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5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by micronut(m): 10:54am On Dec 15, 2019
Finding exactly what to buy and sell is one of the first problems that many would-be entrepreneurs encounter in their quest to find a means to make money through trading..

A lot of people will say money is the first problem to start a business, but as much as money is key, getting the idea of the right thing that sells and would always sell is much more important.

There are lots of people with thousands of naira in their accounts today, who are constantly going online to see, what exactly they can do with the money, so getting the right product or service that is needed is the first hurdle to cross when searching for a good business.

By putting the environmental factors, the Political, and sociocultural norms in a business environment into consideration, here are 5 things that will always sell in Nigeria, come what may.

1. Food: As a student back then, once I withdraw my monthly stipends from banks, the very first thing I do is to head to the market to stock my food buckets, and there are thousands of people like me around the country, who do that weekly or monthly, once they get any money or collect Salaries.

Food is unarguably the no 1 basic necessity of life. It is the real fuel that drives existence and has become what no one can do without.
It doesn’t want to understand that there is recession in town or you’re broke. You either borrow to get food to eat or you beg.

There is no just anyway you will boycott buying foods except one who is ready to die of hunger, and as such, food remains world no 1 thing, that humans and animals think about each day.

Going into food related businesses is sure a right way to go. And you can never go wrong with one.


Just study your environment, know exactly what kind of food services you can provide and you will continue being relevant in the area.

Examples of food related services are as follows.

Raw foodstuff Retailing in Neighborhood or Market – Look for Farmers that are willing to sell their Agro products and take them to places where these food commodities are highly needed or scarce. E.g Buying Yam from Benue or Niger State and transporting them to Lagos to resell. No matter how small, you will see little gains.

Cooked food Vendor for schools, factories, or on streets. As long as people move around and population keep increasing, you may be in this business for decades, doing well. I have friends whose mothers are food vendors that were always first to pay school fees and enjoy better care than many. Others are Manufacturing of food and beverages, pure water factory, frozen foods, selling and grinding of pepper, selling vegetables, palmoil retailing, daily needs food grocery store, retailing packaged brand food items, selling of fruits and beverages etc.
The most interesting thing about all of the above food businesses is that you can start some with just N50,000 and others with N300,000. Think about this, do your research and go for it.

2. Health Related Products: Health they say, is wealth. It is wealth to the healthy and also to the one providing healthy services. Everyday, there are millions of people globally searching for the right drugs or health related products to put them back into shape or let them forget their health worries.


This put Healthcare industry one one of the most patronized industries after food.

We are in world where a lot of things are threatening our existence on this space called Earth, and many people wouldn’t mind spending their last kobo to ensure they get healed, hence health business is growing hugely.

From tablets to body fitness products, to cream for skin problems to tons of herbs products for sexual enhancements, people are making lots of thousands daily from the healthcare industry and you can be part of them too.

I know there are hundreds of people around us who will pay any amount to get the best weight reducing drug or tea, as I write.

Many have bought many that didn’t work. And If you know any one that works, then you are sure in money. Just keep advertising on social media and go to big places like campuses, religious centres, and show them testimonies from those who have used it and how they never stopped thanking you for being a life saver. You will sure have many willing to try yours.

Other products you can sell easily are those treatment herbs or drugs for Arthritis, Blood pressure – these are nightmare for many old folks.

Another is Pimples – oh this one can mess up your confidence and pretty face. As I write, some can spare N5000 to buy one cream that will heal every and they can become reseller.

Research today and know what works better and you will be rolling in money.

3. Clothes: The Fashion industry is a big one, world over and it generates over a million dollars revenues to operators of those in the sector.

I once advertised some chiffon tops for my cousin on nairaland in 2016, from the bale of Okrika she bought and we had callers from as far as Bayelsa states, PH, Abuja who we sent all the choices to, from Lagos and even after moving to a bigger business, we still get calls almost weekly if those clothes are still available.


People change Jobs, and get office works daily, they are always in need of office clothes in numbers, you can be providing this service.

New born mothers are always buying clothes for their babies as they grow in sizes, you can specialize in this kind of clothes. You can sell new or fairly used.

