Oops, I did it again
I love a lot of things; hence, I rep a lot of things. Most of what I peddle I sell for my own consumption and benefit. Take doTerra, for example. If you’re going to use doTerra essential oils and products on a daily basis it only makes sense to join up for a wholesale account. You save yourself some money, earn points towards future purchases, get free oils, and if someone should choose to purchase via your site you might make yourself a little profit. I’m perfectly fine with not making a profit so long as my savings outweigh the expense of having a rep account with them.
Then, there’s Scentsy, to which I am oddly addicted and serves to make my life smell wonderful, while also meeting the bulk of my yearly gift-giving needs. Scentsy actually sells rather well for me and though the profit isn’t going to come close to funding anyone’s vacation, Scentsy is a fairly easy sell once people experience it. I get plenty of goodies out of my status as an independent consultant with Scentsy and enjoy the community enough to keep up with it. Enough said.
Oh, and we’ve got Stella & Dot. I do love me some Stella & Dot. I mean, who wouldn’t? They’ve got gorgeous, quality, on-trend jewelry and accessories for which the independent stylist only pays half price. Thank goodness for the half price because Stella & Dot isn’t cheap and that’s part of the problem. New Mexico is an impoverished state. Not just poor for the time being but exhausted. Sure, there are people here who can afford Stella & Dot at retail but they’re not necessarily the easiest to find; and, then, there’s the added difficulty of having to compete with something which we produce in abundance here in New Mexico — jewelry. Not just any jewelry but fine, artisan crafted pieces which can be purchased for what the rest of the world sees as a steal. On any given day I can trot my butt over to Old Town and pick up lovely, well-made Native American necklaces, rings, bracelets, you name it, for prices which put QVC’s Native American specials to shame. Buries those deals in the dust, actually. So, while I’ve no desire not to sell Stella & Dot, I know the line’s limitations in my geographic area and will continue on with it until I’ve either overspent my own marketing budget or have gathered all of the items I want for myself.
Now we have Perfectly Posh stirred into the mix. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking: “Does this bitch have too much time on her hands or what?” I don’t. And I didn’t want to rep Perfectly Posh, either, but it was an irresistible deal on a pampering and beauty line which is pretty damned amazing. After placing a small retail order of my own, experiencing the quality of the product, and then learning that their entire line is made in the USA … I just caved. I don’t think there’s anything not to adore about Perfectly Posh. They’ve got natural products, made here at home, which are cruelty free, work as intended, and come in clever, recyclable packaging. Not a single product is over $25, shipping is a flat rate of $5, and they run a continual buy five and get one free promotion. Like Scentsy, their products are consumable, which means that once you run out you tend to buy more. That’s good for business. I need that wee factor because I am bad at business. So terribly, horrifically bad at business. Tragically bad. But, I wonder, might Perfectly Posh not be perfectly fitting for one such as myself? The stuff does sell itself, best I can tell, once you get it on people. Let’s hope I’m at least proficient at making samples, eh?