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Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by blueskies(f): 11:57am On May 14
SmartyPants:


Hi.

The field is really competitive and few people have time to train newcomers. I would recommend that you take a course so that you don't have to start as a total newbie.

Then try and start a blog of your own.


Thank you. Pls do you have links for some of these online courses
Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by SmartyPants(m): 12:00pm On May 14
blueskies:



Thank you. Pls do you have links for some of these online courses

https://academy.hubspot.com/courses

https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage/courses

https://neilpatel.com/training/

These are all excellent resources and they are all free. With the first two there are options to recieve certificates.

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Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by blueskies(f): 12:06pm On May 14
SmartyPants:


https://academy.hubspot.com/courses

https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage/courses

https://neilpatel.com/training/

These are all excellent resources and they are all free. With the first two there are options to recieve certificates.

Thank you. Much appreciated.
Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by SmartyPants(m): 12:09pm On May 14
blueskies:


Thank you. Much appreciated.

I'd like to know how you progress so please reply on this thread once you have finished any of the courses. If you manage to make progress, I might have other more direct tips for you.

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Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by SmartyPants(m): 12:12pm On May 14
nams77:

I will like to PM you.

Hi, and sorry for just getting back to this. I would be thankful if you could share what you have in mind on here. That way, others with similar questions can learn too.
Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by blueskies(f): 12:17pm On May 14
SmartyPants:


I'd like to know how you progress so please reply on this thread once you have finished any of the courses. If you manage to make progress, I might have other more direct tips for you.


Okay, I'll sure do that. Thank you

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Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by IamNumeroUno: 12:27pm On May 14
baysan:


Good day, I am also interested

Send me a message on WhatsApp.

Here is what you get for FREE in the course of the training.
1. Step-by-step guide to create a Wordpress website with N00.00 (If you do not already have a website). You will need the website for your practicals in the course of the training.
2. Free materials to guide you.
The training itself is not free. You have to pay something to value the knowledge. But I can assure you that my aim is not to make profit but to impact on you the knowledge of SEO and help you get remote jobs.

It will cost you close to nothing, compared to jobs you will get from this knowledge.

Check the image for my contact.

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Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by Aeg0n: 5:47pm On May 14
SmartMugu:
I dont know how working remote from Nigeria really works. I guess most into it are freelancers. But I've been working remotely for over 6 years now and never had any reasons to go to any office.

Sometimes, while I'm in Nigeria I can still work remotely for the parent US firms I work for, and many folks I know here in the IT line are currently working from Nigeria and still get paid in USD. What's the point asking techy guys to come to the office? Thats outdated in this clime, especially with covid fright everywhere.

I think it all starts with choosing a niche within the IT space, for me. I focused on Cybersecurity. Mastered as many areas as I could and got certifications upon certifications added to my bachelor's and master's degrees and let my resume do the talking. It will work same way for anyone, just differentiate yourself from the rest.

You'll be surprised with how many calls for jobs you will get from all around the world and pick which ones u want to mess with. Some firms are even in dire needs of the strengths and smartness in most of us Nigerians and won't even mind relocating you and your family closer to them, as long as you've proven your worth to them.

I dont know if it depends on the companies you have worked for in the past though. For me, all my experiences are for US based firms, none at all in Nigeria. But if you can manage to get yourself into some of the major consulting firms with presence around the globe, like Delloitte, KPMG, E&Y, Accenture, Infosys etc, you're good. Thats how I started my consulting career and later decided to contract for firms than working directly for them as a FTE.

Even in cases where your physical presence is needed, these firms will be responsible to get you there, wherever it is in the world. Got tired of that.I prefer those that are entirely remote since I contract now and have decided to cut down on travels.

So, around IT, you can't be wrong with areas like Cybersecurity, Business Intelligence, Data Analysis, Machine learning, Software Engineering /Design, Cloud Computing/Networking/Security etc. There's a huge array of lines for those in other IT areas like programming,, web designs, digital marketing etc.. im just talking about the areas Im familiar with.

Dont jump around, just stick with one area and carve a career around it. Its a common mistake for many to want to include as many unrelated skills on their resume, its wrong. Your resume should tell your audience a story about you, not get them confused about who you really are. Don't let them feel you were a farmer last year, a plumber last month and a tailor today. Choose where ur strengths are and focus on improving on it, highlight your strengths on your resume, then make your resume your tool. One of these areas can keep you employed from your home right there in Nigeria with firms from around the world.

