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How To Make Over $1000 Per Month Selling Simple Kindle Ebooks!

Published July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized - 35 Comments

Hey everyone,

My name is Patrick, and I am a webpreneur who also loves empowering other people to take advantage of the the many money-making opportunities offered by the internet.

Up until now, the only ways marketed where people could make money online in Kenya have been cheap article writing jobs, transcribing, academic writing and other referral jobs… but what happens when you stop working on these jobs?

You go broke. Right?

What if I could show you how you can invest your skills and passion on a business that will earn you royalties of up to $1000 per month without having to sell your soul to the devil?

What if I can show you how you can only work once and reap the fruits of your hard work for the rest of your life?

That is what I have set to do with the Kindle Bestsellers Program.

What is the Kindle Bestsellers Program

KIndle-Bestsellers-Music-BoxAs of this moment, The Kindle Bestsellers Program is the best make money online ecourse available in Kenya. It teaches you how to take control of your own finances by investing in Kindle ebooks.  The program shows you how to invest in simple Kindle ebooks that pay you up to 70% royalties on every sale for life.

No, this is not a referral kind of thing. You write your book, hit publish and wait for over 300 million people who shop in Amazon to buy your book! It is simply awesome.

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What If You Cannot Write

I have got you covered. You can get your book written for next to nothing by excellent freelancers throughout the world. I will show you how you can hire them cheaply to create ebooks and ebook cover designs for you.

This program is for everyone who likes to make money passively. Think about it. Creating products that give you royalties is the way to go. Think about the generous amounts that Kenyan Musicians are making through their music royalties.

Here is the truth about jobs that pay you in royalties. They are similar to investing in real estate property. The only difference is that you do not have to have millions of shillings to construct high rise buildings. Simply write ebooks using my simple method, place them online, and make money for the rest of your life. You will be crazy not to follow this one through.

To register for the Kindle Bestsellers Program, send 1,500/= to 0710251380 and start creating a consistent monthly income of over $1000 now! You can also pay online by sending your $20.00 to Paypal or Skrill address [email protected]

For further enquiries, fill the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


7 Clear Signs That You Are Not Cut Out to Be a Fulltime Freelancer

Published December 18, 2013 in Freelance Tips - 0 Comments
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I finally quit my daytime job to work full time as a freelance writer. The decision to quit my job was neither prompt nor easy. So, I was a little taken aback when my friends started calling to ask how I managed to do it.

“I also want to do full time freelancing,” the calls went.

Here is the thing. You can’t just quit your job and throw all your eggs into the basket labeled freelancer. It is suicidal and maniac. Before you consider leaving your daytime job to work at home, you need to analyze whether you are clearly cut out to be a freelancer.

My Journey to Becoming a Top Freelancer in Kenya

I used to hold a formal 8-5 job which came with all bells and whistles attached. I had perks, allowances, promotions, 30 days of paid annual leave and free workshops and seminars that built on my preexisting knowledge. These were great opportunities to not only network with my peers but to also meet beautiful people in the corporate world!

However, even with all these strings attached, I used to feel kind of caged by my daytime job. I craved for freedom.

I realized that I am a made to be a freelancer. I like doing what I want to do without anybody laying demands on me or my time.

This realization had me thinking of ways that I could use to free myself from formal employment. I initially thought of saving enough money or borrowing a loan to start a kiosk. Then came that day when Timothy suggested that I should try selling my services as a freelance writer in oDesk. I immediately became receptive to the idea.

Just think about it. Being a freelancer is associated with being free to work when you actually feel like working and from wherever you want to work from.

You can literally take your job with you on your next holiday vacation to Kisauni.

You do not have to work for 8 long hours every day.

All this sounds spectacular, except that it is not.

From a very long personal experience, freelancers work more hours than people in formal employment. This is what happens once you quit your job.

While you used to have only one boss in your formal job, you now have several of them, only that you refer to them as clients. Every one of them can have their eccentric whimsical expectations that can drive you to the brink of insanity if you are not careful enough.

Online freelance jobs also strip you off some benefits that you used to enjoy. None of them comes with medical insurances or paid annual vacation days. Your new bosses are less concerned whether you are getting job satisfaction! Some won’t even bother to pay you after all the struggle you have gone through to give them pitch-perfect work.

It is important that as you work towards establishing your freelance career, you take care that you are not stuck in a rat-race. The ultimate goal of freelancing should be to make it a business, not an employment. Otherwise you will easily burn out and wish for those days that you used to be strapped on your swivel leather chair in the office.

Are You Cut Out to Be a Full time Freelancer?

