Virtual Staff Entrepreneur Program #vsep

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In collaboration with DigitalFilipino Club members Elance and Online Jobs University, we launched a FREE online learning initiative, the Virtual Staff Entrepreneur Program #vsep, to support freelancer aspiration of those we have met in various locations all over the country.

This online training program was inspired by our participation in the Next Wave Cities ICT Roadshow where we realized a lot of basic skills are necessary to support or pursue e-commerce and start-up entrepreneurship aspirations.

This was conducted by Genesis Reonico of Online Jobs University, Ron Cirujano of Elance, and Janette Toral.


Virtual Staff Entrepreneur Program PosterLesson 1: Become a Virtual Staff Entrepreneur

An overview discussion on what it takes to become a virtual staff entrepreneur, business requirements, and personal experience sharing.

Lesson 2: Keyword, Blog, and Website Research

Learn how to look for websites and terms used by Internet users to look for products and services online. Learn how to analyze as well parameters to gauge a website’s popularity.

Lesson 3: Blog and Website Creation

Learn what are the steps need to be taken in order to create a website or a blog.

Lesson 4: Website promotion through social bookmarking, site submission, and forum posting

Learn the various ways a website and its content can be promoted through social bookmarking, site submission, and relevant content sharing through forums.

Lesson 5: Microblogging account management

Learn how to use microblogging platforms as a tool for promotion and handling inquiries.

Lesson 6: Facebook Page and Groups account management

Learn how to create and manage a Facebook Group and Page for a person, brand, company or organization.

Lesson 7: Facebook and Google Advertising account management

Learn how to create and manage Facebook and Google advertisement for clients.

Lesson 8: Customer support helpdesk

Learn how to render customer helpdesk services via phone, e-mail, and online chat support.

Lesson 9: Article, Wikipedia, and Press Release Writing

Learn practical advise and tips on how to write articles, press release, and in creating / editing Wikipedia pages.

Lesson 10: Presentation creation

Learn how to create a presentation suitable to client needs. We will also explore tools that can be used such as video, infographics, among others.

Lesson 11: Audio and Video Transcription

Learn practical tips on how to transcription work from audio or video files. This includes documentation format and structure to make it easy for clients to review and use your finished work.

Lesson 12: Webinar management

Learn how to organize and manage webinars for clients. This includes creating the invitation, inviting participants, poll creation, moderating the webinar, processing the recording, and generating reports.

Lesson 13: E-Book Creation

Learn how to organize and create an e-book for your client based on materials (articles, presentations, and videos) provided.

Lesson 14: Looking for Project Opportunities and Getting the Deal

Learn how to look for project opportunities, costing your services, proposal submission, closing the deal, and managing the client relationship.

Lesson 15: E-mail Marketing

Learn how to set-up, design, and manage an e-mail marketing campaign for clients.

Lesson 16: Infographic Creation

Learn how to use online tools to create basic infographics for clients.

Lesson 17: Event Planning

Learn how to organize online and offline events.

Lesson 18: Lead Generation

Learn the various services being offered by freelancers to help in generating leads for clients.

Lesson 19: Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Learn how to write resumes and cover letter to help job hunters.

Lesson 20: Graphic Design

Learn how to render graphic design as a service.

Lesson 21: Technical support

Learn how to offer customer assistance services for tech-related matters within your domain of expertise.

For inquiries about this lesson, contact Janette Toral by sending her a private message via Facebook.

(All proprietary brands indicated in this training program page are not meant to imply any endorsement. All lessons shared herein are based on the trainers’ personal experience. Participants are encouraged to take the necessary study to learn more.)

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