Top 5 Businesses You Can Do As A Youth Corper

NYSC year is always very challenging for Corp members. And those that are posted to cities like Lagos, Abuja, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Calabar etc. will definitely have a story to tell.

As a matter of fact, they find it extremely difficult to cope and some live from hands to mouth. This is the reason many Nigerians tagged NYSC to be “Now Your Suffering Continue”. Well we present to you, top 5 businesses you can do as a youth corper.

So, any Youth Corper that can start any of these businesses, Life in service will be interesting for them. Also, you will be a step ahead of your peers in the labour Market.

List of Businesses You Can Do As A Youth Corper

1. Data Sharing

Data sharing is one of the businesses you can do as a youth corper serving in any state in Nigeria.

As a matter of fact, the business is very viable and easy to start. You need little capital to start this business and if you are passionate you can break even in no time.

Data sharing business involves you selling data for MTN, GLO, Airtel and 9Mobile. You don’t need to rent a shop before you start.

The best way to market this business is via social media platform like Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram and Twitter. Try this out and tell others your success story.

2. Freelancing

Freelancing is also among the top viable businesses you can do as a youth corper.
Freelancing is a term used to describe a self employed person who is not committed to any employer on the long run.

In other words, a freelancer is a person who does projects for different companies and is not their employees.

You can start freelancing job as a Youth corper. It is very easy to start, just identify a niche where you have comparative advantage and start marketing yourself.

There are several freelance websites on the internet, some of the most popular ones are; Fiverr, Upwork, PeoplePerHour,, 99design, etc.

3. Mini Importation

Mini Importation is another good business you can do during your service year. However, this business is strictly for youth corpers with hustling spirit.

Mini importation business involves bringing goods from other countries like China, Uk, US, etc in small quantities and resell them in your location to make a profit.

It is a viable business and many people have become millionaires through mini importation.

However, you have to do a thorough research before you import any product. Ensure that the product you are importing will solve a problem in your location.

4. Photography/Videography

Photography/Videography is also among the viable businesses you can do as a youth corper. If you don’t have this skill, start learning it before you go for NYSC.

Design a complimentary card and share to people around.

In no time, you will be the one covering most events and occasions around your PPA.

Remember, most Nigerians have soft hearts for corpers.

5. Private Tutoring

Private tutoring is another good business you can do as a Corper. And will enjoy this better if you are quantitatively inclined.

It is very easy to start, tell your friends around your PPA and paste posters around advertising your teaching skills.

I tell you this, if you are good in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, you will make it big as a private tutor.

These are the top 5 viable businesses you can do as a youth corper. Try any of them today and be a self made entrepreneur.