I decided that I was “too busy” to respond (again- I have twins). A few days after this text, I noticed a post on her Facebook that really made me think.
When you buy MAC make-up, you’re helping Fabrizio Freda’s 5 year compensation to grow over $17,780,000. When you buy Younique, Mary Kay, or Avon Cosmetics, you’re helping a girl pay for her college tuition.
When you buy supplements from GNC, you are helping Michael Archbold make over $950,000 a year. When you buy Arbonne, Usana, It works, or Beachbody, you’re helping mom’s provide for their family, take care of their wellness as well as help and support wellness in others.
When you buy leggings from Victoria’s Secret Pink, you’re building Sharen Turney’s compensation to over $10,645,000. When you buy clothing from LuLaRoe, you’re helping a single mom pay for her child to play t-ball.
So please know that when you buy Rodan + Fields from me, you’re helping me provide for my family, helping me give back in ways I never dreamed of
After reading that, I thought to myself “wait a minute, why am I so quick to say no?” In fact, the women that sell these products should be applauded.MLMs have come a long way from what they were 10 years ago. It used to be that they were built solely as a pyramid in that you wouldn\’t even hear about a product. People would try to recruit you to be on their team and a product was secondary. Today, there are legitimate products that people actually use and like, and MLMs are a new way to market things we can actually use. Selling these products takes ambition, and hard work. A LOT OF WORK. It takes courage to make the type of changes these women make to start a business from home. How could I knock that? These women are thinking of out of the box ways to make money and provide for their families.
I had a whole new outlook on MLM marketing. It really is an opportunity, and for those of you that take advantage of it- You rock! Not to mention what great role models these moms are for their kids. I am not saying I want to buy a product I am not interested in just to help, but why should I have the “not interested” response without even listening? With that in mind, I decided to hear her out. Of course it didn\’t make the face cream (that I now love) any more affordable, but it did give me a completely new respect for our “sales consulting” mom friends. As a woman who now has kids and knows how hard it is to get anything done, I have to say that I am incredibly proud of my friend. I am incredibly proud of all of the moms that start a business, and strive for better.