Are you in desperate need of legitimate ways to make money in Nigeria online and offline as a teenager or graduate?
Do you need a list of online skills, services and profitable business ideas to start with little capital?
If YES, this article is only what you need to read today.
Nigeria is an amazing country with a population of over 200 million people, speaking over 300 indigenous languages, and is a popular tourist destination in Africa.
But there is one issue in all this beauty, though, which is POVERTY.
Nigeria is one of the poorest countries in the world that’s why lot of Nigerians want to make legitimate money online and offline because earning extra money daily, weekly and monthly will help in affording the basic needs of life and also take care of our loved ones.
There are many ways to make money in Nigeria while getting started from home.
This article highlights skills and businesses one can learn and start online and offline as a student, graduate, NYSC corper, stay-at-home parent in Nigeria.
Before we get into the core of this post, I’d like to tell you to grab some coffee or tea.
This is quite a long post and if you’re really interested in earning ₦3k, ₦5k, ₦10k, ₦50k, and ₦100k in Nigeria this year, you’ll definitely read to the end.
71 Legit Ways to Make Money in Nigeria
Here are the best ways to earn money daily in Nigeria.
1. Start a Niche Blog or Website
Blogging is one of the best online jobs for Nigerians.
If you really want to make money online, you need to start a niche blog or website.
Niche blogging is the act of creating a blog intending to use it to market to a particular category of people.
Niche blogs may appeal to geographic areas, a specialty industry, ethnic or age groups, or any other particular group of people.
A niche blogger is a blogger who focuses on writing on a selected topic area, e.g., weight loss after pregnancy.
The blogger will write extensively on this topic to the level he or she becomes an authority in the niche.
Here you are focusing on a single topic until your readers know you by that topic.
Lucrative Blogging Niches
- Beard Oil
- Business Startups
- Cheap Flight Tickets
- Cheap Hotels
- Cheap Laptops
- Event Planning
- Healthy Eating
- Job Search
- Kids Security Tips
- Latest Phones
- Mini importation
- Moringa Benefits
- Natural and Herbal Remedies
- New Baby List
- Penis Enlargement
- Prayer Points
- Relationship and Marriage Advice
- Scar Remover
- Sexual Health/Fertility
- Shea Butter
- Sports Betting
- Sugar Mummy
- Table Manners
- Tech Tutorials and Gadgets
- Travel Abroad
With patience and consistency, you can make money online in Nigeria through blogging.
Once you get traffics, you can monetize your blog via affiliate marketing, information marketing, Google AdSense, native advertisement and any other ads network.
2. Run Converting Facebook Ads for People and Businesses
This business is profitable if you know your way around it.
Many companies are now using Facebook’s advantages to market their goods, products, and services, and some of them need online marketers.
Learn and help businesses promote and reach out to their target audience by running ads on Facebook and get paid.
3. Sell Facebook Pages
Bloggers and top companies need active Facebook pages and groups to grow their audience fan base, so if you know the basic techniques for growing a Facebook page to have thousands of followers and likes, you can establish a steady cash flow building and selling the pages for thousands of naira.
4. Run Converting Google AdWords for People and Businesses
This online business idea is for those with specialized knowledge of SEO, blogging, and Google AdWords.
This business entails you helping people promote their business brands, products, and services on Google by running ads with money consideration for the service rendered.
5. Become an SEO Expert
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is improving the quality and quantity of website traffic to a website or a web page from search engines.
SEO targets unpaid traffic rather than direct traffic or paid traffic.
This is a great freelancing gig for those that are analytical.
If you’re a little savvy and analytical, you can make $75/hour or more.
6. Become a Freelancer
Freelancing is one of the best ways you can make money online in Nigeria.
This is a good online business idea for Nigerians with exceptional skills such as blog/article writing, website design, graphic design, editing, proofreading.
Unlike other physical jobs, freelancing has no minimum age requirement.
It involves helping people (usually referred to as clients) to do a certain task (or tasks) for an agreed time frame and then you get paid by them for the job.
As a freelancer, all you need is a good laptop and a personal internet connection and you’re free to work anywhere you choose as long as there is electricity to power up your gadgets.
Platforms like Fiverr, People Per Hour, iFreelance, Upwork, etc., are freelance writing job boards.
As a Nigerian, you get paid in dollars and make more money by changing these funds in the black market.
7. Publish and Sell eBooks Online
This is one of the reliable and evergreen ways to make money via the internet in Nigeria.
