Hi folks, it’s been a while, yes I’ve been a bit busy, i hope you guys have been too with some of these business ideas, well today I’m going to be writing on Plantain Chips Business. If you’ve missed any of my posts please check the archives, my last post was on Online Income Options Part 2.

Plantain chips production is one easy way of money generation in Nigeria, this is because plantain chips is a well-loved snacks here in Nigeria and it requires very little capital to set up, you do not require shops for it and unripe plantain is readily available in Nigeria.

With a start-up capital of less than N20, 000, you can generate income of at least N10, 000/day when you are able to produce 1000 packets of plantain chips on daily basis. The price for a small nylon pack of plantain chips sells for N100 in most cities in Nigeria. So, to start your plantain chips production business In Nigeria, here are the requirements and the steps to follow.

Equipments: A big Frying pan, Plantain cutter or Table Knife, Nylon Sealing Machine, Gas Burner or Kerosene Stove, and a weighing Scale

Production Materials: Unripe plantain( bunch), Vegetable Oil, Table Salt, Sugar, Packaging Nylons and printed Labels

The Production Process: Wash the plantains, then peel and slice them with the cutter or table knife into a bowl of water, this is to stop the plantain from turning brown , after slicing pour everything into a sieve to drain the water and season with salt or sugar depending on what your customers prefer, then deep fry them in the oil until they are golden brown in colour and crunchy, then  allow to cool and package in the nylons after weighing them to your desired quantity and seal them, remember to add your labels with your contact address.

You can now start making money by supplying to shops, schools, neighbours etc. This is a very easy way of making money and I do hope you will make use of it.

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Hello friends, i do hope you are all doing great and that most of you if not all have started some of these businesses I’ve been giving ideas about, if you had missed any of my posts you can go back to them here Small Businesses That Require Little Or No Start Up Capital,  FOOTBALL VIEWING CENTREPOULTRY FARMINGCATERING SERVICESCAR WASH BUSINESS etc .

Now that we are done with that I’m going to be writing about the online importation business today, you really have no reason to be idle or not earning a living.  An online Mini Importation business can be started with a very small amount of capital and can be done from the comfort of your homes with just your computer and a good internet connection which is not much, you can even start this with as little  as 20,000 Naira and make a profit of over 200,000 Naira in a month, you don’t need to travel to any country but from the comfort of your home you can make your orders at very good and cheap prices and they will be delivered to your doorstep.

In the Nigeria of today, the rate of unemployment and the rate at which most organisations are closing down is alarming so in order for the average Nigerian to make ends meet, they need to have access to Multiple Streams of Income,  businesses that bring Constant Streams of Income  – trading… buying and selling… a business whereby the products or goods you sell are rapidly bought by consumers and you need not spend through your nose to raise capital to buy these products…a business in which you import the goods by yourself, right in front of your computer without going through the bureaucratic procedures of Nigeria Customs Service and other government agencies.

You also do not need a shop to start all you need is aggressive marketing. In a normal buying and selling business you will normally buy from people who import to resale, but do you know that when you buy these goods from people who import you will need to add your own profit so at the end of the day the price gets too high for the customer out there, but then when you import yourself you can now sell it at the price you would had bought it from the importer to the retailer which makes it quick affordable for the customer.

the mini importation business in Nigeria involves buying goods from online foreign companies at very cheap price and importing them in selling them with a profit. Online importation business is really a very lucrative business now in Nigeria. With this business you will have very high returns and you don’t need to travel anywhere except advertising your goods.

Now this is what you do identify a good website where you make your orders from by going to google to research good, reliable and legitimate companies, as you do this do it with caution as there are a lot of companies online that are scam, look for only those companies which have been in business for at least 5 years. Additionally, look for those companies which are listed on Commission Junction as partners. Finally, find out if the company offer a money-back guarantee or buyer protection policy with the products that they sell.

Identify a good supplier make sure the supplier you want to buy from have a very high positive reviews from past customers, now take time out and chat with the supplier, then place your orders and pay using your normal debit cards, most of our Atm cards are now accepted online and there are various websites you can order goods from, goods ranging from electronics to clothing, there’s nothing you cannot import and the good news is some of the goods  even come with free shipping.

You can import goods like laptops, tablets, phones, jewelries, apparel, etc, but before you place your orders make sure what you intend importing is not  contraband  and can be legally imported into the country .Trust me. You simply cannot go wrong with this business opportunity! And I will tell you why. It is because you are dealing with reliable and genuine companies on the internet, with many years of good reputation for doing genuine business behind them.

This is because all orders and purchases are covered by escrow buyer protection. In case you do not know what that means, here is how escrow buyer protection works.

An escrow is an arrangement made under contractual provisions between transacting parties, whereby an independent trusted third-party receives and disburse money and/or documents for the transacting parties, with the timing of such disbursement by the third-party dependent on the fulfilment of contractually agreed conditions by the transacting parties.

As with traditional escrow, Internet escrow works by placing money in the control of an independent and licensed third-party in order to protect both buyer and seller in a transaction. When both parties verify the transaction has been completed per terms set, the money is released. If at any point there is a dispute between the parties in the transaction, the process moves along to dispute resolution.

In other words, the escrow buyer protection guarantees that the seller will be paid only when the buyer (that is, you or any other person who has ordered their products) confirms that you have received the products ordered in good condition.

So, the power is right in your hands to confirm receipt of the products ordered in good condition or to file a claim otherwise for a full refund of your money.

Consequently, if you fail to receive a product which you ordered from the companies, or if the item you receive falls below your expectation, you can make a report and you will be entitled to a full refund of your money.

