Great Start Consultant – Lisa Adam

L.Adam_GSC_picLisa Adam, Sr. Consultant | Webster, NY
Joined: February 2013
Downline Consultants: 7 (all personally sponsored!)

It all started with a Facebook message from Lisa Minogue.  We had both worked at a previous Network Marketing company together and Lisa wanted to know if I was interested in trying an Apriori Beauty skin care sample.  For the past year, I had been exploring and researching various skin care companies I might want to join; however, none of them seemed appealing.  At the time, I was open to trying out Lisa’s samples, but didn’t want to get my hopes up in case the skin care turned out to be like the rest I’d be trying: ineffective.

To put it simply, the results exceeded my expectations.  I was squeezing out every lost drop I could get from the Celloxylin 5-step strip.  Immediately, I was noticing a difference and so were others!  My husband commented on how my skin was glowing.  Right after receiving the samples, I had to rush my husband to the ER, who was suffering with a bad case of the flu.  While waiting with my husband to see a doctor, I was on my phone messaging back and forth with Lisa.  “I want the entire set,” I stated and asked, “What’s my best option?”  Lisa mentioned that if I signed up as a Consultant, I would receive a 30% rebate on all the products I purchased.  As she further explained the compensation plan, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.  It was perfect and unheard of!  How could I say no?  I wasn’t in the business mindset, but knew it could be a valuable option down the road. I was determined to try every single Apriori Beauty product and then I could retail to my friends and family.   It was there in the ER that I decided to sign-up as a Consultant and order the All-in-One set.  I wasn’t going to wait any longer, I’d found my ideal skin care company!

The next few days was like a kid waiting for Christmas, unbearable.  I waited eagerly for my Starter Kit and products to arrive and checked the mailbox every hour.  The day they were scheduled to arrive, I was leaving on a girl’s trip with my friends and our daughters.  I refused to leave without the products and literally chased down the mailman, fearful he would forget to drop off my packages.  I received my products, shoved them in my suitcase and left for vacation.  That night, I couldn’t resist opening up my package from Apriori Beauty and ended up lining up all the products in the hotel bathroom for me and my girlfriends to share.  From there, everyone used and loved it, placing their orders faster than I could open my Starter Kit.  Upon arriving back home, I mailed out samples to friends and family, asking for their opinion.  Even friends of mine who had never ordered from me at my previous company, were now placing orders and asking about Apriori Beauty’s business opportunity.  I honestly wasn’t expecting everything to happen so fast, especially since I had told myself I didn’t want to sell anything till I had tried every single product.  I didn’t realize that just by sharing what I loved, I would not only be helping others by introducing them to healthy skin care, but I would also be growing my business.  It really sunk in when my mom came to visit me and upon trying the Celloxylin samples, told me that she wanted the full set and that I had to share these products with others.

Mid-March, I decided to go full-swing and launch my business.  My sponsor, Lisa Minogue and Nathaly Diaz flew in to help me throw my first product experience.  We didn’t even ask guests if they wanted to order because we didn’t get a chance.  My guests were grabbing brochures and filling out order forms.  I still can’t believe how simple this has been.  All I’ve done is share with others and post new profile pictures on Facebook, which always garner attention from friends, exclaiming, “What are you using?  Your face looks amazing!”   The products do most of the work, all I do is share.   I find it funny that in the two months I’ve been with Apriori Beauty, I’ve been more confident than I ever was at my previous company.  I currently have 60 samples sent out to people all over the country.  I always tell people, “try this, I promise you will not regret it!”  If someone puts the products on their face, they’re going to fall in love.  Whether they place an order now or later is not the point.  I’m more concerned about educating and sharing healthy skin care.  So many people aren’t aware that what they’re using is harmful to their body.  It scares me that most products out there are incredibly dangerous, yet no one knows about it because they’re not informed.  All I can do is share Apriori Beauty and let others make the best decision for themselves.

