“Forest for the soul”
One of Sandis’s hobbies is advertising, which goes hand in hand with another favorite pastime, which he calls, without embellishment, an activity “for the soul”:
“I travel all over Latvia, trying to go around all the villages once or twice a year. I visit local cuisines and canteens – Latgale is no exception. I am examining the nature of these places. ”
In the villages where Sandis comes, he pays attention to advertisements for the sale of land. Most often these are forest areas or land that is not cultivated:
“There are people who, because of their advanced age, cannot cultivate their plots. We buy them, do land reclamation, create a tourist facility where you can relax and hunt. ”
Sandis is the owner of the company “Sandevija”, which buys forests, forest holdings, building rights and agricultural land throughout Latvia. They are engaged in the improvement of the forest area, restore the natural forest.
Over the past three years, the businessman has taken a great interest in “construction” charity. The fact is that “Sandevija” offers services all over Latvia – from reconstruction, renovation, rebuilding and demolition of buildings, finishing and insulation works, concreting of foundations to the complete readiness of the object on a turnkey basis. And opportunities in this area helped Sandis to renovate the Pamuš special primary boarding school, where children with disabilities from all over Latvia study. Sandis understands that children are in the boarding school for a reason, and therefore he wanted to create a pleasant, homely atmosphere for them.
But that’s not all. After the renovation of the school, Sandis took on another charity project:
“We were renovating the apartment for a girl who uses a wheelchair.” The apartment was very poorly equipped for her special needs and current life situation. Sandis solved this problem too, now it is much easier for the girl to move around her home, everything is as accessible as possible, and the apartment has become much more comfortable.
The beginning of everything
Before the creation of sl.com.lv, Sandis had already gained a lot of experience in this area. The first site he bought in 2017 was called e-tirgus. The former owner of the site ceased to be interested in this business and he sold it quite cheaply:
“For me, as for the first experience, it was very suitable. I wanted to know, to try what it is – I liked it. Basically, e-tirgus is the same as ss.lv. It was even created almost simultaneously with ss.lv, only e-tirgus has an old version, old software. ” And ss.lv – focused on big cities, and e-tirgus was for those who listen to radio 1 or radio 2 in Latgale. Sometimes people even confused radio tirgus and e-tirgus. This experience became a good foundation for Sandis. After a successful advertising campaign for the site and its promotion, I realized that this is a very profitable business. Sandis began creating other such sites.
Pebbles and boulders on a tried and tested path
But not everything on the path of becoming Sandis went smoothly. The first negative experience was related to the human factor:
“I bought the site hallo.lv, but at that moment the programmers could not cope with the task, which led to the unprofitable project”.
The second negative experience was associated, no matter how ridiculous it may sound, with the huge “success” of the project:
“Later I invested money in ss24.lv, which we promoted very well, made a modern website. I have invested a lot of money in development, television, booklets. We very quickly started making money … and suddenly we are being sued! We still have litigation, and it’s been three years since then. ”
Not used to giving up
Sandis and his team have an extensive and stable customer base. The reason for this is several services for submitting and viewing ads. And after the creation of ss24.lv, it became so large that it was decided to move everything to the new site.
“Now we are creating a golden mean between inbox and ss.lv. Our goal is to make the same resource as inbox, where you can send commercial offers, either by SMS or by mail. We also want to integrate Facebook and Telegram. We plan to launch it all next month ”.
Sl.com.lv website already ready, but Sandis wants to redo a lot more, and now there is a lot of technical work going on there. By the way, it’s interesting to watch how the site is being modified.
“We will improve the site until we make it more perfect than the same ss.lv. We will have more options and at the same time it will be more convenient to use. The site’s software is powerful, but there are still some small technical nuances that we will complete in the near future. ”
Sandis offers its users a modern mailing and credit system. What does it mean? Let’s say you posted an ad for the sale of a car. You have a buyer who used a loan for this car through a bank, from which you will still earn from 5 to 9%.
Future plans and customer feedback
Sandis does not set any grandiose plans, he just wants to make the project a success here and now. The main thing is to create a solid foundation for this site, to test it. An equally important point for Sandis is working with clients. Extensive advertising for the site is starting now to get feedback or customer complaints that will help make the site better:
“We will put everything together and rebuild the site according to the wishes and needs of the clients. And here the feedback will help: “We need to change this and this,” we listen to everyone and leave the version that will be convenient for each user ”.
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