This Filipino Family Earned P46 Million Pesos Online In Just One Year

Recently, I saw the documentary of a Filipino family living in the U.S. making $1,000,000 per year online.

Yes, that’s not a typo. Isang Milyong Dolyar kada taon.

That’s roughly over P46 Million pesos. It depends on currency exchange.

In short, they’re making P126,000 per day. Imagine how much your life will change if you make that much. Continue reading This Filipino Family Earned P46 Million Pesos Online In Just One Year

The 3 Step Formula to Grow Your Audience

There’s a myth going around.

Ask anyone the best way to get noticed online, chances are they’ll say: “Just produce more content!”

Or, “Just write more books!”

Or, “Start a podcast! Shoot some videos! Write more blog posts!”

Somehow it’s as if flinging out random content into the world will somehow magically help you grow your audience and find more readers.

If you’ve ever tried that approach, I’m betting you burned out pretty quick. Continue reading The 3 Step Formula to Grow Your Audience

Press Release: Money Matters Focus of Klik Books Event

Experts agree that the Philippine economy is looking good. However, no amount of direct investments, infrastructure boom, or low inflation would instantly improve everyone’s money situation. Most Filipinos need to learn how to start planting seeds of wealth now to experience the difference.

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Klik Books, a new imprint by PageJump, together with many advocacy groups for financial literacy rise up to the challenge. Financial literacy is the common theme of its two titles to be launched on October. 23. Klik Books aims to deliver otherwise dry concepts with humor and engaging design. The imprint aims to popularize technical topics in the Filipino language to reach a wider audience.

To be formally presented is the book Bidang Misis: Paano Tutugon sa Paghamon Habang OFW si Mister by Gitte Quintos. The self-help book delves into the common experiences of OFW families from the point of view of wives and mothers, who are naturally the treasurers of remittances. The book has an introduction by Vice President Leni Robredo.

Also featured is The Adventures of Pepot Kuripot and Dora Gastadora by Burn Gutierrez and Des Feliciano. The illustrated book captures every Pinoy’s money situation in a funny yet very instructive way. “Through this comic book, financial literacy has been made more understandable and enjoyable. Bravo!,” says preacher and entrepreneur Bo Sanchez of the book.

During the launch, the authors will discuss how financial literacy among various sectors of society can be more engaging and meaningful to our countrymen. The event will be held on October 23, 2 to 4 p.m., at Megatrade Hall in SM Megamall. Among the launch partners are LBC and TV5’s OFW TV. For more information, please email projects@pagejumpmedia.com.

**Press Release | Contact: Ma. Margarita Culala, +639396112305

Enter Entrepreneurship Webinar Recordings Now Available!

You know the fundamentals. You have got your business plan and you are now ready to implement your business. You take off but every step of the way, you crave for additional knowledge — knowledge that will help keep you going and learnings that will help you improve your business.

We don’t want you to be lost and confused on what specific actions to take? We know that you want the specifics! Ginger Arboleda, the founder of ManilaWorkshops.com and Burn Gutierrez, the Chairman of Angat Pilipinas Coalition have come up with a Webinar series called Enter Entrepreneurship. This series aims to focus on the technical skills and specific things that you have always wanted to know about in order to grow your business. We have come up with 10 sessions that will make you a stronger and better entrepreneur.

For those who never made it to the live sessions, we have recorded these 10 sessions (plus 1 free session) so you can listen to them over and over again whether you are at home, in your car, or even at the beach.

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Please check out the following Enter Entrepreneurship topics:

Click here>Blogging and Creative Writing

Always wanted to explore Blogging? Where do you start and how to create one? Learn from our resident expert and blogging coach herself, Martine De Luna.

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Click here>Basics of Video Editing

Always wanted to learn how to edit your own videos? Learn from our resident expert, Jeo Paz.

