Linda Ikeji is the owner and founder of lindaikeji.blogspot.com – a wildly successfully Nigerian blog that features artists, actors, actresses as well as gossips and general news. Her blog has continued to defy competition for many years.
About Linda Ikeji
Linda Ikeji is an indigene of Nkwerre local government area of Imo State. She was born on September 19, 1980 into a family of seven children and is the second born. She was raised according to the Roman Catholic tradition.
Her interest in writing can be traced back, as far as 10 years ago when her family noticed and commended her fiction work. Also, her ability to write news is traced to her exceptional passion for news and interviews.
Schooling and Working
To improve on these talents, Linda Ikeji opted to study Mass Communication at the University of Lagos but ended up studying English instead. While in school, she ventured into modeling amidst other jobs she took up. Her modeling career lasted 7 years – 1998 to 2005. She also tried being a columnist for two years.
After graduating from the University in 2004, she started a media company, Black Dove Communication – a modeling and events management company. Later, she started a magazine – FM & B. She published the first issue in 2006 and realized she wouldn’t be able to bear the cost subsequently.
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Linda Ikeji Started Blogging …
For Linda Ikeji, blogging was a means to let out this nagging passion in 2006 and also escape the cost of publishing her magazine.
Linda Ikeji delved into fulltime blogging in 2007; and in just 5 years, Linda Ikeji Blog rose to become one of the most visited blogs in Nigeria. From having just 200 visitors daily on her blog, she has grown to having over 50,000 visitors monthly and now over 1 million unique visitors every month.
According to Linda Ikeji, her blog unique visitors received a huge leap to 1 million when she had some really controversial stories on her blog.
Linda Ikeji Blog – lindaikeji.blogspot.com/
Forbes Africa recognized Linda Ikeji Blog in August 2012. They described Linda as a success and a case study in the business of blogging.
Linda Ikeji blog currently receives over 50,000 visits every day. She is described as the highest earning blogger in Nigeria currently, making up to N5 million from her blog monthly.
Interview with YES International Magazine
In an interview with YES International Magazine, Linda Ikeji revealed some of the secrets of her success:
When asked her advice for young people, she said,
…they have to find what they are good at, their talent; work hard on your talent, be patient, because for you to succeed in life, you need patience which a lot of people don’t have … They also have to be very prayerful
Talking about the cause of failure in many ventures, Linda Ikeji said that,
If you are impatient and not good at what you do, you will surely fail! Mediocre will always fail because they only come into business to make money and if after a year they are unable to make it, they are set to fail.
She was asked what makes a successful blogger and she said,
You have to love blogging … be passionate about it, be consistent, don’t blog once or twice in a week, blog everyday if you can, enjoy it, and love it. Don’t be anonymous when it comes to blogging. People find it easy to relate more to people they know … So, find what you can do easily and you enjoy doing. That was what I did for the first four years that I started the blog before I began to make money.