Have you ever thought of making money online but don’t know which way to go, what to do or how to start?
If yes, let’s look at how to make money on Opera news hub.
Previously, I wrote an article on 5 Profitable Side Hustles to earn extra income during Covid-19 and I hope you’re going to find it useful.
Hence, writing for news agencies like Opera is also a good one.
And I want to show you how to go about it.
First of all,
CLICK HERE TO LAUNCH THE OPERA NEWS HUB ON YOUR BROWSER AND START MAKING MONEY.
The website will open on a separate page!
Having done that, come back to this page and follow this step by step guideline on how to begin publishing GREAT articles and earn money with Opera news hub.
In case you don’t know, Opera news is the best platform to make money as an author in Nigeria.
There are other things you need to know and that is the essence of this post.
Just take your time to read on.
Could you remember the Opera
Opera browser is different from Opera News hub.
But because they are created by the same company, Opera Software, they are both interconnected.
As a result of this, Opera News features in all other Opera web and mobile applications like Opera Mobile, Opera Mini and Opera Touch.
This means that whatever content you publish on Opera News has the tendency of gaining a GLOBAL exposure.
There are other benefits you can get from joining Opera News hub as an author or publisher.
If you’re a blogger, publishing on the news hub can give you backlink and traffic opportunities.
As most people like to share great content, your audience will certainly share your content on social media if it’s informative.
And possibly, someone might link back to your blog for reference.
If all this is important to you, then what are you waiting for?
You need this guideline.
We shall be looking at how to use Opera News hub to make money in Nigeria or any other part of the world.
This post will show you how you can make up to $200 (₦80, 000) a week publishing your content on Opera News web.
You might be wondering why I have
to let out the cat from the basket.
Yes, I do need money just like
And that won’t come from the sky but
In fact, nothing is hidden about making money with opera News hub. If you’ve not heard about it before, the time is NOW or NEVER.
Honestly, keeping the OPPORTUNITY to myself won’t make my own earnings double either.
Perhaps, this post should have cost you some money before discovering what I’m about to show you…
But, that won’t be necessary.
This isn’t the first online business opportunity I would be talking about.
There are several other businesses you could find on this website if you read our previous guide on How to Start Online Business in Nigeria.
Many people have already started making money on Opera news hub.
So, if I didn’t share this opportunity with you, someone else would do.
Since the subject is within the scope of our training at Pilum Digital Institute (PDI), it’s a great pleasure for me to show you how to make money on Opera News hub.
If you use this guideline and start making money with Opera News hub, would your source of income decrease?
So, without wasting so much of your time, let’s look at what Opera news hub is and how it works for publishers like you?
is Opera News hub and how does it work?
Before delving into how to make
money on Opera News hub, it is better you know what Opera News is, how it
started and what it is used for?
This will give you an overview of
the earning system.
Opera News is a news hub where
interesting news, posts and informative stories are shared online.
The platform can be used by highly dedicated writers, bloggers and influencers to share their thoughts and earn cool money online.
The content platform allows writers to write, publish and share original content online with Opera’s over 350 million users in the world.OperaBlog
According AppAnnie, Opera News is the most widely used news app in Nigeria and
also the most downloaded news app with
more than 20 million users in the whole world.
Most people have been using Opera browser
since the boom of Global
System for Mobile (GSM) communication technology in Nigeria around 2004 or
One way or the other, the browser
can be used to browse the web without data. And up till now, Opera attracts new
users and encourages the existing ones with free browsing.
I can remember how we used to browse with Opera Mini on java enabled mobile phones without data subscription.
After adding some kind of codes to
your phone, particularly in the browser, you could browse without buying
internet data for months.
Gradually, the trick stopped as the
network providers began to improve their services.
So, don’t be surprised to find out that you can make money when you publish an article on the Opera News hub.
You can download the app either on your computer or smart phone, provided your machine supports any of the following operating system:
- Microsoft Windows
The news hub didn’t just start now.
It’s been in existence since November 2019 as a way to make Opera fun filled.
