How to Start a Barbing Salon Business in Nigeria 2020

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Barbing business in Nigeria is turning out to be one of the neatest and most lucrative businesses anyone can start up.

Gone are the days when barbing was done by people who could not afford to go to school.

Today, there are professional barbers making more money than bank managers.

Truly.

Do you want to know how it’s possible to earn over 1 million naira from a barbing salon every month, you’ll get to know very soon.

Personally, I know a few barbers in my State, Edo State who earn over N2 million naira per month, and have workers doing the business for them.

They’re good barbers though, but they pay their employees pretty well and still get over N2 million naira in profit.

These are barbers that cut for just N1,000 naira and get about 50 customers daily.
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You can imagine.

You might want to know the average price a barber earns from his business right?

Let’s face it.

How Much Do Barbers Earn in Nigeria Monthly?

Barbers, like it or not, are entrepreneurs. They do not earn a fixed amount, say N50,000 naira per month.

No.

Their monthly revenue is based on a few factors. These factors include:

1. Location of the Salon
Barbers in a very dull location will earn less than barbers in active and lucrative areas.

The location determines how frequently people will come to your store, and how much you earn.

2. The Number of People They Cut in a Month
A barber that cuts 10 people in a month will definitely earn less than the one that cuts 100 in a month. This depends on something else…

the price per cut…

3. Price Per Cut
So, if a barber cuts for N200 naira per hair, that’s N200 * 100 if he cuts 100 people in a month = N20,000.00.

If a barber cuts 10 people in a month, and cuts for N10,000 naira per hair – yes they cut this high especially in Lagos – per month, that’s N10,000 * 10 = N100,000 naira.

What happens if a barber cuts for N5,000 per cut and gets 300 customers in a month 😎?

4. Opening Hours
Opening hours also determine the amount of money a barber earns in a month.

This is because the more hours you spend at work is the more customers you’re likely to get. The more customers you get, the more money you’re likely to earn.

5. The Uniqueness and Quality of Service
The cost of services from barber to barber varies, and its a major cause of difference in monthly earnings.

Some barbers charge very high, and some very low, as low as N200 naira per cut, and N1,000 naira for nail manicure.

Basic Tools and Equipments in Starting a Barbing Salon Business in Nigeria and Elsewhere

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There are various equipments that you find in a barber’s shop. These equipments complement each other, and sometimes, one can be used in place of the other.

There are a lot of barbing tools most barbing salons in Nigeria don’t even think of buying because they’re either too expensive or not in the country for sale at all.

Here are the most basic furniture, equipment and tools you’ll need in starting your barbing salon:

  • Couches
  • Neck Tissues
  • Hair Cream
  • Moisterizers
  • Clipper Guards
  • Clipper Fluid
  • Brooms
  • After-shaves
  • Hair Dye & Tint
  • Hair Spray
  • Tables
  • Wahl Detailers (Secondary)
  • Dye Spray (Secondary)
  • Markers
  • Powder
  • Cupboards
  • Wallpapers
  • Good Clippers
  • Sterilizers
  • Pictures
  • Waiting Chairs
  • Proper Lightening
  • Towels
  • Towel Warmer
  • TV set
  • Wall Mirrors
  • A Standard, Reliable Generator
  • Blades
  • Dusting Powders
  • Hair Driers
  • Combs
  • Hairbrushes
  • Cover Clothes
  • Air Conditioners or Ceiling/Standing Fans

How to Start a Barbing Salon Business in Nigeria and Earn Millions from Your Business

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Barbing is not a dirty job, here’s how to do it good and earn a lot of money from it.

You could even become know as one of the best barbers in your community or the State if you do it right:

1. Make Plans

It’s best to make plans before you do anything. The plan should be the things you’d run with in the long run.

From how many employees you’ll have in the beginning of the business to the amount you will be collecting per haircut, make the plans.

Also, you should visit several barbing salons, see how they’re doing it, spot what they’re not doing and make plans to fill in the gap. You should have a business plan in general, and a proposal.

2. Find Out the Cost of Starting the Business

It’s time to find out what it costs to establish a barbing salon.

How Much Will it Cost to Open a Barbing Salon?

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It depends on what you want and how you want it. There’s really no fixed price in opening a barbing salon in Nigeria or anywhere else.

All that makes up the cost of establishing the business is the location, and the equipments.

When I say the location, I mean the cost of renting a shop in the different locations, and the quality of equipments you’ll have to purchase.

