On Webinars, Event Posters and Getting Things Done

Updated: October 11, 2013

I’ve been working with two personal finance advocacy groups since early this year – they are OFW Usapang Piso and Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy.

Both groups have been very active in promoting entrepreneurship and personal finance to overseas Filipino workers and their families through seminars, local events and webinars.

I just finished giving them a webinar on how to start your own business, and next week, I’ll be conducting another one – this time it will be focused on blogging.

The webinar is entitled, “Earning Through Blogging“, which will be a crash course on how to build a profitable blog.

The group administrators and I believe that teaching OFW’s about blogging can help them create new income streams and encourage them to be more productive during their free time.

This webinar is NOT an exclusive event, and if you’re interested, then please join us.

Below is the event poster.


I know what you’re thinking… the event poster looks ugly, and sadly, I agree.

One of the group’s administrators, Burn Gutierrez, had a volunteer to do this event poster, whom I’d like to say “Sorry” now for criticizing his/her work.

I know you meant well, and “Thank you” for being generous in doing this for free; but this not-so-professional-looking event poster, might not be able to convince people to sign-up.

A friend explained it best when he said, “If you’re going to teach how to make money, at least have the budget to hire a graphic designer to do your event poster. This one doesn’t make you very credible.”

He had a very good point… and thus presenting, the new event poster for this webinar:


Looks so much better, right?

How much did it cost me to get this done? Only 199 Philippine Pesos.

I went to www.199jobs.com and looked for a graphic designer that can do this work. After a couple of minutes, I decided to order this job:

Click the image to see the actual page
Click the image to see the actual page

I gave him the text for the poster, the logos, my photo and instructed him on the general layout that I wanted.

In less than a day (actually after just a couple of hours), I received two copies of the new poster – the one above, and a “lighter version” shown below.


Sure I could have just made the event poster myself, but I decided that instead of using my time in doing this marketing material, I’d rather create the Powerpoint that I’ll use for the webinar – which I was able to get done within the day.

So what’s the lesson here?

As an entrepreneur, you should learn how to delegate tasks and outsource some of your work – so you can focus on doing the more important stuff – the things that actually require your time and attention.

And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed reading today’s post.

Again, this webinar is open to everyone – so if you’d like to attend, please coordinate with Burn Gutierrez as he’s the one in charge of the registration.

Just visit http://bit.ly/blogging-webinar for more details.

Thanks! 😀


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