Friday, August 14, 2015

E-Commerce ba ito?


Sa tuwing nagbibigay ako ng talk sa mga events tungkol sa e-commerce, ang malimit itanong ay "ano ang mga halimbawa ng e-commerce?" Madalas rin nasasambit na sila ay low-tech pa.
Lingid sa kaalaman ng karamihan, sila ay nakapag-e-commerce na. Marami tayong ginagawa sa panahol na ito na maituturing na e-commerce. Ilang halimbawa ay:
  1. May-ari ka ng isang negosyo at nagbebenta ka ng produkto o serbisyo online (mapa-website o dito sa Facebook). Ganun din sa mga nag-order o bumili mula rito (mapa-individual o kumpanya).
  2. Nag-benta ka ng bagay na hindi mo na ginagamit sa Facebook o Instagram. Ganun din sa nakabili na sa mga ganito.
  3. Nag-order ka ng NBI clearance o birth certificate online. Ganun din sa mga ahensya ng gobyerno nagbibigay ng serbisyo sa tao online.
  4. Nagbenta ka ng serbisyo online - gaya ng pag-research - at binayaran ang skills mo para dito.
  5. Gumagamit ka ng online banking o ATM para magbayad ng inyong mga bills o mag-transfer ng pera sa ibang tao sa pamamagitan nito.
  6. Ang paglipat ng load sa isang tao sa pamamagitan ng pasaload (o mga katulad nito).
  7. Pag-order ng taxi o kotse sa pamamagitan ng mobile applications kagaya ng Uber, GrabTaxi, EasyTaxi.
  8. Pag-order ng pagkain sa mga website ng restaurant o ng kanilang mobile application.

(at marami pang iba)
Kaya kung tutuusin, maari na talagang mag-negosyo o magtinda online.
Kung gustong palawakin ang kaalaman sa e-commerce, pumunta lamang sa DigitalFilipino E-Commerce Boot Camp. Mag-create ng libreng account at maari ng sumali sa mga iba't ibang aralin online.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Puwede ka na Magtinda Online



Ang unang sabak ko sa pagbenta ng serbisyo online ay nung mag-moderate ako ng chat room bandang 1995. Kapalit nun ay libreng Internet connection.

Nagbukas din ako ng online bookstore (isang halimbawa ng e-commerce) nung 1997 nagbebenta ng aklat, komiks, atbp na puro Pilipino ang manunulat. Microsoft Word pa ang gamit ko para makagawa ng website. Wala pang payment gateway at puro mga Pilipino taga-ibang bansa ang gustong bumili. Hindi nagtagal ang aking online bookstore ko at nag focus ako sa article writing para sa mga publications nung panahon na yun.

Hanggang sa maisipan kong sumulat ng aklat nung September 1999 na nagbigay buhay kay DigitalFilipino.com.

Pero ngayon, iba na. Napakaraming oportunidad sa internet na maaaring makatulong sa lahat para magkaroon ng hanap-buhay o sideline. Isa na rito ang pagtitinda. Marami na ang kumita online dahil sa pagbebenta ng kung anu-anong produkto at serbisyo. Maaaring ito na ang hinihintay mong pagkakataon. Start na!

Kung mayroon na kayong produkto o serbisyo, maari niyo siyang ipa-alam sa tao sa pamamagitan ng:
  1. Email o PM ang mga kaibigan o kakilala. 
  2. Share sa social media - sa iyong profile o page o Instagram.
  3. Mag post sa mga Groups o Forums o Marketplace ng mga nagtitinda. Maarin mo itong makita sa Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, eBay, OLX, at kung saan-saan pa.
  4. Gumawa ng blog post o website. 
  5. Kung skills o services ang iyong puwedeng i-offer online, maari rin mag-join ng mga sites kagaya ng 199jobs.com 
(Ang pagbebenta ng katawan ay hindi kasama dahil ito ay ipinagbabawal sa Cybercrime Law.)

Sa pagtanggap ng bayad, andiyan ang GCash, Paypal, online banking at kung ano pa. Mas madaling magbenta ngayon online.

Madalas may mga taong nag-message na diretsong nag-aalok ng kung ano-ano. Minsan may tumatawag na dating kakilala. Mangangamusta para mag-catch up pero importante na sabihin din ang pakay kung ito ay para ipakita ang negosyong pinasukan at gustong ialok.

Kung tayo nga lang ay magtitinda o mag-aalok ng serbisyo natin online, dahan-dahan lang din dahil karamihan ng nasa Facebook ay gumagamit nito para makipag-connect sa mga kaibigan, ka-industriya, ka-trabaho, at mahal sa buhay. Hindi para mabentahan.