But, if you fail to confirm that you have received the products ordered and also do not open any dispute regarding the product, the buyer will be paid at the expiration of 27 days.

So, you have absolutely nothing to be scared or worried about. Your online transactions are well covered.

After placing your orders start marketing your goods even before they arrive so as to get ready buyers for your goods, personally i will suggest this business because i feel it’s the best home based business. For more in dept information on this business visit Mini Importation Business.

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Hello guys, I’m back here today and want to talk about the catering business,  I do hope though that you are already trying out some of the business ideas I gave you in my old posts. If you have not seen them I suggest you read Small Businesses that require little or no start-up capital, also read FOOTBALL VIEWING CENTRE and POULTRY FARMING.

Now to the business of the day

Catering Business – Anyone who has a passion for cooking can go for this business and whether you have a start-up capital or not you can start this business with no money, now let me tell you what you need to do, if you love cooking you can start by marketing yourself in your neighborhood for any occasion taking place, when you get the job to do the cooking for an occasion you have the options of doing the cooking yourself if you can handle it or, hire hands to assist you or hire hands to do the cooking and then when you get paid you pay the hands you hire from your pay package. Catering business entails more than cooking food alone, it could also include making of confectionery and snacks

For utensils like cooking pots cutlery, plates and food warmers you can rent them if you do not have the money to get your own as you will always find people renting these things out, now let me explain to you, there are two options of catering services the first option is where you are required to do the cooking with your own ingredients  and serve with your own utensils so at the end of the job or even before the job, you do your billing per plate, this simply means  you buy the food ingredients, do the cooking and serve the guests with your plates, cutlery and warmers and in some cases you will be expected to provide ushers or waiters to serve, in this case  you bill per plate depending on the number of people you will serve, for instance if you bill a plate for N400 and you are supposed to serve 50 people then your bill will be 400 x 50 which will give you N20,000

The second option is where your client provides you with all the ingredients needed and all you are expected to do is the cooking after which you dish the food in the warmers for them to come and pick up, in this case you will only bill your client for the labour, you are not expected to provide your plates or cutlery they will take care of that themselves, so here you bill them based on the quantity of the ingredients you are provided with.

Now when you have a catering job to do all you need is to get a place to do the cooking, this you can do from your home if you have enough space  at home and in some cases the clients invite you to come and do the cooking in their home.

You can advertise yourself by liaising with event planners so that when they have  an occasion or event they will let you handle the catering aspect

You can start catering business on part-time while you build the business and get your supplies and equipments. It is very important that you are always on time, meaning you are able to meet up the requested  time of your client and you need to be well organised, you also need to be able to accommodate your client’s needs.

Now like  most businesses catering business succeeds only when there is a drive and passion for the business, catering can be a tedious and challenging business but with the passion and drive you can succeed in it.

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Small Businesses That Require Little Or No Start Up Capital

Since this blog is all about being self employed i’m  going to talk about small business one can begin  with a little start up capital in Nigeria, let me make a list of small businesses that require a little or none start up capital

Laundry Services– You can start a laundry service from the scrap if you have no money to rent a shop and buy the tools needed, all you need do is market yourself to a few homes or families arrange with them to collect their laundry weekly and take to your home wash , iron and return them to the owners and they pay you for your services. Another option is for you to do the laundry there in the homes of your clients but most people will rather you go away with the laundry and bring them back when they are done.

Cleaning Services– Owning a cleaning service does not mean you have to have an office all you need to do here is produce complimentary cards to introduce you to people, offices  etc You can clean homes and offices and you don’t need to do the cleaning yourself, you can hire people to do the actual job all you need to do is to get the contract either from the homes or offices and send your staffs there to do the work and when you are paid which in most cases for offices could be monthly, you can now pay your workers as for the home cleaning you collect your pay as soon as the job is done or depending on your arrangement with your customer.

Day Care Center– In these modern days you find out that in most homes both parents work so the need for a day care where to drop their kids till after work arises. For a day care all you need is your house, you can set up your sitting room or if you have a spare room in your house you could use that, get a collection of toys for the kids ranging from their ages, then you can employ one or two staffs to help you out but bear in mind when setting up a day care center that it is mostly a ladies business as most people will be more comfortable leaving their kids with ladies and you should be someone that love kids if not you won’t be able to tolerate them.

Photography– All you need here is a camera and possibly a video camera and once you hear of an occasion somewhere just head out there and take pictures which you can sell to the owners as for the videotaping you have to get the contract to do the videotaping before you can do this or else you will just videotape without being paid, this can be a very lucrative business as there always weddings almost every weekends

These are a few businesses that require little or no start up capital, i should continue from here tomorrow

Hi i’m back to continue from where i left yesterday

Raw Foodstuffs– you can sell raw food stuffs like beans, garri, grounded pepper etc let me pick beans first you can buy the beans with whatever amount you can start with, spread it on a tray or mat and remove the dirt and stones from it, after than sun dry it then package them as you will want to package them either 500g or 1 kg and sell them to stores i’m sure a lot of people will like to buy clean packed beans instead of buying from the market and coming to clean them before using they will be glad to be relieved of such task you will be surprised at how your business will grow doing this, another example is the grounded  or  powdered dry pepper, you will buy the dry pepper from the market clean it by removing all the dirt, you can use this method of cleaning them. Spread them on a table place an electric fan close to it, turn on the fan and before you know it the fan will blow away all the dirty particles except of course stones which you will have to search for yourself and pick, then you can take them to the milling station mill them, air them and package them in small packages according to the sizes you want to sell and distribute to stores.

You can do this for various other foodstuffs that can be package and sell. So these for now are some of the small businesses that require little or no start up capital.

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