Jerht Santos, an avid OLX user shares how OLX has changed his life in a heartwarming and inspiring account of events.
My name is Jerht Santos (@jerhtsantos) and I am a Life Coach, Entrepreneur, Writer, Public Speaker & Personality ID Consultant. Years before I was called into this profession, I was already a user of sulit.com.ph – OLX’s predecessor. It was that faithful day in October 12, 2009 when I officially became a user of this amazing online platform.
For more than seven (7) years, OLX continues to be God’s channel of blessing to me and my family. For one, I clearly remember being able to list our vacant warehouse in OLX for leasing purposes. Up until today, the warehouse that was listed in OLX continues to provide income for me and my family. It was also through OLX where we were able to sell items such as clothes, books, powerbanks, shoes, bags, medical supplies, curtains and cellphones, to name a few. In fact, the laptop protector that is on the computer which I am using to write this story also came from a seller in OLX. You see, OLX has been part of my life and my family’s.
Come November 2015, God blessed me with an opportunity to be OLX’s Resident Life Coach for the Bahayanihan Campaign. From November 2015 to May 2016, we touched base with six (6) different families located in Batangas, Laguna, Pampanga, Cebu, Bulacan and Metro Manila. We aimed not only to change their homes but to change their lives as well. As one of our team member says, “Babaguhin namin ang inyong bahay, buhay at pangkabuhayan.” Many things have happened since then and God continues to be faithful by using OLX to bless me and my family.
Last October 8, 2016, the brother of my fiancé got married to the love of his life. Fortunately, they decided to get me as the host of their wedding reception. I have been hosting events for a few years now but it never really crossed my mind to pursue this calling professionally. My soon to be brother-in- law chuckled and wittingly said, “Bigyan kita ng piso para professional ka na.”
His joke got me thinking and led me to post an OLX Advertisement to promote my hosting services. Within less than a month, God opened a door to host a Corporate Event in Malabon City. The business owners enjoyed the event and shared: “Thank you for bringing life to our event! Great hosting! Thanks! God bless and more power.”
To add the cherry on top, OLX awarded a prize to the Xircle Member who would join their #sellfie campaign and join their advocacy of #wintogether. I am overwhelmed by God’s goodness. The Lord used OLX yet again to be a channel of blessing to me and the people around me. Thank you, OLX!
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