As a creative writer, you can make money online in Nigeria from the comfort of your home with just a system, connected internet, and a few clicks.
You don’t even need to be a certified author to write a book, you can begin writing eBooks and grow.
All you have to do is to write and convert into PDF, audio or video your best fictional or non-fictional books, ideas, stories or project and put it up on eCommerce stores for sale.
Once these sites have a copy of your book, they will market it for you and pay you whenever you make a sale.
8. Review Books and Get Paid
One of the top ways to make money online in Nigeria is to read and review books online.
Websites, blogs, and forums are plenty designed for such purposes.
So, do well to search for legit ones online to register and start earning money.
9. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is one of the coolest ways to make money online in Nigeria.
Only a few things could be more fulfilling than getting paid to promote and sell other people’s products without actually getting involved in the logistics of order processing and delivery.
Affiliate marketing could be as helping business organizations promote and selling their products or services for a certain commission.
If you’ve got an amazing fan base on Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, a small blog, or a popular Facebook group, you can start bringing getting bank alert if you can sell products on these platforms using any affiliate network of your choice.
To make money an affiliate, you simply have to sign up for a good affiliate program, check their offers and merchant listings, get your affiliate link, and share them with your fans, customers, friends and family.
Whenever someone buys a product via your affiliate link, you earn a commission and get paid.
The amazing beauty of affiliate marketing is that they can continue to be a source of income even after a decade as long as people continue to visit your Facebook page, WhatsApp status, Instagram handle, or blog.
10. CPA Marketing
CPA marketing is another cool way to make money online.
CPA is a term that stands for cost per action.
Unlike affiliate marketing that prompts you to sell a product (that is, you make sales before you earn), CPA marketing does not prompt you to make sales before you earn.
It is a type of affiliate marketing where you can earn even if you do not strike a deal or sell a product.
Yes, you heard me right! You can earn without you striking a deal or selling a product.
Cost per action marketing is an affiliate marketing model where you are paid a commission by companies when your referrals, users or customers perform or take a specific action generated from your CPA links.
These actions may include:
- Completing a Sign-up form
- Downloading a file
- Submitting CC details
- Submitting an email address
- Taking a survey
What this means is that when some of the above actions are taken, you have generated a lead and the lead conversion translates to cash.
The more actions you can get, the more lead conversion and the more money you earn.
11. Virtual [Online] Tutoring
This is a good online business idea and one of the easiest ventures to start and earn a living in Nigeria.
The education industry is changing as people nowadays are very busy, and they don’t like the idea of attending physical classes.
They would rather take online courses that offer convenience and flexibility.
You just have to convert your academic skill or knowledge into a money-making business by tutoring people from around the world online.
If you love teaching and have a gift of imparting knowledge to other people, then this is a viable venture to consider.
Enormous people are out there willing to pay you for your service, too.
You can record your classes during your free time and post them on a suitable platform, like YouTube or Zoom.
Every time you create a new post, you can alert your followers via an email message.
The message should carry a link that directs the user to the video you uploaded.
Your followers will then watch the classes during their most convenient time.
12. Organize Paid Tutorials Classes for Nigerian Students
If you are good at any course or courses, you can start a tutoring business targeting academically struggling students.
To start this business, you’ll need a good place (a teaching hall) and students (usually jambites and first-year students) who might not be very strong academically.
In addition, you may solve past questions papers and sell to students who are always eager to buy great materials.
As a tutorial master, you can choose to bill your students on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
13. Become a Home Tutor
You can hold private classes for primary and secondary school students.
Most Nigerian Parents value education a lot and are always willing to pay an excellent teacher who could properly coach their wards on subjects of interest at home.
Private classes are usually billed on an hourly, weekly, and monthly basis.
You just have to work out a timetable that will be suitable for you and your client.
You can also record a video of you teaching various topics and sell to the students.
14. Teach a Foreign Language
The world is becoming a global village.
Most people are trying to learn new languages that will make communicating with others across the world easy.
Some want to gain competencies in foreign languages to increase their chance of getting employed.
Others do it for trade, while some want to learn foreign languages because they are moving overseas for further studies.
Whatever the reason, if you’re good and very versed in foreign languages like English, French, Swahili, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic etc. you can convert such speaking ability to money by providing online and offline language classes.
This venture is one of the most reliable and lucrative because you will never lack clients who will pay handsomely to learn a foreign language.
You can use existing online learning platforms such as italki.com to connect with potential clients looking to master a foreign language.
15. Learn Copywriting
Authority websites are always looking for fresh sales and marketing content to expand their user base.
