Ultimate SEOPips Guide: The Story, The Objective, The Product
Freelancing is no longer a part-time job. Many people are continually turning to it as a full-time source of income for different reasons. It offers several opportunities for all, irrespective of the level of education. They include freelance writing, essay writing, blogging, transcription, and resume writing, among others.
However, only top-notch quality survives in this industry. Anything else remains on the low-income end and content mills. Therefore, freelance training is an invaluable investment for those who wish to afford more than their daily bread through online jobs.
A freelancer’s worst nightmare
Nothing discourages an upcoming freelancer as having their jobs rejected due to low quality. It is because they often do their best. If rejection for poor quality is damaging, having no way to learn how to improve is devastating.
Lucky freelancers find someone to induce them to online jobs at a small fee. The not-so-lucky ones are duped into buying expensive eBooks that prove worthless in practice. The unfortunate ones, after several rejections, give up, and shelf their freelancing dreams.
Here is where SEOPips Freelance Training Academy comes in. We have been there, experienced the brutality of the online jobs industry and enjoyed a fair share of its goodies. Through SEOPips, we seek to deliver a systemised online training platform for freelancers.
First, here is our story.
The SEOPips Story
In 2016 we (Joe and Willy) finished university, with good grades and high hopes. Having done our best on campus, we thought success in the corporate was inevitable. While we expected waiting time, we never knew how it would be in reality. Soon it dawned on us that life owes us nothing.
Fortunately, a friend introduced us to online writing at a small fee. The start was not easy; we gave up a few times but had to come back.
Few quality writers
As we grew and started getting better paying writing gigs, we sought to employ new writers. We learnt how hard it was to find writers who could create quality content. Even those who claimed to have more than three years’ experience failed our quality test dismally.
We chose to develop our personnel from scratch, and so we trained ten volunteers free. The effort paid off in terms of client satisfaction and revenue too.
Birth of SEOPips
It was after this experience that the idea of SEOPips came to us. Until then, we had no intention to train people. Two other things motivated us.
- Many degree-holders in Kenya and other developing countries leave campus with no source of income or any relevant income-generating skill.
- Exploitative costs of current training options
- More people came to us for training, this time at a fee.
To us, SEOPips is a platform where we provide people with the opportunity to invest in themselves, by equipping them with skills necessary in the current digital age and for better opportunities in future.
Why study at SEOPips?
Our story might be inspiring, but it is not as good as our product. Here are the eight reasons why SEOPips is the Ultimate online jobs training centre for freelancers.
1. Relevant subjects
We focus on the topics that are relevant to today’s freelancer. They have unlimited opportunities, and they pay. They are:
- SEO Article Writing training: Content creation for websites, blogs and online media houses
- Essay Writing training: Writing academic research papers
- Blogging training: Creating and running blogs
- Transcription training: For those who wish to transcribe for websites, blogs, legal entities and others
- Resume writing training: Creating professional resumes
2. Simplified courses
Instead of bundling our lessons into one learning package, we have broken them into small individual courses. This way, you can choose to read the course you feel you need without paying for everything on the subject. However, a few advanced courses have prerequisite courses.
3. Payment and subscriptions
All you need to do a course on seopips.com is to create an account. There is no need for an email subscription. You can then pay for the course you need through PayPal or Mobile money service (M-Pesa). We are working on the integration of other payment methods.
4. The prices
While we do not want to make cost one of our key selling points, we know that what we are offering is way much more than the price tag.
We believe that a good teacher should be available for the student. We have email support and a 24/7 online chat. We also have an in-course chat platform, where a student can leave their comments and questions for the teacher.
6. Special gift
We offer a free course on every subject. Additionally, at the end of the most advanced course on a subject, we provide a special gift to the learner who gets to that level.
7. Tests and quizzes
At seopips.com, we are interested in offering value for every buck we receive from our students. Therefore, at the end of every course is a 10-question quiz to test the learner’s understanding of the core learning points of the course. A learner has to achieve a pass mark of 80% (8/10) to unlock the next course (in case it is a prerequisite).
However, unlike your brick and mortar college, we allow you to retake the quiz at no additional cost.
8. Continuous improvement
The largest room in any setup is the room for improvement, so we believe. Seopips.com seeks to make all necessary improvements that will make training more learner-oriented and up-to-date with the industry requirements.
How to choose a course on SEOPips
Follow the steps below to pick a course on seopips.com.
- Visit www.seopips.com
- On the home page select “start a course today” or “Courses” on the top right bar.
- On the courses page, you will see the available courses, their level of difficulty, the number of lectures, and the cost.
- Hover your mouse over a course view its summary.
- Click “Preview Course” for more details such as the lessons under “Curriculum”.
- Select “Enroll Now” to start a course.
- For courses that have prerequisites, click on the “Prerequisite Courses” and the prerequisite course to start with.
Paying for a course
Follow the steps below to pay for your course;
- Click on Login and select "Create" account to sign-up.
- Once you sign up, you will receive an email with payment instructions.
- Your account will be activated as soon as you confirm payment.
- You will then be able to access all the courses in our academy.
Is the payment model secure?
Absolutely. We use Paypal and mobile money transfer method (Mpesa) payment methods, both of which are secure and transparent payment methods.
Can I reverse my payment?
Yes. Paypal has chargebacks and Mpesa allows for reversals in case you do not receive the intended product or sent money to the wrong account. To avoid this, SEOPips guarantees to activate your account within 1 hour of confirming your payment. In case of delays, call or send an email to us before requesting for a reversal. Any activated accounts will be deactivated in the event of a reversal.
Will I have unlimited access to SEOPips Courses?
Yes. You will be able to access all the courses in the category you pay for. Besides, SEOPips grant you a full access for 14 days, even though you can finish most of the courses within two days.
How will I know my writing skills have improved?
We suggest you write a test article of about 300 words on any topic before starting the course. Suggested topic include How to buy a used car, The benefits of chia seeds, or the future of cryptocurrency. Check the article when you are done with the course and see the number of mistakes you can point out in your first article.
Can I get my articles edited at SEOPips?
SEOPips is a training centre. However, if you have jobs that need editing, you can make a special arrangement with the SEOPips editorial staff. Simply send an email to email@example.com with the subject: Editing Gig.
Can I hire writers from SEOPips?
Yes. SEOPips has the contacts of all the students who have completed its SEO writing course. Simpy send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: Writer Needed and the details of your job. We will find the ideal candidates for you to choose.
Can I get hired through SEOPips?
Yes. Whenever we find a client in need of quality writers, we shall refer you (after you consent) provided you have completed the course in the required category.
Bringing it together
It is common knowledge that:
If you need to learn the practical details of farming, the farmer, with his smelly, chapped hands is more valuable than the Professor in Agriculture who has spent his entire life in the library and the classroom.
So it is with seopips.com, the teachers know what works in various freelance online jobs, and even more, what does not. Choose the course of your desire today and kick-start your career in freelance online jobs.
Feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you have any inquiries.
Editor’s note: At the time of this writing, the available courses are on SEO article writing training.