Rubimarie Tonogbanua – Online Entrepreneur

rubi-marie-zaragoza-tonobanua-casualHello! My name is Rubi Marie Zaragoza Tonogbanua. You can call me Rubi.

I took up Bachelor of Science Major in Tourism but I wasn’t able to finish my studies because my parents could no longer afford to send me to school. I decided to look for a job and I was fortunate enough to be hired as an Assistant Secretary in a Private Clinic. My task was to update the clients and update clients record. That was my first job but I only stayed there for 3 months because I needed to move to another place.

I’ve been working in the BPO industry for more than 5 years now. I first worked as a Customer Service Representative where I handled UK online accounts. I must say that my first account trained me to be better in a lot things like multitasking and dealing with irate customers. I worked for this account for 4 months before resigning due to my pregnancy.

Since I am the breadwinner of the family, I decided to look for a job after giving birth in order to support my family and my son. I landed a job as a Collections Consultant in a private Company. I did both inbound and outbound work. We handled different types of accounts and different clients based in Australia like phone bills, internet, personal loans, car loans, electricity, and gas bills.

rubi-marie-zaragoza-tonogbanua-sonI am very assertive on every call to hit my daily target and for me to be able to get incentives. I also do cold calling and send daily reports direct to the client. I lasted there for more than 5 years, but I had to leave in order to look after my son.

I’m a hardworking single mum who is willing to sacrifice and do everything for my son. I’m also an entrepreneur. I love fashion and beauty products, so I decided to start an online business. I sell bags, shoes, beauty products and other preloved clothes.

At the moment, I’ve been working as a Virtual Assistant for a year now. It wasn’t easy at first since I am new to this field. I’ve been through a lot of hardships but giving up is not an option for me. I love working at home because aside from being able to earn, I get to be with my son and watch him grow.

I am flexible, reliable, and eager to learn and explore more as a Virtual Assistant and to provide good and quality service to my clients.

I believe that everything happens for a reason. Just “have faith and God won’t let us down”

This is my story 🙂

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