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Interview with Umeh Gerald Offordile

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Umeh Gerald Offordile, The CEO of OnlineHustle.com.ng, GeraldFord Technologies Ltd, Indian trained IT Expert with CCNA, MCSE, ITIL and CEH Certifications. He is also a freelancer on fiverr.com and a strong advocate for  youths to embrace freelancing as a way to mitigate unemployment and underemployment.

 

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

 

I continue to be very fascinated by the progress that is made in the area of Information technology every day and the emerging technologies. As a child, I have always been interested in this field which is why I did my first degree in Electronics and computer technology and also learnt front end website design on my own. In 2016, after I have worked for a few years, I travelled to India on a study visa where I reinforced my interest in this area and obtained various IT certifications which include CCNA, MCSE, CEH and ITIL. Choosing to work in IT is partly because it is challenging and dynamic

 

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your company?

 

Starting GeraldFord Technologies have exposed me to the need to constantly learn and improve as i am a self taught web developer, the many challenges pushes me to learn even more. OnlineHustle.com.ng have on the other hand have given me an opportunity to transfer what i know to the struggling youths out there on how to make legitimate income online.

My approach is not completely new, In conflict area like Palestine/Gaza Strip, Unemployment was about 43% which was about the highest in the world with about 60% of youths (15-29) unemployed. Mercy Corps built a similar program of training these youths and putting them on international freelancing websites with Payoneer ensuring seamless payment process. After a 2-year period, 54 of these freelancers have earned more than 60,000 US Dollars (21.6million Naira). However, another 160 was influenced by those 54 to start freelancing and they, in turn, earned more than 28,000 USD (10million Naira) in about a year.

Other advantages according to these freelancers include creating self-trust, developing relationships and exposure to other cultures.

 

Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

 

Well, i used to build websites with only HTML with no back end ability, this meant that i had to go and edit HTML codes each time the client needed to make changes.

 

What do you think makes your company stand out? Can you share a story?

 

Precious joined Fiverr after she read my blog and her experience has been mindblowing, I  recently had a chat with her and she made some mind-blowing revelation.She joined Fiverr under my guide and in just about 3 months she had $5000 in revenue on Fiverr alone, her story is filled with so much lesson considering the sense that she quit her job with one of the giant telecommunication company in Nigeria after discovering Fiverr and she recently told me that it was the best decision she made in her life.

 

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

 

Share what you know for free, if you must take a fee, keep it low and you will be empowering a whole generation.

 

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

 

After I discovered Fiverr in July of 2016, immediately I had a feeling that my quest for another trustworthy way on how to make money on the internet is finally over, Ajayi Adebayo had to show me his $4000 united states dollars on Fiverr and then take me to the atm in India to make withdrawals with his Payoneer MasterCard which works anywhere in the world including Nigeria.

That night while doing my independent research, I ran into the story of Allie madison, a teenager who made over $100,000 by just taking pictures of herself and making videos from her phone. This is basically what most Nigerian girls do everyday on Instagram, snapchat and even facebook.

let me say a very big Thank you to Ajayi Adebayo who i came to know fiverr through. Thank you boss, i feel like i went to india just to meet with you.

 

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?  

 

I have trained over 100 youths and i continue to mentor them

 

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?

 

“The internet is the greatest invention of our time”

My business is practically on the internet and sometimes i wonder how difficult life would have been without it

 

What are your “5 things I wish someone told me before I started my company” and why. Please share a story or example for each.

 

  1. I wish i joined fiverr in 2011 when i first heard about it
  2. I wish i had the courage to teach and hold seminars earlier than i did
  3. I wish i didn’t have to wait for the perfect moment to start my business
  4. I wish i had gotten married at 25
  5. I wish i trusted myself more

 

You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement  that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂

 

The Geraldford Foundation. The idea is to travel the length and breath of Nigeria, teach digital skills to every young person, get them on freelancing website and show them how to fish. That way, we would have dealt a perfect blow to the unemployment scourge in our country today.

 

How can our readers follow you on social media?

Instagram.com/onlinehustle

twitter.com/geraldumeh

onlinehustle.com.ng

 

This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for joining us!

 

Anthony Delgado (born February 6, 1986) is an American software developer and internet entrepreneur widely known as a professional hacker in the developer community. Anthony Delgado has won numerous hackathons sponsored by Fortune 500 tech companies like Google, IBM, Intel, Facebook and Microsoft and hosted by organizations including Rutgers University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the AT&T Developer Summit in New York City.

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Inspiring Musical Journey of Nepalese Rap Artist Prakash Neupane

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There are very few people under the age of 21 to do great things and achieve great milestones that many people older than they haven’t achieved yet.

