6 part-time jobs available in Nigeria


If you have a regular work or study commitment and need an additional source of income, a part-time job might help.  Part-time work is a familiar concept in most parts of the world including Nigeria, and should not be overlooked in favour of borrowing money for important purchases. Here are some of the most attainable part-time jobs in Nigeria which offer reasonable earnings and can be fit around a regular fixed schedule.

Virtual Assistant
N1,000 – N15,000 per hour
What you need: Secretarial/Administrative skills, computer access/literacy, good telephone manner.
Clement127 / Flickr

Clement127 / Flickr

A virtual assistant is someone who works for a business, usually in an administrative capacity from home. The business is usually small, with no need for a full-time administrator and so hires a contractor (you) in order to save money on a full-time employee. Duties include typing, sending e-mails, drafting documents and business planning. The more specialised skills you have, the more you will be able to charge. If you have specialised accounting skills, such as a knowledge and understand of Sage or Quickbooks for example, you could easily charge N15,000 an hour by marketing yourself as a virtual assistant specialising in book keeping. You can find positions on dedicated VR sites such as Peopleperhour.com and Assistantmatch.com

Uber Driver (Lagos)

Approximately N3,000 per ride.

What you need: A reliable vehicle in good physical condition, a smartphone (or Uber can provide one), a driving license, drivers institute ID card.

Caroline Giegerich / Flickr

Caroline Giegerich / Flickr

Uber Lagos, the global taxi app reportedly has 150 drivers in its database with room for more. The trend of Uber Lagos drivers deviates from that of “traditional” taxi drivers as we have come to know. Most Uber drivers are “regular people with good jobs, who choose to drive Uber to let their cars pay for themselves”. When asked why, one IBM employee who only drives for Uber on Sundays responded, “Why not? I only drive on Sundays and I make enough to pay back my car loan”. Also, it can’t be a bad thing that Uber pays its drivers weekly, so you’re not kept waiting for your money.


Private Tutor

About N2,000 per session

What you need: A degree, references, patience, and an ability to tutor children and adults in specific areas.
After school tuition is a great option for parents who are worried about their childrens grades at school, as well as students looking for extra help in preparing for important examinations. It is also a great option for graduates who have some spare time, minimal resources and a desire to coach the next generation into succeeding. Initially, it may help to work through a tutoring company such as Fiverr.com or Professionalhometutors.com.ng to learn the ropes. Serving several areas in Lagos (Ikeja, VI, Lekki, Magodo and Surulere), they cut out the advertising in exchange for a small commission and establish a fit between tutors and students. Once established, you can continue build your portfolio through independent listing services such as Prepclass.com.ng and Tutor.ng


Web Designer

N400 – N2,200 per hour

What you need: Web design skills, and access to a computer.
Web design is one of those areas of specialization where if you know what you’re doing, you will never be out of a job for long. Remuneration doesn’t just come in terms of cash, as Dana Winslow of DWUser.com points out: “Thanks to some clients of mine, I have received over the years a free copy of Adobe CS4, a discounted iMac (to help get me back up and going when my PC broke), an external hard drive, an iPad… and a free lunch”. While the competition is strong, established web designers are able to command more fees than beginners in the field, but the good news is that if you are open to a global audience, jobs are plentiful on global marketplaces such as Guru.com, Upwork.com, Peopleperhour.com, Outsource.com among many others.

 Health Supplements Distributor

N5,000 – N250,000 per month

What you need: An interest in health, a thirst for knowledge, and an ability to market verbally.
Health supplements companies in Nigeria have grown into multimillion dollar companies with little advertising through a heavy network marketing strategy. In the process, a record number of people have been able to turn their lives around by marketing health supplements to friends and family. More successful companies such as Swissgarde have been propelled by the observation that the high concentration of active ingredients in their products mean that customers notice a reduction and even an elimination in symptoms when on their products. Pharmacists, bankers, traders, students and doctors make up some of the audience present at Swissgarde’s weekly meetings in Ikeja, some of whom have been taken by the company on all expense paid holidays to exotic destinations around the world. When asked why Mrs Umerah closed her fabric shop to pursue the business full-time, she responded “It all came down to the money. I was making less than N100,000 monthly from the fabrics before profit, while Swissgarde paid me N800,000 a month. The fabrics had to go”.


Graphic Designer

Approximately N30,000 per job

What you need: Graphic design skills, Graphic design software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop
Jeffrey Zeldman / Flickr

Jeffrey Zeldman / Flickr

“The point is you don’t need the latest and greatest to get started or to become successful. All you need is a computer, an internet connection, and yourself. With that you take it one step at a time” observes Brent Galloway, a freelance designer who left his job in 2011 to become a graphic designer full-time. You can easily set up a free portfolio on Behance or Carbonmade, and a Twitter account and Facebook page is free to set up.  However, freelancing does not guarantee a steady income, and I hope you’re already aware of this”. On a positive note, income sources are free and plentiful, thanks to an increasingly connected global marketplace. You can build your portfolio by taking on fast, easy jobs on sites like Fiverr.com and once established, move on to specialised graphic design services such as Design Crowd,99designs.comwhich pay up to N60,000 per design project.
Whatever part-time job you decide to take, just be sure to put it in a savings account, or invest it in a rewarding venture.

