A blogger is someone who writes a blog. A blog is an online journal that a writer can use to share his ideas, thoughts, expertise, or interests. Therefore, a blogger is someone who writes his ideas and thoughts online. Note the personal touch to that definition. Blogging is about self-expression. Influential bloggers write about their lives, their experiences, their expertise, their passions, and their opinions, and the personal touch is always present.
Being an influential bloggers doesn’t mean you just write for the sake of writing. Every time you publish on your site/blog, you are definitely building something new on your foundation. Over time, as you stay consistent and dedicated to the journey, you will build up an audience and it is extremely likely that you will start making money from your blog.
There are Influential bloggers in my country Nigeria that are Making Money being a Blogger
She was born on September 19, 1980. An indigenes of Nkwerre L.G.A. in Imo State, Nigeria. She was born into a family with a really humble background and is the second of seven children. She was raised in a Christian Catholic home as well. Linda developed a hobby for writing at a very tender age of 10 years, she cherished listening to the news, watching newscasters, and interviews.
Little wonder she ended up studying Mass Communication. To support herself through school to reduce the burden on her parent, she started working at the age of 17 doing anything from being a waitress, bartender, and ushering in the party.
Linda Ikeji Blogging Profile
In 2007, she began full blogging sharing stuffs fascinating her with her friends. 5 years later, her popular blog today “Lida Ikeji Blog” developed into one of the most visited blogs in Nigeria with thousands of people started trooping into her blog on a daily basis to read the latest entertainment, celebrity gist, gossip news, and many more.
- “I never for once even thought that I could make money from blogging. I didn’t begin blogging with the frame of mind that some day I would really make money from it.”
- “As a matter of fact, it never even crossed my mind. I never said to myself that, OK let me start blogging now and maybe in five years time, I would begin to see the dividends.”
- “I never anticipated that it would ever happen at all. In 2008, 2009, I was placing free ads on my blog, I was the one asking my blog readers to please give me their ads to place in my blog for them free of charge.”
- “Now in 2010, people began asking me about my advert rates and I was like ‘seriously?’ I didn’t even understand what it was not until I asked a few persons and they told me their own advert rates, so was how it all started for me.”
Linda Ikeji became one of my influential bloggers because of her humbleness, unrelenting, very hardworking and a role model to lots of youths in Nigeria today, and with very many dreaming to be successful just like her. source
This man is one of my influential bloggers in Nigeria because of creativity in creating the most popular online community in Nigeria “Nairaland” in March 2005. He studied at Obafemi Awolowo University. The site currently has over 2 million unique registered member and currently ranked 7th most visited site in Nigeria which makes Nairaland the most visited indigenous site according to Alexa.com.
Seun Osewa Success Story as an Influential Bloggers
Before the successful launching of Nairaland, Seun was frustrated and discouraged after a series of ups and downs when his business became unsustainable, he went forward to get into ICT certifications which handed him a fulltime job, but he opted out when the spirit of entrepreneur came knocking and started researching and carving out online business ideas without capital to startup the businesses.
Thereafter, he decided to start a web forum since that is the only idea that required no additional capital as he already had internet access. In November 2003, he created 3 forums: one for Higher Institution Students, second for IT discussions, and the 3rd one for MobileNigeria Forum. Then MobileNigeria became the most successful with 300 members within a few months which now brought in the birth of Nairaland.
Remarkable Achievement: Seun Osewa has at several times rejected Million Dollar offers to sell Nairaland in portions or as a whole; Nairaland can be described by many as the one stop arena to all that is happening in Nigeria and to Nigerians home and abroad. Source
This Yoruba man was born on the 14th of April. He is a native of Ijebu, in Ogun state Nigeria. Studied and graduated as a Microbiologist from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye. His hobbies are Making money online, Web designing, Web development, Blogging, and many more.
Jide Ogunsanya Blogging Achievements
Due to his passion for Social media, money making ideas, writing tutorials on blogging, he enrolled in a 6 months weekend course in Java Programming at NIIT during his NYSC service year. He is the brain behind one of the powerful blogging group on Facebook “bloggersLab” designed by him for fellow passionate bloggers.
BloggersLab is a platform on Facebook for Newbie bloggers to meet Pro-Blogger who are ready to share ideas with them. Jide Ogunsanya is the founder and owner of the popular OgbongeBlog where he shares tutorials and tips related to blogging, social media, mobile devices, money making ideas, etc.
The topics he choose vary widely but revolve around his personal interests. Therefore, bloggers, web designers, Internet entrepreneurs, information marketers, freebies fans and people with general interests in social media find his blog posts very useful and interesting.
Jide Ogunsanya Mission Statements and Profesional Profile as an Influential Bloggers
I will also like to let you know that Ogbongeblog won The Best Technology Blog in last year’s edition of the Nigerian Blog Awards. Jide Ogunsanya of Ogbongeblog render loads of services, some of which are highlighted below:
- Internet Marketing
- Web/Blog Development including Adsense Integration
- SEO Optimization (Making your site/blog rank well in Google and other search engines)
- Link Submissions
- Social Media Integration/Marketing (Facebook, Twitter)
- Graphic Design
- Blogger Blog restructuring (custom domain name, split headers/footers and more hacks…)
- Tech Consulting
- Seminar training
“I started making money online officially in 2008. My first money was made through my bulk sms website, customizesms.
“I set up the website because I so much believe in the fact that for you to make real money online, you must have a product to sell or service to render in return for real cash. After few weeks of setting up the website, I started receiving orders from people around the country and it signaled to me that making money online is real!” Source.