Do you want to become a member of Christ Embassy church? Do you know how to become a member? Or what is required of you? And how do you know that you have become a full member of Christ Embassy?
In this unique guide, I will be showing you how you can become a member of one of the most evangelistical church in the world today.
However, note that it’s God that has the last say on who should be your pastor. His thought is given to us in the scripture in Jeremiah chapter three verse fifteen that says: “And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
So, while you want to know how to become a member of any church, you should pray carefully for God to guide you. It’s only God that recognises the right pastor that can feed you the word of God accurately.
Understanding Christ Embassy Church
Christ Embassy is one of the most innovative and vibrant churches in the world. The church has global influence, with the most widely read daily devotional, Rhapsody of Realities in more than 900 different languages. There is also a Christ Embassy church in every country of the world.
The vision of the ministry is focused on giving people’s lives meaning and helping them find their purpose for living.
The ministry was founded by Pastor Chris Oyahkilome as a student in the university. The church started first as a fellowship on campus, known as Believers LoveWord (BLW).
The church is also vibrant in televangelism with several local and terrestrial stations around the world under the flagship brand LOVEWORLD. The latest being LOVEWORLD USA. A station he founded along with Pastor Benny Hinn. Also, LOVEWORLD Jerusalem, an entirely Arabic station has also joined the fold.
Christ Embassy is widely famous for its fantastic ministry outreach to the sick. A unique healing service with Pastor Chris called The Healing School. Where uncountable numbers of miracles have taken place to the glory of God.
Wrong Perceptions About Christ Embassy
Some of what people know or think about Christ Embassy is wrong. But most of these false perceptions have followed the ministry of Pastor Chris over the years. The one that started it all was the misconception that it’s a church of just young people.
Although, the church has lots of young people but among the first members of the church are fathers, mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers. It wasn’t just all young people as many believed.
Below are a few other misconceptions about Christ Embassy church.
You have to be rich to join Christ Embassy
Christ Embassy church members are braggadocio – I know who I am
Members of Christ Embassy church intimidate other Christians
The members worship pastor Chris
And some I might not even be comfortable to mention.
There are also very controversial ones. And I intentionally left them out. The purpose is to give an intending member of Christ Embassy church a proper background of the church, its vision, mission and purpose.
Right Perceptions About Christ Embassy
It’s not all about the misconception of Christ Embassy church, some are also in the right direction. You can tell who a Christ Embassy church member is when you see one. They carry this symbol in a way that is unmistakable.
Follow up is the critical retention strategy in Christ Embassy. The church follows up on every new member in its church. To identify you personally, know where you live, what you do and set up a connection between the new member and the pastorate. If you weren’t followed up, go back and report yourself, something might be wrong with your details, or someone didn’t do their job on you.
Here are a few of the things you can quickly find a Christ Embassy church member with.
They speak like kings with so much authority
They know the word of God and feels confident to show it
The members show strong faith, and they are unapologetic in their defence of the gospel
They are aggressive about soul winning
They are radical givers to the gospel of Jesus Christ
Christ Embassy church members love their pastors and leaders. They show it lavishly
The members are well nurtured and raised in the full knowledge of the gospel of Christ.
Identifying a Christ Embassy church member is easy, even though they don’t wear a visible signboard on them. You can quickly find them when you meet one.
Also, there is an active Leadership structure in Christ Embassy, from the least member up to the most senior pastors.
Outstanding Achievements In Society
There are many aspects of Christ Embassy not known to the world. Most of what people know about the church is from what sensational news media projected about the ministry of Pastor Chris.
But there is so much good from the church that is not being seen or reported by the media. So, most people are not aware and don’t know this side of the church that is bigger than the seemingly wrong perception.
I will just list out some of the impacts Christ Embassy has on the society.
The Impact Of Christ Embassy Ministry
The innercity mission of Christ Embassy – the church is providing free education, food and housing to so many indigent children around the world.
Back to school initiative – this one caters for those children the church could not accommodate through the Innercity mission for children, due to limited space and other challenges. But here, the church helps to send back children who dropped out of school due to financial constrains of their parents. Hundreds of thousands of these children are being supported with schools and other material needs by Christ Embassy.
Send portions – it’s a feeding initiative of the church to give food to children during Christmas celebrations. In fulfilment of scripture by the words of Nehemiah to send portions to whom nothing is prepared.
Innercity food drive – the church also provide food supplies to many families in the inner cities of the world. This regular food supply happens quarterly, and families are meant to push carts around a store of foods and collect whatever they need.
Para initiative – is an empowerment opportunity created to give both support and training to the unemployed members of the church. This initiative provides skill acquisition training and empowerment of the church members.
Reach-out campaign with Rhapsody of Realities – this campaign motive is to inspire patriotism. It started only in Nigeria and has spread to over 50 other countries of the world, including USA, UK, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Italy, France, Canada, etcetera.
Support to other ministries that are not Christ Embassy churches. This aspect of the church is never known beyond the walls of Christ Embassy. Pastor Chris is a strong supporter of other ministries worldwide. And through Christ Embassy ministers conference, this support has touched more than 100 countries and hundreds of thousands of ministers.
And much more that are too many to mention.
Although, membership of any church is not based on prescribed process. But still, a member can be defined by specific attributes that is like an unwritten membership code.
In Christ Embassy churches around the world, it’s instituted in every process of membership retention strategy. It’s how it works at retaining everybody that comes into the church. Here are four essential steps to become a member of Christ Embassy church.
Step one: Being Born Again
You must be born again and filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues. It’s either you are already born again before you came or right there in Christ Embassy. That’s qualifies you for foundation school.
Step two: Foundation School
Foundation school is a six weeks training program. The idea is to ground every new member on the word of God. And to give a primary doctrine of Christ Embassy church. And to help new members understand more about the church and it’s ways of doing things. You must attend foundation school to be a member. It’s mandatory.
Step three: Join A Cell Group
Cell meeting attendance is another retention strategy of the church. It also helps the church to be accountable for everyone in the church. The cell is more beneficial to the members than even to the church as an organisation. Through the cell ministry, the members can also enjoy any benefit that the church provides. It helps the church to verify members. Especially on issues that require the attention of the church or its intervention.
Step four: Financial Partnership
Partnership participation is how the church truly measures your membership. It’s according to the words of Jesus, that where your treasure is there will your heart be also. The church sees partners as full members. So, if you want to be a Christ Embassy church member, you should be a partner.
Christ Embassy is primarily focused on soul winning. It’s the church with the most significant evangelical outreach in the world today. The ministry is focused on people. It prides in the vision of reaching everyone before Jesus comes back.
And the clear reality about the church is its audacious commitment to the work of the gospel. As though, it’s the only church commission for the propagation of the gospel.
The church has accomplished so much beyond the church walls among the needy than it has done within its walls.
Rhapsody of Realities is an essential daily devotional for the church. You should become an ardent reader and partner.
Also, healing School is an outreach of the ministry to the sick. The church delivers this service to the broken humanity through the support of its partners globally. You should sign up as a regular partner with the healing school of Christ Embassy.
Do you want to become a new superman? I don’t mean the carton superman? The real Superman? A supernatural man that is capable of achieving results that seemed impossible to others?
You may have wondered why some people are so good at what they do more than others. Or why it’s impossible for some people to fail at whatever they set their mind to do. The answer is being a new superman.
Think about the carton superman. He has this supernatural ability that makes him do things that ordinary men cannot do. He is endowed with great sight, strength and ability to climb and move at a faster pace.
And that is just an imagination of man. But there is a real Superman. He has the best sight, he is powerful and can move at a breakneck pace.
Now, you may be wondering how do I become a new superman? I have provided you with the answer and the reason man is more potent than that carton superman.
Who Is A New Superman?
Man is a spirit, he has a soul and lives in a body. That means the man is not a body. The function of your eyes reveals so much about the real man. You have two eyes, but they both see as one. You can’t look at two different directions at the same time even though you have two pairs of eyes.
It’s because your eye is the doorway for the real man to see and interact with this world. Without your eyes, all you will see is darkness. That is not a proper definition of blindness because a blind person shouldn’t see anything at all.
But the real man cannot be blind. He can only be cut off from seeing this world.
And let me start by explaining what I mean. There is two version of the man in every human being. The inward man and the outward man. The inner man is the spirit man, and the outer man is the body.
There is a real you. And that is your spirit. Your body is just like a house for the real you. It’s just like in a car, there are the engine and the body. Sometimes what affects the body may still not harm the engine. But whatever affects the car engine stops the car from the operation.
Why Can’t I Become A New Superman?
Yes, you can. The real purpose of man is to be a superhero in this world. The only book that has the information on the creation of man showed us that man was created to dominate the earth.
That is a Superman role. You were created to be in charge of everything. And to see to it that every other creation of God complies to that directive of the laws of nature.
But when the man himself walked in disobedience to the same law of natural men, he was separated from the authority that backed him against nature. In order words, he lost his sight. That part of him that was a superman was a disconnect from its crypto energy.
The imagination behind the cartoon superhero called Superman is not far from the truth either. And the reason children loved the story is because of the something in them that bears witness that the story was true.
How To Become A New Superman
You may ask, can I still become a new superman? A thousand times yes! The power that made a man a superhero is still available today. That inner man is still there. The same power that made the man a superhero is still available.
Just like in the carton superman, when they used kryptonite against him to repels his powers. But when he breaks away from it, his powers return back to him in full.
Sin is the kryptonite that is repelling the superpower in you. When sin is taken away from your life, your superhero powers return in full. And honestly, your sin has been remitted. You just needed to know how to break off from its spell and be a superman again.
And you don’t need to wait for a long time for this to happen. You can do it now, right here. And you will become a new superman.
Everyone Can Become A Superman
If you don’t know that, now I’m letting you know. You were born a superman. There is three type of people in the world, those who were born superheroes, those who became superheroes and those who have superhero powers bestowed on them.
If you were not born a superhero, that’s okay, because you can become a superman too. All you need to do is follow the action points in this personal guide, and you will become a superman.
According to Wikipedia, Superman is a fictional superhero created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster.
You are the imagination of someone. That someone is God. You are His Superman, created to bring peace to the world. You don’t have to fail anymore because you have in you a superman ability to save both yourself and the world.
Get A Super Hero Identity
Superman has an identity. Yours don’t have to be that muscular physic of Jerry Siegel imagination. In fact, you are the new Superman. It’s not by muscles but from an inner strength of your spirit.
To be a new superman, you should wear this label on yourself like I know who I am. Our fictional superhero wears a distinctive uniform that separates him from the rest of the world. You cannot become a superman and be ordinary at the same time.
