WEI 012: Glenn Santos, Co-founder of 199jobs (online marketplace to buy/sell micro-jobs)

July 18, 2017

Introduction

 

Have you heard about Fiverr or Upwork sites? They are the popular global freelancing platforms where you can offer your skills or hire freelancers across the globe. You can offer your skills like writing, VA (virtual assistant), bookkeeping and much more. You can also hire freelancers or professionals to satisfy your needs in creating your graphic design or ghost writer for your book.

 

Did you know that we have this kind of online platform solely for Filipinos? This online platform is called 199jobs. It was co-founded by our guest today, Glenn Santos.  This platform will help you to buy or sell micro-jobs like writing, graphic design or transcription service but with a Pinoy’s taste because you will surely transact with Filipinos when you offer or sell your skills here.

 

Glenn also co-founded Solopreneur Philippines FB group. It is a community for founders, freelancers, developers, creatives, consultants, professionals, contractors, and anyone who runs their business solo. It helps them to collaborate and share insightful ideas to help each other succeed with their business.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

 

  • His story while working as an employee and started to venture online.
  • He founded his online business idea thru one of the TechCrunch’s article.
  • Glenn shared his experience in starting his first online marketplace which is 199jobs (helping Filipino freelancers to get micro-job like writing, graphic design, transcription, etc.)
  • Why having partners are important in starting a startup venture.
  • Challenges that they faced in starting 199jobs.
  • His new startup venture helping entrepreneurs offering their courses.
  • The story behind memokitchen (offering freelance services to foreign clients), partypinas (events services) and oSeranade (song gift to your loved ones).
  • His advice to aspiring entrepreneur in starting a business that you can learn from his 10 years of experience.
  • Why they have started Solopreneur Philippines (FB group of aspiring and successful entrepreneurs).
  • His biggest challenge that he encountered in his entrepreneurship journey that you can learn from.
  • And many others…

 

Words of wisdom:

 

We learn thru failures, don’t be afraid to fail.

Links and Resources:

 

Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

Solopreneur PH: https://www.facebook.com/groups/solopreneurPH/

Online Course Builders: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coursebuilders/

FB: https://m.me/glennsantos

Email: glenn@199jobs.com

 

Check-out the complete details and more resources here:

http://wp.me/p7gQqj-eS

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WEI 011: A Teacher who turned Online Entrepreneur with J3 Patino

July 4, 2017

Introduction

 

Our featured guest (J3 Patino) for today is an online entrepreneur, a coach, consultant, Registered Financial Planner (RFP) and former faculty member of University of the Philippines. He now lives in Singapore with his wife and running his online business at home. He runs different blogs related to personal finance, business and investing like Stock Market for Pinoys, Game of Wealth Online, Pinoy Money Academy and among others.  J3 created different online courses helping Filipinos to achieve their goals financially.

 

In this episode, he shared his experience and journey towards achieving financial freedom and abundance thru online business. He gave his tips and advice on how you get started and grow your business.

 

This is the first time that I was grilled and put in hot-seat in my own show. So, please listen throughout the interview to hear me ashamed. J 

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

 

  • J3’s childhood first encountered with money.
  • His childhood habit that helped him to succeed.
  • He shared his experience in an internship in a big company and realized that he doesn’t like the corporate lifestyle.
  • First businesses that he built that failed miserably.
  • The one thing that he did that helped him to have progressed in starting a business.
  • How he get started in online business.
  • His first online earnings thru offline customers.
  • How he earned a passive income of PH25K every month without lifting a finger.
  • J3 series of breakthroughs online that helped him to earn more income.
  • How you can manage different online businesses and the best advice that he gave on growing your business.
  • How mastermind group will help you to succeed in business
  • His only business advice to aspiring entrepreneur.
  • And many others…

 

Words of wisdom:

 

Continuously learning is the key to success.

How you speak or write doesn’t matter as long as you deliver the message.

