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Top 10 Business Ideas that Students Can Implement

Top 10 Business Ideas that Students Can Implement

Financial support from parental figures is the usual way the average Nigerian University students sustains himself or herself through school.

The nation’s flagging economy pushes students sometimes to fend for themselves or supplement their incomes.

By the time your education is complete, you will be able to see the wisdom of achieving set financial goals.

To the good stuff, here are ten different businesses to implement while in school:

1. Freelance writing

If you have always been great at writing, taking it up a notch by commercialising this natural skill is a superb way to sustain yourself in school.

You do not have to work for a publishing company to do this. The internet provides many sites and platforms where you can offer your writing services for hire.

2. Ushering

Ushering is now one of the most common ways Nigerian students support themselves in the university. Students can earn N15-30,000 in one gig. Simply make enquiries for good ushering platforms within your institution or search the internet for one that is suitable.

3. Running a blog

Blogging is another lucrative business a student can launch. It will not just fetch you money; it will educate you on the job as you write about different topics. Internet access and a personal computer are all you need.

4. Graphic Design

This is one of the most sought after jobs in many student environments and without. It is one of the primary players in digital marketing, web design, and other niches on and offline that require graphical representation.

5. Bead making

Starting an accessories enterprise or learning the skill is not only promising, but it’s also a useful means of networking among both sexes, especially ladies who favor accessories of all sorts.

6. Baking

People love to eat, and people have birthdays, events, anniversaries, and so on every day. If you are skilled at baking things, this is sure to fetch you good money. Build your network of customers and create a strong online presence.

7. Tailoring

All you need to start up a clothes-making business is a sewing machine and your skillset. If you don’t have one, you could hire until you can afford to buy one. University students are all for modern and contemporary design when it comes to clothes.

8. Tutoring

If you have been an exceptional student all your life, why not make that genius into something remunerative? Being experienced and skilled in teaching is also a plus. You can hold lessons for those at the primary or secondary level and even for your junior/senior colleagues in the university.

9. Web design

This is one area that pays well and has excellent benefits. If you’re at a loss for what to invest your resources in, this is a sought after field to acquire skill in. You can start your web design journey via w3schools – a website that gets you started in web design, development or programming using different technologies.

10. Sports training

You can make a good side income working as a sports trainer in school. You must be good at sports or a particular sport to do this. Fitness clubs featuring paid membership are a huge plus too.


Everyone has great ideas, but only a few turn their dreams to reality. With all the things happening around the world and our beloved nation, I believe it’s high time you thought of something doing for yourself. Whatever idea you have as a student, start working on it. Do not wait until you graduate. Start living your dream now.

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