One of the ways to create employment opportunities in Nigeria is to become an online consultant. Who is an online consultant? An online consultant is someone who provides specialized service or advice to others who might need it on the internet.
However, being an online consultant implies that you have a certain expertise in certain fields that will be helpful to a target audience. In other word, the consultation you will be rendering will be base on the experiences you have acquired in your present or past job. This is one good solution if you are tired of working for others or interested in earning additional income to your salary.
With the daily flow of businesses to the internet and continuous changes in technology, many business owners are looking for consultants to help them solve various challenges. These problems includes preparing business plans, virtual assistant, writing articles, sales copy, developing software, online training to market products and services, etc.
In addition, the ability to use webcams and chat makes it possible to render such services from home. My recommendation is for you to learn how the internet works, be persistent and committed to the business; you would have created employment opportunities in Nigeria for yourself earning good income.
This may also be a way out for our young graduates searching for the unavailable jobs. They will become self employ base on what they have learnt in school and gain freedom because they are their own boss. It’s even possible for our undergraduates to simultaneously build their business with their school studies. Thus learning and earning at the same time.
Creating employment opportunities in Nigeria as an online consultant does not mean you have to be the best in your industry or you have held a top managerial position in a company. But there is need to learn how you can market your business and is essential to up date yourself with new knowledge of happenings in your industry. As a fresh graduate, you can get an experience expert in your field to be your mentor.
The services you will render will be base on the experiences you have acquired in your workplace. These services include teaching and translating contents from different languages to English, employment consultant, engineering consultant, accounting consultant, copy writer, proofreader, etc.
For example, you can create a step by step e-book that can guide students and young graduates in creating successful careers Nigeria. For people that are interested in the product, you may recommend they pay to your bank account. After you have confirmed payment you will mail the e-book to their mail box.
Alternatively, you may build a membership website that you update every month with tutorials on a specific market needs and it will be accessible to paid members every month. Alternatively, you can provide regularly free content on your website to woo potential clients to pay for your online consultation or training.
In addition, creating employment opportunities in Nigeria and becoming a consultant, your online consultation should focus on solving problems that relate to specific market need. Don’t try to become a general consultant to everybody; otherwise it will be difficult to convince people that you are an expert in your industry.
Do research on the potential clients you are targeting to know what they want, so you can adapt your services for them. A study on your competitors will reveal information to improve on your consulting service to gain competitive edge in the industry.
Finally, you must remember that as it is in every worthwhile project, creating employment opportunities in Nigeria and becoming an online consultant will cost you some money for your training, business online tools and your commitment to make it work and achieve success.
Olabode Oruku is the chief executive officer of Oruku Consultancy Services. The company offers proven online and offline marketing training to small business owners. You can reach me on mobile phone 08033205456 or Click Here To Send Me A Mail.