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25 Ways & Skills to Build Passive Income in Nigeria

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If you’ve been thinking of a way to build passive income in Nigeria, this particular page will show you more than 20 ways you can effectively and profitably achieve that. But why building a passive income?

It’s a known fact that most salary earners in Nigeria spends almost all the money for them paid, before the time of the next payment comes. This may lead to inability to purchase certain items for yourself, your family and take care of some responsibilities such as subscribing to some services and even discourage you from travelling to a certain places either for holiday or tourism.

Since the salary or wages aren’t that sufficient to cater for your needs, you’ll surely agree with me that it is important to improvise. And this the reason why we’re both going to learn the idea of how we can build passive income in Nigeria.

You might ask be asking……

What is passive income and how is it built?

Passive Income can come from a job where you’re not actively doing or a job in which you’re employed and paid by a “boss”. It is the money you earns other than your monthly wages – Simply put, it is called “side hustle”!

And to build passive income in Nigeria or side hustle, you need to be smart, digital savvy, consistent and ready to sacrifice enough time (plus ‘Patience’) and some bucks.

I know you’re ready for this? Please be informed that these passive income ideas here are the mashup of business you can start by investing little capital and other ways you can make money online in Nigeria without spending a dime.

Having that in mind, let veer to the main checkpoint;

The 25 Best Ways to Build Passive Income in Nigeria

1.   Book Writing/Publishing

Are you a versatile writer? If you can write great article such as story, history, tutorials, advice, motivation or any type of article and you can command English with your writing, you can start your way to earn money online from Amazon Kindle.

Amazon Kindle is one great place to publish your books and you could also write. You place a price tag on each book you uploaded to Amazon Kindle and Amazon will help you take care of the rest.

Yes, you don’t need to stress yourself much after publishing the book on Amazon Kindle but if you can promote it to your audience, it will be an added advantage to get sale quicker.

Although it take time to get a book ready, when it finally gets ready, the cash just keeps coming in.

If people love your love and the early buyers gave the book some impressive ratings and recommendations, then you’re going to keep earning from it until it fades.

So if you need a side hustle in Nigeria and you have penchant for writing, considering joining Amazon Kindle.

2.   E-commerce

You could as well get into the field of e-commerce and build passive income in Nigeria through it. Dropshipping would be an ideal option if you’d be venturing into the field of e-commerce.

Dropshipping is selling goods you don’t really have in stock and earning some commission on each successful sales. No risk and no stress. In fact, you can do it alongside with your 8-5 job.

There are lots e-commerce platforms for dropshipping to help you get started easily, Shopify and WooCommerce are a few amongst others.

You need to invest some money to build your online shopping store before you can start this business.

3.   Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a type of online business where you partnered with a firm in order to help them sell their products or services.

A purchase made via your affiliate link gives you a commission usually in percentages. Getting started with affiliate marketing is pretty easy as most firms do have this on offer and you could take advantage of it and build passive income in Nigeria.

Here are the top 10 affiliate programs in Nigeria which you can join, promote offers and start earning some bucks.

4.   Build an Online Course

With proficiency in any field, you could teach the rudiments of such field and get paid for doing so. A good place to start is Udemy, there are more options but Udemy is well known with good reputation.

Teachable and Kajabi are also great to launch your online course and start making money from the successive sales.

5.   Freelancing

Freelancing give you the time to do your active job and you’re not tied by contract to any firm. As a freelancer, you can provide solutions to various problems, get paid and your income keeps coming in.

I earn mostly from Fiverr and I’ve also earned from few freelancing platforms. You can also start your freelancing career today if you got any skills that can be rendered and delivered digitally.

PS: Read this guide on how to start a freelancing business in Nigeria

Here are the top 10 freelancing websites in Nigeria that pay well for freelancers. Check them out before you choose to join any.

6.   Start a YouTube Channel (Vlogging)

A lot of Nigerians such as comedians, musicians, reviewers and other content creators make money constantly via YouTube. They’re making good money daily and you can join the train.

If you find yourself proficient in a certain field, having a channel that explores the nitty-gritties of such field would be a good way to build passive income in Nigeria.

This is one sure fire way to build passive income, what even more unique is the market isn’t saturated with vloggers. You can take advantage and start your vlogging journey today

7.   Blogging

Another way you can build passive income in Nigeria is through blogging. Few years back, owning and managing a blog was quite difficult and required lots of human and technical efforts. With the continuous growth in technology, the process have been simplified, you can even run and manage blog on a smartphone or tablet – even though I don’t support it.

There are numerous ways to earn money online by blogging in Nigeria, these includes selling Ads spaces, Google Adsense, affiliate marketing, sponsored posts and so on.