Something has to shift. And since your superman ability is spiritual excellence, bring it to the fore. Let the world see and experience that Superman in you.
You real Superman identity is love. It what makes superheroes. Even the Bible says, God so loved the world that He gave His son Jesus to die for its sins. Love makes us do superhero things.
Get A Superman Mentality
Think differently and start seeing things differently. A superhero doesn’t contribute to the destruction of those you should be saving. The way you think about others, the problems in the world and how you treat others should change.
To become a superman, you should have a different attitude to life. You do not want to contribute to the problems in the world. Instead, you are an answer the world needs.
You have the power to do extraordinary things.
Super Heroes Take Action
Start the business of saving the world by first saving yourself. Until you start, you are never going to see the kind of world you dream of.
Silence has never produced results before. No wonder it’s the best answer for a foul. Because a fool doesn’t need an explanation. And it’s not your silence that fools need but grave silence.
Dress up in your superhero outfit, it’s time to save the world. The world you live in needs saving. What are you going to do about the people in need of salvation? What about the broken humanity?
What do you say about the problems of war, hunger, destruction and environmental degradation? The world is waiting for you to become a superman for the less privileged. You need to take action now.
The Super Hero Of Our Time
Jesus is our number one superman. His life and ministry are characterised by the supernatural. The Bible told us how God anointed Jesus Christ of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power. Who went about doing well for God was with Him.
It sounds like that carton story of a superman. The Superman of your carton story goes about doing good and bringing peace to the world. And Jesus is the author of peace.
Also, the Bible records that Jesus defeated death so that man may not die again. It’s like in that cartoon superman story, he was never meant to kill. The story always revolves around him winning at the end.
And Jesus, who is the superhero of all times died to save all people but rose again to prove that a superman is beyond death. His death, burial and resurrection took away all limitations of the former Superman and gave you the same ability to save others with your superhero powers.
See The Superman In You
Can you see the Superman in you? You have to start seeing yourself as a superhero. In everyday life, people have demonstrated the ability to become a superman. You see it every day, in that child that gave out a pair of his shoes to another child.
People have an enormous capacity to love. When you activate this love, as the Bible says, it will cover a multitude of sins.
Like our carton superman, his eyes can see through walls. And he has an ear that can hear deep thoughts and conversations from a distance. But you don’t need those physical attributes. You can listen to the cries of hungry children deep into the Sahara. You can feel the empty soul of the homeless.
You don’t need a cartoon character to become a superman. You are a superhero already. See it in yourself.
Action Points To Become A New Superman
To become a superman is to live with your inner man. Life of the spirit man. It’s to dominate the circumstances of your life and reign over it. You may not feel like a superman now, that’s because you haven’t activated your superhero instincts.
See how I did mine and kept it flowing every day.
Step one: find heroes to emulate. Learn everything about their successes and lifestyle. Jesus is your number one superhero. Who’s is he and how can you become like him?
Step two: Fill your heart with so much love, enough to go round to those in need around you.
Step three: be the change you want to see in the world. Most people learn faster when they can see an example. Give them your example of the Superman you want them to become.
Step four: become sensitive to the needs of other people. Be challenged by the needs of the people around you.
Step five: be a problem solver. An answer to the cries of others. Make an effort to help others even in little matters.
Step six: look out for a human need and reach out to meet that need. Don’t just wait to become aware of the problems of others. Look out for it. And reach out with help no matter how far they may be. You might be the only help they have.
Step seven: don’t fail. Never get discouraged. Believe the best of other people even when you hear the wrong things about them.
Step eight: Become a superman today. Go and be a hero to someone out there. Any act of kindness is the hero inside you that has been unleashed.
The world can be full of May superheroes. And you can be one of them. Make others glad that they have you. Be that superhero to your daughter, your son, your wife and your family.
Learn to share the love with everyone, irrespective of colour, race or tribe. Feel the pain that other ps feel. Share in their grieve and be your brother’s keeper.
The world has seen enough of evil. Let good people saturate the world with their goodness. Let’s see how much it can hurt to do much good to everybody.
Instructions For A New Superman
The action Points on superheroes are not complete yet. Help us complete it by adding your point in the comment box.
Make someone else believe in superheroes by being a superman that they can see.
Do you want to start an online store? Do you know the steps to take? Have you thought about what it would cost you to start one and the process of managing the business?
Well, here is easy to follow startup guide that has the precise details you need to know to start an online store. You will also learn what makes an online store successful. And what other online store owners are doing that you can copy.
Just like starting a blog, starting an online store has been simplified with one-click marketplaces. Where you can just set up in less than 30 minutes, and you are selling your products to the world.
The difficulties of designing a site, providing for marketing and hiring staff to handle a different aspect of the store is reduced to a unified online store. With a shared advantage of an already existing customer base.
The internet growth over the years through social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, etcetera, made selling online faster and cost-effective. So, starting an online store is the right decision to start selling your products.
How to Sell Products On Online Store
There is no doubt that you can sell much more product from the online store. The market is there, and the reach is broad. It’s a global market from anywhere you are in the world. The only thing you need is knowledge of how to tap into the potentials of the online store.
Your online store is everything you need. It’s your storefront, your display publicity, and your cashier. It reduces much of the workload and frees up your time for family and fun.
But there is a way to leverage an online store to sell your products. Since the potential is enormous, it’s a competitive market out there. You need to know how to harness the technology of today to your advantage.
Niche Product For A Niche Market
The dominance of big online stores like Amazon and Walmart entry with its full offline strength makes niche product your competitive advantage.
While the big stores are competitions on varieties and stock capacity, you are competitive on ease of transaction, prompt response and less complication.
Finding the right niche to sell online is your winning strategy. The best niche is not really the most selling products. But the most effective solution to the problems of your target customers.
Note that what wins in the marketplace is not Products but solutions. People naturally gravitate to their solution. If you have what they need they will find you.
Using Technology To Explore Sales
If you are going to win with an online store, you need to master the technology that helps drive sales to it. The internet is built on cult and affinity. The social media idea of like, follow, share are examples.
Learn to turn this technology to your advantage. Create product following using these tactics in cult and affinity groups. Don’t just sell to people, win them into following your product religiously.
Moreover, people are looking for something to believe in. Give them your product as one of them. You will be amazed how a simple birthday celebration of your customers can keep them as fans forever.
Tap Free Web Traffic From Search Engine
Search engines are a profitable source of free web traffic. You should explore it successfully. Every day Google sends hundreds of millions of free web traffic to websites and blogs.
You can benefit from this Google benevolence. Although the competition for search engine ranking is stiff, you can still find your share of the free traffic to your online store.
Understanding the ABC of search engine optimisation would be an advantage. You can gain more knowledge on how other online store owners are driving free web traffic from Google.
There is two kind of sites that Google favours most with free traffic. Number one is news blogs. Google has a knack for news and trending topics. You gain much traffic from Google if you are in the news media.
And the next group is an online store. Google likes to help online visitors find the best deals at the price they want. It loves to index online stores and capture their product offering, including costs and ratings.
Challenges Of Starting An Online Store
Starting an online store is not without some problems of its own. Identify these challenges and plan for them ahead of time. Don’t get caught up because you didn’t know about the issues earlier.
Know what you are up against and plan for it. For example, using marketplaces means you are not in control of your store. The marketplace administrator controls the decisions about the store being online. And can delist you for non-compliance with the rules of the marketplace.
You do not have control over the customers that by from your online store on a marketplace. Most marketplaces don’t give you access to these customers.
Return products can be a huge problem sometimes. They are either demanded in transit or unpacked, making it difficult to resell. You should factor that into your revenue formula.
Moreover, you have to offer excellent customer service, if you are hosting the online store on your own. Excellent customer service will help you keep up a good relationship with your customers. And that would translate to repeat sales.
Available Solutions For Online Store
You need to take advantage of platforms and features to grow your online store. A marketplace is an advantage to leverage existing customer base to drive sales for your products.
Amazon, such as, has an advertising program that lets you market your online store within the Amazon platform.
Facebook and Instagram is also an excellent way to promote products online. You can create a video about your products and share on Instagram. Video enjoys massive following on Instagram in particular.
You can also apply viral marketing tactics to get your customers sharing and promoting your product videos on social media as well.
Most importantly, ask for sign up during your online promotions to build your own customer list, if your online store is in a marketplace.
Digital Marketing For Online Store
You can explore digital marketing with a focus on tools that can help your drive more sales for your online store. I have made a list of aspects of digital marketing you can explore for your online store success.
Example of A Successful Online Store
With billions of phones in use around the world, buying products online is faster than a click away. According to online reports, Amazon generated almost 178 billion US dollars in revenue in 2017.
Amazon has shown that the future of e-commerce is fantastic. And it’s not the only company enjoying the e-commerce space. Other companies like eBay, Walmart, Shopify, Jet.com, Alibaba, Jumia, Flipkart, Etsy, Rakuten, Snapdeal, Myntra, etcetera.
Jet.com Amazing Success Story
Jet.com started with a promises to make online shopping even cheaper, challenging Amazon. It’s also beginning to offer grocery deliveries. And a significant discount (up to 15 per cent) over other e-commerce sites.
Jet brought wholesale shopping experience to online retail shopping. It gets a cut from retailers on each sale, and use that to give an initial discount to customers on all products.
Let’s say customers add items in their cart, like a tablet such as, with a headphone from the same merchant, it prompts for more discount. Jet saves more by finding a merchant that has both items. And this saving it further gives to customers as more shopping discount.
The Jet.com online store is a typical example of innovation in service delivery, instead of technology application. It drives for a cheaper cost for the customer by reducing the cost of transaction for merchants and utilising the savings to give discounts back to the customer.
However, Jet became a part of the Walmart group after a $3 billion buy.
Action Points For Online Store
Starting an online store is in two parts. The first one is opening a store on marketplace stores like Amazon, Shopify or Jumia. While the other aspect is set up your own store on your own server.
While the former is easy and straightforward, the latter requires some investment to go ahead. I will include the two parts in the Action Points. But you will choose the steps that only applies to your need.
Step one: choose a store name or domain name
Step two: register with a marketplace or register your domain name with a domain registrar. Your store name or domain name should be directly related to the kind of products you sell. It helps to build affinity with buyers even before they buy from you.
Step four: start uploading your product details and image. Use quality images. Write a good description of your products. Product descriptions are essential in giving the buyer more clarity on the product. It also helps in Optimizing each product for search engine free traffic.
Step five: start promoting your online store using your digital marketing knowledge. The more people that know about your online store, the more sales it can generate. It doesn’t matter if you are using marketplaces or created your own store. You should promote your store.
