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Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by jwillng: 3:15pm On Apr 19, 2016
Theophinio:

The guys government pays weekly are they citizens

Not only citizens. Even refugees ( I have seen many from Somalia) and green card holders. But is mostly citizens that are that spoilt and refuse to work. There are 2 classes of people getting such payment that I have observed: the lazy ones-mostly their citizens and people who are not lazy, but just lost their jobs. When you loose your job government pays you something until you get another job.
An old school mate I know here lived on such until he finished from school and got a job.

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Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by jwillng: 3:20pm On Apr 19, 2016
fecosequence:
like how much did it cost you to mk such travel?

If I included all my attempts and losses-it was a lot. I made many mistakes at first. Paid almost 400k to someone who claimed he could help me get a visa. Thats a long story anyway.
But with my successful attempt-I spent over 500k including ticket, hotel for my stay, and some spending monet. What helped me was a deal I had with a Nairalander in the US-in importing some items.

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Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by jwillng: 3:21pm On Apr 19, 2016
RedCapChief:
Congrats @op, The West can be a wonderful place if you focus on making a better life for yourself. You will never regret it. However, it can also be a terrible place if you derail.
Work hard.
Stay focused on your long-term goals
Don't do drugs or gangs.
Avoid all the tempting women. grin Keep your sword in the sheath.

Thank you. Thank you. I am staying focused. Women? Hmmm. That one na long story bros! grin

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Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by jwillng: 3:23pm On Apr 19, 2016
packaging:
Please send to my email too jwillng. Jahknowsall@yahoo.com

Ok-I will.

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Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by jwillng: 3:25pm On Apr 19, 2016
Originalsly:
Interesting....took time to explain...go into some details to paint a clear picture . Things are all rosy for now... but in time you would come across the thorns. I believe you would still manage very well. The one thing you mentioned that I think readers should really pay attention is that you spent a long time doing research, consulting, planning, making preparations and knowing pretty much what to expect when you arrived there. I am not surprised that you got into exporting stuff.... by far the biggest problem with that kind business is finding a reliable and trustworthy partner here at home and you have found one. Good luck and prosperity... nice pics...keep on posting.

Thank you. I know it wont all be rosy. I suffered to get here. I must make it work.
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by Nobody: 4:00pm On Apr 19, 2016
wow what a lovely post, am a graduate with a second class lower GPA 2.5,Pls people am thinking of applying for a students visa for fresh undergraduate studies,because I don't think I would be able to do Master's there with my GPA, Pls I humbly need a sincere advice..or what other ways can I go there...am really confused.
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by fidchuk: 4:34pm On Apr 19, 2016
Bro congrats. I dey come join u soon, abeg find link get job and give me info I need am , wan make. Small bar return back cos of my family and other future engagement. God bless u stay focused and prayerful
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by Nobody: 5:04pm On Apr 19, 2016
[quote author=fidchuk post=44848180]Bro congrats. I dey come join u soon, abeg find link get job and give me info I need am , wan make. Small bar return back cos of my family and other future engagement. God bless u stay focused and prayerful [/quote

bros jawasi o, wich levels u dey use enta na
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by fecosequence(m): 5:08pm On Apr 19, 2016
jwillng:


If I included all my attempts and losses-it was a lot. I made many mistakes at first. Paid almost 400k to someone who claimed he could help me get a visa. Thats a long story anyway.
But with my successful attempt-I spent over 500k including ticket, hotel for my stay, and some spending monet. What helped me was a deal I had with a Naira lander in the US-in importing some items.
does the travel worth that amount?
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by Genea(f): 6:10pm On Apr 19, 2016
jwillng:


No problem na. I go holla at you!
and me too oooo, I don't mind standing; D was just joking.....enjoy ya stay dearie....

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Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by jwillng: 8:11pm On Apr 19, 2016
Thompsonneyo:
wow what a lovely post, am a graduate with a second class lower GPA 2.5,Pls people am thinking of applying for a students visa for fresh undergraduate studies,because I don't think I would be able to do Master's there with my GPA, Pls I humbly need a sincere advice..or what other ways can I go there...am really confused.

