We’re left with a few days before 2016 ends. It’s a good time to look back and see how the year went but after reminiscing, it’s time to prepare for 2017. I believe in starting early so since November, I met with business partners to plan for the coming year. I’ve met with Manila Workshops under Ginger Arboleda as well as partners for speaking ... [Continue Reading]
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Would you like to earn 5-digits extra income in just 30 minutes? It sounds like one of those MLM catchphrases but I’m talking about my last Black Friday experience. It was a Saturday and my family and I booked a stay in a hotel in Ortigas for a short staycation to celebrate the birthday of my two kids. I was apprehensive to leave the house ... [Continue Reading]
I heard about this news a day before The Freelancer Fair last November 19. This news is about the passing of Ron Cirujano, country manager of Upwork. First off, I would like to express my deepest and sincerest condolences to Ron 's family. Ron was such an inspiring person who was also very passionate about uplifting the life of the Filipino ... [Continue Reading]
What’s keeping Filipino freelancers from reaching their fullest potential? This week’s podcast guest and I agree that the mindset is the biggest culprit. Our podcast guest for this week is John Pagulayan, email copywriter and consultant of top online marketers (the likes of John Turner and Ryan Levesque, the best-selling author of ... [Continue Reading]
While we are in the middle of launching my very first online course called The WordPress Blogging Basics Course inside my new Freelance Blend School, I would like to share with you how I did my launch through this episode, as I give you a special behind-the-scenes look inside the making of the course. In this video and audio podcast episode, I ... [Continue Reading]
Are you longing to share your story with the rest of the world through your very own platform —your Blog — but don’t know how and where to start? Are you a total blogging newbie? And are you a non-techie... you don’t even know what HTML stands for? (it’s HyperText Markup Language by the way.) Are you already blogging but still using the free ... [Continue Reading]
When I retired and left the corporate world 3 years ago, I decided to add better health and improved level of fitness as part of my goals. No matter how busy my schedule for the day is, I strive to exercise daily. However, I came to a point when I got bored with my fitness routine. I was toying with the idea of adding cycling to my regular TRX and ... [Continue Reading]
In Freelance Blend Podcast Episode 114, I talked about the importance of starting your own meetup group, the benefits, and my experiences in the Freelance Blend Manila Meetup group. I also shared how offline, face-to-face meetups has helped me grow both the freelancers’ community and my business. So now, here’s the how part! In this video ... [Continue Reading]
In 2013, I decided that it was time to finally test my idea. I wanted to know if there was a need for a freelancers’ community. So in November 9, 2013, I was surprised to see almost 30 fellow freelancers show up in the first ever Freelance Blend Meetup at Coffee Bean in Greenbelt 5. The number of attendees alone proved that indeed it was time for ... [Continue Reading]
We freelancers are always on the lookout for more ways to grow our business. While a lot of us are utilizing social media platforms to build communities, promote our services, and to collaborate with other businesses and freelancers, there’s another way to do it that looks more professional, comes with the right tools to run your business, and is ... [Continue Reading]
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