One of the perks of being a freelancer is the flexibility of working from home. This perk can, however, turn around to become a huge problem. For me, in the beginning, working alone was quite satisfying. I felt empowered by the possibilities of making decisions without consulting a boss or colleague. I set my work […]
Structuring your day as a freelancer can be quite tough. You have tons of tasks on your to-do list, several deadlines fast approaching, interruptions here and there and you can’t seem to focus, especially if you work from home. As a freelancer, you are going to have bright sunny days, when everything is just right […]
It was a pleasure to teach the Content-Writing Session at the ReadyForWork Career Accelerator last Saturday, 28 September 2018. The students were indeed ReadyToLearn, and had great questions and a collaborative team spirit. SFAN was an excellent host, and the other moderators and teachers had so much to share, we, at Week of Saturdays, became […]
I was barely eight years old when I developed an interest in writing. As I type these words, the picture of how the young, naïve, and diminutive Jerry took a pen and A4 paper to write his life plan. There were several dreams included on my list. Although these dreams were a little bit impractical, […]
Being a successful freelancer takes a lot of work, especially at the initial stages when you are just new and starting out in the market. It takes a lot of effort to produce quality work and build your credibility. For the full-time freelancers, it takes courage and determination to leave a 9-5 and depend solely […]
Yesterday, Toni Astro, a young software developer in Lagos, shared a twitter thread about his unfortunate, undeserved experience with the Nigeria Police. View full thread. Nigeria’s Police department, special anti-robbery squad (SARS) has long been a pain – brute, oppressive, authorized gang of thieves – to the young, hardworking tech professionals in the country, especially the young […]
Every successful freelancer or independent worker eventually gets to the point where they have learned and discussed enough with bosses, that they become ready to build their own thing. And with the connections you have made doing good freelance work and diversifying your portfolio, you are in the best position to build what you want on your own platform.