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Digital Skill, The Most Valuable Asset Needed To Earn Money Online.

There are several ways for anyone to monetize his / her skills and start making money online. One such sure way is by selling digital products online. It is a fulfilling and lucrative business, with zero overhead cost and easily scalable.

We live in an era where you can be on your couch and do your business. All you have to do is trade your passion or skills for money. In digital marketing, it is called monetization..

Earning money online is the desire of anyone who has monetized his or her interest. I emphasized, earning money online is never an easy task. It is one of the most difficult tasks, contrary to the views of most people. You earn good cash online only when people see you as an authority or an expert in a particular subject or topic. This is when you begin to pull in lots of leads into a webpage.

So don’t sell anything, sell things you have authority to sell, and do this with passion.

Entrepreneurship in the internet world is a major work. Anyone who wants to be successful online must recognize that online work is synonymous to the other works out there. Without commitment, dedication and consistency, there is no way to show any success.

The first key to success online is to find a good niche. We recommend you leverage on your interests and passion. After all, there is no need to write on a topic you have little interest in. So, look for what you are good at, or what interests you. Identify and focus on the specific topics, and create your plan in an e-book or video format, as appropriate for the chosen area.

What Is Digital A product?

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Before we answer the question of what a digital product is, let me explain to readers what a product is. A product, is anything that has or generates value. You provide value, by solving a problem that’s worth solving. You can also provide benefits that people would not want to miss once they’ve experienced it. With the increase in e-commerce activities, there are now more products sold online than ever before. A digital product is any product you sell online that doesn’t have physical form or substance. It involves electronic devices. These products are usually sold online. It is a conscious effort to monetize your time, talents, knowledge, ideas, effort and passion. Instead of sharing free stuff online, why not make money along these activities? The turning of these abilities into something that provides value is a digital product. Or the monetization of your online abilities. They are intangible products that you can create in the form of writing, audio, or video, and sold in a downloadable form. Digital products could only be accessible via electronic devices, like your smartphones, tablets, PC’s, laptops. They are intangible and don’t have any physical forms, but exist in digital format only. Most digital products also have a physical form. For instance, many people buy e-books in PDF format, then print them on their computers. The product becomes physical, but it started out in digital format.

Reasons for creating a digital product

The following are some reasons for selling digital products;

  • To solve and provide a solution for your audience and to create a bigger impact in the world by reaching more people. To get up every day and enjoy the process of what you are creating.
  • There is no limit to the quantity of products, nor are the products perishability and stock run-outs. There is no need to worry about holding inventory, packaging nor the shipment. These are issues with physical products, not digital products.
  • There is no limit on the quantity of products that one can sell. You can sell whatever quantity anyone orders.
  • Digital products are easy to distribute, significantly more sustainable, can be replicated infinitely. They are also not too difficult to create.
  • There is almost zero barrier cost to entry, except the value you are providing

The following are examples of creative digital products to monetize logos, templates, brand boards, mock-ups, stock photos, graphics, fonts, website themes, and e-books.

In general, the purpose of building a digital product is to solve a problem for your users, while achieving some goal for yourself. Regardless of whatever you might be selling, the key is to always provide value.

Some common digital products

· Courses

· Book Publishing – low and high content books

· Fonts

· Recipes

· Apps

· Video

· Audio & music

· Photography

Design & Arts

Graphic designers and artist are the most sought after skills in this digital era. These graphic artist are constantly in demand. One of the most digitized industry presently is the graphic artist and design industry.

Take Creative Fabrica for an example. They have several millions of graphic on sales. These have been designed by graphic designers who get paid for whatever designs they put on the platform. With this platform you can get millions of KDP Low Content Interiors, Fonts, SVG’s, Crafts, Clipart, Gnomes and more for sale and as freebies

Courses And Ebooks

Another lucrative digital product to sell are courses or educational materials. This is where someone writes about whatever he/she knows in a book and sells.

If you are fortunate to be writing a blog, or you have blogs already written in the past, then it is to your advantage. Combine 3 – 4 of these articles or blogs relating to the same topic into chapters in a word format. After you are done, you can finally convert them into a PDF file. You can do all this with Google Docs or PDF convertors.

