Sunday, June 30, 2013

Join Jamberry, get $50 back!

Have you been considering a way to bring in more money each month?  Want to pay cash for Christmas, have some extra spending money, pay for kids' sports, back to school, braces...

Jamberry has expanded the compensation plan and made it easier than ever to succeed in your own business.  As if that wasn't enough, you'll get a $50 rebate when you reach your first Fast Start goal!  You have until August 31st, the sooner you sign up, the longer you'll have!  (But don't worry, it's amazing how fast you'll reach it, in fact... a new Jamberry Consultant recently reached all three of her Fast Start goals (normally spread over a 3-4 month time frame) in 3 weeks!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Working Smarter NOT Harder in your direct sales or WAHM business: Using Stickers (get a 25% off coupon!)

Everyone loves stickers!  From the time I was little, I was just in love with stickers.  Scratch 'n' sniff, puffy ones, the ones you color yourself...  Fast forward a few years and I was obsessed with making photo albums and memory books with stickers!  Blink and I was making Creative Memories albums for my own kids - with an impressive collection of stickers :)

Jenny B. of has taken a love of stickers and turned it into a fun and creative way to boost your Direct Sales business!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Jamberry Conference #JamCon2013 - sort of an installment of "Working Smarter NOT Harder in your Direct Sales Business"

I can't believe that I leave for Salt Lake City THIS WEEK!  All the planning and cramming is SOOO worth it!

Last year was the first ever conference for Jamberry.  The excitement was palpable.  I went, knowing no one!  I had never even met my upline sponsor in "real life" - only on Facebook!  From the moment my husband dropped me off at the airport...  (by. my. self. as. in. no. children.) I was practically giddy.  I couldn't stop smiling!  I wore my sparkly Jamberry T-shirt, had pink highlights and carried plenty of brochures and business cards!  I chatted up many ladies, and met up with another Jamberry gal that was flying out at the same time (a pleasant coincidence!)

I flew from DFW to Denver, CO - where another Jamberry lady picked me up.  Again, never met - only on Facebook!  We drove through Colorado and Wyoming to Utah - my first time in either state!  When we arrived at the hotel, there were ladies everywhere wearing Jamberry Nails!  It was the first time I had ever seen so many pretty manicures and pedicures in one place! (I couldn't stop taking pictures!)

The excitement continued throughout the weekend, the tour of home office, the leadership training, the SHOPPING, the conference... So Much Fun!  My face hurt from so much smiling!

When convention drew to a close, we said our goodbyes and my new friend and I drove back to Denver, through the Rocky Mountains.  We even stopped for some scenic views and dipped our toes in the mighty river :)

There is nothing like attending your company's conference!  The excitement, friendships and business boost are worth every penny you'll spend.  It's not cheap.  I'm not gonna lie!  It was a sacrifice to go last year!

But, can I tell you something?  It was no sacrifice this year!  Why?  Well, I had so much success in my business AFTER conference, that I'm making way more money this year!  And... I planned to attend 2013 from the moment I stepped out of the 2012 conference!

So, here are a few practical tips for you to attend YOUR company's conference:

  • Decide you are going to do it and start to plan NOW!
  • Set aside a portion of your commissions each month towards your convention fund.
  • Buy the conference registration as soon as it is available.  There is usually an early bird discount that will save you some money!
  • Book your conference hotel right away.  There is no charge to reserve your room, and convention hotels often sell out.  It will usually end up costing you more to stay at an off-site hotel, further away from the excitement.  You can share the room with 2-4 other attendees to bring down your room cost.
  • Book your flights early.  The difference in airfare can be dramatic.  I booked my flight 2 months ago.  The same flights now are twice as much!
  • Take advantage of the included meals and/or happy hours at the hotel and conference.  There are plenty of opportunities to hang out and socialize, they don't have to cost you a lot of extra money.  Eat a large (and healthy!) breakfast to start your day.  You can even tuck an extra piece of fruit or yogurt in your bag for a mid-morning snack.  
  • Avoid the vending machines and bars if you are on a tight budget!  Someone at conference is bound to have a car - see if you can catch a ride to a grocery store to stock up on sodas and snacks if you must!
How much does it cost to go to conference?  It will vary depending on your company and how far you have to travel.  Here is a rough estimate, based on my experience.