If you learn and become a talented copywriter – several websites, businesses and individual will require your services and pay you handsomely to research and write converting sales copies for them.
16. Become a Web Designer/Developer
This is a profitable market in Nigeria and beyond.
You can learn how to build websites or blogs and make money offering the service.
You can reach out to businesses, schools, churches, hotels, restaurants, associations, etc. and offer your services to them.
17. Become a Software Developer
Programming involves documenting, testing and deployments of relevant applications that result in an ideal software product.
We are now in the era of the technology boom where a lot of Nigerians are making thousands of dollars online developing and selling software and applications.
You should possess the required knowledge in a programming language to develop new computer programs that seek to solve problems bedeviling humans.
So, if your coding skills are superb, immediately join the trend and make a profit out of it.
Once you get a buyer, you will sell the software and earn a big profit.
18. Become a Photographer [Capture and Sell Photos]
Nigerians love to take photographs, especially the ladies.
There is an almost constant demand for passport and studio photographs in Nigeria.
The photography business is very profitable and you need minor items to get started.
To start a photography business in Nigeria, the major requirements are:
- A camera or a top-notch smartphone with a good camera
- Computer or laptop for editing your pictures
- Photo editing skills
- Photo printer
- A small place to stay so you’ll be easily accessible and patronized.
If your photo shooting ability is exceptional, you can even sell beautifully captured random pictures of places and events online for a certain commission.
Platforms like Shutterstock, iStockPhoto etc., accept and pay for well-taken pictures with beautiful scenery.
19. Learn Graphics Design
This is one of the best ways you can make money in Nigeria if you are very good at using graphic design software like CorelDraw, Photoshop, Canva, and the likes.
You can start this business with just your laptop and a printer (optional) and expand as time goes on.
There are several graphic designing job boards out there where people outsource designing gigs for designers.
As a graphic designer, some of the popular design jobs you can get include banner/flyer printing, posters, cartoon pictures, business logos, business cards.
You can also register on freelance platforms like Fiverr, Upwork, and PeoplePerHour and offer your graphic design skills to a potential client.
You can also check out a site like 99Designs, where you can enter design competitions and if you’re selected as the winner, you get paid.
20. Become a Virtual Assistant
Another way to make money online in Nigeria is to become a virtual assistant.
Many people and businesses are looking to outsource “assistant-type” work, such as responding to emails, handling basic writing and organization, research tasks, and more.
This business opportunity entails you helping big companies to run some assignments remotely and you’ll be paid at the end of the day, week, or month.
21. Become a Voice-Over Artist
Doing voice-over work is becoming incredibly popular, especially with the rise of video and podcasting.
If you have a unique voice and a simple microphone setup at home, you can make money taking on paid voicing projects online in Nigeria.
A platform like Voices.com is usually on the lookout for voice-over prospects for animation projects, instructors, commercials, narrations, video games, storytellers, etc.
You can Google the popular voice-over job boards and pitch brands for gigs.
22. Start Dropshipping
Another brilliant idea about how to make money online is to venture into dropshipping business.
The dropshipping business model is a branch of eCommerce that lets you sell products online without keeping inventory of the product.
This means you can easily set up an eCommerce website or online store with catalogues of products and drive traffic to your website.
But before setting up the website, there should be a supplier having the products already that you’ll be working with.
This is because the supplier will be the one to ship the product to your customer whenever you have an order on your website.
Here’s how it works…
A customer visits your online store and he or she purchases a product on your website, and on checking out, the customer enters his or her contact address to receive the product.
You will then have to forward that contact address to your supplier who then ships the product to your customer after you must have paid for the product.
23. Become a YouTuber
One of the fastest ways to make money in Nigeria is to start a YouTube channel where you share videos of things you know how to do best.
To start the business of making YouTube videos for money, all you need to do is to create a channel on a particular topic (niche) and make exciting videos and get people to view your videos.
After reaching a certain number of subscribers on your YouTube channel, then you can show ads on your videos and make money.
YouTubers can also earn money from brand sponsorship and affiliate commissions from products they reviewed and recommended for people to buy.
Some examples of big Nigerian YouTube channels include Mark Angel Comedy, Fisayo Fosudo, SamSpedy, Tayo Aina Films, Flo Chinyere, Sisi Yemmie.
The owners of these channels make an outstanding amount per month from making videos and if you believe you can make videos as they do, then I recommend you try.
