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10 Profitable Business Ideas For Introverts

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There has been a considerable global change in recent years towards encouraging varied work patterns and entrepreneurial pursuits. This trend is not just pertinent in Nigeria but Africa as a whole.

Contrary to popular belief, introverts do not all have reserved or quiet personalities. Many have unique abilities, skills, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. The increased predominance of business concepts targeted for introverts is one prominent facet of this entrepreneurial landscape.

There is a fast expanding entrepreneurship ecosystem in Nigeria and Africa where there is a noticeable emergence of business ideas suited for introverts who thrive in more solitary or focused work environments.

With technological improvements and the rising popularity of remote work, introverts are discovering new and interesting ways to channel their creativity, skills, and passions into lucrative businesses.

Here are some insights into several company alternatives that cater to the special attributes and interests of introverted entrepreneurs, ranging from online services and consulting to creative projects.

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1. Freelance Writing Services

Introverts in Nigeria and Africa can demonstrate their writing skills through freelance writing services. Introverts can work independently by creating material for businesses, blogs, and magazines, allowing them to capitalize on their innate introspective tendencies. This concept is in line with the demand for quality written content in the digital age, providing introverts with a flexible and fulfilling career option.

2. Graphic Design Services

Introverts with an eye for design will benefit from Graphic Design Services. Introverts may navigate the visual landscape while working autonomously, providing design solutions for organizations, brands, or individuals. This business concept capitalizes on the growing importance of visual communication by allowing introverts to express themselves through digital and print design projects.

3. Online Tutoring

Are you a good teacher? Online tutoring allows introverts to share their knowledge in a virtual environment. Introverts can connect with students all around Nigeria and Africa by teaching academic courses, languages, or specialized skills. With the use of the digital education trend, you can now guide and mentor others from the comfort of your own home.

4. Software Development

Introverts can use software development to produce effective digital solutions. Introverts can contribute to Nigeria’s and Africa’s technical landscape by building applications, websites, or specialized softwares. This allows introverts to demonstrate their programming skills.

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5. Blogging

Blogging can be used as a personal platform to communicate opinions, knowledge, or experiences. Introverts can establish a loyal audience and potentially monetize their blogs by creating textual or multimedia material. With this introverts with an expressive inclination can keep providing a creative outlet that can also blossom into a sustainable carreer.

6. Social Media Content Creation

Introverts can create visually appealing and visually engaging material for a variety of platforms with content creation for social media. Introverts may help organizations and individuals improve their online presence by harnessing their creativity.

7. Virtual Assistance Services

Introverts can use Virtual Assistance Services to provide critical help to businesses and entrepreneurs remotely. Introverts can offer a variety of administrative services, leveraging their organizational talents, from managing emails to organizing appointments. This fits perfectly with the growing trend of virtual workspaces, which allows introverts to thrive in supporting roles.

8. Podcasting

As an introverts, you can use podcasting to communicate your thoughts, stories, or interviews through audio content. Introverts can establish a committed audience and potentially monetize their programs by generating compelling podcasts. This business concept is in line with the growing popularity of audio content consumption, providing introverts and everyone in general with a creative outlet in the world of podcasting .

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9. SEO Consultation

Introverts with a knack for search engine optimization can help organizations improve their online visibility through SEO consulting. Introverts may help firms in Nigeria and Africa succeed digitally by offering strategic advice and services. There is a growing relevance of SEO in today’s competitive internet marketplace.

10. Interior Design Consultancy

Interior Design Consultancy provides introverts with a talent for design with the opportunity to provide expert guidance on building visually beautiful and useful places. Introverts can cater to consumers looking for personalized interior solutions by providing virtual consultations and design plans. There is a growing relevance of well-designed rooms and the increased need for virtual interior design services.

Introverts have a wealth of opportunities for using their distinct abilities and preferences, ranging from internet services and virtual consultancy to creative ventures and sustainable companies.

The expanding business ecosystem in Nigeria recognizes the value introverted people bring to the table, creating a welcoming environment for their entrepreneurial endeavours.

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JUST IN: CBN May Increase Bureau De Change’s Share Capital To N2bn

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The Central Bank of Nigeria is considering plans to increase the share capital of Bureau De Change operators to N2bn and N500m for Tier 1 and Tier 2 licenses.

The currency operators were previously charged N35m for a general license.

This was contained in the draft paper of a “Revised Regulatory And Supervisory Guidelines For Bureau De Change Operations In Nigeria” published by the apex bank on Friday.

The new guidelines contain several new changes to the guidelines for BDC operations in the country and if endorsed will be effective at a date decided by the CBN.

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Recently, operations of the currency operators have suffered heavy backlash following the free fall of the naira against the dollar.

Government officials have severely blamed the black market operators for this fall though liquidity remains a huge challenge.

This week, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision arrested over 250 BDC operators in Abuja and many more in other states of the federation.

Under the minimum capital requirements, the central bank is introducing a two-tier license for BDC operators in the country.

