This post contains a list of successful websites that makes more money than Linda Ikeji’s blog.
Before dropping this post, I know it is not proper comparing a blog site to other web applications like discussion forums, classified sites, online directories, online store, an so on.
But I only want to prove a point, trying to let you know that there are various other online businesses to venture into and make even more money.
In Nigeria today, everyone wants to be a blogger because of the likes of Linda Ikeji, and other successful bloggers who we all know is making it very big in the blogging industry.
It’s very annoying whenever someone comes across a mushroom blog, or discover an already researched information on another blog (copy and paste blogs). This is not how Linda started. Linda’s blog is a classical one; it is why so many people around the world love to visit it.
If the blogging stuff seems hard, there are other options out there.
Successful Websites In Nigeria
Legit.ng was previously the popular Naij.com. It is a Nigerian news, entertainment portal, and resources based website.
It is currently ranking the 2nd most visited Nigeria based websites in Nigeria, ranked just after Bet9ja.
It was launched as naij.com in 2012, owned by Vital Laptenok, from Belarus, who lives in Minsk, Belarus.
No need to talk much about him; just know that he has a big chunk of the blogging business in Nigeria.
The site is a multi-author site with lots of Nigerians as in charge of it.
The site has over 30 million unique monthly visitors.
It earns most of its income from Google AdSense and also Direct Advertisement for may big companies in Nigeria.
When they were still naij.com, it was among the first site I discovered that uses “Push Notification.” I believe it is one of the reasons it got to the level it is today.
Nairaland is the biggest discussion forum not just in Nigeria but in Africa. It is also included in the top 20 successful forums websites in the world.
It is owned by Oluwaseun Osewa, a native of Ogun State, here in Nigeria.
Nairaland was developed with an open-source application called Simple Machine Forum (SMF) version 1.2, though now outdated.
The forum was hosted since 2005, now with over 2.3 million registered members, not to talk of guests, and over 5.1 million topics. What else can I say!
With a total of 42 categories, Nairaland spread its advert banners on each of the categories. The prices of its adverts on Nairaland differ from one category to another.
All I can say is that Nairaland Forum is a money-making machine for Oluwaseun Osewa.
This is the online version of the Vanguard newspaper. They are well ranked, always below the 10th position in Nigeria Alexa ranking.
They are old in the game and know there way around it all.
They are trusted by many in giving accurate information over most blogs.
They are involved in a lot of direct advertisements and also use other avenues of monetization.
Naijaloaded was hosted as far back as 2009, and currently, it is one of the most popular, and successful information portals websites in Nigeria.
The site is loaded with news, all kinds of music, videos, entertainment, and many more.
It is owned by Makinde Azeez, one of the most successful bloggers in Nigeria.
Naijaloaded has an average of 90 million page views per month according to Alexa. With this amount of traffic, you can imagine the level of income.
Founded by Tunde Kehinde and Raphael Afaedor in 2012, though, there was information that the co-founders sold their ownership in 2014 to Nicolas Martins and Jeremy Doutte.
I don’t know much about the new owners of Jumia.com.ng.
Jumia is the most ranked e-commerce in Nigeria, according to Alexa ranking, for a long time, it has been in a position less than 10 in Nigeria.
Jumia is currently a dependent name in many homes. They have a wide range of customers all across the country.
They generate income from the commission they make from their vendor’s goods after successful delivery.
You will be deceived when using a web tool like Alexa to compare OLX with other sites.
Alexa has always ranked OLX above 50 in Nigeria; this is so because most OLX user prefers to make use of the app rather than the site.
OLX was launched in Nigeria far back the year 2012. It is currently the most successful and popular classified site in Nigeria. Most of its users, especially its publisher, visit it countless times on a daily bases, to check on their ads.
OLX generates more income from their featured post as well as AdSense. It’s also obvious that they received commissions from sales of certain ads like real estate.
Just like Jumia, konga.com was founded in the same 2012 by Sim Shagaya.
Konga is the second most ranked online store in Nigeria after Jumia. Also, like Jumia, Konga generates income from profit and commission made on sales.
This is my list of Nigeria based sites that possibly makes more money than Linda Ikeji’s Blog.
If you are sure of any other site that generates much money than Lindaikejisblog, please comment it, let’s be sure and add it to the list.