Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Can I really Make Money with Scentsy?

Make Money with Scentsy? When most people look at any opportunity – whether it’s finding out a potential salary for a job their interviewing for; investing money; looking at a Direct Selling or MLM business opportunity – the top concern is: How much money can I make?

When I joined Scentsy in March 2012 – everyone (seriously, everyone) thought I was crazy to think that selling candle warmers and wax would really get us out of debt and help us both retire much less…make money. Guess what? We are no longer hounded by collection agencies or worried about our internet, power and heat being turned off again.

With The Scentsy Family our income potential is now absolutely limitless. As of today we have 3 Brands (all very different) with more planned to be introduced each year!

Ways to Make Money with Scentsy:

Host a Party!
The easiest, and fastest, way to make money with Scentsy is by hosting your own or booking parties with friends, family, co-workers and party guests! Most Scentsy parties average $400-600 in Sales. Of course, some can bomb while others can have super high sales. Let’s say you want to make an extra $500 a month to help pay your bills, car payment, daycare or even your vacation or shopping funds, you can figure out how many parties it would take (using the company average) to meet your goal.

Example: If every party you have averages $500 in sales this would earn you $125 in Commissions per party (at 25%, or $100 at 20% until you earn your first promotion). So, you can figure out that if you make $125 per party you would need to have at least 4 parties a month (4 x $125) which will reach your goal of $500 in Commissions. The really fun part though is that Scentsy will give you a raise in any month you sell $2000 in product of an extra 5% so you’d actually make $600 in commissions. 4 $500 parties will get you to the $2000. That boils down to just 1 party a week!

Recruit your Hostesses and Customers:
You make money – called overrides – on what your recruits (and their teams) sell each month. At first, it’s not a lot. You could make just $10 extra with only one downline member but, over time, you will start earning more and more as your team grows and sells. This is the true key to building wealth. Of course there are requirements to earn this bonus income.

Money isn’t everything!
Of course you can make money with Scentsy – but, that’s not the best part of being with this fantastic company. When you make money it’s true that life does get easier. It’s about the people! While making our financial future brighter my real joy now is to help make other people’s goals and dreams become a reality. I love helping our team earn trips – some of them their first ever out of the country and even one couples very late honeymoon; helping a social worker earn enough money to pay for medical bills, tires and a new computer when her job salary wasn’t able to cut it; seeing someone gain enough confidence to talk to a stranger after years of being too shy to even imagine doing it; and…being able to give back has been so rewarding to me!

I want to share my two favorite quotes with you – both from J. Paul Getty – an American Oil Tycoon, Entrepreneur and is listed as the 67th richest person who ever lived.

“The #1 guideline to success is you must be in business for yourself. When you work for someone else, you sell your time at wholesale to your employer, who then re-sells it at retail to the customer.”


“I’d rather have 1% of the effort of 100 men than 100% of my own effort.”

I’d Love to have you on our team. We devote the majority of our time to training and mentoring our Team and Downline. If you are ready to not only make money with one of the Scentsy Family Brands but also help others reach their personal goals and give great customer service…then JOIN OUR TEAM!

We have a lot of information and knowledge to share and are here to help you get started – today. Contact me for more info on becoming a Scentsy Consultant or click here to learn more!

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Make a change – get a different result!

I was out doing errands the other day. I was at a stop light waiting to take a right and I saw a man laying on the sidewalk, face down on the pavement, one shoe off. My first thought was "is that guy dead?” but then saw his chest moving up and down so I knew that he was alive and just sleeping as he probably didn’t have anywhere to live.

I’m writing this post today because I couldn’t get the vision of the man on the sidewalk. It really got me thinking, a lot, about different times in our life where we thought we might end up without a roof over our heads. We’ve had a lot of financial struggles and did wonder, at times, if we’d have to live in our tent or truck or something. Every time I had these thoughts we fought to work harder and better to make sure that we always had a roof over our heads and never had to worry about where our next meal was coming from or if when our power or water would be turned back on!

We’ve made a lot of stupid financial and business decisions as well as having some unfortunate economy based problems occur that were out of our control. We could have just given up each time these things happened and felt sorry for ourselves. Sometimes I did cry or not sleep – at all- because of the stress that this puts on you – my husband too! Still, we woke up every day and kept plugging away. Not quite a year ago, I took a leap and joined Scentsy and became a consultant. I didn’t know what to expect but I knew I loved the warmers, scents and the idea of online marketing as a way to make some extra money – which we could definitely use. We didn’t realize it at the time but this was a pivotal time in our lives and joining was a defining moment.

