MTN Datashare business seems to be among the 10 most lucrative businesses Nigerians can start with as little money as possible (₦5,500 to be precise).

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What makes the business lucrative is the fact that Nigeria has over 80 million active mobile users. This succinctly insinuate a starving crowd, with majority of this active users having to subscribe ones or twice a month, for various social and business purposes.

What’s MTN Data Share Business All About.

MTN officially projected “MTN DATA SHARE” for businesses who buys large amount of data and would want to have full control over it. This include the distribution of data among the staffs and facilities of the company.

However, my ever cautious Nigerian youth saw it as an opportunity to sell Data at a cheaper rate, since MTN data share plans are more cheaper than the normal amount MTN charge for a similar data plan..

Some even sell 2gb data share @  ₦1,000 compared with ₦1,500 MTN would charge.

Why Start Data Share Business

I’m very sure majority of the people reading this post have a smart phone and a locality they are very conversant with (an environment you’re used too).

If you agree with the above point, you can immediately start MTN data share business with a token amount of ₦5,500; and start supplying yourself, family members, neighbors, co-workers and friends etc.

This the easiest way to kick start this business, as you had already identify your key market, which is a cogent part of any successful venture.

Moreover, marketing and selling skills are also required to distinguish yourself from competitors. This will be equally dealt with in the last chapter of this article.

How to Start MTN Data Share Business.

Starting the business is as simple as just buying the MTN datashare package and start selling. But am sure you wouldn’t do that.

The first thing to do is identify how small or large your potential market is. Depending on the size of your market, you can then subscribe for any datashare package you seems suitable.

To subscribe/migrate to MTN data share plan

Send “460 to 131”


Use the USSD code *461#

I prefer using the USSD code. You can see for yourself in the above picture, that it’s faster and much more user friendly.

Endeavor to register SME DATA first before buying any packages. This will give you access to get a transfer pin and as well make data sharing business seamless.

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Important Sale and Marketing Tips:

  1. You can only share a bundle you purchase 10 times (if you buy 10gb at #5500, its advisable to sell minimum of 1gb. 1gb shared 10 times is 10gb)
  2. The validity of the data ends when you purchased the datashare package and not when you send the data to the customer. So you need to always rollup your bundle to extend the expiring date.
  3. You can share data with beneficiary by using the USSD code *461# or sending messages in the below format to 131.

  4. The business is only lucrative and might not be profitable until you increase your customer base.
  5. Use social media and chat applications like Whatsapp to increase your customer base, however an 100% credibility and customer relationship is required.
  6. We’re not here to teach you everything thing, we’re here to give you an edge with genuine information and ideas. Do make further research  or call me if you have any questions.

Click here to know more about starting the business.

Always at your financial success,

Best Regards,
Kehinde LAWAL
CEO ColossalNet Tech LTD