If you are looking for how to make money as a corp member, look no further. Just follow our complete guide on lucrative businesses to start during your NYSC service year and you will definitely make it.\nDuring your one year of National service, you begin to appreciate the realities of fending for yourself if you haven't been doing that since earlier on.\nThe federal government through NYSC pays you a monthly stipend which unfortunately is nothing close to being enough for your daily needs in a month talk more of leaving you some savings.\nYou want to start a side hustle, a small business that will be another source of revenue to ensure your survival through your service year.\nIf you have a reasonable amount of capital and you are in search of heavy investment ideas then read our article on >>>>200 business ideas in Nigeria and other parts of Africa\nWe listed these small businesses and services for corps members that have the chance and abilities. Having time for the side hustle depends on your PPA, place of primary assignment.\n\u00a0\nRead Also :Everything needed to register and to enter Nysc camp this 2019\n\u00a0\n\u00a0Some PPAs are not too strict with regular attendance. Some PPAs may allow you some personal time if you ask nicely.\nHowever some scheduling officers in your PPA might demand some form of back rubbing.\nFor Corps members posted to strict PPAs ,there are still dozens of opportunities available for your exploitation if your are determined to make some extra income other than you monthly stipend.\n\u00a0Some businesses and services can be done in the evening after work closing hours.\nLikewise there are still businesses and services that you can run from any location and at any time of the day.\nIt is important that you pay a keen attention during your free SEAD training while on camp because the skills you get from there can make you a successful enterprenuer during and after your service year.\n\u00a0However you can find an expert and learn your desired skill from them at a negotiated price.\n\n\nList of businesses and services you can do during your NYSC service year .\n\n\n\n1. Start a cooking gas refill Shop:\n\n\n\n\n\n\nIf you are in a developed location and have enough capital this is a good small business you can start.\n You may employ a shopkeeper if you can and want to. \nYou can still be opening whenever you have the chance, probably after work and during weekends, the product is not perishable so you can run the business with some convenience.\n\n\n2. Baking of snacks and retail of such products :\n\n\n\n\n\n\nYou can make a lot of money if you can bake snacks, You can get the skill from SAED program organized by NYSC during and off camp. \nYour products can be supplied in wholesale price to retailers or you can do the retail yourself.\nYou can earn a good income from this small business. Groundnuts, well packaged tiger nuts, meat pies, buns, sausages and many other snacks are normally consumed at large quantities during work hours by employees.\n You can also bring your goods to your weekly CDSs, Community Development Service meetings. Other corps members will love to patronize you since you are one of them.\nAnd the capital and the running cost is very low.\n\n\nyou may also like>>>12 SMALL BUSINESSES AND SERVICES A STUDENT CAN START IN NIGERIA\n\n\n\n3. Fast food stand:\n\n\n\n\n\n\nWe aren't suggesting Mr Biggs and Crunches scale of fast food restaurant, no, just a micro fast food joint where you will be serving few simple dishes. \nInstant noodles like indomie, Tummy Tummy and the rest of them are excellent for this business. \nFried eggs and adding other condiments to enhance the taste and aesthetics will attract more customers to you.\nThis small business thrives very well in the evening and into the night. It also requires a market of young and working class individuals.\nConsider the security of your location before staying out at night time.\n\n\n4. POP corn supply:\n\n\n\n\n\n\nIf you are living comfortably, that is if there is enough space in your residence, you can acquire a pop corn making machine.Alternatively you can still make pop corn with your cooking pot.\nYou can get the skill from an expert or you can watch dozens of tutorials available for free on YouTube and self teach yourself.\nclick here to watch pop corn making tutorial on YouTube\nThe market for your finished product are the local retail shops. Sell to them in bulk and subsidized price and go about your daily PPA work without worries.\nThis can be done once twice or more in a week depending on the size of your market.\n\n\n5. Cleaning Services :\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHouse and office cleaning services are always in high demand especially in developed areas.\n\n You can even give out your contact to property agents so that they may contact you each time a new tenant need their newly rented apartment to be cleaned before they pack in.\nThis side hustle does not require much but only sanitation materials and can be done at your convenient time depending on your agreement with the customer.\n\n\nyou may also like>>>With less than 10k you can start these 10 small businesses in Nigeria\n\n\n\n6. Photography:\n\n\n\n\n\n\nIf you can purchase a good camera and the portable printing machine, You can start making money almost immediately after camp off your fellow corp members.\nDuring documentation at the state and local government secretariat, passport photographs are required for most of the documents and most corps members seek urgent passport photo shot and you will be there to help them and make your legit money while at it.\nit doesn't stop at that, despite the proliferation of smartphones which drastically reduced the likelihood of people needing the services of a pro photographer, people still talks hard copy photographs every now and then.