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Working Mom Breaks Free From Toxic Corporate Job To Become an In-Demand Amazon FBA Specialist

October 6, 2021
by Jason Dulay 
Jason is the founder and CEO of Work from Home Roadmap and VA Bootcamp. Aside from teaching Filipinos how to succeed working from home, he likes traveling, playing board games, and drinking coffee.
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Loans to pay.

Kids & parents to support.

An OFW husband whom she wants to stay in the Philippines for good.

These are the main reasons why a working mom pursued freelancing.

Meet Cherryl.

She spent almost 20 years in the corporate world.

And a terrible work experience caused her to lose hope.

But her dreams are bigger than her worries.

Until she stumbled upon the VA Bootcamp.

Fast forward today, she consistently makes P30,000 minus the toxic work environment.

More importantly, she can watch over her kid's activities every single day.

What are her challenges?

How did she overcome them?

How did she able to get a client and make consistent income within months of freelancing?

Watch this replay!

Working Mom Breaks free From Toxic Corporate Job To Become an in-Demand FBA Specialist

Introduction

Watch out for Cherry Alipio’s story on how painful it is to work from a toxic Corporate job and turn to freelance, and now she will share her experiences on how she became a successful in-demand FBA Specialist.

Notable Quotes

  • Nakaka tawa nga kasi yung first client ko is siya pa yung kinabahan kaysa sa akin nung first interview namin siya yung naka close yung camera kasi nahihiya daw siya and hindi sila sanay. 
  • Sa freelancing hindi natin kailangan kung ano yung natapos natin. Ang pinaka importante is kung paano natin mai-aaply ang mga nalalaman natin and mahanap natin yung particular niche na para sa atin. 
  • Napakaganda na mag work from home tapos hindi toxic. Wala kang boss na iniintindi na baka magalit. Napakasarap at napakagaan sa pakiramdam mag work from home and online jobs. 
  • Sometimes kailangan lang natin ng prayers for redirection and God answers prayers in an unexpected way and minsan he answers by taking away something. Masakit but this painful experience ay magiging blessing in disguise sa atin. I lost my job and the people I care walked out of my life but then I realized that they are hurting me more than helping me pala and I know God answers my prayers in a joyful and drama-free life so alam ko na he is redirecting my life to a better place now. 
  • Ang advantage kapag naka enroll tayo is direct ka na agad hindi na paligoy ligoy. Naka pokus ka na sa iisang niche. Parang ito na yung short cut para marating mo yung niche na gusto mo. Kaya sinasuggest ko talaga na mag enroll tayo. Dahil maraming bagay ang matutunan natin sa VA bootcamp lalo na kung makasali ka sa internship. Para pag labas mo ng VA bootcamp is confident na confident ka na. 
  • I value din yung mga nagtatanong kasi I’ve been there din and mahirap talaga. Ang kailangan sa freelancing ay tulungan and don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 20 kasi comparison is a thief of joy. What you need to do is to do more, dream more, pray more and ask for guidance from him, consult him if this is for you. Napakasarap mag trabaho sa online job.

Cherryl Alipio’s Journey to Freelancing

  • After graduation, she went to Manila to find a job and landed a job at a furniture company for 10 years. 
  • She worked for another company again but she got pregnant so she needs to resign and stay at home with her kids. Her husband push to work abroad to sustain their financial needs. 
  • Her husband discovered about working online (VA Bootcamp) and told Cherryl to stay at home and work online. 
  • By that time, Cherryl is still afraid because she almost worked in the corporate industry for 15  years so she has a doubt if freelancing is for her and also she is not good at English so she looks again for work outside. 
  • Someone offered her a job near her house and at that time she thought that it was a blessing but it's turn to be the most painful job experience that she encountered working in a corporation. She experienced unpaid work and was blamed for a mistake she did not do. She worked very hard and pleased everybody and her boss but they treated her inhumane. 
  • Two days after, she saw the VA Bootcamp and requested the Free Course. 
  • Thereupon, she enrolled in a VA Bootcamp and focused on studying freelancing. 
  • She studied freelancing every night and was hoping to become one of the interns. 
  • Luckily, Cherryl was one of the chosen interns in VA Bootcamp and she learned many new things about freelancing terms, tools and  met new friends. She overcame her fear with the help of the mentor inside the camp. 
  • After an internship in the VA Bootcamp, Cherryl was very grateful because she was able to get her very first and generous client from New Zealand, a start-up business. She just works for two hours per day. Since the business was a start-up, Cherryl employment was put on hold. 
  • While Cherryl’s employment was on-hold on her first client, Cherryl also studied becoming an Amazon VA. She had her intensive training in Amazon VA and got hired by her second client. 
  • Cherry was able to meet her client personally, she was grateful for her second client where she earns way better than the salary she gets in her corporate job.