If you want to start blogging, I can coach you on how to make money, create the blog for you and monitor you for 30 days to make sure you’ve understood the blogosphere.

But this is a paid service I render for smart entrepreneur like you. If you’re ready to start your way to blogging like a “Pro”, contact me here and let talk about it.

8.   Article Writing

If you’re good in writing, it could generate passive income for you as you write articles. Perhaps you’re not proficient in English grammar, there online course which could help you out and expand your skills.

I’m a blogger and freelance writer but sometimes, I gets too busy to write a single letter. That’s why I personally hire proficient writers and I pay them per article not per month.

I calculated the money I paid my freelance writers for a month and it’s up to N35,000.

And personally as mentioned, I writes contents for clients. I bill them based on the type of the article ranging from N1,000 – N3,000 per article (for Nigeria clients)

You can also start your writing career by pitching business owners on social media, email and on freelancing websites.

9.   Comedy

The field of comedy, especially skits making do pay these days. You can take some inspiration from the popular skits producers and start one if comedy is your thing.

Broda Shaggi, Omo Ibadan, Lasisi Elenu and so on are frontier comedians making money from Instagram, YouTube, Paid partnership and other deals.

You can also do stand-up comedy like that of AY, Basketmouth and so on, it pays too.

10.               Graphic Design

It’s seen a primary source of income for most Nigerians, but it could also serve as a means of building passive income in Nigeria with sites like fiverr etc. online or offline.

You can brand your image and start looking for people interest in logo, fliers, book cover and so on

11.               Buying and Selling domain in Nigeria (Domain Flipping)

Another great way you can build passive income is through the purchase and sale of domains. It’s pretty easy to do this, you get domains from those willing to sell theirs and resell for a higher price.

It’s called domain flipping because it involves flipping of domain you’re not going to use for money.

Flippa.com is the popular sites in the world to make profit from domain and website reselling.

12.               Software Development

We’re currently living in a world where a lot of things are getting digitalized, mobile apps makes it easier to access things you’d find on most sites – it’s compact and user friendly.

With this revelation, the market for software development – especially for smartphone is quite high. You could also work independently and create apps.

Again, freelancing sites like Fiverr can help you get started.

13.               Email Marketing

It’s a form a digital marketing that entails sending lots of marketing based emails to several persons. You’d need a huge contact base to succeed in this field.

Wait, I’m not telling you to start sending random emails to people.

The aim of Email marketing is to “sell”.

Now ask yourself; what am I going to sell to the people with these email addresses?

If you don’t have anything to sell or promote, you can offer these service for money. There are lots of start-ups or business owners who need to promote their stuffs, you can be hire if you approached them well.

14.               Copy Writing

It’s another form of writing you can use for building passive income in Nigeria, there lots of places paying for this. It doesn’t require lot of technicalities to begin earning through this means.

Just as email marketing, the main intention of copywriting is to “sell”. Before you jump into this, you need to be a proficient and persuasive writer.

Business owners may hire you to write for their product or service.

15.               Tutorials

Tutorials especially online is one good way to make some good money for yourself and in the process, build passive income in Nigeria. Many people outside there these days are leveraging the internet to learn almost about anything that could be of great help for them.

Having good knowledge of a thing and giving tutorials increases your earning potential.

You can offer classroom tutorial where you’ll teach people face-to-face about what you know and can be of great benefit for them.

You can also sell ebooks.

16.               Photography

Photography is another way you can get to build passive income in the country. Asides the conventional style of photography, you could also sell your photos on various platforms which are available online.

Personally, I make few bucks from photography because I have small camera and printer here. I snap people who call for a quick shot and I will print it out for them. I also earn from wait-and-get passport as it is more expensive than normal photograph.

You can buy a small camera and printer of N150,000 or second of N100,000 and start doing the business in your school or environment.

17.               Real Estate Investment

Investing in real estate is one of the best ways to build passive income in Nigeria. Take the current American president for example, aside his salary he makes good income via real estate. It’s one of the best ways of earning these days.

I don’t want to bore you with stuffs about real estate investment but I got a nice tutorial on how you can make money from real estate investment in Nigeria – read here.

18.               Stock Exchange

The stock exchange market is one that pays a lot, it’s a market where trillions are made daily, this trillions are distributed among the traders.

Investing in a company’s stock is a good way of building passive income in Nigeria, but it’s important to scrutinize the firm before investing.

19.               Music

No doubt the entertainment industry in Nigeria is one of the most functional industry currently. Music in the country does pay, especially if you can produce cool songs that keep people glued to their earphones.

There’s more than enough genres you can choose from, so you’re not stuck on a particular style and that’s the beauty of music – its dynamism.

