Entrepreneurship for Seniors : Cristy’s Turmeric Products

Entrepreneurship for Seniors : Cristy’s Turmeric Products

I often look entrepreneurship as an activity for the "young ones" but was amazed when I met Mrs. Crisitina Arceo, also called Nanay Cristy from Talavera, Nueva Ecija.  Nanay Cristy is a 62-year-old senior from Talavera, Nueva Ecija who has just started her venture of bringing her products online. She has two products that she personally prepared: Turmeric Oil and Turmeric Ointment and was proud to say that she has great products.

cristys turmeric products

I remembered her desire to really make her product be known because she believes that it can help a lot of people. My mind is so vivid that I recalled her seriously listening to me as I conducted the training about digital marketing. I recalled how excited she was when I shared with her that her product has the potential of bringing it to the global marketplace. When I showed the same turmeric essential oil being sold on Amazon for $9.99 (for 30 ml) while hers is Php100.00 (for 100 ml).  I remembered her offering me to give me a body massage so I can experience how she does it.

Life is full of surprises, received the bad news that she just passed away. I missed the opportunity of telling her that yes, indeed you have a great product. Thank you for this Turmeric Oil you gave me, true to your word, indeed it helped people. I used it when I had boils and in a span of 3 days, it was healed.

Turmeric Oil

Nanay Cristy, we may have known each other for only a few days but thank you for inspiring me that even in your senior years you did not give up and saw your determination of pursuing success in your business. We are going to miss you and I hope that with this post, I hope in some way your product can still be known to other people.

 

Home Based Business Idea # 1 : Starting Backyard  Plant Nursery

Home Based Business Idea # 1 : Starting Backyard Plant Nursery

Home based business idea is just around the corner,  you agree? Check what you have at home, anything you love to do and enjoy, and maybe you can come up with a home based business idea you can start without that "big capital".

I was enjoying getting seeds from this "money tree" as what my mother-in-law said so. This is an 11 year old plant my          mother-in-law brought when we transferred to our house in Cavite and I love it because it shows 2 colors, red and yellow.I really don't know why but I am really fond getting those seeds and disperse it until that seed grows.

money tree

money tree grows

 

money tree grows more

I said, home based business idea is just around the corner and I want to take you that side that wherein there's no excuse you can't start earning money from home. As long as you have an internet connection and determination to push things, then you are set for your home-based business. Here are initial steps you can take :

  1. "Start Where You Are . Use What You Have.Do What You can"
  2. Research

I went ahead and see if I can get an opportunity about this money tree. I searched for "money tree plant", and here's              what I got.

money tree plant

 

Bingo! It gives me an idea that I can sell these money tree seeds online.  I found two places where money trees are sold, Shopee and Facebook marketplace.

 

3. Do What You Can

What can you do?  You have the idea, the tool and of course you need to take action. You can post it on your wall,get started with Shopee and start uploading in Facebook Marketplace.

Easy right? You can start a home-based business as easy as it is.  All we need is to become resourceful on what we currently have. Don't wait to make things get perfect, nothing will happen if you keep on waiting. Stop waiting for that "big money capital", start with what you have.  If you want to get ahead, start doing it now.

How about you? What do you have? Need some home-based business ideas you can get started? Send me a message and let's discover what you can do right now, CLICK HERE.

How I Overcome Fear of Public Speaking and Profit From It

How I Overcome Fear of Public Speaking and Profit From It

Introvert. Shy. Easily get intimidated to people. Nothing to share when in a group. Never see me do the first move unless you approach me. I always got nervous when speaking in front of people. This is what I used to be. But things change, I never thought that amidst of these personalities, I turned out as a public speaker. The best thing about it, I overcome fear of public speaking and profit from it.

I started public speaking on February 2016 through a seminar on How To Start A Home-based Career  and has become an additional income stream as a work at home mom. For the last 2 years, I've conducted seminars and workshops  for more than 10 events and focused on                  home-based opportunities and online marketing .

How it started?

It all started with a DESIRE.  I wanted to share to people about home-based opportunities because I know that this is a great opportunity that everyone can benefit with. Clueless on what to do, I looked for a training and came across Inspire Leadership Consultancy, offering Knockout Presentation Skills by Anthony Pangilinan. I really wanted to attend and inquire on how much it will cost me for that workshop. Guess what? Boom, it's Php10,000.00! Aha, I can't afford such learning investment fee. But with that consuming desire, I told the organizer I wanted to attend on the next schedule and if it is okay if I pay on an installment basis prior the said date because I cannot afford to pay it in one-time payment. The organizer agreed, come again the next schedule , sad to say, I was still not able to attend, because I was only able to pay Php2.000.00.

