THE “WHAT IFs” YOU MIGHT NEVER FIND ANSWERS TO

Let us play a what-if game

Think farther than wherever you are. And ask yourself,

What if there was only darkness in the world, nothing else? How would it feel to grope in the dark, looking for something? Maybe even trying to reach and hold the hands of a lover or simply see a face. But not being able to because there is no light, only darkness. Maybe in some distant past, darkness was something familiar, something you could sleep with. However, it would seem like it is a bit hard to imagine darkness now. Most of all, not with the advent of electricity and its accompanying merits- TV experience, lit chandeliers on and on. Better still, due to the oncoming of electricity distribution companies, good electricity has come to stay in Nigeria, and the darkness has been made to stay out in the dark.

So you would agree that there ain’t no reason you should ever want to imagine darkness. Not for one minute. But what if things happen and for whatever reason, you are not able to get electricity. Talk of the unavailability of time to pay the bills. Or the far distance of the outlets or just maybe it’s a weekend, an off day for everyone.

whatWell, with www.vtpass.com, you can have all the light you need at any time and from anywhere. Just so you know, www.vtpass.com is an online payment platform where you can pay and buy your everyday services. You can get your 9mobile, MTN, AIRTEL, GLO phone airtime and data subscriptions. You can as well as renew your DSTV, GOTV and STARTIMES cable TV subscriptions and electricity bills.

But do you think there is nothing as good as paying physically? Good thought. But what if the rain is splattering outside and you urgently need to get airtime to make an emergent call? What if you are having an exam the next day, you don’t know the venue but you can’t bear to stand up? What if your data finishes just when you are streaming a football match? Or your favourite sit-com. What if you are having a TV time with your girlfriend and the decoder stops in the middle of a thrilling movie?

There are certain “what-ifs” you might never find answers to. But with www.vtpass.com, you are sure to always get answers and solutions to your immediate problems. Log on to www.vtpass.com now to pay for your phone airtime, data and tv subscriptions as well as electricity bills.

With VTpass.com just a click away, there will be not a single what-if to answer for.

Social media: Growing your business by staying connected

Owning a business has become quite a trendy thing these days. In the past, it was convenient enough for people to sit behind desks and earn salaries. But this is no longer the case. Everyone wants to become their own boss. The shift to entrepreneurship by most people has prompted one motivation- growth.

Indeed, beyond owning a business, managing and growing that business is of more importance. Subsequently, many entrepreneurs without the skills to grow their business soon watch their businesses drown. Again, other people think it takes quite a lot to expand so they just choose to remain small. Well no, it takes less than you think to grow a business. Actually, it takes you to know and do just one thing.

Connect.

What does this mean? Let’s paint a case scenario. Before then, you would like to know about VTpass. VTpass is an online payment platform that allows you to pay for your electricity bills, cable tv subscriptions, phone airtimes and data subscriptions etc. with ease and speed. Ok? Now, you probably might not have known about this, but now you know. And by all means, you would need this service one day and use it.

So, if you were paying any close attention, you would know that what just happened now was marketing. Right? But no, there was no human marketer or vendor that walked up to you to say, “Hey, here is VTpass.” Rather, you clicked up right up here to see this. Because somehow it came off as something you liked to check out. Hence, much more than marketing, what happened up there was connecting.

To grow a business, you should always want to connect with your target customers on all levels. Those who could use your services are out there. But if they do not know about what you can offer them, there is no way about it. Getting them to know about what you do should not just be by advertorials and jingles. This makes people feel you are trying to sell something to them. And people don’t show interest in anything that is trying to get itself sold.

So, what you should rather be doing as a business person is interacting and connecting with the mass of people out there. The several social media platforms available have made this quite possible and convenient to do this. Consequently, you can grow your business just by paying attention to social media marketing. Here are a few basics you should know about it.

BASICS OF SOCIAL MARKETING

It’s basically what you already know

Social media marketing is nothing over the top. In fact, it is something you are well familiar with. If you are on Twitter or Whatsapp or Instagram, then you already are familiar with what social media marketing. Essentially, there is no difference except this is on a larger, more purposed scale.

