Posts Tagged ‘Independent business owner’

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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The Up’s and Down’s of Starting a Shaklee Business

Like any new business you need to get out there and talk to as many people as possible in order to spread the word and generate new customers. I’ve been very fortunate in that sharing Shaklee is a joy as people find such amazing benefits from the products they basically sell themselves.

That said, the last month as been really busy for me (more to come on that later!) and I haven’t been able to focus on Shaklee the way I would like. I was feeling really down about it over the weekend and very sad that I don’t have more time to spend building my business.

It’s amazing how the universe knows when you need a lift. I received three emails yesterday that completely lifted my spirits!!! 

  • The first was from a new customer who was writing to tell me how much she loved her new Shaklee laundry products. She went on to share that she now judges ‘clean’ by how well the products have worked for her. She put the first huge smile on my face yesterday 🙂
  • The second was from a woman I’d been chatting with for a few weeks who had decided that she was ready to try the Shaklee Enfuselle products as she’s working to clear up her skin. I’m so excited to have her join my group and I can’t wait to hear about her experience with the products! Huge smile #2 🙂 🙂
  • The last email was from a customer who was purchasing product for the third time. It’s been amazing to witness her Shaklee journey as she was very skeptical of the products when we first talked.  Since she started with the Enfuselle line, she’s expanded her use into the nutrition products, the laundry products and just purchased her first household cleaners and baby products! It’s times like this when I feel really proud to have helped another person cultivate a toxin free home. Huge smile #3 🙂 🙂 🙂

So thanks to all of you who helped me yesterday and I’m excited to continue on this Shaklee journey!

Can I do it?

I’m writing this from a hotel room in NYC where I’ve been for the last few days which is one of the reasons my posts have been more spaced out recently. I have a crazy travel schedule over November and I’ll be very happy once this month is over! Not only am I extremely busy for my ‘day job’ but I’m also trying very hard to meet my next Shaklee milestone – becoming a DIRECTOR! To meet that milestone I need to have a group volume of 2000 and I need to sell one more Mission PAK. I think this is all going to be achievable but as always there are some butterflies for me around the big question of “can I do???”

One of the lessons this Shaklee journey has taught me so far is that the universe is here to support me. I know that sounds heady but I’ve just been floored by the outpouring of interest in the products, what I’m doing and a real sense of need around healthy living that has come from opening myself up to conversations. People who I wouldn’t have even thought would be interested or open to the products are coming out of the woodwork and not only are purchasing for themselves, but are also finding me new venues in which to share the products. To everyone who has supported me so far (and yourselves with the products), THANK YOU. You are the reason I think I can do this!

We Met Our First Shaklee Milestone!

As you guys know, Tim and I started our Shaklee business 2 weeks ago and….I’m SO excited to share that in the first two weeks we met our first milestone and were able to get the first thing (a new Sony Bravia TV!) on our dream board! I can’t tell you how amazing this feels to know that we made the decision to start our own business and then see the energy we dedicated to getting it off the ground come to life! Check out our website and let us know how we can help you with your health and wellness needs!!!