Conclusion On Starting An Online Store
The secret of online store success is meeting the needs of the customer. The only reason customers would buy from you is if the product meets their need. Finding out what needs people have and providing the right products to solve those needs is key to online store success.
And you can use the online marketplace and reach already existing customer base. Or you can set up from scratch, building a bold new concept of customer satisfaction. It’s up to you.
Jet.com was not afraid of Amazon’s existing online greatness and reputation when it opened its doors to compete against the giant. It was a bold move but one that yields a $3 billion buy from Walmart.
Instructions On Starting Online Store
You can start by opening a store on a marketplace to test your product demand
But never miss out on the experience of having an online store that gives you full control over your customers. Take it as your insurance into the future.
The year 2020 changed the way the world system works. For most of what it’s worth, it changed Import-export business globally. In Nigeria, its Serious because over 80% of consumer products are imported products.
The Nigeria seaport is swamped with containers of imported goods waiting to be cleared and transported to different parts of the country. It’s a very complex logistics problem because more imported products come in daily than the port facilities was built to handle.
Rather than worrying about the port congestion, think about the huge Import and Export Business opportunities that exist in all this. In this post, I’m showing you how to start better import/export business this year.
Take a clue from the restrictions placed on the world by the COVID19 pandemic. Let’s see how all these would help you do import and export business much profitable.
Understanding Import-Export Business
The internet offers you an enormous opportunity to start your mini importation business without travelling to China. A business trip to China might cost a lot when you include the cost of visa application, flight ticket, hotel accommodation and regular expenses.
It gives you the opportunity to import products in small quantities and sell either online or offline. And the speed of restocking sold out products is equally fast.
You can buy products from China today and have it shipped to you within five days. Mini importation business makes import fast, cheaper and profitable. You don’t have to wait for forty-five days for the ship to arrive at the port.
And one of the most thriving aspects of mini importation business is drop-shipping. Here you are entirely in charge. You only import what customers have ordered and paid for. That is the highest form of mini importation.
Challenges Of Import-Export Business
One of the significant problems of mini importation business is finding the right suppliers for your products. Sourcing online for the product has its peculiar issues. You may find the right product but not a verified supplier.
There is also the challenge of product size, colour and quality. What you see online may not be the real product quality when delivered.
However, the most difficult challenge in mini importation business is deciding what product to import. It’s not enough to just introduce any product, you have to be sure it’s fast selling and has a good return on investment.
Moreover, the issue of marketing your imported products is a problem for startups. It’s not everyone that knows marketing. Many just depend only on online marketplaces to sell their imported products.
Solutions For Mini Importation Business
However, Alibaba offers a verifiable platform for buyers to show those suppliers with credibility. You can also pay directly to Alibaba on Aliexpress.com to make sure that your funds are secured.
To make sure you get the right size, colour and quality, ask to get a free sample first. And where it’s not applicable, buy a sample order. You can also use a measuring tape to confirm the sizes advertised.
One way to make sure you always import products that are profitable and fast selling is to query the product usefulness to consumers. Apart from being useful, you should know how often its required on a day-to-day usage.
You shouldn’t depend merely on online marketplaces to sell your products. These platforms don’t focus on your products to generate sales for you. You should gain some digital marketing skills to help you sell your products directly to potential customers faster.
Sample Products And Wholesale Market
Sometimes you need to verify size, colour and quality of the products you want to import. It’s advised that you order sample products first. China suppliers allow for free and paid samples.
Although, the free sample doesn’t mean it’s totally free. You might be required to pay for the cost of shipping it to you. And if you paid for the sample, the extra sample cost is added to your full order.
But using the sample ordering system is good if you are planning substantial import or to brand the product. Alibaba offers a wholesale market for mini importers to buy at a discount price directly from manufacturers.
Fast Selling Products To Import
When it comes to mini importation business every count. But if you are the type that wants a quick return on investment, then you should consider the products you import. The difference between fast-selling products and non-fast selling ones is the time it takes to be sold out.
I have sold out thousands of products in one week. And depending on the product, it can take less or more time to be sold out.
Having a fast selling product or products is the critical factor in mini importation business. Because you are importing small quantities, you need to sell off quickly to be able to bring in new stock fast.
A fast selling product is a product people continuously need and buys regularly. You just have to learn how to
The key to fast selling product is identifying products people want now. If customers are buying now, then it’s a fast product to import.
Importing Under $1 Products
There is also under 1 dollar products. These are products you can buy from $1 and below. And Alibaba has wide varieties of these under $1 products you can source. You can source under $1 products from categories like:
Under $1 Fashion
All these categories can be found on Alibaba under the $1 products. Here are links to fashion products like shoes and t-shirts. For other products, you can start your search here. Under $1 products are also visible through a search on Alibaba search tool.
Importing Branded Products From China
Considering your strategy, you can also introduce branded products. However, depending on the law of the country where you live, you may consider registrations of your brand to avoid using an already registered brand in error.
China also provides a ask for OEM buy. That means you can buy a product and ask them to brand it with your registered brand name. It’s like you are now the manufacturing of the product.
The massive benefit of branding your product is that it reduces competition and differentiates you in the market. You also enjoy some level of trust and market share.
Product Shipping, Clearing And Custom Duty
You have considered the additional cost involved in importing your product. That’s how you can arrive at an actual landing cost. You must know how much it cost per KG of shipping. You can check DHL, FEDEX, EMS, etcetera, for their shipping rates per KG.
Some products may be cheap but heavy to ship by KG weight. I had an experience like that once. I found a very competitive product. The retail price was too high compared to the wholesale cost in China. But when I calculated the weight and shipping cost, it made no profit sense importing it.
Also, there is a clearing cost and customs duty. You should know what the prices are and factor them into your product landing cost. Check with your clearing or customs office to get the applicable costs.
To begin your mini importation business, here are the step by step process to help you meet your purpose.
Moreover, you will need to have means of payment, like credit or debit card to pay online. Or a foreign currency domicile account to make the transfer to suppliers. You can approach your bank on how to open a domiciliary account or get a MasterCard or VISA debit card.
You may also need a PayPal account. Your PayPal account can also be used to process payment directly from your bank issued debit card.
Step two: search for products you want to buy and compare prices with suppliers. However, it’s better to research offline first before searching online.
Step three: request for product quantity price. Usually, the advertised rate may differ from your order quantity price. Confirm before you consider ordering.
Step four: place a sample order depending on the product or your order quantity. You need to be sure the product you finally orders is the same as what you see online.
Step five: After you have confirmed product quality, you can place an order for the quantity of product you want and select your shipping option.
Step six: track your delivery online. Shippers like DHL, FEDEX and EMS provides online tracking.
Step seven: receive the shipment and start selling online or offline.
Step eight: repeat the process again each time you run out of stock.
You can start earning extra income from your mini importation business. The process is simple and has been proven by several other people. Most of the online merchants on Amazon, eBay, Jumia, etcetera, they are mostly mini importers.
And you can start will little capital. That also makes your risk very little. In fact, starting a mini importation business can be as low as a hundred dollars. Although, the money you can invest in the better.
But if that’s what you have to start, you can explore the under $1 products, and you can buy more than 100 pieces of a product. You can find the most extensive collection of these under $1 products online.
Acquire digital marketing knowledge to help your mini importation business.
Do you want to become a Christian? What do you understand by Christianity? There may be many different opinions on how to become a Christian. But there is only one way to follow that is prescribed by the Bible.
To become a Christian, you need to ask relevant questions that would help you make the right decision. You need to know who a Christian really is so that when you become one, you will understand.
Moreover, you may need to know what is required for you to become a Christian. And how long it can take for you to become one. Including, your identity as a Christian.
Although, there may be many examples of a Christian, only pattern your Christianity according to the prescribed manner. That means using only the reference sources available for Christians when making a decision about becoming a Christian.
Below is a simple guide was written to help you on how to become a Christian according to the Bible. You will learn what to do, how to do it and what happens when you do.
Understanding Real Christianity
What do you know about Christianity? You should do a detailed study of Christianity beyond just the historical stories. The Bible is the only reference book for Christians.
Books by individuals on Christianity are reference materials on subjects of the Bible they are trying to explain.
God is the focus of Christianity. But Jesus is the way to get to God. The Bible explains that Jesus came to this world and died in the place of every man and woman. It’s a substitutionary death.
This death gave birth to Christianity. Therefore a Christian is one who has accepted this substitutionary death of Christ for his or herself. And the Bible provided a guideline or how to receive this substitution for oneself.
Anyone who accepts this sacrifice that Jesus brought for sin is justified before God. And that makes them a Christian. Meaning that how to become a Christian is the most natural thing you can do.
Once you accept this substitutionary sacrifice for your sin. And believe it with all your heart, you are saved. You can find the defined process in our ACTION POINTS to follow now and become a Christian.
Challenges Of Becoming A Christian
Christianity is not a religion. But there is a religious side of Christianity. Some people are living this religious part of it and leaving out the real Christianity. Don’t confuse Christianity with orthodox Christianity.
There are different denominations in Christianity. That may give the wrong impression as well. Because each denomination may emphasise only certain aspects of the doctrine of Christ.
Also, Christianity is sometimes seen in the eyes of its leaders. Many people have described the church by the characters of those that lead it.
God is also not visible, and that is a challenge for some people. They Want to see God so they can believe. In the same way, Jesus is not physically in the world today. You may have questions about God, Jesus, heaven and hell.
Answers About Becoming A Christian
The reason for religious Christianity is to bring order in the faith. It does not replace the real Christianity. The reason for the law is not to replace the life. So is the church, to guide Christians in their faith, it does not replace faith in Christ.
It means that Christianity is not like Islam, Hindi, Buddha, etcetera. The real Christianity means Christ-like. It’s living according to the example that Jesus gave with His own life. And He is the pattern you must follow.
So, the denominations are not a full description of Christianity either. It means that each denomination is functioning according to the revelations they have of Christianity and not the whole doctrine of Christ.
Only the Bible contains the full description of the Christian life. And it’s the only reference book for a Christian.
Books that are written by Christian leaders and Pastors only help you see the light on the subject of the book. It should not replace the Bible.
A church would generally get its Pastor from among the people. God doesn’t send angels from heaven to Pastor churches.
And sometimes these Pastors are also learning about God’s ways like the congregation. You should not measure Christianity by the life of a pastor.
Jesus knew the weakness of Peter, and He still made him the head of the church. The person of the Holy Spirit is given to lead the church. And He is present in the life of every Christian to guide you into all truth.
