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Taylor Chiyangwa

I'm Tailone Taylor Chiyangwa

My academic background is in Social Sciences but I ended up leaving that and venturing into the online world. After I graduated I got a job that was distantly related to my education but I had to take it just so that I could pay the bills and get some food on the table. 

I terribly hated that job and felt constrained and stifled daily. I felt I wasn’t growing as a person in that job and that led me to start looking at other alternatives of earning income.

I had always had an interest in online entrepreneurship since I had been introduced to a computer 20 years ago. So during the weekends and evenings, I started researching ways of earning income online. 

I watched videos on Youtube, sought out mentors, both local and international, and looked for books in my quest to quit my job and do something much better. I was convinced that my fortune lay online and it was just a matter of time before I became an online entrepreneur. 

I started setting up my first online business on a part-time basis while I worked my dreary job. I saw signs of progress and then decided to take the leap. I quit my job in December 2016 during a time where the bulk of the people were desperately looking for jobs. 

A lot of people around me thought I was delusional and I would regret such a drastic move but I am happy to say it has turned out to be the complete opposite. 

I have managed to set up a number of online businesses including:

  1. www.contentforgrowth.com -for content and copywriting services
  2. www.tayconsultancy.com -for digital marketing, social media, web and graphic design services to businesses
  3. www.mycity.co.zw – an online business directory to help their businesses grow through giving them free online presence 
  4. www.swagforex.co.zw – my forex blog where I give forex education for free.

I now work for myself and I enjoy it immensely. It does not even feel like work! I have also managed to create employment for some freelance writers and that makes me very proud.

 

I have gone one to learn a lot of stuff on digital marketing and online entrepreneurship by myself. I am now a Google certified digital marketing specialist and I train business owners on how they can use digital channels to grow their business.

 

I also mentor people who are interested in setting up their own online businesses.

One of my goals in life is to change the narrative of online entrepreneurship in Zimbabwe in particular and Africa in general.

I made this my mission after realising the multitude of income-generating opportunities that lie online that can be exploited if people have the knowledge and drive.

 

I hope to inspire someone who may feel stuck in a job they hate or may be giving up on getting employment altogether. I hope to show them that there is another way that is pretty much open to anyone willing to sacrifice time and effort in learning. 

These are the reasons why I started this blog and why I also wrote free books on online entrepreneurship. I believe we have all the ingredients necessary to capitalise on online entrepreneurship and what is lacking is just the right mindset. I have made it my mission to change that.

 

I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts and comments on my story below!

12 comments

  1. Gail

    Hi Taylor
    You have an amazing story, well done and wish you all the very best in venture.

    Regards
    Gail

  2. We need to see more of people like you in Africa rather than waste time on other unnecessary matters. Like I said, this is brilliant and a well written story as well, very well done!

    • Taylor

      Thank you so much Eddington. I hope my story can resonate with and inspire more people out there so that we can turn our continent around. Thank you again for the compliments.

  3. Tafadzwa

    The progress you have made is really motivational, wish you all the best for the bright future ahead

    • Taylor

      Thank you for your comments. Hope it can inspire at least one person out there. You also inspired me greatly on this journey. I’m truly grateful. Wish you the best too.

  4. Conceptor

    Taylor, having attended one of your training sessions, I felt so inspired. I remember in that training, I was one of the few people who were over 40 years and the majority were young people in their 20s and 30s. But guess what, we did not at all feel like we were in the wrong environment. The knowledge we acquired on that day was worth having attended. In my book to come, “Develop Yourself”, I challenge people to acquire knowledge in areas they are lacking. I realised that my marketing was weak, and after the training I was inspired to address this area in my business. As much as I am a ‘Mentor’ to other young women and young men, I am now your ‘Mentee’ Taylor as you help me Develop my ”Digital Marketing’ Skills. It is a ‘Mountain that can be arrived at’. Thank you Taylor. You are a blessing

    • Taylor

      Thank you so much ma’am. I have also learnt a lot from you. You have a big heart and I am honored to help you increase your impact. Looking forward to our journey together.

  5. Clyde

    @Taylor I wish the youth of Africa as a whole can see your story.

  6. Tendai Maguwu

    Inspiring story here, Taylor

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