List of Jobs You Can Combine With Your ‘9-5’ To Make More Money - IgbohoConnect

With the current economic situation in the country, providing for oneself and family on a salary gotten from a ‘9-5’ job might not really be sufficient and sustainable.

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The daily increase in the prices of goods and services in the country is taking a heavy toll on citizens, whose salaries are insufficient to cover their needs and expenses.


This situation has necessitated the need for people to seek out additional sources of income in order to survive.


If you are still unsure about what you can do in addition to your 9-5 job to earn some extra cash, I recommend that you continue reading as you will undoubtedly find a suitable option for you.

Below are things you can do aside from your 9-5 job in order to get more money.

1. Freelancing on platforms like Fiverr 
A means of getting more money apart from your 9-5 job is through freelancing on platforms such as Fiverr.

What is freelancing? 

Freelancing is when you use your skills, education, and experience to work with multiple clients and take on various assignments without committing to a single employer. This is mostly done online.

What is Fiverr?  

Fiverr is a leading online marketplace that offers services referred to as “gigs.” It’s a platform where freelancers can list and advertise their digital services to buyers all over the world.

Programming, digital marketing, graphics design, content creation, web development, virtual assistant, writing, video editing, and other skills are available for payment on Fiverr.
You can also research jobs you can do from the comfort of your own home.

You should keep in mind that the number of tasks you can accept on platforms like Fiverr is limited by your ability to deliver and meet your buyers’ deadlines.


2. Open a shop  

If you’re a business person, then you can open a shop as a means of getting extra income in addition to your 9-5 job.

Since you will not be available for the most part of the day, you can employ a sales girl or boy to help run the shop while you are at work.

3. Investment   
Investing is also another means of getting extra money in addition to your 9-5 job. If you have substantial funds at hand, you can invest in real estate in which you can build shops, houses or halls for rental purposes.

Alternatively, you can get a reliable company to partner with by providing them with funds, then you get your agreed percentage of profit made either on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis.

4. Own a farm

Agriculture is a business that has been proven to be a profitable and sustainable source of income for decades.
So, going into agriculture (livestock farming or food crops) is another way to supplement your 9-5 job income.
You can give it a try on a small scale first, and if it goes well, you can expand to a larger scale or even full-time.


5. Start up a rental service 
Nigerians are known to be lovers of Owambes (parties). Hardly will a week go by without people organising one event or the other,  be it weddings, birthday parties, burials, and so on.

Rental service is a business that is easily assumed not to be lucrative. But this is not true if you have good clients. Why not give it a shot?

6. Make use of your talents or skill   

If you’re a good singer, DJ, or instrumentalist, you can put your skills to good use, especially on weekends.
As a singer or instrumentalist, you can join a musical band that performs at events, particularly on weekends when you are off work, and earn a good living simply by using your talent.
You can also sing and play in lounges or at live shows.


7. Open a YouTube channel   
Another source of extra money is for you to open a YouTube channel where you post relevant content. With time, you can then monetise your channel. Alternatively, you can also earn by being an influencer on various social media platforms.

8. Create a paid course on a skill you know well   
If you’re an expert on a particular field or a skill, you can get some extra cash by opening an account on learning platforms such as Udemy, Superprof and others where you will be paid according to the number of people willing to learn such skill.

9. Writing
If you’re a skilled writer or you have a flair for writing, you can write books and get them published then you can sell them on platforms such as Amazon, Kindle, and so on.

10. Photography   
Since Nigerians are very keen on social life and parties, you can make cool cash as an event photographer. During weekends, you can get events to cover.

With photoshoots being the newest craze in society, you can also book photoshoot sessions for expecting couples, graduating students, birthday celebrants, and so on.


All you need to do is be exceptional at what you do, and I’m sure your clients will come rushing even if they have to wait until the weekends to see you.


You can earn extra money in addition to your 9-5 jobs by doing the things listed above and many more.
If you’re worried about not being able to balance your 9-5 job and your side hustle, I’ve got you covered.

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