A Tier 1 BDC is authorised to operate on a national basis can open branches and may appoint franchisees, subject to the approval of the CBN.

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A Tier 1 BDC (which is the franchisor) shall exercise supervisory oversight over its franchisees. All franchisees shall adopt their franchisor’s name, branding, technology platform, and rendition requirements.

Also, a Tier 2 BDC is authorised to operate only in one state or the FCT. It may have up to three locations – a head office and two branches, subject to approval of the CBN. It is not permitted to appoint franchisees.”

Under Tier 1 operators are expected to have N2bn as minimum share capital while also depositing a Mandatory Caution Deposit of N200m.

The application and license fee is also N1 million and N5 million respectively.

“Under Tier 2 operators are expected to have N500 million as minimum share capital while depositing a Mandatory Caution Deposit of N50 million. The application and license fee are also N250,000 and N2 million respectively.”

The apex bank also stated that the prescribed minimum capital of BDCs and any subsequent capital injection shall be subject to verification by the CBN.

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MPC Nominees Promise To End Forex, Food Crises

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The Senate on Wednesday grilled nominees for membership of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee over the forex crisis and unending food crisis.

President Bola Tinubu had, last week, forwarded to the Senate for confirmation, the names of nominees for the committee of the CBN.

In giving the request expeditious consideration ahead of the MPC meeting slated for next Monday, February 26, the Senate, through its Committee on Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Institutions, grilled six out of the nominees with questions on required urgent solutions to forex volatility and food crisis.

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The first to be grilled was the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Lamido Yuguda, who informed the committee that his nomination into MPC would give the SEC the needed voice in monetary policy.

Yuguda lamented that the value of the Naira as it is today, is not real, having lost its intrinsic value but that the MPC, when inaugurated on Monday, would join other stakeholders to stabilise the national currency.

He said, “The value of any currency is measured by the goods and services that it can buy. The Naira, as it is today, does not possess that value sufficiently which is being critically looked into.”

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In his submission, the nominee from Lagos State, Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi, said the way out now is to target the exchange rate and not inflation as currently being tackled which hasn’t yielded so much result.

He saod, “A more proactive way of addressing the Naira volatility problem at hand is for the CBN to target the exchange rate itself and not inflation.

“The inflation the country is facing now is largely that of food inflation, which is beyond CBN but for the entire country.

“Production and distribution of food commodities across the country would help to reduce the food inflation, while the aggressive target of the exchange rate, would help to stabilise the Naira with the required increase in productivity.”

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In a similar submission, the nominee from Imo State, Mrs Aku Odinkemelu, said productivity is the key to arresting the volatility of the Naira and food inflation.

Other nominees grilled at the session by the committee were Prof. Murtala Sagagi, Kano State; Bamidele Amoo, Kwara State; and Aloysius Ordu, who worked with the World Bank and the African Development Bank for 30 years at different times.

In his closing remarks, the committee’s chairman, Senator Tokunbo Abiru (APC, Lagos East), told the nominees that their screening was done ahead of the MPC meeting slated for next Monday by the CBN.

Abiru said what Nigerians expect to come after the meeting are solutions to the rising inflation rate, worsening Naira volatility in the forex market and the general rejuvenation of the economy.

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MTN, Dangote Cement, Others Drag Equity Market To N1.8tn Loss

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The equity market opened in the reds on Monday as investors lost about N1.82tn.

Substantial depreciations were observed in bellwether stocks, fuelled by strong sell interest in the market. Specifically, securities such as Dangote Cement, MTN Nigeria, NGX Group, NEM Insurance, and Tantalizer dipped by 10 percent, 10 percent, -9.76 percent, -9.74 percent, and -9.52 percent, respectively.

Both the All-Share Index and the market capitalisation of the local bourse depreciated by 3.15 percent to close at 102,393.23 points and N56.03tn due to waning market sentiment. Hence, the year-to-date return of the index dipped to 36.94 percent from 41.39 percent in the previous trading session.

Trading activities remained subdued into the new week with notable decreases in the total traded volume and value by 17.60 percent and 5.59 percent to 273.85 million units and N7.44bn, respectively. However, the total deals for the day bucked the trend, advancing by 17.60 percent to 9,688 trades.

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Despite the market sentiments, buy pressure was observed in Juli Plc, Daar Communications, Sunu Assurances, ABC Transport, and NAHCO, as their share prices rose by 9.52 percent, 8.64 percent, 6.74 percent, 6.67 percent, and 5.86 percent.

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On the sectoral front, tracked sub-sector indices closed in red territory. The Industrial Goods sector topped the chart for the most losers with a massive 6.02 percent decline, primarily driven by sell-pressure in Dangote Cement. This was followed by the Insurance sector with a loss of 2.49 percent, attributable majorly, to share price declines in NEM Insurance, Linkage Assurance, and VeritasKap.

Sectors such as Banking, Consumer Goods, and Oil/Gas declined by 0.24 percent, 0.77 percent, and 0.28 percent, respectively.

Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc was the most traded security by volume with 28.85 million units, while Geregu led in value at N1.74bn.

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