We all need a bit of extra money, as the bills keep increasing. Here are 10 side hustles you can take up, in a bid to make some money. A side hustle is a job or vocation you take up outside your working hours.
If you own a car, you can sign up with one of the popular ride-hailing apps, and work during the weekends or public holidays.
You could earn between N15,000 to N30,000 in a day.
You can run social media campaigns for companies promoting their goods and services. The nice thing about this is you can do it at any time of the day.
Social media influencers are paid anything from N50,000 and above for a campaign.
Are you good with makeup? Good, not by your definition, but comparable to some of the popular makeup artists. You can decide to do makeup on the side.
Weekends are usually filled with events such as weddings, burials and naming ceremonies. This shouldn’t be so hard to combine with your job.
You could earn as much as N50,000 per event.
4. Fashion Design
Nigerians love for fashion, is an undeniable fact. The vibrant social life means many people have to get new clothes on a regular basis. If you are good at any aspect of fashion design, be it tailoring or sketching, it could be a profitable week for you.
You could make anything from N10,000 per outfit.
Can you take pictures, and stand for long hours? Photography might be a profitable side hustle for you.
Weekends are usually filled with social activities, and photographers remain very much in demand, despite an abundance of mobile phones.
As a photographer, you could earn as much as N20,000 per event.
Do you have a good command of written English? You can help writers proofread their work on the side. The explosion of social media means so much written content is churned out daily.
As a proofreader, you could earn as much as N10,000 per body of work. You can also earn as much as a N100,000 for a monthly retainer.
7. Master of ceremonies
Being a master of ceremonies or MC is a side hustle you can easily combine with a day job. Please note, that an MC is not a comedian, so you don’t need an endless supply of jokes.
MC’s charge as much as N50,000 to N100,000 per event. If you make a good impression, you can get lots of repeat jobs.
No matter your area of expertise, there is always someone willing to learn. You can hold periodic classes teaching people what you know. Classes also don’t have to be physical.
You can hold classes on WhatsApp or even shoot videos and release on a scheduled basis. Classes go for as low as N10,000 per attendee, and up to N50,000 depending on the subject matter.
9. Interior Decoration
Do you have an eye for picking unique furniture and maximizing space? Are you that friend who everyone comes to meet for ideas on how to redesign their home? You could be able to monetize those skills. Interior designers could earn as much as N500,000 to N1 million per job.
10. Painting and electrical work
Do you live in an area that’s just opening up? Are you a qualified and practising electrical engineer, or painter. This is a good side hustle. Painting jobs can be done during the weekends, while wiring of a house and fixing common electrical faults can be worked on during the weekends, or after regular working hours.