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How To Start Data Sharing Business In Nigeria 2018 by 24hoursreporter: 1:43pm On May 26, 2018
Self employment is the latest national anthem in Nigeria. It is a philosophy that is constantly preached by Government officials in the country. However, you need the right business idea to be successful as an entrepreneur. There are several fertile business ideas that can make you financially independent within a short while. Well, this article will enlighten our readers on how to start data sharing business in Nigeria 2018.

With commitment and consistency, you can make it big as a data re-seller in Nigeria. I know of several people who started this business few months ago, there are already making it. Interestingly, you can start this business with little funds as low as ₦20000.

Also, you can run this business from the comfort of your home, relying on your Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter contacts. While looking for a more lucrative job opportunities, you can start data sharing business to keep you going.

This guide will give you detail information on how to start data sharing business in Nigeria 2018. So, keep reading and unravel the secret of data sharing business that is among the most trending businesses in Nigeria today.

Tips On How To Start Data Sharing Business In Nigeria 2018
There have been a significant increase in the demand for data in Nigeria during these last few years. This is as a result of more exposure to the internet and social media.

Atleast 6 out of every 10 Nigerians are either on Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. And they need data to access these platforms.

This is why data sharing/re-selling is arguably the most lucrative small business in Nigeria today. Below is a guide on how to start this mouth watering business.

So, we will basically focus on how to buy and resell data on MTN, 9Mobile (Etisalat), Airtel and Glo.

MTN Data Sharing Business
The first step in starting MTN Data Sharing Business in Nigeria 2018 is to get a MTN sim card. Once you register your sim card, follow the step below to opt into data sharing plan.

Dial *131*2*1# or text REG to 131 To Register
A unique security PIN will be sent to you
Change the system generated pin to a pin you can remember easily
Dial *131*2*5#
OR
Text Change OLD PIN* NEW PIN* to 131 Example:
Change 0000 1234 to 131
*0000 is old PIN, *1234 is new PIN.
Add beneficiaries/ clients / friends to your MTN shared Data Bundle account:

Add by dialing the USSD code *131*2*3#
Or by Texting Add to 131
You can add up to 5 beneficiaries
After adding the beneficiaries you can send share data to them by texting:
Share to 131
OR
Dial the USSD code *131*2*4#
And follow the prompt
Subscription Plans

Bundle Price Data Bundle Max. No of Shares Validity
N5,500 10GB 10 Shares of 1GB 30 Days
N11,000 20GB 10 Shares of 2GB 30 Days
N25,000 50GB 10 Shares of 5GB 60 Days


Also, you can make ₦500, ₦1500 or ₦2500 profit on ₦5,500 worth of data. So, it is advisable to sell your data at a lower rate to sell them easily.

Glo Data Sharing Business
When it comes to data in Nigeria, Glo is the grand master. As a matter of fact, Glo’s data is the cheapest among other telecommunication providers in the country. Most people that start data sharing business in Nigeria actually make it more from Glo data.

How To Add Clients / Friends To Your Glo Line

Dial *127*01*[friend’s number]#
OR
SMS “Share [friend’s number]” to 127
For example: Share 08055555555 to 127
To Remove Clients/ Friends From Your GLO Line
To remove a beneficiary to the your data share you added previously:

Dial *127*02*[friend’s number]#
SMS “Remove [friend’s number]” to 127
To Show Numbers Of Clients / Friends Attached To Your Glo Line

Dial *127*00#
OR
SMS “List” to 127
To Share Glo Data Plan To Friends / Clients

Dial *127*[USSD_Plan_Number]*[friend’s number]#
OR
SMS “Gift [friend’s number]” to 127
Example: Gift 08055555555 to 127
9Mobile (Etisalat) Data Sharing Business
9mobile Data sharing business in Nigeria 2018 sells better than most other network. This is due to the fact that the network is very reliable and most people prefer it to other networks. So, follow the steps below to start 9Mobile Data sharing business in Nigeria 2018.

Buy and register a new 9mobile sim card
Dial *200#
Press 3 to select ‘Data Menu ‘
Proceed to ‘Family Plans Option’
Select the ‘Opt in to Family Plans’
Confirm your selection
Begin a new process by dialing *200#
Proceed to ‘Data Menu Option’
Choose ‘Buy Data Plan’ to buy your preferred data plan
Return to Data Menu and choose ‘Family Plan Option’
Go to the ‘Share Data Menu’
Add recipients and data volume
OR
Dial *200#
After that, select the Data Option by replying with 3
Also, Buy Data by replying with 1
Select the Heavy Internet Plans option and choose the volume of data you want to buy
Airtel Data Sharing Business
Following the steps below to share date on Airtel

Dial *141*1*5#
Follow the prompt
Change your pin (Default Airtel Pin Is 1234)
Share data
As a rule, you cannot transfer data less down 3MB. Also, you can’t transfer beyond 90 percent of your data.

That is all you will do to start a data sharing business in Nigeria 2018. However, you have to do more of marketing so that people around will know that you now sell data. The best way to do this is to create a broadcast channel on WhatsApp or update your status regularly.

You can also market it on Facebook, if possible chat your friends personally. You can also use your Instagram and Twitter Platforms to market your data. Feel free to ask any question regarding how to start data sharing business in Nigeria 2018.

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Source: http://www.24hoursreporter.com/2018/05/26/how-start-data-sharing-business-2018/

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Re: How To Start Data Sharing Business In Nigeria 2018 by HopeAlive16(f): 4:15pm On Aug 06, 2018
Thanks for the info but how do they extend the validity to 3months? Majority of the sellers I know have their validity set at 3months, how is this possible?

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