YOU CAN START FROM
HOME WITH LESS THAN
AND MAKE MILLIONS CONTINUOSLY
Copyright © by: Henry Omenogor
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To my Daughters: Mira, I love you my miracle baby. Rachael for your Unique Nature
and to my Son, Bu Boy David, You make me see my mirror.
To Rita my wife and only Love, thanks for Keying into my Entrepreneurial Dream.
To my mummy Comfort Omenogor, for giving me a creative life.
Finally, this book is dedicated to you reading it as you are special to me.
My first acknowledgment goes to God Almighty who gave me a vision, relevance and
ability to impact my quota in the society. Lord, I thank you for deliverance,
sustenance and making me unique in my own way. Thank you for letting me see the
part way easily and seeing possibilities where many see impossibility
My thanks go to Dr. Sunny Obazu-Ojeagbase, publisher of Success Digest, for being
my mentor. Your words and support made this to be.
My staff have been very wonderful in making this book a reality. Ayonimofe
Gbadeyanka, Cheta Uwadima, Yemi Otukoya and Godwin Udu. To Richard
Edukugho, thanks for editing and correcting. Your suggestions were very helpful.
Chukwudi Enujioke, you are a firm support. Your technical contributions were
enormous. Thanks for absorbing my pressures.
WHY AND HOW MUST YOU START YOUR
OWN BUSINESS? 9 – 12
FACTORS THAT MAY PREVENT YOU FROM
STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS 13 – 22
QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK AND
ANSWER YOURSELF 23 – 25
GET THESE FIRST THINGS TO DO WHEN
STARTING A BUSINESS FROM HOME 26 – 29
CYBERMARKETING: USING THE
INTERNET AS A INFORMATION
SUPER HIGHWAY TO MARKET YOUR
BUSINESS 30 – 32
33 BUSINESSES YOU CAN START FROM
HOME WITH LESS THAN N10,000.00 33 – 49
Conclusion 50 – 51
“It is the mind that maketh good of ill, that
maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor”
You have just gotten an idea. You have your idea and Vision. You are
buoyed and all your system is running high with enthusiasm as you speak
and act about your ideas. And your family, friends and relatives are
wondering what is wrong with you and what makes you excited. Congrats to
you as you are just like an entrepreneur ready to start up a business.
You see, your laying your hands on this mini-book is a step in the right
direction. And the next thing that is required is action.
This book will motivate you and still give you step-by-step guide on how to
start your business and manage it. It goes further to give you 33 businesses
you can start with less than N10,000.00 and make millions from.
This book will help you to know that though, starting your own business is a
lot more complicated than a lot of us may think initially, you will realize that
you are not alone in your thoughts, desires, fears and joyful moment of your
business. I have taken great effort to put all you need together so you can
understand them in simple language.
I have been part of several business start-ups in this country. I have been
part of bringing a foreign company to Nigeria and have also established
several companies of mine, which I run and I hope to pass these
experiences to you in a compact but yet easily understandable form. Since I
have been there with mistakes and successes, I have showcased all of them
for you here. And so you have to dwell on these ideas in this book as your
WHY AND HOW MUST YOU START YOUR OWN BUSINESS?
You want to start your business? If yes, then do you think you can be a
successful business owner? Yes you can, as I know this for sure. But why
MUST you start your own business? The reason why you must start your
own business is also the reason why most people don't start any business
If you know why you should start your own business, then how to start will be
easy. Every one of us cannot work for someone but every one of us can own
a second source of income. The secret of the rich and wealthy is based on
several streams of income. While the poor work for money, the rich uses
their money to work for them. Now let me explain this: If you work in a
company and keep working for your monthly pay cheque, you are working
for money since you work to earn it. Now if you run your own business, you
are using your money to work for you. This is because you can employ
others to work for you and you pay them for carrying out their duties for you.
The simple reasons why you need to start your own business is to have
financial freedom, work at any time you want to, be in control of your
passion, ideas or expertise, and make much more than you earn monthly.
