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Join Freelance Blend Podcast host Marv de Leon (business coach, author, speaker, digital strategist and champion of the Filipino Freelancer) as he chats with influential freelancers and entrepreneurs as well as everyday side hustlers -- who have shifted to freelancing and are now thriving in the gig economy!



The show has featured Fitz Villafuerte of Ready To Be Rich blog, Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet blog, Mike Grogan of Best Of You Podcast, Ginger Arboleda of Manila Workshops, 7-figure freelancer John Pagulayan, internet marketing guru Jon Orana and a lot more.



Listen as they reveal their secrets and talk about the enormous hurdles they overcame to become rock star freelancers and entrepreneurs. If they can do it, so can you!



The Freelance Blend Podcast is inspired by the shows Smart Passive Income Podcast by Pat Flynn, Solopreneur Hour and EO Fire by John Lee Dumas but with Marv's own unique twist.



For shownotes and important links mentioned in the podcast, please visit us at www.freelanceblend.com.



If you find our show interesting, please do us a favor and click the "subscribe" button to automatically receive our fresh new episodes. Enjoy!

Freelance Blend Podcast Marv de Leon: Freelance Champion, Business Coach, Author, and Digital Advocate

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Join Freelance Blend Podcast host Marv de Leon (business coach, author, speaker, digital strategist and champion of the Filipino Freelancer) as he chats with influential freelancers and entrepreneurs as well as everyday side hustlers -- who have shifted to freelancing and are now thriving in the gig economy!



The show has featured Fitz Villafuerte of Ready To Be Rich blog, Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet blog, Mike Grogan of Best Of You Podcast, Ginger Arboleda of Manila Workshops, 7-figure freelancer John Pagulayan, internet marketing guru Jon Orana and a lot more.



Listen as they reveal their secrets and talk about the enormous hurdles they overcame to become rock star freelancers and entrepreneurs. If they can do it, so can you!



The Freelance Blend Podcast is inspired by the shows Smart Passive Income Podcast by Pat Flynn, Solopreneur Hour and EO Fire by John Lee Dumas but with Marv's own unique twist.



For shownotes and important links mentioned in the podcast, please visit us at www.freelanceblend.com.



If you find our show interesting, please do us a favor and click the "subscribe" button to automatically receive our fresh new episodes. Enjoy!

    How to Pandemic-Proof Your Business – Serial Entrepreneur Edition (FBP 189)

    How to Pandemic-Proof Your Business – Serial Entrepreneur Edition (FBP 189)

    How are entrepreneurs, especially those with multiple business (a.k.a. serial entrepreneurs), are coping during this covid-19 pandemic?















    For this episode of Freelance Blend Podcast and Covid Break, we asked two of the most successful serial entrepreneurs I know talk about their current struggles and how they plan to bounce back — even if this pandemic is not yet over.







    (Watch out also for a special guest who “bombed” our Facebook Live!)























    Or listen to the episode here (CLICK this link) >> Freelance Blend Podcast Ep. 189































    SERIAL ENTREPRENEURS







    Ktin Gutierrez of PUSH: Purposeful Sidehustling For Working Women







    Business owner at NWorld (distribution of skincare and network marketing), Jade Logistics and The Wellness Hub (an online store selling UVC lamps and sanitation devices), founder of PUSH: Purposeful Sidehustling For Working Women







    Ginger Arboleda of Taxumo and MommyGinger.com







    COO of Taxumo and CEO of Manila Workshops and blogger at MommyGinger.com







    OUR CO-HOSTS







    * Herlene Somook – Co-founder and Marketing Director for Creative Labs* Dennis “Shoden” Abad – Guide and Video Strategist at DennisAbad.com







    LINKS & RESOURCES







    * Taxumo: www.taxumo.com* MommyGinger.com* Ktin Gutierrez* Manila Workshops: www.manilaworkshops.com* Shoden Abad: www.dennisabad.com* Creative Labs: http://creativelabsph.com* Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: http://www.freelanceblend.com/itunes* Subscribe on Spotify: http://www.freelanceblend.com/spotify* Subscribe on YouTube: a href="http://www.freelanceblend.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    [Workshop] How to Create Your First Chatbot For Your Business

    [Workshop] How to Create Your First Chatbot For Your Business

    With the world still in a standstill, employee-driven customer service channels are unavailable and queries unanswered. But it seems there are quite several marketing and sales teams that are effective and successful with their chatbot strategies.







    However, we still see a lot of hesitation from a lot of brands; they are asking the same question, “ Can I entrust my customer communications to a computer?”. Leave your worries and join us at our Tutorial this June 26 as we take a deep dive into the world of messenger bots.















    In this event we will answer your questions on the importance of chatbot marketing in light of this pandemic, and provide you with best practices for a nearly human chatbot experience that will close the gap with your customers.