 Q and A Highlights

Ikumpara mo yung sitwasyon mo ngayon sa corporate Job mo noon. Pipiliin mo pa kaya yung corporate Job mo noon?

Hindi na sir, napakaganda na mag work from home tapos hindi toxic, wala kang boss na iniintindi na baka magalit. Napakasarap at napakagaan sa pakiramdam mag work from home and online jobs.

Five years mo roon sa corporate company na iyon how is your growth? 

Yung salary niya ganun pa rin.

Paano mo nasabi na sa E-commerce talaga ang niche mo? 

Kasi from the start sir nasa sales na ako. From sales napunta ako ng purchasing and nitong huli is sa accounting parang same dun sa Amazon na pag dadaanan mo and nasa sales yung passion ko. Familiar na sa akin yung mga terms and yung mga ginagamit naming tools. 

After you enrolled, saan po kayo nag focus na niche?

Sa E-commerce. 

What are your particular skills para masabi mo na sa sales ka?

Focus more on product research so dapat familiar ka dun sa mga criteria na profitable, return of investments, checking VAT and more on accounting. 

What should be learned (app/Software) in being a VA?

If makukuha nila yung PDF file ko nandun na lahat ng tools na kailangan mo as Amazon VA and lahat ng links nandun.

Yung mga tools po ba na included dun sa file po na sinend niyo ang usually na ginagamit?

Yes, based on my experience.

Isa po akong Third year college BS Information Technology. Ano po kaya possible ko na skills and  saan po ako puwede mag start?

Sa freelancing hindi natin kailangan kung ano yung natapos natin. Ang pinaka importante is kung paano natin mai-aaply ang mga nalalaman natin and mahanap natin yung particular niche na para sa atin, since BSIT why not try web design.

Is there a lesson that you have learned from this experience can you share with our audiences?  

Sometimes kailangan lang natin ng prayers for redirection and God answers prayers in an unexpected way and minsan he answers by taking away something. Masakit but this painful experience ay magiging blessing in disguise sa atin. I lost my job and the people I care walked out of my life but then I realized that they are hurting me more than helping me pala and I know God answers my prayers in a joyful and drama-free life so alam ko na he is redirecting my life to a better place now.

Ano po disadvantage at advantage ng nakapag enroll ka sa online courses at self study lang?

Ang advantage kapag naka enroll tayo is direct ka na agad hindi na paligoy ligoy. Naka pokus ka na sa iisang niche. Parang ito na yung short cut para marating mo yung niche na gusto mo. Kaya sinasuggest ko talaga na mag enroll tayo. Dahil maraming bagay ang matutunan natin sa VA bootcamp lalo na kung makasali ka sa internship. Para pag labas mo ng VA bootcamp is confident na confident ka na.

Ako maam Cherryl no experience at hanggang ngayon hindi ko pa rin alam yung niche ko? Dito po kasi ako palagi sa sari sari store namin four years na at gustong ko matuto mag freelance.

Kailangan mo muna mag pokus sa kung ano talaga yung niche mo, kung ano yung gusto mo at alamin mo kung saan ka magaling na makaka contribute ka sa client mo.

Skill package po ba kayo nag enroll? 

Accelerated package, both skills and Get hired package.

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by Jason Dulay 
Jason is the founder and CEO of Work from Home Roadmap and VA Bootcamp. Aside from teaching Filipinos how to succeed working from home, he likes traveling, playing board games, and drinking coffee.

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70 comments on “Working Mom Breaks Free From Toxic Corporate Job To Become an In-Demand Amazon FBA Specialist”

  1. Ako mam Cheryl no experience,at hanggang ngayon Hindi ko pa Rin alam Kung ano ang niche ko? Dito po Kasi ako palagi sa sarisari store namin,4years na at gusto ko matuto sa mga freelance

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