Recently, I received an email from one of my readers demanding for a guide on how to make at least ₦5000 daily in Nigeria.
In summary, she complained about not having a degree certificate or qualifications of any sort, which she believed was a huge limitation.
As a result of that email, I decided to publish a guide to help others facing similar situations.
If you are confused on what business to startup or service to render because you do not have any certificate or education, it’s time to clear up those confusions.
This guide provides you with a list of 10 profitable business ideas you can startup even if you have no certificate.
In the world we live in, not having any degree certificate can be very challenging; however, you must not let it stand in your way to success.
Certainly, there are several people all over Nigeria already making more than 5 000 naira daily, or 200 000 naira monthly from the business ideas I’ll share with you.
You too can do the same; provided you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and act as quickly as possible.
The business ideas I’ll share with you are mostly low capital startups. In other words, you don’t need a huge amount of money to start them.
So, even if you’re not so strong financially, you’ll do just fine.
Here are 10 ways to make at Least N5, 000 daily in Nigeria:
Freelancing is one of the easy ways people make money online without paying anything. And the good thing about it is that you don’t need a degree certificate to register with freelance sites. All that’s required of you is to be skilled at something.
So, the question now is, what are you skilled at?
Here are examples of services that are dependent mostly on skills rather than certificates:
- Graphic design (Logo, greeting cards, t-shirt design, etc.)
- Transcription & Translation
- Voice Overs
- Web design
Not just the list above, there are many more others. You can learn more about freelancing here.
On freelance platforms, people make way, way more than N5000 daily; which has an equivalence of just $15 or less.
2. A Barbershop
Are you surprised starting up a Barbershop is in this list?
I will explain to you in a minute how lucrative this business is.
In Abuja suburbs, the minimum amount you can get a haircut for is N400; that’s for suburbs. In towns haircuts go for as high as N1, 000 per person. Imagine running a barbershop in such a town; After 5 haircuts you’ll have made N5000 for that day.
And the good thing about this business is that you do not really need to be skilled at barbing to run it. If you have the capital to start it up, you can do that and employ very good barbers that will give you returns on a daily or weekly basis.
But remember this, location is very important for this type of business.
3. Transport services
I once upon a time boarded a tricycle (Keke Napep) and was eager to learn from the rider how lucrative his business was. I was highly impressed by the figure he called.
The funny thing about it all is that transport services are most times underrated by a lot of people. But I must tell you the truth, people who run them make more money than some degree holders.
Similar to a barbershop, you don’t really need to be directly involved in rendering transport services; you could buy the cars, buses, tricycles, bikes or whatever needed to run them, and give them out to credible employees who will generate daily or weekly returns.
If you do not have a vehicle and you can’t afford one, there’s still another way around it. Most already established transport companies are always in need of new drivers. You can apply to them and start from there.
Never despise the days of little beginnings!
4. Beauty salon
A beauty salon is another lucrative business you can setup without a certificate and get daily returns of nothing less than N5, 000.
Virtually every lady in the world wants to look her best; and a beauty salon is a place to make such dreams become reality. You could startup a business that meets their needs by rendering those services, selling the products needed to render those services, or an aggregation of both.
5. Gym house
In the town where I stay, the cheapest gym house you’ll find requires a monthly membership fee of N10, 000. There are several others that charge way higher than that.
This is a huge business opportunity to exploit if you stay in a place where there’s a high demand and a low supply for such services.
Some towns have very few gyms; and a result of that, you’ll find several people in the streets working out every morning. That’s the sign you must look out for to know if people really require such services.
There’s so much money to be made in the buying and selling world; and it’s not so hard to discover the commodities with high demands, but low supply. Sometimes, though, eagle eyes are needed to spot the most lucrative opportunities out there.
Thank goodness we now live in a digital age, where buying and selling can be done online or offline; depending on what’s convenient for you. People list their commodities on ecommerce stores, reach thousands of potential buyers and make hundreds of sales daily.
7. Internet Marketing
If you speak of N5000 per day to experienced internet marketers, they might laugh at you. That’s child’s play compared to what most of them make on a daily basis.
However, internet marketing requires a lot of time and practice to master; which are the sacrifices you must be willing to make if you don’t want to take any courses. I strongly advise you take courses in any reputable institution, though. The chances of you succeeding with proper guidance is higher.
8. Carwash & Maintenance
In most Nigerian towns, you’ll spend nothing less than N500 to get your car washed; and that’s majorly in small towns. You could spend as much as N1, 000 to wash one vehicle in busy cities.
Let’s assume you’re staying in a city where N500 is charged per vehicle, you’ll earn exactly N5000 after washing 10 cars, which is not something so difficult to carry on with on a daily basis.
Although it’s not a fancy business to start, if you are aware of what people who run such businesses make, you might be tempted to quit your current job in favor of starting up a car wash too.
9. Renting out properties
Renting out properties is one of the easiest businesses you can start and begin to get daily, weekly or monthly returns; depending on what properties you decide to rent out.
The opportunities in the renting business is vast. The one you should settle for depends on your location, financial strength and knowledge about that business.
Here are some properties people rent out in exchange for money:
And many more others.
10. Betting shop
I do not encourage participation in online or offline betting because it can be addictive and exploitive; however, I must admit that owning one of those shops will give you good daily returns.
After having series of conversations with several people who own such shops, I discovered that many of them make way more than N5000 on a daily basis. Especially those that own well-established shops in densely populated areas.
I have provided you with several business ideas that can help you earn nothing less than N5000; now, it’s left for you to decide which one of them will be most convenient for you, based on your skills, location and financial power.
Apart from all that, another thing that plays an important role in your success is how dedicated you are to your business. How much efforts and time you’re willing to put in.
So, which of those ideas do you want to build upon?