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Can you make money by watching YouTube videos in Nigeria? A personal experience

by Abbey
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Many people aspire to make money online, and the allure of earning a significant income with minimal effort is enticing. In this article, I will share my personal experience with an unexpected opportunity related to watching YouTube videos in Nigeria. But before I do that, I will like to give a brief answer to the question. I think you can make money from watching YouTube videos, but the kind of money you will make will be too small to even buy data for your phone. In order to explain this, I will give my own personal experience.

 The Unexpected Contact

One day, I received a message from an unfamiliar foreign number with a foreign display picture (DP). The sender had the display of a beautiful Asian woman. I have seen way too many beautiful foreigners, so naturally, it will be hard to make me fall for something like that. The sender claimed to have a job for me that required no significant effort on my part. Intrigued, I inquired further.

 The Mysterious Job Offer

The mysterious contact informed me that the job involved watching a specific YouTube video and sending them a screenshot as proof. In return, they promised to pay me 600 Naira, which is roughly equivalent to 0.5 dollar. I found this offer both unbelievable and suspicious as that is a lot of money for doing seemingly nothing.

 Doubts and Questions

I questioned the feasibility of someone paying such a substantial amount for merely watching a YouTube video. It seemed improbable that anyone would pay 600 naira for a single view, regardless of the location. That is like 0.5 dollars per click. This person also promise me that I will make up to 135,000 naira that will be transferred into my bank account but the end of the month

 The Video in Question

The contact provided a link to the video I was supposed to watch. It turned out to be related to a Netflix Africa account. Despite my initial skepticism, I did not watch the video as I was not genuinely interested in the content. I have a YouTube channel too, I don’t think it will make sense for just anybody to watch your videos without being genuinely interested. I normally want real people that have a real interest in watching my contents. Not just any random stranger doing it for money.

 Declining the Offer

Ultimately, I decided not to pursue this mysterious offer. I informed the sender that I wasn’t interested in participating and advised them to find someone else for their scheme. The fellow had even added me on telegram telling me to come over for more discussions. Looking back now, I should have played along so I can bring you guys the full gist.

 The Reality of Online Money-Making

This experience highlights the prevalence of scams promising easy money online. It’s essential to approach such opportunities with caution and skepticism.

 Beware of Scams

The promise of quick, effortless money often attracts scammers. It’s crucial to remain cautious when encountering offers that seem too good to be true.

 Online Platform Rules

Engaging in activities that violate platform rules can lead to severe consequences, including being banned from the platform. Google and YouTube have stringent measures to detect fraudulent activities. I have seen people lose their accounts for stupid things like sub for sub.

The bad thing about Google is that they won’t just close your channel, they will also ban your adsense account which means if you have a blog, that blog can no longer make money. You are totally screwed.

 Realistic Expectations

While making money online is possible, it typically requires effort, time, and specific skills. Genuine opportunities exist, but they require more than simply watching videos. I understand that people tend to get lazy and just feel everything should be handed to them easily. Most people who make their money now and you think it is was easy for them, they had done their hard work in the past.

 Research and Verify

Before considering any online money-making opportunity, conduct thorough research to verify its legitimacy. Trust your instincts and avoid anything that appears questionable.


My experience serves as a reminder to exercise caution and skepticism when presented with offers promising quick and easy money online. Instead, seek legitimate opportunities to earn money online through hard work and dedication. Have you had a similar experience? Tell me in the comments.


  • Abbey

    Abbey Johnson has a Masters degree as an engineer and has over 3 years of teaching and research experience. He is happiest when on a bike and is also interested in electric energy and computer Science.

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