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Ola Brown(Orekunrin) @NaijaFlyingDr
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1. If you are currently unemployed why not sell your skills to a global market and create your own personal mini-Andela model? Your new career will require an investment of about N5000 for night internet, but you can easily earn over N100K monthly
2. Freelancer websites like allow you to bid for work from all over the world from your base in Nigeria. There are also indigenous Nigerian versions of these websites. So how to get started?
3. First of all you need to pick a skill that you are going to specialize in and get very, very good at it through teaching yourself online.
4. Top requested skills globally include
a) Digital Marketing
b) Animation
c) Graphic design
d) Content writing
e) Proposal writing
f) Business plan writing
g) Pitch deck creation
h) Virtual Assistant skills…
5. Try to pick something that you will actually enjoy doing!!!
6. Then use online learning to become the very best that you can possibly be at that particular skill. There are hardly any skills that can't be at least partially learned on youtube these days.
7. You can search organically or use my thread on youtube education to point you in the right direction👇
8, After 50-100 hrs of learning: reading articles/researching and practice you can start bidding for low end jobs on sites like and earning an income. As you develop skills and rating you can raise your prices.
9, Here is a blog post that gives additional information about the most requested freelancer skills for 2018…
10. In most countries freelancers make more that employed workers…
11. Once you establish a good clientele base, if you are aggressive and disciplined then this can be done in 6 months. You can change your lifestyle significantly. By this time you can move from renting laptops/using your phone to owing a fairly used laptop
12. Then since your career =your laptop, you can take a few months out to travel as a digital nomad.…
13. By staying in hostels and living frugally, you will find a lot of the Visa free countries on this list… are actually cheaper than living in Lagos/Abuja or PH
And you will have the added advantage of being able to earn in dollars and spend in naira as a freelancer.
15. You don't have to take many expensive courses either. A lot of the skills that are most frequently demanded can be learned on youtube, linkedin, coursera or other free learning platforms. Also through articles online or cheap courses on udemy,com
16. Here are 250 FREE online courses from Ivy League schools. Sign up today. Work at night to take advantage of cheaper data. Or find a cafe/zone that offers free wifi…
17. Whilst you are designing for Ford motors whilst on Safari in Kenya (Visa free) or chilling out in a hostel in Rwanda (also visa free) or on a surfing trip in Senegal (also visa free)
18. Don't forget to save and invest no matter how little you are making…
19. Twenty percent of Fortune 500 companies and other notable companies utilize Upwork to find and engage freelancers, including organizations such as Airbnb, Dropbox, Pfizer and Juniper Networks.…
20. Oxford's research was based on studies of seven Fortune 500 companies and two multinationals that find talent through large online freelance platforms (Other than Samsung, all of the companies were anonymized).
21. The top categories of talent they sourced this way were software development and technology, followed by creative and multimedia; and clerical and data entry.…
24. Just adding some additional resources to help
a) Freelance to win:…
b) 25 in demand skills:
c) How to earn more money freelancing as a beginner:…
25. More information on freelancing in this #thread

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