WEI 008: How to Start a Successful Business w/o an M.B.A. with Fitz Villafuerte of Ready to be Rich

May 23, 2017

Introduction

 

Starting a business or diving into entrepreneurship is not that easy but it’s a rewarding journey.  Aside from monetary benefits that you can gain once you successfully built your business, it will also give you self-satisfaction and time freedom to do what you want.  When you have your own business, you have to perform most of the tasks at first that why it’s quite difficult unlike being an employee that you only need to perform a specific task.  That’s why we need help from people who are already successful in business so that we can get guidance, wisdom and advice to succeed as well.

This is what our guest for today has shared. He is a successful serial entrepreneur and “been-there-and-done-that” guy.  His name is Fitz Villafuerte.  In this episode, he shared his journey towards entrepreneurship. He also shared a lot of tips and advice in starting a business for aspiring Filipino and OFW entrepreneur.  I believe that you will learn a lot from this conversation that you can apply in your own journey towards entrepreneurship.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

 

  • Fitz shared his experience working in corporate world as a Civil Engineer.
  • How he discovered freelancing and entrepreneurship.
  • His experience is building his first business which is a computer café in their community.
  • Why he created a small businesses and why you need to create too.
  • Building a business is getting easier the more you do it.
  • Why personal finance is important when you want to run a business.
  • Fitz shared that your education background is not necessarily important if you want to go into entrepreneurship. You don’t have to be an MBA or business graduate.
  • How to overcome your fear of failure in starting a business and why having a safety net is important.
  • When is the best time to start a business?
  • He tips and advice in starting a side business while having a day job.
  • Fitz shared his biggest failure in starting a business and what you can learn from his experience.
  • 1 important step that you need to take when starting a business.
  • Why they have started their program in starting a business which is Business Academy PH. It’s already in their Batch 5 because of high demand from aspiring Filipino entrepreneurs and OFWs who wanted to start their own business so can go back home for good.
  • Learn the foundation of starting a business even if it’s an offline or online type of business.
  • Success stories of past students and OFWs who started a successful business after the program like a logistic company, event and party business, graphic design firm, coffee shop, etc..
  • How to start a business with little or no capital at all.
  • Many others…

 

Words of wisdom:

 

“It’s hard to beat a person who doesn’t give up.”

WAIS decision: “Take courage to jump off the cliff.”

 

Links and Resources:

 

The E-myth by Michael Gerber

Facebook.com/fitzvillafuerte

Twitter.com/brodfitz

www.businessacademyph.com/wei

www.fitzvillafuerte.com

 

 

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WEI 007: From an avid computer gamer to a modern day digital marketer with Nix Eniego

May 9, 2017

Introduction

 

Many Filipinos are now connected thru the use of the internet. Facebook, twitter, Instagram and other social media users are now growing very fast because this is the fastest way to connect with your friends or relatives wherever they are in the part of the world. Conversely, have you asked yourself once how you can earn an extra income thru social media and the internet? Do you know that while most people are using social media and internet to be entertained and get updated, there are a bunch people who are earning from it? They are using this business strategy which we call “digital marketing”.  This is where you market your products or services using the internet which includes social media, email, mobile phones and any other digital medium.

 

This is what our guest today will share his expert advice about digital marketing. He’s been studying digital marketing before there were job posts on job portal sites like JobStreet.com for a “Digital Marketing Manager”. His name is Nix Eniego who is a modern day digital marketer, social media and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) geek, an inbound marketer and a NBA Knicks fan.  Aside from his full-time position as a marketing head of Sprout Solutions (a tech startup in Philippines), he coaches students who wanted to learn digital marketing. He also speaks in big events discussing the same topic that I’ve mentioned. 