 

Links and Resources:

 

Online course: Expert Academy by Brendon Burchard

Elon Musk

Stu McClaren

www.bizstartblueprint.com

 

Check-out the complete details and more resources here:

http://wp.me/p7gQqj-eK

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WEI 010: 5 Powerful Lessons that I’ve Learned in Starting this Podcast

June 20, 2017

Introduction

 

When you are starting a new thing which is not part of your daily lives or activities like starting a business or investing to real estate, it is normal that you will get uncomfortable doing unusual things. It is part of the process for you achieve what you want. You may encounter struggles and challenges at first but if you will persevere you will get succeed when the time comes.

Despites of the challenges that I’ve encountered in starting this podcast, I was able to launch it successfully and learned a lot in the process.

This is what I will share you in today’s episode. These are the 5 lessons that I’ve learned in starting this podcast that you can use in your business and investing journey:

 

  1. Setting up goals is important
  2. Power of getting started
  3. Networking with like-minded people will help you to succeed
  4. Successful people always invest in themselves.
  5. You have to focus in one thing or niche and dominate it.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • I tackled the powerful lessons that I’ve learned starting this podcast show and interviewing some of the most successful Pinoy entrepreneurs and investors.
  • Why setting up goals is really important to achieve your goals.
  • The psychological power of writing things down.
  • How to accomplish your goals without getting overwhelmed.
  • I shared how I planned and executed my podcast show.
  • The importance of getting started despite of fear. Feel the fear and do it anyway.
  • The more you do a new thing, the more it will become easier.
  • Why focusing on the solution is important than concentrating on the problem.
  • The importance of networking with like-minded people.
  • Connect with people who already achieved what you want to achieve.
  • Why successful people continue to invest in themselves even in the height of their success.
  • Don’t get worried investing in personal development because it will surely multiply in the future.
  • Why you need to focus on “one thing” or niche market.
  • How to identify your strengths to become successful in business or investment.
  • Why focusing on your strength is important and delegates the things that you are bad at doing.
  • Knowing yourself or self-awareness is very important to succeed.
  • And many others…

 

Words of wisdom:

“When you are starting out, you have to feel the fear and do it anyway.”

“The best investment that you can make is by investing in yourself.”

 

Links and Resources:

Marv De Leon’s featured podcast, www.doitwais.com/4

Sha Nacino’s featured podcast, www.doitwais.com/5

 

 

Check-out the complete details and more resources here:

http://wp.me/p7gQqj-el

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WEI 009: From an Ordinary Guy to a Self-Published Author with Carlo Mercado

June 6, 2017

Introduction

 

Most Filipinos in every walk of life is dreaming of publishing their own book. It can be a memoir, inspirational, fiction or any message that they want to share that may help people in some way. However, achieving this goal will take a lot of challenges and self-doubt will creep in every now and then.  There will be many excuses that will come up in fulfilling this goal.

This dream of writing a book has been achieved by our guest today, Carlo Mercado. Despites challenges and roadblocks that he encountered during his journey in writing this book, he didn’t gave up fulfilling his dream.  He is part of the 90-Day Book Writing Challenge program facilitated by Sha Nacino which was our past guest in episode 5. With the help of this program and the community, he was able to complete writing his book that can help change people’s lives. 

I believe most of you can relate on his story because he is just an ordinary guy who just dreaming of achieving extraordinary thing. Most of us can achieve anything we wanted as long as we believe in ourselves and start taking action.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Carlo shared his journey in transitioning from an employee to entrepreneurial mindset.
  • His dream of retiring early from corporate world.
  • How to do purposeful work that can really help people and our world.
  • His very first financial mentor during his childhood that he learned from.
  • The most important lesson he learned attending an MLM (multi-level marketing) briefing that you must learn to become wealthy.
  • Take advantage of today’s technology in starting a business because of abundant resources all around you.
  • How he started creating a passive income thru investing.
  • The power of “getting started” and no worrying about perfection.
  • His motivation and challenges that he encountered in writing his very first book.
  • Why joining with like-minded people or a group that will help you to succeed in life.
  • He shared the 4 Money Hacks to Reclaim your Life in his book.
  • Sneak preview of the contents of his book:
    • Time is a measurement of Wealth
    • Mindset shifting from “Mission Just Have Enough” to Abundance thinking.
    • Insurance 101 to protect yourself and assets. Why you need to get insurance while employed.
  • His advice and tips on how to start a part-time business while having a full-time job.

