Tech Blog in Africa for How TOs: May 2018

Sunday

Publiseer Reports First Profitable Quarter

Nigerian digital publisher, Publiseer, today, reports a profit for its first quarter in 2018, adding over 200 new releases in the past 30 days. The company posts a first-quarter profit of $10,877.58, comfortably ahead of its expectations.



Following the profits, Publiseer has launched its 'Premium Distribution Service' that will distribute books and songs for an upfront fee, allowing its authors and musical artists to keep 100% of their earnings. Nevertheless, old and new clients can still use its 'Freemium Distribution Service' that gives Publiseer a 25% commission on sales.

It's taken just 8 months for Publiseer to become a money-maker. The digital publishing company reported its first profitable quarter today, driven by a 20% rise in submissions and a faster reputation growth overseas. 

Publiseer has thrived since its launch in August 2017, and traction has grown drastically. Since its international popularity is growing exponentially, the company is making moves to expand its services outside of Nigeria. In response to this, Publiseer has distributed the works of Canadian Youtuber Heidi Shai, American Jazz musician Ragtime Joe, and Missouri producer ANB Beats. In Africa, Publiseer has distributed the books of Cameroonian writer Juan Gutied and Zimbabwean author Godfrey Masanga.

As of writing, Publiseer has distributed 92 books and 374 tracks by 73 authors and 154 artists, having received over 1,000 submissions since August 2017. Chidi Nwaogu, Publiseer's CEO said: "Starting Publiseer, we weren't focused on profitability as an early-stage company, rather, we were focused on customer satisfaction and retention. But at the beginning of the first quarter of this year, submissions doubled and thus our releases too. It's good building something that meets a growing need, and which eventually makes lots of money."

Publiseer is a digital publishing platform for unsigned and independent writers and musicians with low-income or from low-income families. However, the platform is open to well-established authors and musicians looking for new avenues to distribute and monetize their creative works on the World Wide Web. Publiseer has distributed the works of A-list Nigerian artists like CDQ, Klever Jay, Erigga, and DJ Jozenga of RayPower FM.
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Tuesday

PDF Convert Free Review: Free Online Service to compress PDF

PDF is a common file format that enables you to manage your data easily and efficiently. Creating and managing your PDF documents should not be hard because there is an online tool that is available for free. PDF Convert Free is a highly reliable online tool that enables you to create, manage and convert your PDF documents easily.

PDF Convert Free
The online PDF conversion tool enables you to convert and manage your documents through several steps that are easy to follow. It allows you to create and manipulate PDF files without necessarily having to acquire a whole program. Being available online enables you to use the free tool from anywhere around the world.
PDF Convert Free is a very useful online tool that can be relied on because it is fast and completely secure. It does not require email or sign up. The tool has no ads and can be used by anyone. You can use it in various ways because it features many functions that are meant to help you create and manage your PDFs easily. The free online PDF conversion tool comes with many benefits that make it unique and outstanding.


Its features
PDF Convert Free comes with many features that can be used in various ways. They are freely available and can be utilized by anyone. The features are as follows.

1. PDF compressor
You can use the tool to compress PDF online. It has a simple to use feature that enables you to reduce PDF size. The compress PDF file size functionality is completely reliable and cannot damage your files. You can use it to high compress PDF online and start saving your storage space.

2. PDF merger
PDF convert free features a PDF merger functionality that enables you to bring multiple PDF documents together. You can use it to quickly and easily merge your PDF files into a single file.

3. PDF splitter
This is another feature that comes with the online tool. PDF splitter feature allows you to cut a big PDF file into smaller files. The feature enables you to separate your work and make it easily readable.

4. PDF to word
This is an important feature that can help you a lot. The PDF to word feature is used to convert PDF files into MS Word files in a very easy way. The conversion is always fast and can take only a few seconds depending on the size of the file.

5. Word to PDF
You can use the PDF Convert Free online tool to convert your documents from word to PDF format. To make the conversion, you will only need to drop your files in the designated area and select the action that needs to be done.

