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If Not eBay Then It Is Konga

My internet fanatic friends always say: "If it is not in konga.com then eBay.com should have it; but if not in eBay, then konga is the way".

Based on their personal experience with online buying and selling, such saying cannot be disputed.

They do buy and mostly sell stuff online and they often triangulate their merchancy between eBay, aliexpress, and Konga because they find buying and selling easy through these channels.

Actually, this post is not to teach the art of buy-in-one-marketplace-and-sell-in-another-marketplace; the motivation behind the post is the end-of-year shopping rush.

If you are shopping for festive goods or gifts

How To Become A Lucrative Nigerian Blogger


 It's a myth that the knowledge of monetizing a blog can be got for free. It's a fact that the knowledge for genuine/legit blog monetization has to be paid for (whether huge or small). Let me speak of the free ways to it, which indirectly might still cost a waste of time, efforts and money; this starts by doing what most people have done, going to consult the search engines for a free-how-to-becomea-lucrative-blogger article. The truth is that you'll find thousands of articles and PDFs on the issue, but many people have seen the reality that all the free articles will only feed you with surface knowledge, leaving you to go through hell before figuring out the nitty-gritty of becoming a lucrative blogger (especially as a Nigerian blogger). You wonder why they have to do so? The simple answer remains that they need traffic to their own websites and the best way they can go about it is to give a free motivational article or PDF that will only put you in the game but never show you how to win. My candid advice remains that you should always acquire both the free and the paid articles because "no knowledge is useless". I can't dispute the fact that you know what you want from blogging and you have your own definition of lucrative blogging which might differ from mine. If scraping two or three dollars per month is what you want you can get it from the so-called free articles.Just create a free google blog but I'm very certain that if a free blog can earn you fifteen dollar per month then a well established paid Content Management System plus a paid article on how-to-lucratively-blog, will earn you four multiplied by fifteen dollar per month

THE WAY FORWARD 1:-

By now, you must have been in haste to know the right things to do in order to achieve a lucrative blogging; okay, here we go.

THE FIRST STEP:-
You have to figure out what you want to deliver online (make it less personal, except you're a well known celebrity) What do I mean by making it less personal? You have to disseminate information that might entertain or be helpful to internet surfers (these days people are into sports, jokes, health, news report, celebrity gossip, online stores, software provision, etc.) you can join the competition or you can just create what people will be craving for though this might be a little tasky because pouncing over a niche based on instinct hardly lead to huge or meaningful online income. Experience and words of many experts have shown that choosing a niche without proper research leads to a waste of everything (time, money and hope). It very important to remember that there are two types of niche; the seekers niche and the buyers niche. If a website's niche fall under the buyers niche, such website will be generating reasonable income as the traffic grows compared to the one under the seekers niche. No matter where you search on the internet for how to decide which niche will be lucrative for you, the first two advice will be (use AdWords keywords tool and Google trends) after those two advice will then follow a whole lots of varying advice_ some will be helpful, some will not; some will be expensive and helpful, some will expensive but worthless. To a very huge understanding of how to choose a lucrative niche, I recommend lornali's article.
Now that you feel there is more to learn, lets check "the way forward 2" in page 2>>>

Comparing Price Of Online Marketplace (Payporte Vs Coliseum)

As you've already known that this blog has deemed it fit to bring some online store and compare price for the ease of shoppers; what good is in surfing different online marketplaces (most of them with endless loading page of products) just to pick a single product of interest?
Ok seriously, guess what we have here? We have fashion wears, both official and the unofficial outfits, from two credible Nigerian online marketplaces.
The aim of buying is to be able to pick the best quality at the best price. These comparison is not in anyway to glorify a product over the other but for the best interest of buyer; a buyer with a satisfactory goods today will surely return tomorrow.

Below images showcase prices and quality fashion wears from payporte.com:





Now that we have examined some prices at payporte marketplace; below images showcase prices and quality fashion wears from coliseum.com:-



It must be importantly noted that the prices seen here may later differ from that of its marketplace due to time, season and other factors; these images tally with price between the month of March to December 2016.


Timidity

Bolatito
Your letter "b" is for beauty
Your letter "l" is for luring
Your letter "t" is for tempting
And tantalizing; confessing
You're so mesmerizing
Many times I see you coming
You moisturize my face
With sweet of tension
Inadvertent confusion
Short of rightful expression
To express my emotion
To you goddess of attraction
But I promise not to give up
Bolatito.

