Direct Sales is an interesting concept. If you’ve only been a consumer you may only know the amazing products you see at fairs, fundraisers, shows. You may know the Pink Car, or the pyramid model, or the claims of products from the past. You may remember the controversy of past companies and concepts. But I’m going to tell you what its like from the inside. And here is my caveat…Perfectly Posh is not the first company I have taken the leap with. But Posh is where my heart and passion have never been stronger.
Direct Sales is network marketing which is truly a concept of building relationships and sharing oneself and the products of the company for which they are a part of. For me, that company is Perfectly Posh. I was introduced to Posh through a friend’s Facebook party and was sent some samples of a face wash and moisturizer. I had been looking for a new skincare set since being diagnosed with Celiacs Disease and having reactions to many face products on the market including top of the line (think $$$ lines). I tried the sample of BFF (Best Face Forever) and fell in love with how it felt. And the kicker; No reaction!! There were no gluten fillers in the products! It took a little longer before I was ready to jump into owning my own Posh business. Remember, I mentioned that this wasn’t my first company.
I won’t name the other companies. I had been with three other companies as an Independent Consultant and knew that it was going to take a serious commitment and that this was not going to be a hobby for me. If I was going to purchase a kit then I was buying my business and a future for myself and my family. Two of those three companies are still going today; and are incredible. I will say that one of them in particular taught me more about myself than any other job I have held. That past experience gave me the inner strength to explain to my husband why I wanted to become a Perfectly Posh Consultant. Now, my husband is pretty chill…do not tell him I said that though…lol. He said, “here is my debit card information and Good Luck”. Ok, he said a few other things and asked a few questions, like how was I going to balance the business, work (I was working full-time with a part-time job on top of it), during lacrosse season, and with seven kids activities. I don’t remember my answers but I am sure that they were Sassy and Classy…hahaha.
It began as a way for me to bring in a little extra money to pay for new clothes, shoes, whatever I wanted to spend money on without having to feel bad about taking it from household necessities. I had my surgery in June followed by an emergency surgery in July. I was not going to be able to return to my job at the start of the school year. So I decided my job was going to be my business. This is not an easy transition nor is it to be taken with a grain of salt. It meant a lot in my business had to change and I had to really make some adaptations. And to this day I still need to continue to grow and adapt. I have to remember that I am a business owner and my store front is open 24/7. This means even when I am tired, ill, on vacation, or just plain grumpy I need to make that effort.
The transition has had it’s turns in the road. I have had my team grow and we’ve had amazing and fabulous months of success. We have also had months we plateaued and focused on our personal selves and families. That is truly the beauty of this sort of business. You can fit it into your life. I can work from the lacrosse field, the grocery store, the couch, my bed. I can share the amazing products made from sustainable resources, made in the USA with people I meet at the grocery store, at the lacrosse field, at track meets. I am able to share the fun of pampering through social media on my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. I get to participate in Girls Night Out events, Wedding Shows, and vendor fairs.
One of my favorite parts of this business is definitely getting to be paid to Pamper myself. If I am going to buy all these amazing products it only makes sense that I earn the commission for it, right? And when I found out how much training is provided for FREE by home office and my upline I was floored. Training is more than just how to sell a product and get people on your team. It has included training on time management, organization, branding, social media, and so much more.
On top of that is the relationships I have built since I began this journey. If someone had told me 12 months ago that I would have about 100 new friends and some of them are as close as sisters, I would have been shocked. As loud and boisterous as I can be, I am pretty shy and don’t make friends easily. I tend to stick close to my little tribe and can be intimidated by others. I have found a new tribe of friends that help make me become a better person each day. I can reach out for help or just for a laugh and there is someone there to support me and giggle with me. My customers are some of the most cherished people in my life. I get to Pamper family members on a regular basis! I get to Pamper loved ones from coast to coast…I have a customer in Alaska!! My team members, the Lil’ Sharky’s are an eclectic bunch. We are a co-ed team…Heck YEAH!!! And we currently stretch from Massachusetts and Connecticut to Pennsylvania and Michigan and down to Florida! I love to spoil my team members and send them happy mail every month. We are working towards our goals and love being able to work our businesses and support each other.
This business is more than hand cremes and chunk soaps. It is more than just paying for groceries for my family. It is something that fills my heart and soul. Learning how the You Deserve It Foundation helps to support working mothers in Guatemala and seeing Incentive Trip Earners build bikes for orphans in the Dominican Republic shows me that this company is more than just profits and bottom-lines. It is a company where the CEO has hugged my husband and I and told us genuinely, she is happy to have met us and is proud of us. The leaders are honest and sincere and will not hide behind their desks…they are working their businesses and trying all the new products right alongside of you. I Posh everyday not just for myself, not just for my team, not just for my family but for all of it.