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Top 5 Side Hustles You Can Start in 2021


Here is your ultimate guideline on how to start a side hustle in the forthcoming year, 2021. If you are planning to start a business and have a second-paying business, this guide is for you. You will agree that multiple income streams will definitely lead you to success and possibly make you a millionaire in a very short period of time.

So in this article, I will be discussing the top five profitable side hustles you can start in 2021. Without wasting much of your time, let me go ahead and list the ideas to you while I briefly explain them and the way to success thereafter.

Before you continue reading, check out the list of Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Nigeria 2020.

Top 5 Side Hustles You Can Start in 2021

  1. Start a lending Business
  2. Sell Baby Products
  3. Start a health-related business
  4. Start an education business
  5. Startup a barbing, hair salon or a restaurant or a transport service

Now that you know the five ideas, let me explain them as promised earlier. I am sure you like this article so go ahead and share it to your social media walls.

Start a lending Business

The outgoing year 2020 has been a difficult year coupled with the global pandemic outbreak that have almost crippled the country’s economy; triggering the prices of food items, consumables and other wants/needs in the Nigerian markets, starting a lending business will surely be a positive idea because people wants money to carter for their daily needs.

In order to guarantee returns from you lenders, the ideal option is to start a secure lending business.

Sell Baby Products

Starting this kind of business is one of the everyday money making business. This is because Nigerians will always give birth. This is a confirmed idea and have proved over the years to be one of the most lucrative business in the country. Also, it is very important to understand that, this business have been practiced by so many entrepreneurs and I can assure you that you will never run out of business. You can sell baby diapers, baby clothing, baby body care like lotions, baby food and so many items.

Start a health-related business

This is another lucrative side hustle you can start in 2021. People will always seek for medical attention and for sure, people needs some vital drugs to stay fit and healthy. Some needs common tablets like “Paracetamol, Panadol, e.t.c.” I can also assure you on this business idea that you will never run out of business especially when you have the best employees working together to the success of the business.

Start an education business

You might want to become a tutor or open a school or even a holiday/after-school lessons. Assign the best subjects you can cover and get a conducive learning environment to teach your students. Education in Nigeria is on demand and talented teachers are one of the everyday demands parents and schools seek on daily basis.

Apart from opening a school, holiday lessons, or tutoring, you can decide to open a bookshop and sell educational products like books, textbooks, writing materials, school essentials, graph books and many more items.

Startup a barbing, hair salon or a restaurant or a transport service

On our list of Top 5 Side Hustles You Can Start in 2021, this idea is one of the most lucrative. We eat everyday, people travel on daily basis, men wants to shave their hairs and women wants to have a retouch of their hairs. This is one opportunity you can grab in the coming year, 2021.

Just like education business, if you don’t want to be working directly you can get a competent workforce to work for you. Food items like selling of eggs in crates, poultry farming and selling poultry feeds is another nice idea you can begin with.


If you start on time, I bet you that you will have money flowing into your bank account on daily basis. Just like I mentioned earlier, have multiple income streams is just the best idea anyone can opt in to in the year 2021 particularly on the above mentioned ideas.

This is because they are on-demand kind of businesses. I am very sure some people have already key into some of the ideas listed on this page. So kindly share this article.

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