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Since the pandemic hit Nigeria in 2020, more people have engaged in buying and selling products in Nigeria as a side income. Running a successful small business under the buying and selling motto requires selling fast-moving and hot products.

In 2020 one of the hottest selling products in Nigeria was face mask, hand sanitizer, and temperature equipment. Time has changed, people are looking to move away from the pandemic, and that creates a chance to sell and market hot products.

Chances are if you are reading this article, you are looking for products to investing in and resell. Buying products from China and reselling in Nigeria is usually the best option as Chinese suppliers provide cheap prices. So here are the hot selling products in Nigeria for 2021:

USB Flash Drive

USB flash drive has always been a hot product in Nigeria. It’s a necessity for students, workers, and everyone looking to save a document. USB flash drives can be sold as retail for small businesses.

It’s a product that can be sold by students to make money. The best source to getting an original flash drive that cheap is on Alibaba or Aliexpress.

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External Hard Drive

The external hard drive is a hot selling product in today’s Nigeria. There are lots of UI/UX designers, graphic designers, animators, and movie watches who need lots of digital space to store files. Also, external hard disks are quite expensive so to make it a profitable item, it’s necessary to get it cheap.

Finding a trusted supplier via Alibaba is important into to turn an external hard drive into a business.

Wigs

Original human hair and wigs are some of the hottest selling products in Nigeria right now. Just with every other product on this list, human hairs and wigs are imported from either China or Malaysia. But getting into hair business in Nigeria requires having the proper knowledge to be able to identify original from fake. It’s important to go into the market and learn about the human hair trade before venturing into the business to avoid unwarranted losses.

An alternative version of Airpod (A cheaper brand than Apple)

Technology has advanced with style, back in the day the Bluetooth headset was Samsung Level-U, Beats by Dre stereo headphone. Ever since Apple launched the Airpods in 2016, it has changed the way Bluetooth headphones are made and designed. In Nigeria due to the expensive price of Apple AirPods, more people are looking for a similar device that provides similar futures.

There are multiple alternative version to Airpod that can be gotten from China that provides similar features to Airpod and with durability,

Kids Clothing & Shoes

Kids’ clothing and shoes are always in demand in Nigeria for obvious reasons. It’s an untapped business idea in Nigeria. It’s all about getting the trending designs with cartoon features on the items of clothing and shoes.

Marking for kids wears and shoes can be done via Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. It would take some time to build a customer base but once built, it turns into mone!

Phone Accessories

Phone accessories are hot selling products, especially among students. Since universities are back to being open, phone chargers, USB cables, earpieces, charger heads, and other accessories are needed now than ever.

Female Fashion Accessories

It’s no secret that the biggest gender that spends money on fashion in Nigeria is women. Hence, it’s important to patronize selling female fashion accessories due to the profit and the demand. Female fashion accessories range from sandals, shoes, bangles, bags, anklets, earrings, nose rings, and more.

In conclusion, find a product that you can sell with ease and invest in it. It’s important to note that the best business practice in Nigeria when it comes to reselling is to buy cheap and selling high. The best place to buy from is China because of the prices.

As a forwarding agent in China, people often ask why are the products on Alibaba extremely cheap compared to other Chinese online stores such as Taobao, Dhgate, Aliexpress, and the rest.

As someone that has worked with a company in China that has lots of online stores on different China e-commerce platforms including Alibaba, I would elaborate on the reasons behind the cheap prices of products.

Read More: 14 profitable products to import from China

Manufactures and suppliers

On Alibaba, users are in direct contact with the manufacturers and suppliers which is different from the Chinese e-commerce platforms. on other Chinese e-commerce platforms. The sellers can equally be Chinese dropshipping on foreign buyers, which makes the product price higher on other platforms. Most products on Alibaba are made b the manufacturers which have a store and others are from trading companies with direct access to the manufacturers. Alibaba ensures that all registered sellers on the platform pay a yearly fee which is close to $25,000.

MOQ {Minimum order quantity}

In China, it’s known that the more quantity a customer buys the cheaper the commodity becomes and it applies to Alibaba. Remember these are manufacturers and trading companies that have these stores and products disappear on Alibaba.

