Ogwuche Clement Ochera, 27, is a source of inspiration. As well as millions of Nigerians facing unemployment and financial instability, he's met many other challenges throughout his life, including the loss of his father, a pivotal moment upon which he has built, solidifying his values, principles, and professional ethics.
Clement, who goes by Writingpro on AnyTask, lives in Markudi, Nigeria, a city vulnerable to seasonal floods. He works as a freelancer in a country where, according to a report by Techcabal, PayPal does not allow users to withdraw funds due potentially to the email fraud reputation the nation has globally.
Nigeria is one of the 20 poorest countries in the world, with over 40% of its population living below the country's poverty line of $381.75 per year, according to a 2020 World Bank report.
Reuters reported that the African nation's unemployment rate jumped to 27.1% this year due to the pandemic. A Nairametrics report revealed that financial exclusion affects 73.2 million adults representing nearly 42% of the adult population.
Overcoming the obstacles
Despite all the challenges, Ogwuche has harvested many achievements. These include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Federal University of Nigeria and becoming an investor.
Ogwuche goes by Writingpro on AnyTask. He boasts a 5-star rating and 32 reviews. A buyer identified by their AnyTask handle "Hamsterofdeath" has purchased some 20 tasks from Ogwuche. The buyer said Writingpro worked quickly and delivered what he asked of him exactly.
Lisalondon is also a repeat Writingpro client. This buyer stated Writingpro did "excellent work" and delivered swiftly. Cyptoking has purchased from him on various occasions, saying he did a "great job. I'll be ordering more."
'Freelancing made me what I am today'
Clement became a freelancer drawn by the potential of becoming self-employed and creating an international source of income to finance his personal business goals.
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"Freelancing has impacted my life significantly in different ways," said Clement. "It has made me who I am today. I am a blogger, investor, university graduate. And all the while, I have not lost sight of my farming roots and philanthropic inclines."
He founded the BoizQuarters Gospel Movement, an altruist organization that has helped many people during the pandemic.
Clement freelanced on other leading platforms, including Fiverr. The problem with other top websites is the withdrawal of funds, which AnyTask resolved for him.
AnyTask, more than just an income opportunity
"AnyTask has impacted my life positively, and in ways, I did not foresee. I have gained more skills and have become much more knowledgeable in global topics and research methodologies," he explained. "It is safe to say that I earn more than just ETN on AnyTask."
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The Nigerian freelancer said he had gained a lot of professional experience, discipline, and resilience. He says he makes it a point to give each task his all. "It is essential to approach each task with passion, dedication, and absolute focus.
"Buyer satisfaction comes first and above all because a happy buyer means repeat purchases, great reviews, and great reviews bring more buyers," he explained. "I recommend my freelance colleagues to put the buyer at the center of what they produce."