LinkedIn for Freelancers:

Stop Surviving, Start Thriving by Building a Powerful Personal Brand on LinkedIn

Online Group Coaching Program with Virginia Bautista

An 8-week Online Group Coaching Program that will transform you 

From jack-of-all-trades to the expert.

From merely surviving to thriving.

From a generic one to the only one.

 

Although freelancing has tremendous benefits, including the freedom to work whenever and wherever you want, the reality is that freelancing can be much harder than what most aspiring freelancers have ever thought.

I know, for sure, that not knowing where to find your next clients can keep you awake at night.

I know how stressful it is to have clients who don’t pay you on time. But you can’t fire them until you find another client to work with.

I know how frustrating it is to accept freelance gigs at very low rates just to keep up with paying the bills.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to the freelancing world or you’ve been a freelancer for years.

The race to the bottom — in which freelancers with the lowest rates win — is happening.

The struggle is real.

And that’s the reason I created this online group coaching program

exclusive to freelancers.

FEATURED ON

Hi! I’m Virginia Bautista

Like you, I’m a freelancer. I’ve been a freelance writer and editor for over 11 years.

I started freelancing in February 2008. And I created my LinkedIn profile in Dec. 18, 2008.

But like many of you, I just created my profile, then forgot about it.

So there I was looking for freelance projects here and there while my LinkedIn profile was collecting dust.

Then came 2014. For the first time, I updated my LinkedIn profile. And I started being active on LinkedIn.

Then one by one, potential clients and freelance opportunities came knocking at my door.

At the time, I realized: I’ve just discovered a gold mine!

Imagine the years I’ve wasted for ignoring LinkedIn 6 long years!

I had been looking for freelance jobs everywhere and merely wishing for a big break in my career.

Little did I know that everything I was searching for at the time was on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn Has Changed My Life Forever

I was a college professor for 11+ years. In 2008, I started moonlighting as a part-time freelance writer while I was teaching full time. And because I enjoyed earning $$$ doing one of the things that I love doing — writing — while staying home with my kids, I resigned from the university and started working from home in 2010.

 

It was a huge risk for me at the time, but I’m glad I chose the road less traveled, which led to a lot of opportunities that I never thought possible.  I never looked back since then.

 

The game changer for me was when I was featured twice on Forbes. Everything happened so fast in 2017. From full-time freelancing, I pursued becoming the first independent LinkedIn trainer, speaker and consultant in the Philippines! I will forever be grateful not only to LinkedIn, but to everyone who has been a part of my LinkedIn & personal branding journey. 💙

Learn more about my LinkedIn & personal branding journey

Stop surviving. Start thriving.

How This Online Coaching Program Can Help You Thrive as a Freelancer

Attract relevant freelancing opportunities by discovering your unique voice and having clarity on your niche and expertise

Get found by potential clients by keyword-optimizing your LinkedIn profile. You never know who’s searching for you and your expertise until you get found! 

Generate qualified leads through inbound and outbound LinkedIn lead generation methodologies

Get in front of your ideal clients by increasing your visibility through a well-thought-out LinkedIn content strategy

Find your  prospects using LinkedIn Sales Navigator or through LinkedIn touchpoints with zero advertising cost

Obtain referrals to your freelance business by building meaningful relationships with your network

Expand your reach and become a thought leader by building a community that helps spread your ideas

What We Will Cover

This online coaching program is your roadmap to achieving financial independence doing what you love doing while enjoying the flexibility of working from home or anywhere you want with your family.

In eight short weeks, I’ll show you how you can stop merely surviving and start thriving as a freelancer by building a powerful personal brand that drives your ideal clients to your profile and helps you win new contracts.

The online group coaching program runs from July 31 till Sept. 18, 2019. Coaching sessions are held on Wednesdays, 8-9 p.m., MNL time. 

 

 

Week 1: Find Your Voice

What personal branding is and why it matters to freelancers

 

Week 2: Stand Out

Differentiating yourself from the competition and demonstrating your value

Week 3: Get Found

Building a powerful LinkedIn profile that helps you get discovered by your ideal clients

Week 4: LinkedIn Profile Optimization Workshop

Turning your profile into a sales funnel that generates qualified leads even while you sleep

Week 5: Build Your Presence

Attracting relevant opportunities and quality leads through LinkedIn content strategy, visibility and engagement

Week 6: Content Strategy & Engagement Workshop

Establishing thought leadership through LinkedIn

Week 7: Generate Quality Leads

Building your sales pipeline with high-paying, potential clients by using a proven lead generation workflow for freelancers

Week 8: Wrapping Up

Sharing of lead generation efforts/results and discussing the TEN-POINT ACTION PLAN that will help ensure your continued success on LinkedIn

Virginia is a one-woman content and personal branding powerhouse. I was fortune to collaborate with her on two Forbes articles. The two articles have generated over 40k views, to date!