Others also Sync all their blog articles into book and sell. In this fast-paced world where education is never a barrier nor a requirement for knowledge. There are people who have learned more from the minds of other people through courses than they did in their years in the classrooms.

Tools for Ebook Creation & Sales

Writing

  • Microsoft Word
  • Google Docs
  • Apple Pages

Editors

  • Hemingway
  • Grammerly
  • Amazon Create

Design

  • Canva
  • GIMP
  • Indesign

Platforms to Sell Your Digital Skills

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You can sell whatever digital product on any of the following sites

And many more

Conclusion

It is now clear that with a digital skill, one can start earning money with even zero cash investments. The opportunities are endless for the one with a digital skill

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How to Make Money Publishing Low and No Content Books On Amazon KDP for FREE

Introduction

A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart

. –Jonathan Swift

Earning the first dollar online is the dream of most people. Unfortunately, this great dream does not get materialized for everyone. Either because most people do not follow the right guide or are scammed along the way, and therefore give up. What are the best, legit, and sustainable ways to earn money online? In my opinion, and from the perspective of several other people, publishing low content books on the KDP platform. This is, by far, the most legit, underutilized, long term and profitable way to make money on the internet. It is indeed one of the most reliable and easiest ways to make some good cash online.

You can make money by selling No and Low content books on Amazon, the world’s number one e-commerce store. Amazon KDP is now the most trusted online marketplace for any type of book. You can also sell these types of books on other platforms, like Etsy, Creative Market, Gumroad and Redbubble etc

Amazon is the biggest e-commerce platform in the world. Anyone can start publishing books on their platform. This is called self-publishing. You can self-publish your book free of charge on the platform and start earning right from the go. You can be smart by leveraging their market size relative to other e-commerce platforms to build wealth online, regardless of where you live on the face of the planet. Do not overthink this is, this is not difficult at all. The exciting part of this is that you do not need to be a designer to start this rewarding business. For anyone new to this, I will recommend this great book to start with: SECRETS TO CREATING HIGH QUALITY & SELLABLE LOW CONTENT BOOKS USING POWERPOINT STEP BY STEP. This will be of immense help to you, as it did to my life. It gives a visual guide to each step to be taken. It will help you to professionally set up the PowerPoint framework to support the designing process.

SECRETS TO CREATING HIGH QUALITY LOW CONTENT BOOKS USING POWERPOINT

JOINING KDP

You can join Amazon KDP for free and start publishing low content books with no money involved. I call this a business without RISK.

What is KDP?

“KDP” stands for “Kindle Direct Publishing”, and it’s Amazon’s self-publishing platform, where you can create either a high content book, like an e-book for Kindle or paperback books. You may ask, what is a paperback? A paperback is a book with a thin, flexible cover. They are cheap and portable. Paperback simply means that the cover is made up of flexible hard or thick paper. They are great to read while on the move.

On the KDP platform, you upload your books to Amazon for free, sell them on their marketplace, and collect royalty from the sales. Amazon Kindle publishing platform allows you to publish your books, and you don’t need to pay for anything. No need to print the books, and you don’t have to market it to third parties. Amazon does this on your behalf.

What are No and Low Content Book?

Half & Half notebook Interior
Lined or College Ruled Note Book Interior
Sketch Book Interior

No content books are books with little to NO content. You must be surprised how on earth can someone makes money selling books with zero content. Yes, the truth is that many people are selling these kinds of books on Amazon for money. The interiors of these books, as said earlier, are blank, have absolutely nothing in them, or with minimal content only.

Examples of these books are:

  • Blank journals
  • Notebooks
  • Blank Books
  • Sketch books
  • Primary story journals
  • Blank comic books
  • Handwriting books
  • Handwriting Books
  • Graph paper
  • Log books

Low Content Books

Daily Planner
Recipe Journal

Low-content books on the other hand are paperback books that contain little to no text or images but are designed to provide the reader or user with guided content. Examples are

  • Quote books
  • Coloring books
  • Guest books
  • Planners
  • Recipe books
  • Password books
  • Address books
  • Inspirational quotes
  • Daily planners etc

The best part is that you can make a full-time business out of publishing these books on Amazon. KDP is a major source of passive income.