The biggest is to be fulfilled in your vision. It will remove you from the craze
for 8am to 6pm job syndrome. It will give you the time to be with your family
and meet your family's financial and moral obligations and responsibilities
You see, no body plans your future for you more than yourself. Your action
of today determines your success for tomorrow and the success of your
entire family and so you must take the bull by the horn today. So even if you
are gainfully and successfully employed, still put it at the back of your mind
that you also need a second income.
As I consult daily, I have seen managers and other group of people who
were sitting on the comfort zone with great job portfolio got into financial
crisis due to the bank and other financial institution's recapitalization policy
(for example) which affected their banks. Most had the opportunity of
establishing a second or third income but never did. Today, they are without
employment and without a business to fall back to.
One of them actually came to me and explained how he had gone through
crisis since the unexpected folding of the bank he had worked with. He was
a manager with computers and Internet in his office but he never felt that he
should know how to use them to his advantage. Today, for desperation, he
had to learn it paying large chunk and not thoroughly as it was supposed to
be since he was desperate.
One advert that has impressed me is an advert by a GSM Company, which
says "Big things Start Small, Start Something today". And to add to it, a
renowned writer and author, Rev, Albert Aina, A Pastor with Four Square
Gospel Church, in his book, "How To Make Your First Million" said "There
are no big Shots Anywhere. Big shots are small shots that keep shooting".
95% of the working class are working to earn a living while the 5% that are
classified in the millionaire league are working to earn for living. You must
start your own business to be in that league. And one of such way is to start
your own business from home. Those who work in the banks had always
reminded me that "there are bank workers and there are bankers". They
often joke with me that bankers are the ones who own the bank and that the
workers work for bankers. Therefore, the only reason you must start your
own business today is the WHY.
FACTORS THAT MAY PREVENT YOU FROM STARTING YOUR OWN
Starting a business is easy once you have known Why you must start your
business. However, most people who already know why, have found it still
difficult to start their business for various reasons. Let us look at those
factors and how to conquer them.
2.1: FEAR OF FAILURE:
Most would-be-entrepreneurs have the fear of their businesses failing and so
would not dare to start at all. You see, if you don't start, you will never fail at
all and so you will never succeed. The truth is that there is no one who is an
expert in anything except he tries and practice. An expert is that man or
woman who has made 1001 mistakes. You must be prepared for failures if
you have to start a business and become successful. Innovations in the
world such as the fluorescent tube, cars and others never came to be just
like that without failures and several trials. You have been created with all
success ingredients inside of you by God and what you need to do is to
bring it out.
You must nurture your ideas, your dreams and ideals into reality.
There is nothing wrong in having fear inside of you as it makes life complete.
But let me address another side of fear that can be used to your own
advantage. It is called Positive Fear. Positive fear will push you into starting
your own business and making money with it. Positive fear is the fear that
you don't want to be poor, that you don't want to be in the crisis of not being
able to pay your children's school fees as and when due, that you want your
children to belong to the rich class and get the best of life, that you would
want to belong to the wealthy club and this motivates you to make it by
taking a bold move.
2.2: SITTING IN YOUR COMFORT ZONE: Most people are earning a living
with their day-job and are completely comfortable with it. The truth is that if
you don't plan for your retirement from today, you are actually not helping
yourself. You see, analysis and reality have shown that most people are rich
between 25 to 40 years of age and there after they are broke. This is
because they have lived on the comfort zone without planning.
I had a friend who was earning N80.000 as a Manager in an IT
Consulting and Marketing Company and for a long time, was comfortable
with it until I showed him the reasons why he must leave the comfort zone
and establish his own business or start a second income from home. He
had always told me he had fear and that if he starts a business and it
crashes, he will blame it on me. But I told him the reasons why he should
know that the only man who can make him money is himself.
