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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by forubiz: 9:10pm On Sep 13, 2015
I have signed up at upwork.com. what next@victor @stagger.
Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by jonaboy: 9:18pm On Sep 13, 2015
I can confidently say that freelancing is real and pays well if you know your onions well. I have been earning on freelancer and hope to start earning on Elance too. And yes I work as a Nigerian online without changing my ip because I am a proud Nigerian. Those doubting can continue doubting while those that have taken action keep making the Benjamins.

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by victor101(m): 9:28pm On Sep 13, 2015
Any one on elance.com should bid for this job writing job, I see that no Nigerian had bid for it, And it has to do with the Nigerian Dwarf Goat here is the link. Please bid ASAP https://www.elance.com/j/nigerian-dwarf-goat-write-book/77713920/?backurl=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZWxhbmNlLmNvbS9yL2pvYnMvY2F0LXdyaXRpbmctdHJhbnNsYXRpb24=

Please keep give us update here if you where chosen. Bid FAST! IT WAS posted about 3hrs ago and only three bidders from other country have shown interest.

Goodluck!

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by stagger: 11:03pm On Sep 13, 2015
forubiz:
I have signed up at upwork.com. what next@victor @stagger.

Acquire a skill that you can sell on that site. That was my secret. When you are that good, no one will want to know your country of origin. Skills speak!

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by stagger: 11:11pm On Sep 13, 2015
For the dwarf goat project: read this...

- "I have already published a book about this goat but it is getting negative reviews. I need somebody who can write a book that will get 5star reviews."

Now who measures the parameters by which the job can be said to be one which will attract a "5-star review"? These sort of projects with nebulous targets are the type that create lots of problems.

That is why I clearly said, people should not just start opening profiles and bidding left and right without skills and without training. You need to be trained to identify, then avoid trap projects that will cause frustration! There is more to this than meets the eye. I did not make all those thousands of dollars like that. I had to get trained.

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by Pidggin(f): 12:05am On Sep 14, 2015
stagger:


Keep wondering...while the God of Shiloh keeps blessing!

Happy for you, please post a link to your profile

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by Pidggin(f): 12:07am On Sep 14, 2015
stagger:


Acquire a skill that you can sell on that site. That was my secret. When you are that good, no one will want to know your country of origin. Skills speak!

Please post list of skills in demand

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by diligreat(m): 12:13am On Sep 14, 2015
hello victor,

am ableman by name. please can you train me on this freelancing. am really interested but don't know
how to get started. if you can do this for me, i will be on top of the world. it will be nice if we can
communicate on phone. you can send your number to my e-mail if you wouldn't liked to drop it
here. diligentgreat@yahoo.com 08131316053. thanks in advance.
i look forward to expecting your reply.
Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by Pidggin(f): 12:14am On Sep 14, 2015
twosquare:
They do, if you present yourself well... and they will come back for more if your service is satisfactory. I have clients from different countries coz of my discipline... Even in a work that require "native speakers only", I still get picked. It's so real and such a gold mine will only respond to those who have faith and are ready to take actions.

I have faith. Which one is present yourself well? Please elaborate, I sincerely want to learn.
Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by Pidggin(f): 12:17am On Sep 14, 2015
victor101:


Pragidso, Thanks, Is all about what one gives, not about what one has. Helping others (freelancer), that's the AIM of this thread.

Helping others is a good thing, but try posting more information on this thread, thanks.
Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by 3RNEST(m): 1:31am On Sep 14, 2015
Pidggin:


Helping others is a good thing, but try posting more information on this thread, thanks.
I Concur, but i gat some issue here, for stagger: a very proud guy, talk too much, show off...i don't like his move seriously. angry
as for victor101: - cool dude keep ur good work we are watchinq.... grin

Upwork rock, NO skill No Earning, that's my concept about that site and its working since 90's... smiley

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by victor101(m): 2:02am On Sep 14, 2015
diligreat:
hello victor,

am ableman by name. please can you train me on this freelancing. am really interested but don't know
how to get started. if you can do this for me, i will be on top of the world. it will be nice if we can
communicate on phone. you can send your number to my e-mail if you wouldn't liked to drop it
here. diligentgreat@yahoo.com 08131316053. thanks in advance.
i look forward to expecting your reply.


