From #SideHustle to #PassiveIncome!

 

Anyone who’s known me for any length of time knows that I don’t believe in having just one source of income. If you’re new to the concept, I recommend this article I wrote about why you should have a side hustle.

Before my editorial services business became my main gig, it was my side hustle. When it became my primary source of income, I knew I needed another side hustle.

I had one for a while, and it was a truly fun and lucrative one, but amongst other drawbacks there was the “hustle” part of it.

I needed something less intrusive, something closer to my everyday life, a way to get paid for doing things I already did every day, things that came naturally to me.

After reading The Four-Year Career (a life-changing book for me!) I knew for sure that what I wanted was out there, and that I would recognize it when I saw it.

And I have!

I recently partnered with an amazing company that allows me to build residual income by doing what I’ve already been doing daily for free.

I’m excited and fired up!

If you’d love to earn extra income without having to buy and resell, click to join my learn and earn community!

 

PS

There’s a lot out there under the guise of business opportunities offering extra income. Here’s something I learnt from a great leader:

 

ABOUT YOUR OPPORTUNITY

  1. Is this a real business opportunity? Or just an excuse to move money amongst friends?

If the answer is NO, don’t WALK away… RUN away!

 

  1. Would I purchase the product or service if there were NO Business opportunity attached?

If the answer is NO, don’t WALK away… RUN away!

 

  1. Does the company offer a leadership development program?

If the answer is NO, don’t WALK away… RUN away!

 

 

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Why Do You Need an Editor When You Have Spell Check?

Are you counting on tools on your computer to identify errors in your document? Spell check and grammar check have limited uses. There are certain errors that they just cannot pick up; I see this happen all the time.

Semantic errors are not things your computer can fix for you.

For example, “discrete” and “discreet” are both proper English words but not used in the same way. Spell check won’t help you there.

It is wrong to say “I asked her severally” when you mean “I asked her several times” but your computer can’t tell you, because “severally” is also a word- used differently.

Don’t risk turning your readers off. Ensure that your work is memorable for all the right reasons. I’m at your service! #YouNeedAnEditor

If You’ve Ever Dreamed of Publishing a Book, Read This

 

Naija Single Girl, whose novel, 29, Single and Nigerian, I edited in 2015, wrote a detailed blog post about the entire writing process.

Although she mentioned me in it, I just found it today and I’m sharing because I love the way she frankly outlined her journey, from the first day she wrote down a word, to writing 500 words a day, then 1000, and so on. She also talked about her search for an editor who would preserve the Nigerian English that makes the book what it is, getting a good cover design, and finding an affordable publisher.

It’s a good read for anyone who intends to write and publish their book. Click HERE to read it, and remember to share!

Career of the Week – Uche Okonkwo, Managing Editor

Uche Okonkwo’s first degree is a B.A. in Education/English from the University of Port Harcourt. After NYSC, she did a bit of volunteering, and then returned to Kachifo Limited, where she had briefly interned earlier. In 2012 she went back to school to study for an MA in Creative Writing at University of Manchester. In 2014, she returned to Kachifo, where she is now managing editor. We chatted about career decisions and the most important skills & qualities an aspiring editor should cultivate HERE.

#COTW

 

Career of the Week – Damilola Oyedele, Senior Product Manager in Training

Damilola Oyedele is in the third and final year of a double master’s program in Business Administration and Public Policy (MBA/ MPP) at the University of Chicago, after which she will be joining a tech company as Senior Product Manager. She got her BSc in Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. We talked about career decisions, role models, and advice for undergraduates HERE.