These companies intend to sell as much as possible to profit which results in high minimum order quantity. The lower the price of a product the chances of the MOQ being high. For example, if a product on Alibaba could be $0.1 but with an MOQ of 1000 pieces which make it problematic if you are intending to buy in a smaller quantity. If you want to buy the product but for a low MOQ, the price of the product might double.

As for asking for samples from manufacturers or suppliers on Alibaba, the prices are always outrageous due to the fact in China samples are expensive. Although the sample could be provided for free to a customer free if there is an initial deposit for the product.

Accessibility of products and materials

Availability of products and materials is easily the biggest reason wh products are cheap on Alibaba. Each province in China specializes in different products based on the material available within the area. For example, buying bedsheets and bed textile materials from companies located in Nantong would be far cheaper than buying elsewhere in China.

Knowing this most companies on Alibaba sell products and materials which are readily available to them at an extremely low price to enable them create a competitive cheap price for other sellers.

So yes, the products on Alibaba can be cheap and still be genuine and original because of the factors we just covered.

Pro tips when shopping on Alibaba.

  • Always chat with the seller to ensure the product is available before ordering.
  • Ask about the delivery process before putting an order down to avoid a long wait of up to 6 months for a package.
  • The contact person for most Alibaba stores uses google translator for communication, make sure the information you trying to pass down to the supplier isn’t lost in translation.
  • Always remember you can bargain to get a lower price,
  • Ask for a direct camera shot of a product you intent to buy rather than just going with the product image on the website.
  • Always pay on Alibaba so that the refund process would be easier.

Ever since WhatsApp introduced the Stickers feature in October 2018, it’s been buzzing in chats used to express moods, memes, feelings, and more. Most of the stickers available on Whatsapp and via sticker pack apps are static stickers. Unfortunately, WhatsApp currently doesn’t have the feature that allows users to add custom animated stickers that other chatting platforms such as WeChat have.

Luckily, there is a way to add custom animated stickers on WhatsApp for android users without an app and it’s free. So let’s join right in.

How to make animated stickers for WhatsApp

1. Get the video or GIF

Get the content you would want to make into an animated sticker. It could either be a video or GIF.

Get the video or GIF

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2. Convert the video/GIF into Webp and save

Converting the video/GIF into a Webp file is important in making the animated sticker. Head over to EZGIF and select Webp, Convert and size the Webp file with a ratio of 512 b 512 and save the file on your device.

Convert the video/GIF into Webp and save

3. Get a friend to send you a sticker.

The sticker can be a static or animated sticker, it doesn’t matter. This sticker would be changed into the custom sticker you intent to make. Without having a friend send a sticker this process can’t be completed.

Get a friend to send you a sticker.

4. Head over to the WhatsApp sticker folder on the phone.

Sort files by date and copy the recent sticker name (which should be one your friend sent). Rename the saved animated sticker you made to the name of the sticker you copied.

Head over to the WhatsApp sticker folder on the phone.

5. Replace the files

Cop and replace the sticker with the new animated sticker you made.

6. Clear the cache of the WhatsApp

Clear the cache of the WhatsApp and close the app.

Clear the cache of the WhatsApp

7. Head back to the chat

Head back to the chat with your friend and the sticker that was sent is now an animated sticker that you created. Save the sticker as a favorite to be able to reuse it again.

Head back to the chat

Yes, It’s a long process just to have an animated sticker on WhatsApp. Until Whatsapp officially allows users to create an animated sticker, I think this is the best possible solution. If you have any other means of making an animated Whatsapp sticker please share it in the comment section below.

Onlyfans was created in 2016 for creators to monetize their content and selling directly to their fans/subscribers. Onlyfans as a platform wasn’t originally geared towards sex workers but as time went on, sex workers found the platform to be secured in terms of safety which has always been a problem for sex workers in general.

How to promote an onlyfans account for free and gain subscribers.

Having an Onlyfans accounts is half the job for sex workers but popularizing your account is what guarantees subscribers in return equals money.

Promoting an Onlyfans account can be quite difficult especially for new users so we will be breaking down different social media platforms to grow our onlyfans audience which in return turns into subscribers.

Let’s jump right in!

