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Monday, August 13, 2018

The Super Guide to Successful Blogging Launched



There are billions of blogs on the Internet and the number is likely to increase in the future as more people begin to understand the importance of the Internet and the opportunities that it provides. This is especially true in Africa and other developing regions of the world.

Despite this increase in the number of bloggers, it is a very small percentage of them that are truly happy with their blog and what they have achieved with it.

A lot of people blog to earn additional income, others take it as their primary job while others just want to share their thoughts and ideas. Businesses are realizing that blogs are a great way to connect with their potential and current customers.

Regardless of your reason for blogging, it can be incredibly frustrating and sometimes depressing when your blog hardly gets any visitors. No wonder, many people abandon blogging altogether.
However, this need not be so, with the appropriate information and guidance, just about anybody can be a successful blogger.

This is why, serial Internet entrepreneur and blogger, Abdulkabir Olatunji has written the book: ‘The Super Guide to Successful Blogging’. The book is written in simple language and guides you as a newbie on the steps you need to take to be a successful blogger. Upcoming and experienced bloggers will also find the insights in the book very useful.

To show you how blogging can be done successfully, the book contains a breakdown of what successful bloggers like Neil Patel and Linda Ikeji did when they started and the things they are doing now to maintain their success.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is essential to your success as a blogger and this book breaks-it-down for you in a way that you can easily implement to ensure the growth of your blog.

This is the book you need if you are serious about being successful as a blogger and beginning your journey as a successful online entrepreneur or opinion leader.

Get the Book Here

About the Author
Abdulkabir Olatunji is the Head of Strategy at Jarus & JAN Internet Group and an Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (AMNIM). His interests include writing, blogging, all-things-tech and analysis of current affairs and sports. He has helped to successfully launched several successful websites including http://www.opinions.ng http://www.hotproforum.com and https://www.hostdey.com.  He is also the owner of  http://www.coolstuff49ja.com
You can follow him on LinkedIn and on Twitter @maclatunji


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

How to Stop Video Autoplay on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a very useful website for professionals to promote themselves, network, recruit and be recruited.

However, in recent times, there is an annoying element of videos playing automatically when you visit the website.



Follow these steps to prevent this from happening especially in a country like Nigeria where data is expensive.

Steps to Stop LinkedIn Autoplay 

1. Visit https://www.linkedin.com and login

2. Click on 'Me' on the Menu Bar.

3. Select 'Settings and Privacy' from the list you see.

4. Click on 'Site Preferences' on the next page.

5. You should see 'Autoplay videos' with the option to 'Choose if you want videos to autoplay on your browser.' You will see a button in blue. Click on it to turn it off, it should become grey and your setting for autoplay changes to off. 

That is it, you are now free from autoplay. What you need to do if you want to watch any video in your feed is to click on it yourself and wait for it to start. 

I hope you found this useful and you can let me know what you think by dropping a comment.  



 


Friday, July 27, 2018

Review of ‘The Road to Victoria Island’: The Road to Corporate Success

By Abubakar Sulaiman Muhd

@mallamabubakaar







Suraj Tunji Oyewale’s ‘The Road to Victoria Island’ is a stimulating book dissecting the entry myth into corporate Nigeria. I read the book right-away the minute I received it from Lagos as a gift from the author. Insightful, absorbing, it fills me with electrifying thrills and sensation, like just the next day I would become a top executive.

I have had a dream to become a world-class economist. This dream was inspired by the 2008 world economic welt-down, listening speeches on BBC Hausa Services from business leaders around the world and economists including our own Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the nation’s Central Bank Governor at the time.

Perusing each sentence, each paragraph, I was ravenously filliping through and asking “what next” till the end and was not glad when I finished. I was hankering for more.

Suraj brought together gem personal experiences and stories from contributors in critical moments of making career decisions in their life. I must thank Suraj and his team for bringing and sharing his experiences. It saves a lot of people years of hard work trying to invent their own wheel. Not all of us may have the privilege of personally meeting the people Suraj met, or the kind of experience he lived through.

