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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 […]

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 […]

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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. […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Working Freelance 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 […]

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 […]

Oladimeji Ajegbile, Pexels

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. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]