Here is the outline:

1.) Introduction to Video Editing
2.) Different stages of Production
Pre-Production
Shoot
Post-Production
3.) An Introduction to shooting/video production
Frame Sizes
Frame Speed (fps)
Aspect Ratio
4.) Understanding how post-production editing programs work:
Difference of Offline Editing and Online Editing
Importance of Organizing your Files!
How to tell a story?
5.) Technical Specifications:
(Outputs/Formats)
6.) What programs to use for basic editing?
7.) Importance of Video Editing
Promoting your brand
How it affects your customers

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Click here>Basics of Photoshop 

Photoshop skills seem to be essential if you want to create catchy and effective graphics for your business. Let Amanda De Ocampo take you through the Basics of Photoshop.

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How to get started for beginners:
OUTLINE:
1. Editing Photos
a. Filtering
b. Gradients
c. Adding objects/type over numerous layers
d. Stamp tool

2. Layers
a. Layering a photograph
a. Adding objects/type over numerous layers
b. Masking

3. Removing an object from a photo
a. Make A Selection tool/ Magic Wand
– Similar
b. Quick Select to Expand the object
– Adding objects/type over numerous layers

4. Adding or using layers
a. Removing an object from a photo
b. Make A Selection tool/ Magic Wand
c. Using shapes
d. Typing

5. Cropping, Sizing and Saving images for Instagram and Pinterest
a. Instagram
b. Pinterest
Size, pixels, editing
Size, pixels, editing
Pinterest Moodboard

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Click here>Setting Up an Online Store 

Nowadays, you don’t need a physical store to sell things! All you need is an #OnlineStore. Learn how to make your own online store with Serial Entrepreneur Fitz Villafuerte.

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Click here>Basics of Shooting a Video 

Video is becoming the in thing! All you need to do is learn the basics of shooting a video. Learn from our resident expert, Dennis Abad.

Introduction
Why Shoot Video
Impact of Video on Common Mediums
Basic Videography and Audio Techniques
Maximising videos for your Business

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Click here>Understanding WordPress 

Are you going nuts trying to understand how WordPress works?  Mr. Jerome Esperanza​ enlightens us on how to use #wordpress.

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Click here>Product Shots With A Purpose 

Envious of the great product shots you see on Instagram? Learn how to take great shots of your product with Sheila Catilo!

PRODUCT SHOTS WITH A PURPOSE
I. INTRODUCTION: Shooting with purpose
II. Getting to know your customer (who they are and what they’re looking for)
III. How photos can make or break your business
IV. 5 equipment you need to create a home studio
V. Steps (Planning, set-up, shoot proper, post-processing, publishing)
VI. Factors to consider when shooting products
VII. What to avoid when shooting your products
VIII. Effective rules of composition that sell
IX. Tips on taking product photos with your mobile phone

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Click here>Digital Marketing 

Don’t have a clue on what Digital Marketing is all about? Why are people talking so much about is. Learn from our resident expert, Rosario Juan.

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Click here>Content Planning

Words matter. Content matters especially in this digital world. Let’s all together learn from our resident expert, Rey Baguio.

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Click here>Time Management & Productivity

A question that is always brought up by aspiring entrepreneurs and by already small business owners is that how do you manage time? How do you see to it that you are productive at any given day. Learn from this Recording with Visuals with our resident expert, Sonny Del Rosario.

Understand the Challenge of Managing Time
– Prioritize
– Don’t Procrastinate
– Establish Goals and Deal with Blocks
– Delegate
– Say No
– Anticipate

Are you ready to Enter Entrepreneurship? Purchase these recordings now!

 

Rock To Riches at the Born2Invest App Launch

Rock To Riches joined the very few invited personal finance and investment personalities and bloggers last July 22, 2015 at the Holiday Inn in Makati City to celebrate the launch of Born2Invest, the app that aims to disrupt the business news landscape and influence financial literacy in emerging markets.

