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Entrepreneurship: Where the Money Is

A couple of weeks ago, I was with some friends discussing life in general. One of them made a profound statement that “Money has relocated to a strange land” and since then I have been doing some research on finding where exactly this strange land is.

After my thorough search, I finally found where money has relocated to. Believe me, truly money is no longer where it used to be. It is in the strangest of all places that one could ever imagine.

I would like to share my findings with you if you don’t mind taking some time to read on.

White Collar Jobs Are Disappearing Fast…

Before put this piece together, I came across a similar write-up with almost the same view as mine and I thought it is time to share my opinion on this subject with you.

A lot of educated folks are busy looking for a good-paying job here and there every day. But the truth is, the world of work is shrinking by the day and as such, there are no jobs to absorb the number of graduates being produced by our universities any longer.

You may like to swallow this bitter pill: The government CANNOT and WILL NOT create jobs.

Truth be told, our universities are just producing job seekers and not job creators. They train you to become employees and not employers because our learning syllabi have not changed and they do not address the challenges of today’s economy.

The white collar jobs are no longer there as they used to be, even as they are disappearing every day. In fact, the bank workers will tell you that there is nothing special in the banking sector any more. The counter is becoming empty and the queues are becoming longer in the banks, simply because they no longer pay staffs.

These are facts we know. Some years back, we saw how banks were making every other job look inferior and one would wish one were a banker. Today, the case is different as banks are downsizing and most banking jobs have become pitiable with paltry pay. This also applies to other sectors.

So Where is the Money Located?

Now straight to the point: money is now found in entrepreneurship and skilled jobs.

The mechanic who salutes you ‘Oga Sir’ makes at least ₦2,000 to ₦3,000 for fixing your car. So if he fixes an average of 3 cars per day, he goes home with at least ₦7,000 plus. In a month, he makes a minimum of ₦150,000 to ₦200,000. Yes, he calls you an Oga. He has built his house from calling you Boss and you the boss can’t even afford to pay your rent any more.

The woman who sells food by the road side makes a profit of ₦2,000 to ₦3,000 on a daily basis and in a month makes a minimum of ₦60,000 to ₦90,000.

The man who sells pure water in bags makes ₦1,000 a day and sometimes ₦12,000. So in month, he makes ₦30,000 on the average.

The taxi driver takes you to the airport and collects ₦6,000 per drop in a day. If he does 2 to 3 trips and goes home to save ₦5,000 daily, in a month he makes over ₦100,000.

My point is, there is still money in the economy but not where it used to be. It is hidden in businesses you will never think of doing. But trust me that is where the money is now.

Stop Searching for White Collar Jobs

The solution to massive unemployment is entrepreneurship with a foresight.

You may want to stop looking for white collar jobs frantically and get your dirty.

Start that online business, network marketing, etc., and grow it over time. Don’t keep waiting and wasting. Start farming, poultry, cosmetics-making, fashion and design, laundry, horticulture, etc.

This is where the money you have been looking for has relocated to.

If you need to remove that suit and tie, go ahead. Think of that skilled business that you are good at and pick it up.

Who cares if you are a mechanic, at least you can pay the bills. That is what matters. So get your hands dirty, my good friend, and put food on the table. Salary could be deceitful and frustrating. The solution to massive unemployment is entrepreneurship with a foresight.

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