A few months ago, I decided that I should use the raspberry PI before proceeding with the Mobile Digital Hub which I think will be ready by 4th July 2017. The objective is to increase technology literacy and accessible among the rural and suburban citizens.
So I had to acquire a raspberry PI 3. Through http://www.supaprice.co.ug I was fortunate enough to receive one from London, U.K to Kampala, Uganda, East Africa in just 9 days including weekends. This was really what I wanted.
However, I still need an HDMI to VGA adapter to be able to experiment with this cute little baby computer. I can’t wait.Some of the experiments I want to try first are playing a game on it. Kindly suggest me one since I have not played games in a while.
I also want to install an ftp client for downloading back ups from our online cPanel server once in a day.
Fingers crossed as I may get the cable tomorrow courtesy of Solomon King the founder of Fundibots.org
Many people from different walks of life ask me this about making an income from blogs or websites. As if everyone is looking at alternative ways of making money. Is it because of the world’s economic recession or the improved level of awareness in the third world countries like Uganda? Before sharing what I know about making money from blogging, I want to say am proud of people like Mark Zuckerberg, Adam D’Angel and many visionaries who implemented social platforms such as facebook.com, quora.com, google.com etc…
Let’s get to it.
How can I earn from a blog or blogging?
First of all what is a blog? What is blogging?
Quoting from Wikipedia, a blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (“posts”). Click here to find out more.
Assuming we understand the definition above, blogging is the process of writing content and publishing on the blog.
Is it about text only? Text alone is not enough anymore. Therefore blogging is about podcasts and Vlogs where podcast is audio whereas Vlog is video.
Let’s briefly talk about the income bit.
If you write informative content which people like, you will most probably attract thousands if not millions of readers(traffic). This is a great opportunity for you because many business people want to be seen. Simply create a space where adverts can be displayed and set up your pricing packages.
Some companies are willing to pay great reviewers to write about their products and publish on their blogs.
Online stores like Amazon.com and advertising agencies such as google have affiliate marketing opportunities for bloggers. The good thing they can give you products links related to your content. These links are to be integrated in your blog articles so that people can click them as they read. If they like the product and buy it, you earn commission.
If you know something write about it and let others learn from you. Eventually this can turn into some of training from which you can earn from.
Basically that’s what I could rushy write about but it’s a diverse topic. My advice to you is to research more and start a blog.
Usually I’m with a laptop trying to do something. I’m either designing a website using WordPress or I’m learning something online or I’m sharing something on social media.
5th February was exceptional. As I spared sometime for me then attended the Unseen me Exhibition and the short film premier of Irreversible.
Before heading to both events I have to add a few hours of coding to some website which is for a actors/actress talent management company, which will be launching anytime towards the end of this coming week. For long I have not been motivated to work on this website but today, I picked the inspiration from a film paper design.
Had my lunch then took off with a boda-boda local name for public motorcycles to Oasis Mall Kampala where the Unseen Me exhibition took place. It was overwhelming the paintings, handmade crafts exhibited as well the hospitality organizers.
After a few hours, proceeded on a short distant walk to Uganda National Cultural Center (National Theatre) to watch a local movie premiere. Very interesting was meeting a few friends and workmates there. But the unforgettable are the new friends, who knew me on facebook but we ended up meeting here in real life. We had a chat with them and some representatives of a certain companies who sponsors of the movie premier. When we entered in the theatre we almost missed the seats due a big number that turned up.
All short films including Irreversible were entertaining, educating and promising of the Ugandan film industry.
Photos to follow.
Thanks for reading.