What Is Being Born Again?
Being born again is the term that perfectly describes the experience you have when you become a Christian. I have outlined it for you, step by step on how to become a Christian in the action points.
You become a new creature because the old you have been crucified with Jesus on the cross. It’s a substitutionary death. Jesus died for you. When you accept his sacrifice, it means you also died.
By accepting this death, your proof of it is a new life that you receive. That’s what it means to be born again. It’s the result of dying on the cross and rising from the dead.
You may not be able to know all the scriptures. But you have to get used to learning about what the scripture says. And how it applies to you now as a Christian.
You begin your process by becoming a member of a church and participating in regular church services. Your membership of a local church is only mandatory after you become a Christian. It’s not how to become a Christian.
Examples Of Salvation Stories
The Bible gave us ample examples of how to become a Christian. You can reference some of these examples as well. Although, yours may not happen in the same way. But the process of salvation remains the same.
There is three example I would recommend for you, but I can only explain one in more detail on this guide.
The conversion of Saul of Tarsus (Acts 9:1-31)
How Cornelius got saved with his entire household (Acts 10:1-48)
How a jailor got saved by Paul and Silas in prison (Acts 16:1-40)
How a Roman Centurion Was Saved
It’s the first example we got outside what transpired on the day of Pentecost. It is a classic example of a salvation story. The Bible gave us this example in the book of Acts chapter ten. It’s an entire chapter story. That gives an impression of how important this story was to God.
Cornelius was a religious man before he got born again. The Bible Description of his person is inspiring. He is devout. One who feared God with all his household. He is an almsgiver as well. But in all that, he was not saved before the eyes of God.
God couldn’t watch this man go to hell. He was so good, but he wasn’t born again. You might feel you are a perfect person, Cornelius was better.
And because the way of salvation just started, there was little information about being born again in Cornelius day. That was why God intervened. Don’t say, you are waiting for God to appear to you like He did to Cornelius. If you are reading this now, it’s your own vision from God to be born again.
Notice the message Peter preached that got Cornelius saved. It was the story of how Jesus has brought salvation to everyone. His death was a payment for your sin. And now that he lives, you also live in newness of life.
Finally, that was how Cornelius became a Christian. It was instantly as Peter was still preaching.
Moreover, you will need to open a bible. You can download one on your phone or tablet. You can also use a paperback version. Even if you cannot place your hand on one at this moment, just follow my guidance below on how to become a Christian.
By using your own bible is just to let you see that it’s in the Bible. That I didn’t just make it up. You are going to do this step by step and mean it with all your heart.
Step one: Open your Bible to the book of Romans chapter 10, from verse 9 to 10.
Step two: if you shall confess with your mouth, the Lordship of Jesus.
Step three: And believe in your heart that God raises Jesus from the dead. The believing should come first, before the confession.
Step four: The question is, do you believe that God raised Jesus from the dead? If you do, now confess Jesus to be your lord. Just say, I ‘believe’ that God raised Jesus from the dead. And I ‘confess’ your Lordship over my life.
Note: the Bible said you will be saved when you believe it and say it. That’s how to become a Christian. You are born again once you make the confession. It means the salvation Jesus brought is now vitally yours. You may not feel like it, but it’s legally real for you now. You are now a child of God in the same way that Jesus is the son of God.
Here Is What Happened
By believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you obtained the same righteousness that Jesus brought. But when you say it with your mouth, you enforced it in your life.
You have become a Christian. You can see it’s not by the membership of any church. It’s by believing in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And confessing that Jesus is now your Lord.
He takes your place on the judgement seat of God. And gave you his right standing with God.
If God made this world, then His ways should not be a religion but the way of life. Our relationship with God is not religious. But because of the sin of man, God had to provide a method of remission.
If you believe, accept and confess this provision of God in Jesus Christ, you are transported from the life of sin to a life of righteousness. God’s requirement for salvation is based on faith and proclamation. And that is how to become a Christian.
For by one man’s sin, death came into this world. Also, by one man Jesus Christ, the remission of sin was passed to everyone. In reality, everyone in the world today has committed no crime, for their sins has been remitted.
Most importantly, the Bible teaches that until you believe and affirm this righteousness from God, even though you have no sin, you will not escape the judgment of sinners.
There’s very high demand for laptop accessories in Nigeria. I’m going to show you how to setup the right laptop accessories business, whether offline or online, and make lots of sales daily.
The key to starting a profitable laptop accessories business is quality. If you can give customers the best quality they can trust, you will grow your customer base fast, whether you are selling offline or online.
I opened a cosmetics shop last year. I have written about how to start a cosmetics business on this blog. Most people don’t know how lucrative cosmetics business is. It’s the same with this laptop accessories. My secret was to sell the best cosmetics and my customers will tell their friends and I will grow the business by word of mouth. And it worked.
The customer base for laptop accessories is larger than that of laptop device itself. And your customers will keep buying throughout the lifespan of their laptop. Also, depending on the type of accessories they require. I will be showing you the top six laptop accessories you can sell.
Nigerian Laptop Market Potential
If you want to start a business on laptop accessories, you will need to understand the market and the potential for success. It’s okay to say there is enormous demand for notebooks but one still needs to substantiate those claims before investing your money.
You shouldn’t go into business based on assumption. There should be real facts backing any claim of Market Potential before you can invest your money.
The Nigerian population is now at over 198 million. And almost half of that figure are eligible users of laptops. But you cannot base your laptop business market share on such vague statistics.
Do you need specifics like, who are the potential target for laptop sales? How many people buy laptop regularly in your target market? How many laptop accessories can you sell daily and what’s the profit margin like?
Let’s start with target markets. Who should you be looking at that would buy laptop accessories from you? And if you want to market your laptop business, who should you think of first? The answer is obvious, but we still need to prove that it’s not just a rouse.
Laptop Target Markets
There are several laptop Target markets in Nigeria. These are large groups of people who buy and use laptops for specific work requirements. Here is my list.
Secondary schools – this figure is a bit low, due to many public secondary school students cannot afford a laptop. That doesn’t mean it’s not an essential need for secondary schools in Nigeria. However, the story is different for most private secondary schools, where it’s either provided by the school or parents are required to buy laptops for their wards.
College of education – if you cannot be so sure secondary school students are a good target market for your laptop business, now you can be this specific college of education is your market. Although the school authority may not mandate it, it’s becoming increasingly evident that at a certain level in academic work, a student in this class can’t do without a laptop.
University & Polytechnic undergraduates – these categories of students cannot complete their mandatory academic responsibility without the need for a computer. They form the primary target market for your laptop business. And every state in the country has one or both of these institutions. Some states even have multiples of them. Abia state such as, has a federal university, state university, and a polytechnic.
Small Businesses and Offices – SME makes up the most significant target for laptop business. You can find these customer base in large number in every state of the country. They represent a large percentage of your target market because of the peculiar needs. Their business is primarily run on the internet. They also have the purchasing power to afford these laptops. And their revenue base is also depended on their use of a computer, which forms part of their business tools.
Laptop Market Target Statistics
Now, let’s get to some of the statistics. We have looked at the target markets but how much of these markets are indeed available for your laptop business? Let’s take a look at some of the statistics and see how they meet your expectation for business.
Nigeria presently has 40 Federal Universities, 44 State Universities, and 68 Private Universities. That’s a total of 152 universities. Although, this doesn’t give us the real potential of buyers for a laptop. This figure only guarantees a little number of 600,000 students per admission year.
That’s a small amount for a country with over 198 million people. A large number of these eligible students don’t get into the university, but that doesn’t mean they don’t fall into the market share for your laptop business.
There are 82 colleges of education in Nigeria, consisting of 22 federal, 14 private and 46 state colleges of education. The Polytechnic has over 50 schools.
But small businesses in Nigeria are in the neighborhood of 20 million SME’s. That’s a large percentage of your target market for your business.
Top Six Laptop Brands In Nigeria
HP remained the top laptop brand, maintaining its lead through every quarter of 2017. With a global shipment that grew 8.3% compared to a year ago. The volume hit more than 16 million units for the first time since the third quarter of 2011.
HP also grew its place in the U.S. market, increasing its market share to 34%.
Lenovo is the number 2 laptop brand in 4Q17. Lenovo made substantial gains growing by 3.9% year over year, outside the US market.
Dell holds it at the third place in 4Q17. With year-over-year growth of 0.7% and shipping more than 11 million units for the first time in 2017.
Competition in the U.S. market remained robust increase for the company as its U.S. share and growth both suffered. Elsewhere like Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, the company saw solid numbers.
Apple is still in the fourth place but grew its shipments to 7.3% in 4Q17.
ASUS and Acer
They both shared the fourth quarter in a statistical tie* for the fifth place.
ASUS saw its shipments decline 11.2% year over year in 4Q17.
But, Acer‘s focused more on gaming PCs and related products, as well as its presence in Chromebooks, and it helped it to close the gap with ASUS.
Hot Selling Laptop Accessories
Here is how to go about starting your laptop business. There are just a few things to consider. However, the most crucial first step is to decide the type of laptop you want to start selling.
Understanding your market will help you decide the type of laptop to sell. You should know that the massive demand for laptops must also be matched up with affordability. If people can’t afford your product, your turnover will be too low.
So, decide if you want to start with brand new or used (Tokunbo) laptops. Your target market would help you make the right choice. However, you can consider mixing things up if you are not so sure about your target market.
The market demand for new and used laptops is like 30% – 70%. And the profits margin is not the same as well. But it’s like 60% – 40%. The demand for used laptops is higher than those of new laptops. However, that is not the same as their profit margin. The new laptops win when profit is the case.
Estimated Startup Capital
You can’t pin the exact amount required to start a laptop business. But you can get an estimate that you can personalize for your need. Although, I strongly recommend you plan around your budget if you have limited fund.
I’m trying not to cage your dream with estimated figures. If it’s money for one laptop you have, you can start your laptop business. I’m only going to help you see what is required; you affix cost based on what applies in your place. But that shouldn’t deter you if you can’t raise such funds to get started.
Here are things you need money for:
Office rent – mostly annually cost
Office furniture – one-off cost
website design and optimization
Different brands of laptop accessories (new & used)
Other Expenses – set out funds for other items within your purview
Siting Your Laptop Business
You should be strategic where you site your laptop business. Don’t just rent an office anywhere. Be sure it’s where you should have the office.
Siting the office at the right place will impact your sales and help fight competition when they start coming after you.
The best place to site your laptop business should be closer to your primary target customers. It would help build loyalty, confidence and after sales support. Because you are closer, they are confident you will be available for support, repairs and advice when they need it.
