Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Introduction to Global Affiliate Marketing: for Nigerians

May be you have heard about affiliate marketing severally and, although some people may have offered to teach you the subject for a FEE, I'll teach you for FREE (The letter 'R' makes all the difference).
I want to tell you that affiliate marketing is a money spiner if only you can relax to learn the ropes. Apart from what affiliate marketers in other countries are expected to know about the subject, as a Nigerian, you need far more knowledge as a result of the peculiarity of our country. For instance, the affiliate marketing industry - like any other industry both online and offline - is made up of the good, the bad and the ugly. Every other affiliate marketer is supposed to be able to separate the seed from the chaff. But, in addition to this, a Nigerian would-be affiliate marketer should also know which of the good affiliate networks that accept Nigerians and on what condition. And there are more peculiarities like this that distinguish our country from others in the burgeoning industry.
Don't be scared though. It's easier than you might think. I'm only saying this to get you prepared. But remember this ancient law: to achieve what others will not achieve, be ready to do what others wouldn't do - go an extra mile. Why? If anyone could just wave a hand and have it, then why should anyone be distinguished by having it? Now, the only price you will pay me here is... ATTENTION. Many can't pay this; I hope you know. Don't pay money. Only pay attention for now with patience and diligence as I take you by the hand from one step to another: from the very start to where you have your money physically in your hands. So let's start:
Affiliate Marketing: What kind of Animal is this?
Affiliate marketing is just the good old 'commission sales' made virtual and automated online. It may otherwise be called affiliate program. Commission sales have always been one of the most popular ways for a poor person to break away from the stranglehold of poverty since it involves earning by selling other people's products. But while, in the old form, it involved leg walk from place to place, now all it involves is to be online and develop a means of reaching a mass audience. And, although people use all sorts of tricks to reach a wide audience, the only way that pays long term and stable dividend, is to build real reputation across the web world. Is that not what happens even offline?
How Much Can You Get Paid In Affiliate Marketing?
How Much You Get Paid depends on the product(s) you are promoting, the amount of the commission attached to it and the rate of sales you generate. For instance, if you promote a heavy machinery that sells for fifteen million dollars (USD15,000,000) at 5% commission rate (that is, USD750,000 per sale) and you generate only two sales per month, you get paid USD1.5million. But, it's easier to generate larger sales with more affordable products like a food supplement that sells for USD50 at 50% commission (that is USD25) and you could generate 3000 sales per month. That makes you USD75,000 per month. So, you could make far more sales at far larger percentage commission and yet, you have far less money. So, it's not just about rushing to pick a product to promote. You've got to do a lot of calculations. We'll come to this as time goes on.

How Affiliate Programs Work Generally
The central point of every affiliate program is a type of company called an affiliate network. This is where those who have marketable products (the advertisers) and those who are willing to promote those products for a commission (the affiliates or the publishers) meet. Affiliate networks are similar to employment agencies that bring together those seeking services (the employers) and those offering services for sale (the job seekers). Indeed, affiliate networks are a kind of employment agencies where unnecessary bureaucracies have been done away with.

Once an affiliate network has provided the meeting platform, both advertisers and affiliates can create accounts for themselves. The advertisers would make the products available either physically or virtually to the affiliate network. They reach an agreement concerning such matters as the price, the affiliate network's fees, the commission payable to affiliates, countries where the products could be shipped to, who handles customer care and shipping and more and more. The product gets encoded as a link in a tracking software. With this link, an interaction is formed between the advertiser and the affiliate network on one hand, and between the affiliate network and the affiliates on another. The advertiser is able to track from his accounts such stats as how many units of his products are sold, how much earned and how much commission paid. The affiliate can also monitor his own stats from his accounts: how much earned per product, how much earned in all and more. The affiliate network - being the admin of the tracking software - monitors both sides.

