The graphics might look bad compared to others, I just want to practice my graphic designs skills and at the same time express how these short verses and quote-messages inspired and motivate me in my life.
I also hope that with what I’m doing somehow I can help people get some, inspiration, encouragement, influence, and wisdom.
If you find it inspirational and touching please leave some comments and share it to your friends and families.
Hello!!! In this post, I cover 5 reliable hosting with a short review for beginners. A little experience as a guide and what they mean to you as a website owner. Discussed the actual price and estimated costs if you’re starting a website with them to assist you with your decision making.
If you are low on budget, not yet sure about your blogging career, and to minimize your expenses is a factor. Then this post might be the answer and the one you’re looking for.
I am almost 7 years in my webmaster career. Currently managing 2 websites. In this career, I made few friends that are still running their websites successfully and the formerwebsite owners.
Most of them started their websites and blogs due to their excitement and impulse and spend expensive amounts for their websites. Some were inspired by their friends and got interested. While some were enticed by the advertisements and enticing profits.
My point is since you’re a beginner or not yet 100% sure about committing in running a website or blog. Why would you choose expensive web hosting providers, when you can start running your website at a low cost and can keep up with those big hosting companies?
But, First I will introduce the four biggest Hosting Company that I’m familiar with and then the Hosting that I am using and recommending to everyone and the reasons why I recommended this new cheapest hosting.
1. Hostgator Hosting
HostGator is one of the recommended hosting providers by everyone. It’s abeginner-friendly, has a lot of features and service.
Hostgator Price Range is $2.75 to $10.95 per month.
Basic 12 Month Price: $5.95 x 12 = $71.40 Domain name: $9 to $12 A total of $83.40
2. InMotion Hosting
InMotion Hosting is one of the most reliable web hosts that experienced bloggers and webmasters trust. Arrogant with their great features such as SSD storage, unlimited bandwidth, and a free domain name as well.
InMotion Hosting price range is $7.99 to $9.99 per month.
Basic 12 Month Price: $8.29 x 12 = $99.48 Domain name: Free A total of $99.48
Bluehost is one of the senior in the web hosting industry. Bluehost is also one of the famous brand names that you’ve probably already heard. And Yes! They’re officially recommended by WordPress as hosting provider.
BlueHost Hosting price range is at $3.95 to $5.95 per month.
Basic 12 Month Price: $5.95 x 12 = $71.40 Domain name: $8.00 to $12.00 A total of $83.40
In 1&1 Hosting spend just $12 to get a web hosting from one of the biggest website hosting providers in the world.
Basic 12 Month Price: $1.00 x 12 = $12.00 Domain name: Free A total of $12.00
Honestly, this one might be great for beginners, but what happens after your first 1 year?
Basic 12 Month Price: $9.00 x 12 = $108.00 Domain name: $15.00 Overall total for renewal is around $123.00!
5. Rank-Host Hosting (Recommended)
In Rank-Host Hosting you just need to spend just $24.96 to get a web hosting package similar to the popular website hosting providers in the world.
The Rank-Host features below are not that far from the popular hosting company that I mentioned above.
Free Domain Registration
SSD Disk Space 5GB
99.9% Uptime Guarantee
15 Day Money Back Guarantee
Basic 12 Month Price: $2.08 x 12 = $24.96 Domain name: Free Total of $24.96 only!
There are thousands of Filipino people in the Blogging industry. Some of them are very famous now and already making a living from Blogging. While some are not that successful but still earning enough.
So, how Filipino bloggers earn money?
Below is the list of proven ways of how Filipino earns money from Blogging.
But, First of all, I just want to make this clear Filipino blogger earn money but it’s not as easy as a cup of tea. It might take 3-6 months before you can actually see your first earning. It also depends on your dedication, passion, and commitment.
Fact: Also, out of 10 only 3 bloggers stayed and successfully monetized their blogs.
Here are some of the few reasons of why Filipino Blogger fails:
People thinks once they’ve established their blog it will start earning.
They easily get disappointed with the negative results.