Davido, Wizkid and others started from somewhere and you too can.

Read this guide on how to make money as an upcoming artists in Nigeria

PPS: Here is how you can promote your music and build your fame in Nigeria

20.               Radio/Television Jingles

If you happen to have a good voice, then you can earn some money via radio and tv jingles.

It’s pretty easy, just saying some words about a product or service and you’re paid for it, how cool!

DJs, Radio stations, TV company and some business owners hire these type of people

21.               Audiobook Sale

The world have grown a lot in terms of technology in the 21st century, books have grown from paper formats – which is traditional and wildly used, to e-books – which is beginning to gain attention, to audiobooks.

Audiobook format are getting a lot of attraction from persons of various field who will like to read while doing other activities and making a book in such format is one way to build passive income in Nigeria.

N.B. Not all books are suited for this format, especially books with graphical representation and pictorial illustrations.

22.               Disk Jockey (Dj)

With events happening every weekend services of a disk jockey are always needed. You could use the weekend to rack up some extra bucks.

There are lots of radio presenters who do this during the weekend or on days they’re off work, you could learn, get a laptop and start your journey.

This also one of the best business ideas for students in Nigeria

23.               Master Of Ceremony (MC)

Still on events, every event will always require the services of an M.C. and what better way to build passive income in Nigeria than conducting events and getting paid for it.

Becoming an M.C. will require self-confidence which you can build if you don’t have one and public speaking skills which you could also learn easily.

It’s an added advantage if you know how to make people laughs.

24.               Cryptocurrency Trading

It’s quite similar to stock trading in terms of structure. Dealing on cryptocurrency is good way to make an extra income asides your daily job. It does require a bit of technical acuity and you’ll start making money.

PS: Here is how you can make money with cryptocurrency in Nigeria

PPS: You can sell your bitcoin or any coins to these trusted cryptocurrency exchanger website in Nigeria

25.               Human Resources

People who are into HR consulting in Nigeria makes money once they started with the right orientation.

Human resources simply involves recruiting and training people who are job seekers. After training and might have selected the best from them, you will then recommend them alongside with their CVs for companies who need such skilful or experience employees.

You’re going to be paid certain amount of money every month on each employee taken out by any employer from your HRO Company.

But you need to professionally start this business if you want people (both prospective employers and job seekers) to trust you.

With this business, you can profitably build a passive income in Nigeria. But how do you start?

No worry! I got a detailed article here that will teach you the best ways to start HR Outsourcing Business in Nigeria

…. and over to you

So wrapping up, you’ve seen 25 ways to build passive income in Nigeria. There are more ideas but the ones above are ideal. 

Which are you into currently and which would you like to venture into? Let me know in the comments!

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HOG Furniture Review: Trusted Online Shopping Store?

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HOG Furniture

Few weeks ago, I was trying to get a particular office chair for my workspace, then I stumbled on HOG Furniture. Just like you, I was doubting if HOG Furniture is reliable or not; as I’m pretty much familiar with the likes of Jumia and some other shopping stores in Nigeria.

Finally, I took the risked, placed an order and pay for the office chair.

But with respect to my experience in online shopping, and with HOG Furniture, is the company really the best online shopping store for furniture or homewares in Nigeria as they claimed?

I will answer that question right in this blog post.

But kindly note that this is not a sponsored post and I’m not promoting HOG Furniture. I’m just sharing what I’ve personally experienced.

Now, let’s start!

About HOG Furniture

HOG Furniture website

HOG Furniture is an online shopping store in Nigeria, primarily dedicated to home and office wares.

In simple term, the company deal with selling of stuffs like chairs, table, desk, cabinets, wardrobe, rug, carpet etc. And one more thing;

They also deal with Auctioning, cleaning and maintenance services.

Benefits of Using HOG Furniture

  • Competitive and Affordable price
  • Fast shipping
  • Fast customer care response
  • Anyone can become a vendor
  • You can refer people and earn money
  • Flexible payment options
  • 7-days refund policy (too low tho)
  • You can get discount
  • etc.

Is HOG Furniture Legit or Scam?

HOG Furniture is legit. They are in business since 2009, that’s about 12 years (as at the time of writing this blog post). They have no record of scam.

If you’ve been scammed by HOG Furniture in one way or another, kindly use the comment box below to share your story with us and we will be glad to publicize it in order to save someone outside there.

But personally, I have no issue of scam with HOG Furniture.

How to Buy Stuffs on HOG Furniture

  1. Visit their website: https://hogfurniture.com.ng/
  2. Sign up and complete your profile
  3. Search for, and add your product to Cart
  4. Proceed to Pay
  5. After payment, wait for your items to be delivered to you.