 

Words of wisdom:

"The world needs the work of people who are not constantly worried about their rent and mortgage payments. Because it's when you don't worry about the money when your work counts the most. And the world needs that work. And it needs people who don't have to wait until they're 60 years old to actually do it." - Chelsea Baldwin

 

Links and Resources:

First video blog of Carlo: http://carlomercado.net/get-started/ (password: "commoncents")

His latest book “The Black Book on Common Cents”: http://carlomercado.net/common-cents-book/

Carlo’s website: www.carlomercado.net

 

Check-out the complete details and more resources here:

http://wp.me/p7gQqj-e5

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WEI 008: How to Start a Successful Business w/o an M.B.A. with Fitz Villafuerte of Ready to be Rich

May 23, 2017

Introduction

 

Starting a business or diving into entrepreneurship is not that easy but it’s a rewarding journey.  Aside from monetary benefits that you can gain once you successfully built your business, it will also give you self-satisfaction and time freedom to do what you want.  When you have your own business, you have to perform most of the tasks at first that why it’s quite difficult unlike being an employee that you only need to perform a specific task.  That’s why we need help from people who are already successful in business so that we can get guidance, wisdom and advice to succeed as well.

This is what our guest for today has shared. He is a successful serial entrepreneur and “been-there-and-done-that” guy.  His name is Fitz Villafuerte.  In this episode, he shared his journey towards entrepreneurship. He also shared a lot of tips and advice in starting a business for aspiring Filipino and OFW entrepreneur.  I believe that you will learn a lot from this conversation that you can apply in your own journey towards entrepreneurship.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

 

  • Fitz shared his experience working in corporate world as a Civil Engineer.
  • How he discovered freelancing and entrepreneurship.
  • His experience is building his first business which is a computer café in their community.
  • Why he created a small businesses and why you need to create too.
  • Building a business is getting easier the more you do it.
  • Why personal finance is important when you want to run a business.
  • Fitz shared that your education background is not necessarily important if you want to go into entrepreneurship. You don’t have to be an MBA or business graduate.
  • How to overcome your fear of failure in starting a business and why having a safety net is important.
  • When is the best time to start a business?
  • He tips and advice in starting a side business while having a day job.
  • Fitz shared his biggest failure in starting a business and what you can learn from his experience.
  • 1 important step that you need to take when starting a business.
  • Why they have started their program in starting a business which is Business Academy PH. It’s already in their Batch 5 because of high demand from aspiring Filipino entrepreneurs and OFWs who wanted to start their own business so can go back home for good.
  • Learn the foundation of starting a business even if it’s an offline or online type of business.
  • Success stories of past students and OFWs who started a successful business after the program like a logistic company, event and party business, graphic design firm, coffee shop, etc..
  • How to start a business with little or no capital at all.
  • Many others…

 

Words of wisdom:

 

“It’s hard to beat a person who doesn’t give up.”

WAIS decision: “Take courage to jump off the cliff.”

 

Links and Resources:

 

The E-myth by Michael Gerber

Facebook.com/fitzvillafuerte

Twitter.com/brodfitz

www.businessacademyph.com/wei

www.fitzvillafuerte.com

 

 

Check-out the complete details and more resources here:

http://wp.me/p7gQqj-dU

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WEI 007: From an avid computer gamer to a modern day digital marketer with Nix Eniego

May 9, 2017

Introduction

 

Many Filipinos are now connected thru the use of the internet. Facebook, twitter, Instagram and other social media users are now growing very fast because this is the fastest way to connect with your friends or relatives wherever they are in the part of the world. Conversely, have you asked yourself once how you can earn an extra income thru social media and the internet? Do you know that while most people are using social media and internet to be entertained and get updated, there are a bunch people who are earning from it? They are using this business strategy which we call “digital marketing”.  This is where you market your products or services using the internet which includes social media, email, mobile phones and any other digital medium.