Too impatient with positive results
Gets discourage by negative opinions.
No specific time frame for blogging.
Now let’s continue to the topic, Below are the list of the proven ways of how Filipino bloggers earn money from blogging.
1. Advertising Networks
Advertising Networks is also known as ad-networks its a platform that serves as broker between publishers and advertisers.
Publisher/Bloggers will secure an ad-space on their websites then ad-networks will provide a code for that ad-space.
Advertisers will now avail advertising packages on the Ad-networks. Then the advertisement will show on the ad-space provided by the publishers.
Once a visitors of the site will click on that advertisement it will automatically generate income for the publishers.
Below are the most popular Ad-networks for Filipino bloggers:
Google Adsense – offers cost-per-click (CPC) based ads. Since it is owned by one of the biggest organization “Google” be sure to follow their strict guidelines to get approved.
Infolinks – offer in-text ads, overlay ads, banner ads, in-screen and in-frame ads and you can choose the ones which you want to display on your website.
Revenuehits – has a variety of ad formats you can choose from, to place on your website and gives instant approval. (Perfect for Starters)
Propeller Ads – offer CPM, CPA, and CPC ad programs and real-time reporting for all the ads. This makes it easy to track the performance and earnings easily. (Perfect for Starters)
Bidvertiser – is an old, yet trusted ad network which offers so many types of ad formats that it becomes easy to choose the types which suit your blog well.
2. Affiliate Programs
Affiliate program are features of merchant websites that enable members to sell their products and services and you get commission whenever a successful transactions is made. Merchant will provide a unique url/link called affiliate link or sometimes called referral link.
Then you will promote the merchant product and services and include that affiliate link.
Commonly used in Product and Service Reviews. By creating a blog post about a specific product stating your feedback, texture, packaging, effects, etc. then just insert the affiliate link anywhere in your post.
Whenever someone clicks that affiliate link they will be redirected to the merchant websites and if they buy something you will earn the commission.
3. Freelance Blog
Freelancing is one of the best career for people who want to work from home. If you are skilled enough then you can make a blog to promote your portfolio and attract more clients.
But first, you’ll have to market your freelance blog through social media. Eventually, your happy clients will refer more clients to you.
Below are some of the best freelance job available.
Freelance Graphic Designer – This is in demand now especially that most of the businesses are engaging online.
Here are of some popular Filipino Graphic Designer that I always idolize.
“PayPal is a service that enables you to buy, send money, and accept payments. Link your credit card or debit card with your PayPal account. You can pay by simply choosing PayPal at checkout, logging into your PayPal account, and confirming your payment. We complete the process for you. You can use your PayPal account to shop with millions of merchants and sellers around the globe wherever you see the PayPal logo.”
Paypal is like an “online” wallet that has been linked to your credit and debit cards.
With Paypal You Can:
Move money from your bank accounts to your PayPal account.
Buy Online Products and Services that accept Paypal as a payment option.
Send/Received money from your own PayPal account to anyone that has a PayPal account.
Payout for your earnings to from your various online jobs and other opportunities.
Withdraw money from your PayPal account to your checking or savings account.
Get Paypal Card to purchase in personal merchant transactions (Not yet in the Philippines)
Yes, it is, as long as you won’t abuse it. So far my uses for Paypal are my payout option for my online jobs before. Paypal is also my payment method for renewing my web hosting and domain names at Namecheap and Rank-Host. Also, I like to shop at Lazada and using Paypal. Below is the screenshot of my Lazada transaction using Paypal as the payment method.
Paypal is a very easy and safe to use in the Philippines. Paypal is also the most favorite payment option for online merchants and businesses.
This post only has pictures and selfies I didn’t cover the amenities, foods, and prices, etc. I just want to share some of the views and a little travel guide in going to Isla Reta at Talicud Island.
First I just want to show some of the beautiful scenes of Isla Reta. It’s like a paradise and the air is very clean, white sand, not to mention the clear coast and the mesmerizing blue sea that will make you say “This is life”.
