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Friday, October 22nd, 2010
9:01 am
[spiritualbeauty]
Start Ur Business and get in Shape for FREE!
The company I am building my independent business through is FREE until the end of the year! It's usually $40 to start but we are so overflowed right now with customers we need a lot more people! For more info just msg me or visit www.beachbody.com/coachlinds. Team Beachbody is the company that distributes exercise programs like P90X and Insanity and you get 25% commission for customers who buy from ur site. At 50k customers a week with only a few thousand coaches, that adds up. I mean if you're going to lose weight and be healthy, why not get paid for it?

Current Mood: bouncy
Thursday, October 25th, 2007
10:27 am
[sonnenflower]
  Enter my weekly candle drawing. Good Luck!

www.buymiabella.scent-team.com
Thursday, October 18th, 2007
10:21 pm
[spiritualbeauty]
Just Wanted To Share.....And Get Some Feedback.
Hey all heres a website I came up with......I will be adding more items soon. Let me know what you think!

http://www.freewebs.com/beautynaturally/
Sunday, January 28th, 2007
10:34 pm
[silent_panacea]
Friday, January 26th, 2007
6:59 pm
[danaseilhan]
Any Avon reps out there?
Seems kind of cliché but this SAHM decided to sell Avon (again) because they let you make orders on credit and the sales materials are really cheap. And lots of people like the company's products. :o) I just wish it were easier to appoint new representatives long-distance; Avon's about to introduce online appointments but only some reps will be allowed to use them. *fume*

But I'm having fun with it so far, although it'll be more fun when I get more customers...
Saturday, January 13th, 2007
9:39 pm
[artsychica17]
hey everyone
Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Sarah. I am 24 years old ad married to Michael, whom is 26. We have one daughter, Kierra, who is 8 months old and we hope to start on trying for another very soon.

I'm looking for WAHM possibilities. So far, I have found VCM Satellite. It's a company that sells Dish Network. I am an affiliate, and I get $50-100 for every new customer I refer. All I have to do is print out fliers and hand them out/post them somewhere. Or I can work on setting up a website and getting hits that way. It sounds pretty legit. If you're interested in becoming an affiliate, click here.

Other than that, I'm considering selling art and crafts in some way since I love doing that. I'm also throwing around the idea of making wedding and other occasion invites and selling them.

I'd be interested in any advice you all can offer.

Sarah
Thursday, December 28th, 2006
4:13 pm
[laurijh]
Another new one!
Hi everyone! I'm Lauri, a WAHM and mother of 3. I recently started a blog documenting my latest direct sales venture, it leans kind of heavily to Urban Botanic, the company I signed up with, but I guess that's natural. :)
I love being a DS mom because I love the way it keeps my former (pre stay at home) mindset intact. It gives me something to do! I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone!
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006
2:17 am
[danaseilhan]
New member :o)
Hiya. I have a two-year-old daughter and want to be home with her because daycare's expensive and unsatisfactory and I wanted to raise my own child. I will also be homeschooling her so it really makes no sense to put her in an institution from the word "go."

I've actually got three businesses plus I occasionally sell stuff on eBay.

Biz #1: a candle company that manufactures natural wax gourmet candles. I'm kind of picky about candle scents and was pleasantly surprised to find these actually smell like their scent names imply. (This is the first time I've gotten hold of a pastry-scented candle that didn't smell like burnt a$$.) I haven't gotten very far with them yet because I'm fairly limited income and aside from the monthly autoship, have to sort of scrounge for business supplies. I'd like to, however, make gift baskets with the candles and also get into fundraising.

Biz #2: A second candle company, Marlo Quinn, that has vegan-friendly candles. Plus they don't require an autoship, although they'll start requiring minimums in January (twenty bucks a month--doable). I also really like that they have a mineral makeup line, as I've been wanting to try that. Haven't done much with them either, yet.

Biz #3: Avon. Just started again; this is the third time I've been a rep. I like that they extend credit to reps instead of expecting supplies and inventory paid for up front; this makes it hella easier to order product for customers. Also, it's the holiday season and lots of people like to use Avon products for stocking stuffers. Hopefully I will do well in this and can then divert some of my earnings over to the candles and do something profitable with them.

I just got done doing a training module through Avon, actually, that got me thinking about everyone's seeming allergy to MLM companies. I had never had MLM explained to me in a way that I could explain to others to allay people's fears. I had also heard the terms "multi-level marketing" and "network marketing" used interchangably. This training module changed that for me.

