“Cyberpreneur Philippines” Book Launch to Tackle Online Business Opportunities

Fed up with Manila traffic? It’s now officially the worst in the world, according to the navigation app Waze. Before even getting to the office, many already feel spent by getting stuck on EDSA or lining up for the MRT for hours on end.
Imagine working anywhere so long as there’s Internet connection.

“Cyberpreneurs” enjoy this lifestyle, working in shared offices, coffee shops, or even in their bedrooms. These business-minded Filipinos make good use of the Internet to sell services, create various digital and software products, or get into retail through e-commerce.

How to be a cyberpreneur

If you want this option, Cyberpreneur Philippines: Online Business Start-up Guide, the latest title from PageJump, holds the answers for you. Edited by Ray Calbay, Marv de Leon, and Paolo Lising, the book is a compilation of tips, insights, and practical suggestions by some of the country’s most successful and up-and-coming online entrepreneurs.
“The book serves as a manual for Filipinos to get inspired and jump-start their online entrepreneurial journey,” says Anton Diaz, founder of the popular blog Our Awesome Planet, in his foreword to the book.

The book launch is set on October 25, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street branch. Those who will attend have the opportunity to interact in an open forum with the book’s contributors. The event is open to the public.

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Straight from the experts

Startup founders, top freelancers, and company CEOs contribute chapters about the many online business opportunities that enterprising Filipinos can take advantage of. The book also covers topics ranging from skills assessment, business planning, to important Web skills such as search engine optimization and social media marketing.

Readers are encouraged to log on to the book’s companion website (www.cyberpreneur.ph) for more content or discuss in social media using the #CyberpreneurPH hashtag. Aside from Fully Booked, Cyberpreneur Philippines will also be available in National Bookstore and PowerBooks branches nationwide, and may also be ordered internationally or as an e-book from Amazon.com.

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Press Release | Media contact: Corinne Pagdagdagan, +63917-8609623 | projects@pagejumped.com

**Rock To Riches’ Burn Gutierrez is a contributor of the Cyberpreneur Philippines book.

Tips For Kids On Managing the Piggy Bank (Infographic)

We at Angat Pilipinas Coalition are totally dedicated to bringing financial knowledge to all young Filipinos, students and out-of-school alike. We believe that educating the youth about personal finance will prepare themselves to become wise financial decision makers as they grow up.

That is why we are pushing parents and teachers to become more literate in handling their finances so that the kids will witness how they value money and how it is earned.

Parents and teachers are the biggest influencea on the way kids will manage money. However, discussing about personal finance and conducting seminars to them can be really tough. That is why we have been incorporating games, music, technology, and even social media to help them understand personal finance

This infographic from Mint.com is an example of how money should be taught to children of all ages.

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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. Due to popular demand, my good friend and business partner Jon Orana will be releasing again his online program called the Internet Business Master Class. This exciting online learning program is about creating and selling e-books in the internet. Here’s a FREE 23-page step-by-step guide on how to make money selling e-books including which topics to write. He will also conduct a FREE webinar on the similar topics! Sign up and attend this FREE webinar by clicking here!

P.S. 3. 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. 4. 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. SOLD OUT online! But you can still grab your copy yourself at The Pantry at 07 in Makati City and ilovemilktea in Las Pinas City. Soon to be available at National Bookstore and Powerbooks! Email des_feliciano@yahoo.com for more details.
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P.S. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. 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.

The Economy Is Booming: 5 Places Where You Should Put Your Money

You’ve probably heard the news: The Philippines has one of the most vibrant economies in the world, rising faster than any other country in Asia next to China. We are no longer “the sick man of Asia,” but “Asia’s rising tiger.”

Unfortunately, it’s hard to feel these economic gains if your money is simply lying in your piggy bank or savings account. While it makes sense to save for the rainy days, majority of personal finance experts would also advise you to allocate a portion of these savings into promising investments. These have the potential to double or even triple your capital in the long run.

Take a look at the following investment vehicles and see what best fits you:

Bonds

If you want your money to earn interest, you can invest in credit instruments like bonds. Essentially, bonds are contracts in which an investor lends money to a borrower, like the government or a corporation. The borrower then agrees to pay interest at a fixed amount.

These investments are good for those who want security and have low risk tolerance. If your financial goal is to protect your capital, then bonds certainly fare better than stocks. But since it has minimal risks, expect the returns to also be minimal and incomparable with what you might possibly get from equities.

