I have Rs.70. where should I invest to get better return?

Answer by Anurag Sahay:

Thanks for A to A
I must say it is a luxury to have Rs. 70 and wanting to invest!
Below I m sharing a very simple, doable plan which will help you make the most of these Rs. 70:
1. Locate the busiest office area around you where you can expect maximum number of executives and well dresses top management people. Notably, these places will have shoe shiners.
2. Dress very well and ensure your dress allows you to sit on a low stool.
3. Strike a deal with one of the shoe shiners and give him Rs. 50 for an hour's use of his console.
4. Use your marketing skills to bring in customers. Usually people, especially men will shy away seeing a woman shoe shiner but you must get them on board. They will make up the lion's share of your target consumer.
5. Give the console owner rent on an hourly basis and assuming you get 25 clients in a day's job of 2 hours. You can make Rs. 500 as revenue. Your profit being Rs. 400.
6. Do this for another day. Increase your working hours to 6 and target 80 people. Your potential earning could be Rs. 1,600 in revenue and Rs. 1,300 as profit. Invest in your own console and repeat the same for a week.
7. If all goes well and you provide excellent service, you can expect an average of 50 to 70 people walking up to you. This effectively means you will have Rs. 3,600 by the end of the 5th day.
8. Assuming your console with all your tools cost you Rs. 350, you are now left with a profit of Rs. 5,250. (Forgive me for minor calculation errors!)
9. Use the Rs. 5,250 you made to create a portable stall you can walk around with. Sell freshly made sandwiches with unique flavours. Decide on 5, include 2 non-veg flavours too. Assuming your investment in buying all things and getting your stall ready was Rs. 1,200 (Portable stall, bread, utensils, spreads and vegetables, fruits, non-veg item etc.). You have Rs. 4,050 left with you.
10. Let us say you are able to sell 20 sandwiches walking around a busy commercial street worth Rs. 50 each. You made Rs. 1,000 on your first day. Congratulations!
11. After 5 days of hard work, let us say you sold on average 35 sandwiches daily. By the Friday evening, you will have made Rs. 8,000 (Rs. 1,000 on day One and Rs. 1,750 each on the following four days). You now have Rs. 12,050 in profit.
12. Do this for another week of five days and you will have made Rs. 8,750 this week. Excluding your investment in quality items in preparing your orders, your final corpus should be a handsome Rs. 18,050.
13. Go Online. Find yourself a spot where you can prepare sandwiches for walk in customers as well as take orders for lunch. Distribute flyers for your online ordering platform to walk ins and to security guards in each of these commercial buildings. Assuming you used a cyber cafe to make your own website, your expense will be about Rs. 1,500 to go online. Further Rs. 300 to Rs. 500 for flyers and/or other marketing tools.
14. After two weeks of selling sandwiches, and starting with a corpus of Rs. 18,050, you now must be left with Rs. 14,500 (approximately) after having to buy extra raw material to cater to both your online and offline consumers.
15. First day of being online and offline: You get a positive (not great) response. You were able to sell 70 sandwiches! You made Rs. 3,500 in total revenue. Not bad at all!
16. For the next 19 days (working days; Monday to Friday) you seem to be finding it difficult, though manageable, the volume of business you get. Selling an average of 60 sandwiches a day, you raked in a total revenue for 20 days of Rs. 60,500. Wow! You now have a cool revenue of Rs. 75,000 or Rs. 65,000 in solid profit! Add 10 new flavours.
17. Hire two delivery boys for Rs. 8,000 a month. They need containers/bags to carry orders. No cycles though. You also have to buy more raw material and a slightly better portable stand. You will invest about Rs. 4,000 on raw material and Rs. 2,000 on your stand. Remember, the salaries will be paid at the end of the month.
18. Assuming your business reacts mildly to this upgrade and you are only able to sell about 75 sandwiches a day for 20 days for the month (excluding Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays), your revenue at the end of the month should be about Rs. 75,000. Excluding your cost of operation for the month, your final profit should read about Rs. 50,000 (approximately). You now have a corpus of Rs. 1,15,000.
19. Hire a guy who is good with computers and decently educated to manage the portable console and the online orders, allow online orders anytime between 10 AM and 6 PM. Give him a helper who'd help make sandwiches for all orders. You have 4 employees now. Three working on Rs. 8,000 salary and one working at Rs. 12,000. Your updated monthly cost of operation is Rs. 46,000 (Rs. 36,000 salary and Rs. 10,000 raw material and maintenance).
20. Let's say your 15 flavours of sanddwiches, sold 8 hours each day, online and offline rake in a daily order volume of 110 sandwiches, you should be able to make a revenue of Rs. 1,10,000. Your solid profit read Rs. 64,000. You now have made yourself Rs. 1,81,000 in pure profit. From investing Rs. 70 to ending up with Rs. 1,81,000, your return on investment (%) is a whopping 2,58,571%.
P.S: The above scenario has been assumed. Multiple factors will improve, depreciate your final outcome. As an addition, you may also consider broadening your product portfolio and invest in various marketing options to generate higher revenue. Opportunities are endless and this is tough to achieve but surely not impossible!
EDIT 1: Your Actual profit will be Rs. 1,81,020 (forgot the Rs. 20 left after you paid the shoe shiner Rs. 50.). Your final return on investment (%) will be 2,58,600%.
EDIT 2: I m humbled with the response!
Thanks to those who have given encouraging/critical feedback, I m humbled and overwhelmed by your kind words. My upvotes on your comments are humble acknowledgements of that. Thank you!
For those that found inspiration, I couldn't have asked for anything better! I m blessed. My upvotes are a token of my gratitude.
For those who think it is impossible and mere story telling, Infosys started with Rs. 10,000 (approx $150 @INR67) and currently has a (global) revenue of $ 8.71 Bn (Wikipedia). A rough ROI of 58,06,666,666.67% ($8.71bn/$150 multiplied by 100) (forgive me for minor calculation errors). There are no limits to what genuine, honest, full blown human efforts can achieve.
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I have Rs.70. where should I invest to get better return?


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