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Offline medic3500

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Making Money
« on: February 13, 2013, 11:53:25 AM »
Is anyone that is living here in the Philippines supplementing their incomes with internet type business or work? I'm not looking to make tons of money just some extra spending money and since I do spend quite a bit of time on the internet why not make some cash doing it. I have found since my arrival here, retirement is great but sitting around the house all day is getting old. The GF is a school teacher and is gone during the day so I don't have much to do. Please feel free to post or message me offline if you have ideals or are involved with what I'm looking for.

Thanks Dan

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Re: Making Money
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 09:08:02 PM »
I might want to wind up trying to do something like that just to keep me busy.  I don't consider that I spend all that much time on the internet but I do use it a lot to research stuff.  I still need to find some other stuff to do.  During baseball season, I am going to stream the Yankee games to the TV but then again, I don't want to sit there for 2 and half to 3 hours every day to watch them.  About an hour at the most is good enough.  Right now, I am trying to research and locate some racquetball courts.  The couple that I have found, appear to be some kind of exclusive membership situations.  Tennis courts seem to be more available but I just don't have an interest in tennis.  I might have to get to learn to like it though. 

Your gf being a teacher, I would imagine prevents her from taking you to work with her each day.  On the other hand, mine has a business where she thinks she is going to take me every day and have me hang around her offices.  She has bought this up several times and I keep telling her that it isn't going to happen.  I might show up there once a week on my own maybe to see if I can help her out with anything but that is about it.  Come to think of it, it might be convenient for me to show up once in awhile since one of the malls is right across the street.  I can go over and round up some goods without having to have her insisting she accompany me.  Maybe.  LoL.
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Re: Making Money
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 09:19:08 PM »
Writing EBooks seems to be one way to make a little money, so anyone with a specialty might consider writing a book and selling it online. Also Paladin Press is one place I heard people sell books they write. http://www.paladin-press.com/?gclid=COzi3b-vs7UCFQuynQodBU8A5g
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Re: Making Money
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 09:37:24 PM »
Bud,
I used to be an avid racket ball and tennis player in my younger years and I was pretty good at it! If I tried playing now, I just my have a stroke and keel over! 8 ball is probably all I can manage to play and or a game of table tennis!
I haven't found or thought of anything on how to make extra money here in the Philippines! Balut vendor? Nah! On-line stuff isn't my thing either since I'm no whiz kid on the computer! Oh well, I guess I'll just continue and do nothing for the rest of my life! ??? ::) ;)     
« Last Edit: February 13, 2013, 09:39:30 PM by Art2ro »
"Life is what we all make it to be"!
"It's always a matter of money"!
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Re: Making Money
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 12:00:57 AM »
It's important to do something that you enjoy, otherwise it's just a job and you could easily lose interest.  Your skills will have a big part to play.  Some I know have blogs and earn a few dollars from Google adwords and such.  I'm sure there are day traders as well.

I'm fortunate in that my business is already done over the internet.  Every time we visit, I bring my computer and continue working while I'm there.  When I finally relocate, I'll continue my business to help pay for everything.

Good Luck Dan!   :)

 
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Re: Making Money
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 04:58:45 AM »
Hi Dan

I'm not there yet, but busy preparing, technically I do not work 100% of the time on the internet, I use some specialist programs, and then it's what's in my head that people pay for and my experience.

So what I am doing over the next 18 months or so, is literally relocating my business into the "cloud" everything available on line, and even phone numbers and contact addresses being taken across to online access. With Skype now being so good, and with online filing so cheap this is getting easier and easier. I still have some challenges in that our bureaucracy here in the UK is still not even on email, let alone fully online (they do have internet gateways), so I need a UK address which will scan and send on written communication to me. But that will pass soon enough.

My current plan is to relocate with an income of circa $40k comfortably available to me for working effectively still with my UK customers, and in many ways actually offering them a better service than now. I have broached this and most are very happy with this. With my savings and a reasonable lump sum as well as some investments I should do OK.

