Author: Week of Saturdays

  • Writers Who Inspire Us: Abubakar Idris

    Writers Who Inspire Us: Abubakar Idris

    Abubakar Idris, best known for his beat at TechCabal and much recently Stears Business, is a recognizable tech journalist in Nigeria.  In this interview, he tells us how it feels to be recognized as an award finalist, how to get hired by top publications, and his writing process for producing 1000+ word articles.  Let’s get […]

  • Don’t Break the Streak: December Sprint

    Don’t Break the Streak: December Sprint

    From a global pandemic to police brutality and leadership crisis in many countries, 2020 is like a blockbuster whose surprises never stop coming. Even though the year has been a tough pill for many of us to swallow, if you look within you may discover you have a lot to be grateful for – even […]

  • Writers Who Inspire Us: Ayomide Ofulue

    Writers Who Inspire Us: Ayomide Ofulue

    Ayomide Ofulue is a Nigerian writer most known on Twitter for his writing and self-improvement tips. The Week of Saturdays team found him and his Twitter account when we were desperately looking for African writers who tweet about writing.  We recently had a virtual interview with him to learn about his writing process, his crazy exponential growth […]

  • 2020 Freelance Writing Landscape Report

    2020 Freelance Writing Landscape Report

    Overview What is the global average earning of paid online writers? What industries hire writers the most? What are clients currently looking and hiring for? How did COVID-19 affect the industry? What does the future hold for freelance-writers? If you’ve asked these questions, you’re not alone. We had same and have been digging for answers. […]

  • 33 Resources You Need to Build a Freelance Writing Career

    33 Resources You Need to Build a Freelance Writing Career

    So you’ve decided to become a freelance writer? Congratulations! Welcome to a world where you continue to hone your craft in different voices, companies, and industries. You also get to live in a Week of Saturdays and work at your own pace.  But not so fast… Before you jump in with two feet, you should […]

  • Writers Who Inspire Us: Dozie Anyaegbunam

    Writers Who Inspire Us: Dozie Anyaegbunam

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  • Writers Who Inspire Us: Kolapo Imam

    Writers Who Inspire Us: Kolapo Imam

    Kolapo Imam, best known on the web as @PiousGeek, is one of Nigeria’s recognizable online writers. Last week, we had a virtual interview with him to learn about his writing process, how he raked almost a million views on Quora and Medium, and the best thing that has happened to him because of his writing […]

  • Working Freelance: Digital Marketing Consultant, Oyekunle Damola

    Working Freelance: Digital Marketing Consultant, Oyekunle Damola

    Oyekunle Damola is a digital marketing consultant known for helping business owners achieve results for their online marketing campaigns. He is the founder of Dptrax, an inbound marketing agency helping clients generate more traffic, leads, and sales online. Recently, we had a virtual interview with Damola. In our conversation, Damola shared how he grew his agency and […]

  • How to Receive International Payments as a Nigeria-based Writer

    How to Receive International Payments as a Nigeria-based Writer

    For many young Nigerians, freelancing is the difference between having a stable financial life and chaotic financial instability. With rising unemployment due to economic failures and political instability, freelancing has become a primary stream of income for many, not out of choice but necessity.  When you look at the global market size for the gig-talent-freelance […]

  • Questions About Freelancing Answered

    Questions About Freelancing Answered

    From the definition to getting paid, and every process in between. This article contains all you need to know about freelancing and working independently online. Writers, designers, content creators, course creators, digital marketers, communicators, and creative professionals can all get answers. Have a question not answered below? Please record it here. Want to read this offline? A […]

  • Finding Good Clients for your Freelance Business

    Finding Good Clients for your Freelance Business

    Table of Contents How to Find Good Clients for Your Freelance Business Imagine having no dating criteria. And so, you date every Joseph and Josephine that comes your way. A disaster in the making, right?  The same applies to freelance and independent work or business. As a freelancer, you have the autonomy to work on […]

  • Working Freelance: Writer and Coach, Gbenga Adebiyi

    Working Freelance: Writer and Coach, Gbenga Adebiyi

    Gbenga Adebiyi is a freelance writer and coach with 5+ years of experience. Through his twitter threads, online classes, and offline workshops, he trains students from countries across Africa to become competent freelancers.  On Thursday afternoon last week, Jeremiah Ajayi had a virtual interview with Gbenga Adebiyi. In the conversation, Gbenga shared a bit of his […]

  • Mobile Apps To Enhance Freelance Productivity

    Mobile Apps To Enhance Freelance Productivity

    You cannot schedule posts on Quora. You have to sign up to use Quora if you want to gain anything worthwhile. You cannot personalize your blog post on Quora. It looks the same as the Quora content. Quora does not directly allow its users to subscribe to its content. Once you add content to Quora, […]

  • The Modern Career Glossary For New Freelancers

    The Modern Career Glossary For New Freelancers

    Our modern career glossary for new freelancers is a handy dictionary for every professional – unconventional or traditional – who actively drives their careers themselves. It doesn’t matter whether you work online or offline, or in technology, non-profits or high fashion, understanding the meaning of these words will improve your business communications and prospects. Think […]

  • Creatives Who Inspire Us: Oladimeji Ajegbile

    Creatives Who Inspire Us: Oladimeji Ajegbile

    Oladimeji Ajegbile is a Nigerian brand architect and Pexels photographer, most known for his successful track record of over 43 million views on Pexels. We had a virtual interview with him to learn the story behind his moniker Brand Architect, how he started his photography career, and what creatives can do to achieve feats like his. […]

  • 7 Tips For Taking on a New Role

    7 Tips For Taking on a New Role

    Taking on a new role, whether freelance or full-time, can be nerve-racking. You have a lot to assimilate in a short time to get to the point where you are clear enough to thrive and perform as expected. During this time, you may feel anxious, fidgety or too mellow to show your personality and ability. […]

  • How to Care for Your Mental Health As a Remote Worker

    How to Care for Your Mental Health As a Remote Worker

    Remote work offers numerous advantages, and is increasingly being adopted worldwide due to the flexibility it affords employees but if we are being honest, remote work is not 100% rosy. Nothing is.  Most remote workers and freelancers agree that the transition to remote work is worth it. In the State of Remote Work 2020 Report, […]

  • 25 Sought After Freelance Jobs

    25 Sought After Freelance Jobs

    Companies across the world are beginning to outsource aspects of their business to distributed teams of remote workers. This is increasing the number of freelance jobs in general. Highly innovative, coordinated and effective, these companies focus on their core business of serving their customers, and bring on freelancers, consultants and contractors to handle non-core and/or […]

  • What Makes A Good Freelancer?

    What Makes A Good Freelancer?

    These ten traits, if applied, will set you apart as a good freelancer. Working independently is difficult; we all know that. Yet it is also deeply satisfying and life-enriching, and not a lot of people know that. If asked to choose between the stability, benefits and certainty of a good 9-5, and the responsibility, turbulence, […]