Thursday, July 25, 2013

How to Sell Natural/Organic Products from Home

Every day there are discussions and articles written on the harmful effects of toxins found in personal and skin care products. These discussions bring awareness and continue highlighting the unnecessary harm from knowing or unknowing using products laden with chemicals. It's preventive if only people knew about the toxins. And what I've found is that when people learn about the potential danger, they're likely to switch to natural, safer, healthier products. And these days, safer products are sold in many places.

Here's an article on the adverse effects of phthalates. Phthalates are commonly found in personal care and plastic products (source:

"We are all primarily exposed to phthalates through inhalation and ingestion," she explained. "It is extremely difficult if not impossible to avoid exposure to phthalates, since they are in so many products." However, she added, exposure can be reduced by the following:
  • Limit the use of personal care products with fragrances in them (including many of the modern baby care products and air fresheners).
  • Limit use of plastic food storage containers and plastic wraps (certainly do not heat food in them).
  • Read the labels and avoid children's toys made of plastics (vinyl) that contain phthalates.

This is just one of the many articles as we learn about the chemicals found in personal care products, skin care, and cleaning products that people use daily.

What does this have to do with selling natural/organic products? 

This is where my passion comes in because my lifestyle is about being as natural and organic as possible. I also love sharing info on toxins and how natural/organic choices can make a huge difference in someone's life. 

From a business stand point, the natural/organic category is booming. Selling natural and organic products could be a perfect fit if you love natural products and looking for a flexible business that you can easily do from home. 

The best thing about selling personal care products is that people are already buying these products somewhere so you're not asking people to spend money on something they're not already doing. It's simply a matter of introducing them to your products and re-directing their spending to your business.

It's a consumable business so you're more likely to get repeat business on a more regular basis versus a business that sells products that tend to be a one or two time purchase a year.

If you love natural/organic products, I invite you to visit my ->Verefina Natural Products business and see how flexible and easy it is to get started. Or email me Janette at



P.S.  I'm a work at home mom and love building my natural products business online. If you're looking for a flexible home-based business that you can easily do from anywhere, email me. As a #1 leader in my company, I can help you build a dream business from home.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

How to Choose a Beauty Direct Selling Company for You

How do you choose the right beauty direct selling home-based business for you especially since there are dozens of companies to choose from? Most people choose a company because they fell in love with the products and want to share the products with others.  Some choose a company because of the business opportunity first then product second.

Ideally, you want both: products you would use as a customer with or without the business attached to it and a company that offers a great business for its consultants.

The products

For a consumable business like beauty products, it goes without saying you have to believe in the products you're using. I'd have a hard time selling products that I'm not using myself. The best way to gain a new customer is sharing your personal testimonials from being a product user yourself. When I'm sharing my company's products, I talk about the problems I had before I used the products, the benefits from using the products, the savings, and the business offered by the company.

The products are the most important when it comes to your direct selling success. It doesn't matter how much the company pays you unless the products can stand on their own. The products must have great value for the customer and at price points you're able to sell to real customers.

The business opportunity

Direct sales, party plan, network marketing or "mlm" can be confusing to someone who isn't familiar with the industry. They're all under "direct selling" but there are definite differences. Network marketing is quite different from direct sales/party plan opportunities.

In general, network marketing typically has higher price points, hence you're more likely to see member options where a customer can sign up for a fee and buy products at a discount. An example is Arbonne , doTERRA, Votre Vu, and many others.

Compared to direct sales/party plan, it's rare to see the member option, because direct sales/party plan is designed for retailing products directly to the end user which is usually best sold via home parties, vendor shows, etc.

In general, direct sales/party plan is designed to lead with products first than opportunity. Network marketing, hence "network", you're building a network of members and recruiting a network of distributors. From this network is how the distributor gets paid along with retailing products but if a company offers a member option, most customers sign up for one so they don't have to pay at full retail. That doesn't mean there aren't people paying retail prices because some don't want to deal with signing up to be a member, get on auto-ship to save money, and so forth.

Before you choose a beauty/skin care direct selling company, whether it's a party plan or network marketing, it's important to understand the differences and what's required of you before you get started.

Important questions to ask:

*Monthly or quarterly personal sales requirements.

*Monthly sales needed in order to earn from your team building efforts. Be weary of no quotas because every company requires a certain sales amount before you can earn from your team. With network marketing you'll typically see auto-ship requirements before you can fully participate in their compensation plan.

*Monthly website fee (if any) or other fees such as e-newsletter subscription to customers.