The Mistakes & Guide
Destination is Isla Reta a beach resort found in Talicud Island next to Samal Island, together with my wife and a friend we commute and board a Jeep from Davao City Hotel to Samal Ferry Port also known as “Sasa Wharf”. Then from there we take the ferry to Samal. Fare from Davao City proper to Sasa Wharf:
Jeep: P10.00 to P15.00
Taxi: P150.00 to P200.00
Ferry: P10.00 to P20.00
From Samal Ferry Port it takes almost an hour again before we arrived at Samal Port Terminal.
The Samal Port Terminal, from here we got the revelation that we made a big mistake from the motor drivers. They’ve explained to us that we should have to take the Santa Ana Pier to Talicud Island which is the fastest way to our destination the Isla Reta Beach Resort.
At first, we felt very disappointed with the people we asked and the information we gathered from the internet. But, we don’t want to ruin our day, so we ask the motor drivers on how to go to Isla Reta.
At first, they’re hesitating because the path is a very long way so they suggested trying other tourist spots. Because we are still determined they agreed later on to take us from Samal Port Terminal to Kaputian Port.
From here we waited for almost an hour because the banka will not go until the passengers seat is full.
Welcome to Isla Reta!!!
Find the Nearest Hotel at Isla Reta
We should have taken the trip from Santa Ana Port to Talicud Island instead of Samal Ferry Port. Still, we didn’t regret it the views along the way is superb and very beautiful we still enjoy it and make fun out of it.
The point here is we should have gathered more information and a reliable one. Also, whatever happens, don’t let your mistakes ruin your day and instead make fun out of it. If only I’ve taken pictures and recorded our laugh on those moments I could say that it’s one of the funniest and happiest moments of our travel.
Just want to make a quick guide to all Filipino bloggers and website owners who wants to learn SEO and the basics of SEO.
This post covers the following:
Meaning of SEO?
Why we need to do SEO?
How to Implement SEO?
What is word SEO Means?
The word SEO means Search Engine Optimization:
By the word “Search” this refers to the process when we are searching for something in Google.com like “Latest Model of…“, “How to Setup….“, “What is the meaning of…“, “How to install..“
By the word “Engine” this refers to a machine. Sites like Google.com, Yahoo, Bing, etc. are called Search Engines. A machine has an algorithm, and the algorithm has a pattern or a formula to process and find the most related websites with the information that your looking for.
In order for a machine to keep up with the technology it needs to update and yes, Google updates once every few months and so do their patterns and formulas. This is the reason why SEO technique always changes and innovate.
By the word “Optimization” this means an “the action of making the best or most effective use of a situation or resource.” This also means SEO is an ongoing development process.
SEO is not a one time process, like you’ll do SEO now and then you’re done. Well, you’re wrong, because SEO needs to be done daily, weekly or monthly whenever you have the time, of course it’s much better if you can do this every often.
Why we need to do SEO?
Let’s say you made a website for your business and you’re selling a product or a service.
But, you’re not doing SEO, chances are you might still get a little bit sales from loyal customers, patrons, and friends but not the people who browse and search on the internet.
Next, You made a blog about your cooking, posting and showing your cooking skills, recipes, and unique cooking styles.
But, you ignore SEO, chances are you might still get a little visitors from your friends and family but not the people who browse and search on the internet.
Why is that?
Because without SEO your website has very small chance to appear in the Google search results. Not unless you have thousands of followers in social media.
Doing SEO means you’ll be getting a lot of potential visitors/customers from the search engines and it can be thousands of people everyday depending on your SEO efforts.
How to do SEO?
Actually there are many various ways of doing SEO. Below are the most important SEO actions that you must do. But I will not elaborate them because that is way to long.
Submit Your Website to Google Search Console. Then add each of posts links in the “Search Bar: Inspect any URL.”
Check Your Page Speed Insights. They will give you guides on how to make your website load faster.
Finding the right Keyword. These are the group of words that people use to type in Google Search.
Applying the Keyword to your posts: Title, Subtitle, Content, Image Name, Image Alt Text.
Internal Links. This is the process of inserting your older blog posts to your content.
