Event Alert: The Freelancer Fair 2017

I have been in the freelancing world for almost 2 years now. This is the kind of job that I wanted to be in at least for about 10 more years from now. Profit-wise I can say that for now, what I earn is just a little extra for my family. But I am looking forward to try to earn more like the other freelancers I know. 🙂 What I really love about this job is that I can get to stay at home and take care of my family but most of all is — FREEDOM.

 SPELLING OUT FREEDOM WITH FREELANCING

What comes to mind when you think of Freelancing? Do you see it as merely a sideline job or as what we Filipinos informally call ‘Raket’? By common definition, Freelancing is when you are self-employed, by offering your skills and services to clients or businesses, without necessarily being bounded to a single employer or a long-term contract. If you haven’t dipped your toes in Freelancing, then perhaps now is the time to consider.
Did you know that according to Upwork, a leading global online jobs platform, the Philippines is the third highest – earning country in the world when it comes to freelancing? In fact, more than 1.4 million Filipinos are registered in the platform alone!

With the sheer power of that number, it only attests to an overwhelming number of individuals who have found their fulfillment and achieved their #Lifegoals in Freelancing. This is not to ignore that like any other profession or job, Freelancing does have its own unique struggles, but if you’re the kind of person who wishes to feel and be more empowered in one or in all aspects of your life, then allow us to sum up what Freelancing can give you: F-R-E-E-D-O-M. And yes, we do intend to spell it out literally, by giving you our take of what that word means in the world of Freelancing. So if you’re an aspiring freelancer or entrepreneur, or avoiding a potential bout of “FOMO”, then read on!

1) F – lexibility and Autonomy
We live in the Digital Age, so it should come as no surprise the technologies that can allow us to work anytime and anywhere, and provide services to clients from anywhere in the globe! Say goodbye to long commutes and hello to telecommuting! Also, the nature of Freelancing can give you the flexibility and autonomy to work at your own pace and choose the clients and projects you want to work on.

2) R – ewarding Career
Who says that Freelancing can’t be a career or profession? For many who have gone this route, it has paved way for them to pursue their dream jobs without the constraints of a fixed job description or the frustration of being stuck in a mundane ‘9-5’ office job. As a self-employed professional, you are fully empowered to pursue projects that would nurture your skills and passions.

3) E – ndless possibilities
As a freelancer, there is no limit to the opportunities and possibilities you can pursue, now that you have full control of your career, profession and time. Whereas before, the most part of your day and energy would be spent in long energy-draining meetings and long commutes, Freelancing lets you color and fill each day with activities that you consider truly aligned in attaining your life goals.

4) E – nables you to design your own lifestyle
Are you a night owl who is most productive in the evenings? Dreamed of having your own 4-Hour Work Week? Or what about getting down to finally working on that business plan for your dream start-up? With Freelancing, you can get creative on how you design your typical week, that would specially cater to your unique personality, interests and quirks.

5) D – o things your way
Always had a need to be in full control of your work, surroundings and growth? Then Freelancing will definitely give you that! Being your own boss is one of the great perks of being a Freelancer, and that means getting things AND results done just the way you envisioned it.

6) O – wn your time
Ever wondered how it would be like to respond to emails in your swimwear, with your toes brushing the sand as it points towards a breathtaking view of the beach? Well, in the Freelancing Handbook, you are free to take a vacation in the middle of the week, just as long as you get the job done and your clients happy. Becoming a Freelancer means taking full control of your time and schedule.

7) M – ake room for the people and things that truly matter
And here’s the most important part. Freelancing enables you to spend more time with your family, and other things that truly make life meaningful. With Freelancing, it has paved way for the rise of thousands of hands-on mommies, who find fulfillment in being able to nurture both their families and careers. Whilst for many others, they found it in more time spent in pursuing volunteer work, or in endeavors which define their passions and values.

There you have it. That’s how you spell Freedom with Freelancing!

And if you’re itching to learn more about the boundless opportunities of being a Freelancer, then you’re in luck. This year, Manila Workshops, with the support of the Department of Information Communications and Technology (DICT), will be holding the 2nd Freelancer Fair on Sept. 2, 2017, to be held at the Bayanihan Center, Pioneer, Pasig City. It is the country’s first and largest event for Freelancers, which would gather together freelancers, business owners and brands for a whole day of talks tackling the Freelancing Landscape and the different opportunities in store for both existing and aspiring freelancers. The theme for this year’s full day event is Cultivating Relationships, as inspired by the mission to cultivate, nurture and help more people discover how Freelancing can help them achieve their professional and personal goals.