KDP NICHES

The following are niches that people regularly search for when they visit Amazon, journals, and notebooks.

Good Reasons to start making money publishing Low / No Content Books on KDP

Advantages of publishing on KDP

  • It does not require much content.
  • You do not require any unique technical skills to start your book publishing.
  • Have a lifetime store for free.
  • Easier and quick to create.
  • Keep control of your rights and set your own list prices.
  • Make changes to your books at any time.
  • Creating an account and selling on the platform is absolutely free

Why create LC books?

  • The product doesn’t perish or stock run out as this is a digital product.
  • No need to worry over shipments, as Amazon does all for you, including printing the books out.
  • You don’t worry about the marketing aspect Amazon does that
  • You enjoy royalties from a giant company.
  • Highly profitable: Since they require low effort to make, it’s always a bargain. You don’t have to spend months in front of a PC or keep on writing.
  • You do not have to be a graphic designer to create these kinds of books
  • Publishing is also easy because there are only a few pages to print.

Designing an interior is not an easy task. A real author or designer spends a great deal of time coming out with the best interior that sells. We know that this is not for everybody. It takes time and patience to come out with a great book that meets the interest of a buyer. Fortunately, you can avoid the designing if it is not your thing, and either engage designers to create these interiors for you or go to platforms like creative fabrica and buy already designed interiors and covers. This is what those who see this as a business do. They outsource or buy premade interiors and upload them into the platform.

Amazon

Amazon is an international e-commerce company that offers online retail, computing services, consumer electronics, digital content, and other local services such as daily deals and groceries. Amazon is the leading e-retailer in the United States, with net sales close to 386 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. Due to its global scope and reach, Amazon is one of the most valuable brands worldwide.

A profitable hub for third-party sellers

Amazon serves as a global platform for first- and third-party sellers (3P). The former are vendors that sell goods directly to Amazon, who later re-sell them to final customers. The latter are independent sellers using Amazon as an e-commerce site to offer their products. Third-party sellers control pricing and product listing, a strategy that proved highly successful for small and medium enterprises in the United States. 3P sales account for roughly 60 percent of total paid units on Amazon’s marketplace, and around the same share of 3P orders are completed via Amazon’s fulfillment services.

How to Start Publishing No And Low Content Books On Amazon For Money

Work with the understanding that this is a real business. I know people who earn over $10,000 in royalties every month publishing low content stuff Only. Earn up to 75% royalties on sales to customers in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, India, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, and more. 

For those who may have difficulty starting, do not worry.

You need two things when it comes to making the books ready for publishing on the platform. One is the interior of the books, and the second is the cover of the books. These are uploaded separately on the platform. Fortunately, you can get premade book interiors for any niche on the creative fabrica platform.

You need very simple tools to start designing the interiors. The following are the tools needed to start this journey. You need skills in any of the following applications.

  • Google Slides
  • PowerPoint
  • Canva
  • GIMP
  • Photoshop
  • Inkscape
  • Photopia

But note, there is a much easier way to get these interiors. Both the interiors and the covers can be purchased online for this business. You can buy these interiors at very low prices and then upload them if this is how you want to go about your business.  Sites like creative fabrica sell any type of interior for this business. All you need to do is to add your covers and upload them to the KDP platform. Whichever way, this is completely acceptable. This is how I go about my business. I buy the interiors for $2 and $3 dollars, engage people to design the cover, and I sell them for $9 – $16 per book.

The following are all the steps needed to start making money on KDP

You can make money in just 4 easy steps.

  1. Create an account on Amazon KDP. Enter the required details.
  2. Create the interior of the book. You can find a few sites that allow free templates for creating interiors. You can equally learn how to create these interiors with a step-by-step guide from this book.
  3. Create the cover page of your book. Learn how to create KDP book covers in an hour.
  4. Upload to KDP. Upload the manuscript with the needed keywords. After that, upload your book covers. Enter the remaining details and that should be enough.