An important part of the tracking software is what is called the affiliate link. Without going into much technical detail, affiliate link is just a set of codes a would-be customer clicks and gets redirected to a version of the product's web page traceable to a particular affiliate (called a landing page). As customers are sent from your affiliate link to a landing page, any purchase or other activities they perform (as the case may be), the credit (in dollars, that is) goes to you. The genres are cost-per-sale (CPS), Cost-per-action (CPA), Cost-per-call (CPC), cost per sign-up, etc. These refer to what a customer will do and an affiliate gets paid a stipulated amount (or percentage).

So, all you do as an affiliate is to choose a product you'd like to promote. You copy its affiliate link from your account (only you have this particular affiliate link in the whole universe) and you 'hawk' the affiliate link around the web world. You use every skill you can muster to reach as many people as you ever could within the shortest possible time (just the way I got you to be reading this page now). We shall talk more on this in fuller details. Meanwhile, let's pay a little more attention to it under 'targeting'.

Targeting In Affiliate Marketing
Imagine that, on a hot January afternoon, you are out in the sun and in some Nasarawa countryside neighborhoods on a hitch-hike and you ran short of drinking water. Then amidst thirst - while your throat is super dry - a water vendor shows up with chilled bottled water and shouts 'buy cold water!' What would be your immediate reaction? Your guess is as good as mine. Now, imagine there are a thousand of you on a hitch-hike and the vendor has a thousand bottles of chilled water! What do you think would happen. This is to say that marketing works out more easily, the more you can meet prospective customers at the point of their need. This is what we mean by 'targeting'. The people who are likely to need your offers are referred to as a target audience.

Even in the conventional parlance, a marketer's skill is always revealed in his ability to locate and reach out to a target audience. To the extent that he does this, sales happen. Targeting is all about locating the interest in the minds of a set of people. What are they interested in? This is in their minds, but there are ways to get into their minds. If you invented a medicine that gets a fracture to heal in few hours without a side effect, people interested in it will likely be found around any orthopedic facility. So, all you needed to hit a big deal is to locate an orthopedic facility and demonstrate the effectiveness of your product.

On the internet, how to locate an interest is by identifying a set of people using certain words (technically, keywords). It is even so offline too. For instance, if someone is always talking or reading about football, you'd immediately notice he has some interest in the game. On the internet, there are different platforms you can use to identify people's interest via keywords. Principal among these is the search engines.

Affiliate Marketing Via Search Engines (Summary)
It has become common for people to say 'google it and find out' which is to say 'search for it on Google'. Google is just one of the many search engines available on the web. There are global/general/multilingual search engines such as Google, Ask, Yahoo, Bing, Yandex and more. There is Baidu, a bilingual (Chinese and Japanese based) search engine. There are general/global/monolingual search engines such as Soso (Chinese). There are search engines tailored to a particular profession or geographic location such as Shodan (Computers), IFACnet (accountancy) or GenieKnows (the US and Canada) and there are other genres.

Search engines are where billions of people are hooked to every minute looking for pieces of information that describe their dominant interest at the moment and they are using certain sets of words to seek those dominant interests. If you are selling anything, all you'd do is to place it in such a way that people searching for related interests can find it when they enter a certain set of keywords. For example, if you are selling cold water in Obajana, Kogi State you may want to know what keywords visitors to the Dangote Cement Plant in the town are using to locate cold water vendors. If you could do this, you will surely be selling more than your competition and they may think you are using 'juju'. Or, if you are selling a downloadable Android software, you might want to know the keywords Android users key in and how to place your product to make a sizeable number of them to find it.

