How to Make Money On Instagram in Nigeria [5 Guaranteed Ways]

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Do you want to make money on Instagram?

I’m sure you do and that’s why you’re reading this post right now.

Instagram is the second most used social media in the world following closely after Facebook.

Although is came around later than Facebook and Twitter, but it’s the biggest rival to Twitter and Reddit right now.

The application allows users to post short videos and recently, users are able to post long videos.

The good news is that you can start making money on Instagram in Nigeria without running adverts and waiting to become a celebrity overnight.

Instagram does not do adverts.

They don’t work like YouTube, and you can’t get adverts to start showing up on your videos.

Maybe just not yet.

One of the ways people earn on YouTube is to apply for the Google AdSense ads and upon approval, they start seeing adverts before or after their videos.

This doesn’t work on Instagram.

But there are lots of ways you can start making money on Instagram in Nigeria today and I’m here to throw more than just a light on them.

I’ll be showing you a lot more than just to earn on Instagram in Nigeria.

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Things You Must Do to Make Money On Instagram in Nigeria

To start making money on Instagram in Nigeria, there are things you have to put in place first and these things are commonplace factors that determine how you earn.


Update Your Profile

Updating your profile is the first thing you must do before even thinking of making money on Instagram.

Your profile is your story.

Make sure you put in the correct details including your phone number or Whatsapp contact.

Use these hacks to make sure your profile is rich and well to go:

Catchy Description

The description tells users what you’re all about.

Be very compelling here and use words to make any category of user feel comfortable.

Don’t just write a word or two.

Exclusively talk about what you do and how good your services are if you have one.

If you’re the product or an artiste, make people depend on you just by reading the description on your profile.

Trust is built on just more than actions, but words.

If you’re appearing as a brand on Instagram, use your description box to tell people how you operate, deliver, and the mode of payment you opt.

Add a Link

If you have a website or somewhere you want people to go, add the link to that place.

It could be a Whatsapp group or a link to your Facebook group where the real thing happens.

If there’s no website or social media, you can add a link to a page on the web where pictures of your previous works are plastered.

You could also include a link to anything else like your professional profile on LinkedIn, Tiktok or Snapchat.

Just direct them to the place you want to.

Use a Cool Pic

It’s a very bad idea to leave your profile photo blank.

People want to deal with who they can trust.

If it’s possible to have multiple photos of yourself on your Instagram timeline, do so.

Use a good picture.

A real one.

Not necessarily the photo of a brand or a logo.

People want to make sure they can trust you.

And one of the many ways to do this is to tell them: this is my real face.

If you’re going to make money on Instagram in Nigeria, it’s from people on the platform.

Not from robots.

And you need their trust.

Post Relevant Items

Don’t go blank.

Post content on that page.

Now that you have successfully set up your Instagram page with a cool profile picture and a catchy description, start uploading items.

Remember, your items should be one of these:


Funny items get the most views nowadays on Instagram.

And people who post them get the most followers.

Now you don’t have to be a comedian to post funny stuff.

But you can become one if you ever want to be.

Online comedians like Broda Shaggi, Craze Clown, Sydney Talker, and Maraji have made so much money from their Instagram followers just because they got funny and went online.


Now if you plan on making money as a brand on Instagram or you want to sell something online, particularly a product, it’s best to post the products you wish to trade.

The more photos of the products you have, the more trust and you get.

You need to understand that people search for items on Instagram just like they do on Google.

If you’re going to sell a product or share the products you wish to sell on Instagram, put the names of the products in #hashtags and include the prices.

The more hash tags you use, the more exposure you get.

Make sure you’re not posting everything and anything.

Unless you want to operate a lifestyle page with loads of interesting content.

You’ll still to fine.

But for a brand, upload photos and videos of your product.

Use catchy captions.

Add the prices (if any).

Include the procedures or payment method.

You know other important things to add here.


People want to search for trending events and if you give it to them all the time, you have successfully gained the trust of a large chunk of people.

Remember that the goal is to get more followers.

With more followers, brands will approach you for the sake of business and other activities I’ll discuss later on this page.

If you want to make money on Instagram as a media agency, this will definitely help.

Get the hottest trending news.

Post it before anyone else does and use the hash tags relevant to the post.

Hash tags are any words you see on Instagram that has the # behind it.

It turns automatically include the blue colour.

No more black.

And this is an indication that Instagram works with the hash tag.

If you post an item that everyone is looking for, make sure you hash tag one or more words you think people will search for if they wanted to see your post.

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Back in the day I used a combo of hash tags to get more than 72K views on a trending video.

All I had was 1.4K followers.

The magic of hash tags.

