Several Nigerians despise certain jobs without knowing that they are highly profitable. Such people believe that only white-collar jobs are remunerative, forgetting that some public service jobs are systematically paid low wages.
If you take a close look at these mediocre jobs, you will see that they are a bit twice as good as some so-called white-collar jobs. However, some do not see it as such.
Are you interested in learning about some of these unattractive, yet high-yield jobs? If that’s the case, you’re more than welcome to join us today. We will describe 10 jobs in Nigeria that appear to be poor but are lucrative.
After reading that article to the end, your negative mentality about these jobs will be changed.
Less Attractive Jobs in Nigeria that are Significantly Remunerative
Here are a few jobs that may look unattractive to the eyes but are very lucrative. These jobs do not require a highly educated person, but somebody willing to bring out the best in them.
One of the greatest falsehoods of the century is being told that photographers are poor people. Photography is one of the most lucrative art disciplines not only in Nigeria but throughout the world.
It has several fields where you can specialize. Among these areas are wedding photography, portrait photography, business photography, photojournalism, landscape and nature photography, lifestyle photography, and much more.
Those who have ventured into one of these fields of photography, whether part-time or full-time, make a hell of a lot of money. If you are lucky to win a contract with a huge organization, you can be sure to earn nothing less than a couple of million.
This is one of the most undervalued jobs in Nigeria of which some people are even ashamed. The work, in summary, relates to the washing, drying, and ironing of clothing belonging to a person or organization.
The business doesn’t take a lot of money to get started. With a small amount, you can make your laundry business come true.
The average profit for dry cleaners in Nigeria is between ₦7,500 and ₦25,000 per day. Though it depends on your charges, location, and how many clothes you were able to clean.
Therefore, if you calculate their daily income for a month, you can see how much you can earn on this work.
Have you been at the barbing salon recently for a haircut, hair treatment, dread, dye hair, or other beauty-related services? If so, how many have you been charged?
I suppose you might be outraged at the price. Barbing saloon has been a lucrative enterprise for decades, but only a few have ventured into it and are making good money, particularly those in the city.
Let’s take an example for you to see how much money barbers are making. Cutting your hair in an average barbing saloon in Lagos state range from 400-500 or higher than in an expensive part of Lagos.
So if you can only barb 20 people a day, you will count nothing less than ₦8000-₦10000. Now, calculate this amount in one month, you will find you are earning ₦240,000-₦300,000.
Just as the way people will want to keep looking gorgeous, it is the same way that money will continue to enter the account of tailors.
If not for the recent craving for traditional garments, sewing has been considered a poor related work in the country. It was left as a trade for those who refused or did not want to obtain a formal education.
Tailors today earn a great deal of money, especially those who settle in the cities. Most of them can claim nothing less than ₦5000-₦8000 in one day. When calculated in one month, it will be between ₦150,000 and ₦240,000.
Suss out how many government workers earn such an amount.
Of course, you will wonder whether people who wash cars go home with a tangible amount. After all, the only thing they use is water, detergents, and perhaps automobile polish. But you get it entirely wrong.
Car wash is one of Nigeria’s most profitable jobs. It is into several degrees depending on the kind of capital you want to invest with and people who are in the business are making a good life out of it.
Typically, a car washer in Nigeria makes ₦5,000 to ₦10,000 a day. When you calculate this amount per 30 days, you will be surprised about the total.
Think again, how many public servants earn that amount per month?
Parents today enroll their pupils in extra-mural classes as part of the progression of their level of education, especially students who have a national exam before them.
It has become a way for teachers to earn extra cash. However, some teachers consider being a home teacher to be a waste of time, due to the peanuts each candidate pays.
But if you sum up those peanuts, it’s going to be a lot of money.
For example, you charge a student between ₦3,500 and ₦5,000 for one month of extra classes, and then you have at least 10 students, multiply your teaching charges by the number of students and see the total (₦3,500 X 10=₦35,000) Or (₦5,000X10=₦50,000).
The more students you teach, the more money you make money.
The transport sector is entirely lucrative, but some Nigerians ignore it to pursue so-called government work.
The fact that people have to move from one point to another contributes to the sustainability of the business. So whether you’re driving a motorcycle, a car, or a Keke, you can always make good money.
The average amount a motorist can do during the day varies from ₦5000 to ₦10000 according to the type of vehicle you use.
Unfortunately, several Nigerians judge a book by its cover. Most jobs in Nigeria that appear to be poor are paying more than the FGN-approved minimum wage of ₦30, 000.
However, they are considered by most Nigerians to be small jobs. At least now you can see that those jobs are not as pretty as some people think they are. It won’t be too late to change that negative perception.