Connect with us
Malthusian Theory and Corona Virus Malthusian Theory and Corona Virus

Business

Malthusian Theory: Is Corona Virus a Man-Made Weapon to Control the Population?

Published

on

Have you ever heard about Malthusian theory? I bet you haven’t, unless you studied it in school or heard about it somewhere. But I believe you’ve heard about Corona Virus, AKA, Covid-19. In this blog post, I’m going to tell you about Malthusian theory and how it is linked to Corona Virus. And finally, we’ll briefly discussed about the lessons learned.

But before talking about how these two terms, “Malthusian theory” and “Corona Virus” correlates, let talk about Malthusian theory first.

What is Malthusian Theory?

Malthusian Theory, otherwise known as “Malthusian theory of Population” is a theory published in the year 1798 by an English Cleric named “Thomas Robert Malthus” as an essay on the Principle of Population.

This theory is basically referred to as “Theory of Exponential Growth and Arithmetic Food Supply Growth”.

Notice that this theory is based on “Population” and “Food Supply”, let see why this great cleric published this theory and we’ll see how exactly it correlates with Corona Virus (COVID-19).

Explanation of Malthusian theory

Thomas Robert Malthus noticed something about human race, and that is ‘Increment in population’ and ‘Decrement in food supply’. Meaning that, as times goes on, there will be very shortage of food to eat. And this will lead to great famine which will kill millions of people, if the population is not controlled.

I remember during my secondary school days, there is something we learned in biology about ‘competition’ when it comes to ‘Feeding’.

Let me use fish as a good example.

If you throw a bait, let say an earthworm into a river (or sea), each of the fishes in the water (in the area) will struggle in other to be the first fish that’ll eat the earthworm… Fishes competes against themselves before they can have something to eat.

Although there are herbivorous fishes that feeds on plant. But still, they’ll need to compete before they can be satisfied. Why? Because there’s shortage of food.

Fishes eats and survives on what they see in their environment.

But how does this correlates with human being?

If you notice that our population is crazily increasing while food supply is decreasing, this creates competition among us.

For instance, prices of foodstuffs keep increasing and only those who can afford buying it will eat, while those who can’t afford to buy it, will have to starve.

In Africa, our population is increasing rapidly. For instance, in Nigeria, we have more than 204 million people here. In Lagos State, Nigeria, there are over 22 million people living there and that’s more than population of a country. For example, Netherlands (a country also known as Holland) population in Europe is not up to 20 million.

In China, the population according to World Bank and United States Census Bureau report more than One Billion people living in China as at 2018. In 2020, I’m sure it will be more than 1.5 billion people.

China is a country in Asia and the people living there are more than population of the whole Africa as a whole continent.

India population is competing with China as India has more than 1.3 billion people living there.

What am I trying to tell you?

As this population is rapidly increasing, more people are getting poorer and finds it difficult to eat good food because they can’t afford it and there’s no enough food to feed people.

Nigeria is the World Capital of Poverty because major part of the population can’t afford $1 per day.

And let me tell you that Nigeria is better than most African countries but we are the representative to describe how poverty is affecting AFRICA.

In India, they’re so poor that they beg for $5 jobs. And if you read their story, you’ll notice India is previously world capital of poverty until Nigeria took over.

This is the reason why there is something called Malthusian theory of population.

Let talk about they two key points in the theory;

  1. Population
  2. Food Supply
  • POPULATION

According to Thomas Malthusian theory, populations grows in Geometric progression or G.P in mathematics.

G.P is a sequence of numbers where each and corresponding terms are gotten by multiplying the previous one with a constant number known as common ratio.

For example, in the following term: 2, 6, 18, 54…… the next term will be what?

To get the next term, you need to find the common ratio, which is 3.

2 * 3 = 6 and 6 * 3 = 18 and so on. So, to get the next term after 54 will be 54 x 3, which is equal to 162.

That’s how population increases across the world.

For example, as at the time Nigeria got her independent in 1960, our population was 45,138,458.

After 10 years, that is in 1970, our population increased to 55,982,144. In another 10 years, 1980 the population was 73,423,633 and in 2000, the population was 122,283,850….

In 2010, the population increased to 158,503,197 and in 2020, the population is 206,139,589.

Do you noticed how it increased from 45 million+ to 206 million+ within 60 years!

And between 2010 to 2020, the population has increased with over 47 million people (within 10 years). And we’re expecting over 50 million to be added by 2030.

