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3 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Business

3 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Business

I chose to be the driver and it made all the difference. What are we driving? My life! I’ve worked for others and for myself to earn a living – many times. And if I have to start all over again, one hundred different times, whether online or offline, I’ll choose to be my own […]

How To Know And Avoid Online Scams

How To Know And Avoid Online Scams

Two days ago, I launched my brand new online course, Affiliate Goldmine. Many readers have jumped in and I’m very excited to have them around. I think their decisions came swiftly because they’ve known me for some time, taken at least one of my previous courses and have come to trust that my courses deliver […]

This Has To STOP Right Now. Seriously.

This Has To STOP Right Now. Seriously.

Recently, someone from the blues sent me an email asking how he could make money online without working. What! Make money online without working? Guess what I did – I hit DELETE. No worse question was ever asked. Okay, maybe he was the extreme example. But most people have a wrong notion of how to […]

Build Your Dream – Or Work For Someone Else To Build His

Build Your Dream – Or Work For Someone Else To Build His

For creative people, two roads often diverge in a wood. One, the path of security. This is the path of compliance, of living and dying in consonance with the status quo. This is the path of not thinking outside the box, not asking questions, the path going with popular culture and societal expectations of what […]

5 Powerful Ways the Pen Money Masterclass Empowered Me

5 Powerful Ways the Pen Money Masterclass Empowered Me

Abdullahi’s Note: This is a guest post by Akorede Shakir, a graduate of the Pen Money Masterclass. He’s the author of “You’re A Leader (So Start Acting Like One)” and blogs at Naija Leadership Builder. — I’ve known it for years… I’m endowed, I’m creative, I’m artistic… but laziness wouldn’t allow me unleash these potential. […]

What Writers Must Do To ‘Go Pro’ And Create More Values

What Writers Must Do To ‘Go Pro’ And Create More Values

In early 2011, I discovered a damn fine resource website African writers looked up to and drew inspiration from. If you wanted reliable information on the latest essay competitions, writing workshops, writers’ residencies and freelance writing gigs, it was the go-to website. It published many times daily, everyday. It announced the job opening for a […]

5 Types Of Writing Contests You Should Avoid Like A Plague

5 Types Of Writing Contests You Should Avoid Like A Plague

You’ve seen many writers win writing contests. You’re inspired too, and you want to start putting in, sharpening your skills, bagging laurels, building your confidence and making some money. You’ve been learning how to craft compelling essays and marking your calendar with essay contest deadlines so you don’t miss out any. But wait… Not every […]

Meet The 15 Winners – Naija Writers’ Coach Quiz

The Naija Writers’ Coach Quiz Contest was fun, and we have the winners! You’ve been expecting them, I know. You’ll know them in a moment. But first, let’s find out the answers to the quiz questions. Question 1: Five little frogs were sitting on a log. Four decided to jump off. How many are left? […]

Win One Of 15 Gifts In Naija Writers’ Coach Quiz

Win One Of 15 Gifts In Naija Writers’ Coach Quiz

Today is the day! If you want to exercise your brain in a fun way, this is definitely for you. I’m throwing up a mini quiz contest with three fun questions that will (hopefully) challenge your reasoning. And to make it sweeter, I’m giving 15 lucky winners some gifts (I didn’t say “prizes” because I […]

Don’t Die Waiting. Pick Yourself Today!

Don’t Die Waiting. Pick Yourself Today!

For 19 years ending in 2011, she waited to be picked. She wrote 1000 to 3000 words every day and churned out novels after novels but no publisher would choose her. Within those 19 long years, she got well over 100 rejections. Yes, she got “No!” for an answer and was told her manuscripts weren’t […]