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How to Turn Your House into a Hot Money-Making Property

Property taxes. Utilities. Mortgage payments. There are all kinds of ways that our homes cost us money. Many of us hope that it will all pay off in the long run when we sell our house and property for a profit.

But there’s no need to wait that long. Why not make money from your home right now with one of these business ideas?

Add a Rental Suite

If you live in an area where it’s legal, you can add a rental suite to your property. If you don’t have room inside for a classic in-law or basement suite, consider converting your garage or even, if space and regulations allow, build a separate free-standing structure.

Be sure you research the regulations for legal suites in your area before you renovate or build. It’s common to require legal rental suites to have to have their own separate entrances, for instance, as well as full kitchens and bathrooms.

Also be sure that you research how much income your suite will bring in before you create one. Calculate how long it will take you to get back the money you have to spend on your renovation before you will start making money as a landlord. Rentometer is a handy tool for checking rental prices in your location.

Rent out Accommodation

The suite idea doesn’t work for you? You may still be able to rent out part or all of your property if you live somewhere desirable. And don’t think that you have to live in a resort area for your home to be desirable. Being close to a college or university, a hospital, a big employer or even living in a city with a tight rental market can make your property a place someone would like to rent.

The first step to making money off your rental is deciding what space within your home you’re going to rent. Bedrooms with their own bathrooms will obviously rent for more than a bedroom with shared facilities. To make the most income you might consider giving up your master bedroom if it has an ensuite. Then research what your accommodation might rent for. Spruce up as necessary. Take some good photos and voila! You’re ready to sign up to be an Airbnb host or put your rental listing on craigslist.

If you live in a place that appeals to tourists, you might want to consider moving out and renting your whole property in season. This is assuming you can live somewhere that would make this a positive cash flow situation.

Run a Bed and Breakfast

If you have several rooms available and want to maximize your rental income, turning your home into a Bed and Breakfast could be the way to go. Being able to rent out several rooms in your house nightly or even weekly can be a lot more lucrative than renting by the month.

Operating a Bed and Breakfast requires more of the hosts than just renting out a room — and providing breakfast is just the start. Research what it takes to start and operate a BnB before you start down that road.

Rent out Storage Space

But what if you don’t want to be a host or a landlord but you still have some available space that you’d like to convert into steady income? If the size and characteristics of the space are right, you might be able to rent it out monthly as storage.

Lots of people have vehicles such as boats, RVs, and motorbikes that they want to protect from winter weather but have no space to keep at their homes. Some are looking for year-round storage options. Letting someone else store their vehicle in your garage, shed, or barn could bring in some handy monthly income. Have space to build or convert? There’s an ever-growing demand for storage units.

Just as with rented rooms, take good photos of your space for advertising purposes, and be sure to note any special features (such as having a heated space) that will make your rental stand out.

If you have an acreage with unused space you can use it for outdoor storage as well.

Become a Market Gardener

Even if you live on a standard suburban lot, you can grow enough fruit, vegetables or flowers to sell. If you live on an acreage, you have even more growing possibilities. In many places, it’s common to see roadside stands selling fresh flowers, fruit, nuts, and local produce in season.

With increasing numbers of people becoming ever more concerned about the safety and wholesomeness of the food they eat (witness the growth of the organic food industry), the market for fresh, local food is burgeoning. So if you have one, why not put your green thumb to work and sell what you grow from your own property and possibly at a local farmers’ market?

Hold Events

If you own an acreage or small farm, you might be able to make money holding events. You don’t have to hold big concerts or music festivals to do it (although you can, of course, if you have the right property and the desire to hold such an event.) Many small farmers and landowners make a steady profit from agritourism, setting up seasonal mazes and labyrinths, providing hayrides, farm tours, and demonstrations and offering special event dinners.

Outdoor weddings in pretty, rural locations are always popular in season. If you own agricultural land, though, remember to check and see what commercial activities are allowed on farmland where you live before you start operations. Some activities may be restricted, prohibited or require special permits.

