What were you busy doing when you were a teenager? A 15-year-old from Makati City was busy building her family’s dream house!
Love Marie Sabas Pugal admitted that she grew up with many hardships in life. Her mother was a housewife, while her father was a supervisor in a cafe but soon lost his job due to the pandemic. Life was hard for them during the pandemic, and with no income, Love Marie thought of ways to earn money and help her family.
Following her passion for vlogging, Love Marie decided to focus on her YouTube channel. Little did she know that what was meant to be a hobby would change the fate of her family.
“Naisipan ko pong gumawa ng content and napaedit na rin po. Hilig ko naman po siya pero naganahan na po talaga ako magvideo kasi para makatulong na po sa magulang ko,” she shared in an article by Janelle Lorzano via Philstar.
She started creating about short video animation, until her followers grew. “Squishy Crafty Slime po ‘yung pangalan po ng YouTube ko, nagsimula po ako 2020.Tungkol sa Gacha life po, animation po siya sa YouTube. Nung December 2020 po, 100 followers pa lang ‘yung subscribers ko and ngayon po nasa 181k subscribers na,” she added.
Love Marie’s mother, Rosanne first posted about her daughter’s achievement on the Facebook group, Home Buddies. She shared how proud she was of her teenager’s hard work. She described that the house was a 36sqm lot area, 2-storey with a roof deck, 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. The house was worth P1.2 million, Mommy Rosanne shared in an article on Pep.
Aside from vlogging on Youtube, Love Marie juggles also does online selling. Plus, she juggles her studies and business so well that she’s even an honor student.
According to Love Marie, she’s also amazed at how far her vlogging took her and how she showered her family with many blessings. Aside from the house, she’s building, she’s able to provide for their needs and even wants. Vlogging was really life-changing for them.
“In September 2021 po, dun po namin napagdesisyunan na ipatayo po ng bahay ‘yung mga earnings ko sa YouTube. Nakatulong po talaga siya kasi nababayaran po namin ‘yung mga gastusin po namin. Lumakas po bonding naming magkakapamilya. Nakakain na po kami sa isang bahay tapos lahat po ng mga gusto po naming kainin, nakakain na po namin,” she shared.
If you got inspired by Love Marie’s story, you too can learn how to be a vlogger on YouTube. But if you’re a teen, Love Marie advises not to take your studies for granted and just make vlogging a hobby. If it turns out well, then great! If not, don’t pressure yourself too much because everything takes time. Good luck!