Tanzanian network marketing firm, Rifaro Africa has introduced a service package that allows mobile users to generate income in the course of buying airtime.
The newly introduced service, launched this week in Dar es Salaam, comes in the wake of fast-expanding businesses, coupled with products and services opening up in Tanzania.
Mobile phone subscribers using various mobile networks will benefit from the new services, says Rifaro Africa Managing Director, James Gathonjia, adding that, At the moment, Rifaro Africa uses direct selling methods to distribute Zantel products and services primarily and exclusively using an online platform.
At Rifaro Africa, in addition to selling products that people need, we sell products that everyone uses. It is evident that telecommunication companies spend billions of shillings on advertising and with our company, we simply save marketing expenses of billboards, TV commercials and pass that back to the average user like you and me as incentives and commissions, when you sign up and promote our products as a Rifaro Africa independent distributor, said Rifaro Africa Managing Director, James Gathonjia in Dar es Salaam.
Sub-dealers earn from their airtime purchases and that of their friends. Our mantra do not be a mere subscriber – join Rifaro Africa and earn a portion of what people do every day and that's paying for more airtime, making cents from thousands makes a lot of sense and cents! Mr Gathonjia said.
Payments are done virtually through SMS, We do not pay in form of airtime or in kind. It's through points, which can be redeemed as money that could either pay your bills – could be invested, stressed the managing director.
We provide an opportunity for our members (independent distributors of Zantel virtual airtime) to earn residual incomes from the airtime purchases of about 34.5 million mobile subscribers in Tanzania, he explained.
Mr Gathonjia stressed that it was not just about introducing people, but more SIM card activations taking place and more airtime purchased.
Customers are converted into advocate customers, this increases the sales force that are compensated through commissions earned from their sales performance, he said.
Zantel has partnered with Rifaro Africa to provide virtual airtime distribution through their 'mimi na virtual' product. As a network marketing company that deals with telecommunication products such as Zantel airtime, Rifaro Africa seeks to devolve nine per cent to subscribers through a referral marketing (also known as network marketing or biashara ya mtandao in Tanzania ).
This business concept enables subscribers become Zantel sub-dealers and thus start earning from the airtime they and their friends use.
This in turn builds independent business owners/ customers for Zantel and boosts airtime sales through their mobile money transfer service known as Ezypesa, he said.
About Rifaro Africa
Rifari Africa is a network marketing company that uses the direct selling method to distribute telecommunications products and services primarily and exclusively using an online platform. Rifaro Africa forms a club of members consuming products, i.e, airtime, by buying through the Rifaro port on the mobile money platforms and passes the commissions back to members as incentives for promoting Rifaro products.