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Reconfigure Your Mind For A Great Wealth In 2016

My people, everything starts from your mind. Nothing works until the mind begins to work. The mind is invisible, yes, but that is the power house of our lives. It's no wonder, amidst all their differences, all the great teachers (from Jesus to Muhammad to Buddha to Zig Ziglar) have one common topic: believe. Believing happens so silently and 'insignificantly' in the secret places of our souls and, yet, it drives our entire living days. It is on this note, therefore, that I call on you to reconfigure your mind as prescribed below if you will ever make the kind of money you ever wanted.
NOTE: I am not selling anything to you. So, you can believe I mean everything I write here.
Almost childish-looking, the practice I recommend below has made many rich. It is called creative visualization. Although, this terminology has its origin in the 20th century or so, I discovered that Jesus Christ had already spoken about the practice itself 2000 years behind as we shall see.
And, what is creative visualization? If you google this phrase, you'd find a lot of resources on it, but here I'd give you an ultra-simplified definition of it:
Creative visualization is to already become what you want to be. It sounds foolish; doesn't it? How could you become what you still 'want' to be? Before I go on, here is something similar that Jesus Christ said: "When you pray for anything, believe you already have it and it shall be yours" (Mark 11:24)
You can use creative visualization to achieve so many things - both positive and negative (story for another day) - but we are focusing on using it to become exceedingly rich. Let me use myself for an example. I come from a very very poor background. We were born in a hut. We lived in a hut. Like former President Jonathan, I went to school bare footed. But, although I began early to manifest great ambition, I later found out what deep damage poverty had done to my psyche. That was when I went deep into the study of mind power. I really had to go thoroughly crazy with creative visualization to really extricate myself from what some people call 'poverty mentality'. It was then I realized I never really came to terms with believing it was possible for me to own a car, build mansions and travel round the world. When people said things like this, I would seem to agree with them, but deep deep down my psyche, it was all fairy tale.
But how did I go about it? This is my simplest answer to this question: I went totally mad with creative visualization. I knew and still know I am the richest person - yes financially and otherwise - in the whole wide world. Right now, as I write this, I am the richest person on the planet.
Before now, my friends thought I was really mad because I'd scream from time to time - 'thank you Lord for making me the richest man on this planet - from the poorest background'. Right now, some of them believe may be I caught a vision. Of course, I've caught  vision, but may be not in the sense they seem to think.
Thank you Lord for making me the richest man on the planet. Whoever cares, can join me in this beautiful world of absolutely zero lack.
NOTE: I'll still write more on this topic. So, please check back.

Why and How Every Nigerian Should Start Making Money Overseas

Earn Big Overseas from Nigeria – Offline or Online: Why and How?

Do you really care about making good money with a clear conscience and living out your dreams in this world before it’s all over? If ‘yes’, then, you needed to do things differently this year than you may have been doing other years. There’s a saying that it’s insane to continue doing things the same way while expecting a different result”. That different approach which I bring to you now is for you to earn your living wholly or partly outside the Nigerian/African economy this year.

But Why?

But why is this so important and considerable? Here is perhaps the strongest reason you have: The Naira is currently in a big trouble with its value experiencing probably the worst case of free fall in the entire history of our country. And yet, the average Nigerian depends 70% on imported products for daily living. So, if your earning is 100% based on the unstable and low Naira rates while you spend daily based on the standard dollar (international) rates, you are like someone giving out an ocean in return for a lake… and thinking that the lake and the ocean are equal in value. This way therefore, your life can only consist in losses rather than gains. This might explain what you may have been experiencing as financial struggles.

 I don’t like anyone looking for whom to blame for this. Instead, let’s spend that energy on seeking ways to better the situation. After all, if the situation is bad, we all suffer it; don’t we? For me, the surest way to help the Naira appreciate now is for us to try – as individuals - to bring in as much foreign exchange as we possibly could. These days there are countless ways to go about this without having to wait for all the bottlenecks of governmental policies and the corporate world, and even without being computer literate or having to go physically outside the economy of the country.

And, precisely, how?

Although there are so many opportunities available for earning hugely beyond the local economy even without going physically outside of it, I’d be reviewing here only the ones I know very well and I’d be giving you all the details as much as this medium affords. You can therefore like our page on Facebook so that you can receive new updates as soon as they are available or sign up here by clicking on ‘sign up’ (and ensure you use your principal email that you check regularly). Try to follow the instructions from THIS MOMENT. And the first instruction is…

Calm Down First!

