Working from home comes with a special blessing-slash-curse.
I’m online pretty much the entire day and sometimes, that means easier access to online shopping websites! That spells disaster for my bank account, but the good thing about being online all the time is discovering services that help me save money. I stumble upon promos and discounts, and I also learned about ShopBack.ph.
ShopBack is the #1 cashback/rebates site in the Philippines that gives you cashback for your online purchases on top of exclusive discounts. Basically, you earn while you shop! I wrote about ShopBack early this year, and since then, my cashback only increased. I can no longer shop online without using it!
The best thing about ShopBack is its reliability. It has over 300 partnering merchants like Lazada and Zalora (even Althea!) and was featured on The Manila Times, Philstar, Inquirer.net, GMA Network, Tech In Asia, Channel NewsAsia & more. It is also present in 5 other countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and Taiwan. When I cashed out my earnings a few months ago, I was surprised because it was super easy. Plus, I was able to withdraw the amount I earned in full!
Because of ShopBack, I’m more confident to shop online because it saves me big bucks. Right now, I’m in the middle of a big lifestyle transition. While I am still working for my employer full-time, I decided to exert more effort into my real estate work — I’m a licensed real estate broker — and I might need quite a few things.
(Of course, this is not the same for everyone. This is what I currently need as someone who is working from home full-time, homeschooling a preschooler, and looking forward to a start-up realty office!)
What’s in the Cart of a Real Estate Broker Who Wants to Practise
Specifically: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 (P13,995)
All real estate practitioners know that you must have a decent camera to take pictures of properties. I used to have a Samsung WB150F and I was able to use it for more than 2 years. Now it’s already conking out and I can’t really just depend on my phone for pictures all the time. Lumix is my ultimate camera crush, btw!
2. Wireless Vacuum Cleaner
Specifically: Bosch BBHMOVE3 Hand Stick Vacuum (P12,474)
Almost every day I wish I had a reliable household helper lol, but the truth is finding a good one that is 100% trustworthy is like finding a needle in a haystack. So instead of paying someone a monthly salary, why not buy household appliances that make life a breeze?
3. iPad Mini
Specifically: iPad Mini 2 16GB (P12,399)
A good tablet is also a real estate practitioner must-have. You can use it to update your website or Facebook page on the go or use it to show your clients pictures and property info. I used to own an O+ tablet but it conked out only a few months after it was bought. Two thumbs down, boo!
Specifically: Fujidenzo DS-65SC 65L Infrared Tableware Sterilizer (P10,965)
Same reason as the vacuum cleaner! I don’t know about you, but washing dishes takes up so much of my time, it’s frustrating!
5. Running Shoes
Specifically: Nike Air Max 2016 Running Shoes (P9,445)
You’re gonna be everywhere if you’re going to work as a real estate practitioner! You’re going to go on site visits, go to banks, offices of developers, even government agencies. So a pair of sturdy running shoes is a must. (Also, this will probably inspire me to go to the gym.)
6. Pocket Projector
Specifically: Lenovo Pocket Projector P0510 (P13,299)
This is also very useful for on-the-spot presentations. The best part? It’s so small and handy you don’t have to lug a huge piece of equipment wherever you go!
Specifically: Imarflex MOD-CV30DS 30L Microwave & Convection Oven (P10,000)
The last item on my wishlist is a toss between a slow cooker and a convection oven. A slowcooker sounds awesome, and I’m sure I would have access to hundreds of slow cooker recipes. But I’m paranoid. I can’t leave anything turned on when I leave the house because what if there’s a power interruption? Que horror! So it’s a convection cooker; at least I can make lunches without hassle!
You know what’s even more awesome? If I buy these things via ShopBack.ph, I’ll get a percentage of my money back guaranteed! So essentially I’m saving money on these stuff. It’s very easy to use, too. All you need to do is:
- Sign up
- Select your preferred store. You can find a list of the top online shops offering cashback here.
- Click on it and wait to be redirected to your preferred website. Shop using this window and this window alone. Do not continue your transaction or complete your shopping using a new tab; otherwise, you won’t earn your cashback.
- Wait for your cashback to be credited into your account (you may receive an update via email). That’s it!
What’s on your wish list? Share your wish list and get a chance to win awesome prizes from ShopBack.ph!
Visit this link for more details.
PS: If you’re thinking of signing up (and you should!), please do me a little favour and use this link!