Tired of Struggling in DS Companies? Behold the Magic of “Consultant of the Month!”

Okay, so it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, and I’ve missed it SO much! I’ve been “in and out” of the business circuit for about 3 years or so, give or take, and I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned WHAT to do and, most importantly, what NOT to do. Wanna know the secret to getting your sales boosted, meeting quotas, and more?

The COTM (Consultant of the Month) group.

Don’t laugh. It’s going to change the way you think about direct sales. I’m in two companies, and I can promote them both, so now, I don’t have to choose. Here’s the lowdown:

The group works on a rotation, and you make a purchase a month, and we when it’s your month to host, you get 5 guaranteed sales from your buyers! It’s a good way to meet quotas and goals. The best thing is that anyone who joins the group makes an initial purchase to start, so if you know other reps who would benefit, you can really add to your sales FAST! I’m at the $20 per month level, which keeps things very manageable since I always could use something for a gift or for myself.

Essentially, you’re getting paid from others who join under you, you’re making 5 guaranteed sales, you’re promoting, AND you’re supporting other reps with one purchase a month. The change can be simple. You can buy your makeup from a fellow rep instead of going to a drugstore, you can buy a present for a teacher, friend, or family member, or just something you need for yourself! I started at $20 a month because I always spend this much per month on stuff I need, anyhow!

I do hope you consider joining a group, namely my group, which has almost 4,000 members to date! If you’re interested in learning more, comment below!

Much Love,

K.

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Three Crucial Truths Every Freelancer Should Recognize…

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As many of you know, I’m a freelance writer. Indeed, the name, “freelance,” definitely is a loaded word since there are countless perks to what I do, but my journey has certainly had its share of pitfalls. Just like the raw, uncut nature of my pieces before submission, I am a definite work-in-progress as I learn and grow as a writer and as an individual. Whether you’re an established freelancer or are just dipping your toe into the water, here are three crucial truths to keep in mind as you create an alternative stream of income while chasing the vision.

1. You Will Fall Forward — Often Multiple Times Per Day: Indeed, as a freelancer, many of the available gigs out there are heavily evaluative. In other words, each and every day that you tackle a project, there is a strong chance that your work will be heavily criticized or rejected outright, depending on the nature of your assignment. In my 3-year career as a freelancer, I experience rejection at least once a week. Last week, I encountered three instances of having my work either rejected, excessively criticized, or sent back for additional editing. However, the week before was a virtual gold mine of successful projects. There is a certain “ebb and flow,” and it’s essential to build a tough skin, learn from your mistakes, and fight to retain your place. It’s all part of the freelance lifestyle, and there’s simply no room for fear.

2. There is No Guarantee: When I first started freelancing, I expected guaranteed hours, just as one might hold at a traditional day job. However, I have discovered this to be nearly impossible. Again, your work is often strictly usage-based, so some days, you’ll experience more work than you can possibly manage. Other weeks? The “well” is far too dry for comfort. Therefore, the goal is to create multiple opportunity streams. In all honesty, I don’t think it’s possible to have too many opportunities lined up as long as you are meeting deadlines and staying organized and ahead of your game.

3. Get Ready to Work: Most importantly, as a freelancer, you must accept the fact that you might have to learn a new skill — to do what previously might have seemed impossible– in order to be successful. When I started content writing, I truly felt that I could never produce consistently solid content so quickly. However, I kept experimenting, practicing, learning, and taking the advice from my superiors to heart. Now, thanks to God’s grace and long hours of labor, I’ve been granted professional-grade status at two companies where I submit most of my content. It’s been tough.There have been many tears, many rejections, and many exhausting nights and days, but following a passion has never been easy for anyone. I’m done with complaining. I’m over it.

A lot of people talk a lot of flack about content writing, but I’m grateful that it puts food on the table while offering me the opportunity to share my voice. My companies have truly been good to me and respect me as a writer,  and, for the most part, my clients are generous, kind, and passionate about their projects, which is why I keep pushing forward.

Simply put, the most relevant advice I can offer you is to be both consistent and extremely teachable. Be hungry to learn, and never lose heart even though you will likely experience those “dark days of the soul” that leave your cheeks burning and your heart shifted a little to the left. Keep pushing, my friends, and never forget what drives you to follow your passion to the ends of the earth.

–Katie

Photo courtesy of http://www.shrinemont.com

Needing a Change…

Hello, friends,

I wondered if I might borrow a second of your time…

Due to everything that’s been going on, I’ve had to place some things waaay on the back burner…I’m updating because I’m facing so many challenges and need some changes. Basically, I’m having trouble finding the time to work as much as I’d like. I’m determined to therefore grow my Beachbody business so that I can REPLACE my income while giving back 50% of all earnings to missions. Sound impossible? With God, all things are possible, so here’s where this is going:

I’m looking to work extensively with two individuals so that they can achieve Emerald coach status by summer. The group is “30 Days to Emerald” and will get you on the path to success in healthy living by helping and encouraging others. If you’re looking to supplement or replace your income (as I am), then we’re just going to do it! 🙂

First two commenters will receive Shakeology and tons of information. I hope that you will consider as I would absolutely love to have you on board as we seek to change so many lives, starting with our own. This business is HIS, so it’s time to trust that He will help us in all things as we seek better lives for ourselves, our families, and for each other.