Ensure you've got the basics, Laptop, modem(connected to net) then take time to visit these sites www.upwork.com and www.freelancer.com , I will like to see more nairalanders on upwork. you will get big cash here.. hmmm, freelancer, is a preparatory ground, why? because you get lots of spamming and Indians there(the site doesn't look serious), If you've got marketable skill. I'll advice you come to upwork. Well any other thing, you can reach me here or my email: aprofessor@naij.com ( If am less busy I will reply).

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by twosquare: 5:45am On Sep 14, 2015
Pidggin:


I have faith. Which one is present yourself well? Please elaborate, I sincerely want to learn.
in your proposal (When bidding for job) and also when contacted by an Employer. I've seen the way some write proposals, which is not "pro" in any way... It is as if dem force them to bid. You have to sound convincing...
Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by Pidggin(f): 7:15am On Sep 14, 2015
victor101:



Ensure you've got the basics, Laptop, modem(connected to net) then take time to visit these sites www.upwork.com and www.freelancer.com , I will like to see more nairalanders on upwork. you will get big cash here.. hmmm, freelancer, is a preparatory ground, why? because you get lots of spamming and Indians there(the site doesn't look serious), If you've got marketable skill. I'll advice you come to upwork. Well any other thing, you can reach me here or my email: aprofessor@naij.com ( If am less busy I will reply).

How do I write a winning proposal.

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by stagger: 9:01am On Sep 14, 2015
3RNEST:

I Concur, but i gat some issue here, for stagger: a very proud guy, talk too much, show off...i don't like his move seriously. angry
as for victor101: - cool dude keep ur good work we are watchinq.... grin

Upwork rock, NO skill No Earning, that's my concept about that site and its working since 90's... smiley

Someone challenged me here to show proof if earnings. I posted one. Another one said na lie, nobody can pay a Nigerian that much. I now show a pic of dollars withdrawn from GTB on my way to Sheraton Abuja to change them, they say I am proud.

You do one, dem go talk. You no do, dem go talk. Success attracts jealousy.

You need to take a chill pill bro. Success is a journey, not a one day thing and if you see success, don't be jealous. Simply ask humbly how you can replicate it and it will be shown you.

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by youdontknowme: 9:20am On Sep 14, 2015
stagger:


Someone challenged me here to show proof if earnings. I posted one. Another one said na lie, nobody can pay a Nigerian that much. I now show a pic of dollars withdrawn from GTB on my way to Sheraton Abuja to change them, they say I am proud.

You do one, dem go talk. You no do, dem go talk. Success attracts jealousy.

You need to take a chill pill bro. Success is a journey, not a one day thing and if you see success, don't be jealous. Simply ask humbly how you can replicate it and it will be shown you.

Man or boy, whatever, No one cares if you've made a million buck if it doesn't affect them in any way. From your very first comments hitting at victor and 'showing off' your status, I really don't get what you are driving at.

No one 'hates' ur success, they sincerely don't like u rubbing it on their faces, then you said 'Simply ask humbly' I can count how many people who ve asked you in one way or the other how u made this 'acclaimed' fortune and your here talking of sheraton. If you want to enlighten people, do it. Ugh.

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by stagger: 9:38am On Sep 14, 2015
youdontknowme:
Man or boy, whatever, No one cares if you've made a million buck if it doesn't affect them in any way. From your very first comments hitting at victor and 'showing off' your status, I really don't get what you are driving at.

No one 'hates' ur success, they sincerely don't like u rubbing it on their faces, then you said 'Simply ask humbly' I can count how many people who ve asked you in one way or the other how u made this 'acclaimed' fortune and your here talking of sheraton. If you want to enlighten people, do it. Ugh.

Like your moniker says, nobody knows you. I am out of this thread forever.