I also showed him how to negotiate himself out of that job and he did. First, I
had to meet with him and the wife to give me the opportunity to show them
why he must leave that job, how both of them can support each other and
why he must carry the wife along. I had to invite them to one of my seminar
training on money making. I had to show him how I raked in good money in
one day, over thrice above what he earns and got him fired. There and then,
he realized that he was paid peanuts. He saw "the why" he needed to
establish his business. I had to tell him the truth that he will fail several times
and so he should be prepared for it, but will succeed in the end. In the
following two months, he had established a web design and hosting
company, while still in his paid day job. He learnt web designing from me
and I gave him a reseller hosting account for N30, 000.00 per annum and
then he started his web design and hosting business from home. In the next
three months, he had sealed deals of about N300,000.00 and excitedly
called me to inform me that he had rented an office space where he is
gainfully doing Business today.
2.3: FRIENDS ANDE FAMILY ADVICE:
One of the biggest factors that work against most people starting their own
business is advice from friends or relatives. You see, your friends or relatives
will not live your life out for you. If you have a business idea or an expertise
you want to turn into business, it is healthy to discuss it with your husband,
wife, relatives or friends. But you see, there are those who will dissuade you
from carrying out your dreams. There are those who will kill your dreams.
Dream terminators don't need to be with you. And let me tell you one secret
today, there is nothing wrong with you doing away with dream terminators as
friends. If you have to progress in all aspect of your life; spiritual, financial,
mental and physical, then you will have to decide who your associates
should be. Birds of the same feather flock together. It is better for you to
have too few friends than having a bunch of friends that will prevent you from
making progress. Instead of following flocks of friends for that beer-drinking
spree, use that time to have personal time with yourself to think about why
you were created and what you need to achieve with your life. Withdraw
yourself from the disturbing crowd and think within you to bring out the real
you that will launch you to the next level. Continuously dwelling in your goal
and passion will bring quick result than you think if you apply this principle. In
a January, I had to cut off friends who were not helpful to my progress, had
time for me to reflect my life and achievement as well as dwell on my ideas
and had made a quick progress in no time.
You are uniquely created by God and you can't be everyone's friend. Do
away with friends that will not get you to the next level. Do away with people
with criminal tendencies; do away with people who are questionable. And
associate yourself with those who have been there, model your lifestyle,
business, thinking along with theirs.
If you want to be like Dr. Sunny Obazu-Ojeagbase, Publisher of Success
Digest and Complete Sport as well as the President of Success Attitude
Development Center (SADC), who have raised more individual
entrepreneurs in this country than any other person I know in this earth as at
the time of my writing this book, then act the way he acts and reason the
way he reasons and get his attention and be in his organization or company.
If you want to see the secret successes of Dr. David Oyedepo, then be
around him, read his books, and study him as well as act the way he acts.
2.4: HAVE FAITH IN GOD:
Though it may seem that you are not there at your goal now, developing a
positive attitude about things of life will help you get there in no time. If you
have faith in God, then you can move mountain. Wars are fought and won
first in the spiritual before it is won physically. Empires were created by faith.
Goals are accomplished first by faith before it comes into physical reality.
You have to act who you want to be. Exercise that faith and see yourself as
that man you want to be. Picture yourself sitting there as the CEO, see
yourself closing deals and impacting lives with your vision and God will bring
all the necessary raw materials needed.
I had a dream and passion to publish a News Magazine by faith and that is
why "Start Your Own Business Magazine" came to reality. Dr. Sunny Obazu-
Ojeagbase quit his day job with a newspaper house and started his business
and that is why it came to reality. Your belief that it will get better even if it's
tough with you today will move you to the next level. For years I started a
business and had it rough. But I had one thing going for me and that is faith.
Because I had faith, I committed everything I had into my business. When
my business was going down, I called my wife and ask that we sell our only
car to fund my business. Though she kicked against it, I made her to see
reasons with me, and we sold the car and used it to bring our business to a
great success. Though, we had to apply other things including discipline,
prayers, faith etc. In no time, we were able to buy another.
