The internet is filled with ways to make money online – some realistic , some unrealistic. Here , I am not talking about writing a course for Udemy or selling a gig on Fiverr. My aim is to look inwards at what has been working in our environment. One very crusial means of earning a living in Nigeria online is through teaching vocational skills online.
I have seen successful people making money teaching skills online. These are popular skills I have seen:
- Beading Making
- Fabric Bag Making
- Cooking Skills
- Soap and Cream Making
The best part of the whole story is that they taught and earned their money online without a physical exchange with the customers,
Typical, these business model start on Facebook . They showcase their skills and offer free advise , consultations etc. Later on , they create a paid closed Facebook or Whatsapp group. Some others start with Youtube as well. It depends on what works for you. If have a skill you can teach, then follow the steps outlined below
Be An Expert in Your Skill.
You must know what you want to teach other people. Remember, you can only give what you have. Read online articles, youtube videos to keep abreast of developments in you area of specialty
Showcase your skills on social media.
If you are a tailor , always display your best or challenging designs on social media. You can start by displaying on your Facebook wall. As you gain audience and loyal following, create a page and invite your friends.
Offer Free Stuff .
Show them how to make whatever you are good at. Always add illustrations using pictures and videos
Request feedback .
Ask your audience to participate. Request pictures of their efforts. Offer tips and encouragement where needed
Slowly build an army of hungry subscribers .
Wait for your audience to slowly increase. If you are good at what you are doing and offer real value to your audience, they will introduce their friends.
Offer A Paid Premium Membership.
This is where you monetize your site. Assuming you have been teaching your audience how to make cake, chin-chin, puff puff , all for free . You may offer a paid premium membership to teach how to make special wedding or birthday cakes.
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