What social media do for your business

Social networking helps you interact with and build a relationship with customers and non-customers. In fact, a whole community can be created online. It helps your customers and the wanna-be customers reach you directly and easily. Just as you can communicate with them virtually. Now that you know this, what you have to do is select the potential platforms you want to work with. And if you do not have time on your hands, you can hire a social media marketer. Also, be clear about the service you want to promote. Then every now and then, take note of your progress through performance metres.

The bottom line is discovery: Aim to be discovered as a brand

As social media has the ability to make things go viral, you should target your participation towards a purpose. And that is to be discovered by the appropriate audience. This should mean that you should not just post or engage people randomly. You should make posts that shed light on your services. Also, target an audience. Social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn help you easily do this.

Don’t be the only one conversing

When using social media to promote your business, try as much as possible to engage your audience. Do not be the only posting. Draw your visitors into several conversations. Also, get them to comment on your products and services. This way, you get to know your level of performance and aim for betterment.

Set a culture and familiar tone

When you hear MTN, what comes to mind is yellow, a lot of smiles and the motto, everywhere you go. Same goes for VTpass. We have our motto colours as blue and red. And our slogan is Payment at your convenience. Because this is what we essentially do. We make it easier and convenient to make payments for phone airtimes, data subscriptions, cable tv subscriptions and electricity bills.

Now taking a cue from this, you can as well give your brand an identity. This you can do by repeating a slogan or theme colour or logo description, phrase. Anything that makes people identify and remember what you do easily.

Platforms

Of course, there are various platforms through which you can get on social media marketing. For example, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook are popular social media platforms. But we also have Yelp, Foursquare, Blogs, Whatsapp, YouTube, LinkedIn etc. Just make sure to use those avenues that are popular with your target audience as well as serve your own purpose well.

To cut the long story short, your participation on the global front also determine how far your business will go. You would need a lot of www.vtpass.com for this to get your head in the game. VTpass allows you to get all the data and airtime and electricity you need at the quickest time possible. Just log on to www.vtpass.com now to stay connected and grow your business.

A TRIBUTE TO TEACHERS FROM VTPASS

5th of October looks quite like every normal day. Time is still as busy as ever and life, well, it still goes on alright. But today isn’t anything like any other day. Today is Teacher’s day. Almost everyone who has had to face the wrath of a teacher for not doing an assignment will know the immense significance of this day. Teachers are the muscles of knowledge and innovation. They have served as the cornerstones of the great minds and geniuses we have now.

VTpass, as an online payment platform, offers a digital service by making it easier and quicker for you to pay for your phone airtime, cable tv subscription, data subscription and electricity bills. So, in this regard, we understand just what it means to serve an audience and satisfy them adequately. Just like teachers, the very satisfaction of our customers is our utmost concern. To get admitted to the payment platform that always serves and satisfies, simply log on to www.vtpass.com.

So, the enormous importance of teachers cannot be overemphasized. And VTpass, in recognising this importance, celebrates our teachers on this day. We say thank you to each and every loyal teacher who has served the society by breeding powerful minds and hearts that go on to become great ambassadors and propagators of groundbreaking ideas. Consequently, we will go on to feature some of the quotes made by celebrated people about teachers and their immense impacts on them.

 WORDS MADE BY GREAT PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR TEACHERS

  1. teacI am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well- Alexander the Great
  2. teacher,,vtpassLet us remember: One pen, one book, one child and one teacher can change the world- Malala Yousafzai
  3. teacher,vtpassI know I wouldn’t be where I am today without my fourth-grade teacher, Mrs Duncan- Oprah Winfrey.
  4. teacher,vtpassis the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy and creative expression and knowledge- Albert Einstein
  5. teacher, stevie wonder, vtpassMama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness- Stevie Wonder
  6. teacher, joyce meyer, vtpassTeachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges- Joyce Meyer
  7. teacher, bill gates, vtpassTechnology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important… If you want your child to get the best education possible, it is actually more important to get him assigned to a great teacher than to a great school- Bill Gates
  8. aristotle, vtpass, teacherThe one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching- Aristotle
  9. teacher, maxwell, vtpassA world of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life- John Maxwell
  10. teacher, obama, vtpassloved the law school classroom: the stripped-down nature of it, the high-wire act of standing in front of a room at the beginning of each class with just blackboard and chalk, the students taking measure of me, some intent or apprehensive, others demonstrative in their boredom, the tension broken by my first question — “What’s this case about?” — and the hands tentatively rising, the initial responses and me pushing back against whatever arguments surfaced- Barrack Obama.