Conference ticket: $120.00 (purchased for $80 during early registration)
Home Office Tour: $18.00
Conference T-Shirt: $22.00
Airfare: $345.00
Hotel: $500.00 (I'm staying an extra day before and after, and a portion of the time will have room mates, so some of this will be reimbursed!)
Food: $150 (I'm budgeting $30 a day, but I should be able to do much less than that!)
Total: $1,115
Last year, that was nearly 3 paychecks from my Jamberry business.  This year?  One paycheck took care of it with room to spare :)  I'm not bragging, just sharing to encourage you that it is WORTH the investment in your business!

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I'm a Director with Jamberry Nails.  I'm also the proud leader of the GLOW Girls team.  We are over 300 strong, and growing every day!  I would love to introduce you to Jamberry!  Visit me on Facebook and subscribe to my monthly-ish newsletter for Jamberry Tips, Tricks and Trends!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

(50% off) Think for a second...who do you need to say "thank you" to?

Think for a second...who do you need to say "thank you" to? In Direct Sales, that's a whole lot of people!  Team Members, Customers, Hostesses...

So, if you're going to write them thank you notes (and you should) and your list is long, saving money is a good idea.

For one day only (today!), you can get 50% off thank you cards from Tiny Prints!

Pixi Beauty: Friends & Family 30% Off (Hurry, limited time!)

Makeup To Wakeup - Created over 10 years ago and launched in their flagship boutique in Soho, London, Pixi has a loyal worldwide following thanks to its pure, awakening & skin-loving products that create a naturally radiant "just had a good night's sleep" look.

For a limited time, between June 13th - 20th, you can enjoy the friends and family discount of 30% off everything!  That sounds like the perfect excuse to do a little shopping!

Creator Petra Strand has 20+ years experience as a makeup artist & product developer.  Passionate about skincare, Petra creates innovative formulations that are infused with botanicals and beneficial ingredients.

Pixi's mission is the same now as it was on the first day the Pixi store opened: simply to bring out the natural beauty in all women – to make women look like themselves, only better.  Ingredients so that skin is treated whilst you wear it.

Flawless in a few fuss-free minutes – that's what Pixi is all about!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

104 days of summer vacation...

Lord Jesus help me!  My kids are driving my crazy!
actual transcript:
Calvin: Get out
Gavin: help
Calvin: get out
Gavin: help
Calvin to Jordan: let go of him!
Gavin: I can deal with her!
Gavin: Ah!  Help!
Jordan: I did that on purpose.
Gavin: maniacal laugh
Gavin: Oh!  Help! Help - Calvin help!!!
Jordan: that's not yours!  let go of it!  It's mine!  It's not yours!  LET GO OF IT!
Calvin: don't try to rip it out of my hands
Gavin: Help!
Jordan: Gavin, you're being such a little brat right now.
Calvin to Jordan: You're being more of a brat
Jordan: slams bathroom door
Aaron: Yay!  Yeah yeah blah! (he's 2)
Volume on TV increases noticeably
Jordan: begins practicing piano
 Day 3 of summer vacation.  I'm going to need a lot more Valium. or Vodka.  or both...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

I was featured in Female Entrepreneur Association's latest magazine!

They asked:  What are your tips and tricks for getting the most out of your time?

I replied:  If it takes less than 60 seconds, do it right now!  It will take more brainpower to remember to do it of write it down and check your list later.  Just Do It!

This was a quote from my recent post "Work Smarter NOT Harder in your direct sales or WAHM business - Taming the To-Do List"

To read the entire issue of "This Girl Means Business"  Click here:  Issue 11:

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A tale of 3 consultants... Which one are YOU?

Summer Sally

Hi, I’m Summer Sally. I’ve been a consultant for a few years. This year I decided to take the summer off and have fun with my kids. I mean they are only young once…RIGHT? I have 2 kids and boy did we have an AWESOME summer. I didn’t miss a single game or practice of Johnnies!!! I was there to cheer him on every soccer kick of the way. While I was at practice one of the mom’s saw the cute designs on my digits and asked if I was a Jamberry Nails consultant. I told her yes but I was taking the summer off. Did she want me to call her in September? She said NO. Oh well. We had so much fun during the soccer season.

