Do you remember what is was like when you were 25?
For Janine Pring, being 25 means running her own creative design studio and her own clothing line right in the heart of her hometown in Koronadal, South Cotabato.
I met Janine in a PayPal Asia Pacific event last month and I was amazed at how she has already put up her own company at the age of 25. I was still in the corporate world when I was the same age as her and looking back, I can’t help but compare how it was during my time. I realize that millennials, Janine’s generation, have all the information that they need to be a successful freelancer or a business owner. With all the resources available for them, it now boils down to determination and perseverance to do what it takes to be successful in their chosen field.
Janine is an inspiring millennial who is on her way to making her visions come true for both Dreametry (her creative design company) and Dreametry Doodle (clothing line). As a parent, I also want to see my kids doing what they love. Stories like Janine’s encourage me even more to show my kids that there are alternative ways to reach their dreams and to live the life that they want.
In this episode, Janine shares with us how she started at the age of 13, her struggles as a young entrepreneur, and how she has improved her management skills throughout the years.
If you are a freelancer who is thinking of turning your craft into a business, listen to Janine as she shares her ideas and experiences. We’ve talked about the following:
- How she first started out as a freelancer when she was 13
- Building her skill as a graphic designer
- How Janine transitioned from being a solopreneur to building a company
- Challenges of running a business
- Why you should always read a book and the book that first inspired her
- Her vision for Dreametry and how she wants to raise awareness about earning through online work
- How she finds clients – from message boards to UpWork
- Dreametry’s business model and where she got the inspiration
- Watch to see samples of designs on Dreametry Doodle
- Q&A with viewers
- Janine’s advice to her generation
On her plans to help her community: “Dito sa lugar naming maraming creative people. Kelangan lang nila mahone and matrain para ma introduce sila sa online world.”
Tip to teens: “Never stop learning.”
On how parents can help their children to be successful: “Encourage kids to find what they really love.”
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