Introduce yourself and tell us how did you get the idea to your startup?
Nikolay Shkilev, PhD
CEO and Co-Founder ZELWIN.com – Marketplace of Goods where the e-commerce market and digital assets are combined together.
Founder ‘Private Business Club’
Rated Top 3 in People of Blockchain.
In little more than 20 years Nikolay Shkilev has started and invested into a variety of companies in different areas – ranging from medicine, logistics and restaurants to blockchain, e-commerce and IT companies. In parallel, he work as a mentor, advisor to help tens of projects worldwide.
Nikolay Shkilev, PhD has many awards and titles in business:
- Self-Made Russia award
- Best Mentor in IT&Blockchain award
- Super TOP award (Business FM)
His Holding BaltShelf.com had received the “Enterprise of the Year” award.
ZELWIN.com – Global Marketplace of Goods
Where we combine digital assets and e-commerce market together.
You can buy any goods by fiat money or crypto online.
Why did we choose these two markets?
Now let’s take a look at the e-commerce market:
- In 2008 global sales of e-commerce were 144 billion dollars.
- In 2019 global sales of e-commerce went up to 3.5 trillion dollars and now with the COVID-19 craze, online trading will grow faster and faster with each passing year.
Now let’s take a look at the cryptocurrency market:
- In 2014 trading volume per 24 hours was only 35 million Dollars.
- In 2020 cryptocurrency market and trading volume rose to 167 billion Dollars and it continues to grow very fast. That’s why we decided to connect these two growing markets together. We understand that while we can’t compete with Amazon or Alibaba, even if we take a small part of these markets, it will be billions of dollars.
In April, we launched a powerful Affiliate Program which anyone, even millions of people can join for FREE and earn with. It’s especially relevant in the world crisis we’re experiencing right now.
How does it work?
- We have made several ways of earning, up to one’s decision. The WIN-WIN strategy is everywhere: – People invite Sellers from all over the world to our website and receive adequate commission from all of their sales. It’s very profitable for Sellers, too. Free registration, no subscription fees, commission only from real sales. Zero risks, albeit an additional sales channel.
- People invite Buyers to our website (using a referral program in their personal account) and receive 20% of cashback from them. It’s profitable for Buyers to use a referral link of those people, because then their cashback is doubled.
- People sell our “Partner’s packages” and receive up to 30% of commission from sales. For Partners who bought our packages it’s profitable to purchase everything through the people in our system, because then they receive double the amount of tokens.
In other words, we are developing a Marketplace for the People. No restrictions. Absolutely anyone can join. Some will be able to earn greatly, some will not. But we are giving this chance to everyone without an exception. It will be beneficial to people, to us and to sellers – all parties; and that will allow us to create a massive community!
What are your responsibilities as the business owner?
Everybody knows I work from morning to night, replying to more than 3000 messages every single day. I traverse the globe a lot, make speeches on a variety of events and large forums. That is, I’m not just the face of the project, but a real manager who actively takes part in all processes. But there is something to note – I don’t work alone. I have a big and powerful team, with some members of which I’ve been working in different projects for more than 10 years. They help me out a lot.
What sacrifices have you made to become an entrepreneur?
It’s a constantly opened laptop and two phones. Hundreds of chats and thousands of messages in LinkedIn, WeChat, Telegram, WhatsApp just for work. A lot of calls and conference meetings. So, I have no concept of weekends. I’m always available, no matter where I am – at home, on a holiday or business trip.
How are you currently marketing your business and what strategies are working and what isn’t?
Due to the virus COVID-19, I had to cancel a variety of my Road Shows, trips to huge summits in Hong Kong, Dubai, Moscow, Las Vegas and London where I would give speeches about the project. I’ve only managed to travel to Berlin and a famous magazine wrote about that:
The American Reporter
This event is in the spotlight of more than 50 media resources, such as:
Also, something to note is that we got 2nd place on an honorable rating platform – Hackernoon Top 20 promising blockchain projects in 2020. That’s why we decided to completely focus on online promotion. We have already negotiated with many bloggers, large communities, various media and in June-July are going to start our PR campaign in social networks and different messengers – Telegram, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, WeChat etc. etc.
What have been your most satisfying moments in business?
When it comes to automatism and starts to generate income and profit without personal intervention.
Tell us about a time where you had to take a risk in your business?
All entrepreneurs carry huge risks daily. No one is safe from ups and downs. Absolutely. For 20+ years I have created and invested in many projects. Not all projects were successful. I have lost my investment many times. But most importantly, during this time I realized how to recover my losses, how to go up again. It’s even more valuable than victories alone.
What advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?
Believe in your dream and don’t listen to haters. And always look for positive things and remember – in any situation there is a solution!
- Affiliate program: Free registration
- Exchange: https://ex.zelwin.com
- For sellers free registration:
- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zelwin
- Medium: https://medium.com/zelwin
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zelwinofficial
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZELWINofficial
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zelwinofficial
- Telegram channel: https://t.me/ZELWINofficial
- Telegram chat: https://t.me/ZelwinChat
- Nigerian Telegram Chat