7 Practical Things You Can Use $1000 to Do

February 16, 2022

If you have $1000 and don’t know what to use it to do, we have a few practical ideas you can try. If you don’t have the $1000, fear not, you’re still our target market. We’re just preparing for when your money comes. 

1) Buy crypto

So that when your mates are talking about buying the dip, you too can add your mouth to the conversation. You can’t spell drip without dip, so buy today and get ready to drip forever more. It’s not financial advice; it’s Zikoko advice. 

2) Marry 

If you’re already married, then marry again. It’s a very Nigerian thing to do that when you get some money, you marry. Please invite us and don’t forget that we’d like the Amala hot hot. 

3) Buy a Macbook

Don’t you want to be earning 23x your current income? Then you better get ready to pivot into tech and the first step is to own a Macbook. Put your dollars to good use and get ready to Python and Java your way into success. 

4) Become a demon investor 

Angel investors are completely overrated. Be different, set yourself apart and drop the $1000 in a startup as ask for 90% equity. They might curse you, but that’s why you’re a demon investor. You don’t do things the normal way, you’re built different. 

5) Dinner with Jay-Z

If you’re going to spend $1000 on a dinner, at least let it be a dinner with someone that has been the object of a lot of Twitter debates. Make your money work for you. 

6) Start a business

In the era of akara sellers making over ₦30k in profit a day, you need to consider tapping into uncommon business ideas. How about a million-dollar beans business? A roasted corn startup? Think outside the box: Puff-puffing the unpuffed or decentralizing access to bole

7) Do giveaway 

There are a lot of people whose lives can change with just a bit of that money. You can start with us at Zikoko, it’s not like we’re begging. If the Lord puts it in your heart to bless us, who are we to say no? 

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