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

 

  • Nix shared his story when he was young selling and trading NBA cards that helped him earning decent amount of money.
  • How he discovered digital marketing that led him to start his own company.
  • His Silicon Valley experience and how top companies there like Uber or Airbnb posted ads in social media that we can learn from.
  • The no. 1 skill that you need to have to help you earn money online. It’s not that complicated as you think.
  • What is an SEO (Search Engine Optimization)? How SEO will help your business to grow online.
  • The 3 basics of SEO that you can implement right away to get more traffic from your website.
  • His experience starting a digital marketing company during his college days.
  • Tips and advice for aspiring and startup entrepreneurs who want to use digital marketing to their business.
  • In the Philippines, he shared the best platform that you can advertise online.
  • Nix shared one of the top tips in advertising in social media that really worked.
  • His vision of digital marketing in the Philippines from a selfish and complainer teenage guy to a dreamer adult.
  • And many more…

 

Words of wisdom:

 

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

 

“Don’t underestimate the power of knowledge.” - Nix Eniego

 

Links and Resources:

 

3 Effortless Social Media Growth Hacks by Nix Eniego: https://goo.gl/i9DL2I

Gary Vaynerchuk’s books: Crush it, Jab Jab Jab Right-hook, etc.

Nix’s Facebook link: www.facebook.com/nixeniego

Upcoming workshop on June 2017: Digital Marketing Bootcamp

 

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WEI 006: From “rags-to-real estate” with Ronald Cagape

April 25, 2017

Introduction

 

Real state is one of the lucrative investments that you can venture with. It’s been a time-tested that real estate asset will increase in value overtime. It is a tangible asset that you have a full control because literally you can see and touch it unlike paper assets like stocks or bonds. It is also an asset that you can transfer to future generation of your family which gives them valuable assets that they can be proud of. Real estate is a profitable business if you want to go full-time for this venture.

 

Here is what my friend Ronald Cagape did. After playing and managing countless games in Cashfllow Boardgame which introduced by Robert Kiyosaki in Rich Dad Poor Dad book, he then applied the knowledge in real life that give him an unfair advantage. With very little to no capital in his bank account, he scouted Metro Manila and the neighboring cities to look for best deals that they can invest in. After spending countless time and effort, he finally found a promising apartment property that they were able to sell in a rent-to-own scheme using the capital of some investors that he partnered with. Now, he goes full-time in real estate business and he is helping beginners on how to invest in real estate with very little to no money down capital. He also wrote a book with the same strategy which entitled, “No Money Down Formula.”

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

 

  • How he buy and sell real estate properties
  • His journey from a humble beginning as a son of a security guard and a public school teacher
  • Book that helped him to discover the world of business and real estate investing
  • Why you need to invest and start your own business
  • Disadvantages of working in a corporate world or someone else’s business
  • Lessons that you can learn from playing Cashflow gameboard that you can apply in real life
  • His first failed business which is a blessing in disguise for Ronald
  • How he got scammed and how you can avoid this experience
  • Why having a mentor is really important for you to succeed in business and investing
  • His first successful deal in real estate and how you can invest with very little or no capital
  • Rent-to-own property scheme that you can apply when you invest in real-estate
  • Mistakes he encountered in real estate investing that you can learn from
  • Why real estate investment is one of the safest investments for beginner
  • What are the ways to earn in real estate
  • How Ronald escaped the rat race or as corporate employee and pursue real estate business full-time
  • Tips and advice in transitioning from corporate employee to becoming an entrepreneur or investor
  • Sneak peak of his very first book entitled, “No Money Down Formula”.
  • And many more…

 

Words of wisdom:

 

“You miss 100% of the shot that you don’t take.” Wein Gretsky

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” Zig Ziglar

 

Links and Resources:

 

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Think Rich Pinoy by Larry Gamboa

Life Principles by Injap Sia

Ronald’s blog www.dealermakerblog.com

Book www.nomoneydownformula.com

facebook.com/ronaldcagape

 

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WEI 005: Doing your passion for a living with Sha Nacino of seminar philippines

April 11, 2017

Introduction

 

Is it really possible to follow your passion and earn for a living from it? As they say, “Do What You Love and You'll Never Work another Day in Your Life”. It is easy to be said than done but it is possible.  This is what our guest for today did. After burying from credit card debt, she was able to zero it out thru financial education and determination.  Then, finally found her passion and do it for a living.

