Being a Naive African child I never knew I can make it this big :)

by mashaa
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I love article writing. This is why I do it for money. Apart from that I am so much into internet marketing and every other day am thinking of how to upgrade my internet skill. Within two years I have been able to put up two blogs which I am very proud of.


I am turning 20 this year. A 20 year in my country is very young This is the time that you should be doing your college! You are still under your parents custody and everyone else still calls you a kid......



You can be assured of getting through education by 25 and get to work. Then have a stable (income/life) and probably get married in your late 20's or early 30's. Well this is Africa


There is one thing that I am very proud of. THE WARRIOR FORUM. I have been able to start up my own outsourcing company from here. It has now been running for the last four months. I have never worked anywhere else and I have also not run any other company so you can guess that this was a real challenge to me in the first months. I remember how tough it was with my first client and I eventually lost him.


Today I am not only proud of the little success I have attained but also of the many lives I am changing. Last year alone I was able to get four jobless youths and give them jobs. With only three computers and my laptop we were able to produce twenty articles daily (around 10,000 words).


This year I have added three more into the working team. Making it a total of seven employees! It may seem a small number for what I am calling a "company" but trust me I am so happy to see people making a living from it. This is a great achievement in my hunger stricken country putting in mind that this is all being done by a college student J


I have a few challenges one of them being that I cannot withdraw money from paypal.


The other is that I don't get consistent jobs. At times I have to operate under capacity and hence end up making big loses. Anyway this happens with every business.


The greatest of all challenges is that most people still think that Africans are primitive. The moment I mention that I am African they just vanish to nowhere. The truth is that if we are given a chance we can do better and greater things.
All in all I am not seeking for pity only wanted to share my success story and encourage everyone on this forum.


This year I want to give it a better shot and try more ways among them being creating websites.........



I ENJOY BEING FORUM AND IT HAS CHANGED MA LIFE
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  • Profile picture of the author infomaniacs
    Great post! Anyone can do anything if they put their mind to it. Granted, it is more challenging for those who don't have easy access to the same resources that many of us take for granted, but you have proven that where there is a will, there is a way. Good on you, you should be very proud of yourself
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    Originally Posted by mashaa View Post

    I am turning 20 this year. A 20 year in my country is very young



    You can be assured of getting through education by 25 and get to work. Then have a stable (income/life) and probably get married in your late 20's or early 30's. Well this is Africa
    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that's how things work in Europe too.

    Anyway, congrats with your achievement!
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    Hi Mashaa,
    Nice story..U r doing great....I m from India btw...
    Africaans can really do well...They do real well in sports.....I like the Cameroon soccer team and Walsh is my fav. cricket bowler.(W.Indies).

    Thnx
    TC
    Btw from which country r u from?
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    • Profile picture of the author Larquini
      NIce post mate, very inspiring. Sounds like you're doing great and not afraid of some hard work.
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  • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
    Inspirational story, Mashaa. It just shows that anybody anywhere can succeed at making money on the internet if they put enough effort, hard work and thought into it. It's great that you are helping out others in your country too. I strongly believe the internet can play a huge role in providing employment to people in developing countries in Asia and Africa. Great job!
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  • Profile picture of the author wfhblueprints
    Great Post Mashaa!

    It shows that anyone can make progress if they are determined and passionate enough to do so!

    Keep it up buddy!

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Mantasmo
    Doesn't really matter where you're from. Hard work, motivation, focus and a lot of common sense is what it takes.

    Congrats on your success!
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    • Profile picture of the author moosag
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      Awesome story dude. Greetings from Johannesburg, South Africa.
      Nothing is impossible with the right dedication and determination.

      I've been doing IM for years now and have run into the same problems as you. Granted SA is not that much hunger stricken, it was still a challenge to make things happen. But alas with the right attitude and perseverance you can achieve anything.

      Thanks for sharing your story. Was great to read. Wishing you all the best of success and profits in the future
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      • Profile picture of the author mashaa
        Thanks for this post........It is encouraging to here that I have Afracan brothers who have equally made it big in this forum......

