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Advice An Intending Freelancer by delugadou(m): 3:49pm On Jun 13
Right now I'm super broke but I have access to a udemy account with lots of courses. I also have enough mobile data and a HP mini laptop.
The thing is, I don't know which course to choose. I want to learn something profitable with my mini laptop and start Upwork hustle in the next 60 days.
Suggestions are welcome

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Jashub: 3:51pm On Jun 13
Try copywriting

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by delugadou(m): 3:55pm On Jun 13
Jashub:
Try copywriting
I've watched videos on the stuff and I couldn't pick anything.

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Jashub: 5:08pm On Jun 13
delugadou:

I've watched videos on the stuff and I couldn't pick anything.
You need to read books on it. But have you considered writing articles?

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by delugadou(m): 5:40pm On Jun 13
Jashub:
You need to read books on it. But have you considered writing articles?
I'm of the impression that article writers are professionals in their fields. I'm not a professional in any field

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Jashub: 5:45pm On Jun 13
delugadou:

I'm of the impression that article writers are professionals in their fields. I'm not a professional in any field
Bros, that's a superstitious belief. Most chaps writing articles aren't really professionals ; they just only focus on a particular niche and make themselves stand out in the crowd. Try and visit AWAI and see how people with zero writing experience become 7-figure writers in less than 2years

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by delugadou(m): 5:55pm On Jun 13
Jashub:
Bros, that's a superstitious belief. Most chaps writing articles aren't really professional ; they just only focus on particular niche and make themselves stand out in the crowd. Try and visit AWAI and see how a people with zero writing experience become 7-figure writers in less than 2years
I'm ready to try it. Any advice for me?
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Jashub: 7:29pm On Jun 13
delugadou:

I'm ready to try it. Any advice for me?
Go through this link. This was how I started and by the grace of God, it has been able to settle the bills.


https://www.nairaland.com/1314211/let-me-teach-how-make/3

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by tensazangetsu20(m): 8:54pm On Jun 13
Learn digital marketing and then move on to marketing automation using tools like HubSpot and pardot. I won't recommend coding because of the mini laptop you will be frustrated.

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by xalex77c: 9:14pm On Jun 13
Data Entry, doesn't require much skill, just the ability to be focused and type accurately

You job is basically type up stuff, save in a PDF format and send to client

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by xalex77c: 9:16pm On Jun 13
Jashub:
Try copywriting
How lucrative is this skill?
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Drella(m): 11:45pm On Jun 13
tensazangetsu20:
Learn digital marketing and then move on to marketing automation using tools like HubSpot and pardot. I won't recommend coding because of the mini laptop you will be frustrated.

I am in same dilemma now.
1.I learnt html,css and was still at basic js when the laptop was withdrawn from me.
2.I completed the Google digital marketing course.Though it is basic but I have access to udemy courses.
3.I am left with an old hp mini laptop (has manageable issues)


Should I continue learning web dev with this mini laptop (brush up on html and css, continue js) ?? OR
Should I learn digital marketing??

Ps:
-I rely on my parents as an undergraduate.
-Coding is my goal for the future.

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by tensazangetsu20(m): 11:50pm On Jun 13
Drella:


I am in same dilemma now.
1.I learnt html,css and was still at basic js when the laptop was withdrawn from me.
2.I completed the Google digital marketing course.Though it is basic but I have access to udemy courses.
3.I am left with an old hp mini laptop (has manageable issues)


Should I continue learning web dev with this mini laptop (brush up on html and css, continue js) ?? OR
Should I learn digital marketing??

Ps:
-I rely on my parents as an undergraduate.
-Coding is my goal for the future.
Brush up on the HTML and CSS and see if the laptop will run JavaScript. If it does run JavaScript you can pick it up but I don't know if it will run any JavaScript framework as those things start to consume a lot of memory when you code. If you know HTML, CSS and JavaScript you can look for remote roles as a HTML email developer. Add pardot or HubSpot to it. You can continue to react when you have gotten a new laptop.

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Drella(m): 12:01am On Jun 14
tensazangetsu20:

Brush up on the HTML and CSS and see if the laptop will run JavaScript. If it does run JavaScript you can pick it up but I don't know if it will run any JavaScript framework as those things start to consume a lot of memory when you code. If you know HTML, CSS and JavaScript you can look for remote roles as a HTML email developer. Add pardot or HubSpot to it. You can continue to react when you have gotten a new laptop.

