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Survive and Thrive: 3 Cool Side Hustles for Hot Times in Nigeria



Hey folks! Sometimes, when you consider the tough economic conditions in Nigeria—from the soaring prices of everyday essentials to the daily struggle to make ends meet—it’s clear we need smart solutions.


If you can survive in Lagos, you can thrive anywhere, but even here in PH, the struggle is real. Everything is getting more expensive—from rice to fuel to even my modest transport fare to church. As prices rise, the 'pie' remains the same size, yet everyone wants a bigger slice.


In this hustle, we need to find ways to survive without breaking the bank. So, here are three smart side hustles that can help you make extra cash without much upfront investment.


1. Car Washing Business



Imagine starting your own business with just a signboard, a source of water, hose, buckets, detergents, and some old rags. That's all it takes to start a car wash. This hustle might not be everyone's cup of tea because of the stress, but if you can handle it, it could be very profitable.


2. Dry Cleaning Business



This one is straightforward. All you need is a bucket, detergent, and an iron. Start with clothes that are not too complex to wash. You’d be amazed at how many people in your church or mosque would be happy to patronize your service. Offering a service that everyone is willing to pay for? There's no shame in that!


3. Ice Making Business


With the current heat in Lagos, selling ice water and iced drinks is a no-brainer. But how about stepping it up with a freezer? Even better, a Koolboks solar-powered freezer! You can start this ice-making business with a Koolboks freezer for as low as 30,000 Naira per month, payable over 24 months. Imagine making up to 18 bags of ice every 3 days, each selling for 400 Naira. Quick maths: that’s N7,200 every three days. Pay a bit back to Koolboks, and keep the rest for yourself.


And the sweetest part? If you dey worry about the cost of electricity—no wahala! With Koolboks' solar-powered icemakers, you fit literally cash out from the sun. E just make sense!


Interested to learn more? Check out www.koolboks.com and see the product video and customer testimonials. Remember, as the saying goes, "Knowledge is power."

Stay tuned and stay frosty until next week!

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