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Full-time Working Mom to E-commerce Specialist – Interview with Merideth Roxas

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Watch and listen to Merideth Roxas, as she tells her inspiring story when she decided to leave Mindoro with just P500 in her pocket and chose to conquer Manila to live a better life.

She had jumped from one job to another, from being a babysitter to a sales agent, and then to a full-time office worker. But she felt there's something better for her. That's when she found out about online jobs and freelancing.

Discover her inspiring story as to how she was able to live the life that she wanted because of freelancing, how she's earning an income 3x better than her office job, and at the same time taking care of the most important: her son.

And a lot more…

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Discover how Ms. Merideth's freelancing journey unfolds as Ms. Anna Soriano and Ms. Pinky Anicete interview her on today's episode of “Jassuccess”.

See how you can be like her, from a sales agent in a telecommunications and digital services company to an office-based eBay store manager into an E-commerce Specialist VA at home.

Notable Quotes:

  • After graduating high school, she went to Manila with only 500 pesos fare allowance to look for a job so she can support her studies.
  • She was invited to apply in PLDT with the help of her Tita as a sales agent and was immediately hired.
  • She worked as a sales agent in the afternoon and at the same time studied in college in the morning.
  • She applied to one of their customers in PLDT who have an online business selling products on eBay and was luckily hired.
  • Her husband told her to search Jason Dulay on the internet and found out about the VA Bootcamp.
  • She subscribed to the Free Course and decided to enroll in the Complete course afterward.
  • Kailangan maging honest ka kasi maapektuhan yung feedback sayo ng client. Meron tayong FLIP Chat & Chill about this yung “How to break up with your Client”.
  • Sobrang laking tulong ng community na ganito, kaya kung kaya niyo, e grab niyo yung opportunity kasi dito niyo matututunan lahat.
  • Yung mga nagtatanong saken kung kailangan ba talaga mag enroll para magkaroon ng client, para saken sobrang laking tulong yung mga courses na naenrol ko lalo na yung sa VA Bootcamp kasi dun ko po talaga natutunan ang tamang mindset.
  • At tsaka sobrang supportive po talaga ng mga mentors sa VA Bootcamp, very responsive sila sa mga questions niyo kahit mataas na ang naaabot nila.
  • Sa mga gustong mag work from home na mga momies na katulad ko, mag enroll na kayo kasi yung pera na ibabayad niyo sa course sobrang mababalik agad sa inyo. Sundin niyo lang yung mga tinuro nila, yung mga tips at syempre gawin yung assignment.

Merideth’s Journey to Freelancing

  • After graduating high school, she went to Manila with only 500 pesos fare allowance to look for a job so she can support her studies.
  • She was invited to apply in PLDT with the help of her Tita as a sales agent and was immediately hired.
  • She worked as a sales agent in the afternoon and at the same time studied in college in the morning.
  • After graduating, she realized that she wanted to have a job where she can earn a basic or minimum salary.
  • She applied to one of their customers in PLDT who have an online business selling products on eBay and was luckily hired.
  • Soon after, she was already the one managing the online store of her employer.
  • She got her first baby but she had to let her mother took care of the baby in the province away from her so she could still continue working to support her family.
  • Because of their longing to be with their baby, they decided to get their baby from the province to stay with them in Manila and hired someone to babysit.
  • She had problems with the babysitter and had to change several “yayas” for a year which resulted in a change in their child's behavior which worried them so much.
  • She felt bored at home whenever her child goes to school so she thought of how she can work from home.
  • After finishing the course, she joined the Hustle Challenge which helped her so much in getting her first client.
  • She focused on her E-commerce niche and is now having 3 clients.
  • With that, she is now earning three times more compared to what she was earning before in the office.
  • Now, she is happily working as an E-commerce Specialist and is thinking of exploring other niches that would expand her skills in freelancing.

Q&A Highlights

So paano napunta sa Freelancing?

Sinabi saken ni hubby na esearch ko daw si Jason sa internet. Yung sinearch ko si Jason, may lumabas na VA Bootcamp nga po. Yung unang nakita ko dun yung free course. So since nung time na yun wala akong magawa so sign up agad ako.

So ano yung mga natutunan mo doon? Saan ka nahirapan?

Actually nahirapan ako sa mga assignment po. Natapos ko yung bootcamp ng hindi ko ginagawa yung assignment. Kaya nung natapos ko siya parang namroblema ako kung paano ako  mag aapply. Kasi dun nga sa Upwork, kailangan ng Portfolio. Nagmadali akong tapusin tapos wala pala akong mga assignment.

Ano ba ang Hustle Challenge?

Pag sumali kayo ng Hustle Challenge, mag-aaply kayo everyday sa mga job applications and then yung proposal e screenshot niyo and then yung job post e screenshot niyo din and then pinapasa namin sa mga mentors para ma check kung tama ba yung mga pinagsasabi namin.

