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How Business Owners Can Enter E-Commerce Today

For many years I’ve had business owners ask me about “How do I hire a “virtual assistant” to help me enter the internet for my business?”

A group of hardware suppliers once asked me “How do we sell hammers and tools online?”


A training company CEO would tell me – every year – “I really want to bring my company to the internet.”

To all of them – I had one answer – “Hire Virtual Assistants Who I Train!”

Note: Virtual Assistants = VA = Freelancers = Virtual Professionals – the new name I gave my trainees in the book “Virtual Careers”.

But many business owners replied with uncertainty:

“But what am I going to ask them to do? Everything seems too easy – they might run out of work to do.”

“How will I check on them if I can’t see them?”


“Can I meet them before I hire them?”

“So your virtual assistants are minimum wage, right, right?”

*That last statement is sadly TRUE.

What this all boils down to is  – apparently the Filipino business owners who talk to me – needs clarity when it comes to e-commerce & the function of VA’s in e-commerce.

You – if you’re a business owner – you want to get a clear overview of how you can sell your company products & services online.

You’re actually asking – “What does a fully running E-commerce-enabled, internet-enabled, virtual assistant-enabled, modern business look like?

What transactions flow from virtual assistant to your company and vice versa?


Since I began training virtual professionals – I’ve always trained them to address the needs of the foreign market.

This Monday, change is here.

I’ll now address your need – Mr and Mrs or Miss Filipino Business Owner.

How can you bring your company to cyberspace with the help of virtual professionals?

Find out on Monday! August 1 at 9pm.

Just click here for registration!

But wait, I ask you a favor.

To maximize the impact of the webinar:

May I ask you to forward this email to your buddy or kumare -who also owns a business.

A school, a jewelry store, a vet clinic, a dental clinic, a doctor’s hospital, a small store, a big store,a big supplier, a manufacturing outfit, a local MLM owner – any business owner really.

As long as the owner feels that her/his business is already OVERDUE to enter the internet – but there’s a need to understand it first.


This is the first time I’m addressing this concern.

After all, who is BEST to understand & to take advantage of the technology & strategies I teach FILIPINO virtual professionals – but FILIPINO business owners!

For many years I have served the foreign market -and my VP students have ENRICHED the businesses of these foreigners.  Proof -almost all my US counterparts hire Filipino VAs and rave about the service they get.

It’s now time for the Filipino businesses to profit from VA’s who I train.

Yes, change is here.

However, you have to raise your hand.


You have to register for the webinar on Monday. Join by clicking this.

You have to advocate your business owner friends to watch live or the replay.

I’m offering this overview of VP/VA-Assisted eCommerce Webinar on Monday at 9pm for free.

Do your best to catch it live.


Thinking how I started in online marketing plus teaching Virtual professionals?

I tell you the secret.

This is how I began. I started by changing my mindset.

I listen to mentors through their talks, seminars, paulit ulit.

If you want, you can buy a FULLY LOADED BRAND NEW 16GB iPOD NANO or IPOD TOUCH from me and prepare your mindset for bigger success –  ON THE GO!


It contains the materials I listened to which massively changed the way I think.

Listen to it while you’re doing the chores.
Listen to it while you’re driving or stuck in the traffic.
Listen to it while you’re commuting to get to/from work for 3 hours.
Listen to it while waiting or standing in queue (bank, grocery, cashier, etc).

Unlike your iphone and android phones, you can play audio/video from this equipment for longer hours (30 hours audio, 3 hours video).

This is for your total growth.

Start today. Click here:
Now live a marvelous life,
Jomar HIlario


Author of Virtual Careers, the Book

Pioneer Filipino Trainer of Virtual Professionals
#1 Virtual Professional Podcaster in the Philippines
#1 Longest Running Virtual Careers Webinar in the Philippines
Bo Sanchez’ Internet Marketing Guru

P.S.  I believe some truly elite-thinking Filipino business owners really want to maximize the internet.  I have long since unlocked that box. You want to know what’s inside? Join the webinar on Monday 9pm. Join by clicking this.

P.S. Psst! Forward this with your personal endorsement – to the next business owner you think about. They will THANK YOU EFFUSIVELY…

P.S. Start by changing your mindset. Buy a FULLY LOADED BRAND NEW 16GB iPOD NANO or IPOD TOUCH from me.  Get it until July 30 only and get the Virtual Careers Book and Heavy Hitters Magazine for FRE.E!. Get it here now:


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1. It’s autographed by Lucia, 6 years old – with a message for you.

