Fitz Villafuerte

  • Blogger of the popular and award-winning “Ready to be Rich” personal finance blog
  • Entrepreneur and co-founder of 199Jobs.com
  • Marketing Director at International Marketing Group

BIO

Fitz VillafuerteFitz Gerard Villafuerte is a civil engineer who decided to quit the corporate world back in 2003 to pursue entrepreneurship.

His blog, entitled, Ready To Be Rich, has already received several recognitions including the Best Business and Finance Blog at the Philippine Blog Awards. Moreover, an international finance publication, Wise Bread, has likewise ranked his website as among the Top 100 Personal Finance blogs in the world.

Fitz has also been recognized by Moneysense Magazine as among the top 12 most influential people in Personal Finance in the Philippines.

Currently, he owns and manages several small and medium enterprises, but mostly enjoys his time trading forex and investing in the stock market while traveling around the country.

On the side, he is a consultant and resource speaker for several corporate and socio-civic organizations in the country where he is able to promote his advocacy on entrepreneurship and financial literacy for Filipinos.

Blog Achievements:

  • Among the Top 10 Emerging and Influential Blogger by Digital Filipino Club
  • Best Business and Finance Blogger by Philippine Blog Awards
  • Among the Top 12 Most Influential People in Personal Finance in the Philippines by Moneysense Magazine
  • Among the Top 100 Business and Personal Finance Blogger in the World, by Wise Bread
  • Among the Top 50 Blogs in the Philippines, by Pinoy Money Talk
  • Among the Top 20 Best Philippine Blogs

Affiliations:

  • 199Jobs.com – micro-freelancing marketplace, Co-founder
  • Blog Academy Philippines – blog training school, Co-founder
  • International Marketing Group – financial services broker, Marketing Director
  • IronFX – forex brokerage firm, Introducing Broker
  • Blackwell Global Investments Ltd – forex brokerage firm, Introducing Broker
  • Digital Filipino Club – professional ecommerce organization, Member
  • Forex Club Asia – forex traders association, Member

PROGRAMS

PERSONAL FINANCE 101

This workshop is a hands-on and interactive seminar that focuses on creating expense and income statements, preparing a zero-based budget system, debt management strategies, practical investment portfolio management and many others.

Lectures provide practical advice with real-life exercises that teaches how to work one’s way towards financial freedom.

After the workshop, attendees are expected to have a clearer understanding of where they are financially and will go home with a concrete work plan on how to achieve financial independence.

Lecture (1-2 hours)

  • Lecture on zero-based budget system and debt management strategies
  • Best as corporate HR special event / training for their employees

Mini Workshop (4 hours)

  • Overview of personal finance landscape, attendees will go home with a concrete financial work plan
  • Best for young urban professionals

Full Workshop (8 hours)

  • Detailed lessons, hands-on exercises, attendees will go home with a concrete financial work plan
  • Best for starter families

INVESTING 101

This workshop is a hands-on and interactive seminar that discusses the different types of investments such as time deposits, bonds, unit investment trust funds, mutual funds, the stock market, real estate, and many others.

Lectures provide simple and laymanized explanations of these investments, with step-by-step guide on how to start investing in them.

After the workshop, attendees are expected to know how to create a customized investment portfolio and will go home with a concrete work plan on where to invest and how to manage it to reach their financial goals.

Lecture (1-2 hours)

  • Lecture on the different types of investments
  • Best as corporate HR special event / training for their employees

Mini Workshop (4 hours)

  • Overview of investments landscape, attendees will go home with a customized investment portfolio
  • Best for young urban professionals

Full Workshop (8 hours)

  • Detailed lessons, hands-on exercises, attendees will go home with a customized investment portfolio
  • Best for starter families

BLOGGING 101

This workshop is a hands-on and interactive seminar that discusses how to use blogging to build personal brand, boost business sales and discover online income opportunities

Lectures provide practical tips on content development, social media marketing, search engine optimization, online community building, and income strategies.

After the workshop, attendees are expected to know how to build an authority blog that will help boost their personal brand, or generate more sales for their business.

Lecture (1-2 hours)

  • Lecture on content development and social media marketing
  • Best as corporate HR special event / training for their employees

Mini Workshop (4 hours)

  • Overview of blogging landscape, attendees will go home with a strategic plan on how to make money from blogging
  • Best for freelancers

Full Workshop (8 hours)

  • Detailed lessons, hands-on exercises, attendees will go home with a strategic plan on how to make money from blogging
  • Best for entrepreneurs and corporate marketing professionals

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING 101

This workshop is a hands-on and interactive seminar that discusses how to use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social networks as a marketing channel.

Lectures provide step-by-step guide on how to optimize one’s marketing efforts for each social network, nurture internet communities, manage online reputation and create brand advocates.

After the workshop, attendees are expected to go home with a concrete work plan that will help them use social media as an effective marketing tool.

Lecture (1-2 hours)

  • Lecture on Facebook and Twitter as a social media marketing tool.
  • Best for freelancers and starter entrepreneurs

Mini Workshop (4 hours)

  • Detailed lessons, hands-on exercises, attendees will go home with a concrete social media work plan
  • Best for small businesses and corporate marketing professionals

TESTIMONIALS

“It’s an eye opener because my spouse and I are very new to this. It has given us better ideas and options.” – John Alex Villagarcia on Personal Finance 101

“Fitz was very clear and easy to understand. He’s able to simplify complex finance terms.” – Bernie Tan on Personal Finance 101

“Fitz had exceptional, real world advice that I found useful and new. These are things not discussed in an MBA.” – Ira Pozon on Investing 101

“I strongly recommend that you attend the Investing 101 Seminar Workshop… not only that you will learn the basics of investing; coming up with your own investment portfolio; etc. You will discover the so many things that you have been doing, wittingly or otherwise, that are actually ruining your financial life. Do yourself a favor – invest in this value-for-money seminar.” – Atty. Ariel Jawid on Investing 101

“Although I was expecting the workshop to be more on stocks, it was something much more better. It was a great eye opener for me who has no experience and has very little knowledge in investing.” – Nikko Tripon on Investing 101

“Fitz gave really practical tips on blogging, and how someone like me who doesn’t really know how to write, can make money from it. I’m excited to go home and apply what he taught.” – Kristine Pasamonte on Blogging 101

“I’ve been reading about social media marketing strategies online and how it can help my small business. Fitz was able to organize most of the things I’ve read and learned online into a practical step-by-step plan. That’s what I liked most about this workshop.” – Bong Casera on Social Media 101

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