You see how the population grow faster and how it follows the Geometric Sequence?

Now let me talk about the food supply.

  • FOOD SUPPLY

According to Malthusian theory of population, food supply or production increases in Arithmetic Progression or A.P.

A.P is a sequence of numbers where each and corresponding ratio is gotten by differences between the terms.

For example, in the series of 2,5… can you guess the next number?

Remember in G.P, we would say 2 x 3 = 6 and the next number would be 6 x 3, which is 18. But we don’t calculate an Arithmetic Progression like that.

To get the next number in the series; 2, 5 …, we will need to find the common difference which is 3.

You don’t multiply but you add to get the next number.

Which will be 2 + 3 = 5, to get next number, you say 6+3 = 9 and so on.

Let bring back the population and food supply in comparison;

If the population increases as 2, 6, 18, 54 etc., the food production will increase as 2, 5, 8, 11, 14 etc.

Notice that by the time we reach 5th term, population will be 162 will food will be 14.

Meaning that 162 people will have to share or compete on food meant for 14 people!

That’s bad right?

Don’t worry, you’ll soon see how Malthusian theory correlate with Corona Virus.

Thomas Malthus didn’t only postulate and published theory about population and food supply but he wrote about possible (and may be “only”) solution to avoid famine or shortage of food.

Malthusian theory stated that, there’s need to control the population to avoid many people dying from shortage of food. He then stated that this phenomenon can be controlled in form of “Natural or Positive Checks” and “Preventive Checks”.

And these “checks” or control will lead to something called Malthusian Catastrophe which will control the population to normal or sustainable level.

But let talk about these two checks;

Two Ways of Controlling the Population – According to Malthusian Theory of Population

  1. Natural or Positive Checks

Malthusian theory of population stated that natural forces is capable of correcting the imbalance between population growth and food production.

And these natural forces can be in form of natural disasters such as hurricane, earthquake, flooding, fire outbreak, War etc. when these things happened, they will reduce the population growth.

Remember that the preventions will leads to Malthusian Catastrophe…

Okay, let talk about Preventive Checks

  1. Preventive Checks

Malthusian theory of population suggested that preventive measures can also be adopted in other to control and contain the population growth with respect to food supply.

He said that prevention measures like celibacy (to avoid marriage and having sex), family planning, and late marriage.

Now, how does Malthusian Theory Correlates with Corona Virus?

Although Malthusian theory of population was criticized because there’s rapid advancement in technology, which has makes food processing master and easier.

But according to research, more people are getting poorer.

According to World Bank, those who are living in extreme poverty can’t afford $1.90 per day.

In 2016, about 734 million or 10% of world population are extremely poor – that’s they can’t afford a dollar per day. And in extensive research, the country with the amount of people living in extreme poverty is Nigeria with over 86 million in 2015 who can’t afford $1 and by 2020, I’m sure the amount would have increased to 100 million people (I will update this later when the latest number is published by the United Nations).

Those who go below $1.90 per day are also poor and those who are below $10 are poor.

Now, let see this stat by the World Bank as at 2015;

World Extreme Poverty Graph

World Extreme Poverty Graph

The rate of people who are extremely poor are 734 million people (1 in every 10 people). Half of these people living in extreme poverty lives in China and India.

And to control this population according to Malthusian theory, something needs to be done.

Government has mandated family planning in countries like CHINA and INDIA in order to reduce the population. But yet, China and India are still the first two most populated countries in the world with half of the poorest people living in the world.

Poverty rate will decrease economic growth.

That’s why it is suspected that “Corona Virus” is a man-made weapon used to control the world population. And if you notice, Corona Virus originated from China, the world most populated country with high amounts of people living in extreme poverty.

Meaning that, some powerful people are behind this pandemic. I can’t say if they’re helping the world by reducing the population because lot of lives has been lost in the process.

But all the way, Malthusian Theory is proved to be true with this pandemic, COVID-19. Because this pandemic is not from God, it is man-made!

If they want to use this pandemic to control the world population, then we should expect this to hit India and Africa just like it happened in China.

Currently, over 1 million people have been killed by this virus, with most in China, Italy, Spain and the United States.

Lesson learned from Malthusian Theory of Population in Correlation to Corona Virus?