If you intend rending a small salon and starting small, you could spend as little as N300,000 naira in starting your barbing salon. Bigger dreams come with bigger investment.

So, if your barbing salon is set to be one of the best in the state, and you plan on earning a fortune, you could spend more than N3,000,000 naira in establishing it.

It’s better to spend more, because it won’t take time to earn what you spent in starting the business after months of starting it.

There is no fixed cost in starting a barbing salon business, the quality of things make up the cost.

It depends on the number of equipments, furniture, size/location of the shop.

A barber planning to start with 10 clippers will spend more than the one planning to start with 3 clippers. Like I said before, it depends.

3. Find a Good Location

A good location is one that has no to very little competitors, has a very high number of inhabitants, and one that business would easily thrive in.

What happens if you have no competitor?

Well, you know the story. You’ll have more customers and will earn a lot of money before someone starts thinking of starting a barbing salon near you.

On the second note, your prices could go way up, and people will just have to get used to it (if your services are equally worth it and topnotch).

What happens if you have a lot of competitors?

You may easily fold up after a few months into the business, and it will be very difficult for you to get loyal customers.

Lucrative locations or communities where barbing salons are barely in existence, and where there are lots of people is best to start one.

4. Rent a Good Shop

In renting a shop for your barbing salon, you should look at the:

i. Location
Unless you want to cut 5 people in a day, you should look for vacant shops in environments that are lively.

There’s a slim chance you could earn N1 million naira monthly from your barbing salon if you start in a very closed environment.

Lively areas or communities are the best places to start a barbing salon. Shops are pretty expensive in these areas, but it’s worth it.

ii. Size
The size of the shop matters because you may need to do other things aside barbing later. Whichever way, the shop should not be as small as a self-contained kitchen.

It should be able to accommodate everything you have – furniture, equipments, and human resources.

In spite of this, there should be free space to walk around in. A spacious shop would allow for proper ventilation than a smaller shop.

iii. Cost
Don’t go for a shop that is overly expensive. Chances are you may not be able to renew your rent fee the next year upon the expiration of your rent.

So, it’s wise to go for a shop that is not too expensive so that you could renew it when you want.

5. Design Your Store, Get Good Furniture and Equipments

In designing your barbing salon, put quality rather than aesthetic first. You should go for the modern designs and get the best equipments in barbing.

There are some barbing equipments like Clippers that are very quality, modern, but not all that expensive.

In making a difference, you should not use what other barbers are using.

Your equipments should be topnotch and like the ones not easily seen or used.

There are smaller stronger clippers, shaving blades, and other real modern tools in the market.

Speaking furniture, you should get quality and equally modern designs. From your chairs to your drawers and mirrors, everything should speak of quality.

I’m emphasizing on quality because you won’t have to spend money in replacing it every three months.

Ensure your salon has a nice smell…

Not the smell of dead cockroaches everywhere…

Speaking of design, don’t paint your barbing salon all red like a shrine.

No.

Use the most modern paintings and designs. You could get wallpapers and use POP ceiling designs.

Lightening shouldn’t be fire bulbs…

No…

Use something of class. It may not be the best, or most expensive, but let it be out of normal.

6. Get and Use a Good Brand Name

Your barbing salon shouldn’t have a name that will make people laugh whenever they hear it.

Give your business a name that people will find fun, and easy to remember.

It’s all about creating a brand. The more professional and modern your business looks, the better for you.

I’ve observed that good name is not only better than riches, it spreads faster than riches.

When your business name is unique, you have more chances of going viral. Some of the biggest barbers in Nigeria today and worldwide have epic names.

They don’t use names like “Thence Is Here Barbing Salon” or “Thames Fizzle Store and Salons”.

No.

They use easy names that their customers find very easy to remember. Most of the salons I’ve been to usually have the “haircut” at the back of their names.

For example, it’s either “Wesley’s Haircut” or “Sam’s Haircut”. Don’t make it a tradition to include “haircut” to your business name.

7. Recruit Good Barbers

If you want your business to be a mega one, you can’t work alone.

You will have to employ other hands when you start getting a lot of customers and also, you can venture into other areas of nail and hair maintenance such as manicure and weaving respectively.

But if you plan on starting alone and becoming the sole barber, get ready for real work. Whichever way you want it, as long as you can deliver the perfect services, you’re good to go.

If you’ll be recruiting new barbers to your shop, make sure:

i. The Barbers are Experienced and Good

You can’t make the mistake of recruiting a barber who has never cut someone’s hair before, or, who has been practicing with a mannequin.

