I had woken up that sunny morning with less than N2000 left in my account.
This happened in November 2016 and I still remember trekking from Ejigbo to Okota while the heat from the earth burned my feet…
I'm not here to tell you my sorry story but to let you know that a better life is possible if you're willing to do the work required.
So, What I'm going to do is share with you 3 things you must consider before starting any business.
Before I get straight to it, I want to address the question I have had numerous people ask “Why do I speak so highly of ecommerce?”
You see, commerce has been here for long (almost as old as mankind) and the introduction of the internet making it possible to transact online with people regardless of their race or location was the birth of e-commerce.
And, e-commerce is basically the selling or exchange happening on the internet.
So you have a product people need, you simply set up a sales system and get people to find it online via marketing and when they do, they order for it so you get it delivered to them.
And you do all of these without leaving your house.
This is How Aliko Dangote , Cosmas Maduka Started and Tara Fela-Durotoye
At the age of 21, Aliko Dangote borrowed $3,000 (N1,080,000 current exchange rate) from his uncle to import and sell agricultural commodities in Nigeria.
His business venture quickly became a success, and as a result, he managed to repay the entire loan within three months of starting operations.
Cosmas Maduka on the other hand started with the N200 his uncle parted him with and today he owns a multi-million naira company.
Tara Fela-Durotoye a Nigerian-born lawyer turned Africa's leading beauty and makeup entrepreneur. She started House of Tara at the age of 20, from her living room.
In summary, they all started with buying and selling and still does that.
Unlike the days of Aliko, Cosmas and Tara buying and selling has become a lot easier with the power of the internet.
Yes, ecommerce. Many people call it mini importation But you must do it the right way if you want to be profitable by running what I call the Smart ecommerce business.
Before I tell you what smart e-commerce is and why I recommend it for stay-at-home moms, I want you to stop for a moment and think about what many people spend their money on asides shelter, transport, school fees, food and drinks.
If you think about it carefully, you will agree with me that most of what we spend money on comes down to physical goods that help us to live a more comfortable life and enjoy life better.
The point I am trying to make is this… “People spend a lot of money every year on physical products and that is why companies like Jumia & Konga are growing FAT every day”
The market for these products is HUGE and UNLIMITED. And majority of these products are imported from places like China and the US But unlike Jumia and Konga, you do not need a big website with lots of bells to make a lot of kesh importing and selling these physical products.
As a matter of fact, you could generate millions from a single product when you use the smart e-commerce approach.
I am not sure what your income goal is…
Maybe it is an extra N500,000 a month
N1 million a month Or even N5 million a month
The smart e-commerce model I am about to explain to you can make it happen for you (that is, if you are not lazy like many people are and I find stay-at-home moms as the most hard working people. In fact stay-at-home moms are superheroes)
How Smart E-commerce Works
I am about to explain how the smart e-commerce business works and I will do this by explaining 3 important things you must keep in mind when starting
Many people make the mistake of creating and importing a product they think would sell without first finding out if people truly want to buy it.
This is why it is important that you learn how to sell (start by checking out YouTube videos from those legends I mentioned in step 2)
Now, of course the next question you want to ask is;
What is the best kind of business I can do online right now as a stay-at-home mom?
Well, it is a matter of opinion but from my experience, there’s one business model that brings huge returns if you really sit down to learn and do the work.
And that is ecommerce (It involves buying high quality products that are very high in demand at a ridiculously low price (Factory price) and selling for a profit of 2x, 3x, 5x , 10x and even more times your initial cost.
I started my own business in 2013 importing and selling a tablet to a roommate and since then I have had my fair share of failure and success.
If you’re interested in this business of trading (Buying low and selling high) and you’re not sure where or how to start, you can watch my new 2hr:30mins training on how to get started without losing alot of mulah or going through hell like I did jumping up and down begging people to buy my products.
Best part? You can access the training immediately
It's not by force o… It's your choice and you might as well pretend you never saw this article and carry N50,000 to dash people who will only waste your time after speaking plenty of grammar and at the end leave you hanging when you’re confused.
The major successes in ecommerce are from consistency and building a brand and if there’s one thing you must know is that choosing to run an ecommerce business simply means you’re now a digital marketer.
In other words, it is a continuous learning process for you, you have to continually learn how to grow your business and market your business.
This is what is going to keep you ahead of others.
The truth is that if you are not doing things right your ecommerce business probably won’t be around by this time next year.
That’s why I have created this 2hr:30mins training on;
Discover The Exact N.P.M Formula I Use To Launch 500k to 2million/Month Ecommerce Business in Nigeria
Here's what you'll discover:
Heck, I’ll even give you the opportunity to have my list of 30 perfect ecommerce products you can start importing and selling immediately
(I’m serious. When you do things the right way, competition becomes irrelevant)
Once you click the button below, you'd be taken to the paystack page where you can make payment with your card or do a bank transfer.
That's it, ladies and gents.
I hope you enjoyed it.
But most importantly, take action because without taking action there will still be no change and you'd remain in same position.
If you have questions ask in the comment section below and also share with someone who will benefit from this article.
I will continue to bless God for the day I came across your advert on Facebook. Jonathan you're a God send. Now I can confidently assist my husband.
God will continue to Bless you.
I never believed anything good could come out of e-commerce until I met Jonathan Melody.
If you want a mentor on e-commerce business, Jonathan is the right person for you.
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