Not many can manage being a medical student and running a business by the side, but our woman crush today have proven that both can be done at an excellent level. She runs an online business alongside her friend and business partner. She speaks on her relationship with her business partner, the business and combining medical school and the business together. Read up our chat. Read More
Don’t create a product or Business and then look for customers….rather look for what people want and then create a business around it― Akin Alabi, founder Niarabet.
Wendy though just in the business world for four month was able to attend to the need of her customers. Read up my chat with her on how she decipher the need of the society and made a business of it.
Wendy, how is business going?
Business is going well by God’s grace.
Introduce your business
Well, I sell perfume oils at affordable prices. The perfume oils are designer perfume oils that last for as long as 14-24 hours.
How has the response been from your customers?
Well, I’ve had a lot of really polite customers but some are hard to please. I love the business life sha.
Did you face any fear initially starting out?
My only fear was that people won’t buy.
I started with slippers but nobody was buying so I started perfume oils and everybody is rushing it
What about the viability of your product?
I think it’s very viable because everyone wants to smell good and expensive at an affordable price. And I bring that to the table
What was your inspiration?
I have always had the flair for doing business and being my own boss without actually knowing the particular line I would venture into. I didn’t exactly have a particular thing I wanted to sell but I just knew I liked the idea of buying and selling and convincing people to buy my things so started off something just before I graduate and get too occupied and start postponing everything. Coupled with the fact that I’m not really sure I want to practice law yet.
How have been able to balance school work and the business?
I have a timetable for my school work so when I’m not doing my school work, I’m posting adverts about my work and replying customers.
I also have enough time to focus on my customers during the weekend because most of the job is on my phone and that’s easy to handle for me.
I just make sure I’m not losing on either end.
Who are your targeted customers?
Can you give a run through on your slippers business and what you think went wrong?
I think I didn’t consider my target market. Not all students can afford slippers at that price and I didn’t consider that.
Do you see yourself surviving as an entrepreneur in the nearest future?
Yes, I do. I think I have learnt a lot in the space of one month and so I believe I will survive this 😊
What informed your decision to later venture into perfumes
I love perfumes but then I don’t buy my perfumes myself(my dad gets them)because of the price. So when I figured that I could get these perfumes myself at a cheaper rate instead of waiting for my dad, I decided to share it with everyone😊 There’s no doubt that there are a lot of people that would want to get these really nice perfumes but get discouraged because of the price so I just made it easier.
And these are portable.
Are there time’s you want to give up or you feel it’s a wrong path
Not at all, I’m guessing it’s because I just started though
Your long term plan
I don’t plan on selling just perfume oils or slippers.
There are other things I love a lot so I’d also add them to my store and I plan to take this bigger. It is not only going to be an Instagram store and with God, patience, and consistency, everything will work out.
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Dare ogunlade is a 500 level law student of Babcock university. A photgrapher who has built a brand for himself. In this interview, he reveals challenges among other sort of being an entrepreneur.
Hi, 😌Introduce your business?
The name of my brand is OG photography. A subsidiary of theOGbrand. It is the only subsidiary of the brand 😂. It was established 2015.
What aspect of photography do you cover
Portrait and Documentary photography and hopefully wedding photography soon
Why photography,what’s your insipration
My inspiration is a very funny one.
Okay let’s hear it now😁
I got my inspiration from a series
Hmm……nice and just like that you love for photography started right?
HEROES. There was this character called HIRO NAKAMORA . He had the ability to pause time.
Lol really……please explain more on how it affects your love for photography
HIRO had the ability to pause time and he could manipulate it too.
I see photography as my way of pausing time while retouching and editing pictures as my way of manipulating it.
Did you have to go through any training if yes what kind of training
Yes actually, a couple. I’m still under training
Is it self-teaching with online materials or you go for lessons?
Which is more preferable considering the fact that going for lessons are expensive?
Lessons are actually better. Especially if it’s a one-on-one class. But like you said, they are quite expensive.
So how do you get funds for it
I save up everytime actually.
Tell us about your first work
My first work is the whachest work I have seen in my life
It is a picture of me I took with the self timer of a friend’s camera. I put on the self timer and I ran to the spot to pose.
When I see it now, I just shake my head. But it reminds me of my start and how far I’ve come.
Lol…..but at that time were you motivated or discouraged
It was really nice to me then
Have you faced criticisim from people and how have you dealt with it
I haven’t really faced criticism. People don’t criticize my work. I feel it needs criticisms. But I personally try to criticize it by asking people if they like an image I have taken without letting them know it’s my work, so that way they talk truthfully.
The few times I remember facing criticism I just worked on what they complained about if I deem it fit.
Nice What’s your plan for lers say two years from now
From now to the next two years. I plan on graduating and expanding my coast. Hopefully by then I have divine sight to know what’s next concerning the OG brand.
What has been your major challenge in photography
People agreeing to my price. They talk like it’s something they can do without training. They say “ is it not just picture “ and they give you a ridiculous price of theirs.
Yea about that, there is this ideology people have that what a photographer can do they can do with their phone also. How do you go about convincing them it’s not like so
I have been in that position before. After I tried convincing the client and she insisted, I gave her the pictures unedited. She eventually came back.
The phone thing is like the famous say “jack of all trades, master of none”. In this case, a phone is the master of being a phone, not master of camera. A camera was made to take pictures and nothing else, so it does it really well. There are a lot of features a proper camera has and phones don’t have half of it.
I have never really tried convincing them. I don’t like arguing.
Okay now have you been able to carve a niche for yourself
The way my pictures look. You can easily differentiate my work from another’s. Not really. I’m actually working on that
How has social media affected your business
It has helped a lot. People get to see my work and patronize me.
Do you have a seperate account for your business
Yes I do.
What’s your take home for young entrepreneurs
Hardwork, consistency and trust in God are key.Have a team you trust. Don’t quit.Fall 7 times, stand up 8th