FreelancerKenya Success Stories

FreelancerKenya
Walter Akolo,
Owner of FreelancerKenya

After blogging for one year, I thought it would be best to give you, readers, the “mic” and let you share what you’ve learnt through my site. This was my way of celebrating my one year belated birthday (my blog got to one year on 1st April, 2013)

I therefore sent out an email to my mailing list and sent out this blog post so that guys could share what they’ve learnt. I received an overwhelming response to this. Below are the success stories from people who have benefitted from FreelancerKenya.

It was great to see that there is someone who even got $600 in 2 weeks using my methods as a stepping stone.

In case you didn’t manage to send yours in good time, feel free to share it in the comments. As usual I reply to all comments.

1. Joy Is a Top Writer in Different Sites

 “It has helped me become a top writer in all the sites I work for”

When I first started writing online, I remember reading a blog where someone had commented “It seems as if we’re all chasing after the wind sometimes.”

In the beginning, online writing can feel exactly like that; many rejections, not knowing where to start and many reports of people getting scammed.

I found Walter’s blog by luck on a Facebook group for writers. Since then, I’ve read every article and comment. The blog has been of tremendous help and helped me become a top writer in all the sites I work for. Thanks to Walter, I recently became active on Elance, and am hoping to become a top rated writer there as well. Thanks Walter, may the good Lord continue to bless you.

Regards,

Joy

My Facebook Account

Update – Joy just wrote this amazing article for FreelancerKenya. Click here to check out her amazing skills.

2. Agnes Mugo Started Article Writing

“I started my online business of article writing”

Agnes MugoWalter,

I must start by congratulating you for what you are doing.  Many Kenyans may have been conned by men and women who pretend to give them online jobs.  I had previously tried to work online by registering my profile with some other sites but it never worked.  Most of them were asking for money in order to register my profile.  I was browsing for work from home jobs when I came across FreelancerKenya.

I decided to read through and find out if there were any online jobs at all. I must say that I took a step of faith and decided to send an email to Walter.  He responded almost immediately with an offer for training.  The fee that he charged me was very minimal and I decided to send it anyway without thinking that I could be conned. I told myself, even if this is a scam, I will give it a trial since the amount involved was not much. I received a whole lot of lessons which were self-explanatory and set up my account with Freelancer and the other sites as I went through the notes.  I also received an eBook authored by Walter which talks about making money online.

Walter has assisted me every step of the way since I started my online business of article writing some two months ago.  He is always ready to help and if at all you send him an email, he will ensure that he replies as soon as possible. I have earned a substantial amount of money and I am still working towards earning much more every month. I would recommend anyone who wishes to start earning income from home to contact Walter.  Walter, keep it up!

Agnes Mugo

Nairobi

3. Dennis Mokua Became a Level 1 Seller in Fiverr

Dennis Mokua

“I am a Level 1 Seller in Fiverr”

FreelancerKenya is a blog that helps you start working online like you’re employed in a certain virtual office.

Why I became a friend of this blog is because I did comments on one of its blog posts and got a response for the same. I had done this in several other blogs but never got the any response. This raised my curiosity. I came to back to comment some more and got a response for each of what I did post.

It followed that I read all the posts and did exactly what was written there and have never gone back to look for a job.  You know what looking for a job in Kenya means especially if you’re a graduate. If there is a post in this blog, it happens and is real.

Why do I say this blog is great and how has it helped me so far? The reasons are also my secret weapons I use to survive online.

First, any comment on any post comes from a person who has done one or two things online. So, I start from there. For example, I never read about PayPal and Payoneer, instead, I just went straight to sign up and the rest was responses in my email.

This is a great save of time. I knew Fiverr from this blog and not anywhere else and now I am a level one seller and I am working hard to get to level 2. The list is long, if you work online from Kenya. You know the hassle you go through before you put that $1 in your pocket. This blog does the research and investigation, therefore doing almost 75% of the hassle and leaving you with a just 25% to complete. If this is not a great help for us to work online what other help do you want?

4. Kelvin Njogu got his first job in Elance

“I noticed Elance, immediately registered and got my first job.”

I am a new freelancer and I must say your website has helped me identify real and credible paying websites. When I tried them, they worked for me. I noticed Elance, immediately registered and got my first job. Thanks …

5. Lisa Kim Gets Current Trends Here

“It provides very useful information on current trends as well as updates on a variety of issues.”

FreelancerKenya is one of the websites that has great information for new or existing freelance writers. I have personally benefited from the wealth of information I have found on the website. In addition to the regular emails I receive from Walter, the site has been enlightening and it provides very useful information on current trends as well as updates on a variety of issues.

Thank you Walter for the good work! you are my inspiration!

Best Regards, Lisa Kim

6. Edna Odongo Was Introduced to Payoneer

“I got to know about Payoneer MasterCard

My success story with FreelancerKenya is that Walter pointed me in the right direction when I was looking for a better system for getting paid for online work. Through this site I got to know about Payoneer MasterCard, which allows me to transfer funds from my PayPal account very easily and at no cost. You have no idea what level of breakthrough this entails for a budding freelance writer! I truly treasure this site and always look forward to new posts that can provide the answers I am looking for. Great work Walter, and thanks!

