Best Side Hustles to Make Extra Income for Students, Low-Pay Jobs

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Pulling extra cash is easy. You just have to be smart and should know where to look and what areas to target. If you have computer skills, like software development, programming, graphic designing and article writing, I’d recommend not reading this post. Instead, head over to freelancer websites like Freelancer.com and Upwork, as these websites are teeming with good jobs for your skills. If you don’t have computer skills, following are some of the best side hustles to make extra income.

Best Side Hustles to Make Extra Income for Students

Dogwalking

Dogwalking and Petsitting is one of the best side hustles to make extra money every month. You will be surprised to know that there are several opportunities in this domain, as people don’t have time to walk their dogs or take care of their pets. You can easily bag about $200 every month in this job.

Narrating Audiobooks

Narrating audiobooks is an excellent way to make extra dollars as a side income. Just go to acx.com, which is Amazon’s audio books platform for self-publishers. Rates in audio book narration are excellent. Publishers also pay on a royalty-based fee.

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7 new Hubs join AfriLabs’ growing network of Pan-African Network of Hubs

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AfriLabs, the largest network of technology and innovation hubs, that now counts over 60 hubs spread out across 27 countries in Africa, has just expanded that network by seven more new hubs. Effectively expanding its membership base to three new countries on the continent; Somalia, Djibouti, and Sierra Leone.

Since its inception in 2011, the network has grown steadily over the years. At the beginning of this year, it welcomed eleven new hubs into its network making a total of 18 new members so far in 2017.

The new members of the AfriLabs network are GE Garage Nigeria, Ecolia Labs Cameroon, Kumasi Hive Ghana, iRise Hub Somalia, aLabs Sierra Leone, CTID (Centre de Technologie, d’Innovation pour le Development) Djibouti, Centre d’innovation de Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

We are beyond ecstatic about AfriLabs expanding its network. We look forward to carrying out more projects with our partners and members across Africa to support these hubs and the start-ups, entrepreneurs, and innovators in their communities achieve even greater impact. We …read more

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Uber has lost its license to operate in London

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For a company that has made taxi hailing from a mobile app a household name, Uber sure seems to be heading in the wrong direction.

First, there were the allegations of sexual harassment at the helm of the company’s management; leading to the resignation of the old CEO, Travis Kalanic. Kalanic also got entangled with the politics in America after he joined the Trump Advisory Council, which led to criticism of the company.

Secondly, in a move to perhaps ‘sanitize’ the mess at the helm of the company’s administration, Uber poached Dara Khosrowshahi from Expedia to replace Kalanic. I say ‘sanitize’ because of the fact that Khosrowshahi, unlike his predecessor comes off as not pro-current US government administration. Indeed Khosrowshahi has openly opposed the U.S. government travel ban on six majorly Muslim countries and is also an immigrant from Iran.

Thirdly, but not the last, Uber made a generous donation of $125,000 to Black Girls Code, in a move seen as a PR-stunt to change public opinion about the male chauvinism at Uber. By donating to Black Girls Code, Uber would have been seen (in …read more

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CCleaner was fervently but stealthily targeting bit tech companies like Microsoft, Google, and Samsung

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If there ever were a digital poison that people have been consuming for a very long time, without knowing the cyber dangers it posed, it would be CCleaner. This software has been highly recommended for so many years when you find your computer bogged down with cache, incorrectly uninstalled applications, and generally to speed up things on a slow computer.

You can imagine users’ surprise when it was unveiled that CCleaner despite doing some remarkable performance improvement on a slow computer. It also doubled up as a malware and spyware.

It is now emerging that the CCleaner malware was more sophisticated than it had earlier been believed; this revelation came after CCleaner was established to be a malware in the first place. Days following the unearthing of CCleaner as a super stealthy malware, security researchers have been poring through its data from the seized command and control center.

Hackers were using CCleaner remotely for espionage

The researchers found evidence that the attackers were exploiting the compromise and used it to target big-time companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Samsung among others. Security firm Avast and Cisco’s Talos research group …read more

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You can now access Windows Apps on any device running the HTML5 Browser

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Wednesday this week, Microsoft unveiled interesting updates that will be coming soon to their Remote Desktop Services (RDS) solution. The RDS solution, allows you access Windows desktop applications and environment that are remotely based. And you can do so from just about any device.

Now, Microsoft has updated RDS to support HTML5 browsers, meaning you can now access the services from any browser. The HTML5 update brings you an entirely browser-delivered RDS experience from virtually any device; as long as the device supports HTML5 browsers.

Before this update, RDS experience on multiple platforms was delivered through a dedicated client. Microsoft had designed such clients to run on Windows, Windows 10 S, Android, and iOS ecosystems.

Microsoft further announced they are upping the RDS security using the Azure AD authentication. The new RDS-hosted environment will have extra layers of Azure-AD-powered security features like Conditional Access policies, Multifactor Authentication, Integrated authentication with other SaaS applications using the Azure AD.

