Starting a business charging people’s phones is another business that is good for you to do. If you are looking for a business to do that can ensure you having a means of obtaining a regular source of income then this is a business that will be good for you to start.
A lot of people need to charge their phones to be able to make calls and meet up with appointments as well as fulfill and meet up with their various activities.
What the Business Entails
The business involves you charging various types of phone batteries for people until it is full and is okay for them to starting using.
This involves you getting a place and setting up a center where you can conveniently place a lot of phones at the same time to charge their batteries at various times with the customers paying a fee for this service.
Another aspect of this business is that you not necessarily need a large amount of money to start the business as this is one business that can be started on a small scale.
Also if you do not have money to rent a shop, this is a business that allows you start from home provided you have the necessary equipment and tools to start the business.
First of all if you are in a country that has regular power supply or the people in the society have easy access to various means of power and are able to easily charge their phone batteries, then this may not be a business for you to do because in such a country and environment this business may not be successful.
In a country like Nigeria, this is a business that is thriving because there is poor and irregular power supply in the country.
Most times power is not available making it impossible and difficult for people to charge their phones. With this problem people are on the look out and seeking for people who can help them solve their problem by helping them charge their phone batteries.
The business thrives more due to the fact a lot of people use phones a lot. People use phones for a lot of reasons, for calling, using the internet and other purposes and as such they will need their batteries to be powered and charged.
Also there are people that use more than one phone even having up to three, with these phones having more than one battery due to the poor power supply in the country. So with so many batteries in the environment this means that this is a business that its services will be in high demand meaning more money for you.
Due to the poor power supply people who do not have generators or solar panels can not charge their phones and batteries and will therefore charge it with you that have the resources to do that.
There are people who have generators but may not be able to buy petrol or may have their generators spoilt and under repairs and will therefore find it much easier and better to patronize your business.
In the long run it is most times cheaper for people to charge their phone batteries with you than at home when they have no power. When they compare the cost of running their generator and its maintenance cost it may be better charging their phones outside.
This is a business that you can start from home if your place is conducive enough to allow this. You will need to have a free space where you can conveniently place the batteries of people to charge easily.
If you do have the money and think you will be more comfortable renting a shop then you can do that. You can look for a small shop to rent which does not have to be expensive.
There are people that believe that in this type of business that location does not really matter because almost every where faces the problem of irregular power supply.
This assertion may be true but it will still be good of you to find an area that is well populated with a lot commercial activities happening with poor power supply to give the business a better chance.
You can even locate the business if possible in areas where they have problems with their transformers and are not sure of getting power anytime soon.
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To do this business you will need the following equipment and tools, they include the following:
A generator that will provide power to charge the phone batteries
A lot of socket outlets as this is a business that thrives more on the number of batteries you can charge at a specific time. It is better to charge a lot of batteries than charging only one considering it is the same amount of fuel you will use in both situations.
Battery chargers which are usually desk top chargers. Considering a lot of people do not leave their phones or chargers when they want to charge their phones, it is left to you to buy a lot of chargers that you can use to charge the batteries of people.
When starting the business make sure you secure all batteries when charging them. We have heard of cases where people leave their batteries to charge some times along with their phone but come back to find them stolen leading to a lot of argument and problems.
Make sure you keep safe the batteries of your customers to avoid any problems.
Ensure you do a feasibility study, register the business and meet all requirements of the authorities before starting.
This is a nice business idea. What do you think?