As a Former LinkedIn™ employee, I had a front-row seat in witnessing the world’s largest professional network grow to currently more than 675 million members in over 200 countries while generating +$320K in revenue in less than 12 months.
Early 2018 I took the leap of faith and quit my 9-to-5 office job without solid backup plan. Since then, I’ve built a successful online business while working, living and traveling across six different countries. In 2019, I was nominated for being one of the most inspiring and ambitious women entrepreneurs in The Netherlands.
I’m currently on a mission to pave the future of remote work since I believe you can – and should – have the freedom to work from wherever and whenever you feel happiest and most productive.
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Back in 2018, I was working at one of the world’s largest tech companies in the “Sillicon Valley” of Europe, Dublin, sippin’ free almond cappuccinos while doing my dream job (at least, I thought).
After a while the office walls started to come down on me, and the – very – comfortable office job with high-paying salary, free food + gym and rooftop barista bar did not feel as special as they used to.
I wanted to have the freedom to work from wherever I felt happiest and most productive and have the flexibility to design my own work schedule – perhaps traveling the world while doing it.
But, I was “stuck” in a traditional 9-to-5 corner office, advising hundreds of business leaders how to digitally transform their business through a modern selling strategy, resulting in +$320K in revenue within 12 months – without having met a single customer face-to-face (hello remote work!).
And that’s when it hit me.
You can have the freedom and flexibility that you deserve— if you make the leap of faith.
That’s when back in early 2018, I decided to quit my corporate job without solid back-up plan and I booked a ticket to Bali to “explore the world of remote work”. Before I even realised, I secured my first high-ticket client worth $2000— without having a website or a business name.
Within 30 days I turned my Instagram account Make the Leap Digital (how ironic?) into a profitable online business helping clients worldwide to learn and implement my #1 strategy on LinkedIn to kickstart or grow their online business so they, too, can enjoy the freedom & flexibility that they deserve.
I now live my dream life having worked, lived and traveled across six different countries (incl. Bali, California, and Medellin). And guess what? I’ve learned that it takes a leap of faith every next level into your business, and life. Embrace the journey!
How can I help?
Ready to unlock the power of LinkedIn? Learn how to build a powerful online professional brand and kickstart or scale your business on the world’s largest professional network!
Remote work is no longer the future of work, it is now. Book me for an (online) consultation program, interactive workshop, or training to help build a happy and more productive remote workforce.
What They Said
Mandy always goes above and beyond with her work, she is creative, detail oriented and has a high knowledge of website design, SEO and digital advertising at LinkedIn. If you want to increase your company’s brand awareness and get the right quality leads for your business, Mandy will set you up for success.
Mandy visited Trinity Business School in early 2018 at our invitation to deliver an excellent presentation to our post graduate business students entitled ‘Rock Your Profile’. She was fantastic to work with throughout the process and we hope to avail of her expertise again in the near future. Thank you, Mandy!
Mandy Fransz from Make the Leap Digital is a must-follow! Last week our team had a very inspiring workshop. We learned the ins and outs of social selling on Linkedin and thanks to Mandy we have now All-Star profiles!
I’ve had three high-quality leads reaching out to me within the first week after Mandy helped me with my LinkedIn profile – I had none prior that! Her hands-on approach combined with her specialised knowledge of the Linkedin platform make her unrelenting in her use of creative strategies to solve any problems that arise.
My profile truly transformed into my own personal brand and online resume. And it has already paid off – because of Mandy’s advice to send a short message to people sending a connection request, I secured a meeting with a potential employer soon after updating my profile! Thank you so much, Mandy!
The Linkedin reporting modules told me I was already quite advanced in using the platform. But having just finished Mandy’s one-day Linkedin Strategy Intensive, it was clear that there was still a lot more for me to learn. She came very prepared and had tailored various parts of her approach to the key questions that were on my mind. […] If you’re looking for a Linkedin coach, I can strongly recommend Mandy.
I had an opportunity to participate in Mandy’s MTL Bootcamp where she shared her knowledge on how businesses should be promoted on LinkedIn and what should be done in order to elevate professional brands. As somebody working in a similar field, I very much admired Mandy’s professional attitude, structured way of providing guidelines and support throughout the activity. She’s a true LinkedIn professional!
The “5 Things I’ve Gained Since Working Abroad after Studies” went viral with 1000+ likes within 24 hours and 20.000+ views within 48 hours! The power of statistics. Mandy inspires people and definitely knows what she’s talking about. Because of her, I found myself a new way to share my experiences and connect with people from all over the world.
I’ve worked with Mandy on a number online projects and she’s been a great resource in helping develop our LinkedIn™ Strategy. We’ve been getting great results and she helped us grow our email list with 250+ high-quality leads within one week and gain 3 new clients only one week after. LinkedIn™ is a wildly powerful platform with massive potential for online business owners like myself.
I really found this masterclass helpful! Mandy explains everything very clearly and shows useful examples. After the masterclass you can implement the steps right away at your own pace. The masterclass helped me with useful tips and knowledge about how you can increase your visibility on LinkedIn, how to build your professional brand, and how to expand your network with useful connections. I also found the E-book very comprehensive and nice designed with step-by-step lessons which makes it easy to use!
Success doesn’t lead to happiness – happiness leads to success. I believe that in order to be successful AND happy you need to lead with purpose.
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel -implement proven processes and spend less time figuring things out and more time building your dream business.
To achieve financial freedom you need a profitable strategy in place to hit your ambitious income goals. Because a business without money is just a hobby.
What I believe
I believe that the future of work is remote, and that…