Hi guys. How hustle o?
October is here (#Nigeria@60) but boys are not smiling. The economic situation of the country is harder now than ever. The recent rise in fuel price and electricity tarrif is the height of it. In the midst of all these, majority of Nigerian students are still on a long quest for “#TheRightHustle”.
A random survey revealed that there are two classes of students in this pandemic. The first group are pure hustlers, combining at least two different hustles. In fact, many have begun and even mastered a vocational trade.
[Spoiler Alert: You’ll probably have double the number of tailors you used to have in your class]
Many others are into forex trading, social media influencing, multi-level marketing, and the likes. The second group of students are the “enu gbe geng”. They sit at home, watch the TV, eat mummy’s food and sleep. And quite unfortunately, the pandemic period has inspired a rise in the number of G-boys and benefit boys. Some people have hustled their way onto their sugar daddy or sugar mummy’s bed. This is absolutely NOT #TheRightHustle
Are you confused about which hustle to pursue? Here is a list of legit hustles you can partake in, right from your house:
• Cryto-currency smart contract:
The crypto currency revolution is fast sweeping through the shores of Africa. The rise of crypto giants like Bitcoin and Etherium saw many youths rise in their financial status. In addition, the introduction of smart contracts (like Forsage) has opened the gate for more and more people to seek out the fortune in crypto trading. The smart contract business is a Multi-Level-Marketing strategy where clients are expected to refer people to increase their profit income. If you can’t refer, please don’t dive in.
• Forex trading:
The foreign exchange market (Forex, FX, or currency market) is a global decentralized or over-the-counter (OTC) market for the trade of currencies. This market determines foreign exchange rates of every currency. It includes all aspects of buying, selling and exchanging currencies at current or determined prices.
Forex trading requires some level of expertise in order to gain from the vast opportunities therein. This is one hustle that can give you a slow and steady daily income.
The freelancing culture is one that will definitely work for a lot of guys. A freelancer is a person who is self-employed and not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term. There are lots of freelancing platforms where you can display your skills and get some jobs. Good examples of such are Fiverr and Upwork. Basically, to be a successful freelancer, advertisement and connect is very important. You need as much potential customers on your contact list so they can view the work samples you display on your WhatsApp status. You could also patronise WhatsApp TVs and social media influencers to get your work out there.
• Social Media Influencing:
For the fine boy/girl, money bag type, Social Media Influencing is just the right step to the spotlight. A lot of youths are making their way into financial freedom through WhatsApp TVs and Instagram brand influencing. It is amazing that the Instagram community has largely embraced the brand influencing culture and the stars. Reaching the heights in this career may not be easy but there are basically few things that will aid your hustle. Be on a lookout for the next edition of this series as we share tips on how to become a thriving influencer and a legit hustler.