No matter how much you earn as salary in an office, a time comes when you just want to work at your own pace, convenience and for your own passion. Of course you won’t want to serve others and refer to them as “sir” and “ma” for ever. You can also be an employer of labour..
Have you ever had some money at hand and just wondered what kind of business can make this money multiply?
While it is very important to invest, it is also very important to be careful in order to avoid pitfalls, which include false and dubious businesses which tend to rip innocent and unsuspecting business people off their hard-earned money.
Below are a list of businesses that you can engage in, especially in Nigeria for a steady and reliable income.
1. BEAD MAKING:
The cost of making a bead necklace might go for as low as #200 and you can sell this for as much as #1000 or even more, pending on the kind and cost of resources that have been put into it. That’s about or over 80% revenue.
2. SPORTS VIEWING CENTRE:
No matter how bored or unhappy a Nigerian, especially a Nigerian man, may be, the average Nigerian man is a fan of one or more football clubs and will want to watch his club play in viewing centres. If you have a fallow piece of land in your area that is free for use and a lot of young people who are passionate about sports in that area, it’s necessary to give this a try in that case.
3. PETTY TRADING:
Whether or not there are petty shops in your environment, think about that one thing, or other things that are hardly sold around, in fact, they may be going very far to get these products or services. Engage in such. Such services include but are not limited to cloth weaving, special food stuff, etc. Even if you feel everything is being sold there, maybe you should sell same thing in a better way. Improve the packaging and add value to it.
4. PHONE REPAIRS:
A lot of people will pay for lots of services when it comes to mobile repairs. Communication is key and at every point in time, People want to be in touch with their business partners or prospective clients or family members. For this reason, it is not likely for anyone to leave their mobile devices in ruin when they can fix it. Learn how to repair phones and make money from this.
This is a wonderful opportunity to delve into people’s ignorance. I once gave #250 to a phone repairer. And for what? Cleaning my phone panel with methylated spirit. The annoying thing is that I have cotton wool and spirit at home. I must tell you, there are many people like me in Nigeria who carries cell phones around and no little about it. Learn phone repairs and make a fortune.
5.TIE MAKING, FASCINATORS, GELE, ETC:
This is also a skill you can learn and use to make money. It can be acquired in less than 3 weeks.
It may sound unreasonable, but the fact that so many people see farming as an unreasonable venture makes it more business worthy. Fishfarming, poultry, cattle rearing, etc are very lucrative. Nigeria is a very religious nation and is rich in cultural heritage. You can imagine the number of people who need some of these products during religious events and other events as well.
This is equally a skill you can learn and use it to get yourself paid well. All you need is a camera, sometimes a studio and the necessary skill, and you are good to go. Call 08038071375 for consultation.
8. GAME CENTRE:
Youths nowadays are very willing to entertain themselves with diverse games. A Game centre will meet this need as well as load your pocket with some money.
9.PURE WATER BUSINESS:
Arguably one of the most consumed commodity in Nigeria, if not the most consumed. You can also find your niche here.
10. CATERING SERVICES:
You are skilled in baking cakes, making chin-chin, other cookies and fries? Transform your skill into cash through catering services. You have a large prospective customers’ base. Call 08038071375 if you are in Abuja and want to learn how to make basic pastries, including baking and cake decoration using fondant, butter icing and other forms. (08038071375)
Who can be a blogger? Anybody can. Provided you have a passion for something and you can translate it into writing. So are you a great storyteller? A comedian? A poet? Have an abiding interest in something nice? Can write about this? Try owning a blog. It’s cheap to set-up and easy to manage. Plus you can contact me to coach you. You’ll be glad at the end of the day (08038071375).
This is another well paying job, either as part-time or full-time. If you are versed in a subject and have a passion for teaching, why not approach those you know needs the service. So many children need more time and attention from tutors in order to meet up with their peers in school. Many families are willing to spend what it takes for their children’s success. Aside children tutelage, adults also require this service.
13. CONSULTANCY SERVICE:
Each and every one of us has unique gifts and talents. You might be a good public speaker or a good motivator. Why not let people know about your passions and skills and you can get hired for seminars and workshops. Letting your head get you the cash.
14. RENTAL SERVICES:
You can rent out canopies, chairs, tables, garments e.t.c to people needing it. The good thing is that you just have to maintain them. They keep getting you the cash.
15. CAR WASH:
Water and soap and you are good to go. If possible you could even get the car washing machine and it makes it all the more easier. It’s also a very profitable adventure.
16. LAUNDRY SERVICES:
Another nice business idea. With the advent of technology you don’t even have to use your hands, a machine can do it for you in the twinkle of an eye and gets you cool cash.
17. FASHION DESIGN:
Acquire the skill, get a shop and a machine and you are good to go. Let’s say you can make the design for both sexes, that is a huge advantage. Most importantly, creativity is key.
18. SALES OF PHONES AND ACCESSORIES:
This is equally another small-scale business that is popular in Nigeria today and very profitable.