And then as I am sure that I will get bored there's a novel or two which might get written, a blog I have always wanted to write, alongside staying fit and eating healthy, growing some fruit and veg, learning some new skills, maybe even taking up fishing.

And in my "spare time" I have some charity ideas I want to get off the ground as well.

Should be a peaceful retirement :)

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Re: Making Money
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 08:19:42 AM »
I don't need to make money because we have three UK pension between us. I took early retirement in 1990 and since then I have never had time to get bored. I have too many ideas and project that I just can't get around to. One consolation, I suppose, is that if anyone does get bored it won't be for long because they will soon find themselves at rest six feet under ;D

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Re: Making Money
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 02:40:24 PM »
I would say so Colin with your mansion in Palawan! It makes a statement with the locals and your wife's relatives huh! Anymore Xmas parties at your house this coming Xmas?
Yeah, I enjoy looking at all of you gallery photos on your Flicker website! Anymore new ones recently?
I too took an early retirement, at age 49 in 1997, but it took me 11 to 12 years of waiting before all of my other U.S. Government pensions kicked in, but I didn't need to work to supplement my income between those 12 yrs of waiting!
Hate working for other people, that's the main reason I retired early and due to my nagging chronic lower back ache! Life is good now! "It's always a matter of money", either one has it or they don't! Some people have to work all their lives and can never retire, until they are 6ft under! So, we are truly the fortunate ones eh!   
« Last Edit: February 14, 2013, 03:06:50 PM by Art2ro »
"Life is what we all make it to be"!
"It's always a matter of money"!
"Do on to others as they would do on to You, but do it first"!
"Different strokes for different folks"!
"Que Sera Sera"!

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Re: Making Money
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 05:27:16 PM »
I would say so Colin with your mansion in Palawan! It makes a statement with the locals and your wife's relatives huh! Anymore Xmas parties at your house this coming Xmas?
Yeah, I enjoy looking at all of you gallery photos on your Flicker website! Anymore new ones recently?

I would not describe my place as a mansion, just a little larger than average. Bing and I do bump into each other occasionally so we feel it could have been made a little bigger :D We try not to make a statement with the locals, the house is at the back of the lot, over 60 metres from the road and we have plain dark brown sheet metal gates that hides us from view. We have stopped having family parties here, there is just too many of them now and there were some problems at my last birthday party.

I haven't looked at my Flickr posts for a long time now. I was a little annoyed that when my pro account expired they would not let me see all the photos I had posted. The last 2-3 years I have just been recording the house build and have not taken many serious photos. My eldest daughter will visiting us soon so maybe then I will take more photos.  I am digging in deeper to Sketchup at the moment, an amazing and versatile programme and it is free! Just too many things to do ;) :)

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Re: Making Money
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 06:38:04 PM »
Is anyone that is living here in the Philippines supplementing their incomes with internet type business or work? I'm not looking to make tons of money just some extra spending money and since I do spend quite a bit of time on the internet why not make some cash doing it. I have found since my arrival here, retirement is great but sitting around the house all day is getting old. The GF is a school teacher and is gone during the day so I don't have much to do. Please feel free to post or message me offline if you have ideals or are involved with what I'm looking for.

Thanks Dan

 
I am not making money on the internet. Well, the website has advertising which pays for the hosting but I can't live off it. But
 
Here are some ideas to keep you busy
 
Attend all expat functions
Your expat friends and Filipino friends will be having birthdays, weddings, graduation parties, fiesta parties and other celebrations. If you have a large enough group of friends, you will have more invites than you have time for. In Cebu City, there is also Ten Pin Bowling on Wednesdays and Running/walking with the Cebu Hash House Harriers on Saturdays. There are also occasional boat trips.
 
Computer/Internet
Become a member of a number of groups discussing life in the Philippines. If you let it, answering questions will take several hours out of your daily life, every day! You can start a website with videos and pictures. You can start a blog. These will take more of your time to keep updated. You could also write an e-book about your experiences.
 
Travel
The Philippines has
- Island hopping
- whale and dolphin watching
- diving
- snorkelling
- historical sites
- white sandy beaches
- hot springs
- cold springs
- waterfalls
- volcanoes
- adventure tours
- tarsier sanctuaries
- butterfly sanctuaries
- crocodile sanctuaries
- wildlife sanctuaries
- marine sanctuaries
It also has
- locals living as their ancestors have done for hundreds of years in places such as Malapascua Island
- Faith healers on Siquijor
- Chocolate hills, lunch cruises on the Loboc River and swimming underground in the Hinagdanan cave on Bohol
- An underground river on Palawan
- Hanging coffins in Sagada
- Ancient rice terraces in Banaue
- White water rafting near Cagayan de Oro
- Swimming with whale sharks near Donsol in Southern Luzon and Oslob in Southern Cebu
- Surfing from Siargo Island
- Tours of historical war sites such a Corriegidor Island
 
Get active
- Go swimming, ice skating, fishing, sailing, windsurfing. cycling, walking, running. hiking or camping
- Play pool, tennis, badminton, basketball, ten pin bowling, golf, etc
- Have a picnic
- Go touring on a motorbike
- Buy a boat and do it up or build a boat
 
Family
- Get involved with building projects
- Help set up a small business so they can support themselves
 
Own business
- Treat it as a hobby and if it makes money, that is a bonus
 
Help out
- Meet and greet newbies and show them the ropes
- Volunteer
 
Socialising
- Go to a disco
- Go to a bikini bar
- Go to an expat bar
- Visit your friends
- Visit your family
 
Gambling
- Attend a cock fight at your local cock fighting centre
- Play poker
- Go to a Casino
 
Otherwise, I enjoy reading a good book, socialising with friends every day, watching movies at the cinema, especially the Imax Theatre in SM Mall in Cebu City and eating out often.
 
 
 
Here is something simple we are doing right now that you could try
From our front porch, we sell
- Ice
- Ice water
- Ice candy
- Juice (tang mixed with water)
- Rice
- Barbecue at night
 

 
 
My retirement plan
I don't mean as in  I will need it to make a profit or I will be stuffed. I mean as an income supplement. If it makes money, good. If it doesn't make money, it doesn't matter. Just so long as it is not losing money. 
 
Have my own home which we live in. Attach to the home
- Rooms for boarders
- Sari sari store
- Carenderia
- Small internet café.
I used to wonder what it would be like to read other people's minds.

Then I got a facebook account and now I am over it.

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Re: Making Money
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 08:01:32 PM »
Jack writes,

I'm fortunate in that my business is already done over the internet.  Every time we visit, I bring my computer and continue working while I'm there.  When I finally relocate, I'll continue my business to help pay for everything.



According to GMA News guys, vote-selling can also be a money-spinner :)

By GIAN C. GERONIMO, GMA NEWS  February 13, 2013 7:23pm
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/294800/news/nation/concerned-groups-launch-anti-vote-buying-campaign


Several concerned groups on Wednesday launched a campaign that seeks to raise awareness and prevent vote-buying in the upcoming 2013 elections.

During the launch in San Juan City, good governance group Kaya Natin! .. unveiled their campaign called “Make It Count: Dahil Walang Katumbas na Pera ang Boto Mo”.

According to Harvey Keh of Kaya Natin!, large amounts of money change hands in this subversion of the electoral process.

Individuals are paid up to P2,000 while families are paid up to P10,000 for their vote. Additionally, if several candidates try to buy an individual's vote, that individual can be paid as much as P5,000 in total.

An anti-vote buying covenant was also launched during the event. All candidates are invited to sign the covenant and make public their support for clean and honest elections.

Wendell Balderas of Kaya Natin! said the campaign will also make use of technology and social media to raise awareness regarding the movement; the campaign has a Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/KNMakeItCount and an email address knmakeitcount@gmail.com

Citizens may also use them to report incidents of vote buying. Concerned Filipinos should make use of their smartphones and cameras so their reports can be backed up with photographic or video evidence. 

Cheers,
Stephen
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Re: Making Money
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2013, 04:42:30 AM »
Jack writes,

I'm fortunate in that my business is already done over the internet.  Every time we visit, I bring my computer and continue working while I'm there.  When I finally relocate, I'll continue my business to help pay for everything.


 if several candidates try to buy an individual's vote, that individual can be paid as much as P5,000 in total.


That shouldn't work.
 
You get a how to vote card with your money and there are watchers at the booths to make sure you vote as per the card.
I used to wonder what it would be like to read other people's minds.

Then I got a facebook account and now I am over it.

Offline Palawan Aussie

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Re: Making Money
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2013, 09:20:28 PM »
In terms of retirement, but also making money in the Phils, Dan writes,

Is anyone that is living here in the Philippines supplementing their incomes with internet type business or work? I'm not looking to make tons of money just some extra spending money .. retirement is great, but .. during the day I don't have much to do. Please feel free to post .. if you have ideas .. Thanks, Dan



Good question Dan, and already there have been some good replies. If you were to go with some form of web-based business, I would suggest that you keep it off-shore of the Phils. That is, a dot com url rather than a dot.com.ph, and with the site hosted off-shore with an offshore paypal account.

Just from experience, basing your Internet business off-shore might well help things go more smoothly, unless you have a specific reason for a com.ph web address. There are heaps of one-stop, website-hosting companies .. for one example www.MrSite.com will enable you to easily set up a splendid online shop, in a half an hour, and for around $45 US per year.

Personally, and like you, we certainly don't need an extra income. But, as well as some voluntary uni lecturing, we also have ideas for a part-time business, although not online. And, with the brains-trust here, I think your question is a good one.

Cheers,
Stephen
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Re: Making Money
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013, 11:22:54 AM »
It's kinda funny Stephen you mention the uni lecturing. The GF suggested the same as did her sister who is also a full time school teacher.  Unfortunately, they don't get the fact that my entire career was built around a subject that is mostly taboo here. I graduated from mortuary college and worked in that field for many years updating and upgrading myself to position of working with some of the best Medical Forensics folks in the world. I have found that when I start discussing my previous life people start turning green pretty quickly when I start detailing some of the more interesting cases. For stress relief I was a volley firefighter and EMT, dropping firefighting a few years back after getting hurt in a fire. After retirement went full time EMS for a couple years before moving here. Both jobs had some gruesome days. To say the least, my sense of humor might be considered slightly twisted and dark to the individual lay person which is true of most people who work those kind of jobs. We're not bad people, we just have a tendency to find humor in some circumstances that others might find disgusting.   

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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2013, 08:20:07 PM »
G'day Medic

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It's kinda funny Stephen you mention the uni lecturing. The GF suggested the same as did her sister who is also a full time school teacher.  Unfortunately, they don't get the fact that my entire career was built around a subject that is mostly taboo here. I graduated from mortuary college and worked in that field for many years updating and upgrading myself to position of working with some of the best Medical Forensics folks in the world.. For stress relief I was a volley firefighter and EMT, dropping firefighting a few years back after getting hurt in a fire. After retirement went full time EMS for a couple years before moving here..

First, sorry for taking a week to reply Medic .. still new to this particular forum, and it takes a little while to sus different topics and people.  You have certainly had a varied and impressive medical career, especially perhaps your voluntary work whereby you were injured as a result of fire fighting. With your mortuary work/expertise, you'd know for sure, but I've always thought that fire would be one of the worst ways to go pain-wise, or in gaining any permanent kind of injury. Sincerely hope it's not in any way debilitating fella, and that you're thoroughly enjoying your life in the Philippines.

Cheers,
Stephen
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