6. PDF to image
Converting your PDF documents to images should no longer be hard. The online tool features the PDF to image functionality that produces high quality images in bulk.

7. Image to PDF
The tool can also be used to convert images to PDF. Their quantity does not matter because the tool can easily handle bulk images.

8. PDF to excel
You can easily convert your PDF files to excel using the PDF Convert Free tool. This functionality is good in converting your files to a tabular form for easier calculations.

9. PDF to PPTX, TXT, EPUB or SVG
The online tool comes with various functionalities that can be used to convert PDF files to PPTX, TXT, EPUB or SVG format. Utilizing these functionalities can help you save time.

10. EPUB or Latex to PDF
Your files that are in EPUB or Latex format can also be converted to PDF. With the online tool, you can easily convert them for other uses.

11. PDF rotator
Rotating your PDFs is made easier by this online tool. With the tool, you can rotate specific pages of your files by 90, 180 or 270 degrees.

12. PDF Protect
This is another feature that comes with the free online tool. It enables you to secure your PDF files using a password. The best encryption technology is used to protect your files.

13. PDF grayscale
PDF grayscale is a feature that enables you to convert and save your PDFs in black and white. You can use the feature to convert up to 5 documents in a single round.




Steps to compress PDF online using PDF Convert Free


Step 1: Got to the website and launch the functionality
Go to https://pdfconvertfree.com/ and open the PDF Compressor functionality that is under the drop down list named MORE.

Step 2: Drop your files
Drag your PDF files from their location and drop them on the website’s drop zone provided. You can upload up to 5 files per round. The button labeled “Remove file” can help you get rid of the unwanted files.

Step 3: Compress the files
Click the button labeled “upload and compress” to start the process. The process will take a few seconds before completing.

Step 4: Download the files
After the compression is complete, a download link will be provided. Click it to download your PDF files that will now be in zip format.


Conclusion
PDF Convert Free is an online tool that can help you do so much. You can use it to create, manipulate and convert PDF files with ease. The online tool comes with many benefits and can help you save so much time. You should use it to manage all your PDF files.
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How to Make Money Writing for Client and for Yourself

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Okon Joseph is a Writerpreneur making money writing for client and for himself. Join his Facebook community here where he teaches for FREE how you as a passionate writer can make money as a writer writing for yourself and for client.



If you enjoy writing and would like to monetize it, this post is for you. If you are a freelance writer who only get gigs once in a while and you are very discourage about it, this post is also for you.

How to Make Money Writing for Client and for Yourself
By the time you finish reading this post, you will discover that making money as a freelance writer is not as difficult as you might be thinking. You will also discover multiple ways to get started as a freelance writer and start smiling to the bank.
Not only that, you will learn how you can make money writing for yourself. Surprised ain’t you? I bet you are.

Now, don’t scroll to the end of this post. I am not selling anything to you. I will be revealing all this secrets to you for free in this post.

Are you ready?
I bet you are!
How to Make Money Writing for Client and for Yourself


1. Use the Bait System
One problem (if not the only problem) faced by most freelance writers is landing clients. It has always been a challenge since the existence of freelance writing. For some, it is not a problem. They know all the tricks in landing the clients of their choice.
I want to introduce you to what I call the bait system. I have been using this system since I started freelance writing and it is what has brought me to where I
 am today.


What is the bait system?
The bait system is a sales tactic used by companies to get prospective customers to buy their product or service. You and I have fallen for it more than once. It is what I use in getting prospective clients come to me instead of me running after them.
Examples of the bait system includes discount, free trial, buy one get one free (BOGO) etc.

As a freelance writer hungry for client, you can also apply this into your business to get client come to you to give you a try. That was how I landed my first client years back and I now use different bait to get more.
Telling clients that you will write the first 2 blog posts for free or for ₦500/per is a bait. No one seriously looking for a freelance writer will say no to this.
Telling clients that you are running a 30% discount is also another bait. I use this sales tactic every month and it works all the time.

