Nigerian women especially housewives can start and successfully run a few businesses from home whether part time or full time. Many Nigerian housewives, unemployed single women and even working married women have a desire to earn more income whether part time or full time doing one or more businesses which are usually not disruptive for their lives – their children or spouses won’t suffer neglect because of these businesses, they are not very time consuming. Many times having a flexible time schedule or lots of free time is the key factor of whether or not you can use it.
The opportunities are endless but we can start with the following business ideas and which many Nigerian women can take advantage of;
A Shortlist of some Small Businesses Nigerian Women Can Start from home
The following business opportunities are suitable for Nigerian women to start and run from home;
Private Home Tutoring
Teaching school subjects like maths, social studies, biology, chemistry to name a few to both primary and secondary school pupils at their private residences is a great business for Nigerian women who have flexible time schedules. You can charge as little as N12,000 per month per child to teach a subject twice a week or up to N50,000 a month in big cities like Abuja and Lagos but this depends on how sought after you are. This business is ideal for women who are trained teachers or who have teaching experience
Day Care Center
Women who love children or teaching children new things are ideal candidates for crèche or day care centers. You can start one from home if your landlord and neighbours are okay with it else you may have to rent somewhere not far from where you live but a few women I know run day care centers from home and have been doing so for years. The business can grow really fast in a short time as the return on investment is quite high. You can find out more by clicking how to start a daycare center in Nigeria
Office Lunch Service to Nigerian Workers:
Most people in the workplace in major Nigerian cities patronize ‘mama put’ or for those who can afford it go to a fast food restaurant. Sadly both are not suitable options since ‘mama put’ is often run by illiterate women with poor cooking skills and hygiene whereas the fast food is expensive the customer cannot truly be called king in both cases. Therefore getting delicious and affordable lunch service to offices is a great business opportunity if you know how to go about it. A lady in Abuja I know does this and sponsors her children through school along with her siblings and owns a small house she built with money from this business
If you have excellent writing skills, a good social media influence and you’re a self-starter, then freelance writing is your turf. You can pursue a career in online freelance writing like Bamidele Onibalusi of www.writersincharge.com who makes a decent monthly income from writing from home as a freelancer making over $5,000 monthly.
Nanny Service for young Nigerian Couples
There is a growing demand for full time nannies or as we call it in Nigeria ‘house girl/maid or part time nannies (babysitters) to look after children of educated and formally employed couples or single mothers who because of their busy and often high paying corporate jobs must leave their children in the care of reliable nannies. The reality is the business can be profitable if well run and good well trained nannies are employed the challenge is often finding nannies with good character
Academic Research Services
Students need to have term papers written for them some need help with their projects while others are struggling with assignments due to work or other commitments, a freelance researcher can specialize in an academic field to help these students with their academic challenges and get paid in the process. Women who are academically sound and unemployed can create websites to promote this service and make a decent part time income in the process
Nigerian Backyard Poultry
This is an informally run poultry business located in a Nigerian residential building with less than 100 birds being reared. It is ideal for egg production business and can generate between N600 to N3,000 per day for 100 egg producing birds depending on the size of the eggs.
Neighbourhood Corner Shop
This is the only business I know will always have customers and can still grow. Expect to generate daily sales of at least N60,000 a day if you are in a densely populated area with profit between N1,500 and N9,000
Nigerian home run Health and Wellness service
There is a growing health consciousness among Nigerians about keeping fit and healthy. Many people sign up for weight loss classes, some want a fitness coach to guide them with aerobics, yoga, pilates and other exercise programs which all go for a fee, with monthly fee ranging from N5,000 to N30,000 per month depending on your target market
Beauty Salon for Nigerian Women
Nigerian women love to be recognized and admired and they go through a lot to get their hair done, nails fixed etc. In my neighbourhood a housewife is into this beauty salon thing and she isn’t doing badly.
Some women are so good at styling that people who have a strong need to appear well styled e.g celebrities and fashionistas with deep pockets often consult for dress and styling.
Make Money Blogging in Nigeria
I have an article on this topic you’ll find it here You can join me, Linda Ikeji, Laila Ikeji of Laila’s blog and hundreds of aspiring bloggers who are making money part time or full time using blogging to achieve their income goals. The process isn’t quite easy because it requires patience and determination but it’s only a matter of time before you start seeing results.
Online Retail Shop
How many times have you sought to buy things online and either the price isn’t right or you don’t trust the seller? Some smart people have found out how to overcome this and have created online shops to sell various items such as Jewelry, wrist watches, clothing items and mobile phones but this business requires a good strategy and execution to work
Overseas Admission Placement
Nigerians spend over $2 billion annually paying school fees in overseas universities that is according to former CBN governor and now emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido as at 2014. The figure must have gone up by now but my point being that there is ahuge market in linking Nigerians to overseas study opportunities and you don’t necessarily need to have an office to do that.
Head Hunting for Nigerian Businesses
There are many businesses that prefer to outsource head hunting to specialists. Schools especially have a strong need to outsource this service preferring for a recruitment agency to just send them a list of suitable candidates for interview and you get paid a fee for every successful candidate employed through you.
Final Notes for aspiring Nigerian Women Business Owners
The first step to becoming a business owner is to start and after starting there will be challenges but as you gain experience in the business the road becomes smoother till you eventually reach a point where you can live comfortably on the profits your business makes for you. Start and don’t let adversity hold you back. Good luck with your intended business ventureI am Paul Onwueme and I write bankable, professional business plans and you can reach me by: 0803 206 4106 or email me: email@example.com