Social media platforms to promote an onlyfans account for free and gain subscribers:

Linktree

Linktree is simply a linking web app tool that allows users to place multiple links on one page for all viewers to have access to. Its free plan it’s all you would need to promote our only fans account. Linktree is quite important in promoting an account for new users because placing the link created from Linktree on any platform would give users access to our onlfans accounts and other social media platforms where our contents are available.

Click on your linktree link

Reddit

Reddit is a multiple purpose social media platforms. It’s been said that almost everything can be found on reddit and as a redditor myself I would agree. Unlike other social media platforms that don’t NSFW content, reddit does allow nsfw content.

There are multiple NSFW subreddits that allow users to promote their content and onlyfans account. Here is a complete list of all NSFW subreddits on Reddit.

Instagram

Promoting an onlyfans account on Instagram can be tricky because NSFW contents are not allowed on Instagram. Also promoting an onlyfans account on Instagram depends on whether you are running the onlyfans account on anonymity or not. Placing the linktree link created by you on the clickable link slot in the Instagram bio. When new contents are available the onlyfans account, snippets can posted via Instagram story.

Twitter

Unlike Instagram, on Twitter NSFW contents can be posted but those posts won’t be made available in public searches. Twitter is the best platform to promote onlyfans account and contents due to its user base friendly and the ability to go viral. The only problem with promoting on Twitter is that an account might be banned due to certain policies.

Snapchat

Before onlyfans came into existence there was Snapchat premium. If you have offered Snapchat premium before then there are chances that your followers can be turned into your onlyfans subscribers by promote your contents on snapchat.

It’s no secret that in Nigeria one should have more than one source of income in order to survive the hardship and bad governance in the country. Irrespective of where you reside in be it Lagos or Abuja, there are multiple business ideas that could be established with low capital.

Establishing a small scale business in Nigeria is what the youths are using to combat the difficulties caused by leaders lavishing the country’s resources. This article contains a curated list of small scale business ideas that could be established in states such as Lagos, Abuja, Enugu, Oyo, Kano, and so on with low capital.

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11 Business ideas to start in Nigeria with low capital

1. Snail business

Snail business has always been in the know in Nigeria. Mostly in the southern region due to the high consumption of snail in that portion of Nigeria. Snails are sold at high prices whether alive or served as food.

Starting a snail business from the scratch is a relatively high cost but that’s going to be only spent in establishing the business. Once the business and resources required to operate the snail farm have been setup. The snail farm becomes a constant source of income while increasing in size and revenue respectively.

2. Fish farming business

Fish farming business has some similarities with the snail farming business. What separates the two is that fish are consumed in every region in Nigeria hence making fish farming the perfect business ides for those interested in using the agricultural sector to generate income in Nigeria.

Unlike the snail farming business, the fish farming business requires dedication and high capital for the startup. It’s equally important to establish fish farming in an area with access to water constantly.

3. Catering

Nigeria is a country with lots of diversity in terms of tribes, foods, and culture. Most Nigerian youth who have adequate skills to cook eye-watering dishes should look into catering. Catering doesn’t just mean cooking a large portion of food for weddings, traditional marriage or a ceremony.

In today’s world, catering is more digital. Cooking is done at home and marketed online via Twitter or Instagram. The food sold can vary from snacks, local dishes, and also foreign dishes. The more consumers that are derived the more orders coming in. Note that for a catering business to be successful, good customer service is essential.

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4. Wig business

The selling of human hair, wigs, and attachment has always grown exponentially as fashion takes a center stage in Nigeria. When looking into the selling of wigs, attachment, and human hair in Nigeria, it’s important to consider the basic factors necessary to establish a Wig business. Factors such as contact of suppliers, contact of customers, and the knowledge of differentiating quality of wigs, attachment, and human hair.

5. Dropshipping

Dropshipping is the most popularized business idea in the current Nigeria. Largely due to the low capital required in setting up a dropshipping business. For the purpose of clarity, dropshipping is the selling of products directly from manufacturers/suppliers to the customer without going through the usual channel of distribution.