Sure enough, you know what the content
platform is by now.
So, let’s see how it works?
Earning money with Opera News isn’t difficult as it seems. You only need to understand some few basic things.
To earn steadily on the platform, you need to come up with an interesting post.
An interesting post is not just a story but something very unique and engaging.
Your article can be in form of news, reviews – happenings around you or educational posts that people would always want to read and share.
You can write about an accident that happened in your area and state how it happened after carrying out your own investigation.
That is, you can write and publish necessary precautions to avoid road accidents, which is a very relevant topic.
This kind of story can go viral, because it is useful for everyone.
By so doing, your post will generate income for you on Opera News hub.
How to make money on Opera News hub
Your earnings on Opera news hub depends solely on engagements.
The truth is the quality of your post will attract engagements and engagements will drive money.
The kinds of activities that occur
on each post you publish on the platform determine how much you earn.
That is, the more users engage with
your posts, the more money you earn.
Meanwhile, to make money on Opera
News hub, your content must gain enough views, likes, comments and shares.
Publishing regularly won’t do this but publishing GREAT content.
Since you can’t go after users and coerce them to read your posts, the best you could do is to ensure your content is compelling.
The platform is not where you can
just dump your articles and expect money to come.
After publishing an article, you need to follow up on your work and ensure enough people find and engage with it.
In other words, you can adopt the following strategies to make money with Opera News hub:
- Write viral content: Viral content are sharable content. They are some kind of posts that go viral on social media. Why? Because they are original, relevant, informative, educational and critical. When a user comes across an interesting post and wants his friends and family to learn one thing or the other from the post, he shares it. Following that trend, others too will share and share.
- Don’t write less than 150 words per post: The volume of your post is not what matters but its authority. Ensure whatever you’re writing is rich to make readers love it. Then endeavor to write above 150 words to treat as many relevant points as possible.
- Engagement: Whenever you’re writing, find a way to engage your readers. In fact, you can even encourage readers to like, share and make a comment on your post before leaving the page.
The point is Opera News hub doesn’t pay for your articles but the engagements or the numbers of time someone reads, shares and clicks your posts on the hub.
In the meantime, you have to read this entire piece to the very last end and plan.
You might need to devote 12 to 48 hours in your time per week for the job.
The platform has a monthly earning system in which payment is made to all users based on their performance on every 1st and 15th of each month.
You can have it at the back of your mind that those who set up the platform to create opportunities for people are not philanthropists.
They are a set of entrepreneurs with goals.
That means, to get paid, your articles MUST meet up with their requirements.
Many people are great writers but sometimes have challenges with what to write about – ideas are not just coming.
If you ever find yourself in that circumstance, read How to Find Great Topics or Ideas to Write about so you don’t get stuck midway!
But if you can’t write viral content or you don’t have the time to promote your posts and boost user engagement rates, don’t be discouraged.
In case any of the requirements is too much for you, there is a way out.
You can hire a freelance writer that can do the job for you and pay as low as ₦1000 per article.
Need a writer?
Search for writers in blogging and writing groups you know on Facebook.
In less than 24 hours, you will definitely get more than enough people that will show interest.
But yet, that doesn’t mean the requirements should be overlooked.
By doing “cutting and pasting”, many
freelance writers will steal and give you other people’s work.
If you don’t screen what you’re given, you will just be wasting your money, because Opera will not pay you for a stolen article.
If you are able to publish and promote an interesting story on the platform and make ₦5,000, you can still record a profit of ₦4,000 at the end of the month.
This is just a rough estimation, though.
You can make more than ₦100,000 per month as everything depends on your performance.
Steps to make money on Opera news hub
We’ve talked nonstop on Opera News hub and how you can actually make money on it.
Now, you need to know the steps involved before you can join the platform.
It all starts with creating an account and you will get to know this, as we go further.
So, the following steps are needed to be a part of Opera News Hub and start making money:
STEP 1: Create an account
Before you can benefit through this program, you need to have an account on the hub.