2.5: HAVE A VISION:
If you start and sustain your business, then concentrating on Vision instead
of concentrating on money will bring you to the top. Your vision should be
how to impact positively on the society with your ideas, expertise, your
mistakes, your passion or your hobby. Once your vision is to impact your
business positively to the society is achieved, money will flow along with it. I
had a vision of empowering Nigerians and People globally and so
concentrated on the ideal or goal and not money at first. Today, people are
ready to pay for my expertise and training because of the tremendous
success it has brought to them. If you establish a business to make money
as your core vision instead of impacting positively on the society with your
vision, then your business will be but only transient. Starting a business is
different from managing and sustaining that business. A lot of great ideas
have been sent to the gutter because of concentration on money making
rather than on impacting life. And a lot of ideas have gone international
because of the impact it has on the people and money continues to flow. For
example, Globacom, which is one of the GSM companies in Nigeria, was
founded by a multi millionaire Chief Michael Adenuga with a first sole
purpose of providing GSM Phone services globally and today, there is
money overflowing from that idea. This is because it meets the people’s
need and solves their problems of communication and he is paid for it.
QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK AND ANSWER YOURSELF
Anyone can start his/her business. The first thing you need is decision and
action. In order to start your business, you must ask yourself certain
questions such as:
What kind of business do I start: The kind of business you can start need
to come within you? It's not just enough to start a business because you saw
Mr. Jones making it big in that business. You must ask yourself if the
business you want to start is viable, close to your passion, expertise, hobby
or mistakes before you start.
Do I run my business from home or I need an office: You must decide on
your own if you need an office or not. If the business does not require you
owning an office, then you will have to decide if you want to run it from
How much do I need to start a particular business: Deciding or Knowing
how much you need to start a business is important as it will enable you
evaluate and price your business most especially if you need a financier.
What are my country's laws as it relates to my proposed business: You
must check and cross check what laws relate to your business if it requires
any special permit to start or not. Don't go against the law.
What is my vision in this business and what impact will it have in the
society as a whole: You must state clearly what your business vision is and
what impact it will have on the society as a whole. You must run a company
that is environmentally and socially responsible.
Who can I consult for advice to start this business: If you have to start a
business, then one of the easiest ways is to climb the shoulders of those
who have been there! This will ease you from making costly mistakes.
Who are the people already running this same business: Knowing
those who are already running a business you want to start and
understudying them will give you a good advantage? Visit them, price
their items, know what makes them tick and what makes them weak, and
see what you can improve on from their services
What unique thing do I need to do in order to be different from people
already running this business? Implement that unique thing and have
Who is my role model and how does he run his business: This is
important. You must have a role model if you have to succeed. Identify and
give due respect and honor to who is due, who have been there and you will
get there in no time. Stand on their shoulder and this is leverage.
GET THESE FIRST THINGS TO DO WHEN STARTING A BUSINESS
In starting your business from home or with an office, you need to take your
business as a business. The fact that you want to start a business from your
kitchen or your parlour or garage does not make it different from the
conventional business of an office. The following are what you will therefore
need to do if you have to take your business as a business:
Register Your Company with the Government:
Whether you are establishing a bead making and exporting business, a
creche business or a training and workshop business or information
technology business, or a business center, you will need to register your
company. Now, if you want to register a business name and start your
business, you can do this within two weeks. Visit Corporate Affairs
Commission in your state if you live in Nigeria and pay less than N600 to
search for the name you desire to use as your business name and then
register the name if it is available with less than N6,000.00. This is important
as it will enable you open an account with a bank where all cheque
payments are made. Do not conduct your business without a bank account.
This will also enable you to have your letterheads and complimentary cards
for your business. The above is just a business enterprise registration.
However, if you want to incorporate a Limited Liability Company, then
consult a lawyer who will help you in the registration.
Written Business Plan: The reason why most businesses fail is because
there is no written down business plan. You must clearly state what you want
to achieve, how you want to achieve it and all that is required for you to
achieve this. This is important as one thing most people get disturbing is
finance. But today, you can walk into Micro Finance Banks with the new
capitalization reforms in the finance sector and get loans to finance your
business, but you must have a well written business plans or proposal. It is
also important if you want to source your fund from relatives or friends as
they would better be equipped and willing to give you loan if you have a
good plan. No one is ready to throw his hard earned money away.