 

This is what our guest today will share his expert advice about digital marketing. He’s been studying digital marketing before there were job posts on job portal sites like JobStreet.com for a “Digital Marketing Manager”. His name is Nix Eniego who is a modern day digital marketer, social media and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) geek, an inbound marketer and a NBA Knicks fan.  Aside from his full-time position as a marketing head of Sprout Solutions (a tech startup in Philippines), he coaches students who wanted to learn digital marketing. He also speaks in big events discussing the same topic that I’ve mentioned. 

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

 

  • Nix shared his story when he was young selling and trading NBA cards that helped him earning decent amount of money.
  • How he discovered digital marketing that led him to start his own company.
  • His Silicon Valley experience and how top companies there like Uber or Airbnb posted ads in social media that we can learn from.
  • The no. 1 skill that you need to have to help you earn money online. It’s not that complicated as you think.
  • What is an SEO (Search Engine Optimization)? How SEO will help your business to grow online.
  • The 3 basics of SEO that you can implement right away to get more traffic from your website.
  • His experience starting a digital marketing company during his college days.
  • Tips and advice for aspiring and startup entrepreneurs who want to use digital marketing to their business.
  • In the Philippines, he shared the best platform that you can advertise online.
  • Nix shared one of the top tips in advertising in social media that really worked.
  • His vision of digital marketing in the Philippines from a selfish and complainer teenage guy to a dreamer adult.
  • And many more…

 

Words of wisdom:

 

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

 

“Don’t underestimate the power of knowledge.” - Nix Eniego

 

Links and Resources:

 

3 Effortless Social Media Growth Hacks by Nix Eniego: https://goo.gl/i9DL2I

Gary Vaynerchuk’s books: Crush it, Jab Jab Jab Right-hook, etc.

Nix’s Facebook link: www.facebook.com/nixeniego

Upcoming workshop on June 2017: Digital Marketing Bootcamp

 

Check-out the complete details and more resources here:

http://wp.me/p7gQqj-dK

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Contact me if you want to connect with me or you have any concern at marvin@doitwais.com

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WEI 006: From “rags-to-real estate” with Ronald Cagape

April 25, 2017

Introduction

 

Real state is one of the lucrative investments that you can venture with. It’s been a time-tested that real estate asset will increase in value overtime. It is a tangible asset that you have a full control because literally you can see and touch it unlike paper assets like stocks or bonds. It is also an asset that you can transfer to future generation of your family which gives them valuable assets that they can be proud of. Real estate is a profitable business if you want to go full-time for this venture.

 

Here is what my friend Ronald Cagape did. After playing and managing countless games in Cashfllow Boardgame which introduced by Robert Kiyosaki in Rich Dad Poor Dad book, he then applied the knowledge in real life that give him an unfair advantage. With very little to no capital in his bank account, he scouted Metro Manila and the neighboring cities to look for best deals that they can invest in. After spending countless time and effort, he finally found a promising apartment property that they were able to sell in a rent-to-own scheme using the capital of some investors that he partnered with. Now, he goes full-time in real estate business and he is helping beginners on how to invest in real estate with very little to no money down capital. He also wrote a book with the same strategy which entitled, “No Money Down Formula.”

