Business To Start As A Corps Member In 2024

Are you contemplating starting a business while observing your one-year mandatory national service? If ‘yes,’ you’re on the right page. This post will provide you with a list of profitable businesses you can start during your NYSC or even after the program.

While some Corps members rely on their N33,000 monthly allowance, others, more business-oriented, seek opportunities to earn money during NYSC.

To facilitate things, NYSC provides loans to assist any Corps member who needs funds for business startup. You may want to check how to get NYSC loans.

Another significant opportunity is the NYSC Trust Fund, aimed at providing funds for both ex and serving corps members, as well as NYSC staff. Without taking up too much of your time, let’s quickly explore the list of businesses you can start as a Corps member.

Businesses to Start as a Corps Member

Below are businesses you should consider:

1. Start Private Tutorial

As a corps member, you can make a considerable income by offering private tutorials for secondary school students. You can even stay back in the community after your service year to continue this business. You’ll make more money if you teach those preparing for exams like junior WAEC, WASSCE, NECO, GCE, JAMB, and post-UTME. To start, find a venue (can be within school premises) and inform your host community. Print posters and distribute them in the community for better outreach.

2. Set Up a Laundry Outfit

Washing, rinsing, drying, and ironing clothes can be tedious, prompting many people to prefer taking their clothes to dry cleaners. Aside from washing clothes, you can offer services for washing bedsheets, rugs, etc. Laundry service is a profitable venture during your service year. To start, you’ll need a medium-sized washing machine, detergents, water, starch, a pressing iron, and a flat tabletop. Offering perks like free deliveries and collecting clothes from clients can make you popular in the community.

3. Blogging

Blogging has proven lucrative for many Nigerians, and you can join this trend. Start a blog by creating a website. Building a successful online business requires hard work, and making money is not instantaneous. With zero capital, you can set up a free blog to discuss your areas of interest and later monetize it. Check out: how to start a blogging business in Nigeria.

4. Importation Business

Before venturing into importation, research to determine the brands people need in your area. Import items like handbags, shoes, phones, phone accessories (memory cards, batteries, casings), power banks, cheap mini laptops, notebooks, etc. With a Naster debit card from Nigerian banks, you can make online payments at popular stores like Ebay, Amazon, Alibaba, and Aliexpress. After payment, your goods will be shipped to you in Nigeria.

5. Student Projects

Those serving close to a higher institution can earn by assisting students with their projects—collating and analyzing data for students’ projects. Having knowledge of statistical packages like Excel, SPSS, STATA, etc., can make this business easier. Design attractive handbills and posters, and distribute them to final year students. You’ll be surprised at the number of students reaching out for project assistance.

2 thoughts on “Business To Start As A Corps Member In 2024”

  1. Is there any change in the NYSC 202 bach A mobilization and registration??..upload now ends on 20the while registration of Pcms starts on 20th…how true is this please

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