I just learned from a colleague that he was sent by his previous company on a 6-month business assignment in Copenhagen a few years back.
The farthest I was able to reach on a business trip was only to Singapore and Malaysia, so just imagine my envy each time I hear these stories of other colleagues being sent to expensive Europe.
I really had to ask him what other European cities he went to on weekends he’s not working, but I was appaled (okay, just shocked) when he mentioned he didn’t go anywhere and instead just stayed in his apartment and do a few side trips in and around Copenhagen on weekends.
As I’ve mentioned in a previous article, it isn’t exactly easy to get your publisher account approved by Google AdSense. Even if you’re already approved and has been earning with them for quite a while now, there’s still that nagging feeling that the guys at Google may at one day decide to deem your account unworthy of their service and instantly block your account along with your pending earnings.
And it’s nasty.
Don’t get me wrong here. As hardworking bloggers, we should definitely head straight to Google AdSense when thinking of monetizing our website through contextual ads. C’mon, they’re the largest and most trusted ad network in the whole planet, and it only makes sense to join them first.
So if you’re reading this and it’s your first time at monetizing your website through ads, do me a favor and apply for Google AdSense already. Then read on below, because I’m sure you’ll find this very helpful.
Since I mentioned that it’s not really easy applying to the big guys at Google and since there’s still a chance of them banning your account even if you’re approved, it helps to anticipate and know of other trustworthy ad networks that you can join as an alternative, or even better, together with Google AdSense. Continue reading →
Each year, TBEX is held in a host country in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions, bringing the travel industry’s most creative minds together to learn, network, and do business.
What is TBEX? I asked myself after stumbling upon it over a Google search for best practices in blogging. I was the curious cat, looking at its website and after discovering more and more details about the event, it turns out that the largest gathering of travel bloggers in this planet is happening in a week! And for the first time ever, it will be held in Manila, the Philippines, my hometown! Meaning I don’t need to buy plane tickets just to get to the event!
All i know is that the awesomest creatures in this planet are attending and I should be there, too. Continue reading →
Thinking of finally launching that business idea that has been bugging you all this time? It may be wise to make a stop-over at the Philippine SME Business Expo [PHILSME] this October to gain valuable insights on how the various SME industries are doing in the Philippine set-up.
This is also our chance to meet with business leaders, company owners, senior level executives, decision makers and build new business relationships amongst SME’s in the Philippines.
The expo, which is known to be the Philippines’ Largest Business-2-Business Expo, Conference & Networking Event for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) will launch its 4th run this October 21-22, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center Hall 3, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. Continue reading →
This is a guest post from Kevin Casey, The Jet-setting Copywriter from Australia. He explains to us how he travels all over the globe – and pays for it all with his writing business. Know more about him in his guest blogger profile at the end of this post. Thanks by the way Kevin, for sharing your inspiring story with us.
I just had my most lucrative year ever as a freelance writer, which was awesome – and I only had to work two-thirds of the year to do it. I spent the rest of the year travelling.
I played digital nomad in South America for 5 weeks, snorkelled with mantas on the Great Barrier Reef, rented a penthouse apartment in Milan for a while and enjoyed summer weather in Portugal and Spain. I also explored Tasmania and spent a month in the Bolivian jungle tracking and photographing wildlife with an indigenous guide.
The profits from my freelance writing business pay for three distinct types of trips – part-time digital nomad adventures in interesting foreign cities (when I write a lot), normal holidays (when I write very little) and serious wilderness explorations (when I leave the laptop at home). I enjoy a truly location-dependent lifestyle – I can work from my home in Australia or travel for as long as I like whenever I feel the urge. Continue reading →
Well, that was fast! Three weeks ago I announced in a blog post about COL’s Smart Investing Summit to help spread the word to fellow Filipinos, and now here I am writing about the exciting and educationally fulfilling event after a press release by its organizers.
COL Financial (which is currently the Philippines’ largest online stock broker), in partnership with SM Investment Corporation, has just successfully concluded their nationwide financial literacy summit called SMart Investing – COL’s 2016 Wealth Building Summit for the Filipino Investor. The summit aimed to educate Filipinos so they can better understand how investing and the stock market works. Continue reading →
Although it’s not only exclusive to budding businesses, weekend markets make for a great venue to take your entrepreneurial skills out for a test drive.
Why not? I mean, weekend markets are great places to showcase your products in a trendy consumer-centric setting, allowing you to directly get feedback from customers and gain exposure for your brand, and at the same time find out how your products fare against other businesses in the venue.
And since weekend markets are mostly done during weekends (of course), it gives flexibility to business owners who don’t have the financial resources to rent out a place for longer periods and subsequently having to build a physical store, instead allowing them to pay for rent only during weekends when consumers are out and about. Continue reading →
Organized by one of the Philippines’ most trusted names in stock broking, COL Financial, together with its partners SM Investments Corporation, ATRAM, BPI Investment Management Inc, First Metro Asset Management, Philam Asset Management, PhilEquity, and Sun Life Asset Management, is holding COL’s 2016 Wealth Building Summit for the Filipino Investor at the SMX Convention Center in Taguig this September.
COL’s investor education roadshow will gather stock market and investment experts to discuss successful wealth building for both new and experienced investors.
This is a free event that aims to enlighten interested Filipinos on what to expect when they invest, what the process is, and also to help them realize that investing is not only for the rich and privileged. Continue reading →
Let’s welcome guest blogger Kyle Kam’s contribution below – see his author profile at the end of this article.
The day-to-day management of your finances is a challenge all on its own. You can never predict when something might happen to negatively impact your finances, especially when you don’t have savings or when your emergency fund won’t be enough to cover everything.
This could be one of the many signs that you aren’t doing well financially. While you could argue that you’re pretty much set in your ways when it comes to the way you handle your money, it’s something that you can change, and is worth changing.