Then, Amazon reviews the book, which can take up to 72 hours. After that, it will be available on Amazon to sell. Right after creating your account, you must have the following extensions and programs running on your browser. They are not in any particular order;

  • AMZ suggestion expander
  • DS Amazon Quickview
  • Keyword everywhere
  • Keyword tool (keyword.io)
  • Amazon-asin.com

How to Create New Account On KDP

But first thing first. You must first create a new account on KDP. Go to this website AMAZONKDP, and create a new account.

Create New Account hERE
Upload Your Interiors and cover into paperback

Next, click on paperback to start uploading your books. Your final book uploaded will show up on Amazon bookshelf, like the image you see below.

MY BOOK STORE ON AMAZON

You can also visit my store here, if you wish to buy an interior for your project.

Conclusion

Making money on Amazon through the KDP system is very reliable and easy, too. Anyone who follow the guidelines above could have his/her books published within a week.

My doors are opened for anyone who needs help and assistance on how to start selling low content books.

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PLATFORMS TO DOWNLOAD FREE ASSETS FOR YOUR PRINT ON DEMAND OR KDP BUSINESS

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Creative Fabrica

Creative fabrica is the one-stop marketplace for all digital files. This portal was set up for designers to host, showcase and sell their designs. Examples of digital files that are hosted on this platform are Fonts, Graphics, Tools, Craft, Embroidery and Word Art.

Merry Christmas Gnomes
Christmas Stamp Stickers Pink Cheeter Digital Assets

This company was set up in 2016 to help bring the best tools available at one place to help creators and designers improve their productivity. Creative Fabrica has over 5.3 millions of designs from over five thousand designers and is one of the largest in the world. The platform has changed and improved the way people use and view digital assets.

Creative Fabrica is a platform to get free and exceptional resources for your project.

The Platform has a huge library of unlimited resources ready to be uploaded on any Print On-Demand store like Amazon KDP, Redbubble and etsy. Creative Fabrica host over 302947 graphics from top designers.

Subscription For All Access

The platform also operates a monthly subscription system, which then makes all its files available for a user for any print on-demand business at one dollar This is called the download what you want. And it is the best option for DESIGNERS, CRAFTERS & CREATIVES.

Download what you want, as often as you want, at any time.

Pay a fixed price per month, not per asset and unlock instant access to over 1 million+ creative assets. Commercial licence included and compatible with any machine.

Subscription For Graphics

Graphics

This makes the over 3386580 graphics on the platform available to an individual for only $1.00 per first month and then $19 in subsequent months. You have full access to SVG’s, Patterns, Logos, Teaching Materials, Mockups, illustrations, backgrounds, KDP interiors crafts and more.

  • Unlimited Access to thousands of graphics in 3,386,580 premium packs and instant access to all new graphics.
  • Personal & Commercial Use with New designs added daily

Fonts Subscription

You can get great fonts suitable for any Halloween project. One of such great font is the Midnight Minute which is popular among designers of Halloween projects. Midnight minute Has a mystical design to elevate your Halloween concept

Creative Fabrica also has bundles of fonts at very low cost. The one which is popular with designers is the professional font bundle which used to cost USD1,540, but now reduced to USD16.00

  • Unlimited Access to all 70867 fonts
  • Sell Physical & digital items
  • For any commercial project
  • New fonts added daily

The Craft Subscription

  • Access 47385 high quality cut files
  • Download once, keep forever
  • Personal & Commercial Use
  • New designs added daily

Available in all formats: SVG / PNG / DXF / EPS
Compatible with Cricut, Silhouette & More

Access to craft designs like Christmas designs, Halloween, thanksgiving, Kids and more

Embroidery Designs

All you need for your next machine embroidery project. The highest quality for the lowest price.

With Full POD you have access to a growing library of designs & fonts, ready to be used directly into your Print On-Demand store.

One Off Payment System

There is also the one-off purchase system or the one time and lifetime system. Any product purchased on the site as a one-time purchase is valid forever, and you can use that to create an unlimited project. You are however not allowed to sell in others to compete with the original creator of the product and would not be allowed to bundle the purchased product with others to sell

The Best Graphics, Design, Embroidery & Font Bundles

On Creative Fabrica you’ll find the best value graphics, crafts, embroidery & font bundles. High-quality design for a fraction of the price. You will also have access to all bundles as part of the subscription package of $29. This is now reduced to only a dollar in the first month of subscribing and then 29 in the months after that.

