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April 18, 2010

10 Common Mistakes Freelance Writers Should Avoid

( My freelance writer friends are launching their first How to Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career Workshop this coming Saturday, April 24. They are among the best Freelance Writers in the country today. I've asked them to share some of their learnings with OAP readers. Enjoy! )

Writer's Block Philippines!

10 Common Mistakes Freelance Writers Should Avoid
by Writer's Block Philippines -- Ana Santos (SexandSensibilities.com), Nikka Sarthou &
Nina Terol-Zialcita (TheArtofChangeMaking.com

Like any other business, you need to organize a working system to manage your own freelance career – all three of us found that out the hard way. We want to share with you what we have learned from our personal experiences, so you’ll know what mistakes to steer clear of and what to do about it. Here are 10 tips to help you become more successful as a freelance writer. 

1. Never take contracts for granted. As a freelancer, the only person who can ensure your financial and professional security is yourself. Pay special attention to contracts and terms of reference, and don't be satisfied with simple verbal agreements. Learn to operate like a small business and keep yourself protected from abusive colleagues or from lawsuits from clients. 

2. Be clear about the scope of work. It's easy to assume your scope of work when you're simply writing an article for a publication. However, the minute you start taking on larger projects with more tasks and more coordination work (managing a publication, for example), be clear about your scope of work and expectations from both your clients and team mates. Never assume anything and always put terms, conditions, and payment agreements in black-and-white. 

3. Even when dealing with friends, be professional. It's easy to cross professional boundaries when dealing with friends whom you've known for a long time and whom you trust. However, when it comes to freelancing and managing your own micro-enterprise, you need to draw professional lines. Let friends sign contracts and agreements, prepare payment vouchers, mind your paperwork, do everything professionally.

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December 10, 2009

AIM Survey on Market Trends (Please Answer)

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Hi, OAP Friends!

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is conducting a market survey as part of efforts to remain responsive to the needs of prospective graduate students.

Can you do me a favor and answer this brief survey? Rest assured that your identity and the results of this survey will remain strictly confidential.

Please click on the link to the survey: AIM SURVEY ON MARKET TRENDS

(I'm hoping you can answer the survey before December 11, 2009.)

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August 16, 2009

Professional Blogging Workshop in AIM

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In collaboration with AIM Graduate School of Business, I would like to invite you and your friends to attend the one-day Professional Blogging Hands-ON Workshop this coming Saturday!

I've gotten a lot of requests to hold a one-day Hands-ON Workshop to teach readers and friends on how to get started with blogging. Learn directly from me on how I launched Our Awesome Planet and how you can launch your own popular blog too.

Professional Blogging Hands-ON Workshop
Date: August 22, 2009, Saturday
Time: 9am to 3pm (6 hours of Hands-On Training)
Location: Asian Institute of Management Case Room
Price: $99 (~P4,500). 
(Includes 30 days of personal online coaching to help you launch your blog)
(Group discounts are available)

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July 05, 2009

Digital Daddy Blog Contest

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I need your help to create my Digital Daddy presentation.

During the Expo Dad, I will be giving a talk entitled "Digital Daddy - How to take your Fatherhood to the next level with the power of the Internet". Expo Dad is a trade fair for Dads which is open to the public for P25 entrance fee. My talk is scheduled at 3pm on July 18, Saturday at the Rockwell Tent.

It is easy to join the Digital Daddy Blog Contest. Here are the mechanics:

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July 03, 2009

3 Things I learned on My First Day in AIM

First Days in AIM

This week is very significant for me in my blogging/ internet marketing career. It is my first time to teach in the Internet Marketing elective in the AIM MBA class and the first day of Maven Secrets.

Here are the 3 Things I learned on My First Day in AIM:

1. I'm now a professor...
I felt old at the same time honored. The label of  "professor" or "guru", I think needs to be earned and since I'm just starting, I'm here to prove that I'm worthy of the title. I like to be Professor X of the X-Men who nurture young people to enhance their  natural capabilities.  (Not the stereotyped image of an old power tripping professor)

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