Why are there so many articles about Working in the Philippines on this site, lately?
Working in the Philippines — Unpopular?
It’s pretty generally accepted in the bogging/website world that your traffic … your readership … will pretty much tell you what you ought to write about. In general, I agree that’s pretty much true.
Based on that fact, I really shouldn’t even be writing this article, because over the past week or two, when I wrote a number of articles about Working in the Philippines, my traffic (readership) has dropped like a rock. I’m talking a huge, disheartening decrease. Even though I’ve had some rewarding comments, overall, it seems as if this subject is pretty unpopular.
Today, I intend to write more along those lines anyway. Why?
Working in the Philippines — You Need To Know
Everyone who takes the time to write me here at PhilFAQS … and I welcome emails (dave (at) philfaqs.com), phone calls (1-719-966-4295) or texts (0919-231-4295) … doesn’t ask me about jobs in the Philippines. But a surprising number do … my Philippine Job Listings page is very popular and other articles I have written about Jobs for Americans in the Philippines are among the most-read pages on the site.
If you don’t have time to read that last referenced article, you might want to read just this one short quote:
… forget about trying to find a job in the Philippines, especially at a salary anywhere near what such jobs used to pay in the USA, and make yourself recession and layoff-proof by starting your own business and being independent of grudgingly given charity like government handouts (oops, I mean bailout plans). The younger you are and the more family responsibilities you have, the better off you will be if you break the charity chain now rather than when you may be forced to later, no matter if you live in the USA or live in the Philippines. …
But can it be done, so many of you ask? And, “what about me, I don’t have computer skills … or sales ability … or time to do my own business” …. or any other of the thousand and one excuses I hear every day.
Well, about 99% of us … the ones who followed the Royal Wedding even a little bit, had a few object lessons … if we chose to learn from them.
Working in the Philippines — I Recommend you Build Your Own Job
It’s widely reported that the Middleton’s are “common folk”. Many of Kate’s forbearers were shop keepers and even coal miners. Kate’s own parents worked for some years as flight attendants for a major airline.
A career perhaps a bit up the chain from coal mining, but hardly one calculated to give you the financial freedom to send your daughter to the finest schools to meet her prince.
Flight attendant work is also notorious for arduous hours, often being forced to live far from home, and being routinely subject to cutbacks in work hours, even layoffs (normally termed “furloughs” in the airline business to make them sound more palatable.
So how did Kate’s parents become quite wealthy? Using exactly the same tools and strategies I tell you about frequently here. They found a need and filled it.
Kate’s mom, Carole, was frustrated in finding decent-quality decorations, party favors and “grab bags” for children’s parties.
So she built an online business selling a line of her own creations and other people’s products (“affiliate” or commission sales) and worked at marketing and building her business.
Today, in its 14th year, this little “Work At Home Mom” business idea is valued at more than 30 million Pounds … over $50,000,000 USD. From making and selling kids party paraphernalia.
That works out to a bit over $3.5 million USD per year for her efforts … not to mention she’s now in line to be the mother of the Queen Consort of the British Commonwealth.
I found this article interesting:The Entrepreneurs’ Daughter
I also found Carole’s take on the current recession interesting in this additional reference:
… How has the credit crunch affected business?
Your child’s birthday is always a very special occasion so I think everyone tries to do something to celebrate the day even if money is tight. We’ve always believed that parties do not have to be lavish and expensive occasions and have always selected wonderful traditional and inexpensive games, tableware and activities. However, over the past year we’ve included some real value-for-money offers and cost savings to make partying on a budget even easier. …
But d0 remember folks. It’s impossible to make money online. ordinary folks can’t start their own business and make it grow, I’m sure the Middletons must be special in some way you can’t even imagine. I’m sure no one reading this can do something similar.
Or can you?
Enough about Working in the Philippines for now?