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by boladale(f): 9:39am On Sep 14, 2015
stagger:


Someone challenged me here to show proof if earnings. I posted one. Another one said na lie, nobody can pay a Nigerian that much. I now show a pic of dollars withdrawn from GTB on my way to Sheraton Abuja to change them, they say I am proud.

You do one, dem go talk. You no do, dem go talk. Success attracts jealousy.

You need to take a chill pill bro. Success is a journey, not a one day thing and if you see success, don't be jealous. Simply ask humbly how you can replicate it and it will be shown you.


For someone who has made so much from the 'very scarce' skills, I'm amazed you need to be told something very glaring about yourself - that you are proud, and you still go on to interpret it as jealousy!

Meanwhile, I recall someone asked you to share the link to your profile? Don't bury that.. common!

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by victor101(m): 10:32am On Sep 14, 2015
Good Morning Guys

JUST SO WE DON'T DERAIL THIS BEAUTIFUL THREAD I OPENED TO GIVE THE BEST I CAN

This morning I will dwell on: My Strory: A Freelancer's Journey.

Yes you have the basics (laptop, modem), Yes you have the skills, Yes you are hardworking, but there is more to all these relevant attribute to becoming a successful freelancer,

MY STORY: It all started here, I mean here on nairaland, I have seen the thread before several times "How to make $1000/monthly from researching' Hmmm, I subconsciously assert that is one of those nairaland again looking to open a thread for popularity, or perhaps another way to lure unsuspecting nairalander to buy some product/service. Day in day out, I read the topic on the job section and am like mtchewwww, "no be me and una" I never clicked to check its content, Then just one day, one faithful day I just decided to click this topic screaming loud every time on my laptop screen, hmm " make I even check wetin dem dey do here" gbam, I got glued " Making to make $1000 in a month" singing sweet melody in my head. Yes, is Ladywriter's thread, very informative, but before now, Nigerian Lady in London had already posted a data entry/product description job in the jobs/vacancies section, its a freelance job, because am quite new to it, I applied and later got to find out that she works from Elance.com immediately I typed elance.com and did my own little research, subsequently, register a profile and started work. As at today I haven't gotten any reply from this lady, She asked us to add here ID on Skype up till today no add back. She went blank.

I did my research, yes of course with help from Ladywriter's thread, I observed her thread was mostly about Freelancer, which was cool, but I know straight away, Nigerians must have flooded this site, let me focus on Elance.com now Upwork.com. Yes, it paid off.I get better jobs in Elance.com compared to freelancer.com

MORAL OF THE STORY: I did my home work with finding out, not just settling with what I see. I know there is more and there will always be more. I know we have many gurus out there making millions. My question is, What is the essence of those million without impacting on others. Hey, am not a millionaire, but Am worth more than a billionaire.


Shalom!

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by yebo36(f): 10:34am On Sep 14, 2015
stagger:


Like your moniker says, nobody knows you. I am out of this thread forever.

You don't need to work away now at least list the skills you offer. People have asked you that.

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by Pidggin(f): 12:24pm On Sep 14, 2015
stagger:
The starting point is: what skill do these guys have? If you have no skill you will be earning peanuts!

But if you have real skills, employers will come with thousands of dollars begging you to do their work. I made $50,000 from a Latvian company on Elance in 2013 alone. That company alone paid my rent that year and a jeep I bought.

You have to be on top of the food chain. All this talk about profile building without skills is a waste of time.

I even give 10k, 20k jobs to students because I am too busy now and work with few high paying companies now. There is even a php developer I know based in Lagos who has done more than 700 jobs on freelancer. When u reach that stage jobs will be chasing you, not you chasing $2 per 500 words peanut butter change.

Believe me, am not hating @ all, why should I? But going by your unverified earnings there's a contradiction. You said you earned 50,000 USD in 2013 alone, yet your total unverified earnings show a 38,232usd balance, where is 50,000usd made in 2013 alone? Pls post a link to your profile, thanks.

Like I said before freelancing is not a get rich quick platform, there's work involved, expenses(fuel & data), expertise needed, wisdom to avoid scammers and time required. With experience it will get better and easier. Take note, clients are not fools you will surely work for every dollar you earn.

