Did I Just Have My First Home Party ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€

Are you thinking about having a home party for your home-based business?

Omg! You all, I think I just had my first home party since starting back!

No seriously, does this qualify as a home party?

You see when I used to sell back in 2007, this was my version of a home party BUT most times, I only had brochures. No products or inventory. MAYBE A few samples.

My aunt would cook, invite her friends over, and hand out brochures while I collected the orders.

Not only was I shy and insecure but I didn’t know anyone in town. With the help of my aunt and uncle, good food and brochures, I became one of the top sellers at that time. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

Why am I sharing this? For people considering joining or already involved in any direct sales company, home based business opportunity or network marketing company — you need to know one thing: you can do it!

What’s my personality type:

I’m a BIG introvert. Literally, people have to beg me to leave out of the house. I’ll sit in the house all day with a book and I’m quite content. I’m not antisocial but I prefer to be alone. It’s where I draw my energy and even helps me be creative. Creativity was not my strong point growing up. When I’m alone, I feel as though it allows me to tap into my creative side that I never knew existed.

What are my weaknesses:

  • Being an introvert can be a fault — I constantly have to challenge myself to either get out of the house or speak to a new person (online and offline)
  • Planning — I absolutely suck at planning! If I plan something, it won’t get done. I’m a huge procrastinator and perfectionist. I’ll think about it enough so that I actually don’t do it. Think I’m joking? My aunt and dad organized my entire wedding! I simply showed up! Had it not been for them, I may not be celebrating my fifth year wedding anniversary this summer!
  • Creativity — I am not the creative type who can put colors together and create a masterpiece. I just don’t have that vision. When I was in high school, my art teacher banned me from the class and had security escort me out. And here I thought, beauty was in the eye of the beholder ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ As a result and a requirement to graduate , I enrolled in a technology class. Go figure!

I am proof that YOU can do this!

Where do I think most people go wrong when conducting a home party? Overcomplicating it!

  • Worried about location
  • Worried about food
  • Worried about games and door prizes
  • Worried about themes
  • Worried about who will show and who won’t
  • Worried about what everyone thinks
  • Worried about hostess points

You can do all of that and still have a party that results in $0 sales!

Want to know how to have a successful home party? Keep it simple:

  1. Be around people — you don’t have to organize this; the perfect time is whenever you have a group of people around each other
  2. Share the product – if it’s a good, consumable product, it will sell itself
  3. Have fun!

It doesn’t require a lot of prep. If people want it, they want it. All the games in the world won’t convince them that they do!

Here’s a snippet of my home party (conducted at my cousin’s house during girl’s night). Yes, I know I’m off with the date…. Feel free to fast forward to the last 25 seconds of the video.

From my cousin’s wife. I love what I do!

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Received from home party!

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How to Launch Your Business in 2 Weeks

New to the home-based business world or need to relaunch your business? You have a wonderful opportunity presented to you. Don’t let it pass you up! You can gain the freedom that you always wanted or even just save more money per month!

How to Launch Your Business in 2 Weeks๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

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– how to launch your business
– how to make money with work from home business
– how to make money with homebased business
– how to find customers for your home-based business
– direct sales tips

Facebook Business Tip: Stop Threatening to Delete People ๐Ÿธโ˜•๏ธ

I know you’ve seen those messages or you probably even posted it yourself?
“Cleaning out my friends list, drop an emoji if you’re interested in staying or purchasing from me…”

Those๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ type of messages can actually hurt your business.

We are in a relationship business. Our business does not thrive without relationships.

Threatening to cut off relationships only has the potential to hurt you.

How would you feel if you stepped in store and the owner said “purchase now or leave.”

Would you shop there again? If not, imagine how these messages make potential customers or team members feel. This is not a one-time transaction type of business. This business is about building trust and helping others.

 

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So Thankful that I Can Show My Team Appreciation

I would like to thank everyone that came out and even those who let me know in advance they wouldn’t be able to make it!