CLICK here to visit Opera News Hub website and CREATE your account.
Once you land on the website, you will see a red button ‘Login/ SignUp’.
You need to click that.
On the next page, you will be asked to Login via Facebook or Google (Gmail). You can use either of them, but just make sure your password is ready.
So, for the purpose of this guide, let’s use Google (Gmail).
Click Continue with Google and do all that follows which is just the normal steps you take to login to your Gmail account.
Once Logged in via Google, next page is all about confirming your login information and registering your details on Opera News.
Thus, these three stages have to be observed:
- Login account confirmation
- Account information
- Author Information
STEP 2: Confirm login account
What you have to confirm here includes your login account’s
If you login with the right account, it’s not possible for your login account information to be wrong.
But in case, something is wrong, all you have to do is to click Use another account.
Otherwise, click Confirm to go to step three.
STEP 3: Add account information
You account information has to be filled as appropriate.
This includes your Opera News:
- Category you want to focus on (Politics, Public Safety, Entertainment, Sports, Lifestyle, Relationship and Parenting and so on.)
- Your profile picture
You don’t need to make things complicated for yourself.
Just use a simple and attractive username, select an interesting category for your publications on Opera News, upload a very nice picture and comport yourself while writing your biography.
Just take your time to fill the form with your personal information. The information to be provided here is what you’re going to use to claim your payment.
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If what you provide is incorrect, you might not be able to withdraw your money.
NOTE: Your Opay Number is the phone number you used in opening your Opay account. That will be used for withdrawing your earnings. Much will be said later on how to open and link your Opay account to Opera News.
For this reason, ensure all the information you’re entering is correct.
Once the form is filled and submission is confirmed, you will be automatically redirected to your dashboard.
Be aware that your new account might take a few minutes before it is activated.
Reason is that every new account is reviewed by the company before it is fully active.
STEP 5: Open your Opay account
In case you haven’t created your Opay account earlier, the following steps will guide you on how to do that successfully.
Steps to create an Opay account:
- Go to Google Playstore to download Opay app.
- Signup with your valid phone number without the first “0”.
- Verify your account with the code sent to your phone number.
- Login with your password.
- Add your personal info as in your ID card.
- Set up a payment pin.
- Go to your email and verify your email address.
STEP 6: Link your Opay account to Opera News hub
While Opera holds the rights to approve your account and decide which of your articles will go live, it’s your own duty to link your Opay account to the hub so you can start monitoring your earnings in real time.
At this stage, linking your Opay account to Opera news shouldn’t be a problem.
Go to your Opera news hub dashboard and do the following:
Login to your Opera News hub, click Account and scroll down till where you can see CONTACT INFO.
Click OPAY ACCOUNT and a page titled Update your Opay account will pop up.
Add your Opay number e.g. (08012345678) to the form and click Update.
Then you’re done!
You have successfully linked your Opay account to your Opera News hub.
So, you can continue publishing important articles and make money on the go. When it’s time to withdraw your earnings, go to your Opay account. It’s straightforward.
STEP 7: Create your first post
Once your account has been fully activated, let business begin.
To create your first Opera News post, you need to launch your dashboard (as seen below) and click Create.
On the main page of the board, you will see Article. Beneath the “Article” is where you’re going to start writing your post.
Before you start writing your first post, there are some important tools in the dashboard, which you need to know their functions.
The one numbered as “2” is where you will place the title of your article and the one numbered as “3” is where you will add the body of your content.
- Click add title to enter your post title.
- Click the text area (3) to begin writing your post.
- You can as well use the H2 in the body of your post to add subheadings to the post.
When you’re done with the content, scroll down to finalize your post.
Complete all the tasks as found in the image above before you publish your post.
That is all you have to do to create your Opera News post.
Here is the analysis of how Opera News hub pays authors for publishing their content on the platform.
If an article is clicked once, it generates a traffic bonus of ₦0.036 for the author.
- 100 clicks = ₦3.6
- 1,000 clicks = ₦36
- 10,000 clicks = ₦360
- 25,000 clicks = 2.5 x 360 = ₦900
This is the basic pay.