They are not just buying laptops from you; they will be purchasing a friendship as well. That would be the real commodity that you should use against your competitors. And make full proof of that friendship, by offering them the truth in all your dealings with them.
Starting a laptop business now is a profitable investment decision. But you should do it the right way. The demand for laptops will continue to increase. The insinuation that phone will kill the market for the computer is all a lie.
The most significant challenge in starting a blog is getting visitors to your blog. It’s a nightmare for every blogger. First, you were optimistic about starting a blog. Next, you are feeling discouraged after a few months because nobody has even read your blog. Your masterpiece articles are not getting free web traffic.
If you already have a site or planning to start a blog, I want to share with you one of the biggest secrets of getting massive Google free web traffic to your blog. Every blogger should know it. Advertising your blog on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or with Google Adwords is useful but not more profitable or sustainable.
You need a strategy that you can use every time you post a new blog to get thousands of people to read it. If your blog is a source of revenue for you, then you should read this with attention.
How Does Google Work And What You Should Do:
If you want Google free web traffic, you must understand how Google Works. You can’t get the best of Google if your site is working against what it wants. The reason some people don’t get traffic from Google search is that their website didn’t meet Google requirements.
Now, let’s start with what does Google want? It should always be your focus when writing content for your blog. Use it as your motto.
Google wants to satisfy visitors to its site by sending them to the right information that meets their needs. Google is interested in user satisfaction. And how does it know that?
It monitors every site that it sending traffic. There are essential indicators for Google to track websites. Let’s look at a few from Google analytics.
These indicators help Google access your site for user satisfaction.
Google monitors how users come to your site. What they used to locate your blog. It also separates those who are visiting for the first time from those who are returning visitors. And it also monitors how many times each user visited.
Most importantly, it monitors countries and cities where they are browsing your site.
The behaviour of every user is important to Google. It wants to know how long each user stayed on your blog. It records the time. And also where they went to when they left your site.
How long users stay on your site is too important to Google. That’s one of the ways it measures satisfaction. And where they went from your site is equally important to how Google will rank your blog next time.
If they went to competitors sites, Google wants to know. Or did they use the return key to go back to Google search to click on another site? Everything a user does while on your blog is as important as buying a product from you or downloading or signing up for your newsletter.
If your site is selling stuff, it’s essential for Google to know that people are buying from you. It’s a way to rate higher customer satisfaction.
So, Google will use both the audience and behavioural Overview data to regulate ECommerce Overview. And it will record the revenue generated and how many transactions.
Why Google Sends Free Web Traffic To Your Blog:
If you are wondering why Google should send free web traffic to your blog, I have answers. I used to think like that too, especially when I know that Google also sells adverts.
So, why would it sell adverts and still give the same opportunity away for free? It’s like giving away free advert slots, right?
Well, Google is built primarily as a search engine. The advert is one of its revenue models. That means Google was made to send free web traffic to websites. Any website can get free web traffic, doing what Google wants.
Also, Google is not a content provider. It doesn’t own all the information you see on its search engine. Instead, it depends on others like your blog for information.
If you give Google information, it will return back to you with free web visitors. That’s how it works. It’s like an exchange relationship. Since Google is not paying for your information, it doesn’t charge you for the visitors it’s sending to your blog.
Back To What You Should Do?
You have already read what Google wants. It’s your turn now. What should you do? Google is built to give away free web traffic, and it’s not to your blog alone. Any site that gives Google what it wants gets free web traffic flowing into it.
You can get thousands and millions of free web traffic from Google every month if you do what it wants.
And do you know what does Google wants from you?
Google is always looking for answers to the queries people send to it. For Google to remain relevant, it has to keep updating with the latest and most useful information it can find.
Google needs you to give it the latest information about anything visitors are looking for online. That way, Google rewards you by sending free web traffic of all those visitors looking for that information to your blog.
Your blog is like a content provider for Google search engine. And if you master how to do this well, you will get a massive amount of shares of Google free web traffic for any information you put online.
Write Quality Blog Contents:
Sometimes people misunderstand the idea of quality blog content. What is quality to you may not be for Google? So, we are going to look at some of the things your blog contents should have to get Google top ranking.
If you noticed my style of writing here, I try as much as possible to be simple and easy to read. I apply the same principle always. Let’s look at a few options Google considers.
The Content URL
Your reference sources
Your content readability score
The length of your article
Okay, that will be all for now. Let’s start with these ones. Remember, we are only dealing with your content here.
It tells Google what your article is about and how it should be categorised. You should use it well beyond just telling Google about your blog content. Use it to arouse visitors interest. Your Headline should quickly address the problem that brought the visitor to your blog.
The headline for this article is: How To Optimize Your Blog For Free Web Traffic. If you are looking for FREE WEB TRAFFIC that would quickly arouse your interest. You will like to know how to optimise your blog for it.
The Content URL:
The URL is only useful to Google. Your visitors don’t care how your URL looks. If the information is what they want they don’t even look at the URL at all. But, your content URL is essential.
So, you should take it seriously. If possible let it be the same with your Headline. Or get your must relevant keyword subject into your URL. Like, FREE WEB TRAFFIC, in this case.
Your introduction is essential to both Google and your visitors. For Google, it needs to know if your Headline is what your content is addressing. But for visitors, it helps them align their needs with your content solution.
Do they think there is something in your article for them? They should know from your introduction. If you don’t address it here, they might go away. And that would impact negatively on your Google ranking.
Your Reference Source:
Okay, let’s get this straight, you have to justify your facts. Google wants to know how your content is relevant. How you arrived at the conclusion that your thought is most helpful on the subject.
And if possible, show Google where and how you got your facts. It will also help your visitors to believe in you. They will know that you don’t just throw facts around, you have verifiable facts. Link back to the websites where you got your facts checked out.
Your Content Readability Score:
You don’t want to be seen as a bad writer. Your content has to be readable. I always check this before posting an article. The right score should be around 80 per cent. But from 70 per cent and above is equally okay.
If you use WordPress, it has its editing feature that helps you make corrections and adjust your writing. You can also use Grammarly. That’s what I use.
But to check my readability score, I use an SEO plugin Yoast. I will tell you more about Yoast in another article. However, the most critical readability score is for your visitors. Do they like reading from you? If they do Google will know and that’s what’s important.
The reason anyone is going to find your blog online is that it’s linked to a keyword search. What are the keywords related to your blog content?
Your keyword Relevance score should align with your blog content and headline. If your headline is address free web traffic, that should be your relevant keyword.
Your keyword helps you direct your content to the problem of a target audience. As this article is addressing free web traffic, I will assume that anyone who needs free web traffic will find it helpful.
So, my keyword Relevance is really about making my content answer the most relevant questions anyone looking for free web traffic should have. Or better still, show you how to get free web traffic.
And that way, Google will now use my article to respond to queries on free web traffic and send visitors to read my blog as an answer to their request.
The Length Of Your Article:
The Length may not matter to visitors, but it does for Google. In case you don’t know, Google is not a person. It’s artificial intelligence. It’s programmed to see things in a certain way.
For the length of your article, Google prefers it lengthy. According to Amazon Kindle, the minimum number of words it accepts for a book is 2,500 words. Google uses the same. An article on 2,500 can be considered as a book by Google.
This article is more than 2,900 words. I didn’t deliberately write it to be too long. I wanted to give you as many details as possible to help you make the right decision about getting free web traffic from Google.
If you want to rank of Google, you have to defeat your competitors to the top SERP (Search Engine Result Page). It’s a competitive position. It’s not handed down quickly.
When I told you that Google is looking for the latest information on every subject, I didn’t say they don’t already have on every issue. Google has tons of information on every topic you can think of in the world.
But it’s still looking for updated results. As the world evolves, Google expects there will be better ways of doing an actual thing or solving old problems.
So, to beat the competitors, Google wants you to give it something better than what they already have done.
Google would lie to know what others think of your information. How many sites are linking back to it? What are readers saying about it? Did anyone mention it anywhere on the internet?
How many social shares did you get for it? Google wants to know who and how it’s shared. If your blog is mentioned on the CNN website of HuffingtonPost, Google likes to remember to give you due credit for it.
Making Sure Your Robot Txt File Works:
The robot txt file is vital to your quest for free web traffic. WordPress sites usually have it set automatically. That’s why Google loves sites built with WordPress. It makes it easy for Google to crawl and index all the web pages on WordPress.
But you can check this little file and be sure it’s correctly set. Without it, Google can’t crawl your blog. So, you won’t be on the search engine.
If you are on WordPress, it’s already done for you. But you may want to check to be sure. And if you are using any SEO plugin, you might want to check to be sure it has not altered your robot text file with its prebuilt file.
Your robot txt file should look like this:
If it’s not, you should go to your server root and change your text file. Just copy this text above and paste it into your text file on your root server for your domain.
Setup Your Blog Sitemap:
Your sitemap is a vital part of how Google even know about what you have on your blog. Without a sitemap, Google may not be able to find information on your blog. That means you won’t be getting free web traffic too.
It’s a map Google is using to locate information on your blog. But you are the one to set up the sitemap. I use Squirrly SEO Plugin to setup my sitemap.
And after you have set up the sitemap, you need to send it to Google. Once Google gets the map, it will use it to crawl all your blog contents and add them to Google catalogue. Now people will start seeing your blog on Google.
Here is what your sitemap looks like.
You can also test your sitemap by adding /sitemap.xml to your URL. Like www.yourblog.com/sitemap.xml
The result should be something like this if you have a sitemap. And if your blog doesn’t have one, it will show you a 404 not found error code.
Google Search Console:
Search console is Google free website for Helping you rank well on search engine. You should set up your search console.
If you already have Google analytics, then just add the Googled console to it.
To Signup For Google Analytics, you will need a Gmail account. You can create one for free if you don’t have. With your Gmail account, you can sign up for any Google service, like the Google analytics.
Your Google analytics account helps link Google to your blog. It’s pretty simple to set up. And there are helpful tips from Google and even SEO plugin like Squirrly to help you link your blog to Google analytics.
So, follow it.
How To Submit Your Blog Content To Google Search:
The fastest way to submit your blog content to the search engine is to do it yourself. Google is not Almighty. It doesn’t know that you have started a blog. It may never find your site in months.
So, it’s a wise thing to help Google find you by submitting your site to Google console. On the console home page you will find the red button that says:
Once you click on it, zoom, you are on a page that lets you enter the URL of the website you want to add to Google search console. Submit the site after typing and you are done.
Submit Your Robot Txt File And Sitemap:
In the same Google console, go to the dashboard and select robot txt tester. You will see something like this.