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

Benefits Of Choosing Google Adsense

AdSense is owned by Google Inc. It is an advertising platform for online ad publishers or website owners who want to serve contextual adverts on their websites or blogs. When it comes to website monetization, anyone with a unique and interesting site can sign-up for AdSense and with few or a single click, earn anywhere few cents to few dollars, depending on the niche.

 This means that Adsense is not bad at all and so are other third-party AdSense alternatives like, Infolinks, Bidvertiser, Revenuehits, etc. According to a comment by Cynthia Perkins, "Google Adsense can be a successful addition to a business plan. It shouldn’t be “the” business plan, but it can be a smart “piece” of the business plan. Leaving it out of the equation, leaves a lot of potential money on the table. No entrepreneur wants to do that." One of the benefit of using AdSense is that it aids and encourages the newbies or someone who is new to online advertising to start earning few dollars without professional skills.

 It must be noted that such decision is based on the issue of whether you are a mere passion-for-talent person or a big-business-oriented person. The reason why this point is mentioned is that, the big-business-oriented people (who at one point in their online venture) used AdSense with their websites or blogs ended up regreting they did; they believed they had sold their online business mission so cheap by falling into the trap of adding AdSense for penny income. Another benefit of using AdSense is that it interacts with search and SEO, and shows you how better to serve your visitors and readers with strategically placed content and call-outs. Based on personal experience, another benefit is that AdSense pays higher than others of its alternatives mentioned above; in terms of niche and GEO rate consideration. There is nothing new under the sun. I won't spend all my life preaching you the AdSense gosple you will or have already seen elsewhere; but I can't end this post without feeding you the very big disadvantage of AdSense and all AdSense alternatives.

 Ask anyone else, you will be told that AdSense and its similar platforms (like Infolinks, Bidvertiser, Revenuehits, etc) will continually drag 60% of your visitors away right from the moment you place their ads on your website or blog and on the negative side, your website or blog traffic will keep shrinking and shrinking every day-by-day. I'm not discouraging the use of AdSense.

I don't belong to the group of people castigating AdSense users. This is a simple opinion post and I assure you that if you get to where AdSense is been trampled on the ground, you will know. In such places, they under-define AdSense as if they've created their own Galaxai (Galaxai is a planet created to substitute earth in the movie titled: "Monsters vs Aliens) Before this post wind to a close, few among the secrets to sustain a successful online business are honesty, authenticity, trust-building, and transparency.

 So, no matter what choice you're making, always keep those qualities in mind.

Join The Western Union Shopping Promo To Shop For Free

Naija! Goodies are everywhere this festive season. Lottery here and there, Promo here and there, Free party and exhibition here and there.

One among the thousands of opportunities to make Christmas and New Year very memorable, is the Western Union Money Transfer Promo. 

As a way of celebrating 20years in Nigeria Money Market and also a way of saying "Thank You" to their customers and Nigerians in general, Western Union gives you the opportunity to join the Western Union Shopping Spree Promotion and get to shop all you want for free.

How Can You Be Part Of The Promo?

All you need do is send or receive money with Western Union service and stand the chance to be one of hundred lucky winners to win free shopping spree up to #60,000 in Lagos and Owerri. For winners residing outside of Lagos or Owerri, a #60,000 shopping voucher will be offered in replacement. Otherwise, you may also be part of two hundred lucky winners to win shopping vouchers worth #20,000.

Rules For The Free Shoppers:-

1. Alcohol, Tobacco, Electrical Appliances and Toys are strictly prohibited.
2. Each shopping spree will be limited to one minute only.
3. Photograph of winners may be taken and used for brand communication.
4. Shopping Spree does not exceed #60,000.
5. Shopping Spree winners outside Lagos and Owerri will win #60,000 shopping vouchers.

NOTE:- The promo runs till December 31st 2016.
Subject to terms and conditions. Rules are available at all participating agents locations.

Join The 2016 Wiki Loves Africa Competition And Win Prizes

You too can be part of the 2016 Wiki Loves Africa Competition by taking photographs, video or audio that promotes Africa's rich heritage and culture expressed through music, song, dance, and movement. The outstanding uploads will be rewarded with great prizes.

The motive for the competition is to add more to the information the world truly know about Africa. It is observed that Africa has the lowest information in the Wikipedia database and wiki has seen it necessary to encourage upload for the benefit of universal enlightenment and entertainment.

How to enter Wiki Loves Africa?

Entering Wiki Loves Africa Music and Dance is easy! Follow these 4 steps:
Step 1: Take some photos.
Step 2: Select the best.
Step 3: Create an account on Commons to take part. Register here.
Step 4: Use the Upload Wizard to enter your photographs.

