Linda Ikeji Blogg
Aus Bildungsstreik 2009
The history of blogging seem like other 'History of'-- not extremely exciting. Yet blogs, an online platform where people share information and opinions, provide a few of the most exciting reads today. Hundreds of millions of blog sites about politics, company and home entertainment exist on the World Wide Web, how do you pick which ones to check out?
For numerous African readers, searching for the current 'essence', gossip and star news, it's a simple option. The Linda Ikeji blog site is now a household name and unquestionably one of the most lucrative, commonly questionable and interesting, blog sites in Africa. The blogger behind the medium, Linda Ikeji, is herself a remarkable lady.
How she turned an once rare practice into a money making equipment and has actually effectively sustained it because 2006 is a testament to the commitment it takes to be an entrepreneur an innovative industry. Linda shares freely today how she makes millions doing exactly what she loves-- blogging. In her characteristic casual writing style, she states "Now I don't chase after money any longer ... it chases me.".
Hers is a rags to riches tale that emerged in the midst of debate when radio speaker openly stated she was not a duty model. In response, Linda shared her story which was deeply individual with noteworthy company lessons.
Linda Ikeji, a native of Nkwerre in Imo State, Nigeria, was born in 1980 to a struggling household, the second of seven kids. From as very early as 10 years old, Linda was composing. The fiction she penned down were praised by her family and friends and over time she cultivated a passion for news. Unlike numerous teenagers her age, Linda loved watching newscasters and meetings and by the time the opportunity provided to attend college in Lagos, her course selection was decided: Mass Communication.
She was admitted to study English in college to her dissatisfaction, but she chose to make the finest of it. To support herself and her household through institution, Linda started working at the age of 17, doing everything from ushering and waitressing to modelling and bartending, none of which paid a lot in the late 90s.
It wasn't easy but I had to endure". Linda worked hard, she was identified to become a reporter and be successful, her long-lasting dream. In her second year of university however, she experienced a defining moment where she made an option that would affect the rest of her life, especially her decisions on opportunities for making money.
Being a stunning model with expanding popularity, Linda was approached by a number of wealthy guys looking for sexual favors in exchange for money-- a common practice in numerous higher establishments. These guys provided quick access to the easy way of living that was so treasured amongst college ladies yet left out lots of from bad backgrounds. For an aspiring occupation lady and business owner, the quick cash held deep appeal.
Yet Linda had actually decided early on never ever to provide her body in exchange for money so when the temptation came, hungry, desperate Linda, battling family pressures to send cash, had the ability to withstand. Following her experience with virtually compromising her worths, she restored her commitment to effort and living with self-respect no matter the circumstances.
After university she strove to break into the journalism trade, introducing her media company, Blackdove Communications, a modelling firm and occasions management outfit. She also began what she describes in her first ever blog post as her "true interest", her publication called, FM & B. The first problem was released in 2006 and after finding how capital-intensive and lengthy magazine posting was, just 2 more versions made it to print.
Thankfully, because exact same year, Bella Naija, an additional popular Nigerian blog, held a tale about Linda herself and for the first time, Linda started to see a brand-new possibility to take her writing to the world. Blogging had all the beauty: it was free of cost except for the cost of a net connection, easy to do and gave you access to millions of readers immediately. From that first Bella Naija blog post, she was sold.
7 years later, Linda Ikeji's blog is averaging between than fifty and one hundred thousand sees every day from different countries. Speaking about how others can turn something as non-traditional as blogging into a multi-million naira company, Linda said "You have to love blogging.
There are over a thousand blog sites, however exactly what will make people enjoy visiting your blog depends on the efforts you put into it. Her recommendations is on par with the words of lots of excellence coaches and creative titans-- love what you do and you will never have to work another day in your life.
Although Linda began her company as a pastime, did it for four years before making any money and had no set goals for it at the beginning, she's taking advantage of every possibility that comes her way. Her blog produces millions of naira yearly from ads run by companies and Linda has slowly moved into an industry she calls 'motivational writing'.
Speaking about her first book It Takes You, Linda stated "I hope more than anything else that everybody who reviews this book finds out something from it. I hope it alters their understanding of some things and even more than anything else I hope it motivates them to go out there and make something of themselves".
The cash she makes has not just ended her family has however struggles brought her fantastic influence in the home entertainment market and amongst young individuals. 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 provide a voice to Blessing Effiong, a young lady who had actually been detained for four years in prison without a trial. 4 months after the story was reported on the blog site, Blessing went out of prison with her flexibility, grateful to all her supporters including Linda Ikeji.
The story of Linda Ikeji, Nigeria's most popular blog writer, reveals that you can create value, and for that reason a company and influence, from whatever you're enthusiastic about; and even when controversy is plentiful, there are many opportunities to do excellent.
Whether you agree with her tactics and material or not, we have to hand it to Linda, she has amused, engaged, inspired and produced Nigerians for 7 years doing exactly what she likes best. She has turned blogging into a lucrative business and reveals no indication of stopping.