Affiliate marketing in Nigeria is not new. It is one online business I can bet you’ve come across before. This is not your first time. You may have even attempted it before and failed or got low returns.

Worry not. This post was specially prepared for you.

Even if you are a complete beginner who is coming across Affiliate marketing  for the first time. By the end of this post, you won’t just know what affiliate marketing is. You would have also learnt the best tips to make it work for you in making money consistently.

Affiliate marketing has turned thousands of ordinary men and women who have no single products of there own into multi-millionares. You can also be one of them after studying and applying the tips here.

But before that let me quickly ask

  • Have you been searching for legitimate ways to make money online in Nigeria?
  • Have you tried several online surveys and tasks and ended with no positive result?
  • Have you seen the many flashy and flamboyant lifestyles of Forex traders and considered Forex trading but found it complex and too technical?
  • Have you also seen the so many profit potentials of the trending Cryptocurrency but lack the financial back up to invest in it?
  • Oh maybe. You prefer to sell products online because you find it quite easier and less complicated. But then, you got no products of your own to sell.

If somehow, you find yourself in any of the above category, You should be glad because you’re about to learn about one of the most lucrative online business you can do in Nigeria and make a huge income

In recent times, finding a job in Nigeria is like finding a needle in a haystack. Hence, millions of graduate are littering all over the country but some who are smart enough have discovered the goldmine in the internet and are silently making 6-7 figures on monthly basis

Truth is, many opportunities abound in the online world. And the one I consider the best of them is Affiliate marketing. You will find out why very soon as we go down

But I must however mention that people who have approached affiliate marketing in Nigeria and even abroad wrongly  have failed in it woefully .

Nonetheless, this guide promises to teach you all you have to know about it and how to start making money online with it.

You will learn and begin to earn. a sweet thing right?

Stick with me. Its going to be an interesting read, I assure you

Up until today, I am yet to discover an online business with a much more profit margin than affiliate marketing. It is one of the cheapest ways to make money online in Nigeria and even the world at large. But  just as I always like to tell you the truth in my posts. It is not always the easiest especially when you don’t know the ropes.

Don’t worry about the ropes as this guide will teach you that. Just read on

Before now, making money with Affiliate marketing in Nigeria was not favourable and smooth because of too many restrictions. From ban placed on most African countries by these affiliate networks to the restriction of receiving payment from foreign countries (No thanks to PayPal).

Fortunately, today the story is different. Everything has changed. Not only have most of these bans been lifted but most affiliate programs have been launched in Nigeria by Nigerians and for Nigerians.

Later in this guide, We will see a list of some of the top best Nigeria affiliate programs and few foreign ones you can quickly join and start promoting for immediately.

So you see, you have no excuse for not tapping your own share from this national and global cake called Affiliate marketing.


make money promoting products

Affiliate marketing is a type of marketing technique in which an affiliate network pays a commission to an affiliate marketer for initiating a sale of the network’s products or services

Basically, the process of convincing readers to purchase a particular product and the owners of the product pay you in return

An affiliate marketer merely act as a link between the seller and the buyer. He has no business with the logistics involved. He simply ensures his reader whom he has so well convinced get connected to the seller through his unique affiliate link

Affiliate marketing in Nigeria is technically like any other services you render to get paid. But unlike many other services, the amount you receive is not fixed.

The higher the number of people you are able to convince to make a purchase of your affiliate products, the higher the money you will make.


The real question is why shouldn’t you be an affiliate marketing in Nigeria?. But since you have asked. Let me tell you.

One thing I know is that the desire to make money online and perhaps through affiliate marketing is one reason why you are reading this post. So that suffice me to say that making money online and making it consistently is one reason why you should do affiliate marketing

Hear what a top blogger Jon Morrow the brain behind smartblogger has to say about affiliate marketing
If you don’t have a product to sell, one of the best ways to earn money from your blog is to sell products that other people have.


So basically, making money through the cheapest means is one major reason to consider affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is now one of the best, cheapest and fastest growing method of internet marketing that there is in the globe. It has continued to pump millions for many people and won’t stop any time soon.

Don’t take my world for it

See this

“USA  generate nearly 5 billion dollars yearly from affiliate marketing”.

You can also start earning a few thousand naira from your own little corner and grow mega. So a blogger who is not involved in affiliate marketing is leaving huge amount of money on the table.

Unlike Contextual ads such as Google Adsense that require a huge amount of traffic to make a reasonable amount of money. In Affiliate marketing, with just few loyal and targeted  followers, you can be smiling to the bank.

Point is, you can start making money from affiliate marketing with your little traffic and make more money as your traffic grows


how affiliate marketing works

You simply choose a preferred affiliate network and then sign up to join their affiliate program.

You select the products that you want to sell

The affiliate networks then provides you with a unique affiliate code that you can use to direct traffic to the target site or the product site.

