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37 Best hand works to learn in Nigeria in 2019

Get ideas of handwork in Nigeria that make money, from a pool of the most lucrative handwork one can easily start in Nigeria.

Lucrative handwork may be the best option for some people, especially those who appreciate the fact the having a skill is of one the greatest assets one can have.

Jobs can fail easily, a business may collapse easily but great skills hardly die. If the skills are lucrative ones you sure you have something that will be fetching your money steadily.


  • Why learn a handwork?
  • Best hand works in Nigeria
  • How to pick the right handwork

Why learn a handwork?

One of the needs for having a skill is great, be it handwork or other types of skills, is that whereas many jobs will fail, skills hardly fail you.

Also, when you have a skill it becomes easier for you to venture into a business because you have something of value to offer. If you have nothing to offer, don’t expect money or any form of payment in return.

TIP: If you prefer to start a business, see some of the most lucrative small business ideas to start in Nigeria.

Best hand works to do in Nigeria

  1. Phone Repair
  2. Graphic Design and Graphic art
  3. Laptop Repair
  4. Photography
  5. Baking (snacks, making cakes)
  6. Website Design
  7. House Painting
  8. Digital Marketing
  9. Hair barber
  10. Floor Tiling.
  11. Hair Dressing
  12. Makeup artistry
  13. Interior Decoration
  14. Wrist Watches Repair
  15. Beads Making
  16. Fancy Brick Making
  17. Flower Gardening
  18. Tailoring
  19. Carpentry
  20. Mobile app development
  21. Software development
  22. Massaging (this is on the rise)
  23. Manicure
  24. Car mechanic
  25. Generator mechanic
  26. Video editing
  27. Welding
  28. Solar power installation, Street light, and CCTV installation
  29. Plumbing
  30. Cooking
  31. Writing professionally
  32. Painting
  33. Electronic repairs (Television, radio, etc)
  34. Hair styling
  35. Iron bending and Panel beating
  36. Aluminum and Glass Works
  37. Shoe making and repairs

Phone Repair

Learning to repair phones can take between a couple of months to learn, but in the end, it will be worth it. Phone repair as handwork is still on high demand in Nigeria and will continue to be even in the next couple of years because of the widespread of mobile phones in every nuke and cranny of Nigeria.

Graphic Design

Graphic design is a hot digital skill that is needed in almost everywhere, including businesses, companies, organization, etc.

Think about wedding cards, banners, business cards, events, and programs, etc, they usually need the servces of graphic designers.

We also have them in web design, mobile apps design, etc.

Graphic design is very wide and learning it in Nigeria will be I great idea because the high demand it enjoys now will still be there in years to come.

Laptop Repair

Similar to phone repair, learning to repair laptop and other types of computers is another luctrative hand work to learn in Nigeria.

And the interesting thing is that laptops are becoming very common these days, especially among the youths and the working class in Nigeria. Also, some higher institutions in Nigeria now recommend that their new students buy laptop. Laptop is a common gadget and there are lots of them that needs repairs.


Photography is among the most popular handwork today. If you are talented with aesthetic and can present things more beautiful than they actually look, then this can be even easier for you. Apart from attending to your customers, you can also sell your stock photos online!

Cake Baking

The thing about anything food is like it is indispensable. We cannot do without food. The important thing about starting this kind of business if building your customer base. You can do this through friends, social media, etc. You can even setup an online store where people can come and order cakes and have them delivered to their doorsteps. It’s all about coming up with ideas that can boost your business.

Website Design

This one is my personal favorite because I am a web developer. Web is too large, so also is web design and the technologies behind it. But you don’t need to become a guru in web design before you start making money from it. You can pick some specific areas and master it instead of trying to be jack of all trade master of none. Just start with HTML and CSS, move up to JavaScript and you can chart your dream career from there.

Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is the buzz currently. It is needed by every modern business and business persons. You can learn to help business market their products and services on the Internet, using tools and strategies like Social Media, SEO, SEM, Content marketing etc. This niche is very large and the demand quite high.

More lucrative hand works in Nigeria

Other lucrative handwork business ideas I mentioned above include, 

  • Hair barber,
  • House Painting, 
  • Floor Tiling, 
  • Hair Dressing, 
  • Makeup, 
  • Interior Decoration
  • Wrist Watches Repair

How to pick the right handwork

When picking a handwork to learn, always remember that the best handwork is one that you can use to solve problems for people.

As Pat Flynn puts it:

“The job of a successful business is simple: it helps its customer solve a problem. Your customer has a need—their problem—and with your business, you’re offering them the solution.”

Or consider starting an online business. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to make money online even as a beginner.


So far I have listed some of the best hand works to learn in Nigeria currently. Of course, those cannot possibly cover all the lucrative skills one may decide to learn, but the idea is to list some of those hand works with great potentials while you can always come up with your own ideas that might work for you.

“Think and grow rich.”

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