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From Expat Housewife to a Traveling VA and Entrepreneur – Interview with Marvi Gatdula

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From Expat Housewife to a Traveling VA and Entrepreneur – Interview with Marvi Gatdula #JasSuccess

Learn how Marvi faced life's uncertainties back here in Manila and how she conquered them when she discovered about online jobs and freelancing.

Discover her amazing story as to how she was able to turn life's difficulties into a life that is well-secured and having the time to travel monthly with her family and managing a business as well!


In this interview, Marvi talked about:
✅ How She Achieved Her Dream of Traveling With Her Family Through Freelancing
✅ What She Did When She Lost Her High-Paying Client and How She Bounced Back
✅ How Freelancing Led Her to Put Up Her Own Travel Agency

And a whole lot more…

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From an Ex-pat (a person who lives out in their native country) Housewife to a traveling Virtual Assistant and at the same an entrepreneur. Witness how Ms. Marvi Gatdula started her career as a freelancer and why did they leave their life and work in Brunei.

Learn from her experience and be inspired by her life story on how she successfully achieved her dreams and goals in life.

Notable Quotes:

  • Do not be anxious about anything but instead pray for everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your request to God and the peace of God which transcend all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Ito talagang verse yung life verse ko and my life testimonies na talagang nangyari saken.
  • My faith is stronger than what I think before. Binigyan ako ng verse ng ganito, di ko siya memorize hindi ko alam yung chapter verse niya, pag bukas ko ng bible ko yun din yung lumantad so nalaman ko na Philipphians 4:67 pala ito, hindi tayo nagkakaroon ng chance na mabuksan lahat yung bibles naten, we'll just pray, we know He's just there, parang ito yata yung sinasabi nilang Divine Intervention.
  • 2016 August doon ko nakita na marami pala ang freelancing, marami palang work sa online. Nakita ko si Jason Dulay pero hindi ko pa siya pinansin, hindi pa ako nagenroll, ang inaapplyan ko 51Talk.” August 6, nag bayad ako kay Jason. Nagkaroon ng Skype Matching Program doon ko nakilala si Bernie Castro. Kinuha kong course sa bootcamp ay accelerated”.
  • Nagkawork ako August na, Doon na nagstart yung ECommerce ko, after 3 months that was October gumagawa na ako ng store. Ito rin yung time na marami na akong invites. Dahil uhaw sa trabaho accept lang ng accept.
  • Noong nawala yung client ko doon ko narealized na wala pala akong ginawa. That time din kumuha na kami ng insurance, mutual fund, stocks. April and May din nagstart kami magpatayo ng 2 apartment.
  • Grade 2 palang ako iyon na gusto ko, dream ko at goal ko to travel the world, tapos bigla na lang mawawala dahil nag-asawa ka na, Parang narealize mo na hindi pala totoo na mare-reach yun kasi mahirap pa lang i-reach.
  • Yung thinking ko at meaning ko sa pagfe-freelance nag- upgrade din, before gusto ko lang bilhin noon ay gas range, pero unti- unting nag upgrade siya hanggang sa magkakaroon ka ng struggle ka, maiisip mo kailangan mong maginvest, talagang paplantsahin mo na lahat.”
  • Yung goals naming nagiba na, yun ay ang pag-travel na, kailangan e-maximize kasi work from home ka na, magkaroon ng time sa family. Doon na nagstart na ituloy yung mga pangarap naming na magtravel.”

Marvi’s Journey to Freelancing

  • She is a Graduate of Banking and Finance, she also took courses in Caregiving.
  • She worked as Sales Representative in Brunei.
  • 2004, she meets her husband who was a Multi-Media Artist and started to establish their own family in Brunei for 10 years.
  • 2014 they went back to the Philippines and put up a business.
  • 2016 she enrolled in VA Bootcamp course and got her first online job as E-commerce VA, through the help of her friends. She became the manager at the store where she was working.
  • After 3 months of working online, they have also started to create an online store. And now she owns a traveling agency.
  • February of 2017, she was earning 6 digits.
  • Traveling the world is one of her dreams and now she maximizes the benefits of freelancing by traveling to different countries with her family.

Q and A Highlights:

Ano po ang work niyo as e-Commerce VA? Yun din po kasi ang gusto kong pasukin.

Manager, pero nung nandun pa ako kay Bernie, Order Fulfillment lang ako. Madali lang kasi ang eCommerce, mas nauna kasi si Bernie siya na nagtrain sa amin.

Saan mo inaral yung e-commerce?

Nung nagwowork na ako, kasi totally wala akong alam.