  • Many people believed that Corona Virus is from God, as a way of punishing the wicked ones. But this is NOT true. Corona Virus is man-made weapon
  • They say there’s currently no vaccine for corona virus. If this virus is man-made, then there is vaccine but they’re not ready to release it.
  • Corona Virus will not end the world, it is just a weapon to control the world.
  • They may want to end this pandemic but it’s out of control
  • This pandemic will control the population to an extend but the population will spike up again

Rounding Off: Malthusian Theory of Population and Corona Virus

This is an opinion written on basis of Malthusian theory.

To learn more about this theory, you can google search about it and you’ll learn a lot. Also, all statistics are taken from Wikipedia according to direct reports from the United Nations/World Bank.

I don’t mention the name of anybody behind this corona virus pandemic and I do not know who are they. The government of all countries affected are trying to deal with this virus except where it is turned to COVID-419.

What do you think about this article?

Kindly drop a comment sharing your opinion either in support of, or against my opinion here. And you think that this information is useful and elated you, kindly click on the social media icons floating here in other to share instantly with your friends on social media.

Thanks for reading and I will be expecting next time. You can do good by subscribing to my mailing list here and you’ll be notified whenever I publish new helpful contents relating to this, business ideas, how to make money online, banking and other tips.

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 👌

Business

21 Business Ideas for Pastors to Make Money in 2021

Published

on

Business Ideas for Pastors

Aside from tithes, offerings, and gifts, do you know there are some business ideas for pastors to make money?

If you’re into the pastoral line and you’re looking to start up side businesses to fortify your financial status, then you’re definitely on the right page. And you’re not alone. 

The pastoral call is demanding. You need to study hard, prepare sermons to canvas, and truly get to become intimate with the spirit of God. But the truth is – you need money. 

There are expenses you need to shoulder as a gospel minister, and you don’t want to depend on the pockets of the members of the Church for survival. 

Primarily, you need multiple sources of income to garner enough money to both help your flock with and handle other church activities – especially as it has to do with giving and outreach. 

Without taking much time, you’ll get a dose of 21 business ideas for pastors right here, and you can start any of these businesses and expect lucrative returns in the long run. 

Some of the business ideas for pastors on this list won’t cost you a dime, and others… quite costly to start up. 

That being said, here are 21 business ideas for pastors that you can delve into and make some extra money (even more than the $99k average pastor’s salary). 

21 Business Ideas for Pastors to Make Money in 2021

1. Freelance Writing

Freelance writing is simply writing to get paid. This is made easier by the availability of freelance marketplaces on the internet like Fiverr and Upwork. 

Now you won’t spend a dime here, and as a pastor, you can decide on how many hours of your precious day you spend working and hunting freelance writing jobs. 

To get started, you need to be sure you can really write about something fabulously. My best bet is you’re a religious guru and the religious niche is most related to your career (being a pastor). 

So you want to search for freelance writing jobs in the religious niche – vet the freelance marketplaces for employers looking for writers in the religious niche. 

This is pretty easy as most of the freelance platforms have an algorithm to match your expertise with employers’ demands. So if you’re a tech guru and you fill it into your profile, the platforms automatically queue up jobs related to tech. 

Quickly sign up on either of the best freelance platforms and get to work. You can take 2 or 3 hours off your day to build a profitable freelance writing career in no time. 

2. Copywriting

Brands are willing to pay you a lot of money to write brief, highly compelling, and converting sales speeches and product descriptions for their products. 

It’s like this – you write for brands and help them with copy-writing tasks, you get paid. Copywriting doesn’t take a whole day. It’s a skill you need to master (at least to some point). 

Copy-writing isn’t cranking up a 1000-word article or a 10,000-word guide. Product copies are short and highly compelling. They’re tagged along with products and easy to read. 

This is easily one of the best business ideas for pastors looking to make extra money. It gets easier to write copies that turn random (potential) buyers into loyal customers over time. 

And once you gain mastery of this art, then you’ll be on the payroll of multiple brands in a short while. This means more jobs and more money. 

3. Public Speaking 

Public speaking at events, programs, and other gatherings is one of the best business ideas for pastors as it is closely in line with what you do frequently – speaking. 

While you might not consider this a business idea or even take it to become a business in itself, but public speakers not trundling the pastoral path cash in on public speaking as a business big time. 

4. Uberpreneur 

If you own a car, you can do this part-time as a side gig.  Being a pastor, you can explore your leisure hours during weekends to pick up random passengers using a ride-sharing app like Uber. 

It’s easy and doesn’t cost much. But you’ll need to have a car of your own first to make things much easier. You get paid for every passenger you pick up and you can do this as many times in a day. 

