So I left my job – quite a good paying job, in January and I had ZERO clue what I was going to do! I just knew something would plan out and I’d be fine.
I have always worked in either a leadership based role in retail or as a PA/Assistant in an office based environment and I thought thats what I would do until I retired when I’m in my late 60’s. I was quite happy with that fate to be honest.
I left my well paid desk job for the council because I wasn’t getting enough time with the boys and I was always having to ask for time off for appointments, school trips and when the boys were poorly – not to mention my own sick days. I had run out of annual leave and was triggering the absence procedure. I felt trapped. I wanted to be a working mother so I could show the boys that you have to go out and earn your money. having grown up in a household of workers that was all I had ever known…to go out and work for someone else – to be an employee.
As a user of social media I would often see my ‘friends’ promoting weight loss products and I would just think ‘as if that pays their bills’, and keep on scrolling. Don’t get me wrong I do support my local girl gangs and buy locally from small businesses where I can but I always thought differently of people who advertised on social media…I even thought it was a scam.
One afternoon in February as I posted a picture of my just delivered glossy box I got an inbox from someone I didn’t know on Instagram. I replied out of politeness – but it wasn’t something I normally did. The lady said she loved my profile, she could see my friends were subscribing to Glossybox just off my monthly recommendation and asked what I was getting from it…my reply was I like helping people out, glossy box enables people to try new beauty products for only a tenner a month so I liked sharing it. She then told me she had an amazing opportunity she wanted to share with me….after an email and a 30 minute phone call I committed to changing my life forever…but I didn’t know that at the time!
I was now a partner of a leading anti ageing beauty and wellness company. I just thought I was going to sell a few tubes of whitening toothpaste and make about £50 a month…I would have been pretty happy with £50 a month extra from using social media. I had now entered the world that is network marketing – I was petrified.
So it started with a tube of toothpaste, then a mud mask…then it kind of snowballed. I was using the products (which are A-Mazing BTW) and I was sharing them with my friends and family (and strangers) and I was making sales. I was making at least my £50 target every month. I started to see the bigger picture. Network marketing is like one huge family where everyone helps you out – or at least it is in the company I’m partnered with.
I quickly realised I wanted to share this opportunity with everyone who would listen – my customers, friends and family, the mums at swimming lessons, the man in the local shop…pretty much anyone who would listen. And its not because I want something out of it but because I want other people to know there is another way! We aren’t all destined to be someone else’s employee, to be told when and where to work, to answer to a hierarchy of office politics, told what to wear or when to take breaks. There is another way. At school we aren’t taught how to create our own businesses and it can take people their entire life to build their empires or even decide what they really want to do for their ‘career’.
- Harland Sanders was 62 when he franchised KFC which he sold for $2mil in 1964 (that was a hell of a lot of money then).
- Ray Kroc spent his career as a milkshake device salesman before buying McDonalds at 52 and growing it into the worlds biggest fast food franchise. (If you haven’t watched The Founder…stop reading this blog and go watch it right this minute!)
- Henry Ford was 46 when he created the revolutionary Model T car.
- Samuel Jackson landed his first award winning roll at 43.
- Vera Wang was 40 before she entered the fashion world…now look at her!
- Stan Lee created his first hit comic ‘The Fantastic Four’ at 38…from there he created the marvel universe.
So its never too late or too early. Even if Network Marketing ‘isn’t for you’ maybe find out a little more about it first. I was one of the sceptics; now its my mission to show other people how to make an income from home, around their other commitments, family, everyday life and help make a difference to their life.
I am so grateful for this free opportunity because I am working hard now to build the foundations of something that will enable me to relax with my family and reap the rewards in a few years time…its not a get rich scheme, its not a pyramid scheme – its a change your life for the better and help others scheme.
Oh and my skin is better than ever, my teeth are whiter and my hair is amazing – and I am supported and in a much better place mentally than I was while working at a desk 9-5 under those AWFUL fluorescent lights waiting for Friday and hating Monday’s….
If you would like more info email me on firstname.lastname@example.org…I have finally found my calling and would love to help you find yours!