        I am from the eastern part of Africa
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    • Profile picture of the author Torreylee
      Originally Posted by bnetwork View Post

      Doesn't really matter where you're from. Hard work, motivation, focus and a lot of common sense is what it takes.

      Congrats on your success!
      This^

      Congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gerard Mohamed
    Very encouraging and coming from the southern part of the African Continent myself, I really admire your resolve and tenacity. Keep the spirits up as your actions can inspire many other people irrespective of whether they are young or old.
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    Originally Posted by mashaa View Post

    I love article writing. This is why I do it for money. Apart from that I am so much into internet marketing and every other day am thinking of how to upgrade my internet skill. Within two years I have been able to put up two blogs which I am very proud of.


    I am turning 20 this year. A 20 year in my country is very young This is the time that you should be doing your college! You are still under your parents custody and everyone else still calls you a kid......



    You can be assured of getting through education by 25 and get to work. Then have a stable (income/life) and probably get married in your late 20's or early 30's. Well this is Africa


    There is one thing that I am very proud of. THE WARRIOR FORUM. I have been able to start up my own outsourcing company from here. It has now been running for the last four months. I have never worked anywhere else and I have also not run any other company so you can guess that this was a real challenge to me in the first months. I remember how tough it was with my first client and I eventually lost him.

    The greatest of all challenges is that most people still think that Africans are primitive. The moment I mention that I am African they just vanish to nowhere. The truth is that if we are given a chance we can do better and greater things.
    All in all I am not seeking for pity only wanted to share my success story and encourage everyone on this forum.
    Bravo! I commend you for this. Keep it up.

    You have helped your countrymen and your employers as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author suxes2005
    Keep it up man. which African country are you from?
    I'm a Nigerian
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    • Profile picture of the author mashaa
      Originally Posted by suxes2005 View Post

      Keep it up man. which African country are you from?
      I'm a Nigerian
      Am from East Africa
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  • Profile picture of the author jideofor
    Mashaa, I am so proud of you. This is just the beginning. There are more to come. We are African!
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    • Profile picture of the author mashaa
      Originally Posted by jideofor View Post

      Mashaa, I am so proud of you. This is just the beginning. There are more to come. We are African!
      Yes we have to make change and bring hope where there was no hope
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  • Profile picture of the author Invert Planet
    Nice site also.. Have you tried the warrior for hire section? It would be interesting to see what the rates are.

    I currently am outsourcing articles on Freelancer. The pay is very low but they are trivial little articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author mashaa
      Originally Posted by Invert Planet View Post

      Nice site also.. Have you tried the warrior for hire section? It would be interesting to see what the rates are.

      I currently am outsourcing articles on Freelancer. The pay is very low but they are trivial little articles.
      I am still working on the site. There is so much that should be done on it. My hope is that I will be done it will be fully operational by the end of this month. This is a powerful marketing tool that I need!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dimitris
    hey friend, you have done a great job, and you are up to do a much bigger.

    I'll might need a writer in future, so am adding you as friend just to keep in touch with you.

    good luck with your business,
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    • Profile picture of the author mashaa
      Originally Posted by Dimitris View Post

      hey friend, you have done a great job, and you are up to do a much bigger.

      I'll might need a writer in future, so am adding you as friend just to keep in touch with you.

      good luck with your business,
      Hey friend thanks for that...
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  • Profile picture of the author cbnet
    Very inspiring. You have got a good beginning & sound foundation. My good wishes are with you.

    Well done..........
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  • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
    Originally Posted by mashaa View Post

    The moment I mention that I am African they just vanish to nowhere.
    Don't tell people that you are African, unless they ask. I don't tell any of my clients where I live, unless they ask me. Be judged by the quality of your work, not by the place where you live.

    Good luck for the future, though. You seem to be well on your way to a successful career!

    John.
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    • Profile picture of the author mashaa
      Originally Posted by John Coutts View Post

      Don't tell people that you are African, unless they ask. I don't tell any of my clients where I live, unless they ask me. Be judged by the quality of your work, not by the place where you live.