If you’re to recruit new barbers, they’ll have to learn for months and after that, you can choose to retain them or free them.

ii. They Have Good Manners

Sometimes, it is not the owner of a business that ruins the business, it is the staff. Barbers with poor attitude may end up starting a fight with your customers.

On this note, you’ll have to give proper orientation on how to approach customers and how to interact.

iii. You Can Trust Them

You would make a big mistake to entrust resources into the hands of someone you don’t know or can’t trust.

You should have the complete details of the employee or employees, know their house, their referees or guarantors, and know what they’re capable of to an extent.

What if I Can’t Barb?

If you’re not so good in barbing yourself, you can’t escape employing a good barber to run the shop while you perform administrative roles.

Basically, this is an arrangement that leaves the expert barber with a percentage (maybe 30%) of monthly earnings and the owner of the store with 70%. It’s based on arrangement.

8. Register Your Business

Government officials and ministries are known to look into something when it’s growing exponentially, and rapidly.

So, to safe yourself and your business, you should register your barbing salon and get whatever license needed for the business.

You should register with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria, and ascertain your business is ready to stand legally.

Businesses get into government trouble when they don’t obtain the necessary documents or licenses.

9. Create Awareness

One of the biggest falls most barbing salons make before and after their launch is failure to create exposure, or failure to try and create exposure.

When you open your salon, there’s no guarantee customers will start rushing down to your shop, unless your a relative to Davido or one famous celebrity.

You have to reach out, make tell people you’re into this business. How can you do this?

Here are 6 real ways to create exposure for your barbing salon:

Words of Mouth

Before you even start up your salon, you should tell your friends, family, and people around you about it.

This way, interested ones will keep asking when and where your salon would be open and located respectively. Words spread faster than fire.

So, when you tell a person, that person tells another, and another.

You’ll be surprised at the amount of customers you would have in the first week of opening your barbing salon.

Post Banners

You could place banners and posters around specific focus centres in your community or your city.

You can also make it Statewide as people could travel from one community or city in a State to another just to get an haircut from their barber.

Posters and Banners that are catchy will drag customers to your salon.

Play Good Music

Yes…

Play good music! People wound want to know what’s going on there and the more they get they’re attention directed at your salon, the more people you’ll get to cut in a day.

Some people just will pass your store without ever knowing there’s a barbing salon there.

So, there needs to be something to pull in their attention, something to let them know “there’s a barbing salon here”.

Share Fliers

Sharing fliers with your contact details and salon name on it would increase the number of customers you’ll get to your shop eventually, and in the long run.

People are good at trying something for the first time, and after that, if they’re pleased, they keep coming.

Social Media Awareness

I know of several barbers with thousands of followers on social media.

These barbers spend money in advertising their brand online and also, they get new customers by the day.

Creating awareness on social media is one of the best ways to reach out to new customers especially if you’re into home service.

Traditional Advertisement

This has to do with you paying for an advert space on your local TV/Radio channels.

I said local channels because local people in your community or city are the ones who will form the majority of customers you’ll have.

So, when advertising your salon on the TV/Radio channels, make sure your services and prices are topnotch and affordable respectively.

Some people will not find it difficult to pay N5,000 naira for an haircut given that the place is modern, conducive, entertaining, topnotch, and the haircut is much more than okay.

10. Make Good Impressions

Within the first few months or few days to weeks of opening your barbing salon, try your best to make the best impressions.

People in the community where you opened your saloon will be more interested in patronizing you after hearing your cut is excellent than hearing you badly cut people’s hair or your have a poor attitude.

It you give the wrong impressions at the beginning, it can go a long way in ruining your business in the long run.

This is one of the reasons several huge barbing salon that started big end up with very little customers and eventually close up, or relocate to a new location.

I’ve seen…

One of the things you should try your best to do it treat people with maximum respect.

However, this doesn’t mean you should smile when someone starts damaging your equipments in your salon.

People like to be treated with respect, and they’ll respect themselves back most of the time.

Be nice in starting a conversation, be friendly and give them the best haircut as possible.

Try not to be too boring, because boring barbers barely have returning customers.

When you’re lively and interactive, and still manage to give them the best haircut, your customers will increase rapidly, and you might start rendering home service soon.

Again, when your customers are satisfied with your services and are happy with you, they won’t find it very troubling when you up your price.

They wouldn’t want to miss the comfort they get from barbing at your salon, and so, they’ll stick with your price.

