Did you know that you can start a WiFi internet business in Kenya from the comfort of your home and earn crazy money?
This is a step-by-step guide on how you can start to make money at home by selling your Wi-Fi. You will only need a small budget. Anyone can do this business since it requires very less startup capital and is also easy to start and manage.
How To Make Money At Home Selling Internet
- Reasons why you should start selling the internet from home
- You need a stable internet connection to start selling
- The budget for starting a WiFi business is about Ksh 20,000
- Requirements for starting a WiFi hotspot business
Starting to connect fiber to customers at home might be the best place to start. I will guide you step by step on how to make crazy money at home by connecting fiber to customers in Kenya. The benefits are that you won’t need to get any permission to install or connect clients. Also, you won’t have to share any of the income with anyone else.
Why Do This Business?
- It is easy to start.
- You will save a lot since you will have customers that pay for your internet.
- You will be earning extra cash.
- Recurring income. You will be receiving money every single month.
- Easy to install and manage.
- You will be your own boss.
Introduction On How To Make Money At Home
Nowadays almost everyone at home has an internet connection. Zuku Fiber and Safaricom Fiber are the top in the market and they make it very easy to connect with clients. The best thing about them is that they offer a fiber connection. Fibre internet has a lot of advantages over other forms of connection.
Steps On How You Can Start To Make Money At Home Selling WiFi
To get started, you’ll need an internet connection. You can pick a company to act as your intermediary.
Zuku Fiber – They have packages from as low as Ks 2,499 per month for up to 5 Mbps. You can get Zuku Fiber if you live in Nairobi, Nakuru, and Mombasa. Here is a list of full Zuku fiber coverage. For the 5 Mbps, you will be getting – 5 Mbps High-Speed Internet, Free installation, and a Free Modem. Here is a website link to available Zuku packages.
If you choose Zuku we recommend; Starting with the 5 Mbps package if you have fewer than 3 customers. Then upgrade as you get more. For example, if you have 3 customers you can cap each one at 1 Mbps and charge each Ks 1,500. You will be getting Ks 4,500. That’s a profit of Ks 2,000 and your neighbors will be paying for your monthly internet. How cool is that?
Budget For Starting a WiFi Business:
You can start with a budget of around Ks 20,000/=. Hmm you hard me.
How hard is it:
Starting it is as simple as 2019 – 50 Years. Imagine, that simple.
Requirements Of Starting A Home Internet Business:
Wireless Router – The editor recommends the Tenda router since it covers a wide area, unlike other routers. Also, it is relatively cheap. You can get one at Acrab for Ks 1,999/= and have it delivered to your doorstep.
Cat 6 Cable – This will be the link between your router and your neighbor’s router. You will need to know how to crimp a cat 6 cable. If you have no clue don’t worry, here is a YouTube video explaining how you can do that.
It’s only a matter of arranging the colors. Here is a picture of how it is supposed to look like.
A box of Cat 6 cable, which is 305 Meters costs Ks 5,000. You can also buy in meters if you are starting with just a few neighbors.
Crimping Tool – This will be assisting you to crimp the cat 6 cables. You can get one for Ks 1500
RJ 45 Connectors – This costs Ks 10 per piece.
Fiber Connection – Fiber used to be very expensive back in the day. With demand and demand for it growing, now it has become cheaper than ever. You will need to contact either Safaricom Fiber or Zuku Fiber for a connection. This will cost from as low as 2499 for Zuku and Ksh 3,000 Safaricom for full installation. Many already have this set up in place.
Customers – Since you will need to make money you will need to connect fiber to customers for your new business. The more there are, the more you earn.
Mikrotik – You will need this if you want to monitor, and limit customers’ bandwidth and will also ease disconnecting customers that have not made payment. Mikrotik costs Ks 7000
Note: If you get more than 4 customers you will need 8 port switch (going for 1200). 8 Port Switch will handle up to 7 customers. There is a higher version of the switch that can handle up to 15 customers.
What next: Connection
After you have set up a fiber connection in place at your home. It is time to start making money. Connect fiber to customers by running the cable from your home. Crimp the cable and set up the router. That’s it and you start earning money. As said earlier, the more customers you get, the more you earn.
- To get more revenue. You need to live in an apartment that has many houses.
- If you are poor in sales or shy to talk to neighbors to convince in connection. There is an alternative. Talk to the caretaker of the apartment to find your clients and give him/her motivational tip. That will be a win-win for both of you.
- As the customer increases, choose a higher package. It is very easy to upgrade for both Zuku and Safaricom Fiber. All you need is to call them and ask for an upgrade.
- You can also change the name of your Wi-Fi to read something like; Get Connected @ 1k.