Mutual funds

Mutual funds are basically pooled funds from various investors managed by professional fund managers. When you pool your money with other investors, you create a bigger capital that can be invested in various instruments like bonds, stocks, and foreign exchange.

One of the biggest advantages of mutual funds is diversification, which lowers your exposure to risks. If one investment fails, you don’t lose all your capital because it is invested in other channels. You can earn from mutual funds through asset appreciation, interest, and dividends. Choosing the type of mutual fund—fixed income, money market, equity, or balanced—depends on your financial goals and risk profile.

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Stocks

Buying a stock from a company means you become part owner of that company. Many financial experts would tell you that now is the best time to invest in the local stock market, since the Philippine Stock Exchange has been outperforming even some of the biggest markets around the world. Investing in the stock market gives you high returns, especially over the long term.

However, it is also highly risky, as you could lose a significant amount of your capital if you don’t have a strategy in place. Though the basic principle is to buy shares at a low price and sell them at a high price, you need to study the market first and keep yourself updated on the companies that you’re investing in to make sure that you maximize your earnings.

 

Businesses

Putting up a sound and profitable business is also a great way to make your hard-earned money work for you. All you need is capital and a good business idea that responds to the needs of your target consumers. You also need to have the right attitude towards business, and that includes a lot of patience, optimism, and guts.

If you’re not too confident that you can start a business, maybe you should consider franchising. This is advisable to startup entrepreneurs who have yet to gain business management experience. This way, you can take advantage of a brand’s popularity and strength to make your venture profitable.

 

Financial education

Finally, investing in your own financial education is your most valuable asset when it comes to building wealth. That means grabbing every learning opportunity that comes your way. You won’t be able to successfully invest in bonds, stocks, businesses, and mutual funds if you have no idea what you’re doing. Warren Buffett is even said to allot 80 percent of his working day to reading and learning and 20 percent to actual investing.

These days, there are no excuses for lack of knowledge. You have the whole Internet at your disposal, and a simple Google search on the basics of investing will yield thousands of results. You can also use free apps like Born2Invest to get your daily fix of business and finance news that will help you make the right investment choices.

There are also countless financial seminars that you can attend to expand your knowledge base and network with like-minded people. Take full advantage of the booming Philippine economy through investing in it. Consider the amount of money you have, your financial goals, and your risk aversion to help you choose the investment vehicle that’s right for you.

**This is a guest post from Born2Invest.

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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.

FREE Tickets to the Money Summit And Wealth Expo On July 17-18, 2015

UPDATE (July 9, 2015): We’ve got winners!

Congratulations to Jolly Justo, Jr. and Munira Manuel for winning two (2) tickets each to the Day 1 of the Money Summit & Wealth Expo 2015! Thank you everyone for joining and for being a good sport. Watch out for our next raffles in the near future. Have a great day! :)

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Hear ye! We are giving away FREE tickets to The 8th Money Summit and Wealth Expo happening on July 17 – 18, 2015, at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, BGC, Taguig City.

Day 1 will consist of various topics about investing for beginners while Day 2 will have Real Estate Investing and Stock Investing. Get more details below before you run out of time!

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We have been supporting the Money Summit & Wealth Expo since 2011 and our friend Heinz Bulos of Learning Curve Inc., was generous enough to give free tickets for our valued community followers and subscribers for Day 1 of the 8th Money Summit and Wealth Expo, which happens on July 17-18, 2015. Two (2) lucky blog subscribers will win two (2) tickets each. The deadline to join the contest will be on July 9, 2015 at 12:00am. Learn how to join below.

How to join:

1.Two (2) lucky subscribers will win two (2) tickets each (worth Php1,800.00).
2.Only e-mail subscribers of RockToRiches|BurnGutierrez.Com can join and win. If you are not yet a subscriber, you can do so through this link: Subscribe to BurnGutierrez.Com. (This is at NO COST for you! Absolutely free!).
3. Log in to Rafflecopter to get a chance to win these two tickets.

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READ: The two winners must confirm their attendance to the Money Summit on July 10, 2015. Failure to do so means the tickets will be forfeited and other winner(s) will be randomly drawn.
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Book your tickets now at “Superb Discount Rates” until July 12!
◾Day 1: Money Summit: PHP 1,800.00
◾Day 2: (Take note of promo for our readers below!)
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* For those attending Day 2 (either real estate investing or stock investing conference), you can get Day 1 for free (valued at P1,800). Just enter coupon code ANGAT or OFW when you book your tickets at Money-Summit.com

For more information you may contact Learning Curve:
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See you at the Money Summit and Wealth Expo 2015!