Facebook Page: Your Writing World

Twitter:  @EdnaOdongo

7. Wilfred Imbukwa Got a Major Bump in Alexa Rankings

Wilfred Imbukwa

“My blog is 5 months old and its ranked 3.3 million in the world. In January of 2013, it was ranked 9 million. I am happy with the improvement.”

Everyone wants to make money online and I am happy that you have decided to help people like us through your book. Personally, my goal was to create a blog that will appear in the top 100,000 at the Alexa Rankings so that I can apply for Google AdSense Program or Chitika Program and use these to earn an income. By reading your book, I focused on Chapter 4 which talks about starting a blog and chapter 5 which talks about how to make money from a blog.

My blog is 5 months old and its ranked 3.3 million in the world. In January of 2013, it was ranked 9 million. I am happy with the improvement. So far, I am still focused on chapter 4 before I proceed to chapter 5. Thanks a lot for the book and I am happy that my blog is ranked 2,623 in Kenya and 3.3million in the world. Funny enough it has rising been steadily growing in the Alexa Rankings.

For those interested in viewing my blog, you can click here to check out my blog on online jobs.

8. Edgar Josef Secured Online Jobs

“Walter has personally been very instrumental in helping me secure online jobs and he even hired me for some of those jobs on three platforms Elance, Freelancer and iWriter.”

I have been one person who was at first curious about the working from home, online working stuff.

In this time and age you probably understand that thinking outside the box is very crucial. Back then, about 5 years ago the online working concept was a mirage for most of us. I went online severally, read strange stories, tried things here and there and was always hitting dead ends.

Most painfully there are REAL SCAMS out there. Persistently I have followed the trends until I came across this website, FreelancerKenya.com. That was just late 2012 and I got interested about the stuff Walter was talking about.

He was putting it plain and simple and from a Kenyan perspective (although I believe it applies globally – the world is now a small village anyway). I immediately made contact and enrolled for the online classes on stuff like blogging and how you can make money online  and got his incredible eBook – a must read for you if you haven’t read it.

During the classes and on using the eBook I was thoroughly charged, thanks to the constant contact and invaluable support that this guy (Walter) gave. The course went smooth, I soon had a blog up and running till date, and I am earning money from several referenced sites thanks to Walter. In short I have realized that working online (from Kenya) is possible and profitable too.

I have been at it for a few months now after many years of chasing the wind and being scammed, thanks to FreelancerKenya.com.

Walter has personally been very instrumental in helping me secure online jobs and he even hired me for some of those jobs on three platforms Elance, Freelancer and iWriter. What I’m currently working on at these platforms has been partly because of Walter’s invaluable support. Well you thought online working and making money online is not possible? I can tell you that it is possible and thanks to Walter at FreelancerKenya.com.

Great guy!

9. Mugendi Kariuki Got Valid PayPal Withdrawal Options

“I got valid options for PayPal withdrawal in Kenya.

Through FreelancerKenya, i got invaluable assistance on online transactions and valid options for PayPal withdrawal in Kenya. The blogger is a person you can trust and the tips provided will go a long way, both for starters and pros. Thanks to FreelancerKenya, my Payoneer card has been approved. This is a blog everyone should trust. I am looking forward to learn more and even earn through Freelancer.

My Facebook Profile

10. Timan Opiyo Got His Payoneer MasterCard

“I applied for my Payoneer MasterCard through your site and got it. I am already using it for my transactions. Thanks big time.”

11. Joyce Mararo Applied for a Payoneer Card and Managed to Verify Her PayPal Account

“It also offered an essential link to apply to the Payoneer card…I had my account verified and my limits lifted.”

As a freelance writer, my main headache was withdrawing from PayPal. Many of you might know how frustrating it is to have money stuck in your PayPal account when your wallet is empty. During such moments, FreelancerKenya was a helpful source of information on my options. It also offered an essential link to apply to the Payoneer card, which I expect in the coming months. You too can apply for yours now with this link.

Just recently, I was caught unawares by the PayPal withdrawal limits, due to an unverified account. I sought help directly from Walter, who gave me a number of options. After a bit of a hustle, I had my account verified and my limits lifted.

Under the same guidance, I was able to establish my site www.kenyanhigherlearner.com which is targeted at college students and form 4 leavers. If you fall in this group; join us here www.facebook.com/kenyanhigherlearner . It is still in its infant stages, but in the coming days it will be a hub for this group.

FreelancerKenya has come to my aid time and again, and for that am grateful! J

12. Joseph Amailuk Was Hired

“I do not know of that may people that hire you after they train you.”

Hi everyone,

I personally appreciate Walter for the person he is. Yes, when we set out writing the primary is generally ourselves. He goes an extra mile in seeking to help out. He puts his actions where his message is. I do not know of that may people that hire you after they train you. You pay for the writing course they offer and that is it.

Walter goes out of his way to offer his protégées work. He signs them up on Freelancer.com and hires them. He is really out to empower Kenyans and has acted as a true compatriot. Many enjoy the fruits of their labours alone. You can’t fault them it’s their hard work they are celebrating. Walter on the other hand has sought to share his blessings.

