal to the product owners, telling them why you are the perfect person to give their brand a boost on social media.
  4. If they like your proposal, they accept you; you get to work promoting the product and get paid.

On Famebit, you can promote both physical and digital products. Advertisers usually pay good money to have their brand and product seen. They don’t play around so if you don’t have your acts worked out, it’s best you don’t waste your time, and theirs.

So you think you are a social media influencer? Click here to go make some money on Famebit.

3. Sell a gig on Fiverr

Fiverr has established its community as a go-to marketplace for freelancers and anyone looking to outsource some work. The platform is ever buzzing with activity and, even though some of the categories are very overcrowded, there’s still a lot of money for freelancers to make.

To work on Fiverr, you must master your skills on any category of service you wish to offer. Some of the popular skills people demand are:

  1. Writing
  2. Video editing
  3. Whiteboard animation
  4. WordPress customization
  5. Graphics design
  6. SEO…etc

At $5 per article, for example, you will need to write 10 articles in the next 48 hours to make $50 (11 articles if you consider paying Fiverr fees). While this might be difficult for overcrowded niches like writing, it could be a piece of cake for others like whiteboard animation.

I feel I need to emphasize this again: to work on Fiverr, make sure you master your skills. Don’t do a half-baked job because you are looking for quick money. You must be worth your salt to have a lucrative career as a freelancer on Fiverr. If you do a poor job for a client, they will give you a negative review; your career will die a slow and excruciating death.

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4. Sell your digital products on Gumroad

I made my very first $25 online selling digital products on SitePoint marketplace. Yes, you can produce digital products and sell them to willing buyers. Some of the most common digital products you can sell are articles, e-books on various subjects, courses, videos, etc.

The marketplace on SitePoint is no longer what it used to be but that is not a problem because now you have Gumroad.

It’s easy to get started, but first you should browse Gumroad and get a feel of what you can accomplish there. Again, you need to be at the top of your game to make money this way. If you produce poor quality products, your first buyers will give you a negative review and that will be that for you.

5. Sell your service on Freelancer

Yes, you can sell your services as a freelancer on No, it is not overrated. People still make a full-time income as freelancers.

You just need to figure out something you are very good at and create your profile on freelancer. You bid on available jobs and convince the seller that you are the best person to do the job.

With each job you do, your reviews stack up and your earning potentials increase.


There you have it. People make money online all the time. You just need to know what to do and I just gave you 5 ways to get some quick cash in your wallet.

Remember to brush up on your skills before taking any of the skill-related tasks. If you are offering your room on Airbnb, at least make sure it is decent enough to accommodate a guest. These things matter.

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So which of the listed methods do you think could work for you? Post a comment and let me know. Don’t forget to share this post online with your friends.

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  1. Thanks samuel
    I am in Port Harcourt, I tried to login to the airbnb site through your link but it is off, please could you give me the right site, thanks for this priceless information. I am a technical writer, graphic expert and social media strategist, I just signed up on Fiverr and yesterday. How do I bid for gigs on these as a starter…Thanks again Sam

  2. Hi Samuel,

    Glad to be here once more.
    The tips here on the post is very useful and I believe any newbie could easily understand.

    I have been on famebit, freelancer and Fiverr but I have made it well on fiverr and would recommend a beginner join because its way easier and fast.

    However, it should be noted that its not the site you join that determines but your ability to take action, provide quality services etc

    That way you are sure to make some success!

    Great Post once more

    PS: I’d be checking airbnb sooner or later.

    Have a nice day buddy!

    • Thanks Prosper! I always emphasize that quality service delivery, consistency and hard work is what determines anybody’s ability to make money both online and offline.

      Thanks for your contribution.



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