14 Business Ideas for Students in Nigeria

As a student in a higher institution of learning, your parents provide basic needs to make your stay on campus easy.

From payments of tuition fees, rent, feeding to exigencies, parents finance their ward to keep them preoccupied with studying.

This aims to support them in achieving success in their academics.

But there is always an urgent need at college that the allowance from home can’t seem to settle.

Having a skill that enables you to earn money during your leisure time might help you.

Contentment is key. Managing your allowances requires discipline.

And earning a little income during your stay in school will go a long way in keeping money in your pocket at all times.

As a young adult, there would be a craving to earn money.

A desire to stand by your feet little by little, never wanting to be too much of a burden because your siblings need as much financial obligation as you do.

Some have yielded to pressure to engage in prostitution, cybercrime, ponzi scheme, or gambling due to waves of misinformation on campus.

Ignorant students have invested their tuition fees in irrational endeavors. Unfortunately, they have lost more than they had bargained for.

There are legitimate means to earn income with little or no capital in school without a hindrance to your focus on academics.

These endeavors can be engaged in, during weekends or leisure periods depending on academic situations.

1. OFFICIATE CEREMONIES

You can opt to work on weekends with event planners and catering services.

They employ people to work as servers, ushers, or cooks during a wedding, burial, or housewarming ceremonies.

You can earn a token and the delicacies or gifts are a bonus.

2. BECOME AN EXTRA- LESSON TEACHER

Tutor primary and secondary school students as an undergraduate.

Prepare them for their upcoming common entrance exams, WAEC, JAMB during the evening, or at weekend depending on the arrangements that suit your study.

You get paid nicely and what’s more than been a teacher and a student at the same time.

3. WORK OVERTIME IN INDUSTRY

In highly industrial states, companies hire unskilled labor at weekends(often referred to as overtime).

You could offer your services and get your wage at the end of the day production.

4. BECOME A PRODUCT PROMOTER OR DEMONSTRATOR

Different company keeps searching for demonstrators to advertise their new products or services in the college environment.

Join, dance, sell, and earn while you advertise products for food, beverages, and communication companies.

Engage retailers and persuade them to sell the new product.

5. WORK FOR YOUR LECTURER

You can assist your lecturer and help him with his numerous duties.

An advantage is that you learn more from him. Sometimes, you get tipped.

6. BE AN HAIR STYLIST, DO MAKEUP AND NAILS

Catch your breath while you walk on campus. It’s fashion all the way.

Doing makeup, nails, and plaiting hair for friends and other beauty queens out there would make more money drip in your purse when you offer the service at a discount.

7. DESIGN T-SHIRTS, AWARDS, GIFT CARDS

This is a kind of business artists who had developed their talent in this respect can tap into.

There will always be a rush for customized vests with fad line (I Came, I Saw, I Conquered) by students particularly finalists.

You could also design awards on request by associations in the school for their various occasions e.g Freshers week ceremony.

Also, engage in Gift cards and still or nature paintings.

It is a designer cheque to ride the trend.

8. SELL SNACKS AND PROVISIONS

You can make and sell snacks and provisions to colleagues and retailers and earn your profit.

A young lady has always been selling cake in school without having an oven!.

The student went to a baker with a 1000 naira note and requested for cupcakes.

She then delivered it to shop owners at a discount per dozen.

The baker and shop owners smile on their fortune and she with less effort and time walked away with a good interest.

9. DO ASSIGNMENTS OR SEMINARS FOR COLLEAGUES

You could offer to help your mates to solve and print assignments, seminars, or projects at an affordable price.

You can easily locate a business center around and tender the contract to him.

You do it at a much cheaper price and walk away with the profit.

10. SEW DRESSES OR SELL WEARS

Sew and mend clothes right in your hostel.

You must have a sewing machine and experience as a fashion designer.

Otherwise, you can sell nice wears to your friends and colleagues.

11. BECOME AN AGENT FOR NETWORK PROVIDERS AND ONLINE STORES

Network providers have agents for their sim registration and they are paid commissions based on the numbers of sim registered.

Work with a registered business outlet as a student.

Get the sims, tablets, and thump print machines from your boss and register people at your leisure.

You could also be a Jumia or Konga representative and help deliver goods for clients.

12. BE A REPAIRMAN

Make use of your skills to repair or service generators and appliances at an affordable price.

13. BE A PAINTER OR ELECTRICIAN

Paint room and do electrical wiring at hostels around the school community.

14. FREELANCE WRITING

Do you have an interest in writing?. You can sign up as a content creator on Opera news hub, scooper, or lodpress.

Write original articles and news and get paid for your passion.

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