I was interviewed by the blog. Interview The Reps.
What made you decide to join a Direct Sales company?
I wasn’t looking to join a Direct Sales company. I ordered a sheet of nail wraps with the idea that I would try them and be a customer. I shared pictures that I saw online with my friends. Little did I know they also made a purchase. The next day my sponsor contacted me and thanked me for sharing her link with my friends. She opened a party for me so I could be rewarded. She also told me that I earned half off my kit then asked when am I signing up. I saw how easy Jamberry is to sell and joined that day. What company did you join, and why did you pick that company?I decided to join Jamberry Nails. When I joined June 18, 2012 we only had nail wraps. I could not polish my own nails to save my life so I knew it was a match for me. I figured there were others out there like me who didn’t want to go to the salon to have their nails done. I loved the different nail art designs, especially the flames (now retired) because I could support my husband’s business while promoting my own.How long have you been working in Direct Sales?I have been with Jamberry Nails just under three years. I was with Mary Kay prior to this experience, but left after two years for personal reasons. I have found Jamberry Nails is a better match for me. What is your favorite thing about working for a Direct Sales company and owning your own business?I love being able to work my own schedule. I do not have to ask for time off and worry I may or may not get the time off I needed if I could not find a replacement for my shifts. I also enjoy if I need more money that month all I need is to add another party or two to my schedule. How do you convince others that joining your team will benefit them?Convincing others to join is not how I run my business. I will ask people if they have ever considered doing what I do. I ask everyone one this, just like I ask if they had fun at the party they just attended and if they want to host their own party. You never know what that answer will be. I love hearing their answers and helping them make an informed decision themselves. I would rather have a customer that will host parties and refer their friends to me instead of convincing them Direct Sales is for them when they don’t want a business right now. Direct sales may not be for them right now, but you never know what the future may bring. Your customers are always watching how you run your business.
I do home parties, catalog parties, and online parties. For my online parties I prefer to use my Meet.fm room it is closer to a home party experience, but will do Facebook or Skype parties if requested. My Jamberry Nails website has a tab with the capability to request a party with me.
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