Best Online Business for Nigerian Students

Top 10 Best Online Businesses For Nigerian Students

Starting a business as a student can be so confusing and demanding especially when one does not really know that to venture into. Of cos, students need extra cash to pay their bills and especially to student who pay their own bills have to job extra to make money and study. If you are among this categories of these students below are the 15 Money Making Business for 


Without wasting time, below are the Money Making Business for Students 

1. Blogging

Blogging is good business that attracts much income. Anybody can make money through blogging and students are not optional. At the comfort of your home, you can blog and get paid in your Nigerian bank account.
In blogging, all that is needed is having something to write about , something unique and that can interest the public, it can be

  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Technology
  • Relationship and sexuality.
  • Business and finance.
  • Cooking and catering.
  • Fashion ETC.

There are so many of them but it all depends on the field you are interested in. Something that captivates your interest and something you have vast knowledge about. So you may wonder how one actually makes money from this. Here are listed ways

  • Google AdSense.
  • Consultation on SEO, traffic related issues
  • Affiliate marketing.
  • Freelancing (writing posts and articles for other blogs and individuals)
  • Web site creation and design and web
  • Selling of my information products on this site and on AMAZON.


2. Hair and Beauty Saloon and Hand Crafts

This is a popular business in school. You don’t joke with the females when it comes to looking good so you can leverage on that human want and start making money even as an undergraduate
Hair beauty salon and hand craft includes:

  • Hair dressing for females.
  • Makeup artists.
  • Barbing for males.
  • Bead and bangle making.
  • Woven embroidery and knitting etc.

Some people love looking good and takes everything to keep that without minding the cost . You can learn the skills if you don’t have a prior knowledge and buy your equipment. You may not necessary need a shop; you can work from hostel room or corridor. It’s up to you

3. Mini-importation business

The mini importation business is one easy way out of your financial troubles. It’s a very lucrative way to make money online and offline in Nigeria as an undergraduate irrespective of the institution you find yourself.
The basic idea is to import goods that students that catch the attention of students, it doesn’t make your sex, both male and female can go into this business as far you have something that people likes and want to buy
You can import the following items and they will thrive well in any Nigerian campus:

  • Phone pouch and cases with USB cords.
  • Human hair.
  • Tablet phones.
  • Wristwatches, bangles, chains, anklet and customized wristbands.
  • Modems and card readers.
  • Flash and memory card.
  • Solar chargers.
  • Sandals and shoes.
  • Clothes and underwear and lots more

There are lots of items to import, just think aside the box and the good thing about this business is you pay cheaply to buy the items and sell them expensive. Your gain can be 200% that is how lucrative this business can be.

4. Baking and Confectioneries

As a student, you can take advantage of celebration and partying such as birthdays, graduation, matriculation, convocation, hall weeks etc to put up a baking and confectioneries business such as

  • Baking cakes
  • Pies
  • Making rolls and its variation
  • Fries
  • Sharwama and pizza etc

One thing about baking is if you can be able to satisfy your clients, then you should be less worrisome about finance because money will start trooping in. be exceptional in your business.
Back then in school, I had friends who were into this business, they bake from there hostel rooms using locally made items such as stoves and pot but still you can tell the difference from those baked in ovens. Baking is not so difficult to learn, three days is enough to learn baking. You can open your mini fast food.

5. Tutorials center

There are students who are out there looking for a way to broaden their knowledge on some courses they find difficult or struggling to pass some courses. You can turn this to your advantage and start making money from organizing tutorial classes for students.

It could be on some academics courses or something else like how to bake, how to play guitar, how to make money online etc. Impact knowledge and get paid then watch your bankroll soar high. You can use your room, a classroom, back of a classroom, or any vacant location to actualize this.

6. Photography and organizing social events

This job is suitable for the social and outspoken people. Photography and social events go side by side. You can plan events like

  • Social weeks
  • Fellowship days
  • Birthdays
  • Room, department and faculty weeks etc

You can organize social events in the university and people pay to come in or it can be as well put for free while they just pay for their red carpet pictures, either way you are not losing at the end. You will need a camera, a studio where you print your pictures as hard copy or you can possibly get a personal printer and have other photography pay you to print for them. For some people that will want to demand the soft copy, then learn Adobe Photoshop as an advantage.

7. Manual and Menial Jobs

Engaging in manual and menial jobs for other students. To make head-ways, you will have to swallow those prides. No matter what you think, it’s better than stealing joining cults or engaging in prostitution. You can run services like

  • Car washing.
  • Cooking services
  • Run errands.
  • Laundry and general home maintenance services etc

Just try to be humble, careful and punctual and gradually, you will pave ways for yourself, you never can tell you just might be helping the governor’s child.

8. Engaging in school politics

This is not for everyone. You have to possess the following ; boldness, leadership qualities , lovable , social , eccentric and daring to survive. With high level of cultism in Nigeria University and subsequent intimidation, one needs to be very careful when venturing into politics, also, have it at the back of your mind that you will definitely have to slide backwards in your academics. So ask yourself this, are you ready to sacrifice.
If you can be successful in politics in school then say goodbye to financial problem. But Money gotten from politics is not mostly legal and doesn’t last and also your studentship and integrity will be at stake. So venture wisely.

9. Freelancing

This involves been hired by a firm or a person to carry out a task . its mostly about writing, which is quite easy for a university student. Freelancing offline includes :

  • Writing assignments, reports seminars and projects for busy students.
  • Customizing PowerPoint slides.
  • Writing editorials.

Freelancing online involves:

  • Writing posts and articles for websites to get paid.

Earning here relies on skills that you have gather over time. If you have the skill, you can put up for hire.

10. Computer Jobs

This is another good avenue to make money with your computer skills. Instead of using your computer to play games and watching movie while not use it for something productive such as

  • Installation of computer software and games.
  • Typing, scanning and photocopying jobs.
  • Online application for new and old students
  • Repairing of electronic gadgets.
  • General internet solutions.

We are in the IT age, so getting customers may not be a problem here. Advance you r knowledge on computer related skills in your spare time.

About Adamu Maigari

My name is Adamu Maigari, I'm living in Borno, Nigeria - I write on Tech, Crypto, Gaming, Computing, Cybersecurity, and How to make money online.

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