This post is inspired by the new SUN Postpaid TVC. Aside from Marco Lobregat being nice to look at, I identify strongly with his story.
"Success? I worked hard for it so I know what it's worth," Marco said. Yep, I know exactly what he means. My one dream when I was a kid was to become a writer and then an editor-in-chief of a glossy international magazine at 33 years old. I had no idea back then how I was going to make this dream come true, and everyone I know thought it was a silly, stupid dream. But work hard I did and my dream came true even before my goal age (I became EIC at 30!).
I am so grateful that all my hard work paid off. But I've also been thinking all this time, "Now that my childhood dream has come true, what's left for me to do? I'm not even 40!" So it's time to dream a new dream!
I've tried and proven that I can earn money from my online pursuits. Blogging is actually just a hobby, my stress reliever, my happy pastime. So it's so marvelous that I'm earning from it, too. But it's not the main source of my online income. It's eBay! Last year it was my bag business. Next year, I'm planning to sell bags again. I'm also going to offer writing classes, and—this is a crazy idea—maybe even offer myself as a motivational speaker on relationships (this is your fault, dear blog readers, since you're always asking me for love advice!). I'm also thinking that I can be a mommy lifestyle guru! I'm also hoping I'd find time to squeeze in a book and then sell it to you (support me, dear readers!). So many plans! So much to do to make them all happen!
Clearly, my laptop is my mega tool in earning money. But I can only go so far with emails. That's where my mobile service provider comes in. I've been a SUN subscriber since 2008. Back then, it was a good choice because they had the best phone plans. I was calling and texting family and friends for a small fee. Then I became a businesswoman last year and, boy, was I happy with my SUN plan. I was calling and texting my bag customers and yet I hardly felt any pain in my mobile phone budget!
Next year, I'm going to rely heavily on my MacBook and my SUN Postpaid to get things done. What are your plans and what good choices are you planning to make?