If you’re a comedian, record skits and post them there, and if you’re a mathematics guru, solve difficult equations live and upload them on your channel, wait for the YouTube channel to grow, apply for monetization and soon start cashing out monthly.
Finally, YouTube is not a get quick rich scheme as it requires time to master the craft of creating high-quality videos that people will love to watch.
24. Become a Translator
If you understand over one language, you could easily become a translator and earn money online.
There are many multinational companies in Nigeria looking for native and foreign speakers.
Use Google to search for vacancies and apply.
Chances are that you’ll land your first gig within the first few trials.
25. Start a Podcast
A podcast is an episodic series of spoken-word digital audio files recorded and posted on the internet for interested users to download to a personal device for easy listening.
Streaming applications and podcasting services provide a convenient and integrated way to manage a personal consumption queue across many podcast sources and playback devices.
You may decide to be reviewing, let’s say, the latest phones and accessories, and post them on the internet for people to download.
As you grow your fan base, you may start charging your active audiences for a token before accessing the file.
26. Website and Domain Name Flipping
Domain flipping is the practice of buying a domain name as cheaply as possible and then, doing nothing with the domain, you’ll sell the domain to an interested party for more than you originally paid.
You can equally build a website from the scratch, grow it organically and ensure it is gaining traffics, monetize it (optional), and put it on for sale on Flippa.
People make double of the money spent on incurring the blog from the scratch doing this.
27. Sell on E-commerce Sites
As a Nigerian who needs legitimate business to do online, you can sell your physical products on e-commerce websites like:
These platforms are popular, safe, and trusted, and getting buyers for the products you are selling is almost guaranteed.
All you have to do is to register on these sites, upload your products, price tags and start selling your products.
On the site, you can sell products on behalf of other companies and earn a commission after every successful sale.
You are charged a percentage fee, which you pay only after selling the product.
28. Trade Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency differs from online Ponzi and illegal schemes that have scammed and duped many people their money.
This type of trading involves exchanging cryptocurrency for another, buying and selling coins, and exchanging fiat money into crypto.
It bears some similarities to foreign exchange (forex), where fiat currencies from across the globe are traded 24 hours a day.
Nigeria is an inflationary country, and citizens have turned to bitcoin to weather value drops in Naira and protect their wealth by harnessing the power of a global economy.
So, if you have basic knowledge, you can start trading crypto online and make cool cash.
29. Learn Tailoring
You can make a lot of money as a tailor in Nigeria because a lot of Nigerians prefer suitable outfits because it’s catchy, elegant, and culturally rich designs.
The average price of learning how to sew ranges anywhere from ₦50,000 to ₦500,000.
Since sewing has different levels (beginner, intermediate and advance), what you pay per level may be slightly different.
In case you don’t know, tailors charged over ₦10,000 to make a lady’s gown and a male outfit.
Tailors in Nigeria typically earn from ₦61,200 (lowest) to ₦1M+ which is the highest.
If you have crazy design skills in your head, consider being a tailor.
It takes time to learn and be perfect, but once you do, you’ll be making a lot of money from this business.
30. Start Data Reselling or Recharge Card Business
The rate at which the data bundle is being consumed daily in Nigeria is alarming.
The average Nigerian spends ₦2,000 on data every month.
You can start a data bundle reselling business in Nigeria and gain financial freedom.
Data reselling is the business of buying data from telecommunication companies (usually in bulk) and then selling them to your customers at a slightly increased price for profit.
The recharge card business, like you know, involves selling recharge vouchers to people who need to recharge their phones with a certain amount of money.
It is a fact that people with mobile phones cannot live without airtime on their device.
Recharge cards are arguably the fastest selling commodity, outside food and drinks, in Nigeria.
If you live in an area where people have to walk a distance to get recharge cards, you can make money by buying in bricks/bulk and reselling to them.
You can even venture into recharge card printing business and make better profits reselling to retailers elsewhere.
31. Start Photocopy and Printing Business
Photocopying/Printing is the most popular business you see most people do, especially on campus today because of its hot demand in various Nigerian tertiary institutions.
It is also very easy to start and gives you the privilege to choose your own working hours.
You can start up this business by getting any of the cheap desk jet printers whose inks can easily be refilled without completely changing the cartridge, affordable generator, white papers (A4 preferably).
If you intend to go into the business while in school, you don’t need to get a shop for a start.
You can just squat anywhere with huge traffic on campus and do your stuff.
You can also train and employ someone to do the business for you and you both can share the proceeds according to the agreement made when starting the partnership.