With a strong curatorial voice and sophisticated layout, Born2Invest is helmed by a seasoned team of Filipino writers and business reporters who regularly provide in-depth coverage and stories from various industries, such as investing, alternative markets, mining, healthcare, real estate, media, auto, and more.

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M6 CEO Dom Einhorn speaking at the Born2Invest App Launch

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Rock To Riches believes that this is the must-have app for businessmen, entrepreneurs, investors and others who want finance, economics and business news in just one place.

“We can help solve the user’s problem in getting free, quality finance and business news in concise and intelligible format, (as well as) the media’s growing problem as they lose tremendous readers to competing news outlets. We can be their biggest ally because we link to them and drive incremental readers to them instead of away from them,” said Dom Einhorn, founder and chief marketing officer of M6 Limited, Inc.

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Rock To Riches’ Carissa Patag with M6 CEO Dom Einhorn and Mr. Stocks Smart Marvin Germo at the Born2Invest App Launch
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Rock To Riches’ Carissa Patag with M6 CEO Dom Einhorn, High-Heeled Trader Charmelle delos Santos, and Mr. Stocks Smart Marvin Germo at the Born2Invest App Launch

To know more about Born2Invest App, visit their website at www.born2invest.com.

Be the updated about the latest in investing events by subscribing to Rock To Riches for FREE.

Rock your way to abundance!

#moneyliferocknroll

P.S. 1. Are you an OFW who’s been looking for a investment placement where your money could grow higher than your time deposit accounts? Are you outside of Metro Manila and would like to start investing in mutual funds but have no personal advisors to help you out? Click here so I can help you open a mutual fund account NOW! .

P.S. 2. Bro. Bo Sanchez has appointed me as a coach for our young and new investors at the TrulyRichClub social site. It’s a fun, learning family with the purpose of “helping good people become rich”. I’m inviting you to join the TrulyRichClub too and email me at burngutierrezblog@gmail.com if you have any questions. Click here to join!

P.S. 3. My co-author/illustrator Des Feliciano and I have just launched our “The Adventures of Pepot Kuripot and Dora Gastadora” comic book! It’s arguably the first and only personal finance-influenced comic book in the Philippines. Order your copy now from our website http://pepotanddora.com and have it delivered right at your doorstep. Or you can grab your copy yourself at The Pantry at 07 in Makati City and ilovemilktea in Las Pinas City. Now available also in Australia, Saudi Arabia, and the USA! Email des_feliciano@yahoo.com for more details.
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P.S. 4. If you are based abroad or just outside of Metro Manila and has been itching to learn more on how to jumpstart your business dreams, join me and my friend, serial entrepreneur Ginger Arboleda, as we take you through a series 2-hour webinars (for 11 Saturdays) that will help you focus on the technical skills and specific things that you have always wanted to know about in order to grow your business. We have come up with 10 sessions with 11 expert lecturers (with 1 FREE session if you enroll in the full program) that will make you a stronger and better entrepreneur. Register here to join the Enter Entrepreneurship Webinar Program now!

P.S. 5. Learn How To Make Money From Foreclosed Properties! We are on our 3rd run of the Usapang Foreclosed Property Investing with Jay Castillo of ForeclosurePhilippines.com! Happening on September 26, 2015 at the SMX Aura, Bonifacio Global City. Click here to register and avail the early bird promo!

P.S. 6. Buy insurance products online! Visit the very first online insurance store in the Philippines: the AXA iON! Purchase your alternative savings plan, educational plan for your children, medical emergency plan, and your life insurance by clicking HERE.

You’re The Finance Manager!

If I tell you that you’re a manager, would you believe me or give me the standard reply of bewilderment that’s all to common these days: “Weh?”

If tell you even more specifically that you’re a finance manager, will I drive you further away from believing me? Chances are, yes.

But the truth is, you are a manager. By default, you are the general manager of your personal affairs. No one can brush your teeth for you, keep your body healthy for you and take care of your grooming for you but yourself.

