21 JOBS YOU CAN DO AS A STUDENT AND EARN MONEY IN NIGERIA
21 Jobs You Can Do As A Student And Earn Money in Nigeria
Have you been thinking of how to make money in any Nigerian university? Do you want to always make some income as a student on campus without affecting your studies? As an undergraduate in any Nigeria university there are jobs you can easily engage yourself with that can fetch you income and when properly balanced with your academics will have no negative effect.
Having another source of income aside the stipend received from home or from relatives could be of a good support as a student. I am a living witness of this! During my undergraduate days there were some jobs I engaged myself with that really fetched me money and back then those cash I earned were very supportive at that time and space. There is absolutely nothing wrong for you as a student in having a part time job through which you can have some stipends at the end of the week or monthly bases as far as you can handle or balance it with your primary assignment on campus. These jobs will definitely grow you and leave with you so much experience that will help you to stand out when you are done with your studies.
Why will you as a student want to make money while in school?
It’s simple, students living away from their family have to spend money for their personal upkeep including feeding and accommodation. You as a student also have to take care of planned and unplanned daily expenses in school which includes photocopying of school materials, payment of membership dues of student bodies among other things. Making extra money in addition to what is given to you by parents or sponsors will help lessen the burden on your parents, sponsors, and most importantly help you as a student keep savings. Aside scholarships and grants, you can legitimately make money on campus using any of the following ideas I will share with you to make money on campus and outside campus.
Below are some list of jobs you can engage yourself with as a student in any Nigeria university;
1. Online Registrations: If you have a laptop with internet access, you can assist fellow students with online registrations (Scholarship applications, School fees payment, admission regularization, course registration etc.) and charge a token for the services. This is quite lucrative especially at the beginning of semesters and when there are prospective/new students on campus and virtually no lectures to attend.
2. Graphic Design: If you are very good with computer applications such as CorelDraw, Photoshop or other graphic design software, this will be a big business opportunity for you as there are always activities/events on campuses which require posters and fliers for promotion. Your work will speak for you and you will continue to get clients from far and near. You can also be contracted to design yearbooks and basically anything that require great designs.
3. Printing: Students do a lot of printing work. You can start up this business by getting any of the cheap desk-jet printers whose inks can easily be refilled without completely changing the cartridge. You can start this up in any students’ hostel or from your room, that way you won’t have to pay for any space. All you need is disciplined and cooperative roommates. If you have the time, you can also type and print students’ projects and assignments at your own rates.
4. Organizing Tutorial Classes: If you are good in any particular course or courses, you can start a tutoring business targeting your junior colleagues especially first year students in your department or faculty. You may choose to hold the classes on weekends only and charge per class attended. You can also hold this tutorial classes for secondary school students in your area. In addition, you may solve past questions papers and sell to students who are always eager to buy great materials. Though during my undergraduate days I did the former freely in my school fellowship.
5. Home Tutoring: You can hold private classes for secondary school students, staff kids, families that live around the school campus. Parents in the university community and its environment value education a lot and are always willing to pay a good teacher who could properly coach their children on subjects of interest at home. Private classes are usually billed on hourly basis. You just have to workout a timetable that will be suitable for you and your client.
6. Do Assignments for Rich Lazy Students on Campus: Believe it or not, there are students on campus that are so lazy and they are ever willing to pay any amount of money for their assignments to be done for them. You can leverage on this and make cool cash while also learning new things.
7. Photography: Students love to take photographs especially the freshers (new intakes). There is also an almost constant demand for passport photographs in many higher institutions in Nigeria. The photography business is a very profitable one and all you basically need is a digital camera, no matter how small it is, just get started. You can even sell beautifully captured random pictures of places and events online.
8. House Cleaning and Painting: Students moving into new apartments sometimes require help with cleaning and painting of the new place. You can offer these services and make money doing them. If you are also good with special wall pattern designs using paints, it will be an added advantage as students who can afford it and love to live in beautiful looking apartments will surely pay for it.
9. Real Estate/House Agent: If you are very conversant with your locality, you can use your spare time to search for accommodation for fellow students, especially freshers in the school environment. You can make money here via commissions or agent fees.
10. Cable TV installation and Maintenance: Almost everyone now enjoy cable television but very few persons know how to make little adjustments or maintenance on it. There is surely a big market here and the good news is it doesn’t take much to learn and costs next to nothing to start up.
11. Recharge Card Business: It is a fact that people with mobile phones cannot live without airtime on their device. Recharge cards are arguably the fastest selling commodity, outside food and drinks, in Nigeria. If you live in an area where people have to walk a distance to get recharge cards, you can make money by buying in bulk and reselling to them. You can even venture into recharge card printing business and make better profits reselling to retailers elsewhere, that’s if you have the time and resources.
12. Learn and Sell A Craft: You can learn things that can fetch you good money while in school. Hair dressing, Facial Make Up, Jewelry making with beads, bags and shoes making with beautiful Ankara materials etc. If you have interest in any skill at all, just learn it and it could fetch you money. The internet has made most things easier. Google and YouTube will be of great resource for your learning.
13. Sell your Skill: Whatever skill you have acquired in the past can be a source of income for you. Whether you can play musical instruments or you are good in artistic drawing or you are a great writer etc. You just have to market yourself. A simple notice printed on an A4 paper with details of the services you offer and how you could be contacted is enough to get you clients when pasted in strategic positions around campus. You can as well sell your services online on sites like Fiverr.
14. Football Viewing Center: With people’s interest in football, I am sure you can imagine how profitable a football viewing centre business can be. However, this kind of business is better done by students who are natives or long time residents in the particular area for obvious reasons or you could sell it off when you are done with your studies in that environment.
15. Online Affiliate Marketing: This involves you promoting other people’s (or company’s) products and earning a commission for each sale that you make. You mustn’t even have a website to do this, you can make use of social media.
16. Offline Marketing: Apply for marketing staff positions at companies offering such opportunity. Apply to the ones that will allow you work at your free time. Some of them will give you their products which you will sell, take your commission and return the remaining proceed to the company.
17. Organize Seminars: You can organize few hours or days seminars anywhere and teach any interesting thing you are conversant with, especially things that can help people make money, then charge the attendees a fee. You can bring in guest lectures to help you cover areas you are not very knowledgeable about. There is also an opportunity to sell products if you have any.
18. Bulk SMS Services: Many groups, organization, fellowship and departmental associations etc. regularly need to stay in touch with their members. You can offer to send bulk SMS to their members for a fee. You can also own a bulk SMS website where users can send SMS messages by themselves while you charge them subscription fees.
19. Web Design/Development: You can learn how to build websites or blogs and make money offering the service. There is market for you both in the campus and beyond. You can reach out to departments, student associations, fellowships groups etc. and offer your services to them.
20. Blogging: You must have heard about blogging and how lucrative it can be. You must have also heard about bloggers like Linda Ikeji and the millions she is making from her blog. It is actually not as easy as it used to be making money from blogging, but with the right guide, you too can tap from the ever evolving blogging gold mine.
21. Do Online Design Work: If you’re an artist and have a knack for graphic design, you could do online design work for websites and businesses. This could be everything from making small graphics for advertisements to full site redesigns. To get started, you could be a freelancer and sell your works.
I am sure by now, there is no excuse to why you shouldn’t be making money on campus. I am quite aware that these are just snippets of all you need to know about the various opportunities listed above hence if you need help or more information on any of the opportunities, please feel free to Call (070111848997) or WhatsApp (08142421123) me for guidance.
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