Above all, Nigerians love partying, there is almost no weekend especially on Saturdays where more than 1000 guests are not putting on clothes they are just wearing for the first time.

There are many party uniform wears like Ankara, Lace in what Yoruba calls “And-Co or Aso Egbejoda”. A single fabric seller can supply all.

So, clothing business is indeed a lucrative one especially if you are well located and connected. After all everyone wants to look good.

4. Gadgets: Since the communication industry has been liberalized in Nigeria, that gave everyone access to having a phone, to communicate with others, and as such mobile phones have become one of those most patronized Items in Nigeria.

Everyday people get tired of their old phones because of adverts of a new Iphone this or that, or Androids that they see.

Some want another smaller phone.


Some people are too careless, they spoil their phones easily or get it lost, and because they can’t risk being blank, getting urgent replacement is the next option.

An Igbo business man came to my phone repairer friend one day, he was getting unease and started asking if the phone is repairable or not, or he should go and buy another one because he is already loosing some business deals because of the faulty phone.

That’s how important phones are to many people, if not all.

Today, even a jobless graduate will buy N50,000 worth of mobile phone and when it gets damaged, he or she will find means to beg uncles or parents to get a replacement.

Like phones, there are other gadgets especially phone accessories that people buy daily, such as headphones, chargers, USB cables, earpiece, bluetooth, casein, desktop chargers, etc. You can try selling phone accessories too.

Another popular gadget people use alot is laptop. Oh, Laptop selling is another cool business. You can buy 5 laptops at N50,000 each and sell one at N60,000. Making ten thousand on a unit product is such a cool business. All you need is marketing to the right people, especially students and office people. You can grow steadily in this business.

5. Housing Items: Everyday we all come from a home and get dispersed into the street in search of our daily breads and at dusks we are all heading home to keep our head, or to get some rest.


Home is part of man and no matter where how comfortable outside might be, there is always something that will be telling you that it is time to go home.

So, making a good home is the business of many. Everything you see in a building from construction to finishing shows businesses of lots of people.

Few things you can sell for home builders are; planks, roofing sheets, iron rods, cements, curtains, rugs, carpets, plumbing materials, furniture, kitchen utensils, gardening tools, electronics, etc.

And because people move from homes to homes, cities to cities, the need for most of these items is becoming an everyday thing, hence you will always have new buyers..

You can easily research more on any of this and begin your journey into the business world.

I hope this is a bit helpful?

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by dominique(f): 12:25pm On Dec 15, 2019
Nice points but competition is getting stiffer as everybody wants to go into those businesses. Now the traders/vendors for those items are so saturated that getting and retaining customers is getting harder. Still better than some white collar jobs though

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by Nobody: 12:27pm On Dec 15, 2019
Food will always sell in this country... We like food grin

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by vizkiz: 12:27pm On Dec 15, 2019
Weed and Alcohol sells.

Seeking attention and olosho work sells in Nigeria as well. Ask Tacha undecided

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by Nobody: 12:27pm On Dec 15, 2019
weed, alcohol and Comdoms as well.

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by Bigajeff(m): 12:28pm On Dec 15, 2019
It's only when you eat well that you'll have strength to hustle. Food is no priority I agreed

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by light099(m): 12:28pm On Dec 15, 2019
Cows should be number 1 on the list.





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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by Conceptman: 12:28pm On Dec 15, 2019
When you intend to go into food selling, just get an everbusy location like car parks, bus or train stations, church/mosque, just be ready for a good change in your life

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by kennosklint(m): 12:28pm On Dec 15, 2019
True. But not in this Buhari regime wey person never see food eat
Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by maynattion(f): 12:28pm On Dec 15, 2019
6. Ashewo workgrin

Some pretenders will quote me to start saying shtts. undecided

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by Slawormir: 12:28pm On Dec 15, 2019
Damnnnnn niggarrr
You didn't add something

Weed and alcohol will always sell anyday anytime twice on Sunday.