When looking into dropshipping as a business idea to set up in Nigeria. A market survey is needed to establish a successful dropshipping business in Nigeria. Most Nigerians know that products sold in Nigeria are often gotten from China. Finding a good supplier in China that can be counted is half the work needed in setting up a dropshipping business. Get the contacts(customers) is the most important and difficult part of starting a dropshipping business. Dropshipping is a small scale business idea that can be owned by an individual in Nigeria with low capital while getting substantial revenue.

6. Barbing salon

Owning a barbing salon is a good business idea in Nigeria. Employing skilled barbers or working as one in the salon is the decision of the owner. The problem with owning a barbing salon is the location it’s established in. The location of the establishment would determine its growth and revenue in the long run. It’s important to take this into consideration when looking to start a barbing salon.

7. Car wash

Car wash is a small business idea that can be established anywhere in Nigeria. It’s quite to setup with minimum capital. Getting round the clock staffs to make sure that the customer service provided is premium.

8. Publishing business

Posters and banners are under the publishing business. Nigeria being a country that’s filled with different celebrating each week, the publishing department is never out of business. Having a publishing business doesn’t necessarily mean owning the heavy equipment needed for publishing. Having a publishing business requires having an understanding of the process needed in creating posters, magazines, banners, and more. Having this knowledge makes it easier to bargain and get the services of different tools needed to publish a project or work.

9. Web and UI design

Web and UI design has grown in Nigeria in recent years as foreign investors seek out youths with such skills globally. This isn’t really a business idea more like a skill that can be learned and polished over time. Having Web and UI design skills in Nigeria offers an individual the ability to work as a freelancer in Nigeria or online.

10. Delivery service

In major states in Nigeria such as Lagos, Enugu, Abuja and more, delivery services are needed. These services can inter-states or within the states. It’s simply moving a package from point A to point B. Package could vary from parcel to food depending on the setup of the business.

Delivery service is a business model idea that requires low capital to setup within a state or a particular location in a state in Nigeria. Proper research is needed before establishing a delivery service business in order to avoid failure.

11. Cleaning service

Cleaning service is new to Nigeria but it’s still a small scale business idea which requires low capital. These services can be offered to household, offices and other places that require such services.

China is the closest country to be fully running on a cashless economy. In 2013, when Tencent the company that owns WeChat introduced WeChat pay. Digital purchases within China have grown exponentially since then according to researchers. The problem that users face is the inability to transfer money from the WeChat wallet to Alipay. Not all applications within China accept WeChat pay as a medium of payment, hence forcing users to transfer money to Alipay to complete payment. In this article, we would show a step by step guide on how to transfer money from a WeChat wallet to Alipay.

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Step by step guide on how to transfer money from Wechat wallet to Alipay

It’s best to note that this process can only be done when the user has a china mainland bank account linked to both their WeChat and Alipay.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

How to transfer money from WeChat wallet to Alipay

  • Step 1

    Head over to your profile and click on WeChat pay.

  • Step 2

    Head over to the WeChat wallet.

  • Step 3

    Select balance.

  • Step 4

    Click on withdraw and the amount you intend to withdraw, then input your password to transfer the money to the China mainland account.

  • Step 5

    Open the Alipay app and head over to your account.

  • Step 6

    Select balance and click on top-up. Input the amount that was transferred from the WeChat account. The fund would be withdrawn from the China mainland bank account and deposited into the Alipay account.

So here you have it, the complete steps in transferring money from WeChat wallet to Alipay using the China mainland bank account. This is the most secured way to ensure that money is transferred into the Alipay account without any complications.

It’s no secret that China is the best business hub for the world. No wonder, most entrepreneurs and business personals are always looking for profitable products and items to import from China.

Chances are that if you are reading this article, you are equally looking for profitable items to import from China. In this article, we have curated a list of the cheapest fast-moving products to import from China that are profitable. We will also provide the basic knowledge to have when looking to import from China.

Cheapest fast-moving products to import from China that are profitable.

Smart box for TV

In the era of the internet and online subscription for movies. It’s a necessity to own a smart TV to able to access HULU, Netflix, Disney, and other subscription-based apps for movies. Sadly not everyone can afford a smart TV but a smart box for TV is affordable. It’s an android device that simply turns a regular TV into a smart TV.