How to Make Money On Instagram in Nigeria [5 Guaranteed Ways]

Here are 5 guaranteed ways to make money on Instagram in Nigeria today.

You don’t have to pay to start making money on Instagram.

Registration is free.

And so are most of the processes.

Make Money On Instagram in Nigeria By #1: Posting Sponsored Posts

Making money on Instagram with sponsored posts is one of the most common and easiest ways to earn on the platform.

Remember how Instagram doesn’t pay you based on views.

Having the blue Instagram verification batch won’t also earn you anything.

You make money from people who want to get in front of your followers and that’s there sponsored posts come in.

It’s called a sponsored post because it’s sponsored by an agent or individual.

If you have 200 followers on Instagram, don’t think of it.

You need to have thousands of followers on Instagram for people to start sending you sponsored post offers.

Based on the number of followers you have, brand and individuals are willing to pay anywhere from N5K per post to N500K per post on your page.

The more followers you have, the higher you charge for sponsored posts.

Make Money On Instagram in Nigeria By #2: Promoting Your Product/Service

This is a way people make money on Instagram in Nigeria without waiting for the government to start laying them at the end of the month.

You can start a business online and get to work.

If you have a product to sell or a service to render, you can start doing that immediately.

You can even venture into the market you’re not conversant with and still make money from sales.

On Instagram, you can sell and resell items.

It’s a massive platform and could serve the functions of an E-Commerce websites.

The only different is that payment isn’t automated.

You’ll have to drop your account details to get paid or redirect clients to a different platform for better business deals.

The idea is: sell your products on Instagram.

If you are into fashion, you can sell makeup kits and other beauty products on Instagram.

Your business can thrive 100% online, on Instagram.

If you wish to start an online tutorial on your website or a Whatsapp group, you can let the world know through Instagram by making introductory videos and utilizing hash tags.

Celebrities use Instagram to tell their fans to be present at their show.

At these shows they sell tickets and thousands of them.

So… Indirectly, they’ve earned from Instagram.

You can do same.

Make Money On Instagram in Nigeria By #3: Sharing Affiliate & Referral Links

Affiliate marketing is becoming a hot cake in Nigeria.

People have made millions of naira from affiliate programmes and are still earning.

What’s affiliate marketing?

It’s getting your affiliate link in front of interested clients.

The more people buy a product or use a service through your link, the more commission you get paid.

There are lots of affiliate programmes in Nigeria with the most lucrative being Payporte and Jumia.

You don’t have to pay anything to start making money with affiliate programmes.

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All you have to do is make sure people buy stuff from on that website through your link.

But the referral programmes are not alike.

They’re similar, but referral programmes require you to pay a certain amount during registration.

When you bring a friend to register through your referral link, you get paid.

The most trusted referral programmes so far in Nigeria remain Giftal World and NNU.

On Instagram, you can make money with these programmes by telling your followers about them and encouraging your followers to register through your link.

You don’t have to tell them it’s your link.

You don’t have to tell them you get paid when they register through your link.


Just tell them they get a bonus when they register through this link (your link), which is mostly true.

You could promote your referral or affiliate links on your profile page or posts on your page.

Make Money On Instagram in Nigeria By #4: Promoting Your Craft

This works best for those artistes and performers.

Public figures like Prince EA get paid to promote content from brands on Instagram.

But they also use Instagram to get across to people who would do anything to have them speak at their seminar for a price.

If you’re a dancer or a singer, just be good at what you do.

You can get in front of people who could turn your life around.

You’re the product.

And all you have to do is promote yourself.

Thousands of people have used Instagram to go from zero to the sky just by making short dance videos, and performing arts.

How can you make money on Instagram by promoting your craft?

Let people know you’re available for booking on your profile page.

Drop your contact details there and be very specific at what you do.

The videos on your page shouldn’t be misleading.

If you’re a dancer, don’t flood your page with videos of you farming.

People want to see you perform if you’re very good and if the videos on your page can say so, you’re good to go.

Bookings that come like this one don’t go away without a few thousands rolling into your bank account.

Make Money On Instagram in Nigeria By #5: Starting an Instagram Class

You can make money on Instagram in Nigeria by starting a tutorial on the platform.

The tutorial would for a fee and interested members would have to pay first before gaining access to the class.

The Instagram class is one of the ways to earn, and professionals are using this method to make money.


The thing is…

You don’t have to be that good at that you do. Just be good and be able to teach people good or bad.

How can you start up a class on Instagram?

It’s very possible to create a special Instagram group today.

With this feature on Instagram, it’s easy to select those clients that have shown interested by paying for the class and adding them to the group.

This works best if you have something to teach.