Since then, Virginia has continued to share painfully helpful content for both freelancers and non-freelancers on how to build their personal brand and stand out online. She’s arguably one of the experts in this field in Asia. You should definitely follow her on social, read her articles and collaborate with her, if you’re lucky enough.

JOE ESCOBEDO

B2B Social Selling Trainer | Content Strategy Consultant | Ex-Forbes Contributor

When I was looking for help, I just happened to read about Virginia Bautista in Forbes. I connected with her and immediately knew she had the expertise I needed. Virginia is an expert at helping clients be found, optimizing their LinkedIn profiles, and helping them build a strong personal brand on LinkedIn.

She more than exceeded my expectations with her knowledge, recommendations, expertise and pleasantness. She was lightning quick and went above and beyond with the client service she provided which is a rarity.

Just three days after working with her, my profile views increased by 3,050%, my Network SSI rank jumped from Top 48% to Top 13%, and my profile showed up on top of LinkedIn search results for my chosen keywords.

Her recommendations, follow up and follow through of client service was outstanding. If you want or need an excellent outcome of being found, remembered and recognized, then I highly recommend you call Virginia today. You will be glad you did.

SHEBA COFFEY

Transformational Speaker & Success Coach | TED Talk Speaker | TEDxBlaine

If there’s one person who has truly helped me realign my goals when it comes to knowing my passion and what I can do for other people, it’s Virginia.

Her take on personal branding and how to bring it on LinkedIn has truly helped me attract the people I want to work with. She is truly a LinkedIn powerhouse, not to mention that she is so generous with her insights as well.

JENNETTE CAJUCOM

CEO Branding Specialist | Digital Marketing Strategist

I came across an article written by Virginia on LinkedIn Personal Branding and was intrigued. I always heard about the power of personal branding and leveraging LinkedIn but never knew how to go about it. I scheduled a consultation and was immediately sold, her knowledge and experience is impressive and I was eager to see what she could do. I was not disappointed, she optimized my LinkedIn Profile and within 2 days I started seeing results. 

Virginia is very detailed, she does her research, asks all the right questions, builds your connections and will have you showing up in the top tier of search results. She doesn’t stop there, she provides follow up and guidance to continue building and optimizing your Personal Brand and LinkedIn Profile. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking at building their Personal Brand. 

GOVIND DHANRAJ

Mule ESB Developer | SugarCRM/SuiteCRM Developer

I first heard about Virginia thru an article about her expertise on LinkedIn. When I searched for her on LinkedIn, I was surprised to find out that she was already a connection of mine. I messaged her right away to ask if she’s offering a LinkedIn workshop/training. At the time, she was not offering it yet. 

So when she finally opened her program, I did not hesitate to take it. I have to admit. It takes a lot of work. You need to be patient and willing because there’s a lot of info to take. But, if you’re an action-taker, there won’t be any problem. Trust me. Your LinkedIn profile will work for you after taking her program. Right now, I get at least 1 job offer per day — something I rarely experienced in the past years of being a LinkedIn member!

RONICA VALDEAVILLA

Freelance Copywriter | Facebook Ads Strategist

As a freelancer, we need someone to guide us in our career path. We need a mentor who will allow us to maximize our skills and help us find our true potential. That’s how I come across with Virginia Bautista. She helped me realize that I am more than what I could offer.

That Skype mentoring session with her is a game changer in my career, especially in using LinkedIn to my advantage. I am now using LinkedIn with the highest regard like the way I value my principles and work ethics. Though I must admit that I don’t have a lot of connections yet. Virginia Bautista’s assistance allowed me to enjoy the benefits of having a LinkedIn profile. 

I highly recommend Virginia Bautista as a mentor, a consultant and she’s a great person to work with.

FRED MOSQUIDA

Certified Hypnotherapist | Speaker | Klaviyo Master offering Email Marketing for eCommerce

Virginia’s workshop on building your own brand through LinkedIn was very thorough and actionable. While she touched on inspiring success stories, she wasn’t reliant on fluff. She dove into the more technical side of things, too. We learned so many new things from her. Most of all, she was an effective and sincere teacher. She made herself available to her students for Q&A and feedback. I really enjoyed her workshop!

REBECCA LEE

Facebook Channel Manager at Lazada Group

I met Virginia through a common connection in LinkedIn; and eventually saw her in person in one of our LinkedInLocal events in BGC. I heard her talk in that event and I immediately saw how knowledgeable she is with LinkedIn and personal branding. She walks her talk. 

On top of her expertise, what I admire with her the most, is her humility and willingness to help others succeed. Any company or person who wants to learn more about LinkedIn and how they can make it work for them, either as a lead generator or for branding efforts, should get in touch with Virginia. I have yet to see someone in the Philippines who knows more about LinkedIn, than she does.

JEFF MANHILOT

Inspirational Speaker | Leadership Coach and Consultant

Is This Coaching Program Right For Me?