    Questions we will answer will include:







    * How will I connect with my customers through a chatbot?* Will the FAQs I use with my customer service team suffice? Or do I need to recreate a new set?* Can I build a chatbot by myself, or do I need to hire a team?* Is there a cost-effective way to implement this?* Which platforms are available out there for chatbot marketing?* How do I track the effectiveness of my chatbot?



















    Event Details:







    [LIVE WEBINAR]







    Chatbot Marketing: How to Create Your First Chatbot For Your Business







    Friday, 26 June 2020







    1:00 – 3:00 P.M.







    Ticket Price: P250 only

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    How to Pandemic-Proof Your Business – School Edition (FBP 188)

    How to Pandemic-Proof Your Business – School Edition (FBP 188)

    We are all aware that schools are one of the hardest-hit industries by the covid-19 crisis and that’s why in this session of Covid Break inside the Samahan Group, we discuss how to pandemic-proof these institutions and invited representatives from Metro Manila-based preschools — Little Archers Learning Center and Mano Amiga Academy.























    Or listen to the episode here (CLICK this link) >> Freelance Blend Podcast Ep. 188























    Our Guests







    Marianne dela Cruz of Mano Amiga Academy







    Marianne is a teacher for almost 20 years. Currently the Academic Systems and Operations Manager for a not-for-profit school called Mano Amiga Academy in Paranaque. She’s in charge of marketing, collections, and overall facilities of the school. She’s also a business consultant for online sellers on Instagram and copywriter.







    Noni Odulio of Little Archers Learning Center







    Noni is a father of three and has been the Program Director of Little Archers Learning Center for 14 years with branches in Multinational Village in Paranaque, Mall of Asia in Pasay City and Pasay Road, Makati.















    Our Co-Hosts







    * Herlene Somook – Co-founder and Marketing Director for Creative Labs* Daise Virtudazo –  Founder and Creator of Systems and VA Mentorship Program







    Links & Resources







    * Little Archers Learning Center: http://www.littlearchers.com * Mano Amiga Academy: https://www.manoamigaph.org* Daise Virtudazo: https://www.facebook.com/daisevirtudazo* Creative Labs: http://creativelabsph.com* Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: http://www.freelanceblend.com/itunes* Subscribe on Spotify: http://www.freelanceblend.com/spotify* Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.freelanceblend.com/youtube* Join our FREE webinar – “3 Biggest Secrets to Getting Your First Freelance Side Gig”: http://www.freelanceblend.com/freewebinar* Join our small business support group o...

    • 1 hr 51 min
    How Businesses Can Bounce Back From Covid with Jason Dela Rosa of Bounce Back PH (FBP 187)

    How Businesses Can Bounce Back From Covid with Jason Dela Rosa of Bounce Back PH (FBP 187)

    Our guest for this episode is Mr. Jason dela Rosa, founder of the growing Facebook community called Bounce Back PH. As the founder of this fledgling group composed of business owners (from MSMEs to large corporations), NGOs, government units, media, professionals, freelancers, OFWs, employees and basically everyone affected by this Covid-19 pandemic, Jason’s shares with us his insights on how everyone can bounce back and thrive in the new normal.























    Or listen to the episode here (CLICK this link) >> Freelance Blend Podcast Ep. 187































    Jason just started the group in early March, a few days after the quarantine in Metro Manila started.







    The goal was to form a think tank of business leaders — to discuss and formulate ways to overcome this unprecedented event.







    Jason was only expecting a few hundred people to join the group. But because of the timeliness of this idea, the group grew in the thousands and tens of thousands.







    To date the main Bounce Back PH group has 40k members, while the other Bounce Back sub groups (Real Estate, Tech, Tourism, Events, Education, Freelancers, UAE, ASEAN), number in the thousands as well.







    WHAT WE DISCUSSED (HOW BUSINESSES CAN BOUNCE BACK FROM COVID)







    * How a random idea led to the creation of Bounce Back PH * Heart, Head and Hands – concerns of the small business owners during this crisis* The different Bounce Back clusters or subgroups (links below)* The steps for entrepreneurs to get help and also the steps for organizations to help* And a lot more…







    OUR CO-HOSTS







    * Dennis “Shoden” Abad – Guide and Video Strategist at DennisAbad.com* Rona Lallana – Executive Producer and Co-Founder of Sine De Oro Productions* Herlene Somook – Co-founder and Marketing Director for Creative Labs* Daise Virtudazo –  Founder and Creator of Systems and VA Mentorship Program







    LINKS AND RESOURCES







    * Bounce Back PH Official: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BounceBackPH/* Bounce Back Education: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bouncebackpheducation/* Bounce Back Freelancers & Professionals: https://www.facebook.com/groups/233110504572182/* Bounce Back ASEAN: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2546565642138915/* Bounce Back Tech, Startups & Digital PH: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1387143408150830/* Bounce Back UAE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/177510870031605* Bounce Back Restaurants: https://facebook.com/groups/905887259816702* Bounce Back Retail: a href="https://www.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Marketing in the Time of COVID – Email Marketing Edition (FBP 186)

    Marketing in the Time of COVID – Email Marketing Edition (FBP 186)

    In this episode of Covid Break – an online discussion with entrepreneurs and freelancers on how to survive and thrive in the time of COVID — we talk about email marketing for small business owners.























