Top 7 Lucrative Gig Jobs to Make Some Extra Money in 2021

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Top 7 Lucrative Gig Jobs to Make Some Extra Money in 2021.

Are you short on extra cash? Do you have to stretch from paycheck to paycheck to get the bills paid? Are you looking for Gig Jobs to make some extra side hustle? If yes, then this article was made for you.

If you’re not ready to look for a higher-paying full-time position or don’t want to commit to adding a permanent part-time job to your schedule, consider a flexible side job or an on-demand gig.

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Everyone can use some extra money on the side, even when you have a lucrative job that you love. When thinking about potential side hustles, most people’s ideal scenario is a gig they can do to earn money from home in their spare time.

Getting an online job on the side provides more freedom and flexibility to make cash on your own terms.

You can work as much or as little as you’d like. You’ll be able to set your own schedule based on how much you want to increase your earnings, and you will end up with some new skills to boost your resume. You can also cobble together a variety of gigs, and turn your side jobs into working as a full-time freelancer.

If you are looking for ways to earn extra money with a side hustle in Nigeria, you are definitely in the right place.

 7 Lucrative Gig Jobs to Make Some Extra Money

Here are 7 side gigs to consider when you need some extra income. They are easy to get, you don’t need to acquire additional education or training to get hired, and they are jobs in which you can decide when you want to work.

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1. Uberpreneur

If you live in Lagos, Abuja, Benin, or any state that features Uber and have a car or access to a car you can drive at will, then, you can make extra cash driving for Uber. The Uber driver’s App matches you with people close to you in need of a taxi. You offer a taxi service to the person in need and you get paid for it.

An average Uber driver earns N75,000 – N100,000 a week. An average Toyota Corolla is good for this business because it is cost-effective and fuel-efficient. Also, the parts are very affordable in case of repairs. A Toyota Corolla costs roughly N1.3 million for a Nigerian-used one and the directly imported one cost about N2 million or less, depending on the dealer.

You can decide to set up your own intra-city or inter-city transportation company or you can enroll on either Uber, Taxify, or the other available ride-sharing platforms and earn money on nights and weekends, working only when you want.

2. Copywriting/Editing

The urging for copywriters/editors right now is at an all-time high. If you are good in content writing, you can offer your services to a lot of brands, companies, individuals from anywhere in the world.

Online freelancing is popular side hustle right now because it is flexible and requires little or no initial investment. As a freelancer, you can also earn money in foreign currencies from the comfort of your home with just a PC and an internet connection.

So, how do you get clients as a freelancer?

  • Register on freelance websites like FreelancerFiverrUpwork, etc.
  • Cold-calling or messaging.
  • Search for part-time remote jobs on sites like Indeed and Glassdoor.
  • Friends and family referrals.

3. Makeup and Gele Tying

It is amazing how this skill has turned into a gold mine lately. If you offer professional make-up and gele tying services you can be making really good money every other Saturday.

Nigeria being the upbeat country it is, there is always ‘Owambe’ almost every day especially the weekends. So, having this particular skill set as a side hustle, my dear, you are sure to make some serious dough!

4. Photography

Photography is a great side hustle, especially here in Nigeria. Just as we earlier mentioned, there is an event every other day and this tells you how often the services of a photographer are needed.

If you are good at taking pictures, you can get a camera invest in a few online photography courses, and start building your client list from

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5. Barbing Salon Gig Jobs

Most men go to the barbershop every week to cut their hair or shave their beards and they part with at least N300 on each visit as most services rendered at barbershops in Nigeria cost between N300 and N1000, depending on the kind of service rendered and location.

This business has a ready market and is relatively easy to set up with a moderate startup cost. With a capital of N300,000 to N500,000, you can set up a decent salon. You can set up a chain of barbershops at several locations across your city and employ people to run the business for you.

You are also guaranteed returns as you could be making up to N10,000 – N25,000 every day and perhaps even more on weekends, depending on the location.

6. Tutoring Gig Jobs

Tutoring basically involves coaching students and helping them achieve better grades at school. Students of all ages need tutors for maths, science, foreign languages, etc, so if you did well at a particular subject at school – or if you happen to speak a foreign language, this side hustle might be for you.

With most tutors earning around an extra N30,000 monthly, tutoring is a great way to earn some extra money out-of-hours, and it is also a job that comes with a feel-good factor. If you’re skilled in a certain area, then why not help others succeed in school?

You can print out leaflets with your phone number and distribute them at schools, and you can also join local online tutoring websites such as Tuteria, and Prepclass to get matched to parents of students who need your services.

7. Wedding/MC Party Gig Jobs

If you’re a social person who enjoys attending weddings and speaking in public. Or just flat-out loves the social scene, you can consider a side hustle as a wedding MC. In fact, weddings are one event that most people don’t compromise on, and an MC is a vital part of each wedding.

If you charge ₦35,000 for each wedding and officiate a wedding each weekend, that’s an extra ₦140,000 in your pocket each month. That’s some people’s monthly salary! MyWeddingNigeria explains what the duties of a good wedding MC are, so check out this guide from their website.

So, here are the top 7 Gig jobs in Nigeria. It’s available in every state in the country. Go through it, select the one that best suits you and give it a go! I promise you’ll make as much money as you couldn’t have dreamed possible.

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