In the book, we learn that hard work and merit are the primary parameters for employment and pathway to the zenith of corporate ladder.  The myth of employment bias in top jobs is debunked, especially in oil and gas, the most lucrative sector of the nation’s economy. Mr Suraj has consistently made the point that no one in his right senses, no organization, even the much accused public institutions, will adopt as its mission to populate its workforce with dumb heads.

There is no acceptance of indolence and hoping for the best. But people resign to the negative mentality that you can only get a top job through favour and other unmerited connections. They indignantly express the sentiment that Dangote doesn’t like to hire his own people to managerial positions. It is na├»ve thinking this way. Successful corporate entities don’t work like that. No serious business would like to fail.  So, people should develop skills up to the standards.

I can vividly recall an instant that happened some time ago, eavesdropping one guy praying God should give him MTN Telecommunications Company for free. In my mind I was saying “Oh young man, it doesn’t work like that.” The MTN owners didn’t just pray or wait for someone to dash them the multi-million dollars corporation.

I could remember the other time Dangote was delivering a convocation speech at our university. People were cheering and shouting kudi… Dangote was smiling, a smile that revealed his mind, business and life philosophy. In his shoes, these young people would lead a fabulously ostentatious life.  One guy even said it, “If I were Dangote, just a week to be him, I would ride the most expensive car on earth.”

Certainly, if Dangote has had such thinking he wouldn’t have been where he is today, and would have long vanished from the list.

Going through the book, one is jarred and sliced by fear, thrill and motivation. You encounter accomplishments made in the face of seeming insurmountable odds. These successes throw challenge at your feet. But it is great sigh of relief encountering those achievements. They give you hope.

GTBank, Access Bank and other financial institutions were established by young men of no more than 30-32 years. At 27, some of them had been given the task of managing billion dollars enterprises like IBTC, duties that people of similar ages nowadays would have found unthinkable to handle. It is not entirely their fault, however, the system makes them not to believe in themselves.

The overall point Suraj has logically made is that grade is key. Achievement is something you will have to prepare right from early age through the university and follow up to your public life, always trying to upgrade your skills and knowledge and keep decent personal conducts.

The Road to Victoria Island is a book that every Nigerian should read, especially students preparing for college admission, graduates, early and mid-career staffers in corporate Nigeria.




You can get the book by clicking here.

The version of this article was initially published on Facebook October 30th 2016.

Abubakar Sulaiman Muhd is a writer, aesthetician, minimalist and success enthusiast. He is from Kano and has a BA from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria with passions in strategic communication, literature and new media.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Why Everyone Should have a Website







We the team at JarusHub are passionate about the Internet and over time have demonstrated that we have not just interest but capacity to make a positive impact online.


However, we know that we cannot chase all the ideas by ourselves and implement them. Therefore, we got thinking: “what can we do to help many people especially the youths to begin to take advantage of opportunities online”?

Then it hit us, we should create a domain registration and hosting platform that is simplified and allows flexible payment plans with top-notch customer service.

This is our motivation for creating Hostdey.com, we believe every individual should own at least one domain –as a personal website to promote yourself as a brand, a personal or business blog or at the very least a website for your business.

Having an email address and phone number is not good enough these days. People want to see your digital footprint and there are fewer ways to achieve this than to have your own website.

So, whether it is a .com .ng .biz or other type of extension, the choice is yours. Let us start the journey to your online success together.

Visit Hostdey.com to get started.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Attend the Chevening Scholarships Worskshop for Persons with Disabilities



Following the first-ever Chevening disability-targeted workshop last year, a record number of persons with disabilities (10) made it to the Chevening interviews and 5 of them received conditional and reserve awards. the British High Commission in partnership with the Christian Blind Mission (CBM) Country Office will be organizing another targeted application workshop for qualified candidates from disability communities in Nigeria.

We want to increase the number even further. We believe that all persons living with disabilities in Nigeria and across the world deserve equal representation and opportunities and indeed have what it takes to contribute meaningfully to the leadership and development of their communities.

Please provide answers to the questions below to help us determine your eligibility for the Chevening programme and provide necessary accommodations to help you get the most from the workshop. Formal invites will be sent round to selected participants from Friday 13 July 2018.