Another way around this is hiring someone to run around in your car using the ride-sharing app while you supervise the earnings and transactions. 

Come to terms with the staff you hire as to how much you’ll take home daily or weekly or monthly. And how much he/she keeps daily (or weekly/monthly). This way, it becomes an excellent passive income stream. 

5. Graphics Designing

You’re a graphics designer or do you have a list of good graphics designers who design your church handbills and billboards? Then you can leverage the profit potential of graphics designing. 

It’s two ways – source for graphics design jobs on freelance platforms and outsource the jobs to experts in the field, or reach out to brands and organizations offering to help them out with everything graphics designing. 

On freelance platforms like Fiverr and Upwork, graphics designers get paid like rockstars. And you don’t have to do it yourself as a pastor. 

You can hunt for these jobs and outsource the task to someone else (apparently a reliable and efficient graphics designer). It costs nothing to explore this business idea. In fact, you can start right away. But if you’ll farm out the tasks to experts, then you need to pay them off (which will cost money).  

6. Ghost Writing 

More than 80% of successful brands and writers don’t compose their articles in solitaire. They get help from brilliant writers who can replicate any writing voice, flow, and spirit. 

For a pastor, this shouldn’t be a problem (as you can speak in any manner of voice you choose to). You want to brush up on your writing skill to venture this path. 

Ghostwriting is a profitable business idea for pastors, and the best part is it costs nothing to start up. You’re the asset here. And you get paid (more than $1k per an article in most cases) to cobble up great content. 

7. Real Estate

I know one too many pastors making it big in the real estate industry. Don’t think they don’t do great with their ministerial purpose because they have just more than the name – they’re spiritually upright. 

With your influence as a pastor, people trust you. And you can turn this trust into opportunities that’ll generate good money. The real estate industry works with capital and trust. 

I mean, people need to trust you enough to leave you a million-dollar worth of property. You don’t have to look too far to start this. And I bet someone in your congregation is into the real estate industry big-time. 

Start from there and tap into the already existing influence and trust you’ve built over the years to propel your real estate venture. In the end, it’s all about buying and selling properties – you can push buttons with phone calls.

If you are already into real estate or you just want to join the business, you can register on popular real estate listing platforms with a token as a subscription to sell or lease out your properties.

If you’re in Nigeria, Realty9ja.com is a good platform to buy, rent, lease or sell properties.

8. Gospel Blogging

I don’t want to veer off the gospel line. So let’s stick with gospel blogging (which is still very profitable). Start a gospel blog, answer questions, and you can transcribe your sermons to text documents with the help of freelancers or your media team (if they’re that good). 

The first step – your niche is gospel. More than 2 billion people are already interested. Secondly, start your blog. This guide will teach you how to start a free blog even with an Android phone. 

Reach out to other gospel bloggers who will be quick and happy to connect with you. Have your media team create guest content on several other gospel blogs to build your blog’s authority, and then you can start launching ultra-relevant content on your blog to get traffic. 

When the traffic starts turning in, monetize your blog using affiliate links, Google ads, or sell your own books (and products) – more on this soon. 

What you’ll blog about? There are thousands of questions currently unanswered about God. You know better. Provide answers in a way that people will keep coming back for more answers. 

9. Gospel YouTube Channel Monetization

Allen Parr is one gospel minister who reaches thousands of viewers with his gospel YouTube channel called “The Beat”. He answers sensitive and controversial questions pertaining to the gospel and makes money doing that. 

How so? With more than 740k subscribers, he earns from selling affiliate products, YouTube ads, and even has a $497 membership program. 

You can do this too, and you don’t have to be a gifted video editor or video maker to begin. Hire someone who can edit videos brilliantly, and efficiently. Or utilize the digital strength of your Church media team to publish video content consistently on your YouTube channel. 

This is inarguably a top business idea for pastors, choristers, and anyone called into the fivefold. 

10. Virtual Assistant 

Virtual assistants work remotely and they help with tasks admins don’t have the luxury of time to handle. They edit content, reply to emails, and organize meeting arrangements. 

But that’s not all – they get paid real good to do just that. To become a virtual assistant, all you need to do is apply. Websites like Indeed, Fancy Hands, Magic, and PeoplePerHour are great at listing Virtual Assistant jobs. 

You have only so many hours in a day to carry out your V.A. tasks and keep the cash before it’s time to mount the altar. 

