How to Make Money with OLX.COM.NG
How to make money on olx.com.ng site in Nigeria or any other place that OLX is available.
Do you want to learn a new tip on how to make money online? It is of note that there are lots of ways through which one can make money online; these include affiliate marketing, domain resell, selling of e-products, placing of ads in blogs/website, etc.
Today, I am going to share with you a new way to make money online using the OLX platform but before I do that, I will like to explain to you what OLX is and who manages it for those that don’t know.
OLX (short for online exchange) operates local online classifieds marketplaces accessible through the internet and through native apps on mobile phones. OLX operates in 40+ local countries with offices and local operations in Brazil, Argentina, India, Indonesia, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Switzerland, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Thailand, Philippines, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and others.
Originally founded in March 2006 by Internet entrepreneurs Fabrice Grinda and Alec Oxenford, OLX is now owned by global media and digital company Naspers.
I know most of my readers must have been seeing OLX ads in search engines, television, websites, etc and might be wondering the authenticity of the program or how it works.
OLX is offering you a FREE platform where you can sell any old stuff you have and wish to do away with or a new stuff you don’t like or a gift given to you but you do not wish to use. With OLX, you can sell something as little as your radio set or as big as your house or car or even a company.
OLX gives everyone the opportunity to make money online from their old/new stuffs and you keep the whole commission.
Do not ask me how OLX is making their own money but if you wish to know, after reading this article, comment below and I will tell you different ways OLX can make money from there site.
Another nice thing about OLX is that it works with your locality. What I mean is that, when you want to post an offer, you have the choice of choosing the area you are or want to sell your stuff in.
This will help both the buyer and the seller to;
- Meet one on one
- The buyer will see what he is about to buy
- The seller collects cash
Now coming to the main TOPIC of how to make money with OLX;
I will show you a method I have been using to make money in OLX. It is very simple; I buy products I believe are hot cake at a low price and sell at a higher price. It is that simple. I noticed this way of making money when I was in need of a bold 4 blackberry phone. Now am not a fan of blackberry but I needed this phone for an urgent personal use to try out my new findings on something. So I decided to get a used phone. Ordinarily, I don’t like used products because of issues that might be associated with them. But I learnt a very important thing in this process and it has been working for me.
Here is how my success in OLX started. I went to http://olx.com.ng, registered with them and choose my location, and then I searched for the item I wanted to buy (bold 4). I saw a lot of blackberry bold 4, the sellers, the day they posted the item and their contact. So I decided to call the sellers and ask about the item in offer and if it has issues. To my amazement, most of the people I called where giving me the “I have sold it” and “sold” responses. And if it might amaze you like I was, the items were posted less than 3 days ago. I heard to choose another location closer to where I was and searched again. This time I was eventually lucky after the usual “I have sold it” response. I found one who just put his phone on offer for #8k. I negotiated with the guy but he insisted on the price and I arranged for a meeting the next day.
We met the next day and I saw the phone and it was in good shape, everything was working perfectly. I asked him why he was selling his phone considering the good shape of the phone and he responded that he needed money and that he has more than 2 phones and decided to sell one. I took the phone home and made use of it for what it is intended and after which I decided to sell it back after serving its purpose as I am not a BB fan. Ask me how much I sold it and how long it took. I sold the phone for #12k. That is a profit of #4k. I sold the phone within 2days of listing and was now the one telling buyers “I have sold it”. It then dawned on me that this can actually be a business opportunity.
I decided to use the money to buy 2 items from OLX at a cheap price, collected them and immediately re-list them for sell. The two items sold after 5 days and I made another #4k in as my gain. I decided to be adding just a little gain so as to be selling fast.
So you see how you can start making money online without much hustle.
NOTE: Always make sure you are buying authentic stuffs (ie stuffs that are not stolen) and make sure that they are in good shape.
Some people have actually sold their items in less than 15 minutes after listing
How To Raise Money To Start You May Ask
Check your house, there are stuffs that you do not need or think is of no value to you again. You might think it does not have value but someone, somewhere is looking for that thing to purchase at a good price for a reason like mine. Put it in OLX and give it a try.
Be Creative, Be Smart AND Be Sensitive whenever you are opportune to see a new thing or encounter something weird. It might be an opportunity of a life time and if you are not sensitive enough, it will pass you buy.
I forgot to tell you that the day I went to meet the guy I bought the bold 4 from, I had to wait for him for a while. When he came, he apologized to me that he was just coming from a meeting with a buyer that bought his dog. He was delayed because the guy started renegotiating his dog down but when he refused and wanted to leave the guy paid.
So my fellow entrepreneurs, the ball is now in your court. Want to make some money, sell some old stuff.
UPDATE: HOW OLX MAKE MONEY
From the statistics of search engine visitors to my site seeking information on OLX, 57% of the visitors keyword was related on information on ‘HOW OLX MAKE MONEY’. Until recently, OLX was not making any money from its site. They were only spending on ads and TV commercials. But I noticed this January 2015 when I was uploading a Treadmill that I want to sell that www.olx.com.ng now run Google AdSense ads on its site.
They will be making good money from this ads considering the traffic the site drive. So now you know how OLX make money.
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