It wasn't on purpose-- I just wasn't quite ready share yet.
No. I'm not pregnant. :)
I've started my own business as an Independent Consultant with Arbonne International.
Have you heard of it? No?
Well, I started using Arbonne in January after a friend gave me a sample. Let me tell you, I am a product girl from WAY back. I love a beautiful product, and I have tried many, many things. I wasn't expecting to love Arbonne... but I did. I started buying it and using it without ever even thinking that I would do it as a business.
Then my friend, Sherry, started. I saw her succeed. I saw her succeed quickly, but without hard selling people-- which had always been my fear with network marketing. Knowing that my close friend was doing Arbonne made me take a second look. My husband researched the company and encouraged me to do it. So, after some more research and some serious soul-searching I decided to take the plunge.
- because I love performing, but I love being home with my kids just as much. I want to do shows that are fulfilling and important to me-- not any gig I can get, regardless of whether or not it's good for my family. My kids miss me when I'm gone, and Arbonne fits beautifully in the nooks and crannies of my life. Anyone. Can. Do. It.
- because I love the products and I really don't have to "sell" them. I present them, tell people about them, and they buy them or they don't. It's as simple as that.
- because I can feel good about products with no mineral oil, petrolatum, parabens, phthalates, PABA, and other harmful chemicals. I've learned so much about what is in our personal care products, and even if someone isn't interested buying them products, at least they are more informed about what is on the label of what they do choose to buy. I like that I am teaching people to read their labels with a critical eye.
- because I saw a real opportunity to bring in a second income for my family in a reasonable amount of time.
I've been doing the business for exactly two months now. Yes, it is work, and yes, there are times it hasn't been easy-- but even in this short amount of time it is working. I have reached my first promotion (which allows me to make a higher percentage on sales), and I have signed three consultants! What I love most about this is that I am not trying to sell thousands and thousands of dollars worth of products month after month. That's so intimidating! What I do is redirect my own spending for shampoo/skin care/vitamins, etc, and then I teach other people to do what I do. I do spa parties a couple of times a month, and I lend out samples for people to try. I am always in contact with my team, and helping and encouraging them. When we all just do our bit everyone becomes successful. I'm already seeing that happen, and it's very exciting. I promise, this is not a pyramid scheme, or a scam. It's a 31 year old company whose C.E.O. used to helm both Proctor and Gamble and McDonalds!
So-- that's my news! That's why my blogging has been a little less regular. This isn't going to become an Arbonne blog, or anything-- but it was starting to feel weird not sharing this with you guys! I wanted to get all the info out there so that you would know what I was talking about if it comes up once in a while.
I have set up my own Arbonne website where you can check out product and purchase, if you'd like:
We are in the USA, Canada, the UK and Australia. I can sell to anyone in those countries and also have consultants there! It's exciting to think that I will have teams in different countries someday. If you would like to learn more about the products, or the business, feel free to write me at firstname.lastname@example.org I am always happy to give info, or just chat! I know there are a lot of misconceptions out there about network marketing companies, so I'm happy to field any questions you might have.
Also have a look at this video to learn more:
Thanks for letting me share. It was a big leap of faith for me to blog about this, so please think happy thoughts and wish me luck. :)