For more information about this year’s The Freelancer Fair, visit their Event Page. Get your ticket and see you at the Fair!
To learn more about Manila Workshops, the organization behind this event, connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. You can also view their upcoming workshops by visiting their official website.
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About The Freelancer Fair:
The Freelancer Fair is an annual event started last by Manila Workshops, headed by the team’s CEO – Ginger Arboleda, a former employee, freelancer and now a serial entrepreneur / technopreneur, and mom blogger. The Freelancer Fair was built especially for aspiring and existing freelancers, companies, brands and organizations who want to support the Philippines’ freelancing industry.

Food Photography Workshop (Using your mobile phone)

Globe MyBusiness in partnership with Manila Workshops brings you our very first Food Photography Workshop.

If you run a restaurant, cafe or small food stall, you know how important your menu is. It is the first introduction to your food that a customer gets and having great pictures can make a big difference. In a city full of tourists not all of whom speak our language, how do you attract them into your food establishment with ease? Photos can be understood by everyone. Most people like to see a photo of their food before they order so they know exactly what they are getting.

Nowadays where social media plays a big role in showing people what you offer, learning how to take nice photos using your mobile phones can be a great help to your food business.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

The problem:
Sensory perception.
What looks good in real life might not look good on photos.
The absence of smell and taste: Making up for it.

LIGHTING IS EVERYTHING
Natural and artificial lighting, how to work with these.

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF COLOR, TEXTURES, AND SHAPES

EQUIPMENT
What to use?
Lenses, modifiers, tripods, filters, etc.

ANGLES AND COMPOSITION
Find the best angle for your subject. Decide on which side works best. Not everthing should be shot flat-lay style.

STYLING
How to work with a food stylist to get the results you want.
Enhancing elements and qualities to make things pop.
Using props and other tools.
Basic styling kit.

EDITING AND POST PROCESS
Enhancing food photos through Lightroom and Photoshop

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Event Details:

Date: August 12, 2017
Time: 1PM – 6PM
Venue: Globe Tower
32nd Street corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Learning Rates:

Super Early Bird Rate: Php 1,000 (until July 16)
Early Bird Rate: Php 1,500 (until July 31)
Regular Rate: P2,500
Bring-a-Buddy Rate: P3,500

**Workshop Fee is inclusive of handouts, certificates, giveaways and snacks!**

You may register through this link: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/food-photography-workshop
For more details contact:
VENI – veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com | 09272816651

This workshop is supported by:

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Workshop Alert: Monetizing on Video as a Platform

Getting curious on why many are creating their YouTube Channels? What do they get from posting their videos? Is it just a Hobby? Or is it Potential Income?

Wonder if you can be one of them? Are you a parent who likes toys or do you have kids who love toys? Are you a teen who loves make up? new wardrobe? Or are you a game enthusiast who knows tricks on how to finish a new game?

JOIN US and LEARN more about YouTube!

TOPICS:
1. Understanding the Content Landscape
2. Creating a Successful Content Strategy
3. Testimony: A YouTuber Creator’s Journey
4. Monetizing YouTube
5. ACTIVITY: Come up with a YouTube Channel idea

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

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DENNIS LIM
Head, Digital Media Services at ABS-CBN Corporation

Dennis is a new media professional with a 15 year career track and outstanding record of accomplishment for providing digital and online strategies that meet the ever changing digital landscape. He is an expert in developing end to end video on demand and IPTV solutions with a demonstrated ability manage a successful online video streaming service.

Previously held positions:
 Usability and HTML Head – Big Dipper, Inc. (3 year 8 months)
 Head of Video Operations – ABS-CBN Interactive, Inc. (4 years)
 Head, Online and Video Operations – ABS-CBN Interactive, Inc. (3 years 8 months)
 Head of Operations – ABS-CBN Interactive (2 years 3 months)

His specializations include: Digital Media, Online Advertising, Digital Marketing, Mobile Devices, Digital Strategy, Content Strategy, SEO, Online Video Strategy, Business Strategy and Web Content.

