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Why Start an Importation Business?

Start an Importation Business.

I started my business importing from China when I was 22 and of course I was still in school. Like many entrepreneurs, this wasn’t my first adventure into Entrepreneurship, which ranged from helping my colleagues with their assignments for a pay back then in secondary school to poultry farming after secondary school (Thanks to my late Mum’s knowledge and guidance, May her gentle soul rest in peace).

There’s a ton of good reasons to start an importation business from China. My biggest motivations are it gives me an opportunity to make a lot of money and live a lifestyle I enjoy. Here’s a list of some of the good reasons to begin a business importing from China:

  • Potential to make a lot of money.
  • Be your own boss
  • Start a business importing and developing products you love and have a passion for.
  • An opportunity to live a lifestyle void of 40 hour work weeks.

MUST READ: Making Money From Importation As A Student.

To many successful entrepreneurs, the amount of money I make is meager compared to the riches they’ve earned. But at 26, I can truthfully say I don’t have many friends who make as much money as me. And definitely, without a shadow of doubt, I don’t know a single of my friends who has as much freedom as me or who enjoys working as much as I do.

You Have To Be Passionate

To be successful, I firmly believe you must have three passions: a passion for the product you’re importing, a passion for different cultures, and a passion for money.

Ultimately you’re going to be selling the products you import. No matter how you sell this product, be it direct-selling or on E-commerce platforms (Jumia, Konga, Dealdey etc) , if you’re not passionate about it, you’ll have limited success.

Chinese culture is a lot different than ours. I’ve met countless people who cannot stand doing business with the Chinese. The cultural differences are too frustrating and confusing for them. You’ll last a lot longer (and make a lot more money) if you go in with the mindset of being excited to understand these differences and have fun with them. The more you’re willing to understand another culture, the more successful you’ll be in both your business and personal life

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Finally, if you don’t love money, you’re going to have a hard time dealing with a culture whose religion is cash. As the popular saying goes  “The love you take is equal to the love you make”. Make love with money and it’ll return its love in dividends.

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Since I was a 22-year-old undergraduate in University, I've run a home-based business importing products from China and generating millions of Naira on a yearly basis. Since then, I've made China and its culture not only a key part of my business but also of my personal life.

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