Friday, October 06, 2006

'Jobpreneurs' earning money in a Kenyan way

I've invented my own portmanteau today to describe a way in which I think many jobless/retrenched Kenyans may find gainful employment. A jobpreneur is a person with a skillset suitable for an office job who outsources her skills to willing payers through the Internet. A jobpreneur is a worker and therefore will want a business model that almost approches an employer-employee relationship. But a jobpreneur is also a businessperson because she is ready to control the future of her income through her own hard work. A jobpreneurs skillsets are diverse but primarily use the computer: data entry, transcription, graphic design, software development, language editing, music composition, research, journalism etc. Genius Executive Center is helping jobpreneurs set-up their operations and start earning money using their skills by providing furnished offices, consultancy and financing. With K.Shs. a 10,000 investment, Genius can help you earn from K.Shs. 30,000 per month. Prospective jobpreneurs now have an opportunity to make a decent income using their skills.

8 comments:

3N said...

Harry,
Are you the same guy for SoftLaw, if so congratulations on you and your partner's success.

startupkenya said...

Thanks 3N, please visit www.softlaw.co.ke for more info about SoftLaw.

Kagz said...

Read about you guys & just like 3N, i must say congrats!

2 years ago, my pal in Kenya wanted to set up a shared-office concept like GEC but....

I always say there's a big difference btwn ideas & execution.

However, i would like to know why you only recruit "Under 24's" as employees.

startupkenya said...

Thanks kagz, perhaps your pal in Kenya can get in touch, there is still plenty of opportunity for other GECs.

I'm sure we don't have a policy for recruiting only under 24's. I know there are two vacancies which require 26 and under, but for all other positions there is no age limit. You're right though that most of our employees are in the 24 or under age bracket, but this is more of a coincidence.

coldtusker said...

Hi! Your links on the GEC website don't work...

startupkenya said...

Hi coldtusker,

Tried the links seem to be working now. Site might have been under maintenance then. Please confirm at http://www.geniuskenya.com

coldtusker said...

Links are working...

What is the difference between the 9,999/- and 20,000/- plans?

You should put up a table that shows the benefits of the different plans at a glance.

Is the fee payable monthly or annually?
Is there VAT?

What calls are allowed for free?

Great idea and I am seriously consdering it!

Benin "Mwangi" said...

Harry:

Right on! You guys are so innovative. This is something that you could export all over the continent.

It makes good business sense. Here in the States there's a similiar business model called "office suites" whereby small consultants use a shared phone line, shared computer, time-shared office space or conference room, mailing address (with their own individualized "suite#").

It worked too, the company that I, at one time, co-owned was actually a tenant of such a suite.