Monday, December 26, 2011

MY Business, MY Terms!

I hate when people try to shove things down my throat about things I "have to" and "don't have to" do. When I started this business, it cost me $1 to enroll, plus 9 cents for tax. I went shopping for $67.04. My total money spent my first month came to $68.13 and my check was $839.26. With the $67.04, I bought some hand soap, dog shampoo (which reminds me, my stinky chihuahua totally needs a bath), crackers, toothpaste, foot spray and a couple of other grocery items. The second month, I spent $238.06 and earned $754 and change. The third month, I spent $71 and change, and made $712. The fourth month, I spent $62 and earned $862. I have earned $3,095.56 and have spent under $450. My profit so far with this company is over $2645, if you include what I spent on shopping for my own items.

I like this business because it is so simple: Refer friends and earn money. Enroll them as either customers or as business builders, and you earn money. Of course, enrolling business builders is more desireable simply because business builders that you enroll help your business grow. Customers are great, too, because that is residual income ALL of the time.

The ladder of success with this company is a simple concept. "All you have to do" is achieve the following rungs to achieve success:

1) Enroll 8 people. You will earn a minimum bonus of $100. You have achieved the rank of Director.
2) Enroll a minimum of 10 people, and have 10 others below you that either you or someone else enrolled. You will earn a minimum bonus of $200. You have achieved the rank of Director II.
3) Help someone you enrolled become a Director. You will earn a minimum bonus of $300. You have achieved the rank of Director III.
4) Help four others you enrolled become a Director. You will have earned a minimum of $6,600 in bonuses while developing these directors. You have achieved the rank of Senior Director. Congratulations! You have qualified for a $400/month car bonus!

That is the first ladder that I am climbing. Right now, I am in-between rungs three and four. It gets SO frustrating that people don't understand this business. The first rung of the ladder is to become a director and enroll eight people. That's it. I enrolled eight people in nine days. (I actually enrolled 23 people in 17 days, and double advanced to Director II in my first month.) One of the people that I developed to director stopped working her business because she decided to open her own baking business. Three people cancelled, dropping her to Marketing Executive IV. She cancelled. I get it.

Someone else that I enrolled and helped get to Director last month had two people cancel, dropping her back down to Marketing Executive IV. It seems to me that she has given up trying this month, which is SO frustrating to me. I know that she'll make Director again, but I really need to get someone to Director by the end of this month. (How about YOU? Would YOU like to work from home?)

I can't MAKE people want to build their business. I can't MAKE them want to earn money. It is unbelievably frustrating, since there is such a simple formula to make money from home: Enroll friends; shop for your own products; earn money, repeat. It isn't rocket science. It's a simple formula to make money from home.

Yet, people do not seem to grasp the idea. They overthink it. They over-analyze it. They think it's too good to be true. They won't try. Why not?? Can someone PLEASE tell me why it is so difficult to grasp and follow this concept? YARGH.

The items that the company sells are products that people would buy in the store ANYWAY... Shampoo, deodorant, conditioner, soap, laundry detergent... It's not like having to lay out extra money for an inventory or for products you wouldn't normally use. You are just switching stores. The products are better quality, all-natural and less expensive. I don't get it.

When I did Mary Kay, I was told that I HAD to purchase a minimum of $200 every two months as an inventory. I HAD to do skin care classes and parties and whatever. My Unit Director was ordering inventory for everyone and sending it to herself so that she could keep her title. It was awful. I haven't sold Mary Kay in two years, and I still have products that I'm listing on eBay.

When I did PartyLite, I HAD to buy a $199 kit with all sorts of products in it. I HAD to have parties. I HAD to meet a quota. I hate selling, so what was the point of me even trying this business? And I still have PartyLite products that I'm listing on eBay.

The same story went for Avon, Aloette, Pampered Chef and MonaVie. I was DONE with these businesses, so I started my own travel & event planning business, Candy Cain Travel. I didn't want to go work for someone else, so I started my own business. When I started with this work from home company in August (2011), I was skeptical. But I've made just under $3100 in four months. It is residual income that I can count on. I get it. Why doesn't anyone else???


  1. That is great to hear how successful you are, but not everyone is as fortunate as you. I joined at the same time you did and I have asked more than 10 friends to you stated YOU CANNOT make people join all you can do is OFFER the opportunity. Me personal, mu life has been a rollercoaster for the past 6 months with my husband loosing his job 3 months ago with no income, it is hard to continue buying products that I know I NEED, but cannot afford, so shopping at the $1 store will have to suffice. Since August I have spend over $300 and I have only received $25 in residual income.. where is the benefit to that. I know people have tried to help me by putting people under me, but I still am not seeing any monies come my way from a company that has just hit $1BILLION sales mark. When I need this the most - it is not working out for me and I am considering cutting ties as well. Sorry to say We are not all as fortunate as you.

  2. Being successful and being fortunate are two different things. You have made $25, and you have enrolled ONE person. This person was the ONLY person that you asked me to speak with. I presented to her, and she enrolled. I have told you - as well as the rest of the team - that I am here to support everyone in their endeavor. Yes, you have earned "only" $25, but you have only enrolled ONE person in the past four months. I don't know how you have spent over $300 since August, considering the average order is between $45 and $70. You went shopping and received $25. Does WalMart pay you for shopping with them? What do you EXPECT the company to pay you? Yes, they hit the $1BILLION mark...But you have to actually WORK to earn money. I have said that I am happy to help you in any way I possibly can. Set appointments with people, and we can do a conference call.

    This blog entry was NOT meant to start an argument or to be negative. I was writing about the people that DO NOT see the potential in this business and think that it is a scam. While you have made $25 since August, I've made just under $3100. The only difference between you and me is our activities. I see this company as a way to reduce the clients that I take for Candy Cain Travel and Wedding Lane with Candy Cain. With this income, I can be more selective. If I can do this business, ANYONE can-- Especially since I did last month COMPLETELY on FaceBook. Furthermore, the people on our team have waaaaaaay more support than Dionne and I did (and do).

    If you have to cancel, so be it. I can't do your business for you; I can only help you.



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