This online group coaching program is right for you if:

  • You’re willing to invest in continually building your personal brand even after the 8-week program.
  • You understand that building a powerful personal brand on LinkedIn takes time.
  • You have the discipline to implement a daily lead generation workflow that can help accelerate your success in freelancing.
  • You’re willing to work on the take-home worksheets and checklists.
  • You’re willing to share your results and experiences with the other participants for learning
  • You can attend all the coaching sessions, if possible. Attending the two workshops is required.
  • You consistently deliver high-quality results to your ideal clients. 
You’re willing to continue building your brand after the 8-week program.

I can help you get started in building your personal brand on LinkedIn. But after the 8-week program, it will all be up to you how you’ll continue growing your personal brand. Don’t expect instant success. Success in freelancing and on LinkedIn depends on how much work you’re willing to put in.

You understand that building a powerful personal brand on LinkedIn takes time.

The best thing about personal branding as a form of marketing is that it gives long-term results. But of course, it also takes time to build your personal brand on LinkedIn. However, once your brand has taken off, it will continue to bring qualified leads to your profile — even while you sleep! 

You have the discipline to implement a daily lead generation workflow.

Here’s the good news: I will teach you both inbound and outbound lead generation strategies using LinkedIn. I know that while you’re building your personal brand, you need to pay the bills. That’s why my coaching program is designed to help you generate leads now (you’ll get instant results) and build your brand (long term) to attract your ideal clients. And that means, you need the DISCIPLINE to generate instant results while building your brand. If you can do that, you’re in!

You’re willing to work on the take-home worksheets and checklists.

The worksheets and checklists, along with all the materials that we will use, are designed to help you learn by doing. We can’t generate results by just discussing or talking about strategies. We need to work together, get things done, and develop the discipline and the right mindset if you are to succeed in your branding efforts on LinkedIn. 

You’re willing to share your results and experiences with the other participants.

Our coaching sessions will include a discussion and sharing of your progress, as well as the results and challenges you encounter along the way. If you’re interested in learning from your fellow participants and you enjoy sharing your own results and challenges, you’ll have fun and get more motivated by joining us!

You can attend all the live coaching sessions, if possible.

To maximize learning, you should attend all coaching sessions, especially the workshops. Although you will have access to the recording, missing a coaching session means missing the opportunity to ask questions, share your results and discuss your challenges with the group.

You consistently deliver high-quality results to your ideal clients.

No amount of brand building will substitute being able to deliver quality services and products to your clients. How you deal with your prospects, current clients and past clients — these are all parts of your personal brand!

EARLY BIRD RATE

Register on or before July 15, 2019 to avail of the Early Bird Rate!

  • One hour per week of live online group coaching sessions for 8 weeks with freelancer-turned-LinkedIn-expert Virginia Bautista
  • Limited to 10 participants per coaching session to maximize interaction and learning
  • Access to all worksheets, checklists and presentations
  • Recording of all coaching sessions for your reference
  • Access to an Unlisted LinkedIn group where I can continue to help you with your personal branding journey and lead generation efforts on LinkedIn
  • Coaching sessions are held on Wednesdays, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m., MNL time | July 31 – Sept. 18, 2019
  • A chance to win a complimentary ticket to Working Remote Philippines Conference. I’m giving away two general tickets for free! (Open only to Filipino freelancers)

PHP4,999

REGULAR RATE

  • One hour per week of live online group coaching sessions for 8 weeks with freelancer-turned-LinkedIn-expert Virginia Bautista
  • Limited to 10 participants per coaching session to maximize interaction and learning
  • Access to all worksheets, checklists and presentations
  • Recording of all coaching sessions for your reference
  • Access to an Unlisted LinkedIn group where I can continue to help you out with your personal branding journey and lead generation efforts on LinkedIn
  • Coaching sessions are held on Wednesdays, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m., MNL time | July 31 – Sept. 18, 2019
  • A chance to win a complimentary ticket to Working Remote Philippines Conference. I’m giving away two general tickets for free! (Open only to Filipino freelancers) 

PHP6,999

BUDDY RATE

Enroll with your friend or colleague to avail of the Buddy Rate! 

  • One hour per week of live online group coaching sessions for 8 weeks with freelancer-turned-LinkedIn-expert Virginia Bautista
  • Limited to 10 participants per coaching session to maximize interaction and learning
  • Access to all worksheets, checklists and presentations
  • Recording of all coaching sessions for your reference
  • Access to an Unlisted LinkedIn group where I can continue to help you out with your personal branding journey and lead generation efforts on LinkedIn
  • Held on Wednesdays, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m., MNL time | July 31 – Sept. 18, 2019
  • A chance to win a complimentary ticket to Working Remote Philippines Conference. I’m giving away two general tickets for free! (Open only to Filipino freelancers) 

PHP5,575

Do you prefer a 1-on-1 coaching program with me on the same topic? Message me for details!

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