Who would make such a decision to quit a stable job with a steady income to become an entrepreneur? For Abdul Rahman Ahmad, he left his job around 2-3 years ago to start planting pineapples and is now a successful entrepreneur with huge profit!
1. “I don’t regret it.”
He used to work in a factory in Johor Bahru. Despite several turbulences, he finally managed to purchase a farm that was 0.8 hectares wide using the money he saved up.
2. With his saving, he bought MD2 pineapple seeds
He used up the savings from his previous job to buy MD2 pineapple seeds from a seller in Simpang Renggam, Kluang. In the beginning, he planted 2,000 seeds that took 12 months to finally mature.
3. Now, he sells about 1,000 pineapples each week
With the help of his wife, Maslinda Mastor, he sells about 1,000 pineapples each week. The price depends on the size, but are usually sold from RM 2 to RM 4 per kilogram.
4. He could comfortably earn RM 8,000 per week!
As he’s planting a quality pineapple seeds, MD2, the fruits normally weighs about 2kg. He approximately earns RM 4,000 to RM 8,000 per week.
5. The demand is high during festive season
A lot of people buy his pineapples during the Chinese New Year season as it is commonly known as a symbol of prosperity.
6. His business has expanded to several states
Abdul Rahman mentioned that his pineapple business was not only confined to Johor, but to Melaka, Perak, Kuala Lumpur and even Singapore.