With his meteoric rise, he could have easily kept to himself, and kept rising. Well, he has stooped down and is offering a hand to all that seek to rise, with no strings attached. That I should say is a commendable “Brotherly Spirit’’ and a rare find in this day and age.

I recommend for all you that are yet hanging in a balance to take on his courses, buy his books; whatever you think shall make you better. He will not leave you on the sidewalks. You would have to pitch in as well. He can lead you to the waters but he cannot cause you to drink. May we all replicate Walter’s acts of kindness and generosity.

I am a writer and author <http://epayduka.com/products/How-To-Generate-Business-Ideas-%252d-FREE.html> at that, so I know what I am talking about and offering first-hand knowledge. I have had the honours to benefit from Walter’s proffered hand. You can find some of my works at:

http://bizcounsell.blogspot.com or http://expertscolumn.com/users/amailuk

13. Elizabeth Mumbi Got Freelance Writing Training and Support

“Discovering FreelancerKenya website, the training I received from Walter and the support he offered after the training are my best experiences so far this year”

Elizabeth Mumbi

I discovered FreelancerKenya in February 2013 after having read an article about freelance writing in one of the Saturday newspaper magazines.

I wanted to know whether it was for real that you can make money online so i did a research and that’s how i came to know about this great website. I took a tour of the website and after going through all of 2012’s blog posts by Walter, I told myself that maybe finally I had found a credible website which could help me get to know more about freelance writing.

I sent an email to Walter inquiring about the best way to begin as a new freelancer and his reply was prompt. I was just in time for his training on article writing and blogging. Am so glad that I enrolled for that course because today am totally a transformed person as far as making money online is concerned. The training was so detailed yet simple and doing the homework after every lesson made it so easy to remember everything as I put what I had learnt into practice. He designed the training having in mind just about anybody who has the passion to write and make money online.

Discovering FreelancerKenya website, the training I received from Walter and the support he offered after the training are my best experiences so far this year and of course, the money that am making from Freelance writing. I will forever be grateful to Walter for having begun this website and above all his desire to see as many Kenyans as are willing making money online. I am looking forward to going very far with this business.

14. Raymond Leo Became a Better Writer

“I am now an astute writer and consider the time under your tutelage the most valuable in my life.”

I was a novice when I stumbled on FreelancerKenya. Your site has indeed nurtured and helped me grow as an aspiring writer. Thank you for helping ignite the passion that I had for writing. Your deep insightful knowledge, your patience even when I appeared clumsy and inept of any skill and your prompt response whenever I got myself in a rut, are among the many qualities that put you on top of the pile.

I am now an astute writer and consider the time under your tutelage the most valuable in my life.

Anyone out there still having a lingering doubt about absolutely anything about anything I have said, feel free to engage me on my Facebook profile.

Ray

15. Truphena Njiru Got an Extra Income Stream

“Not only has it become an extra income stream for me…”

I am really grateful for the article writing and blogging classes that I took up earlier in the year.  They went a long way in helping me appreciate afresh my ability to write – and of course get to earn from it!

Not only has it become an extra income stream for me but I have been able to interact with other people in this field and learn so much more about blogging and writing. In addition, the posts on Freelancer Kenya are always informative in line with writing and freelancing so I always know I will be updated on what is happening in these fields through reading the blog posts.

Great job Walter, and keep up the good job!

Truphie

My Facebook Profile

16. Timothy Wanyoike’s Stepping Stone to $600 in 2 Weeks!

“I started at Freelancer.com and I followed Walter’s blog which was my stepping stone to success… I joined PeoplePerHour.com and with this site it has been a success for me and in the last two weeks I have gained over $600”

I am a freelance architect and landscape designer. I started freelancing exactly one month ago.

First it was hard to get the jobs. I started at Freelancer.com and I followed Walter’s blog which was my stepping stone to success.

Thanks Walter! As it was difficult to get design jobs being a Kenyan, I decided to try out writing and indeed within 2 days I got one; writing for $1 every 500words. I made $40 in the first 1 and half week.

But this was not my thing, I worked hard but my job was full of plagiarism and lateness. So I continued bidding for architectural jobs. Finally I landed my first $60 job, and that was it. I tried juggling between the incoming writing jobs but it was hard. I could not be a Jack of all trades. So I gave up on writing and took my passions further.

I joined PeoplePerHour.com and with this site it has been a success for me and in the last two weeks I have gained over $600. I advise you people to try this site out, it’s great! Just like Fiverr it has hourlies known as gigs in Fiverr, only that you place a ‘gig’ at whatever price you want, not just five dollars. The site is not known by many but it’s a gold mine waiting to be tapped into. It also has jobs allowing you to bid.

Am so happy I have garnered important clients, one an Australian developer that paid me $250 just to start the job and I haven’t finished the job.

I don’t have a blog soon to come up but I have a Facebook page; T’mo designs, click here to check it out. I have posted pictures of my 3D modeling and drafting skills. I will be giving more insight on how to become successful freelancing in other sites.