Masasabi mo bang nakatulong si VAbotcamp sa journey mo sa pag pe-freelancing and anong tips ang maiiwan mo sa mga newbies na kagaya naten na zero knowledge.

Napaka open na ng freelancing, magpush lang tayo na mag apply lang ng mag apply. Alamin mo kung anong gusto mo, tingnan mo kung magiging okay ba to sa aken. Kung makakuha ka ng isang skills na talagang alam niyo na mageenjoy kayo pwede din na doon na muna kayo. Pero kailangan din naten mag upgrade, wag tayo mag settle na okay na ako sa pangarap ko.

135 thoughts on “From Expat Housewife to a Traveling VA and Entrepreneur – Interview with Marvi Gatdula

  1. 2 Thumbs Up Ms Anna Soriano and Mavi Gatz…So inspiring po yong interview nyo po…sana maging katulad din ako sa inyo someday…

  2. Hi po im from tanay rizal

  3. wow same po tyo ng coure Ms.Marvi.

  4. ok naman na po ang Audio nyo kc wla ng echo!

  5. hi Im From Caloocan..rightnow im in the bus going home..

  6. Hi edelyn from bacolod

  7. Ok po clear po ang audio nyo

  8. hi from dasmarinas welling to learn

  9. Hi Sis Mavi! Just watched your intrviewed..interested here aa freelancer, pa mentor ako.☺

  10. Hi, I’m Gellie from Minglanila Cebu.

  11. pa Hi po ni Trisha Barroba-Arroyo

  12. Clear lng po ang audio

  13. Have seen the live interview, already .

  14. Hi from General Santos City! Goodluck!

  15. Hi I’m watching from Singapore

  16. I shared this earlier. I hope to receive the free ebook. Thanks!

  17. thanks both! thanks in advance sa PDF

  18. Nandun lahat ng links ni Mavi 🙂

  19. Hello ate Jeanneth Vidal welcome

  20. start na po ng husstle challenge q un mam anna pano kaya,un?

  21. See you po in feb.9 miss.a ???

  22. See you po in feb.9 miss.a 😍😍😍

  23. nasa mindanao po ako..hehe

  24. see you mga taga makati, I’ll be there ??

  25. see you mga taga makati, I’ll be there 😊😊

  26. Isa sa traits ni Mavi Agape Maranatha ay madiskarte. Im so proud of you ???

  27. Isa sa traits ni Mavi Agape Maranatha ay madiskarte. Im so proud of you 😊😊😊

  28. Grabi kagagandang dinosaur eh haha

  29. berns gayo si nerissa avila oh….

  30. yun ang secret pala, book na maaga para maipush ang travel goals

  31. mam MARVI intern pwede po ba ako,hehe!to learn some more

  32. “Kelangan mag-uupgrade din tayo, ‘wag tayo mag-settle.” – Marvi Gatdula

  33. Thanks for sharing Mavi Agape Maranatha now ko lang nalaman Bootcamp student ka din pla 🙂

  34. “Mag-push lang tayo, mag-apply lang ng mag-apply, tingnan mo kung ano yung gusto mo.” – Marvi Gatdula

  35. ay gravi marami pa ako aaralin sobra…pero salamat s lhat na mga inspiring words ni mam MARVI.

  36. tama, taasan mo pa pangarap mo, at taasan ang effort.

  37. Nakaka inspire, maraming salamat sa mga event na tulad nitong interview. Isa ito sa mga nakaka push sa mga newbie katulad namin.

  38. THANKS sa answer po

  39. sana soon aqu din yong e interviewhin..goal?

  40. magandamg gabi Mavi Gatz Anne Anna D. Soriano

  41. Yes, me too. I want the Free Gift…

  42. sa gayun gusto ko i try ang ecommers..

  43. apply po aq ecom va po niche q ?? im available po but not for sale ??

  44. mam MARVI saan u inaaral ung dati mong ecom course po?

    1. may training sa work 🙂 pero meron na tayo sa VA Bootcamp

  45. pahire po sis Mavi hahaha

  46. I want that free gift ?? travel is life ??

    1. Mahar Delos Reyes Pedral done 10 times ??

  47. Order Fulfillment to Shopify Manager 🙂

  48. FREE GIFT: How to Achieve Your Travel Goals While Working as a Freelancer

  49. yes habang bata pa po at kya pa mag travel ?memory pagtanda na babalik balikan ??

  50. ito na ang sagot para mkatulong sa finances..

  51. Done sharing this live interview to Diff. FB Group.

  52. My biggest dream magkaroon akong sariling bahay

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