Most times, the affiliate programs will send text links, banners or other forms of creative copies where you as the affiliate are required to place on your blog, website or even your social media profile where you intend to do your promotion

When your visitors who are interested in buying any of the products click on these links, they get redirected to the product site and if they finally buy the product. You get paid a commission. Simple


It Is Highly Cost Effective:

I had mentioned earlier that this is one of the cheapest ways of making money online.This is because you do not have to worry about producing the products yourself since the product is already developed by the seller or provided by the affiliate networks.

You also do not need to pay a rent for a physical business location or worry about hiring and paying employees either.
With your smart phone or computer, you are good. it is what I like to call a mobile office or a mobile shop

Access To The Global Market:

Your location is no more a limitation. You can be somewhere in Benue State and still have your customers in Lagos, Ghana, Canada or even anywhere in the world.The internet has turned the world into one small global village.

Imagine that feeling of being in your small room somewhere in Onitsha and getting product orders from customers in the US.

An awesome feeling, right?

Online marketing gives you the opportunity to reach people all over the globe.

It Is Totally Free 

Yes, this is the beauty of it all. You don’t have to pay anything to join any legitimate affiliate program. It is totally free. Any affiliate program that asks you to pay a dime to join is scam. Run far away (na dem!)

No Worries Of Storing Space or Shipping Cost

Need I say more?. Storing the goods or shipping the goods to your customers is entirely not your business. Your only concern is to ensure the buyer uses your affiliate link.The whole logistics is handled by the product owners

Zero Worries About Customer Support

Maximum customer support is what every customer holds in high value. But here, You don’t need to provide any customer support or deal with complaints from your buyers as the merchants (product owners) do that for you.

Passive Income

Nothing is as sweet as making money while you are sleeping or having fun with just a little effort you already put in place. This is the level every internet marketer dreams to attain.

While regular 5-9 jobs can give you a fixed income as long as you work. Affiliate marketing offers you the opportunity that can help create a steady flow of income even when you are not actively working on it. It is a set and forget kind of internet marketing. You don’t have to always be behind your computer trying to beat deadlines.

Work In The Comfort Of Your Home

This is true for most online businesses. Nothing could be more fulfilling than the reality of working in the comfort of your home in your time and schedule. 

You have no business going to work every day and getting stuck in traffic every morning and evening . Worst off, getting a fixed payment at the end of every month with all your efforts .


Having read all the upsides of Affiliate marketing and gotten convinced that it’s an excellent way to make money online. It will be unfair if I hid the fact that it’s a highly competitive business too.

In order to be successful in Affiliate marketing, you need to know the ropes well. These include understanding the market availability, the demands, know-how of  product promotion, the do’s and don’ts. Also bearing in mind that what worked before may fail you today therefore no use sticking to outdated strategies


So below are highly effective tips to help you succeed in affiliate marketing:

Research the Demand of the Product

Researching the market availability and the demand for the products is a wise and first thing to do when thinking of affiliate marketing. This will save you a whole lot of time and ensure maximum results.

Promoting products that is low in demand will see you making efforts in vain. You may not get enough sales to give you the satisfaction that comes with affiliate marketing

So it becomes a wise approach to spend quality time researching and finding out  products that are in hot demand by your target audience.

Affiliate marketing is a business so you will have a much better chance of succeeding if you treat it like one

Choosing the Right Affiliate Network

When choosing affiliate programs or networks, it is good to choose an affiliate program that has good reputation. One that has many happy affiliate promoters and offers product related to your niche (assuming you are promoting via your blog)

This means you don’t have to sign up with any affiliate program you come across without a proper research on the credibility and reputation of such networks.
This will also build and guard your reputation since your loyal customers will come to believe in your offers. In all, ensure the affiliate has a great customer support.

Join Only a Few Affiliate Programs

One major mistake some bloggers or internet marketers make especially beginners is lack of concentration(concentration in the sense of focusing on one or just few things).

They join too many affiliate programs to promote their products. You know why this they do? They simply want to increase their income.

While this may seem intelligent and wise. Adopting this approach in affiliate marketing may become your greatest reason of frustration. This is because you will soon be overwhelmed with everything as you may not be able to properly promote any of the products to get maximum results.

In this time when competition is very high. You do not need all or too many affiliate programs to stay afloat. You just need a few of them that you can channel maximum energy and time to get maximum results

Specificity is the real deal. Gathering everything is not smartness. Let your customers know you for few quality offers you promote and you will soar higher.

Use Several Traffic Sources to Promote Your Offers

Most people use their blog or site alone to promote their affiliate offers. While there is nothing wrong with this, your blog alone is not enough to promote your affiliate offers.

It is cool and always best to have many sources of traffic to your affiliate links. This could be achieved by using Social media such as facebook, instagram or even twitter and forums such as nairaland. This will increase your chances of getting higher traffic to your links which means more conversion.


The answer to this is NO
You don’t exactly have to be a blogger or a site owner to earn from affiliate marketing. In this age of social media and online forums, anyone can be an affiliate marketer promoting the offers in social media and forums.

This, you can do by creating facebook fan page or groups. Get loyal followers or members. Share free tips related to the products you are promoting and ultimately promote your products to them.

