Are you thinking of a business to start as a corper? If yes, you are on the right page. This post will show you list of profitable businesses you can start during or after your NYSC.
While most Corps members rely on their N33,000 monthly allowance, those that are business orientated seek for opportunities to earn money during NYSC.
To make things easier, NYSC provides loans to assist Corps Members for business start up. See how to get NYSC loans.
To avoid taking too much of your time, let’s quickly go to list of businesses you can start as a Corps member.
Below are ways to make money during your NYSC year;
1. Start private tutorial
As a corps member, you can make a lot of money by starting private tutorial for secondary school students.
You can even stay back in the community after your service year to do this business. You will make much money if you teach those preparing to take junior WAEC, WASSCE, NECO, GCE, JAMB and post-utme.
To start this business, all you need to do is to get a venue (can be within school premises) and inform your host community. You can also print posters and distribute them in the community.
2. Set up a laundry outfit
Washing, rinsing, drying and ironing clothes can be tedious. So, many people prefer taking their clothes to dry cleaners.
Aside washing clothes, you can wash bedsheet, rugs, etc.
Laundry service is one way to make cool money during your service year.
All you need to start are medium-sized washing machine, detergents water, starch, pressing iron and a flat table top.
If you can give little pecks like free deliveries and going round to collect clothes, you will be a talk of town.
3. Blogging, digital marketing and other online businesses
Many Nigerians are making cool money online and you can be one of them.
There are different ways to earn from the internet. Personally, I made quite a lot of money from blogging and selling information products during my service year.
You can start any of the following; blogging, bulk sms, affiliate marketing, social media marketing, information marketing, dropshiping, etc.
To build a successful online business, you need to work hard as it is not easy to make money through that means.
With zero capital, you can set up a free blog (blogger.com) to discuss your areas of interest and you can then monetize it later on.
4. Importation Business
before you go into importation business, you need to do your research to determine what brands people need in your area.
You can import things like; hand bags, shoes, phones, phone accessories like memory cards, batteries, casings, power banks, cheap mini laptops, notebooks, etc.
With a Naster debit card obtained from Nigerian banks, you can make payment online at popular stores like Ebay, Amazon, Alibaba and Aliexpress.
After payment, your goods will be shipped to you in Nigeria.
5. Student Projects
If you serve or live around a higher institution, you can make money by collating and analysing data for students’ project. It is very easy when you are well grounded in the use of statistical packages like Minitab, Excel, SPSS STATA, etc.
You can design attractive hand bills and posters which you can share amongst final year students and also paste on bill boards.
You will be surprised at the number of students that will be calling your line asking you to do their projects.