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Make Money on Amazon in Nigeria

If you have been thinking about how you can make money on Amazon in Nigeria, read this article to the end. In this article, I will discuss what Amazon is, Amazon affiliate programs, Amazon KDP and how you can make money on Amazon while living in Nigeria, and more.

Many Nigerians that are not exposed to making money online think the only ways you can make money on Amazon in Nigeria is through the Amazon affiliate program or Amazon Kindle but this is not true as there are many more ways you can make money on Amazon.

What is Amazon? is an American multinational technology company that focuses on ecommerce, digital streaming, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. Amazon is one of the most influential companies in the world. It is also one of the world’s most valuable brands.

Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos on 5th July 1994 in Washington, United States. Amazon has many subsidiaries. They are Ring, AbeBooks, Amazon Fresh, Audible, Whole Food Markets, Zappos, etc.

Top Ways to Make Money on Amazon in Nigeria

Here are smart ways on how to make money on Amazon in Nigeria. 

1. Trade Amazon Gift Cards 

Trading Amazon gift cards is one of the smart ways on how to make money on Amazon in Nigeria today. Just in case you do not know what a gift card is or what it is used for. A gift card is just like a debit card. However, it is used to shop online. Amazon gift cards are used to shop on Amazon and pay for goods and services.

There are many Amazon gift cards that are worth thousands of dollars. Many Nigerians buy these gift cards to shop on Amazon but as time goes by some are willing to sell off their Amazon gift cards for reasons known to them. You can buy Amazon gift cards and sell them on popular gift card trading platforms in Nigeria. 

How much you make selling Amazon gift cards depends on how much the Amazon gift cards are worth, how much you buy them, and the trading platforms you sell them. Trading Amazon gift cards can make you thousands of dollars online in Nigeria.

For details on how to buy and sell Amazon gift cards in Nigeria, you can read the article below.

2. Buy and Sell Amazon Products

Another way you can make money on Amazon in Nigeria is to buy and sell Amazon products. There are many Nigerians that want to buy products on Amazon and they do not know how to go about it. Those that know their way do not want to stress themselves shopping on the platform.

You can make money on Amazon by buying Amazon products and selling them to Nigerians. If you cannot shop for these Amazon buyers to make money regularly you can buy high-demand products from Amazon to simply sell them. How much you make from buying and selling Amazon products depends on so many factors.

It depends on the kind of goods you buy, the prices you bought them, how much you sell them, and more.

3. Amazon Kindle Publishing

Publishing ebooks on Amazon Kindle is another way you can make money on Amazon in Nigeria especially if you are looking forward to making passive incomes for a long time. To start making money with Amazon Kindle you need to write ebooks. These ebooks can be any niche to prefer.

It can be romance, fiction, non-fiction, personal finance, and more. You can create topics from these niches and write them. After writing you can get a professional editor to edit the ebook and get a graphic designer to design the ebook cover for you. 

After all this, you can then proceed to Amazon Kindle to sign up and upload your ebooks to start making money from them. Read our guide on how to make money selling ebooks for more guidance on this.

4. Sell your Products and Services

Can I be an Amazon seller in Nigeria? This is the question from many Nigerians that want to sell their products on Amazon. Yes, you can. It is just that you will need to use VPN since Nigeria is not yet listed as one of the approved countries by Amazon. With the use of VPN, you can change the country you live in (Nigeria) to an approved country listed by Amazon.

After this, you can sign up on Amazon and upload pictures of your products. Making money on Amazon with this method is often stressful. This is because you have to constantly use VPN to visit Amazon and you will need a friend from an approved country to help you with the pick-up point of your products.

If this option looks stressful for you, you can look at other options you have for making money on Amazon. However, I believe this will change in the near future because soon Nigeria will be listed too as one of the approved countries.

5. Amazon Affiliate Program (AAP)

If you are thinking of how to make money on Amazon without selling, this is the best way to earn money on Amazon in Nigeria. To start making money from Amazon affiliate programs you do not need capital. All you need is a good traffic source.

This traffic can be from a blog if you have a blog and it can be from YouTube if you have a YouTube channel. In case this is the first time you are getting to know about affiliate marketing and you do not understand what it means… Affiliate marketing simply means a marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays a commission to an external website or YouTube channel for traffic or sales generated from its referrals.

So when you help Amazon to increase sales by sharing their affiliate links online you will make a huge commission of this regularly. Read our guide on how to start affiliate marketing in Nigeria.

6. Amazon Handmade

This is another way you can make money on Amazon in Nigeria especially if you are very good with art and crafts like paintings, sculptures, furniture, embroidery, and more. Just in case you do not know about Amazon Handmade or you have not heard about it before.

Amazon Handmade is a special platform that allows people that are art inclined to sell their products and make money off their skills or gifts. To join Amazon handmade is not difficult. All you need to do is to sign up on Amazon Handmade as a seller and when you are accepted you can upload a picture of your handmade items to start selling.

However, you need to also read Amazon’s terms and conditions to make sure you agree with them before going ahead to use the platform. Amazon Handmade also gave a return policy that states that handmade products can be returned if they are deformed or rejected.

You need to read the return policy carefully too before going ahead with the program. It is important to note that you will need a VPN to make money with Amazon Handmade.


You do not need to live in the USA before you can make money on Amazon. As you can see and read so far there are different ways to make money on Amazon in Nigeria you just have to pick the method most suitable and comfortable for you.

You do not also need capital especially if you do not have one as there are ways you can also make money on Amazon in Nigeria without capital.


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Ralph Bamigboye is an Accountant. He is the owner of, and Finance Naija YouTube Channel. He has helped many individuals to start their businesses and make money online. How can he help you?

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