2. It contains the REJECTION and ACCEPTANCE letters for an online job from a REAL VP named Nina Mendoza.

3. It has the custom made PRINTED IVS Virtual Assistant Contract that I made -that you can use when you get a client who’s clueless about contracts.

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Social Media Hacks: How You Can Do Automation

Have you watched the series :

Virtual Professionals Trek Beyond?

If you’re saying YES…

I’m sure you got the idea on how to make a website that works automatically.

That’s what you called Marketing Automation & Mannix showed us how to do it step by step.


If you were not able to watch it, catch the replay here .

Enjoy copywriting lesson also with Neri Marcos.

What If You Can Do Social Media Marketing Automation Too?

This Monday, Jomar will let us learn for f.ree again.

Uncover A Social Media Rockstar Tool By Marvellouise
Interview With Louise PlenosImage

Louise resides in Dubai as an OFW with her family.

Like you, she’s making plans to go home na for good.
She is a part time Virtual Professional.

Listen to her “Lakbay ng isang OFW” stories.

Whether you’re managing your personal social media accounts, doing it for your business or other’s business, you should watch this webinar.

Learn from Loiuse how you can earn more while working less with this new tool.

Find out how you can do the research and post new and interesting content to all your social media marketing chanels without consuming time to go to another websites.

Time to reveal this new productivity tool mamaya sa webinar.


Attend ka ha.

Tonight, MONDAY, JULY 25 at 9:00 PM all will be revealed.
Sign up be clicking here:

Now live a marvelous life,


Isabelle Cuenco | Ambassador of Happiness for Jomar Hilario

P.S.  Learn a social media automation tool. Attend the webinar on July 25 at 9PM. Join here:

P.S. Want to see the 4-page sample VA Contract made by Jomar & taught in the Instant Virtual Skills only? Buy the Physical Virtual Careers Book from and get it as a PHYSICAL bonus while supplies last.

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Stuck In Doing Your Portfolio Blog? You Should Not Because…


When I learned about the assignment after getting the downloadable Date With Freedom Seminar last year, I felt nervous.

Nervous, because I don’t know how to blog.


I was afraid that my friends might find out about it and criticize it.

I felt relieved when the purpose of the assignment sank into my mind.

First: The assignment is a portfolio blog –  it would be about 10 tutorials about apps or tools used in online businesses.

Second: I don’t have to show it to my friends because that’s not for them. The portfolio blog is for my prospect clients so that they would know that I really understand how to use the tools. It’s a proof lalo na kung newbie ka lang sa virtual world.

I felt relieved even more, when I learned that Jomar’s Team will check my assignment.

Fast forward, at last, I finished the 10 tutorials and submitted it to Jomar.

Jomar’s team checked my work after.

This feedback on my blog really helped me to improve and be confident in my work.



Congratulations for completing the VP assignment!  ***Clap clap clap***

Take time to celebrate and give yourself a pat on the back for going this far with your VP Assignment!

I went over your VP assignment. After checking your work, here’s some feedback on how to improve on it in order to increase the probability of getting more clients.


  • Nice homepage with latest blog post features, But set your homepage to your ABOUT ME.

  • Nice positioning with detailed power.

  • Very clear widgets of menu, that’s great!

Opportunities For Improvement
  • Set also cover photo with right size of pixels. You can use Canva.
  • Try to use photo with no water mark, you can search PIXABAY as sources of free nice photos
  • You may also consider Jomar’s thrive theme  for more client conversion.

  • Consider having an email catcher to show to your future clients that you know the importance of getting emails for a business. This is a great plus.


  • In addition to your benefits for clients, give them more BENEFITS by starting with “SO THAT YOU CAN…..”

  • It might be good idea to post also your DISC results, so that you can showcase your personality test results and niche to your future clients.

Opportunities For Improvement

  • Take the DISC test and Re-read the Virtual careers book (10x) don’t worry we all do.


  • Two thumbs up for 10 tutorials + 100 slides each! You are superhuman now.

  • Great job, for clean and very clear tutorials.