I can understand that once making money is involved, all nerves are up. But I advise you to calm down first. Although you may have so many things bothering you, any effort you spend in getting the financial side of your life to work optimally in 2016 more than ever before, will worth more than anything else. If you do this, you’d gain more than if you were anxiously moving from one area to another. Calm down first and go through the content of this page before you venture into any of the earning opportunities you are presented with. You’ll always be better off with more knowledge than with less. For example, while those trying to sell something to you might tell you they’ve got a magic wand you just wave and money is everywhere, I tell you that every genuine opportunity must have its pros as well as cons, and you needed to know them well ahead in order to function at your best in it. ALL I REVEAL HERE ARE GENUINE OPPORTUNITIES YOU CAN VERY PROUDLY TURN INTO A CAREER AND NOT ANY OF THOSE 'KALO KALO' SCHEMES THEY PEDDLE AROUND FACEBOOK AND EVERWHERE ON THE WEB ESPECIALLY IN NIGERIA. One thing I promise you is that, if you can follow the instructions I make available here (WHICH IS FREE), you’ll surely make the money as promised but not quite on a platter of gold as some people may have tried to make you think. It may not involve hard work, but you've got to get up and move for the money to come. However, I know many of you out there just sit around and expect money to suddenly appear out of the blues. This way of thinking is not only irresponsible but also potentially sinful. It is always the kind of mentality behind stealing of all kinds. So, if you have that kind of mind, please back out. Otherwise come with me.

The Second instruction is…

Take Action!

You can never get to experience any road until you actually go through it. Before then, it may look too formidable to cross. Even if you continue to get this knowledge from now till this time next year and you have not acted on it, January 2017 will still meet you where you are or even in a worse condition. And you’re quick to say “it’s not my portion” but remember that “faith without action is dead”. Only decisive action will make all the difference between YOU and thousands of others who will visit this page and go on to forget about it. In any case, you could choose to become just one of the numbers and I tell you, the world will keep moving without you.

Now, let’s start with one of the available opportunities if you don’t mind.

Option 1: Become A Nigerian Distributor for Nature’s Way Inc, USA.

This is a huge but very little known opportunity available to Nigerians right now. Although it may sound quite big – and of course it is – you’ll be surprised at how easily you can take hold of it at the end of the day if only you can take your time to understand it first. First off, I encourage you to do your own research about Nature’s Way whose website is at www.naturesway.com. Nevertheless, I’ll tell you all I know about them, including how you can begin today to earn hugely through them out there in Nigeria without ever touching a computer or going out of your state of residence…right there in Nigeria I mean.

Nature’s Way (established in 1969) has been doing only one thing for nearly fifty years. That one thing is the research and development of food supplements. Nature’s Way has a philosophy based on the orthomolecular theory of the two times Nobel Prize Winner, Linus Pauling (published in 1968), which claimed that what he called ‘optimum nutrition’ could be the solution to all cases of ill-health in future. Over the years, Nature’s Way has been developing food supplements based on this idea that seem to prove Pauling entirely right for being potent in handling such health cases as cancer, hypertension, diabetes and even HIV without any known side effects except for one case of allergy that so surprised the media that it was reported on CNN in 2011. There seem to be indication however that this was rather due more to overindulgence than allergy. This has led to the company winning numerous prestigious awards and recognition over the decades as you can find on their website.

But Nature's Way had one big problem: marketing. Although they had highly potent food supplements, they could not release them freely into the open markets for quality control reasons. At a point, they could only form partnerships with extremely high-end companies like Schwabe North America and no more. This could not help matters as regards marketing since the products were still limited to North America for 37 years.