Start looking at the way businesses run adverts and see how you can create your own bait that you can be using to bring prospective client to you. I came up with this bait idea after studying 107 sales letters written by the world most successful salesmen.
Presently, I don’t find it difficult landing clients of my choice. I know how and where to use my bait and it converts well for me.

2. Ebook Writing
This is one way to make money writing for client and for yourself. With eBook writing, you either get paid to write for client or you make money writing your own eBook and selling it.

If you really want to make money from eBook writing, I will suggest you focus on writing your own eBooks and selling them. This is one way to create passive income.
All you will need to do to really make money with eBook writing is to first choose a niche, build a tribe/list of people that you will like to serve and lead, give them value for free and sell your eBook as a product and make money.

Aside that, you can decide to write your eBooks and upload them on Okadabooks and other eBook selling platforms like Amazon. All you will then be doing is driving traffic to your eBook so as to create awareness and luckily make sales.
If you ask me which is the best, I will tell you to go with the former.

Yes, I know it is very hard to build a list of huge subscribers. But, you will surely reap the benefits at the end. Selling your eBook to people that already know, like and trust you is much easier than selling to people that only know you because you have written an eBook.
You should be able to attest to this.

3. Blogging
This is another way any freelance writer can make money writing for client and for oneself. There are so many ways to make money with blogging which I am not here to share. But, two major ways you can easily make money as a writer is via Google Adsense and pro-blogging (helping others manage their blog).

Making money with Google Adsense do not involve a lot of stress. What you will need to focus on are publishing good content which must be SEO friendly and driving traffic to your site. If you can stick to this religiously, you will surely be making good amount of money monthly from Adsense.
For pro-blogging, you will need to start a blog on the niche you are passionate about, publish good number of content and build traffic for the blog. After blogging for like 3 months, you can start pitching webmasters on the idea of helping them manage their blog.

Your pitch must be so enticing that they will feel stupid not to buy into it.
I know so many freelance writers making up to ₦20,000 monthly from pro-blogging. I once did it in the past. It is very sweet because your income is sure at the end of the month.
So, there you have it.

Don’t waste another day. Start now and by the end of this year, if you stick to one strategy, you should be in an inevitable position of earning a fulltime income as a freelance writer.

Just let me know via the comment box if there is any way I can help you.


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Sunday

Nigeria Young Techpreneur Launches an Online Supermarket in Abuja

Mart.NG, deliver his best experience to you, and they do it in 59 minutes”, this was actually stated by it Co-founder & CEO of Mart.NG, According to The CEO, “the company offers the best prices that one can’t get anywhere else because we often source products directly from the producers”.

The CEO ​Frank Umeadi, a vibrant and Young Techpreneur who has been the CEO of many online web company Launches Online Supermarket and Fast Delivery Service, in Abuja on the 19/05/2018 


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Mart NG recently opened its portal MartNg, an online supermarket and fast delivery service and has launched to offer consumers, personal and convenient online fast shopping experience in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. The company, which envolve itself on delivering the best and fresh products at the most affordable prices, in under 59 minutes.

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To effectively achieve this feat, the company employs well-trained shoppers that reside close to the various towns. These shoppers carefully do the shopping most times at the supermarkets (H-Medix, Sahad Stores, Next CashnCarry, EvePhill etc.) in collaboration with Mart.NG and deliver straight to the customer’s doorstep in about 59 minutes”, The CEO remarked.



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The CEO also noted that they have fresh fruits, vegetables, household items, toiletries, drinks, beverages, health & beauty products, food cupboard, babies & child care products, office supplies, hot foods and lots more.



Mart. NG shopping for a customer Commenting on the feasibility of delivering orders within 59 minutes in Abuja, The CEO noted that “Currently, the 59 minutes delivery (Express) channel is exclusive to some major towns in Abuja like; Asokoro, Wuse I, Wuse II, Maitama, Guzape, Utako, Central Business District, Garki I and Garki II, while other towns are being served under the standard same-day delivery channel.