Daily Freebies

The platform has thousands of premium freebies. These freebies range from, fonts, SVG, Craft, Graphics, embroidery and others.

Get a Free Font, Free Craft & Free Graphic every single day. All freebies come with a commercial license and are available for 24 hours only (launching midnight CST time). Spread the word:

There is, a huge list of discount deals on a daily basis.

How To Open A Store On Creative Fabrica

Head direct to Open a Store on Creative Fabrica and sign up. Give reasons why you want to open a shop on the platform. If the reasons you provided are convincing enough, you will get access to open your business on the platform.

This is my store on creative fabrica, called creativ designs, you can visit the store. Below are some of my interiors.

Gratitude Journal

Conclusion

It is clear that creative fabrica is one platform with millions of graphics and designs. It is indeed a great where most professional designers host and sell their skills.

Do you need a craft, font, embroidery or graphics for your print on demand business or kdp, Creative Fabrica is the place to get the best product.

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The Freelance Revolution 🔥 – the trend of the gig guys

Freelance

The volatile nature of the world economy as a result of COVID and the massive job losses worldwide had pushed more companies into outsourcing parts of their activities. These shifts has seen a major hike in demand for freelancers. 

The typical 9 to 5 office job is gradually becoming a thing of the past and today’s new technologies are making it easier to work anywhere and at any time.

Freelance work has also seen a boom globally because of the spread of different communicational tools.

With the rise of the gig economy, more people are discussing freelancing as never before. There are more freelancers today than there have ever been in history – a 2019 study. More and more businesses are relying on freelancers to do their work because of the vast variety of options available in the market. The increase in outsourcing of businesses or jobs seems to be the new trend that 2020 and the new year had witnessed.

In fact, more and more people are seeing freelancing as a long-term career path for success, security and fulfillment.

Who is a freelancer

Freelancers are self-employed and are often referred to as independent contractors. They work anywhere and anytime without a supervisor on an agreed schedule and rate. Freelances are deemed as self-employed workers who provide service or services to clients. They are hired by companies on a part-time or short-term basis and do not receive the same compensation as full-time employees.

What is Freelancing

Freelancing means providing service or services as an independent company or individual rather than on a full-time basis or employment. Freelancing is a contract-based profession where instead of being recruited in an organization, the person uses his skills and experience to provide services to a number of clients without necessarily been there in person. It is an agreed relationship, where the individual uses his abilities and experience to offer types of assistance to various clients.

In brief, it could be described as using your skills, education, and experiences acquired to work with multiple clients and take on various assignments without committing to a single employer. In basic terms, freelancing is the point at which you utilize your abilities, schooling, and experience to work with numerous customers and take on different tasks without focusing on a single business or employment. The number of assignments or tasks that you can take just depends on your ability to deliver when needed.

Freelancing provides you a chance to do the work you love and earn some extra money through it. Being a freelancer is a great way to turn your passion into profitable profession. Freelancers do not hold permanent employment with a single organization and instead earn through temporary projects or contract work.

Best Platforms To Freelance

Freelancing platforms is the ideal place where you can fully utilize your skills and get paid for it. Whether you’re looking for additional ways to pay the bills, to fulfil your desires or just want the freedom that freelancing offers, you’ve come to the right place. With so many platforms available online, freelancing has become very easy nowadays. Even, there are millions of people who are choosing freelancing as a profession or full-time job. These freelancing platforms also help companies to hire the candidate required only for a specific project. They don’t need to hire a full-time employee on a salary basis and thus helps in cost optimization. In this article, we will discuss the top sites for freelancers based on our research and experience.

There are currently several freelance platforms available on the internet;

Toptal

Toptal is a marketplace for the top talent in the marketplace. They emphasize to employers that they allow them to hire the “top 3% of talent”.

So this site is for those with a lot of experience and working at the top streams of industry. If you pass Toptal’s screening process, you’ll be given access to excellent projects with great clients (including JPMorgan, Zendesk, Airbnb, etc.) as well as commensurate compensation (no contests for the lowest bidder). They emphasis projects for developers, designers, product managers, and project managers.  Freelancers typically earn a minimum of $60/hour. 

