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Be a Certified Blog and Social Media Entrepreneur and level up!

We are living in a highly modernized and technologically advanced world, where almost any industry is now using and reliant upon digital communications. Mainstream media is evolving and digital marketers, promoters, online publishers are some of the jobs that are in demand in the marketplace.

Bloggers are now considered influencers and their authority and relevance are highly recognized in communicating brands to their target markets.

Being a Blog and Social Media Entrepreneur can equip you with necessary skills and knowledge to start your own service business like I did.

I was one of the early adopters of this online learning program, belonging to the first batch in 2010. Coming from the mainstream media industry, radio broadcast and journalism, I thought that if I don’t innovate and upgrade myself, I will be left out and wake up one day under the UNEMPLOYMENT and OBSOLESCENCE TENT.

So I invested in myself then, sacrificing my paycheck to finance this program which costs P25,000 . I have three goals and these are:

1. Set my niche, differentiate thru innovation and offer something new and relevant to clients.
2. Be a thought leader in digital and social media in my community.
3. Put up my own agency in Northern Luzon.

Upon enrollment, we were asked to do live projects immediately as a requirement. Each module has its project, so when we finished the program, we had three projects in our folios.

Ideal students in this program are those who aspire to establish their own “personality” brand. Use the skills and experiences learned in doing the same for others – person, product, service, company or advocacy.

After finishing the course and four years of hard work later, this is what I became now;

1. Contracted consultancy work in the local government unit in my community, lead for digital projects
2. Community Lead for Google Business Group in our province
3. Vice- Chair for Wikimedia Philippines
4. Regular guest in tv shows on topics about social media and the internet
5. Founder of a bloggers group in our province
6. Senior Communication Strategist of my own PR Agency in Northern Luzon- CommunicAsia PR

Have I reached my goals? You can say yes and more.

Look at how the industry is evolving and look at how bloggers and social media entrepreneurs are living their lives. Some are always being invited by BRANDS in their exclusive events, corporate launches etc. Some get away with movie premieres and all the juicy stuff. Some work conveniently at home and seldom complain. Some are fulfilled and some wanted so much more.

Hardwork and being industrious is no longer enough, we have to equip ourselves with continuous learning and education. But we cannot always afford to go to school physically because of day jobs, family, kids to support etc. Good thing there are programs like this to keep us up to date.

Im sure your have your own goals in life and in your careers too, get a good start. Make a better 2014 and take it from me, invest in yourself.

Enrollment in this program is ongoing and classes start on January 25, 2014. You may get more information here. Or you can send private message and inquiries in this link. Tweet your questions and queries to @digitalfilipino and get an answer immediately.

Business, Tech

Convert GCash to Globe Rewards Points until January 30

We are moving into the e-commerce era and we are a nation gradually turning into virtual or mobile payment systems.

Cashless shopping is now embraced by uber mobile consumers and its a relief that GCASH is around.

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I’m a fan of cashless shopping since it is very convenient. Just bring your phone, your shopping list, look for their merchant partners and you’re good to go.

I always wanted to redeem Globe rewards like GCs and movies, but I don’t have enough points. Now that holiday seasons are fast approaching, family celebrations, shopping and movies are bonding activities to look forward to.

Its good that Globe allows us until January 30 to convert GCash into Globe Rewards points. I can convert P25 Gcash into 20 Rewards points. Just by following these simple steps

 

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Just call *143# and follow the instructions on your phone on how to convert GCASH into Globe rewards points.

For more info, you may refer and click this link.

Here’s learning with Bianca and Pocholo about Globe Rewards.

Its holiday seasons, its the end of another fruitful year. Its time to spend it with the people you cherish and those who cherish you. With cashless shopping and GCASH rewards, this is going to be a reality.

With GCASH on my phone I can go to my favorite movie houses with friends and kids during the Metro Manila Film Festival, convert my Gcash to Globe rewards points and watch movies with them.

After that, we shop at Bench, have coffee at Figaro or grab some food at KFC using Rewards points converted from my Gcash account.

Wouldn’t it be fun to do the things you love with no cash to bring?

The promo is up until January 30, 2014. So you can now up your rewards points. Go to your nearest Globe store and load up on your GCash.

And here’s another video from Bianca and Pocholo about redeeming Globe Rewards points.

Business

Who’s going to SM Baguio to shop with me?

I heard this exciting news from a friend, and since a Baguio beat isn’t always on a schedule of a busy woman like I am, indulging in with a treat for a bargain, bonus of a cold weather, is something I won’t pass.

My shudder for shopping is undeniable. And like what all women say, shopping is a woman’s thing. You can’t blame me.

I unwittingly consider shopping as a strategy to bring myself into sharper focus. When I speak at an event, I am fuelled by the belief that a perfect top, a belt, and a pair of shoes reflects who you are, especially in the professional sphere.

But beyond that, I also enjoy the pleasure of the purchase itself, especially when sales are around the corner. Buying something on sale is a very special feeling. In fact, the less I pay for something, the more its worth is realized (not that I don’t value my other assets).

So what’s in store for us this coming October 18th to 20th at the biggest mall in the summer capital city, SM City Baguio? Get ready to rejoice shopaholics!October 18 (Friday) 9AM-11AM: We get 10% discount on top of the 50% discount if we use our SM Advantage card.

I’ve been waiting for this sale for what seems like forever, because I’ve been dying to get my hands on some new shoes and school supplies for the children. The shoes I want aren’t exactly cheap, so the 10% discount on top of that 50% markdown will help loads.

We get a shopping privilege of +5% rebate for a minimum single-receipt worth P5,000 if we use our BDO Credit Card. It’s time to flash those golden cards.

3. October 19-20 (Saturday- Sunday) We get a P100-worth coupon with every P2,000 single-recipient. Hey, that’s cool.

4. For every P2,000 purchase, we get a chance to win an Internet TV set.

The odds of me winning are like a million to one, but still, it’s a chance I’m willing to take. I’m sure I’ll spend over a couple of thousand pesos which makes me qualified to win that Internet TV set, and seriously, who doesn’t want a chance to win? Right?

So, mark your calendar on these dates: October 18, 19 & 20, 2013. It’s the biggest 3-day Sale with the 3-way Save. Only at SM Baguio.

So, who’s coming with me on October 18?