Mart. NG delivering as promised
Speaking about the future of the company, The CEO said, “We intend to stay focused and then deliver on our core mandate in Abuja before expanding to other cities.”

With a world-class delivery service delivering items to your home, you can try & experience the freshest groceries from the comfort of your home with www.mart.ng.

Website: https://mart.ng


Phone: 08157165603

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Thursday

CryptoFxWorld: Best Authorized Financial Service Company

According to Wikipedia A cryptocurrency is a controversial digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses cryptography to secure its transactions, to control the creation of additional units, and to verify the transfer of assets.
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CryptoFxWorld is a licensed UK automated trading company with Registration number 45449511 and an authorized financial service company with a monthly trading volume above $7B regulated by Federal Financial Markets Service (FFMS), under the license #909/11 and Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).





HOW IT WORKS
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Cryptofxworld trade's for its client's and provides you with a consistent weekly profit up to 60% depending on your trading plan. Note: Minimum investment for Future trade:$30. Maximum investment for Future trade:$10,000. Minimum investment for ETF & CFD trade:$50. Maximum investment for ETF & CFD:$30,000. Minimum investment for Forex & Binary trade:$70. Maximum investment for Forex & Binary trade: $50,000. Minimum investment for Stock & Crypto trade: $100. Maximum investment for Stock & Crypto trade: $100,000.


Note: clients from Africa are now considered to fund their trading account using their local currency.Note: Weekly interest in Future Exchange trade:30%. Weekly interest in ETF & CFD:40%. Weekly interest in Forex & Binary trade: 50%. Weekly interest in Stock & Crypto trade: 60%. Investments are due to receive an eligible bonus of 10% when it's capital is active for 24days.Note: Investors with $2000 total sum investments get provided with a Personal Investment Manager(PIM) for one on one investment guide and other innovative matters targetted at maximizing more profit.


All investments are converted and calculated in US Dollars & returns are calculated in the US Dollar amount invested. 


THE FOUR TRADING PLANS ARE





HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUR TRADING SOFTWARE AND GET STARTED

You join using the ''JOIN US'' or ''ACTIVATE TRADE'' button at the home page of the website and make a registration, Choose a trading plan "Futures Exchange" "ETF/CFD" ''Forex/Binary'' or Stock/Crypto trading plan. after that you choose one from the list of the investment/risk management team-they all serve same purpose(to help manage risk for you) then create a 4 digit pin just like ATM Pin eg ''1234''or"12AB" which you will be using to access your "cfx-wallet" located at your dashboard (you make withdrawals there) then when you get to your dashboard you make your suitable investment using either Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum or Bank transfer to any of the company's wallet address or accounts detail at the Investment page, After this your trading software gets activated and start trading for you and you're eligible to make withdrawal of your Interest every 7days and capital in 14days.

For more information kindly contact our customer support for assistances.
support@cryptofxworld.com or any of the live-chat agent at the website home page



BELOW ARE STEPS TO CONFIGURE YOUR AUTO-TRADING SOFTWARE'S AND GET STARTED CRYPTOFXWORLD

Sign up with Cryptofxworld
Register an account with Cryptofxworld. Choose a suitable trading plan and one among the list of our licensed investment/risk management professionals to help manage risk for you.


Activate your trading account
Fund your trading account to activate your Automated-trading software's to start trading for you.


Make Withdrawals
Withdraw your interest, interest + capital and Bonus offer with two quick clicks. Investments, profits, Bonuses reflects on your (CFX- Wallet) located at your dashboard. 
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Wednesday

Nigerian Tech Startup, Publiseer, Selected To Participate At Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition in Nairobi, Kenya

Nigerian digital publishing company Publiseer has been selected for the shortlist of startup to pitch at the Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition taking place on May 16th in Nairobi, Kenya. 