Then, in 2006, a Philippine-based direct sales consortium, Alliance In Motion Global Network (www.allianceinmotion.com) succeeded in convincing Nature’s Way on a way they could take the products beyond North America without compromising the quality. That way is direct selling. This led to a ratification of marketing partnership between the two companies since then. Direct selling means you don’t see any wholesaler of genuine Nature’s Way food supplements anywhere. Instead, the supplements are distributed through direct recommendation to end users by accredited members of Alliance In Motion Global network all over the world and by introducing other members to the network. They do this wherever they are: at home, on a visit, at work or worship place, inside a bus or airplane. They don’t go out just to do this but only as the occasion demands like when someone is down with a fever. It is the same way you’ve always recommended good products except that this time, you are paid hugely for doing so. This is where you come in: you can become a Nigerian distributor for Nature’s Way by simply joining the Alliance In Motion Global Network right there in Nigeria. You don’t find members of this network shouting around town, but they are there silently making inroads in many – if not all - Nigerian states. You can look for them in your area or you visit www.zerosickness.com.ng (especially if you are in the FCT). The Abuja-based ZeroSickness Nigeria Campaign is run by a member of Alliance In Motion Global Network and he would be very glad to help you if you wish to join.

NOTE: The Zerosickness Website cited above is for selling Nature's Way Products. I advise you, if money is what you want, instead of buying products from the website, contact the owner and ask him how you can become a distributor yourself. This way, even if you want to use the products, you'd be buying at 25% discount. More over, as you buy products as a distributor, your rank increases. Real Nigerians are actually quietly making millions of Naira from this opportunity and it is not going away soon because it is based on a 50-year-old world famous brand. You'd see far more detail when you visit the Zero Sickness website.

Why I am taking time to explain all these points to you is for you to appreciate the huge opportunity available to you in this. As someone said, “recognizing opportunities and actually taking hold of them, is the difference between successes and failures”. Even if you get this information from now till next year but you don’t act on it, you’d be only as good as someone who never knew about it. And so, 2017 will meet you still struggling to survive. I want you as an individual Nigerian to decide that your financial life must experience a huge positive change from 2016 and no other time. You can’t continue to run from pillar to post for the rest of your life except you choose that for yourself.

I can tell you with no strings attached that real people like you are already making huge money from this opportunity I’ve brought your way today, but I invite you to take time to go through the pros and the cons below for you to determine if this is for you or not:

The Pros

a.     The companies and the products involved already have a global reputation and so, trust is of minimal concern.

b.     You are paid not only for selling. Instead there are six other ways to earn hugely from these companies without selling, such as introducing other distributors. Indeed, selling is the least of all the earning opportunities available.

c.      You work in a free environment as if you own the business and yet you benefit from associating with an already existing network of real people. This enhances your social life, builds your capacity and yet takes much pressure away from you.

d.     Since you represent a well-established registered brand, you are saved such responsibilities as taxation and legal issues.

e.     You are paid at a global scale: you are paid the Naira equivalence of your dollar earning (at the same scale with other distributors all over the world). In essence, you are working in the United States’ economy right from Nigeria. So, once you set sail, your finances can never again be subject to the instability of the local economy and yet you are saved all the rigors of foreign exchange bureaucracy.

f.       It affords you not only stable wealth but also promises you sound health. Time comes when you realize your health could matter far more than any amount of money. On the contrary, most businesses/jobs may promise you wealth, but hardly health besides.

g.     You are paid twice a week, and your earning is immediately withdrawable in cash. So you don’t have to wait too long after you’ve earned to actually have the earning.

h.     The products are still relatively new in Nigeria. So, their future is not only bright but still hardly explored.

i.        The product offers are not found in the open markets. This keeps any would-be competition down.

j.       People comfortably combine this with any other job or business without interference. A large provision shop owner confessed to me that he makes far more money per month from this than he does from his shop.

k.     You earn infinitely down your lines. This magnifies your effort by turning it into a lifetime earning.

l.        There is no demotion or passing up.

m.  Although your account is instantly accessible online, you work mainly offline; having physical interaction with people and withdrawing payment from your local bank. All you need is a basic internet literacy to be able to log into your account online. It means if you prefer things concrete and simplified, this is for you.

