P50,000 Worth of Scholarships from MavenSecrets.com at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

Do you want to quit your day job?

Are you looking to build wealth through multiple passive income streams?

Do you want to be in charge of your own time and not have to answer to some crazy boss?

Do you want to know the secrets of blogging and online money making?!?!

Then this P50,000 FUNATHON GIVATHON MARATHON contest is for YOU!!!!

https://WhenInManila.com and the Philippines’ top blogger, Anton Diaz of OurAwesomePlanet.com is giving away scholarships worth P50,000!!!!!

We giving away a FULL SCHOLARSHIP and TWO HALF SCHOLARSHIPS to Anton Diaz’ Maven Secrets class which is an in-depth, hands-on, extensive three month long class taught by the Anton Diaz himself at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Makati. (More info on MavenSecrets.com)

The class schedule is still being finalized but will be help most likely once a week, on Wednesday or Thursday nights, along with some weekends, for three months starting the first week of March 2010. We’ll update this post once the final schedule is confirmed.

All you have to do is write a blog entry on “How Blogging Can Change the World.” On that post, have links to WhenInManila.com, OurAwesomePlanet.com and MavenSecrets.com

We’ll pick the best blog post and give them a FULL SCHOLARSHIP (worth P25,000) to Anton’s Maven Secrets Class. We’ll also pick the second best post and give them a half scholarship (worth P12,000)!

Be sure to post links to your post on these Facebook Pages so we can see them – Facebook.com/WhenInManila and Tweet about it with @WhenInManila and @AntonDiaz tags

Don’t have a blog yet? Well we’ll also give another half scholarship (worth P12,500) to a random comment on our Facebook Page (Facebook.com/WhenInManila) about “Why you want, or need, to win this scholarship to Anton Diaz’s Maven Secrets Class?” with a link to this post (https://bit.ly/9hV34e).

Anyway, Anton is a personal mentor to the WhenInManila.com team and his insights and help has been priceless to our success. But don’t take our word for it, here are some testimonials from past winners of this scholarship.

“What’s one of the yet undiscovered secret things to do When In Manila?

Ride a jeepney and get to know the jeepney drivers.

Last September, When in Manila held a contest and up for grabs were scholarships to Anton Diaz’s Maven Secrets Professional Blogging and Internet Marketing Class. To qualify, one simply had to write about what they love about Manila and I decided to write about my commuting to and from university everyday and in the process getting to see for myself the kindness and humility of jeepney drivers. The essay won me a full scholarship to the Maven Secrets class. The 90 day class gave me all the practical and theoretical knowledge of how to use the internet as a tool to build a brand for myself on-line which was a whole new way for me to see the internet plus I made a whole bunch of new friends of like-minded individuals who want to monetize their passions. And well, gave me another reason to be thankful to our jeepney drivers.”

Ana Santos, author – https://www.anasantoswrites.com


“I’ve been blogging for what seems like forever, maintaining several blogs and always finding myself in the process of starting and then stopping. It wasn’t until I attended Anton Diaz’s Maven Secrets class that I got a clear handle on my “Maven persona” and on the one advocacy that I can find myself blogging about all day. Thanks to Maven Secrets, I have now been able to crystallize my vision for my blog and am slowly but surely getting to my blogging goals. (The next step: monetization!)

I strongly recommend this class to anyone who wants to understand the blogging philosophy and why and how blogging can be used to build a brand and a community. Anton’s hands-on mentoring style will be very useful even to the novice blogger who’s just getting started on blogging. The Maven Secrets community is also a great motivator for people who are serious about achieving their blogging goals. I’d rate this a 12–on a scale of 1 to 10. =)”

Niña Terol-Zialcita, author – www.artofchangemaking.com

“The day I made that contest entry of mine, I had a good feeling it was the right thing to do! I was one of the lucky winners of the half scholarship to Anton’s Maven Secrets class at the Asian Institute of Managemen. Mind you, the class is not just about blogging and making money off the internet. It’s a whole lot more and I’m sure, like I did, it’ll be a life changing opportunity for you!”

Alvin Chua, author – https://cheftonio.blogspot.com

Recap: WIN one Full P25,000 and two Half P12,500 scholarships


  • Just comment on our Facebook Page (Facebook.com/WhenInManila) about “Why you want, or need, to win this scholarship to Anton Diaz’s Maven Secrets Class?”
  • Have a link to this post on that Facebook comment (https://bit.ly/9hV34e)

Be sure to sign up for WhenInManila.com’s subscription list on the sidebar to get the latest info and new contest updates FIRST! We’ll be having A LOT more contests coming in 2010 with our FUNATHON GIVATHON MARATHON!!!!


Update from Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet

We will start with a 3-hour face to face session on the eBook – The Definitive Professional Blogging Guide to becoming a Maven in your Niche.

The content in this eBook is simple but profound. Here, I’ve included a prescription on what you need to do to start to become a maven through blogging. In this jumpstart session, you will:

  • Learn the 10 Steps on How to Launch Yourself from Being a BloggerWannabe to Becoming an Internet Maven
  • Recommend the best platforms and tools to jumpstart your blog
  • Understand the reason behind each of the steps
  • Give examples and definitive answers on all your questions about how tostart your own blog

The rest of the 90-day program is organized into 9 secrets.

Each week, one secret will be discussed every Wednesday evening. We will cover the concepts behind the secret in detail and occassionally meet-a-maven who will share his story, his life’s lessons, and what works in the Philippines.

The weekly sessions would be:

Maven Secrets Mastermind / Lecture Sessions – Wednesday Evening (6pm-10pm)

6.00-7.00 pm: Networking Dinner
7.00-8.30 pm: Maven Secrets Theory and Application
8.30-10.00 pm: Meet a Maven and extended Q&A Session

All the face-to-face sessions will be held in AIM Bistro Cafe, 5/F ACCEED Conference Center beside Asian Institute of Management.



Thanks to all those who joined!!!! It was a VERY tough decision and we really wish we could send all of you to this amazing class!

It really came down to who we thought could really use this knowledge and experience to change the world or to bring something positive to others. In the end, we did have to choose and we picked these three blogs for the scholarships!



CONGRATULATIONS to the winners and to everyone who joined!

Please do us a huge favor…. learn a lot and use the knowledge you get to change the world for the better!

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