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10 Profitable Side Hustle Ideas for HouseWives in Nigeria

Being a housewife doesn’t limit you to not having a side hustle. Truly, taking care of the house and putting things in order for the family is a strenuous exercise already not to talk of adding extra other things to it. But since side hustle is neither another job nor a part-time job, it will not be difficult to start and grow.

Side hustle makes it easy for people to earn extra income with no stress.

It’s good to build a side hustle around one’s passion, since it’s something you love to do, you will never feel burnt out. It can even be something you escape to —to refresh.

As a housewife, you have some hustling advantages over others because to some extent you are in control of your time, and you can plan your day in such a way that it will give you time for your side hustle. 

Though, if you want to look at the other side, as they say, it depends on what you choose to see. If you think you are disadvantaged at starting a hustle, yes, you are. But if you think otherwise, yes, you are right. As a saying goes: As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. If you already have it in mind that being a housewife prevents you from having your own hustle, you may need to change your perception now before it’s too late and open your eyes to the hustle opportunities under your nose. 

There are fine hustles that you can have as a housewife without compromising your attention for your kids and husband. In this blog post, I will be revealing some time-proven hustle ideas for housewives. So, let’s dive in straight. 

Idea1#: Niche blogging 

Niche blogging is a kind of blogging where you will be writing content on a single topic—exclusively and extensively. 

You will be creating good content on a particular topic for people to read on your blog consistently. 

You can write about anything that you are passionate about. It can be on cooking, child-care, relationship, natural health remedy, pregnancy, baby care, fashion, handicraft, etc. 

If you pick a niche that you are passionate about, you will never get tired of creating content for it. 

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You can earn a decent active and passive income from your self-hosted niche blog. It all depends on the monetization methods you employ. 

Once you have made up your mind on the kind of topic you want to be publishing content about, the next step is blog setup and design. If you are not a technical person, you can hire a professional to do this for you at an affordable rate. Do not hesitate to reach out to me if you need this service. 

Idea#2: Video Blogging 

Video blogging is a kind of blogging where you will be creating video content around a specific topic to reach your targeted audience. 

You can self-host your video content or publish them on YouTube. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages. 

To make money from this hustle, you must be ready to create video content back to back. 

If you are a shy type that likes to stay behind the camera, you can pick a niche that won’t require your face to be seen by your viewer. 

As your YouTube page is growing and you have a sizable number of viewers, Google will be paying you consistently. Some YouTube stars make as much as $1000+ a day on YouTube—passively. 

As a housewife, in the corner of your room, you can be making cool money if you are ready to put in the work and sweat. 

Idea#3: Freelancing

Freelancing is an act of selling service independently to a buyer and getting paid. You are not tied to a client. You can work for anyone you wish based on agreement. 

To be a freelancer that earns income, you must have a skill that you are good at. It can be writing, graphic design, web design, digital marketing, video editor, etc. 

Consider learning a tradable digital skill at least if you don’t have one.

Idea#4: Cake & Snacks Making

If you know how to make yummy cakes and sweet snacks, this can be a good source of income for you as a housewife. 

Cake and snacks need no introduction in Nigerian market because almost everybody buys it every day, most especially in cities where people get stuck in traffic for hours, and they eat snacks to hold their bellies before they get home.

Good packaging of your snacks and word-of-mouth marketing will bring in customers for your hustle. Don’t dull yourself. Start the hustle now in your kitchen and make good money.

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Idea#5: Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is like other types of marketing but the difference is you connect with and influence customers on the Internet. In this Information Age, digital marketing can be used to target anyone anywhere. 

Having good knowledge of digital marketing is a must. If you don’t have the knowledge, do not be deterred. Take free digital marketing skills training powered by Google or learn it on YouTube.  

Digital marketing professionals are high in demand today. You can work with/for any company, individual without leaving your home and making money. 

Ideas#6:  Fashion Design:

Offering fashion design services is another profitable hustle idea for housewives in Nigeria. The fashion industry is big in Nigeria and still growing non-stop. You can make cool money with this hustle.

You need to have fashion design skills to start with. If you are a good learner, you can learn everything on YouTube and practice–simultaneously. Better still, you can enrol for a fashion design training program in a fashion school/centre. Before you know it, you have become a designer within months. 

Idea#7: Liquid Soap Production

Liquid soap production is a good side hustle for housewives in Nigeria. Soap is one of the daily consumables in every household in this country. I haven’t come across or heard of someone who doesn’t use soap. 

People use liquid soap mostly in their kitchen to wash plates, cooking pots and kitchen utensils. In fact, some individuals use it to wash their dresses. 

You can make money in Nigeria as a housewife by producing and selling this highly sought after product. It does not take much time to learn how to produce liquid soap at all and the chemical ingredients can be easily found in all chemical markets.

Idea#8: Virtual Assistance

Virtual assistance is a kind of hustle where you provide support services to individuals and companies remotely and get paid based on agreement. You work as an independent contractor. 

You can offer as many services as possible if you can deliver on time. You may choose to charge by the hour, or you can sell service packages to people. For instance: If you know how to manage social media pages effectively, you can help individuals and businesses to create content for their pages, engage with their audience, and update pages consistently. You can get paid per task or per package or per hour.

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Virtual assistance service is one of the easiest and coolest hustle to start and make money on the side or full time.

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Idea#9: Egg Business

Egg business is another cool hustle to have as a housewife in Nigeria. It isn’t capital intensive and you can make money easily with it by informing people within your circle of influence. You can start with as little as 10 crates and reinvest the profit back into your capital to grow the hustle.

You will be surprised if you know how many crates of egg people consume daily in Nigeria. Another cool thing about this business is that the customers are everywhere. 

Idea#10: Baby Sitting Service

If you have a vacant room in your apartment, and you love to care for babies, this hustle is for you. Babysitting service needs no definition. It is a common service in urban areas, and busy parents are the ones who most need the service. They hardly have time for themselves and their family. 

Your Turn

I’m confident you can use at least one of these side hustle ideas to earn extra money in Nigeria as a housewife. 

Or do you know other profitable side hustle ideas for housewives in Nigeria that are not covered in this post? Please, leave comments in the tab below. I can’t wait to hear from you.

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Usman Atanda
My name is Usman Atanda - the man behind I'm a serial hustler from Lagos, Nigeria. Here at, I cover topics such as Business Ideas, Side Hustle Tips, Business Tips, Side Hustle Ideas and much more. My ultimate goal is to make the building legitimate and lucrative small businesses and side hustle to be achievable.

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