2018 Business Ideas For Students & Graduates in Nigeria

Business Ides
Business Ides

7.9 millions Nigerians have lost their jobs within the past 3 years. This insane figure causes a scare amongst the youth of Nigeria.

As government is trying their possible best to solve the problem of insecurity and job unavailability, its our responsibility to, in the mean time, find something “legal” and lucrative to do, to feed and pay the bills

Below are some Very cool jobs one could do to kill time and make a whole lot of money


Many parents who work full-time require the services of expert tutors who can help their kids with difficult subjects at school and also help them with their home work while they at work.

There are two ways through which you can handle tutoring as a student.

The first way is to do it online. There are many websites that you can register on to become an online tutor and make money during your spare time at school.

The other way is to search for parents that you can advertise your services to, so that you can schedule a time to visit their homes and teach their kids.

You can hold tutorials for interested students in your schools and make cool money from it.

Simply locate a suitable area and an accomplice that can go along with you in preparing individuals to have the learning of valuable lessons both in their particular courses of study and extra curricular courses


These are two administrations that go together and is particularly requested for in school ranges.
In a school of more than 30,000 students and diverse speakers in various areas, you are certain to be fruitful on the off chance that you set up in a suitable area a photocopy and printing shop where you can offer assistance to the individuals who needs this service.

Numerous students and teachers (lecturers) use printing and photocopy benefits frequently so you are certain of making your business daily.The real capital required for this business will be the acquirement of the materials for the photocopy a printing machines.

Pop Corn (Snacks) Business

I have seen individuals who are effective in this business and that is the reason I am adding it to the rundown. You can begin bundling pop corns into fixed nylons while putting your names into it.
From that point you can liaise with stores and shops around you to supply them your pop corns at a cheaper cost.
You can make research on how you can add exceptional taste and impacts to your pop corn to make individuals belittle it more for quality.

Blogging/Article Writing

If you can adapt your blogs with great substance you will most likely get paid great money by google.
I know of a top blogger in my school who got his ride by means of blogging returns even before his fourth year in the University.

Is there a topic you are passionate about? Or would you like other people to read of your experiences as a Nigerian Student?

You can make a lot of money from blogging about diverse topics you love and the good thing is you can start this business without a kobo. All you need is your laptop and access to the internet.

Barbing and Hair Dressing Saloons and Make up

It is an exceptionally lucrative pay creating business while in school, you will have such a large number of students belittling you as a student hair stylist.

Envision you had only 30 costumers who visit your saloon to trim hairs daily at N200 person, that is about 6k every day. In a month you will acquire twice what a banker earns in a month.

This is a good idea for female students. You can help your fellow female students to make their hair and charge them a token for it. You can choose to do this on weekends only to avoid undue interference with your academic work.

Sports Training

If there are any particular sports you are good at, you can think of becoming a sports trainer.

I remember that when I was in the university we used to have fitness clubs organized by students and to join such clubs, you had to pay a token as membership fees. The organizers made sizable amounts of money for themselves doing this alone.

Freelance Writing

Another business idea for a Nigerian student is to become a freelance Writer. You can find a lot of freelance writing jobs on websites like Freelancer, Odesk, Elance, Fiverr and other micro-job websites.

Event Planning

Event planning is another easy business you can do as a student especially since most events fall during the weekend when there is little or no school work to be done.

Pet Breeding

Another great business that can make you a student millionaire in no time is pet breeding.
Imported dog breeds like Alsatians, Rottweilers and German Shepherds are some of the pets in very high demand in the Nigerian market.


You can also make money from helping other students to sew and mend their clothes.

Graphic Design

Graphic design is huge right now especially because of the high percentage of people creating new websites.

Web designers need graphic designers to help them create banners, logos and other similar materials to use to make their websites beautiful.

There is also a vast number of opportunities offline that graphic designers can tap into including designing logos, business cards, brochures and business cards for various small and large organizations.

Web design/Programming

Lastly, you should consider becoming a web designer. Although you might need to spend some time learning the skills but as soon as you grasp the skills, there are no limit to what you can earn from web designing even as a student.


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