Should You Invest in Mutual Funds Directly or via COL Financial?

There has been a lot of buzz about Philippine stockbroker COL Financial offering mutual funds to their clients and the investing public. I haven’t found time to write about it even though the investing netizens already started talking about it since early 2014.

But if you were to choose between investing in mutual funds directly or through COL Financial, which one would you choose?

Let us take a look at what’s in store for COL Financial clients who want to invest in mutual funds through their online facility. Continue reading Should You Invest in Mutual Funds Directly or via COL Financial?

Ang Pera Mo Ba ay #Paasa o Pag-Asa?

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Ang Pera Mo Ba ay #Paasa o Pag-Asa?
Isang webinar na tutulong sa ‘yo mamuhunan at mag-negosyo

Alamin kung saan ba dapat mag-invest para lumago ang pera, at kung paano magplano at magsimula ng sariling negosyo. Sumali sa online seminar na ito para hindi ka habang buhay na aasa sa trabaho mo at magkaroon ng pag-asa ang iyong kinabukasan. Continue reading Ang Pera Mo Ba ay #Paasa o Pag-Asa?

I’m Hosting The TRC Global Filipino Webinar for OFWs and Fil-Migrants

I will be hosting the first ever exclusive webinar series for the Truly Rich Club members called the TRC Global Filipino Webinar. It’s a series of webinars that aims to address the topics that migrants and OFWs face which are not adequately addressed in the TRC newsletters.

Bro. Bo Sanchez believes that OFWs and migrants have unique problems and TRC can help them more through this one-hour monthly webinar program. There will be one guest per webisode coming from the OFW and migrants sector to help clarify issues that they experience and encounter on a regular basis.

But since this is exclusive to TRC International members only, non-TRC members will not be able to attend this online event. If you want to join this webinar, you may join the Truly Rich Club-International first.

Alternatively, you may sign up and attend my Enter Entrepreneurship webinars designed for OFWs who really want to be serious in starting or improving the bottomline figures of their businesses. Details are on the last part of this article.

Here’s the TRC Global Filipino Webinar invitation by Bro. Bo Sanchez to TRC International members: Continue reading I’m Hosting The TRC Global Filipino Webinar for OFWs and Fil-Migrants

Can I Withdraw from My Philippine ATM Card Abroad?

“Can I withdraw cash from ATM’s here in (name your country of work) using my Philippine bank’s ATM card?

This has been asked by some of my OFW readers in the past but I have not found time to answer until now.

So, is it really possible for an OFW to withdraw money abroad using his Philippine ATM card? Here’s the answer. (Sencia na, pa-bitin effect lang.) Continue reading Can I Withdraw from My Philippine ATM Card Abroad?

Pre-Order Now! The Adventures of Pepot Kuripot and Dora Gastadora

Pre Order Special!!! Until May 20, 2015!
OPTION1: (25 slots available)
Get an original artwork (a page from the comic book) + Pepot & Dora book = P1,500

OPTION2: (10 slots available)
Get an original sketch (small sketch of one of the characters from the book) + Pepot & Dora book = P1,000

OPTION3:
Freebie + Pepot & Dora book (for pick up only)

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Book price (inclusive of shipping charges via LBC:
– PHP210.00 (if your delivery address is within Metro Manila)
– PHP250.00 (if you are from other part of the Philippines)

Deposit Php120.00 only if you personally pick up your book at our office at U2807 28th Floor Cityland Pasong Tamo Tower 2210, Chino Roces Avenue (Pasong Tamo), Makati City, Philippines 1230

Please pay/deposit your payment to:

BPI
Account Name: Mercedes Pilar C. Feliciano
Peso Savings Acct. 0239-0507-78
BPI Las Pinas

BDO Unibank
Account Name: Bernard Y. Gutierrez
Peso Savings Account No.0063-9008-3725
BDO SM Marikina Branch

Metrobank
Account Name: Bernard Y. Gutierrez
Peso Savings Account No. 167-3-167-41815-6
Metrobank Shaw Blvd.-EDSA Branch

Email us your full name, mailing/home address, email address, and contact number together with a scanned copy or clear image of your deposit slip/proof of payment to des_feliciano@yahoo.com

You may also pay via Paypal by sending payment to email address burngutierrezblog@gmail.com

Also available in major bookstores soon!

To follow up on your orders, please call/sms 0917-874-8042 or 0916-295-3058

Visit www.pepotanddora.com for more details!