That’s pretty eazzy, isn’t it?

But I will advise you to chat with them first before you place order. Before I placed my order, I had to chat with them on WhatsApp to know the shipping process and some other questions.

ALSO READ: How to Buy and Ship from USA Store to Nigeria

Now, let’s talk about HOG Furniture if they’re really the best online shopping store for furniture in Nigeria.

Is HOG Furniture the Best Online Shopping Store in Nigeria?

Well, I can’t categorically say YES or NO. But to be honest, they’re trying.

If they’re not the best, they should be among the top 5 in homeware or furniture store in Nigeria (as you know we have the likes of popular sites like Jumia, Konga and Jiji).

But notwithstanding, below are what I experienced with HOG Furniture;

Pros of HOG Furniture

1.      Good Customer Care Support:

I ask questions a lot, especially if we’re dealing for the first time. The response rate of the support team is fast. And you have a flexible way of chatting with them, which is through “WhatsApp”.

They also follow up by calling you.

2.      Affordable Shipping Fee:

Their shipping fee is not expensive, but I won’t tell you how much they charge as the fee is not fixed, it varies with respect to how heavy your item is, and how far your location is.

SO, I’ll advise you to talk to the customer care rep to know your standing here.

3.      Fast Delivery

This is what I really like the most of all the reasons why I like HOG furniture.

Let me confess this;

Before I ordered for my office chair on HOG Furniture, I have earlier ordered for the same chair on Jumia, I waited for about 11 days for it to be delivered. Unfortunately, Jumia cancelled the order without any reason given.

I mean, after waiting for 11 days!

Well, I went to HOG Furniture, placed order for the same office chair and after 4 days, I got my chair!

4.      Large Inventory of Items

You have thousands of items available for you.

Okay, let’s me also talk about the downside which I hate;

Cons of HOG Furniture

1.      Bad Delivery Handling

This really got me annoyed.

I expected HOG Furniture to be able to handle Delivery without stressing the customer (just like how Jumia and co does).

The day when they told me the items will be delivered to me elapsed without getting the item, that doesn’t annoy as I believe maybe something happened. So, I was expecting it another day.

Then suddenly one day, a man called me, telling me to come “immediately now” for my package because he’s going out.

And I was in the middle of an important meeting when he called.

He should have informed me in the morning before he got to my place. Well, I left the meeting and rushed to pick the items and I thought 30 minutes will be okay for me to take leave and return to the meeting later.

After getting to the pickup destination, the man asked me to pay for delivery before I pick the item.

I’ve paid for everything including the delivery fee, why do I need to pay again?

I had to call HOG Furniture to sort it out.

They delayed me for more than an hour there, before HOG Furniture send the delivery money to the driver.

Imagine what I lose that day because of poor delivery handling by HOG Furniture.

They should have:

  • Inform me earlier before the delivery agent got to my place
  • They should have paid the delivery fee and not waste my time with that.

I don’t know why they can entrust package worth N85,000 to a driver and can not entrust him with just N5,000 for delivery.

HOG furniture needs to fix this!

2.      Incomplete Package

Buying an office chair from HOG Furniture was not my first-time buying office chair. And I know what must be included in the package.

Maybe it was a mistake or intentional, I didn’t receive the Manual to install the chair, L and key screwdriver to assemble and tighten the chair.

With these two important items missing, I got annoyed too.

But they later send some DIY videos to replace manual, but I have to look for the “scarce” L and Key screwdriver myself.

HOG Furniture needs to be sure they package the complete items together before sending it out for shipping.

3.      Low ratings on products

You know rating is very important, that will help you make decision judiciously. But the products on HOG Furniture website has very low rating, and that may confuse you on knowing a trusted merchant or a scammer.

Maybe this is not HOG Furniture’s fault. Most people don’t care about dropping review unless the product come short of their expectation.

BUT they should try and get ratings and reviews, it builds trust!

So, Is HOG Furniture the Best in Nigeria When it comes to Furniture?

With the personal experience I shared above, I can’t really say.

And don’t be discourage, HOG Furniture is legit and their delivery is very fast. They just annoyed me slightly with the poor delivery handling stuff.

If you want to buy any item on HOG, go ahead.

If I were to rate them, I will give them 7/10. They should work on getting better.

In the future, I will still buy item(s) from HOG Furniture and see if they’ve improved or not; by then, I’ll update this blog post with my experience.

So here you go, HOG Furniture is still one of the top 5 online stores for Furniture in Nigeria!

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Heroshe Review: How to Buy and Ship from USA to Nigeria

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Heroshe Review - Buy and Ship from USA to Nigeria

Do you want to know if Heroshe is affordable, legit or scam?

