As you all know, I am a big fan of Koichi and what he is doing over at his growing Tofugu / Textfugu empire. He is one of the few who turned his YouTube and blogger fame into an actual business that is not only generating revenue to pay his daily portion of Ramen noodles but also his cat’s expensive taste and lately even a first full time employee.
If you have a passion for the Japanese language and culture and wonder “How on earth did Koichi do all this?” then you have the chance to learn from the master himself.
Koichi is hiring an unpaid summer intern and the best thing is, you don’t even have to move into Koichi’s apartment and sleep under his desk. You can work remotely, from your own home, the nearby coffee shop or your summer vacation. Here is the deal:
We’re looking for someone to spend 5-10 hours a week to:
- Research Japanese language and culture.
- Write weekly posts for Tofugu.
- Help build and maintain TextFugu.
- Work on other miscellaneous things as required.
- Work on one larger project (decided by you and us together!)
As I said, the benefits for the unpaid work include to learn from one of the best in the business of professional blogging and creator of the Japanese textbook Textfugu. Or, in Koichi’s words
If you are picked for our summer internship, you will:
- Gain insight into blogging as a business
- Learn about Tofugu’s style of marketing (super secret!)
- Learn how to start / work on your own blog, and be one of the few people in the world who know how to make a living off blogging.
- Get the opportunity to see the inner workings of Tofugu firsthand.
- Stick it to those boring old newspapers.
- Gain some real startup experience and learn about running your own small company.
- Get a TextFugu Forever membership, free of the normal $120 charge.
- Get to show your work to hundreds of thousands of people.
This is really a great opportunity for someone who is playing with the thought of becoming an edupreneur. The work you will be doing easily translates into other languages, so even if you end up doing something for French or Portuguese you will be prepared. Nevertheless you need to bring an interest for everything Japanese with you as Tofugu / Textfugu are of course all about learning Japanese.
I could actually imagine having an intern for EDUKWEST myself, maybe something I should wrap my head around.