Save: Prior to when you have to start your business and you are working,
the first thing you need to do is to save towards a business of your choice.
My advice here is that you have a reserved-locked up account where you
save a particular amount of money daily, weekly or monthly as the case
maybe. This will help you to start off your business and make it easy for you
to get loan if you need it. People or financiers would prefer giving to an
already established business.
Own Your Web Site: If you run a business that require you servicing people
globally or in the whole of Nigeria, owning a website will help you market
your business 24/7. It also gives you the ability to compete with
conglomerates. Your site is your online office. You will be able to develop
your site through a web designer to sell your products or services or
expertise or hobbies. You can personally call me if you want this as my
company develop and host sites for companies and individuals. This will give
you the ability to own your personalized email as email@example.com,
showcase your goods, services or expertise on your site and have the ability
to reach a global market or local market and have more client-base and rake
in more money.
I write books and sell online and I sell my books at www.our7dollarstore.com
CYBERMARKETING: USING THEINTERNET AS AN INFORMATION
SUPER HIGHWAY TO MARKET YOUR BUSINESS
One of the greatest tools you will need if you want to market your business
farther than your location is to use Cyber-Marketing. Cyber-Marketing simply
means using the Internet to market your products and services. The Internet
is just a term used to describe an interconnection of computers networked
together for the purpose of communication, education and information.
If you do a good job of having an online presence of your company, you can
compete and play with the big guys. Your web presence will make you
compete with the big guys such as MTN, Coca-Cola, 7Up, etc. This is
because nobody visits your company's building but get to see what you the
owner of the site puts on the internet.
The Internet will eliminate a lot of things. It will enable you own your web site
which is www.yourcompany.com and an email address for means of
communication and so you don't have to do any travel. I keep saying that my
office is two seconds from me. This is because my computer and internet
connection is just by my bed and once I wake up; I am with it in 2 seconds
and start attending to my clients and prospects.
For you to get connected to the Internet and launch your web site or web
presence, you will need to contact an Internet Service Provider (ISP) who
will get you connected. The next step is for you to register your domain
name such as yourcompanyname.com with a domain registration company.
Note that your domain name must bear your name and address as the
owner. You can register this on your own at www.menogcomputers.com and
pay in Naira. You will need to get a web hosting and developing company
who will help you register your domain, design your site and launch your
company's website. All your products, services and contact details will all be
on your site.
To popularize your site and your company, you will need to run adverts on
Magazines, Newspapers and (or) TV on shoe-string basis. This is because
your site and business need to be known otherwise you will not spread. I sell
my expertise, services and products globally and nationally at
www.menogdomain.com as well as www.bestoflagos.com.
33 BUSINESSES YOU CAN START FROM HOME WITH LESS THAN
A large number of people work from home and you can still do it. In most
cases, first time entrepreneurs find it easier to start from home until it
blossoms into a big business.
Home businesses are increasingly becoming the order of the day globally.
And so you should imbibe it in your lifestyle. Even if you are a woman,
getting yourself a business from home and meeting up some financial needs
becomes very important to augment and possibly take the financial
responsibility in case the man goes out of job. I have personally experienced
a couple's case where a husband had always kicked against his wife
working. The wife was later to convince the husband the need for her to
learn Bead making and Tie & Dye (Adire) Craft, which later blossomed into a
big business. The husband was later to lose his job and saw him and the
home being sustained by the wife with income from her business.
I have made clearly 33 Businesses you can start from your home, kitchen or
lobby and start making millions of Naira from, while taking care of your kids
at home even if you are a man or woman.