We had fun and I’d like to share a video that Camillia made to show off what she received just for coming.

Yes, I believe in spoiling my team members and customers. When I was in corporate, my budget for incentives and rewards was taken away.

I hated that I couldn’t show them appreciation so I would spend my own money to cover lunch and gifts. We had to be quiet since technically, I was going against the rules.

I’m so thankful now that I can show appreciation freely and openly. As you all know, there is an incentive now where I’m giving away an extra $100 to anyone on my NATIONAL team and a special beauty bundle to two lucky winners on my NATIONAL team.

That’s right! You do not have to be near me in order to win.

Connect with me.ย 

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Parking lot with Camillia and Lanise!

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Las Vegas: Making Money Never Felt So Good

While most people were in Vegas losing money, I was in Vegas MAKING money. Does your job allow you to take a vacation whenever you want? Wanna know how you can do the same? Got a cell phone/tablet? What’s stopping you?

I’m officially back home in Chicago and OMG!!! What was I thinking?!?!? It’s going to be an average of 85 degrees all week in Las Vegas and here I am — 50 degrees! I can’t believe I left such beautiful weather. Smh…what was I thinking? As you can imagine, I had a wonderful time in Vegas and made sure to try to take as many G-rated pictures as possible lol. If you want to see, check them out below!

Though I’m physically tired from travelling, partying and time zone changes, I’m emotionally and even spiritually charged! I woke up yesterday with a big smile on my face. I am so blessed!

You see while most people were probably in Vegas losing money, I was actually in Vegas making money. No, not by gambling BUT I did win $1.10 lol I’m not the most traditional Avon rep. I’ll tell you that right now. Yes, I do have customers that I visit in-person but not frequently. I service mainly businesses and for my face-to-face customers, I don’t do anything extraordinary — sorry, I find a way to work my business into my regular life. Majority of my business is ran from these two babies here:

I take my cell phone and tablet just about anywhere I go so I can work everywhere I go! Don’t let that whole “work from home” title fool you. Your office is wherever YOU want it to be. Do you have your e-mail account linked to your phone? E-mail these days are just like text messages. So if you don’t, I don’t know why not. All it takes is a couple of minutes to reply and BOOM, you’re done!

While in Vegas, we walked the Strip, went down to Fremont St, watched a magic show, danced with the Jabbawockeez, visited the Mob Museum, rode the On and Off Bus tour, played along with the Virtual Reality tour, visited a few clubs and of course — dinner and drinks (lots of ’em)! No wonder, I was able to take over 200 pictures and even videos! BUT even with all of that, I still gained 6 new team members and received online customer orders!

This is how I MADE money! Yes! I was still enjoying myself. Actually, I was enjoying myself MORE when I realized I was making money.

Realistically speaking, I probably work my business one hour each day and if I’m feeling very risque or took a break the previous day, I may work up to 3 hours! For those of you just thinking that I sit in front of my tablet all day —- noooooo, sorry :/ I don’t but I always make myself available to my team. With technology, it’s so easy. I’m only a call, text, e-mail, Zoom meeting or even Facebook message away ๐Ÿ™‚ When you have all of this technology, what is really your excuse? How much did or are you paying for your cell phone? Is it making money for you?

It doesn’t seem like much but every small action leads up to a big reaction. One hour a day adds up. Consistency is key.

I am so thankful for my business. Just recapping, I was able to visit Jamaica, Alabama and New York (August) last year. My business was still in the “baby” stage and was growing. I never missed a beat with my business. Because of this, look at what’s in storeย this year:

 

  • March – trip to New York
  • April – trip to Las Vegas
  • June – trip to the Bahamas
  • August – trips to Nashville and New Orleans (separate trips)
Now I have to schedule another trip before the year is out ๐Ÿ™‚ Hmmm…where should I go? Miami? Los Angeles? Puerto Rico? We’ll see ๐Ÿ™‚
Las Vegas pictures:
(Disclaimer: excuse the hair. A little experiment gone wrong lol)
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Dinner at the Rooftop
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Dinner at the Rooftop

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Major Announcement: I got the trip to the Bahamas!!!

