7 Ways for Nigerians to make Extra Income in 2017

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7 Ways for Nigerians to make Extra Income in 2017

The recession is still going strong and on top of that, there will expenses to be made during this December period leaving you feeling high and dry…your bank account anyway.

Family members will need you to “do them Christmas” especially if you go to your village or have anyone who depends on you i.e. family, domestic staff, that one coworker who always needs you to spot him N5K till the end of the month.

Come January 2017, it will be soaking garri and eating Indomie. Fear not, FxMallam’s knowledge base is beyond just forex matter. Here are 7 ways to earn extra Income in 2017.

  1. Ask your Oga at the top for a Raise – I acknowledge that this one has K leg i.e. goes against conventional wisdom during a recession. However if you know your worth and have any bargaining power, nothing says you can’t use it even right now. But as the ancient Greeks said, “KNOW THYSELF”, if you are a terrible employee or your job has a lot of competition, this is a no go area. There are several other options on the list.
  1. Sell your used stuff – Due to classified websites like OLX or even Facebook, there’s never been an easier time to sell things direct to other consumers. We all have clothes, shoes, bags, old phones, old tablets or iPads that we can sell for a bit more cash. No need hoarding it because well, you can get cash for it. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure…or woman’s.
  1. Create or Develop Online Content for Others – These days blogging isn’t limited to just professional blogs. Now companies are getting in on the action as a way to drive traffic to their websites. Banks, Insurance companies, clothing companies both home and abroad use freelance bloggers as part of their repertoire. Hone in your writing skills and do some research. You just might make yourself some forex as well.
  1. Blog – Don’t want blog for others? Then blog for yourself. Find content in demand but also content you are passionate about. The goal may not be to become the next Linda Ikeji. But we are talking about a little extra income. Any good at it and you’ll earn from Google AdSense. Become great? Then selling ads on your blog might give you more than just extra income.
  1. Become a Lesson Teacher – I had lesson teachers. Many of them were current University students. This is an excellent option to earn a little more scratch. I can assure you that there are parents in your neighborhood with kids who are looking for lesson teachers. And if there’s one industry that is recession proof in Nigeria, it is education. If you consider yourself book smart and can help a child get ahead, well, this might be the place to cash in.
  1. Drive for Uber – This might be out of the reach of some people because you need to own a car. However, if this is within your ability, Uber is an excellent option to make money on the weekends especially in Lagos. So rather than blow your hard earned income every weekend, consider making more.
  1. Rent out a room in your house or flat – Airbnb has made doing this very easy. In fact, there’s competition from other websites such as Homeaway.com and VRBO.com. Airbnb stands out because they try their best to vet both the home owners and renters. This is a way to make tens of thousands of naira every month.

Bonus: Make money on Fiverr – Last but certainly not the least is Fiverr. If you have a service to offer — from graphic design, editing, copywriting, blogging or writing CVs — you can sell it on Fiverr.com. The site was launched on the premise of offering to do tasks for $5, but now, sellers can now charge much more. It’s free to sign up, and sellers keep 80 percent of the purchase amount for services they sell. Do a great job and rank up quickly. Might I add, they pay in dollars!

Soyinka shreds U.S. greencard in anger over Trump victory

JOHANNESBURG Dec 1 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka has torn up his United States green card and renounced his American residency in protest at Donald Trump’s U.S. election win, the writer told news channel eNCA on Thursday.

“I’ve done it,” said Soyinka, 82, when asked if he had followed through on an earlier vow to leave the United States if Trump triumphed in the race for the White House.

“When I was ready, when I’d finished, I negotiated my departure,” the Nigerian born author said in Johannesburg on the sidelines of a university conference.

Soyinka has had regular teaching stints at America’s ivy league universities since the mid 1990s following his Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. He was the first African writer to win the award.

A frequent and fierce critic of his own government, particularly over the carnage being inflicted by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria, Soyinka said he felt ill at ease in the wake of Trump’s shock victory.

“We on the African continent could boast that we had a contemporary descendent ruling the United States,” Soyinka said referring to outgoing President Barack Obama, whose father was a Kenyan.

“Suddenly, somebody is making speeches which are meant to reverse those gains.” (Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; editing by Richard Lough)

Soccer world sends condolences to Brazil’s Chapecoense after air crash – Reuters

By Andrew Downie

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The soccer world was in mourning on Tuesday as clubs, players and fans from around the globe sent tributes and support to Brazilian side Chapecoense following a deadly air crash in Colombia that killed 76 people, including several players.

The small club from the town of Chapeco had been heading for the biggest game in its history, the first leg of Wednesday’s Copa Sudamericana final, when its plane crashed in a mountainous rural area outside of the city of Medellin.

One of the first messages came from their rivals in Wednesday’s now postponed final, Atletico Nacional of Medellin.

“Nacional deeply laments and stands in solidarity with @ChapecoenseReal in the accident and we await information from authorities,” the home town club tweeted soon after the disaster was reported.

FIFA President Infantino said on Twitter: “At this difficult time our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends.”

Rivals of both clubs tweeted their support, with Flamengo and Santos in Brazil, and Club Junior and Millionarios in Colombia among those sending their condolences, many of them accompanied by the hashtag #ForcaChape, or Strength Chapecoense.

The crash struck a chord with clubs elsewhere, with Arsenal saying: “Thinking of you, @ChapecoenseReal” and Barcelona tweeting: “All our support and solidarity is with the victims and the families affected by the @ChapecoenseReal tragedy in Colombia.”

England captain Wayne Rooney tweeted: “Sad news to wake up to today. Thoughts are with @ChapecoenseReal and their family and friends”.

Real Madrid players observed a minute’s silence before training on Tuesday morning and players from around the world shared their condolences.

Brazilian striker Neymar simply tweeted the club badge and Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas said “Good luck and stay strong!”

Former Germany captain Michael Ballack tweeted: “Very sad to read #RIP #Chapecoense Remember we are never safe and anything can happen, so make sure to tell your loved ones that you care.”

Sao Paulo cancelled plans to present Rogerio Ceni as their new coach on Tuesday and the Brazilian Football Confederation suspended Wednesday night’s second leg of the Brazilian Cup final between Gremio and Atletico Mineiro.

(Editing by Alison Williams)