32. Do Online Registrations
If you have a laptop with internet access, you can assist students with online registrations (scholarship applications, school fees payment, admission, course registration, NYSC registration, Post UTME/JAMB/WAEC/NECO registration) and charge a token for the services.
This is quite lucrative, especially at the beginning of semesters and when there are prospective/new and final year students on campus.
33. Open Football Viewing Centre
Many Nigerians (especially the males) love football and other sports and are always ready to pay a token to watch live matches on weekends and weekdays.
Because of this, starting a viewing center business is one of the best ways to make money in Nigeria.
Even as this business is profitable, it is difficult to start as it requires some capital to you to purchase gadgets (decoders, tv, and a generator) and also get a secure place to start.
Viewing center business works best when combined with sports betting agent business.
You can also get reliable individuals who can help manage the place effectively while you are away.
34. Open Hairdressing/Barbing Salon
This type of business is a very popular and lucrative in Nigeria.
If you’re skilled and know how to do various hairstyles, you’ll be making some amount of money as almost every lady makes their hairs at intervals.
Besides, the average Nigerian girl spends over ₦7,000 per month on hairdressing and its related products.
If you can give your client a good haircut, then offering great haircut services is an exceptional way to make money in Nigeria.
Barbing mostly requires a place (shop) to stay as it is not as portable as the hairdressing business for the females.
It is also lucrative and doesn’t require much capital/money to start.
35. Start Manicure and Pedicure Services
This business isn’t gender-based business – both the males and females can start it.
A manicure refers to the curation and care of a client’s hands and a pedicure refers to the curation and care of a client’s feet.
This includes skincare, nail care, and artificial nail enhancements that can be customized to a variety of preferences.
Many females in Nigeria love to have their fingernails and toenails brushed and polished on a weekly or monthly basis, hence the high demand for people who possess this skill.
The business involves buying various materials for fixing and polishing fingernails and also helping other ladies to do it.
It can be combined with a makeup and/or hairdressing business to make more money.
36. Sell Past Question and Other Useful Booklets
To make money from this business, all you need to do is to write and publish a booklet (usually tutorial booklets/handouts) and distribute them to various handout dealers in schools in your state to sell for you.
You can also gather other past questions in various subjects and sell them to students through these dealers.
37. Sell Used Products for People
There are many people willing to pay money for your old goods and junk.
You can sell your fairly used and no-longer-needed properties to a friend, roommate, neighbor, stranger or even your relatives and make money from it.
You can also help people sell their used properties and make money as a commission.
Some materials you can sell for people include gadgets like phones, television sets, laptops, and other items.
Most times, you might not need to help the person sell it directly.
All you need to do is to link the seller and the buyer (sort of agent stuff) and you’ll get your own commission when the deal has been done.
You can also help people to sell their stuff on websites like Jiji.ng, Jumia, Konga, and even Nairaland and get your commission after selling and delivering the product to the buyer.
38. Sell Students Wears
Students on campus love to look trendy and therefore buy clothes, foot wears, handbags, jewelries and other body accessories often.
To make money as a student in Nigeria, if you could get these wears in bulk at reduced price from big suppliers, you will surely make much money from the trade.
39. Become a Real Estate/House Agent
Clean water, security, a conducive environment for learning, available transport services and a sense of peace and order mean everything to some Nigerians.
If you are very conversant with your locality, you can use your spare time to search for affordable accommodation and connect people and get paid commission/agent fees.
40. Start Soaps and Disinfectants Production
This is a business for those who possess the skills of soap and/or disinfectant production.
If you can make liquid, powdered/bar soaps, air fresheners, perfumes, or body lotions, then this is one way you can make money in Nigeria.
The good thing about this kind of business is that you can also train others because so many Nigerians are also willing to pay so they can learn the skill.
41. Become an Event Planner
Event planning is another high-paying business for Nigerians.
If you understand the secrets and have a wonderful experience in planning events, then this is a great way to can make money by doing what you love as people and organizations looking to organize memorable events will always call you upon.
Event planning involves organizing events or shows for others and getting paid for doing that.
You manage decorations and events that would take place in churches, weddings, get together parties, and other social gatherings.
You don’t need a big team or state-of-the-art pieces of equipment to handle this job, you just need proper co-ordination and management skills and you’re all set to make money.
42. Start a Dry-Cleaning Business [Laundry Service]
Nigerians love to look good, but mostly feel tired of doing their laundry.
If you are diligent and hardworking, you can make good money from this.
