How To Start DStv And GOtv Subscription Business 2021

Due to how lucrative it’s, many are now searching to start DStv and GOtv subscription business. This post will tell you the importance and requirements for starting a DStv and GOtv subscription business.

GOtv and DStv subscription business is another strategy of making side income for yourself; there are no limitations on how much you could earn. You could make a lot of money depending on how many customers you are recharging their decoder.

GOtv and DStv are the most used decoders, but it seems that the people that are recharging the decoders are few, and that is an excellent opportunity for some people to Starr making money. In this post, you will learn how to start DStv and GOtv recharging business to help you start paying your bills or double your hustle.

I will tell you everything you need to know about this lucrative business and how to become a DStv and GOtv agent.

Dstv and GOtv Subscription business is a type of business model where people pay a certain amount monthly/yearly to enjoy certain benefits/services. There is more focus on retaining customers than getting new customers.

Now that you have a basic understanding of the subscription business, the next step is to survey your local community. You need to find out the average number of people using DStv and GOtv monthly in your area. Endeavor to separate the people using it from those that have it lying down at home.

Requirements For Starting Dstv And Gotv Subscription Business

The things needed before starting a subscription business is not much; as a matter of facts, some of the main things required are,

  1. Good smartphone/laptop
  2. Good internet connection

That’s all; now, before I go ahead and show you how to start DStv and GOtv subscription business, let’s see if it’s lucrative or not.

Is Dstv and Gotv Subscription Business Lucrative Or Not

I know you’ll will be wondering if this business is profitable or not because nobody would like to venture into a company that is not profitable. The amount of money you can make depends on how many decoders you are recharging daily.

Let’s assume you are recharging 30 decoders daily, and your gain per decoder is 500, that’s 500×30 =15,000 in Nigerian currency.

How Much Does It Cost To Become A Dstv And GOtv Agent

You don’t have to pay a dime before becoming an agent, your work is to subscribe to other people’s decoder or installing it for them, and you’ll tell them how much to pay you.

Who is DStv And Gotv agent?

Namely, there are agents and dealers and before you start searching for a job, let’s find out what the difference is. There’s no significant difference between being a dealer and an agent. They are generally able to replace each other. However, there are two types of agents. These types are:

Super agents/dealers


Both of these types perform the same duties. You are expected to:

Provide clients with services after you’ve sold them some of the companies’ products,

Activate new customers’ access to the network,

Sell or exchange decoders for new models,

Provide customers with purely technical services, like the installation of decoders (you will need to pass a special training for it),

Prolong the customers’ subscription,

Render technical and advisory help to clients in every sphere you are competent in (regarding the DStv products, services, warranties, fees, etc.), and so on.

Seems to be a good job that’s likely to make you good money, right? Let’s see what they want from you in return to make you their agent.

How To Brand Your Dstv And Gotv Subscription Business

It’s beyond doubt that branding will get you more customers and increase your sales. However, it all depends on the budget you have. You can decide to:

Open an office in an accessible location.

Create an online presence with Facebook and Instagram pages.

Operate a Whatsapp group.

Run Facebook ads.

Create a website to operate 24/7.

Create a branded shirt and walk into corporate offices to get new customers. Most companies will even patronize you if they don’t have to leave their office before getting the subscription done. However, it would be best if you built trust.

How To Start Dstv And Gotv Subscription Business

There is no big deal or challenging process in starting a subscription business; all you have to do is pay for the subscription and charge your client any amount you want, Below is how to recharge it.

How To Recharge Dstv And GOtv

Paying for the subscription is the easiest part, and we’ve over ten ways to do it. However, I advise you to use Quickteller or GTBank Mobile App because of their excellent user interface.

  • Paying through Quickteller is free; you need to have a MasterCard/visa ATM to pay for the subscription fee. Then you pay using the below link:
  • DStv –
  • GOtv –
  • For the GTBank mobile app, the subscription fee will be deducted directly from your account balance. So you need to login, navigate over to the menu, choose other payment options, choose cable TV, choose GOtv or DStv, then select the plans you want, enter the decoder number, then PAY.NOTE: GTBank charges ₦100 for these services.

How To Charge Customers As An Agent

Most people charge their customers commission between ₦200 and ₦300 per DStv/GOtv subscription.

However, if you’re in a very competitive environment, charging ₦200 commission will help you get more customers, knowing fully that it only cost you ₦100 to pay for the service.

How to Receive Payment from your Customers.

You need to ensure that you have added your commission to the total amount of the plan/package the customer is subscribing to on GOtv/DStv. You can now request payment into your bank account or cash if you have an office location.

If you always accept cash payment, you need to ensure that enough money is in your bank account to have still money to pay for the subscription.


Now you have learned how to start DStv and GOtv subscription business, the next thing is to start making money for yourself.

Updated: December 8, 2020 — 3:05 pm


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  1. abdussamad aliyu

    wow…awesome i really want to start this biz.

    1. Follow the instructions on the post.

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