Prakash Neupane is a permanent resident of Kolhapur, Nepal and is 21 years old. He is a popular Nepali RnB singer in his area as well as in many places of Nepal. As he is also a music composer and creates his own new things on the music.  He is not only an rnb singer but also a Rapper, Blogger, Poet, Music Composer and social worker. He has won Tuborg Music Award for the best male debut male singer for his song “Sunana” and has been nominated for OS Music Award. He always looks forward to opening new horizons with his music. He’s already a well-known Rnb/Rap singer and songwriter in his homeland of Nepal. Despite this, the latest song he’s promoting got some type of EDM influence, keeping up with the same level as the current hits on his new Dance-Pop charts.

In his childhood Prakash used to write poem, faiths, gazals, however, he had stopped to write it in 2014.

This eventual transformation from a shy boy to extrovert adolescent also brought mutability in his areas of interest. He soon started to listen to Sugam Pokharel, Narayan Gopal, Nabin K Bhattrai, The Unity, Girish Khatiwada, Manas Ghale and other Nepali singers and rappers that made him appear in different school functions, gatherings, and fetes. Praises received at that time laid the foundation for his musical career.

Prakash spent his entire childhood in Kohalpur in his complete introversion. ‘I was very shy and never showed up on stage until my 7th standard. Slowly, I pushed myself into social gatherings more and started to wander in narrow to wide lanes and pathways of kohalpur. Prakash feels he had nothing besides himself to rely upon, so poetry and eventually songwriting became his main thin dig at something of poems and then poems to Composition of songs and that to gain a piece of rap music and he has more plans for still doing more, giving more at Nepali RnB and hip-hop.

There’s always something which had apprehended him to write the poems to rap. Basically, a rap itself is a branch of slam poetry. It’s an assortment of emotions with words. It was his emotion, feeling and self-awareness that motivate him to perform or write a song. These days he has my entire focus only at rap line even more.

He entered into Nepali music industry with his first single “Aaideuna” which was not so successful but “U Got Me” is his most ambitious project yet, which now has 1 million Youtube views! It’s helped him to gain recognition and success in the Nepali Music industry — fusing the mind of a storyteller and producer together to create a romantic love tale of survival. His latest, Arajakniti, is a political rap song about civil war, the local Panchayat political system, and Nepal’s slow economic progress. He told “Nepal had to deal with a civil war where thousands perished and then it took a decade to pass a new constitution. Those who had access to power became rich and powerful, but the general public remained poor,” he said, referring to the 10-year long civil war in Nepal from 1996 to 2006. “This is why I want to alert the political fraternity through my hip-hop music.” “From “nothing” to “something” and “something” to now again” More than that ” this feeling of self-manual realization and aim of executing something at Nepali music had been his strength.”

He has already released three albums, including 30 songs yet & has done featured with several famous Nepali artists like Girish Khatiwada, Amit Dangol & Jovan Bhuju and international artist like Delon & Marvelous. He is quickly becoming one of the most successful & famed Rappers in Nepal’s growing Hip Hop community.

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This Is Why Your Next Super Car Should Come From Royalty Leasing Group

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Imagine driving the Lamborghini Huracan all year long in 2019, then switching it up for another supercar next year, all without buying either of the cars or parting with a ridiculously large amount of money. That is the definition of having your cake and eating it too for any car enthusiast. Sounds like the perfect fantasy, right? Well, that fantasy can now become a reality thanks to the revolutionary company, Royalty Lease Group, based in Las Vegas, Texas. Royalty Lease Group was founded by Houston Crosta and is set to be the game changer in supercar leasing. The company seeks to disrupt the supercar leasing market. This is why your next supercar should come from the Royalty Leasing group

 

The Royalty Lease Group Super Car Offer

 

The idea of Royalty Lease Group was born when Houston Crosta, discovered that there was an unattended market in the supercar leasing industry. This market comprised of individuals who could afford to lease a supercar based on their yearly income but did not meet the requirements of an ideal candidate for renting a supercar. Two of the most pressing requirements that this market could not meet were presenting a perfect credit score and great comparable car credit. This is because this specific market comprised of supercar enthusiasts who were either international personalities who have not lived in the US long enough to build up their credit or personalities who have all their expenses written off by the employer. So he set out to develop a supercar lease product that would satisfy this market.

Instead of just offering the average 30-day supercar rental option, Crosta decided to develop a 1-year long leasing offer on some high-end supercars. This way his clients could get more value for the money they would spend. He decided he would also offer constant prices that do not vary from client to client based on their credit on the down payment and monthly installments for the supercar leasing product. To top it all of, Crosta decided to counter the 2500 mileage offer on supercars from dealerships and other leasing facilities with a 7500 mileage offer for an entire year. And in 2019, thanks to this great offer, Royalty Lease Group signed their first client for a year-long lease on a supercar.

 

A 5-Minute Application Procedure

 

Royalty lease group staff pride themselves in their top-notch customer service and efficiency when it comes to the services they offer. In remaining true to who they are, they developed a 5-minute supercar lease application procedure to get you ready for your new car. The entire application procedure is carried out online, so you don’t even have to get down to Las Vegas. And in as little as 90 minutes, your application can be approved, processed and your supercar prepared for shipping to wherever you are. To sign up for your year-long supercar lease just log on to https://www.royaltyleasegroup.com. Take your time as you go through the array of supercars available then pick the car of your desire. The next step in the online application process will require you to answer a number of personal questions for the purpose of assessment. Finally, you will be requested to send your bank statements for the past 3 months and that’s it, the application process is done. After that hassle-free process, you will be one step closer to having your dream supercar.