Best Rewards Shopping Programs…EVER!

Dear All,

I’ve really gotten jazzed about rewards shopping, and so far I’ve found an awesome one to share with you guys, and that is Extrabux.com. What’s so great about it? Well, for starters, you’ll get $5 just for signing up! Then, you can enjoy amazing discounts on products ranging from groceries to footwear. If THAT doesn’t excite you enough, then you should also be aware that you will receive 5 extra handy buckaroos for every friend that you refer to Extrabux.com. Your savings will be deposited into your PayPal account (or any payment method that you choose), OR you can even donate to charity! Yep, this program seems to be a proverbial win/win. I’m pretty excited. 😉 You can sign up at the link below!

http://www.extrabux.com/r/5332e67143

I’ll have more news and notes for you in the AM. Peace and love~!

–Katie ❤

Spring Cleaning 101: Life on a Budget

OKAY, so it’s been a little while since my last post, and let me say that I’ve missed each and every one of you dearly. My readership is highly valued. Don’t you forget it! 😉

I’ve finally completed my M.A. graduation requirements. It’s been a long road, but I’m ready to click my heels and “pow” have it over! ❤

AND things in my life have straightened themselves out. I’m 1000% jazzed about my line of work, and my job search is OVER! I’m still in the business world, but my attention has turned to shopping rewards programs and couponing. No more MLM, direct sell, or anything like that (happy sigh). I’ve joined an INCREDIBLE network for shopping rewards, and I’ve uncovered a GOLD mine of money-saving ideas here lately, namely a newfound obsession with drugstore bargains. I’m serious.

Today, I scooped up some incredible liquid makeup (RIMMEL), lipstick, nail polish, and shampoo for under $8. Yep, I’m pretty proud of that. *WOOT* I’m having the time of my life uncovering ways to stretch our funds and S-A-V-E. It’s a win/win since more $$ means fewer hours at work. If I can offer you ANY advice– be it jobs, contract work, or more insight into what I do as a marketing mommy, I’m always here to help — and I DO mean help. I don’t pitch, scam, or harass, so be prepared to be genuinely HELPED.

Now, off for some sweet slumber next to my little miracle. ❤

Learning from My Mistakes!

I’ve been a PATHETIC excuse for a business owner since losing Emerald Coach status in August, but that’s about to change. I’m going to COMPLETELY dive in and treat this as a real, true-blue business. Reading Mindy Wender’s story makes me even more inspired that I can do Beachbody FULL TIME from home, get out of debt. and help others, most importantly. 

I finally found that opportunity last June. No scam, no gimmicks, and honestly, if you roll up those sleeves and burn some elbow grease, you CAN earn a full time income. That’s my goal since I need a job that allows me the flexibility to be the best mom I can be. I LOVE teaching and writing, but doing it full time is very stressful. If you’re interested, I’d love to work with you, too, and we can make this dream a reality. We can do this together, but I need you to dive in with me

live fearlessly

get healthy

help others

and don’t hold back! 

We got this, and we’re going to rock ’14!

I’m back and READY to ROLL!

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged! Goodness, this “new baby” stuff has caused me to stop, take a breath, and let myself enjoy some MUCH needed time off. In addition to taking care of my precious new baby, I’ve also been lased-focused on my Beachbody business as well as working to earn my status as a professional writer with my company. It’s so awesome to be back, and I am so grateful for your readership! In the past few months, I’ve learned a lot about myself–and I am sure of where my life is going even though it was a direction that was completely unexpected! I never in a MILLION years thought that I would be pursuing a career as a writer and fitness coach, but everything that I’ve been through has led me to this, and I am embracing it without question.

 

Now, for an update on the health end.

I’ve been experimenting with different diets and nutrients, and yesterday, I dove in and decided to embrace a vegetarian lifestyle in order to improve my health and help to control my hormone issues. I’m even eliminating as much dairy as possible. The cravings have been UNBEARABLE, but I’m hanging in there and looking forward to a nice, delicious vegetable sub for lunch. 😉 If anyone wants to “go vegetarian” or “go vegan” with me, I’ll plug you into a facebook fitness challenge, and we’ll do it together!

 

In other news, I have a TON of exciting health information to share that I’ve been working on, and I’m going to try and blog here at least bi-weekly to update you on my vegan process and any health benefits that I’m experiencing. So far, I’m really sluggish and a bit foggy from the detox, but I think it’s all a part of the “healing crisis.” A healing crisis occurs when you’re body detoxes from unhealthy habits in order to “pave the way” for better health. I’ve done a lot of research on this, and it seems that the “healing crisis” is causing some of this general “BLAH” feeling! It also frightens me that I’ve been consuming that many toxins when I thought my diet was SIGNIFICANTLY improving! I’m really enjoying this “kinder” way of eating. Image

 

Also, guys, I’m hosting an event for those who want to become a Beachbody coach. I started five months ago, and even if I never sold another product or signed on another coach, the accountability has been CRUCIAL for my “health makeover.” I know that I would have never made it this far had I not been so encouraged and help accountable to my team and customers!

That’s all for now. Message me at cafegirl777@gmail.com if you have any comments, questions, or any topics that you would like to see addressed in future blogs. Until next time, stay active, fit, and ROCK it!

 

~K.