Effective Ways To Make Money As a Student in Nigeria

Hey reader, good to have you here today. I guess you are here because you are looking for an effective way to make money as a student in Nigeria so you can be able to sort out your school and personal expenses.

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Please Note:  Setting out out to make money while in school without proper time management, might affect your academic performance. I believe you don’t want your classmates to graduate, leaving you behind while you rewrite your carry-overs. And you certainly don’t want to fail out of school.

In this article I will be sharing with you effective legitimate ways to make money even as a student in Nigeria.

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Effective Ways to Make Money as Student in Nigeria

Sell your Skill

What ever skill you have can be a great source of income for you. Whether you can play musical instruments or you are good in artistic drawing or you are a great writer and so on. 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 proceed to sell your services online on sites like Jiji, fiverr, olx etc.

Selling of Wears

These days most students on campus love to look trendy and therefore buy cloths, foot wears, handbags, jewelries and other body accessories always.

If you can get these wears and accessories in bulk at reduced price from big suppliers, you will surely make much money from the business.

Production of Detergents and Disinfectants

Especially for Home Economics students, they can apply practical knowledge of what they learn in school to make money though any one with the right knowledge or wish to learn can still venture in this. Making and selling liquid, powdered or bar soaps. They can also make and sell disinfectants, air fresheners, perfumes, body lotions etc.

Cable Tv installation and Maintenance

Almost every student now own and enjoy cable television but very few persons know how to make little adjustments or maintenance on it (services are not just to students alone but includes people living around the school area). 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.

Graphic Design

If you are very good with Coreldraw, Photoshop or other graphic design software applications, this is 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.

Printing and Online Registrations

Students do a lot of printing and online registrations (Scholarship applications, School fees payment, admission regularization, course registration etc.) You can start up this business by getting any of the cheap laptop with internet access and printers whose inks can easily be refilled without completely changing the cartridge.

You can start this up in any students’ hostel and 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 typeset students projects and assignments at your own rates.

In conclusion

Progress may seem hard and slow. Success might not come real quick but you shouldn’t be discouraged. With determination and consistency you can find what works for you.

All the money making ways we listed above are not a get rich over night scheme. They all require hard work and commitment. However, they are sustainable jobs and you can making reasonable income out of them and can even decided to grow them to full time business when done with school.

We hope you find this article interesting 🙂 Kindly share with friends.

Feel free to share your experiences trying to make money as a student in the comment section to educate other students more on this topic.


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