Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many people tried to find alternative ways to make money from home.
Although most ran small businesses as a side hustle, there were also a few lucky ones who managed to financially support their whole family with their earnings.
Such was the case with 15-year-old content creator Love Marie Sabas Pugal. Using a roleplaying game called Gacha Life, Love Marie creates animated videos about riddles and memes. After consistently producing content for two years, she now rakes in up to 200,000 pesos per month from her YouTube channel Squishy Crafty Slime. Wow!
The teen even managed to buy a two-storey house for her family using her own savings. Love Marie's mom, Rosanne Sabas Pugal, proudly posted about her daughter's milestone on social media.
"My 15 year old daughter po ang nagpatayo ng bahay namin di kalakihan 36 sqm lot area 2 storey plus roofdeck, 4 bedrooms and 2 CR and bath," she captioned alongside photos of their new house, which is valued at a whopping 1.2 million pesos.
In an interview with PEP, her mom explained that Love Marie also earns enough to pay for her family's groceries, bills, and basic household necessities. She even runs a K-pop merch store for additional savings!
"Yung mga kinita niya po nakabangko lang po. Binabawasan lang po ng pang-grocery, kuryente, at panggastos po sa araw-araw," her mom said.
Rosanne toldSmart Parentingher advice to other parents. "Keep lang po ang pag-support sa mga anak natin. Kung nakikitaan po natin ng talent ang mga anak natin sa pagsayaw man o pagkanta po, hayaan po natin na ma-prove nila ang mga sarili nila."
She added, parents should not stop them from pursuing their passions. "Gaya po ng kay Love, binigyan ko po siya ng oras sa mga hilig niya, pero dapat maglaan din ng oras sa mga gawaing bahay, pag-aaral, at pahinga. Magkaroon ng sapat na tulog at alagaan po natin yung health ng mga bata."
Aside from being a YouTuber and entrepreneur, Love Marie is also a Grade 9 honor student. You can watch her latest video below:
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