Experiences Gained
 Expert in daily production and publishing work with service level agreements on quality, efficiency and speed of delivery.
 YouTube certified expert in Audience Growth and Channel Strategy
 YouTube ContentID specialist
 Expert on transcoding systems and management for VOD and Live stream services
 Expert in Online Video Platform services and integration
 Expert in digital video publishing to online, mobile and IPTV systems.
 Experience in managing DoubleClick For Publishers for online ad management.
 Experience on Content Delivery Network management
 Experience on Customer support systems
 Experience on Usability and functional testing methodologies and tools
 Previous experience with web design and HTML coding.

DETAILS:

WHEN: April 1, 2017 | 1PM-5PM
WHERE: Pen Brothers, Makati City

LEARNING RATES:

Regular Rate: P1,500
Bring-a-Buddy Reg Rate: P2,500

CONTACT PERSON:
Veni – veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com | 09272816651

You may reserve your slot here: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/youtube101

This workshop is in partnership with:

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Workshop: How to Create Winning Blog Calendar

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How to Create Winning Blog Calendars

A Beginner’s Workshop on How to Create Effective Blog Calendars

Find out how to come up with engaging blog titles.
Learn the step-by-step from audience targeting to topic ideation.
Do hands-on work and be creative in making your own blog calendar.

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What You Need to Bring:
● A laptop
● Pen and paper
● Mobile Data

FREEBIES:

  • Content Calendar Template
  • SEO Starter Kit
  • 10% Discount on the Full SEO Beginner’s Course that the speaker herself compiled!

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LEARNING RATE:

Regular Rate: Php 3,500
Bring-a-Buddy Rate: Php 6,000

SPECIAL Discount will be given to my readers USE BLOGCALENDAR

Inclusive of Snacks, Lunch and Certificates

JOIN US:

January 28, 2017 | 9AM – 4PM
Pangalan.com Office | 23/F Zuellig Building, Makati City

Register here: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/create-winning-blog-calendar

This is in PARTNERSHIP with ALFOX Printing and Pangalan.com

Event Alert: Design Your Health 2016

Be part of the first Health and Wellness Fair this October!

Design Your Health is a 2-day holistic health and wellness fair that aims to promote holistically healthy lifestyle. It showcases the importance of your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual activities that affect the overall design of your health and well-being. Aimed towards entrepreneurial moms, young professionals, and health-conscious consumers, Design Your Health proposes a unique approach to wellness. Attendees and participants will be treated to a healthy mixture of stores, workshops, clinics, and talks that introduce and showcase a holistically healthy lifestyle.

It’s happening this October 8 and 9, 2016 at the Mandala Park, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.

The event will feature 50 bazaar exhibitors: workshops on arts, fitness and entrepreneurship; and talks by experts on health and wellness.

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Click on below links to see what workshop/ class that suits your needs and preferences best:

Entrance Fee to the Expo: 150php (FREE if you register to at least 1 of the workshops)

REGISTER:

Physical Health Workshopshttp://manilaworkshops.com/events/design-your-health-physical-health-workshops

Emotional Health Workshops: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/design-your-health-emotional-health-workshops

Mental Health Workshopshttp://manilaworkshops.com/events/design-your-health-mental-health-workshops

Spiritual health Workshops: http://manilaworkshops.com/events/design-your-health-spiritual-health-workshops

Design Your Health is brought to you by Unilab Foundation. All proceeds of the fair will go fund the health programs of Unilab Foundation particularly on kids’ nutrition, therapeutic and developmental play for children, and employment of persons with disabilities.

Contact Tiffany Vargas 09985603398/ tiffany.vargas@manilaworkshops.com for inquiries or sponsorship.

Event Alert: Home-based Career for ENGINEERS

Home-based Career for Engineers

Learn How to Become a Freelance Engineer

Technology is changing a lot of things. It is changing the world. It is changing lives. It is changing ways to earn.  It has created significant changes in profession. It has created significant changes in the workplace. With long commute and being stuck in traffic and with the dilemma of balancing career and personal life, working from home often solves this problem. With these changes, some companies and businesses are now adapting a work at home opportunity.

Today is a good time to start a home-based career because of 3 factors:

  • Increase Demand Services Worldwide
  • Unlimited Income Potential
  • Current Trend

Working from home is one of the ways the future works and those Engineers can participate in this industry either as a part-time or full-time freelance engineer.