VTPASS OFFERS YOU A TRAILING SERVICE

teacher, teacher's dayWell, there you have it, the landmark words said by mindblowing people about their teachers, or about themselves, if they were teachers. Really, it becomes evident that teachers are life-changers and they constantly make indelible marks on the shores of history. This is what www.vtpass.com prides itself in doing- changing lives, serving generations and leaving indelible marks on the footprint of time.

By logging on to www.vtpass.com, you can, from anywhere and at any time, pay for your 9mobile, MTN, GLO, Airtel airtimes and data subscriptions. You can as well pay for your electricity bills and constantly renew your DSTV, GOTV and STARTIMES cable TV subscription. The convenience, speed, and user-friendly support that comes with making payment for your everyday services through www.vtpass.com is immense.

Indeed, Jeff Bezos was right when he said, “The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn’t need to talk to you, it just works”. Well, by logging on to www.vtpass.com, and letting us help you pay your bills, this is exactly what you will get.

INTERNET BROADBAND AND HOW IT WORKS

If you were the regular office guy or babe who has to stare at a laptop 24/7 and go global right from your small cubicle or closet at work, then you would already realise that you cannot, no, you must not rely on just any data provider to get vital work stuff done. There are various ways to buy data to keep your laptop plugged into the rest of the world and work more effectively. And one of these ways is through the many available internet broadband options.

Whatever the case, getting a good data connection and staying tuned has been made easier to access through the fast leading online payment platform, www.vtpass.com. At www.vtpass.com, you can easily make payments for your phone airtimes, data subscriptions, electricity bills, cable TV subscriptions. And subsequently, you can pay for your Broadband services.

When it comes to the internet connection, broadband is used to refer to speedy internet access that stays on at any point you want it to. It is also faster than the other conventional ways of accessing the net. In Nigeria, internet broadband has not always been much of an option until the recent past. But right now, Nigeria is one of the leading nations in Africa to which the superfast 4G LTE Broadband has been introduced. Despite still being a nestling sector in telecommunications, there are quite a few good companies who provide the 4G LTE Broadband services in Nigeria. And who are they? That’s what you are about to find out.

LISTS OF TOP 4G LTE BROADBAND PROVIDERS IN NIGERIA

SMILE COMMUNICATIONS NIGERIA

smile,broadband,vtpassDespite being a newcomer in offering broadband services, Smiles has become one of the three biggest contenders in the market. More than that, they offer the widest range of internet coverage. Starting from Oyo state and then moving to Lagos state, Smiles has grown at quite an admirable rate.

Recently, Smiles has partnered with Samsung to produce the first 4G LTE complaint Smartphone in Nigeria. Not just that, the portability of their broadband options and its affordability for all have made many say they are indeed the first 4G LTE service provider in Nigeria.

SWIFT NETWORK LIMITED

spectranet,broadband,vtpassThis is yet another very fast broadband service provider. They also have the advantage of being one of the first internet service providers in Nigeria. This is so because they commenced their operations in 2002. Usually, their service stations are very much accessible. Also, they have several unlimited data plans that are readily available. The one disadvantage to this network is that they are based mainly in Lagos and its availability.

SPECTRANET

spectranet,vtpassThe list will not be complete without the mention of Spectranet. They are one of the abiding internet service providers in Nigeria. And they operate at the seats of economic growth and expansion- Lagos and Abuja. Spectranet operates in the same manner as Swift.

At the core of all these broadband services is www.vtpass.com. Visiting www.vtpass.com grants you guaranteed ease and swiftness in paying for and buying such services as MTN, GLO, 9MOBILE, AIRTEL airtimes and data subscriptions as well as your electricity bills, DSTV, STARTIMES, GOTV subscriptions and so much more. And this can be done in three easy steps- LOG ON TO WWW.VTPASS.COM, SELECT YOUR SERVICE AND PAY.

Visit www.vtpass.com now for an easy route to convenience.