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Vol 22 | 20-03-2023

Good morning. 🌞

We often think about the job that will change the trajectory of our lives and finances. It’s almost impossible not to.
But what happens when you finally find the “perfect job”, and it ends up being a false start? What if you start a seemingly life-changing job and get laid off in your first week?

If you ask today’s Naira Life subject these questions, her answer will go something like, “been there, done that.”

She’ll probably also tell you how her income grew slowly for years before it took a giant leap.

Let’s get into it.

In this letter:

  • #NairaLife: This Product Manager Went from ₦220k to ₦1.4m Monthly in Two Years Through Remote Jobs
  • HustlePrint: How Did This Nigerian Student Get Into Microsoft With Zero Work Experience?
  • #LoveCurrency: A Berlin to Lagos Long-Distance Marriage on a $4k Monthly Income
  • Money Meanings: “Bad Debt”
  • Game: #HowMuchLast
  • Where The Money At?!

This #NairaLife Of A Product Manager Who Went from ₦220k to ₦1.4m Monthly in Two Years Through Remote Jobs

In 2021, this #NairaLife subject was laid off in her first week at a “life-changing job” at a tech company. While her savings provided some comfort, her next job offer tilted the scales back in her favour. Her next stop? A UK master’s degree to improve her earning potential.

This is her #NairaLife

This Nigerian Student Got Into Microsoft With Zero Work Experience, How She Do Am?

Chisom Nwokwu is a 21-year-old software engineer at Microsoft. She realised in uni that there was more to life than good grades and started coding in her second year. But between years of learning, 30-50 daily applications and rounds of failed interviews, how did she eventually land a job at Microsoft?

Read how she did it here

A Berlin to Lagos Long-Distance Marriage on a $4k Monthly Income

For 28-year-old Obi and his wife, their relationship was built on spending quality time together and eating their fave foods. But with his move to Germany right after their wedding, how do they manage the distance?

An excerpt: “We buy things for each other sometimes, but we usually send money. For instance, for Christmas 2021, I got her shoes, sneakers, a leather bag and necklace. For her birthday the following year, I sent her $1k. Other times, I give her my card to pay for stuff, or send her the occasional ₦100k – ₦200k when she wants something. ”

How do their long-distance marriage work?

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Money Meanings

Game: #HowMuchLast

#HowMuchLast is a game where we show you an item and you tell us (and the world) the highest amount you’d pay for it.

Some weeks will be Okin biscuit, some others will be SUVs.

This week, let’s find out how much you’re willing to pay for a good night sleep. So, #HowMuchLast for skincare products?

What’s the most you’d pay? Tweet at us here.

Where The Money At?!

We can’t say we’re about the money and not actually help you find the money.

So we’ve compiled a list of job opportunities for you. Make sure you share this with anyone who might need it because in this community, we look out for each other.

Again, don’t mention. We gatchu.

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All good things must come to an end. But not this good thing. We’ll be back next week.

In the
meantime, keep reading Zikoko’s articles and be sure to share the love.

Till next week…

Yours cashly,


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