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10 Profitable Business Skills You Can Learn Within 3 Months in Nigeria

It is no longer news that the economy of this country has consistently being on the decline. There are no jobs anywhere, these days it is survival of the fittest and the fittest are those who have products for offer or services to render.

Without a regular job, a skill or capital to start an enterprise, am sorry to say you may keep waiting for people to put food on your table.

Having at least a handwork is very essential in today’s world. You should have something to offer, you should have a service you are an expert at rendering.

That is why it is important to acquire a skill today. It could be your last lifeline, who knows. That time you spend browsing social media, watching seasonal movies, playing that game could be spent on something more productive. If that activity won’t make you money right now or in the future, it’s best you limit the time spent on it.

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10 Profitable Business Skills You Can Learn Within 3 Months in Nigeria
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I’ll rather you channel that time to something more productive. Even if you are a student, you don’t need to bother about the long time spent on apprenticeship, there are skills you can learn and perfect within 3 months and that’s exactly what I’ll be showing you in this article.

Sellable skills are also a good addition to your CV, especially for job hunting graduates. It speaks a lot about you and your personality. It shows you are versatile and willing to learn.

Unfortunately, these jobs are not even available. The job seekers are far more numerous than the available jobs, this is why you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket, make plans to acquire a skill today.

Inflation is constantly on the rise, the economy is consistently on decline. This have led a lot of people to ask questions like “how can I improve myself within 3 months ”am relocating to the city soon, what lucrative skills can I learn within 3 months”.

For such questions, we have decided to put up an answer for those of you who are always willing to improve upon yourselves by acquiring as many skills as possible. Below are 10 easy lucrative skills you can learn within 3 months.

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Skills You Can Learn Within 3 Months

While writing this article, I tried as much as possible to consider the lucrative nature of the skills listed below, the ease of acquiring any of the skills and the amount of capital required to start. Only those skills that passed this three (3) criteria are listed in this article.

1. Phones Repairs

Phones are machines that work every single day and are therefore prone to developing faults. This machines need routine servicing and repairs when they develop fault as well.

To be frank, there is no way you can carefully use a phone that it still won’t develop faults at some point. This is where the demand for phone repairers comes in.

Almost every Nigerian now has a phone. Some people even have as much as 3 or 4, so acquiring this phone repair skills will see you rendering services to people who are in urgent need.

This business is known to be very lucrative in urban centers and one major secret they don’t tell you is that you can acquire this skill perfectly within 3 months as phone repairs majors around servicing and part replacements.

2. Hair Barbing

Our hair doesn’t stop growing, it is always growing no matter how much times we cut and trim. That’s why the demand for barbing can never dwindle.

In a bid to look good, an average Nigerian cuts or trims his hair at least once a week. In urban centers the population is relatively high, there is a also a higher number of people needing the services of a barber.

Learning how to render this service doesn’t take up to 3 months and once you are perfect, you are set to key into the consistent profits it brings.

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3. House Painting

This shouldn’t take more than a month to learn and perfect. This work needs you to be artistic and creative. It is a sure source of constant income as houses are being built on daily bases and those houses would be painted at some stage.

Learning how to combine colors, making designs on walls and having a vast knowledge of different kind of paints will also be an added advantage.

To have even more advantage as a painter, it is better to stay sharp and informed as things change every single moment. Always be informed and try to move with trends.

4. Web Design

The world is going digital. Almost every form of business transaction can be conducted online now. Nigeria is a country with high internet usage.

Social media usage is also very high. A lot of firms are taking advantage of this by taking their business to customers online.

To do this, these firms need a website where their customers can interact and also check out and review products and services.

This websites are built and designed by people like you. This skill can also be considered as it is easy to learn and very lucrative as well.

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5. Graphic Design

The services of a graphic designer is always highly in demand in both urban and commercial centers. This services do not take long to learn. What matters most is the time you put into self training after each lecture.

Practice they say makes perfect, so it is important to be continuously practicing. A graphic designer does a broad range of both online and offline designs for customers, meaning you can render this services from the comfort of your home or physically.

6. Photography

This involves creativity and the ability to use major photo editing softwares. It can be learnt within 2 months. To be perfect with your tools, hours of personal practice are needed after everyday of lecture.

A lot of events go down every day, the services of photographers are always needed. With your skills and ability to perfectly use your tools, a lot of lucrative jobs await you.

7. Laundry Services

In the urban centers, due to very tight work schedule and stress, a lot of Nigerians are unable to do their laundry. This is where the services of a laundry man is priceless.

This handwork can be learnt within a month by pitching your tent with an already established laundry man around. Take note of every detail concerning the business so as to enable you have a smooth landing once you are ready to start. Laundry machines are now available, so if you have enough capital, you won’t even need to wash with your hands.

8. Snacks Production

You can learn how to bake cakes, chin chin, puff puff, dough nuts, plantain chips, buns, egg rolls, fish rolls e.t.c. The list of snacks that can be produced for sale are endless.

Learning this trade doesn’t take up to two months to attain perfection. Since it is food based, patronage is assured as humans can’t do without food.

9. Laptop Repairs

This is also very similar to phone repair and shouldn’t take up to to 3 months to learn and reach perfection. This work is very easy to learn because the major works carried out on these gadgets are majorly servicing, maintenance and replacements of faulty parts.

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10. Beverage Production

Production of indigenous beverages like zobo can also be learnt within a month. I specifically chose zobo because it is very popular across Nigeria and very easy to produce. It also has a long shelf life and very lucrative as it can possibly yield a 500% return on capital.


Acquire a skill today and start making income for yourself. Whenever you decide to go commercial after learning a skill, it is important to always think out of the box, be innovative and think of those things that can add value to your services.

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Adegbija David

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