Opportunities For Improvement
  • Proofread all your posts and slides to correct minor grammatical & typo errors.

Base Camp 3

  • Very informative caption and introduction.

  • Some of the screenshot are blurred.

  • Maximize your screenshot per slide, it would make better and uniform as well.

  • Keep 10 words at a maximum per slide.

  • Above all very good.

Google Analytics

  • Very informative caption and introduction.

  • Great job by using large font.

  • Keep 10 words at a maximum per slide

  • Try to maximize your screenshot for more visible command.
  • Slide 62 please check the caption. Please use simple words that can be easily understood.

  • Slide 67 you can adjust a bit your spacing and fonts, it should be 1 row for the URL because it’s quite confusing.

  • Slide 75 – put some command like encircle the email and if you want you can also blur the first name of the email for confidentiality.

Ustream Producer

  • Very informative caption and introduction.

  • Slide 2 can you change the image? We can’t find any connection to it.

  • Please maximize the size of your screenshot per slide.

  • Slide 20 please use simple words. “Click” or “Check”.

  • Keep 10 words at a maximum per slide


  • Very informative caption and introduction.

  • Please maximize the size of your screenshot per slide.

  • Keep 10 words at a maximum per slide.


  • Very informative caption and introduction.

  • Please maximize the size of your screenshot per slide.

  • Keep 10 words at a maximum per slide.


  • Very informative caption and introduction.

  • Please maximize the size of your screenshot per slide.

  • Keep 10 word at a maximum per slide.


  • Very informative caption and introduction.

  • Please maximize the size of your screenshot per slide.

  • Keep 10 word at a maximum per slide.

Google Docs

  • Very informative caption and introduction.

  • Please maximize the size of your screenshot per slide.

  • Please double check slide 21, cursors are quite colliding try to adjust the two cursor.

  • Keep 10 word at a maximum per slide.

Google Calendar

  • Very informative caption and introduction.

  • Please maximize the size of your screenshot per slide.

  • Keep 10 word at a maximum per slide.


  • Very informative caption and introduction.

  • Please maximize the size of your screenshot per slide.

  • Some slides are smaller, make it bigger.

  • Slide 15 please check the image , try to merge to the background.

There you have it!  These are some ideas that you can think about to enhance your blog.

Just a few more and you’re good to go!  I’m excited for you and how this will work out for you!

Always keep this in mind:  You don’t need to be GREAT to start… but you need to start in order to be GREAT!!




This is what I felt when I met Jomar and joined his Date With Freedom students.

When you are trained under Jomar Hilario’s Seminar (live or download), Jomar commits to check your work -page by page, slide by slide to see if it’s TOP QUALITY and WORLD CLASS.

This detailed, per slide checking of your assignment, is just one of the things you get when you train under Jomar Hilario’s programs.

Go ahead, experience the COMMITMENT to help you get a Virtual Career too.

Pick any one of these two BASIC training programs from Jomar and have Jomar’s team CHECK YOUR WORK:

1. Date with Freedom: (9 days of training)

2. How To Start Your Virtual Career: (4 days of training).

3. Or join the upcoming How To Start Seminar on August 6. Stay tuned for further details. To get updates, join our online tambayan

Do this for you and your family.


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This can happen when your neighbor works from home…


I said goodbye to the 5AM Club two years ago since I started to work from home full time. As a member of the 5AM Club, I’d get up, take a bath, take on the uniform color of the day, pack my breakfast and lunch, then brace myself for an hour of travel to Manila. I eat my breakfast in the office because the first priority of the day was to beat the traffic.

I cannot forget the very first morning of my virtual career. It was Monday. The alarm clock’s off, yet I woke up at 5AM. Then I said to myself, “Relax, self. You’re working from home starting today.” I felt my heart leaped as I breathed deeply and slept again.
Today, I wake up at 6AM, change into my running gear and do run (and walk) rounds in our village for 30 minutes a day. The first priority of the day was to see the sun and say, “Good morning, Lord. Shall we walk?”

As I do my run and walk rounds, I see my neighbors going out of our village. They are on their uniform color of the day with packed breakfast and lunch tucked in their bags. I only exchange smiles with them as they leave. Their first priority of the day was to beat the traffic.

Some were brave enough to ask me, “Tanghali na ah. Hindi ka ba papasok?” (Aren’t you reporting for work? It’s past 6AM.) To which I will always reply, “Mamaya pa po.” (Later.)