Smart box for TV

View product on alibaba

Smart wrist watch

Smartwatches such as Apple series and Samsung gears are obvious choices for individuals looking to spend heavily on digital watches. China has big companies such as Xiaomi, Oppo, and other companies that engage in making quality smartwatches that can revival Samsung and Apple watches at a cheap price. Haylou and Amazfit smartwatches are profitable products to import from China and sell for retail for a huge profit.

Smart wrist watch

View product on alibaba

Wireless bluetooth mouse and keyboard

Wireless Bluetooth mouse and keyboard are not just trendy of recent but it’s comfortable to use. The demand for wireless bluetooth mouse and keyboard is growing for both office usage and gaming. It can be sold to anybody with a PC or Mac which makes it a profitable item to import and sell at retail price.

Wireless bluetooth mouse and keyboard

View product on alibaba

Bluetooth speaker with timer

Bluetooth speaker with timer is an innovative product that ensures bluetooth speaker and a clock in one product. It’s a product that can be used by campers and students. It’s a new-fashioned product to import from China for profit.

Bluetooth speaker with timer | profitable products to import from China

View product on alibaba

Mini air humidifier

Air humidifiers are used to add moisture to the air to prevent dryness. Humidifiers help prevents dryness to skin, nose, throat, and lips. This makes air humidifier a hot sale item during the dry seasons.

Mini air humidifier | profitable products to import from China

View product on alibaba

Mini electric fan

During summer, the heat is brought with it. The mini electric fan is always a hot sale during the summer. During the summer the mini electric fan is almost a necessity. Importing mini electric fans during the summer for sales would guarantee a profitable business.

Mini electric fan| profitable products to import from China

View product on alibaba

Weavons, human hair, wigs, and hair extension

Fashion products are always profitable. The weavons, human hairs, and wigs that are distributed worldwide are mostly made in China. Venturing into the hair business requires research and market survey. Importing human hair, wigs from China is a profitable business but would be successful when done in a branded dropping shipping.

Weavons, human hair, wigs, and hair extension | profitable products to import from China

View product on alibaba

Sneakers

Sneakers are always going to a profitable item to import and sell at retail prices. China has led the sneakers manufacturing business for many years now and remains to do so with its 6 billion pairs of sneakers produced annually today. Different types of sneaker brands can be supplied from China.

Sneakers | profitable products to import from China

View product on alibaba

Adapter and Extension

Electric adapters and extensions are products that are a necessity for every household. Chinese manufacturers can produce different types of adapters and extensions with customized logos for customers.

Adapter and Extension | profitable products to import from China

View product on alibaba

Football boot

Football boot is a product that’s profitable. Chinese companies are knowing for producing football boots for brands such as Adidas, Nike, and Puma. Importing football boots from China to sell is a moneymaking business idea but requires proper marketing.

Football boot | profitable products to import from China

View product on alibaba

Toilet accessories

Toilet accessories are always an option when looking for products to sell. Chinese manufacturers have inventive toilet accessories that would offer a bit more than the common toilet accessories usually available.

 Toilet accessories | profitable products to import from China

View product on alibaba

Rice cooker

Rice cookers are needed by every household. It’s easy to find a quality rice cooker from Chinese manufacturer under $10 depending on the quantity of purchase.

View product on alibaba

Earbuds [Airpod alternative]

Since September of 2016 when Airpod was launched, the sales of AirPods and earbuds rose in demand. China has the best manufacturers in making unique earbuds with unique features that would stand out. Earbuds are profitable when bought under $15 and sold at retail price.

Earbuds [Airpod alternative] | profitable products to import from China

View products on alibaba

Jewelry

Like we mentioned previously, fashion products are always profitable and jewelry is no exception. Sterling silver and gold jewelry ranging from necklaces, pendants, earrings, and more can be found in China. Just like every fashion product, before venturing into jewelry importation, proper market survey and research is needed.

Jewelry | profitable products to import from China

View products on Acecare Jewelry

Tips on buying products from China

Negotiating is always possible.

When buying products from China, it’s best to know that the initial price put up by the supplier or manufacturer isn’t the final price. In China, the bigger the quality that’s intended to be bought, the bigger the bargaining power the customer has.

