What Every Filipino Ought to Know About Internet Marketing

First, what is Internet Marketing?
Internet Marketing is selling of products or services over the internet. It is also referred to as Online Marketing or eMarketing. The terms online store and eStore refers to websites selling products and/or services. For most Filipinos, they only think of tangible products when talking about internet marketing but it is more than that. It also includes selling advertisement and information among others.

So, what you ought to know about internet marketing?

1. Internet marketing is not hard! I’m not saying though that it is easy but YOU can do it! You can read my previous article for the diagnostic test if doing business online is for you. As long as you find time to learn the system in doing business online then your good to go! I now find it more easy(and MORE QUICK) to setup online businesses than setting up your own stall at the mall.

The good thing about Internet Marketing is you can do a LOT of business process automation. Cash in while sleeping – more about this on future articles.

2. Internet marketing is possible in the Philippines and it is a LEGAL activity. Internet marketing in the Philippines is just a dream about 5 years ago. If there are any it will take a LOT of money and technical expertise to do it. Now, even home-moms are getting a piece of the pie from the internet.

3. You’re not confined on the walls of YOUR office. You’re the boss! This is one of the great things of doing business online since you can do business anywhere – as long as you have a computer(rented or own) and an internet connection. With our technology nowadays, you access the internet from Aparri to Jolo or from Philippines to anywhere in the world.

4. Time freedom. No more RAT RACE! No more 7AM rush hour. You can work in the morning or in the evening. You can choose the best time that fits your lifestyle. Also, there will be times you can do overtime work if you want and sometimes you won’t work for weeks yet business is still operating!

5. Bigger market. Your scope will be much larger when doing business online. PLUS, your store* will be open and accessible worldwide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

6. Financial freedom. Earning six to seven-figure income in the internet is definitely possible. Again, as long as you know the system of doing business online. Not easy but doable!

7. Affordable. Even a jeepney driver can now afford to setup his own online store. You can even start your own online business for only 5 pesos a day.

Here’s the practical tip for you: if you really wanted to start doing business online start by saving up money. From my study AND experience, just by saving 15 pesos a day you can setup one online business per year. NO business can stand without ANY investment. In fact, that is the smallest of the small investments I know.

I’ve been selling online for more than half a decade and I enjoy all the benefits above. I get my full time living from the internet and I enjoy the freedom to choose MY time and place to work. My wife and I are now coaching other people to do the same. You might want to browse our site for more info-packed articles.

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10 Responses to “What Every Filipino Ought to Know About Internet Marketing”

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  2. mercy on January 6th, 2009 11:12 am

    Hi! I am from Zamboanga del Norte. I am an avid reader of your articles for more than a month now. And im very thankful for the ideas you’ve shared. Every detail turns my mind on, that i have to start my online business not later but now.

    Online jobs, online business was introduced to me by a friend last 2006. But until last year i havent decide on where to go and what to do. Yes, i really want to be one of the successful filipino internet marketers. Of cours, ill be my own boss, no traffic, no much hassle, only self discipline is most required. Coz although i have alll the chances, but if dont have enough discipline in myself, still i wont succeed.

    Two years of exploring, but nothing happened. Im afraid of scams. But i never stopped. I am presently working in a company where people around are educated but not professional. They dont even know how to handle people. My boss calls me late at night, mostly 11pm-1am, for work-related purposes. Of course, at first, i got shocked, ive worked with different mutinational companies but the culture is different. YEs, i always have the choice to resign and look for another job, i received countless job offerings. But i said to myself that if ill resign, i have to make sure that i wont work for anyone else anymore, but i have to work for myself!

    This doesnt stop me from exploring on the internet. I dont own a computer but i believe it wont be a hindrance in achieving my goal. I just go to the internet cafe. Until december last year, i found your website. Im presently subscribing to your RSS FEED. You helped me a lot.

    My goal for this month is to have a debit card for my paypal account verification. Im planning to have a website, and i want to work with amazon for online selling. I still dont have enough ideas about legitimate online business. I do hope you can share me your ideas.

    Thank you.

  3. Stanley Dumanig on January 6th, 2009 5:49 pm

    Mercy: I’m glad that you are learning from our articles and that you are working on your first online business. I suggest you read this article too: http://www.pinoyinternetbusiness.com/265/internet-marketing-is-this-for-you/ – that would help you decide on what market you should pursue.

    For legit online business, there are many and one of it is joining the Amazon’s affiliate program – they call it Amazon Associate Program. For example, I review a book and tell people to buy it at Amazon. Since I’m an Amazon associate, I can get an affiliate link from them such as below.

    Here’s the link to buy the book.
    Selling Information: How You Can Create, Market and Sell Knowledge in Any Field

    Once people click on the link above then buy the book from Amazon then I get a commission. This is a good start for an online business especially if you don’t have a product on your own yet. Just remember that to be successful in referring other people’s program you need to give them content such as doing reviews.

    Again, it takes time to build an online business. Do not get easily discouraged. I’m sure with hard work and patience you’ll be successful on your online endeavors!

    I HIGHLY recommend the book/link above though 🙂

  4. Raymond Selda on January 10th, 2010 5:11 am

    Very nice article Stanley. Found your blog by Googling ‘filipino internet marketers’. I think I’m going to stick around for a while. I’ve been looking for other serious pinoy marketers that I can follow.

  5. Stanley Dumanig on January 11th, 2010 2:26 pm

    Raymond, thanks for sticking around. I barely updated this blog for the past 6 months but I’ll try to keep up this year!

  6. Manny Viloria on January 13th, 2010 7:34 am

    So nice to see more and more Pinoy internet marketers! Keep up the good work, Stanley. 🙂

  7. ariston | teens make money online and offline on January 24th, 2010 2:35 pm

    Great info! =)
    btw, found the link of your blog from Davao Blogs Directory.

  8. Liz on September 28th, 2010 4:54 am

    Still exploring affiliate marketing. I’m earning money from my blogs, those ads and sponsored posts. Need to know more about affiliate marketing. 🙂

  9. Stanley Dumanig on September 28th, 2010 6:02 am

    @Liz: Basically, affiliate marketing is promoting other people’s products and services and getting a commission on every referred sale. You can start with http://www.Clickbank.com to find products to promote. However, be careful. First, read my other post at http://www.pinoyinternetbusiness.com/354/7-warnings-for-novice-internet-marketers/

  10. Maurie on December 7th, 2011 3:41 pm

    Just want to ask if DTI registration is required on making Internet as a business? Thanks.

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