If you want to venture into multiple fashion businesses for profiting, then this story of Esther Jerome is for you.
Esther Jerome is a 21-year-old graduate of mass communication from Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic. She is from Uruan Local government area in Akwa Ibom state.
Esther has a passion for fashion and designing. She runs Xstee Collections. She ventured into her line of business because she needed money to support herself in school and also cater for her family since she is the first child.
Esther’s business has been her source of income; she makes massive sales and that has benefited her. She sells organics, makes crochet wears, Ankara accessories, and she also runs online and physical training in Uyo, Ikot Ekpene and Port Harcourt.
Crochet business does not require huge startup capital. Therefore, Esther needed just ₦2000 to buy a pack of wool and a crochet pin. However, having saved about ₦80,000 from her crochet wears business she ventured into skincare products business.
It is beneficial to have multiple streams of income; it will make you grow at a rapid rate. According to Esther, “I sell crochet wears worth ₦20,000- ₦30,000 thousand in a month, sometimes I make ₦10,000 from online training and about N30,000 from skincare products. Last month I made ₦20,000 from crochet wears last month, ₦27,000 from skincare products (organic), and ₦7000 from online training.”. All these achievements have been her high point so far.
However, her low point was the lowest sales she recorded in November 2020 as people were trying to save for the festive period.
Giving up has never been an option for Esther. She wishes to grow bigger in the business and with time venture into more businesses.
Esther does the work alone since she does not have a shop. She also advertises her business online. In her words “Crochet wears is time-consuming that was why I decided to venture into skincare to support myself, for ankara accessories, I run online training every 2weeks and it’s easy-going.
Late Ubong King, Jenny’s glow and crochet goodie are Esther’s mentors in business.
Esther seeks engagements with policymakers and investors to scale her business with an interest-free loan and grant.
For those who want to venture into Esther’s line of business, this is what she is saying, “If you want to venture into crochet making, you need patience because crochet is stressful and time-consuming, for skincare products, all you need is a good product that won’t spoil people’s skin”
Entrepreneurs help eradicate unemployment and some societal ills such as prostitution and stealing caused by unemployment and poverty.
Finally, Esther says she would empower young ladies in Akwa Ibom if given an opportunity.
Let this story of Esther Jerome motivate you to venture into multiple fashion businesses.