OnlyDom (onlydominican.com) is Dominica's premier Car enthusiast online Magazine. It's not just a website, it's a movement and a well recognized brand here in Dominica, amoung Vehicle owners and Admirers. If you've never seen the sticker on vehicles while passing in traffic or just walking in town, well this is what it's all about.
I've always wanted to have a chat with OnlyDom's founder Edmund Robinson (Scientist), becauce the founder and I share a very similar story.
The comparison is in the conceptualization and building of our online presence. By learning the right technologies and programming languages (Him with Php -- Me with Python), we were able to do it ourselves; build our own websites from scratch.
Creating these online platforms wasn't always functional and so polished, as you see now. And as it wasn't a subject, yet taught in schools, in Dominica, Edmund had to learn Php (Hypertext Preprocessor, server-side scripting language designed for Web development) on his own to build the site OnlyDom that he had always dreamt of.
Like with all projects, it wasn't as easy starting off, as he might have thought. He had to hack things together to get the site working.
Then to obtain a domain for the site, it was
So we had to use onlydominican.vze.com
Now, the modern, beautifully themed Black and White, Onlydom online magazine has a more professional domain, onlydominican.com, and is way passed the hacked job it use to be.
The below are Five(5) questions we asked Edmund Robinson about OnlyDom:
1. When was OnlyDom founded?
2. What made you come up with the brand, OnlyDom?
3. How did you take it (OnlyDom) from an idea, to a well recognized brand within the automotive community, here in Dominica?
4. What advice would you give to other young Entrepreneurs who are looking to start their own brands?
5. Finally, what was the idea behind the car stickers. And did you think it would have taken off so well?
We extend a big thanks to Edmund for taking the time out to answer and participate in this article. And if you own a vehicle and want to support the OnlyDom movement, you can buy a Bumper sticker here on their website.