Murugi Munyi, the content creator widely known as Yummy Mummy, has recently shared her inspiring journey of leaving behind the comfort and stability of a corporate job to embrace the dynamic world of content creation.
In an exclusive interview with Nairobi News, Munyi unveiled the details of her career transition and the remarkable success she has found in her new venture.
At the time of her departure from the corporate realm, Munyi was earning a substantial net salary of over Sh 350,000.
Despite the financial security that her corporate job provided, she boldly declared her unwavering commitment to the world of content creation, citing the unparalleled freedom it offers as one of its most appealing aspects.
“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,” Munyi explained.
For Munyi, content creation is not just a source of financial opportunities but also a platform that provides flexibility, especially for someone with parental responsibilities. The ability to be present for her children and actively participate in their lives has become a non-negotiable priority for her, something she found challenging in the structured environment of a corporate job.
“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 acknowledged.
Addressing skepticism regarding the stability of online earnings, Munyi confidently asserted her mastery of the art of making money online. 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,” she said.
Munyi went on to disclose some of her significant financial milestones in the realm of content creation.
She mentioned a time when she earned Sh1 million from a single campaign, which included a billboard, content on her page, and image rights.
She further emphasized the substantial increase in her earnings compared to her corporate job, expressing satisfaction with her decision to leave the corporate world.
Before achieving fame in the digital sphere, Munyi shared insights into her diverse work experiences. She took on various odd jobs, including babysitting in South Africa, working as a receptionist at an Airbnb, tutoring children, and venturing into the thrifting business by designing and selling clothes with an Ankara twist.