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by Smartlife(m): 1:32pm On Sep 14, 2015
They can never show you their profile... Na to come here they open thread as if it's that easy even as a Nigeria. The truth is that those that succeeds there don't use Nigeria profile. The aim of starting this thread is to sell something as time goes on. Like I said nobody will buy anything from you guys.

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by wisehouse(m): 2:10pm On Sep 14, 2015
Smartlife:
They can never show you their profile... Na to come here they open thread as if it's that easy even as a Nigeria. The truth is that those that succeeds there don't use Nigeria profile. The aim of starting this thread is to sell something as time goes on. Like I said nobody will buy anything from you guys.
i do not totally aggree with you in respect to profile stuff. People like ladywriter uses Her Nigeria profile and so do I. The most important thing is commitment. As for this guys here, please do not be too unfair with them. All we need do is watch them and learn from them. Until now there r yet to ask us for money. When ladywriter started Her THREAD, many called Her all kind of names but today she has help countless number of nairaland users. My advice to OP is to update the THREAD showing others what to do. Just like ladywriter did. Or if you are not chanced you draw a table of content and post it so people will know when you will teach and when not. Thanks

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by stagger: 3:06pm On Sep 14, 2015
[quote author=Pidggin post=37997903]

Believe me, am not hating @ all, why should I? But going by your unverified earnings there's a contradiction. You said you earned 50,000 USD in 2013 alone, yet your total unverified earnings show a 38,232usd, where is 50,000usd made in 2013 alone? Pls post a link to your profile, thanks.

Like I said before freelancing is not a get rich quick platform, there's work involved, expenses(fuel & data), expertise needed, wisdom to avoid scammers and time required. With experience it will get better and easier. Take note, clients are not fools you will surely work for every dollar you earn. [/quotes]

I only showed you just a little of my earnings. I have companies I work for now whom I met on the platforms. From Russia, US, Canada, UK, South Africa, Vietnam, etc. My earnings are in Euros and USD.

I have nothing to prove to anyone. I am not selling any ebooks. I am only saying: it is possible to make good money as a Nigerian with a fully Nigerian profile.

It is about your skill and what value you impart. People pay for value. Little value means little money. Much value means much money. To be able to pull in the money I make, I paid thousands of pounds to pick several skills and certifications in London and France. I prepared for it. I made lots of personal sacrifice.

No be today i enter the game. So haters, keep hating. Oluwa that opened my eyes years back has not failed and is still blessing.

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by Datazone(m): 4:20pm On Sep 14, 2015
stagger:


Someone challenged me here to show proof if earnings. I posted one. Another one said na lie, nobody can pay a Nigerian that much. I now show a pic of dollars withdrawn from GTB on my way to Sheraton Abuja to change them, they say I am proud.

You do one, dem go talk. You no do, dem go talk. Success attracts jealousy.

You need to take a chill pill bro. Success is a journey, not a one day thing and if you see success, don't be jealous. Simply ask humbly how you can replicate it and it will be shown you.


Master, so what skill(s) should one learn in order to be successful on Elance or Freelancer? Please, kindly expatiate on it. Also, can I send you a mail? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by stagger: 5:02pm On Sep 14, 2015
Datazone:


Master, so what skill(s) should one learn in order to be successful on Elance or Freelancer? Please, kindly expatiate on it. Also, can I send you a mail? Thanks in advance.

I have an academy where we teach people mobile app programming. The least you can earn with this is $3,000 a job. MINIMUM! How about that for a start?

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by 3RNEST(m): 5:13pm On Sep 14, 2015
stagger:


Someone challenged me here to show proof if earnings. I posted one. Another one said na lie, nobody can pay a Nigerian that much. I now show a pic of dollars withdrawn from GTB on my way to Sheraton Abuja to change them, they say I am proud.

You do one, dem go talk. You no do, dem go talk. Success attracts jealousy.

You need to take a chill pill bro. Success is a journey, not a one day thing and if you see success, don't be jealous. Simply ask humbly how you can replicate it and it will be shown you.

