How To Make Money As a Student in Nigeria Universities

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How To Make Money As a Student in Nigeria Universities

The fact that you are a student doesn’t mean that you should always be relying on your sponsors for help at all times. It is a usual occurrence that money may not come as expected from our sponsors.

To avoid the days of great disappointment, you need to make money even as a student to support your education and take care of other basic personal needs.

Being a student is not an excuse for lack 0f money. You can still make money even as a student, if only you can manage your time effectively. It is possible to start up a business with little or no capital. All you need to do is to discover the problems and needs of the environment, develop the strategies to solve them and make money out of it. The school environment could even be a good location for some kinds of business.

Making money as a student makes life more comfortable. After graduating from school, you could continue in your business until you get a job. You could even be self-employed.

20 Tips on how to make money as a student in Nigeria Universities.

  • Market Books
  • Get A Part-time Job
  • Render Computer Services
  •  House Agent
  • Organize Tutorials for Money
  • Buy and Sell
  • Sales of Lecture Notes
  • Own a Charging Booth
  • Hair Braiding and Styling
  • Run a Livestock Business
  • Repairs of Mobile Phones, Laptop and other Electronic Devices
  • Sell out that skill you have acquired
  • Cosmetics Production
  • The Online-Registration Business
  • Dress Mending and Re-shaping
  • Baking and Confectioneries
  • Art Work
  • Be a Make-up Professional
  • Decoration
  • Installation

Market Books

Get useful books with captivating and attractive titles of relevance to academics from authors and sell them to students on campus. The authors of the books give out these books with a particular percentage discount. After the sales of these books, the discount becomes yours while the remaining amount is remitted to the author.

Get A Part-time Job

A part-time job takes part of the day. You can attend lectures in the morning and do an evening part-time job. Also, part-time jobs could be done during lectures-free periods. The location of such office should be close to the campus to ease frequent movement.

Render Computer Services

Start up a computer service-providing business on campus. Every students on campus, including lecturers need a type setting service for typing of assignments, reports, projects, handouts and other publications. Your services should also include photocopying and lamination. These are services that are commonly needed on campus.

House Agent

The numbers of students who would prefer to stay off campus are always more than the ones who want to live in the hostel.  You can become a house agent to fresher’s who have just had admission into the institution but do not live close to the campus. By doing this, such student would have to pay an agency fee to you and you can make money out of this.

Organize Tutorials for Money

Organize tutorial classes for students in a lower level, than yours and charge a lower from each student. You could also organize tutorials on course mates in your level. The amount charge should be low in order to have a good population.

Buy and Sell

Visit the market and purchase some needful goods which will be of relevance to students such as clothes, weavons, jewelries, smart shoes or cosmetics. Sell these goods ton students in such a way that you make profit. The goods should not be expensive so that students will be able to buy. You can move from hall-to-hall within the campus and advertise your goods for sale.

Sales of Lecture Notes

Attend all lectures and put down a comprehensive note on all the topics handled for the semester. When examination approaches, lazy students will be looking for materials to read in preparation for the exams, then you can make photocopies of your comprehensive note and sell it to them. You might not even wait till examination approaches, you can sell out notes on every lecture for students who missed the lecture and feel reluctant to copy the note from those who attended.

Own a Charging Booth

This business can be done after lectures, around the school environment if not necessarily inside the campus. Students cannot stand the chance of carrying a phone with which the battery is totally down for a long time and as such you can make money from a charging booth if well strategized.

Money can be made through Hair Braiding and Styling

Majority of females on campus make their hair. If you have acquired the skill of being a hair stylist, you can make money from it as a student. Do your braiding at a lower rate or amount than what others get. This should be done at lecture-free periods and weekends.

Run a Livestock Business

This can be a poultry farm (birds), fish pond, snails, etc. Rearing livestock can be managed such that it does not conflict with lecture schedules; and a reasonable amount of money can be made as profit. It is very lucrative.

Repairs of Mobile Phones, Laptop and other Electronic Devices

Acquire the skill if you have not or maximize it if you had acquired. Almost everybody owns a mobile phone or one type of electronic device which will certainly develop a fault one day.  Make notice of your skill to the public. You can make the repairs at free periods and get some money.

Sell out that skill you have acquired

You can transfer the knowledge you had acquired on a particular skill to other people and in turn, get paid. Organize seminars on skill acquisition for students on campus with a minimal charge per student. The charges could come inform of registration for certification.

Cosmetics Production

Every human being use cosmetics every day. Acquire the skill of body cream, hair cream, perfume, shampoo, soap and powder production. Make your product outstandingly different in order to be able to convince your buyers that your product is as good as the ones in the market.

The Online-Registration Business

These days, registration forms are basically sold, filled and submitted online. Get access to all sites in operation, register people and make your money.

Dress Mending and Re-shaping

Lots of people do not put on dresses the way they came from the market, especially young people. They would want to re-shape these dresses to suit their taste. You can own a sewing machine for mending dresses or re-shaping them, since dress making may be time consuming.

Make Money through Baking and Confectioneries

Bake cakes and prepare confectioneries for people who want to celebrate birthday, wedding, anniversaries, etc. These occasions frequently come up and as such, money can be made from them.

Art Work

Develop quality potential skills in fine art. Produce some beautiful and attractive works of art for sale. This could come in form of portraits, writings, paintings, drawings, etc.

Be a Make-up Professional

The knowledge of a coordinating and standardized make-up can become a very good source of income to you. Special make-up professionals are usually hired to deliver their services in occasions like wedding ceremonies, birthdays, child dedications, anniversaries and including movie production.


Some events or occasions require decorations. You can make money from decorating church halls, wedding halls, reception ground, party halls, etc.


This best suits the males. Acquire the skill of installing air conditioners, mobile applications, etc.


It is very possible to make money as a student without necessarily interrupting your study schedule. All you need is to be skillful in time management. Strategize your business schedule such that you don’t trade your studies for money. Be an entrepreneur and make it an attitude. It makes life easier as money is almost at the center of everything in life. Never depend on others at all times for survival. You can be useful to yourself, family and environment even as a student. Rise, use your hands and brain, take advantage of your environment and be empowered.


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