For example: Inserting this word in your posts.
You might want to read my related posts here.https://mrdangem.com-how-to-seo-blogspot (sample only)
Large Content. Your posts should have at least 500 to 1000 words its way more attractive compare to other blog posts with very few words.
Link Building or Backlinks. This is the process of leaving your website URL/Link to other websites.
It could be by posting a comment on some blogs and add your website URL/Link.
Submitting your website to “Website Directory”.
Adding your website posts to “Social Bookmarks Sites” like reddit, fliboard, etc.
Sharing your posts to “Social Media” like facebook, Instagram etc.
Leaving your link on your Youtube description.
Basically, SEO is the process of making our Blogs and Business sites more visible in Search Engines. With SEO you are likely to get more visitors, more traffic, and more profit. But, without SEO you can consider your website as a small fish in a very deep and vast sea without somebody noticing it. Harsh isn’t it? Yes. Because no matter how good your content and how valuable it is if you’re not applying SEO on it, only few people will see it or worst no one will.
Well I Just want to ask some few questions:
Are you going to start SEO on daily basis?
Or maybe you want to optimize site Site Speed First?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.
If you’ve read my previous post on Amazing SEO basics for Philippines Websites Then let’s proceed on How to SEO Blogger or Blogspot. This is very easy and fun, it’s the very basic of SEO that you need to familiarize and do on a daily basis.
This might sound hard and complex but the truth is its very easy to understand. Just remember that SEO Blogger is comparable to watering your garden, without it your blog will not grow.
1. Choosing your Niche
It should be your passion something you really like. Because I believed that without passion your blog is eventually bound to end. Especially to your niche, If you really do like your niche, you’ll never get bored and encounter problems in the future.
You will also find happiness whenever someone reacts and interact with your post. But, the main reason why I want you to be passionate about it is that if you like what your doing you can always come up with new ideas in making new posts and apply blogger SEO on it.
Niche – is a specific topic it could be a certain game, product, genre, books, hobby, sports, TV shows, etc.
Example: if your niche is a game then you post in your blog all about games.
2. Find your Keywords
Whenever you’re making a post, at least add Keywords in your Title and Content.
If you don’t have ideas on what keyword to use. I have one simple way to get SEO Blogger keywords. By Using “Google.com” auto-suggestion.
Below I’m planning to make a post about freelance. After typing “freelance” a list of suggestions will automatically appear below you can get keywords from it. Those are the keywords used by many people while searching, and it will likely be used again by many people who sees it.
Now use it in your Blogpost Title and Content Like the image below.
3. Apply SEO on your Images
Just use an image that is related to your target keyword, then rename it and add your keywords on it. “Freelance In Philippines
Then you can also add a caption if you like, of course, use your keywords as much as possible. But don’t overdo it.
Since Blogger is outdated compared to WordPress you must do this manually. This is called Image Alt Attribute and you can do this by following my instruction below. After inserting the Image, go to HTML Editor and add this code: alt=”your keyword” observe the image below where I inserted the code.
4. Link Building
Many will not get this easily but I hope with my presentation you can understand this somehow.
Backlink happens when BLOGGER1 added a link of YOUR-SITE in his/her website post.
By doing this Backlinks, Google will see your Website as a good site because somebody is linking to you. Google now will think that your site deserves to rank up a little bit.
Now, what happens if BLOGGER1, BLOGGER2, BLOGGER3, and so on, Added your link on their website? What will happen? Of course, you will keep getting higher in ranking.
Basically, It’s similar to celebrities, the many the fans they have a higher ranking or more popular they’ll get.
Note: Latest SEO Blogger studies show that Google only counts high-quality site backlinks. High-quality sites are sites that have been online for more than a year and its already a well-established site, meaning it also has a ton of backlinks as well.
The Question is How or Where can we find High-Quality Websites? And If ever we find one will they add our Websites links that easy?
Luckily, the answer already there and we are using them already, They are social media. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Digg, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Googleplus, and many more!
