Are you a student in Nigeria? Or you are an adult a man or woman and you are thinking of some information communication technology (ICT) skills or digital skills you can learn in Nigeria today to make money?
Read this article to the end. In today’s article, I am going to be listing and teaching you the best ICT skills to learn in Nigeria to make money. Some of these digital skills can take 1 month before you can perfect them to start making money and some can take up to 6 months – 1 year before you can master them enough to start making money from it.
However, I want you to know that all this digital skills are high-income skills and they are also high in demand. It just depends on how much you really want to make from it. In some of these computer skills you can make up to a minimum of #50,000 monthly and in some of the computer skills you can make up to a minimum of #500,000 monthly.
But you need to know that the more money you want to make from these information computer technology skills the more effort you will have to put into learning and scaling. Both of these are important. So are you ready?
Table of Contents
- What are ICT Skills?
Most Lucrative ICT Skills to Learn in Nigeria
- 1. Computer Typing & Editing Skills
- 2. Graphic Designing Skills
- 3. Computer Programming Skills
- 4. Computer Repairing Skills
- 5. Robotics/Stem Skills
- 6. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Skills
- 7. Social Media Skills
- 8. Web Design Skills
- 9. Computer Software Skills
- 10. Video Editing Skills
- 11. Computer Accounting Skills
What are ICT Skills?
ICT skills are about understanding and applying different range of computer programmes, software and application. Examples of computer programmes are word processing, spreadsheets, databases, power points and search engines. ICT skills are similar to digital skills but the are not entirely the same. Digital skills are the foundations of the future. Digital skills are skills needed to use digital devices and communication applications.
Most Lucrative ICT Skills to Learn in Nigeria
Here are the best ICT or digital skills to learn in Nigeria today and how you can make money from them.
1. Computer Typing & Editing Skills
This is the simplest computer skill to learn in Nigeria that can make you fast money in a short while. The best thing about computer typing and editing skills is that you do not need to be a professional typist before making money from it.
However, it pays to learn how to type first before you start introducing your computer skill to customers. Typing and editing is part of desktop publishing skills and you can take one-month maximum to learn how to type fast and understand the typing apps on the computer.
The most common typing apps or software on the computer are Microsoft word and Microsoft notepad. Once you are able to understand these computer programs you can add editing to your computer skills.
With these two computers skills in Nigeria, you can make money typing storybooks, novels for writers. You can also make money as an editor editing ebooks for ebook writers. You also make money as a computer typist typing other documents like business proposals, CV, exam questions, and more. Computer typing and editing is a good computer skill in Nigeria today.
You can make as much as #50,000 – #100,000 monthly from this digital skill in Nigeria depending on how versatile you are and how well you are able to bargain with customers. Just in case you are confused on how much you can charge. Currently in Nigeria typist charge on the average #200 – #300 per page.
If you can type up to 20 pages per day you can make a minimum of #4,000 daily and per month you should make a minimum of #100,000.
Computer typing and editing skills might look difficult in the beginning but as time goes by once your finger knows the right alphanumeric you should press you will be able to type faster and when you are able to type faster you will be able to make more money.
2. Graphic Designing Skills
Another best digital skill in Nigeria you can learn to start making money as a student or youth is graphic design skills. With these computer skills, you can design almost anything using your hands using a computer.
You can design business logos, business names, church flyers, party flyers, conference flyers, blog headers, letterheads, and more for money. There are different computer applications you can use to design graphics.
Some of these graphics are:
3. Microsoft Visual Studio
4. Adobe Photoshop
5. Adobe Lightroom
7. Adobe InDesign
8. Adobe Illustrator
Although graphic designing skill is a computer skill that takes a longer period to learn you can learn the computer skill within 2 – 3 months if you learn from a computer training center in Nigeria and you watch enough videos on YouTube.
And if you do not have enough money to learn from a computer training center in Nigeria you can just learn it on YouTube. After learning this computer skill you can start making as much as #50,000 – #200,000 as a beginner and as time goes by scale your income up.
Read also: How to Become a Graphic Designer in Nigeria
3. Computer Programming Skills
Computer programming skill is another lucrative computer skill in Nigeria to learn to make money as a young girl or boy. It is a lucrative skill because very few Nigerians are into this computer skill. Programming skills can take up to 6 months to 1 year to learn or it might even take longer depending on how open you are to learn and how well you practice.
To learn computer programming you will need a good laptop with a higher RAM (Random Access Memory) of about 4 – 6G. There are different types of apps or software you can use to learn computer programming in Nigeria.
Some of these are:
8. PCB Layout
After learning computer programming to an extent you can now start building apps and softwares. As a computer programmer in Nigeria, you can make as much as 200k working for a tech company and you can make up to 400k or more as a freelance computer programmer. You can work for a company or freelance or do both it totally up to you.
4. Computer Repairing Skills
Computer repair skill is another lucrative ICT skill to learn in Nigeria. This computer skill allows you to learn how to repair computers and make money from them. You can learn how to repair laptops or simply learn how to repair desktop computers but it is more lucrative to learn how to repair laptops in Nigeria.
Although it usually takes about 3 – 6 months to learn this computer skill if you put your mind to it you should be able to learn computer repair in 2 months maximum. When you are done learning you can start making money from your computer repair skills by repairing individual people’s laptops and computers of businesses.
