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“We can all not be entrepreneurs but we can all be enterprising in our chosen fields” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

It’s estimated that about a third of the working population of the United States of America have lost their jobs due to the pandemic and many others have had their salaries reduced.

Africa and Ghana have their share of the damaging effect of the pandemic. The alarming effects are deafening coupled with the many unemployed youths across the nation. It has become a matter of survival – people finding every means fair and foul to make a living.

Job security is a luxury for only a few, however, everyone can find avenues to make a meaningful living by doing something with the skillset and talents they have.

Regardless of the situation, one might find himself in, either on the verge of losing a job or jobless, there could be light at the end of the tunnel if one can identify some avenues to make some income.

In a conversation with my friend John Armah, a renowned entrepreneur and business consultant, CEO of JA Venture Capitals, we came up with a list of ideas of businesses that anyone can start with basic skills to earn some income.

Here you are, make the most of it.

  1. Uber Driver
  2. Buy and sell domain names
  3. Buy expired domain names and resell
  4. Social media management
  5. Setting social media profiles for others
  6. Review products online
  7. Write online articles
  8. Become a Copywriter
  9. Buy and Sell Phone Credit Cards
  10. Buy and Sell sachet water
  11. Book editing services
  12. Extra classes teacher (home)
  13. Running errands for busy business people
  14. Sell foodstuff, from office to office(A busy business area)
  15. Polish shoes: consider from office to office
  16. Polish shoes, Sunday mornings or early Monday morning at bus stops
  17. Lawn mowing, weeding grass in your neighborhood
  18. Wash car for your neighbors/ car washing base
  19. Offer home delivery services
  20. Shopping for others (Fashion)
  21. Customize Dress making
  22. Customize shoe making
  23. Customize necktie making
  24. Customize lady’s accessories
  25. Bead making
  26. Rearing of Grass cutter
  27. Snail farming
  28. Rearing of Goats for sale
  29. Special packaged eggs
  30. Home makeup services
  31. MC services
  32. Party organizer
  33. Graphic designing
  34. Teach a skill you know for a fee
  35. Organize workshops in your area of expertise
  36. Offer soft loans
  37. Offer weekend braiding/plaiting of hair services
  38. Sell beverages at church or events. Start with ‘Sobolo’
  39. Buy and sell fresh Tilapia
  40. Speaking business, Offer to speak at programs
  41. Business coaching services
  42. Prepare and sell pastries
  43. Phone repairs
  44. Selling customized phone accessories
  45. Selling confectioneries
  46. Designing of websites
  47. Mobile app developer
  48. Photo and video editor
  49. Audio transcription services
  50. Spoken-word artiste  
  51. Content developer for social media
  52. Refuse collector
  53. Water-supplier (using Tanks/Trucks)
  54. Photographer
  55. Typesetting
  56. Landscaping
  57. Home gardening
  58. Fresh fruit Juice maker
  59. Handy Man, (handy products)
  60. Makeup Artiste
  61. Pet Care
  62. CV/ Resume Editor
  63. House Cleaning
  64. Animations
  65. Gym/Personal trainer
  66. Music Teacher
  67. Book Keeper
  68. Blogger
  69. Babysitting
  70. Tutoring
  71. Bartender
  72. Recycling pickup
  73. Software training
  74. Translation
  75. Travelling Salon
  76. Smartphone repair
  77. Contractor connector
  78. Produce Buying and Resale/Supply
  79. Fruit Supply
  80. Shoe-maker
  81. Fashion Accessory Business
  82. Carpentry
  83. Ice Kenkey Vendor
  84. Fruit Vendor/Outlet.
  85. Direct Sales Marketer.
  86. News Article Editor
  87. Water Melon Farming
  88. Mushroom Farming
  89. Bee-Keeping
  90. Home Laptop Repair Centre
  91. Home Laundry Service Provider
  92. Liquid Soap Making Business
  93. House-Helps Home Directory Service
  94. Leatherworks Accessories.
  95. T-Shirt Designs and Embossing
  96. Arts and Craft
  97. Public Speaker
  98. Florist
  99. Interior Decor
  100. Customized African Slippers

We came up with ideas that you can run with or modify to suit your situation, if utilized properly based on required prerequisite for the specific business, it will work to your benefit; you will make some money and also may learn from your failures and make your subsequent business more profitable. Give it a shot.

Remember, nothing ventured nothing gained.  The best is yours!

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