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

 

  • How he buy and sell real estate properties
  • His journey from a humble beginning as a son of a security guard and a public school teacher
  • Book that helped him to discover the world of business and real estate investing
  • Why you need to invest and start your own business
  • Disadvantages of working in a corporate world or someone else’s business
  • Lessons that you can learn from playing Cashflow gameboard that you can apply in real life
  • His first failed business which is a blessing in disguise for Ronald
  • How he got scammed and how you can avoid this experience
  • Why having a mentor is really important for you to succeed in business and investing
  • His first successful deal in real estate and how you can invest with very little or no capital
  • Rent-to-own property scheme that you can apply when you invest in real-estate
  • Mistakes he encountered in real estate investing that you can learn from
  • Why real estate investment is one of the safest investments for beginner
  • What are the ways to earn in real estate
  • How Ronald escaped the rat race or as corporate employee and pursue real estate business full-time
  • Tips and advice in transitioning from corporate employee to becoming an entrepreneur or investor
  • Sneak peak of his very first book entitled, “No Money Down Formula”.
  • And many more…

 

Words of wisdom:

 

“You miss 100% of the shot that you don’t take.” Wein Gretsky

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” Zig Ziglar

 

Links and Resources:

 

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Think Rich Pinoy by Larry Gamboa

Life Principles by Injap Sia

Ronald’s blog www.dealermakerblog.com

Book www.nomoneydownformula.com

facebook.com/ronaldcagape

 

Check-out the complete details and more resources here:

http://wp.me/p7gQqj-du

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WEI 005: Doing your passion for a living with Sha Nacino of seminar philippines

April 11, 2017

Introduction

 

Is it really possible to follow your passion and earn for a living from it? As they say, “Do What You Love and You'll Never Work another Day in Your Life”. It is easy to be said than done but it is possible.  This is what our guest for today did. After burying from credit card debt, she was able to zero it out thru financial education and determination.  Then, finally found her passion and do it for a living.

 

Sha Nacino is a prolific author, a sought-after inspirational speaker, and an effective coach.  Sha is an active member of Toastmasters International.  Dubbed as the Wonder Writer and eBook Queen by Bo Sanchez, Sha has written over 9 books and her books are blessing the world! Sha is a sought-after inspirational speaker. She is regularly invited to give talks to different companies, schools, and organizations all over the Philippines and abroad. To date, Sha has spoken to over 20,000 people in the Philippines, HongKong, Malaysia, and Spain.  She has also spoken at several seminars such as the Toastmasters District 75 Convention, Bo Sanchez’s Truly Rich Club Wealth Summit, Money Summit; Bo Sanchez’s Bestselling Authors Bootcamp; Ardy Roberto’s Project Author Class, and many more! As a speaker, Sha had the privilege to share the stage with some of the most sought-after speakers and thought leaders  in the country like Bo Sanchez, Tony Meloto, Dean Pax Lapid, Edward Lee, Atty. Alex Lacson, Rex Mendoza, Ai-ai delas Alas, Dr. Larry Gamboa, Cecilio Kwok Pedro, and many more.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

 

  • How she got started in her entrepreneurship journey
  • Her experience in burying in credit card debt and how she zeroed it out
  • Her desperate experience when she is still working in corporate world that leads to discovering her passion and earning from it
  • Why self-development and investing in financial education are important to your success
  • Why starting a mastermind group or connecting with like-minded people will help you to succeed in achieving your goals
  • Strategies in finding your passion, earn from it and do it for a living
  • How she discovered her ultimate passion
  • How you can write a book in 90 days even if you are not born as a writer
  • Her journey in retiring early from corporate world and how you can too
  • Her challenges transitioning from being an employee to entrepreneurship that you can learn from
  • And many more…

 

Words of wisdom:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord and not for the men.

 

Links and Resources:

 

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Books of local authors like Bo Sanchez, Larry Gamboa, Dean Rex Lapid and Ardy Roberto

International best-selling authors like Joel Osteen, John Maxwell and Jack Canfield

Sha’s website: www.shanacino.com or www.seminarphilippines.com

90-day book writing challenge: www.seminarphilippines.com/write

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ShaNacinoPage/

 

Check-out the complete details and more resources here:

http://wp.me/p7gQqj-cQ

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Contact me if you want to connect with me or you have any concern at marvin@doitwais.com

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WEI 004: Retiring early from corporate world thru freelancing with Marv De Leon of freelanceblend

March 28, 2017

Introduction

In today's internet age, freelancing is the new way of earning extra income or another option

to replace your day job. By rendering your service to many clients around the world, you can

now earn money using your computer and an internet connection at the comfort of your home. You

don't need to travel and avoid the hassle of traffic in the city. There are a lot of way for

you to do freelancing such as writing, graphic design, virtual assistant, accounting service,

admin task and many others. You just to identify your valuable skills that you can offer to

your clients and you can instantly earn money wherever you are.