Competition Rules

Images submitted to the Wiki Loves Africa contest may win prizes! There are a few rules to respect for the images to be eligible.
Rule 1: All photos must be taken by the person submitting them. They can be either self-uploaded or uploaded during a registered mass upload session.
Rule 2: Upload can only be done in December 2016 and January 2017. But you can enter media that was taken at any time, even historical photographs (as long as you own the copyright on these photographs).
Rule 3: Images must be free of watermarks or embedded signatures to be eligible. All entries will automatically be submitted under a free licence such as Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 (CC-BY-SA 4.0) (or in the public domain). Read more about the cc-by-sa license here.
Rule 4: All eligible pictures will be categorised under Images from Wiki Loves Africa 2016, this will be automatically assigned during the upload process.
Rule 5: Participants should enable e-mail on Wikimedia Commons so they can be contacted should their image be chosen for a prize.

9 Grades In The iCharity Club For Earning Income

Besides the famous MMM Scheme, another means some Nigerians make additional fast and huge income is through icharity club. I was introduced to it yesterday, and the strategy seems very enticing but it requires the new comer to pay charitably before he/she can start reaping benevolently and continuously.
I looked at the "icharity club" and realise it's nothing but a referral network where a member must refer 5 new member before he/she can be sure of earning.
I decided not to join the iCharity Club for the following personal reasons:
#1. I have a legit blog that is earning me reasonable income.
#2. I have not been lucky with referral business; I had tried some referral networks like Amazon, eBay, Hostmonter, but couldn't make any income from them.
#3. I do not have the patience to wait for a very long time on a shaky ground; any referral program requires a very huge patience but the reward is always very high.
#4. Google policy and other high ranking businesses of the World Wide Web detest any scheme that requires a member to pay before he/she can earn.


As I said earlier, referral networking requires a very great deal of patience on the part of the member or participant but the reward is very very very high that is why most bloggers and web owners that earn 7 digit dollars on the Internet are getting the income through the multiple referrals they participate; a good example of a blogger that earns very huge from referral is "ShoutMeLoud blog".
If you feel that you want to give the "iCharity Club" a try and see whether you too can earn huge money from referral networking, then take a look below at the grades you will pass through in the "iCharity Club" plus how much you are promised by the scheme to be earning:
"GRADE 1
Once your first 5 People have balanced your pyramid, since you paid $20 to register (₦7,400). You will receive $100 (₦37,000)
GRADE 2
Soon the people below you, Balance their pyramid, you pay $40 (₦14,800) to upgrade to grade 2. Then you will receive $1000 (₦370,000)
GRADE 3
To upgrade your account to grade 3, you will need to pay $80 (₦29,600); Then you receive $10,000 (₦3,700,000)
GRADE 4
Your next upgrade will be to Grade 4, With a total 625 under you, You pay $120 (₦44,400) and receive a total of $75,000 (₦27,000,000) 
GRADE 5
Next is Grade 5, You pay $200 (₦74,400) & receive $75,000 (₦231,250,000). At this point probably don’t need to work much
GRADE 6
Here you become a platinum member with more than 15,000+ below you pay $300 (₦111,000) Receive $4,687,500 (₦1,734,190,000)
GRADE 7
Diamond members have about 78,125 People in their pyramid, You pay $300 (₦111,000) for upgrade and receive $4,687,500 (₦1,734,190,000)
GRADE 8
Grade 8 Members, With 300,000+ You Pay $800 (₦296,000) and receive $312,500,000 (₦115,625,000,000). Nobody has gotten here yet 
GRADE 9
Grade 9 Members, With about 1,953,125 People in your pyramid upgrade with 1170 (₦432,900) and receive $2,285,156,250 (₦845,407,812,500)"
If you wish to join the "iCharity Club", use the Google Search and type "registration for iCharity Club Nigeria" then you will find many different websites where you can join the referral network.

Princess Kate

Oh, Lady Kate!
Let me dramatically illustrate
For you my feelings
Imagine
I am King Henry
You'll be my Lady Anne Boleyn
I still remember that day
I first saw your pretty lips
So glossy and so red
And so tantalizing
Like some sliced dodo
Quickly
I said to you "Hello"
You said to me "Hi"
Your voice then made me fly
Very high into the sky
Lady, show me your bikini
It will make me levitate
Oh! Listen
My sweet Lady Anne Boleyn
Now I've written
Your love
On my forehead
With an indelible ink
While I'm walking
On the water
Of your love
Do not let me sink.

Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
(the Leo with wings flying)

Origin Of The Nigerian Money Market

Speaking of Nigeria from the angle of commerce and geographical status, Nigeria is one the West African nations with a mixed economy and a very vast expanding manufacturing, financial, service, communications, technology and entertainment sectors. It is ranked as the 21st largest economy in the world in terms of nominal GDP.

The Nigeria money market started with the operation of the Treasury Bills Ordinance of 1959 and 1960. Before the passing of the Treasury Bills Ordinance in 1959 there was no organized domestic money market in Nigeria. The financial system was linked to London market.

Nigerian businessmen and government has no effective machinery for mobilizing funds for their business and development respectively. Aside the effective mobilization of funds problems, all the benefits of a money market eluded the country. The motivation for the establishment of Nigeria money market was then pertinent.

The following prompted or motivated the establishment of the Nigerian money market:-

1) Localizing the credit base: This was meant to provide local investors the avenue for retention of funds in Nigeria and for the investment of fund repatriated from abroad.

2) To provide the needed machinery for the provision of short term financing to the government.

3) To establish monetary autonomy which is a prerequisite of the working of a sovereign state.

4) The need for the country to enjoy the functions of money market especially in the operating and executing of government monetary policy effectively.

NOTE:- The money market is where the short-term securities are bought and sold. It is the vehicle through which surplus funds flow from the surplus units to the deficits units. The security traded in this market has maturity time of not more than one year.

The major participants in the money market include individuals, companies, banks, discount houses and government. The new issues and existing issues are both traded in the money market segment, therefore, the market has both primary and secondary segments.

My Bidvertiser Few Bitter Experience Before Glory


When I created an article regarding Propellerads Skyrocketing CPM, I mentioned that when the time comes, I will be sharing my experience as a publisher with bidvertiser,com; I guess now is the time.

Like I said before that I dropped Propellerads due to its $100 minimum threshold which I considered to be very huge for my small blog then I started publishing Bidvertiser ads. Why?

1) Bidvertiser always surface among the top lists of AdSense alternatives (only God knows why).
2) Bidvertiser operates an immediate approval for publishers.
3) Bidvertiser knows how to generate clicks than other AdSense alternatives I've tried on my small blog.
4) Bidvertiser banner click on my small blog pays a lot higher than that of Exoclick, Infolinks, and Infinityads.
5) Bidvertiser has a minimum payout of $10 (very small enough to test whether Bidvertiser is legit or scam).

If one is naive, one will blame Google for scolding Bidvertiser and other dubious advertising networks but Google is fairly right. Come to think of it, who makes most website a living thing if not Google search engine? The last I checked, 98% traffic of most websites on the internet comes from Google search engine. So if Google is like a caregiver to a website, will it be arrogant for the caregiver to chase off any dubious parasite aiming to deceitfully reap from where it didn't sow? Of course, it won't.

So, based on my four months experience serving Bidvertiser ads, I must confess that Bidvertiser can be very annoying if you do not understand how to implement the Bidvertiser ad code. Let me quickly tell you that some Bidvertiser advocates and incarnates will find this article or post and quickly begin to drop hyped glorifying comments about how Bidvertiser has paid them millions of dollars as a publisher (it takes common sense to figure that out).

As of September 2015 when I added Bidvertiser to the small blog in question, the blog's daily impression was 400 ("very low!" You might possibly say) but the blog has a growing tendency. Within two weeks, my Bidvertiser balance was $0.63 (only few ad network can serve clickable ads to a blog with such a low impression) but the annoying part of it was that the contents of the website was overridden by Bidvertiser's relentless interstitials which made me dropped Bidvertiser for Chitika,com in combination with Infolinks,com until April of 2016 when I got better knowledge of serving Bidvertiser Ads without interstitial and pop-under intrusion.

Before you resolve to calling my small blog a "testing ground", I must tell you that I paid for a host and used the WordPress CMS which made me needed a ROI (Return On Investment). As of April 2016, Bidvertiser's banners on my small blog was having at least 7 clicks from a minimum of 2200 impressions daily against all odds of ad blocking browsers. Few of the habitual flaws of Bidvertiser are aggressive popups, redirects, hijacking malwares, and so on; which led to my small blog been flagged three times for Google search. For three different occasions my small blog was removed from Google search results for the same offense; Bidvertiser ads aggression and mobile sneaky redirects. In the face of Bidvertiser's untrustworthiness, I refused to quit because I wanted to hit the $10 minimum payout before I wave goodbye. By the end of July 2016, my small blog in question, had a balance of $10.57 (you will probably be wondering why it took so long: the reasons are the blog traffic volume, the blog geo, the blog niche, the blog content quality).

