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Top Profitable Businesses to Do in Lagos



Are you residing in Lagos and unemployed?

I understand how painful it must be for you. Probably you heard there are job opportunities in Lagos and that prompted your relocation to the city.

And still, there’s no job for you to do.

So in this post, we will discuss top profitable businesses to do in Lagos that will thrive because of the following:

Lagos is a city that provides people with the best business atmosphere. There’s good infrastructural support to both small and medium business owners.

And the market the city offers.

Having listed the above points, let’s dive into the business of the day.

Profitable Businesses to do in Lagos

Pet Boarding

A lot of people own dogs as pets in Lagos and some of them travel a lot. Without any place for them to keep their pets for them to be able to travel.

You can set up a pet boarding center for them to keep their pets with a fee for the service. You just need to feed the pets with particular foods and monitor them until the owners return.

This business will offer you the opportunity to earn a lot of money because you come up with a health insurance policy for the pet during its stay in your facility.

Coffee Shop

There are few coffee shops in Lagos. You can set up a coffee shop where people can hang out or work during the day.

You can be charging them on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis to use your facility. To attract more people to your coffee shop, you can decide to add free wifi for a little fee.


Nanny Services Business

You can start a nanny business where people can hire nannies to take care of their babies or children.

Make sure that you employ people that you have tested and trusted. You know them down to where they stay because this has to do with children.

Freelance Writing

There are a lot of opportunities to make money online. One of them is freelance writing, that’s offering your writing skills to book publishers, bloggers, marketing agencies, companies, business owners, etc.

You need a laptop or a smartphone, internet access, and a steady power supply.

Social Media Management

You can learn the skill of content writing, graphics, and ads placement. These skills will help you to become a good social media manager for companies, individuals who don’t have time to manage their social media accounts by themselves.

Home Cleaning Service

Most people in Lagos are so busy with their work that they don’t have time to clean their homes and environment.

They would gladly appreciate anyone that offers to be cleaning their homes for a fee while they focus their attention on their job.

All you need to do to market the business is to design flyers, target a particular area and share them there.

Taxi Business

Lagos is a populated city and starting a taxi business will be a smart move. You can decide to register with Uber or just start as an independent entity.

You need one car to start and with time you can add more as the business grows.

If you can do the business yourself, employ a driver that will be paying daily returns. But make sure you sign an agreement with the person with a lawyer.

After School Center

Most companies give their female staff three months of maternity leave to nurse their baby. After which they are expected to resume work.

Starting up such a center with them as your potential customers will be a good business move. Also, your customers include workers that don’t know where to keep their children after school.

Real Estate Agent Service

Accommodation is a huge challenge in Lagos. You can help people by getting accommodation for them and get paid by the landlord and the person.

To succeed in this business, you must not do like others. You have to brand yourself and your service by doing the following:

  • Get a website and social media accounts where you post houses on rent or for sale.
  • Design banners and place them in strategic places.
  • Get your business cards ready and give them to people by informing them what you do.
  • You can register the business with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

Doing this will make people trust and be comfortable to do business with you.

Home Tutoring Service

Most working-class people are so busy with their work that they don’t have to know their children’s academic performance. Offer to teach their children and be the one to update them on how they are doing academically.

Food Sharing Business

This kind of service helps reduce the cost of feeding one is meant to make.

This is the process of getting people to contribute a certain amount to buy food items and share equally among them.

First, you need to get to trust yourself by contributing. Second, know where to get the food items at cheap prices and how to transport them.

Other top profitable businesses to do include:

  1. Unisex hair salon business
  2. Meat and vegetable delivery service
  3. Dropshipping
  4. Dance studio
  5. Starting a niche ecommerce store
  6. Photography/videography studio

And more.

I’d like to hear from you about other profitable businesses to do in the comment section.


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