Something you feel most people would want to learn.

In today’s world, everybody wants to know how to make money for free without doing anything.

But you just have to do something.


If you’re good at cooking or baking, you can start a baking class on Instagram and charge your students to pay per class or onetime.

It’s easy to remove people who haven’t paid from the group.

You can also teach people how to start making money on the internet today.

Or how to make N20,000 daily.

People want to know a lot.

And you can cover that gap in information on Instagram and get paid just like it were a real lecture.

It’s a free world.

Maximize Your Earning On Instagram

There are ways to maximize your earnings on Instagram.

These ways will get you more followers.

And more followers means more money if you know the right thing to do.

To make the most profit from Instagram, utilize these hacks:

Use Hash Tags

I talked about hash tags briefly. They’re very important if you want your posts to get across to people who don’t even follow you.

If you use hash tags frequently and post alike, you’re going to constantly record new followers by the day.

Hash tags have helped built businesses from scratch on Instagram.

If you use them carefully, Instagram will algorithmically start giving you hash tag suggestions to use.

To make money on Instagram in Nigeria, hash tags are what you shouldn’t forget to utilize.

Avoid using unrelated hash tags as they will end up giving you thousands of views and very few interested clients.

If you use the #realestate hash tag on a post that is about parenting – what’s the relationship?

You will have a bunch of real estate visitors trooping in to the post on parenting.

They don’t care.

But using the right hash tags will get you more visitors and potential clients.

Post Frequently

If you search for an item on Instagram, you see two layers of display.

The first is the most recent.

The other is the most popular.

The more frequently you post items, you get to show up on the upper side of the layer that has to do with recency.

This means that a lot of people will get to see your post when you use the right hash tags.

And when people keep seeing your post at the top every time, you’re prone to getting new followers everyday.

That’s the trick.

The mix of frequency and hash tags will get you massive results on Instagram.

If you have a product to sell out or an event to promote, you can get thousands of people to see it through the use of hash tags and by posting the item more frequently.

Use the Instagram Video Feature

The Instagram video feature was introduced to make people post longer videos and even shorter ones.

The 1-minute Instagram videos are very limiting.

And my guess is that brands have complained to Instagram.

Brands that matter.

With this video, you can go live.

You can make a video of your product, a video of what you do, a video of yourself and what you have to offer.

You can become a public figure with this feature if you keep airing your views on the political/economic standpoint of the country.


There are lots of ideas coming in right?

You can make use of the Instagram video tool to share videos that make you or your product look good.

The Instagram video tool is special and Instagram treats its ranking on the Instagram search page specially.

Be Very Compelling With Image/Video Captions

One of the ways to make people believe you, even when you’re telling a lie, is to use the most cogent of words.

If you’re posting videos or images, make sure your captions are compelling and interactive.

You know you’re talking to people and you probably want them to respond back.

In your captions, be real.

Ask questions.

Speak to one person, not a crowd.

Strive to gain trust and intimacy with the viewers.

This is you taking baby steps to building a community of followers that will trust you and pay you.

Mention Instagram Superusers

Instagram superusers are users with over 10K real followers.

You can call them social media influencers or Instagram influencers because they have the power to influence the decisions of thousands of people.

When you post an item, a product, an event, and tag someone who has more followers than you do, there’s a possibility for that person to report your content.

Through rapport and maybe a slight agreement in bargain with the Instagram influencer, you can have your content in front of thousands of people.

We need commonsense.

We want to be happy.

And if you promise most people with over 10K followers on Instagram a Rolex wristwatch worth N20K in return for a post, they would do it.

The wristwatch might be worth N20K, but you could earn over N200K from sales just to the people who saw your content on that guy’s page.


It’s possible to get millions of followers on Instagram without ever earning a dime from them.

But for you to make money on Instagram, you have to gain the trust of those who use it.

By adding value is how you make money the legit way.

There are countless illegal ways to make money quick on Instagram.

But that’s not my call.

Top celebrities in Nigeria like Laura Ikeji and Tunde Ednut have their ways of making money on Instagram.

Luckily, everything they do is on this page.


With these 5 ways, you should start making money on Instagram in Nigeria having implemented all the hacks on this page.

Here’s a rundown of the Instagram moneymaking hacks:

  • Make Money On Instagram in Nigeria By #1: Posting Sponsored Posts
  • Make Money On Instagram in Nigeria By #2: Promoting Your Service
  • Make Money On Instagram in Nigeria By #3: Sharing Affiliate Links
  • Make Money On Instagram in Nigeria By #4: Promoting Your Craft
  • Make Money On Instagram in Nigeria By #5: Starting an Instagram Class

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