The beauty of using facebook marketing is that you can target a particular group of people, a particular location, or even age groups etc

However, if you have really signed to take up affiliate marketing as a full time venture. Setting up a site or blog is the best. It gives you a more professional outlook and increases your chances of hitting it big.

This does not in any way stop you from promoting through social media

So having learnt all these. How then do I get these affiliate programs? 



jumia affiliate program

Jumia is a popular online store which prides her self as the number one online  shop in Nigeria for electronic appliances, fashion, beauty and virtually everything you may need.

Before now, you may have have known Jumia as an online shop but what you do not probably know is that Jumia has an affiliate program.

Jumia affiliate programs lets you to sign up free of charge to promote their products and pay you a commission in return for any completed sale through your affiliate link.

How Does The Jumia Affiliate Marketing Work?

  • You register for free and gets approval just the next day.
  • With their wide range of banners, feed or deep link generator, you advertise your preferred products
  • Then you get to earn commission on all orders a customer makes within the period of 30 days after clicking your ad
  • You can then proceed to use their available tools to analyse your performance and see what works and what doesn’t work

For more details, read Jumia Affiliate Program


konga affiliate program

Konga is another popular Nigerian e-commerce company headquartered in Lagos state Nigeria.

It offers a third-party online shop as well as first-party direct retail in various  categories of products such as home appliances, electronics, fashion etc. Just like Jumia, they offer affiliate programs for advertisers and marketers

How Does Konga Affiliate Marketing Work?

  • You simply go to the sign up form and fill out with your details.
  • Then access your password and other info in your email
  • With your password, you log in into your dashboard otherwise known as affiliate panel and select from the many banners, text links and other promotional materials provided there.
  • You then proceed to place these promotional banners or text links on your homepage and other pages of your site or blog
  • Then get paid up to 9% commission for any completed purchase through your link

For more details, read Konga Affiliate Program


travelstart affiliate program

Travelstart is Africa’s leading online travel agency based in Sunny Cape Town, with offices across Africa and the Middle East where hundreds of Travelstarters are committed to ensure you rock your travel world. It is your one-stop online travel shop.

Back here in Nigeria.It is always a dream come true working with such a renowned company. But, you and I may not have the the opportunity getting such a juicy job.

Fortunately, they offer affiliate programs where you can join to partake of their cake. So, technically you can work with Travelstart in the comfort of your home as an affiliate marketer and make real money

How Does Travelstart Affiliate Program Work?

  • You simply go to the Partner sign up page and complete the registration form.
  • Your assigned affiliate manager will  email you either accepting or rejecting your application with reasons.
  • If accepted, you will be given the options for creatives that would be sent to you (banners, text links, xml feeds and more) to display on your newsletter, site blog or whatever platform you are promoting the link.
  • They ask you to invoice them on monthly basis on the reports that shows in your affiliate login.
  • And they finally pay you directly into your bank account. It’s as easy as that.

For more details, Travelstart Affiliate Program



shareasale affiliate program

Shareasale is another popular affiliate marketing network based in Chicago,  USA that has gathered momentum over the years. They have been in business for 19 years, exclusively as an Affiliate Marketing Network.
So they are highly reputed and have received many accolades for speed, efficiency and accuracy.  

How Does The Affiliate Program Work

  • You simply visit their website and choose that you want to join shareasale as an affiliate.
  • You click on sign up to join
  • When approved, you select your preferred products and begin to promote
  • Then you get paid for any successful sale made through your affiliate link

For more details, see Shareasale Affiliate Program


market healtth affiliate program

The MarketHealth Network is a global force in the health and beauty industry offering various  business opportunities for Affiliate Marketers and merchants.
The Market Health Affiliate Network lets you to advertise and promote the world’s leading health and beauty offers on the internet

It is a great affiliate network you should consider if you are in health or beauty related niche ( for bloggers) as they offer one of the highest paying affiliate program in the industry

For more details, see Markethealth Affiliate Program

How Does The Affiliate Program Work

  • When you sign up to join the affiliate program and you get accepted
  • You select your preferred offers and promote
  • Then you receive commission for a completed sale through your unique link

Commission payments are sent two times a month. On the 1st and 16th of every month with a minimum of $20. The sales you make from the 1st – 15th get paid on the 1st of the following month.The sales you make from the 16th – 31st get paid on the 16th of the following month.

 Others include

  •  CJ
  • Amazon
  • Grammerly
  • Sitegroud etc


Making money with Affiliate marketing in Nigeria is not a fairy tale. It is not a mirage. It is a real online business capable of changing your financial status for good.
With the above detailed and comprehensive guide. I am convinced that you have been armed to invade the affiliate marketing industry and make millions even here in Nigeria.

Bear in mind that the affiliate programs or networks listed here are not the only ones that there are. The lists goes on and on. You could make proper research for more.

If you intend to promote an affiliate offer in your already existing blog, do well to promote products related to your blog niche that your readers will be interested in. This will result to a higher conversion which means more money to your accounts

Your Turn

You have seen it all. Affiliate marketing in Nigeria is the real deal. Take action by joining this golden train
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