Microsoft has further isolated the infrastructure roles (Gateway, connection broker, and Web among others) from your desktop and app deployment hosts. That was done to increase the security levels of the virtualized …read more

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User experience takes center stage in Africa’s entertainment and media industry: PwC report

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The Outlook is a comprehensive source of analyses and five-year forecasts of consumers and advertising spending across five countries.

Amid shifting consumer preferences, rapid advances in technology and ongoing disruption to business models, the new strategic imperative for entertainment and media (E&M) companies is to turn customers into fans – by innovating to create the most compelling, engaging, and intuitive user experiences.

Significant shifts are underway in how Africa’s E&M companies compete and generate value, as the quality of the experience they deliver to consumers becomes their primary basis for strategic differentiation and revenue growth.

To thrive in a marketplace that is increasingly competitive and crowded, companies are focusing on implementing strategies and building capabilities to engage with consumers. This is according to PwC’s ‘Entertainment and media outlook: 2017 – 2021: An African perspective’ released today.

Download the PwC report.

By 2021 total E&M revenue in South Africa is expected to reach R177.9 billion, up from R132.7 billion in 2016. Internet access remains the key growth driver and will account for R27 billion of this increase. The fastest growing …read more

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1st Global Business Forum recognizes Aliko Dangote efforts in empowering women using mobile phone, biometric data and mobile banking

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Aliko Dangote cited Nigeria’s 130 million cell phone lines and his own company’s initiative to use biometric data and mobile banking to target one million Nigerian women for small grants.

Michael Bloomberg inaugurated its first Global Business Forum with an astounding line up of global innovators, including Africa’s richest man, Nigerian industrialist Aliko Dangote.

On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Bloomberg Philanthropies hosted by former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg, inaugurated its first Global Business Forum with an astounding line up of global innovators, including Africa’s richest man, Nigerian industrialist Aliko Dangote.

Following talks by former US President Bill Clinton, French President Emmanuel Macron, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma, Aliko Dangote took the stage with Bill Gates of Microsoft, Indra Nooyi of PespiCo, and Masayoshi Son of SoftBank. David Rubenstein, CEO of The Carlyle Group who moderated the panel on technology’s ability to disrupt poverty.

Mr. Dangote cited Nigeria’s 130 million cell phone lines and his own company’s initiative to use biometric data and mobile banking to target one million Nigerian women for small grants.

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Nigeria launches another anonymous chat app, Banta

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Anonymity seems to be the in thing right now. People have become ‘too chicken’ to do upfront tackle uncomfortable topics in person. The courage, confidence, and a sense of protection that comes with airing your view anonymously seems liberating to the many. You only need to look at how Sarahah rose up the App Store charts so quickly, and now the West African country, Nigeria, has released another anonymous chat app, Banta.

The brains behind Banta, Mark Afolabi, is the same guy behind Whitespace that provides affordable internet connection to the underserved communities in West Africa. The app, Banta, is a social media platform where users get to interact with one another anonymously.

Users can express their opinions, displeasures, ideas, experiences, and just about anything on the social media platform without fear of victimization. That is because the users’ identity is kept secret.

It more or less does what Sarahah promised to do from the on-set; allow you to interact with your family and friends anonymously. However, as it was later proved, Sarahah was dishonest about the full extent of what the app was doing on the users’ …read more

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The 2nd Edition of Digital Africa Challenge now receiving applications

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Building on the success of its inaugural startup competition and digital innovation held in October 2016, the Digital Africa Challenge is now calling for application to the second edition.

The first edition saw some 500 applications from startups from across the African continent, and the top 10 walked home with awards. Digital Africa Challenge is calling for another cohort of startup to apply for the 2017 and second leg of the competition.

This challenge was initiated and is being backed by the Agence Française de Development, La French Tech, and Bpifrance who say they are committed to seeing the top startups mature and solidify their presence in the digital space. While at it, they aim to ensure the startup scale their products or services for economic growth. The AFD Executive Director, Rémy Rioux, said the following on the Digital Africa Challenge:

Digital innovation is abundant in Africa. Africans are making a technological leap that accelerates the emergence of the continent. Through Digital Africa, AFD supports emblematic startups of the digital African ecosystems, and fulfills its mission of development in the service of education and innovation, in the digital …read more

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Adobe Sensei: The Most Powerful AI Platform You Can Use Right Now

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Adobe Sensei is one of the best AI platforms available in the market today. Adobe Sensei AI platforms lets its users make sense of the enormous data. Data is the most important commodity in this world. Major companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are generating millions of GBs of data daily. Adobe Sensei platform makes sense of this data by using deep learning and contextual algorithms. Adobe Sensei works in collaboration with Adobe Creative Cloud. Companies can host their data and apply Adobe Sensei layer to their Cloud data. Sensei helps companies make better customer and marketing decisions.

Sensei Can Make Sense of Billions of GBs of Text Data

For example, if you have a lot of textual data, Adobe Sensei can understand the tone and intent of the documents within seconds and write summaries for you. You can also use Sensei to process large amounts of data without any need to hire professionals.

Tagging

Tagging is one of the most important features of data processing. While working with Creative Cloud, Adobe Sensei can suggest appropriate tags for smart categorization.

Sensei Gives Smart Recommendations

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