Mai Perez – Graphic Designer and Social Media Manager
“I always have this urge inside me to show to people that you can be successful and grow professionally even if you’re just in the comfort of your home.”
“I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything. ” – Michael Phelps
Hi, I’m Mai. I’ve been in a home-based industry since 2009. Prior to that, I worked in the BPO industry for 5 years. During that time BPO was a new thing and not all people could pass the training.
I’ve never experienced what is referred to as ‘call center hopping’ because the management of the call center I was in, was fantastic! Plus I was handling customer acquisition, which is very new to me and challenging, but still a very good experience. I stayed there for 4 years until the company shut down their Manila office to give work to their people during the US Recession (which is understandable).
I know you’re all familiar with this quote: “When one door closes, another opens” – true enough! My friend referred me to his Australian client who runs an agency online. At first, I was very sceptical, but little did I know that this was the start of my home-based journey.
My 1st account as a freelancer required me to do a lot of calls to various companies. Though the pay was good, I didn’t want to be stuck doing calls for the rest of my life, so I said to myself I need to do something about this. With my perseverance and a sprinkle of fortunate events, I had clients who’re generous and paid for some of my training. During free times I enrolled myself into some free courses online, and watched a lot of influencer’s videos on YouTube just to update my skills and keep up with the latest trends in marketing.
I finished college yeeeaaaars ago! I took up a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Management. Though I finished college, most of my skills are from my experience. Nothing beats hard work and experience.
Now, I offer my skills to business owners who feel lost in the digital marketing world and in need of serious branding. I help business owners build brand awareness and online reputation. With every campaign I handled, my goal was to turn fans into customers and customers into advocates.
For a copy of Mai’s resume please click here.