Basically, any direct selling opportunity is going to be network marketing because your primary method of marketing (letting people know you have something to sell) is via your relationships with other people. This doesn't necessarily mean bugging family and friends to buy your product, but it does mean you have to learn to see other people as human beings in their own right rather than walking sources of money, if you don't see them that way already in the context of your business.

MLM is not necessarily interchangable with network marketing. It simply means you can recruit others into your business and make commissions off their sales. Avon does this and so does Tupperware, and Mary Kay, and The Body Shop At Home. Some direct sales companies let you do this and others don't. Avon didn't used to, but changed their strategy in the past twenty years or so.

I've done a lot of fishing around looking at home biz opportunities and while there are some obvious scams, I've started measuring the feasibility of these things by the following criteria:

1. Start-up cost. Obviously this is going to be the biggest barrier to getting into a business if I'm needing the business in the first place to generate an income.

2. Monthly cost. Some businesses require an autoship of products every month and some don't. If you don't want an autoship, obviously you avoid those businesses. If you do want an autoship or are OK with it, it's all about your budget tolerance. I would go for the lowest autoship possible OR one I could customize myself.

3. Sales vs. recruiting. If I HAVE to recruit people to make decent money, I'm less interested in the company. SCAM ALERT: If I HAVE to recruit people to be in the organization at all, I won't touch it with a ten-foot pole. If on the other hand I could just sell and never touch recruiting, that is OK with me. Ideally I would achieve a balance of sales and recruiting in the long run because sometimes you just don't feel like being told No one more time in a given week. Or you get sick. Or you go on vacation. Et cetera.

Not that I'm gonna go around collecting businesses, you understand, just that I'm learning from my experiences so far.

Oh, and if I can't tell by looking at the website what I am supposed to be doing or selling, I'm not touching it with a ten-foot pole either. This means I will probably never sign on with Melaleuca, even though I know they're legit; if they can't be bothered to tell me what they're about on their advertising websites, they're wasting my time. The more transparent a company is, in my opinion, the better.

Hope this helps somebody.
Wednesday, October 4th, 2006
9:12 pm
[spiritualbeauty]
Hi All,

I am a 23year old college student(no kids as of yet, but hopefully soon), and I need some ideas for working at home. What do you all do/recommend? I really do NOT wanna shell out any more money; I've been scammed so many times. I currently work part time inan investmentfirm as a personal assistant, and I HATE IT. I was going to do AmeriPlan but it is a bit too complicated and I want out. I just need something I can do all online and guarantees at least a consistent cash flow. Itdoesn't have to be too large, but I need to be able to save about $500 a month for tuition and stuff.

Suggestions?!

Current Mood: hopeful
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
8:18 am
[sonnenflower]
 am a student with Career Step. I will be starting a part time job (hopefully within a week) and I have my MT course to sell. I didn’t complete the course, and I didn’t take my final.

If anyone is interested, please email me at Acooper@bh-ba.com to get more info.

I paid $1350 for the Gold package. I am not asking $1350 for it.

My one year ends up on January 10th 2007, but you can buy an extension for like $60.00 or so.

Some of my books have some sentences that are highlighted and some of the answers I did make up with a pencil, but that is erasable. All the other books are in a great condition, and all the flash cards.

If anyone is interested, please email me, and if you have a price that you are willing to pay for the course and all the books, let me know.

I am at work at the moment, so I don’t have a exact description of all the books, but I can get that once I get home!

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
1:31 pm
[nita_friend]
I'm New.
Hello.
I'm new to the community.  I'm 22, I have a 2 year old girl, my husband is currently in the Police Academy and I'm doing my best to contribute to the family and still maintain some adult conversations by working out of the home. 

I'm really into being healthy and helping others build a healthy lifestyle. My home business is Herbalife. My website : www.herbal-nutrition.net/danitanewman Not only that but I have plenty of resources outside of my business. 

I'm just trying to get my name out there. I post a monthly "ad" from my own journal. So that my friends are able to see them directly.  Any advise for a WAHM who is trying to make it work???
Thursday, September 14th, 2006
11:34 pm
[snigglefritz]
Hi everyone. I'm new to the group so I wanted to introduce myself.

I'm a mom to a beautiful almost three year old daughter and I work at home as an Ameriplan Training and Benefits Specialist.  I joined Ameriplan because my husband and I wanted to get out of the "rat race" and truly enjoy ourselves with our daughter. Now, we can do that while at the same time providing a service people need. I'm helping people and building our financial freedom; it doesn't get any better than that.