11. Proofreading 

It’s great to write. But great writing mostly beckons on the strength of great proofreading. As a proofreader, you vet content and mitigate unnecessary errors that introduce unprofessionalism. 

Proofreading jobs are rampant on freelance platforms and this is another business idea you don’t have to spend money, to begin with. 

On the bright side, craft corporate letters to brands, send emails to different organizations, and inform them you can anchor their proofreading process with dexterity. 

It doesn’t take 10 hours to proofread a document – you can proofread a 3000-word document in about 30 minutes, and do that for several documents to earn $100 – $350 every time (depending on the budget of your freelance employer). 

You also have the option to outsource proofreading tasks to skilled proofreaders you know and take up multiple proofreading tasks to earn more. 

12. Crypto Trading 

Crypto has come to stay. And the decentralized system of financial transactions isn’t hostile to pastors either. 

You can tap into the volatile nature of cryptocurrencies while maintaining and running your ministry. With about $100, you can start trading crypto yourself. 

The best investment is to invest in yourself by learning to trade crypto versus investing in crypto trading firms to help you out. Invest time to learn everything you can about crypto. 

If you can understand God’s word with accuracy, then crypto isn’t as challenging. There’s a possibility to exercise your grace and faith in the crypto world. Who knows? You could execute a trade to make 40,000 times the initial asset you invested within a single day. 

To get started, acquire the knowledge. And get to know the best trading platforms out there. Personally (out of my professional experience as a Crypto Trader), Binance is best for trading. 

But if you want to acquire cryptocurrencies and leave them there to germinate over the coming years, then go for the Blockchain app (or Binance if you can control the urge to not execute daily trading anytime you set eyes on the crypto market). 

13. Catfish Farming

Catfish farming is profitable for anyone looking to start a business. As a pastor, this business idea fits in too. It’s capital intensive and highly lucrative. 

You don’t have to become a fish farmer overnight. Hire someone to set up the fish farm and coordinate the activities of the farm. 

When the fishes reach the maturity stage, you can sell them to make money or start up a catfish barbeque business off the produce of your fish farm. 

14. Poultry Farming 

Poultry farming is a great business idea for pastors and you don’t have to do it yourself. It’s cheap to start up and doesn’t cost much to maintain either (depending on the size of your farm). 

As a Pastor, you’ll have a lot of time to supervise your poultry farm from time to time while you focus on what God wants you to do. 

You can hire a staff to maintain and treat the Poultry just right while you focus on other things. Poultry farming also joins the list of businesses you can comfortably start from home without having to bother about accommodation (or a landed space for the business). 

15. Laundry/Dry Cleaning 

Not very many folks have the avalanche of time and strength to maintain their clothes. This is a good thing as it ushers in the need for Drycleaning and laundry services. 

Your pastoral line is compatible with this business as the majority of members patronize the services of a laundryman. You probably don’t have to do too many promos before a swarm of customers darkens the door of your laundry/dry cleaning business center. 

Obviously, you won’t get to do the task of washing and ironing yourself; it’s onerous. Hire staff or more to get things done – your responsibilities are largely supervisory, financial, and promotional. 

16. Event Equipment Rental Business 

Owning a rental service business is one of the top business ideas for pastors looking to make money while making a positive impact in their divinely fabricated gospel ministerial path. 

So how it works is you acquire equipment like chairs, musical instruments, and more than spice up and make for a great event. Next up, you list them up for lease and get paid whenever clients come around to hire them. 

Customers hire and return the equipment within a specific timeframe so they’re up for lease again. The equipment is always yours, but you earn from them. This way they become assets generating a steady flow of income. 

Whether it’s a birthday party, an academic ceremony, a wedding, a night beach party, or a matriculation ceremony – someone got paid for every hired piece of equipment in the scene. 

You can start this business yourself as a pastor, and let the Church know about it. 

The Church will mostly constitute a huge proportion of your first loyal clients regardless of the business your startup. You have leverage here. You’re trusted and it’ll be easy to scale any business you start up pretty fast. That’s Grace. 

17. E-commerce Business

E-commerce websites make a lot of money. In 2020 alone, Amazon generated a net income of 21.33 billion dollars. 

Your e-commerce website might not scratch 10% of that figure in the first few years, but having an e-commerce website is definitely a step towards building a passive income empire even as a pastor. 

Don’t look too far, your e-commerce website could be all about selling Church items like microphones, pulpits, and cords. 