Insightful!
Thanks a lot.I will try that out.
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Drella(m): 12:18am On Jun 14
tensazangetsu20:

Brush up on the HTML and CSS and see if the laptop will run JavaScript. If it does run JavaScript you can pick it up but I don't know if it will run any JavaScript framework as those things start to consume a lot of memory when you code. If you know HTML, CSS and JavaScript you can look for remote roles as a HTML email developer. Add pardot or HubSpot to it. You can continue to react when you have gotten a new laptop.

Also I researched about pardot and hubspot and was seeing certifications here and there grin
Is it compulsory to be certified?

Can I freelance with it on the likes of upwork??

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by tensazangetsu20(m): 8:24am On Jun 14
Drella:


Also I researched about pardot and hubspot and was seeing certifications here and there grin
Is it compulsory to be certified?

Can I freelance with it on the likes of upwork??
It's compulsory to get certified especially as a newbie. Pardot cost around 15000 USD a month to get so someoen spending so much on that stuff needs to get someone that really knows their shit and certification is one way to proof the knowledge even when you have no experience.

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by yusman14(m): 8:35am On Jun 14
xalex77c:
Data Entry, doesn't require much skill, just the ability to be focused and type accurately

You job is basically type up stuff, save in a PDF format and send to client
Am interested sir...how can I get in touch with you?

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by xalex77c: 10:40am On Jun 14
yusman14:
Am interested sir...how can I get in touch with you?
Get in touch with google instead, you'd get more information on that. Goodluck

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Drella(m): 11:01am On Jun 14
tensazangetsu20:

It's compulsory to get certified especially as a newbie. Pardot cost around 15000 USD a month to get so someoen spending so much on that stuff needs to get someone that really knows their shit and certification is one way to proof the knowledge even when you have no experience.

Thanks.Hubspot certification is free.Cool!
But pardot is about $200,ama leave that for now. grin

Can I freelance with it on upwork?
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by tensazangetsu20(m): 11:05am On Jun 14
Drella:


Thanks.Hubspot certification is free.Cool!
But pardot is about $200,ama leave that for now. grin

Can I freelance with it on upwork?
Yeah but you can also get full time remote jobs online that pay very well.

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by noob03saibot(m): 5:28pm On Jun 14
tensazangetsu20:

Yeah but you can also get full time remote jobs online that pay very well.
sir, you are someone I really respect when it comes to programming. I need your input on this, please which should I learn, web development or desktop application development? Please kindly state reasons if you don't mind. And secondly, is web development the same as web application development?
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by tensazangetsu20(m): 5:35pm On Jun 14
noob03saibot:
sir, you are someone I really respect when it comes to programming. I need your input on this, please which should I learn, web development or desktop application development? Please kindly state reasons if you don't mind. And secondly, is web development the same as web application development?
Web development. Desktop applications aren't profitable because of how easy they are to pirate. A lot of companies are moving to the cloud now. Even adobe has cloud versions of its popular software. You can use the same languages and tools for web development to do desktop development. If you know javascript, you can use electron to do desktop applications. I might be wrong though.

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by noob03saibot(m): 5:45pm On Jun 14
tensazangetsu20:

Web development. Desktop applications aren't profitable because of how easy they are to pirate. A lot of companies are moving to the cloud now. Even adobe has cloud versions of its popular software. You can use the same languages and tools for web development to do desktop development. If you know javascript, you can use electron to do desktop applications. I might be wrong though.
Thank you, you are not wrong about electron. I read about it somewhere. The second question please, are web apps the same as website? This usually confuses me.
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by QueTeddy: 7:53pm On Jun 14
xalex77c:
Data Entry, doesn't require much skill, just the ability to be focused and type accurately

You job is basically type up stuff, save in a PDF format and send to client


How could I get one?
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by xalex77c: 9:08pm On Jun 14
QueTeddy:


How could I get one?
freelance websites
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Ezedon(m): 10:09pm On Jun 15
Plz where can I do money rituals?

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Diamondniyi(m): 10:09pm On Jun 15
Join me if you’re here to read comments

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Diamondniyi(m): 10:09pm On Jun 15
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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by jojo1415: 10:09pm On Jun 15
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