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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by IykeWest: 11:01pm On Jun 15
Who can show me where to download udemy courses on Google drive please.
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Philphoenix: 11:02pm On Jun 15
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.

Hello. Good evening.
I'm currently learning JS and sometimes I wonder if these skills are still relevant to web design/web dev. because there are so many automated websites or app one could use to get these things done.?
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by jimmiedave(m): 11:04pm On Jun 15
Pls can you suggest any site to get full time job ?

tensazangetsu20:

Yeah but you can also get full time remote jobs online that pay very well.
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Nahunger(m): 11:09pm On Jun 15
Ezedon:
Plz where can I do money rituals?

Lol
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Nahunger(m): 11:09pm On Jun 15
jojo1415:
Always take agbo jedi jedi grin


Lol
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by kowalsky: 11:10pm On Jun 15
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1.I learnt html,css and was still at basic js when the laptop was withdrawn from me.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.

Stay on course with programming by hook or by crook.

You can't go wrong with coding. It pays serious cash.

Have a friend who started a dev career after our first degree while I jettisoned back to med school. Dudes in Germany now banging fresh white pussy while I'm here struggling with ASUU strike.

Copy writing. Digital marketing. Data entry and all that stuff might be easier to get into but they don't have the solid career path nor the financial reward that comes with coding.

Struggle to get a laptop that can do the basics right and drown yourself with all the coding tutorials you can find. Stick to this and you'll thank me in 2 years Max.
That's if you're intelligent and smart of course. Coding needs a smart and analytic mind.

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by ShawttySoFyne(f): 11:18pm On Jun 15
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.

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by nheyol(m): 11:23pm On Jun 15
Come and be my apprentice make you dey help me bomb my clients
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by GeneralDae: 11:28pm On Jun 15
delugadou:

I've watched videos on the stuff and I couldn't pick anything.
True the copywriting videos on YouTube are usually too theoretical.
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by NoFap123: 11:29pm On Jun 15
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

Boss, show me the way na.How can I get data entry gig?
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by jimmiedave(m): 11:31pm On Jun 15
Pls any particular coding course in mind?

kowalsky:


Stay on course with programming by hook or by crook.

You can't go wrong with coding. It pays serious cash.

Have a friend who started a dev career after our first degree while I jettisoned back to med school. Dudes in Germany now banging fresh white pussy while I'm here struggling with ASUU strike.

Copy writing. Digital marketing. Data entry and all that stuff might be easier to get into but they don't have the solid career path nor the financial reward that comes with coding.

Struggle to get a laptop that can do the basics right and drown yourself with all the coding tutorials you can find. Stick to this and you'll thank me in 2 years Max.
That's if you're intelligent and smart of course. Coding needs a smart and analytic mind.

Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by donbrowser(m): 11:37pm On Jun 15
delugadou:

I'm of the impression that article writers are professionals in their fields. I'm not a professional in any field

Send a dm. I'm a Freelancer
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by iLegendd: 11:40pm On Jun 15
delugadou:
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

Start by knowing the difference between advice and advise, then come back and I'll guide you.
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by ibk5891(m): 11:40pm On Jun 15
Johnne32:
You can freelance on a lot of platforms like Fiverr, freelancer.com, people per hour e.t.c but I just prefer Upwork because its better organized and managed.

Boss, the upwirk account I open 3 months ago, still no job for me to do till date. What can I do?
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Kingju: 11:56pm On Jun 15
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

Please put me through

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Energyking(m): 12:13am On Jun 16
xalex77c:
I've bought courses, read articles, watched videos on copywriting, it still seem like rocket science. When I see people do it, like the tutors from the udemy course I bought, it looks easy but the moment I try to practice on a blank sheet, BOOM, I go blank. I think copywriters have some sort of ingenious creativity that help them come up with meaningful and endearing words out of thin air to spark readers interest

You have to be creative, yes. But it's not really rocket science. The devil is in the details, as they say. It is practice, practice and practice. And, you have to cultivate the habit of reading books and studying copy samples that pulled in massive sales before. Also you probably do not have a direct mentor to guide you through. If you go at it alone, you won't get anywhere fast.

By the way, what Copywriting courses did you get? Is it free or paid?

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Energyking(m): 12:19am On Jun 16
delugadou:

I've watched videos on the stuff and I couldn't pick anything.

YouTube videos? They won't help you much except tell you what it is, not how it is actually done. That's because every copywriter has a different point of view and manner of approach to writing their copy.