Start a Home-Based Business

All the ideas above for making money from your home are home-based businesses, but they’re not the only possibilities, by any means. Whether you want to actually work at home or use your home as your new small business’s base, operating a home-based business (rather than a non-home-based one) has advantages.

Are you ready to start a home business? And if you are but don’t quite know what business idea you’d like to pursue, here are the 10 best home business opportunities for now and tomorrow.

Read more at The Balance..

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You Don’t Need to be Rich to Make Money in Properties

One of the common financial fallacies that keep many South Africans from building real wealth is that property investment is an investment alternative exclusively reserved for the rich, the educated or the experienced.“The wealthy don’t invest in property because they are rich, they are rich because they have invested in property,” says Van Staden.

This is according to Gert van Staden, CEO of the P3 Investment Group, who says it is a fallacy perpetuated, perhaps, by the fact that property is the preferred asset class of the world’s wealthiest, and the reality is that property investors are generally wealthy.

“The wealthy don’t invest in property because they are rich, they are rich because they have invested in property,” he says.

“The truth is that you don’t need to be rich, or even educated or experienced, to invest in property successfully.”

There are two reasons for this, says Van Staden. Firstly, property investors do not need a lump sum investment, or even large monthly investments to acquire an income-producing property asset.

For example, an investor does not need to have R500 000 in cash to acquire a R500 000 buy-to-let property. This is because an investor can get a mortgage bond, allowing him or her to buy a property with money borrowed from the bank.

“In investment circles, this is called leveraging or gearing, terms that most people assume are only for highly-educated investment specialists,” he says.

“But buy-to-let property investment allows ordinary South Africans earning ordinary salaries to also implement the highly effective practice of gearing, which the world’s wealthiest have used for decades to create wealth without using their own money and to significantly increase their return on investment.”

Of course, Van Staden says the bond has to be repaid every month, but the property generates an immediate and ongoing passive monthly income: the monthly rental. The rental keeps pace with inflation as the rental increases year after year, which allows the investor to use the tenant’s rental to repay the bond.

It is entirely possible, if the right property in the right area is selected, to obtain a 100% mortgage loan to acquire an income-producing property and earn a monthly rental from this property that will not only cover the bond repayments, but the other monthly property expenses too, he says.

“So, you don’t have to be rich to invest in property – you can acquire an income-generating property asset without spending your own money.”

Read more in Property24

Source: Property24

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Make R100 by the end of Today

Make R100 by the end of today, let me show you how. I just made R50 in under 5 minutes with this app and the good thing about it is that it is absolutely free.

All you need to do is to Download M4Jam app now by clicking here.

Then start making monet. You can earn up to R100 per simple task.

Read more to find out how M4Jam works.

M4Jam co-founder Andre Hugo told Fin24 that 500 micro jobs were completed within the first hour-and-a-half, and there was a 56% growth in users in the first three hours.

“It seems people set their alarm clocks to check if M4Jam was legit,” said Hugo. “They found that it was.”

WeChat’s revolutionary micro jobbing platform was heralded as a momentous shift in the way service-based companies could relate with their communities, giving real value for small, specific tasks.

“There’s been a phenomenal uptake, which shows that this really is easy money for easy work,” said Hugo. “We’re ecstatic with the initial response and look forward to offering our micro jobbers more opportunities as the weeks go forward.”

One of M4Jam’s first jobs seen on the platform by Fin24 was to take a photo of your favourite cold drink and to answer a few questions, pinpointing your location. The R15 earned would have been far more than the actual drink, making the taste of it that much sweeter.

So here is how I made R50 in just under 5 minutes

Step 1. I downloaded The M4Jam App free

Step 2. I invited 10 friends using a referral link found on my M4Jam App. I get R5 per person who joined using my link. You too can do it. Click here to create your free M4Jam portal.

Step 3. I invited more people to make more money.

Step 4. I completed simple tasks using my M4Jam app. The biggest mount per task at the time I wrote this was R100.

Yes, you can make R100 per task for doing small tasks. Click here to begin.