Or maybe you want to know how you can buy (items) and ship from USA to Nigeria with ease using Heroshe to bridge the gap, then this blog post is for you.

Before we go into the review and how to buy/ship from USA to Nigeria, kindly note that I’m writing not from “mere” perspective or online reviews. But I’m writing out of my personal shopping experience from USA to Nigeria with Heroshe.

Heroshe, Heroshe… If this is your first time hearing that name, you may be wondering if it’s a name of person or company. And if it’s a company’s name, what to do they do in particular?

Okay, I got you! Let me use this opportunity introduce you to Heroshe;

About Heroshe

Heroshe is a logistics company that helps in procurement and shipping of items from USA to Nigeria.

To break it down, Heroshe can help you buy items from any USA stores like eBay, Amazon etc., and help you get the purchased items to Nigeria (Lagos state warehouse or your immediate city).

Heroshe - Get USA Address in Nigeria

If you have had trouble getting some items from USA before, Heroshe promises to make your next shipping a good and worthy experience.

Benefits of Using Heroshe

  • Free USA address where to can use as delivery address on any store
  • Free $2 or N1,000 when you sign up
  • Fast shipping
  • Affordable shipping
  • Good tracking system
  • Back-to-Back follow-up via email

But is Heroshe Scam or Legit?

Without mincing a word, Heroshe is legit!

Hey… hey, you’re thinking that the answer should be “maybe” just like other reviews about Heroshe says. I’m not going to follow that trend, I’ll just say the truth because I’ve used tested Heroshe and I now trust them.

This is not a sponsored post, but speaking from my experience with them.

Before I start using Heroshe, I have tried different logistics companies to help me procure and ship my items from USA to Nigeria, but in one way or another, I regret because they lack something, which Heroshe doesn’t.

If you’re thinking of using Heroshe for your next shipping from USA to Nigeria and you don’t know how, I highlight 11 simple steps to use Heroshe; either for the Buy for Me service, Ship for me service or BOTH. But now, let’s talk about why think Heroshe is the best so far;

Heroshe Review: features that make Heroshe Stands Out?

When I compare Heroshe with other companies have used or tried to use, I found out the Heroshe is best and here is why;

1.      UI/UX: Clean and Easy to Navigate Website

Heroshe’s website is clean, easy to navigate and very responsive.

Unlike a logistics website I visited, they are showing desktop view on mobile, which is annoying. Imagine how you will need to use you fingers to enlarge before you can see the texts on the website.

And some websites have annoying pop ups.

While another has lot of information squeezed on the homepage (and in smaller font sizes).

On Heroshe’s, you won’t miss your way as everything on their website are perfectly worded and arranged. No long text or confusing pages. The website is just straight forward.

2.      Live Chat Support

I’m a kind of someone who ask questions a lot and my curiosity must be satisfied before I proceed on doing something.

Some companies use email or phone call for their customer support service but they forget to realize that live chat option is very powerful!

Heroshe got a win here.

I’m not guaranteeing that you will get quick response like within 5 minutes because the time zone of the available customer care or sales rep may be different from yours, but I know they replies as soon as possible.

3.      Responsive Customer Care Service

I was eventually thinking of using ShopToMyDoor (ShipToNaija) to procure and ship my items from USA to Nigeria, but to be honest, their customer care service is horrible.

I don’t know maybe they thought I was joking or not serious, but they snubbed me for weeks even though I was chatting with them on WhatsApp (as that’s their official place to converse with customer).

The snubbing hit me hard to be sincere.

I immediate get to Heroshe, asked my questions on Live Chat and I receive responses which was onboarded till I finally agree to go with Heroshe.

For customer care service, Heroshe is your best plug if you need a company to help you buy and ship from USA to Nigeria.

4.      Affordable Shipping Fee

When I say affordable, I don’t mean Heroshe is the “cheapest” but their price is reasonable.

And that raise the question;

How much does Heroshe Charge for Shipping?

Heroshe charge $2 (or its equivalent in NAIRA) per Lbs. to ship from USA to in Nigeria.

But that’s just shipping fee from their USA warehouse to Nigeria warehouse which is in Lagos state. If you reside in Lagos, you can visit Heroshe warehouse to pick up your items for FREE.

If you’re not in Lagos state and you want to pick your items in your town or city, you will pay additional $10 for that. And your items will be waybill from Lagos to your place (either Ekiti or Kaduna).

But note that the $2 shipping fee from USA to Nigeria is not fixed as some items may attract additional fee (They’ll let you know if you need to pay more).

How many days does Heroshe Shipping takes?

According to Heroshe, it will take 8-14 days after items has been delivered to their USA warehouse and your shipping payment.