As I've said, I had $10.57 on my Bidvertiser dashboard which should be automatically paid into my PayPal account on 31st August 2016 to prove that Bidvertiser is not a scam (since Bidvertiser claims to pay on NET 30) but Bidvertiser didnt pay; I began thinking that Bidvertiser is a scam not knowing that the reason I didn't get my payment was due to PayPal. I DIDN'T KNOW THAT MY COUNTRY IS AMONG THOSE THAT CANNOT REQUEST FUND WITH PAYPAL.

The MORAL LESSON of this article or post are as follow:-

(1) Bidvertiser is truly paying its publishers or those that serve Bidvertiser ads and the pay rate is better than that of most AdSense alternatives.

(2) You must have a clear understanding of how to use and implement Bidvertiser ad code in your website or blog; else you will run into a big trouble.

(3) You must be certain of the payment method to use (whether PayPal or Payza or Check).

Bidvertiser's Facebook/Twitter Promotion To Get $10

Facebook/Twitter Promotion - Get Extra $10 !!!

We are speaking from the angle of online business and income generation where a blog or website owner can generate income to sustain the website and himself/herself.

Actually, it may seem this offer is only for webmasters or blog owners who use Bidvertiser,com as one of the mediums to monetize their website(s) or blog(s) but anyone willing to become a publisher can join Bidvertiser via the following referral link.
The good thing about Bidvertiser is that it belongs to one of the instant approval networks for publishers. Meaning that, as an AdSense alternative, it approves even a day-old website or blog in as much as such website or blog have few useful contents. Though there are other online advertisement networks that approve publishers without rigorous review (the likes of chitika ads network, popcash ads network, propellerad network, revenuehits ads network, etc) but from personal experience, I can vouch for Bidvertiser when it comes to paying publishers what they have earned.

Back to the talk about the bidvertiser social network promo, the question in mind is "how does the promo work?"

Before you can be among the benefactors in Bidvertiser's Facebook/Twitter Promotion, you must be a publisher (serving bidvertiser ads on your website or blog), and you must have received payment(s) from bidvertiser.

"Share your Bidvertiser payment proof on your active Facebook/Twitter profile and get extra $10 !

All you need to do is:
1. Take a screenshot of our payment to you (from PayPal, Payza, Wire or Check)
2. Share this screenshot on your active Facebook/Twitter profile page, titled "Got Payment from BidVertiser" (or similar...)
3. Add a link to BidVertiser in your post:
http://www.bidvertiser.com/bdv/BidVertiser/Join_Form.dbm?serv=BidVertiser&sn=publisher&bdv_code=7221600755
4. Open a support ticket from within the matching BidVertiser account telling us where we can view your posting so we can verify it
We will then add $10 to your account balance.

Hurry - promotion ends on December 31st !!!"

The Common Causes of Clutch Drag

As stated in one of our posts, Clutch is a device used for interrupting power transmission, commonly between engine and gearbox in a car or an automobile.

If the clutch fails to disengage the clutch disk from the flywheel when the clutch pedal is pressed, it is referred to as a clutch drag.

Below are the common causes of drag clutch and how they can be remediated:-

#1. There will be a dragging clutch if the facings of driven plate are broken. The remedy to such problem is to replace the facings with new one.

#2. There could be a case of improper pedal adjustment hampering the movement of the release bearing.
The remedy to such problem is to simply correct the misadjusted pedal.

#3. Clutch dragging could be as a result of oil or grease on the driven plate facings.
The remedy is to fix new facings.

#4. Pilot bearing or bushings of clutch shaft binding.
Renewal or lubrication of the pilot bearing is the remedy.

#5. If the clutch compartment is dirty or attracted dusty or obstructing substances, there will be a dragging problem.
The remedy is to dismantle clutch from flywheel and clean the units.

#6. Misalignment between the engine and splined clutch shaft.
The remedy is to check over and correct the alignment.

#7. When a faulty assembling leads to the driven plate been distorted, the clutch will drag.
Fitting new driven-plate assembly, by using a jack to take the overhanging weight of the gearbox; such is the remedy.

#8. If the pressure plate or clutch cover is damaged, there will be a case of dragging in the clutch.
The remedy is to renew the defective part.

#9. Another cause can be driven-plate hub binding on splined shaft.
The remedy is to clean up splines and lubricate with small quantity of high-melting-point grease.

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