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5 things to know about having a side hustle — Naa Ashorkor Opines



Renowned Ghanaian Female Radio & TV Personality Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku has pen down five things that corporate individuals working within the public and private sector should know when setting up side businesses for themselves alongside their day jobs.

The multiple award winning actress took to her official Facebook page to share these five tips; 

Naa Ashorkor Mensah – Doku

Last wednesday , I had an exciting conversation with a medical doctor and a telecom agent both of whom have side gigs in event planning and ushering. Here are 5 lessons I learned . You might find this useful if you have a side hustle or are thinking of starting one.

1. Your boss doesn’t have to know! Your colleagues don’t need  to know! 

Keep your side hustle matters where they belong; on the side ! If you post about your side hustle on your status, BLOCK YOUR BOSS!!!!. They might be a cool boss and all but one day , you’d get in trouble if they know too much. 


2. How to start a business is to start a business. There is no formula . 

What works for Korkor might not work for Tsotsoo. Don’t try to model your side gig after someone else’s . What you  see on social media is never a full representation of the facts . Take advice, yes but don’t copy .

3. If your friends and family don’t support you , don’t worry, strangers on the internet will support you . 

Oftentimes we long for the support of the people in our lives, of course, they know us best and should know what’s best for us – this is not always true when it comes to  starting a business. The idea is yours. Do it . People will support you, after all  what’s the worst that can happen?

4. Don’t cheat your employer. 

Using your employer’s resources to further the course of your side gig is ‘a totally cheat’! Don’t sit at work and answer calls about your side gig, run social media and most importantly don’t take time off working hours to go run side gig errands . One day one day , your employees will do it to you! What goes around comes around – it’s a simple fact of life.



5. Find at least one person you can trust to run things for you while you’re at work. 

Yes its a small business and you can’t afford to hire people but honey, you can’t do it all by yourself. Hire one person.

Special thanks to my guests Liana & Dr Henewaa


Source: Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku 



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Four (4) key ways to make money with your TikTok App




TikTok, known in China as Douyin, is a video-focused social networking service owned by Chinese company ByteDance. It hosts a variety of short-form user videos, from genres like pranks, stunts, tricks, jokes, dance, and entertainment with durations from 15 seconds to three minutes.

In a very short time, TikTok has become a social network used by millions of people worldwide.

It has gone from being a simple social entertainment network to a platform where you can earn money thanks to your content and community.


So if you are looking to monetize your content on TikTok and make money through this social network, this is your post. Keep reading!

4 ways to make money with TikTok

Yes, you can make money with TikTok in several different ways, and I am here today to tell you five of them so that you can choose the one that best suits your content strategy.


1. Using the TikTok Creator Fund

TikTok launched its own creator fund where people who post content on regular basis can generate income. In this way, TikTok wants to encourage the use of the tool to true content creators.

You heard it right. If you create content on a recurring and successful basis within this social network, you can earn money through its creator pool.

Prepare your marketing plan on TikTok, unleash your creativity and monetize your TikTok profile.


2. Collaborating with brands

Surely you have already heard of this type of action. So far, it has been seen on Instagram, and it will undoubtedly continue to develop on other social networks.

Contact brands that you like or are related to your strategy and image to collaborate with them and thus monetize your TikTok profile.

Close collaboration agreements in which you promote their services or publish content using their products. You will be able to generate income without leaving your TikTok profile.


3. Live streaming on TikTok

Did you know that you can earn money on TikTok with your live broadcasts?

Accounts with more than 1,000 followers on TikTok can start live streaming and monetizing their videos.

Users can buy coins that they later give away to users who are making live videos. When content creators make live videos and receive donations or coins, they can after exchange them for real money.


It is similar to Twitch. Does it sound familiar?

4. TikTok Creator Marketplace

This is the official platform for brands and content creators to collaborate on TikTok. The marketplace creator provides a faster way for you to monetize your work.

Access TikTok Creator Marketplace


Advertisers find influencers or content creators who can promote their brand or specific products, and the platform offers data, tools … to make collaborations between both parties easier.

And these are the ideas that we offer you on how to monetize your TikTok account. Do you use any of them?



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