This pisonet business has been around for couple of years now in the Philippines. I made a post regarding this matter because I’m a bit curious if it really is worth-it to make a business out of it. So I made a research and hopefully you’ll be able to see the ins and outs of putting up a pisonet internet cafe business. For actual pisonet business review, you can personally ask people who have their own pisonet shop.
What is Pisonet Business?
Well, in a nutshell, pisonet business is simply an internet cafe business (usually put up in front of the house ) that instead of renting a computer with an hourly rate, usually PHP15-20 per hour, you’re making the rate as cheap as PHP1 peso and that’s about 4 minutes of renting time.
Internet rent at P1.00 peso is really appealing especially for kids and for those who are in need of short-time use of the internet. Way back then, you need P10 pesos for you to rent a computer for about 30 minutes and that is the minimum, you cannot rent a computer for less than that amount.
Since Filipinos love the so called “tingi-tingi”, the retail version of internet rent (LOL), the pisonet business has become popular in the philippines in a short period of time. Pisonet, like the usual internet cafe business and other business, needs to have a permit before it can operate, as well as the credit score (visit Northshore Advisory for more details).
Pisonet Business Plan
In this section, we’ll be talking about how to start a Pisonet business and we’ll try to dissect how much you can earn in this kind of business.
Pisonet Machine Price
If you want a computer unit with fair specifications for your pisonet business, it can cost around P20,000. This kind of machine can already run most of the online games such as dota2 and the usual document works and internet surfing.
Around P20k you’ll have something like:
- 120/250 Gb of Hard Drive (already good for the most of the softwares today)
- 4GB DDR3 RAM
- 1Gb of Video Card Memory
- ~18inch LED Monitor
- 2 Speakers
There are others who can offer the same spec for a cheaper price or same price with higher specs. You just have to look for good providers of the same configuration who can offer for a lower price.
Return of investment
One of the things you need to consider in any business is the return of the investment. Let us say you’ll be running your pisonet business for 10 hours, you’ll will have:
10hours = 600 minutes
600 minutes / ( 4 minutes / 1 peso ) = PHP150 per unit
If you have around 5 units, you can earn:
PHP 150 * 5 = PHP 750 per day,
PHP 750 * 30 days = PHP 22,500 per month,
PHP 22,500 * 4 Months = PHP 90,000 pesos
If we will deduct an approximate expenses in 4 months = PHP 20,000 ( Internet and Electricity Bill )
Your net income in just a quarter of a year is around PHP 90,000 – 20,000 = PHP 70,000 with just only 5 units of pisonet machine. If you’ll have 10 units (which is the common setup ), then you’ll have around PHP 140,000 in just one quarter.
Pisonet For Sale
There are bunch of pisonet machine suppliers/vendors that offer cheap prices. You really just have to be patient looking for the right vendor. You can try searching for the internet to see if there’s a supplier near your area.
Here’s a tip. If you want to get cheaper prices you might want to read: Learn how to negotiate.