My name is Jide Ogunsanya; the brain behind www.ogbongeblog.com. I am a young, passionate Nigerian Blogger and Digital marketer with so much passion for making things happen with the use of Technology.
I graduated as a microbiologist from Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) in Ogun state, Nigeria but enrolled in a 6 months weekend course in Java Programming at NIIT, Onitsha during my National Youth Service. At NIIT, I was able to master some computer skills which have been so helpful to me till this very moment.
Ogbongeblog is the space through which I share tutorials and tips related to blogging, social media, digital marketing, money-making ideas. The topics I choose vary widely but revolve around my personal interests. Therefore,bloggers, web designers, Internet entrepreneurs, information marketers, freebies fans and people with general interests in social media do find my blog posts relevant and interesting.
I make money online from my blog in different ways. You can read how I make $622 (N97,000) in 15 Days From Google Adsense just for you to know that making money from blogging is real. You can find out other ways I make money online here.
The blog won the "Best Science and Tech Blog" in 2011 Nigerian Blog Awards.
In 2012 Nigerian Blog Awards, the blog emerged as the "Best Tutorials Blog" (Judge's choice).
In 2013, the blog emerged as the winner of the "Best Online Media On Technology" in 2013 OYAA Awards. The blog couldn't make the final nomination list of 2013 Nigerian Blog Awards because of what happened to the blog in October, 2013.
The blog has thousands of subscribers as seen in the Feedburner counter on the post pages. You can check out the traffic stats at Alexa to confirm that it is truly one of the best Nigerian blogs.
I started the blog in 2008 to share my knowledge online especially as regards to solving tech-related issues and also to make legal money online. The moment I started making money from the blog, I started sharing with my blog readers, how they can also make money from the internet especially via blogging.
By the end of my service year in 2009, I was proud of the blog to the extent that I was reluctant in applying for jobs. Then, I even decided that if jobs come my way, I will not settle for crazy job offers. smiles**
I've inspired alot of people to get involved in blogging and the success stories I receive from a lot of them keep encouraging me to do more with my blog.You can read one of the stories here.
Below is the photo of me receiving the State award:
In 2010, I started BloggersLab, a Facebook group for Bloggers to connect. Right now, the group has thousands of members with some fellow bloggers as admins to ensure the group remains interactive. Some brands are currently active there to connect with Bloggers and the group keeps growing as time passes by.
As a group, we've also been able to organize events where members meet one on one and exchange ideas.
At BloggersLab, you can meet pro-Bloggers who are ready to share ideas with you. If you also need bloggers to help you advertise your products and services to your target audience, the group is a nice place to meet such bloggers.
Many brands have leveraged on the popularity of my blog among Nigerian youths , to create more awareness for their brands. I've published series of tips and tutorials on how to use products and services of those brands which of course, attract traffic to my blog from the search engine, same traffic, I refer back to the sites of those brands.
When it comes to writing SEO friendly posts, I'm good at it. This is why despite the fact that I don't publish much posts monthly, the blog remains relevant and consistent since the day it was created. Besides that, I am so good in using social media networks especially Facebook, in marketing anything online. From Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Nairaland to Instagram, you will definitely see that I'm active there. Many CEOs have paid me to use my networks in creating buzz around their businesses and none has ever regret working with me because I always over-deliver :)
I also explore paid advertising in promoting my online products, businesses and services. Remarketing and search advertising are some of the skills I use in increasing sales and creating awareness for my online businesses. I've several tools I use in measuring performance of my online campaigns. I have custom Google analytics dashboards I created to track series of metrics. Honestly, I'm a brilliant digital marketer..eh eh.
Outside working hours, I train people and welcome private training especially for executives. I am also a freelance consultant whom you can easily consult for anything related to Internet technologies and digital marketing. Besides blogging, I specialize in Business development, digital marketing and Website Management for online businesses. Though, a busy guy, you can still schedule one-on-one appointments with me provided you are not far from me.
I work in close partnership with leading Nigeria Internet professionals, graphic designers, programmers, copywriters and online business experts. With my network of professionals, I can design and develop customized Internet solutions to optimize your online potential, helping you gain new clients while enhancing website/blog monetization and conversion optimization to grow successfully.
I own www.nairaforsms.com , a bulk sms website where individuals, businesses, organizations send bulk, personalised sms to their customers, fans, followers and loved ones.
You can download my free ebook on how to create and monetize a free blog here.
I render loads of services, SOME of which are highlighted below:
# Facebook Advertising
# Advertising on Google display networks (search, direct placement, remarketing)
# Blog/Website Design
# SEO Optimization (Making your site/blog rank well in Google and other search engines)
# Social Media Integration/Marketing (Facebook, Twitter)
# Tech Consulting
# Seminar training
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