How to make money as a student in Nigeria.

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    Samuel Tolulope

    If you are a student in Nigeria and you desperately want to start making your own money but think it is completely hopeless for a student to find a lucrative job, you are wrong. In case you are asking yourself “What can I do to make money in Nigeria?”, you should know there are a lot of amazing opportunities for students. Here is a list of business ideas in Nigeria for you.

    Reasons to find a job while you are a student:

    This is a good preparation for the life that comes after school.
    Your student job will bring you a lot of vital experience for the future. It will make easier for you to get some important skills and understanding of the business. This experience will come in handy when you start looking for a full-time job with a basic knowledge of how it works.
    Most importantly, you will have a chance to improve your personal skills. You will learn to become more confident when you succeed, and you will also learn an important lesson from every failure.

    Maybe you are insecure because you are not completely sure what exactly you want to be doing for a living. We will provide you with some hot business ideas in Nigeria. These will be home business ideas in Nigeria, as well as business ideas in Nigeria with low capital.

    1. Tutoring
    Perhaps you like spending time with other people and passing the knowledge to them. In this situation, the tutor job will fit for you. In case you start your own private business in tutoring, you can hold your lessons in the evening or during weekends, and you will have enough time left for school and personal activities. To become a tutor, you can start offering services either online or to people you know. Choose a subject that you are really good at.

    2. Freelance writing
    Are you a skilled writer? Do you enjoy writing articles and blog posts? You can become a freelance writer and register on the website for freelancers to start getting orders from various websites. This job is beneficial because you can easily work from home and choose the suitable time, in contrary to the set office hours that would be required of you at the full-time work. There are plenty of the websites and blogs that are in constant search of writers, so do not miss your chance if you feel like your writing skills are high and you could help them in some way!

    3. Graphic design
    Graphic design plays a really important role in the creation of any website, along with the logos, banners and other things that present the site to its potential visitors. Students in Nigeria can become graphic designers too – everyone starts small. You can also apply for a job where you will design various business cards and brochures. All that it takes is some graphics skills and a passion for designing.

    4. Editing business
    Many students who attend higher educational institutions have different kinds of assignments and projects. The personal computer is just enough for starting a typing business, through which you will be able to help them to type all their assignments and transform them into a digital document. If you possess good typing skills, you can definitely help students out by typing their home works.

    5. Dropshipping
    If you are unaware what is dropshipping, it is a special method of retail fulfillment, which means that the products that are sold in stocks are not kept in the store. When the store wants to sell the product, they purchase it from the third-party and ship to the customers. Nowadays, it is a profitable business, and you will only need your own computer with internet access and the basic understanding of the websites like Aliexpress and Amazon. You will also have to set up your own store on Facebook, and have some experience in running the online shop and attracting traffic to it. This job is not as difficult as it seems – once you get hold of it, you will be really surprised with your finances going up.

    6. Recharge card business
    These days, the Nigerians are really obsessed with the recharge card businesses, because it appears to be lucrative, and it also does not require a lot of efforts. People usually start with printing out the cards, or purchasing the units of cards in bulks and then selling them at the higher price.

    7. Selling the past question papers
    This business can become very profitable among students who need the answers from the previous exams and the study papers that they have no time to compile on their own. If you have ever done huge papers of material for your studies that contain all the necessary information, you can try selling them for a favorable price to the students who are in a grade below you.

    8. Selling used clothes
    Maybe you have some clothes that were already worn, but they are still in a good state? Perhaps you have that one dress or this pair of shoes that you have bought, worn once, and felt uncomfortable in it? Instead of just keeping these clothes without purpose in your wardrobe, you could sell them to the other people who would probably be happy to buy clothes for a good price instead of going to the expensive stores.

    9. Hairdresser business
    If you always had a passion for hair styling, you can invest in professional hairdresser course, and then start working at the hair salon. It does not have to be a full-time job – you can work there as a student and successfully earn money. You can promote yourself on social media, such as Facebook and Instagram, which will generate you more clients. Post the best examples of your work, and you are guaranteed to gain people’s interest in your skills.

    10. Manicure and pedicure
    This business is extremely relevant these days because so many women and girls want to have perfect nails with various ornaments. Men also take care of their nails and attend the manicure/pedicure masters. You can do it at home, and agree on the most suitable time for you both together with the clients. For starting this business, you will not need a lot – the only things that are required are special nail equipment, which is known to cost N3,000 average, and of course the promoting skills on social media.

    Since there is a lot of competition nowadays among the manicure/pedicure masters, you have to make your works stand out and attract the potential clients.

    11. Blogging
    Yeah, everyone wants to be a blogger nowadays, but not everyone can actually be a good blogger. If you have a topic that interests you and that you are fluent in, you just need a little confidence – chances are that your blog can gain popularity in no time if your posts are memorable and unique. It is completely free to start a blog on a platform WordPress or Blogspot, and you will also have to learn some pitfalls of blogging business before starting to earn money.

    12. Become a Jumia agent
    The most popular shopping platform in Africa,, is always in need of agents, who can work either full-time or part-time. Their responsibility is helping people order and purchase whatever they need. Your work will be letting people know that you are a Jumia agent, and promoting their offers on social media. It does not require any starting capital, and if you are a student, it will not take much time from you. If you go on website, you can learn more about the Jumia agent job there and decide whether it would be right for you.

    13. Catering business
    If you are in need of money, and would not mind working in the catering service for some extra cash, you can join a team that provides the cooking for some big occasions and events. It can be a really lucrative job, but you have to be aware that without passion it will not take you anywhere, even if you will earn good money. So, this job would be perfect for you if you actually love and enjoy cooking, and are good at it. You should also apply for it if you are able to deal with stress well.

    14. Cleaning service
    This would be the right job for you if you are an active and neat person who pays a lot of attention to the small details. Before the move into the new house, some people hire the cleaning service for tidying their place up. If you feel like you could manage this, you can start a Facebook page and promote your services. This can be done in your spare time, and it will not threaten your grades. You can also dive into this business without any money because when people hire you for this job, they will give you a deposit fee and you use these funds to buy the materials that you need for performing your work.

    15. Photography
    All you need for becoming a photographer is a good professional camera and a great eye when it comes to capturing the most interesting moments. No matter if you have had experience before or not, you can start anytime and eventually earn a profit.

    If your photos are really good, then you have a large chance to be noticed by potential clients who would offer money for your services. This is how the beginning photographers become famous and influential. You can also post your photos on stock websites to make money off them. Photographer’s job is a great opportunity for you to combine earning some money and doing what you love and enjoy.


    Can you recommend some site that are in need of freelance writer?

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