\n You also can give out complimentary cards, this will help you expand your chances of being invited to cover events; which pays more.\nif you have photo editing skills, you can also venture into digital photography.\n\n\n7. Market your Skills:\n\n\n\n\n\n\nYou may have a skill, be it Singing, Web design, Playing of musical instruments, Baking, Cooking, tailoring or any other thing you know how to do very well.\nDo you know that you can make good money if you organize training sessions for interested persons, your clients may be your fellow corps members or the residents of your host community.\nYou can also look for clients who are in need of personal home tutorial and charge the accordinly for the special secial service.\n\n\nyou may also like>>>>List of 150 lucrative skills you can learn in Nigeria\n\n\n\n8. Organize Extra Mural lessons for Secondary and Primary School Students:\n\n\nThis service is also in high demand and pays well especially during school holidays. \nYou can also organize this lessons during the period before WAEC, JAMB and Post UTME exams.\n\nCapitalize on your knowledge as a graduate and teach the subjects you are good at. that way you also expand your knowledge on the subject. there is a saying that if you want to learn a subject, teach it.\n\n\n\n9. Write and carry out Research and final year projects for students:\n\n\nDue to the kind of high expectation attached to final year research projects and similar research projects, most students does not have the confidence to do it themselves, rather they pass it on to "professionals" do it for them at outrageous costs.\nIf you are hardworking, You don't even need to be too familiar with the topic. All it requires is your willingness to make rigorous research and deliver on time. \nThe more excellent projects you write the more students are referred to you and your network continues to grow.\nThe amount of money you can make from this can run up to hundreds of thousands if you are able to create a large network of clients which can span across multiple higher institutions in Nigeria.\nYou can start with the school you graduated from and grow from there. you can even employ people to help when the business grows.\n\n\n10. House Agent:\n\n\nYou can liaise with established agents in the community or register your own company. Tour first clients will most likely be your fellow corps members.\nBut you need to Move around the community frequently so as to be aware of all available vacant rooms and buildings as they emerge.Speak with the landlords and start advertising your business.\nThis does not require much capital order than the registration fee for your licence to operate as an agent in the area.\nyou can paste notices at the various CDS locations and roadsides. you can also post about your available vacant rooms on concerned social media groups.\nIn most States i know, agents collect not less than 10% of the rent as commission.\nso lets say, if a house rent is fixed at #150k per room , you will make a cool 15k once a room is let.\nThe money you will be making from the commissions will definitely make you forget about your monthly stipend fro the federal government.\n\n\n11. Trade:\n\n\n\n\n\n\nEach community has its strengths and weaknesses , there are always products that are surplus and cheap at some places while scarce and costly at others.\nlook for such opportunity and harness it. for example, Agricultural products might be very surplus and cheap in the State you are posted to but are sold in high prices at your state of origin.\nYou can use your money to purchase these products in high quantity and send to your loved ones to help you sell at higher prices. When they send you the returns you can repeat the cycle.\nHere is another premise, items like Clothes and shoes are too costly in the area and you know where to get them in bulk at cheaper rate. you can exploit that and make huge gains.\nhowever you may need to plan this business very well to ensure that you can run it simultaneously with you NYSC duties without much problems.\n\n\n12. Farming:\n\n\n\n\n\n\nFarming requires land. So if you can be able to get farmland from your landlord or other members of your host community, you can make good money from planting crops like vegetables and other annual crops.\nYou can also engage in livestock farming like chicken rearing, fish farming and many other.\nThe Agro Allied Industry is fast growing in the country and the government is presently very much interested in developing it.\nThere is a grant available to corps members interested in pursuing a venture in Agro allied sector. It is also covered in the SAED training offered in NYSC orientation camp.\n\n\n13. Hair dressing and sale of wigs and attachments:\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nEven if you are residing at the states corpers lodge or lodges owned by religious organizations. You can make the hairs of your fellow corp members if you have the skill.\n\nWhether you have hair dressing skills or not, you can buy the needed products like attachments, wool and wigs from wholesalers at big markets like Alaba market in Lagos and Main market onitsha and sell to your fellow corps members, colleagues at work, neighbours and any other market opportunity available in you area.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nConclusion:\n\n\nIt is very wise of you to be seeking a way to make the most of your service year. Some corps members while away this period of their life whereas they could have paved the way for a better future during this time.\nThere are undoubtedly several other great opportunities not mentioned here.However, We hope we were able to help point you to a good direction. \nIf you have other ideas you would love to share, Kindly drop it in the comment section below.\nYour friends might also need this, help them by sharing to your social accounts.\n\nWe at ifeknows wish you success in whatever you choose to venture into.