Iwasan maging makulit.

Kung gustong palawakin ang kaalaman sa e-commerce, pumunta lamang sa DigitalFilipino E-Commerce Boot Camp. Mag-create ng libreng account at maari ng sumali sa mga iba't ibang aralin online.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Taking on New Challenges for 2015

Like many, I have my share of planning for 2015. Reviewing on all the stuff I decided to do, I realized a lot of them were "first time" for me to do it. Let me share them with you from a "sharpen the saw" perspective:



Mental

1. Rolling out an 11 module training program

My Certified E-Commerce Specialist, E-Commerce Entrepreneur, and E-Commerce Professional Program will start on January 17 and this will run all the way to 2016.

It is my first time to implement a training program as big as this one. However, if all goes well, I look forward to see more schools in 2016 offering Diploma in Electronic Commerce and Bachelor of Science in Electronic Commerce as higher learning options.

2. Take the Real Estate Broker Exam this May 2015.

I took the 120 units Comprehensive Real Estate Seminar early this year but was not able to take the exam. However, as 2015 is the last chance for the public to take it, I decided to make time and will take the exam.

3. Diversify knowledge.

Take at least 4 learning programs in the areas of cybercrime, taxation, programming, masteral studies, nutrition, and swimming.

Physical

1. Running + Gym + Body Sculpting

In the past year, much of my fitness program evolves on running and cross-fit gets added as the opportunity arises. However, from July to November 2014, family developments caused priorities to shift.

As planned, I resumed with my running again and this time complimented it with a more active gym schedule. To support it further, I signed up with Skin Philosophie UK (located at Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City) to avail their RF treatment called "Body Sculpting using Intra-Therma RF".

With once to twice a week allotted for running, gym, body sculpting (and diet of course), I hope to achieve my desired strength (being able to do long distance runs), speed (improve pace in running), fitness (fit enough to do adventurous activities).

2. Overcome skin pigmentation

When I visited Dr. Kyla Talens of Skin Philosophie UK, we started with a consultation session where she asked what were my concerns and would like to achieve. In addition to having a tighter overall fitness program, one question I raised to her is what I can do to ensure that the pigmentation on my face won't exacerbate.

She gave me practical UV protection advise. I realized that sunblock is something one must put on whether a person stays indoors or outdoors. Otherwise, even if you have clear skin today, pigmentation will just pop out one day.

Out of curiosity, I also signed up for their "Kensington Brightening Deep Peel (TCA)" and had my first treatment yesterday. Look forward seeing skin improvements soon.

(When I first posted this photo on social media, I got inquiries on how Skin Philosophie UK can be reached. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Kyla Talens at 0917-8860646.)

3. Run 21k and 42k this 2015.

Although I was able to do a 21k run in one of my practice sessions this 2014, I intend to join races this 2015 to do 21k and 42k runs.

As I got back to running again, I developed a run routine that aims to gradually build my endurance and speed. I felt this is better rather than just aiming to be able to complete a distance without regard if I can sustain it regularly and suffer an injury in the process.

4. Return to dragon boat paddling

I miss my Triton Dragon Boat racing team. Hopefully, as I get back into shape, will also return to the team again and participate in races.

Social / Emotional

1. Make time to connect with at least 30 people a day - online, face-to-face, friends, family, loved ones.

2. Collaborate with at least 12 students, club members, clients on various projects.

Spiritual

I will reach out with total trust and touch the God in all things.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Winners: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2014

Sincerest thanks to everyone who took the time to attend the Digital Influencers Marketing Summit as we recognized the most cited blogs in the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2014 writing project.

As chosen by bloggers who participated in this writing project, the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2014 are: (there were ties in some of the scores and hence more than 10 are listed)
The ten (10) raffle winners who got US$100 each are as follows: (please email me at digitalfilipino (at) gmail (dot) com and give me your contact number to coordinate your prize claim. Kindly expect me to perform a verification to ensure that no one is misrepresenting you.)

  1. Fernando Lachica
  2. Rey Baguio
  3. Rhodora Espiritu-Valdez
  4. Maria Rochefel De Ocampo
  5. Alvin Gale Tan
  6. Jennifer Lopez Gana
  7. Marites Manahan
  8. Ryan Ferdinand De Ocampo
  9. Teresa Martinez
  10. Leira Pagaspas
If you are planning to join the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2015 Writing Project, note that blogs created anytime from May 2014 to the present can be cited in your writing project entry. Will make an announcement about it soon.