My 2 cents. Goodluck all.
10/10

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Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by Genesils(m): 8:59pm On May 14
Coolio, thanks.
IamNumeroUno:


Okay.
We're almost there. You're the fourth person.

Once the fifth person indicates the interest, I will then consider creating a suitable platform for us.

After each class, there would be assignments, real life practicals. By the time you round up the course, you would've have become an SEO expert.

Then you would create your LinkedIn profile and take the LinkedIn SEO exam for the SEO badge.

It would be fun, relatively fun.

wink wink wink
Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by A1grade: 11:02pm On May 14
SageX1444:
Clearly, I might jump my Law profession ship for IT at the end of the day. I find satisfaction trying to explore complex concepts in Tech( I'm currently learning web dev).
Please how can I learn web development?

I need a mentor in web development. Graduated a long time ago but no good job. I really need help. Thanks.
Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by FanOfMyself: 7:10am On May 15
A1grade:
Please how can I learn web development?

I need a mentor in web development. Graduated a long time ago but no good job. I really need help. Thanks.
are you already into web development or yet to start
Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by SageX1444: 8:40am On May 15
A1grade:
Please how can I learn web development?

I need a mentor in web development. Graduated a long time ago but no good job. I really need help. Thanks.
I'm self learning too. You can too but try and have a mentor who you run to when you are stuck. Please tbh, it's not an easy journey oooo
Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by A1grade: 9:35am On May 15
FanOfMyself:
are you already into web development or yet to start
I am yet to start.
Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by Bamz(m): 10:26am On May 15
ebubey:

Wow, please how does it work? Do you need to register on any website? How do you buy bitcoin? How do you make profit?
What do you mean by your last statement? Thanks

It's straightforward. These are crypto currency assets unlike your USD, NGN etc which are government backed. These are basically digital money with bitcoin being the king. Every transaction you make with cryptos have a record on a digital ledger system online which is immutable. Transactions are borderless and permissionless. I can send you $100 worth of bitcoin even if you're in Australia and without a 3rf party. Transactions are also fast and irreversible so you have a idea of what you're doing.

Yes, you need to create a crypto currency wallet like Trust Wallet or Blockchain.info. Think od these apps like your bank applications. You can download these via your app store. You may watch YouTube videos if you're having difficulties.

To buy you may need to open a Binance account which you'll nred guidance with or just go to the crypto trading thread on NL and transact with people that have reputation and have been trading for a while.

You just need to buy and hold, just the way you save money. Think of it like buying digital gold.

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Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by FanOfMyself: 12:52pm On May 15
A1grade:
I am yet to start.
I can teach you for a very affordable price... you just need to pay for it so that you will value it. Reply if you are interested
Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by ebubey(f): 4:05pm On May 15
Bamz:


It's straightforward. These are crypto currency assets unlike your USD, NGN etc which are government backed. These are basically digital money with bitcoin being the king. Every transaction you make with cryptos have a record on a digital ledger system online which is immutable. Transactions are borderless and permissionless. I can send you $100 worth of bitcoin even if you're in Australia and without a 3rf party. Transactions are also fast and irreversible so you have a idea of what you're doing.

Yes, you need to create a crypto currency wallet like Trust Wallet or Blockchain.info. Think od these apps like your bank applications. You can download these via your app store. You may watch YouTube videos if you're having difficulties.

To buy you may need to open a Binance account which you'll nred guidance with or just go to the crypto trading thread on NL and transact with people that have reputation and have been trading for a while.

You just need to buy and hold, just the way you save money. Think of it like buying digital gold.
Wow! Thanks alot for this explanation, I will give it a try
Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by yinkbell: 4:19pm On May 15
TimiRume:
[sub][/sub]Ff how much does jiji pay for listing ads?
It depends on the type of premium plans. If you don't have the money now, you can run a free ads but you can only post one vehicle. Connect me on 07031818922, let me add you to my CRM if you are already on jiji or I register your company and ads. CRM thing and registration is for free. I am not collecting any dime from. Do well to connect me.
Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by TimiRume: 5:23pm On May 15
yinkbell:

It depends on the type of premium plans. If you don't have the money now, you can run a free ads but you can only post one vehicle. Connect me on 07031818922, let me add you to my CRM if you are already on jiji or I register your company and ads. CRM thing and registration is for free. I am not collecting any dime from. Do well to connect me.
Nah, I mean how much are you being paid for listing ads for people on jiji?

