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How To Start A Data Reselling Business Here In Nigeria


Today, we can all agree the amount of data we spend daily is way too much but do you know you can also start and make money with data reselling business in Nigeria?

Well, thousands of data resellers are available in Nigeria and they don’t just pop out of somewhere they learnt how it works and today i will teach you how it works.

Everyone is looking for a way to make money online daily and the only thing is getting the right steps to make that money, here on faqontech we have published so many online making guides which you can check out here.


Most times people don’t believe they can make money online without spending a dime, but the problem is how do you really start or where.

Before, we take a look at how to start and make money with data reselling business you need to know you can sell data for any network which include: MTN, AIRTEL, GLO, 9MOBILE (ETISALAT). MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9mobile SME Data Share business is a lucrative one considering the millions of naira Nigerians spend on buying data plans on a daily basis.

Why invest in data reselling business?

  • You will always find someone in need of data
  • Data is sold cheap and every Nigerian love awoof
  • You don’t have to be worried about anything
  • You can start with less than N2000 just to see how it goes

Now, you know why data reselling business in Nigeria is really a good business to invest in, why not keep reading so i can show you how to get started and make your first N10,000 weekly.

What is Data Reselling?

Data reselling involves buying of internet data in bulk (and hence, cheaper) directly from mobile telecoms companies and then reselling in units to end users at a profit.

It’s important to state that buying data directly from these telecommunications companies is relatively cheaper and convenient. Such companies, in Nigeria, includes Airtel9MobileGlo and MTN.

How To Start A Data Reselling Business Here In Nigeria

Now you know why you should invest in data reselling business and what data reselling is all about, so let’s make some money from it immediately.

Acutally, You can start Now.

Like i said, you can start with as low as N2000. This is also an amazing business for students to start with and make money selling data in campus because not every students have enough money to get much data but with less cash they can get more data.

Below are the things you need to start your data reselling business.

  • PC/ Smartphone
  • Your payment option (ATM Card/Mobile Banking)
  • Data Reselling Pack

Now that you have known the requirements to start your data business, it’s time to start your business.

Now to get started, follow the following steps:

  • Register on this website: http://mobilenig.net (You can also try mighty.ng/agent)
  • Click on ‘menu’ (if you’re using a mobile browser, this is located at the top right).
  • Click on ‘Data Menu’ and select ‘Buy Data.
  • Select the network of your choice.
  • Choose the data plan you want and type in your number.
  • Click’ buy data'(you’ll be required to fund your wallet before you can start to use any of the services.)
  • When you click ‘buy data‘ your data should be deposited in your mobile line within minutes.

Now your business is ready, so start selling…

In additon, You can also buy data directly from Telecom providers using the steps below:

Code to start data reselling on Mtn

  • SMS 465 ==> 131 For 20GB,
  • SMS 466 ==> 131
  • For 50GB, SMS 467 ==> 131
  • Alternatively you can dial *461# on you phone and follow the prompt to share data on mtn with others.

Code to start Data reselling on 9mobile

  • Dial *200#
  • Press 3 to choose ‘Data Menu Option
  • Proceed to ‘Family Plans Option’
  • Select the ‘Opt in to Family Plans
  • Confirm your selection
  • Begin a new process by dialing *200#
  • Proceed to ‘Data Menu Option’
  • Choose ‘Buy Data Plan’ to buy your preferred data plan
  • Return to Data Menu and choose ‘Family Plan Option’
  • Go to the ‘Share Data Menu’
  • Add recipients and data volume.

Code to Start Data reselling on Glo

  • How to add data beneficiaries to your Glo line-> Dial *127*01*[friend’s number]# or SMS “Share [friend’s number]” to 127
  • How to remove data beneficiaries to your Glo line ==> dial *127*02*[friend’s number]# or ==> SMS “Remove [friend’s number]” to 127
  • How To show list of data beneficiaries to your Glo line ==> dial *127*00# or ==> SMS “List” to 127
  • How to share Glo data plan ==> Dial *127*[USSD_Plan_Number]*[friend’s number]# or ==> SMS “Gift [friend’s number]” to 127 You can decide to purchase any amount of Data gigabytes and set your own price when selling out.

You can use any method you prefer…

Conclusion: Bonus Tips

It won’t be nice if i don’t give you a bonus tips, to sell data quickly you can always post on forums like Nairaland, NCT, Jackobian and co to help you get more people willing to buy,

You can also run facebook adsm which is really cool and will help you generate more buyers daily that can make you earn more than N10,000 weekly.

If you haven’t started your data reselling business in Nigeria today and still have more questions to ask please ask in the comment box.

If you wish to register your business with CAC you can read this guide, If you interested in running a your own data reselling website business you can comment below, we will help you set it up.

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