Take a deep breath STAGGER, Success Is a journey, we know but not the way you're taking it, alot of newbies in the house want to know how to make money online using this medium but your way of doing thinq will put then in rush/away, just slow down with ur move and show us the way you make your money from upwork in an humble manner. YES it's true that u making huge money from that site, i'm a living witness it's working like mad and people are getting rich from upwork, slow down and stop ur "SHOW OFF" abeg.

I like your style but slow down b4 you crush...NO HARD FEELINGS man, One Love! smiley

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by 3RNEST(m): 5:18pm On Sep 14, 2015
stagger:


Like your moniker says, nobody knows you. I am out of this thread forever.
LOL..Bros no come back we need you in this THREAD...youdontknowme: i concur with this dude, sincerely u're robbing ur success on our facez..STOP and Teach us your success abeg...laughinq in Baskmouth Voice!!!

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by Datazone(m): 5:23pm On Sep 14, 2015
stagger:


I have an academy where we teach people mobile app programming. The least you can earn with this is $3,000 a job. MINIMUM! How about that for a start?
That seems juicy! Academy in Edo or Delta State?

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by Datazone(m): 5:29pm On Sep 14, 2015
victor101:
Good Morning Guys

JUST SO WE DON'T DERAIL THIS BEAUTIFUL THREAD I OPENED TO GIVE THE BEST I CAN

This morning I will dwell on: My Strory: A Freelancer's Journey.

Yes you have the basics (laptop, modem), Yes you have the skills, Yes you are hardworking, but there is more to all these relevant attribute to becoming a successful freelancer,

MY STORY: It all started here, I mean here on nairaland, I have seen the thread before several times "How to make $1000/monthly from researching' Hmmm, I subconsciously assert that is one of those nairaland again looking to open a thread for popularity, or perhaps another way to lure unsuspecting nairalander to buy some product/service. Day in day out, I read the topic on the job section and am like mtchewwww, "no be me and una" I never clicked to check its content, Then just one day, one faithful day I just decided to click this topic screaming loud every time on my laptop screen, hmm " make I even check wetin dem dey do here" gbam, I got glued " Making to make $1000 in a month" singing sweet melody in my head. Yes, is Ladywriter's thread, very informative, but before now, Nigerian Lady in London had already posted a data entry/product description job in the jobs/vacancies section, its a freelance job, because am quite new to it, I applied and later got to find out that she works from Elance.com immediately I typed elance.com and did my own little research, subsequently, register a profile and started work. As at today I haven't gotten any reply from this lady, She asked us to add here ID on Skype up till today no add back. She went blank.

I did my research, yes of course with help from Ladywriter's thread, I observed her thread was mostly about Freelancer, which was cool, but I know straight away, Nigerians must have flooded this site, let me focus on Elance.com now Upwork.com. Yes, it paid off.I get better jobs in Elance.com compared to freelancer.com

MORAL OF THE STORY: I did my home work with finding out, not just settling with what I see. I know there is more and there will always be more. I know we have many gurus out there making millions. My question is, What is the essence of those million without impacting on others. Hey, am not a millionaire, but Am worth more than a billionaire.


Shalom!
Hello Victor, thanks for creating this thread. I'm with you on this. I hope to learn and put what I have learnt to good use. BTW, are you the owner of Naij? I asked because of your custom email address.

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by darmochy1(m): 5:32pm On Sep 14, 2015
stagger:
OP how much have you made from those sites? I challenge you to show snapshots if your earnings. Nobody will come here to talk balderdash about what they have not practiced.

I was a special invitee to the Elance conference in VI some years back. I can tell you that I am sure u have not made up to $1000. If you have show us or tear down this thread.
As far as I'm concerned, you didn't make any tangible point with this post. You just want to derail the thread for no reason

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Re: Elance.com, Upwork.com And Other Freelancing Site: How To Succeed Guide. by 3RNEST(m): 5:40pm On Sep 14, 2015
darmochy1:

As far as I'm concerned, you didn't make any tangible point with this post. You just want to derail the thread for no reason
Dude don't waste your MB Quotinq him, lets watch and see what he's about to say again? grin

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