Sad, right? Did I give up on it? Yes, for quite some time but when you really want something in your from your heart,  you will get it on the right time. After a year, another schedule was coming, and I reached out again to the organizer if I can resume my installment payment. Guess what, the organizer said that she made a mistake on the mode of payment  and offered me instead to pay one-time payment of Php3,000.00, that makes 50% of the total cost.

Gotcha! Persistence works! I finally got it on December 2014.

 

knockout presentation skills

 

DOUBTS AND FEARS

Things did not worked out the way I wanted . DESIRE was replaced with DOUBTS & FEARS.

Are there people who will listen to me? Are there people who will pay to listen to me?

What's worst when your husband told you, don't pushed through with it "baka langawin ka lang".

Oh, don't get my husband wrong, he only said that because he loves me so much and he doesn't want me na mapahiya ( hindi ko alam paano i translate sa English)  because he knows how I am 🙂 .

 

RIGHT MINDSET IS POWERFUL

I was ready to leave  behind that DESIRE but I met someone who really created a big impact on my life and public speaking journey. He was the one who unlocked my potential and to TAKE ACTION and not just  "I THINK ". Meet Raymond Lim, CEO of RBG Philippines.

raymond lim

 

Because of 1 day workshop that completely changed the way how I see things in life. The workshop is entitled, Money Making Muscle Workshop, you can check it HERE , or  check this MMM graduate say about the workshop.

 

BE BOLD. TAKE ACTION

A new year, new learnings. New Journey. I reached out Manila Workshops.

 

manila workshops

 

mommy ginger

And it feels so great when there are people who may not personally know you but will really support your journey. Yes, the CEO of Manila Workshops,  Ginger Arboleda   , responded immediately.

 

 

THE FIRST SEMINAR

I had my first seminar after after 3 years of dreaming of it. We were able to gather 20 audience and it was held in Maxx's  Robinson, Imus. It was so funny, I remembered  that I told my audience, "Please bear with me as this is my first time to speak". I was really so nervous and before the seminar started, I pee around 3 to 5 times.

Finally, I made it. Because it was a successful event, I partnered again with Manila Workshops and we planned to have it in Metro Manila.

 

DISCOURAGEMENT COMES IN

The second seminar was successful except that I was so discouraged because harsh feedback is so painful to bear. I cannot accept it because I know in my heart that I have given all my best but I guess my best is not enough 🙂 .  After the event, I really cried! I was so discouraged that I told myself, I will not pursue it anymore. But still in my heart, I want to pursue it.

I was looking for answer on how to overcome it. In fact with my craziness, I even emailed Chinkee Tan, I really looked up to him. I am mentored by his seminars, books and blog posts.

 

Chinkee Tan

 

You know what, he really answered me 🙂

 

chinkee tan

 

During that time, Ginger Arboleda also reached out to me and we had one on one meeting to help me out.These incident helped me understand that I cannot really please everyone. And to turn negativity to positivity and use such negativity to become a better you. You know what,speaking life to another person really helps a lot. If these persons did not speak life to me, I may not be writing this blog post now.

 

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

The decision to continue with my journey is the best decision I've made and helped me grow as a person. I've conducted more than than 10 workshops now and I have been doing it for 2 years now.

 

home-based career seminar

 

HOW PUBLIC SPEAKING HELPED ME

Increase Credibility

I get connected with big brands. Payoneer is an international brand that offers global payment solution. You can visit their website HERE or you may want to sign up NOW.

payoneer

 

payoneer

 

PRULIFE- UK Amber Speaking Invitation

prulife uk

 

Getting Interviews

  • Email Interview

Had the opportunity to be interviewed by Inc South East Asia. "Inc. Southeast Asia is the sole Southeast Asian licensee of Inc., the world’s leading media brand for entrepreneurs and start-ups".

You may want to check the write-up HERE.

  • Radio/TV Interview

school of life

 

PROFIT FROM PUBLIC SPEAKING

The best part I get to profit from public speaking as an additional income stream. It is just so exciting, that I was able to earn the most at a 5 digit income. Sounds great, right! I never thought that I can earn as much as that by simply speaking in 3 hours and by simply sharing information to people. On top of that, I was able to generate leads and convert it as a customer of my  home-based online marketing agency .

 

LEARNING NEVER STOPS

Two years may have passed but there's still a lot to work on myself because learning never stops. To hone my public speaking skills, I recently joined  Maxwell Speakers Club International - Philippines.

Joining Maxwell Speakers Club has benefits  including :
  1. Watch exclusive John Maxwell live presentation and extract lessons.
  2. Experiential learning through prepared and impromptu speeches, live feedback, and critiques.
  3. Practical topics and assignments.

 

I have a lot to share but I already spent 6 hours working on this blog post 🙂 . I'll leave it up here.