Join Now

Source: Fin24

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Install These Apps and Make Extra Cash on Your Phone

I just discovered some cool apps that you can use to make extra cash from the phone you are using to read this, even on the computer. You can redeem the virtual money for cash, airtime, data or shopping vouchers.

I have recently redeemed my M4Jam earning for airtime, you can do it too.

Here below are the apps you can use to make money anywhere using your phone.


Join South Africa’s fastest growing shopping community, earning real cash back when they shop in-store!

Sign up free to join SnapNSave now by clicking on here

2. M4JAM

Join me on M4JAM and make money doing tiny jobs on your smartphone.

Sign up free to join M4JAM now by clicking on here.

3.Survey Now

Using your mobile phone you cam make unlimited money by just completing surveys from different companies willing to pay you for your opinion.

Sign up free to join SurveyNow

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5 Places to Sell Mandela Coins Today

I am glad to share this info with you to help you to find places to sell Mandela coins and other South African coins.

Here are 5 places to sell Mandela coins today:

  1. Bidorbuy

People are placing their bids for Mandela coins on an online action platform called Bidorby. On this site you can start placing your adverts immediately. People can start with a smaller amount and increases as people bid for your product. To start click here to go to Bidorbuy now.

2. OLX

Another platform where I have seen a lot of adverts for Mandela coins is OLX. OLX is a free classifieds platform where users place their adverts without any cost. However, if you need more views for your advert you can bump it up by some bucks to get higher ad ranking. You can start now placing ads on OLX.

3. Gumtree

Gumtree has always been one of the busiest classifieds website where users post their adverts for free. This may have been slightly changed over the recent years. You can sell your Mandela coins on Gumtree now.

4. Junk Mail

Recently, I have browsed the Junk Mail classifieds and found out that people are placing their advertisements for Mandela coins. You too can start selling your coins on Junk Mail now.

4. Price Check

Price Check will only help you to compare prices on different sites. If you are wondering how much you should sell your coin, you might start by comparing prices on Price Check.

I hope this piece of info has given you some light and you can find a perfect place to sell you Mandela coins.

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Mandela Gold Coin: Special Edition

Sell Griqua R5 Coin

Read This Before Selling Your Mandela Coin

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Mandela Gold Coin: Special Edition

The Mandela Gold Coin is a special addition coin.

From what I can see on BidorBuy, the price of these gold coins range drastically from R100 for plated coins to up to R55,000 for a 1 ounce Mandela Gold Coin. If you own one of these coins I truly envy you.

What makes them so special?

Throughout history, humankind has viewed gold as something to be treasured. It’s no wonder then that one of South Africa’s greatest icons has been immortalized in gold. Few people represent the struggle for freedom more than Nelson Mandela, and in 1993 he was co-awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his lifelong dedication to the struggle for freedom and democracy in South Africa.

Mandela Gold Coins gets released by the SA Mint yearly. These coins generally get distributed first to dealers and then further get passed on to collectors and investors

What makes Mandela gold coins so valuable?

What makes these coins so valuable is that they get released in extremely low quantities. This makes them collectible and worth a lot of money.

The 24 carat pure gold Mandela medallions document the greatest successes of Nelson Mandela’s life. What makes these coins so valuable is that they get released in extremely low quantities. This makes them collectible and worth a lot of money.

How long should I invest for?

People collect these coins for fun and for pleasure, but few people realize that these coins are actually a very rewarding hobby and in fact, it can be quite lucrative.

For a safe investment with the Mandela gold coin, we recommend holding a gold coin for around 4 to 5 years to get a satisfying return on investment.

Is this investment liquid?

Investors, collectors and dealers openly trade Mandela Coins on the market. This makes them fairly liquid, however finding a buyer and the seller in the market for such rare coins can take a bit of effort.

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Sell Griqua R5 Coin

The 2015 Griqua R5 Coin is currently increasing in value and there is a demand for the 2000 minted coins. They are very rare today. If you are in possession of one of these, you could get thousands of Rands depending on the condition of the coin. Take advantage of the Griqua R5 Coin value while you still can.