Summary

In summary, here are 10 steps to starting a successful barbing saloon in Nigeria…

  • Make Plans
  • Find Out the Cost of Starting the Business
  • Find a Good Location
  • Rent a Good Shop
  • Design Your Store, Get Good Furniture and Equipments
  • Get and Use a Good Brand Name
  • Recruit Good Barbers
  • Register Your Business
  • Create Awareness
  • Make Good Impressions

What do you think about starting a barbing salon business in Nigeria, what questions do you have?

Leave a comment below.

Learn How to Be a Yahoo Boy in 5 Minutes (Wire Wire Yahoo)

Learn How to Be a Yahoo Boy in 5 Minutes
Learn How to Be a Yahoo Boy in 5 Minutes

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You want to become a Yahoo boy in 5 minutes and learn make money?

If so, here’s what you need to know about this deal.

Before I share what you need to know, you also have to know the consequences of being a Yahoo boy, especially in Nigeria. What are these consequences?

1. Reaping What You’ve Sown

What you do to someone, another person’s gonna do same to either you or your children in future s you have to put this in mind.

This in other words mean that you’ll be deceived in future too if you start deceiving someone and draining them through different schemes online.

2. Future Disappointment

In future, things won’t work out so well like you’ve planned to live forever with the money earned from being a Yahoo Yahoo boy.

Definitely, if you’ve made up your mind to do this and looking back isn’t even a second option, then you’ll earn money, but the future awaits with a bundle of disappointment.

3. No Rest, No Sleep, Unknown Curses

Well as a Yahoo Boy, you’ll have little to no rest as you’ll be online convincing and deceiving clients to pay you so you’ll earn.

If you try very hard, you’ll remember the phrase “The Wicked must not go unpunished” – it’s usually the aftermath from prayers of those who’ve been scammed online.

So, people don’t sit back and relax after realizing they’ve been scammed and drained, they’ll place curses and do other things to ensure the scammer doesn’t go free.

Now that you’ve known these 3 things, it’s the best time i shared the little known facts gathered from the web to you.

Now to be a Yahoo boy in Nigeria, you’ll have to know that…

1. Nothing Good Comes Easy

Yes, you’ll have go be extremely patient for your results to unroll and manifest.

Yahoo boys are patient people, not nagging people. Why?

They understand that one day, their investment in time will payoff.

2. It’s Normal to Fail

Normally, people leave and give up the try after months of scamming and nothing is coming out as envisioned and planned.

Failure is a normal thing in the “business” of being a Yahoo boy.

If you fail once, twice, thrice, then God wants you to quit Yahoo and become focused.

3. There’s a Groovy Life at the End

While I’m 100% negative about you being a yahoo boy, the lavish lifestyle at the end sitting and hurling for you to step into is intimidating.

But hey, what’s the need to become a yahoo boy if you can earn billions from being a diehard entrepreneur?

It’s pointless.

What is Wire Wire Yahoo?

Wire Wire is a form of yahoo where you need to gain access into someone’s bank account and manipulate it.

You could buy things online and ship goods with the account details, or just move all the funds to your desired account.

Wire Wire is a risky form of yahoo.

It demands you to be extremely careful, and smart.

Because…

If you’re not smart, you’ll get into a boatload of trouble with the authorities.

Firstly, there are a ton of ways to get someone to reveal their credit card details.

Two of the most effective ways are email bombing, and dating.

Email Bombing

This means you have to send lots of email messages to different people, telling them to perform an action that will require them to fill in their credit card details.

The email could offer a good sold for $5000 for simply $50 bucks just because they were “selected”…

The email will be customized, and persuasive.

All you have to do is get a list of email addresses or buy one from companies that sell email lists to people.

Afterwards, you customize the email, and send it to the list of email addresses. Boom!

Dating

It’s not as easy as the email bombing.

When you’re deeply in love with someone, it becomes easy to reveal almost anything to them.

Dating someone to gain their trust takes time.

It could even take years of being together for someone to reveal this kind of information to you.

So…

I guess you already understand the path towards which I’m driving.

That’s basically all about wire wire yahoo.

It’s breaking into people’s account through hacking or getting their credit card details (easier).

Summary

Yahoo is not a nice business, however, you should have the following in mind as the consequences:

  • Reaping what you’ve sown
  • Future disappointment
  • No rest, no sleep, unknown curses

You’ll have to know that:

  • Nothing good comes easy
  • It’s normal to fail
  • There’s a groovy life at the end

And there are two effective ways to do wire wire yahoo, which are:

  • Email bombing
  • Dating

What do you think about becoming a yahoo boy/girl and wire wire yahoo?

