How To Start Recharge Card Business In Nigeria


How to start recharge card business
How to start recharge card business in Nigeria isn’t technical like most people believe. GSM Recharge Card Printing or Voucher Business is among the top lucrative businesses that have filled millions of naira to their starters. You can start this business anywhere in Nigeria as long as there are people living around your location and rely on their mobile phone for communication. Starting this business won’t need millions or any sort of technical skills. We believe in starting small and ending big. It’s easy to start and manage.

Since the inception of GSM phones in Nigeria, recharge card business have boomed and its target market keep getting bigger . More than one hundred million Nigerians have a GSM phone, and they keep recharging to be able to make calls and stay connected. Another huge percentage of this population spend more than N3000 on data subscription and other services; and more people are joining the wagon. You see, millions of Nigerians have a mobile phone, but only few people supply this voucher card.How to start a recharge card business in Nigeria isn’t rocket science. That is why you need to fill this space and make money.


Here’s the bitter truth, Recharge card/voucher printing business won’t make you a dime if you begin with N10,000. This is contrary to popular belief. Thanks to e-book sellers who have made many people believe such a lame assertion all in a bid to sell their book. The gain in a N100 recharge card is N5. Multiple that by 10. That’s, N5 x N100 = N500. Don’t tell me you want to start this business just to make peanut. If so, you’re better off working as an employee.

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This business will require you having at least, a capital of N100,000 to N300,000 if you must make reasonable gain and be rich.

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This isn’t technical at all. Learning to print recharge card is merely by installing a recharge card printing software on your computer system and you’re good to go. When you make an order from a dealer, the PIN he will sell to you will be encrypted and sent to your email address. What the software does is to make the recharge card PINS and SERIAL number known. If you’re stuck, don’t worry. Leave a comment in the comment box and I will respond as fast as I can.


This is where you register to become a dealer either by name or any other means of identification and it’s totally free. These are the people who you’ll buy PINS from and then later print the recharge card on your own. The printing company can serve as an agent that clears you up when you’re stranded.


This is the main equipment that you’ll use in the printing of your recharge cards with or without any Internet connection. If perhaps you’re not so good with techs, then you have to ask for a device called OREANGE BOX from your dealer.


This is used to receive the encrypted pin from your dealer.


I’m sure you already know what this is for. It can either be coloured or black and white. Mainly used to print out the recharge cards on paper.

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You can go for the customized papers upon request from your dealer. This Pre-printed paper will then have to be reprinted by you. If possible, you can go for a plain paper. The most important thing is having a clear print.

If you do this well, you’ll be making over N100,000 or above within a month.

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There are three levels of recharge card business, and the level you belonged to is determined by the amount you’re willing to invest into the business. Whichever level you’re into, the amount of profit is directly proportional to your investment. The bigger the start-up capital, the bigger the gains.

1. RECHARGE CARD RETAILERS – These are individuals who invested about N10,000 into the business. They buy from wholesalers at a cheaper rate and then sell to the last consumer at the ‘paper price’ (The amount on the surface of the card). The gain realized is very little and it’s best if complimented with other businesses.

2. RECHARGE CARD WHOLESALERS – This people buy directly from the dealers and sell to the retailers at a reduced cost. They make an approximate of N7,000 to N10,000 gains daily.

3. DEALERS – These are rich business persons who started the business with over N10 million. They buy directly from mobile operators and sell to wholesalers.

Recharge card printing business is very lucrative and have been till date. With a reasonable amount, you’ll be able to make an income tree for yourself. The market is growing and you need to fill the space and make money in return.

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20 Replies to “How To Start Recharge Card Business In Nigeria”

    • Henry Ibeleme

      What would you like to know Cynthia? I'm here to always guide you through.

      Recharge card business isn't really a hard business to start. All you need is to first get a recharge card dealer and you're good to go. Like I said in the artcle, whenever you're stuck, your dealers are ready to help you out as a newbie.

    • Henry Ibeleme

      Hi Sode,

      Getting a recharge card dealer has more to do with where you resides, your location. is a good place to locate them. If you need further help, ask away.

      Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter and receive notifications of new articles.

      Thanks for being here!

  1. ezekiel jeremiah

    how much should someone have before starting this kind of work and also can someone start this job at any residential

    • Henry Ibeleme

      Hello Ezekiel,

      To make reasonable gain in recharge card business, you need to start with at least, N100,000.

      Let's do the maths.. The gain in a N100 recharge card is N5.. If you start this business with just N10, 000, that is, N100 x N5, your gain will be just N500.. It's very small and I won't advice that.

      That's why you need to start with at least N100,000 to make reasonable gain within your first month.

      You can start this business from anywhere.. All you need is just to have customers that you'll always supply to.

      Thanks for being here.

  2. Grace

    Thanks Op for the great work you are doing here. Pls apart from finding a dealer on Vconnect, are they any reliable dealers u can recommend. I don't want to find myself buying recharge cards that won't load when clients buy them from me. I reside in Abuja

    • Henry Ibeleme

      Hi Grace..

      I don't have anyone that I can recommend.. But you can do it right.. You don't get recharge card pins from a dealer and ends it there.. NO.. The two of you are now partners.. You'll have his mobile number and in case of anything, can always reach out to him.

      Recharge dealers don't just help you with pins. Sometimes, they can help give you some hints about the business.. They automatically become a mentor and someone to reach out to.

      I bought a recharge card recently and unfortunately, it wasn't loading. I had to bring it to the notice of the retailer and immediately, she called her dealer on phone about the issue.. That's how it's done.

      If you need further help, i'm here.


    Where can one get leture. Or a mentor that can guide me on it, bcus i need to do serious paper work, b4 involve my self in the business.

    And am serious abt it. Or u can contact me personaly on this +7063133291. . Pls am awaiting ur responses sir.

    • Henry Ibeleme

      Hello Bright..

      Recharge card printing business is not Rocket Science, it’s among these businesses that can be done as long as you have the skill and finance to start.

      Use the Contact Me Page above to get to me..

  4. Abraham Adebisi

    I love ur write up. And I will love to start the business of my own. I have been looking for a way to start this business but am really scared to be scammed.

    • Henry Ibeleme

      You don’t need to be scared. When you get a dealer, get to know a lot about the person. Don’t do business with a ghost. Meet him in person, follow all his social handles. Find out from others who he has supplied to. The internet has made everything so easy. That’s, you can know a lot about a person by searching his name or phone number on Google.

      Vconnect is a good place to sought for dealers in your area.

      Wishing you the best.

  5. Agatha

    Thank you so much for the write up.. Been thinking lately on what business to venture in this new year. I have not done business before but am determined to venture in one this year and I think I ll consider this one.

    • Henry Ibeleme

      Recharge card printing business is a lucrative business. It’s not really that hard.. The first thing that you need to set in place is your customers. There are lots of retailers around.. Get all their contact and promise to supply to them.

      The bigger your customer base, the better.

      Withing you good luck.

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