My Apriori Beauty story started almost a year ago, when my childhood friend, Karen Fishman sent me a packet of skincare samples. I loved the Celloxylin products; however, I’m not really big on hair, makeup, nor skincare products, so I didn’t have an urge to buy them. A few months went by and I began to get the urge to start something new. Something for me, where I could be my own boss and make my own decisions. You get to a point in your life, where enough’s enough. I’m in my mid-forties and want something I’m passionate about and where I set and achieve my goals, not someone else’s. Whereas it’s taken me years to feel comfortable again to sell something, last fall, I was ready and I signed up under Karen Fishman as an Apriori Beauty Independent Consultant.
As a wife, mother of two teenagers, and part-time employee, scheduling in my Apriori Beauty business is a must! Every night while my husband is downstairs making dinner, I’m in my office, making follow-up emails and calls. It’s hard trying to juggle it all, but my end goal is to quit my “day” job and do my Apriori Beauty business full-time.
Back in February, my patience and perseverance in growing my business paid off. I set goals for myself at the end of January, for what I hoped to accomplish during the month of February. My theme for the month was, “Focus on Family and Friends,” and that is exactly what I did. Know your family and friends — what are their needs and wants? Would they be a good fit? — Be persistent, but not pushy. Honesty is always the best policy.
I sponsored my first two Consultants early in the month. When I asked the first one why she decided to join me and Apriori, she said “the proof is in Apriori.” We offer products that work and have a budget friendly start-up cost, and she saw a business opportunity. She also said you have to believe in the products.
The second Consultant that I sponsored was a Client and she was interested in purchasing the DFI (Derma Firm Illuminator Treatment System) when it was on sale. We had talked a little bit about joining my team and what benefits she would receive. She is retired and volunteers once a week at the synagogue where I work. I knew she was looking for something to do and to make her own. I shared the opportunity when she called to order her DFI and she took it, along with an All-in-One! When I asked her why she joined, she simply answered … Renee.
Since February was a short month, I found myself half-way to one of my goals and needed to get two more Consultants signed up before the end of the month. I spoke to my Mom who is always there when I need her. I said, I know you like to help me out whenever you can and I have an idea where you can make some money and so can I! All the while, you will be using Apriori and telling your friends about the business we are in together! Just like my 2nd Consultant, my Mom too is retired and volunteers once a week at the synagogue for me. When I asked her why she joined, she said “I needed something to do, and who am I to turn down my daughter!”
Sponsoring number four took me to the last day of February. Here is where honesty truly came in. I sent text messages and private Facebook messages to several friends who had expressed an interest in Apriori and who I thought would be a good fit for my team. I said in my message that I had until the end of business day to reach my goal of sponsoring four Consultants in the month of February and that I was trying to win a prize worth $775. Within minutes, my neighbor and friend called and said, “Okay, I’ll do it!” I was shocked! She had originally told me she would be a Client, but don’t expect her to sell. She purchased a DFI from me when it was on sale and after using it a few times, she had someone comment on her face. There is a pretty good chance she will be selling a DFI to someone very soon herself.
On my desk sits my Father’s (rest in peace) name plate and on one side it reads, “If it is to be, it is up to me … make it happen.” My Father was a wonderful sales manager of something intangible, insurance policies, and I am trying to become Manager of something that is tangible and an insurance policy for your skin.