A few days ago, I wrote about the importance of having a mentor-figure, somebody who will guide you towards the right path, when it comes to blogging.
This time, I would like to share with you my story how I grew my blog because of very supportive peers, people who are on an almost similar level as I am in this online space.
I met Allan Ngo, blogger at Truly Rich Club Blog and Digital Solopreneur during the Philippine Blog Awards (or Bloggys) last year where both of us were finalists in the “Best Business and Finance Blog” Category.
While watching the program, Allan approached me to congratulate me and we had a short conversation. We found out that we had a common friend, J3 Patino of Game Of Wealth, who I interviewed previously on the show. From there, the three of us thought of connecting and exchanging ideas about our respective online businesses.
From our first meeting, all of us really got tremendous value from each other and that’s why we decided to hold monthly meetings and turned our chat group into a mastermind group. If you are not aware what a mastermind group is, it is simply a small group of people who hold regular physical or virtual meetings, who whole-heartedly help each other out in their respective businesses and who hold each other accountable.
We have been meeting for almost a year now, and I can say that my blog grew by leaps and bounds because of the advice that I got from both J3 and Allan. I believe they can both say the same about me.
It is really important for any blogger, or any entrepreneur for that matter, to get credible and sound advice not just from mentors, but from their peers — people who are on the same level as they are.
It’s fun because you get to share the new discoveries and learning experiences with them. You don’t just celebrate the small wins on your own. One person wins, the whole group wins.
For my upcoming workshop — WordPress Blogging Basics on August 20 — I have invited my peer, Allan Ngo — Mr. Digital Solopreneur himself, to help coach you during our own mastermind session in the workshop.
Allan will join Fitz Villafuerte of Ready To Be Rich blog and myself as we will each help you in building a blog that you will be most proud of.
Our past student and travel film-maker, Serica Rojas of Serica.ph, said it well:
If like Serica, you wish to build your own powerful blog that will touch the lives of millions, please join us and participate in the second run of WordPress Blogging Basics by clicking the register button below.
Introducing, your Blog Coaches for the WordPress Blogging Basics 2:
FITZ VILLAFUERTE of Ready To Be Rich
Fitz is an entrepreneur, an investor and a Registered Financial Planner. He was once a corporate slave for years working 8-10 hours a day. With the desire to spend more time with his family and friends, more time to travel, do his hobbies and to learn new things, he decided to quit his job and completely plunging into freelancing and online business.
In 2007 he established his blog Ready To Be Rich to inspire people especially our fellow Pinoys to start their own journey towards financial freedom.
ALLAN NGO of Truly Rich Club Blog and Digital Solopreneur
He is an experienced email marketer and the founder of List Building Bootcamp where he teaches newbie solopreneurs how to sell online using email marketing.
He recently won 2nd place in Bo Sanchez’ Truly Rich Club affiliate launch contest and was a finalist in 2015’s Best Finance and Business Blog Category given out by the Philippine Blogging Awards.
MARV DE LEON of Freelance Blend
Marv is the founder of the Philippines’ premier freelancer community, Freelance Blend. He is the host of the top business and career podcast in iTunes, Freelance Blend Podcast, and writes for FreelanceBlend.com, a finalist at the 2015 Philippine Blog Awards, and writes for Malaya Business Insight newspaper.
He is also the co-editor and co-author of the internet business book, Cyberpreneur Philippines, a nationally published book on starting an online business. Marv retired from the corporate world to focus on family, coaching, business, and helping Filipinos fulfil their dreams through freelancing and freedom business.
Marv will be the main trainor and speaker at the WordPress Blogging Basics workshop.
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Sign up now for the WordPress Blogging Basics workshop before the early bird discount ends tonight (August 13) at 11:59pm by clicking the button below.