1. Bead Making:
Making Beads is one good way to Make Money from home. This is a
business anyone can start from home in days. All you need is less than
N10,000 and you run it from your home. Buy all the accessories needed
such as pliers and beads of various types, learn how to make bead from an
expert trainer and start making it yourself. You can start supplying your
beads from your home, to friends and relatives as well as people in your
church and neighborhood. You can run this from your parlour or bedroom or
2. Tie and Dye (Adire):
This has a good potential and any woman or man can start it with less than
N10,000. You can start it from your kitchen by getting all the chemicals, buy
the clothes and start making it and supplying. You can start marketing your
finished clothes to neighbors, friends, and relatives and in churches. You can
have people or clients you can supply too or still take it to the market place.
This has a good potential as you can export it abroad too.
3. Soap Making:
Because every day, people must clean their homes, offices, wash their
clothes and plates, you name it, therefore, there is a very viable potential in
soap making business. And you can start this from your home. Make both
liquid and bar soaps for your personal use first and go commercial with it.
How do you start with this? Learn the trade, start making for your home first
and perfect it. Make for friends for test and advice. After then make and
supply to your neighborhood stores, friends and relatives until you go fully
4. Hair Weaving:
Women would weave their hair. Female School children will weave their hair
weekly. And so you can start running a weaving service from your home for
women and female children. You can render an at-their-home-service where
you visit their homes and weave their hair once they call you on phone or
you must have already agreed for a particular day of the week when you will
be at a particular client's home or when they will be at your own home to
make their hair.
5. Business Brokerage:
Business brokerage is a very viable business. People are looking for what to
buy and don't know where to buy it. People are also having items and are
looking for whom to buy them. For example, if someone wants to sell a used
car, you can locate who is looking for a used car to buy and broker the sale.
In brokerage, you will have to bring the buyer and seller together and make
your commission from sale.
6. Event Management:
Each weekend, there are weddings and various parties of all kind. There are
political gatherings, house warming, burials etc. These people may not have
the time to arrange and organize these events and so you can come in as an
event manager. An event manager manages event. You will be the one to
arrange for buses that will convey people to the venue of the event, arrange
for the drinks, foods, decorations etc. If it is a wedding event, then you will
take up the contract to arrange for the decoration, MC, Venue etc. You are
paid to do all of this on contract basis.
7. Ice Block Making and supply:
We all use fridges at home. And we know these days there are no stable
power supply from the almighty PHCN. Also, people holding parties need to
have their drinks and other stuffs preserved to be cold. Turn your fridge in
the house to money by making ice blocks and selling to your neighborhood,
and supplying to parties. Start this today and soonest you will be known as
being the one running it. You will make unending income from this daily
8. Training and Workshop:
Training and workshop is one steady area for anyone to make money from
his/her ideas, expertise, hobby etc. If you know how to make soap, adire,
how to tie gele, how to make money with stock investment, etc, then turn it
into a seminar or workshop where you can teach people on how to do it. I
teach people how to make money on the Internet and how to start and run
their business and I make money with it. All you have to do here is to
advertise your training with any newspaper or magazine such as "Start Your
Own Business Magazine" with a budget of N6.000 and then rent a hall and
teach your attendees. You will be surprised that you can make at least N100,
000.00 in two hours. What you need is your phone number where would be
attendees will call you on phone as well as your website.
If you know how to counsel people for good, then you can turn it into cash.
You can run a business of counseling and advice agency. If for example you
advise couples on how to have a healthy relationship for free, then you can
do this for money. You can advice people on best ways to get their visa, how
to face interviews, how to invest in stock, how to make money etc
10. Knotting of Tie
This is one area that people have undermined yet, there is big money from
this business. A lot of corporate people don't know how to knot their ties and
so keep it on the wardrobe once their ties have been knotted. You can make
money here from home knotting ties for people on weekly basis and also by
teaching them how to knot their ties on their own. You can charge free for
11. Tying Gele
This is also one area that is a great money spinner. You see, women tie gele
to Churches on Sundays, occasions and to parties every weekend. And
most of them don't know how to tie gele the right way. You can make money
from home by tying gele for women and also teaching them how to tie gele
on their own.
