Welcome to Just Keep Shippin'
Hi, my name is Matt!
I started selling stuff when I was nine years old. What I sold was iced candy. In the United States, it is not uncommon for young kids to set up a lemonade stand when it’s hot.
Since lemonades were not popular in the 1980s in the Philippines, I sold iced candy—frozen flavored juice that I offered to the other kids after we played basketball.
In today’s money, I sold each piece for $0.02.
I rarely stopped selling as I grew older. I sold snacks, bubble gum, cooked food, shorts, shirts, and so much more. In college, I sold items from a networking company called Sara Lee, which is the Asian equivalent of Avon.
Yes, I sold lipstick and underwear to my colleagues in a fast food chain.
After graduating from college in 2004, I joined the BPO workforce in the Philippines. I spent 14 years in the industry, and finally left in 2018.
The last position I held was Director of Training in Quality.
I left because I wanted to create something—to start a business that I can call mine. Like you, I am all for side income and financial freedom. When I left my full-time job, I had nothing but my savings and the courage to start online businesses.
I have had my fair share of failures in business. My wife and I put up a restaurant twice.
We also put up a gown shop sometime back in 2012.
Failures set me back. It was disappointing, but you have to keep on fighting.
Since 2012, I have tried and tested many tools to market our products. Over the years, I have learned what online tools are the best to establish online businesses. My journey has taken me to dropshipping, including affiliate marketing, and I want to share all that I have learned with you in this blog.
Overall, I have been in the e-commerce and copywriting space for a decade.
I built this website to provide valuable insights to those who want to start their very own e-commerce store.
I am a full-time writer and e-commerce operator.
I am from the Philippines. If I am not writing, you can see me sipping coffee, tinkering with online software, playing with my kids, or doing some woodworking projects.
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