If you have a knack for multiple items, then you can integrate other niche products into your e-commerce inventory. 

Starting an e-commerce website/business might cost a few hundred bucks as you’ll need to run frequent adverts or depend on a long-term content marketing strategy to build traffic, attract your target audience, and boost sales. 

18. T-shirt Designing 

Do you know you can design t-shirts for free and get paid when people buy your t-shirt designs? On platforms (and web apps) like Teespring, Amazon Merch, and RedBubble, you can create your own fashion store stuffed with your designs. 

The designs are printed on-demand which means whenever a buyer places an order for them, the company prints and sends the t-shirts. 

It doesn’t cost a dime to start doing this and you can get started right now. The more designs you have, the more chances you have at making more sales and more money. 

It takes about 5 minutes or 20 at most to design a virtual t-shirt (but it depends on the kind of design you have in mind; how well you want to design your products). 

19. Dropshipping

Dropshipping is not a new trend and it’s one of the top business ideas for pastors to make money in real-time. How it works is you create an online store, connect it to a supplier’s website, and upload product pictures (with the prices) on your store. 

Whenever someone clicks to buy, the order redirects to the supplier’s website, the supplier ships the item and you get to keep the markup profit. And yes, you don’t need to know everything about dropshipping to kickstart your side business. 

You can hire someone to build your dropshipping store, design and promote it, handle everything that has to do with the online business while you focus on other things. 

If you’re still in doubt as to how well the dropshipping business is profitable for pastors (and anyone else), then the $10 million/year dropshipping story of Alexander and Andreas will set your motivation on steroids.   

20. Book Publishing

It’s normal for pastors to publish books and cash in on imparting the world with their knowledge, experience, and revelation. But it’s a business idea not very many pastors consider. 

And you can tap into it to create an inflow of income your generation will play benefactors to. Some of the wealthiest preachers and even motivational speakers earn a fortune from the sales of books they author. 

That being said, nobody writes a book in 24 hours sitting on a comfy couch. Start by co-authoring a book or become a guest preacher/speaker for a gospel TV station/show. 

Move it up to writing and publishing leaflets, pamphlets, and gospel articles. Study hard, and build enough intellectual/spiritual momentum to write your first book. 

21. Stock Trading 

Stock trading is one of the online businesses you can get into with very little capital as a pastor. It’s risky, volatile, and works with a set of time frames. 

As the crypto market, the stock market is really volatile. You work with a number of indicators, charts, and signals to determine the direction of the market. 

The best investment, just like in crypto, is to learn the trade. Acquire the skill to trade stocks, and then you can capitalize on your experience and knowledge to maximize profits. 

Conclusion: Business Ideas for Pastors

While these business ideas for pastors listed here, won’t make you as rich as Joel Osteen or T. D. Jakes overnight, they relieve you of the stress of devising uncanny schemes to sieve funds from your Church. 

The best part is some of the business ideas on this list that cost nothing to start up can transition into passive income ventures generating thousands of dollars monthly for you as a pastor. 

In the end, it’s all about fulfilling the call of God while making enough money (passively) to push the gospel further and live a fulfilled lifestyle.

About Guest Blogger

Moses Ukanna is a certified information scientist, content creator, writer, entrepreneur, and CEO at Potent Stack Digitals. He takes delight in creating meaningful/helpful Content and believes in Quality over Quantity. 

Continue Reading

Business

Buycoins Review: Easiest Way to Buy, Sell, Store & Trade Cryptocurrency in Nigeria

Published

on

Is Buycoins legit and is it the easiest crypto exchange app in Nigeria?

Maybe at a point while surfing the internet for the best apps to buy or sell your Bitcoin and other crypto assets in Nigeria, you came across Buycoins and you’re wondering if the platform is legit or scam.

And if it’s legit, how can you buy and sell easily on Buycoins?

In this blog post, I’m going to answer these questions.

Not just that, I will also show you how you can make money on Buycoins by simply doing small tasks.

If this is the first time you’re hearing the name “Buycoins”, you may want to know what the platform is all about, isn’t it? Okay, let me give you short overview about the company.

About Buycoins

Buycoins (or Buycoins.africa) is a crypto exchange platform in Nigeria where you can buy, sell, store and even trade some cryptocurrencies such as the famous Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC) and few others.

But Is Buycoins Legit or Scam?

Buycoins is 100% legit.

I’ve been using the platform for about 2 years and I can tell you that Buycoins is tested, and trusted.