How about you? Do you have that desire to get started with public speaking to help increase your credibility and profit from it? If it's a yes, shoot me an email at jane@janemaghanoy.com, I might be able to help you get started.

 

 

 

7 Ways How I Earn Money Online While Working from Home

7 Ways How I Earn Money Online While Working from Home

Working from home provides unlimited opportunities and all you need to do is find out what will work best for you. Indeed, there's a lot of opportunities, some works for me, some did not and some are still work in progress. Here's the 7 ways on how I earn money online while working from home:

Online Freelancing

I have been into the freelancing industry for a decade and I worked as a Virtual Assistant helping business owners grow their business with online marketing through Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing and Affiliate Marketing.I got my clients through Upwork.com and Onlinejobs.ph and this has been my primary source of income.

Home-Based Outsourcing Agency

As a freelancer, I'd like to step up to another level and started, Jass Online Solutions. Jass Online Solutions,is a home-based outsourcing agency that helps freelancers and business owners grow their business with online marketing.  Services offered are Virtual Assistance, Domain Registration, Web Hosting and Online Marketing, The business is still in it's infancy stage and yes there's still a lot to work on towards a successful online business.

jass online solutions

Information Selling Through Coaching Program

As a work at home mom coach,  I help moms  start home-based career. With this gig, I help moms start a                  home-based career. On this gig, I developed courses that helps moms transition from the corporate world to  the freelancing world. I earn money by selling the home-based course.

Information Selling through Public Speaking

From the developed courses, I expanded it through live workshops . Workshops are normally on a 4 hours activity.

SEO FOR WAHMS

Event Organizing

This one was actually just out of curiosity and just volunteered and for some reason I enjoyed doing Event Organizing with Manila Workshops. As an Event Director, I am in charge of organizing learning workshops like Creating a Simple Business Plan and Setting Up A Winning Blog for your Business.

Online Selling

Well, this one did not work for me but I engaged into selling chocolates and perfumes but as a reseller only.

Before I talk about 7th way , earning money online is not a one-time shot, it takes a lot of patience, perseverance and it's always about continous learning and of course it's about taking action. Knowledge is not power, but application is POWER. No matter how many skills and bulk knowledge you have if you don't apply it, then it's nothing.

Last year, I changed my freelancing niche into Affiliate Marketing. Why Affiliate Marketing? Because this is a great opportunity for me to create a passive income through Blogging with Adsense and Affiliate Marketing monetization.

Blogging through Adsense & Affiliate Marketing Monetization

This is still work in progress but it is worth pursuing. This is because while learning and pursuing for the passive income, there is still conversion because I was able to make use of it as a freelancing service.

With Blogging, I explored on  different niches like Korean Drama, Health, Travel, Dogs and Debt. I choose these niches as something that really interests me , like with Korean Drama, that is because I love Korean Drama Addict. 🙂 Health blog because I went through a condition called Ameloblastoma, a tumor on  the jaw.

How can I earn money online through blogging? With Affiliate Marketing it is about promoting other people's products and I can earn a commission out of it. For example, I am promoting Payoneer, if you click on the link HERE , you sign up and receives at least $1000, both you and I will earn a $25 commission. Adsense on the other hand is a cost per click advertising program that allows publisher to place an ad on a website.

There are so many gigs, right? It's a matter of exploring things and making the most out of it so you can earn money online while working from home. I hope this gives you more ideas and would love to see you take action on whatever journey you want to pursue.

How about you? Do you already have ideas on how to earn money online while working from home? Comment down below if there's anything you need help when it comes to your home-based career.

How To Earn by Working From Home

How To Earn By Working At Home

There are 2 primary ways to earn a living from home , be an ONLINE FREELANCER  or ONLINE ENTERPRENEUR. As an online freelancer, you can obtain jobs from job marketplaces. 

Job Marketplaces

There are various platforms where you can apply for jobs . The popular  job marketplaces are the following:

  • Upwork.com
  • Elance.com
  • Onlinejobs.ph
  • Freelancer.com
  • Guru.com
  • Remotestaff.com.ph
  • Myoutdesk.com
  • Virtualstafffinder.com
  • Easyoutsource.com
  • Outbounders.com

ONLINE BUSINESS

Just like online jobs, there are also a lot online business ideas you can build at home. Listed below are some of those ideas:

  • Selling your own product 5
  • Online Beading Store
  • Online Tutorial
  • Online Reselling
  • Selling Photos
  • Business Services
  • Medical Transcription
  • Information Marketing

Other Income Opportunities

Aside from the 2 primary means to earn at home, there are 3 other ways to earn at home, which I call it passive income opportunities.

Blogging

Blogging is writing a content and publishing posts on a topic of your expertise and gather an audience to read .

Affiliate Marketing

This involves promoting other products from other companies on the web for a fixed percentage of the sale price.