I do not mean to scare you. It is important that you follow your passion. But is is also important that you do so from a logical point of approach. Here are some 7 indicators that you might not be ready to become a full time freelancer.

1.        You do not work very well when you are left alone

Are you the type of person who is usually being prompted to complete projects at your workplace? Are you able to tell when a project is perfectly done or do you depend on your colleagues and supervisor to give you feedback?

If you are this type of person, you might find it exceedingly difficult to survive as a full time freelancer.

As a freelance, you will be called upon to be independent. There is no client who has the time to plod you along. You will decide when a project is sufficiently done.

2.          You give up easily

Sadly, many freelancers in Kenya get into freelancing because they think it is an easier alternative to finding jobs in the brick and mortar industry. The truth is that applying for online jobs in Kenya calls for even more patience that applying for formal employment. The freelancing success stories that you hear are usually from freelancers who persevered.

If you are the type of person who quits after the very first obstacles, full time freelancing is probably not your cup of tea.

3.         Your have poor management skills

Time management is an important component of your freelancing career. If your time management skills are poor, you need to work on them before you consider a career as a full time freelancer. Proper time management  is especially important to new freelancers who might not have the resources to form a team.

4.        You don’t take criticism easily

The freelance world is full of different types of clients. Some are understanding and easy to work with. They will support you and encourage the growth of your skills. You might even find a friend among such clients.

Others are not that easy to please. You will have to learn how to work with such clients. If you don’t take easily to criticism, you will face a lot of difficulties if you major into full time freelancing.

5.       You are not willing to charge what you are worth

A lot of freelancers in Kenya are gravely underpaid. Unfortunately, most of them ‘want’ it that way. As a full time freelancer, it is important that your charges be reasonable. Charge too high and your risk scaring off the clients. Charge too little and you won’t be able to pay the bills.

It is important that you charge a healthy market rate for your services.


5 Clear Signs That Clients are Taking Advantage of You

Published December 15, 2013 in Freelance Tips - 1 Comment

If you have spent some considerable time looking for freelance jobs online, I am pretty sure you have heard of freelancing platforms such as, Elance, Odesk and Fiverr.

These are websites that connect job seekers with employers. Most of these sites are free to join, and attract freelancers from all over the world. You can literally open an account in one of them and start earning a small fee instantly. The best thing about these sites is that as long as you are skilled in a particular field, it will be very difficult to not find an online job.

A lot of Kenyans use oDesk and Elance to make money online. The best Kenyan freelancers earn an upwards of $100 per day from these websites.

It sounds like the best deal of the year, doesn’t it? It tempts you to go there and open an account. Please go ahead. But before you actually head over there, you may need to examine some few things.

A lot of employers love these sites because they can get work on the cheap from very talented Kenyan freelancers.

I am not saying that folks making money from these websites are unhappy. To the contrary, most of them are extremely happy to be ‘making money online’. But think about it. I will contract you to make me a logo in Fiverr for about $5 (approximately 400 shillings). I will then sell the same logo to my client in River Road for around 1,500/= cash money!

5 Signs That You Are Charging Low for Your Freelance Services

online jobs in KenyaHere are five sad signs that you are selling your freelance services very cheaply:

1.             You are having a hard time paying your bills

If you are always late to pay your house rent, if you are constantly worrying whether you will make enough money to pay the electricity bill and buy internet bundles, you need to reevaluate your freelance rates. The fee you charge should be enough to foot these bills. If it is not, it is probably the high time you sought for formal employment where you can expect a fat paycheck at the end of the month.

2.            You do not have any free time aka You are married to your computer

Many freelancers in Kenya quit their daytime jobs because they want more flexible hours. It is the reason why I quit mine, and truthfully speaking, a freelance career should afford you a lot of flexible hours.

However, if you are finding yourself constantly tied to your desk, furiously banging on the keyboard, you should reconsider your rates. Only a freelancer who is underpaid would spend hours tied to their job.

3.          You are Juggling Between a 101 Incomplete Projects

If you are dividing your time between so many projects that you are unable to handle them and clients are always on your neck, it is either because you are being underpaid or you are greedy. If it is greed (or ambition), try to handle it in a sophisticated manner. Start your own freelance agency. Have freelancers work for you.

4.         You do not enjoy what you do

No matter what everyone else says, I believe that if you are constantly looking for the next exit strategy from your freelancing career, it is because you are being underpaid. Who else wants to quit a job that is paying them handsomely and that is allowing them all the flexibility they need?

5.       You are not making progress in your life

Your freelance jobs career is supposed to advance your life, your skills and your knowledge. If you are stagnated, it is time to rething things. Get clients who are offering jobs that actually develop you. It is the same case with the brick-and-mortar world. Would you stay in a job that had little chances of career growth and promotions?

