I’ve always wanted to be a 3d animator ever since I saw one of my best friends get a copy of 3D Studio for DOS (that’s right! I was still in the stone age). Before when online documentation, tutorials, tips & tricks were non existent, he had to grind it out by himself learning how […]
I have been a client of Equitable PCI Bank for more than 10 years now and I can only say one thing. Their service sucks. It’s a good thing with today’s internet technology that they have provided clients with ways to do transactions online. I started doing that when I got assigned to manila. Considering that my credit card is also Equitable, it was very convenient for me to just link up my account to my credit card account. That way, I could just pay all my charges online without having to line up in any of their banks. Problem with them, and I don’t know if this also happens to all branches, is that during lunch hour they only field in one teller to handle all customers. That would be alright if there are only few people around. But if there are so many, can you just imagine waiting for more than 1.5 hours just so your 15 second transaction will be done? That was the most that I’ve waited for my turn just so my 15 second transaction would be attended to. As with the internet nowadays, it’s easy to complain to their main branch by just emailing their customer service in their online transaction based website. They did get my email and the branch that I was complaining against offered an apology because of this and that.. whatever. No matter what excuse they gave, the rule still applies that you field in more than one teller. There should be a minimum of two tellers always. Pity those people whose transaction would take only a few seconds waiting a long time because people ahead of them have transactions that take even an hour. Those with big transactions should have their own line!!!
As we all know now, BDO has a large stake now with Equitable PCI hence they all converted to BDO. Clients should not be hassled in any way. Thing is, my account with one of the converted BDO branch hasn’t converted my account yet. And the nearest bank where I work does not accept deposits of accounts that are still Equitable. What kind of convenience are they offering to their clients?! Not all branches have been converted to BDO yet and do we, as clients, take the brunt of whatever hassle we get because of their transition? I got so pissed off today because I had to wait more than 40 minutes in line and I was still halfway lining up because there was only one teller. Then the guard told me credit card payments are accepted only their other area. I did not bother to wait because I might be late for work and my stupid boss will complain like a kindergarten teacher asking why the student was late… To think it’s a new bank, I expected their services would be way better. I have to pay my credit card charges through the counter. I still have no idea how I’ll be depositing money to my account because the branch is so far away. Equitable … BDO … it’s still the same… and hopeless…
Nowadays, when you talk about earning money online, the first thing that comes into your mind are ads. Famous ones like Google’s adSense are a hit among online people. I too for one just got into it. There are basically two ways to earn money from Google adSense. One is to have lots of page views on your site, meaning .. traffic. The other one’s hoping people would click on your ads. Though I don’t have much luck yet with adSense since I run just a personal site, I earn money online by other means. One of them is selling games. No one buys games but I just got lucky. It all started when someone emailed me if I am willing to sell my games to be used in their site. I didn’t realize there’d be something like this. That was the time when the net was booming (you can only guess when that actually was).
I actually sell the rights of my games to them, that includes the source code. When I had my first sale, I only had a few applets, just out of fun. They were only interested in the compiled applets and not the source code. So i can still resell it to other interested buyers. I decided then to make more of them to earn more. I found my next client and agreed to sell my source code to them since it was what thye wanted. I didn’t mind at all. Who buys games online right? But there they were, and I’ve been making more and more since, mostly card types. I stopped creating casino games as posting them on my site is banned by Google adSense. Here’s one game I did way back, a memory game. My client has bought mostly all of my games and I’ve saved way more money with this than working my ass off haha.
Post your portfolio in your personal website. Who knows, someone may be interested in your works. Even Google contacted me about a possible software development job in their company. I was very surprised. Though I declined for now since I have other important plans and goals, I will sure be keeping in touch with them once it’s time. Keep posting your works for everybody to see … and maybe, just maybe with a little luck, someone will be emailing you about a possible money earning project.