Demi Bernice is a young entrepreneur who’s a living example of how to build a business and succeed on the internet. She’s being followed by over 114k people on her Facebook page and has helped thousands of Filipino freelancers make money online.
Demi runs one of the best-selling online courses here in the Philippines. She is the founder of Create and Rise Academy, an online academy platform where she teaches freelancers how to market their chosen skill, work whenever and wherever they want to enjoy the benefits of time and location freedom. It is also a library of basic skills training of the most sought after skills around the internet. Our Covergirl also proved that earning a six-digit monthly income as a freelancer is possible.
From pre-school teacher to freelancer to a full-blown entrepreneur
When Demi graduated from college, she went straight to work as a kindergarten teacher. Demi said she passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers for the sake of compliance. When Demi felt she was meant to do something more with her life, she left her teaching career and moved on to become a freelancer.
Demi’s turning point came when she decided to stop relying on freelancing websites and took charge of her freelancing career by looking into marketing herself through social media, and that’s exactly what she’s teaching on her online platforms now. According to Demi, her business’ nature is sharing the knowledge that she has about digital marketing and helping people prosper and create freedom through it.
Today, demi has a successful online business that gives her the ultimate freedom and allows her to create the life she loves. It also gave her the opportunity to market and sell effectively, connect with people emotionally, build something from the ground up, and help others earn through digital marketing. She enjoys working remotely and has a team that helps her produce high-quality content for her business.
Doing what feels right
According to Demi, she initially felt guilty for earning more than the average Filipinos. Back then, she goes to mini college reunions with so much guilt. When her classmates talked about their jobs, she wouldn’t share the success and happiness she found with her new career. That’s when she felt the urge to teach what she knows through videos. She wanted to help others find success in what they’re doing, so she created videos about online marketing and freelancing.
Overcoming the fear of feedback
Demi has always been a high achiever since her early years. When she was a teenager, she would always join in speech contests. She never feared showing up and talking in front of an audience. However, when she started working, receiving ‘negative feedback’ was all new to her. She said that up until now, she’s struggling with it, but she never let it stop her. She still continued publishing videos and simply open the exit doors of her community for those who wish to leave.
Demi also believes that people follow her because she is the same person on and off the camera, and on and off the social media. Her friends would even attest to that. According to Demi, she’d rather have a community that loves her for her weirdness and corny jokes than showing up as an ingenuine version of herself.
A woman in business
Demi thinks that women shouldn’t be too carried away with emotions. According to her, we shouldn’t always be wrapped up with how we feel and how we make others feel. Success requires us to accept things as a “matter of fact” and leave our emotions behind when they’re not needed.
The Ultimate Freedom
It’s clear that Demi already found her success, a kind that is not defined by money and prestige. For Demi, it’s not even the business. It’s the inner peace, the relationships she built, the woman she’s become, it’s knowing who she is and where she’s going. Demi looks forward to growing her business and creating more avenues for people to learn and succeed.
Demi has this advice for women who aspires to have the ultimate freedom in life and business
What’s next for Ms. Demi Bernice?
The enrollment for the next batch of Create and Rise Academy this year is yet to be announced. Demi also mentioned that she loves film, and it’s definitely something she wants to do for the rest of her life, so we should watch out for what she’s up to next as Demi and her team are directing a documentary film coming out this year.
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