- Joyce Sibayan, 22-year-old Pinay, was able to earn her first million through live online selling
- The young woman said she did not expect to make that much at her age and only believed it when the bank confirmed that she indeed have more than a million in her savings account
- Sibayan said that her journey was not easy, having gone through dozens of failures
- She said that failures became her stepping stones in achieving her dream
22-year-old Pinay online seller, Joyce Sibayan, is living proof that dreams can be realized if one works hard to achieve it.
In a “24 Oras” report on April 28, GMA7 reporter Mariz Umali was able to get the full details of the story from Sibayan herself.
According to the 22-year-old, her journey towards her huge earnings is littered with failures and disappointments.
“Meron pong times na nag-breakdown po ako and nawala nga po ako sa sarili dahil sunod-sunod yung nangyayari din sa business ko,” Sibayan narrated.
She also said that among the items she tried to sell in the past included pre-loved clothes, chili garlic oil, and cosmetics.
Sibayan recalled that she was a “bad influence” when she was still a teenager. There were even instances when even her own parents would report her to the police. She would drink liquor and wouldn’t be able to go home for days.
The Pinay online seller also recalled that at school, she was an “outcast,” prompting her to search for something she could take pride in.
After encountering dozens of failures, Sibayan said she tried her hand at live online selling and that was where she found success.
She left an important advice for all, saying that what is important is the willingness to face challenges.
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“Hindi po talaga ako magaling sa academics. Ang totoo pong importante sa buhay is madiskarte ka, masipag at matiyaga ka,” Sibayan said.
Online selling in the Philippines has been ongoing for many years now but it reached greater heights with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. When the government imposed lockdown measures, most of the Filipinos turned to buying online instead of going out of their houses. This gave online sellers a huge boost in sales and revenue. Online selling also gave rise to small forwarding companies, which grew exponentially later on because of the brisk activity in the online market.
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Success stories of online sellers are not new. Even before the pandemic, there are online sellers who met a huge degree of success in a relatively short period of time. One of these success stories is that of Heidee Sibayan and her husband who, because of their hard work and determination, was able to build a nice house, buy a new car for their personal use, and a vehicle for their online business.
Another online selling success story is that of Pinay Rica Detiquez, who sold skin care products online. She said that her hard work and perseverance in her chosen field paid off as she was able to provide for her family through her online business.
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