Emenike Emmanuel


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Emenike Emmanuel is a Nigerian entrepreneur. Emenike started Entrepreneur Business Blog in 2016 and is based in Lagos.[1]

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Company

Entrepreneur Business Blog

Twitter

@emenikeng (682 followers)

Instagram

@emenikeng (1.31K followers)

Career

Early Career

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Entrepreneur Business Blog

Emenike started Entrepreneur Business Blog in 2016. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Entrepreneur Business Blog?

I live in a country with an unemployment rate of about 38%. When I was about graduating from the Polytechnic where I had gone to study Physics/Electronics for 5 years, I made up my mind that I was never going to be counted among the statistics of those who are either unemployed or underemployed.

I don’t have a wealthy family background, so my chances of having a mouthwatering job offer through recommendations were already dashed. It was either I figured my way out, or I head back to my village on graduation.

When your back is against the wall, you will do everything to survive. Personally, I chose to survive it and I did through the power of blogging.

While surfing the internet, I read stories of how Jon Morrow, Pat Flynn, Linda Ikeji and many other bloggers were making millions of dollars annually from their blogs, so I decided I was going to try this thing out.

Unlike many bloggers, I didn’t start blogging just because I had a passion for writing, I chose to blog because I wanted to build a profitable business out of it. I focused on the business niche because I love sharing business advice that worked for me.

Instead of waiting to see the worse happen, I decided to take the bull by the horn to launch Entrepreneur Business Blog when I went for my compulsory one year service to the government called, National Youth Service Corps.

Right there in the remote village where I was posted, I launched my dream blog. At the time, it was the best I could do to monetize my writing passion.

Taking off was hell but each time I look at the future, I encouraged myself to keep fighting for my dream.

Aside from the fact that I could compose good inspirational articles then, I didn’t have any sort of background closely related to blogging.

Although I had this inner peace that I was on the right path, reading stories of other successful bloggers motivated me to stay on the game each time I felt like quitting.

When I started my blog, I was earning less than $300 per month from my freelance writing services and monthly allowance I received from the government. For one year, I spent $90/mo to transport myself to the nearby city where I could access a fast internet connection.

It was hell for me. At that time, I had not fully recovered from the stomach ulcer I was suffering so each time I skipped my breakfast or lunch in order to save some money, the pains came rushing back. But do I have an alternative? No!

When your back is against the wall, you will do everything to survive. Personally, I chose to survive it and I did through the power of blogging.

Source [1]

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