Entrepreneurship isn’t all about money, however, making money is a huge part of it. Many students go into entrepreneurship not just to make impact but also to make money. This week’s student entrepreneur spotlight is on Mr Precious Onuchukwu:
My name is Precious Onuchukwu, I’m a student of university of Lagos.
I sell jewelries and some other fashion accessories online with the Instagram handle as @drip.box.
He didn’t have to think too far or dwell too much on what exactly he wanted to go into as an entrepreneur, his family business already laid a solid foundation for him:
It’s more like a family business, so I decided to key into it.
Building a customer base can be tricky, especially when you are just starting out as an entrepreneur; here’s how he did it:
I build my customer base through Instagram promotions, through the promotions it gets to reach a wider audience and I get customers through it.
Speaking on the challenges he faces and how he’s been able to withstand them, he said,
Yeah there are some challenges I face, sometimes even after the promotions I still don’t get customers but patience is the key.
Running a business can be very tasking; and student entrepreneurs have to run their businesses and also focus on school. Here’s how Precious does it:
Sometimes it’s quite difficult because the best deals come when you have a class or a test so you just have to risk one of them.
But generally, it’s okay.
Speaking about his support system, he said,
I have a good support system so far; Both my parents and my friends are supportive.
Most of my customers are my friends
Precious had this to say about Vasiti.com;
Yeah I have, it’s a nice platform for young entrepreneurs like students to learn how to trade and make profit at a young stage.