When you're brand new you won't always know what to ask but it's important to ask these questions so you're not stuck with any hidden costs or requirements. If you can't get a straight answer from the person you're talking to, look for another rep, or email/call corporate office.

Direct selling is a great business for the right person and I love the business I'm in. I hope these tips will help you find the right beauty company for you.



P.S.  I'm a work at home mom and love building my natural products business online. If you're looking for a flexible home-based business that you can easily do from anywhere, email me. As a #1 leader in my company, I can help you build a dream business from home.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Verefina Is Sizzlin' Hot this Summer!

Buy -> Verefina Products
Customers – Three Ways to Sizzle!
Customers also get to sizzle during our celebration!  Customers can earn free exclusive products based on their orders’ commissionable sales total.    
·         For all customer orders over $45 placed during Summer Sizzle, Verefina will automatically include a FREE Rootbeer Lip Balm. 
·         For all customer orders with a commissionable sales of over $90 submitted during Summer Sizzle, Verefina will include a FREE Rootbeer Lip Balm and a FREE Mini Maraschino Cherry Lotion (1 oz).
·         For all customer orders with a commissionable sales of over $135 submitted during Summer Sizzle, Verefina will include a FREE Rootbeer Lip Balm, a FREE Mini Maraschino Cherry Lotion (1 oz), and a FREE Travel Size After Sun Mist (2 oz).
These items are not available for purchase and can only be obtained through the Summer Sizzle Promotion! (Gift(s) will automatically be included with each qualifying customer order.)
†Orders must be submitted between July 15th and Aug 31st (11:59 p.m.) to be eligible for Summer Sizzle gift(s).

Here's what you won't see in Verefina's truly natural products. Click to see ->Common Toxins which are found in conventional products and even some natural and organic products but you won't find them in our natural skin care and personal care products.



P.S. If you have any questions about this promotion, Verefina's products, or how to start your own natural online store, email me.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Why I love Direct Selling Business for Women

There are many articles on direct selling/network marketing and why so many love this business. From my experience and the experiences of successful female pals, we love direct selling for women, men and for everyone. Here are just a few reasons why I love direct selling especially for women.

Not to single out men because direct selling is great for everyone but this post is on why I think it's great for women using my experience.

Time freedom, flexibility and financial opportunity

I can't think of another business or career that gives you the time freedom as a direct selling business. It's better than a traditional business in so many ways. For starters: there are very little risks, if any. With most direct selling/party plan companies- the sign up fee is $99 or less. This typically comes with hundreds of dollars worth of products often around $250 in products.

Right there you're getting more products than you're paying for. Even if you decide not to do anything with the business or change your mind- there's no lease agreement you have to worry about or additional fees except for the start up kit fee. But since the kit comes with lots of products, the products are yours to keep.

For most companies, the monthly fees are low such as a consultant website. The average I've seen is around $10 per month. Many companies offer a free website. If you're joining to build a business, $10 is hardly expensive when compared to a traditional business with thousands in rent, capital for inventory, hiring help, and so many other business related expenses.

A direct selling company takes care of the credit card fees when your customers buy from your consultant website, the company drop ships the products directly to your customers, and at the end of the month you get a cool retail profit from the sales you've earned. Your #1 goal as a direct selling consultant is to promote the business and help spread the word. I can't think of another profitable and simpler business model with such little start up costs with great income potential.

Education and free training

I once heard Robert Kiyosaki say network marketing is a great business for the education and free training alone.  I couldn't agree more. My personal development and professional skills have enhanced in so many ways it's hard to put into words. Take my Direct Sales Natural Products blog as an example. I started this blog because of my home-based business. I've learned so much about blogging, social media, and internet marketing that I would not have learned if I didn't have this business.

On a personal development level, you're taught to be self-motivated in this business, read books, learn new skills, reach out to people which are all valuable skills to have with or without doing a business. These skills will benefit you in your personal life, in your job if you're working, so you can't go wrong with the incredible free training with a direct selling company.

Friendship and fun

The best time I've ever had in this business was with my first company. It was a sorority in a way. We had local meetings together, met up for sushi and cocktails while sharing our business opportunity, we traveled to several company conventions and training, we were always meeting up and chatting on the phone about our business.

Looking back, it was one of the best female bonding times I've had! The female bonding is so important to women especially for me as a full-time mom. It's a wonderful outlet to connect with other women away from being mom.

These are just some of the reasons why I love my direct selling business. I honestly cannot think of a better career/business choice for a busy mom like me :).



P.S.  Are you looking for a flexible business that you can easily fit into your busy life and create an income from home? Visit my natural products direct selling business and see if it's right for you.