Hi there. My name is Ifiok Nkem and I want to get real with you for a minute.
In this Lounge, I will be blogging primarily about all things relevant to the Web Consulting & Digital Marketing industry. This leaves us with a wide scope of topics. I will focus on Concept, Content (and Design), Crowd (Traffic) and Conversion… What I call the 4Cs of online business.
It is my wish to create a forum in partnership with you – my friends, my clients, my followers, my mentors, my mentees, my readers — to share ideas and experiences related to Web Consulting and Digital Marketing.
Not only will we learn, motivate and inspire each other through the blueprints, tutorials, guides, book reviews, interviews and case studies, etc. The lounge atmosphere will be friendly and basic enough for beginners and yet resourceful and in depth enough for the GURUs. Everybody will be carried along.
The Lounge remote focus is to inspire each other to be wealthy, healthy and wise.
The vision is to have a new breed of digital marketers who decode the netpreneurship code and achieve financial independence by not just making money online, but earn a living online. Healthy – most entrepreneurs lose their health chasing after money and loose the money trying to recover their health. Wise – Wisdom is the principal thing. “Ifiok” translated in english means – wisdom, knowledge.
My irreverent yet never insincere tone will take you on a colloquial and actionable journey, producing concepts that you can immediately graft onto your existing internet business strategies.
So Whats In a Name
NKEM’s Lounge. The name is derived from my surname – Nkem.
Apart from being my surname, ‘NKEM’ is also an acronym for the basic and essential requirements for success as a netpreneur, viz:
K – Knowledge
E – Experience
M – Money
To be successful as a netpreneur, you need ‘NKEM’.
This lounge will provide us with the opportunity to leverage on each others ‘NKEM’
This lounge is a very significant time in my Web consulting and Digital Marketing experience.
At a time when we are involved in a shift. A shift into an entirely new age… a new era… an ongoing BIG Internet revolution in Nigeria and Africa. Nigeria is now ranked #7 in the world and #1 in Africa on the Internet usage list according to wikipedia. With over 55 million users (about 33% of the population)
I started this journey with my first web design using freeservers and 50megs when I was 11. ) Thats exactly 15 years of unparalleled web consulting experience). Initially, it was just an hobby – helping my family and friends. In 2012, I decided to monetize my hobby by building a business around it.
Starting with a borrowed laptop and N5000 ($25) I launched out something that has grown into a multi million internet business empire and also impacted directly on thousands of people.
It’s hard to think that without having any online business experience I went from squatting in the medical hostel to running a seven figure business in a couple years. Hustle comes to mind when people ask me how I did it. Lot’s of hustle, passion, focus, and consistent vision.
Im a living proof and a firm believer of the fact that
With Guts & Hustle anyone can build an uncommonly good life. You can create business and life on your terms,
you just have to decide when to start. I have started mine, achieved some level success. With more Guts and Hustle, I will definitely take my business to a higher level and assist as many people as possible.
The Journey So Far
Fast forward to today…I have trained and mentored more than 10,000 people through my WEBx series. Click here to read the success stories of some my students.
I have consulted and provided different types of Internet and Mobile Marketing solutions to different clients like Center For Advocacy and Conflict Resolution, Peoples Democratic Party, Action Congress of Nigeria, Red Cross Society, Christ Embassy, Equitorial Trust Bank, Fidelity Bank, Akwa Ibom State Govt, Edo State Government, Apostolic Church, Nigerian Labour Congress, State Action Committee on Aids (SACA), Indomie, Air Nigeria, University of Port Harcourt teaching Hospital (UPTH), Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organization, and a host of other businesses and individuals.
Author of many 5 books (working on my 6th) like Web Business Blueprint. CEO of webimania.com – Nigerian foremost ICT and Wealth Empowerment Academy, webconsultinguniversity, 7daysecommece, voice234 and ProtonWEB which developed SMS Portal Generator, School Mgt System, Hotel Management System, Hospital Management System, Proton Document Management System, the award wining Car Dealership Software, etc.
The Power of leverage
In this business, one thing I have learnt over the years is the power of leverage. I outsource most my processes and work with systems a lot. (SYSTEM – Save Your Self Time, Energy & Money) – eg, I did not not design this blog from scratch. With a premium theme, I was able to setup everything in less than 1 hour.
This answers the question most people ask me – ‘How I successfully combined Medicine & Surgery with my business’ (I forgot to tell you, I started my business during my 400L in the University of Port Harcourt Medical school). Shuttling HTML, Joomla, Marketing, Proposals, Business meetings, etc (during my one man show days) with Lectures, Clinic, Ward rounds and even theater postings was not easy.
This pushed me to develop SYSTEMS and robots to automate most of my business processes. These systems have made hundreds of millions for me, my clients and my students. You will get to know more and have access to them in the guides and blueprints I share in the Lounge or if you attend any of my events.
I teach and speak regularly at workshops, conferences and seminar.
Looking for a breakthrough in your business or event? Hit the contact button to request me for either. Right now I’m doing limited speaking and consulting, but make me an offer I can’t refuse and let’s make some magic happen.
From Saving Lives To Empowering Lives
I’ve always dreamed big, strived for greatness and deeply cared about people. The reason why I opted for the medical profession then was to save lives and help people. During the course of my early clinical years, I came to discover that most chronic illnesses are tied to and affected by poor socioeconomic status.
I experienced a massive shift from saving lives to empowering lives. I now devote my time to creating courses and sytems as well as travelling round the countinent teaching and helping individuals achieve their business goals by leveraging on the power of the Internet.
…what counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead… The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it. I have one life and one chance to make it count for something…
My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference. Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.
The life of an entrepreneur is messy…
and my story is no different.
While it’s easy to make your life seem “perfect” online, often it’s what’s going on behind the scenes that matters most.
In this blog, I will also share the vulnerable, unedited back-story of my life including the dramatic, emotional, and “unpretty” events that have shifted my focus from making a ton of money to having an impact and helping other enterpreneurs (like you) build their businesses in a way that gives them more freedom.
Nkem is a multi passionate, time tested and battle hardened entrepreneur, web consultant, author, and serial digital product creator. After experiencing a massive career shift from medicine to ICT, he founded Snapilabs – a techology innovation lab that has successfully launched several software products e.g Mobimatic – the drag and drop mobile app builder that revolutionalized the app industry and grossed over $700k in direct sales.
As one of the most sought after web consultants in Africa, he has been involved in over 700 projects and has consulted for top notched individuals, businesses and corporations including the governments of Nigeria and Angola. He has trained and mentored over 10,000 youths in Africa through his workshops, seminars, bootcamps and home training kits.
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