How would you compare yung day to day life mo nung nagwowork ka pa sa office compared sa ngayon?

Nung time na nagwowork pa kasi ako sa office, hindi ako makapagtrabaho ng maayos. Ngayon nagwowork na ako dito sa bahay tapos kasama ko pa yung anak ko, hindi na ako magbabayad ng yaya, at nakakatipid na ako at di na kailangan mamasahe.

Yung mga di mo ba pinansin na interview ng clients nagkakaron ng bad feedback sa applicant?

Hindi naman po. Yun dun po sa stats, dun lang po magakakaroon ng ano.

Ano daw ang rate mo now?

$7

One at a time ba ang pagtrabaho mo sa client o sabay mo nang ginagawa?

Hindi po. Yung isang client ko kasi  may specific time na kailangan mag online ako. Yung isa kahit anong oras kasi yung deadline namin is one week eh.

So paano naman ang time management pag marami kang clients?

Nagkaroon ako ng full time client bago mag 2019, kaya lang sobrang time consuming. Gusto ko yung fixed price na pwede ko siyang gawing ganitong oras na kumbaga hawak ko yung oras ko.

Hindi ka ba nag try ng ibang niche?

E-commerce lang talaga ang inaaplyan ko.

Alin ba sa mga natutunan mo sa VA Bootcamp ang pinaka naging mas useful sayo?

Actually yung mga tinuturo dun, sobrang laki ang tulong. So sobrang dami niyo talagang matututunan. Tsaka yung ibang skills naman, hindi ko naman din alam. So dun ko lang din nalaman sa VA Bootcamp.

Ano po ba ang other possible niches ng pagiging online worker?

Madami talagang niches. We suggest na magstart ka as Virtual Assistant katulad ng tinuturo namin sa VA Bootcamp kasi doon maeexperience mo ang ibat-ibang line unti-unti then dun mo ma dediscover ang niche na gusto mo.

How do you end a contract with your client lalo na kapag ayaw mo na siya?

Kailangan maging honest ka lang sa kanya kasi maapektuhan din yung feedback sayo nun kung halimbawa di mo na bet tapos ayaw mo na rin mag work. Meron tayong FLIP Chat & Chill about this yung “How to breakup with your Client”.

Sa bootcamp po ba lahat ng niche na pwede sa freelancing tinatackle? Di po ba meron kayong individual courses na parang specialty na po ba yun?

Nasa complete course na siya at hindi mo na mapupurchase ng separate so you have to enroll sa complete course para ma avail mo lahat ng mga special courses like Bookkeeping, SEO, Better English, FB Ads, Social Media at tsaka Next Level Freelancing.

Anong ma aadvise mo sa mga mommy na katulad mo at sa mga nag o office job?

Yun po sa mga katulad ko na gustong mag work from home at makaiwas na sa traffic, try niyo po sa mga courses tulad yung VA Bootcamp. Sobrang laking tulong po lalo na yung may mentor ka.

Kailan si hubby magwowork from home?

Actually po yung isang task ko pinapagawa ko na.

96 thoughts on “Full-time Working Mom to E-commerce Specialist – Interview with Merideth Roxas

  1. may age limit po ba dito?

  2. bako pa puko ako sa bootcamp… gusto ko na. aralin …

  3. How much complete course? for every course how much?

  4. How much po ang complete course

  5. Leap of faith yan . God bless you

  6. from General Trias, cavite

  7. How much po yun complete course?

  8. Done shared even late

  9. Nice galing!nmn ni meredeth

  10. Haha ako ngsearch s google ng ol job lumitaw c sir jason

  11. Sorry late replay n lng

  12. hello guys, i notice some changes in visual, i really like the new format very interactive and connected on the audience thanks for another aspiring story.

  13. ilan po dapat ang proposal na gawin ?my limit po ba sa upwor?

  14. Balot Labuguin watch this

  15. Hello po from bulacan, first time watching

  16. Jules Reyl sa complete package kasama yung Next Level Freelancing. Di siya na-aavail as individual course. 🙂

  17. Tnx God muli akong nakapanood ng buo at na inspired bumalik mag-aral muli after 6 mons of lakwatsa 😂

  18. thanks maam pinky maam anna and mam merideth <3

  19. Thanks mga lodis sa freelancing! Ms. Ana and ms.Pinky. God bless!😘

  20. “Sobrang thankful ako na pinakilala sakin ni hubby si Jason (Dulay)” – Merideth Roxas

  21. Magkaiba po ba to doon sa filipino virtual assistance?

  22. “Sa mga katulad ko na gusto mag work-from-home at makaiwas sa sobrang traffic, try niyo ‘yung mga courses tulad ng VA Bootcamp” – Merideth Roxas

  23. Yes i want to work from home

  24. gusto ko na mag freelance matindi mag power trip mga boss sa corporate job

  25. Sobrang supportive tlaga dito s VAB

  26. How to join gusto ko din matuto neto🙂

    1. sign up here: freevacourse.com 🙂

  27. i am interested to join free va course.