Although before I got to know of Buycoins, I have been using Okex and Luno apps, but on getting to Buycoins, I have no choice than to fall in love with the platform.

What are the things that makes Buycoins stands out?

Pros of Buycoins: Why Should I Use Buycoins.Africa?

I’m going to make the points clear but simple. Below are the reasons why I’m using and vouching for Buycoins;

·         Clean and Easy to Navigate Website & Apps

Buycoins.Africa did a great job on the user interface (UI) and users’ experience (UX) of their products (the mobile apps and website). Everything is simple, clean and direct.

Buycoins Review

To be honest, other competitors are doing great jobs on UI/UX but the simplicity of Buycoins is on point. If you’re new to Crypto of things, you won’t get lost as the platform is self-explanatory and simple to use.

·         Easy ways of Funding Your Account

Funding your Buycoins account is very easy from day one, as you can send money from your bank account to your Buycoins generated account number (Providus).

But Remember that CBN ban banks in Nigeria against anything cryptocurrency. As a result of this ban, some exchange platforms who operates in Nigeria are faced with the issue of how their customers will be depositing funds in their account.

Fortunately, Buycoins is one of the first platforms that came with a solution. Now, you have multiple ways of funding account with Naira from your banks.

You can’t fund your account on some platform (like LUNO) till date because of that CBN ban, but that’s not the case on Buycoins.

·         Withdrawal is easy too

Just like it was easy to fund your account with Naira, you can withdraw your money in Naira on Buycoins to your Nigeria’s bank account without falling for P2P scams which frequently happen on Binance, Okex etc.

·         Customer Care Response is very Fast!

I once had issues on my account but I got them solved in the blink eyes just because of the fast customer care representative.

Till now, Kuda Bank is still ghosting me, I contacted them on Live chat, e-mail and Twitter, I’ve got no response.

Personally, I like a company who invests on their customer care team. That’s the reason I keep using JUMIA for shopping despite the frustration I’m personally facing with them.

RECOMMENDED: 5 Ways to Make Money on JUMIA

And because of fast and patient customer care support, that’s why I chose to Heroshe to ship from USA for me instead of ShopToMyDoor.

If you’re a curious person like me, and/or you want to get fast solution any issue you may face using a product or service, then you should look for a company with good and fast customer care team.

That’s why I choose Buycoins and I think you should do the same. (Click here to start)

·         The Founding Team

Well, maybe this is not necessary to you. But to me, it means a lot.

I’ve not met the founding team of Buycoins.africa face-to-face, but they’re quite famous especially on Tech twitter, Tech or Entrepreneurship News on Africa.

Timi Ajiboye, Tomiwa Lasebikan and Ire Aderinokun are the frontliner of Buycoins and other related companies. (you can google the names tho).

The founding team members are Nigerians, so they understand what we need better unlike some alien companies (other are trying too, but “Abinibi yato si Ability” – Naturality differs from Ability or artificial).

·         Ability to Trade on Buycoins

For years, we depend on using foreign platforms like Binance, Okex, Kukoin, Bitmex etc., to trade cryptocurrency.

That’s not really a problem. But the problem is “How to Easily Fund the Account”.

We know a way we use manual peer-to-peer exchange and then send to the foreign trading apps. The stress, the fees and the exuberant interface is a headache to, especially newbies.

But gladly, we can now Trade easily on Buycoins on the Buycoins Pro app.

And that’s also a milestone too. Buycoins is one of the first to Nigerian crypto’s company to achieve that. We may totally ditch the foreign apps and use Buycoins Pro to trade easily.

·         Zero Transaction Fees

If you’ve bought or made a transaction on Binance or LUNO or any other platform, you will understand what I mean. I mean the transaction fees on those apps are very high!

But on Buycoins, transactions are free!

You only pay the network fees.

I don’t need to explain too much, sign up for Buycoins and see these features yourself.

·         Reliable P2P Trading System

In cryptocurrency space, you’ll be dealing with 90% of people you don’t know if you want to buy or sell using Peer to Peer (P2P) which you can’t even escape.

While dealing with these anonymous people, you can be scammed easily. And once you’re scammed, that’s the end.

It’s unfortunate that, as big as Binance and Okex are, they haven’t curb scamming on their P2P system, which they can’t really because they can’t control the system totally (i.e. they’re decentralized).

But on Buycoins, you have nothing to worry.

