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4 Ways to Build Customer Relationships with Email

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Last December 8, I had the opportunity to attend a workshop organized by the Negros Online Workers (NOW) about Business Development and Digital Marketing. One of the main points discussed was email marketing and how it can help businesses grow. The speaker mentioned that email marketing still the most effective strategy wherein one can use it to create influence, relationship, and rapport among subscribers and followers. Once this is established, sales and marketing will be easier.  I have been following global speakers, authors, and coaches such as Tony Robbins, Sha Nacino, James Taylor and Brian Tracy. I have noticed that all of them are using email marketing to reach out their target audiences. What I like about the emails that they send is that these are  not direct sales emails wherein they simply ask us to purchase a product or a service but instead, they are focused on sharing their stories, tips, and experiences. Reading their emails seems personal as if it was sen

Home based career seminars for Negros Online Workers happening this December 2018

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The Negros Online Workers, together with Dojo 8 Coliving Space is holding a series of workshops and talks in Bacolod City this December 2018. JUMPSTART 2019 is a 4-part series of learning events that will help freelancers and aspiring individuals become successful in their online careers. Beginners will learn the basics on how to start their home-based career including basic digital skills while experienced freelancers will have up skill learning sessions. “This is in line with our advocacy in promoting more earning opportunities in places where there are limited jobs offered as well as to provide support to parents especially women who are not able to work due to family obligations,” says, Ma. Clarice Lao, Founder of Negros Online Workers. Participants will learn the different work-at-home career options, tips on getting started, and information on where and how to apply. “We would also discuss current trends, pay rates and challenges faced by online workers,” added Lao

Kids Can Watch Movies For FREE at SM Cinema

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Family bonding has never been better. Kids can now watch movies for FREE in SM Cinemas nationwide.  Get a complimentary movie pass for every movie ticket purchase.  Kids 4 feet and below in height can avail of the free ticket. No need for IDs or birth certificates as long as your child can meet the minimum age requirement.  Here's the list of the remaining movie schedule for the year. Promo is valid until December 4, 2018.  November 7: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms November 7: Luis and the Aliens November 14: Marnie's World November 28: Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2 So, what are you waiting for? Head now to the nearest SM Cinema in your area. For more details, just check out this  link .

REX Book Store now globally recognized as official Philippine partner of ASCD

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One of the many reasons why we implemented the Digital and Online Tech Advocates Program for Senior High School students is the reality that a lot of school materials and the current curriculum are outdated. There is a huge gap between what is taught in school and what is needed by the industry.  Thus, we are very happy to know that REX Book Store, a premier learning solutions provider partnered with a global non-profit organization to foster new developments in educational transformation. We believe that l earning constitutes many things and an enduring commitment to transforming and innovating on what it means to learn and teach in the 21st century. Gladly, this is something that the country's foremost learning solutions provider is trying to do. Here's a little background on the recent developments:  Late last year, REX Book Store was announced as the preferred distributor of publications and services by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Develop

When Your Healthcare Plan is Not Enough

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When I started online freelancing in 2014, I tried to make the transition as smooth as possible. For someone who's always sick, that meant getting my own healthcare plan and building an emergency fund.  Freelancing has its own perks such as having a flexible schedule, unlimited earning opportunities, the absence of daily commutes and enjoying full control over tasks and projects. However, it also meant you have to file your taxes yourself, pay the full SSS contribution (no more employer share) as well as getting your own healthcare plan which unfortunately is more expensive compared to corporate plans.  Since I was trying to be smart and practical, I thought that I was already safe and fully-covered. Not until I got sick and unable to work for 2 months straight.  Yes, my healthcare plan took care of my hospital bills and medicines, however, being unable to work meant no income for me. I was able to get my sickness benefit from SSS which is way below than my regular

4 Important People To Have In Your Life Aside From Your Family and Friends

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It is said that we start to remember people and build relationships with others as early as 5 years old. On an average, we meet or interact with at least 3 people a day. So, if we grow old and reach the age of 70, then we can assume that we have met around 71,000+ people in our lifetime.  A substantial number would be comprised of our family while some become our lifelong friends. Others are simply acquaintances while a few would be the ones whom we build our professional relationships with.  No matter how many people we meet, here are the 4 important people to have in our lives aside from our family and friends:  1. Family Doctor -- It is very ideal to have a family physician who knows our medical history. It is very convenient if we do not have to repeat ourselves all over again every time we go for medical consultations. Also, most family doctors feel responsible for monitoring your health thus, they would require you for annual physical examinations and regular

