She always keeps the ball rolling with her passion, dedication, and tenacity!
One of Nigerian top bloggers, Linda Ikeji, is bringing the blogging attention to Nigeria as she is being featured on CNN just a few days after the launch of her social Network – Linda Ikeji Social.
Read what CNN says about the 36-year-old celebrity blogger….
Linda Ikeji, a former model from Lagos, Nigeria, says her social network, LIS (Linda Ikeji Social) has something others lack: a one-stop shop for everything online.
“About 30-40 million Nigerians are now online, and they go through so many sites,” Ikeji told CNN.
“They go to Facebook for connecting with friends. They come to my blog to read the news. They buy and sell things and go to places like Nairaland where they exchange opinions.”
Just six days in, the network has 86,000 followers. Within the next five years, Ikeji said she hopes to be the new Facebook.
“Facebook is my competition,” said the businesswoman, who is famous for her tabloid reporting, which many have criticized for promoting gossip and lacking in credibility.
Paying the popular
Apart from her controversial ways, she differs from Facebook in another major way, however. Her plan is to pay people who gain a lot of followers on the site.
“Once they have 50,000 followers on their page, we will automatically start monetizing it. That means we will put our client’s banners on the page and pay you a commission from what they pay us.”
The cash incentives are paid out to the so-called ‘wallet’ — a section on the network where people add their bank account details.
It remains to be seen if anyone will hit that high. For now, she will pay out a weekly share of her advertising revenue to the most popular accounts, she says.
“Next week we are putting N20,000 ($63) each into 50 people’s wallets,” Ikeji said.
The network also plans to pay users N8,000 (around $25) for original news content.
The aim of the business is to give back to the online community.
The strategy could mean good money for users, and the social network who gets help with attracting people to sign-up. A win win, she explains.
“Being on social networking sites make the (site) owners billionaires. You being on our site will make us money, but at the same time we will share some of that money with you.”
Read the full article about Linda Ikeji on CNN here