Most of the buy and sell orders on Buycoins are P2P but you may not notice as everything will be taken care of, for you.

Cons of Buycoins: What are the Downsides of Buycoins?

As good as this platform is, we shouldn’t see any downside, right?

But I’m afraid to remind you that nothing is perfect in this our planet earth.

So, what are the downside of Buycoins? They are;

·         They Still Need to List Some Coins!

I don’t know the processes behind listing coins on both exchange or trading platforms. But whatever the processes are, I know they’re not easy.

Maybe that’s why there are not enough coins listed on Buycoins.

But popular coins like BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, USD Coin and USDT are there. And recently, the likes of DOGE, Chainlink, Cardano, Stellar, Binance Coin are added.

I know as times goes on, Buycoins will have lot of listed coins like Binance.

·         Not all Nigerian Banks are supported

We have more than 20 banks in Nigeria, but you can only fund or withdraw to less than 10 banks.

Nigerian Banks available for Deposit and Withdrawal on Buycoins

  1. GT Bank
  2. Kuda Bank
  3. Access Bank
  4. FCMB
  5. ALAT (WEMA Bank)
  6. Abeg App
  7. Fidelity Bank
  8. Diamond Bank (Acquired by Diamond Bank tho)
  9. Zenith Bank

If you’re not using any of these banks, then you can’t fund or withdraw with Naira. ☹️

But the good news is that, you can easily join the Abeg App or Kuda Bank easily.

That’s it about Buycoins.

Now back to the previous question; is Buycoins the Best in Nigeria; Is it legit or scam?

Buycoins is the easiest exchange app in Nigeria, it is the best and it is 100% legit!

If by now you’re interested in using Buycoins, the next question you may want to find answers to is;

How to Get Started on Buycoins?

  1. Click here to sign up for FREE;
  2. Put a correct email address and click on “continue”;
  3. A verification link will be sent to that email address, to and verify;
  4. Login to your Buycoins account;
  5. Upgrade your account (Click on “Verify Identity”): Add Bank account, BVN and Phone Number;
  6. Set up 2-FA for security sake;
  7. You can now deposit and start using Buycoins!

Important Notice:

  • First, your BVN is safe; It’s just to verify your information.
  • Make sure you add all your bank accounts (linked with your BVN)
  • Make sure you deposit ONLY from your bank accounts added.
  • If you mistakenly deposit from any other bank, your account will be locked and you’ll need to do another verification to unlock it. Hence, add all your account numbers and only deposit from your added account numbers.
  • You can only withdraw to your added accounts number too (if available for withdrawal).
  • For easily transactions, download and use the mobile apps

I told you earlier that I will show you how to make money on Buycoins right? Let me fulfil that promise now 😉

3 Ways to Make Money on Buycoins Africa

1.      P2P Trading

You can buy coins at low price and sell at higher price on Buycoins’ P2P trading platform.

Let’s say you have N100,000 in your bank and the current BTC price is $41,000. You can buy N100k worth of BTC and quickly sell on P2P maybe when BTC hit $42k.

That’s called swing trade. You might not make big money, but you will definitely see earn few bucks

2.      Coin Lock

Aside from quickly buying and selling coins on the P2P platform, you can also earn money by locking your coins for a certain period of time.

Let’s say you’re saving in Ethereum. Instead of just stacking Ethereum like that, you can lock it and earn money.

You’ll earn 12% interest of whatever you locked.

If you locked N100k, 12% interest on it is N12,000!

3.      Buycoins’ Refer and Earn Program

This is another sure way to make money on Buycoins, all you have to do is refer your friends to join Buycoins and when do they that, you’ll be paid N1,000 for each person.

Buycoins - Referral Apps to Make Money in Nigeria

If you’re able to refer like 20 people, that’s N20,000 for you.

NOTE: Those people you referred must complete their sign up, deposit at least N5,000 and trade up to N10,000 on Buycoins before the money can be released to you.

Conclusion: Buycoins is LEGIT and the Easiest Platform in Nigeria

So that’s all about Buycoins Review and how to Easily Buy, Sell, Store and Trade Cryptocurrency in Nigeria.

If you have any question, kindly use the comment box below. Subscribe and don’t forget to share this with someone, it will take you few seconds (please do that)

This post “Buycoins Review: Easiest Way to Buy, Sell, Store & Trade Cryptocurrency in Nigeria” – appeared first on https://gbolamedia.com

Continue Reading

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

Trending