But hey, it’s not so!

My items got to their USA’s warehouse on June 28th and I pay for the shipping on the same day but received them on July 22nd. Well, that’s about 24 days.

Well, I don’t know the reason why it was like that, but I can guess maybe weekends and holidays are not included in their “8-14 days”.

But anyways, I got my items intact 👌

Now, the last reason feature;

5.      Flexible Payment Options

If you want to pay for your items and shipping fee with your ATM card, you can easily do that on Heroshe’s website using the Paystack payment gateway.

You can also pay using PayPal which is a great deal for people like me.

Note that you can’t pay for your items on Amazon directly with PayPal, but if you use “Heroshe: Buy for Me” service, you’ll just pay Heroshe with PayPal and they’ll help you sort it out.

Which one is “Heroshe: Buy for Me”? okay, let’s talk about it

Heroshe Services

Kindly note that Heroshe offers two different services which you need to be aware of, they are;

  1. Heroshe: Buy for Me
  2. Heroshe: Ship for Me

Although the services are self-explanatory, but let me say something about them just in case you need clarification.

·         Heroshe: Buy for Me

Let’s say your card is declined when you tried to checkout or complete payment on any USA store (which happens), or you want to pay using other method such as PayPal, you can use the Heroshe “Buy for Me” service and Heroshe will help you procure the items on your behalf.

You will send the money to them, they’ll help you buy the items.

How much do Heroshe charge for procurement or “Buy for me” service?

Heroshe charge 20% of whatever you’re paying for the items.

Let’s say the total item you want to buy cost $200, you’ll pay them additional 20% of $200 which is $40. Which mean, you’ll pay the total of $240.

Or let’s say you’re dealing with Naira, your total items cost N100,000, you’ll pay additional N20,000 (20% of 100k), and that totaled to N120,000.

Pretty cool for me tho.

Contact the customer care rep before you use this service, because in my own case, it was slightly different.

·         Heroshe: Ship for Me

This is another service which you’ll need to pay for.

They’ll help you ship your items from USA to Nigeria and it cost $5 per pound or $5 per 0.545Kg.

heroshe pricing

Kindly note that Heroshe round up number(s) to the nearest whole number. For instance, 6.3kg will be 7kg, 12.7kg will be 13kg and so on.

Also note that the shipping fee you’re paying cover VAT, Custom duties, clearing fees and taxes.

Which to me it’s affordable.

After your package is delivered to Nigeria, you can go and pick it up for free in Lagos or pay additional $10 for Home (Door to door delivery).

Now, let’s talk about how to get your items from USA to Nigeria with Heroshe!

Heroshe: How to Buy and Ship from USA to Nigeria

  1. Sign up here: https://myheroshe.com/Auth/Signup

(Note: You can sign up with Google, it’s very fast and easy).

  1. Verify your account; you’ll receive an email from Heroshe to this effect
  2. After verifying your account, sign in to your dashboard or click here: https://myheroshe.com/auth/signin
  3. Update your personal data: Go to “Settings” >> “Profile”
  4. Then enter your house address: Go to “Settings” >> “Delivery Address”

(You have a USA address when you sign up successfully, all you have to do is copy the address and save it somewhere)

  1. Buy your items:

Go to any USA store you like, such as Amazon and sign up (or login), then on your profile settings, change the address to the one on your Heroshe dashboard.

Note: You need to use your REAL name on the USA store, only the address will change to the one given to you by Heroshe.

After you’ve bought your items and pay, the store will send those items to your USA address (Heroshe warehouse in USA) and you’ll follow up with the tracking ID and your dashboard.

  1. If you can’t pay for the items on the USA store, use Heroshe Buy for Me service

Note that, you’ll pay additional 20% of what you’re buying as explained above.

(NOTE: Contact the customer care rep before you use this service)

  1. Be patient for the USA store

After placing your order(s) successfully on the USA store (let’s say AMAZON.com), you will have to wait till they deliver the items to Heroshe warehouse.

You can track the items using the tracking ID giving to you. (In my own case, I didn’t track)

  1. Verify if the items reach Heroshe

Go to your Heroshe dashboard after 48hrs of placing the order on the USA store, click on “Shipment” to see the items you ordered for, are there. If they’re there, go to the next step;

  1. Pay for your shipping;

Heroshe will help you calculate the weight and cost, then you’ll pay for the shipping.

To pay, go to Heroshe Dashboard, then to “Wallet”, click on “Add money” to pay with your ATM card (powered by Paystack), or with PayPal.

After you pay for the shipping, Heroshe will send an invoice to you immediately which you’ll see in the email address registered with Heroshe.

