There is no such thing as a matter that pursuits me greater than the subject of earning profits and narrowing it down even additional there isn’t any particular topic within the technique of earning profits that jazzes me greater than using extensively out there expertise. And I’m not speaking hi-tech right here. I simply imply easy expertise just like the mobile phone, e-mail and stuff like that.
Why does this curiosity me a lot? As a result of I imagine there are big alternatives to make tons of money from enterprise for many who make use of expertise to do issues that had been beforehand inconceivable to do. This text explains all that in quite simple language and I really offer you sensible experiences from my very personal life.
I began out within the very low tech primary conventional enterprise of printing. I used to make some superb money printing letter heads, enterprise playing cards and so on for varied purchasers massive and small. Then computer systems got here and turned the entire business the wrong way up. The pc made the workplace paperless and thus in want of a lot much less stationary. Purchasers who required 5000 letterheads now instrument 500 for the entire 12 months and simply communicated utilizing e-mail and even sms messages. To make issues worse computer systems and cell telephones invaded the market at about the identical time that simple accessible loans got here so nearly everyone who bought a mortgage in Nairobi purchased a printing press. The outcome was that we ended up having too many printing machines round at a time when the marketplace for printing jobs was shrinking quickly. To chop a protracted story brief I bought into critical monetary issues and I used to be auctioned and misplaced all my furnishings and electronics in the home and every thing within the workplace (together with paradoxically a pc I hadn’t even completed paying for).
Then sooner or later an previous good friend organized for me to get a fairly profitable printing job from a consumer in South Sudan. He consumer despatched me the art work from Juba as an attachment to an e-mail. After which he wired me the money. After I was carried out with the job I took it to Wilson Airport the place it was flown out. I ended up with some fairly good cash that gave me a little bit respite from the appreciable monetary stress I used to be going by on the time. I sat down and reviewed the position of expertise in enabling me to serve a consumer who was so distant with out leaving Nairobi. I requested myself questions like “May I get extra purchasers in South Sudan whereas I used to be in Nairobi? That approach I’d not be slowed down by the crowded and but shrinking marketplace for offset printing in Nairobi.
My thoughts shortly zeroed in on expertise as a instrument to assist me earn money in an more and more hostile enterprise setting. I’ve by no means appeared again since.
To chop to the chase I ended up getting an excellent job in Dar-es-salaam Tanzania the place I’m at the moment primarily based. After I went there for the primary time I used to be naïve and I believed I’d hit that under-developed market with all types of services and grow to be a millionaire in a single day. However alas, it was by no means to be. I used to be shortly introduced again to actuality when even my Tanzanian employers bumped into critical issues attempting to get me a piece allow to work in that nation.
To be trustworthy I misplaced fairly a bit of cash trusting locals to behave as my entrance as I attempted all types of companies which failed one after the opposite. My spouse bought actually upset about my continued “investments” into money draining failures and identified that the money I had misplaced would have been sufficient to purchase an enormous prime plot in Athi River or Kitengela. It actually angered me when she stated this. Particularly as a result of it was true.
Then it dawned on me that I didn’t must wrestle within the Tanzanian market which I did not know very nicely after I may use expertise to do enterprise in Kenya whereas I used to be nonetheless employed in Tanzania. It was not clean crusing to what I’ve right this moment however lastly I bought to setup one thing that works like a allure.
I’ve two companies that do extraordinarily nicely. I promote automobiles in Nairobi and Mombasa as a intermediary. I promote my automobiles utilizing the noticeboards at Sarit Centre in Nairobi and one other one at Nakumatt in Mombasa. I do my color poster for the automobiles on my PC at house after which I used to print out the posters and bodily ship them by way of Akamba bus from Dar all the best way to Nairobi and Mombasa the place they’d be picked up and put up on the respective discover boards for me to begin receiving enquiries. The entire train would value me about four,000 bob. However today expertise has made it even simpler and less expensive. I exploit a brand new weblog website the place I rent any person in Nairobi and one other in Mombasa to obtain my posters as a pdf attachment of their e-mail. They then print them out and put them up at Sarit Centre and Nakumatt Nyali respectively. I pay them solely Kshs 100 shillings every for this easy errand. I do that by the location which implies that they do not get paid till they’ve achieved the duty efficiently. I often ship them the money by way of Mpesa to the innovatively easy website. I exploit this man in Dar who travels with buses each different day to Mombasa and again and I give him the money in Tanzania shillings and he deposits Mpesa in Kenya shillings and sends the money to the recipient when he’s in Kenya. To verify that the work is completed, I merely name a good friend in Westlands and ask him to go for lunch at Sarit Centre and test in the event that they see my poster. I do the same factor with the Mombasa poster. I may simply use the identical website to rent any person else at 100 bob to go and test and make sure that the posters have been out up, however I suppose I wish to save 100. The mobile phone marketed is my private one (which works in Tanzania) When purchasers name I inform them as a lot as I can in regards to the automotive after which direct them the place to view it. I work with about three completely different main automotive importers in Mombasa. Once they purchase the automotive the sellers merely deposit the funds in my KCB (Kenya Industrial Checking account) and I can then entry the funds by way of an ATM in Dar-es-salaam. At any time when my contacts get new automobiles in Mombasa they put up them to their web sites and I merely obtain them from there and create my gross sales poster. Easy nevertheless it works.
I nonetheless have my very nicely paying job and on the similar time my aspect enterprise brings in a mean of Kshs 500, 000 each month.
You get the drift? Now why I’m so thinking about discussing expertise and the way to use it to earn money by a small easy enterprise. Keep in mind that you are able to do just about any type of enterprise because the absentee proprietor as a result of expertise now permits you “to be there” with out really bodily being there.
Sit down right this moment and try to work out the way to use expertise to earn money.