Posts Tagged ‘Get Clean Products’

Money? Yes, Please!

I spent time on Sunday talking with a gal I know about the Shaklee opportunity. Her husband is out of work at the moment and she owns her own business so cash is very tight. Her husband takes care of their baby while she works, but he’s going out of his mind since he’s not contributing income to their household. They really want to supplement their income so I went through line by line how you make money building a Shaklee group and wanted to share with you as after I had written it down, I felt like other people might be interested in seeing the process – it’s from an email I sent to her so if some of the examples don’t make sense I apologize in advance!

 – Here’s how the earning potential works. You go out and talk to people about the products – this could be someone on your table who is looking for non-toxic cleaning products, someone J runs into at the store who is complaining about headaches, one of your friends who is looking for natural baby care products, etc. You introduce them to the Shaklee products that could address their needs and have them sign up as members under your Shaklee ID – this becomes your group.
– Every time one of your members (or a new member) buys product, you earn the difference between the member price and the distributor price (if you are sharing the products you have to become a distributor).
– In addition, Shaklee offers a range of bonus targets which include incentives on specific product PV (PV is product volume, and each product is assigned PV – for example a vitamin has higher PV then a house hold cleaning product) and milestones you meet building your group. One month I earned $200 just from bonuses!
– To earn a check each month, you must have personal product use of 100 PV (PV stands for product volume, 100 PV is around $140 a month) and your group must buy around 250 PV a month. What that means is that you use the products each month, share the products each month and then you earn a check. For example, Tim and I each take the Vitalizer strips, so we order 2 boxes of those which meets our minimum each month (and keeps us feeling great and from getting sick :-), we share the products to get new customers and work with people who want to reorder each month.
– The products are 100% money back guarantee which means people can return at anytime if they don’t like. The thing is, people LOVE the products because they work so well so I’ve never had anyone return the products!
– One of the amazing things about Shaklee is that people order online (I can explain that more) which means you never have to take money or have product on hand. It’s all done online and then ships directly to the customer!
 
Anyone wake up this morning wishing they had more money?
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Spokane Co. high-phosphate detergent ban working

I lived in Portland, Ore for a few years and visited Spokane, WA for Thanksgiving one year so was VERY impressed to read that Spokane County is the only place in the country to ban phosphate-laden dishwashing detergents. Not only that, but this new article from The Seattle Times notes that one year later new data shows the effort appears to be working. The article notes:

Water coming into Spokane’s sewage plant during the first 12 months of the ban had nearly 11 percent less phosphorus than the annual average the previous three years, the Spokesman-Review reported.

Mike Coster, the plant’s operations superintendent, says the new law won’t have much of an effect on water flowing from the plant into the river since treatment removes much of the phosphorous.

But it will have a bigger impact on homes on septic or drain field systems, where water and phosphorous filter back into groundwater, he said.

“Any phosphorus reduction you can see there is going to have benefit to the river,” Coster said. “It’s not the total answer, but it’s one step.”

I’d love to see more counties giving this a try and while I don’t advocate anyone being forced to do something, I do believe we all have a responsibility to our environment and the health of the people we share this planet with.  If anyone is interested in giving the Get Clean products a try in your house please let me know!

Might be familiar to some but new to me!

I just found Natural News – what a wealth of information around healthy living! I really love this article that shares tips around Green Living

Here are a two of the tips I found really relevant to me and how I try to live:

  • Green Clean Your House: Conventional household cleaners and bug-killers can contain as many as 200 industrial compounds, pollutants, and other chemicals. These harmful toxins are dangerous for you, your children and your animal companions, as well as harmful to the environment. Chemicals in cleaning products have even been implicated in Parkinson`s disease, infertility, brain damage, cancer, and other health problems.It`s safer and greener to buy only organic, all-natural cleaning products. Many natural, cruelty-free cleaning products are available in many supermarkets and drugstores. Thrifty cleaners can also make their own green cleaning supplies with everyday, inexpensive ingredients like baking soda, borax, cornstarch, and white distilled vinegar, which is effective for killing bacteria and germs.

Here’s one of my stories around green cleaners. I’ve been using the Shaklee Get Clean products in my home for years – both to clean my house and to do my laundry. I’m extremely sensitive to the harsh smells of cleaning products and when I first started dating my husband I would get crazy headaches. Once I determined it wasn’t him  J I realized that he was using chemical cleaners and laundry detergent. I bought him the Shaklee Get Clean products as a present (so sneaky…hehehehe) and once we washed the linens a few times to get rid of the detergent and cleaned the house with the new products I was headache free. The real ‘ah ha’ moment came for me a few months later when we were in the grocery store and for some reason we ended up in the ‘cleaning’ section and my husband was like “on my gosh – this place STINKS!” it was like he suddenly got his sense of smell back and hadn’t realized how harsh the smells and chemicals were that he had been using.

  • Eat Green: If you want to be green, it`s important to eat green-vegetarian, that is. “Meatless Mondays” or Thursdays, or what have you, are a great start. The less meat you eat the more you help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, curb pollution, and conserve water, land, fossil fuels, and other resources. Consider this:*A United Nations report revealed that the meat, egg, and dairy industries are responsible for more greenhouse gasses than all the cars, SUVs, ships, tractor trailers, trains, and jumbo jets combined. According to the Live Earth concert handbook, “refusing meat” is the “single most effective thing you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.” Researchers with the University of Chicago even report that going vegan is 50% more effective in stopping global warming than switching to a hybrid car.

    *The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that run-off from factory farms pollutes our waterways more than all other industrial sources combined. The EPA also reports that about 80 percent of ammonia emissions in America come from animal waste.

    *It takes more than 4,000 gallons of water per day to produce food for a meat-eater; only 300 gallons of water a day are needed to produce food for a vegan. Nearly 80 percent of the agricultural land in the U.S. is used to raise animals for food. E: The Environmental Magazine has reported that more than one-third of all fossil fuels produced in the U.S. are used to raise animals for food.

We try and do this in our house with one meal a day. So we either take a meatless lunch or make a meatless dinner. It’s harder to do then it sounds, but if you plan a little it can happen pretty easily.

How do you make a Meatless day work?