Vanessa Goodson impressed Aotearoa intern host Mike Perrault with her OMGNess Balloon Garland. The attached photo
She became a star after directing The Apprentice Aotearoa with her work on Balloon for the Palace last year. Vanessa Goodson has now added flushing the toilet and cleaning the oven to the tasks she does to pay the bills.
This is OMGN! The Hadath founder feels nothing but pride in her work and said the recent change in lifestyle is a lesson her daughters should stumble upon and do their bit.
Goodson beat 13 other reality TV entrepreneurs in 2021 and took home a $50,000 cash prize after falling in love with biodegradable balloon garlands.
The company took off with a slew of celebrities who booked The Goodson Project for their birthdays, anniversaries, and baby showers.
She has now revealed that she and her partner clean several nurseries in West Auckland every night of the week, and they also connect two other Goodson businesses.
“After seven years in the party balloon business, I was at the top last year because I just won a rookie award and quit my home job,” she told the Herald on Sunday.
“It was a dream come true. I thought, ‘Is this my life?’ Then we got Covid.
Before the impact, Coved Goodson said she and her family lived a “bog life” with great events in style, a team of five employees and Goodson’s personal assistant.
Goodson survived her first few hiatus and underwent MIQ after catching Delta, but the final episode of Red Light caused her beloved act to explode.
She said, “It really humiliated me. I went from a team of five with a personal assistant to just me.”
“It was a shock to the system because even though I started it myself, I got into the routine and was able to delegate tasks – Covid was a boom.
With the downturn in the balloon industry, Forever Entrepreneur Goodson has turned its creative hand into the candle industry.
From her home in West Auckland, she started a candle shop, Judson’s Fire – another brand that has a smart toy to its name.
“I was obsessed with watching candle production on TikTok and thought, ‘I’m going to open another business.
“I found the perfect wicks and formula, bought a 3D printer, and made some of my own silicone molds.”
Candle production is still booming, but Goodson said she needs something else to make up for lost profits from the balloon business.
It’s time to clean up.
Judson was already responsible for the business she was running with her mother, Lucy Tibanero – aka OmgSoClean when her mother got her dream job.
Tibanero was a cleaner and Goodson was on social media when her mother got a job with Michael Hill Jewelers.
“My mom got her dream job, so I told her, and after my initial shock, I realized the timing was perfect,” Judson said.
– I thought I would have to clean myself, but now I will pay the rent.
Goodson said her exemplary mother, who has spent 23 years in the cleaning business, upheld her extremely high standards and gave her lessons on how to make every toilet shine.
“I’ve never cleaned a toilet this good before,” she said.
“It was humiliating, but he saved us, he paid the bills and put dinner on the table.”
Judson’s biggest win was seeing her daughters become accustomed to a gentle lifestyle, accepting changing circumstances and establishing themselves.
While Judson and her partner are cleaning up, the girls come to do their homework.
“We teach them that this is life, there are ups and downs, and that’s what you do to pay the bills — so leave your homework and let’s get on with it.”
With the country operating more freely now and with more events booked, Goodson said the balloon and design industry has begun to thrive.
“I’ve gotten to the point where I need to join forces to help out with social media and OMGNess, and I’m fine.”
“I did a little reboot to see how to restart everything with Instagram.”
But even then, Judson said she was happy to clean, buff, and buff with pride.
“I hope this shows people that it doesn’t matter if you’re at the top or at your worst. You just have to do what you need to do to make the show grow.”