Upwork

Upwork is a marketplace for freelancers in fields like writing, graphic design and web development. The site helps professionals find projects, communicate with clients and get paid. Freelancers on Upwork create profiles outlining their skills and experiences, along with their job histories and portfolios. Clients post job listings detailing their projects and what they’re looking for in a freelancer. From there, freelancers submit proposals for projects they’re interested in doing. Clients can review freelancers’ proposals, profiles, and portfolios, choose the one that best fits their needs, and place project funding in escrow. Freelancers and clients then collaborate through an online work station, typically with no off-platform communication.

Overall, Upwork makes it easier to find jobs and make more money, but think carefully about which gigs you want to apply for. And check out our guide to managing money as a freelancer for advice on how to handle your newfound income, once it starts rolling in.

Guru

Guru.com is one of the leading websites that connects freelancers with potential employers who want to pay them for their services.  With a free membership and the ability to browse through hundreds of jobs on any given date, this is a site that you can use to jumpstart your career as a freelancer in your industry. Guru.com, is suitable for most types of freelancers. There are IT and writing assignments available, but there are also assignments in photography, web design, broadcasting, business consulting, finance, accounting and more. In fact, with so many different niches represented on Guru.com, this is a website that almost anyone can use to find a short-term or even a long-term assignment working from home.

Freelancer.com

Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing platform in a number of users and projects. We currently have over 16 million registered users globally from beyond 247 countries, regions, and territories. More than 8 million projects have been posted on the site in over 850 project categories like software development, graphic design, sales and marketing, and even astrophysics. Freelancer.com allows small businesses and entrepreneurs to hire a global talent pool of freelancers to get work done.

How to become a freelancer

For those who are not happy with the traditional way of been commanded on what to do and feel deep within them that this is not the best way of life for them. It is a decision that one does not want to be limited under one employer for the rest of one’s life. So, this desire compels people in this category to consider a shift to freelancing full time.

The freelance market is growing by the day, and if you want to be competitive, you have to prepare accordingly. Follow these seven steps to get started.

  • Is freelance for you?

In other to succeed with freelancing one must be disciplined. Being your own boss is a great thing if you’re disciplined and reliable. If you want to be a freelancer, you should maintain a daily work routine, be ready to juggle several projects at once, and continually look for new projects to maintain a steady flow of work.

  • look for the right or suitable platform for your field.

Most freelancers use freelancing platforms to find work. Choosing the platform with the model that fits your needs and salary expectations is incredibly important for your success. Plenty of freelancing websites encourage the so-called “race to the bottom,” where freelancers provide poor quality work in exchange for poor compensation.

  • Build Your profile

ake time to create a substantial profile that will inform potential clients about your education, skills, expertise and experience. You don’t have to write novels – keep it short and sweet. List your skills, experiences, special achievements and explain why you’re the best person for the job.

You don’t have to prepare a classical CV, as most freelancing websites have a predesigned template you need to fill out with your information

  • Build a portofolio

Take time to create a profile, make sure to provide a portfolio that illustrates your skills and experience.

If you’re a beginner in your chosen field, take time to create a portfolio with sample works, or simply accept several jobs at a discounted rate in exchange for experience.

  • Determine your rate and price

If you have some level of experience, of course, you cannot charge the same rate as freelancers with a decade of work under their belts. Your rate must cover your monthly expenses if you have steady work, no matter how experienced you are.

  • Scout for Job/Project

First, apply only for the jobs you are confident you can do. As a freelancer, you’re building your reputation from scratch, and especially in the beginning, it’s of utmost importance to secure positive feedback.

  • Build a relationship with the client

Relationships with your clients are the most important part of freelancing. By maintaining a good connection with your current clients and providing quality work, you’ll be more likely to secure more consistent jobs in the future. Make sure you meet every deadline, listen to instructions, make any necessary edits and communicate efficiently with your clients. While you aren’t tied down to set hours, you should still be available to your clients in case they have any questions, requests or concerns.

Conclusion

With the rise of the gig economy, more people are shifting into freelancing. It is therefore important that the various requirements and the platforms available be spread further for those who would take advantage of this in the future to succeed in the quest to become independent