Leave a comment below.

How to Become a Successful Freelance Writer in Nigeria 2019

How to Become a Successful Freelance Writer in Nigeria
How to Become a Successful Freelance Writer in Nigeria

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As a Librarian, Information Scientist, Search Engine Optimizer, Freelancer, and a Blogger, I’ve done a lot of wrongs online.

I’ve learnt and walked on to the next phase of learning, which ultimately is applying what I’ve learnt from my past failures over again.

If I fail again, it wouldn’t matter.

I can try over and over again.

And so can you.

Freelancing is becoming more and more popular today.

A lot of freelancing companies are kicking into place and there are millions of freelancers on the Internet looking for one same thing – projects.

As a freelancer today, there are things you ought to know and do to stand out.

If you don’t, you might fade into the dark and lurk forever.

To thrive in the business of freelancing, you have to be better.

But how do you become a better freelancer?

How to Become a Successful Freelance Writer in Nigeria and Boost Your Productivity (in 6 Ways)

Here are six (6) ways to become a better freelancer and to boost your productivity as a freelancer.

With these tips, you should be able to thrive fast, get more projects, and become a pro in no time…

1. Desire to Learn More and Get Better

You must desire to be better at whatever you do in anyway, unless you’re planning to fade out of business.

As a freelancer, you must have a desire to be current and learn all that you can.

There must be a desire to improve and get better.

Firstly, there are tools to make your work as a freelancer easy.

Get acquainted with these tools.

Even if you don’t get to use all of them, or become an expert in all of these tools, know their basic uses and how to use them.

Tech solutions are born by the day, and there are several other things you’ll need to learn, but it’s a daily process.

One at a time.

To become a better freelancer in Nigeria, you’ll need to harness tools that will increase your productivity in general.

Stay informed and be open to learn new things.

How Do I Become a Successful Freelancer By Learning More?

By always carrying out researches and surfing the Internet, there’s a ton of information you can assimilate in one day.

The Internet is full of both junk and quality information.

You’ll have to filter the good ones by fact checking information items or content, and by comparing the information you get from several sources.

Do not ignore something, or anything you seem to know nothing about as a freelancer.

On a second note, you can learn from freelance friends who share same idea as you.

From these set of colleagues, you’ll be able to know what tools are best use, and for what purpose.

You would want to be friends with freelancers that are into your type of service.

For example, as a writer, you wouldn’t want to make friends with freelance programmers or web designers.

Although you could learn bits of new stuff, but when you make friends with freelance writers, there would be a lot to talk about and a lot to learn.

2. Be Professional

To eventually get to becoming a better freelancer in Nigeria, you need to be professional.

You, and maybe your clients, know you’re working from home.

But it shouldn’t be a yardstick to be unprofessional in every way.

You should have a good portfolio, and this is one of those things that earn you respect from your clients.

Your deliveries should at least be standardized, and neat. Make every project count, like it’s the last one.

Do your best to not disappointed your clients with excuses and delivery errors.

Your choice of words also make a lot of difference here, but that will be something for another point.

The higher your ratings are, the better for you, and your professionalism, coupled with a neat portfolio adds up to boost this.

Do not speak of quality you can’t present. Let your words be as you say them so you don’t raise the hopes of your clients, and leave them disappointed.

3. Be Confident

There’s a huge need for confidence as a freelancer.

You must always show confidence whenever you approach buyers or have a discussion with them. Buyers are able to spot lack of confidence even in your write-ups.

Old customers come back to patronize your services because they have seen your abilities and are assured of your quality, you get new customers because you are able to convince them of your abilities.

And in order to convince a buyer of your abilities, you must show every glimpse of confidence while bidding for jobs.

As a freelancer in Nigeria, there’s every need to be confident.

If you’re not confident, you may not get old customers to come back and give you more projects.

Confident leads to loyalty, and when you’re not confidence, it takes forever to convince your clients to patronize you more.

When clients are made to write reviews about you, it is your confidence in yourself and the quality of your  service that they describe.

Confident freelancers get more ratings, and appear to be more professional.

If indeed you know what you do, and you’re sure of your quality, why on earth would you not be confident?

While you bid for jobs, your confidence also reflects in your bidding rates.