 

Sha Nacino is a prolific author, a sought-after inspirational speaker, and an effective coach.  Sha is an active member of Toastmasters International.  Dubbed as the Wonder Writer and eBook Queen by Bo Sanchez, Sha has written over 9 books and her books are blessing the world! Sha is a sought-after inspirational speaker. She is regularly invited to give talks to different companies, schools, and organizations all over the Philippines and abroad. To date, Sha has spoken to over 20,000 people in the Philippines, HongKong, Malaysia, and Spain.  She has also spoken at several seminars such as the Toastmasters District 75 Convention, Bo Sanchez’s Truly Rich Club Wealth Summit, Money Summit; Bo Sanchez’s Bestselling Authors Bootcamp; Ardy Roberto’s Project Author Class, and many more! As a speaker, Sha had the privilege to share the stage with some of the most sought-after speakers and thought leaders  in the country like Bo Sanchez, Tony Meloto, Dean Pax Lapid, Edward Lee, Atty. Alex Lacson, Rex Mendoza, Ai-ai delas Alas, Dr. Larry Gamboa, Cecilio Kwok Pedro, and many more.

 

In this episode, you will learn about:

 

  • How she got started in her entrepreneurship journey
  • Her experience in burying in credit card debt and how she zeroed it out
  • Her desperate experience when she is still working in corporate world that leads to discovering her passion and earning from it
  • Why self-development and investing in financial education are important to your success
  • Why starting a mastermind group or connecting with like-minded people will help you to succeed in achieving your goals
  • Strategies in finding your passion, earn from it and do it for a living
  • How she discovered her ultimate passion
  • How you can write a book in 90 days even if you are not born as a writer
  • Her journey in retiring early from corporate world and how you can too
  • Her challenges transitioning from being an employee to entrepreneurship that you can learn from
  • And many more…

 

Words of wisdom:

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord and not for the men.

 

Links and Resources:

 

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Books of local authors like Bo Sanchez, Larry Gamboa, Dean Rex Lapid and Ardy Roberto

International best-selling authors like Joel Osteen, John Maxwell and Jack Canfield

Sha’s website: www.shanacino.com or www.seminarphilippines.com

90-day book writing challenge: www.seminarphilippines.com/write

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ShaNacinoPage/

 

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WEI 004: Retiring early from corporate world thru freelancing with Marv De Leon of freelanceblend

March 28, 2017

Introduction

In today's internet age, freelancing is the new way of earning extra income or another option

to replace your day job. By rendering your service to many clients around the world, you can

now earn money using your computer and an internet connection at the comfort of your home. You

don't need to travel and avoid the hassle of traffic in the city. There are a lot of way for

you to do freelancing such as writing, graphic design, virtual assistant, accounting service,

admin task and many others. You just to identify your valuable skills that you can offer to

your clients and you can instantly earn money wherever you are.

 

Marv De Leon has started exploring the world of freelancing before he finally retired from

corporate world. He started his freelance blend blog and podcast to connect with Filipino

freelancers. Freelance Blend community has started to grow thru meet ups and by helping each

other achieving their goals. His podcast show helped him to attract more aspiring and current

freelancer audiences. He is now earning by conducting workshop, offering online course,

sporsorship and many others. If you want to explore freelancing or online business, listen from

his journey in this episode.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How he retired from corporate world at the age of 40
  • How’s the feeling of doing your passion for a living
  • His experience in accumulating bad debt using his perk in the company: credit card
  • How he successfully acquired a foreclosed property to earn passive income
  • His other businesses aside from online business
  • How he started his online business thru blogging and podcasting
  • How to overcome your fear in starting a podcast
  • How he continuously growing his podcast show
  • What’s the trends in podcasting in the Philippines
  • How meet-ups or network with people is very important to become successful in your field
  • How he monetize his podcast thru workshop, online course, sponsorships and many more
  • His experience in TV and media appearances
  • How to start a side business while having a day job without worrying about your employer
  • Tips and advice on how you will succeed in starting a business
  • Business failures he encountered when he starting out

