I came across this very wonderful article on Nairaland written by someone with a username Ginx . I felt this piece of work will be useful to many people so that’s why am sharing it here and giving credit back to the Author. Below is the post.
Some people will say this post is for broke people but this post top 7 things to do instead of buying the Iphone 8 or Iphone 8 Plus is far from that. It’s actually for reasonable open-minded Nigerians. Now I am not bad-mouthing apple, neither am i advertising any other phone brand.
I am only trying to enlighten someone out there how much money they would be throwing out if they intend on purchasing the Iphone 8 and what more useful things they would have done with the money instead. Is the Iphone really a need or a want for you as an individual. Is it a necessity or a luxury. Do you see it as an asset or a liability . In no time don’t forget apple would be releasing better and newer phones that would make you Iphone 8 look old school and outdated.
I can remember when one girl like that was telling me not long ago that Iphone 6 was her dream phone. What a pity we are now in 2017 who would say Iphone 6 is his or her dream phone. This phones have a very short period to shine and stay in the market. Sooner than later competition would force these phone manufacturers to release more sophisticated and better phones even when their current flagship phone has not finished selling. If you are going to buy the Iphone 8 make sure you have concrete sources of income that can sustain you.
Don’t be like those foolish men who buy cars they can’t fuel or those students who buy big phones and at the end of the day they are left with no money to feed and they cant call their parents for money because they have used both their feeding money and even the funds they extracted through lies to get a phone that would soon be devalued in no time. I pity for those girls who go around sleeping with men putting their life’s at risk and the end of the day use the money to buy a phone like this then they go all around the same circle again. If you have enough money to afford the phone fine. But if the phone will drag your finances to a halt don’t invest such money in a phone.
Here are top 7 things to do instead of buying the Iphone 8 or Iphone 8 Plus
1. Look for a fast developing area and buy a land
You never know how much this land might be worth in few years to come. 90% of the time landed properties keep increasing in value. Invest your money somewhere it can pay you big in future.
2. Find expert advise and buy shares in a bank
This is not the MMM get money quick lose money faster scheme. Buying proven shares are almost a certain way of increasing you income. Find expert advice from bankers on which shares to buy .
3. Buy a very good laptop, A good Camera, and a smaller budget phone
Instead of spending on luxury goods and wants. You can spend your money smartly and wisely. Buy a good laptop, a good camera and an efficient budget phone like tecno, infinix, gionee and the likes. You would find out that you have used the same amount of money probably less to buy more goods, services and satisfaction. Depending on your taste you might still have some money in the bank.
4. Start a Blog
Start your blog professionally with standard hosting, Domain name, Premium theme, hire content writers, set aside some money for advertisement and keep the change
That money would effectively start a professional blog for you. And you know how much blogs make nowadays. No Iphone can bring in the amount of money that a blog would bring you. Have you ever checked how much lindaikeji is worth or Uche Pedro or any of the top bloggers in Nigeria and around the world.
5. Start your own Ecommerce site like Jumia and Konga
Most of those big ecommerce sites you see don’t own the goods they sell. They just have an agreement with the owners of these goods. And they get their cut whenever they make a sale. With such money on your hands you can start your own e-commerce site and only God knows how much you will be earning tomorrow.
6. Learn a skill, art or trade and sell your services afterward.
Do you intend on being the next Clarence peters. Be it video-editing, cinematography, photography,
web-design , networking e.t,c. You can learn it big and full-time with such money in your hands. You can empower yourself greatly or you can buy a piece of technology.
Don’t even think of laughing. You should know by now that farming is not a poor man’s business. If you have access to fertile land you can plant cash crops and reap a bountiful harvest with little or no work. You can engage in modernized and mechanical farming with such funds start small and grow big. Or you could go into poultry farming, fish farming whichever suits you.
For further reading you can see this article on informationhood.com about businesses to start with as little as 20,000 to 50,000 with about 350,000 naira you most definitely can start those businesses effectively. Thanks to the author once again for this great
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