The coin has markings for the year 2015. Some other distinguishing features of the Griqua R5 coin is the 1815 commemorating the 200th year of the Griqua town which is also noted by the “200” marking on the front of the coin.

The original coinage of the Griqua R5 coin is that is was the first local currency of the South African People.

Needless to say, there are many people looking to sell their Griqua R5 coin, and just as many collectors looking to buy.

 Submit information about your coin and sell your Griqua R5 coin.

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Read This Before Selling Your Mandela Coin

Get paid up to R250,000 in cash for a R5 Mandela Coin! Don’t take our word for it, a short search on BidorBuy’s website will show you just how much these coins are selling for right now. Our most recent search on their website found coins selling for up to R250,000 [27 May 2019 – BidorBuy search for “Mandela Coin”]

After the release of the new R5 Mandela Coin, the value of the older Mandela coins are going to be increasing in value. Dozens of South Africans are selling their Mandela Coins and making big money. Join the hundreds of South Africans that are selling Mandela Coins and are getting cash in their pockets overnight

Here we are going to give you a breakdown of the most valuable Mandela Coins that buyers are highly interested in.

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How to Become an Uber Driver

As R&B/soul singer IAMDBB once said, “Uber Uber everywhere”. And we all do it. But did you know that you can become an Uber driver and make some extra cash? Let’s take a look at how you can do that and become an Uber driver.

Uber, everyone’s favourite ride-sharing app, is always looking to hire new drivers or, as they call them, driver-partners. Sign up to become one a driver-partner and you could soon be making yourself a nice bit of extra cash. But how do you do it?


First of all, you’ll need to sign up online, which you can do HERE. Once that’s done, move on to step 2.


Next, you’ll have to upload your documents. These are the documents you’ll need:

A valid South African driver’s licence

A valid Professional Driving Permit (PrDP)

You will then also be required to complete a safety screening and driving evaluation.


All you need to do now is download the official Uber Driver app and you’re all set!

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Best Dropshipping Suppliers or Companies in South Africa

Dropshipping in South Africa is quite new. With continued technological advancement in South Africa, it might open even a larger opportunity for dropshipping to spread to all African countries.

South African Dropshipping market is experiencing an exponential growth of up to 10 % yearly. This proves that there dropshipping market is one of the most profitable business models.

Although I want to praise the country for its advancements, but they still have a long way to go. Before they develop a completely stable dropshipping business.

List of dropshipping suppliers in South Africa

Here is a chart of dropshipping suppliers in South Africa.

WebsiteMembership Fee

1. Computer Wholesalers

Computer wholesalers work by collecting stocks from suppliers and having them delivered direct to clients. They can put your details such as the sender on way bills so that clients can see the parcel was sent by your company.  The website has huge numbers of computers and computer accessories which you can dropship. Depending on your estimated budget.

 Dropshipping in South Africa of computers and electronics is majorly done by them.  They negotiate a discounted rate with their courier company for parcels to be hand delivered.  Usually the delivery takes 2-4 day working days depending on where the delivery is.

2. Parcelninja

You can drop your stock off at one of Parcel ninja smart warehouse locations.  When a customer order is sent, it is automatically updated on their warehouse system. The order is then picked and packed in a specified branded package.  Your order is then dispatched from the warehouse to the customers housing using a track. You will be provided with real- time reporting for inventory as it moves through the fulfilment cycle.

3. Mans Republic Distributors

Dropshipping South Africa would not even be possible without these guys. When you post an order, packing slip or sales invoice, they pack the items from them. They include them in the package, without adding any Men’s Republic materials. They ship your order as per your request. Status updates and tracking information is always sent to you once order has been dispatched.

4. Buy Fast

When it comes to dropshipping supplier South Africa, we cannot forget to mention Buy Fast.  Located in Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa. It is one of the best online drop shipper company that deals in clothing, accessories, DIY and household products.

Buy Fast enables safe and secure shopping, providing the customers with excellent services and flexible options a for a variety of products and leading brands at competitive prices. It is a privately-owned company with a strong financial support and background.