All you'll get in YouTube are the basic, beginner level stuff. You're better off paying for courses by great copywriters that can take you in-depth into the skill. There are many of those depending on what you're looking for
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Ayor93(m): 12:43am On Jun 16
Johnne32:
Learn high paying skills. Skills like
- Copywriting
- Content writing
- Data science and analytics
- Web development and design
- UX writing
- Virtual assistant
- Email marketing
- Social Media management
- Coding
- Graphic design

Become a badass in one or two of these skills, then start offering them as services to clients on Upwork. There's mad money in these skills.

For example, I do content writing in the tech and games niche and I've made a pretty good amount since I started.

Also, some of these skills especially writing do not need a laptop. By just using your smartphones, you can actually earn hundreds of dollars every month.

Good advice. I'm also doing content writing. Submitted many proposals on upwork, none have contacted me. I know my experience might be bogging me down, as its not impressive just yet

What do you advice bro?
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Johnne32(m): 12:49am On Jun 16
jimmiedave:
Pls can one learn any of these online?, if yes which site can I get it pls




First of all, know which one you want to take out time to learn.

For free courses, you may be able to see some on Udemy, Coursera and Youtube. A quick google search will give you some answers.

For a paid course, you can chat me up so that I can refer you to the one I took.
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by pabon(m): 12:51am On Jun 16
iLegendd:


Start by knowing the difference between advice and advise, then come back and I'll guide you.

If this guy says he wants to guide you, thank your stars. You've hit a jackpot!

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Johnne32(m): 12:54am On Jun 16
martinz23:
Hello sir...I studied mathematics
in school without the knowledge of how to code, please I'm interested in learning data science and analytics..how do I go about it. Thanks

I'm also a mathematics graduate. I did a 6 months data science internship last year so I can tell you that the data science/analytics field is very wide. To be able to offer the skills online, you need to be very good in it and that would take you a significant amount of time.

If you are serious, then chat me up on WhatsApp so that I will direct you on how to get free Datacamp subscription for two months so that you can get started with learning. Just my little way of helping smiley
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by AmuEwu: 12:55am On Jun 16
delugadou:
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 an 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

Look for a course you know you can learn and perfect within 60 days. That's the summary of my advice to you.

I could tell you to learn coding or data science or one exotic course, and won't be anywhere near competent in 60 days.

So check yourself and know the skill you already have. Look for a course to develop that skill to competency level, then begin applying for jobs on Upwork.

Yesterday I came across a Nigerian boy on Reddit. He had made $1000 from Upwork as a Tech writer, and writing about chess.

I was surprised because I didn't even know writing about Chess was a thing.

So, just search yourself and look for a skill you can develop. On the long run, you could start learning those other "exotic" skills.

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Johnne32(m): 12:58am On Jun 16
ibk5891:


Boss, the upwirk account I open 3 months ago, still no job for me to do till date. What can I do?

Have a look at my thread:
https://www.nairaland.com/6576612/finding-it-hard-land-first#102164398

If you still need help, then chat me up on WhatsApp.
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Johnne32(m): 1:00am On Jun 16
Ayor93:


Good advice. I'm also doing content writing. Submitted many proposals on upwork, none have contacted me. I know my experience might be bogging me down, as its not impressive just yet

What do you advice bro?

Check this my thread out:

https://www.nairaland.com/6576612/finding-it-hard-land-first#102164398

If you feel its not enough, then feel free to chat me up on WhatsApp and then I can probably give you a free review of your proposals and profile.
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by Johnne32(m): 1:01am On Jun 16
AmuEwu:


Look for a course you know you can learn and perfect within 60 days. That's the summary of my advice to you.

I could tell you to learn coding or data science or one exotic course, and won't be anywhere near competent in 60 days.

So check yourself and know the skill you already have. Look for a course to develop that skill to competency level, then begin applying for jobs on Upwork.

Yesterday I came across a Nigerian boy on Reddit. He had made $1000 from Upwork as a Tech writer, and writing about chess.

I was surprised because I didn't even know writing about Chess was a thing.

So, just search yourself and look for a skill you can develop. On the long run, you could start learning those other "exotic" skills.

I am "the Nigerian boy"..... Lol

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by concho(m): 1:09am On Jun 16
tensazangetsu20:

Yeah but you can also get full time remote jobs online that pay very well.
Talking about remote jobs bro, How do you apply to them from here , LinkedIn or Cold emails ?
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by delugadou(m): 1:16am On Jun 16
iLegendd:


Start by knowing the difference between advice and advise, then come back and I'll guide you.
advice is a noun, while advise is a verb.

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Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by osazsky(m): 1:40am On Jun 16
Ezedon:
Plz where can I do money rituals?
is ur mum still alive I know one samuel in ijebu ode very good at that
Re: Advice An Intending Freelancer by laurenwhite(f): 1:46am On Jun 16
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

please can you shed more light on this
im interested, thanks.

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