Write Your Way to the ATM

MEET THE NIGERIANS, KELECHI UDOAGWU AND TOLU AGUNBIADE, WHO HAVE CREATED AN APPLICATION THAT HELPS FREELANCE WRITERS GET PAID.

KELECHI UDOAGWU AND TOLU AGUNBIADE, FOUNDERS OF SKRIFE

KELECHI UDOAGWU AND TOLU AGUNBIADE, FOUNDERS OF SKRIFE

If you are creative in Africa, you know how hard it is to make decent money off your craft.

Person: So what do you do?

Me: I'm a content Strategist

Person: Lol, so you just like write all the time?

Me: Yeah, it's not as easy as you think.

Person: *rolls eyes* It can't be that hard, how do you even make money from that?

What the Skrife application does, is simply establish a network between writers and companies in need of them. It offers entrepreneurs, start-ups and brands an access to a pool of freelancers and even editors. Initially developed in 2016, the app was in a test-run phase, in which it attended to over 150 requests received from about 20 clients, and has now finally been made public. So finally writers have another means of making extra income. *laughs in writers powers*

THE PROCESS AT SKRIFE

THE PROCESS AT SKRIFE

It is not hard to be a business owner these days, but what it takes for your business to be valid is spotting problems in your immediate society and coming up with viable solutions to tackle it. At the beginning of their start-up, they got an equity-free funding of N6,900,000.00 (US$15,000.00) from S Factory, a spin-off from the start-up chile program. Holding currently under its umbrella of clients are African Leadership University, Paystack, Ingressive, Tress and Start Smart. 

From personal experience and from other founders around us, we noticed that most startups always hope to use content marketing, but don’t have the skills to write good content.

“Writing is a chore for most people but not us, so we decided to create something that solves this problem for them and leverages our skills.
— Disrupt Africa
BENEFICIARIES OF THE APPLICATION

BENEFICIARIES OF THE APPLICATION

If you are writer and you're not up for a 9-5 job, I can feel your pizzazz from way over, sign up here and do what you love and take that funky walk to the ATM.