 Why was it established? The vision behind its establishment was; to be the largest, simplest and most customer centric online shopping destination in South Africa. They provide great customer experience starting from the moment you access their website, to the moment you have ordered a product and is safely delivered to you.

5. The Scents

By using The Scents dropshipping program, you will be granted access to their complete wholesale inventory ranging from genuine fragrances, skincare products, haircare products, makeups and candles. They offer state – of- art fulfillment capabilities.

Shipping charges within South Africa starts at R50 and with each additional item, it will attract an additional R20 shipping charge.

 All orders are placed online on there website. Don’t worry about your financial information as it is protected by their secure server software. Which is fully encrypted so that it cannot be read by anyone over the internet.

Once the order is placed The Scents Bay will supply you with a tracking number for your order that has been shipped. Every day you will receive an automated email notification informing you the order shipped.

Once the orders are placed, they are shipped within the first 24 – 48 business hours from the time they were placed. So averagely most orders are received within the 4 -7 business days from the time that you placed the order.

Payments can be done can be carried through a credit card or wired through specific South African Banks.

6. DropStore

Dropshipping suppliers South Africa are few, but when it comes to the best, Dropstore are the right dropshippers that you need. Dropstore allows you to easily import products into your e-commerce stores and then ship them directly to you customers.

They understand that sometimes finding the right supplier for your products can be challenging that’s why they have their own list of verified suppliers who provide the highest quality services for user over a sustained period.

Dropstore will help you find the best product to dropship and sell online by connecting you to suppliers across the world. When you go through their sight you will find a large variety of products, from which you can add to your store through some few clicks.

7. Mantality

Mantality offers a large range of gadgets, accessories, gifts and novelty items from a wide range of categories.  When dropshipping in South Africa they offer their products at a hugely reduced product. Their product mainly aims resellers, bulk customer and cooperates that are looking for those products that are unique, cool and innovative.

They offer free delivery for product worth R499 or more. Their delivery system is fast and takes approximately 3- 4 business day to deliver and you can collect your product. They also have a pretty secure payment system.

When your dropship with Mantality you will have an access to an e-commerce enabled B2B dealer site where live stock figures are seen and orders can be placed. You will also be provided with all the tracking information once your customer orders are dispatched.

8. Chinabrands

Chinabrands, I bet you have heard of this name somewhere or heard someone mentioning it.  This is one of the most trusted dropshipping site.  With over 300k products, a seller has an array of options to choose from. That’s not all, the products are updated and added weekly so as to meet the customer’s needs.

When it comes to security of customers then Chinabrands is the best. It has partnered with recognized and reputable payment systems such as PayPal, Alipay, western union and Norton.

Dropshipping in South Africa with Chinabrands is very profitable as the customer receives the cheapest products from china. China brands suppliers offers some of the best price- quality connectivity rates to receive maximum profits.

 Chinabrands have been able to maintain customer satisfaction by being able to provide quality products. Every product on there site have undergone scrutiny and high-quality control measures.

It provides worldwide delivery and has a widespread network of trusted delivery partners. It has a number of facilities that makes it easy and suitable for the sellers to start their dropshipping business in South Africa.

9. AliExpress

You can also dropship from China to South Africa. AliExpress is a reputable website with inventory of over 500k product. They also offer the best customer services to their customers. By using secure shipping companies such as EUB and DPEX you can easily dropship your products to South Africa.

Although it might take time, it Is worthwhile. AliExpress under the Alibaba group have the best quality products sourced from verified suppliers. The products are also available at prices that meet the customers budget.


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Make Money from Dropshipping in South Africa

You can sell products online without the products ever being in your hand. All you need is a computer, an online store and a basic understanding of how to market and how to sell online.

How does drop shipping work?

  1. You find what you want to sell from a supplier and then list the product on your website at a price that you set.
  2. When someone places an order on that product, your customer pays you the retail price that you’ve set, and you make a profit. Then you place the order from your supplier at wholesale price and have it shipped directly from the supplier to your customer.