There are many ways to go-all depends on your ultimate goal. And even with that GPA-Masters is possible-although you might have to do some pre-ambles
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by jwillng: 8:13pm On Apr 19, 2016
fidchuk:
Bro congrats. I dey come join u soon, abeg find link get job and give me info I need am , wan make. Small bar return back cos of my family and other future engagement. God bless u stay focused and prayerful

Job link? Very 'hard' to get employed if you are not yet in the US except you are in some high level field of science and technology where the company employing is able to convince the State Department-no one else in the US can do it at the level you can-but it does happen. If you are already are and have permit to work-thats different. Hope to see you soon here. Thanks and God bless you too!

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Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by jwillng: 8:15pm On Apr 19, 2016
fecosequence:
does the travel worth that amount?

Do you mean if it was worth it spending that amount to travel or if it costs that much?

For the first question: yes for me it was more than worth. I have already made my money back many times over. For the second questions-depends on the exchange rate at that time you are buying a ticker, how long you plan to stay, if theres someone to host you and save you extra expenses and other matters.

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Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by jwillng: 8:17pm On Apr 19, 2016
Genea:
and me too oooo, I don't mind standing; D was just joking.....enjoy ya stay dearie....

smiley
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by idoo4love: 11:21pm On Apr 19, 2016
[quote author=jwillng post=44854581] good day bro,still waiting closes for your post on how we can also try things out.....waiting diligently
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by jossymama(f): 12:31am On Apr 20, 2016
Am happy to hear this men u mk my day

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Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by chiboy429(m): 1:10am On Apr 20, 2016
jwillng:


I will post it here later this week and send it by email too.
bros you have deeply reignited my morale . this has been my childhood dream but so many factors are still hindering me, the worst is the recent economic situation of the country. i pray and working towards this dream.
please i will like to get the report too. god bless you

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Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by Malayy(m): 7:12am On Apr 21, 2016
jwillng:


My base is South Dakato-but Im hustling across the mid west.
why midwest bro? the most underdeveloped region in US

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Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by dustydee: 8:23am On Apr 21, 2016
jwillng:


Thanks.

Im not too good with the web. Still getting training on how to manage a blog. I will do my best. I am finishing the report this week and will send it to as many people as want it free. I will post it on Nairaland too.

Bro-that visa cost me money-i have to make the money back! Since I cannot work here-I already planned on some juicy things I could do to make money. All legal o! There was a thread on NL some years back-and I got my ideas from there. I have mainly just bought some cheap items and brought them to Naija first time I came. I was able to make contacts here then -and the relationships have continued. Its all buying here and selling in Naija.
Hi,
how do you intend to get your green card? or are you going to be shuttling between Nigeria and the US every 6 months? won't that raise suspicion of the border agents? Thanks.
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by akanniade10(m): 12:18pm On Apr 21, 2016
Following
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by hartson(m): 2:38pm On Apr 21, 2016
Congrat bro,It is indeed a dream come true.you will soon be overwhelmed by the amount of enquiries you will be answering each hour.I have seen it coming.stay strong
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by Nobody: 4:49pm On Apr 21, 2016
omo no mata wat dey say, me sef go soon enta... f**K dat poo!!! for me Yankee Still d best place anytime.. op jez post d report hia, make ppl wey nid am learn..
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by kayla12(f): 5:14pm On Apr 21, 2016
Congrats bro, am really
happy for you.

Pls can you give those of us who are trying to come over a step by step easy way to travel, so we don't fall into wrong hands

Thank you
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by lionlee216(m): 5:28pm On Apr 21, 2016
impressive
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by Nobody: 5:31pm On Apr 21, 2016
collins011:



Bros Jwillng. Is it true that with your visitors visa you can travel from Yankee to Canada? And which city is closer to travel From Yankee?

Idaho is closest, as I've heard... smiley
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by jacko007(m): 6:18pm On Apr 21, 2016
its a great testimony your sharing with us...we are learning from you too, thanks to Nairaland.

