Connect with us
real estate investment in nigeria real estate investment in nigeria

Business

9 Steps to Start Real Estate Investment in Nigeria

Published

on

Real estate investment in Nigeria has been generating real and consistent income for many smart entrepreneur in the country and different part of the world.

And many people are still skeptical about how really the business work.

Some knows how real estate investment business work in Nigeria but don’t have enough capital to skyrocket the great business idea. If you’re in this category or under the aforementioned situation above, this article will enlighten you on how to become a real estate investor with little capital and make some profits.

But for reference sake, we may need to define the meaning of real estate investment and from there, you can catch the main idea of the business.

What is Real Estate Investment?

Real estate investment is the kind of business that deal with purchase of real estate or property with the intention of selling in higher price and thereby making some profits.

It can be property acquisition for a long term and, sold off which value is its value is increased. Renovating property to sell at higher price or engaging in property rental services.

ALSO READ: How to Start a Restaurant Business in Nigeria

But that’s not all about real estate investment in Nigeria. Here is a fact;

What you need to know about real estate investment in Nigeria

For starters, real estate investment has proven over the years to be one of the most profitable business for investors in Nigeria and all over the world. Making the profit isn’t as quick as you see with other businesses, and that’s why it’s called an “investment” making it a long term profit system.

Like in most businesses, there are best practices and steps to follow in other to be successful at it and same thing applies to real estate investment.

So, we are going to take a look at every and each tips related to starting a real estate business in Nigeria even, without having huge capital.

How to Start Real Estate Investment in Nigeria – Beginner’s Guide

Below are 6 proven tips by experts worldwide on how to make more profit from real estate investment in Nigeria.

1.    Get a Unique Business Name

The first thing I will ever advise you to do is to create a professional but unique name for your business.

Think of a name that will speak more about your business even before you introduce what your business is all about.

But note that when I say “UNIQUE” name, I mean a name that:

  • Its social media handles are available
  • Its domain name is available for purchase from any web hosting company
  • It shouldn’t be searchable on search engines (because you’re not to compete with anybody’s business name)
  • And finally, the name should be easily pronounced.

CHECK HERE: How to Choose a Unique Business Name

After getting your business name, the next thing is to make sure that government know about its existence.

But how? Check the next step below:

2.     Register Your Business with Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)

Registering your business can’t cost you much. Normally, it should cost you nothing more than N12,000 which includes the Name Reservation fee, Business Name Registration fee and other little expenses.

It’s the one of the first 3 most important steps for setting up a business which include real estate investment in Nigeria.

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) is the only Nigeria’s government official conferred with the authority to register and approve businesses within Nigeria.

Registering your business name will attract some benefits to you. It makes you professional, trusted and free from any harassment from government or force officials.

If you’re thinking right with me that it’s a nice move to get your business name registered, I have a guide for you:

Read >>> How to Properly Register Your Business Name With CAC in Nigeria

But if you think you won’t be able to handle that successfully, I’m ready to help you out. I will:

  • Help you find a unique business name related to your business
  • I will get it registered with CAC for you
  • And set up a professional business website for you.

This is 3-in-1 package which should cost you something around N350,000 but because you’re a reader of this blog and you’re ready for this 3-combo service, I’ll give you some discount beyond your expectation.

Just contact me (HERE) or whatsapp me directly on 080-6886-6068. Please contact me with this coupon code “InvPos2019”.

3.     Get a Business or Portfolio Website

Because everything is getting more global these days, you need to have an automate platform where your prospects or customers can be able to reach you (even when you’re sleeping).

The best choice is to set up a very responsive and beautiful business website. In my business website (HERE), I have been able to tap clients for my team even when I’m asleep.

A business without a website these days has very lean chance of dominating the market.

To skyrocket your idea of real estate investment in Nigeria, I’ll urge you to get a website made for you.

In the #2 above, I said I will offer you 3-in-1 combo service at a very discounted price, the service includes a business website for your real estate business.

Contact me NOW!

The next thing is to start playing your game gradually and that’s what I’m going to enlighten you on:

4.     Buy at a Lower Rate

For every business person, the price of an item is key.

The same applies in the real estate market, the price of a property should be considered before choosing to make that purchase. It’s similar to what we have in stock market, buying low is key to making profit.

After a proper examination of the property, the purchase should be made immediately the price matches with the value, waiting for the price to appreciate isn’t advisable, once you’ve purchased your preferred property of choice you can now sell at an appreciated rate and this should be your profit.

Example: A property bought at the rate of N8 Million, for the sake of making profit, a sale should be made after its appreciation. It could rise to N10 Million+, the increase in the value of that property becomes your profit

5.     Selling At a Greater Amount

You’ve bought at a less expensive price, it’s time to sell. You should sell a much higher price than you’ve purchased. This is a common idea among business persons and that’s also what should be part of your motive as a real estate investor.

The big deal is to always buy when the price is low, then you sell when the price appreciates.

Before selling, you should consider the acquired expenses, it should cover the expenses and have some left. Buying a property involves a lot expenses like cost of registration, legal fees and some transaction charges, selling at a higher rate covers all these thereby increasing profit.

As said earlier, it’s quite similar to stock market trading, those with stock market experience could easily navigate the waters of real estate investment in Nigeria.

6.     Increase Net Profit by Renovating

Real estate values doesn’t always increase, in history they’ve been some period when it happened, you could buy a property worth a million naira to sell at N1,000,050.

The rate of inflation is beyond your control as a real estate agent in Nigeria, the government makes the decision which directly or indirectly affects the value of real estate business.

Despite all these, you could still improve on the estate’s value, how?

First off, you need to understand my fourth point of buying at a lower rate, then do some renovations on the property and this will no doubt increase its value in future.

