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Losing a job or being out of active employment can be an awkward and depressing time for a lot of people. You see your friends talking about their work experiences, going out with colleagues, complaining about traffic and you cant participate in the conversations because you are most probably stuck at home, thinking about your life, probably broke and depressed. I can totally relate to this as I was outta a job for a period of time in 2018 and while it was a slow and awkward period, I decided to make the best outta my free time, while doing my profitable side hustles. Note: This post is targeted at people who are unemployed but have a side hustle, savings or daddys money to fall back on. Please if you have family responsibilities, you should focus your time on trying to make sure that ya’ll dont starve. Sure it’s very easy…

I work from home a lot… My room is my workspace. While this might seem like the dream seeing as I get to avoid Lagos roads and traffic, and work flexibly, it’s also the worst arrangement as power supply is erratic in Nigeria, and generators are noisy and I almost can’t resist a well laid bed so I am tempted to sleep off or I get distracted by something else at home. I’ve found out that you can work from almost anywhere in Lagos if you really have no choice… In traffic, KFC and even mama put. Deals can be closed anywhere especially when you are the one receiving the money… don’t let anyone deceive you.  Noise: what noise? What happens when you have to do work that you actually need a quiet place for like writing, freelancing, or when you want to read for an important exam? Remember how I…

Do you ever see people do fabulous things with tech and want to do exactly the same but when you see a line of code, your brain just stops functioning? Have you ever wished to work, contribute and just be an IT baddass but you honestly know coding isnt for you? I see this a lot… and yes it is possible to work in Tech without coding.. Theres this misconception that a lot of people have now, especially with the promotion of Tech in the digital media, that working in tech === Coding. This is not true. There are soooooooooo many things you can do in tech that wont require you to touch a line of code. I am relearning how to code thanks to my Udacity scholarship but if I am being honest, I don’t think it’s for me.. I do know how to code to an extent but…

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