Get Money Savvy with Paypal’s Freelancer Community Workshop

by Ana Liza Benetua

I believe women should also learn how  the ins and outs of  the financial world. Last Friday, October 6, 2017, I was given the opportunity to attend PayPal‘s Freelancer Community Workshop. It was held at CoWorking located in Paseo de Roxas, Makati City.  Lucky for me, the weather was not feverishly hot at that time because the workshop starts at 2pm. If you’re a freelancer, and you have a PayPal

Walking along Ayala Avenue 


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My ticket for the workshop


After registration, I was handed out a Paypal goodie bag. It contained a notebook and a pen for writing, plus a surprise I didn’t expect from Globe. A Globe GCash Mastercard that I can activate and link to my Paypal account. How cool is this! So lucky!




The speaker for that day was Fitz Villafuerte whose talk focuses on Paypal’s theme which is to “Take Control of Your Freelance Money” . He has a website called He explained to us the basics on how to manage earnings made from freelance jobs. I like the way he simplified concepts during the entire talk. I understood it the whole time. It’s like attending a Financial Management 101 class.

Fitz Villafuerte paypal




There were other talks from the previous dates. I was not able to attend the the workshop wherein Ms. Liz Lanuzo was the speaker. Liz is a beauty blogger for Project Vanity, and you can check her website But I have already registered for the next Paypal for Freelancers workshop on October 21 with Abe Olandres, founder of Yugatech.  If you’re interested to attend the next event, please CLICK here to register.


There was an open forum that allowed the attendees to ask questions afterwards. I felt empowered after listening to what Fitz has to say, answering one question after another. I highly encourage Filipinos, and people all over the world to attend financial literacy talks like this. Thank you PayPal for coming up with such an event.

I met new friends along the way too. Makeup artist Abie Mendiola, Ruth Gutierrez, and Ramon Bayron. Meeting new people is the coolest part of this entire experience.





Author: Liza Benetua

Enamored with Filipino, Korean, and Japanese culture. Likes food, psychology, beauty and fashion, music, movies, anything from the '50s, old Filipino movies, Audrey Hepburn, friendly banter, witty jokes, cute pets

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