  1. Start counting days;

Wait for your items to be shipped to Nigeria and pick it up at Heroshe Lagos warehouse for FREE or, if you’re not in Lagos, don’t forget to pay for additional $10 (Home delivery) while paying for the shipping (at Number 8).

  1. If you pay for home delivery, someone (which can be DHL or FedEx agent) will call you when you item get to your area (town or city). Go and pick it up
  2. Happy shopping!!!

So, that’s simply the steps to Buy and Ship form USA to Nigeria using Heroshe.

Other things You Need to Know About Heroshe

Heroshe is against fraud.

So, if you’re thinking of scamming someone maybe by luring someone to use his/her credit card to buy items in a USA store for you, and Heroshe will ship to you here in Nigeria, then you’ve got the wrong idea as you’ll be arrested.

So, that’s all about Heroshe and its Review

Will you try Heroshe on your next shopping? If yes, then you’ve made a wise decision.

And if No, can you tell me if there’s any other company better than Heroshe. Use the comment box to share the company with us and we’ll check it out.

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Top 5 Business Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch for Inspiration

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Business Movies for Entrepreneurs

Will these business movies really inspire or motivate me? Let me ask you: Are you inspired by how successful entrepreneurs and founders like Mark Zuckerberg, Steven Jobs and others are able to build a strong multi-billion dollar business?

If yes, that means you’re really going to be inspired watching these 5 recommended business movies aligned below.

But why business movies and not books like “Rich Dad Poor Dad”?

Most times, you need to watch some business movies as an entrepreneur in order to virtualize (or see) the concept and how a business strategy is pulled in the move and gain inspiration.

Movies have been around for decades and have continued to grow and get better in terms of quality. While they were originally set out to entertain, movies now educate, inform, tell a story, or even foretell scientific advancements.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve learned a lot from movies and that has shaped my life to be what it is today. This is why I decided to share some business movies to kindle that entrepreneurial spirit in you. You would love them!

1. The Wolf of Wall Street

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street is a story of a young man struggling with his finances, but then a timely swing of events, plus determination, propelled him to one of the top guns in Wall Street. 

Jordan begins to work as a broker in L.F. Rothschild. In no distant time, he assumes the lifestyle of a conventional broker. It was all fun till he lost his employment following a Black Monday event which caused a significant drop in the prices of stocks. Not giving up, he takes up a job in a firm that invests in small stocks. He’ll soon make a fortune due to his persuasive pitching style before moving to start his brokerage firm.

Jordan Belfort starts his new firm alongside his friend Donnie Azoff. He then employs some of his friends and trains them in his persuasive style of pitching otherwise known as “hard sell”. Jordan, alongside his workers, begin using deceptive measures to make money off unsuspecting clients.

He transcends into a flamboyant lifestyle where he also engages in drugs and prostitutes. He is soon made out and the intelligence agencies are on his neck. Jordan tries to conceal his illegal dealings by opening a Swiss account in the name of his wife’s aunt. During this period, the authorities get hold of some of his friends who wouldn’t speak at first. 

It’s been over two years and his business is down while trying to save his name. But he’s soon caught after a connection to his friend who was already arrested sold him out.

This business movie (The Wolf of Wall Street) teaches entrepreneurs about the dynamics of moving from small to making it big. It pinpoints the risks you’ll have to take and the accompanying consequences (good or bad).

2. The Social Network

The social network is the biographical story of Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. Neither Mark nor any of Facebook’s staff is present as cast as all characters are fictional.

The Facebook founder is played by Jesse Eisenberg who is a young Harvard University student with a love for computers. To soothe the pain of being dumped by his girlfriend, Jesse takes to his LiveJournal Blog to create a post insulting his girlfriend. 

He then goes on to create a website called Facemash. The website was created by hacking into the school’s database to steal photos of female students. Jesse aimed to allow students to rate the attractiveness of these females. But his exploits will result in the crash of the school’s network due to a huge influx of traffic. Jesse is given 6 months probation.

But Facemash’s popularity attracts the attention of the Winklevoss twins who then approach Jesse to help build a site to be named “Havard Connection.” The site would be a social network connecting Havard students who are interested in relationships and dating.

But Jesse had other plans. He came up with his idea of a similar social media website but in his case, it was meant for Ivy League students. To bring this to life, he approached his friend Eduardo Saverin who then provides $1000 in seed funding for the website called “The Facebook”

The website soon became popular and grew exponentially. But this infuriated the Winklevoss twins who believed that ‘Thefacebook’ came from their idea. Several court visits ensued as both the Winklevoss twins and Saverin laid various accusations on the Facebook founder.

