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Side hustles are quickly becoming a growing trend and a viable way for us to earn more. For many Nigerians, a side hustle means extra money to improve our standard of living and sort out some bills that our salary may not cover. Side hustles are not necessarily remote but for many Nigerians working the regular 9 to 5, a remote side hustle is the most feasible option after a stressful day.

Luckily, the world of side hustles is vast, and there are also plenty of alternatives. To help us think of a tech side hustle that may work for our skills and interests this article rounds up some remote tech side hustle jobs to consider.

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Working as a virtual assistant: As a virtual assistant, you can offer services, depending on your skills and expertise. For instance, you can manage social media and email, process online orders, maintain websites, and run a blog. To be a successful virtual assistant, you need to be able to offer a variety of services. Therefore, you need a broad range of skills, including great organizational skills as well as access to good internet.

Running an Online Store: You can open an online store where you can sell items like clothing, jewellery, skincare products, make-up products, etc. So all you need to do is set up your store on WhatsApp business, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook or website. Again, you must make sure there is a product to sell. You will also need the same business sense and skills that are used to run a normal shop. More importantly, you need to find a very reliable way to get your products to your customers fast and without much hassle.

Coding: Coding can be a very lucrative side hustle. To learn how to code, there are plenty of coding courses online you can take up to learn the basics. Also, you need to practice as often as possible and work on several projects to get practical experience.

Moreover, there are many Freelancing websites to look for clients as you build up your reputation. You can also use your coding skills to create coding tutorials or ebooks, which will make you popular and can bring in more business.

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Social media manager: Many businesses outsource their social media management as they simply don’t have time to run it themselves. So if you have a working knowledge of social media, content creating, customer service, etc, you can work for businesses as their social media manager.

App developer: The app industry is forecast to be worth $407 billion by 2026. Coincidentally, we are in the era of super apps. Super apps provide multiple services at the same time. This has made app development a lucrative career for builders. So If you are skilled enough, you can freelance as an app developer for businesses or build your app and monetize it.

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Technical Support: You can work as a freelance IT support if you have technical knowledge. You can work in your leisure time while still working a full-time job. Technical supports help businesses maintain their computer and online functioning according to customer specifications. As an IT support, You can assist organizations that need part-time technical support by reading emails, answering phone calls, and replying to chats.


The days are bygone when people depend on one source of income to survive. As a youth in Nigeria, you need to find other ways to hone your skills to earn more. As we usually say ” problem no dey finish”, likewise, the need to earn money.

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This article was first published on 10th May 2022


I am an accomplished content creator and recently delved into technical writing. I enjoy using my skills to contribute to the exciting technological advances and create awareness of evolving technological trends in Nigeria.

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