An article that gets 100 engagements and above is automatically eligible for a bonus of ₦1,800.
250 engagements will get 2.5 * 1800 = ₦4,500.
In as much as you push to get high click rates, engagements can be used to bank high.
If you need to know more about the payment analysis, click Opera News hub’s payment policy to find out.
Although there are mixed feelings about Opera News hub payment procedures.
Many people are wondering if the platform is really paying its publishers.
If it does, how much does it pay?
Some people believe the payment rate for writing for Opera News Hub is not worth the stress one would have to go through before he can earn.
But that thought was removed as Excellent Ernest, Samuel Adejorin and Goodluck A Isaac argued that the hub is SURE BANKER!
According to Goodluck A Isaac, you can make money on Opera News hub if you have great content and ability to share your post after submission and approval and the post earns much comments from readers.
Goodluck is not an Opera News publisher. But from his analysis, it shows he knows how the platform works for content creators.
There is a point he mentioned which I want you to note. He said it is possible to earn more if you have a Facebook group where you can share the content you create on Opera News.
That does not necessarily mean Facebook group, but anywhere you can share your news content and get people opening the link and reading your post.
That can fetch you a lot of money, say ₦100,000 or more.
How to get your post approved instantly
So, if you want your post to get published instantly, you have to ensure you don’t involve yourself in any of the following practices:
Opera News frowns at plagiarism.
If you want to make money on Opera News hub, you can’t steal other people’s intellectual property and think you will make money with it.
All your content MUST be original as much as possible. While you’re doing your research, avoid doing “cutting and pasting”.
Always study your sources very well to develop your own ideas.
Avoid clickbait titles
In blogging, we are all used to power words and emotional terms that can add positive or negative sentiment to our title.
All these are believed to be clickbait.
But unfortunately, Opera News doesn’t want authors to use clickbait of any form in the post title. If found in your title, it may cause your post to be rejected or delayed.
So, if you don’t want that to happen to you, endeavor to avoid the following terms in your title whenever you’re creating an article on Opera News hub:
- Mind Blowing
- Must watch
- Crowd goes wild
How to view your earnings on Opera News
Your earnings are automatically recorded on your account as people engage with your posts.
So, have no fear that your efforts will go down the drain.
If you want to see how much you have earned so far with your post, take the following steps:
- Login to your account
- Open your dashboard
- Click Monetization
When you click Monetization on the dashboard, a page containing the numbers of clicks and amount of money you have earned will open.
And you will see it by yourself.
How to withdraw your earnings on Opera News hub
Your earnings on Opera News hub must have reached the minimum of ₦5,000 threshold before you can make a withdrawal.
Anytime you make upto ₦5000, you’re free to withdraw your money.
On your account dashboard, you will find Withdraw Earnings.
Login with your Facebook or Google account and push the button.
If you don’t forget, we said earlier that withdrawals on Opera News hub can only be made on the 1st or 15th of each month.
So, anytime you want to withdraw your earnings, ensure it is on either of those specified days.
But note that your bank plays a factor in this regard.
It’s possible you receive the payment on your Opay account and experience some delay in catching the cash, depending on your bank.
But under normal circumstances, your Opay account will be credited in less than 24 hours of making the withdrawal.
Some banks take a week or less to complete the transaction.
Just be patient with them.
In our discussion so far on how to make money on Opera News hub, I want to believe you have learnt a new business that you can do to make money online.
Making money on Opera News is legitimate. In fact, the platform has created job opportunities for thousands of Nigerians.
You too can sign up on the platform and start making money with your writing skills.
It doesn’t matter if you’re currently employed or not. The business can serve as a side hustle for you.
All it requires to succeed as an author on Opera News hub is diligence and good writing skill. All these can be developed by anyone.
The more you write, the better you become.
I believe, if you keep writing, no matter how bad your writing is at the beginning, you can improve in no time and start to make money on the platform.
What matters most is the content you create by yourself… So, no compromise!
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