Yeah, you read it right! those small flying stuffs you see around outdoor gatherings can make you rich in Nigeria. Here’s how.
If you are living in Nigeria and have been attending various ceremonies over the years, no doubt you’ve possibly observe some small flying object in the sky. Much like what you’ve been seeing in some Hollywood movies, flying at various directions and altitudes. You might wonder where exactly it coming from or where the controller is located. You keep on staring at it amazing acrobatic display while you discuss it with a neighbor.
This small flying unmanned objects are called drones. It the current technology that is gradually replacing a camera man and a videographer In outdoor ceremonies.
Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that are remotely controlled by the user, using a radio control transmitter. Though, there are now autonomous drones that does not require human for controls. They are self-operating drones that makes use of global positioning system(GPS) and operates based on the datas provided and series of sensors plus other components for automatic guidance.
There is a popular misconception about drones. A lot of people mix-up the concept of drones with that of flying hobby models or toys. From the definition of drones, a drone can be in form of a small car, boat, single-rotor and multi-rotor crafts, or even a fixed wing aircraft. Since drones are common with the military, and they normally make use it for attack, spying and locating enemies, you will need a special license to own and operate a drone. Again, since most drones come in form of a quadcopter, people now refer to all quadcopters, both models and toys as drones. Well, they are still right in a way. But I want to make it clear that not all drones are for attack and spying.
The predator MQ-1 military drone.
We have the commercial drones, which are for private individuals or a firm, and that’s exactly what we are going to discuss on.
Top 6 uses of drones that can earn you huge amount of money in Nigeria
1. Aerial photography
One of the leading jobs in the drone industry is aerial photography. It is highly demanded in the country and it is becoming increasingly popular everyday. Many photographers who procured a drone for their work have realized more gain within a short period of time, than even all their profits right from when they started their job. This is due to the fact that drone imagery have given way to easily take photos from an aerial view, with much coverage, which gives reasons to discard the previous methods used for the same job, such as the use of cranes and helicopters, which is quite more expensive and complex to use.
2. Aerial video shooting
Since video coverage go hand-in-hand with photography, adding this to Drone photography is obviously a great choice, and your income will double up, if not triple.
3. Drone mapping
Also referred to as aerial mapping, this is a new job that involves the use of drones for generating maps, by taking pictures of various places in a particular location, and joining them together using a computer, then all the geographical datas are added to form a complete drone map.
There are a lot of Online platforms that offers cool payment for this job. Some can even pay you up to $200. Just search for ‘drone mapping’ on the internet, you’ll see a lot of informations on various firms that are looking for workers. All you need is a drone, a computer and a good internet access to make your cash.
4. Private delivery service
You can set up your own delivery company, where you will make use of drones to deliver goods to various places. just get long-range delivery drones and a license. Since it’s faster, safer, and secured, more people will opt for this logistics means and that means that your income will be great too.
5. Drone sales and manufacturing
Sales of drones is a ‘not so common’ business in Nigeria, and what that means is that there are minimum number of competitors, therefore, you can make as much money as you want by buying drones from manufacturers and re-selling them here in Nigeria, since most of the drones used here in Nigeria are being imported. You can acquire a long-term skill and start a team of drone manufacturing, where you produce drones industrially and sell them to other firms, or even the military. Just make sure you have the legal requirements.
6. Security surveillance
Home and commercial security is another area rife with opportunity for a drone business. For example, one such system from Sunflower Labs integrates a drone with sensors so that when a possible trespass takes place the drone is notified and activated. The drone captures live video footage of the intrusion and transmits it to a smartphone. The user can steer the drone remotely or direct it to hover over the intruder, as well as notify the police if required.
Drones can also assist in detecting other threats to property such as fire and water leaks. Live video feeds from drones can be sent to the home/business owner’s mobile device, to a central monitoring facility, or directly to emergency responders.
The use of drones is creating new business opportunities in the security surveillance field for entrepreneurs ready to cash in on the trend.