Back in January I posted about joining Rodan & Fields as an independent skincare consultant. My life has been a total whirlwind lately so I haven’t posted on here in ages but I’ve really been wanting to write a post exploring more in depth about why I chose THIS particular company. Rachel just went down for a nap so I’m going to take advantage of this free time to share my story with y’all. Because I’ve got other tasks I need to accomplish during her nap time this is going to be in bullet format & probably not as eloquent as I’d like but I’ll do the best I can.
- First & foremost, I joined Rodan & Fields because I had already been using the products for almost an entire year & I knew that these products really work. This company isn’t a gimmick. It was started by two world-renowned dermatologists (Dr. Katie Rodan & Dr. Kathy Fields) who created these products based on their extensive experience in the skincare field. They are also extremely astute businesswomen who have built a billion dollar skincare company in a very short amount of time! R&F products actually used to be sold in department stores like Nordstrom but the doctors realized that that business model was swiftly dying. They knew e-commerce is where the money lies these days. So they changed their whole business & decided to share the profits with independent distributors rather than big corporations! Leading consultants in this business are everything from stay at home moms to nurses, doctors, lawyers, & teachers. Being a saleswoman does NOT come naturally to me. Hello, I’m the girl who HATED school fundraisers because I dreaded the thought of asking anyone to buy anything from me! I never want to “burden” people or to make them think I’m only trying to make money off of them. But when R&F’s Unblemish regimen cleared up my acne for the first time in almost two decades & gave me the clearest, most beautiful skin of my life, I knew I’d finally found something that was too good to keep to myself. (Getting an extra discount on my favorite products for being a consultant is pretty nice too!) Being an independent skincare consultant isn’t easy. You do actually have to do the work to make a profit. BUT these products are so effective that they really do sell themselves!
- R&F’s business model is very simple. A lot of MLM companies have a very complicated system for determining commissions. And/or they require consultants to stock inventory, ship their own products, or sell a certain amount of products or recruit a certain number of new consultants each month in order to earn commission or continue to be a consultant. R&F doesn’t do ANY of those things. I don’t have to stock inventory. I don’t have to ship orders (other than samples I CHOOSE to send to folks). I don’t have to host parties. I don’t have to recruit any other consultants. I don’t have to sell a certain amount each month. My life is way too busy to bother with all that stuff. All I have to do is talk to people about our products, send them samples if they want some, & help them discover the best skin of their life . . . which leads right into my next point.
- Great skin = greater confidence. I have experienced this first hand after using R&F products, so one of my reasons for joining this business is the desire to help others achieve the same. Furthermore, everyone has skin! Not everyone wants jewelry, makeup, scented products, cleaning products, or nutritional supplements. There is nothing wrong with selling any of those items, just to be clear. I’m actually a customer of several other MLM companies who do sell those items. But I’m going to be a real nerd here & share with you something I remember from history class back in high school. (For my Appomattox folks, it was probably Mr. Servis’s tenth grade World History Part II class.) In any case, I remember one of my history teachers talking about why the British empire was in the end much larger & more successful than the Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Italian empires. The reason is that the British invested in wood & agriculture. While these things don’t have the glitz & glamour of gold or silver, they’re essential items that people always need, regardless of the economy, war, or any other societal factor. So while the British empire started slower, it actually grew to be the largest & most successful because it was so sustainable. People might get tired of a lot of products they buy but no one is going to get tired of great skin. And they’re never going to outgrow the need for quality skincare either.
- Lastly, the most important reason I joined this company is to make it easier for me to continue working only part time as a nurse & thus be able to stay home with Rachel most days of the week. I truly have no idea how full time working moms survive. I’ve picked up some extra shifts at work lately & I’m definitely dragging because of it! I’m not ready to give up my nursing career but I also LOVE the balance I have in my life only working part time. However, I do miss the money I used to make working full time . . . The beautiful thing about R&F is that I can contribute some extra money to our family without being away from Rachel! I can work this business anywhere! All I need is a phone/computer with internet access.
I’ll end this post with a link to my website where you can check out all of R&F’s amazing products. If you have any questions about this business or our products, please comment on this post or, better yet, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to helping you achieve the best skin (& longest lashes!) of your life- & the confidence that comes with that!