Are you thinking of a business to start while observing your one-year national mandatory service? If ‘yes’, you are on the right page. This post will show you a list of profitable business you can start during your NYSC or even after the program. While some Corps members rely on their N33,000 monthly allowance, others that are more business orientated seek for opportunities to earn money during NYSC.
To make things easier, NYSC provides loans to assist any Corps member who would need fund for business start up. You may like to check how to get NYSC loans. Another big thing on the way is the NYSC Trust Fund, which is aimed at providing fund for both ex and serving corps members, and as well as NYSC staff. To avoid taking too much of your time, let’s quickly go to the list of businesses you can start as a Corps member.
Business to start as a Corps Member
Below are businesses you should consider:
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.
Many Nigerians are making a lot of money blogging and you can be one of them. You can start a blog by creating a website. 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 to discuss your areas of interest, and you can then monetize it later on. Check out: how to start blogging business in Nigeria.
4. Importation Business
Before you go into importation business, you need to do your research to determine what brands that 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
Those who serve close to a higher institution can make a lot of money by helping students do their projects – collating and analysing data for students’ project. It will be more easy, especially if have knowledge of statistical packages such as Excel, SPSS, STATA, etc. To start this business, design attractive hand bills and posters, which you can share to final year students. You would be surprise at the number of students calling you to do their projects.
This post was first published on nyscinfo.com.