DRIVING IN LAGOS (PRO AND CONS).

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For those of you who follow my blog, you would know I started a rideshare business this month. I was inspired by the testimonies I heard from other drivers and decided to try this out. I also had to relocate back to Lagos for this business because the business wasn’t lucrative where I used to stay (Ibadan). I will be sharing my experience driving in Lagos this week in this post.

Before I go into the nitty-gritty of this post, I want to say there is a lot of money in the transport business. It is certainly not the most glamorous, but you can make a fortune with the proper structure and plan. There are risks-high risks, especially in a place like Nigeria where most drivers are not well educated and the conditions of the roads and the vehicles on them are not so great.

So I have been driving in Lagos for a week now, and it is shameful to admit this but I barely know anywhere in Lagos. This is shameful considering that I have lived here for most of my life. Knowing your way around town is a key factor in this business and I have suffered from my lack of knowledge.

Nevertheless, I have enjoyed driving in Lagos. It is so much better than driving in Ibadan. The roads are far better and easy to navigate. Plus the earnings are a lot better with little or no stress. I could make about 10,000 in a few hours (under 6 trips). In the bull market, that would be the value of 1-3 of the posts I make (unfortunately, we are not in a bull market). So I am putting more time into driving.

Also, I get to see new places and people; have interesting conversations. During this week, I have spoken about crypto, economics, etc, with my riders. Unlike freelancing (or being a digital nomad), I get to have real social connections which are great. With each passing day as I drive I realise how much of a social bubble I have been stuck in for the past 3 years. So this new endeavour is helping me get out of this bubble.

My crypto/hive goal is suffering. I have spoken about this and I will not stress it any further. Once I settle I will come up with a suitable plan since I cannot write or engage every day. One of the things I plan on doing is putting 20% of my earnings into HBD as savings. But first I need to be debt-free, which is something I think is achievable because these days I just have money–everywhere. Not a lot but enough to cover most of my expenses.

Now, let's talk about the cons. First, I am still an inexperienced driver and my vehicle has had to pay the ultimate price. My car is a shadow of itself after just a week of driving. Yesterday, I had two accidents–minor ones. I am taking it in my strides because it is a price I have to pay, and it does have its long and shot time advantages. So yes I am making decent money but most of it is going into repairs for now. For instance, I have suspension issues and a paint job to do on my bumpers, so my car can look decent again and run well.

So in a nutshell, I am excited about this new experience. It is challenging and rewarding at the same time but I love it nevertheless. It gives me the sense of freedom I get from being a blogger. I would love to have time for other interests(blogging and coding), But I think that should be sorted out soon.

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They literally have attempeted my murder and are trying to kill me with V2K and RNM. Five years this has been happening to me, it started here, around people that are still here. Homeland security has done nothing at all, they are not here to protect us. Dont we pay them to stop shit like this? The NSA, CIA, FBI, Police and our Government has done nothing. Just like they did with the Havana Syndrome, nothing. Patriot Act my ass. The American government is completely incompetent. The NSA should be taken over by the military and contained Immediately for investigation. I bet we can get to the sources of V2K and RNM then. https://ecency.com/fyrstikken/@fairandbalanced/i-am-the-only-motherfucker-on-the-internet-pointing-to-a-direct-source-for-voice-to-skull-electronic-terrorism ..... https://ecency.com/gangstalking/@acousticpulses/electronic-terrorism-and-gaslighting--if-you-downvote-this-post-you-are-part-of-the-problem

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Fam, I wish you all the best in this endeavour. I also wish you get the good trips and not those trips that will test the life of your car.

Also welcome back to Lagos

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Lol my car has been tested 🥲 but it's been a wonderful experience so far

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Lagos Life. Hehe.
Drivers can be reallyfunny in Lagos I agree. I learnt you ll have to drive and consider that the person in front of you could just be sleeping.. or high on something. Lol.
All the best bro. Putting your car to good use. Nice.

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Oh driving in Lagos is an extreme sport. But we are learning everyday

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How does it feel living in Lagos again?

Good luck with your driving, I hope you know how to navigate those one-way roads, they're so confusing.

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How does it feel living in Lagos again?

I think I got into it quick. It's something I know and have experienced for a while until my detour to Ibadan

Good luck with your driving, I hope you know how to navigate those one-way roads, they're so confusing

Story for another day

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Back to Lagos. A whole Ibadan advocate like you. I won't yab you yet. I was actually looking for you today but I figured you had your hands tied with your driving and all. Glad to know I was right. Best of luck. Make that money and come and buy the dip lol

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Back to Lagos. A whole Ibadan advocate like you. I won't yab you yet

Dont shame me. Money brought me back here

I was actually looking for you today but I figured you had your hands tied with your driving and all

Yeah, hardly on hive these days. Still trying to keep up

Make that money and come and buy the dip lol
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Wao, you relocate back to Lagos but to be honest, driving in Lagos isn't easy, you going to do one repair or the other weekly is even normal lolz, that is where most profit go into, car maintenance and u see all those task force won't make it encouraging, they will rip someone off their earning on any little opportunity they see, you just have to be careful incase you haven't start seeing that part of experience

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