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How to write content and get paid in Naira and Dollars  (1)

How to write content and get paid in Naira and Dollars  (1)
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In my free booklet, NewAge Journalism: Conversation with my daughter (Available in print and soft copy if you contact me by email: the point was made about how journalists must explore earning payment from writing content for various platforms.

I often get asked if I have a list of local and international platforms who will pay for content. I wish I have such a list . To find opportunities for writing paid content, you have to search offline and Online and sometimes pitch to organisations and individuals about contents they need which you can write for a fee.

Years ago, 2001 or thereabout, I found a website of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) hosted in the United States by a Nigerian that had no reports about the monthly Holy Ghost Congress and some other major programmes of the Church.

Though I am not a member of the Church, I got well paid for writing the required content for the website. I and the reporter I hired to join me sent our reports from a Cyber Cafe because we didn’t even have a laptop of our own!

At another time, I stumbled on a website of of an African News Agency which did not have reports from West Africa. I contacted the editor and after many weeks, I got a response with an offer to pay me some token dollar amount for short reports that did not require much efforts.

Lastly for now, I once started publishing a free Nigeria Christian News bulletin distributed online and a News Agency found some of my reports interesting and requested I write a more detail version with additional interviews. I got paid $150 for each story I wrote.

Take Away Points:

1. I NOTED that the RCCG website didn’t have the REQUIRED CONTENT and offere to WRITE FOR A FEE and got paid.
2. I NOTED that the African News Agency didn’t have West Africa CONTENT and offered to write even for a TOKEN
3. I PUBLISHED a FREE bulletin with stories that CAUGHT the attention of the US Agency and was asked to write a DETAILED version for a generous fee.

In the second part of this piece, I will share a few more tips. Check out for reports and other resources for advancing your media career.
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(To be continued…)

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