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Top 12 Ways to Make Money on Facebook in Nigeria

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Almost everyone uses Facebook but not everyone realizes that they can actually make money on facebook in Nigeria. Oh yes! You heard me right. Apart from using Facebook as an avenue for meeting new people, you can likewise use it to make money online.  

Facebook is the biggest social tool with up to 2.2 billion monthly active users. And come to think of it, the world’s population is 7.6 billion and 2.2 billion people use Facebook, that means 33% of the world’s population is on facebook. So with this huge number of people in one social media platform, there are unlimited opportunities to showcase whatever you have to offer and make money on Facebook in Nigeria. 

I come across a number of facebook accounts and I noticed that most of them get above 1k likes and a lot of comments on any single post they make, and I say to myself, “If only these guys knew they can also make money on Facebook and not just have fun’.

In this post, I’ll share with you Top 12 ways to make money on Facebook in Nigeria. 

Let’s get straight to it. 

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Top 12 Ways to Make Money on Facebook in Nigeria

1. Join Facebook Audience Network

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Top on the list of ways to make money on Facebook in Nigeria is the Facebook Audience Network. The Facebook Audience Network enables apps and sites to monetize their contents with a high value on Facebook. It’s quite similar to Google Adsense. 

If you have a page and you create videos and share to the page and it generates lots of likes and comments on a daily basis, you can use Facebook Audience Network to monetize your page and make money on Facebook in Nigeria. Bloggers who post articles to their page too are not left out. 

If you’re a blogger or you own a blog, Facebook Instant Articles, after approval you can join the Facebook audience network and start making money as people read your articles

Click here to join the Facebook Audience Network. Scroll down till you see ‘Get started/Monetize Now’. Click on the Get started/Monetize Now. 

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2. Facebook Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing simply means referring people to buy products or services and getting a commission from it.

If you have a booming Facebook page on a particular topic or niche, with an awesome number of followers and engagement, then you should consider making money from Facebook in Nigeria by promoting products or stuff related to that topic/niche which your followers might probably be interested in. 

It’s pretty straightforward. Sign up with an affiliate network that has products related to what you write about on your Facebook page. When accepted, look for products or services with good sale commissions. Copy the affiliate link and share it with your Facebook Audience

An additional tip to ensure your audience clicks on your affiliate link and buys a product is to share a review post about the products. The review post can include things like how effective the product is, reasons why they should get the products or what your audience will benefit from purchasing it. 

So imagine if you have a profile or page with 20,000 engaged followers. And you promote a product worth $50 with a 50% commission. And about 1000 of your audience click to buy. That will make you $25,000! Isn’t that awesome?

This video explains it in more detail

Examples of Ads network you can register and find products to promote are:

3. Join Local Buy and Sell Groups

You can search for Buy and Sell groups on Facebook to sell some local items you have. It’s not compulsory that you’ll always sell to your facebook friends. When you find suitable Facebook groups, you can usually create the post in one group and do the same for other groups before the post goes live.

When posting, be smart and don’t spam. Every group has different rules and regulations so make sure you read the group guidelines before you post. Otherwise, the group moderators can delete your post or remove you from the group.

4. Sell your own products

Have you ever thought that it’s possible to sell your own products or skill on Facebook? It’s 100% possible and there’s not much effort needed in accomplishing this. It’s very simple and likewise, a great opportunity to reach as many people as you can, up to the 2 billion people actively use Facebook. You can sell through your Facebook timeline, Facebook page or a Facebook group. 

So what can you sell on Facebook? A few things you can sell on Facebook include:

  • Shoes
  • Clothes
  • Bags
  • Phones
  • phone accessories
  • computer accessories
  • electronics e.t.c. 

But there are some certain things you can’t sell on Facebook. They include:

  • Illicit drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Firearms
  • Animals
  • Real money gambling products
  • Certain healthcare products

If you have any skills at all, you can also render your services through Facebook. The first step to selling anything is to open a Facebook page for whatever it is you have to sell or render as a service. Simply log in to your Facebook account, click on the arrow button on the top right of Facebook, and click on create a page.

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The rest of what you’ll need to do include uploading a picture to use as the profile picture of the page, the cover photo and fill in all required information about your business. When you’re done with that part, you can now set up your shop, upload pictures of your products and include the necessary details to each product. 

