Hello African freelancers! Today, we bring you another insightful interview session with a freelancer.

African Freelancers interviewed Funke Olotu, a student and a blogger.

"If I was waiting for a camera I would not have started my blog" - Funke Olotu

Enjoy our interview with her!

  1. Can you introduce yourself to us?

I am Funke Olotu, a final year Microbiology student, Style & Fitness blogger, Skin care & Natural hair DIY babe and a budding writer.

  1. How long have you been a blogger?

I have been blogging for about a year.

  1. How long have you been freelancing?

Close to six months.

  1. Can you tell us about your blog?

My blog is a fun space for anyone who cares to visit, I write on thought provoking issues. I am a student on a budget so I take care of my skin & natural hair with DIY’s which I share on my blog. In addition, fitness is quite new to my blog and I’m sharing tips to my amazing blog readers.

  1. In the course of your freelancing, what are some of the challenges you faced and how did you overcome them?

I had an issue with what I wanted to specialize on because I didn’t want to be jack of all trades and master of none, I overcame that challenge by allowing myself enjoy writing and not putting myself in a shell, if I want to write about all the alphabets then so be it, if I enjoy it and it gives value to people, I’m happy.

 

Fitness is quite new to my blog and I’m sharing tips to my amazing blog readers

 

  1. What are your favorite tools for working (photography and writing)?

My laptop (Jessie), my phone, camera that I do not have, Jotterpad & Textgram

  1. Tell us how your typical day looks like as a blogger.

I wake up to reply comments, my readers comments gets me started for the day, I try and check out for what they want and I go through my  blog topic ideas, I do my research and jot down then I start drafting my post, but if it is an outfit post, I ask my amazing friends to help me with pictures.

  1. What motivates you to work?

PASSION, lots and lots of PASSION.

  1. What is one thing you love about your work?

Being able to help people, it makes me feel fulfilled.

  1. What advice would you give to a budding freelancer?

Work with what you have, if I was waiting for a camera I would not have started my blog and you will not be reading this interview and also pitch your content, don’t wait for opportunities, create them!

And HEY!

Have fun

 

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Posted by:African Freelancers

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