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The history of blogging seem like any various other 'History of'-- not really amazing. Yet blog sites, an online platform where individuals share information and viewpoints, provide a few of the most interesting checks out today. Hundreds of millions of blog sites about politics, company and entertainment exist on the World Wide Web, how do you select whiches to check out?
For many African readers, looking for the latest 'essence', chatter and celebrity news, it's an easy choice. The Linda Ikeji blog site is now a household name and undeniably one of the most lucrative, typically questionable and exciting, blog sites in Africa. The blog writer behind the medium, Linda Ikeji, is herself a fascinating female.
How she turned an once obscure practice into a money making equipment and has successfully sustained it because 2006 is a testament to the dedication it takes to be an entrepreneur an innovative industry. Linda shares easily today how she makes millions doing what she enjoys-- blogging. In her characteristic casual writing design, she says "Now I don't chase cash any longer ... it chases me.".
Hers is a rags to riches tale that arised in the middle of debate when radio presenter freely said she was not a function model. In response, Linda shared her story which was deeply individual with noteworthy business lessons.
Linda Ikeji, a local of Nkwerre in Imo State, Nigeria, was born in 1980 to a struggling family, the second of 7 children. From as very early as 10 years of ages, Linda was writing. The fiction she penned down were praised by her family and friends and over time she cultivated a passion for information. Unlike lots of teens her age, Linda loved viewing meetings and newscasters and by the time the possibility provided to attend college in Lagos, her course choice was chosen: Mass Communication.
She was confessed to research English in college to her frustration, however she decided to make the best of it. To support herself and her household through school, Linda started working at the age of 17, doing everything from waitressing and ushering to modelling and bartending, none of which paid a lot in the late 90s. She remembers, "I 'd leave lectures, visit a hotel and sell beer from 1pm till 10pm. I did this for a couple of months.
It wasn't easy however I needed to survive". Linda worked hard, she was figured out to succeed and become a reporter, her long-lasting dream. In her second year of college however, she experienced a defining minute where she made a selection that would affect the rest of her life, especially her decisions on avenues for earning cash.
Being a gorgeous model with expanding popularity, Linda was approached by several rich men looking for sexual favors in exchange for money-- a typical practice in lots of higher institutions. These guys offered quick access to the easy way of living that was so valued amongst college ladies yet omitted lots of from inadequate backgrounds. For an ambitious career lady and entrepreneur, the quick cash held deep appeal.
Linda had actually decided early on never to give her body in exchange for cash so when the temptation came, hungry, desperate Linda, fighting family pressures to send cash, was able to resist. Following her experience with almost compromising her values, she restored her dedication to effort and living with self-respect no issue the conditions.
After university she strove to get into the journalism trade, introducing her media company, Blackdove Communications, a modelling firm and occasions management clothing. She likewise began exactly what she describes in her first ever post as her "true passion", her magazine called, FM & B. The first concern was released in 2006 and after discovering how capital-intensive and time-consuming magazine posting was, only 2 more versions made it to print.
Thankfully, in that same year, Bella Naija, an additional popular Nigerian blog site, carried a story about Linda herself and for the first time, Linda began to see a brand-new possibility to take her writing to the world. Blogging had all the appeal: it was cost-free other than for the cost of a web connection, simple to do and gave you access to millions of readers immediately. From that first Bella Naija blog site post, she was offered.
7 years later on, Linda Ikeji's blog site is balancing in between than fifty and one hundred thousand check outs every day from different countries. In truth, the blog site has become a melting pot for Nigerians based in your home and in the diaspora. Mentioning how others can turn something as unconventional as blogging into a multi-million naira company, Linda stated "You have to enjoy blogging. You cannot state I wish to blog because I wish to make money.
It takes a stepping stone to obtain there. There more than a thousand blog sites, but exactly what will make people enjoy seeing your blog depends on the efforts you put into it. Be enthusiastic about it, be constant, do not blog as soon as or two times in a week, blog site daily if you can, enjoy it, and enjoy it." Her advice is on par with the words of numerous success coaches and imaginative titans-- like exactly what you do and you will never need to work another day in your life.
Although Linda began her company as a pastime, did it for four years prior to making any cash and had no set goals for it at the start, she's maximizing every opportunity that comes her method. Her blog creates millions of naira each year from advertisements run by business and Linda has actually gradually relocated into a field she calls 'motivational writing'.
Mentioning her first book It Takes You, Linda said "I hope more than anything else that everyone who reviews this book finds out something from it. I hope it changes their understanding of some things and more than anything else I hope it inspires them to go out there and make something of themselves".
The cash she makes has not just ended her household struggles but has brought her excellent impact in the entertainment industry and amongst young people. To her credit, her impact has actually been a force for change.
By mobilising thousands of readers in her online area, Linda had the ability to lend a voice to Blessing Effiong, a girl who had been apprehended for four years in prison without a trial. Four months after the tale was reported on the blog site, Blessing walked out of prison with her flexibility, grateful to all her supporters including Linda Ikeji.
The story of Linda Ikeji, Nigeria's most popular blogger, shows that you can develop worth, and for that reason a company and impact, from whatever you're enthusiastic about; as well as when controversy abounds, there are many opportunities to do excellent.
Whether you agree with her strategies and content or not, we have to hand it to Linda, she has captivated, engaged, influenced and provoked Nigerians for 7 years doing exactly what she enjoys best. She has turned blogging into a profitable company and shows no indication of stopping.