You can also get the contract of repairing the computers of schools in your area. This is a bigger income for you. Computer repair skill is a skill that demands you to move around. In this business, you cannot afford to be in one place as you will be called here and there for your services.
However, it important to note that you can make millions from the business if you are a professional and you are good at keeping customers.
5. Robotics/Stem Skills
Robotics Skill is a very scarce computer or digital skill in Nigeria and it is lucrative. With this digital skill, you can learn how to learn to build robots, drones and make money by teaching children and adults how to build robots just for fun.
You can also make money from your robotics Skill by going to schools and teaching many children how to build robots and their parents will pay you well for it. I have a friend who is currently making money from robotics by teaching children in different private schools.
He has 4 different private schools he is teaching here on the island in Lekki and he is making over 500k monthly. There are different robotics clubs in Nigeria to learn robotics you can look for the club closest to you in your area or simply learn on YouTube.
6. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Skills
One of the best computer skills to learn in Nigeria to make money online is SEO skill. SEO is also known as Search Engine Optimization is a digital skill that helps you make money both from small businesses, blogs, websites, and more.
With your SEO skill, you can make money helping many businesses to appear on google search engine, help blogs to rank higher, websites to reach more views. You can make money from your SEO Skills by teaching your SEO Skills to others. Yes, there are many youths today that want to know how they can make money from SEO you can teach these people too.
Depending on the customers you are exposed to online in Nigeria and overseas you can make as much as 200k – 500k consulting for your customers as an SEO consultant. If this computer skill is for you,, there are many materials online you can learn from. YouTube is a major source. You can also read articles on Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
7. Social Media Skills
It has always been said that social media skill is a compulsory computer skill for everyone whether old or young. This is true especially if you are a youth living in Nigeria. It is important for you to know that the next level to getting fame, selling easily is due to our social media skills.
Social media skill is another best computer skill to learn in Nigeria if you are really passionate about building online followers or online presence and making money from it. You can make money online in Nigeria by becoming a Twitter influencer, Instagram influencer, or YouTube sensation.
All you need to do this is to have good content that people like and your community can always engage on and you will start seeing people follow you. Depending on the followers you have and how well you have been able to brand yourself different businesses will start paying you to promote their products or services to your followers.
There are a few steps you must take if you want to become a social media influencer in Nigeria. First off, you can read my article on how to become a social media influencer in Nigeria and see how it goes from there.
8. Web Design Skills
Web design skill is another computer skill you can learn in Nigeria to make money online. The best part about this skill is that with it you can make money from your home or anywhere you are as long as you are connected to the internet.
Just in case you do not really understand this computer skill web designing skill is a skill that gives you the ability to design websites and blogs for people at a particular price. It is a service rendering business in Nigeria so if you are passionate about rendering services to people and get paid this computer skill will go a long way for you.
Before you can start making money from this computer skill you need to first learn it. You can learn web designing from any computer training center in Nigeria or simply learn online using YouTube. Web design skill is a skill that does not require a certificate before you can start making from it.
As long as you really know the computer skill and you can convince people to patronize you, you will always get customers. As a web designer in Nigeria, you can make as much as 200k – 500k monthly but this also depends on how well you are exposed and how you can bargain with your prospective customers.
9. Computer Software Skills
Computer Software skill is the skill that allows you to be able to re-install, troubleshoot or change the operating system of different computers. You can make money with your computer software skill by helping organizations with the softwares of their systems.
Some of the organizations you can work with are banks, schools, cyber cafes, and some small-scale businesses. This computer skill is also a skill that can be learned in any computer training center in Nigeria. You just have to take your time when looking for the perfect one for this computer skill.
To be a professional at computer software skills you need to know how to install any software, detect spyware, check for connection issues (troubleshoot), detect computer viruses, and more.
10. Video Editing Skills
Videography is a top computer skill to learn in Nigeria if you love how to make videos and edit them. Even if you have not done this professionally before you can learn how to do this online using YouTube. There are different software you can use to edit videos on computers. Some of these video editing softwares are:
3. HitFilm Express
4. DaVinci Resolve
5. VSDC Free Video Editor
9. Cyberpunk power director
10. Pinnacle studio
After learning videography you can make money as a videographer in Nigeria editing music videos, movies, wedding films, and more. And advantage of this computer skill is that you do not need a certificate to make money from it. You just need to prove yourself and do an excellent job each time you have the opportunity to work for people.
11. Computer Accounting Skills
Computer accounting skill is another best computer skill in Nigeria especially if you are already good with maths or accounting. With this computer skill, you can work with different organizations and businesses both in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.
It takes a longer time to learn computer accounting skill because it takes time to understand the accounting softwares but once you are done you can work with any organization or as a freelancer and make you money by balancing their accounts.
Some of the accounting softwares you need to get familiar with to become a professional are:
5. RDBMS (Relational Database Management System)
6. Microsoft Excel
7. Adobe campaign
9. XML Data Management System
As a Nigerian that is good at computer accounting, you can make as much as N500k – N700k monthly. Yes, this is because the computer skill is a high-income skill and only a few Nigerians do it.
Learning a computer skill or a digital skill in Nigeria today is very important if you want to remain relevant in your workplace and you are considering making money for a long time.
One last thing you need to consider is that you need to take your time to learn any of these computer skills you have chosen among the ones I have listed above. Do not be in a rush. This will set you apart from other Nigerians who have the same computer skill as you.
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