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  • I love the information I received from this page and if you can help me, I am a graphics designer but I have no idea on how to get client I am in need of help

    Simeon Dickson March 22, 2017 8:18 pm
  • Hi Mr Pepe,you have really been a great source of inspiration to so many readers including me through your write-up.May continue to preserve your life and increase your wisdom.Pls I am a computer Repair/Network
    Engineer.I need corporate/individual clients to support.Pls how can u connect/assist.
    Thank you.

    Olagoke May 4, 2017 8:31 am
    • Hi Olagoke,

      Thank you so much for your encouragement. I hope this has helped you. I would strongly suggest that you start networking in circles where your services might be needed. If you are not already on, join Silicon Africa on Facebook and join conversations without marketing anything. Offer solutions that are relevant to your field and people will start to take an interest and offer you jobs. All the best, Olagoke!

      Ethan Okoli May 8, 2017 4:32 pm
  • your piece is great and the part bout making ur day by leaving a comment made me smile. u ‘re doing a great job. more grease to ur elbows bro.

    flaky October 12, 2017 10:43 am
  • Hi there! I’m Othniel and am a student looking out for a part-time job. I am interested in a virtual assistant job or health supplement marketer. I’d be glad if am given a gateway in securing this type of jobs

    Othniel Ejike November 18, 2017 1:01 pm
    • Hi Othniel, thank you for being specific about what skills you can offer and actually what you want. I think I know someone who could work with – could you please give me your email address to pass on?

      Ethan November 19, 2017 8:00 pm
  • Hello! My name is Rosemary. I am a student and looking for a part-time job. I am very interested in a virtual assistant job and I’d be grateful if you can help me. Thank you.

    Rosemary Udohette November 24, 2017 8:32 pm
    • Hi Rosemary,

      I can help. Could you please email me via ctrl@mrpepe.com?


      Ethan November 26, 2017 1:27 pm
  • Hello! My name is Ishola Hubaidat, I’m an undergraduate who’s somehow stumbled across this page, and honestly I need your help in getting a part time job as a casual staff, would you be able to help, please?

    Ishola Hubaidat December 5, 2017 6:43 pm
  • Hello, I’m a fresh graduate seeking a part time job. i would love to have a link to were the services of a virtual assistant is needed, i have the required computer and business planning skills that would be needed. i would be most grateful if you can link me up.
    Thank you

    Daniel January 17, 2018 7:56 am
  • Hello, My name is Daniel Momoh, I’m a fresh graduate seeking a part time job. i would love to have a link to were the services of a virtual assistant is needed, i have the required computer and business planning skills that would be needed. i would be most grateful if you can link me up.
    Thank you

    Daniel Momoh January 17, 2018 7:57 am
  • Hello, I saw your blog and it is encouraging that new and fresh graduates are out there looking for where and how to start networking. Anyway, I am looking to hire a digital marketing.
    Summary of Responsibilities:
    Assist in the development and implementation of the digital brand strategy.
    In liaison with a digital agency, create and manage social media content.
    Uploading and maintaining content for the organization’s website.
    Dispatch email marketing campaigns to customers to create awareness on new campaigns and initiatives.
    Design, build and maintain our social media presence.
    Digital content development and editing (social media, blogs, etc.);
    Social media marketing
    Minimum Qualification Requirements
    OND, HND, BSC or equivalent qualification or experience demonstrating that level of applied knowledge.
    Send your CV to atanimola@NDOML.com

    Angela Tanimola January 30, 2018 8:28 am
  • Great work you are doing,please am a fresh graduate but yet to get my certificate,but my O’level results is OK,I studied anatomy(Basic Medical Science). I don’t know if you can help me get a job in this field. Thanks sir

    Temitope March 5, 2018 1:36 pm
  • Hey,I am Blessing and i love to write. I am an undergraduate in 200level.I want a part time job as an online writer. Where and how to I apply

    Blessing March 17, 2018 3:39 pm
  • I am a 300 level student of unilag and can drive with driving experience of 5 years. I’ll love to work as a part-time driver. I’ll appreciate a reply if there’s any vacancy.

    Uche March 26, 2018 12:34 pm
  • Am a student and interested in making few bucks to support myself,I like to be a virtual assistant, please can you help me.

    Cynthia March 27, 2018 5:28 pm
  • Thanks for the article. I’m a graduate of physiology presently running a post graduate diploma course in biomedical engineering and I’m looking for a part time job in a biomedical engineering firm. Please can you help me

    Claire April 4, 2018 4:29 pm
  • Hi! I’m Maro. I’m a student looking for a part-time job. I am interested in being a virtual assistant or a health supplement distributor. I’d be glad if my request is granted.

    Addah Maro April 9, 2018 2:53 pm
  • Hi,My name is glory I am insanely Creative, I am great at multitasking,I am good at Churning out Ideas.
    I néed a part time job
    My email: geziani93@gmail.com

    Eziani glory May 6, 2018 8:52 pm
  • ‘m Olumide, I’m a graduate in Accounting, I need a part time job soonest please. Thanks in anticipation

    Olumide May 7, 2018 11:10 pm

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