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Be clear

Most Chinese suppliers and manufacturers use translator to come with customers. Most of details that a customer might be trying to tell the supplier or manufacturer might be lost in translation. Always make sure that information is clear and understand to avoid unforeseen circumstances.

Delivery time

Delivery time is always an issue when making a purchase from China. It’s best to get an affirmation from the supplier or manufacturer before payment to hold them accountable.

Shipping alternative

When making a purchase from China, the supplier might suggest the popular shipping services such as FedEx, DHL, UPS and more. There are other cheaper shipping services within China that offers fast delivery services global.

Ask for pictures and videos

Pictures that are used as product pictures don’t tell the full story of a product. Make a request to the supplier or manufacturer for an actual picture or video of the product to get a clear view of the product.

Having an Instagram account either for business, brand, and personal purposes, you might be curious to know who isn’t following back and how to unfollow them. Since 2012, Instagram implemented a strict policy in the community which prevented users from massively unfollowing people. Breaking the policy could result in a temporary or permeant ban on the Instagram account. This policy helped shape Instagram into influencer culture and marketing while growing the community organically. With that said, an Instagram user can only unfollow 200 users per day. There are still android apps that grant users the ability to unfollow non-followers for free. Let’s join right into the best free unfollow apps for Instagram in 2021 for android devices:

Chief Follow

Chief Follow | Best android app for unfollowers on instagram

Chief follow is the best free unfollow app for android users. It shows the non-followers, secret admirers, ghost followers, and unfollowers. Chief follow unfollow app notify users the moment a follower unfollows their account.

Pros:

Massive unfollow functionality (Up to 50 unfollows at once).

Live notification of an unfollow.

Multiple accounts login.

Guarantee to not break Instagram policy.

Cons:

None.

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Followers and Unfollowers

Followers and unfollowers is a free unfollow app for Instagram that help users manage their Instagram account. The app shows users unfollowers(non-followers) and mutuals.

Pros:

Nice UI design.

Notification for new followers and unfollowers.

Multiple accounts logins.

Cons:

No massive unfollow functionality.

Slow to load up the unfollowers.

No additional functionalities.

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Unfollow – Fans & unfollowers for Instagram

Unfollow- Fans & unfollowers for Instagram is a free unfollow app for Instagram on android devices. The UIs are easy to understand and get used to.

Pros:

Massive unfollow functionality.

More detailed data on followers, mutual and unfollowers.

Multiple accounts login.

Cons:

Lots of ads.

Slow to load up unfollowers.

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Unfollowers 4 Instagram

Unfollowers 4 Instagram is an app available on google play store. It shows the user new unfollowers, non-followers, not following, and mutual.

Pros:

Full info on followers, mutual and unfollowers.

Multiple accounts login.

Cons:

Slow to load up unfollowers.

Massive unfollow functionality not available.

We have provided the full list of the best android unfollow apps for Instagram that would get the task done. The decision is onto you but make sure not exceed the 200 unfollows per day in other not to get your Instagram account temporary or permanently booked.

If you are running your WordPress website on a VPS {Virtual Private Server}, the chances that you would encounter “error establishing a database connection” is quite high. Knowing how to fix this error is a must for both web developers and operators of the websites, but first, let’s understand what causes the error.

What are the causes of error establishing a database connection

  1. Wrong configuration of the wp-config file. Any mistake in the configuration would result in an error.
  2. Database crashing {If the MYSQL/MariaDB crashed, the WordPress PHP framework and apache would be able to access the database resulting in an error}.
  3. Database corrupted{caused by plugins that corrupted the database}.

How to fix error establishing a database connection for VPS hosting

Time needed: 20 minutes.