12. Mobile Food Vendor
There are eateries people can go and eat. Yes, but people must leave their
offices to eat in these eateries. Besides, some people will prefer African
menu. You can start your business from your home making these foods and
packaging them and supplying directly to office workers. They will be happy
to see you supply them at their offices and you will start building your client
base once you start this. This will be very viable in an office area. All they
need to have is your phone number and you also have their phone number
to call them and ask them the type of menu they want and when they want it.
13 Thrift Collector
As thrift collector, you will have to collect daily or weekly contributions from
your clients. You can target market women, small business owners and
artisans who you visit daily and collect a particular amount of contribution
and you save the money on their behalf in your bank account. What you
need to have here is your card to keep their record of payment. Here you
make money by taking a commission on each contribution. What you need
to start is just your registration with CAC, and printing of Membership Record
14. Beautician/Makeup Artiste:
As a beautician or makeup artiste, you can start dressing artiste and making
up people who want to look fine for any occasion for a fee. You can
have some on contract basis in which case, you are permanently paid every
month and you render your service as and when due.
15. Article Writing:
If you know how to write or have flare for writing, then you could convert it
into cash. What you need to do here is to write for magazines who are
looking for unique writers in a particular niche or field. If you "know about
medicine, then you can write for magazines, online magazines, journals etc
for money. You can also run your personal newsletter or journal and write
and sell it for money. You can do this locally or globally. Locally, you will
need to contact local magazines and newspaper. Globally, you can set up a
blog site and start making money with it and you are paid monthly cheques.
16. International Survey:
Companies are ready and interested in. knowing what the perception of their
product is and are ready to compensate you for your opinion on their
products or services. Some will give gifts while some will give money for this.
You can visit the Internet and take online surveys and be paid. You see,
there are surveys for Nigerians and there are surveys for other countries.
And let me stress this, I have seen a lot of people who pay money to
companies to take survey and this is wrong. Let us assume this: If MTN
Nigeria want to have your opinion on usage of their network in Nigeria, logic
will tell you that they won't ask you to pay money, instead, you will be
compensated with credit for your time. Just go online and type "international
paid survey" and sign up with them and start taking survey. Note also that
surveys that will be given to you will depend on what your background is.
17. Proof Reading:
Proofreading is one of the easiest ways to make money from home with little
capital to establish. People who have written their books, their web site
content are looking for proofreaders who would proofread and correct their
tenses and sentences to be professionally ok for reading. All you need here
is just your call cards and advertising on classified ads for your services.
18. Phone Call and Card Sales:
You can establish phone call services and make call from home. You can
turn your GSM to a paid phone call and make money from home. You can
also start selling recharge cards from your home at a profit.
19. Promotional Items:
A lot of businesses love those catchy little items (pens, key, rings, etc) that
feature the company's name on them. Entrepreneurs have discovered that
customers like them even more. You can start a business taking orders for
these goods and selling them to businesses in your area. Hook up with an
advertising specialty that can fulfill the orders for you and you will be on your
way to wealth.
20. Apartment Preparers:
The truth is that people who rent apartment or homes could damage the
premises or leave them in a rather unkempt state. You can start a business
from home by coming to prepare the apartment to fit the next tenant by
rendering services in the area of cleaning and straightening up to painting,
furniture refinishing and more. Your charge should be hourly in order for you
to make good money out of these services.
21. Home Crèche:
Because of the nature of cities like Lagos, Abuja etc not all family have the
time to take care of their children since they work. They have to contend with
both work and family life and there is pressure at all time. You can establish
a crèche from your home where they bring their children and you look after
them and teach them until their parents return from work.
22. Residential Cleaning:
You can make money as a residential cleaner. People are looking for
cleaners who will keep their environment clean and so you can take over this
business in your community. You will need basic supplies and an ad or a
flyer to generate customers. You can also use word of mouth.
