Archive for the 'Freelancing' Category

Employees vs Professionals: Which One Pays More Taxes?

I met with an accountant friend yesterday and one of the topics of our conversation was how much taxes employees and professionals pay in the Philippines. I listened intently to his explanation, and below is my best effort to share with you the surprising things I learned. — Meet Mr. Employee. He is a graphic […]

On Serial Entrepreneurship, Blogging and Freelancing

“Anong negosyo mo?” Believe or not, I find it hard to answer this question. Why? Because my honest reply would be, “Marami.” And if I do that, I fear that I’ll give the impression that I’m arrogant. So what I do now is that I try to answer with the most appropriate business for the […]

Reader Mail #25: How To Sell Products Online As A Sideline Business

It’s time for another Reader Mail and for today, I’m answering a question sent to me recently on how to put up a sideline business selling clothes. The sender wants to particularly learn how to create an online store. Building an eCommerce site can be quite challenging, but I’ve offered below a simple workplan to […]

8 Types of People Who Are Making A Lot of Money Online

It’s no secret that you can make money online. But among all the internet freelancers out there, who among them make the most cash? Below is an infographic from 199Jobs that shows the fastest-growing online jobs that are paying really well. If you are skilled in any of these fields, then you might want to […]

How To Price Your Service as a Freelancer

Aside from selling stuff, another great and easy way to earn extra income is to offer your services for a fee. But how do you determine your rates as a freelancer? How do you calculate the fair cost of your service to your customers? You certainly don’t want to overcharge, but you also don’t want […]

Quick Guide To Starting A Side Business

The secret to financial stability is having multiple sources of income. That’s why starting a business on the side is always a good idea, specially for full-time employees. This post will guide you through the initial process of putting up a side business, and give you insights on the things you need to prepare for […]

Your Guide To Creating Your Dream Job

What’s your dream job? I know someone who dreams of becoming a National Geographic photographer, and another one who wants to be a chef in his own restaurant. Then, there are some who dreams of becoming a famous actor, and those who seek fame as a world-renowned singer. So again, what’s your dream job… and […]

My List of Things to Accomplish For 2012

“What’s your super wish for 2012?” asks a friend during one of our usual coffee hangouts. “SUPERWISH?” I replied back. “Yeah, the things you want to have or accomplish this year,” he clarified. That conversation went on for almost an hour – first starting with his use of the term “super wish”, which I found […]

Seven Skills and Mindsets That Every Freelancer Should Have

Earning extra income is something we all want. And for many, doing freelance work is the way to go. But if you’ve ever experienced self-employment or tried freelancing before, then I’m sure you know that it’s not exactly an easy walk in the park. Do you know the catchphrases “working at your own time” and […]

Eight Steps To Freelance Awesomeness by Jayvee Fernandez

Jumping ship from being an employee to a freelancer can be scary. In my life, I’ve unfortunately seen so many friends who’ve tried and failed at it. Almost all of them eventually went back to the corporate world with a promise that they’d never try something so “risky” again. On the other hand, I’ve also […]