How to fix error establishing a database connection for VPS{Virtual Private Server} WordPress Website

  1. Open the terminal

    Windows key + R. Then type in cmd to open up the terminal.Open the terminal to access the SSH

  2. Open the SSH server

    Input the SSH server IP and Password.
    ssh root@{the ssh server ip.address}
    root@{the ssh server ip.address} password:{the ssh server password}
    Accessing the SSH root server

  3. Check the Database{MYSQL/MariaDB}.

    Checking the database on the terminal to make sure that the database is functional.
    Type “sudo service mysql status“.
    Green means that the database is running.{This means that VPS MYSQL /MariaDB database hasn’t crashed }.
    Red means that the database has crashed.
    If the database is down then restarting the database is the next step.Check SSH server to make sure it's active

  4. Restarting the Database{MYSQL/MariaDB}.

    Type “systemctl start mariadb“.
    This will restart the Database.
    Open up website http://yourwebsite.com. The error establishing a database connection won’t appear the problem has been solved.
    Restart the database

This isn’t the only solution to this error “Error establishing a database connection” for WordPress website. If after restarting the database and the error is still present. The next step is to disable all the plugins.

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Steps for fixing the “error establishing a database connection” for VPS hosting a WordPress website caused by plugin.

1. To have a better virtual of the VPS file contents. Download a SFTP file manager from Winscp and access the files.

Winscp File Manager

2. Disable the plugin by just renaming the folder. Example renaming the folder to “disable.plugin”.

3. Check your website http://yourwebsite.com and if the error isn’t there. Then disable each plugin by simply remaining them till the problematic plugin is found.

This is the best possible solution and fix for “Error establishing a database connection” for VPS hosting a WordPress website.

Since the launch of the internet in 1983, it has grown exponentially that everything can be found on the internet including love. In today’s world with apps such as Tinder, Bumbles, Grindr, Baboo, Hinge, OkCupid, and the list goes on… finding love has been easier or what it’seems like.

One could argue that dating apps haven’t ruined love with multiple success stories of users finding love, soul mates, friendship, and more on these apps. A research done by Pew Research found that 20% of committed relationships began online in this present era. But for every success story, there are countless horrendous stories to follow.

There are lots of factors that go into loving someone that dating apps and online dating doesn’t present. These missing factors might be partly the reason why most people feel like online dating has ruined relationships and love as a whole.

How dating apps and online dating ruined love and relationship

Self-esteem

Dating apps damages self-esteem and possible self-worth. Signing up to a dating app seems fun in the sense that you are giving yourself a wide range of chances for potential sponges. After a period of time without getting a match, you would feel more alone which brings doubts about your self-esteem and self-worth. These could potentially destroy your self-worth which could affect future relationships.

Trust

Trust is one of the fundamentals of a successful relationship. One can’t simply trust a person just because they swipe right. This trust might never be fully gained even after establishing a relationship with a partner you met through a dating app. Trust takes time to build up. Hence, if you can’t fully trust a person then the relationship is bound to fail and true love won’t be established.

Hidden identiy

Dating apps gives everyone a clean slate. Anybody can have a fresh start with a potential partner which sounds totally good on paper. Under a closer look, it’s not. Not knowing anything about a person you plan on having a relationship with, is risky. The information known to you is only the ones provided by the individual. You would need to develop a six sense to know what’s the truth and isn’t.

Before the internet era, people often got into a relationship with the people that are familiar with such as family friends, college friends and so on. This helped individuals have a better understanding of a potential partner. There are people that could be questioned to find out more about the individual. This help to establish trust and love which dating apps lack

Failed connection

More numbers don’t equal more success. Having more chances of finding a partner with a dating app doesn’t mean that you would. Dating apps rightful so increases your chances but with each chance comes a failed connection. You could be moving at a fast pace while your match is moving at a slower pace versa visa. In the end, it feels like you are forced to connect with a match. You could be ghosted at any moment making heartbreaks a frequent reoccurrence.

Unknown intentions

When you are dating app, you have your reason to be there. Love and relationship could be the primary reason but that might not be others’ intention. Getting a match doesn’t mean that your intent aligns with theirs. More often than not reviling your intentions to a match could result in a quick ghosting.

Other might not be forward their intention and ride the wave. A connect might be establish but if the intention isn’t establish the relationship is bond to fail as it lacks another fundamentals of love in it’s build up.

Price on love

It’s no secret that dating apps are expensive to use with microtransaction and subscription plans placed by developers. To see your match would require you to spend some cash else you might have to swipe forever to find the match.

Dating app doesn’t put a price on love but rather you pay to find love. Love is free and shouldn’t be paid for. To conclude, dating apps haven’t ruined relationships and love per se but it hasn’t made finding love easier as popularized.