Eskapo! Do you remember that iconic 1990’s Chito Rono movie featuring Richard Gomez as Serge Osmena and Christopher de Leon as Geny Lopez? Well, if you are my age, you may remember it.
Set in the 1970’s, it’s the story of how two brave young men bravely escaped a prison camp during the Marcos regime and lived to tell about it. As we all know, Serge Osmena eventually became a senator while the late Geny Lopez became the partiarch of ABS-CBN.
Although we are very far from the Martial Law days, majority of Filipinos are still prisoners. Not political prisoners but cubicle prisoners.
Many still belong to the “rat race”, a vicious cycle in which one must continue to work at a “job” tirelessly to put food on the table.
Jon has been teaching thousands of Filipinos through his blog and courses about how to escape your day job to have a freedom business.
In fact, I am a graduate of his and Fitz Villafuerte’s – Blog Academy Philippines – an online course I attended that enabled me to build Freelance Blend.
In this episode, Jon will share with us his journey, how he started as an online entrepreneur while living abroad. Also, he will talk about his new online course – Internet Business Master Class (download this free ebook: “How To Start A Simple Internet Business Selling e-Books” or watch this video to learn more.) which will teach you how to escape your day job through an ebook business.
Here are the key takeaways from the show.
- Jon’s beginnings and his high paying job after college.
- Why Jon always wanted to become an entrepreneur.
- Jon’s different failed businesses and what he learned from them.
- Why Jon migrated to Canada in 2006.
- The challenges Jon experienced working and then forming his business in Canada.
- His lightbulb moments as an online entrepreneur.
- His first ebook that led him to build his ebook empire.
- Why he started blogging and then teaching online courses.
- His successful first online course that I took that led to the creation of Freelance Blend.
- His new online course — Internet Business Master Class — and why you should attend it.
- How to register for the Internet Business Master Class (deadline to register is on Friday, September 11, 2015).
- Jon’s idols in the online space.
- His recommended books and tools.
Links and resources
- Negosyo University
- Blog Academy Philippines
- Jon’s Internet Business Master Class (download first his free ebook: “How To Start A Simple Internet Business Selling e-Books”)
- Jon’s video about the Internet Business Master Class
- Thanks to my podcast editor Riche Atos for this splendid podcast episode. If you need superior podcast editing, I would highly recommend Riche. You may reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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