The Cons

a.     In a bid to protect product quality, it appears the process is rather too closed-in. In these modern days, it should have been possible to get registered by just visiting their website but it is not so. For instance, if you visited the Alliance In Motion Global website (cited above) you immediately notice you are not wanted unless you are already a registered member. Then, even if you want to register, they require other things such as a sponsor’s ID and your own distributorship ID which you cannot have unless you know someone who is already a registered member and who is willing to introduce you physically. It makes the whole thing look like a cult.

b.     To become a distributor with Nature’s Way through Alliance In Motion Global network, you must purchase a product worth at least thirty-six thousand naira (N36,000) only. It means, even if you are of a good reputation and ready to work but cannot afford the amount, you are automatically exempted. Although reports show that this investment is generally recouped in the first month, the opportunity is made unavailable to most unemployed youths who cannot afford the investment in the first place. As the provision shop owner cited above said, “I don’t know of any other investment you make and get it back double in the first month. This is why I’m so serious with it” (meaning that he takes it more seriously than his main business. He started with over two hundred thousand naira and was about reinvesting seven hundred thousand naira). On the part of Alliance In Motion Global officials however, they claim the compulsory investment is to provide you with a distributorship starter pack and to ensure you will use the products before recommending them to other people.

c.      Although you work overseas from Nigeria, this is not online. You deal with company reps here in Nigeria and you market offline while withdrawing your earning through the local banks. The only thing you do online is to check your daily earning and stuffs like this. So since you do so little online, it means for those who do not like doing things offline like talking to people, queuing at banks at times and things like this, this may not go down well with them. If you prefer working online than offline therefore, this may not be for you. However, if you prefer working online and yet you have not been making it online, it may be wise for you to try a difference experience this time around and see if you’d have a different result. As someone would write, “sometimes, what we seek would hide in what we hate”.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: A Comprehensive Guide to Global Affiliate Marketing for Nigerians. This will suit YOU if you don't like working offline, but online, although it also has its pros and cons. Keep a date with us.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Turn This Gloom From Doom to Boom!

Beautiful rhyme! You probably think so, but, oh no. It's far more than just a rhyme. I'm loaded with inspiration! Join me as I share with you these golden thoughts that have been seeking expression for long.
A Discouraging Status Quo?
As we all should have known, the Nigerian economy is not only down, it seems to be drowning: The Naira is daily on a downward plunge. As I write this, it is being reported that a dollar equals N270 in the parallel market. The situation has become so sad that the CBN has decided to take us decades back by banning the use of Naira credit card overseas to discourage forex flight with effect from January 2016. (I can understand CBN has given this order out of a mixture of concern and confusion. But I daresay, its too primitive of the apex bank. I don't mean to be just an arm chair critic any way. Instead I have a set of unconventional solution from the street that is the opposite of the CBN order. The path CBN has taken can be likened to a man who decides not to spend anymore for the needs of his family just because he wants to have more money. Irresponsible! Isn't it? I think the man in question should have taken the more responsible path of brainstorming on ways to make more money to brace up the family finances instead. Does he not care if the children die of hunger? And does CBN not care that many in the Nigerian economy would be cut off from the world economy and be deprived of so many global opportunities just because they can no longer use their Naira credit card beyond the limits of the local economy? CBN has probably failed to realize that economy is all about the people and not just figures; about the welfare of a real living population and not just of lifeless statistics. In line with this, I have, among others, an idea to create an influx of forex into the Nigerian economy to balance the equation well outside all those craned-neck policies of finance experts. Rather, the Nigerians on the street will engineer this revolution; I mean, you and me).
As if this Naira free fall is not enough, the oil boom in America has made Nigeria its greatest victim since we have lost our biggest crude oil market - the USA. This particular problem is only an addition to what all the crude oil exporting economies must suffer together at the consequent global oil price glut. Still, this is besides the fact that terrorism has strained the local budget overly in the past few years while scaring away potential investors. It is like pulling down a house while you are busy scaring those who could have rebuilt it. Then comes the 'change' wahala: the first ever political transition in Nigeria from not only one administration to another but also from one ruling (or governing) party to another, also means that the economy experiences necessary glitches.