 

Marv De Leon has started exploring the world of freelancing before he finally retired from

corporate world. He started his freelance blend blog and podcast to connect with Filipino

freelancers. Freelance Blend community has started to grow thru meet ups and by helping each

other achieving their goals. His podcast show helped him to attract more aspiring and current

freelancer audiences. He is now earning by conducting workshop, offering online course,

sporsorship and many others. If you want to explore freelancing or online business, listen from

his journey in this episode.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How he retired from corporate world at the age of 40
  • How’s the feeling of doing your passion for a living
  • His experience in accumulating bad debt using his perk in the company: credit card
  • How he successfully acquired a foreclosed property to earn passive income
  • His other businesses aside from online business
  • How he started his online business thru blogging and podcasting
  • How to overcome your fear in starting a podcast
  • How he continuously growing his podcast show
  • What’s the trends in podcasting in the Philippines
  • How meet-ups or network with people is very important to become successful in your field
  • How he monetize his podcast thru workshop, online course, sponsorships and many more
  • His experience in TV and media appearances
  • How to start a side business while having a day job without worrying about your employer
  • Tips and advice on how you will succeed in starting a business
  • Business failures he encountered when he starting out

Words of wisdom:

You must invest in yourself before someone will invest in you. – Marv De Leon

Links and Resources:

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Launch by Jeff Walker

www.freelanceblend.com/awesome/ebook

www.facebook.com/freelanceblend/

www.instagram.com/freelanceblend

 

Check-out the complete details and more resources here:

http://wp.me/p7gQqj-cm

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Contact me if you want to connect with me or you have any concern at marvin@doitwais.com

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WEI 003: From physical business to becoming a digital solopreneur with Allan Ngo

March 12, 2017

Introduction

Building a physical or brick-and-mortal type of business is really a difficult route including expensive capital and lot of moving parts. That is why many Filipinos are now choosing to follow the path in creating an online business because you only need a laptop and an internet connection to run the business. Most especially, it won't cost you an arm and leg to build and maintain the business.

My friend Allan Ngo started his online business journey thru affiliate marketing where in he endorses other's products and services to his audiences. He earned a high amount of commissions during the re-launch of Truly Rich Club of Bo Sanchez. He is now focusing more on email marketing and how storytelling can help grow and transform your business to the next level. Allan also coaches aspiring entrepreneurs to become successful thru email marketing. He speaks in seminars and summits related to personal finance and online business.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How he get started to become an entrepreneur
  • His first franchise business that eventually didn’t succeed
  • What we can learn from Chinese about business
  • Offline versus Online business
  • His freelance experience before becoming a solopreneur
  • How giving back helped him to pursue online business
  • Ways to earn money thru blogging and online business
  • How to standout from other competitors
  • How to improve your skills
  • Why he rebranded his TRC (Truly Rich Club) blog into Bread Winners United
  • Why important to focus on one thing
  • His 30-day email challenge where he writes and sends one email per day
  • His challenges in starting a side online business
  • How he focuses on important things and productivity tips to be more productive
  • How important to follow what you love to do and not just only pursuing money alone
  • How to market with your customers the right way
  • And many more...

Words of wisdom:

"Done is better than perfect" – Allan Ngo

Links and Resources:

 

Check-out the complete details and more resources here:

http://wp.me/p7gQqj-cm

If you enjoyed the show, please leave a Review and Ratings in iTunes.

Contact me if you want to connect with me or you have any concern at marvin@doitwais.com

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