“How do I start freelancing?” is the most common question that I get from aspiring freelancers. “The only way to start is to start”, that’s what our FBP 148 guest, PJ Aguilar, has to say about the topic. There can’t be any truer answer than that. PJ started out with her offline yoga business as a side project while she was still working on ... [Continue Reading]
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Created and hosted by Marv de Leon, this top-ranking podcast inspires and motivates thousands of Filipino freelancers and solopreneurs every week. Featuring interviews with the country's most popular freelancers, bloggers and online influencers.
Back in the days when the Internet was just starting to boom, Internet-savvy and mostly young people started to share their stories online as a form of personal expression. This came to be known as blogging, coming from the word weblog. Fast forward to 2017, blogging has now become an essential and influential platform to reach out to consumers and ... [Continue Reading]
Whenever I travel to other countries, I always take note of the good things that I would like to see happen in my own beloved Pilipinas. So on my recent trip to Tokyo, Japan, I made a mental note of all the things that I wish we had in the Philippines. My family and I stayed in Tokyo for 6 days (special thanks to the Laurels who hosted us). We ... [Continue Reading]
Did FBP 144 leave you hanging for more freelancing secrets? I knew you would be interested to know more so here’s an additional one for you: a recording of the panel discussion at the Trade Secrets MNL Workshop last September 23rd. Joining me as panelist were fellow freelancers John Pagulayan and Rowell Austria. This was a ... [Continue Reading]
A change of mindset is what Filipino freelancers need. This is one of the key points that John “The Legend” Pagulayan discussed during the one-day workshop sponsored by Trade Secrets MNL on September 23rd. I was present in the event, along with our friends from the freelancing industry, as panelists and speakers. For all those ... [Continue Reading]
Most freelancers start as a one-man team. You do everything - from marketing and administrative tasks to the actual freelancing work. This includes accounting and taxation. Anyone coming from the corporate world is used to having their taxes sorted out for them. Most of us don’t have any idea how taxing (pun intended) and time-consuming filing ... [Continue Reading]
Are you curious about the behind-the-scenes at Freelance Blend? This week’s AskMarv session is a bit different from the usual. Instead of the regular questions on freelancing for beginners, our readers and listeners are interested to know about Freelance Blend the podcast and the brand itself. Is Freelance Blend managed by a one-man team? In ... [Continue Reading]
Got a question in mind? Send your questions by replying to the newsletter (subscribe if you haven’t yet) or go to my Contact page for inquiries. You can also send me a message at Facebook.com/freelanceblend. In AskMarv sessions, I answer any question the best I can, as long as it’s related to freelancing, online business, or podcasting. For FBP ... [Continue Reading]
It’s time for another Ask Marv session! If you are visiting this blog and listening to the Freelance Blend podcast for the first time, Ask Marv sessions are special episodes when I answer questions from my inbox. For this session, our readers and listeners have pressing questions in mind: How do you start podcasting? How do I get my first ... [Continue Reading]
Because online freelancers are in front of their computers most of the time, people may wonder if we ever get to socialize. The answer to that is a resounding "YES!" And we do it online too. When we are too busy and our schedules don’t match for an actual meetup, we meet online for our ChatUp Sessions. I recorded our last ChatUp to give you a ... [Continue Reading]
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