An internal link is the links in your Post redirecting to your other or previous post. It will boost your SEO a little, and will also help your other post to get more views and readers.
External Links are when you’re adding a link of someone’s site to your post. Just like what I did above. Google sees it as positive because not only we are dedicated in our post, we are also adding links to help our readers understand and help them find what they’re really looking for.
6. Submitting your Posts to Google
If you already have a post now you can start submitting it to Google Search Console. Just copy your blog post link and then submit to Google Search Console if the result is “URL is not on Google” then click the “Request Indexing”.
Very Easy Right?
I think the only one that might trouble you is the link building, anyway if your posts are useful and helpful rest assured that some of your readers will share to their social media. Then the rest is fine you just add a keyword then submit to Google.
Do you have questions? Please leave a comment or contact me. Thanks!
These are all based on the Frequently-Asked-Question (FAQ) by Filipino people who want to engage online in Bitcoin. I made this Pinoy BTC guide to help and enlighten Filipino to understand Bitcoin in an easy way and in a very short explanation.
Bitcoin or BTC is a digital currency or virtual currency which is known as Cryptocurrency, a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange. It means BTC is Intangible money, no actual coins or paper money that represents it.
It was also known as “people’s currency” because for the first time no government or central figures are controlling its interest rates or inflation. Meaning people can send/receive payments without having to worry about chargebacks, fees and the taxes.
That means Merchants & Buyers that uses Bitcoin can rest assured that fees are extremely minimal or even free.
How to Use Bitcoin (BTC)?
You only need to have a Wallet. A wallet is an application that runs on your computer, online providers, hardware(very rare) or even on your phone. You just have to register/sign-up then you will get your BTC-Address, most of BTC-Wallet have requirements that needs verification to activate your account in order for you to use their features.
These are the two major online wallets here in the Philippines.
Coins PH -Trusted by 4,000,000 Filipinos With 22,000+ locations to cash in or cash out. It also has mobile apps that you can use to easily track your balance.
CoinBase – a secure online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing digital currency.
What is BTC-Address?
An example of BTC-Address is like this “38xeMPfrHhhjKbToFy7JPjsCaB3CLU6gDJ” You can get it by logging in to your Coins PH account. See Image below:
Where Can I Earn Bitcoin?
If you already have your CoinsPH wallet or any other BTC wallets then below are some ways to earn/get Bitcoin.
By participating in online opportunities (Online Jobs) sites that pay you BTC for doing micro-task such as surveys and watching ads.
By joining FAUCET sites. It’s website platform that pays you a little bit btc regularly every 30mins, 1hour or 24hours.
Good day everyone, just want to share my Simple Cheap Protein Recipe or Budgeted recipe that is rich in protein for people who want to engage in bodybuilding and to especially in lose weight like me.
This is actually what I prepare for my lunch and I like it because it’s fast and very easy to prepare. At first, the taste might be odd it’s like your eating a perished rice. But later on, you’ll start to like its taste.
At first, I’m not a believer of eating this and that to get a good shape and maximize the results of bodybuilding. All I have to do is give more effort in the gym.
Then one time I saw someone in the gym, Base on my observation his body is not yet developed. While I obviously have better muscle development also I found that his not giving so much effort in the gym so I just thought that his just there for a little exercise.
But then after a month, I saw a big difference in our muscle development I was very curious because every time I see him his not always giving his all. so I eventually asked him if he does work out at home aside from the gym. He said, “no” he has just taken some high protein foods. He actually shares the recipe to me but the preparation sounds difficult because it needs to use blender and cooking, then blender again and so on and should prepare in the evening and be eaten in the morning. WTF.
Since then, I started to search for the effects of eating more protein for bodybuilding and confirmed that is very effective.
Quaker Oatmeal – 5 tables spoon.
Milo NutriUp – 1-2 pack 24g. (why this? Because it’s for adult and rich on protein)
Banana or Apple – 1 pc
Preheat electric stove. (or any cooking tools.)
Add the Quaker oatmeal to the pot followed by Milo Nutriup.
Add 1 1/4 cup of hot water.