Check out this guide to see the step by step process to add a shop to your page

To effectively manage orders manually, you also need to know how it’s done. Click here to learn how to manage orders.

Lastly, to mark orders as ship and request for payment, click on this guide

5. Direct Adverts

Direct advertisement simply involves your publishing adverts on your profile or page about products or services that your fans will be interested in. This works best if you have a very active Facebook page with good engagement on a topic such as business, health, technology.  There is no limit for you to make good money on Facebook in Nigeria. 

There are companies and businesses out there looking for avenues to promote their products to more people. If you get huge engagement and likes on your post on facebook, then you shouldn’t miss this. 


PPC is an online advertising model in which advertisers pay each time a user clicks on one of their online ads. Pay Per Click Networks is another way to make money on Facebook in Nigeria. It’s quite simple. You sign up with them. You’ll get contents or you select content to share on your social media pages and you get paid for every click it generates.

But you should always keep in mind that PPC is very sensitive. That means to avoid being banned or suspended, you must not click on the links your promoting yourself or ask someone you know to click.

Example of PPC networks you can join are:

7. Sponsored Post

Companies and big business brands can reach out to you to promote their offers to your followers or on your facebook page. Also, lots of advertisers are willing to spread the word of their businesses or campaigns using well-written posts. 

Since your followers see you as an expert and engage your posts well enough, they are very likely to sign up or click on offers you promote while you get paid by the companies or business brands who you promote it for. 

8. Drive Traffic to other Blogs

You can actually make money on facebook in Nigeria with your page by driving traffic to someone else’s blog or website. 

For example, you have an active entertainment page where your post updates on the latest things happening in the entertainment industry. You can reach out to entertainment blogs that are still having a hard time getting adequate traffic and offer to promote their post on your page for a fee. For the fact that your active followers will click the post or links, you share on your page, any link or URL of any blog will be getting traffic from your page. 

9. Sell your Facebook Page

This is a very profitable and simple way of making money on Facebook in Nigeria. If your Facebook page acquires an enormous amount of followers and engagement, then you can sell it for a good sum of money. There are lots of people and businesses out there who will rush to buy an active Facebook page or group for thousands of naira. 

You can post on other facebook groups about your page or group being up for sale. You can also email people or brands you think will be interested in buying your page. You can sell your page or group for up to N100,000 or more depending on the followers or engagement the page has. 


This is one of the least, yet profitable ways to make money on facebook in  Nigeria. Making money with Short-links simply involves using a link Shortener service for every link you share on your page or social media. This is best for you If you regularly share news or any information on Facebook. 

You simply have to share a link to any news or information, go to a link shortener, past the link so as to shorten it, then copy the shortened link and share on your Facebook timeline or page.

Whenever anyone clicks on it, they see an ad before being redirected to they want to see. The ads are how the link shorteners make money that you get paid from.

Popular link Shorteners include: 

Link Shrink




When people see that you have loyal and engaging followers and you post engaging content and can run ads, they might want you to manage and do the same for their own page. A facebook page manager also referred to as social media manager, is an individual trusted with monitoring, contributing to, filtering, measuring and otherwise guiding the social media presence of a brand, product, individual or corporation. 

You can manage a facebook page as a part-time or full-time job and make some good money. Websites like Indeed, Upwork, Freelancer and more can provide you with facebook managing Job opportunities.

12. Facebook Surveys

Facebook survey is the last on our list of ways to make money on Facebook in Nigeria. Most times, Companies or brands carry out surveys to gather consumer opinions about a new or existing product or service so as to get more insight into how consumers feel about the products and the improvements that can be made.

To conduct these surveys, companies reach out to page owners with lots of followers, survey sites or bloggers with huge followership. If your page fits their criteria, then you get paid for a survey. 


Facebook is a great social media network to chat with friends and meet new people. Yet, it’s really going to be cool if while having fun on facebook, you’re also making good money on facebook in Nigeria. 

It doesn’t matter your age or what you do. Anyone can make money on Facebook in Nigeria.

Have you ever made money with Facebook before or intend to start? If so, please share your story below.

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Originally posted 2019-08-08 18:17:02.