If it’s empty, copy your robot text file and paste it there and click submit.
Also, for the sitemap, click on sitemaps. Click on the top button: ADD/TEST SITEMAP. Add sitemap.xml to your blog URL. And click submit. You can also click test to be sure it doesn’t return with an error before final submission.
Now, wait for Google to do its job. In a few days, your entire blog will be crawled by Google, and all your pages and posts indexed.
By this, you have also made it possible for Google to continually crawl your site and re-index your pages and post.
But, I always want to go back and re-index MyBlog myself. It keeps me in control of what Google should see and when I want it to see it, which is as fast as possible.
Conclusion On Google Free Web Traffic:
If you have followed my recommendations, you will soon be getting tons of free web traffic from Google. It’s that simple.
If you don’t know, you will always think it’s a stringent process to rank on Google SERP. Although, SEO experts charge up to $1,500 monthly to do this on blogs. But you are reading all about it for free.
Although, having a robot txt file or sitemap setup doesn’t mean Google won’t index your blog. See it as giving Google access to your copyright. Your content is your copyright product. And Google needs to access it, but it requires your right.
Remember that sites are designed with security features. You are using these setups to open a door for Google to continuously crawl your blog and index your contents.
You cannot afford not to setup it up for your blog. It will make a whole lot of difference
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Do you want to start a blog? Do you know starting a blog in Nigeria comes with its peculiarities? Some of the things that worked for bloggers in other countries may not work exactly the same for you. You need to be abreast of how to start a blog in Nigeria. Understand your challenges, the audience and different Monetization strategies available to you.
Blog marketing is a vast industry that is not easily saturated. It’s like the book industry. Each book is unique and different from another book even if both are on the same topic. The book industry cannot be saturated.
Blogging is like that too. It’s even more unique than books because each blog post is a new chapter of a book itself.
You can start your blog today and very sure it will be successful. Every blog has the potential to be successful. You will learn from this article not just how to start a blog but also how to make it profitable in Nigeria.
The process of starting a blog and turning it into a profitable business is not complicated at all. You only need to follow a proven method of blogging, and you will get there.
So, I’m writing this individual bloggers guide to help you understand the steps you should follow when starting a blog in Nigeria.
Why You Should Start A Blog:
Should I even be telling you about this? You have already made up your mind before stumbling upon my article on how to start a blog in Nigeria. Well, that’s what I think. But I will still try and convince you on why you start a blog.
My first reason is simple, everyone is starting a blog, why shouldn’t you? According to QuickSprout, there are over 150,000,000 blogs on the internet. And every second a new blog is created.
The question you should ask is, why these many blogs? Why are people starting a new blog every second? The answer is in the reason you should start one. But the real question is why do you need to start a blog?
Here are the reasons:
You need a platform to express yourself
If you love solving problems
If you are a writer or author
You have exceptional skills in any subject
You like helping others
If you want to influence others
Maybe you are even a student
You love travelling
Or you have an exciting hubby
You can also be a pastor, politician, or activist
The list goes on and on. However, one of the challenges of blogging is writing your content. It’s a massive challenge if you don’t enjoy writing. You can hire someone to write for you. You can even outsource your content writing to freelancers.
But nothing compares to the bloggers own style and inspiration. If you cannot write, go ahead and hire writers, there is nothing wrong with it. You don’t have to even know how to write to blog. What you need is the vision and the solution you are providing.
How To Choose A Blog Niche:
A niche is like a problem your blog is designed to solve. Looking for a niche to start blogging should be easy, once you know the question you want to answer.
So, what is that problem you have found an answer?
Although, picking a niche for your blog is not entirely straightforward. Even after you select your niche, you still need to calculate the traffic volume, the revenue model and conversion funnel.
However, you don’t have to be a pro blogger to figure it all out. You only need to follow what existing blogs are doing well, and you will be just fine.
I have picked out some already successful blog niches you can start in Nigeria. These blogs are proven to work in Nigeria.
Although I listed these Niches by there main categories, you can pick from a sub or sub-sub category niche. Also, I’m not trying to do a directory on niches. It’s just a guide to help you see what Niches are possible.
If you have a niche in mind, it’s equally as good. Do research on it. If it’s a problem many people have and you can monetise it as well.
Choose A Blog Platform:
There is so many blog platform to start your blog. Choose right. The platform you use may affect the success of your blog. All the different platforms are not the same. They differ in usability, features, expandable options, migration, interconnection, and leverage.
Your choice of a blog platform should be determined by your strategy. These are not the full list of blog engine, but I selected those I feel you might like to use. You can also combine some of the platforms as a strategy for your blog.
For example, you can have a WordPress blog and still blog on Medium, Tumblr and Quora. I combine the four myself. I use them differently, that way I leverage each of their powers to achieve my blog strategy.
Although I’m not giving details on each of the platforms, you can find that in another article. It will help you understand how each of them works and how you can leverage them profitably.
Cost of Starting a Blog in Nigeria:
There is the cost of starting a blog in Nigeria. I know there are articles written on how you can start a free blog. Well, that kind of blogs is for a personal blog that doesn’t require a commercial value.
If you are starting a blog to make money, you will need to invest money as well. In the world of business, there is no free lunch. Anything you get for free in business has the full potential hidden from you.
That is why I always recommend you buy what you use for business. I know due to startup fund limits, most Nigerians are looking for how to start a free blog. That can also lead to ‘free’ poverty. Those who make money know you have to buy the product if you want to get the best of it.
Here is my cost outlay for your blog. It’s just a startup cost. And it’s estimated. You can find a cheaper option or may even make a higher cost decision. It’s up to you.
Startup Cost Estimate:
Domain name – N3,500/Yearly
Web hosting plan – N17,500/Yearly
Blog theme – N18,000/One-off cost
The total cost is N39,000 for the first year. If you compare this to opening a physical office, you can see it’s cost effective. If you can afford to invest hundreds of thousands of NAIRA in office space, this shouldn’t be a huge task for you.
Register a Domain Name:
The challenge you may have with registering a domain name is getting the best one for your blog. Your domain name is an essential factor for SEO strategy for your blog. Google algorithm factors domain authority into scores for ranking your blog.
The right domain adds immediate value and increases your brand identity with little effort.
Here are things to consider when registering a domain name for your blog.
Go for dot-com domain if your target is an international audience. Also suitable for a Nigerian blog. But a dot NG domain name gives your blog local ranking preference over dot-com domain in Google Nigeria search engine.
Pick domain name with a popular keyword like “business.com.ng” is a considerable keyword advantage if you are starting a blog to share tips on business.
Consider similar domain names. Find out if others are using a similar domain name in the same or related category. It boosts your domain brand identity if similar domains have high domain authority.
Buy a domain name from a registrar that can offer you better domain management features. The more useful feature your registrar provides, the better.
Choose the following domain registrars. For Nigerian dot NG domain use WhoGoHost. If you would prefer using dot-com domain I recommend Godaddy.
Buy a Web Hosting Plan:
Your blog needs a hosting plan to store all the blogs you will be posting. Choosing a good hosting plan is essential. And as a Nigerian blog, choosing an affordable hosting plan is even more critical considering the exchange rate of dollars to NAIRA.
You may not know how good host impacts on your blog SEO until your blog is flagged for either spamming or virus. Hosting your blog on web hosts that are hosts to spamming sites or virus prone websites will impact negatively on your SEO.
So, you have to choose wisely where you host your blog. There are several web host online. But I wouldn’t say you should pick anyone. Since I’m helping you start a Profitable blog, I should also help you choose the best hosting package.
I’m recommending Bluehost, and I will also like to let you know that I have an exclusive deal with them that would give you a cheaper hosting plan, free domain and help you install WordPress with just one-click. That also includes some financial reward for me, but it’s not at any cost to you. The rates you pay for hosting is not affected by this commission.
Bluehost offers you a monthly hosting deal at $3.95/Month (N1,500/Month). But you will need to subscribe for a pat least 36 months to enjoy this rate. And the offer comes with free 1-year domain name registration.
And many more others. You can host with any one of them as you choose. But if you want my honest recommendation, I will give you the ones I have tested, like Bluehost, Godaddy, NameCheap, and Hostgator. And on a personal note, I promote Bluehost as an affiliate. If you choose Bluehost, I will be getting some commission from the company.
How To Install WordPress (optional):
If you are ready to start a blog in Nigeria, here are your steps to installing a WordPress blog using a Bluehost plan.
Step 1: Select your preferred Bluehost plan and pay with your naira MasterCard or VISA card. Follow the purchase guide on Bluehost to complete the purchase process for your hosting account.
Step 2: Create a password for your hosting account and login to the hosting panel.
Step 3: Select one of the free themes for your blog to complete the process.
Step 4: You will see a welcome to WordPress.
Step 5: Choose if it’s for BUSINESS or PERSONAL. Choose business and making money.
If you followed this step here to set up your blog, please write me on the comment box, and I will give you my 90 days personal mentoring for bloggers worth N250,000 for FREE. Congratulations!
Buy a Blog Theme:
For a beginner blogger, you don’t need to know how to design a blog to get started. You don’t even need to hire a web designer. All that is old school. What you need now is a premium theme, a well-designed website in a box.
Although WordPress offers lots of free themes you can pick and start your blog, it’s not always a wise decision. That may be good when setting up your blog. But you have to change to a premium theme when you are ready to start blogging to the world. I strongly don’t recommend using a free WordPress theme. Here are my reasons.
A free theme is less secured than a premium theme.
The free theme doesn’t have the full features you need to maximise theme functionalities.
Free blog themes are not Reliable
Free WordPress themes are not responsive to devices
The free WordPress theme is not SEO compliant
Free themes don’t look better than the premium version.
Reasons to Buy Premium Theme:
Making a good investment to buy a premium theme is worth it. If you don’t see it now, maybe later you will. It’s the same as having a wrong website. A good theme is one of the most valuable investment you will make for your blog.
Here are my reasons.
Premium themes are SEO compliant
They are most responsive to devices
They are securely designed and tested against security breaches
The premium theme is designed with speed in mind. A faster site means faster Google crawling and better ranking
It’s cheaper than building a website or hiring a designer to create one for you.
You can choose the right theme designed just for your type of blog.
Where To Buy Premium Blog Themes:
I have bought my themes from these two sites – Themeforest and MyThemeShop. The two are marketplaces for themes and plugins. The beauty of it is that they have the most extensive inventory of WordPress blog themes, making it easy for you to make the right choice.
Themeforest is my preferred. I bought my blog theme from the site. I love their WordPress themes a lot. They have more inventory than MyThemeShop. But their price starts from $19 depending on the kind of WordPress theme you want.
