Monday, January 7, 2013


Getting a good jobs  has  become a major problem in our society, job searching has become predominant in the lives of our graduates who are meant to be more exposed and intellectual. Our graduates waste time doing nothing in the process of  job searching which they should have invested in doing something substantial for themselves.
NB: I am  not against graduates searching for jobs but in the process of job searching engage yourself in something tangible.
When i said jobs you can do without Start up capital that doesn't mean you wont have to invest in terms of transport, Internet, day to day running, etc

Here is a list of jobs you can do without start up capital
1. ESTATE AGENT: This involves little or no experience, all you need to do to get started is acquaint yourself with estate Agents around you, get to understand the terms in building and estate management, (go and read online and get to know more from the estate agents) know the business, get properties from estate agents, advertise online, get contacts online, if you get more clients for the agents,  they will welcome you gladly into their communityand you can start with friends, associates, families, neighbours, church member etc (they are all your first customers because you are well known to them)

2. CONSULTANTS: You can act as a consultants for small and growing businesses

3. SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE: This involves little experience in social media and engaging people online, on social media platforms like facebook, twitter, google + etc If you have a good online presence like a lot of friends on facebook, lots of followers on twitter etc you could help people manage their pages on facebook or use your facebook and twitter to advertise for people, to do this, you need a good understanding of the social media.

4. SALES AGENTS: This is a easy one, if you are good in sales, make yourself employable by offering to become a sales agents to organisation based on commision. In this case you break the barrier between the retailers and manufacturers by dealing with the retailers directly in this case, you serve as a link between the manufacturer and the retailer,  they buy goods cheaper from  you and you will also become one of the companys top sales man/wholesaler. If you are impressive, the organisation may employ you or could become one of their top suppliers.

5. MARKETERS: Its almost equilvalent to 4 Above, in this case you could become a marketer to an organisation by marketing their services, get clients and you get paid depending on the number of clients you bring as disussed with the management.

6. ARTICLE WRITING: If you are skilled In writing articles, stories, Inspirational words/ quotes, poems etc you can convert your writing skills into money making skill, by writing for bloggers, websites, magazines, newspapers etc. you can start this as a freelancer

7. ADVERTISING BUSINESS ONLINE: This is a smart way of making money by helping businesses or businesses owners advertising their good and services online, So many business want to get their businesses online but dont have the time or dont know how, in this case, you create an email adress for their business, help them advertise on facebook, twitter, nairaland and some classified websites

8. FREE AGENTS TO ORGANISATIONS: Due to the large number of employees needed in some project some organisations have adopted the agent program,

9. COMPUTER INSTRUCTOR: All you need is a good knowledge of the computer and some programs like MS Word, MS Excel, Power point, Corel Draw , Photoshop etc

10. GRAPHIC ARTIST: what is involve in this is good knowledge of Graphics packages like Corel Draw, PhotoShop etc and a creative mind. To get started, offer free designs at first, post some of your port folio online let people get to see your work, (remember to put your contacts)

11. PRIVATE HOME TEACHER: This is a job any graduate can handle or should be able to handle when searching for jobs instead of sitting , sleeping and waiting for that dream job in Shell, MTN or banks. If you are smart, you can handle at least 10 kids in a week, at the end of the month you should be earning something equivalent to a teller in a bank

12. JACK OF ALL TRADE (HUSTLER): This kind of job can make you rich fast and it can also land you in jail, what it means is you are virtually into anything or everything that comes your way be it photography, tailoring, mechanics, web design, sales agent, engineer etc because you know someone that can get it done, you get your commission from them.

13. WEB DESIGNER: As simple as it sounds, It involves a good skill in web design, or creating blogs etc

14. HAIR DRESSER : if you have idea in hair dressing, making of hair or hair styling, you can grow to become a multi million naira beauty shop  without start up capitals, All you need is the skiils, Start with people around you, your friends, neighbour etc offer home services (people love comfort) and before you know it, If you are REALLY REALLY  good, your clients will be booking one week before hand just to have you give them that smashing look.

15. DRY CLEANING: You can wash or dry clean for people and get paid, you dont have to do the washing, get people to wash and iron, charge the customers pay your workers, You are one step in becoming an entrepreneur in the business of Dry cleaning

16. MAKEUP ARTIST: It involves skills and good knowledge in makeup artistry. Start with relatives, family members, church or mosque members, ex classmates etc

17. SCRIPT WRITING: If you are experienced in  Script writing, be popular and make money by selling script and also make an impact in this ever growing Nollywood, You may be short paid or cheated at first but your work will speak volume after

18. MUSIC: Of course we all know whats happening in the Music Industry, You could write/compose  songs for artist and get paid or go into music full time (thats if you have something good to hit the market)

19. MC: This is one career you should consider either full time or part time if you are eloquent, a good talker, fluent in speaking or funny, To get started you can start from friends gathering, friends party, church, mosque party or gathering, family party or meetings, etc

20. COMEDIAN: Simple is you are not funny dont even go thSESere

21. PHOTOGRAPHY: Though it seems and looks easy but there are skills attached to taking pictures.

22. HOUSE PAINTING: It requites no capital but also requires skills, so get the skill to get the job

23. TYPIST: If you are fast in typing you can offer to type projects, quotations, manuscripts etc for individuals and organisations

24. DISPENSER CLEANING: Requires skills that can be learnt in a day

25. EVENT PLANNING: It requires a lot of know how

26. INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKERS: If you got what it takes


  1. hw do i get customers to help to manage their pages on facebook or use my facebook and twitter to advertise for people, to do this, you need a good understanding of the social media.

  2. First of all, you need to build you database, You will need to create a facebook page, get more followers on twitter, when you have all these, you can then be thinking of making money from Social media