It is true that doing business in Nigeria is not as easy as it should be for now. But Nigerians and other people living in the country must look for ways to make ends meet. The idea of starting little if you cannot start big is one that cannot be overemphasized. As you read through the remaining parts of this article, you will be introduced to business that you can easily start in Nigeria even when you don’t have a lot of money. Most of them offer you the chance to do some other things on the side in order to make extra income.
Uber driving is lucrative in cities due to the high demand for Uber services. What is needed to be a Uber driver is a good driving experience and a great knowledge of the town or city you intend to ply your trade. What makes it a good business option is its flexibility: you can work as part-time or full time.
Another business venture you can involve in is freelance writing. If you are a good writer. If you have flair for writing. Then you can make money out of your passion. Look for blogs, websites, and magazines that are in need of content. You can write stories, articles, essays, poems, etc. You can also create your own blog and put up your thoughts and those of others who contribute to your blog. You can apply as the administrator of blogs and run the blog for the owner(s).
Thirdly, you can consider being a social media marketing strategist or influencer. This works by maximizing social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, telegram, etc. You create an account and always post contents that will interest a large number of people and gain you massive following online. You can share or create the content but the most important thing is that it should attract people’s attention and keep them hooked. In no time, people and brands will start paying you to help advertise their products and services to your numerous online followers. You charge them and make money.
The next business idea is web design or graphic design. With a few courses and much practice, you can perfect your craft in any of these areas. All you need to do is to continually put samples of your work on social media in order to create awareness and get prospective customers.
You can also go into vlogging or own a YouTube channel. A lot of people are using this avenue to rake in so much money. You can offer content on a wide variety of issues. Your goal is to garner as many fans and followers in order to attract advertisements and sponsors. Your acceptance is shown in the number of reactions (likes and comments) you get on your posts.
Similarly, you can easily start a bakery business in Nigeria. You need to start a little. You can start from your home. Put up your products and details on how you could be contacted for your services. People who have celebrations – like weddings and birthdays – will most likely patronize you. It is important to make a lot of price concessions at the initial stage. When your brand is well established you can become more rigid with your prices.
If you have a laptop or a smartphone and you are aware of people’s needs in your area you can try your hands on dropshipping. You help people place others for goods they need and you follow through until they get it. You can work with online stores like AliExpress, Konga, Jumia, etc.
Clothing designing is another area that a lot of Nigerians venture into. You can get the requisite training at a relatively affordable cost. You need to focus on perfecting your craft so that your expertise eventually becomes your number one marketing tool. Cloth making and designing are lucrative especially if you are patient enough to learn the ropes.
Fast food business will never go out of value or relevance. There are different reasons why people patronize fast food outlets on a daily basis. The need to be punctual to work means a lot of people do not cook or eat before leaving home. This natural means that they will need to feed somewhere. When starting this business your startup capital is dependent on the class of customers you intend to serve. You can start small with low-income earners in mind while you work your way up.
All these points to the fact that idleness is not an option. You must get busy and realize that no matter where you start, there are possibilities for growth and improvement. It also important to invest your spare time into other ventures that really interest you and will earn your more capital in the future.