    Or listen to the episode here (text link) >> http://traffic.libsyn.com/freelanceblend/Marketing_in_the_Time_of_COVID_-_Email_Marketing_Edition_FBP_186.mp3































    Our guest, my friend and the country’s top email marketing expert — Allan Ngo of Digital Solopreneur — discusses the importance to small business owners of building their own email list.







    He also shares with us his tips and strategies on how entrepreneurs, even those who have yet to collect email addresses, can build their email lists and communicate directly with their customers, most especially during this pandemic.







    WHAT WE DISCUSSED (Email Marketing for Small Business Owners)







    * How Allan Ngo started as an email marketer* How to start creating your email list* Allan’s real-life story about the one thing that an owner wanted to save from her store that was about to get burned down. (Guess what it is?)* How to make sure that your emails reach your prospects’ inbox and not land in the promotions or spam box* The step-by-step on how to build your list* The email marketing software to use and why you should go with the reputable ones* What’s a lead magnet and the types of lead magnet that you should create* In relation to email marketing, what’s the first thing that a small business owner should do during this lockdown after watching the show* Why your lead magnet should attract and at the same time REPEL people * How titas can get help with email marketing* How to write your emails properly to get your readers to respond* Listen or watch Allan breakdown Rona’s email copy* How to help our front liners and claim Allan’s FREE gift







    OUR CO-HOSTS







    Shoden Abad – Guide and Video Strategist dennisabad.com.







    Rona Lallana – Executive Producer and Co-Founder of Sine De Oro Productions







    Ditas Antenor – Founder of HomeSarap Facebook groups.







    IMPORTANT LINKS AND RESOURCES







    * Allan Ngo’s website: www.digitalsolopreneur.com* 199 Jobs: www.199jobs.com* Fiverr: www.fiverr.com* Upwork: www.upwork.com* Copy Hacker: www.copyhacker.com* Sine De Oro: https://www.sinedeoro.com/* Shoden Abad: www.dennisabad.com* Daise Virtudazo: https://www.facebook.com/daisevirtudazo* Creative Labs: http://creativelabsph.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Marketing in The Time of Covid – Service-Based Biz Edition (FBP 185)

    Marketing in The Time of Covid – Service-Based Biz Edition (FBP 185)

    In this episode of Covid Break, we talk all about marketing for service-based businesses during the time of Covid-19.







    It is important for small business owners to remove the fear that they have during these times and start taking action!







    In this session, Marv de Leon talks about the different stages that entrepreneurs (and even freelancers) have to go through to attack the current situation and spot opportunities amidst the crisis.







    Marv also shares various case studies of small businesses in the service industry that have adapted to the current situation and are thriving.







    Meanwhile, co-host Rona Lallana shares amazing tips on video content marketing for service-based businesses during this Covid-19 pandemic.







    Rona draws from her vast experience as an executive producer at her own video production house, Sine de Oro. These same tips, you could apply to your own marketing videos — whether on YouTube, Facebook, IG TV or even Tik Tok.







    What We Discussed







    * A big company that survived during the time of SARS* Service-based businesses hit by the coronavirus crisis* Why you need to move from the Fear Zone to the Growth Zone* The 4 stages to attack the current situation: Awareness, Learn, Relevance, Adapt* Plenty of case studies of service-based businesses that have adapted — Zouk, MindCare Club, Yoga Furie, Real Living Real Estate, Pause Beauty, etc.* What video content marketing is* What does your brand stand for in the Covid context* An effective video content journey* Plus many tips from the Covid Break samahan 😀







    Guests







    * Rona Lallana – Executive Producer and Co-Founder of Sine De Oro Productions, a video production house specializing in digital commercials, brand documentary/films and international productions* Herlene Somook – Co-founder and Marketing Director for Creative Labs, Blogger, and Domestic Diva* Daise Virtudazo – OBM Agency owner, Founder and Creator of Systems and VA Mentorship Program, Flowers and Gift Shop owner







    Links and Resources







    * Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: http://www.freelanceblend.com/itunes* Subscribe on Spotify: http://www.freelanceblend.com/spotify* Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.freelanceblend.com/youtube* Sine De Oro: https://www.sinedeoro.com/* Daise Virtudazo: https://www.facebook.com/daisevirtudazo* Creative Labs: http://creativelabsph.com* Join our FREE webinar – “3 Biggest Secrets to Getting Your First Freelance Side Gig”: http://www.freelanceblend.com/freewebinar* Join our small business support group on Facebook: http://www.samahangroup.org

    • 1 hr 28 min

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