Starting out in July 2014, I was quite nervous about this business. I first found out about these cheaper data plans on Nairaland and like other sellers there, I also started out on Nairaland and tried to build a customer base there.
After my midnight prayer session (he he he 🙂 ), I logged on to Nairaland and posted my data advert. In just about 4 hours I had already started recording sales and positive responses. Very early in the morning! Wow! It seemed so easy. I can’t forget Royal Roy, who soon became a great support and fan. Indeed it was his brother who made one of the first comments on this website, after it was launched.
But a few days down the line I began to have issues with period of validity because I didn’t have enough customers (I won’t explain, if you pay I will tell you :-p ). I decided to launch this website, www.sigma.com.ng, and see how I could drive customers through it.
This is where I got really amazed. People who don’t know me from Adam would find this website, call me and pay. Although sometimes, I would send data first to convince the buyer and wait for him or her to pay. Thankfully, none of the first customers ever duped me. (A few months down the line people started refusing to pay, switching off their lines or finding crazy excuses not to pay. Some deceived me outright.)
I found out that it was safer to trust women than men. I made a mistake one day and sent 1gb to a lady instead of 250mb. She promised to pay me by the weekend, which was about 5 days time. She didn’t pay that weekend though, but she paid after a few weeks. I was elated!!! Considering the fact that she paid the balance of her own accord, even though the mistake was mine.
The same cannot be said of a man who I mistakenly sent 3gb instead of 1gb. I asked him to help me by paying whenever he was able to. He confessed that indeed he would love to use 3gb anyway and would pay at his own time. Till today, over about 3 months now, I am yet to receive payment. About 4 other men have done similar things 🙁 .
But anyway, that is not the point of this post. This post is to express my appreciation for the undeserved favour and amazing trust I have received from the majority of my customers. Thousands of people who don’t know me yet are willing to trust me with their money. And yes, I try my best to give them what they want. To serve them and to count as one more Nigerian who will join those who are ready to give a good name to this nation.
Thanks be to God for the wonders He has done. God bless all those who have supported this venture!