I hope you see my point. Before you rush over to or Fiverr and offer to do work for 5 bucks, you may want to check whether there is something else you can do that will give you better returns on your time and energy. If you would like to transform the rates you are currently commanding, download my free guide on how to write better freelance job proposals.

How to REALLY Make Money With Online Freelance Writing Jobs in Kenya

Published October 27, 2013 in Freelance Tips - 28 Comments
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If you are thinking about becoming a freelance writer in Kenya, you came to the very right place. I am currently providing training to all aspiring freelance writers in Kenya. At only 1500/=, I will teach you how to find the best places for freelance writing jobs, open accounts and apply for jobs that will pay you a consistent income for as long as you want.

Why Me?

  1. I am an accomplished freelance writer in several freelance marketplaces
  2. I have the most pocket-friendly prices for freelance writing training in Kenya
  3. I can show you much more than freelance writing. I will open a whole new world of making money online that you never even knew existed

I strongly believe that freelancing is where the money is. However, I also believe that not everybody is cut out to be a freelancer. Before you go out shouting that freelance work in Kenya is such a sad venture, you should take a personal analysis to find out whether you are cut out to be a freelancer.

I only provide training to persons who are ready to overcome their odds and who believe that they can be the best in whatever they lay hands on. Are such kind of a person, contact me right now on 0710251380, and I will give you an irresistible freelance writing training package.

Top 5 Websites to Find Freelance Writing Jobs in Kenya

There many websites that allow you to register (either for free or at a fee) and start working online in Kenya. Here are a few of them:

  1. Elance

Elance is by far the most professional freelance marketplace where you can find online writing jobs.

It is free to register and apply for freelance writing jobs with an Elance account.

However, you will be charged 8.5% on every milestone payment you receive from your clients.

Once you have registered for an Elance account, you can begin bidding for writing jobs. If a client likes your bid/application, they hire your for the writing task and deposit money in an Escrow account.

When you complete the task, the client will release the money held in Escrow into your account.

2.        oDesk

oDesk works in a similar way as Elance. In fact, the two companies entered into a merger agreement on December 2013.

Opening an oDesk account is completely free. Once you have opened your account, you will need to start applying for freelance writing jobs.

Clients can hire you on an hourly of fixed price jobs. While working on the hourly jobs, remember to download the oDesk Team Application and keep it running for the duration that you will be working. This is the only way to guarantee that you are paid for the hours worked.

The more hours you are able to log on oDesk, the more the higher chances you have of getting hired by clients.

There are two other important things that you need to have in order to increase your chances of getting hired  by clients on oDesk:

  • Upload a few portfolio items on your profile
  • Do and pass tests that pertain to your chosen field of freelance work.

3.                         Freelancer

Freelancer is one of the oldest marketplaces for freelance writers in Kenya.

Although some freelance writers are able to build strong writing careers on the platform, I personally tend to look down upon the it. It is littered with scammers and low-paying clients.

If you are just starting out, and you would like to test the waters, Freelancer is probably the best place to start.

To ensure that you do not fall prey to the scammers on the platform, never attempt to do a job if a client has not funded milestones.

4.          iWriter

There is so much to be said about iWriter, including the fact that it is one of the most awesome places for freelance writers in Kenya to find simple freelance writing jobs without competing with other native-English writers and low-balling Indians.

Before you behead me for calling it one of the best places for freelance writing jobs, let me be straightforward. iWriter has some of the most demeaning rates for professional writers.

The pay however increases as you rise among the ranks. If you can survive the measly pay for a month or so, you will find that soon enough, you are earning top bucks for your talent.

 5.         Fiverr

I have extensively written about Fiverr gigs here, and I still believe it is one of the most awesome places to get freelance writing jobs in Kenya without all the hassle.

What happens in Fiverr is that you list your services (referred as gigs) on the websites. Clients come looking for gigs on the platform, and if your gig catches their attention, they place an order, deposit the cash in your account, and you get to work.

Every freelance writer that I know of has his/her favorites among the many websites, and what works for one writer may not necessarily work out for you. I therefore advise that you try each one of these freelance writing platforms and stick to the one that seems to be working in your favor.

Becoming an Exceptional Freelance Writer

Here is my own exclusive compilation of the ABCD’s of making good money while doing freelance writing jobs in Kenya.

