If you are a freelancer and you were not there at the biggest annual event for Pinoy freelancers in the country — The Freelancer Fair — then you just missed half of your life. First of all, hats off to Ginger Arboleda and the Manila Workshops for a job well done for running this conference for the 2nd straight year. We have to thank Ginger ... [Continue Reading]
Welcome to the Freelance Blend Podcast!
The Freelance Blend Podcast - The #1 Filipino Business Podcast in iTunes
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.
I am a marketer. Clients hire me to take their products and services to put in front of their audience. No matter what your freelancing craft is, whether you are aware of it or not, you too are a marketer. Each one of us has a unique product which we sell and that is ourselves and our services. Every time we make a pitch to a client for a ... [Continue Reading]
It’s already Wednesday and I am still hung-over from the tremendous turnout during our box office-smashing Creatives + Entreps Mixer last Saturday, August 26. This is only our 5th meetup of the year, not our usual monthly meetups that we did last year, because of many things happening in my business these days. If you didn’t know, meetups ... [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]
"Creatives + Entreps mixer is a great place to meet like-minded individuals and learn, share, and be inspired by them. Highly recommended for anyone in the Creative or Entrep spaces." - Jason Dulay, Founder of Work At Home Pinoys group *** “It was my first time to attend this and it was a big help to an aspiring entrepreneur like me. The people, ... [Continue Reading]
Who would have thought that trading NBA cards in his early teens would pave the way for a digital marketing career? That is exactly what happened to our latest guest. I am thrilled to share FBP 137 with all of you Freelance Blend listeners! In this episode, I interviewed growth hacker, digital marketing consultant, and fellow NBA fan, Nix ... [Continue Reading]
How did you land your first client? We all have our stories on how we found clients (or how clients found us). Most seasoned freelancers have anecdotes to share – from meeting them through a common friend, a connection on LinkedIn, from a freelancing meet-up event, or that serendipitous event that led to the first contract. My personal story ... [Continue Reading]