I look forward to meeting all the other wonderful WAHMs in this group!
Sunday, September 10th, 2006
6:20 pm
[texancarissa]
Hi I am new and entering into a new adventure
http://www.jazzypurses.com/jazzyjessi.html
I just was notified that my site isn't working correctly so I have put my upline's website up there.
please feel free to email me texancarissa at livejournal dot com

Hi my name is Carissa and I am a WAHM to a 15 month old, I have been in Direct sales since April of 2005 and am a Rep for several companies. I recently just found this new company and am looking forward to sharing it with others!

I am now looking for LADIES to become Consultants in this
company!!

Faster you get in the higher up the ladder you will be!! We will
officially launch on October 1st. Think about joining now--
we have FREE starter kits before the launch! The purses sell
themselves. We make 35% commission and we have so many incentives,
they are so great!! Free money, free purses, name a purse
yourself. We are growing super quick, so get in now and become a
top consultant!! It's only FREE until Oct 1st when Jazzy Purses launches.

Very Trendy purses!!! You pick the style, you pick the color,
pattern and you have your purse that fits you! They end up sooo
cute!!

Check out these purses and you will be hooked.

Jazzy Purses-To buy or sell click the following link. Carissa

5:03 pm
[sonnenflower]
Hey everyone, I would like to share with you about my home business.

I signed up with Mia Bella last October, and not only do I love the business, but I love the candles. I burn Candles in our house like crazy and when I found out that I can actually make money while I burn the scents I love, I wasn’t gonna let it go!
There are 2 ways for you to sign up with Mia Bella.
1-and the most popular way is COTM (Candle of the Month). Every month, you get 1 jar of the selected scent, 12 votives, 1 Mia Bella Bar, and your own website. There is a $39.99 monthly fee.
With COTM you make better commission, and people can track you down easily because of your website. You will be amazed at how many people visit your website and enter the free candle drawing. And that is a great way to get customers. You would be making 50% commission on every candle you sell. 

2-is the Associate Distributor. It doesn’t cost anything to sign up, and you don’t get any samples, candles, or a website. Your commission would only be about 30%. It is still a nice way to make some money. For someone that isn’t so sure, I always recommend the Associate Distributor. Like I said, it doesn’t cost anything, and you can see if you like the business.

If you are eager to start and make some money, I would highly recommend the COTM.
If you have a sister, or a sister in law, a good friend, you can host a show and you would be amazed at how the candles sell, and how many people want to sign up themselfs. Not only to make some money, but to get the package for $39.99 and receive a candle every month. With the $39.99 COTM you get 1 Jar, 12 Votives, 1 Mia Bella Bar, and your own free website.

I think that’s all I can think of right now. I am willing to mail samples out.

Let me know if any of you have any questions.
I do want to tell you that I am not the person that likes to push people to do something. If you are a candle lover and if you enjoy burning candles in your house, you will love Mia Bella.

Sunday, August 27th, 2006
9:00 am
[jagnightwalker]
Hi everyone, I'm New!
And FINALLY able to post proudly about my accomplishments :) I was a former (14 yr) stay at home mom who started taking belly dance classes as a hobby, eventually turned career in the form of my own dance classes and performances. Before that I dabbled in various other things..a very successful custom baby quilt business, Avon for a month or two, artist teddy bears from recycled fur coats etc.

But of course, NONE of them were enough to live off of. I found this out after going through divorce and having no real work history. I finally landed a day job after 2 yrs of looking, at a nice company right down the street...one that I am proud to be a part of and would stay at forever if it weren't for the fact that I work better when I'm in control. I just don't know HOW to be a part of a "team".

Once I started that job, I realized I missed spending time with women (like I did with my dance classes) and decided to look into in home party businesses. Passion Parties stuck! I'm now at the point where I can seriously go down to part time at my day job...I'm making enough money to compensate and am far too busy to do everything all at once! I'm finally in control of my life, it feels so good.

So yea, I guess I AM going to be fully self employed before I know it and will be able to spend time with my babies (my day job goes till 8 at night) and actually make them dinner, it seems like a dream! Nice to meet you all :)



Monday, August 7th, 2006
8:56 pm
[ozmopolitangal]
work from home opportunity great for mamas
I just tried this service and it works---easy and pretty good money from home! Try it and help me out by giving me a referral! Thanks!! See below for more info.




