Today in our business classroom, we are looking at13 business ideas one can do as side hustles, especially for those who are working and cannot commit their whole time to the business.
Well, depending solely on your day job’s salary to make your ends meet or to even raise funds that could someday help you pursue business opportunities that pop-up is a terrible way to plan your future and self.
While having a side hustle is important, a lot of people don’t know what side-business to startup, and so, conclude everything outside of paid employment is difficult and expensive to venture into.
If you’re looking for a side business to easily startup, here are 13 side hustles you can start doing today:
House cleaning/janitorial services
You can start a cleaning services company. You execute jobs over the weekends or you hire workers and supervise them. Some types of cleaning business include; Post construction cleaning, day-to-day office/home cleaning, specialized roof cleaning, pool cleaning, carpet/rug/tile cleaning and drainage cleaning.
You will need to brand and market your business effectively. Social media has become an indispensable tool when it comes to marketing and branding. So you can tell people what you do, take phone calls, negotiate jobs and get people to execute them or do them yourself over the weekends.
Sports viewing centres
Nigerians love football and most football matches take place during the weekends. Matches that happen during weekdays, happen in the evenings so this is a perfect business for people in employment to make money.
Also, there are other good businesses you can blend with your sports viewing One of them is a barbing salon; since football is generally a men’s game, you can feature a barbing salon by the side and put someone there to be giving you money regularly. In any case, it’s a winning affair for you.
Driving On Uber Or Taxify:
Uber and Taxify have made it easy for anyone with a good saloon car that’s within their specification to easily sign up on their platforms and earn money from rides that pop up on their app dashboards.
If you own a car, you could sign up on a ridesharing platform and always activate it whenever you’re done at work and/or the weekends.
With some drivers making as much as 80,000 Naira weekly in profits driving their own cars on Uber and Taxify, you could earn the same and use the proceeds to manage other areas of your life.
Freelancing On Fiverr:
Fiverr provides a wide range of opportunities ranging from graphics & design to digital marketing, writing, video & animation, programming & tech, business, and much more for freelancers all around the world.
Millions of people flock Fiverr daily to look for a freelancer that can help them solve a task or two, and for these, the freelancers get paid depending on their service charge.
You could sign up on Fiverr to offer services as a freelancer as one side hustle that could earn you anywhere from $5 to over $200 per job done.
Private Home Tutoring:
Parents looking for private home tutors to coach their children after school hours go onto popular tutoring platforms to find someone suitable for the task. To achieve this, the platform pairs the parent with a qualified candidate who then goes on to coach their kids within the agreed period.
You could sign up with a tutoring platform to land private coaching gigs close to you that you could easily handle every day after work hours.
Some people have a passion for using their hands to create something. If you have the skill or passion for knitting, bead making, jewellery making, carving, painting, etc you could make lots of profit out of this at your leisure time.
You could start a cake baking business even while you have a full-time job and promote your business creatively through social media, vlogs, or even on blogs.
As you get clients who want you to bake cakes for them in special cases, you can always do it whenever you’re home from work or on the weekends.
Marketing Products Online:
You could sell products ranging from phone accessories, electronics, fashion items, and more on online marketplaces like Etsy, Jumia, Amazon, Alibaba and more.
When you sell on online marketplaces, you leverage their brand popularity and reputation to get buyers without spending a dime on an advertisement.
The real estate business is one of the most lucrative ventures in Africa and many other continents around the world because of the ever-growing demand for housing needs around the globe.
In Lagos Nigeria for instance, people are always either looking for a new place to rent or a new home to buy. As a real estate agent, you could help people find new homes for a commission. And when you successfully sell a house, you could earn as much as 5% of the home value as a commission.
While working full time, you could help people find houses they could purchase, and get paid commissions running into millions of Naira whenever you successfully sell a house.
Barbing salon / Beauty Shop
Many workers open barbing salons or beauty shops and put skilled people in charge. They make an arrangement where they collect an agreed amount regularly. It’s important to be mindful who you put in charge, though. Find a system of profit-sharing that works for everyone and watch out for human greed.
If there’s anything Africans, especially Nigerians love to do, there’s nothing higher on the list than to party. They celebrate almost every basic event that happens in their lives and depending on how large the celebration may be, they could choose to higher an event planner or not.
You could partner with event centres and more to source people who need affordable but capable event planners to help them organise their events. You could also promote your service on social media, while also having an SEO-ready website that people can easily find online when searching for professional event planners.
With event management costs running into hundreds of thousands of Naira, any event planner that manages to host at least one event a week could earn millions monthly.
Start A Blog:
Like several other internet businesses, blogging could either be a waste of time or a positive financial change. Bloggers like Linda Ikeji have made millions of dollars from their blogs, which they’ve gone on to use to set up other thriving businesses.
Depending on what you blog about, your consistency, how popular you get, and the revenue generation model you are working with, you could build a million-dollar business or even achieve absolutely nothing.
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