Hello and welcome to The African Salesman. I’m sure you want to learn a little bit more about who I am and why I decided to set up this website.
My name is Adina Aghahowa and I am a bank worker in the First National Bank of Namibia. I have a degree in Finance and have dedicated practically my entire adult life and career to the sector.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with many clients, helping them with everything from financial management through to investing in markets and companies all over the world. In that time I have managed to develop an extensive knowledge of the financial industry, its ins and outs and what people need to do to make the most out of the money they choose to invest.
The African Salesman
Which brings me to why I created this website. I spend a lot of my time reading about the latest happenings and developments in the financial sector, both at home here in Namibia and in regards to what is happening in the rest of the world.
I realized that doing this was taking up a lot of my time and energy. I had to trawl through lots of different sites to get the news and information I needed, rather than being able to go to one place to find it all out.
That’s where the idea for The African Salesman came about. I wanted to create a hub of sorts, where people who are interested in the financial sector – be it business professionals, investors or just those who want to find out a little more about what’s going on – could go to read more. My blog started as a little passion project where I could share news, opinions and advice with others. However, over the years it has grown tremendously and now attracts a dedicated audience of followers who not only find The African Salesman useful as a source of all of the latest financial news, but also want to read the opinions of myself and my contributors as well.
What I Write About
The finance sector is rather complex, so my aim is to write about topics in a way that makes them easier to understand for those who haven’t spent their entire careers working in it. I am able to take my knowledge and own career experiences and use them to craft articles that I truly believe everybody can find useful.
I cover everything from the banking sector and the latest financial news, through to information on investing, finding the right mortgage and small business. In short, practically anything that may affect your finances in any way is covered in my blog.
Why I Write
So you know what I write, but you probably don’t know why I write it. I have had a passion for helping people in any way that I can for as long as I can remember. In my work at the First National Bank of Nambia I am able to directly influence the lives and careers of my clients, helping them to make wiser financial choices that allow them to live more comfortable lives and take complete control of their futures.
However, I wanted to do more. I wanted to reach a larger audience that may not necessarily have access to professional advice. I wanted to make sure that advice, alongside all of the latest news and information about the industry, could be accessible in one place and be easy to locate for anybody who might be interested.
That is how The African Salesman came to be.
My Aims For The Future
So what do I hope to achieve with this blog in the coming years? As I am currently single I am able to devote all of my time and efforts to my work and my research. I spend a lot of my time reading finance-related literature and have absorbed tons of practical knowledge that readers of my blog can put to good use.
My aim for the future is to be able to make a living from what has been a hobby for the last few years. While I will always write for my blog, regardless of whether or not I make any money, I have found that I am able to earn some income from advertising, AdSense and Amazon Affiliate programs thanks to the quality of the work I and my site’s contributors have created.
I hope to continue building on this body of work so that all of The African Salesman’s visitors find something they can use on the site. In doing so, I would love to see the site’s popularity continue to grow, to the point where I can both make a living from it and also help my contributors and advertisers do the same.