Nigeria is a very spectacular and unique country to do business. It’s the only country in the world that nothing works but everything work๐Ÿ˜.

It takes very strong will, focus, and being futuristic to succeed here but that’s not all. You also need the following.

5 things you need to be successful in Nigeria?

1. Other people’s money

Yes, you do need other people’s money to be successful. You need customers to give you money in exchange for your product or services. You also need investors or bank to lend you money to expand your business. If you don’t have selling skills ๐Ÿ˜‰, you won’t be able to pitch people to pay you money for your products. The only solution to not staying broke is getting other people’s money.

2. Other people’s time:

You also need other people’s time. The more people you have at your disposal working hard for you, the more customers you can serve. And the more customers you serve, the more money you can make.

3. Other people’s knowledge

You must also follow successful people because that’s the only way you can gain business and industry specific information. It takes too long and it’s quite difficult to become successful learning everything by yourself. Don’t travel the journey alone. Learn to stand on the shoulders of giants.

4. Other people’s connection

The best way to get customers for your business is to ask your current customers to refer you to their friends and families. You just don’t know how much you’re leaving on the the table by not asking for referrals. You need to use your network’s network to make more money.

5. Ability to solve problems

People will only pay you their hard earned money if you solve their problems. If you understand this, you will make your watch word focus around giving value. And the more value you bring to the market, the more money you can make.


We’ve come to the end of this article. I’m sure by now you know that working hard is not enough to be successful in Nigeria. You’ve got to look for other people’s time, money and connection. You also need to be able to solve problems, as nobody will pay you if you don’t provide solutions to any of their concerns.

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To your financial freedom

Kehinde Lawal.