Looking back, I just knew that even if I stunk at the business that I was at least trying to do something to help get us out debt. I never thought that we would have an awesome team of consultants all across the USA, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico. I had no idea if I'd make enough for me to work from home full time or to earn trip, bonus’s and prizes! This time next year I want to be able to make some travel plans without stressing out about how we’ll come up with the money to do it.

I’m not saying that you can just join Scentsy or other Direct Selling companies and you’ll be magically in a better ‘place’ – I am working very hard and continue to push myself each day to get to a position where we are never again fearful of losing our home!

If you are looking to ensure financial stability for you and your family then you can’t sit around feeling sorry for yourself (at least for more than a day) and hope for someone or something to come along to rescue you. YOU are the only one who can improve your financial situation and take care of your family – now and in the future.

Times are really tough right now and we are seeing more and more people we know who are struggling to make ends meet. Most of them are waiting for work to pick up or for a ‘job’ to pull them out of their financial crisis. While it’s good to make sure that you have stable work and can meet your basic bills and needs, it won’t really increase your income. I’ve never had a Job in which the more hours I worked the more time I had to spend with my family – have you? Most the people I know who work more than one job have been doing so for a long time and don’t see that trend ending anytime soon. Most of the time it seems like they really only make a few hundred extra dollars a month. They are trading their time for money and usually…the money’s not that great. Very part-time Scentsy consultants can make a few hundred extra dollars a month by having one or two fun parties a month that take just 1-3 hrs of your time instead of 20 hrs a week. That sounds a whole lot more fun and a much better way to use your time – just saying!

My point is, if you don’t make a change then you won’t get a different result! How many of you keep telling people that you don’t have money to do this or that? You don’t have time to do stuff with your family? Can’t take a day off of work for fear of losing your job? I can go on and on with the things we hear that people “can’t” do. What we almost never hear is, “I’m sick of not having any money, working in a job that doesn’t pay me enough, not having any time to spend with my family…I’m ready to take a leap and make a change so I never have to say that again!” When we finally did that, we're on our way to making things better for us!

A friend of ours just lost her job the other day. She posted on FB that she didn’t even like her job in the first place but that it really ‘hurt’ to lose her income. I immediately thought, “Awesome! Now she can find something to do that she loves instead of doing something she can’t stand!” I saw this as a GOOD thing for her! Instead of telling her how sorry I was for her and not to worry and that she’d find a job soon, I told her that I wanted to meet and discuss doing what I do to see if it was something that she’d like. She said that she was grateful and honored that I’d even think of her! Isn’t that crazy? Now, she might not want to Join Scentsy, but at least she’ll know that she has more options than just a crummy job.

We can make anything out of our lives – if we want to. I mean ‘really’ want to. You can’t just wish it and ‘poof’ it happens. You’ve got to be dedicated to do the work that goes into changing your life and tweaking how you think! When we have a friends, family or consultants who are trying to make changes in their lives, we bend over backwards to offer our support! Taking a ‘chance’ can be very scary so you need all the support you can get!

Good luck to all of you in finding your path to a better future. Whatever you decided to do…give it your all!

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Bring Back My Bar

Scentsy Bar Addicts… Bring Back My Bar!

Scentsy’s Bring Back My Bar campaign voting has ended to vote for your favorite discontinued scents brought back for ONE MONTH ONLY (January 2013). Twice a year, customers and consultants can vote for their favorite discontinued fragrances to come back with Scentsy’s Bring Back My Bar campaign. The fragrances are only available in a Scentsy Bar (not room sprays, scent circles, etc.) and for one month only – January or July.

JANUARY 2013 Bring Back My Bar scents:

Available to buy BBMB bars January 1-31, 2013, so stock up quick! Get one of each scent in a 20-bar BBMB Sampler Pack and save!

Buy one BBMB bar – $6 each
Buy a 6-pack of bars = $30 (save $6)
Buy BBMB sampler of all 20 bars = $102 (save $18)

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Work From Home with your own Candle Business

These days people are having a hard time meeting their financial obligations; some are now one income families due to a layoff; some are out of work and can’t find a job or at least one that can pay their bills, etc. Reality is, we all need multiple streams of income to ensure our livelihood. You can’t depend on your employer to be there for you any longer. They are looking out for their bottom line and if they have to restructure or close an office or plant then you or your spouse may be left out in the cold. Many people have 2nd and 3rd jobs because one job isn’t cutting it. A Direct Selling business could be the cure to all of your ails!

Now, there are so many advertisements for Home Based Businesses, Work From Home commercials, Make Money Online, etc. So, which one do you choose?