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Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by mikeayus(m): 5:34pm On May 15
Do they pay you into a dorm account? And how do you run the forex exchange to naira?

Charpell:


1. Javascript/React Native
2 Indeed
3 $31/hour
4 My company based in Carlifonia, so I start work from 4pm to 2am> Remote friendly jobs are flexible, gives you time to work at any time of the day. Sometimes when i don't meet my 40 hours target for the week, i work on weekends to cover up. I have an inverter and generator that ensures constant 24 hours light and Internet is Spectranet unlimited plan for 20k per month

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Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by mikeayus(m): 5:36pm On May 15
Wow, that is amazing, please tell me more..I'm willing to get this kinda speed too
Miyachi:

Depends on what you're willing to spend for broadband.
Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by yinkbell: 5:50pm On May 15
TimiRume:
Nah, I mean how much are you being paid for listing ads for people on jiji?
You get 20% commission on premium sold

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Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by SenecaTheYonger(m): 7:12pm On May 15
Miyachi:

Depends on what you're willing to spend for broadband.

Wtf? How do I get this speed?
Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by AnueyiaguEzin(m): 7:46am On May 16
mikeayus:
Do they pay you into a dorm account? And how do you run the forex exchange to naira?



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Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by mikeayus(m): 8:02am On May 16
I'm not talking of trading forex bro, I'm particular about how people working remotely and are being paid in hard currencies receive and convert it to naira

AnueyiaguEzin:



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Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by Charpell(m): 10:38am On May 16
mikeayus:
Do they pay you into a dorm account? And how do you run the forex exchange to naira?

They pay in payoneer, then i send the funds to my dom account

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Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by mikeayus(m): 10:43am On May 16
Okay, I need to know how paypal works and also how you do the exchange from your dorm acct to naira. Do u sell to the bank or you go black market way?
Charpell:

They pay in payoneer, then i send the funds to my dom account
Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by Bulaveur: 1:26pm On May 16
What niche? I'm a Backend Developer using JavaScript (node.js). If that's your path, then we'll link up(online).

A1grade:
Please how can I learn web development?

I need a mentor in web development. Graduated a long time ago but no good job. I really need help. Thanks.

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Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by Bulaveur: 1:29pm On May 16
My first remote job was on upwork. I had to build a web app for a fitness. More like a feature on the web app for $120 per week.

After that, a full time job with a company based in San Diego.

All I'll say is, invest in a good set-up and peaceful environment. That way you would be productive.

motivate555:
It is no doubt that the way to survive this economy is by getting foreign jobs in which you work remotely and you are paid in foreign currency as well.

If you have ever gotten a remote job, help others identify what the need to do better by answering the following questions.

1. What skill got you your remote job?
2. Where did you find the remote job?
3. What is your pay range?
4. What is the experience like working a foreign remote job?

Please any useful information that will be beneficial to others.

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Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by Charpell(m): 6:41pm On May 16
mikeayus:
Okay, I need to know how paypal works and also how you do the exchange from your dorm acct to naira. Do u sell to the bank or you go black market way?
Not paypal, payoneer visit the website its free
You withdrawal money from you dom account just the way you get naira, just go the bank fill a teller and they hand you dollars

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Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by mikeayus(m): 7:39pm On May 16
Thanks man, will check it out

Charpell:

Not paypal, payoneer visit the website its free
You withdrawal money from you dom account just the way you get naira, just go the bank fill a teller and they hand you dollars
Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by Charpell(m): 8:28pm On May 16
mikeayus:
Thanks man, will check it out

Welcome
Re: How Did You Get Your First Remote Job? by flotwz: 8:07pm On May 17
I am in for the course boss
IamNumeroUno:


Okay.
We're almost there. You're the fourth person.

Once the fifth person indicates the interest, I will then consider creating a suitable platform for us.

After each class, there would be assignments, real life practicals. By the time you round up the course, you would've have become an SEO expert.

Then you would create your LinkedIn profile and take the LinkedIn SEO exam for the SEO badge.

It would be fun, relatively fun.

wink wink wink

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