Sulit.com.ph: Paying it Forward to Filipino People

Sulit.com.ph: Paying it Forward to Filipino People

I remember the times when my Boss would ask me to go to a popular broadsheet office to place an ads on that paper’s Sunday Classified Ads section. You can imagine how high the ads space rates on that newspaper.  But there is no way my Boss could sell his second hand cars or rent out his apartments if he’ll not place an ads on that popular Sunday Classified Ads newspaper.


Good thing Sulit.com.ph  was launched on September 11, 2006. This revolutionary portal, give birth to free online classified ads opportunity for every pinoy. They introduced Sulit.com.ph as an online marketplace for both buyers and sellers. Founded by then boyfriend and girlfriend now husband-and-wife tandem of RJ and Arianne David. Conceptualize inside RJ’s bedroom. RJ became the web developer-slash-architect and Arianne became the web designer and test engineer of Sulit.com.ph

 
Why “Sulit”?

The name SULIT was chosen for 2 reasons:

1) Sulit means “worth it” in English;

2) It is an acronym for “SUper Low Internet Trading”.

Sulit.com.ph is a short version of SULIT COMmunity PHilippines From Experimentation to Exploration
 

Sulit.com.ph was launched initially as an experimental website to know which niche or category is best to target through the amount of traffic each category will bring in to the site. Unexpectedly, by the end of November 2006, traffic to the website started to show growth; hence, the founders decided to push through with the classifieds ads format altogether.

This decision was found to be rational as the website continued to grow month by month. This then led the founders to register a sole-proprietorship entity under the name Netrepreneur Connections Web Services or NetCon in April 17, 2007. The name “Netrepreneur” became really ideal as one of the main purposes of the website is to connect Internet Entrepreneurs.

It was also during this time that the founders carried the Sulit motto of “Pay It Forward.”

In a Facebook update, RJ shared that Sulit actually moved offices 5
times already. He started in his bedroom, then the terrace of his
parent’s house, then the garage, a 30-man office in Unionbank Plaza, and
finally their 100-man office in the 40th floor of the same building.
Sulit.com.ph is now the leading online classified ads and marketplace in the Philippines where people buy and sell a wide variety of goods, products, and services under different categories, including:

  • Buy and Sell 
  • Real Estate
  • Cars and Automotives
  • Services
  • Jobs
  • Business and Earning Opportunities
  • Establishments and Business Locators
  • Events Announcements

Ano ang hanap mo? You can sign up to be a member for free at Sulit.com.ph using either:

  • Your Facebook account
  • E-mail Address

As a buyer, you are free to look for an item that you want to buy, hire, rent, lease, or even swap for another item. Browse through the millions of advertisements posted on the site and get a really overwhelming variety of options! Of course, classified ads on Sulit are not limited to products or items only; there are also services, jobs, earning opportunities, and simply everything you might ever need!

As a seller, you can post an advertisement about the product that you are selling, the service that you are offering, or the brand name of your business that you want to promote. Posting an ad is free of charge and takes only few minutes. With the high traffic that the website receives daily, you can guarantee a good exposure for your advertisements.

Here is my favorite sulit.com.ph TV Commercial featuring Lourd:


Sulit pay it forward to the community by making donations and contributions to worthy causes.

Go, Pinoy! If you want to sell something but don’t have the money to pay for a print ads, go ahead and post your ads at Sulit.com.ph for free. 

Don’t be left behind! Be a sulitizen today!

SULIT CLIQUE:Sulit.com.ph First Blogger’s Event at Spicy Fingers

SULIT CLIQUE: Sulit.com.ph First Blogger’s Event at Spicy Fingers

I was one of the bloggers who were invited by Sulit.com.ph to their first ever Blogger’s event held last October 24, 2012 at Spicy Finger’s in Greenbelt in Makati.

It was raining that day and I just came from two earlier events. Greenbelt is three hours away from home. That includes lining up at the MRT and walking from Ayala MRT station to Spicy Fingers for like twenty minutes, depending on how fast you walk. I don’t want to proceed anymore to the venue but I already confirmed my attendance to Ms. Rachelle so for the sake of mutual respect and word of honor I walk and walk until I reached Spicy Fingers. I then registered, and enter the venue.

I hardly ate because I was so full already from an earlier event that I attended. Next time round, I will reserve some space for the great food selected by Sulit.

 

Good thing, Sulit had a photo booth and everybody had fun posing. Each one of us lined up, pose and had our pictures taken. 

 

We also participated in a game, where we had to turn the tarpaulin around. Each group is consists of 5 members each. We called our group sulit. We did not win but we’re happy that boy kuripot’s team won. Even if we did not win anything, we felt happy because we get to play and had fun with other bloggers.

 

 Ano ang hanap mo? You can find everything at sulit.com.ph. That’s a fact.

 

My blogger friend Blanca won an Ipad during the raffle draw. I was misty eyed because I know that Blanca deserves the Ipad because her husband had just passed away and she hardly attend bloggers events since her husband had passed away.

We were also amazed by the story behind sulit.com.ph. The amazing couple Rj and Arianne David conceptualized their business inside Rj’s room when they were still bf-gf. They are now married and amazingly turned sulit.com.ph into a multi-million business. Filipinos are really talented. The founder of sulit deserves a commendation and I think they should write a book and I hope that the book will be taught at business school or even in high school. Because that way, they can inspire other people to never give up and go for  their dreams.