Lovely Abella and Benj Manalo were able to purchase a house and land with the proceeds from the online sales business they started last year.
Sharing a photo of their future home on Instagram, Lovely said she and Benj didn’t expect to receive such a blessing.
âHeaven’s blessing and hard work in selling online,â she writes in Filipino.
According to Aubrey Carampel’s “24 Oras Weekend” report on Sunday, the house is currently undergoing renovations before Lovely and Benj move in there permanently.
Before venturing into selling online, Lovely revealed that she tried new things, even getting certified to become a fitness trainer, until Benj suggested putting her bags up for sale.
âOnce we entered the bedroom and then my storage bag collapsed. He said to me: ‘Sell them. This is already a lot. With that, I hung up my phone and started going live, âshe said.
âThen I started looking for other things in our room that I could sell that night,â she added.
Her business then started to grow and since then many sellers have contacted her to help them sell their items. This means that his collection is on “consignment”.
âBecause they have also been affected by the pandemic and no one is buying their stuff, they are asking me to sell their items instead,â she said.
Along with items from other sellers, Lovely said she also has items that she has requested from other celebrities.
Their business started with just Lovely and Benj, but now they have staff who currently live with them.
With their success, the couple said they wanted to become an inspiration to other people.
âIt’s selling online that has helped us in the midst of the pandemic, so we want to share that with those who want to start over,â Lovely said.
âWe are so blessed because we can use our profession to share and help others stand up,â Benj added.
Last March, Lovely and Benj also bought a new car using their online savings.
Lovely and Benj tied the knot in January. – Franchesca Viernes / BM, GMA News