 

The Future for Royalty Lease Group

 

In the first month of offering year-long leases on supercars, Royalty Lease Group has already signed on 4 clients and has 4 of their supercars already on the road. Since 2015, Houston Crosta has helped many car enthusiasts experience driving their dream cars through his car rental company, Royalty Exotic Cars. He now plans to fulfill the dreams of many other car enthusiasts all over America and beyond by offering unbeatable supercar lease offers through his newly established leasing company Royalty Lease Group. Houston Crosta is currently the sole financier of Royalty Lease Group. He is however in the process of seeking to attain equity funding from a hedge fund to enable him to scale his business further. Crosta envisions having at least 100 leased supercars on the road by the end of this year and expanding into Canada in the near future. Royalty Lease Group hopes to make the dreams of many car enthusiasts a reality. Isn’t it time you started living your dream too? Your supercar awaits you at https://www.royaltyleasegroup.com.

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Why Every high-value lawyer is coming to Qamar Zaman for his SEO expertise

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Believe it or not, SEO is more than just publishing content and adding in the necessary keywords to acquire traffic, views, and audiences. 50-yr old Qamar Zaman, a reputable SEO entrepreneur, and SEO Expert has developed a unique way to rank up on major search engines such as Google. A KISS PR story is a system developed for personal and business branding that improves organic SEO signals that Google and other search engines love. Qamar developed this system 10 years ago and has perfected results with over 28,000 plus cases studies. This is arguably Qamar’s greatest work.

When it comes to showing clients how it’s done, look no further than Qamar’s Story. The predictable system has allowed the entrepreneur to wow clients, including high-profile lawyers in New York City!

Check out the details below.

How Qamar Zaman Ventured Into Providing SEO For Law Firms

Qamarstarted things out with a can-do approach when it comes to providing SEO services in the form of Stories. He SAAS based system creates and a team of a digital marketing team deploys a cloud-hosted story newsroom which is then used for the brand to get results. The types of clients who have used this storytelling system have been used by lawyers, professional firms and small to large corporations.  More often than not, the content Qamar system creates achieves large media personal and business branding and getting Page 1 Google Results.

Qamar’s work ethic and processes have set him and his partner apart from all the other content companies who work to optimize a brand’s content through SEO. Intent-based branding and identifying the market’s pain and addressing that pain is essential as it makes you more unique and valuable.

The Story System

Qamar’s Story system is designed to provide maximum branding and intent-based SEO services for all clients. There’s zero blackhat strategy, link spamming and keyword stuffing. At its core, the Story was built from the ground up and started when Qamar worked part-time in order to afford a small office without any windows.

It’s part of what makes Story so successful in bringing visitors, customers, and audiences to the business’ website and online platforms. A story is organic and focuses on bringing brands closer to the audience, therefore making them more relatable. There’s no content strategy or marketing methods that could bring a detrimental effect to SEO. As such, Google and other major search engines recognize it and put it on top of the search rankings.

 

Why High-Value Lawyers Choose Story

Qamar Zaman recalled a time when they were called to do SEO work for a high-profile law firm in New York. Before a meeting, the entrepreneur published a Story for the client via a predictable system. As Qamar and his partner were discussing things with the lawyer, the secretary came in and stated that the New York Firefighter’s Association wanted the lawyer to help them with their case. The association did an online search and was so impressed with what they saw that they wanted the lawyer to take care of their biggest case yet.

The New York lawyer hired Qamar on the spot and offered a six-figure deal for his Story and SEO marketing services. It was the first of many high-value professional attorneys who would seek the Story platform and what it could offer. This kind of workmanship, foresight, and attention to detail propelled Qamar to the top of the SEO game and things only got better from there.

Perfecting The Craft

Qamar recalls how Story made them desirable as an SEO company and how other SEO firms didn’t like what they were doing because of all the business they received as a result. But the entrepreneur didn’t allow that to faze him- in fact, Qamar worked to further develop and perfect Story as a top predictable system that can provide excellent SEO results give companies a solid online presence.

Furthermore, Qamar states that one of the reasons why big law firms love his way of doing SEO is because he is selective, dedicated and always exceed results and expectations. The entrepreneur chooses the next project, applies his expertise and the Story system and follows through for complete success. Law firms experience the best outcome and get their much-needed online exposure to acquiring lucrative contracts and client deals.

Qamar Zaman is a visionary in his chosen field and knows how to attract businesses, including high-value clients such as law firms and major organizations. His Story system is a prime example of hard work, dedication and thinking differently than his competitors. SEO can be achieved in many ways, and sometimes all you need is a step back to gain a higher perspective. Today, Qamar is earning upwards of six figures per project, thanks to his predictable system and never-give-up attitude.

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