How to Make Real Money Online from Affiliate Marketing in Nigeria

To start with, affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a product or service owner rewards affiliates for each customer brought about by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. In simple terms, you get paid a percentage of the income made on every sale generated by your effort. Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest way to make money online in Nigeria.

make-money-with-affiliate-marketingIt is easy because you don’t really get to do the major work. What you need to do is to find the best performing product or service you can market as an affiliate, setup a mini-niche blog for it, work to rank the blog on Google page 1 for it’s keyword and start an email list to promote the product/service. The big requirement for success in affiliate marketing in Nigeria is to target the right people and generate massive traffic to what you are marketing as an affiliate.

Affiliate marketing has four major players – the brand, the network that contains offers for the affiliate to choose from and also takes care of the payments, the affiliate (you) and the customer.

The first thing for succeeding in affiliate marketing is to find the right brands to promote and a network where you can find the offers to choose from. The next thing is to choose the right affiliate product/service you can promote. Choose the product/service and generate your affiliate links for each product/service. After which you need to locate where you target market is. When you find them, you can then start marketing your affiliate product/service to them. Make sure you don’t spam your prospects, unless you will drive them away and you’ll find it hard to make sales.

Here are some posts about affiliate marketing in Nigeria that would be of good use to you.

1. 7 Facebook Income Streams
2. Affiliate Marketing Compensation Plans
3. How to Create Real Passive Income Online from Affiliate Marketing
4. How To Make Money from Web4Africa Affiliate Program

Now, you need to go ahead and make use of the information in this post. This would help you in your success with affiliate marketing in Nigeria. If you need assistance, feel free to ask using the comment box provided below. And if you have been involved with affiliate marketing, I’ll be looking forward to read your views also.



  • Francis Okaformbah

    Quite true about affiliate marketing. And its quite nice that some nigerian companies/internet businesses now offer affiliate programmes too.

  • Charles

    Sorry, i meant as regards to qstn2, whn carryng out transactions with for example, wordpress (when paying for their services) which type of accnt do u recomnd for me to open in order to carry out d transactions, and how can i fund it?

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      Ok. If you follow what’s in the big blog guide, you will see 2 options. 1. You cn pay Naira for your domain name and web hosting. 2. You can also pay in Dollars but for that, you will need UBA Africard or Zenith Buxz card

  • Charles

    Ok. As regards to qstn1, which type of accnt do u recomnd for me to open in order to carry out d transactions, and how can i fund it?

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      what transactions do you want to carry out & what do you want to fund?

  • Charles

    Wow! I am glad after reading ur ebook on hw to create a blog, i understood everythng it really involves a lot of hard work. Bt i hv qstns again.
    1) Is there any affiliate dt usually pay per click, that is whn they hav more traffic tru ur referal link without necessarily buying a product?
    2) Can i use my VTN accnt to carry out transactions on all d sites i must visit whn creating a blog?
    3) hv u heard of virtapay? If yes, pls wil u hlp me on how i can withdraw my money cos i hv more dan $1000 there. Tnx very much

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      1. No, the real and legit ones I know ONLY pays you a percentage commission after someone makes a purchase via your referral link.
      2. No, you can only use your VTN account to carry out transactions on the sites that accepts VTN trasactions.
      3. Yes, I know virtapay but sorry, you cannot withdraw the money yet. You can only use it for trade-by-barter (i.e. pay for services or products on virtapay).

  • Petr Bednarik

    I have very good experience with Amazon, just pick a popular product that sells a lot, create site and start drive traffic. Clickbank is also good, but it’s harder to promote.

    • Adesoji Adegbulu

      Thanks for that tip Petr, having a site dedicated to the affiliate product sells well. You can also do the same thing for ClickBank

      • Charles

        Must i hv a website to in order to market prodcts using affiliate? Tnx

        • Adesoji Adegbulu

          It’s not a must but if you want to make more money from affiliate marketing then you need to start a blog for the product you are promoting as an affiliate