At the moment, millions of Nigerians are stuck at home and are unable to return to their regular jobs. However, while the situation may be worrying, it doesn’t mean you cannot start a new venture even when you are following the lockdown orders. Here are the highest paying businesses you can start from your home.
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1. Social media influencing
As a modern individual, you are probably already using social media every day to access your favourite content, stay in touch with your friends and family members, and sharing your own thoughts and experiences. So why not use your social media habits to make money?
Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook influencers not only have thousands or even millions of fans, but also make an impressive amount of money from collaborations, ads, and other paid content. If you already have a large audience or have an interesting enough social media page that can attract a lot of followers, you can monetize your internet presence starting today.
2. Craft services
People have always loved handmade clothes, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, and other items, and even a nationwide lockdown is not going to stop them. While you are sitting at home, you can turn your talent and passion for making crafts into a lucrative home business. You can either advertise your services online and take custom orders from the customers, or sell ready-made items on Jiji.
3. Property and car flipping
Flipping property and cars is a popular business, but it mostly used to take place offline. However, now that we are stuck at home, this business made the transition to online. As a car of property flipping businessman, you don’t need to physically own any land, property, or car.
All you need to do is find people who want to sell their property or vehicles but don’t know how to do it effectively. Let them supply you with the details and photos, and then post ads for them online on sites like Jiji, as well as on social media. When they sell the items thanks to your services, you will get a commission, which can sometimes reach 20% of the price.
4. Selling goods from China
China is the world’s leading manufacturer of dozens of categories of products, and you can start your business with the smallest budget. You can import small amounts of goods such as mobile phone accessories, clothes, makeup, hair, home goods, and toys.
If you don’t even have a tiny budget to import goods from China, you can start a dropshipping business. With dropshipping, all you need to do is take photos and product descriptions from Chinese wholesalers and post them online. Then, when the customer wants to buy the product, you simply place an order at the wholesaler’s website and include the delivery details of the customer. That way, you sell the product without actually having any inventory.
For many people, the lockdown is a chance to improve their cooking skills and learn how to feed the whole family on a budget. However, some individuals continue working and don’t have the time to do it, and others simply don’t want to have anything to do with cooking.
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This is where your cooking talent can come in handy. Advertise your services online with some appetizing photos, take orders from customers, and either arrange the delivery or have the customers come to you to pick up their orders.
You can make some money by cooking everyday food for families and individuals, but an even more lucrative opportunity is producing baked goods for people’s celebrations. Birthday and wedding cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, decorated cookies, and other sweets are not only a way to make your customers happy, but also a great business to run from home.
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