Over the summer months, I took my kids to the pool, the beach, the zoo, the movies, and park. We had so much fun. I did get a reminder email from my director of the upcoming team meetings. But I was just too busy to fit those in my schedule. I was so busy having fun that I never thought of how it would impact my Jamberry business…. UNTIL September. I didn’t submit a SINGLE party in JUNE, JULY, or AUGUST. I thought that in September everybody would be calling me to book a demo ~ you know ~ new catalog and all. But September rolled around and I realized I was back at zero and considered inactive. And now all those people I thought wanted to do September demos to show of the new designs - well, two of them are no longer interested because they didn’t hear from me, and one gal found another consultant to do her party and I’ve even left a lot of messages. AND, remember that gal from soccer who asked me if I was a consultant? YEP…She became a consultant with someone ELSE!

Back to school shopping wasn’t much fun as I didn’t have any EXTRA FUN money to spend on the kids.

WE had an AWESOME SUMMER….But boy did my business suffer….

What could I have done differently????

Hit or Miss Molly

Hi, I’m Hit or Miss Molly. Let me tell you a little about me! I’ve been a Consultant for about a year. I work a full time job and I have two awesome nieces with whom I do a lot of things. This summer I decided to have fun with them and if my Jamberry business had activity GREAT…if not…it’d be okay. I’d pick it up in September.

So this summer I worked Monday-Friday. I took off some days to take my nieces to the pool and beach. I planned activities with my husband. We were so busy. I had a demo on my June calendar. But I called her 2 days before our party and she said she hadn’t invited anyone because she hadn’t heard from me. She thought I would have called her earlier in the month.… I mean I was busy with my job, nieces and my hubby. I meant to call her. So she cancelled her party. I tried to talk her into a collecting some catalog order; but she was upset with me and said "no".

In July my director sent me a reminder that I needed to submit some sales or risk going inactive. So my best friend Molly pulled together some orders so I didn’t go inactive. PHEW! In July my nieces and I had so much fun. We went to Busch Gardens, Kings Dominion, the beach, I played hooky one day and we got pedicures!!! I’m really quite the COOL AUNT!

In August, I was much too busy to book any parties. I assumed in September I’d get my business back on track. But boy I had no idea the impact of not working my business would take!

I started making calls and got TONS of NO’s; I wanted to quit. But I remembered my director saying that after the NO’s the YESES start coming. So I kept calling. I learned that if I had worked my business during the summer; that some of those NO’s would have been yeses. And that PHONE wouldn’t have been so heavy. MY calendar and bank account would have LOOKED a lot better. I missed all those travel points by not turning is sales and I was really hoping to go on that Caribbean Cruise Jamberry is offering. I had a great summer; but next year things will be different!

Planning Patty
Hi~ I’m Planning Patty headed to a promotion and Minneapolis!!!! OH YEAH!!! Let me share a little about me with you! I am a domestic diva with 3 children, 2 dogs, and a husband! I’ve been a consultant for a little over a year. I have set goals in my business.
Before summer arrived I planned a meeting with my director to map out my summer goals! We had a great lunch, I learned TONS and it’s a tax write off!!! Cha–ching!

After our meeting, I went home and looked at my calendar. I knew it was important to fill in all the dates. Mark all the dates I could do demos and all the family obligations. And yes…I color-coded all of them! I shared my goals with my husband and we sat down and shared them with the kids. I explained to them I would not make every practice this summer, but I would try to make every game. (I had already marked them off on my calendar) I also told them that some mornings I needed office time to work my business. That if they played nicely together that after that we would go to the pool or library. I told them we had family trips planned and a few day camps for them as well. They were super excited about the summer.

My first goal was to schedule 6-8 demos a month. I wanted to work 2 days/nights a week. I already had June booked from my April and May parties and July was also getting full. When you are working your business and are in front of people it is much easier to fill your calendar! I shared my goals with my party attendees; telling that I had planned activities for the kids and my Jamberry schedule. That I only had a few dates left!

The baseball practices and the few games I couldn't make; I scheduled the grandparents to help out or I hired their favorite sitter. I found they liked having a different audience to watch them play!

My summer sales rocked and I earned tons of commission and travel points for that Caribbean Cruise. I attended the 3-day Conference in Salt Lake City and learned all kinds of ideas for building my business. I was recognized for my sales and my team building. Everyone wanted to know what I did to have such high sales and to be growing a team.

It’s quite simple you see. Let me share it with you! I made a plan and set some goals. I shared them with my family, friends and party attendees. I had fun this summer. I was able to hang with my kids and build a business. I taught my children about working towards a goal. I’ve added points to earn a FREE Caribbean Cruise for two with Jamberry Nails. I’m getting ready to promote up the ranks of leadership. All it takes is a plan!!!!

Who will you be this summer??????

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