I announced earlier this year the Vacation Like a Boss incentive through Avon. Well! Stats have been updated and I earned the all expense paid trip to the Bahamas! Just getting started or not apart of Avon yet? Don’t worry. There’s another trip coming up for Disney World. Be sure to stay tuned in.

Major Announcement: I got the trip to the Bahamas!!!

I announced earlier this year the Vacation Like a Boss incentive through Avon. Well! Stats have been updated and I earned the all expense paid trip to the Bahamas! Just getting started or not apart of Avon yet? Don’t worry. There’s another trip coming up for Disney World. Be sure to stay tuned in. Subscribe to my blog to be updated or follow me on social media.
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Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Why Is Facebook Blocking Your Post

Looking to build your Avon business online? Are you focusing on Facebook? Not getting anywhere? Let’s figure out why!

Argh! Can we be real for a second? Facebook is deleting posts from the social media center and the Avon community is going crazy! Why?

Networking Challenge: How to Grow Your Business

Networking Challenge: How to Grow Your Business

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Personal Recruiting Tips and Using Facebook

Hey Believers!

What has changed since you joined Avon? Confidence boost? More friends? Something to do on weekends? Able to pay a bill?

Are you sharing your story? People want to see real results. No matter how small. We all start somewhere! Are you sharing your story? Why not?

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Personal Recruiting Tips and Using Facebook

Hey Believers!

What has changed since you joined Avon? Confidence boost? More friends? Something to do on weekends? Able to pay a bill?

Are you sharing your story? People want to see real results. No matter how small. We all start somewhere! Are you sharing your story? Why not?

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Back Home from New York!

Everything has been moving so fast, I didn’t even get the chance to say that I was going to New York (again)! Back in January, I was asked to serve on the 2017 Digital and Social Media Advisory Council. First, I’ve never served in any advisory board so this was just insane to me! I was so excited but then again, I didn’t want to jinx myself lol. Other than my one post I made when I first learned of the role, I haven’t said too much about it.

The life of a beauty boss

Everything has been moving so fast, I didn’t even get the chance to say that I was going to New York (again)!ย Back in January, I was asked to serve on the 2017 Digital and Social Media Advisory Council. First, I’ve never served in any advisory board so this was just insane to me! I was so excited but then again, I didn’t want to jinx myself lol. Other than my one post I made when I first learned of the role, I haven’t said too much about it. Now that I’m back home from New York, let me explain a bit.

Avon corporate employees and those that oversee the Digital and Social Media Advisory Council invited us to New York for a meet and greet. Of course, everything discussed is confidential so I can’t go into the specifics ๐Ÿ˜ฆ — but just be prepared to see some great things coming from New Avon, LLC. I don’t want to sound cheesy and scripted but it is truly an honor to be able to say that my company values our input and is striving to make our experience better.

What happened in NY:

I left for New York on Wednesday. The company had a black car pick me up from LaGuardia airport. He then took me to the DoubleTree Hotel which is literally, right around the corner from corporate headquarters. On the ride there, I was deep in thought. My husband used to travel frequently due to his job. Of course, I never said anything because I didn’t want to discourage him but I always thought to myself: “he must be important”, “this company must be really big” and then at one point, I questioned my own job and level of importance and ability to get to that level. I thought travelling would be out of the question and I’d never have a career that would allow me to see the world. As I rode in the car, I hit the moment of realization. I’ve been on two company-sponsored trips in less than 8 months AND I’m pushing for the trip to the Bahamas. Don’t be blinded by this little ol’ makeup company is all I can say.