Note:
- Needs-based travel support may be available for qualified persons outside Abuja
- For more details about the Chevening Scholarship programme, processes and requirements; please visit www.chevening.org/apply

Chevening Scholarships worskshop for persons with disabilities
Date: Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Location: Abuja (Additional details will be provided when invites are sent)
Time: 9:30am

Please share with any person with disability you know.


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Publiseer Selected to Pitch At AfricArena Challenge

 
 
Nigeria's digital publishing company, Publiseer has been selected to pitch at the 'The Best of Nigeria Ecosystem Challenge' organized by AfricArena, a South African based conference that gives to the best Nigerian startup companies an opportunity to pitch their businesses, and bring the best investors and corporates from Europe to Africa, and introducing them to the greatest startup Africa has to offer. 

"I am delighted to announce that Publiseer has been selected to come pitch on d-day and maybe win your ticket for the grand final in November", said Adrien Maire, the Event & Project Manager of AfricArena in an email to Chidi Nwaogu, the CEO of Publiseer, welcoming the digital content distribution company to the AfricArena community. The pitch event will be taking place in Lagos on the 18th of July at the MEST Lagos incubator. According to Adien of AfricArena, "AfricArena is the ultimate deal flow platform, bringing investor and startup together in one central location."

The event sources and finds the best startups in Lagos, aiming to give them exposure in front of their network of corporates and investors who are looking for partners such as startups to start working in Lagos. To increase its reach and go bigger this year, the AfricArena team is travelling to several destinations around Africa including Lagos, to source and look for the best business models Africa has to offer. The challenge will be six startups selected, and the winner will have the opportunity to participate in the AfricArena main event in Cape Town in November.

Publiseer is a digital publishing platform tailored to meet the growing needs of independent African writers and musicians from low-income communities. Nevertheless, Publiseer is home to several A-list Nigerian musicians, DJs and producers, international musical artists and famous writers. As of writing, the profitable company has distributed and monetized over 500 creative works of over 250 writers and musicians worldwide.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Tips for Creating a Blog That Helps You Land a Position as an X-Ray Technician Faster




Many of today’s business owners and start-up entrepreneurs can attest to how useful a blog is for their company. A blog is able to help with branding, marketing, growing the business, reaching new customers, and targeting various segments. What people don’t always think about, however, is how a blog can be used to market their own self, their skills, and their talents.

As a budding x-ray technician, you probably took your time finding the best x ray technician schools Sacramento, New York, Miami, or any other area, and now you are busy putting in the hard work. It’s likely that you have high hopes of finding employment right out of school, so you can get a start in your chosen career. Unfortunately, when it comes to job hunting, the competition is stiff. Sure, you may have the best training, but that doesn’t guarantee you’ll find work right away.

This is where a professional blog can come into play. Just as blogs are used to market companies, you can use it to market your skills, knowledge, and experience helping you to land a job faster. Here’s a look at how you can create the perfect blog that gets you hired faster.

Start Blogging While You Are Still a Student

While you may not think a blog as a student will prove to be helpful, in reality, the earlier you start, the better it is for you. You want to be able to show potential employers that you are serious and passionate about your chosen field, and a blog can do just that. You aren’t getting paid to blog; you are doing it because it appeals to you, and this will, in turn, appeal to employers.

Always Keep It Professional

One important tip is to remember this is a professional blog, which means you need to stick to the topic at hand and keep things very professional. This isn’t your personal blog where you talk about your weekend, parties you attended, and recent dates. This is your chance to build a name for yourself in your industry.

Stay Consistent in Blogging

It’s also important that you are consistent in your blogging efforts. Create a blogging schedule and stick with it. This again helps to show how dedicated you are to your industry, plus it will help your blog get noticed in Google rankings.

Give People a Way to Connect with You

A blog is also a great place to include your social media and email details so that people can get in contact with you. You never know who may read it and be interested in talking to you further, so make it easy for them to reach you.

Look for Ways the Blog Can Work for You

When it comes to creating that perfect blog, it’s really about finding that perfect combination of giving people the information they want to read about, while making sure it offers you something in return.
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