Overseas Filipino workers know that they can only stay in their current country of residence so long as their employment permits and contracts are valid. But extensions for these contracts may be set for a limited number of time.
Unless they have a backup plan, many end up back in the Philippines without a source of income. Those who have reintegrated home without problems know this recipe for success: careful planning, proper money management, and keen entrepreneurial skills.
Good thing is, OFWs can find helpful information in the newly launched book, Cyberpreneur Philippines: Online Business Start-up Guide.
As the book suggests, the best time to start an online business is now. Even while based abroad, OFWs can consider opportunities and launch an online business by just logging on to the Internet. No need to risk an entire life's savings in capital-intensive investments, such as food or transportation franchises.
Edited by PageJump co-founder and HayPinas.org's very own Ray Calbay, along with Marv de Leon and Paolo Lising, Cyberpreneur Philippines covers important topics on how to become an online entrepreneur. The contributors - among them are CEOs, top freelancers, and a few OFWs themselves - discuss cyber business planning, online branding and marketing, to competing in the global market.
In his foreword to the book, Senator Bam Aquino notes that "this book will help in the realization of our dream of spurring online-based start-ups, services, and other innovative and up-coming products in our country." Action plans, workbook exercises, and social media prompts also make the book more interactive.
International orders may be placed through Amazon.com, where it's also available as an e-book. It's sold in the Philippines through National Bookstore, PowerBooks, and Fully Booked. Readers are encouraged to log on to the book’s companion website (www.cyberpreneur.ph) for more content or discuss in social media using the #CyberpreneurPH hash tag.