Mix it well.
Heat it in the Electric stove for 3-5 mins. (note: don’t cover the pot to prevent overflow.)
Forgot the add the banana in the picture. You can slice it up and add it as toppings but I prefer not.
Good day everyone! Just want to share the beautiful views from our family bonding at Dolores Tropicana Resort last September 5, 2017. Also, I would like to share tour guides on how to go to Dolores Tropicana Resort. We had a great time here and this place is one of the most visited beach resorts in Gensan.
Great View: 10/10
The following are the people I found doing some maintenance. Which is actually good for a greater experience of tourist and people who wants to have fun and enjoy the beauty of the beach!
Sign boards: 9/10
I’m not sure why I’ve taken pictures of the sign boards. LOL
Bath/Comfort/Dressing Room: 6/10 It’s tiles and clean but lacks of shower and some necessary stuff.
Open Shower: 3/10 Most of it is not working, shower faucet damaged, and some has no water pressure.
Life Guard: 10/10 Always alert and observing people.
Pool: 5/10 its only for children.
From City Proper Instruction:
1. Go to Kimball Terminal near Friendly Mart or Papaya Street Corner P.Acharon Blvd.
2. Look for Tricycle that’s looking for passenger going to Tambler. You can ask Tricycle Drivers about it. Most Gensan Tricycle drivers are very friendly but still there are a few drivers that is hot-tempered and pasaway.
*Tricycle in Gensan can accommodate up to six (6) passengers, excluding the driver. (Read more about Philippine Tricycles)
3. Once you found one, Tell the Driver that you’re going to “Tropicana Beach Resort”. The fare range is from P25.00 to P30.00 pesos each.
*If you are in a hurry and want to go directly to the destination you can just tell the driver “Pakyaw” means you will pay for all of the 6 passenger seats. The fare range will be around P150.00 to P200.00.
Here is a Map to Tropicana Beach Resort if you don’t want to commute.
My name is Dangem Piodena, Aspiring Graphic Artist, Blogger, and Webmaster from Philippines.
I like reading manga/novel and watching anime. I started to like and grab online opportunities when I was in high school. I’m a family-man now with one little pretty angel.
It’s not my first blog yet my English is still not improving. LOL, I’m not an English Major or have taken a degree on Journalist so you may encounter some mistakes in grammar. Rest assure that I will do my best to minimize those errors. (Grammarly I’m counting on you.) XD
So let’s see now if we have some shared interest in common that we could talk about. I’m friendly and always open to making friends online. 🙂
Finishing my BSBA Major in Marketing Management is an Important achievement for me.
Next is during my college days, I was the former owner of PinoyFused.com an online community for Filipino. During that time the minimum daily visits of my site is around 2000 visitors per day.
The site earns $100 a month which is a very small amount compared to others. But to me, during that time as a student, it was more than enough. With my basic SEO understanding my Alexa Rank reached 190k-200k which is very hard to achieve now.
I lost PinoyFused.com because I became unsure of my goals and some personal stuff.
Lastly, one of my best achievement are the fruitful results and experiences in the field of Get-paid-to (GPT), paid-to-click (PTC) and high-yield investment programs (HYIP).
What I Love to Share
I am an aspiring graphic artist. LOL! So I’ll probably share some tutorial or useful stuff from my photoshop basic skills.
Since I’m managing a different kind of websites for a while I would love to share my knowledge and experience from it.
I’m also going to share the things I’ve learned from my experience of opportunities online.
of course for you to know how to earn money online, to get a better start, to know the basics, and to minimize the risk of getting scammed.
My Blogging Purpose
Blogging is what I dreamed before that I have been longing to do, but I lack the courage to do so because of my English. Now here I am starting my first step to fulfilling my goal despite my poor English. LOL!
Getting In Touch
Please don’t forget to join in my Facebook Group so you’ll be updated on my new posts and to stay in touch you can email me at my contact page.
PS. I’m interested in reading other people’s blogs, so if you are also blogging, let me have a visit at your blog and I’d love to drop my opinions and get to know you too!