Let’s say you purchase a slightly dilapidated property for the sum of N500,000, due to its horrible state, you can’t profit much if you sell a property with such condition.

What’s you’ll need to do is to get the property back to life by adding some paint or repainting, furniture of good quality should be added also, and whatever you know such a property should contain.

After doing all these, the value of that property will invariably increase and you can boldly say you’re in real estate investment business.

You should also consider this before initial purchase, before purchasing a piece of property should have a rough estimate of how much you’re to use for repairs and other expenses, it shouldn’t be much else you’re not in business, you could be likened to a charity organization.

This should be done in every property you purchase so as to increase your net profit.

7.     Renting Is More Profitable

Those who have made millions from real estate investment in Nigeria will tell you that most of their profit came from renting and leasing.

This is one sure and steady way to keep the cash coming in, irrespective of whatever property it is, private or commercial, you get much more gain when it’s put up for rent.

Requirements for Starting Rental Service/Business in Nigeria

Before putting up a place for lease, some factors should be considered such as:

  • Location
  • Road network
  • Availability of necessary amenities,

All these influence the rental value of any property. Location seems to be the most important among all, so before buying be sure to see if all these are in place.

Take a look at this simple calculation below:

A property bought at a rate of N5,000,000 is renovated with N1,800,000 plus miscellaneous expenses of N200,000. This sums up to N7,000,000.

At the end, you could get back all you’ve invested plus more in the space of two years.

Remember, real estate investment in Nigeria is not a “get rich quick scheme“, although it’s very profitable.

8.     Have You Thought of Land?

If you haven’t, you should start thinking of how to start buying lands (if you’d like to make more money from real estate business in Nigeria).

Owning a land where you could set up a real estate yourself is very profitable and you should take advantage of this.

Before you get that land remember that location is vital. The developmental prospects of such a place should also be put into consideration. If an area has no prospect for growth in the near future do not invest, else you might run into loss at the end of the day.

Remember that land is one of the most important gift of nature (coupled with Water and Air) apart from the mineral resources given to us by God.

If you buy a plot of land at the cost price of N2,000,000 and you just do corner-pieces on the land to identify and different your land from others, after a year or two, you may sell off the land at the rate of N4,000,000 – N5,000,000.

The most important thing is that the price never decrease but increases with respect to development of the location.

9.     Marketing: Get Seen, Heard and Paid

You have a great job from #1 – #8 and you still need to do more.

Although, real estate investment in Nigeria is not yet crowded like other businesses out there. But, the competition is high because real guys who are into this business are spending more on marketing.

But why marketing is necessary for real estate development business?

People these days are aware about what comes to their notice. And to make money from any business you lay your hands upon, you need to get your business to their notice because without these people, your business is NOTHING.

I believe your know the importance of marketing for any business right?

But let me remind you that the best marketing strategies for your real estate investment is through:

  • Social media – Facebook and Instagram is the best choice!
  • Google ads
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Offline marketing which include making banners, handbills, flyers, vests, radio jingles etc.

Read these helpful tips:

A physical presence is what you should also consider, you need a physical office separate from your virtual online presence. You need an office for discussing business, an office enables you to have a dialogue with your intending customers.

Wrapping up

Real estate investment in Nigeria has made billions of Naira for many smart entrepreneurs and more are still racking up the millions. You too can be part of the moving train if you choose to invest wisely today.

These tips above have been recommended by experts to be among the top ways to make more profit as a real estate agent.

What are you waiting for? Start investing today!

I’m sure that in one or the other, this article has help you get new idea about how to professionally start a profitable real estate investment in Nigeria? But do you know that there are other people outside there who can benefit from this article?

Kindly help me share this article with me by clicking on the social media sharing buttons below.

Thanks and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter.

My name is Stephen Gbolagade, people say I'm a multi-skilled guy. I guess maybe because I'm a Blogger, Website Designer, SEO specialist, Content Writer, Business coach, Digital Marketer, and Self-taught Frontend Developer. But what do I have to say about myself? My contents, personality, and services will say and prove the person I am to you. __________________________________________________________________________ You can hire me for Music Promotion, Website Design or Blog Setup, Marketing and any Digital-based tasks! __________________________________________________________________________ Contact me here on Facebook :: Instagram :: WhatsApp __________________________________________________________________________ If you're inspired by me and think it's necessary to buy me a cup of coffee, you can give me a tip HERE 👌

1 Comment

1 Comment

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Business

    HOG Furniture Review: Trusted Online Shopping Store?

    Published

    on

    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!

    Continue Reading

    Business

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

    Published

    on

    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.

    If you have used Heroshe, kindly share your experience with us using the comment box. And don’t worry, you can share your negative experience too, it might help someone.

    If you need more information, kindly check out Heroshe.com, check the about page, contact page, FAQs and if you still need help, use the live chat to contact them.

    REMEMBER: This post is not sponsored by Heroshe or used to promote Heroshe, but this blog post is as a result of the service I enjoyed from Heroshe.

    Do you know that one of your friends or family members and even someone you don’t know may want to buy and ship items from USA to Nigeria but stuck on how to start or which company to use?

    Kindly share this blog post with such people by clicking on the below or floating social media icons. You can as well copy the link and share with them directly.

    Don’t forget to subscribe and visit again.

    Continue Reading

    Business

    Top 5 Business Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch for Inspiration

    Published

    on

    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.

    ALSO READ: How to start a successful real estate business

    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.

    If these movies’ recommendations are pretty cool, someone you know might love to watch them too, kindly use the floating social media icon on this page to share to your social media timeline in less than a minute!

    Continue Reading

    Trending