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Exclusive: Why I quit my lucrative paying job – Murugi Munyi

Content creator Murugi Munyi alias Yummy Mummy has candidly shared her journey of leaving behind a comfortable corporate job to embrace the world of content creation, where she has found both financial success and the freedom to prioritise family.

In an exclusive interview with Nairobi News, Munyi revealed that at the time of her departure from the corporate realm, she earned a net salary of over Sh 350,000.

Despite the financial security, she expressed her unwavering commitment to the world of content creation, emphasising the unparalleled freedom it provides.

“When I quit, I was making Sh 350k as my net salary,” she stated.

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“I don’t think I can ever agree to be employed again. Because you have freedom of time, space, and decision-making. My kids can see me anytime they need me. I attend all their meetings, and to me, that is so important and there is no way I can imagine.”

For Munyi, the allure of content creation lies not just in the financial opportunities but also in the flexibility it affords her as a parent.

She says the ability to be present for her children and actively participate in their lives is a non-negotiable priority.

“I appreciate that there are people who thrive with employment structure, and who love to have colleagues and the stability of a job, unlike content creation where you are not sure how much you will make. Sometimes it is unpredictable,” Munyi explained.

Addressing the skepticism surrounding the stability of online earnings, Munyi confidently asserted her mastery of the art of making money online.

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She highlighted the unique advantage of generating income effortlessly, even on days when she wakes up tired.

“On the days I wake up tired, I am lying in my bed and I am making money. Posting pictures and videos on my social media is money for me.”

Munyi further disclosed the financial milestones she has achieved in the realm of content creation.

“There was a time I earned Sh1 million from a single campaign, and that included a billboard, content on my page, and image rights. I have also earned seven figures and six figures. The amount that I am currently earning is so much compared to when I was in the corporate world. I am glad I left.”

Before attaining fame in the digital sphere, Murugi Munyi shared insights into her diverse work experiences, including odd jobs such as babysitting in South Africa.

“I was also a receptionist at an Airbnb, a tutor for children, and I also ventured into mtumba (thrifting) business of designing and selling clothes with an Ankara twist.”