So, let’s say you find a watch, listed on a supplier website for R100. You will then list the watch on your own website for R300 and when the order comes through your website, you will then place the order on the supplier’s website, using your customer’s information, keeping your R200 profit and then have the product shipped directly to your customer. 

That’s drop shipping!

Why does drop shipping work?

So, you might be thinking, why wouldn’t somebody just order the watch directly from the supplier’s website? Well, there are a few good reasons. 

  1. It’s a very Big Internet and customers may not know about which suppliers they can buy from directly.
  2. When people buy anything, they are not just buying into the product, they’re buying into the marketing, positioning, trust, and lifestyle these products represent.

With Dropshipping, you can focus on Marketing your products and saying the right thing, at the right time, and providing real value to the right people because you are not warehousing any inventory or dealing with most of the other challenges that come with running an e-commerce business.

Now, a couple of challenges that need to be considered when dealing with drop shipping are finding credible suppliers with good quality products and making sure you have visibility and your customer’s shipping process.

Honestly, you can find suppliers on your own, however, when you are drop shipping completely on your own, you can end up spending a lot of time with searching and negotiating with the suppliers to guarantee your customers satisfaction.

Another option is a tool like Dropstore which with a few clicks gives you thousands of products to sell and has dozens of features to make your life easier. Like monitoring inventory levels, automatically calculated profit margins, fulfilling and tracking orders, monitoring of the shipping status, product performance and a whole lot more.

Dropstore supplier network is a vital part of dropstore that allows you to partner with vetted, trusted and South African based suppliers. This gives you access to great quality products and faster shipping times and awesome customer service with thousands of different products, to choose from.

If you want to get started, all you have to do is start your own “dstore” and install the dropstore app and find products to start selling online.

Alternatively, if you have a Shopify store or a woocommerce store, you can simply install the dropstore app to get started and find products to start selling online.

Why should you get into Dropshipping?

  1. It is really fast and easy to get started. You can dropship with incredibly low investment costs.
  2. You don’t need to have an existing business entity when you get started even though it’s probably smart to then get one when you get started.
  3. You don’t have to worry about managing inventory, packing or tracking. Which means that you can focus almost exclusively on marketing and merchandising. 
  4. You will have access to an unlimited number of products instantly that suppliers are constantly researching to determine what is trending and what to sell.
  5. You can set the retail price so you control the margin.
  6. Drop shipping is really easy to scale because you can hire virtual assistants as your volume increases.

What are the challenges of Dropshipping?

Of course, there are some challenges associated with drop shipping too and I will list them below:

  1. Because it is really easy to get started, there is a lot higher potential for competition. That is why you will find a lot of advice out there that will recommend that you start off with finding a niche audience like dog lovers or women’s lingerie so that you can operate with less competition. 
  2. There are supplier errors. Although uncommon, it is inevitable that a supplier will mistakenly ship the wrong products to your customer. And if this should happen, don’t take it personally. Handle the matter like a professional, so, order a brand new product from the supplier or offer a complete refund to the customer.
  3. If you dropship from China which I do not recommend, shipping times are generally long! Turning some customers off. Rather stay away from drop shipping from China because it causes bad customer experience and it is bad for online shopping reputation in South African. However, if do choose to drop ship from China, you must make the shipping time clear during the buying process, many visitors appreciate the clarity. Especially if you’re selling items in a niche where the delivery times are a little less crucial.

How do you get started with Dropshipping?

Ok, you might be wondering to yourself: How do I get started?

Step 1: If you do not have a store: Start a free 14 Days trial on and choose the option to create your own store through Dropstore. If you create a store through dropstore, the dropstore inventory app will be automatically connected to your online website.

If you already have a Shopify store or woocommerce store, sign up on and install the dropstore app onto your store.

Step 2: find products from dropstore that you will like to sell and add them to your store.

Step 3: Enable the payment gateways so that you can start accepting money. Payfast payment gateway is a great option if you are selling in Rands. You may want to enable a few other gateways such as PaygateZapperSnapscan and Setl-it or any of the other payment gateways that dstore has integrated with.