You can hire a trusted local resident to assist you when the workload becomes much.
Busy professionals outsource their laundry more often than you would think.
If you live in a dorm or apartment building, you could offer to start a laundry service for all your friends and neighbors.
43. Paint and Clean Houses
One of the most well-known gigs in Nigeria is house cleaning and painting.
People moving into new apartments sometimes require help with cleaning and painting of the new place.
You can offer these services and make money doing them.
It takes several hours, but it can be done easily and requires no experience.
You can team up with an experienced cleaning company or look to run your own business.
If you are also good with special wall pattern designs using paints, it will be an added advantage as clients who can afford it and love to live in beautiful looking apartments will surely pay for it.
44. Pool Cleaning Service
If you know a thing or two about pools, you could also offer to help people with their pools.
You can clean them and take care of the chemicals as needed.
45. Become a Fitness Instructor [Personal Trainer]
You can make good money from this, as many Nigerians love to look good and fit.
Many people simply need accountability and a little instruction to get going to get fit, and a gym instructor or personal trainer can help with this.
Being a body builder yourself, you will always attract people that wish to look like you.
If you have up to 25 persons requiring your service, you could make ₦5,000 to ₦100,000 per person weekly or monthly.
Also, you don’t even have to own a standard gym to do this.
You can just negotiate with a gym owner or just arrange a makeshift gym with irons joined in your area.
Don’t forget to always follow safety precautions.
46. Become a Music DJ
There is always demand for DJs for the almost regular parties and events in Nigeria.
Serving wonderful music at events and public gatherings is a sure way to make money in Nigeria.
If you have a passion for music, and you have playlists for every occasion, you can download any music DJ application on your laptop, learn how to use it and you are in business.
You can DJ on weekends and work for parties and events.
It requires a minor investment to get a mixer and some speakers, but after that, you can profit.
You can even create and sell your mixtapes to music websites and other interested parties.
As a DJ, you can secure part-time gigs in radio stations, clubs, hotels, and TV stations.
47. Become a MC/Comedian
If you can make people laugh and can also speak eloquently, just learn the rudiments of being a Master of Ceremony via the internet and you are ready.
Just like DJs, MCs are always requested for in events.
Your first successful hosting of an event, may be at a friend’s birthday party, is enough to get you referrals.
48. Perform in Music Gigs
With gigs and concerts, music is the first event that pops up.
Currently, music and songwriting are top choice money-making idea for most Nigerian youths.
You can just look for a good record label to promote your work and you are all set to go.
You can get paid to perform for a large crowd. With this massive fanbase, you can make yourself famous.
49. Rent Out Musical Instruments and Gears
You can also make money by renting out the gear, pieces of equipment, and instruments to people who need them but can’t afford it at the moment.
Anything from musical instruments, studio space, bicycles, speakers, cooler, refrigerator, skateboards… can be lent out for cash.
50. Become a Model
Modeling is another potential way to earn extra money in Nigeria.
This is one opportunity that does not require much from you other than to show up for photo shoots to promote particular brands and get paid.
Most companies and brands usually look for specific attributes like eye color, complexion, hair, height, or even weight.
If you can possess any of the attributes the company is looking for, then you’ll be rolling in gold in no time.
As a model, you may pose as a subject for artistic expression, fashion shows, private showings, business photoshoots, and for advertising.
There are many ways to model, but typically you sign up with an agency and they will pay you several hundred dollars per day for a shoot.
A new way to break into the business is to use sites like Instagram to showcase your work and to allow others to see your portfolio.
However, note that many people have been exploited and taken advantage of in trying to be a model.
So, be careful, smart and on alert when following this path.
51. Become a TV or Movie Extra
Everyday around the country, TV shows and movie shoots are looking for extras to fill in the background on their sets.
Appearing as an extra in a movie or TV show can be an exciting side job or a way to start a career in the entertainment industry.
A movie extra (also called a “background actor,” “background talent” or “atmosphere”) is a person who appears in a film or television show but has no lines.
Movie extras usually appear in the background, but a director can place them anywhere in a scene as needed.
It’s challenging to get started in the film industry, but you can increase your chances of being cast as a movie extra by taking a few important steps.
Although profitable and demanding, the differences in wages for movie extras are because of a few variables:
- The budget for the film
- Whether the extra is a union or non-union worker
- The availability of union background actors
- How long the extra must work each day while on set
- The scenes the extra is required to be in
52. Engage in Driving School Services and Hiring
If you have access to a car, you can teach people how to drive with it and make cool cash from that.
