Here is my story
My story is not too much of a rosy one because as a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria, with little support from my family, I had to start finding ways to make my own money even as a student to supplement what was coming from home. I have always love to make my own money from business right from when i was a little boy, i took that mentality into university mincing small business with my studies. And that did not go too well with my grades. I struggled all through school and managed to come out with a 2nd class lower grade at graduation, i was faced with 2 options; one is to pursue business which i love or go hunt for jobs like my other colleague.
under pressure to get money to pay my rent and take care of my basic need I went with the first option. I plunged into the labour market with the hope of getting a good job in oil and gas as most of us dreamt of. I tried so many years trying to get the big break but nothing was forth coming. I was still involve in small petty business although money was coming but cant take total care of myself talk more of giving to others. After few years of trying to get the dream job, no sign of anything, i was frustrated. I finally made up my mind to go all in into business, and the journey has been an interesting one.
i went into multimedia, and photography and I was doing very well. After few years in multimedia, I needed to expand so I start learning new skill and went into sales and marketing. I dive fully in digital marketing helping organisation promote their events online using social media advertisement campaign specifically Facebook and Instagram.
I work with small companies, governmental organisation and Non governmental Organisation to increase their reach online and as well grow sales using customise digital marketing strategies at a realistic cost.
I have worked with companies like Paga, Starz Investment Limited and NGO like RCCG and more. I own and operate 3 companies that handles events photography, marketing and advertising.
“SUCCESS IS DELIBERATE, FAILURE ALSO IS DELIBERATE.”
– Austin Okolo
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