Normally I don’t write much here about the wise world of Internet income and many of the people I know from the online world, but I figured today would be a nice exception, since it is certainly Philippine-related and there is some great ‘eye candy’ here.
Tyler Cruz is a fellow I met on line some years back and I’ve followed his career for a while now. He even was kind enough to let me guest blog a few times on his very successful blog about online entrepreneurship (He’s in the Kasey Kasem Top 40 for blogs about making money online and he’s been earning his living since high school days. After high school he opted not to waste 4 years with schools that can’t teach what’s happening in today’s world and instead set up his own unique (and profitable) blog network.
All that is kewl and interesting and all that sort of stuff, but what’s the Philippine connection? Well some my have caught on already, from the family name, Tyler is of Filipino heritage. He was born in Canada and is 100% Canadian in the legal sense, but his dad comes from the Philippines, in fact in Bulacan, not very far from where the Unofficial Cook and I live.
Tyler has come to the Philippines for the first time , among other reasons, to meet his Lola .. his grandmother, who resides in Baliuag. So far his trip seems to be going well, see the pictures and videos on his recent post about the trip, I’m glad he’s liking it here, but no matter how the trip turns out, it will be a success in one way … he met and spent some time with his grandmother. I was very close to my maternal grandmother, but I never got to meet my father’s mother, and after all these years, there’s still a little empty spot in my heart for her … so good on you, Tyler.
I thought this article was particularly interesting and timely because I have been talking and answering comments quite a bit lately about opportunities in the Philippines. Now Tyler lives in British Columbia, been there all his life, and I would never have suggested to him that he might want to live here … he’s in his 20’s, bought a home there, likely to be getting married and start a family some day soon … a successful, 100% North American ‘escapee’ from the Philippines.
But Tyler happened to mention to me during the last stages of his planning that he had been thinking and had rather suddenly realized that there was absolutely no reason he couldn’t live in the Philippines if he someday chose to. (hey this guy didn’t build up his business by being dumb, you know )
He’s absolutely correct in that assumption, though. Every single thing he does to work his business could be done here in the Philippines as we;; as in British Columbia. Tyler’s good at what he does, don’t lose sight of that, but he’s also not a rocket scientist and his income streams.are not rocket science either. Any high school graduate (or drop out, even) who can speak, read and write English well enough to open a bank account, buy a business license, drive a car or find and purchase a home … this means about 99% of the people who are reading this article … can do the same thing.
So if staying where you are in life is the right thing for you to do, fine, I wish you well, but don’t tell me you can’t move to the Philippines because ‘there are no jobs for foreigners’ … because in today’s world, you can just make your own and take it with you where ever you want to go.