Adesoji Adegbulu

How to Make Real Money Online from Affiliate Marketing in Nigeria

affiliate marketing

To start with, affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a product or service owner rewards affiliates for each customer brought about by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. In simple terms, you get paid a percentage of the income made on every sale generated by your effort. Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to make money online in Nigeria.

It is easy because you don’t really get to do the major work. What you need to do is to find the best performing product or service you can market as an affiliate, set-up a mini-niche blog for it, work to rank the blog on Google page 1 for its keyword and start an email list to promote the product/service. The big requirement for success in affiliate marketing in Nigeria is to target the right people and generate massive traffic to what you are marketing as an affiliate.

Affiliate marketing has four major players – the brand, the network that contains offers for the affiliate to choose from and also takes care of the payments, the affiliate (you) and the customer.

The first thing for succeeding in affiliate marketing is to find the right brands to promote and a network where you can find the offers to choose from. The next thing is to choose the right affiliate product/service you can promote. Choose the product/service and generate your affiliate links for each product/service. After which, you need to locate where you target market is. When you find them, you can then start marketing your affiliate product/service to them. Make sure you don’t spam your prospects.

Now, you need to go ahead and make use of the information in this post. This would help you in your success with affiliate marketing in Nigeria. In summary, you need to do these to make real money online from affiliate marketing in Nigeria.

1. Find the right brands/products/service or affiliate network where you can find the offers to choose from.
2. Register on the affiliate network or the affiliate site as an affiliate
3. Read the site policies and all the information on how to succeed as an affiliate
2. Choose the right affiliate product/service you can promote. Choose the product/service that you have a knowledge about
3. Generate your affiliate links for each product/service. Remember to use URL shorteners provided by the affiliate site or use sites like to shorten your affiliate URLs
4. Locate where your target market is (i.e. the people who really need what you are affiliating for). When you find them, you can then start marketing the product/service to them via your affiliate URLs/links



  1. Petr Bednarik Avatar
    Petr Bednarik

    I have very good experience with Amazon, just pick a popular product that sells a lot, create site and start drive traffic. Clickbank is also good, but it’s harder to promote.

    1. Adesoji Adegbulu Avatar

      Thanks for that tip Petr, having a site dedicated to the affiliate product sells well. You can also do the same thing for ClickBank

      1. Charles Avatar

        Must i hv a website to in order to market prodcts using affiliate? Tnx

        1. Adesoji Adegbulu Avatar

          It’s not a must but if you want to make more money from affiliate marketing then you need to start a blog for the product you are promoting as an affiliate

          1. Charles Avatar

            Ok, tnx. How can i create a blog den?

  2. Charles Avatar

    Wow! I am glad after reading ur ebook on hw to create a blog, i understood everythng it really involves a lot of hard work. Bt i hv qstns again.
    1) Is there any affiliate dt usually pay per click, that is whn they hav more traffic tru ur referal link without necessarily buying a product?
    2) Can i use my VTN accnt to carry out transactions on all d sites i must visit whn creating a blog?
    3) hv u heard of virtapay? If yes, pls wil u hlp me on how i can withdraw my money cos i hv more dan $1000 there. Tnx very much

    1. Adesoji Adegbulu Avatar

      1. No, the real and legit ones I know ONLY pays you a percentage commission after someone makes a purchase via your referral link.
      2. No, you can only use your VTN account to carry out transactions on the sites that accepts VTN trasactions.
      3. Yes, I know virtapay but sorry, you cannot withdraw the money yet. You can only use it for trade-by-barter (i.e. pay for services or products on virtapay).

  3. Charles Avatar

    Ok. As regards to qstn1, which type of accnt do u recomnd for me to open in order to carry out d transactions, and how can i fund it?

    1. Adesoji Adegbulu Avatar

      what transactions do you want to carry out & what do you want to fund?

  4. Charles Avatar

    Sorry, i meant as regards to qstn2, whn carryng out transactions with for example, wordpress (when paying for their services) which type of accnt do u recomnd for me to open in order to carry out d transactions, and how can i fund it?

    1. Adesoji Adegbulu Avatar

      Ok. If you follow what’s in the big blog guide, you will see 2 options. 1. You cn pay Naira for your domain name and web hosting. 2. You can also pay in Dollars but for that, you will need UBA Africard or Zenith Buxz card

  5. Francis Okaformbah Avatar
    Francis Okaformbah

    Quite true about affiliate marketing. And its quite nice that some nigerian companies/internet businesses now offer affiliate programmes too.

  6. Bukky Avatar

    Web4Africa is really good. Jumia and Konga also started this too in Nigeria. You can visit their sites to join their affiliate programs.

    1. Adesoji Adegbulu Avatar

      Yes Bukky,

      Web4Africa is good. I also posts on this blog with details on how to join affiliate programs in Nigeria.

  7. chukwueze solomon Avatar
    chukwueze solomon

    please i need the best five affiliating for nigerians

    1. Adesoji Adegbulu Avatar

      Hi Chukwueze,

      Please, find more information about affiliate marketing here –

      You will get to know more, how to start and where to start.

  8. Henry Avatar

    Hi Adesoji, pls I need your contact for you to guide me on how to set up affiliate marketing with Amazon and Clickbank, thanks.

    1. Adesoji Adegbulu Avatar

      Hi Henry. Please, send a message to me via the contact form on

      I’ll respond to you and get you started on what you want me to guide you on.


  9. akinola Avatar

    Thanks. I want to focus on affiliate marketing now. I think it might be slow but will definitely pay at last.

    1. Adesoji Avatar

      It will definitely pay if you do the right things with the right information you get on this blog.

  10. Chinedu Avatar

    i have a website/blog, how do i locate the right target market for the affiliate products/services?

    1. Adesoji Avatar

      The right target market is those who are interested in what you intend marketing as an affiliate. You can locate them by conducting market research on the internet to find them. If you need help with this, I can coach you. Send a message via the contact page.

  11. omovig Avatar

    I would really like to learn how to make money through my website and affiliate marketing as well as other legitimate avenue. Can you help out?

    1. Adesoji Avatar

      Yes, I can help out. Start by investing enough time to read, learn and act on the several articles/posts on this blog ( When you need assistance/clarification or further details, please send a message to me via the contact page. Thanks

  12. Jimmy Avatar

    Thanks for the insight. Can one create a site and promote more than one affiliate product?

    1. Adesoji Avatar

      Yes, Jimmy.

      You can promote more than one affiliate product on a site. However, you will need to choose a domain name that is not focused on just one product. Also, the contents on the site should vary based on the categories of the products you want to promote.