Are you in between jobs? You could make money with these in Nigeria

5 Alternative money making jobs in Nigeria

There are times when you apply and apply but nothing seems to be coming up. You don’t even get an interview invite; rather than sit there feeling sorry for yourself, it’s time to start worrying about how to make some cool cash. As a smart guy once said ‘time is money’; let’s stop wasting it.

In Nigeria today there are so many ventures you can branch into with little to no overhead cost that are quite lucrative. They are businesses that you can start from home and make money. Depending on how business oriented you are and how determined for success you are, you might not be in need that job at the end of the day because you’ll be able to make a successful business for yourself.

Bead making

I’d like to use this medium to correct the impression that bead making is simply for the ladies. It isn’t. As a guy, you too can venture into the business of bead making. Chances are that you’ll probably make more money.

Beaded jewelries are a set of jewelries that I doubt would ever be out of market. The interesting part is that it’s easy to learn. You don’t need a shop to sell either. You could market online, in church, social gatherings and the likes. The bottom line is that you’ll be doing a lot of networking in order to make sales.


I know what you’re thinking; “I didn’t go through the university to start selling snacks’’. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with making and selling snacks. You being a graduate make it even better; you’re exposed and would know how to best package these snacks and you would also know belter about networking.

Sales in snacks are promoted by packaging because as they say ‘thee eyes ea first before the mouth’. There’s a large market for snacks; churches, schools, market places, streets, offices and so forth. You could be the sole supplier for a big firm and you could achieve all this from your kitchen at home.


A lot of people don’t know this but you can operate a laundry business from home as well. All you need is a laundry machine and great networking skills. A lot of business men and office workers don’t have the time to go look for a laundry service center. Take your business to them instead. How? Offer to pick up their laundry and to return it yourself. You could go to their homes at a time that is convenient for them and return them at the soonest possible time. This is a great business strategy.


The first thing that probably came to your mind is “where am I going to get money to set up a salon?” relax! You don’t need a salon, not at first anyway. What you really need is to be VERY good at barbing, have a set of tools, a sterilizer and great networking skills. Home service is one thing that a lot of people desire but is not always readily available. Offer that and in no time you’ll be making good cash.

Why is it important that you are Very good at barbing? It’s simply because you’ll be getting more clientele from word-of-mouth recommendations than from any other marketing skills you might have.

Events management

Planning and managing events can be so overwhelming that no one wants to be given that responsibility. the hustle of choosing venue, colors, decoration, inviting people, catering, music and all that makes people want to duck in their beds and probably hide there for eternity. What do you think will happen when you offer to take this burden off their shoulders in exchange for money? I bet they’d gladly pay.

The best way to learn event management is through apprenticeship because it is practical. Through apprenticeship, you’re not only harnessing your skills but also building a network.

You must have noticed how much emphasis has been laid on networking. Networking is the key to success for any business you choose to venture into. I’m sure that reading about these ideas has also put other business ideas in your mind. Alright, it’s time to get up. Quit lying around and start making some money for yourself.


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