However, I advise that you buy themes from $50 and above. My reason is simple, the higher the price, the better the WordPress theme. You don’t expect a WordPress theme of $19 to have the same features as the WordPress theme of $50.
There are also themes of $300 and above. The better the features you want, the higher the cost. You can also ask the developer to customise the theme after purchase. Although that would attract additional fees.
Choose WordPress Plugins:
If you are going to be using WordPress, you will hear a lot about plugins. One of the beauties of using WordPress is that you get to expand the functionality using plugins. As the name implies, they added the feature that you can plug into your WordPress blog to add more functionality as you choose.
WordPress has tens of thousands of these plugins and with different feature requirements. That’s what gives WordPress an edge over the other platforms. You can turn a WordPress site into any function you want it to have. And cost effective.
For example, with a WordPress plugin, you can add SEO toolkit that helps you manage your on-page SEO like the pros. With little SEO knowledge, you can do SEO techniques on your site.
I have included links to all the plugins with their names so you won’t have any confusion when you install the plugins on your website. Most of the plugins also have a free version of WordPress.
That will allow you to test before buying the full version. And you will need either your naira MasterCard or VISA card since the payments are in USD.
How to Start Blogging – Content Marketing:
Your blog is not going to grow if you are not blogging. It’s like building a house, each block you add takes you closer to the final design form. The faster you add chunks, the faster the house will be made. But if you are not adding any block or you are adding it slowly, the house will slowly get built.
I hope you get the idea. The more information you have on your blog, the better your ranking. Your Google is what determines the volume of online traffic you get every day.
In Nigeria, most successful blogs did little or no blog optimisation. It’s actually easier to rank your blog in Nigeria. I have tried running a blog both on the global stage and local Nigeria. It’s tougher out there because most people know what you know. But here in Nigeria, it’s a lot easier and faster too.
But the part of writing good contents hasn’t changed. Google is ranking quality contents at the top of the SERP (Search Engine Result Page). You have to write quality contents to get top ranking on Google.
And writing authority contents can be easier if you follow some proven guide. I have listed a few of the steps you should follow to write powerful contents for Google ranking.
How to Write Blog Contents for Google Ranking:
There is a reason I’m making more emphasis on Google ranking. Your blog has no value if it’s not seen by visitors online. And to make your blog visible to online visitors you need Google.
Google connects your blog to the massive volume of free search visitors. You can get millions of free traffic from Google every month. But you need to give Google want it wants to get what you want. That’s how it works.
And you must avoid copying content. It’s dead on arrival strategy for any blogger that copies. Google will soon find out because each blog post has a date and time of posting. Google index all that with the content. When you copy, it’s easy to find out, even if you try to readjust it.
Write your own content. It’s hard work, but it pays at the end. There is no exemption to these rules. Follow them if you want Google to love your blog.
Tips for Writing Blog Contents for Google Ranking:
Okay, I’m still on Google ranking. I’m just making the subheading shorter so you can follow me all the way. See these tips to write your content. The best blog contents for Google ranking are the contents people love and visit more.
Write blog contents that solve problems in your niche
Avoid using the word ‘we’ and ‘they’, Instead, use ‘you’ and ‘i’ words.
Always start with an introduction to the topic. And give your readers a quick start into what your content is about in a way that motivates.
Trying using ‘Table Of Contents’ when you can to give details of what’s inside your article.
Teach people. Don’t just pass information. People are looking for how to solve a problem and not a reminder of the problem.
Properly edit and proofread your blog. Editing errors can mar the impact of your content.
Try as much as possible to use references. Google like to know how you arrive at your facts.
Use a conclusion at the end of every article. It works in reminding your readers what they might have missed if they jumped to the end of your blog. Make it end well too.
The word count for your article is equally vital to Google ranking. Although, that depends on industry and country as well. On average, Google ranks web articles with 2,000 and above words higher than those with less word count.
How Blogs Grow And Become Successful:
As you start blogging, you may face some challenges. So, it’s important I show you what those challenges would be and how you can overcome them quickly before they overwhelm you. Consider it as a business and treat it as such.
Your blog is not going to start growing immediately you start blogging. In fact, nobody knows you even started a blog. So, nobody will be reading your blog. But that’s okay because you just started.
If you are doing the right things as I have shown you in this guide, your blog will surely grow. You may not see any improvement in the first six months of blogging. I mean you may not see visitors to your blog. You may get 100 to 300 visitors per month.
But as you continue blogging, you will start seeing progress in the tenth or twelfth month. Yea, it may depend on your niche and keyword traffic volume. You should learn more about keywords and search engine optimisation.
However, your blog starts seeing a massive amount of free web traffic in the second year of blogging. That’s how long it can take for search engines to build enough index on your blog and recognise the depth of your blog authority in your niche.
How To Monetize Your Blog:
Making money from the blog has become so easy. Although, Nigeria has its peculiarity in blog Monetization. Most bloggers are using the most common strategy, which is Adsense. And Adsense has its issues too with Nigerian bloggers.
The three types of blog revenue models are:
You can monetise your blog using options from any of the three revenue model. Or you can use all the three models for your blog.
The problem with choosing an advertising model in Nigeria is the low cost of ads. The revenue for advertisements in Nigeria is still meagre. Google seems to price ads based on each countries average revenue per user.
But if you have no choice but to use Adsense, you should look at your statistics well and calculate what you can possibly earn from your target traffic.
Here is the formula I use to calculate ad revenue from Adsense. It’s not an exact estimate but my own way of convincing myself of the potential of ad revenue and how much traffic I should target to hit my ad revenue goals.
Google Nigeria Adsense Revenue Calculations:
According to WordSteam average CPC (Cost Per Click) rate per country, Nigeria was not listed in the other 97 nations compared with USA average CPC rate. That’s because Nigeria CPC rate is in the less than 100% and below of US average rate of $1.
So, I’m using a $0.05 CPC and a 5% CTR (Click Through Rate). Thus, the amount of traffic you will need to make $1,000 per month will be around these figures.
To figure out the number of clicks that equates to $1,000
1,000 / 0.05 = 20,000 clicks.
If you need 20,000 clicks at 5% CTR, the total traffic should be…
20,000 / 0.05 = 400,000 visitors
You will need 400,000 visitors a month. Per year will be
400,000 x 12 = 4,800,000
400,000 visitors every month will make you $1,000/month from Adsense. However, that is just an estimation. I also did not consider other revenue sources you may add to your blog.
Best Blog Monetization Options For Nigeria:
You should explore broader revenue sources for your blog. In fact, successful bloggers in Nigeria do not depend on Adsense at all. They have developed their own revenue models beyond Adsense story.
Some of them make money publishing promotional blog content. And it can cost as much as N50,000 for a post. Companies who understand the potential are paying to have their post on blogs with lots of traffic.
Here are a few lists of blog Monetization ideas for Nigerian bloggers to help you see what’s possible.
Sell products and services for companies on your blog for commission as an affiliate
Find companies to promote on your blog with content marketing
Sell keyword links to other online businesses. You can link other sites with anchor text keywords on your traffic pages and get paid.
Sell ads directly to companies instead of using the only Adsense.
You can sell your own products. It’s a premium revenue model for blogs.
Promote your own business. If you run a business or businesses, you can do content marketing for your transactions on your blogs.
If you are an author, promote and sell your books using your blog.
A church can open an online church service utilising a blog.
NGOs can accept donations and volunteers on their blogs.
Government or organisations can promote its agencies on its blog.
Only use Adsense as an additional revenue source. It can be discouraging if your Adsense Revenue doesn’t add up tangibly financially. It’s better you know this truth and prepare your blog for profit beyond Adsense.
Read Blogs On Blogging Tips And Guide:
If you are going to have success, you have to read more about blogging. You need to be abreast with new tips and guides on blogging. Don’t just do your thing. Learn continually from other bloggers.
You learn both from beginners and old bloggers. Don’t think because someone is a beginner mean he doesn’t know much. Some beginner bloggers are expert in the niche they are blogging.
And some Beginners are SEO experts. I have one like that as a mentor. CHRIS Lee was working as an SEO expert with a Company and didn’t even know much about blogging. Now he is teaching about growing your site traffic on his blog.
These are the kind of people you shouldn’t miss learning from at any cost. The whole idea is for you to mark out blogs you will follow. These should be blogs that would help your blogging career.
I also included links to other blogs in the niche examples. It will give you some idea of blogs you might also like to follow.
Conclusion On How To Start A Blog In Nigeria:
It’s never late to start a blog. Since the beginning of the world, people have been giving birth. Nothing is ever too late. So, don’t see Successful Blogs as a sign of intense competition. Every competition can’t be beaten. Facebook was not the first social media.
Think about all the businesses that have come and gone. Nokia used to be the number mobile phone. That position is taken over my iPhone.
Anything is possible. If you want to have the most successful blog in Nigeria, it’s possible! It doesn’t matter who has tried and failed. They probably didn’t know what you know now.
I wrote this guide to help you overcome any challenge of starting a successful blog in Nigeria. If you do what I have recommended for you in this guide, you will be a success.
Think about the future. Five years from now, how big would your blog have grown? If you could imagine it, you should wait for it because it’s possible with blogs.
If you are looking for something to do this year, I will recommend becoming a gas product dealer agent. This is not that kind of 9 am to 5 pm collar jobs that pay you peanuts monthly. Gas Product Dealership is a lucrative investment.
This one is less stressful and can also give you a good monthly income that is regular and enough to make you a good breadwinner for your family.
Even if you don’t know anything about gas or it’s products and hasn’t also done business before, I can show you a very easy to follow steps to start this business even from the comfort of your home.
And you can start with just N20,000 now – the startup price might go up in the future but if you take my advice and start now that is the amount I advise you to start with as a beginner.
Gas Business Guide For Beginners:
Before I even go further, let me first explain to you what you will be learning from this article so you can make up your mind to read also or merely stop here now and use your time for other things.
Because this is a gas business guide for beginners. I will be showing just the products to start with – but I recommend you start with only one and as you grow with that one you can add other gas products as well.
So, I will be showing you the Gas Product Dealership you can start with and why. I will also explain to you how to choose your supplier or suppliers. You will learn how a supplier can affect your business and what supplier you should deal with and why. I will also show you how to sell gas products as a dealer agent.
This is the most important aspect of this business. This will help you start selling and making money immediately even before you invest your N20,000. You might as well sell your first products before you also buy your first stock.
Once you have customers who will buy from you or you are so sure of it will sell in your city, you can now invest more money. I will show you how to finance it, what it’s for, who to send the money to and how much you can make from your N20,000 investment.