  28. pa save po pls review ko po uli later 🙂

  29. Sumali din po kau sa Hustle Challenge pra may makasama po kayo sa Freelancing journey niyo.. MAKE FRIENDS!! WAG KJ!! 😁😁😂😂😆😆
    #OctoberHustlers 😘😘😘😍😍😍

  30. “Kailangan ba talaga mag-enroll para magkaron ng client? Sakin, sobrang okay ‘yung mga courses lalo na yung VA Bootcamp, dun ko natutunan ‘yung tamang mindset.” – Merideth Roxas

  31. Pwede po bang mag-avail ng “Next Level Freelancing” kahit hindi po ako mag-avail ng Complete Course???
    Graphic Design na po kasi ang chosen niche ko at gusto ko lang po sanang matutunan ung effective advance freelancing. Thanks po ms. Anna & ms. Pinky 😀 ♥ ♥

    1. Nasa complete course kse yun eh di sya available as a separate course

  32. Ung support group ang hinabol ko dito sa booth camp tsaka ung experience at feeling <3

  33. Dito ko natutunan ang tamang mindset – Merideth

  34. Jules Reyl ndi po pwede.. Complete Course and Accelerated Courses nlng po available ngayon sa VABootcamp

    1. Thanks po mam Gien Mae…

  35. Mas nakakatakot ang interview sa corporate! Pag online, nakakatakot din, pero puwede ka may kodigo 😀

  36. Hi Pinky Yes! na noticed nya ako Made my day inspired nanaman ako 😍 🤣✌

  37. Pwede po bang mag-avail ng “Next Level Freelancing” kahit hindi po ako mag-avail ng Complete Course???
    Graphic Design na po kasi ang chosen niche ko at gusto ko lang po sanang matutunan ung effective advance freelancing. Thanks po ms. Pinky & ms. Anna 😀 ♥ ♥

  38. me too.. ung pag interview basta english hahaha takot ako.

  39. Hi po..watching from BacolodCity.

  40. Next Level Freelancing
    Social Media Marketing
    Email Marketing Mechanics
    Freelance Writing
    E-commerce
    VA Bootcamp
    QuickBooks and Bookkeeping

    Ndi ko na alam yung iba.. Haha ✌😂

  41. Pwede po bang mag-avail ng “Next Level Freelancing” kahit hindi po ako mag-avail ng Complete Course???
    Graphic Design na po kasi ang chosen niche ko at gusto ko lang po sanang matutunan ung effective advance freelancing. Thanks po ms. Anna & ms. Pinky … 😀 ♥

  42. “Kung hindi ako nag-enroll sa VA Bootcamp, ‘di ko din alam paano ako makakakuha ng client” – Merideth Roxas

  43. I’m motivated to join. Sawa na ko sa office job

  44. “Tinuturo dun (sa VA Bootcamp) ‘yung basic skills na kailangan mo bilang virtual assistant… ‘yung ibang skills din naman ‘di ko alam, dun ko na natutunan.” – Merideth Roxas

  45. How to be you po?🤭

  46. “Nung time na nandito na ko sa freelancing, nandito lang ako sa bahay, kumikita ako, kasama ko anak ko, (yung mga pinagdaanan ko before na struggle) parang na-solve ni God.” – Merideth Roxas

  47. “Sobrang laki ng tinipid namin, ‘di ko na kailangan mamasahe, (iwas) traffic.” – Merideth Roxas

  48. Actually kung di ako nag enroll sa VA Bootcamp, di ko matututunan paano magkaroon ng client – Merideth

  49. Copywriter.. 😁😁😂😂😂

  50. sa bootcamp po ba lahat ng niche na pwde sa freelancing tinatacle? dpo ba meron kayong individual courses na parang specialty napo ba un?

  51. “Hindi na ako kailangan magbayad ng yaya.” – Merideth Roxas

  52. “Nagkaron ako ng dalawang client na walang interview.” -Merideth Roxas

  53. How do you end the contract with your client lalo kpag ayaw mo na sa kanya/ sa work..

  54. “Natatakot ako sa interview, yun talaga yung pinaka struggle ko” – Merideth Roxas

  55. para magka experience ka narin…

  56. noobie question po.. ano po bang other possible niches ng pagging online worker?

  57. “Isa ako sa mga pasaway (sa Hustle Challenge), ‘yung mga kasabay ko may full-time work, ako nandito lang sa bahay tapos wala ako proposal.” – Merideth Roxas

  58. sa laki ng ecom industry, ano yung the best na niche na pwede simulan?

  59. Hahahaha!! [Kdrama is lifer – Jamy Daud] 😁😁😂😂😂😂😂

  60. Thank you ms anna, salamat po sa sagot.

  61. “Na-virtual kurot din ako (sa Hustle Challenge) kasi wala pa akong portfolio.” – Merideth Roxas

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