If you have a car and you are comfortable using it as a taxi, driving for Uber or using it for public transport is another unique way to make money in Nigeria.
Uber drivers make up to $35/hour right here in Nigeria.
53. Branding Services
Another way to get paid for your art is to design T-shirts, wristbands, mufflers and other trendy fashionable wears and sell them online.
If you can’t do the branding, find someone who can and strike a deal with them, then act as a contractor/middleman.
Be sure to always deliver what you promised and at the agreed time.
Reputation is everything in business – With an excellent reputation, you get loyal clients and new referred ones.
54. Start Poultry Business
Poultry Farming is one of the most lucrative agribusinesses in the Nigerian agriculture sector.
Poultry farming in Nigeria can be very profitable, and has the potential to generate high returns within a short-time frame, because chickens mature quickly.
Nigeria is a vast market for poultry products, since people prefer poultry products to red meat because of the health benefits it is believed to give.
Some diseases affecting particularly the elderly people, such as high blood pressure, cholesterol and heart related diseases, are associated with red meat.
Why Poultry Farming Business is Lucrative
- The choice of white meat over red meat makes the demand for poultry products a choice of a business for many people.
- The market is available for these products since everybody, young and old, rich and not so rich, eats poultry products.
- Investing in a day-old chick, in forty-five days, has the potential to bring in high profit.
- The initial capital is low compared with some other investments. With as little as ₦50,000.00, you can start with about 100-day-old chicks and in less than two months, you are selling fully grown chickens or you are selling eggs.
However, the downside of poultry farming you must know includes:
- The poultry farm may experience disease outbreak. If the disease is not controlled quickly, it may be disastrous.
- The feeds may be of inferior quality, which may lead to malnutrition of the birds.
- Theft by workers of the poultry farm cannot be ruled out.
55. Cable Tv Installation and Maintenance
Almost everyone now enjoys cable television, but very few people know how to make minor adjustments or maintenance on it.
There is surely an enormous market here and the good news is it doesn’t take much to learn and costs next to nothing to start up.
56. Phone and Computer Repairs
Though complete/full-time repairs could take your time, if you’re handy with a computer, helping people get their computers repaired is a great way to make extra money.
Typically, this will involve setting up software, checking for virus, and more.
57. Organize Seminars
You can organize a few hours or days seminars anywhere and teach any interesting thing you are conversant with, especially things that can help people make money, then charge the attendees a fee.
You can bring in guest lectures to help you cover areas you are not very knowledgeable about.
There is also an opportunity to sell products, including video recordings of your classes, to your audience.
58. Sell Video Games
Boys and games are born together.
If you have games on your laptop, PlayStation, Sega Mega Drive, Xbox, Wee, PSP, or game boy, selling it is an exceptional way to make money.
It doesn’t take much of your time.
You only have to tell people about your services and people in need of your services will seek you out.
Believe me, you can make a lot of money by installing video games on other people’s devices.
59. Buy and Sell Home-Grown Farm Produce
If you have a yard or some space to grow food, you could grow farm products to sell.
Selling involves supplying a specified amount of farm produce to a market at a certain price, while buying entails demanding an estimated quantity of farm produce at a price.
Without an effective distribution of farm products, it is almost impossible to make profits from sales.
Methods of Distributing Farm Produce and Maximizing Profit
- Join Farmers’ Association
- Selling Directly to Customers
- Online Selling
- Selling in Local Markets
- Selling to Manufacturing Companies
- Supplying Large Retail Stores
- Exportation of Farm Produce
Note: For all the methods of selling mentioned above, an effective negotiation skill is something every serious you must have.
You need to have prior knowledge of the market for your products even before going into farm production.
You must know when to increase your price and when to reduce it.
This may not make you a millionaire, but if you have enough to sell consistently, it could be a great income stream.
60. Sell Your Artwork
If you’re an artist, and consistently create paintings, drawings, computer animations, or anything else visual, you could sell your artwork online on a site like Deviant Art.
Deviant Art allows users to upload images, and they can elect to sell those images as prints or even special projects like mouse pads and more.
Whenever an item sells, the artist will receive 20% of the purchase price.
Higher membership levels earn higher royalties.
61. Start Bulk SMS Services
The demand for custom bulk SMS service is on the rise because businesses, organizations, churches, associations always want to send SMS to many people at the same time.
Obviously, sending a normal text message can be quite expensive when you consider the number of people you are sending SMS to.
You can offer to send bulk SMS to their members for a fee.