19. COMPUTER REPAIRS:
Same as phone repairs, this is also very rewarding. People have little idea about technical areas of computers and that is something you can exploit.
20. CYBER CAFÉ:
Forget the extensive coverage of internet and the fact that many persons can assess it on their phones; this business is still a very marketable one. While internet is almost generally accessible, printing materials is a limitation; power supply is a limitation, plus the serenity and other limitations makes the cyber cafe business more beneficial and lucrative.
21. BARS AND RESTAURANTS:
Nigeria’s schedule is very demanding. People are always on the move. Fast food joints do wonders. Try it.
This refers to so many foods, snacks, drinks e.t.c that are not really difficult to learn how to make and are in high demand by people around. noodles, fish, Plantain chips, jams, fruit juices, ice cream, yoghurts, buns, shawarma, e.t.c.
23. DAYCARE CENTRES:
You have a great interest in babies? Everyone wants a daycare and will pay to ensure their kids are well taken care of. You might try this. As the environment places demand on white collar jobs especially for women, the need to keep babies at very tenant-able conditions has risen highly.
24. ROAD SIDE VENDOR:
Don’t be too quick to ignore this. What matters is the packaging you give it. Believe me there are many things you can do to stand out among the rest.
This is a very profitable business. This is because both and female have the need to tend for their hair every once in a while. The basic way to start to learn the skill and be creative in it. Once the relevant equipment are available, business has started. For female hairmaking, it’s pretty much easier because “home service” earns lots of people more money that they would even earn staying in their salons.
26. PHOTOCOPY/COMPUTER CENTRE:
This can be integrated with a cyber café or stand alone. All you need is to get the items needed once and for all and you are good to go.
27. EVENT MANAGEMENT/DECORATION:
You have a good taste for decorations and designs? And a good manager of events? You can equally make that a profession.
Now make sure you have the talent before going into this. You can be an artist, a comedian or even a DJ. If the talent is there, it’s very enjoyable, you just do what you love doing and still get paid for it. Nice.
29. CLUTCH BAGS AND SHOE MAKING:
Here also, all you need to do is learn the skill and you are good to go. If you are good at it you could make a lot of fortune from this. Why? Because you have lots of potential customers.
30. MUSIC TRAINING
If you are skilled in music, you can offer training in musical equipment and this will go a long way in imparting these skills into people while you make your money. Call 08038071375 if you need coaching services on this.
Whether in whole or in part, there is no excuse to stay broke when you can make money by being part of a construction project.
32. INTRA-STATE COURIER/DELIVERY SERVICES
This involves the process of sending and receiving parcels to and fro locations within your reach.
33. ANIMAL FEED PRODUCTION AND SALES
While it is true that everybody cannot be involved in farming, it is possible to be a producer, seller or distributor of animal feed. This should be less tedious when compared with animal farming.
34. DANCE INSTRUCTOR
If you are blessed with the talent of dancing, it is necessary to build a business out of it.
Whether national, state or locally done, it is possible to import and export different products from one place to another.
36. GIFT BASKET BUSINESS
Especially during special occasions, not everybody wants to go through the “stress” of making selections as to what their baskets (or hampers) should contain. This need creates the necessity for gift basket business.
37. WEB/GRAPHIC DESIGN BUSINESS
This special skill is very necessary, especially as the world is becoming more internet compliant.
38. GYM BUSINESS
The need for a lot of people to keep themselves in shape has made the need for this business very high.
39. MANUFACTURING BUSINESS (SOAP MAKING, ETC)
This requires the need to learn the skill, after that, produce same and make sales thereof. other products include odour control, room fresheners, other detergents, etc.
40. T-SHIRT BUSINESS
This involves both acts of making Tshirts and also customizing them. Trust me, it’s something that keeps thriving because different brands want to be specially identified by their staff with they appear in public hence the need to customize these clothings.
41. TRANSPORTATION BUSINESS
Start a Transportation business like Okada business (ie Motorcycles), Danfo Business (ie Commercial buses), Keke business (ie Tricycles), Taxis Business and lots more.
42. LANGUAGE TRAINING.
Start Language schools for Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa and other languages that you are an expert in and you know other will be interested in.
43. SNAIL FARMING.
I don’t know how they do it but trust me, snails are relatively expensive in some parts of Nigeria. This increases the need for more people in that business as snail farmers obviously make so much money therefrom.
44. DRIVING SCHOOL
If you know how to drive, you can set up a driving school. Even if you are the only teacher, it’s worth the attempt for a start. it will definitely grow with time”.
45. FROZEN FOODS
With the epileptic, unreliable and unpredictable power supply in most communities in Nigeria today, it has become necessary for such communities to depend on the services of frozen foods for their supply. For such communities and even other communities with good power supply, this business will thrive.
This list was exclusively and originally written and composed by Angel Goldy ; www.angelgoldy.com.ng.
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