23. Game Viewing Center:
A lot of people are interested in gathering in one place to view football
matches for the fun of it. You can set up a viewing center and charge them
fees to watch matches. You can start this by converting a space you have
from home to this business. Keep a signboard outside that informs your
prospect when a match is going to take place.
24. Web Designing and Hosting:
You can start a web developing company for family members, friends, and
small business owners in your community. You should be computer-savvy.
However, there are plenty of software programs (called What You see Is
What You Get-WYSIWYG) that will enable you become a web developer in a
day. Many successful web designers are self-taught. You can charge from
N30.000 designing a web site and also charge additional amount for
25. Children's Apparel/Clothing Shop:
Kids grow fast! Obsolete clothes can be resold every couple of months. You
can establish a business here. All you have to- do is buy these clothes from
parents, clean them and resell them. You can open a small consignment
right in your home. Take 30% of everything you sell and let the
owners/sellers keep the rest. This will keep them coming back for more.
26. Senior day Care:
You can make money taking care of elders in your home or in their home.
Many people want their elderly parents taken care of but don't want to put
them in rest homes and so want alternatives. You can provide that
27. Children Party Services:
This is a good business for any one from home. You can start a business
organizing parties for kids. What you do here is to pick up a space or set up
the parties at the homes of the families hosting their parties. Develop a
number of themes for different age group. You can even develop this as a
mail order business by placing ads offering several themes and packages for
different size group of kids. It's a party-in-a-box and you are the supplier.
28. Flyer Distributor:
Work from home as a flyer distributor. Try placing a simple ad for your flyer
distribution service. Better still; distribute flyers announcing your business.
Charge your clients a couple of Naira per flyer to be distributed, and pay the
person you hire to distribute the flyers, a particular amount for each flyer
distributed. You keep the other penny per flyer.
29. Barbecue Specialty:
There is a big business here. People would like to relax themselves, after
work or during weekends. You can contact owners of relaxation centers and
compliment their services by setting up your barbecue. Place an ad in the
newspaper as a master barbecue chef. You set up, cook, serve and perform
all clean up tasks. This is catering barbecue style.
30. Running an online Blog:
A blog is an online diary. Your blog is also called a web site blog. You can
own a blog with less N10,000 coming with your domain name, your hosting
account and setting up your blog. With your blog, you make money from
advertisers from google adsense, affiliate programs from clickbank,
paydotcom, click2sell and freeiq by adding affiliate links and selling other
people's product on your site and you are paid monthly. You can also sell
your books on your blog.
31. Creating and selling E-Books:
You can create ebooks with little capital and make millions monthly. Write
and package a book on what you know as a solution to a problem in the
society and package them on CD-Rom and sell. To do this, write your book,
convert it to a pdf file and write them to CD-Rom. Place ad on
newspaper and start selling and raking money to your bank account.
32. Create Video:
This is one easy and great way to make money with less than N 10,000. You
can create stunning videos on what you know how to do and start selling
too. You can acquire a Digital camera for N8,000 or get a Cam-Studio
Software and install it on your computer and start recording your teaching
33. Computer and Internet Usage Tutor:
A lot of people don't know how to use the Internet and Computers. You can
teach them how to use them and charge them fees for this. You can teach
them in their homes, your home or at Cyber cafes
Home-based businesses are no longer the novelty they once were.
Everything from A to virtually Z can be a business in the home.
Heart, head and market: Not sure which is the pick of the home-office litter
for you? I recommend researching what you're going to do before you strike
out on your own. Use the Heart, head and market method before you start.
Heart is what you like to do. What personally interests you? What are you
passionate about? Whether it's water skiing or computers, it doesn't matter.
What does matter is what you care about, because that's what you'll be
willing to invest your time and money in.
Head is the skills you possess. Most would-be entrepreneurs fair best when
they select a business in which they have expertise and know-how. This isn't
true 100 percent of the time, but is a good general rule to follow.
Market is whether there is a demand for what you want to do. Maybe you
enjoy making apparel for ferrets, but if ferret owners don't have a flair for
dressing up their pets, this probably would not be a profitable enterprise.