501 Words

Build a Profitable Writing Career


Welcome to 501 Words! 

For brands and businesses, we help you skyrocket your revenue through exceptional content strategy. For individuals passionate about writing, we teach you how to build a profitable writing career: become prolific writers and make money online.


Shakir Akorede – 501 Words

I’m Shakir Akorede, a writer, entrepreneur and the guy behind 501 Words.

On this blog, I teach how to build a profitable writing career. Beyond, I write about a diverse array of topics: entrepreneurship, freelancing, marketing, millennial trends, office culture, diversity, leadership, productivity, self-development hacks and so forth. You can find my work on World Economic ForumEntrepreneurForbes Africa, MarketingProfsHuffington Post, Web Designer Depot, Thrive Global and Influencive among other top publications where I’m a regular contributor or quoted as an expert.

From the status of a lazy intermittent writer, I feel privileged to have become one of the internationally recognized professional writers with humble track records.

Did I cut corners? No. I built the skills by the day, availing myself of the resources out there and, lo and behold, you don’t need to toil like I did, should you wish to acquire the same skill set. What worked for me can work for you, too.

The good news: I’m sharing everything with you for FREE on this blog. Regularly, I pull back the curtain to reveal everything you need to build a successful writing career. Shouldn’t you stay in the loop?


I help businesses progress up the ladder: build a reputable online brand through a high-quality content strategy that increases visibility, drive leads, and take revenue to the skies.


Where I Write

World Economic Forum - Akorede Shakir

My Entrepreneur profile

Forbes Africa


Shakir Akorede Influencive

Where I’ve been quoted/interviewed


Meet 501 Words

This blog is a resource hub for creative writers. We help you unleash the writer in you and build a profitable writing career, leaping from what used to be a hobby to a highly profitable daily life. We fulfil this by providing best vertical tips on writing, blogging, and freelancing – all you need to start/keep making money as a writer.

What’s special?

Keeping to the norms of the digital culture, 501 Words communicates in lucid styles while unpacking the technical knowledge you need to hone your writing and make money off of it.

In fact, we do not only break down the complicated ones, we make the simple ones simpler … that you no longer have any excuse to fail as a writer. Sounds interesting?

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