      Good luck for the future, though. You seem to be well on your way to a successful career!

      John.



      I always do that but in some cases there are those who may insist.
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  • Profile picture of the author akazzz
    Keep up the good work and don't forget to motivate your employees or your partners

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    • Profile picture of the author mashaa
      Originally Posted by akazzz View Post

      Keep up the good work and don't forget to motivate your employees or your partners


      That is the thing that keeps me moving...... Motivation is our daily bread
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  • Profile picture of the author Diice
    This is really motivating, well done!
    Its nice to see someone working so hard to create a better lifestyle for themself and the people around them.

    I am a little confused though, what do you mean by outsourceing company? Do you outsource projects to other companies and take profits or do you actually do the outsourcing yourself?

    Thanks,
    -Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author mashaa
      Originally Posted by mickylee7 View Post

      This is really motivating, well done!
      Its nice to see someone working so hard to create a better lifestyle for themself and the people around them.

      I am a little confused though, what do you mean by outsourceing company? Do you outsource projects to other companies and take profits or do you actually do the outsourcing yourself?

      Thanks,
      -Michael
      oooops sorry...... It is other people who outsource from me
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  • Profile picture of the author HairyPoppins
    The internet has just opened up so many doors it's not even comprehensible. People can do things from places that were not possible before everyone went online. It's so inspirational to see someone succeed from a place that isn't necessarily thought of as prosperous. Good luck to you sir, I wish you nothing but success and prosperity.
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  • Profile picture of the author mge
    Thank you for sharing your inspirational story!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammed Hammad2
    Great story

    Greetings from Egypt
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  • Profile picture of the author eman1
    Great post, Mashaa! It just shows that anyone anywhere can be successful at online marketing if they put forth consistent effort. I believe the internet can play a major part in providing income to people in developing countries. Great work!
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  • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel Sopitan
    Great post, Mashaa!
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  • Profile picture of the author mashaa
    After such a break I am now back to business
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    • Profile picture of the author MMonroe6
      Very cool Mashaa. I am working on a book with a family from Eritrea and they are amazing. I totally agree with you that if you (and others from Africa) are given a chance you'll do great things. I am constantly amazed with the family I am working with because they are so positive and hopeful despite being in a terrible situation. Best of luck to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author kolled
    Well done Mashaa. With your courage, Am sure you'll keep your head high and achieve great things. Just keep plugging away and making things happen. Wish you the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    Well done! You're an inspiration to everyone!
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    Good Job Mashaa! Keep working hard and perservering
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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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  • Profile picture of the author DaZapper12
    Great job Mashaa! I recommend you build an email list and maybe outsource driving traffic to your squeeze pages with everything and anything you can think of! articles being one!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohit Anand
    I've rarely promoted my services in my home-country. Not because here businesses are reluctant to spend. But because small businesses here are mostly run by families. You need to meet and convince literally the whole family to close the deal.

    In my early days I tried hard to go for local businesses. Met a gynecologist who forwarded my proposal to her son studying in a medical school. He replied to my query after one month and the follow up e-mail after another 15 days. Similar thing happened with a jeweler whose son approved the deal after returning from honeymoon. A politician wanted me to work on his website only if I met his youth party members in his office for 1 month or so to understand the work culture of his political party. lol

    The main issue is that the old guys at helm are technologically challenged here.

    Internet is wonderful indeed; 90% of my business come from abroad now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Heart Cardio
    that is awesome. It is always nice to hear success stories of others.
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  • Profile picture of the author aZapX
    I applaud you, you sure are a inspiration among some people here.

    Keep the good work up.
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    Congrats on your success. I wish you the best
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    Both my parents were born in East Africa and two of my dad's sisters still live there (one in SA and one in Kenya).

    I've been to Africa several times and I personally think it's misrepresented in the media. Yes, there is poverty but there is more to the continent then water droughts and starving kids with swollen bellies and flies buzzing around their mouths.

    There is serious wealth in Africa - I've seen it. Where there is opportunity, there is money. Doesn't matter where you live...
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