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FBP 150: A Tribute to My Father

I grew up in awe of my father. As a kid, I am especially fond of memories of flying in a plane with him as the pilot. There’s a special kind of delight that comes from knowing that my father is bringing us and everyone aboard to our destination, all safe and sound. Two weeks […]


FBP 149: My One Word For 2018 and How to Rock Your New Year

FBP 149 does not only mark the start of the year but also the fourth year of Freelance Blend! It’s been four year, Blenders! I look back at the years and all I feel is an overwhelming gratitude for the Freelance Blend community. Thank you for listening for the past 4 years as we […]


FBP 148: How to Successfully Run a Team of Freelancers with Fil-Australian – PJ Aguilar

“How do I start freelancing?” is the most common question that I get from aspiring freelancers. “The only way to start is to start”, that’s what our FBP 148 guest, PJ Aguilar, has to say about the topic. There can’t be any truer answer than that. PJ started out with her offline yoga business as […]


FBP 146: 16 Things I Will Miss About Tokyo – Walang Ganyan Sa Pinas Series

Whenever I travel to other countries, I always take note of the good things that I would like to see happen in my own beloved Pilipinas. So on my recent trip to Tokyo, Japan, I made a mental note of all the things that I wish we had in the Philippines. My family and I […]


FBP 145: Panel Discussion at the Trade Secrets MNL Workshop (Part 2)

Did FBP 144 leave you hanging for more freelancing secrets? I knew you would be interested to know more so here’s an additional one for you: a recording of the panel discussion at the Trade Secrets MNL Workshop last September 23rd. Joining me as panelist were fellow freelancers John Pagulayan and Rowell Austria. This […]


FBP 144: John Pagulayan at the Trade Secrets MNL Workshop (Part 1)

A change of mindset is what Filipino freelancers need. This is one of the key points that John “The Legend” Pagulayan discussed during the one-day workshop sponsored by Trade Secrets MNL on September 23rd. I was present in the event, along with our friends from the freelancing industry, as panelists and speakers. For all […]


FBP 143: AskMarv – How to Ace Your Client Interview

Are you considering to offer your services as a freelancer but you do not know where to start? You’re not alone. Many would-be freelancers find that starting is the hardest part. The only way to start your freelancing journey is to get your work out there. Let your potential clients know that you can help […]


FBP 142: Super Easy Filing and Payment of Taxes for Freelancers with Ginger Arboleda of Taxumo

Most freelancers start as a one-man team. You do everything – from marketing and administrative tasks to the actual freelancing work. This includes accounting and taxation. Anyone coming from the corporate world is used to having their taxes sorted out for them. Most of us don’t have any idea how taxing (pun intended) and time-consuming […]


FBP 141: AskMarv – Is Freelance Blend a One-Man Team? What Are Your Future Plans for Freelance Blend?

Are you curious about the behind-the-scenes at Freelance Blend? This week’s AskMarv session is a bit different from the usual. Instead of the regular questions on freelancing for beginners, our readers and listeners are interested to know about Freelance Blend the podcast and the brand itself. Is Freelance Blend managed by a one-man team? In […]


FBP 140: AskMarv – What Are Techniques to Attract Clients?

Got a question in mind? Send your questions by replying to the newsletter (subscribe if you haven’t yet) or go to my Contact page for inquiries. You can also send me a message at In AskMarv sessions, I answer any question the best I can, as long as it’s related to freelancing, online business, […]


FBP 139: AskMarv – How Do You Start a Podcast? How Do I Get My First Job?

It’s time for another Ask Marv session! If you are visiting this blog and listening to the Freelance Blend podcast for the first time, Ask Marv sessions are special episodes when I answer questions from my inbox. For this session, our readers and listeners have pressing questions in mind: How do you start podcasting? How […]


FBP 138: Blenders Virtual Chatup Recording – Discussion on Pinoy Freelancers’ Rate

Because online freelancers are in front of their computers most of the time, people may wonder if we ever get to socialize. The answer to that is a resounding “YES!” And we do it online too. When we are too busy and our schedules don’t match for an actual meetup, we meet online for our […]


FBP 137: Nix Eniego – Freelancing as a Teenager, Being a Fiverr Star and Digital Marketing Hacks for Business

Who would have thought that trading NBA cards in his early teens would pave the way for a digital marketing career? That is exactly what happened to our latest guest. I am thrilled to share FBP 137 with all of you Freelance Blend listeners! In this episode, I interviewed growth hacker, digital marketing consultant, and […]


FBP 136: How to Attract Direct Clients – Marv de Leon’s Interview with Jason Dulay

How did you land your first client? We all have our stories on how we found clients (or how clients found us). Most seasoned freelancers have anecdotes to share – from meeting them through a common friend, a connection on LinkedIn, from a freelancing meet-up event, or that serendipitous event that led to the first […]


[New Workshop]: Freelancing for Beginners Workshop

Aren’t you just tired? Tired of your 9-5 job? Tired of the stressful traffic, going back and forth to your office? Tired of not seeing your kids? Tired of working for your horrible boss? Relax….Why don’t you become a Freelancer? Learn how to become one by joining the 4th run of one of our most […]


FBP 135: Social Selling with Valerie Deveza – How To Get Clients Using Social Media

How do you get the attention of a prospective client on social media? If you think that it is as simple as sending a private message and introducing yourself out of the blue, think again. Winning deals with new clients require building relationships, whether in the offline or online world. Social Media Marketing may seem like a daunting task […]


FBP 134: AskMarv: When To Consider Working Outside Freelancer Platforms

In the third installment of our Ask Marv episode, I chose questions that explore the different options of a freelancer. I was inspired by these questions and it made me reminisce about my own freelancing journey that started 3 years ago. “If you’re going to start with a freelancing platform like UpWork, when is it advisable […]


FBP 133: AskMarv: Answering Your Questions About Starting an Online Business

Did you listen or read last week’s podcast and blog post? In case you missed it, I addressed questions on the fulfillment that we get from freelancing and the challenges that one has to face, especially those who are new in the industry. And because I still have a lot more questions from Freelance Blenders, […]


FBP 132: AskMarv – Is freelancing fulfilling? What are the biggest challenges?

Note: We are republishing this blog and podcast post because of technical issues with the first one. Apologies if you get updated twice for this post. Thanks! Hello, Freelance Blenders! The podcast has been quiet in the last few weeks but I want to assure you that I’m planning and working on new ventures to […]


FBP 131: Bobit Ebarle of Business Startup Blueprint – The 5-Step Framework To Start A Business

Failure is not an option for Bobit Ebarle. He took up business in college and joined the corporate world for a couple of years before he decided to finally do what he really wanted to do. He became a full-fledged entrepreneur. Armed with an P11M funding, Bobit ventured into a coconut sugar exporting business. His […]


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