As if being a new mom and owning my own business wasn’t enough, I recently decided to jump into the world of direct sales. And it was totally by accident!
I follow Brittany Viklund on Instagram and was watching one of her stories. She was unboxing books that she had just purchased for her two boys and I fell in love with a bunch of the ones she was talking about. Olivia loves books and I am always on the hunt for cute ones to add to her collection.
She had a link to swipe up and shop so I did. It took me to her Usborne Books & More page. I had never heard of the company before so I dug around and checked out more of the books. Then I saw an invitation to join.
I hesitated at first. I thought back to all of the times a random friend had messaged me about a new business they started. Whether it was skin care or makeup, I cringed every time because I felt the sales pitch coming on and I didn’t want to be that person. BUT, then I thought back to how I even discovered Usborne in the first place. By watching someone I follow on Instagram talk about the books and how much her boys loved them. There was no sales pitch. She was just a mom sharing something she love. And that’s what sold me. Well, that and the fact that there are no sales minimums or quotas. I just had to pay $75 for a starter kit full of books and supplies and that’s it. I could do a little or a much as I wanted in term of sales.
So I took the leap! I signed up under Brittany’ team and told myself I would give it my all for the 12 week incentive period. I had a Launch Party on Facebook and was so grateful for family and friend showed up. Then I booked two more! The parties are super easy and fun! They are held on Facebook so you don’t even have to get out of your pj’s. You can show up with a glass of wine and learn all about the books and get a preview of all of the new titles. The best part is creating personalized wish lists for my guests. You just tell me your kids ages and interests and I put together a list of books they’d love. I mean, how can they call that work!
I just created my own wish list for Olivia’s first birthday! It’s huge because I couldn’t narrow it down. Lol! If you’re curious what’s good for a one year old, check out my list here.