As it is said, a journey of thousand miles begins with a step. After close to 4 years of fighting and speaking for Africa through my blog (richardsiaw.com), I have actually taken the first step to making this a reality.
As C.E.O of Host Gold Company Limited, a web service company and also a blogger, I have come to experience the unlimited monetary possibilities of the internet. Almost stumbling upon my first $5,000 in my 3rd year of blogging motivated me to start a business and to help young people in Ghana, West Africa to pursue online entrepreneurship. I believe without a shadow of doubt that Ghana, a developed country can also make strides in the world of online entrepreneurship.
Visiting schools and holding seminars around the nation and teaching young people amazing and interesting ways they can make money online has been such a joy to me and most importantly a joy to them.
Starting off as a blogger, I was only driven by passion . But for more than 2 years, I hadn’t made a dime from blogging and this was beginning to bother me because I had completed the university I thought I had to start paying bills or at least pay for my own blog. My amazing sister was the one paying for my blog while I was in school, she believed in my writing and encouraged me even when I didn’t think it was any special. “I had to pay my own bills!”, a thought and that pushed me to find out how.
And oh my God, the process of finding the monetary system that worked for me was a tough experience; there were times where I lost hope and many other times I didn’t want to blog anymore because of the number of mistakes I made and the money I lost. Giving up and going back to what made me start blogging in the first place…passion was when I made my first $50 almost mistakenly. Even though that $50 never reached my Ghanaian account, I was happy about it because I knew that if I corrected my mistakes and went through the same processes, that $50 could turn to millions.
Today, starting a company that is doing well only makes me reminisce on what I could do if I knew about the things I knew now as early as High School. I can’t imagine the possibilities!
We are building clubs in High Schools and Universities in Ghana called Host Gold Social where young people are equipped and given all the tools requisite to become online entrepreneurs in various fields of their choice for FREE.
Host Gold Academy will be holding her first class in January. This class costs between $50-$70 only. It is priced so low so that every young person will have the opportunity to attend our classes. Host Gold Academy will be taking courses like Social Media Marketing, App Development, Web Design, Online Entrepreneurship.
We are looking forward to a time where we can afford to give 1000’s of students free tuition in these fields of study. It is such an amazing experience to see young people absolutely excited to live their passion and be paid for it through the business ideas we give them. There is more in store for you…
If you want us in your school( High School or the University), you can contact me or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can always support us in doing more for these young people in Ghana and Africa by donating to us on HERE