My questions is, would 700k excluding itinary be enough for my 2 weeks trip? I don't have a past travel experience .
thank you once again.
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by guiddoti: 10:01pm On Apr 21, 2016
jwillng:


You are right bro-our leaders are pretenders. Come see and how they pretend when they come overseas. I saw some women at the airport in Houston-they must have wives of politicians on one of their jamborees. No police security or Mopol-we were all equal. I pay my ticket-you pay your ticket.
We need to change that system where getting a car is massive success in Nigeria and those that have oppress those that dont. Why cant a houseboy in Naija have his own car IF he NEEDs it-when maids and cleaners have it here. The salary we get in Nigeria is too low.
welcome amelika! Bro make yu know burst d lakacera oo. pple dey high d package oooo. moreso plenty ascari dey read yur telewire

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Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by guiddoti: 1:06am On Apr 22, 2016
jacko007:
its a great testimony your sharing with us...we are learning from you too, thanks to Nairaland.

My questions is, would 700k excluding itinary be enough for my 2 weeks trip? I don't have a past travel experience .
thank you once again.
haha convert am to yuan if it will make sense. but wait oo na for airticket ni ?
Re: I Finally Got To America-thanks Nairaland! by SmartMugu: 6:01am On Apr 22, 2016
I don't think anyone would ever say America is not a great place. It is. There is a difference between visiting the US and living in the US. I guess people get to understand the US more when they decide to live there.

By the time you start working, making money and find out much of it is going back into the system, then you'll understand why people said those negative things about this beautiful place.

When you eventually start seeing that the cost of your accommodation for 2 months is more than some people need to pay for a similar place for a year in Nigeria. Factoring in other bills like car note, auto insurance, gas, taxes, 401k etc. Those add up pretty quickly and dictate how much you're left with after those deductions. When you start racking up credit cards, then you'll realize you're actually gradually getting enslaved and can remain in the US working and working to be free again.

No one prays to get in trouble, but when people start to deal with legal issues like child-support, traffic issues, alimony, or some criminal issues, then they're further trapped in the system. Nobody wants that to be their portion, but some people have been labelled criminals for just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. All they can do is work and work to give the system what it wants from them. Some just give up and end up like the returnees you mentioned.

Also, when you start a family and understand how much daycare alone takes from your paycheck per week, you'll understand more. If God blesses you with a set of twins to start with, as long as you can budget at least $1000 a month for someone to watch them while u go to work, ure fine. In Nigeria, most people would rather hire a maid and pay them about $50 a month for that. So, it's easier to save in Nigeria than in the US and Canada that you mentioned.

Have you ever wondered why the US passport can get US citizens almost anywhere in the world, yet Americans hardly travel like Nigerians do? My opinion is that many people living in the US are at what they'd call "comfort zone". Many US nationals haven't seen anywhere else but the US and can only assume that's how the rest of the world is.

I've been asked a few times by some Americans that if it's true that Africans live on trees, how did I learn English etc. I'd just suggest they visit Africa themselves to find out. I guess many only rely on what they see on TV - some bushmen documentaries from some weird part of Africa, with bare-chested men and women and they just assume that's how we all look. I know Nigerians ain't nothing like those bushmen stuff they see on TV. Some Nigerians are blessed enough to cater for some of their cities for years, many don't know that because all they know about is their country.

Many others that would love to travel are buried in debt and bills or don't even know what a passport and a visa looks like. Their mom and dad probably never had one. The same amount of money you invested on your trip, some would rather put that towards a bill and remain here, never trying to see anywhere else because the bills are more important. To me, the system is designed for everyone to keep working and end up spending whatever they make in the US in the same country.

I would think a person making $100,000 per annum in the US would prefer a job that pays $50,000 in Nigeria. Why? Everyone living in the US pay for the comfort the US provides. Depending on that person's lifestyle, even though they make over $100,000 (about N33m in Nigeria today), they may end up still living from paycheck to paycheck. On the other hand, someone that makes meagre $50,000 in Nigeria can actually save about half of it because the cost of living in Nigeria is actually lower.

I wish no one thinks I'm trying to discourage anyone on their travel plans. I'd encourage people to go anywhere in the world they like -it changes people's mindset to know things are done differently in several parts of the world. This is just to give an idea of what to expect if anyone decides to live there. Visiting a country is different from living there.

It all takes planning though.

Welcome to the US bro.

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