Christmas is near! Isn’t it? As an entrepreneur, this is the best time to plan how to maximize profit on some of the business opportunities that comes with the season. Here are 6 small but profitable Business Ideas to start during the Christmas season.
1. Design and Sell Christmas Cards
There are two ways to doing this: make beautiful handmade cards (if you are a creative artist) or buy in wholesale quantity in Eko – Dosumu or Oke Arin Market in Lagos Island. You can sell them to friends, families and business organisations. People don’t usually have that time to go shop for Christmas cards. You will be saving them the trip while also making some good profits.
2. Sell children’s toys, shoes and clothes
You would be amazed by how much parents spend on their children at Christmas. Children’s toys and clothes sell very well during the Christmas season. In fact, they are most abundant in the market during this period. This business is very easy to put up because children’s toys are quite affordable, and can be very profitable.
You can order them online or ask a relative abroad to buy them for you from sales.
Another scoop? Go to Eko-Idumota and Dosumu, you will find quality designs of beautiful princess dresses for girls and smart and stylish wears for boys in different colours, shapes and sizes.
3. Sell Christmas Items Online
If you are very active on social media platforms with a large online followership, you can make money during Christmas by selling various items for people and getting commissions from each sale. This works the other way round too. Put your items on blogs, social media platforms. Your products will reach more people than word of mouth would.
4. Sell Gift Baskets (Hampers)
Packing hampers is fun! You can use attractive plastic or hand made basket to pack your gift baskets.
Categories of Hampers:
- Food basket
- Fruit basket
- Drinks basket
- Kitchen/Electrical appliance basket
Pack a basket (however you want it), arrange the items beautifully in the basket, wrap with colourful Christmas-branded wrapping sheets to make it more attractive. You can sell your gift baskets to office workers and other interested customers around you.
You can also advertise on your social media platforms and BBM.
5. Organize shows
Now this is for entrepreneurs interested in making money from the entertainment industry while also having some good fun.
If you’re a musician, or you have a band, or a dance group, you can make money during the Christmas season by organizing musical concerts or featuring as guest artistes at concerts. Even if you are not an artiste yourself, you can collaborate with famous artistes and organize a musical concert aimed at celebrating Christmas in your neighbourhood, church or any other place.
6. Sell Christmas Souvenirs
Souvenirs are cherished and appreciated more in Nigeria. (Do you agree? )
Aside from spending money on food and fun activities at the end of the year at company parties, corporate organisations likes to give out souvenirs to staff, clients or customers to appreciate either services rendered or patronage. Whichever the case, Your job is to get useful and unique survenir samples to show people and they can start ordering.
Be careful though, branding suuvenirs is not as easy as one thinks. You have to mke sure there is no mistake with the press. (the brand name and other information that goes on the items).
Examples of souvenir items that people like to buy include custom-branded/Christmas-branded T-shirts, mugs, home decorations, carrier bags, face towels, pen and paper holder, calenders etc.