Step 4: Once you have all that, you will need to create a plan for sending traffic to your store. I won’t go into much detail about that here, but you can find a great resource on building traffic in our next blog post. To stay in the loop, subscribe to our blog and subscribe to our YouTube page.

Step 5: Try to produce quality content for your store. From eye-catching photography to engaging product photos, to great post for your blog, your audience loves to know more about your products and how they can be used and the stories behind them.

Conclusion: 4 Additional tips to keep in mind.

Now that we have covered everything you need to get started, here are the additional things to keep in mind:

  1. Drop shipping is easy to learn but it’s still a learning curve and you will experience challenges along the way. However, mistakes can become learning opportunities, and if you can develop resilience along the way, there are plenty of people out there, finding success with drop shipping products.
  2. There is a significant investment in terms of app investments compared to traditional e-commerce. Drop shipping isn’t free. You’ll probably have to spend money when you drive traffic, market your products, and handle returns. 
  3. There is no overnight success and this is not a get rich quick scheme. Drop shipping still required you to work consistently for your store. True – you will need to dedicate less time compared to a traditional e-commerce business but it’s not going to succeed without your hard work. You will always need to invest time in improving your business. 
  4. Most importantly, don’t source copyrighted items. This is illegal in South Africa and around the world and can cause you serious trouble. 

My Advice? Choose products from Dropstore suppliers. A network of trusted suppliers who make it a priority to avoid copyright infringement. That way, you can rest assured that you won’t infringe on any copyright laws and everybody remains in the ‘legal’.

Source: Dropstore

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UJ Student Making Money from Recycling

A mechanical engineering student is so determined to finish his studies that he sells recyclable plastic to raise money for food.

Sam Mangena, 28, already holds a national diploma in engineering. He subsequently gained admission to the University of Johannesburg.

However, he failed some of his second-year modules in 2014, lost his NSFAS bursary and was removed from the university residence.

Sam Mangena during his interview inside his shack. Source: SABC

Sam Mangena during his interview inside his shack. Source: SABC

Despite this setback, a determined Mangena didn’t give up. He managed to secure donor funding to continue his studies.

Additionally, he built his own shack in the Booysens informal settlement in Johannesburg. The young student also started collecting and selling recyclable plastic to get money for food.

Mangena sells recycled plastic to make ends meet. Source: SABC

Mangena sells recycled plastic to make ends meet. Source: SABC

Speaking to SABC, Mangena said he also sends some money back home:

I buy food for myself this side and also send some money back home so that my mom and siblings can have some support.

Although it’s a daily struggle that includes walking 5km to campus, he is determined to qualify.

Mangena also has to walk 5km to university. Source: SABC

Mangena also has to walk 5km to university. Source: SABC

Mangena’s fellow student said his commitment to his studies has inspired him:

Some students fail, not because they don’t study, but because of their backgrounds. At times, you find that you’re not able to study because you slept on an empty stomach.

Despite his challenges, Mangena takes it one day at a time.


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How to Make Money from Recycling In South Africa

Recent environmental campaigns have hit the point home that we’re starting to kill our planet.

According to Sky News’ OceanRescue campaign, more than 8 million tons of plastic are thrown away each year and washed out to sea.

What’s more, they’re not easy to get rid of once they pollute our oceans or are put into a landfill.

Waste, such as plastic, takes centuries to break down, is consumed by marine animals and lands on our plates through the food chain.

Politicians and big corporates are starting to realise the scale of the problem and trying to make changes.

Retail store Woolworths has committed to phasing out single-use plastic shopping bags completely by 2020.

But what incentive has the consumer got to change its ways besides alerts from documentaries made by Sky and The Blue Planet?

Well, besides helping the environment, households could earn an income or save money by recycling. Here’s how:


It’s not the most glamorous of jobs but you can generate a small income from it.

Kate Stubbs, Interwaste director business development and marketing, says the waste-picker sector is on the increase and plays a key role in the country’s recycling strategy.

“Waste-pickers are reported to make between R290 and R770 from the waste they collect, demonstrating the potential of waste in creating an income stream for individuals.

