Rich Business people have taken steps these plans for ages. That is why they are getting richer day by day. I mean, Dangote can say what he likes about building a refinery; his name and wealth comes largely from selling everyday items to millions of people – sugar, cement, salt, name them. People just can’t do without these things and Dangote knows it.
You might not transform into a Dangote overnight but you can start on your way to riches if you identify some of the common items people use daily and figure out a way to give it to them.
I will list some of these items in this post – 15 of them. These items are highly sought after consumer goods. You can get in on the action by production or distribution. Any way you choose, there is huge potentials in these commodities because of the enormity of their demand among people.
So here goes…
LIQUID SOAP AND DETERGENTS
You would agree with me that soaps are an everyday item. Everybody in Nigeria uses soap. Whether it is in solid, liquid or powdered form, soaps have a high demand in every part of Nigeria. They are generally used for washing and for bathing. So if you are looking for a commodity that sells rapidly, soap is definitely one of such commodities.
Power banks provide a means to extend battery life and charge phones while on the go. They come in different capacities and are very portable. Considering the epileptic nature of power supply in most part of the country, many people in Nigeria, particularly the youths, will look for an alternative source of power to charge their mobile phones. You may not produce power banks but you can order some cheaply from aliexpress or alibaba at cheap rates and resell them to people who need them.
Cooking gas has become very popular in most Nigerian homes. It is considered more economical as compared to kerosene, coupled with the bad electricity supply in the country; people look for relatively cheaper and faster way of preparing their meals. Another advantage of using cooking gas is that the flames produce no smoke, therefore keeping cooking utensils clean and free from sooth stains commonly associated with using kerosene stove. Plus it is clean energy so the environment loves it.
Water is probably the most consumed commodity in Nigeria. It should have been first or second on this list but I never said the list was in any particular order 🙂
People need clean, fresh water for many things. A lot of people have made enormous wealth simply by providing people this very basic life necessity. You can still get in on the action.
Many items classify as food and they are all very important for survival so I won’t dwell so much on this. Food is always good business whether in its raw, cooked or processed state.
COSMETICS AND MAKE-UP KITS
This is a hot cake for Nigerian women both young and old. Most women will not take a step out of the house without make-up. At least 9 out of 10 girls in Nigeria use make-up, leading to an increasing demand of the commodity.