Interview With Rosy Omeje – An Award Winning Model, Freelancer, Computer Techie, PR, App Developer, Programmer and Blogger at http://www.rosymeje.com.
Today, SABTrends brings you another interesting interview with a wonderful Female Blogger. Rosy Omeje is not just a regular blogger but a vast one.
It is a great honor to meet this smart brain on the internet; I was privileged to meet her on facebook years back. She followed most of our posts. One thing I cherish about is that she will message me and say SABTrends adjusts this post or correct this sentence. I have also been following her posts for a long time because they are amazing posts.
Without talking too much, I believe that Rosy Omeje has great words for you and a lot to say about her career and hobby as a blogger.
Enjoy your time with our female blogger of the day.
1. Good day ma, please kindly introduce yourself to our community. (Education, State of origin, family background, business, project or whatever you would like us to know about you).
Hello, everybody, the name is Rosy Omeje; I’m the sixth child in a family of seven and from Enugu state. I’m also a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; and an aspiring entrepreneur. While growing up, I’ve always wanted to start and run my own business and I’ve really been working hard to achieve that.
2. Tell us about your startup, RosyOmeje Blog.
With so many business ideas and little capital and time to kickoff. I focused on blogging for a start. Even though I started blogging just to improve my writing skills and pass time. I discovered it could also be a good source of income in the long run.
3. How long have you been into it?
I started my first personal blog in 2013.
4. How did you get the idea for the platform? What inspired it?
Before creating my own blog, I was helping others run theirs. I wrote articles for blogs like SliceReportsNg, PeopleNg, Mp3jam and some online magazines. After a while, I noticed people were getting interested in my articles and I decided that I needed to start my own.
How did you choose the niche(s) that you have chosen to blog in?
I went ahead to create a blog and had no clue what I should do with it. So, I made it an e-diary where I made posts of my daily activities I find interesting. After a while, I included events happening around that are worth sharing and can teach lessons. I continued that for a while and at a point I started getting post requests from visitors who wanted me to get solutions to an issue or simply write my opinion about something. I picked my niches (actually it’s more than one) from the major requests I got and focused on them.
6. Why did you start this blog? Money? Passion? Hobby?
I started it as a hobby and as a means to improve some of my skills. Also, I had passion in mind. I love writing unprofessionally and I’d almost no place to do that. I can also write professionally, but it could be boring and so I prefer writing with a personal touch. Every blog I wrote for wanted something top professional and I got bored and decided to do things my way and I started my own. I did not have money in mind when I started because I was doing something I was passionate about and actually enjoying the response I was getting.
7. What were your challenges starting your blog?
Well, except deciding on a niche can be called a challenge, there was no challenge I can remember. Or, I’ll just say there was nothing that happened I can call a challenge.
8. What can you really say as being unique about your blog?
The fact that I write mostly from personal experience and sometimes as things affect me is something I can say is unique. When I get a post request, before I even go online to make research about it, I’ll search within to know if I’ve had such experience. It makes it easy for me to write with a personal touch.
Did you receive any professional assistance or did you create your blog yourself?
I created my blog myself. I never saw a big deal in it and had no problem starting and running my own.
10. Do you have people working for you or you do it alone?
I do it alone. I have a lot of time and many post ideas that I really don’t see the need to get someone to help. At a point, though I considered getting someone to make posts, after a while of posting, I cut him off because I had to go through the stress of editing all posts just to add that personal touch. It’s also a good thing my niche is not entertainment or news where I’ll need more hands to help run it.
11. What sacrifices have you had to make to be where you are right now?
The only thing I can call a sacrifice is using my feeding allowance to renew my domain at one point. Though I don’t regret that!
How do you manage time to run your blog efficiently?
Like I said, I have a lot of time. Even when I was in school, I’d enough time to make posts and schedule to auto-publish on my blog for a period of time. My niche is not demanding and doesn’t require me to always publish latest/current events so I publish at any time I feel comfortable without pressure.
