501 Words

Build a Profitable Writing Career


Welcome to 501 Words. We teach you how to become a professional writer and make money online. For businesses, we help you increase your revenue through exceptional content marketing.


Shakir Akorede – 501 Words

I’m Shakir Akorede, a writer, content marketing expert, and the guy behind 501 Words.

On this blog, I teach how to build a profitable writing career. Beyond, I write about blogging, freelancing, marketing, entrepreneurship, and a few other topics concerning the Internet economy. You can find my works on World Economic ForumEntrepreneurForbes Africa, Huffington Post, Influencive, and Thrive Global among other high-profile sites where I’m a contributor or regularly published.

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.

And the good news is, 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 high-quality content and links that increase visibility, drive endless leads, and grow your revenue with immediate effect.


Where I Write


World Economic Forum - Akorede Shakir

My Entrepreneur profile

Forbes Africa


Shakir Akorede Influencive


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 fulfill 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 earn more profit.

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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