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The seminar will discuss the following:

I. Introduction to Home-based Opportunities

  1. Freelancing
  2. Technopreneurship
  3. Blogging
  4. Affiliate Marketing

II. Winning Mindset

  1. The Core Values
  2. The Power of Attitude

III. How to Get Started With

A. Freelancing

  1. Engineering Skills
  2. Where to Apply
  3. How to Apply

B. Technopreneurship

  1. Home-based Business Ideas
  2. Steps to Get Started

C. Tools and Digital Marketing Skills

Take your Engineering Skills Globally! Discover how you can maximize your Engineering profession, live the life you want and earn at the comforts of your home.

THE SPEAKER:

Jane  Maghanoy is a Virtual Assistant, Entrepreneur, and WAHM Coach. She is also the Founder and Managing Director of her own company, Jass Online Solutions (www.jassonlinesolutions.com),  a digital marketing agency providing online business solutions on virtual assistance, domain registration, web hosting, web design & development, Search Engine Optimization, and Social Media Marketing. Jane is an Electronics Communications Engineer and worked for 9 years in the corporate world before she decided to quit her job and work from home.

EVENT DETAILS:

Date : October  15, 2016
Time: 1PM to 5pM
Venue: Ortigas Foundation Library
2nd Floor, Ortigas Building, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City

LEARNING RATES:
Early Bird Rate: P1,000 (until Sept 17)
Bring-a-Buddy Rate: P1,700 (until Sept 17)
Regular Rate: P1,500
Bring-a-Buddy Rate: P2,500

 

TO REGISTER visit:

 

For INQUIRIES, please contact:
veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com or 0927-2816651

Home-based 101: How to earn from home as a VA and a Blogger

Are you looking for more flexibility in your work life than what you currently have?

Are you considering  to quit your job and look for opportunities to work from home while raising your child?

Do you want to know what it takes to be a VA or Virtual Assistant?

Do you want to know how you can start your own online business?

Have you been dreaming to have your own blog, but don’t know where to start?

Or you have your blog already, but have no idea how to monetize it?

If your answer is YES to any of the above, then this workshop might be for you!

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WORKSHOP OUTLINE:

A. Intro to Internet Opportunities

B. The Winning Mindset

  • The Core Values
  • The Power of Attitude

C. Home-based Opportunities

  1. How to be a Virtual Assistant
  • Tools & Skills
  • Where to Apply
  • How to Apply
  1. How to start a Home-based Business
  • Upwork Agency (recruitment)
  • Online Re-selling (online shop)
  1. How to create an active and passive income through Blogging
  • Basics of Blogging
  • How to set-up a blog from scratch
  • How much does it cost to create a blog
  • 3 Ways to Earn from Blogging

i. Affiliate Marketing

ii. Sponsored Posts

iii. Ads

  • How to apply for Google Adsense and how to maximize your blog’s earnings with Adsense

WARNING: Blogging is not a get-rich-quick scheme, but it can be a good source of active and passive income if done the right way.

THE SPEAKERS:

Jane  Maghanoy is a Virtual Assistant, Entrepreneur, and WAHM Coach. She is also the Founder and Managing Director of her own company, Jass Online Solutions (www.jassonlinesolutions.com),  a digital marketing agency providing online business solutions on virtual assistance, domain registration, web hosting, web design & development, Search Engine Optimization, and Social Media Marketing. Jane is an Electronics Communications Engineer and worked for 9 years in the corporate world before she decided to quit her job and work from home.

 

Janice Sabitsana is the woman behind the personal finance blog, http://www.PinayInvestor.com. She is also the current COO of Manila Workshops. After working in the BPO industry for 7 years, she decided to resign to take care of her baby and start a home-based career as a blogger, stock market investor, and event director. She’s been blogging for two years and she’s now maintaining 10 blogs in different niches with different business models. She has also recently published her first e-book, entitled, “How to Quit your Job and Start Working from Home.”

 

EVENT DETAILS:
Date: August 27, 2016
Time: 9AM – 5PM
Venue: TBA
(We’re still waiting for confirmation from our venue partners in Ortigas, Makati, and Taguig. We’ll announce the venue as soon as we get confirmation. Thank you.)

 

LEARNING RATES:
Regular Rate: P2,500
Bring-a-Buddy Rate: P4,000

 

For INQUIRIES, please contact:
Veni at veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com or 0927-2816651