evaultra1:
Anyone here with an idea of any business I can start with 100k-200k with a daily income of at least 5k... Be it online or offline...
#HELP_A_BROTHER
Damnnnnn niggarrr! I feel you bro!
I don't know if you are a real niggarrr
if you are a real niggarrr and you live in Benin city then get a laptop and start bombing and meet me up for tools and format. Even if am not around my other niggarzz will position you. But you must tolerate us because we smoke weed, drink alcohol and bang pussyyy steadily


But if you are not a real niggarrr
Then buy a second hand keke napep and drive it yourself
I can bet my balls you will be getting up to five thousand naira daily. After that save some cash and buy another keke napep but this time it should be new one for 680,000 naira then give it to someone for balance and carry.
I mean the person go balance you about 0ne million two hundred thousand naira and the person go carry the keke napep

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by helinues: 12:28pm On Dec 15, 2019
Customer care service...

Oh boy
Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by Solomon8144: 12:29pm On Dec 15, 2019
What of Pussy smh

Mumu list from mumu blogger

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by solmusdesigns: 12:29pm On Dec 15, 2019
Pussy

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by Esseite: 12:29pm On Dec 15, 2019
It's always easy in writing... undecided

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by GEOANDSONS: 12:29pm On Dec 15, 2019
Housing Items:

For Home & Office Furnitures, We have got you covered.

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by micronut(m): 12:30pm On Dec 15, 2019
dominique:
Nice points but competition is getting stiffer as everybody wants to go into those businesses. Now the traders/vendors for those items are so saturated that getting and retaining customers is getting harder. Still better than some white collar jobs though

There are still lots of spaces to conquer, especially new areas due to expansions..

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by alabimustcry: 12:30pm On Dec 15, 2019
Zornes123:
Comdoms as well.
when will u ve sense? and am sure u attend polytechnic

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by Quorax: 12:30pm On Dec 15, 2019
dominique:
Nice points but competition is getting stiffer as everybody wants to go into those businesses. Now the traders/vendors for those items are so saturated that getting and retaining customers is getting harder. Still better than some white collar jobs though
innovate or die, a wise man once said.

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by evaultra1: 12:31pm On Dec 15, 2019
Anyone here with an idea of any business I can start with 100k-200k with a daily income of at least 5k... Be it online or offline...
#HELP_A_BROTHER

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by JayGraphics(m): 12:31pm On Dec 15, 2019
How can I go into Selling of Laptop.
I need the OP to enlighten me
Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by Nobody: 12:32pm On Dec 15, 2019
Number 2 is my Forte. I may venture into others later though. Boo should better have a business head cos waiting for 4 week for one lousy salary ain't gonna cut it.

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by Sukueponmalu: 12:32pm On Dec 15, 2019
Lol
Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by MountainView: 12:32pm On Dec 15, 2019
please how do I delete this comment from Nairaland

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by Nobody: 12:32pm On Dec 15, 2019
Dangote sells 1( Salt, noodles, pasta) and 5 (Cement).

Refined crude oil product like petrol , kerosene and cooking gas should make the list because you wouldn't cook, transport yourself to work or power production machines without them.
It is why the government specially regulate their prices.

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by Sirmuel1(m): 12:33pm On Dec 15, 2019
Rice
Bleaching creams
Kerosene
Ear Piece
Charger
Phone Screen
Sachet Water
Noodles/Spagehtti
Bedsheet and Pillow Case
Biro
School Bags


Wetin I dey write sef? cheesy

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by Dcaliphate(m): 12:33pm On Dec 15, 2019
u forget kidney? Sell one and get hard currency

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by koyeni(m): 12:34pm On Dec 15, 2019
Good

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by Deejaygold(m): 12:34pm On Dec 15, 2019
2D ANIMATIONS too
Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by Maj196(m): 12:35pm On Dec 15, 2019
khristology:
Food will always sell in this country... We like food grin
Who no like foodgrin

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Re: 5 Profitable Things That Will Always Sell In Nigeria by Adinije(f): 12:35pm On Dec 15, 2019
evaultra1:
Anyone here with an idea of any business I can start with 100k-200k with a daily income of at least 5k... Be it online or offline...
#HELP_A_BROTHER
U people and unrealistic expectations.

In order words, you are looking for a business that will bring 80% interest monthly. The toggling question is, if anyone have such business idea, will he/she hand it to you on a platter?

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