How To Save That Content Money 101.

Hi guys,

Ever wished you could divert some of the money you make from your content jobs right into your savings?

Or maybe you just simply want to save more and not have all that extra money in your ‘spending’ account?

Yes. You know the account I’m referring to. 😂

Well, here’s an ingenious way to do this with the PiggyBankng PiggyLink feature.

PiggyBankng is an app that allows you save regularly and even gain interest quarterly, depending on the interest option you choose.

Also, you do not need to open another BANK ACCOUNT to start saving on your PiggyBank or acceptbpayments via your PiggyLink.

It occurred to me one day while conversing with a friend of mine. He had just launched his Ankara waistcoats fashion line, and I was helping him advertise (still am) for a small commission on any sale I brought in.

Order one, will you? 😉

My first referred customer happened that same week. (Am I an influencer or what?! 🙂 )
She placed an order for more than one waistcoat.

Fast forward a week later, my friend knocked on my Whatsapp door to send my commission. The joy in my heart!

(But it wasn’t a greater joy than that of salvation o. LOL.) I was about sending him my GTBank account number…but then…

I knew that this money would soon become spending money.

It would soon enter the hand of the woman who sells fried plantain and yam at Bariga
Or worse, those people serving lunch at Sweet Sensation.

Hold on, I told him. That was how I raced to Magnus Okeke’s blog. I remember he mentioned being able to accept payment directly into PiggyBank accounts. Yesss. Mans gotta save!

PiggyBankNG is a savings app that allows you put in place automated savings, with features that discourage you from withdrawing often.

An excerpt from an interview with the founders:

‘The CBN has embraced fintech in Nigeria. Piggy Bank is a product of the microfinance bank policy of the CBN. However, the funds are held in UBA. It is a registered bank with the CBN, Nigeria Insurance Deposit Corporation [NIDC] and everything is insured.’

Here's a screenshot of Magnus' blog. Cool guy. 😏

(Wish to sign up on PiggyBank? Sign up here.

So, I sent my friend my PiggyBanknNG link! And I’m expecting the alert anytime from now.

Feels good to save so easily…

Read more about the PiggyBank ‘Piggy Link’ feature in Magnus’ post HERE.

Here’s the link to start saving more on PiggyBankNG – http://bit.ly/2qjN24d

Still want to know more about PiggyBankNG,’s processes, do so here.

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Disclaimer: This article is based on the writer’s personal research and experience. The links included will help you do even more research on the subject.

Canva; Graphic Design tool for ‘un-artistic’ writers

So you have a blog. You need a header banner.

You just finished compiling an e-book resource. You need a cover.

You want to take your writing services to the pro level. (I can help you with improving your writing game, get in touch btw. :)) You need a business card.

But you’re a word’ person. Being visual isn’t your thing? Hire a graphic designer? Definitely. But what if your budget can’t handle it right now?

Then, try Canva.

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Canva is a free, online graphic design tool that you can use to create book covers, business cards, social media banners, logos, flyers, posters, brochures, infographics and yes, even digital holiday cards.

There is Canva for Android (Yay!), Canva for IOS and for desktop. It provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts. It is used by non-designers as well as professionals, and the tools can be used for both web and print media design and graphics.

Canva started back in 2007 when Melanie Perkins, one of the founders, was studying at the University of Western Australia. Melanie taught students how to use programs such as InDesign and Photoshop — programs that people found hard to learn and even harder to use.
After coming up an idea for an online tool to create school yearbooks (probably an earlier version of the now-Canva), Melanie and Canva co-founder Cliff Obrecht took out a loan and brought in a great tech team and started their own company.

The website rapidly became popular, with more than 750,000 users in its first year. Social-media and technology expert Guy Kawasaki joined the company as chief evangelist in April 2014.

And maybe you already know about Canva. But were probably turned off because they had no Android app.

Well, hello! Canva is finally available on Android. This move is indeed an eagerly anticipated one for users of the popular design application. Before now, Android users were confined to using the app only on desktop.


Canva for Android is available in 179 countries and 42 languages, eventually growing to 100 languages by the end of the year, according to the company.

As per Canva’s different offerings, the app is available in three tiers. It starts with Canva, which is “Forever Free”, followed by Canva for Work for $12.95 per user per month. If you want the Canva Enterprise version, you have to get in touch with the company.


Canva is extremely useful for designs for Small Businesses
The vast majority of small business owners wear many different hats when it comes to running the day-to-day operations of their company. Designing, publishing and posting images and other content on their websites, social media page and store has now become par for the course. Canva makes it much easier to carry out these tasks.

You can download the Canva app for all operating systems here .

Canva offers free step-by-step design tutorials that will take you through the design process.

Canva is my go-to graphic design app currently. What’s yours? Share them with me in the comments section! 🙂 🙂

Sources

http://www.techtoolsforwriters.com

Smallbiztrends.com

Canva.com

 

Its #TOOLTUESDAY!

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Not Toolz Oniru.

Duh.

Tools. On the newly instituted #ToolsTuesday, I will be sharing the tools that have helped, aided and abetted my writing journey. So, hold tight and enjoy the ride…

Today, I’ll be sharing about POSTCRON. Its an automation tool that allows me share my writings or posts at different times without the repetitive and regular manual posting. I can even set up predefined times of posting for myself (although, I’m still understanding that feature). It also shortens your long blog and social media links just as bit.ly would.

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It also allows you to post manually from there just as you could do on Twitter or Facebook, but the thing here is that you don’t have to open those extra tabs to type it differently. All your added social media accounts are listed side-by-side and you can hop back and forth between them. All Postcron needs me to do is come up with my text content and images, key them in, choose my scheduled times, as shown in this step-by-step tutorial and voila! Posted.

It also has 4 plans: Free, Professional, Business, Agency and Mega – their details are here.

P.S The desktop application is near perfect, but the mobile app is error-filled. SO, use the desktop app.

And that’s all for #ToolTuesday! Enjoy!