Words of wisdom:

You must invest in yourself before someone will invest in you. – Marv De Leon

Links and Resources:

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Launch by Jeff Walker

www.freelanceblend.com/awesome/ebook

www.facebook.com/freelanceblend/

www.instagram.com/freelanceblend

 

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WEI 003: From physical business to becoming a digital solopreneur with Allan Ngo

March 12, 2017

Introduction

Building a physical or brick-and-mortal type of business is really a difficult route including expensive capital and lot of moving parts. That is why many Filipinos are now choosing to follow the path in creating an online business because you only need a laptop and an internet connection to run the business. Most especially, it won't cost you an arm and leg to build and maintain the business.

My friend Allan Ngo started his online business journey thru affiliate marketing where in he endorses other's products and services to his audiences. He earned a high amount of commissions during the re-launch of Truly Rich Club of Bo Sanchez. He is now focusing more on email marketing and how storytelling can help grow and transform your business to the next level. Allan also coaches aspiring entrepreneurs to become successful thru email marketing. He speaks in seminars and summits related to personal finance and online business.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How he get started to become an entrepreneur
  • His first franchise business that eventually didn’t succeed
  • What we can learn from Chinese about business
  • Offline versus Online business
  • His freelance experience before becoming a solopreneur
  • How giving back helped him to pursue online business
  • Ways to earn money thru blogging and online business
  • How to standout from other competitors
  • How to improve your skills
  • Why he rebranded his TRC (Truly Rich Club) blog into Bread Winners United
  • Why important to focus on one thing
  • His 30-day email challenge where he writes and sends one email per day
  • His challenges in starting a side online business
  • How he focuses on important things and productivity tips to be more productive
  • How important to follow what you love to do and not just only pursuing money alone
  • How to market with your customers the right way
  • And many more...

Words of wisdom:

"Done is better than perfect" – Allan Ngo

Links and Resources:

 

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WEI 002: He got laid off but blogging saves the day with Billy Ramirez of thinkpesos.com

March 12, 2017

Introduction

Nowadays, job security has been long gone because technology can replace human skills at anytime. Globalization and outsourcing are also a big risk because any company can outsource their labors in any country to save costs and happily to let you go. This is why it is highly recommended for you to have another source of income while having a day job and you can do it thru side business and investing.

Billy Ramirez is a blogger and financial literacy advocate. He has two blogs related to his passion and skill. He started his  blogs to earn extra income while having a day job. When he got laid, his side online business helps to compensate their daily expenses and with the help of his spouse. He is still continuing to grow his online business while babysitting their first baby at home.

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How Billy got laid off in his BPO job
  • Whats the importance of emergency fund
  • Why financial literacy is very important for every Filipino
  • How did he start a blog and earn from it
  • Why giving value is the best approach in any business
  • Why investing in yourself is very important to build wealth
  • Finding your niche market is a good strategy in business
  • Smart strategy before creating a product so you won't waste your time and money
  • How Billy earned 5-figure in his first e-Book without any expenses
  • Why technology and internet is a game-changer in business
  • What are the challenges that he encountered when he is starting out
  • And many more...

Words of wisdom:

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. " - Mark Twain

"Get out of your comfort zone." - Billy Ramirez

Link and Resources:

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • Four hour work-week by Tim Ferriss
  • Check out his personal finance blog www.thinkpesos.com
  • His CCNA network blog at www.ccnaphilippines.com

 

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WEI 001: Introduction of this podcast show and what to expect

March 9, 2017

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • About myself and my background
  • My past financial struggles
  • Why I decided to work abroad
  • Book that changed my life
  • The answer to my financial struggles
  • Why I started this blog and podcast
  • Why helping people will help you to become successful
  • What are my plans for this podcast show that will benefit you
  • Many more…

After listening to this episode, I really need your input and feedback about this. I will really appreciate your help.

 

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