  1. A is for Accounts– where you open freelance job seeker accounts matters a lot. Some platforms are so shady and I would advise you to stay clear of them. Odesk and Elance on the other hand have a good reputation, which is a good thing. I am personally big in Elance and I constantly have jobs open for freelance writers in Kenya. If you have not yet done so, head over to Elance, open an account, make sure your profile is complete then come back here and use the contact us form to tell me you want a freelance writing job. You can also send me an email at [email protected] with your Elance account details and the type of freelance writing job you want.
  2. B is for Believe. Trust me, without faith you are bound to fail time and over again. You need to strongly believe that there is money in freelancing for you to get over the many rejections that will be slapped on your face. You need faith to start working with clients, some of whom will insist that they can only pay you at the end of the month. To build up your faith and desire to succeed, I would recommend you read Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich ebook.
  3. C is for Compete– I have seen a lot of freelance writers in Kenya, who because they spend their time locked up in their houses raking in quick money from freelance writing,  believe that the world is all theirs for the taking. They literally stopped learning the moment they got their first freelance writing job. That’s the wrong mentality. You are in an industry that is dominated by more than 100 million people! You need to constantly find ways of improving your freelance writing career and taking it to the next step in order to remain relevant to the market. This includes marketing yourself to the relevant clients.
  4. D is for Delimit– if I had somebody to tell me what I am telling you right now, I would have avoided some silly mistakes I committed as I started on path to freelance writing. Get out there with limits on what you can and cannot do, what type of clients you wish to work for, what amounts you can accept and what would sound like an insult. More importantly limit the type of writing jobs you apply for. The idea of limiting yourself to a particular niche sounds scary to many freelance writers, but it does pay off at the end. I personally handle press releases and app reviews and I have made myself an expert in those particular fields.
  5. E is for Educate and Encourage– you have finally made it to the clime of your career. You have a set of good clients and the jobs and the money are pouring in. don’t lock yourself in. let the world know how hard it was getting to the top. Someone somewhere is in need of your encouragement. Start a blog, start a Facebook Page. Reach out to them and let them know that there is hope at the end of the tunnel.

5 Types of Freelance Writing Jobs You Should Never Touch

Published October 26, 2013 in Freelance Tips - 8 Comments
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If there was an easy way of finding freelance writing jobs in Kenya, I am sure I would be a millionaire by now. Unfortunately, there is no easy way of finding great freelance writing jobs. You either have to dig your nails in the dirt or dig your hands in the dirt. You have to shift through the dirt and the murk until you find one that can pay for the expensive Safaricom broadband and the electricity from Kenya Power that is down most time than the undergarment of that loose girl in your campus. So instead of trying to point you to where you will find great freelance writing jobs in Kenya, I will tell you what to avoid.

The type of freelance writing jobs you should avoid

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  • Writing jobs posted by Indians with exemplary bad English

We call them farmers in elance and they are trouble multiplied by trouble added to trouble minus a good paycheck. They are unfortunately the ones who seem to dominate the freelance writing industry. They win jobs from clients and subcontract them at an all time low wage. Apart from the wage, this is also the guy that will want you to churn at least 10 ‘articals’ of 500 wads daily! That ensures that most of the time your hands are full. You never get an opportunity to explore out there and find that there are clients who pay what you are getting paid to produce one article. Need I tell you what working for content mills will do to your muse?

  • Jobs posted in Freelancer

I am not saying that there are no good paying jobs in Freelancer posted by equally good clients. They are there but unfortunately the murk seems to cover them somewhere close to oblivion. No respectable freelance writer is in Freelancer. Just ask those ones close to you.

  • Freelance Writing Jobs Posted on OLX

I have nothing against OLX. I love OLX and what it is doing to help fellows sell and buy goods cheaply, and that is what the person posting his freelance writing job in OLX expects to find. Cheap labor for his lucrative freelance writing business. If I were you, I would stick to the more respectable and world-renown job boards and avoid OLX like it was the plague.

  • Jobs with vague descriptions

We have so far eliminated much of the murk. You are not applying for those freelance writing jobs on OLX which are a good waste of time. You are not trying to land the job of your dreams on Freelancer and you are not going anywhere near sniffing distance of shady writing jobs posted by *sstight Indians. Give yourself a pat on the back and read on.

Elance and odesk are where the good jobs live. This does not mean there are no schmuck clients who want to suck the juice out of you for nothing. The good news with these two major freelance writing websites is that you will know a bad client from their job descriptions. If it sounds vague, it probably is and the client is probably troublesome too.

  • SEO Writing Jobs

I will only touch a job posting describing itself as ‘SEO articles’ when I believe that my writing talent has completely fizzled out. I hate the feel of the phrase. It implies that I am writing for the Google bots, Penguins, Pandas and the latest Google Hummingbird. No sir, I am not yet ready to start writing for inanimate objects. Not surprisingly, SEO articles always attract the most schmuck clients and the low quality writers.