I have been looking for work from home opportunities for over three years now. I have tried all the affiliate sites, all the work from home businesses, data entry, everything – and I have actually lost money doing it. I finally realized that you cannot “get rich quick”. It just isn’t possible. I have also realized that if you have to PAY SOMEONE to GET PAID, you are getting scammed.

So, what I have found is a very simple, modest affiliate program. One of the oldest online lotto games on the Internet, they have been around paying their players and affiliates since 1996. I am an affiliate for them. Every time I get someone like you who is reading this to sign up FOR FREE as an affiliate, I am instantly credited $2, and I can request a check from them any time after my credit has reached $20.

It takes less than 5 minutes for someone to signup and it is free for everyone to sign up. It really is not a tough sell at all. I know most people are jaded about making money on the Internet, but it is possible because of programs like this one, it’s free to join, It’s definitely worth your time to at least give it a try.

How you can earn your money:
All you have to do is take the link(s) they provide you with and post ads like this one (or just copy and post this one). I post on craigslist as well as a couple other blogs and message boards. But craigslist is the easiest and free. Just type one or copy and paste this one into different places you will generate a very helpful and easy second form of income.

My own experience (cause I copied and pasted this post from someone else):
I just started this last week and I made $84 dollars. No joke. You just need to spend a little time copying and pasting this same post into a bunch of different cities on craigslist. Then just sit back and watch the money roll in. The more time you spend posting the more money u make. Good luck!

To sign up, click the link below:
CLICK HERE AND GO TO THE AFFILIATE ACCOUNT LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE AND SIGN UP
Remember, It’s free to sign up and you can make a lot of money if you do it right.


http://www.email-lotto.com/?ID=73752
Thursday, July 27th, 2006
1:47 pm
[owlsarentaholes]
Supplement your income by blogging
Hi Everyone!

I'm new here.  I'm a mostly WAH mama of two children, Rylie who is 3.5 and Ronin who is 5 months.  I write and do advertising work for a company called DiscountClick.

We just launched a new service called Blogsvertise, which is open to anyone who has (or would like to create) a blog.  Once you sign up and register your blog, you will receive tasks -- basically, you'll be asked to post entries in your blog about our advertisers, including links to their sites.  You don't have to endorse their products if you don't want to, simply talk about the site however you choose.  

After the entry has been posted for 30 days, you will be paid $10 for your time and effort.  Each entry you do is worth $10, so if you do 5 in one month, you'll make $50.  Not bad pay for very little effort.  

You can use  a blog that you already have or create one for free on a site like www.blogger.com, www.wordpress.com, or any of the many free blogging sites out there.  

Go check it out, and let me know what you think!

x-posted
Friday, June 23rd, 2006
5:28 pm
[ercvt]
I want...
A diaper bag/tote that does not cost 80 bucks. But handmade and cute.

Any reccomendations??
Monday, May 1st, 2006
11:41 am
[melanie]
New To WAHM (sort of)
Well, I'm not really working from home. I'm working from a *house*, but it's a house converted into a storefront and located on a commercial road. I just opened my shop two months ago, and now there's 18 days until school is out and I'll have my kids here, with me, allllll summer long for the first time in their entire lives (I've always worked full-time elsewhere for Da Man). I'll be needing to present a professional front for customers and put in full workdays, but I'm not sure how to juggle the kids so that they are well-entertained while they are here. We have a Gamecube and I'll be setting up a canopy around the private side of the shop so they'll have a shaded outdoor area to hang out in, and I have an office with a sofa and my daughter has a DVD player so they can watch movies and I have a H-U-G-E collection of art supplies here for them both and jewelry finding that I let them use and we go to the library weekly to load up on new books...and I do plan to bring them to the waterpark on days off and also to have us all ride our bikes to the store some days...but I'm nervous that I don't have enough ideas in place to keep them busy and happy here while I'm working. They're 7 and 13, by the way, both girls. Occasionally my mom-in-law will borrow them to go swimming at her house for the day, but retired doesn't mean Not Busy for her so most of the time she's booked up.

I'd appreciate some words of experience. Thanks. Oh, also, Hi! *waves hello*
Tuesday, April 18th, 2006
10:25 am
[ercvt]
wahms!
ooking for a few select wahms to join a few others! We are starting up our website now, and I will be there and a few others too from DS. Doesn't matter if you do not make fluff! Dresses, soap, knitter? We need variety!! More info to come!
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