Even the new Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari could not hold back on the discouraging state of the economy but instead reportedly unabashedly declared before an international audience that "Nigeria is broke". Well, far from media reports, all these add up to impinge on no one else but the ordinary Nigerian on the street who may never have the opportunity and the misfortune of watching the bad news on TV or reading it on the newspapers. Instead, the real news happen right in his belly when hunger strikes; in his family when opportunities are lost and in his life when, unsecured, he loses life to terrorists or hoodlums. So, it may not be surprising if the greatest victims of these economic woes become the engine room for turning it around. Indeed, no one else would. The rest might be comfortable to pay a lip service to the situation for ever.
A Disclaimer
What I have are unconventional (though not entirely unusual) ideas on how this gloomy look of the Nigerian economy can very easily - relatively easily - be turned around. This is not for the die-hard conservatives though. If you can't be anything but a conservative, kindly back out. Then, to those who are willing to let us grow I declare, there is a brand new path towards turning this economy around: from below, not from above.
First, An Attitudinal Change (from you; yes, YOU. Say 'ME')
We complain a lot as a people. No matter where you go, this must be rated - in a sober moment of pure truth - an attitude of the weak and the irresponsible. Don't kick at this rock of truth or you'd only injure yourself. Instead, allow this bitter pill of truth to heal you of the perverted attitude of blaming everyone but yourself. If you take this point to heart, you'll very soon discover how dramatically you can change not only your situation at the personal level, but you will also be instrumental in changing the nation and the world POSITIVELY. Truly, the only genuine way to change a global situation is to change your own situation. This is not just sweet talk. Instead, here is how it plays out: If everyone spends energy on changing his/her own situation - instead of dissipating that energy waiting for someone else and complaining that someone else didn't change your situation - we'd wake up one beautiful morning only to discover the whole world has changed for good.

Nor am I in any way trying to exonerate any of those who have a role to play in bringing on the desired change in your life but failed to measure up. I know too well your parents could have been better parents than they were; that the school you attended was surely guilty of being imperfect; that the senator representing your zone should have attracted more employment your way, yet I know you could have done more to help these role players in helping you. Could you please pause awhile to admit this to yourself that the Father of Lies (the Devil) might be put to shame for your sake? If you are not willing to drop this self-damaging attitude of blame game, the word I addressed to the die-hard conservatives above, do I address to you: back out. The content of this free living book will not benefit you one bit. If however you're willing to embrace real positive - even if radical - change for yourself, the nation and the world, do come with me on this ride.

OK, now hear this: The ideas I offer here are really products of pure inspiration that I'm totally sure will create a colossal positive change in the macro-economy of our country by first creating similar but smaller scale changes in the micro-economy (ie. your pocket). Yet, I do not claim to have it all. I don't even claim to have one of the best solutions. I strongly believe, instead, that these ideas will trigger more from across the length and breadth of our dear country. At the end, no one claims the glory except the Almighty One, and we shall all be better for it all to His most deserved glory.

NOTE: This is a living book which I keep writing while you are reading (thanks to ICT!). Now, I am wrong in saying I am writing it. Instead, I expect to write it with you. When you contribute your idea to boost a point I may have expressed poorly or rebuke me for exceeding my bounds on occasions, you are contributing in writing this all-important book that focuses on the most important subject - second only to God himself - the economy of our pockets and of the Nation and the world. So, be kind enough to drop your comments. Unless you, most honourable reader; I mean YOU (singular) give me reason enough to continue writing, I'd stop here. I'd have reasons to continue or to stop from your evaluation of this intro. Why have I taken this decision? See why: A cook might think he is wonderful at his job until he serves some samples of his delicacies to other people.

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ALSO READ: Earn A Living Overseas From Nigeria: Why and How? This is the first of my set of ideas which goes into much details from giving very strong reasons why every Nigerian should not depend entirely on the local economy (including the sub-regional and continental economy) but should be earning from the world through revealing exactly how to go about this. Please, do check back from time to time or JUST LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE to be alerted whenever and as soon as any new content of this living book goes on air.