Damian-Mario Okita is a Web Developer, Software Developer, and Tech Enthusiast. He is the Founder of AriariaOnline Marketplace; an indigenous free online marketplace that connects sellers with buyers.
How He Started
Damian, a graduate of Computer Science from Temple Gate Polytechnic, Aba, decided to work on changing the way we do business in Nigeria, by building an indigenous free online marketplace that connects sellers with buyers and also enables SMEs and local businesses to gain an online presence and make more sales directly.
He was motivated to get started with AriariaOnline Marketplace to enable business owners, shop owners, artisans, and service providers to leverage the benefits of online awareness and digital marketing advertising to grow their businesses and make more sales online and offline.
Since launch, he and his team have been working tirelessly to get more users on their platforms, and at the moment, they have over 1000 registered users, and over 1000 products and services listed on their platform.
Obstacles and Future Plans
His biggest challenge at the moment is positioning AriariaOnline Marketplace to business owners and sellers.
Another challenge for him is funding and sponsorship which he’s hopeful and sure of overcoming soon.
His goal is for AriariaOnline Marketplace to become the online version of the offline market; to become the largest indigenous online marketplace in Nigeria and Africa.
Read His Full Story Here: How we Aim to Become the Largest Online Marketplace in Nigeria and Africa
His Recommended Books
- Think Big – Dr. Ben Carson
His Word of Advice to New and Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Just start, don’t wait when you have the right tools; other things will fall in place in the long run.
Learn more about AriariaOnline Marketplace on their website.