I recently received a poignant yet corny SMS message from a pal in Scotland, it read The world has been Obamarized! The fascination, amongst Africans, with all things African-American certainly goes way back. If you’ve lived in Africa this isn’t news at all, and now, with Barack Obama becoming the very first African-American president of the United States Of America I can only see the Obamarization of the world — and especially Africa — getting bigger and louder by the day. Africans are now going totally bonkers over all things African-American. This article will reveal the possibilities of you making an enormous amount of money off the back of Ebony magazine — a highly sought after AND well overpriced African-American magazine (among other black magazines) on the African continent.
In East Africa, where Obama’s father was born, Ebony magazine is selling in the streets for up to a whopping $15 a copy. You and I both know it doesn’t cost THAT much in America. In fact, it only costs $3.99 off the street and about $18.97 for an annual subscription comprising 12 issues. Why then is it so horrendously expensive in Africa? I did some research and went on to start my very own distribution network in the region; and here is how you too can start a home-based business selling Ebony magazines to Africa.
Based in Dar es salaam, it was pretty easy for me to collate this information because I live here. And what set me on this fascinating trail – believe it or not, was when I purchased Ebony magazine with Janet Jackson on the cover (I’m a HUGE fan of hers), and in that particular issue – April 2008, it read Does Janet Still Have It. I paid almost $15 for it and I thought… what a cheek! These magazines don’t cost that much. I knew what an annual subscription costs, and this price just wasn’t on. It was a blatant rip off! But hey, someone was making money from this and so I sought to find out who and how!
In my quest, I went on to interview newspaper and magazine vendors in the streets of Dar es salaam. The general feedback not only astounded me, it flashed and flaunted dollar signs to my face. I just HAD to get a piece of the action. I would be utterly mad not to. I did establish one thing though, that THEY (the vendors) wanted MORE magazines. It’s like there was a voracious appetite for them. Some of these vendors were asking for HUNDREDS of magazines a month. Crazy money (that’s what was running through my head)! I offered to help.
The secret to getting started with this business is to buy a magazine subscription out of America and have the magazines delivered to an address in the States. Your next piece of the puzzle would be to find a reliable distributor in Africa. This is the tricky part actually, because you can’t trust just anybody. Someone you know–like a friend or relative, would be a much safer way to go. It is good to be cautious.
And in case you have neither of the above (no friends no relatives), consider joining a US-based network marketing company that sells Ebony magazine subscriptions. The advantage with this is you can leverage your way into Africa by recruiting Africans based in Africa, into your MLM business. This will earn you lucrative commissions out of Africa simply because THEY (your downlines) are working the business. Call it your bloodless coup d’etat. If you will.
Is Obama taking over the world? Oh, you bet he is! And with it, thankfully, come the hidden golden nuggets and outrageously profitable business opportunities — much like this one — that anyone serious about earning some extra cash on the side can very well do so working from home. I like to say: follow the plan to work the plan.