“And, as recycling becomes more of a national priority, it presents more opportunities for waste pickers to work as one-man bands to support their families, or potentially to organise themselves into small businesses,” she says.

In August last year Polyco created the Packa-Ching mobile buy-back service within selected informal settlements and low-income areas around Cape Town and Johannesburg.

The initiative enables waste pickers to exchange recycling goods (plastic, paper, metal cans and glass) for money which is determined by the market price of each material type that is loaded on to the Kilorands card (a special debit card), accepted at any shop that accepts Mastercard.


Many nonprofit organisations, such as the H18 Foundation, encourage people to get creative with waste so that it can be sold on, often in exchange for a small income.

H18 started in 2016 and is a social upliftment programme that provides training for unemployed women – in craft and crochet – in the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Cape Town.

“The materials are supplied and the finished products are bought back from the women.

“A safe and comfortable space is provided with onsite training and supervision.

“Since inception, 60 women have been empowered, moved into full-time employment and now we have 25 women working at the foundation.”


The next time you decide to do some building work on your property, such as a wall extension, consider using waste.

Not only would you be preventing the waste from going to a landfill but it could also provide a cheaper alternative.

According to Cape Town’s Two Oceans Aquarium, green construction material can be created from “EcoBricks”.

These are two-litre plastic bottles packed tightly with non-biodegradeable waste, which can be used to create sustainable homes, schools and furniture.

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A chance meeting with a friend who was generating an income removing dry waste from grocery stores in Johannesburg convinced Siphamandla Ntshangase to get into the business.

Ntshangase established relationships with some household-name supermarkets and before long was enjoying a satisfactory cash flow.

He moved to northwest Cape and sold his fledgling operation at a substantial profit.

In Kimberley he set up a recycling business while attending the entrepreneurship training courses offered by the Paper Recycling Association of SA and the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Seta.

Source: City Press

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Make Money with Homechoice Sales Agent Programme Free

Are you unemployed or working but looking to make extra income at home?. These day, we live in a period where money is a necessity to help us push our lives. We are faced with petrol hikes, inflation and more recently the VAT increase in our country.

The income we get from our employment cannot serve all our needs.

That is why we need an extra income. An income to supplement our normal day jobs.

I have recently learned about Homechoice Sales Agents programme that you can use to earn extra cash.

How does this work?

As a Homechoice Sales Agent you will:
Receive all the training you need.
Receive all the tools you need.
Earn more, the more effort you put in.
Earn thousands of rands in commission selling HomeChoice products.
Work from home and be your own boss.

Every month you’ll get:
A brand-new catalogue.
An agent commission statement showing how much you’ve earned!
Tips on how to make more sales.
Monthly incentives, including prizes and cash bonuses to top Team Leaders and Sales Agents.

How to Become a Homechoice Sales Agent

Go to Homechoice Website

Search for Sales Agents or go to the bottom of the website

Read more about sales agents programme

SMS Homechoice or send them an email

They will send you an application form

Complete the application form and send back to Homechoice with a copy of your ID.

Wait for Homechoice’s response

If your application is approve, you will get a sales agent number that works as a unique number to identify you.

You will get catalogs and order forms via post.

You will be invited when there are training to attend.

Then, you can enjoy making money with the popularly demanded goods from Homechoice.

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Make Money Selling Airtime and Electricity with Your Phone

Do you want to make extra cash at home? Yes of course, every person need an extra income. These days we call it a side hustle. You can make money at home selling airtime and electricity with your phone. No need to buy a device, all you need is your phone. Read more below and share this article if it has helped you.

Giving you another option to location-based trading, the FLASH Business app gives you the freedom to earn more whenever, or wherever you are.

You as a trader become a beacon for your business, not just your shop, with all the features of a FLASH Business device available right on your smartphone.

And the best part is that the FLASH Business app is absolutely free to download.

All you need to do is:
  1. Download the app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Register your number after installing the app.
  3. You’re ready to start selling!

Make sure to remember your registration details (FLASH number, username, password)

Source: Flash Business

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