Can you name some of your favourite bloggers and explain why they are your favourites?
I only have Mr. Olalekan Adebumiti as my favourite blogger. He runs many blogs and the one I’m quite familiar with is www.sweetlovemessages.com. He’s someone I really admire in the blogosphere. He’s really down to earth, encouraging and looks out for the success of everyone around him. He knows what he wants and goes for it. And he makes sure to push you towards your own goal and not hope for luck. He taught me a lot about perseverance in blogging and is the reason why I started appreciating my blog more than just a hobby or passion.
14. What company, individual, or business do you look up to?
I’m only looking up to the Supreme Being.
15. Who has been your greatest inspiration and also key role players in your life?
My greatest inspiration comes from my parents. My mum is someone I’ll always look up to. She’s this strong-willed individual that unconsciously influences one to become as successful as you can get. I won’t forget my dad who would always remind one to quit lying around waiting and depending on people when you can actually make things work you.
16. Do you consider yourself successful right now? What’s your view of success as a person and as a blogger?
Well, everyone sees been successful in different ways. It could mean having lots of money for someone or attaining a level of freedom for another. For me, been successful is when I look at myself and people around me and smile knowing I’ve influenced a lot of people positively. Currently, I’ve not reached the level of success I want and I’m still working towards becoming that successful.
17. What do you enjoy so much about blogging?
The fact that I can write without fear of having someone to grade me is enough to make me want to publish posts often. And also the positive response and vibes I receive from readers is very encouraging and makes me enjoy every moment spent blogging.
18. What are your plans to take your blog career to the next level?
Depends on what you call ‘next level’. From my point of view, I’m already at the highest level I want to be right now.
What does entrepreneurship mean to you? Aside from blogging, do you have other things you do like selling products, having a business or brand etc?
As an aspiring entrepreneur, I’ve always loved going into a full time business. I’ll be launching my own skin-care line as soon as I get all plans in place. I also have a brand which I plan to register as soon as I complete plans for my project too.
What do you think are the major challenges as an entrepreneur in Nigeria?
Some people say funding is a major challenge but I think lack of mentorship is the number one challenge of being an entrepreneur in Nigeria. I don’t think money is ever a problem when we have banks, individuals and some organizations willing to loan or invest in any good business plan.
However, when there is no mentorship, no one guiding you, no one encouraging you or pushing you forward. No one checking your plans, one can easily lose focus, make wrong decisions, or even get frustrated by little things and tend to give up before going far. Many entrepreneurs I know directly or indirectly got discouraged at a point and only stayed there because there was someone there to urge them on and help them make better plans.
What three pieces of advice would you give to university graduates/undergraduates who want to become entrepreneurs?
Write down all business ideas as they come. However, you never know the one that will sell better.
Look for someone successful in your field to mentor you.
Keep pushing till you reach the level you’ve always dreamed of.
22. When will you say, “yes, RosyOmejeBlog is successful”?
Now! My blog is already as successful as I’ve wanted it to be.
Do you have any specific goals to be achieved for the rest of this year?
A lot, and I’m scared the year is already coming to an end. I HOPE to start my skin care line and register my brand before the year runs out.
Do you normally set goals you want to achieve each year for your blog?
No, I just flow with whatever the year has for me.
What are the inspired words you have for our readers?
Whatever you do, be good at it. Approach it with the right mindset and don’t be discouraged even when you don’t get the desired result. It simply means you need to try harder. Be determined to do better and make sure you reach that target you set for yourself. Most importantly, be original and seek help from people who have been there before you. It helps define your goal and reduces peer or crowd influence.
Lastly, we believe success is not a straight line. What do you think can motivate persons to achieve success in life?
I think success is a straight line. Having the right mindset, right source of inspiration and determination is enough to help you define your own success.
Kindly visit Rosy Omeje Blog at http://www.rosymeje.com to read her amazing posts.