I am single. So technically, I have a lot more time than married virtual professionals that I know. Since I became a virtual professional, I saw myself deluged with a lot of time to do many things. I have experienced events that I only dreamed before becoming a virtual professional. I saw with my own eyes how I spent one Monday afternoon with my family in a mall, going to Tagaytay with friends on a weekday, and even watching a movie on an opening day.

Before, I used to think that my time was only for me. Until recently.

One morning a few months ago, one of our neighbors brought out their youngest child, around six months old, outside the house. The neighbor, the child’s father, said that his wife is busy preparing the other kids to school. He added that he‘d keep watch over the baby (a boy) for a few minutes before he prepares to go to work, too.

Before I could even think of what to say, I saw myself saying, “Could you put him in a stroller? I’d take the baby for a walk.”

The father placed the baby in the stroller while thanking me. A few minutes later, the baby and I were doing walk rounds in the village. You can imagine the neighbors taking a longer look at me! Before, they were just curious on why am I still not on my way to work. Now, I am pushing a stroller – with a baby!

Some were brave enough to ask me, “Kaninong anak ‘yan?” (Whose baby is it?) To which I replied, “Anak po ni [neighbor’s name]. Inilalakad ko lang po.” (The child of [neighbor’s name]. I am just strolling him for a few minutes.)

That morning, I did not only see myself counting steps. I also saw myself checking out on another human being if he is uncomfortable or if he properly seated in his stroller throne. Previously, I did not care how many rounds I will do my runs. That day, I took slow walks because I was concerned of the tiny being I am pushing in a stroller.

Before, it was just God, the sun, and me. That day, it was God, the sun, and the baby. I forgot about myself.

A few more rounds, our neighbors said, “O, tulog na pala!” (The baby is asleep!). I brought the baby back to their house. His father thanked me again, saying that his wife would be able to do more things because the baby is sleeping.

Wow, I did not know I could make a baby sleep. I jokingly told myself, “Can I sell that skill online? Hhmm, ‘Baby Dream Catcher’ would be a good branding.”

Then, I realized something: the tiny human being taught me a lesson: a lesson on time.

Indeed, time was one of the best things that virtual career has given me. However, I did not realize that the time that I could give to other people would mean a lot to them. That realization was something that I did not think of before. Maybe because I am single and the only thing I need to maintain is myself.

Upon realizing this, I remembered all my parent friends – virtual professionals and traditional 8-to-5 employees alike. I remembered my parents. It must be hard juggling work and raising children. Now I know why I have so much respect for them, especially the work-from-home mothers that I know.

On the other hand, I remembered what Jomar Hilario said previously. When you are a single virtual professional, you have something in your plate that is an absolute edge: time. A single person’s future spouse need not to ask for time from you, because you have a lot of it. In addition, because you have a lot of time, you have the opportunity to explore the world and know yourself more.

A few days later, I saw my mother carrying the same baby. My mother said, “Wala ang tatay n’ya. Ang nanay n’ya maliligo daw muna bago gumawa ng gawaing bahay. So kinuha ko muna s’ya.” (His dad went to work. His mom will take a bath before doing the chores. So I took him for the meantime.)

My computer was already open during that time. I have listed many to-do things and I am raving to finish all of them that day. Then, I saw the baby’s eyes looking at me. It was as if those tiny eyes were telling me, “Hello. Got time?”

I took the child from my mother, carried him and said, “Hello, kiddo. Let’s turn off the computer, shall we?”

Ann Kristine A. Peñaredondo is a social media engineer, writer whiz, content marketing strategist, podcaster and training & development specialist exceptionally rolled into one. She’s also the half of The Joy and Ann Show, an audio podcast for the Filipino Virtual Professional. When she’s experiencing a writer’s block, she laces up and goes for a run. Visit her website at

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Q: I am just curious about learning to get a job as an online virtual assistant….


Q: I am just curious about learning to get a job as an online virtual assistant….

A: Curiosity is the focus here. Why are you curious? Online Virtual Assistants is the old term people use for Virtual Professionals. They’re the same, but I have elevated the respect given to people who are called “online virtual assistants”.    To satisfy your curiosity, here are THREE VIDEOS I created to help explain it all to you: