Employment is not guaranteed today even for graduates in Uganda. The influx of unemployed graduates has forced some youth to think of ways that can make them money. Entrepreneurship may not be for everyone but there is nothing wrong with taking the risk. To be a successful entrepreneur, you have to study people’s needs and think of profitable business ideas
- Transport Business
Transport will always make you money as people never stop moving around. You are assured to transport customers in different areas throughout the week and even weekends. Thanks to technology, apps like Safe-Boda, Uber and Bolt that have made it easy for one to register as a Taxi driver or bodaboda rider. You only need a little capital to buy yourself a car/motor cycle or even get to rent one from your mum, dad, friend and you are good to go. The best thing about using these apps is that they can help build your rating as a driver. The higher you are rated; the more people would want to use your vehicle.
- Home tutoring
This may not be a popular or even common business but home tutoring can make you serious cash if you love books and can teach well. Subjects like mathematics and sciences are often difficult for many students. If you enjoy these subjects, talk to any parent who has school-going children and pitch your idea.
- Laundry Services
Doing laundry can be tasking for busy people and this is why it is a lucrative business in Uganda. With an affordable dry cleaning agent in the area, many people will choose to bring you their dirty laundry for cleaning every week. The dry-cleaning business is quickly picking up in Uganda and making entrepreneurs rich. You can make use of online platforms like Facebook to market yourself
- Make Up Artist
Make-up is one of the most rewarding small business ideas in Uganda. Women regularly want to look glam and cute when going out. Many women do their own make-up though some of them are not professionals in this. As a make-up artist, you can collaborate with salons and other beauty joints to offer your make-up services across the town. You can also do house calls for your clients. Learning how to be a good make-up artist is not hard as there are resources like YouTube that can help you perfect your skills
- Nightlife Promotions
If you have a big social media following like on Facebook, Instagram, tik tok and some good branding skills, you can pitch to run your own events. Pick the quietest night of the week and approach a big venue with a solid plan. For zero upfront hiring fees, you can have a shot at running your own promotions company, make it work and before you know it, you’ll be running events all over the city.
- Graphics design and Branding
Every business idea listed here needs some form of design. Whether you’re studying design or are just a keen artist, there’s a definite market here. Design flyers, websites, banners. Make some slick business cards and start handing them out to anyone that might be interested.
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