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My sister is a very hard working woman; when she is not working Monday to Wednesday as a Compliance Assistant, she is doing Freelance Admin work, and running her own business as a Sales Representative under a candle company called ‘Darceys’, which requires a considerable amount of time, effort, and networking.
And then there are her day to day roles as a Wife, Mother of two (under 5), Sister, Daughter and friend. Which includes, but is most definitely not limited to; taking her kids to and from nursery, cooking, cleaning, shopping, bath times, bedtimes, potty training, horse riding lessons and messy play groups, birthday parties, weekly visits to multiple relatives homes, serving as a taxi driver for family members, dog sitting and generally being one of my favourite human beings in the world – which in itself is a mighty task to undertake.
So today’s post is a combo, an interview about becoming a sales representative under a company, and the growing popularity of having online sales reps rather than simply having a business website, and a general gushing about my adoration for my older sister, Rebecca.
Did you start with a business plan? Can you walk me through the step-by-step process you went through to get to where you are today?
I first ventured into the world of network marketing in 2013 when my son was a few months old! An online friend started advertising weight loss products and promising the opportunity to earn money from home so I decided to give it a go! I had some success, earned some decent money which helped me tons during maternity leave, made some great friends and definitely caught the bug for earning money from home! A few months down the line it had gone quiet, I had lost the baby weight so what next?
I tried a few things, all with varying success. This brings me to Darceys. I joined Darceys early 2017 selling soy wax melts and candles. I sell mainly online and have learnt enough over the last few years to know what you need to do to become successful. This involves building a team of like minded sales reps which is what I am doing at the moment! We are all very passionate about home fragrance and are lucky enough to have a great range to offer and lots of special offers too! Darceys is a great company to be involved with, the owner Jackie is in touch with her reps every day which gives it a really friendly feel.
How long did it take for you to reach profitability?
I began to earn from the first month, it hasn’t always been good money, and there have been periods of no income at all. I currently match my ‘proper’ job take home wage with my commissions from Darceys and it continues to grow.
How much time do you dedicate to this job role?
I spend time whenever I can but it is not set hours. I am online a lot of the time as having a large team means a lot of queries are coming in at all times, and a lot of time spent giving support! Same applies with customers but on a smaller scale.
What would you say to people who say things like this are just pyramid schemes?
Pyramid schemes are illegal, they have no products, no possibility to ever earn more than the person who involved you! With network marketing someone could sign up tomorrow and out earn me in a month. There is potential for everyone and I think that it really is a case of you get out what you put in. Also Darceys have a huge products range of gorgeous products 😉
What are you aspirations regarding the future of your business?
To continue to grow both business wise and confidence wise until I am in a position where I can leave my day job and put all my time into Darceys.
How do you plan on getting there?
Work work work! I am very dedicated to my home business and I will not stop until I am where I want to be.
What’s you best advice for making money online?
If it catches your eye then go for it! Most of time there is nothing to lose, but loads to gain! I have found it has made such a difference to my confidence the last couple of years and has really helped me grow as a person! It is an amazing feeling to earn money for yourself this way!
Also there are so many different companies, products and opportunities out there now, do your research, find something you can be passionate about as you will struggle to sell things and attract people if your heart isn’t in it.
Any extra thoughts you’d like to share?
This is my Facebook business page if you would be interested in either looking at the Darceys range or getting some more information on starting your own business!
See, she’s awesome isn’t she? Or am I biased, just like I am regarding Oscar being the cutest dog in the world?
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