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On a more sober note, IngmingAberia.us aims to be an information resource hub for internet nomads. It shares articles, videos, audios, and other media on a wide range of topics–health and fitness, business, online marketing, hobbies, crafts, leadership, relationships, and many other topics in between.
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While both IngmingAberia.com and Ingming.Aberia.us envision to be a wellspring of unwelcome advice for rulers, kings, principalities and the like, it hopes to inspire the maimed, the humiliated, the wretched, and the downtrodden.
And while these blogs have an inborn (and sordid?) nature of laughing at human frailty, it does not have a policy to offend anyone, or to flick jabs at a person’s character on the basis of creed, race, color or gender. Please do email us at [email protected] | [email protected] for editorial issues, queries, concerns or suggestions. The self-appointed admin of this site is Ingming Aberia (he introduces himself farther down below).
About Ingming Aberia
Hermilando “Ingming” Duque Aberia is a decorated inmate. He served time, on separate occasions, with Coffey International Development, United Nations Development Programme, International Labour Organization, the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development, among other established institutions. He brings to his occupation and pastimes a rather solid (according to hype) academic training, highlighted by a Master in Development Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management.
A rundown of some prison facilities and golden cages that he has been privileged to go to:
- Short stints at the Asian Development Bank, the latest of which as National Governance Consultant from March 2022 to December 2022;
- United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, as Project Officer for Strengthening Debt Management Project in the Bureau of Treasury, Philippines;
- Coffey International Development, as Long-term Expert (Procurement) for the AusAID-funded Philippines Provincial Road Management Facility;
- United Nations Development Programme and International Labour Organization, as Short-term Expert (Project Evaluation);
- GTZ International Services, as Long-term Expert (Procurement), Local Government Unit Public Finance Management, European Commission Technical Assistance (EC TA) to the Health Sector Policy Support Programme, Department of Health Philippines, which required close coordination with architects and engineers for construction of hospital facilities;
- Asian Institute of Management-World Bank Knowledge for Development Learning Center, as Facilitator for the Project and Procurement Management Course in Blended Learning Mode;
- Department of Social Welfare and Development (Field Office 8), as Project Staff and Short-Term Consultant for KALAHI CIDSS Project;
- Department of Finance, as Community Development Specialist for the Community-Based Resource Management Project of the Municipal Development Fund Office-Department of Finance and the World Bank;
- John Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, as Research Associate;
- Office of the Governor, Province of Eastern Samar, Philippines, as Executive Assistant, and
- Philippine Civil Service Commission, as Personnel Analyst/Specialist.
Gifted with a slightly above-average IQ and EQ (how one measures them–he doesn’t know), he got the hazing of life–and the reward of fulfillment that went with it–early. At 5, he was in Grade 1, and went on to finish college at 19. He peddled ice cream stick and shined shoes at 10. At 11, he traveled with cousins 150 kilometers away from home to work in rice farms and earned two sacks of rice in two months of effort. Nothing extra-ordinary, of course. But he may have showed how–like young eagles that flap their wings the first time–he coped with the fear of falling (or failing).
Since then, he felt he could brag. A condescending young man, in fact, was in the making. He had been full of air. He believed he could fly, although without the capacity for sexual aggression like that of R Kelly.
In between stops of detention (aka life in this world), he published a book (a few copies have been sold, but he doubts if anyone has read it), technical reports, and articles for the Manila Times, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and other newspapers and magazines. More recently, he writes content for separate blogs that yet address a variety of interests, such as internet marketing, sports, and socio-political issues.
After contributing articles to broadsheets of consequence in the Philippines, he went on to regularly (once a week) write articles once a week for The Manila Times as OpEd columnist. The Manila Times is one of the world’s oldest Spanish/English broadsheets, having been in operation since 1898.
Yes, Ingming Aberia hustles
It is probably fair to say that as an employee, his career path offered him opportunities to earn wages at a rate higher than most wage earners make. The incomes he earned had been more or less enough for the basic needs of his family.
In fact there had been occasions when, being a trying-hard member of the Roman Catholic Church, he dreamed of following Saint Francis of Assisi. This snippet from Wikipedia gave him a peek at who he is:
Indulged by his parents, Francis lived the high-spirited life typical of a wealthy young man. As a youth, Francesco became a devotee of troubadours and was fascinated with all things Transalpine. He was handsome, witty, gallant, and delighted in fine clothes. He spent money lavishly. Although many chroniclers remark about his bright clothing, rich friends, and love of pleasures, his displays of disillusionment toward the world that surrounded him came fairly early in his life, as is shown in the “story of the beggar”. In this account, he was selling cloth and velvet in the marketplace on behalf of his father when a beggar came to him and asked for alms. At the conclusion of his business deal, Francis abandoned his wares and ran after the beggar. When he found him, Francis gave the man everything he had in his pockets. His friends mocked him for his charity; his father scolded him in rage.
