By Wilma B. Villanueva
Manila – Just three months since its soft launch last July 2019, Sweden-based Crowd1 reached 400,000 in global membership, slowly creeping into the Philippine archipelago —while you were sleeping— and powered up the disposable income of those smart enough to ride early, on the lucrative bandwagon of the crowd1 technology.
Smart entrepreneurs Ronnie Barrientos and Marge Gomez are currently jet setting across Asia, all highly financed by their crowd1 business.
So what’s the fuss all about?
Crowd1 is an online marketing company that uses the power of online networking to build a crowd that would help promote the games of our gaming partners Affilgo and Miggster. Ronnie Barrientos said that as affiliates, we network to increase our numbers. In the online world, numbers is the game.
Crowd1 has established a business model where average people, without taking huge financial risk (minimum investment of 99Euro or PHP6000/-), may be able to benefit from the new trends of Crowdfunding and Share Economy (Crowd1 website).
Once a member, you become a sort of stockholder by way of owner’s rights according to your shares. You play and/or share the game/s and earn from it too. And how to earn is much more than just that!
If this sounds interesting to you, you may LOGIN for free at: crowd1.com/signup/fabulouscrowd and we can discuss more the logic as well as the benefits that await you there.
In 2006, I wrote in a Dubai magazine an article titled ‘Are you an OFI (Overseas Filipino Investor)?’ I shared that I invested in stocks and mutual funds just to learn the trade. I shared too about how I started investing in properties at my most minimum amount I can risk during that time, (got my ROI in ten years.)
But long before my ROI came, I already re-loaned such property thereby earning twice ahead of the ROI schedule and used this ‘small earnings’ to finance another investment. I remember mentioning about how many shooed away from investing as they feared about losing their job.
Many years later when I came back, the same people were still wallowing in the same fear whilst getting yearly bonuses in the same companies. Meanwhile, the brave hearted were laughing their way to their nth investments. But yeah sure, everything comes with a price, so calculate the risks well.
Of all other investments, only real estate properties can offer you double returns: capital appreciation and rental income. But whilst flying high with your property ‘returns’ one must proceed with caution as not all may look as bright as it seems. With modest achievements coupled with phenomenal failures, I guess that makes me a sort of authority, so they say, to talk about this subject.
In mutual funds, my money doubled in 5years. In properties, that 2br @ P2m in 2005, has now a market valuation of P4.5m around 14yrs later ++ the rent income.
Now in crowd1, my humble PHP 6k investment earned about 366% in three weeks to generate me an income of P22,000 in that short three-week span of time! And to think that this is so dwarfed compared to others. Just how could that be?
(To be continued)
About the author: Wilma Villanueva owns WBV Realty in Taguig City as well as beach resorts in Samal Island, Davao Del Norte in the Philippines. She is a licensed real estate Broker and Appraiser. She is also a certified property manager in Dubai by RERA (Real Estate Regulatory Board. She has an EMBA degree, major in Building & Property Management.