So you've been wondering what new business I'm going into? Well, I'm combining the things I'm good at with something I love and capitalizing on an existing infrastructure. Okay, so that didn't really tell you anything, did it?
So here's the skinny: I am now a BeautiControl Consultant (in training). It's kind of like being a Counselor in Training at summer camp, but without the tipped over canoes and mosquito bites.
People who know me well are chuckling right now because they know that I hate direct sales things. I won't name the different types of schemes here (most often aimed at women, dontcha know), but I've been known to whine loudly and long when invited to "parties" for those unnamed direct sales companies.
I've been to direct sales parties for cookware, interior decor, candles, and jewelry. Sadly, I've never been to a party for sex toys, but I understand that those are some of your more entertaining events. And not at all embarrassing.
Now, the idea of a direct sales item that is for me and not something I can cook with or hang on the wall? (And no, I don't mean vibrators.) That's something I can thoroughly dig.
Well, a chick can change her mind and so I did. I contacted my friend Dora about her career with BeautiControl and she shared with me how it's been working for her. And you know what they say - timing is everything. I've been trying to figure out how to unyoke myself from the 8:30 - 4:30 grind I'm in now. Big changes are coming to my current position (read: the office is moving 2 hours away) and I'm not ready to uproot the family like I thought I might be. The reality of that is different than it was a year ago when I took this job.
Now I could telecommute, but my boss, for reasons of his own, is digging in hard and insists I either relocate my family or make the commute at least four days per week. When I raised the issue with him, he was quick to remind me that I knew the office was relocating when I took this job a year ago. If there can be no compromise on this, then I have to do what's right for my family.
So back to that timing thing. Enter BeautiControl. I love skin care, relaxation (although my life is sorely lacking in it), make up, beauty products and spa-related activities. The idea behind BeautiControl is to hold spas in your home, with some friends. I'm cool with that. And if I can make a living with it, so much the better.
I've tested the products because I'm not going to sell things I don't believe in or don't use. The products compare with the expensive items I splurge on at the department store. And they cost a bit less! They are also endorsed by the Pussies for Peace because BeautiControl does not test on animals.
And, hey, fellas, don't think you're being left out. We have a men's line, too. I know, I see you right now, Kitten Toes. You're swooning over that news, aren't you?
This is a time in my life where I am making some radical changes while trying to maintain the ship of state at home. I'm going to have to hang in there and make that brutal commute for a while. Talk about needing some spa time after that! But now that I've set my mind to finding a way to write my book and work for myself, I'm ready to make this thing work.
You can learn more about the products we offer and place orders at my webpage. You're also invited to my official lift off party at 6:45 p.m. (eastern) on Tuesday, August 11th. If you can't make it, we're going to see what we can do to include you because you all deserve the gift of relaxation and beauty (she said, trying not to giggle).
I've combined my goofball video skills with some fabulous products so that you can see for yourself what it is I'm selling. There, I said it. I am selling. That didn't hurt like I thought it would.