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Hello, Please Help a Nigerian Prince.

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  1. opiosko

    opiosko Junior Member

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    Guess nearly everyone here has heard a thing or two about the distressed "Nigerian Prince" who's looking for a kind hearted soul to help him out. Well, you are finally meeting one today, thanks to BHW.

    Already formed an opinion? Please hold on, just wait a while, don't punch your keyboard in disgust yet. It's probably not what you are thinking. Be patient and read through, please.

    First, writing this has not been easy for me. I hate coming off as needy, but when one is looking lost and down, I think it's important that he swallows his pride, and ask for help.

    My life is a complicated one at the moment. I am 31, with a wife and a daughter that is just 3 months old. My problem is, I am handicapped (I am hard of hearing) so networking and interacting with people is a terrible nightmare. Consequently, my options are limited in the job market. This is a serious problem, especially in a corruption-ridden society where access to employment and services (even in the private sector) is based on political patronage


    When I graduated from the University, I worked for my church as a writer; I was working as a motivational columnist and helping in the publishing of our weekly magazine. Now, my country is in a recession, which affected the church finance and the weekly magazine has been suspended, leaving me jobless, and with no prospect of getting another job. Chance of getting any job is almost next to none.


    The situation is honestly terrifying. I am penniless. I have gone through many threads on BHW for weeks, trying to see a method that I could use to earn some money quickly (in the short run), but I have found none. In fact, I had gotten more confused than when I started, hence this plea for help.


    I have also looked at other places I could earn, signed-up on Fiverr as a writer, but the competition is so huge that I can't find my way through.


    Could any kind soul here be kind enough to help me out in any way to find my feet in IM? I have no money to invest, but I am willing to work my ass off to earn decent money.

    My target, for now, is $100 a week.
    Please help me find my way, I will be eternally grateful to you.
     
  2. Skyebug77

    Skyebug77 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What skills do you possess?
     
  3. MidtownMan

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    hello,
    Skype me: midtown.man

    I'm interested in purchasing content/writing from you. If quality is good enough and you can write in all kinds of niches. thanks!
     
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    The internet could actually be a blessing in disguise for you. You can easily use Skype or any chat and not have any problems in communication.

    As you said you were in a writing job, why not try to continue the same? You can join sites like Freelancer, Upwork & provide your writing services. There you'll eventually find work. You may not earn your $100/week at the very beginning. No one can at first, but stick to it and you'll eventually succeed. Save some money and expand from there. Invest in other methods after you have provided the basic for your family.

    Wish you goodluck.
     
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  6. opiosko

    opiosko Junior Member

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    Writing.
     
  7. opiosko

    opiosko Junior Member

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    Thanks for your advice. Honestly, the internet is my only hope now.
    I can't work in the government sector, nor will the private employ me. So I am left with no choice. Luckily, I am an introvert, and self-motivated. So working alone and for a long period is not a problem
    I am looking at copywriting and SEO service in the long run. I am just looking for a way to earn some quick money to care for my kid and invest in the long-term project.
     
  8. Frozen Phoenix

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    Your English in this post was really good. If you like writing, go for it!
    Offer your services wherever possible.

    Focus on writing content (based on profitable Keyword Research) for Amazon affiliate sites.
    I think there is a huge demand for that. In 2017, maybe I will need some content myself ;)
     
  9. opiosko

    opiosko Junior Member

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    Thanks.
     
  10. Reaver

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    Ugh.

    I'd be nicer to you OP but I have a headache and I want to punch everyone with a last name. So just bare with me.

    You can easily make $400 a month writing content. My advice to you is to look in the Hire a Freelance section on this site. People are always looking for native English writers, and you have very, VERY good English. That is always an asset.

    Check places like CL in the writing section. Someone is always posting a job on there. It may be low paying, but you've got a kid. Take what you can get.

    I'm going to PM you a method I used to start getting writing clients. It's free but it requires dedication. Please don't share it on this forum. It'll get out and every person with shitty English will be using it to undercut each other, desperately trying to get clients. Bridges will be burned and a lot of writers will be out of work bc someone came along and promised "quality" content for cheaper.

    That's all I've got.
     
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  11. opiosko

    opiosko Junior Member

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    @alwaysinvisible,
    So so glad for your kind words and gesture.
    I will hold your secret as a faithful trustee.
     
  12. Reaver

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    Also, Skype @MidtownMan. If your content is good enough he can give you work. That should solve your immediate problems while you work on a method long term.
     
  13. Shree

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    The best I can do right now is give you a free copy of my course. PM me and I will give you a free coupon.
     
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    Based on the quality of your introduction I can say the same thing. Writing is for you.... work it! Sign up everywhere and market yourself to the best of your knowledge and your hard work will bring monetary results very soon!
     
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    Your writing skills look good. So, keep trying and don't give up. For immediate work, you can start with https://www.iwriter.com

    You just have a pass a simple grammar test and then accept orders almost right away. Pay is not good initially but you can scale up gradually.
     
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    Donniefred Registered Member

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    Na so we many for here
     
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    Mom,pm me the method too!:D:D
     
  18. telim2

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    Unah Don invade here again. Which state you reside for naija?
     
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    Why don't you write article for money
     
  20. Donniefred

    Donniefred Registered Member

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    I de Lagos, which side u de