#MoneyByZikoko: “When Should Your Side Gig Become Your Main Gig?”

November 14, 2022
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Do you have a side gig?

With how the economy has been moving, I think it may be better to ask how many side gigs you have.

In two of our stories today, we meet young Nigerians who talk about their money situations, and the concept of side gigs exists across both stories.

The subject of our #NairaLife today had a side gig paying more than her main gig.

But did she make the move you’re expecting? The answer may surprise you…

In this letter:

  • The #NairaLife of a Lawyer Making More Money from Affiliate Marketing
  • The Love Currency: Married in Kano on ₦150k/month
  • Money Meanings: “Side Gig”
  • Game: #HowMuchLast
  • Where The Money At?!

#NairaLife: This Lawyer Was Earning More as an Affiliate Marketer

Before November 2020, the most money the 27-year-old on this week’s #NairaLife had made was ₦100k from a scholarship.

Then she found affiliate marketing and made ₦1.2m in a year. Today, she makes ₦160k as a lawyer but knows she’s going back to marketing.

My biggest question is… Why did she even continue working as a lawyer?

Read her Naira Life to know why…

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The Love Currency: Married in Kano on ₦150k/month

The best part of this story is that both Tayyiba* and Faruk* seem to have a very sensible setup when it comes to spending money.

An excerpt: “We also discovered my ego is big, and I don’t like to beg, so he just sends me money and leaves his wallet and debit card within reach.

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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, we’re keeping it simple, #HowMuchLast for a pair of shoes.

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

Ordinary is Boring

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Where The Money At?!

We can’t say we’re about the money and not 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 we look out for each other in this community.

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,

Dwin,

The Other Mr Money

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