Can we be friends... again?
My penname is "CrazyRichFilipina" with an additional "a" now since this is my second account already. You can call me "Rich" for short. I am 20 years old, born and raise in the Philippines. You might be wondering why my penname is like that. Well, it's inspired by the famous movie, Crazy Rich Asians. For some reason, when I got to create an account here and I need to type in my username, it is what immediately came to mind. But, I also associate it with myself. Crazy, because I am especially when I am with people that I am comfortable to bond with. Rich, I am not literally rich but it is because I have a rich and abundant mindset which I believe is one of the key to achieve financial freedom. Filipina, because I am one.
Since this is my very first article here and I am sure I am going to read this again from time to time, I want to share my journey on how I discovered this wonderful community.
Let's go back to June of 2021. It was right after finishing my first year of college and it's a summer vacation time. For some people, the first thing that comes into their mind is to completely chill and relax at the comfort of their homes or somewhere else, maybe at the beach, countryside, or out of the country, and it's fine because it's their lives anyway. In my case, I really want to find a new side hustle. One that could help me earn consistent income without stepping a foot outside our house, that I can do wherever I am and whenever I want, and that can fit to my student life schedule.
I had days or weeks wherein most of my hours were spent searching "online side hustle philippines", "ways to earn money online", "side hustle for students", "paano kumita online", and everything related to that. I looked up on Facebook, Google, but most of the time, it is YouTube where I literally geek out.
I stumbled upon so many ways such as to be an online English tutor, answer online surveys, be a financial advisor, be a seller of insurances, be a seller on Shopee/Lazada, do dropshipping, do affiliate marketing, be a vlogger, be an influencer, be a trader, be a scammer (charot), and all that jazz. I also even stumbled upon MLMs or Multi-level Marketing. I attended 2 seminars from different companies and that I needed to pay like ₱10,000/$200 first before I got to be a part of them. And muntikan na ako dun because their method of inviting people are like 'lifestyle marketing' wherein they persuade people to join in a way that they say things like "I got to have my car, house, travel the world, be a multi-millionaire because of joining this company". And if you are the gullible type and you have enough money they suggest for you to start, maybe you'll immediately join them. I am not saying that MLMs are bad cause there are a lot of success stories already from it, but there are also a lot of bad ones. After that seminars, I started to search about MLMs and found out that there are some sorts of scams or pyramid scheme whatsoever that has been happening around that industry. And my value does not align with that.
Haba ng kwento. Sorry. Pero eto na nga... I already told this story in a previous article of mine, My First Week on read.cash & noise.cash, but this is an in depth version. Haha.
On June 19, 2021, right after I woke up, research nanaman agad ulit ako on YouTube about side hustles ideas and can potentially help me to earn money. And after a long haul of videos, here comes the video of ate @Eirolfeam2 wherein she saved ₱100,000 at the age of 20-year old. "Holy molly!" I said. I was very amazed because we are same age (almost). And I compared her to myself. I thought to myself that I only have half of what she saved up as a 20-year old. However, instead of just comparing, I took it as a sign that maybe this is it, this is the one I am looking for. And also, instead of just feeling jealous of what she have, might as well took her journey to serve as my inspiration and do what she did.
This is the first video that I watched from her:
Afterwards, I watched other videos of her, mostly related to her Bitcoin Cash journey.
After watching her videos, I immediately signed up on read.cash cause I said to myself that I will never know if this is real or not, unless I tried it out. So, I did.
Then, when I already have an account here, most of the people talks about noise.cash and ate @Eirolfeam2 also mentioned it in her videos. I got curious so I made an account for that too which I actually really love. It's my favorite social media platform now, rather than Facebook and Twitter. Follow me there, guys! Here's my noise.cash account: CrazyRichFilipina.
From then on and 'til now, I am still here in this community. That's my story on how I discover this platform. A big thanks to ate @Eirolfeam2 for her inspiring YouTube videos!
That's it for now. Thanks for reading and until the next blog. ❤️
Date Published: November 5, 2021