Anyone who has followed my writings for at least one year knows where I stand when it comes to brands being unwilling to pay tech bloggers for services. Should you be new on these streets and so be on the dark about it, I call it BS. Pardon my French. Every person who offers a service deserves their pay. Today, however, I am here to call out bad behaviour on the part of some of…"Dear tech bloggers, are you really ready for business?"
Many small businesses are unable to afford a qualified accounting to issue quotes and invoices, as well as keep proper financial records. Online accounting software solutions help small businesses cut down costs. This also means makes admin and tax compliance easier and lets the business focus on their core activities. Nikki Summers, Director, Sage One in East and West Africa, says that 37 million micro, small, and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) need to keep accurate records…"Online Accounting Software: Benefits for Small Businesses"
I sat down with a gentleman whose blog was struggling badly. He had come to the point that he was ready to pack things up. If you take a look at his blog, the first thing that strikes you is how it has great content. A lot of creativity has gone into it. But traffic has remained low, maxing at about 500 page views daily. And income was next to zero. What was the problem?…"Creativity Can Kill Your Blog Business"
TechSuplex reports that Facebook is deploying Express WiFi Hotspots around Lagos. The beauty of it is that, you can also start a business with it. Do read on to understand how it works. What Is Express Wifi? Facebook works with carriers, internet service providers, and local entrepreneurs to help expand connectivity via Wifi hotspsots to underserved locations around the world. The service was first implemented in India and Nigeria is the second country to get…"Start a business with Facebook’s Express WiFi"
Sisi Yemmie has published a humourous take titled 17 scenarios that are too real for Nigerian bloggers. It is a piece that I enjoyed reading as it touched on issues that I am well too familiar with as someone who has been in charge of a number of blogs, including Mobility Arena, CPAfrica and House Of Mo. If you are a blogger, when a Nigerian brand approaches you for a service and you are told…"When Nigerian brands tell you they have no budget"
When building – whether it is a blog or an app or a startup – it is easy to be swayed by the most vocal opinions. However, as an entrepreneur, developer or other builder, note that there is a often a big difference between the most vocalised opinion and the most widespread opinion. You see, that an opinion is the loudest in the public space does not mean that it is the one that is…"To improve your blog, app or business, Data is everything"