You can also own a bulk SMS website where users can send SMS messages by themselves while you charge them subscription fees.
One advantage of starting a bulk SMS business is that it requires little capital to start.
Also, you can make up to 200% profit if you know how to maximize the business.
Actually, the profitability depends on the business owner and other factors like knowledge of the business, market knowledge, competitive analysis, customer relationship, consistency, etc.
What You Need to Start Bulk SMS Business
To become a bulk SMS reseller, these are the basic things you need to start.
- Laptop, or desktop computer
- Little start-up capital (₦50,000 or above)
62. Start Catering Services [Food Business]
Food business is one of the most profitable businesses in Nigeria.
Owning an eatery in an excellent location in Nigeria is one of the easiest ways to make money daily.
You can cook and sell great tasting meals, cooking books, manuals, videos and offer catering services to event organizers in your state.
Catering companies are also looking for extra help because their schedules are so odd.
Most catering companies have little work during the week, but need a large staff on the weekends.
As a Nigerian, looking to earn extra naira, you can apply to work and get paid.
63. Become a Dance Teacher
Dancing is no longer a hobby; it is now an occupation.
Teaching cool dance moves is a cool way to make money in Nigeria.
You can make up to ₦30,000 per student for each session plus you don’t need to but fancy gadget before you can start your academy.
64. Rent Your Space
One of the best ways to get started investing in real estate in Nigeria is to buy or build a house and rent out the rooms to people looking for accommodation.
Whether you’re offering a bed space or a spare bedroom, renting out your spare rooms, store or warehouse to other people can fetch you a lot of money in Nigeria.
No matter how big or small the room looks, there’s always someone willing to pay for it.
65. Provide Bouncing Services
If you’re fit, well-built and with a body size of, let’s say, XL or XXL, a nice height, you can over your services to people and organizations.
As a bouncer, security guard or even a bodyguard is an outstanding way to make money in Nigeria, just by standing around and yelling at people, it requires little or no experience at all.
All you need is just a superb physique, and you get paid monthly, but are careful in violence.
66. Become a Lifeguard
If you are an excellent swimmer, you can try being a lifeguard.
A lifeguard is a rescuer who supervises the safety and rescue of swimmers, surfers, and other water sports participants in the swimming pool, water parks, lakes, and beaches.
You simply sit around and make sure no dangerous event happens in your water. Then you get paid.
You can become a lifeguard for the school pool or a nearby hotel and resorts, tourist center, and your local community.
67. Recycle Cans and Bottles
Another simple way to earn some extra money is simply recycling.
Most places around the country allow you to get paid for turning in bottles and cans.
It’s not much, but full bags of cans could get you about ₦5,000 per bag or more.
Plus, it helps clean up the area too!
68. Recycle Scrap Metal
Beyond just bottles and can, you can also recycle scrap metal.
There’s a lot more money to be made with scrap metal recycling, but it’s also harder to find the stuff to recycle.
If you find scrap copper or metal, you can get paid a significant amount for it.
69. Learn CAC Business Registration
Business name registration is one of the essential requirements for starting a business.
One of the hardest things for business owners to do is name their company. I know this firsthand.
Chances are, most business owners aren’t creative.
But there are services to help, and you can get paid for it.
70. Sports Betting
Sports betting is an exciting way of making money online with your smartphone.
It offers double the excitement in that you get to enjoy your favourite game while also the additional thrill of winning money from staking on the sport.
For you to arrive at a change in fortune and start making money regularly, change the way you bet.
This is where seasoned punters on websites who know how to make money from betting consistently come in.
By becoming members of such sites, you get access to expert analysis on football bets that are based on reliable data.
71. Mini Importation Business
Mini importation involves buying goods in small quantities directly from the manufacturer or major distributor from another country, and importing them to your country, where it would be used or sold at a higher price for profit.
You can import hot-selling products from abroad depending on your capital.
You can decide to start a mini importation business with as low as ₦50,000 or as high as ₦50 million.
Once you know how to import goods from other countries to Nigeria, you can do your business from the corners of your room and earn millions of Naira daily.
There are several other untapped business ideas in Nigeria you can venture to earn money and establish financial freedom.
The skills and business ideas I have shared today are practical, so pick one way discussed to experience a change in your income stream.
It is possible to quickly build an online income stream, but you need to know that it could take months, if not years, before you can reach good income potential.
If you work diligently, passionately, and smart, you will surely come out on top.
You don’t have to be a fraudster to make it in Nigeria.
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