My wife was rushed to the hospital... because of her brassiere

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I know that it is unusual for a guy to blog about brassieres but this experience is very important and worth sharing in order to help women avoid the same health concern that my wife had a few months ago.    It was in early February when Clarice started complaining about chest pain. This would last for 2-3 days then the pain would disappear. After a few weeks, she would experience again the pain in her chest and on her shoulders and there are also instances where she has difficulty breathing.   Fearing that it is something serious and a possibility of a heart attack, we rushed her to the hospital where she underwent an electrocardiogram (ECG) and some other laboratory tests to find out if her heart is working normally. However, her cardiologist said that all tests are normal.  Then, her doctor noticed some red marks under her bust line. Her doctor suspected that the chest pains were due to an ill-fitting bra. Then, my wife remembered that, yes it is possible that her br

StarTech Digital Marketing: Making Your Business Look Great Online

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We all know that Digital Marketing is a great part of a business or company especially if you are just starting up. A Company based in Corpus Christi, Texas -- StarTech Digital Marketing opened its doors recently to provide exceptional services when it comes to SEO, Social Media, Digital Marketing and many more. They believe in being accountable for their work. They run regular reports and rankings as well as showing measurable results and improvements. Having the ability each month to see the results alongside the activities they performed, allows the business to calculate their return on investment (ROI). This, in turn, provides peace of mind since they can be assured of, and that their marketing money is being invested wisely and making a difference. StarTech Digital Marketing pursues relationships based on transparency, persistence, mutual trust, and integrity with their employees, customers and other business partners. Learn more about them today! Visit their website

Three PH Laws That You Might Be Breaking

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A law is defined as a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or government institutions to regulate behavior.   As an ordinary citizen, we are fully aware of our obligation and duty to our society. There is no question that we have to pay our taxes and never do criminal offenses such as murder, theft, illegal drugs, etc.  We are also fully aware that we need to follow traffic rules and regulations. However, there are some laws that may not have been fully disseminated or perhaps just taken for granted.  Here are 3 Philippine laws that you might be unconsciously breaking:  1.  Presidential Decree No. 1563 Anti-mendicancy Law (1987)  -  Any person who abets mendicancy by giving alms directly to mendicants, exploited infants and minors on public roads, sidewalks, parks, and bridges shall be punished by a fine nor exceeding P20.00.  Source: https://www.facebook.com/dswdfo3 According to former Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, “We encourage the public to c

Top 3 Online Resources for Financial Education

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According to  a Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Ratings Services, o nly 25% of Filipino adults are financially literate. This is actually considered very low and alarming. The good news is there are a lot of efforts in the country to promote financial literacy and thus, we no longer have any excuse not to improve our skills in personal finance and financial management.  Aside from seminars, books and workshops, online resources have been launched and made available especially for Filipinos. Here are the top online resources to start-off your financial education.  1. Brighter Life Institute - O pen for enrollment since 2014, the award-winning Brighter Life Institute or BLI is an organized learning program inspired by MOOCs (massive online open courses). For this year, BLI rolls out the Moving Up module – a set of lessons which aim to teach families basic financial planning practices and the value of honest conversations about money, even to one’s children. The Movin

Passion Series No. 1: Helping People #LiveBrighter

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If you have been following my other page, The Purple Secretary , you might have noticed my favorite hashtag #makepassionyourprofession . It is actually one of my favorite personal advocacies which I got from the movie, 3 Idiots, and Sha Nacino's MISSION HAPPINESS book. It is the same idea that was presented in Yeng Remulla's book -- START SOMETHING.  It is all about finding the 3P's in life -- Passion, Purpose, and Profit. Find all these three things together at the same time and this is what we call - The Sweet and Perfect Spot. So, I am launching these series on my blog to share stories and inspiration about how to make passion your profession. We will discuss different career options that you can consider with high hopes that you can also find your own sweet and perfect spot.  First Stop: Helping Other People #LiveBrighter Whether we admit it or not, financial illiteracy is one of the major concerns nowadays. You might be able to hear stories about p

Top 6 Dog Movies You Shouldn't Miss

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Every furparent would love to watch a dog film until the part where the dog dies. No matter how much we tell ourselves it's not true and just a fictional story, we all end up crying a bucket of tears.  As they say, it is better for humans to die in the movie as long as the dog survives. Do you agree? (I'm so bad.)  This Sunday, Crumpy, Cheesecake, and Cinderelly would like to share the top 5 dog movies you shouldn't miss.  1. Marley and Me -  Newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan played by Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston moved to Florida, where they are starting their life as a married couple. Then, the Grogans decide to adopt Marley, an adorable yellow Labrador pup. But Marley soon grows up to be a mischiev ous and naughty dog. Despite all the adventures, Marley still manages to bring out the best in John, Jenny and their growing family. 2. 8 Below -  In the frozen wasteland of Antarctica features a tale about the bonds of friendship and loyalty. Three member