A 25-year-old NYSC corp member started a thrift business with 25,000 naira and has made millions barely six months into the business.
In an interview, Shalom Ankrah talked about her business and how she gained prominence
She started by selling chiffon tops and was surprised when she sold 30 pieces in a week.
In her words:
“I’m 25 years. I started on the 15th of August 2022. I started my thrift business with 25,000 naira at that time and I started with Chiffon tops which I got from a vendor on Instagram.
“The tops were sold for 25k for 30 pieces so I sold for 1,000 naira each. And I made a profit of 5,000 after a week of posting.”
Meeinah expanded her business to shirts
After seeing how successful and fast the Chiffon sale was, Meeinah expanded her business to include the sales of shirts.
“I sold everything and I was amazed coz people really rushed because I sold for 1,000 naira each. My next purchase was checkers shirts.
Utilising the power of TikTok
Meeinah said the TikTok app helped her business and made her more visible.
“From then I started advising my business on TikTok. I won’t even lie TikTok really helped my business. Within a year I already have over 5,000 followers on Instagram and most of them are from TikTok.
“And I use to do sponsored ads on Instagram too. At least 2 times in a month.
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She added that she started the business because of the passion she had for it and not because someone asked her to or she copied someone else.