After wide acceptance from students in just a few months, the site was made accessible to other top European Universities. Soon, it was made available for everyone worldwide. And the rest, they say, is history!

3. Jobs

The movie Jobs was shot in 2013 and tells the story of a Reed University dropout, Steve Jobs who went on to become the founder of the biggest technology firm in the world today — Apple.

The movie begins with Jobs introducing the iPod at an Apple Town Hall event. Before that, a flashback of events shows how young Jobs which was played by Ashton Kutcher, drops out of college due to high tuition. He then goes on an intellectual adventure to India before returning to LA where he began working as a video game developer.

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Jobs soon teams up with his friend Steve Wozniak to keep making video games. They went from making video games to now fixing and producing computer hardware components. Jobs then discovers a prototype computer built by Wozniak and is interested in making money from it.

They both founded their company which went by the name Apple Computer. The company keeps growing even though other competitors like Macintosh gave Apple a run for their money. New board members are soon elected including a CEO, John Sculley. Jobs is intoxicated by the fame and power and soon begins to fire his workers with reckless abandon. 

The board grows tired of Jobs’ notorious attitude and is soon freed of his duties by the CEO.

But Jobs will return to become the next CEO after getting married. He then ensures that computers should be easy to use and build a brand around them. The brand will go on to be one of the biggest and the best technology firms in the years that followed.

This business movie (Jobs) set out to teach entrepreneurs the importance of creating value and the ins and outs of customer relations. The dynamics of being at the helm of affairs and staff relations.

4. The Founder

The Founder is another biographical American drama that tells the founding story of McDonald’s and how it became so popular that it now feeds approximately 1% of the world’s population daily. In this nearly 2 hours biographical drama, Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s is portrayed by Michael Keaton.

Set in 1954, Ray is a traveling milkshake seller who has just the right amount of money to cater for his wife and pay off his bills and nothing more. Not satisfied by his current state of finances, Ray begins to look for ways to expand his business beyond his hometown, Arlington Heights, Illinois. 

His quest takes him to California where he gets to experience one of the better walk-in restaurants. This was the ‘original’ McDonald’s which was owned by the Mac brothers — Maurice Mac and Richard ‘Dick’ McDonald. After being treated to a kitchen tour by the brothers, Ray smells a huge business potential (pun intended) and advises both brothers to franchise the business. 

The brothers are hesitant; citing previous failed attempts at franchising. But Ray is not taking any of that. He insists. He finally convinces the brothers to lead their franchising efforts.

And after an unfruitful attempt at franchising to high-class investors, Ray decides to franchise to middle-class investors. In what seemed like a temporary growth of the business, Ray and the brothers began to struggle financially.

Ray and the brothers were soon put out of their misery as a financial consultant, Harry Sonneborn helps in providing real estate support to the franchises. Ray is keen on taking over the business and offers both brothers a blank check.

They agree on a price of $2.7 million one-time payment with an annual 1% royalty. But Ray pays them off without the royalty and takes full responsibility for the business.

The Founder teaches the act of persistence and how to get it right. It also highlights the importance of pivoting when things aren’t working out well in a business.

5. The Pursuit of Happyness

Notice the ‘y’ in place of ‘i’ in the heading? That was done intentionally by the movie authors. The Pursuit of Happyness is a story of a young San Francisco salesman, Chris Gardner, played by Will Smith.

Gardner is worried about his financial condition and develops a medical device that he believed to be a better alternative to the X-ray. Gardner stumbles on the manager for Dean Witter Reynolds, Jay Twistle while trying to sell his scanners. He impresses the manager by solving a Rubik quiz while in a taxi. Gardner’s efforts in selling his scanners prove futile.

His wife is running out of patience and leaves to work at her sister’s boyfriend’s restaurant in New York. Gardner’s problems are compounded after he and his son were evicted from their home.

He struggles to get his son (Jaden Smith) through school while trying to get his finances back on track. His relationship with Jay Twistle will then qualify him for an unpaid intern position. Against all odds, Gardner impresses in the interview and earns one of the 20 available positions of an unpaid intern.

Not still satisfied with his living conditions and in pursuit of happiness, Gardner decides to go against all odds; doing the extraordinary. Gardner defies protocol, going against the grain which then earns him a seat as one of the paid stock brokers. He will then go on to establish his own multimillion-dollar brokerage company.

Conclusion: You Need to Watch these Business Movies!

Being an entrepreneur involves taking lots of decisions on your own which directly or indirectly affects the growth of your business. While we try to learn certain entrepreneurial skills in a more formal way, movies are a good way of enlightening ourselves while getting entertained.

These 5 Business movies listed above will certainly open your eyes to one or two things, no matter how smart you’ve been running your business before now.

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