In the same manner, no one else can take care of your money and financial needs but you. You’re your own finance manager!

Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about personal finance. One is that you can entrust your financial fate to the stars (heavenly, not earthly ones) or to masters that teach you to secure your financial future by simply rearranging all your furniture, windows and doors to a certain side of your house.

Another one is that God will provide for all your needs even if you just sleep all day, which is taking the biblical verse out of its immediate and overall biblical context. But generally speaking, the biggest fallacy about personal finances that have the most potential to harm people is the belief that only a handful of genetically or educationally pre-determined people can really manage money well.

My e-book aims to disprove that and convince the ordinary, average folk who doesn’t have any background on finance that he or she isn’t just a finance manager whether they like it or not but to also empower them to be a very good one. It’s a great springboard for reading and learning more advanced materials on personal finance because it explains the key basic principles for managing personal finances well.

As such, this book may not be a good read for those who are already familiar or well-versed with personal finance principles.

You are the finance manager and you have the potential to be a very good one too! Grab your copy at the Amazon Kindle Store!

by Seph Romana

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Joseph Gerard “Seph” Romana worked as a Bank Examiner at the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC). He is a former Market and Liquidity Risk Officer with Metrobank, former treasury trader at United Coconut Planters Bank, and former stockbroker at All Asia Securities and Apex Philippines Equities Corporation. Seph is also a resource speaker for his church’s Biblical Personal Finance seminars. On his artistic side, Seph also used to sing for the band Army of One. He advocates financial literacy among artists and young professionals. He is one of the proponents of Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy.

Learn more about personal finance by subscribing to Rock To Riches for FREE.

Join the OFW UsapangPiso Facebook Group to learn how to plan your finances the right way and how to grow your money in various financial instruments and investment vehicles such as stocks, mutual funds, UITF’s, index funds, bonds, money market, real estate, and others.

Rock your way to abundance!

#moneyliferocknroll

P.S. 1. Are you an OFW who’s been looking for a investment placement where your money could grow higher than your time deposit accounts? Are you outside of Metro Manila and would like to start investing in mutual funds but have no personal advisors to help you out? Click here so I can help you open a mutual fund account NOW! .

P.S. 2. Bro. Bo Sanchez has appointed me as a coach for our young and new investors at the TrulyRichClub social site. It’s a fun, learning family with the purpose of “helping good people become rich”. I’m inviting you to join the TrulyRichClub too and email me at burngutierrezblog@gmail.com if you have any questions. Click here to join!

P.S. 3. My co-author/illustrator Des Feliciano and I have just launched our “The Adventures of Pepot Kuripot and Dora Gastadora” comic book! It’s arguably the first and only personal finance-influenced comic book in the Philippines. Order your copy now from our website http://pepotanddora.com and have it delivered right at your doorstep. Or you can grab your copy yourself at The Pantry at 07 in Makati City and ilovemilktea in Las Pinas City. Now available also in Australia, Saudi Arabia, and the USA! Email des_feliciano@yahoo.com for more details.
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P.S. 4. If you are based abroad or just outside of Metro Manila and has been itching to learn more on how to jumpstart your business dreams, join me and my friend, serial entrepreneur Ginger Arboleda, as we take you through a series 2-hour webinars (for 11 Saturdays) that will help you focus on the technical skills and specific things that you have always wanted to know about in order to grow your business. We have come up with 10 sessions with 11 expert lecturers (with 1 FREE session if you enroll in the full program) that will make you a stronger and better entrepreneur. Register here to join the Enter Entrepreneurship Webinar Program now!

P.S. 5. Learn How To Make Money From Foreclosed Properties! We are on our 3rd run of the Usapang Foreclosed Property Investing with Jay Castillo of ForeclosurePhilippines.com! Happening on September 26, 2015 at the SMX Aura, Bonifacio Global City. Click here to register and avail the early bird promo!