Failure is not an option for Bobit Ebarle. He took up business in college and joined the corporate world for a couple of years before he decided to finally do what he really wanted to do. He became a full-fledged entrepreneur. Armed with an P11M funding, Bobit ventured into a coconut sugar exporting business. His first major business foray ... [Continue Reading]
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Do you remember what is was like when you were 25? For Janine Pring, being 25 means running her own creative design studio and her own clothing line right in the heart of her hometown in Koronadal, South Cotabato. I met Janine in a PayPal Asia Pacific event last month and I was amazed at how she has already put up her own company at the age ... [Continue Reading]
Update: About 3 weeks after our interview with Mr. Mon Ibrahim, he was appointed as the new Undersecretary of the DICT last March 13, 2017. Congrats USec. Mon! Freelancing changes lives and perspectives. Majority of us in the community, that includes all of you Freelance Blend podcast listeners and readers, are lucky enough to have ... [Continue Reading]
If you’ve been following previous posts here at Freelance Blend, you would know that I always excitedly talk about the Creative + Entrepreneur Mixer. Ever since I started the event in October last year, the number of attendees grew in size. The best part is most of attendees are regulars. The group sees each other every month and somehow we've ... [Continue Reading]
It's been a while since I last hosted an Ask Marv session. Whether you are currently working in an office job and looking for an additional source of income or if you are considering to be a full-time freelancer, you surely have a lot of doubts and questions going on in your mind. I was in the same boat 2 years ago. Leaving the rat race was just an ... [Continue Reading]
Being a freelancer can seem lonesome especially if you’re used to working with a team. You don’t have to be alone on this journey though! The key to making your work life fun is to find like-minded people, usually fellow freelancers and entrepreneurs, who knows what it’s like to oppose the norms. Just because we are always working in front of ... [Continue Reading]
Location independence is a kind of freedom that digital nomads enjoy. With a laptop and a good internet connection, digital nomads can work anywhere. Some people dream of working from anywhere while others are already living the dream. If you think that it is a far-fetched vision for Filipinos working in offices, think again. More Filipinos are now ... [Continue Reading]
This episode is part two of the How To Start A Successful Workshop series. In part one, I shared tips on how to prepare and promote for a workshop. If you haven’t watched that yet, click here. Listen to: FBP 124: How To Start a Successful Workshop - Part 1 In this new episode, I will not go into the details of what topics your workshop should ... [Continue Reading]
For a business to thrive, you have to establish your expertise in the industry. This could be a tough task especially if you are a newcomer but since I’m a solopreneur who can tell you “been there, done that”, I will cut the chase and give you this piece of advice: start a workshop. Conducting workshops is one of the fastest ways to get the word ... [Continue Reading]
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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