I approached the hotel and a nice gentleman met me at the car to open the door. I felt like royalty. I was one of the first to arrive and my room wasn’t ready so I sat at the bar and worked for a little while. This was actually pretty cool. I had four new team membersย join the team while I was on the plane so this gave me the opportunity to send welcome e-mails.

Once I finished my e-mails, I looked down at my nails and I couldn’t believe I let them go that long! Like seriously — ugh!!! The last time I had my nails done was before Valentine’s Day…smh…I’m so embarrassed. Just reading that makes my soul cringe. Then I realized it was the perfect opportunity. The rest of the team hadn’t arrived yet. I went to Facebook for nail salon recommendations but everyone suggested a place that wasn’t in Uptown. First, I don’t even know what Uptown is but I digress. I guess I was dressed normal because I fit right in. Whenever I asked for directions, they all talked to me with precise directions with exact street names and no turning directions. They’d say something like “oh yea, it’s over on 8th Avenue” or “go to 15th”. I realized I’d never find the nail salon so I opted for a taxi lol

I went to Fresh Nails on 15th but they couldn’t do my nails because I have a protective gel coat on top so one of their patrons suggested a salon on 14th. Once again, completely lost but thank goodness for Google Maps. It was a couple of minutes walking distance so I decided to get in the well-needed exercise. I actually walked right by the nail salon. There’s a pizzeria on the side of it that smelled like heaven! It made me think of my first and only slice of New York style pizza and I got lost in the aroma BUT I didn’t cave in to temptation. Not this time.

I headed upstairs and was greeted by a lady named May. I’m not sure if it was her salon or pure coincidence. She looked at my nails and was surprised to say the least. She was very nice and conversational, explaining that many New York shops do not add anything to the nail because it’s too time consuming. She said New Yorkers like to get in and get out, leaving if the wait is longer than 5 minutes. And I thought Chicagoans were impatient lol Of course, she couldn’t let this Chicago girl off the leash without saying our nail salons and how they do nails are weird lol

My first experience with a New York salon was pretty good. I headed back down to the street and decided that I’d just walk back to the hotel UNTIL I put in the address to DoubleTree and realized it was 2.5 miles away! I called another taxi lol I would’ve walked but the team had finally arrived and I didn’t want to keep them waiting (or at least that’s the story I’ll be telling from here on out). I got to meet some of Avon’s more seasoned representatives and some that I had met from my last trip to New York.

Once again, I was the baby. Each person had been with Avon for over 6 years! I couldn’t believe I got to sit at the table, let alone work with these beautiful, talented women. At 6 o’clock, Avon took us to dinner at the Aperitivo which is right across the street from Avon’s headquarters. The food was delicious and the dinner conversations were amazing. We then headed back to our hotel but we couldn’t pass up the lighting on the building (pictures below).

It was only about 9 p.m. when we made it back to the hotel so we decided to hang out downstairs and chat. We didn’t get to bed until after 1 a.m. and had to be up at 6 a.m. I was so excited that I didn’t think about the meeting — you know, the reason why we were there in the first place lol The meeting ran from about 8:30-3:30, don’t worry, they didn’t starve us. Unfortunately, the end of the meeting meant we all had to go back home ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Once again, we had cars pick us up to drop us off at the airport.

My flight back to Chicago was delayed by nearly 3 hours *sigh* so I was stuck at the airport. I was finally able to connect to WiFi and realized two more people joined my team! At least this gave me something to do while at the airport ๐Ÿ™‚ One of my team members learned of the delay and offered to keep me telephone company ๐Ÿ™‚

Pictures:ย  I didn’t really get to take awesome pictures like last time but then again, that’s because I was too busy having fun lol. Of course, the others took plenty of pictures but I was just too excited for all of that lol I’ll get better pictures next time *wink*

Here are a few pictures:

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New York nail trip, nails done at May’s Nail Salon
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Just arrived and headed to my hotel
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At the DoubleTree Hotel sending welcome emails

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Lunch time!

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Nightcap!
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At LaGuardia sending welcome e-mails