Profitable Gas Products:
Now, let’s start with finding profitable gas products you can deal on. Let me also explain your job as a gas product dealer agent. It will help you know the products you can sell better in your city.
As a gas product dealer agent, you are a representative for gas products manufacturer or importer in your city. Since they cannot be in every town, your job is to bring gas products, especially new ones closer to your market.
Most gas shop owners buy from other retailers like themselves without knowing it. That makes their prices higher. Now, you can be that go between agent.
If you are an agent to RHINO, for instance, you have all their support in your city for all their products as well. I will make a list of some of the products.
Items In Gas Product Dealership:
Camp gas burner
Gas Leak indicator
Let me explain what each product is for and the demand for it and why you should deal with it. The gas regulator is in colossal order now. Many families are changing to gas.
You know this thing when your neighbour’s husband buy the gas cooker for his wife, and your wife won’t let you rest until you buy for her too.
Many families are buying gas cooker because of this. Don’t underestimate the power of a woman when she wants something her neighbour has in her house. When you purchase a gas cooker, you must buy a gas cylinder with the regulator.
It’s the same with the demand for camp gas burner – in case you don’t know this camp gas burner is those small gas cylinder that has the burner attached directly to the bottle. They have become very popular now, especially among university students.
Gas Valve And Hose:
While the gas valve and hose are also in demand on their own. Though they are not much of a hot product because valves come together with camp burners most time but the hose is in regular order but with meagre-profit margin. That’s why you shouldn’t do hose as a single product dealership.
Rhino Gas Regulator:
But here is my recommended gas product you can start with right now as a beginner. Even though camp gas burners are the huge market, I will not advise you to start with it as a beginner.
The reason is simple, it’s everywhere, and the profit margin is too lean. You don’t want to start with a keenly competitive product in a business that you are just learning.
What you need is a product with a reasonable profit margin, that is not everywhere in the market but has huge demand even in a small town. So, I will recommend just the right product for you.
Rhino Gas Brand:
It’s called RHINO Gas regulator with leak dictator and gauge. This is not the regular gas regulator. This one has a gauge to help monitor gas usage, so you will know when your gas is about to finish. The regulator also save customers gas, because it’s low pressure regulator.
And it has leak dictator and can stop leakages of gas. It’s a product every gas user would want to buy. In fact, some people who already have the old regulator will buy this one to replace it. I will also show you how to get this product.
However, I will advice you get samples of the regulator. Here is why and how to get the samples. You need to see the product for yourself and even test it.
I recommend that you use one in your house to see how it works and so that you can boldly tell your customers how Best it works. It’s SONCAP approved.
For N150,000 you will before a retailer in your location. If you want to be a distributor in your state, the startup amount is N1,500,000. You will have an exclusive dealership in your state. However, Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt doesn’t have exclusive arrangement.
After that, you will not be able to get this small measure at this wholesale price. So, I advise you to use this opportunity to kickstart your gas product business. The retail price for this type of RHINO GAS REGULATOR is between N3,000 to N4,500. Some even sell as high as N5,000. Even that old regular ones sell as much as N2,500. If you do all the maths, you can see how much on retail you can make from this product. That is why I recommend this gas regulator to you.
But here is the main secret to selling it faster and more profitable. In your town, you can find at least two to five gas plants depending on your city, and many gas stores that are selling gas products.
Make a list of all of them.
Go to them one after the other
Ask them how much they are selling their gas regulators.
Don’t tell them you want to sell to them. See the different ones they have and their prices. If possible snap them pictures, note the prices and collect their name or business name, shop address and phone contact. They will give you willingly.
Try to reach at least 50 shops. After you have done this, you now have 50 potential outlets where you can sell your gas product. Make sure too that you have the samples ready if you are going to do this because you will need it to kickstart the sales.
Now that you have 50 potential shops that you can supply your gas regulator, choose a day to start calling them and introducing the regulator to them. I recommend you call them between Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s. Call between 11am to 2pm.
However, you must have decided how much you are going to sell to them. Note that these shops retail and they probably have somewhere they are buying regulators from. Also, they have a price they are hiring too.
So, your secret here is that you know how much they are selling. So, set your wholesale price not more that N200 margin from your cost price, because these shops are going to retail and you wouldn’t want them to reject it.
If the 50 shops that will buy a retail quantity of 10 pieces that is 500 pieces. If you calculate it by your N500 profit margin that’s N250,000 profit. Remember that these shops will now be buying from you all the time. Let’s assume it’s monthly, then you now have a regular N250,000 monthly income.
Chose Your Supplier:
However, if you now meet a challenge like not having the money to supply all that much order, that is where choosing the right supplier is essential. A good supplier is a partner that works together with you.
You help him sell his product to your market, and he should be able to help you as well. Don’t start asking for credit or pay on delivery. You won’t get that. Here is what I recommend that you request from your supplier.
If you have like 10 shops that want products at the same time, but you don’t have the money to order that quantity, you can contact your supplier and explain the situation to him. They might request that they call the shops themselves to be sure they are will to buy.
If you are working with a trusted supplier that is good but a lousy supplier can take those details from you and cut you off – and might even offer them the same price he is selling to you. The only way to guide against this is to have money to buy your stock or convince your buyers to give you their money upfront if they can trust you, or deal only from a trusted supplier.
Rhino Gas Company:
I want to recommend that you deal directly with the company that owns RHINO GAS REGULATORS. The company name is Rhino Industrial & Trading Company Limited. The are the manufacturers of the RHINO GAS REGULATOR.
They can also be trusted with contacts of your customers to help you meet colossal supply order if you don’t have money to order that big. They will request the connection of your customers. Call them on your behalf to confirm both their respective order, quantity and payment time.
Then, they will send a marketer to your city with the orders, while both of you will do the supply and collect money. They will take their cost and raise your profit. Also, you can ask the customers to pay directly into the company account, and you will arrange with RHINO to send the order.
Do you know how to drive? Would you like to work for a taxi company in United Arab Emirate? Can you afford to pay the expenses to process your travel permits to work in Dubai? If your answers are yes, then read further. I have instant employment for you in UAE.
The job is available now. It’s not a promise. Once you qualify, and pass the interview here that will be conducted in Nigeria, you will be on your way to Dubai. The job is for a two years driving job. After the first two years, you can renew your contract and extend your work permit to allow you to continue to live and work in UAE.
Which Work In Dubai Jobs Available?
If you are now unemployed here is your chance to gain meaningful employment with good monthly salary. The jobs are guaranteed if you meet the necessary requirements.
The salary is also good compared to salaries you can get in Nigeria. Even though it’s driving job, it’s more decent that bank jobs in Nigeria. And it’s not like the kind of driving job you have in Nigeria. This one is executive driving.
You will also get bonus salary. Yes, you will be getting bonus salary every month for hard work. Sometimes, your bonus maybe more than your basic salary. If you are hardworking you can earn your salary times two as bonus monthly. Assuming your salary is N400,000, you can earn bonus salary of over N800,000. Although, this amount is not guarantee but it’s possible.
There is also one month leave every year for that two years. You will have opportunity to come to Nigeria and see your family once in a year.
And there are other incentives depending on the company you work for in Dubai. Some of the incentives includes:
Free feeding allowance for the first three months you are in Dubai.
Free accommodation (depending on the company you work for)
Driving school training to teach you how to drive in UAE
And many others.
What is the average Salary in Dubai?
The salary in Dubai is more than the salaries in Nigeria. The basic salary for a cab driver is around N250,000 to N400,000 depending on the company you are working for.
But the average bonus salary is N300,000 to N1,000,000 monthly. In Dubai hard work is encouraged. Since you are generating revenue, the company encourages you to work hard by sharing part of the revenue you generate with you as bonus salary.
That means, while you get your normal salary for working for them, you can also get extra pay every month for generating for revenue for them. The bonus salary is not paid to everyone but those who worked hard that month.
It’s to discourage laziness and idleness. If you want to be paid more money you equally work for it.
What Are The Working Hours in Dubai?
In Dubai there is nothing like working hours for a cab driver. It’s a 24 hours job. So, you can work as much as you want and earn as much as you work.
However, the company might decide to share the time between you and another driver, like a shift job. While you work for 12 hours, your partner will work for the rest 12 hours of the day.
That makes it easy for both of you to rest in the 12 hours when you are not working. And be strong enough to work your 12 hours times successfully.
You may also be given a 24 hours work time. Those who work for 24 hours doesn’t necessarily work all the 24 hours everyday. They pick the time passengers are more and rest when it’s low peak.
However, working for 24 hours means more money for a driver. You work more and earn more as well. The richest drivers in Dubai are those that have 24 hours driving. But companies don’t easily give you a car to your self for 24 hours. You must work hard and have proven it to them.
How Can Get A Job in Dubai?
Getting a job in Dubai is not difficult. You need to have the qualification for any job you want to do. It’s a law abiding country. So, everything is done according to the law. But to get a driving job doesn’t need much qualification. Though you are required to meet the following requirements:
Drivers license with at least 3 years driving experience in Nigeria. A new drivers license will not be accepted. It must be at a least three years. Expired one is preferred because it means you have used it for up to 3 to 5 years.
International passport with age not more than 45 years. The age for driving is below 45 years. However, they are looking at the age on your passport to decide your age. Your passport must show age below 45 years. New passports are allowed as well.
West African O’Level examination certificate. You will need at least WAEC certificate. You will be required to attend driving school when you get to Dubai. So, ability to read and write is required. You WAEC certificate is proof that you have some basic education.
Police report to certify that you don’t have criminal record. This one is obtainable in Lagos or Abuja Police office. In Lagos it’s only PANTI that issues this document. In Abuja its force headquarters. It’s just for police to prove that you have no criminal record. It can cost like N20,000 for the document.
Other documents include health tests. There are basic health tests that are required like, HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis.
How Can I Get Dubai Work Visa?
Dubai work visa is only issued to companies employing people in Dubai. They are not issued to people. To get a Dubai work visa you need to first get employed by a company in Dubai. And the company will ask for a work visa for you before it can be granted.
Anyone who claims to get you a work visa is a fraud. You must first get employed and the company that employed you will not apply for a work visa with your documents before UAE government will approve it.
For you to work in Dubai you will need to be employed. So, the companies that hire drivers come to Nigeria to conduct their interviews. It’s only after the interview that you should pay any money to anyone for a work visa.
However, the Dubai work visa is not as cheap as their visiting visa. The visitor’s visa is for a week or two. But work visa is for a minimum of two years an opportunity to work in Dubai and earn money.