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As part of the 10 tech startups selected, Publiseer will have three minutes to pitch on stage at the AHUB East event, with the best startup winning a trip to pitch at AfricaCom in Cape Town in November alongside other prizes. This news was delivered by Gabriella Mulligan, a co-founder of Disrupt Africa. This is the first live startup pitching competition to be hosted by Disrupt Africa.

The competition will be taking place at the East Africa Com event at the Radisson Blu in Nairobi's Upper Hill. According to Disrupt Africa, the event "will see up to 10 tech startups selected to pitch their innovative solutions live on stage in front of an esteemed jury and audience of potential investors and corporate partners. The winning startup will earn an all-expense-paid trip to Cape Town to pitch their startup at AfricaCom, Africa's premier tech conference, in November 2018."

Other prizes to be won at the competition include a marketing package worth US$500 from Disrupt Africa, Africa's foremost startup news outlet, and a six months free membership of the Nairobi Garage Club SPace on Ngong Road. According to Tom Jackson, a co-founder of Disrupt Africa, " For more than three years now, Disrupt Africa has been the vital link between innovative African tech startups and investors, partners and other opportunities to grow their businesses. It only seems right that we expand our mission into the physical arena, and we are delighted to hold our first live pitching competition at AHUB East in Nairobi in May."

“We’re very excited to offer a new platform for Africa’s startup community to show off its innovative flair. We look forward to selecting the cream of East Africa’s startup crop to join us for our inaugural Live Pitch Competition – we’re sure it will be an inspiring show, and we hope it unlocks great new opportunities for all involved,” said Gabriella Mulligan.

According to Hannah Clifford, a director of Nairobi Garage, "As the city’s leading entrepreneurship hub, Nairobi Garage is very proud to support the East African leg of the Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition. The day promises to be an exceptional chance to see Nairobi’s top tech talent take to the stage, and we look forward to welcoming the winners at our newly opened Club Space."

The competition received several applications from African startups that are less than five years old and the team reviewed and selected the top ten startups with original solutions able to disrupt the social or economic status quo, have a proven traction and looking for funding in order to take their business to the next level.

This news comes three months after Publiseer was accepted to the Ayada Lab Incubation program local workshop in Abuja, organized by the Goethe Institut and Institut Francais, in partnership with Ventures Platform Foundation.

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Thursday

News: Italy's StreetLib and Nigeria's Publiseer Partner To Distribute More African Literature To Global Bookstores


Today, Publiseer, a Nigerian digital book publishing platform, and StreetLib, an Italian ebook aggregator, has concluded a partnership that will see more African literature and non-fiction books published and distributed across more global book platforms worldwide.

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Both companies, which are members of the International Publishing Distribution Association, will work closely together to foster Publiseer's mission, which is to "promote the creativity of the African people to the rest of the world."

This partnership was initiated by Marco Croella, the Chief Operating Officer of StreetLib. Before this partnership, Publiseer has published and distributed nearly 100 book titles written by Africans to over 400 global and well-established book platforms across 100 countries, which includes Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Google Play Books and Apple iBooks. In this partnership, StreetLib is adding over 70 more online digital stores to Publiseer's distribution channels. The new additions include bookstores like Leamos, Perubookstore, Nineva, Artcivix and Nubleer.

This partnership was further overseen by Ose Okojie of Publiseer, and Lucia Zitelli of StreetLib. "I thought there could be a chance to work together," said Marco Croella. "I'm quite excited to work together," he continued. "This is our first international partnership and we hope it's the first of many," said Chidi Nwaogu. "It's a pleasure," Lucia said.

This news comes with several others from the company. Just recently, Publiseer was nominated for The Top 100 SMEs in Nigeria Award, organized by Union Bank of Nigeria and Connect Nigeria. Also, the Nigerian publishing company was shortlisted for the African Young Entrepreneurs Empowerment Nigeria's (AYEEN) 2018 entrepreneurship program and the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) entrepreneurial program. This comes four months after Publiseer's acceptance into Accelerate Labs acceleration program, organized by Microsoft Nigeria and The Future Project.





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