I mean…

C’mon…

You don’t bid $140 when the budget is $1350.

It is your confidence that determines how you approach your customers, convince them, and get them to talk about you in a positive standing. Be confident.

4. Build Your Customer Service Quality

Freelancing is done between humans, and wrong things are bound to happen.

Sometimes, even the best freelancers get into hot trouble with their buyers, and most times, the newer guys in freelancing have their necks tied with client complications.

As a freelancer, there will be times when you don’t do the best job for clients and misunderstanding step in.

You should learn to resolve issues with care and not just cut out your client.

This will result in bad ratings for you.

Building customer service quality is one attribute that is very important to every freelancer.

You will challenges and may encounter some troublesome clients who by every means would try and earn you bad ratings.

Carefully taking care of the situation may avoid a lot of trouble on your side.

For example, you have a project from a client which would earn you $3,000 dollar in a week.

This project could be writing an E-Book with two characters, or professionally administering and optimizing a product fan page on social media.

If you end up doing things wrong, it leads to a problem.

Doing things wrong isn’t always the fault of the freelancer.

You’ll have to carefully explain to your employer without creating further problems.

If you’re the one at fault, rendering apologies and offering to do a better job would be best.

If you’re not at fault, let the client know and give him enough reasons to believe the fault is not on your side.

There could be faults arising from miscommunication/bridge in communication between you and the client, or arising from personal complications.

Again, some clients may threaten to rate you negatively as a way to make you work more.

This should be related and handled through the right procedures made available for situations as this.

5. Never Sell Yourself Cheap

To make good sales on any freelance company, you’re gonna bid the lowest, right?

Wrong.

With so much freelancers getting into the game of freelancing online, it’s getting more and more difficult for newborns to make their first sales.

Out of desperation, they become down-to-earth cheap. But being cheap doesn’t guarantee a first sale.

Do not devalue the quality of the services you render just because you’re desperate to get your first freelance project done and earn your first bucks.

No.

Sometimes, clients run away from cheap freelancers who bid the lowest.

Like consumables and durable products, the more expensive a bid looks, the more quality that comes with it’s delivery.

The top professional freelancers don’t go cheap. Why should you.

Although, some clients may find it very pleasing to contact you based on low bid and low budget in hand (for the clients).

Sometimes other clients go for the top stars, with the highest bids.

Bottom Line: Don’t compromise on your quality, and value.

It doesn’t make things look good in the long run, and short run.

Maintain your quality, and the sales will come. Opportunities will come your way, don’t sell yourself low, or cheap.

6. Develop Good Communication Skills

Communication is the bond of life.

It is generally the sharing of ideas, messages, content of all sorts between people and getting different responses or reactions.

As a freelancer, developing a good communication skill is very pertinent.

You must not just learn and master good communication skills, you must learn how to communicate positively.

What is Positive Communication?
Positive Communication is the transfer or transmission of information content to one or more persons in such a way that positive reaction or response is expected.

This depends on your use of words, and the emotional state of the person or respondent of your message.

It also happens that you send positive information to someone and they react negatively because of their emotional state.

What is Negative Communication?
Unlike positive communication, negative communication has a lot to do with the transmission of information content to one or more persons in a way that triggers a negative response or reaction.

Catalysts of negative communication are basically negative information content, and poor mode of transmission or poor attitude in transmission.

You can pass a positive and accurate information to someone in a negative way, thereby trigger a negative reaction or response.

How Can You Improve Communication Skills?

You can increase your communication skills by:

1. Listening More
When you listen often, you become more intelligent by noting every little piece of information one has to say or pass across.

Become a good listener.

It will help you receive information clearly, process them, and most times give the best answers.

2. Thinking Intelligently
In communicating, don’t be quick to give answers.

Let your mind walk through and process a lot of facts and details before you spit it out.

3. Making the Right Choice and Use of Words
Don’t stress it.

Jargons don’t help at all. Using all the grammar you know in conveying a simple message will leave people in the dark.

At the end of the day, you’re communicating with no one.

Read through this blog, I make sure I’m not using words that will make people run to their dictionaries.

Write and speak in a way that a 5-year old can easily understand.

Summary

Here’s a quite outline of the 6 tips to becoming a better Freelancer in Nigeria today:

  • Desire to learn more and get better
  • Be professional
  • Be confident
  • Build your customer service quality
  • Never sell yourself cheap
  • Develop good communication skills

What do you think about becoming a successful freelance writer in Nigeria? Have you checked any of these tips?

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