She started blogging when she was 17 years old with no background in journalism or writing experience.
Today, she has over 3 million followers on Facebook where she posts almost daily.
With so many people following her work, Linda Ikeji has been able to make a living for herself by running the blog as well as taking advertisements from various companies.
She has been able to launch her own beauty line as well as a clothing line via print on demand.
She was also named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2014 and awarded an honorary doctorate from Babcock University.
Her blog began when she had just finished school with no further ideas about what career path to take until she discovered blogging.
Linda Ikeji is a native of Nkwerre in Imo State, Nigeria.
Also the second, out of seven children begat by her parents. Linda Ikeji was born on September 19, 1980 and was only ten years old, when she picked interest in writing.
She wrote a lot of interesting articles that her friends and families picked interest in and commended her highly for. These commendations spurred Linda Ikeji to write even more.
In View of the fact that entrepreneurship runs in her blood,so also a bid to survive the Nigerian’s hard economy, linda Ikeji did a lot of jobs ranging from working as a Waitress to being a Model and a Fashion Magazine Columnist.
Soon enough, Linda Ikeji became the founder of the most popular Nigerian blog, an online entertainment platform that she founded around the years 2006 and 2007, sharing posts that her visitors enjoy so much.
At the time the blog started, the founder,Linda Ikeji confessed in one of her interviews that:
“I was receiving like 200 visits daily and for me back then, it was a great deal, sincerely. Now I’m receiving like 50,000 visits daily from about 180 countries around the world.”
It took the founder Linda Ikeji about four years of dedication in post writing to navigate the boat, Lindaikejisblog to where it is today. She never envisaged that the blog which she started casually would today be raking in millions of views. In one of her interviews, Linda Ikeji stated that:
“I never for once even thought that I could make money from blogging. I didn’t begin blogging with the frame of mind that someday 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 that was how it all started for me.”
Today, the story is different..
Lessons learnt :
– She was passionate and Linda Ikeji dedicated. You re yet to even see how intense and radical she could be when her mind is set to do anything she wants..
In my future posts,you will be reading from Linda ikeji herself,and i can tell you,you will be Inspired.
Remember,in every story,there s always,always,something to Learn!Focus solely on that and refuse to be distracted.