Here’s what you should do: Review a bunch of business opportunities. Don’t just pick the first one you see on late night TV or the first blinking ad on the internet. Don’t sign up with the first person to hit you up with an opportunity just because they are your friend or because you get caught up in the moment. Check out at least 5 businesses that you could get excited about. If you’re a health nut then check out some of the lotion and potion products out there. If you are interested in more of a ‘professional’ opportunity look for those.  If you like scrapbooking there are several home based scrapbooking opportunities so check them out. You should NEVER pick a business model that you don’t have excitement for.

Over the past few years we had some pretty tough times.  My husband wasn't getting as much work thrown his way and money was getting tight.  How would we pay our bills?  I applied for every job out there but unfortunately no one called me.

One of the ways I decided to cut back on expenses, was to stop buying candles from Bath and Body Works as I was truly spending a ton of money on those candles each month ... and it was something we didn't really need. Fast forward a few months ... things were picking up for my husband work wise. I had come across a couple youtube videos by an honest, charismatic gal who sold Scentsy. I began to give it some thought. Now, with a house full of animals (we have 6 ferrets, 3 cats and 3 dogs) I was always worried one of them were going to knock over a candle, or burn their noses from sticking them in the candles to sniff. Plus I was forever second guessing myself if I had remembered to blow out the candle before going to bed, or when heading out the door. And, by selling Scentsy I figured I would be getting my candles at a discount (with getting my commission back on anything I purchased) and who doesn’t love to get things at a discount.

I also liked the idea of contributing to our household finances ... I had been working at home for my husband since 2006, but wanted something of my own - where I made my own mad money so to speak. Now keep in mind I am NOT the home party girl… I never host parties, I never go to the parties, so I didn’t know how much I would like being a Consultant and throwing home parties for a living. However, I figured if I hated it, or just wasn’t any good at Scentsy, I could quit and not be out more than a little pride.

With the Scentsy Business Opportunity I didn’t have to go through any interview processes, work special hours, have a boss tell me what to do, etc. I did have to pay a fee to join the opportunity but really, when I looked at how much money it cost me to own and run my own business, spending $99 to get my own “franchise” if you will, was a no brainer. I had the chance to try out these opportunities and were readily welcomed. All I had to do was follow ‘the leader’ and their systems and add in my desire and work ethic!

Over the next few months, my Scentsy Business began to grow.

I work my business as much as I want and need to. I help my hubby with his business (which he does from home as well), we can just hang out or take a break and go shopping, watch a movie, etc. whenever we want (on his days off from work of course). I have time flexibility which is priceless!

Scentsy is where I want to be. Great product, great people and an even Greater Opportunity for my family!

You may be reading this wondering why I’ve told you all of this information about ourselves. It’s because of Scentsy that we can now pay our bills and are pulling ourselves out of debt. We can get medical insurance again, think about getting reliable cars, start planning for our financial future, go on a vacation, etc.

If you’ve struggled to find a way out of your financial crisis then you should really look at a Home Based Business. Heck, try 2 of them to see which one fits you better. Whatever you decide to do, give it your all. Be excited about it and make sure to run your business with integrity!

What I didn’t expect from all of this was to just fall in LOVE with Scentsy … I love the products, I love the people (and my team) and I love the company. I love Scentsy’s mantra to “give more than you take” and appreciate knowing that I help support so many good causes through Scentsy. Scentsy is truly a family-friendly company that has blessed me in so many ways.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Seacret Mineral-Rich Clarifying Mud Mask Review

Seacret is an amazing company, with world-class skin care products made from Dead Sea minerals. Products like Seacret's have been used for centuries to achieve the look of younger, more beautiful skin. The Dead Sea provides some of the most concentrated, natural mineral salts and mineral-rich mud in the world.

I've been wanting to try their products for some time, however, until recently, the only way to get their products here in Canada, was from those kiosk places in the mall.  Well as of October 2012, that changed.  Seacret is now available to Canadians via Seacret Direct.

The first thing I wanted to try was their Mineral-Rich Clarifying Mud Mask.

According to their website, the mud mask is based on an advanced formula composed of Dead Sea Mineral mud that gently purifies and cleans clogged pores. Combined with an herbal complex of Aloe Vera, Chamomoile Extract, Vitamin A, Sunflower Seed, and Jojoba Oils. Seacret unique mud mask nourishes the skin, leaving it smooth and fresh. For al skin types - Weight: 3.4 FL. OZ / 100 ML

As soon as my mask arrived, I was excited to try it. The mud is soft and cool and is easy to apply to the face. As it is drying you can feel your face get firmer and once removed, my skin was so soft and clean feeling. I could definitely see a slight improvement in my skin.  A couple days later, no irritations or breakouts.

After my first use, I was very impressed with this mask.  Instructions are to use this mask once a week, so will do so and report back in about a month.