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The mistake most students make while in school is to seat down and wait for their parents to work and send money to them at the end of the month. Though it’s their responsibility but once you realize you can start making things happen for yourself your perspective of life changes. The moment you realize that you are responsible for your life and that your future is determined by the things you do today you will begin to search for ways to make your future better.

In Nigeria today, thousands if not millions of student both enter and graduate from the university yearly making the labour market crowded and the jobs are few no wonder we have lots of unemployed graduates. There are no white collar jobs anymore except you have people in high position to secure a job for you. With this I always recommend to very student I meet to look for a way of carving out a niche for themselves before they graduate so they can fall back to it and grow it which if done properly can lead to you becoming an employer of labour.

As a student here are both online and offline business you can start doing to make money


The internet has provided a platform for people to be able to do things they love and still make money doing it. There are lots of people that have been able to quit their 9-5 jobs and have successfully built a full time business online doing various legal activities. Most youths and student feel the only online business that can be done is to scam people of their money but I am here to show you other legit online business you can start today.


Starting a blog is one of the easiest business anyone can start online. This entails you creating a website where people can visit to get news or information on any topic you decide to go into. There are lots of free platforms that can be used to start a blog Examples are,, tumblr and if you willing to put in some money you can use a wordpress website. There are lots of things you can blog about which include Fashion, health and fitness, sports, politics, technology etc.

Once you setup your blog, you can monetize it using Google Adsense and other sources to make money online.


While blogging requires you writing contents, vlog is the opposite. With a vlog, you can turn your contents from written to a video. This entails you making a video of you performing a certain activities. You can create a video of you playing a game, talking about a particular topic be it sports, entertainment, politics etc. and post it on YouTube and make money from it.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a great way for students to make money. Top E-Commerce websites like Jumia, Amazon etc. offer affiliate programs which enables you sell others peoples product and you get a commission for every sale you make.


Do you have a skill that you can leverage to make money online then being a freelancer is a good option? Are you good at writing articles, creating website, SEO etc. being a freelancer is good as it allows you work from anywhere and with whoever you want. Websites such as, etc. help you meet people that are in need of freelancers and are willing to pay you.

Other business you can do online


App development

Starting a podcast

Graphic design

Web design


An offline business requires you have a skill you can leverage to makes money. There are different business you can go into as a student which include

Writing Projects for people

There are business opportunities everywhere if you look closely and there are lots of people who need someone to write their project for them. You can look for such people and offer your services to them.


Fashion is on the rise most especially in the universities. If you are good at sewing you can use this to make money even while in school and become a boss of your own after you graduate. All you need is a sewing machine with the other instrument which includes needle, thread, measurement tape, etc.

Hair Dressing

Most ladies change their hair almost every week so if you good at making hair this is a business you should consider doing. As a student you can go into this business and start making hair for people in your school during the weekends and they pay for it. The hair business is not only for females but males can also dive into it.


After the dressing and the makeup, most student love taking pictures of themselves so if you good at photography you can seize the opportunity and make money at you spare time.

All this business I have listed above are things you can do at your spare time and won’t have to interrupt your study.  I would not be able to list out all the various business you can start in Nigeria as a student but with the few I have highlighter you can choose which one fits you and go into it.

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