But he decided quite quickly (even before he could finish reading the accounts about the saint) that he lacked the spiritual mettle to be a Franciscan. At the home front, he also realized that being short of money sometimes meant missing due dates for paying bills and debts. It sometimes meant breaking the hearts of loved ones who relied on his promises to provide for their needs. It meant seeing his reputation falling into ruins.
Before long, rationalizing that Saint Francis was rich before he preached and lived the vow of poverty, Ingming Aberia decided that he needed to be rich. But how?
He had been around long enough to know that those who worked for money (wage earners like him) hardly get ahead in life economically. They remained poor for life. On the other hand, those who managed to let money work for them (ie, the entrepreneurs, some of whom rose to become tycoons and billionaires) had better chances of saving themselves from the humiliating bondage of want.
In short, he did not need the advice of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (who wrote the Communist Manifesto) to be convinced that he had to outgrow his being a wage earner. He not only needed to convert part of his wages into investments where money can work for him, but also to know how to build and grow a business. He needed knowhow and capital to grow more capital.
He thought the way was to put in more effort for other income-generating ventures apart from his 9 to 5 job. He hustled. He tried franchising. He tried internet marketing.
Then he failed. And failed miserably.
His forays into online marketing only yielded mostly lost time and money. He had accumulated pages upon pages of paid products at JVZoo, Warrior+, Paykickstart, Zaxaa, etc. He lost considerable amounts of funds to Facebook and Google ads, with almost zero results.
During the pandemic, he used most of the idle time at home to learning the tricks of online marketing more. He also tried creating more online content. He also finished writing the novel (The Miracles of Quiapo) whose key messages had nagged him since the days of his youth.
A year later, signs of overcoming some of his entrepreneurial struggles emerged. He turned his losses around. His outlook about the pandemic was therefore mixed. While millions got sick–millions of them worldwide eventually succumbing to COVID 19–Ingming Aberia started reaping successes from his online marketing business.
He documented his journey and put the lessons and takeaways of his stories together into an eBook titled “Ultimate Hustle.” The lessons come to life as tips and roadmaps for the would-be hustler. The aim of this eBook, foremost, is to prove to everyone that “hustling” works, and those who follow the steps it recommends would have no need to start from zero like he did, or make the same mistakes he made, or lose as much investment money like he did.
The first time Ingming Aberia posted this image (with a boost!) at his Facebook page, the reaction it generated was a wet blanket pile. One-third of the emojis showed dislike, some even disgust (some comments made it clear my promotion disturbed the peace of their newsfeed, or that intrusion of that kind would always be shunned as an unwelcome distraction). Only one of 74-or-so post comments had a positive tone, the majority was either sarcastic, discouraging, or outright nasty.
His attempt to temper the reaction with replies telling people that he was far from being the scammer they thought he was failed to re-assure them; in fact, their show of mistrust even grew with greater derision.
He kept all these comments uncensored and open for all to verify here: https://www.facebook.com/ingmingaberia
Ingming Aberia did not hide nor deleted anything; beyond masochism, he also thought he could learn from the feedback of his audience.
How people got to suspect that “Ultimate Hustle” reeked of fraud and scam-promoting shebang was probably a failure in messaging. It is likely that for some, hustling is similar to cheating. And they were probably correct, although in the context that Ingming Aberia tried to present it, hustling was supposed to mean putting in extra effort to make extra money.
The eBook itself is free. It explains the side hustles–content creation, coaching, affiliate marketing, etc.–that those who are interested can make extra income from. But down the line, as roadmaps unfold, tools and/or information/training materials that are needed to venture into a side hustle profitably may cost something. But that is the nature of it–outputs need inputs–especially if one feels confident enough to spin a side hustle off into a full-blown business. No one runs a business without incurring costs.
Opportunities abound. One only has to look around to see them. And when one sees them, he or she only needs to focus on the side hustle that he/she has been doing all his/her life. For example: a plumber with 5 years of professional experience can create an online course for DIY (do it yourself) would-be plumbers, and charge fees from enrollees. And the examples are countless.
As you can see, each one has a story to tell. Each one has material for creating content, such as online courses that can be delivered in several formats (digital, video or audio, etc.) The online frontier is vast out there.
But like how the French saying goes, “Les prétendants doivent commencer quelque part“, one must start somewhere. To all out there who work for money but wish to make money work for them, Ingming Aberia offers “Ultimate Hustle” as prompter for taking the initial steps.
To repeat (yet again with feeling): IT’S FREE. What else would keep you from getting started? Go now and click here to download that Facebook-bashed badass bastard 😉!