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.

Writing – A Hobby or a Job?

This is the endless debate. 

To some, writing is a thankless job. A personal hobby that deserves only oohs and aaahs. ‘Oh, your words are so moving’ is basically what they feel writing deserves.

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And for another set, its the far opposite. They are writing mercenaries. You pay, I write. Some even go on to do quite aggressive ‘copying and pasting’ from the net to meet up with the numerous jobs they take on. They are willing to dip their hand in every writing pie as long as long as it will pay the bills.

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Says the mercenary writer.

I don’t take sides. But I will simply advocate a balance and share what has worked considerably for me. Do note.

1. The mercenary is a Jack of all trades and master of none. His knowledge of writing is only as deep as the job of the moment requires him to. The hobbyist is a full-time pleasure reader; this pays off in the long run, but his skill still remains blunt somewhat as he isn’t deliberate in learning the do’s and don’ts of WRITING.

Balance: Do it for the craft. Do it for the job. But make sure that you are developing your writing skills constantly, job or not.

2. The mercenary writer soon overburdens himself. Since, his biggest motivation is the money, he will take on any job, as long as it pays, and he or she soon finds out he . The hobbyist doesn’t even know people pay for written content. he is content in his non-profit bubble.

Balance: Pick an area of writing expertise and focus your strength there. Explore, but do not spread yourself too thin across different jobs. Understand that good content (spoken or written) is what sells and earns. Understand that good content brings monetary profit. Treat it with such value.

3. The mercenary most likely understands that words shape societies and charges appropriately. The hobbyist writer is ignorant of this. he does not know fully the power of words.  Written words are ‘personal’, he or she says.

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Balance: I agree with the mercenary. Charge appropriately, except in cases you choose not to.

So, which one are you: MERCENARY or HOBBYIST? What steps will you take to create a balance if you are on either of these extremes now? Share with me in the comments!

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What Women Want (Erm, I Meant Readers).

I remember this old movie I watched a while back – What Women Want -where Mel Gibson, by a freak accident, gains the ability to read women’s minds. (If only it were possible, guys…If only.)

At first, this “gift” provides Nick with way too much information, but he begins to realize that he can use it to good effect, especially when it comes to outwitting his new boss who is a woman.

Now, what if you had that same super power? Read More