What Makes A Job Opportunity Lucrative?

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Unemployment is prevalent in so many African states, hence it's difficult to be a chooser, especially if "needs" and "wants" are inevitability compulsory for the essence of living. Because People do not have choices, it's difficult for them to relate to lucrativeness, its extent or degree, and how it's important for determining what job a person decides to own.

Because the lucrative job offers are shared amongst the elites, almost everyone has taken to being a digital investor or entrepreneur to monetize their hustles.

One of the reasons why crypto has established and still establishing a mainstay in Nigeria despite its ban through the commercial banks is not primarily because it's a fiat killer or because it's going to replace the crumbling currency, it's because it provides a source of income as well as employment.


Unemployment & It's Prevalence

It hasn't done the same with some other countries in Africa and one of the reasons why this is partially so is because unemployment is arguably more prevalent in Nigeria than in any other African country. Now, I've seen people who have created a profession for themselves by tutoring others about crypto.

This is because Crypto is hot, it's trendy as well as captivating. The major way crypto adoption has thrived in Nigeria is by selling misconceptions. This is how Ponzi schemes thrived too; it promised endless wealth and that greed is what sold it.

As for crypto in Nigeria, most people came for the money, and some of them stayed for the tech and the opportunities Nevertheless, we have to understand that owning crypto is not having a job, it's not a profession or a skill that can intrinsically create monetary value for a person.


The Lack Of Luxury In Futuristic Planning

So what does it do? What it does is create distinctive opportunities to make the finances of people better and create investment choices for them. This is to say that people can have real-time jobs while depending on Crypto for crazy retirement returns, which will enable them to retire rich instead of poor.

In Nigeria, because the system doesn't provide lucrative options, people don't even have anything to plan the "present" with, not to talk of the future.

This is why sometimes, people here live off crypto not because they're too lazy to work, but because the jobs out there aren't lucrative enough for how much effort and quality of life it takes away from people, second is the currency's inability to hold value over time and thirdly, the external feasibility that comes with it.

So people already live off crypto because the external opportunities are not even worth it, to begin with, but then, there are downsides.


Where Crypto & Fiat Meets

While it can become a key to financial freedom, it might turn out to be a fruitless venture for anyone and this is certainly because of the approach that's applied. Since crypto is greatly profiting, its volatility is a prevalent bane against possible adoption. A lot of people fear the idea of living off crypto and this is because of the constant fear that volatility brings.

Fiat currency can solve fiat needs and it can be used to measure the worth of a person, but this isn't the same with Crypto. A person can be a million dollars rich in ETH for example, and poor tomorrow, because we cannot use volatile wealth to solve needs that their values are static, people fear the inclination to stand on top of their toes, living in the fear that they'll lose all their money one day.

A lot of people don't even know that in Nigeria, crypto isn't more than a means of sustenance, it's a platform of expression, which people have chosen to embrace especially with the limited choices on the ground.


Risk & Adoption

Risk is a key factor in adoption, some people are so used to safety that when an unforeseen event like the loss of their job happens, it's difficult for them to look past that safety to stay afloat financially. Because of risk, many people do not like the aspect of volatility that comes with Crypto, so, because they see it as the future, they fail to make necessary findings and research.

Why? because they feel it is lucrative and that is the only thing they want to know. A friend of mine was telling me about a business that requires risk, the risk involves going into a market where the competition is low because people lack the technical know-how to take advantage of the business.

This is when I asked him to state the characteristics that made the business lucrative and he told me that it was a market where the competition is low and profiteering is guaranteed, this is trying to create real-time business opportunities that should be lucrative, this is to say that the higher the degree to how profitable a venture is, volatility and risk is likely to be prevalent.




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The interesting thing for me which I have thought about since steem in 2016 is the fact that a whale can give a couple of votes a month to someone living in Africa and get their bills paid. I can get lunch here in the states but if we all chose some people to vote for we can change lives. It's not our money it is our share of the rewards pool that we share with that person. I've always liked that approach.

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You're right, it's not our money, but due to having stakes we can decide to channel the reward pool to a fault. I think Hive has been able to change things and give some people an essence, I like the approach too. 🥂 Here's to a very long time on the chain

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For few populations in Africa that understands crypto and believe in it are buying it and don’t care about the volatility. Crypto is changing a lot of lives in Africa both employed and unemployed are benefiting from crypto

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Yeah, thanks for making the emphasis of "a few" I think Africa needs crypto to triumph over things like bad governance and unemployment. So far, we're still in the dark.

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You're right bro!, From job data analysis in Nigeria 9884 student are pushing to labour market from 355 recognize institution every year, which record 9,844,900 in ten years, out of 9884, 1000 are employed the rest are pushed back to labour market. Therefore Africa are in need of cryto to keep away the bad governance, orelse in next 10 years Africa will be with highest unemployment in the world, only Crypto can bridge the gap

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Thanks for that stunning stats. I'm saying it but people wouldn't just listen. However the Nigerian government isn't even promoting entrepreneurship, people who are into crypto are being hunted and stigmatized and being compared to yahoo boys when the public should be educated and sensitized. It's a really backward country we live in

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Thanks for curating

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Your title..... I almos fainted... I thought that was my post... Lol.

I had written a post on the same topic for someone offline last month.... Hehehehe

The holy spirit gossips, that's what I said to myself.

Yep, I know I am digressing from your post but take this comment the way you are seeing it... Lol

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The title only describes a aspect of the post and talks more of crypto, it is my own way of trying to be colourful with my contents.
Loool your post? Lool like maybe I copied it? 😄😄😄.

Loool you can now see the difference.

Yep, I know I am digressing from your post but take this comment the way you are seeing it... Lol

No wahala, nonetheless, I appreciate your coming through.

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