Who is Derrick?
Hi! And welcome. I am a Cameroonian national living in Ireland since 2009. I am currently a Chef/Kitchen Assistant and just another guy with a writing bug. Over the past couple months, I began to write about Online Business and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and learned a lot of tips on online success. What I realised shortly after that is that I just enjoyed writing in general. As a result, my writing has shifted slightly from just online business to about anything that interests me. It could be pop culture, socio-economic topics, personal experiences and reflections and even that amazing DiFontaine’s pizza slice I had last night.
After obtaining my Masters in Accounting & Finance in 2014, I had my first role in the finance industry working for Citco Fund Services in Dublin. Great prospects and a reputable firm, I couldn’t have wished for something better. But as work permit restrictions for foreign nationals like myself became tougher in the EU, I soon found myself out of work. I had another short stint at another financial services firm but the same glitch in the matrix caught up to me.
After losing another job in the industry, I realised I had to think differently; if I wasn't going to be able to find a job, then all I had to do was create a job.
It was at this point that I set myself a personal objective: to be my own employer by the time I was 30. I also realised then that I still wasn’t sure what I really wanted to do when I ‘grew up’. I was quite good at finance, but I wasn’t passionate about it. I felt passionate about art and comic book illustration, but I felt it was a difficult industry to get into so I became lazy at it. So I figured, don’t just make it about what you love. Find something you are good at, really good at, and become the best at it.
So by chance, I joined Wealthy Affiliate, an informal online marketing university, with a view to learning about online business. I was given two free websites without paying a dime. I’d never been a website admin before, so just editing and playing around with website themes & colours was new to me and seemed fun. So I decided to play more while learning more, research my strengths and next thing I knew, I found out I was pretty solid at writing. It has since become more than just a hobby to me. For the first time in a long time, I realised that this is what I really want to do. Providing valuable content for people to read, enjoying it, and hopefully making a living out of it in the long run. For me, as well as my loved ones. The proverbial killing 3 birds with one stone :).
That is why The-Write-Guy exists now. I am almost 27 now. This website is a means for me to provide useful and fun reading material to my readers, as well as a plan I’ve set in motion to achieve something better by the age of 30. (I still plan to be alive by then). That is my mission :).
I don’t intend to make this introduction any longer than it needs to be. Or I’ll start talking about my favorite anime characters and asking why the orange colour has the same name as the fruit. Or is it the other way around? Also, if you would like to check out the wealth of online business knowledge on Wealthy Affiliate, click here to get your free account. Also, here is a link to my profile.
Since you have made it this far, I hope you keep clicking into my website regularly so see what I come up with. I rely on your feedback and support to keep doing what I do.
Arigato Gozaimasu! 🙂