The biggest lesson I’ve learned since being at Apriori Beauty is something my 6-year-old daughter taught me: make the best out of a bad situation.  My daughter’s imagination is as wild as they come and recently, she got in trouble and as a lesson, my husband took away all her toys.  Expecting her to get upset and bored, I was left speechless when I saw her making up new imaginary toys to play with.  I called my husband and said, “you won’t believe this, but she’s created an imaginary world now that she doesn’t have toys to play with.”  We both laughed as we were quickly reminded how it’s impossible to take away our daughter’s imagination.  She made the best out of what she was presented with and turned a bad situation into something good.  We focus on teaching our kids lessons when in fact they’re often the ones teaching us.  On days (or even weeks) when I’m feeling frustrated and that I can no longer grow my business, I think of my daughter and use that positive energy to explore new outlets.  My daughter has quickly become my Apriori Beauty mini-me, sitting next to me on her toy phone and asking, “Would you like the face wash with that?”  I’m definitely raising future Apriori Beauty Consultants!

Right Now Retailer – Beth Chernosky

BethChernoskyBeth Chernosky, Senior Consultant | Portland, ME
Joined: September 2010
Has 88 Personal Clients
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: 5 times
Top 10 Retailer, February 2011

Right now my business is part-time (in addition to my full time job), so it’s very important for me to keep track of what I’m doing to build my Apriori Beauty business. Being self-employed, I am frequently running through long to-do lists and time can easily slip by if I’m not organized with my business-building activities.

For me, having visual reminders front and center every day help build my overall volume! I have a 2 week blank chart that I fill-in with my bi-weekly goals and then every day, I write in what I did to build my Apriori business. I keep track of how many samples I’ve shared, how many people I’ve registered as clients and how close I am to my volume goals. And, just as important — if I haven’t done anything in a day to work my business — I put a big zero! This is a very big motivator for me because I don’t like seeing those zeros during the week and I certainly don’t like to see multiple zeros in a row! It’s very easy to let a day or two slip by when life gets busy and next thing you know, a week has passed. With my weekly chart, I can see exactly what I’m doing each day. Keeping track of my daily activities and weekly goals has been a tremendous help in keeping me on track.

When I first meet a potential new Client, my number one objective is to establish a certain level of trust and rapport. It’s very important for me that someone feels comfortable and knows that I am there to help them with their skincare needs — not just sell them skincare products! I try to ask questions about what they’re currently using as far as products, what product line, and then I want to know what their interest level is in a skincare regimen. Based on their answers, I like to take a collaborative approach in creating the perfect skincare regimen for them.  It’s important to start with the basics:  the Celloxylin® Crème Cleanse and the Day Defense.  Beyond those two, I will suggest products based on what the client is looking for in regards to a specific skincare concern. If someone is only using a cleanser, I’ll sample them with the cleanser, probably the Day Defense and then an Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub sample as a “treat.” I don’t want anyone to feel overwhelmed with products they’re not accustomed to because we can always add more to their regimen later on. But, for someone who loves skincare products, I’ll provide the entire sample strip and the Micro Scrub. It’s all dependent on that initial conversation.

I’ve met my Clients through a variety of ways: networking events, friends, family members of friends and just by letting people know about my skincare business. I’ve found that conversations I had six months prior, or even a year ago, have eventually turned into an inquiry.  A seed was planted and I didn’t even realize it.

Once I’ve sampled someone, during my follow-up, I ask if I can register them to receive Apriori Beauty’s monthly newsletter and highlight the fact our company does a wonderful job of not filling email in-boxes with endless amounts of emails. I also highlight our frequent 1-day sales events and monthly product specials. We really do have a lot of wonderful things to offer our Clients and I make an attempt to share this from the get-go.

Creating that level of trust, providing skincare knowledge and sharing amazing products have been key elements in creating my Apriori business. I’m so happy to have joined this company and am committed to building my business as a long-term venture.  It’s so exciting to think where we will be in the next 20 years!