BLOG MONEY! THE MAKING OF NIGERIA’S LINDA IKEJI


Linda Ifeoma Ikeji, popularly known as Linda Ikeji was born September 19, 1980. A of native Nkwerre LGA, Imo state, Nigeria.

She is a blogger, writer, model and an entrepreneur best known for her controversial publications and her media contributions to the development of the Nigerian Entertainment industry. At a tender age of 10years, she started writing as a hobby and over time, cultivated a passion for news unlike many teenagers of her age.

She was admitted into the University of Lagos to study English language. Linda at age of 17 began working, doing everything from being a waitress, ushering to modeling and bar tending. She started modeling in 1998 and quit in 2005. She modeled for several brands including ‘Rose of Sharon’ label owned by former president of the Fashion Designer Association of Nigeria (FADAN) and Nigeria billionaire and oil tycoon, Folorunsho Alakija.

 Here comes the most attractive aspect of Linda Ikeji’s Story. Linda Ikeji started her blog in 2006 with no particular intention of online money making. In that same year, another popular Nigerian blog, Bella Naija carried a stay about Linda herself and for the first time, she began to see a new possibility to take her writing to the world. She started blogging fully in 2007. Her blog posts feature the latest society gossip, celebrity talk, entertainments and about her personal life. Her blog continues to attract thousands of visitors, it took her four years to start making money from blogging. Indeed, she was patient enough.

 Today, estimates revealed her blog’s income stack up to $65,000 every month. How did this actually happen?
It happened with a free blog from Google’s Blogger.com, a knack for gossip and less than perfect writing skills, Linda was able to start a business with literally no start up and running costs. Her blog has become one of the top visited websites in Nigeria and arguably, the most successful and influential social platform in her country.