Your Attitude is Key and Your Enthusiasm is Contagious

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Tricia Baumgardner  |  Silver Director      

A little over 7 years ago, I decided to become a Founding Consultant for a new skin care company that didn’t have any products to sell! You might think this was a crazy decision, but I can tell you it has been one of the best and most rewarding decisions in my life. I became an Apriori Beauty Founding Consultant because I believed in our wonderful mission statement and I believed in the women who started the company. Our mission statement remains the same today: Beauty through pure product innovation, Beauty through building relationships, and Beauty that comes from personal success. I was involved in direct sales prior to joining Apriori Beauty, but saw something different with this company: it wasn’t a get-rich-quick scheme; It wasn’t a wholesale buying club; It was a company that would allow many to make right now money by “selling” products!

Many consultants ask, “What is your secret to retailing?” My answer is, “There is no secret!” You just need to believe in the products you are selling and use your experience with the products to retail. Also, your attitude is key and your enthusiasm is contagious. I’m not suggesting you smother potential clients, but be genuine. Building a relationship is important and gaining a potential new client’s trust is also key.

I feel that retailing is fun! I grew up with a retail background and from my experience, I know clients love to feel good and also enjoy a discount. I enjoy sharing our product specials with my current clients by personally reaching out to those who are most likely to purchase the specials. I use the customer reports to research their purchase history. This makes me a better retailer if I can say “It has been over 2 months since you purchased the Day Defense cream, it’s on special this month for a 20% savings, how many would you like to purchase?”

I am always trying to grow my client base because our compensation plan allows us to make right now money with retailing no matter what level you reach as a Consultant. It’s just as important for a Platinum Director to retail as it is for a new Consultant. For those Consultants who are looking to build a team, your client sales are the true bread and butter to maintaining your monthly payouts on the back end of the compensation plan.

Being prepared at all times to share our products will help you grow your retail business. I keep a small basket in my office stocked with samples and catalogs. I always have on hand a few sample sets that include: a scrub sample, a masque sample, and the skin care line samples with my business card. I will grab a couple of sample sets and catalogs and throw them in my bag. When I hand out anything, I always ask for a phone number and/or email. I ask them if it is ok to contact them in a few days to see how they liked the samples.

Based on my experiences and listening to what works from other Consultants, there are several ways to find new clients. First, I find the easiest way to gain new clients is to ask your existing clients for referrals. I will offer my existing clients $10 off their next order if their referral places an order. Another way to gain new clients is to have one of your clients host a beauty bar. Ask her to invite her friends over for a casual, fun evening learning about a fabulous skincare line she uses. I like to reward my client who hosts the event with one of her favorite products or one of our new products she hasn’t tried yet, such as the Detox Masque or Epic. Yes, this requires you to invest in a few extra products, but it’s well worth the benefit! I take advantage of the monthly specials and one day specials to purchase my extra products. Another idea to gain new clients is to join a networking group or join a group that interests you, i.e. A book club, bunko group, cooking group, hiking or walking group, etc. The beauty of direct sale retailing is being able to fit it in your daily schedule.

For almost 7 years, I have enjoyed the personal and financial benefits of retailing by using the methods mentioned above. It still puts a smile on my face when I can share with someone products I love and they see results when they use our products! Use, Love, Share!

I Love Waking Up Every Morning and Making My Own Schedule

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Nathaly Diaz  |  Manager

I became an Apriori Beauty Consultant because I wanted the financial freedom that comes with owning your own business. I love waking up every morning and making my own schedule. I am my own boss! The other plus is that I get to enjoy being home with my 5-year old son every day.

I’m also the owner of my own, home-based nail salon. My nail clients, as well as my friends and family are by best Apriori Beauty clients. They trust me already, so it makes it easier to share with them anything new and exciting. Outside of that circle, I’m shy, so going up to a stranger and starting a conversation doesn’t work for me, but social media does! I have so many mutual friends on Facebook and Instagram, so I meet new Clients by posting on both about Apriori Beauty. If they see something they like, they message me, or call or text me. I ask them to come by and try everything out, or I send them a sample if they live far away.

My business has picked up since the introduction of Celloxylin Epic, Instant Wrinkle Reducer. It’s now my favorite product! It’s the perfect product to share with my nail clients because it offers instant results. Even if my clients are in a rush, they can still try it and see results in as little as 15 minutes while I’m doing their nails. I usually like to be with them for at least an hour, so they can see more results, but if not, 15 minutes is good enough to make a sale. How do I do this? By taking a Before|After photo. I use an app on my cell phone to take the photos and to show the side-by-side results. Once they see the difference, they usually buy one on the spot. I also ask if I can share their photo on social media. I only include their name or tag them if they say I can. From these posts, I’ve gained additional new clients and Epic sales from others seeing the results too.

Another thing that has helped my sales grow this year is setting and writing down my goals. I’ve always heard that it’s smart to write your goals down, but I never did. I always kept them in my head, and of course, I would forget and didn’t take them seriously. Now, I don’t have an excuse because I write them down on paper! It all started after I came back from the incentive trip to Punta Cana last November, I wrote down goals and how I could achieve them. I broke them down into monthly and weekly goals. I wrote down an exact dollar amount I wanted to achieve, then I wrote down different scenarios that I could strive for to achieve them. For example, to earn a $120 payday for the week, I wrote down to strive to sell two full-size Celloxylin sets. Write it down as a reminder every day to do it, then do it!

Other things I do to help capture the sale, is to have product with me or offer free shipping. My biggest seller is Epic, so I always have 3 on hand — one to sample with and the other two to sell. People love free stuff, so when I don’t have a product they want, because I carry very little inventory, I like to say “I’m out of that product right now, but I can get it to you by X day and I’ll give you free shipping. Or, I can have it shipped directly to you for $7.95.” Good customer service and offering incentives has helped me achieve my retail sales goals.

The most important thing I have found is that with Passion, comes Success

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Paula Yudelevit  |  Manager

 

“I found Apriori Beauty a little over three years ago when my old college friend asked me to try a line of skincare that she had just started sharing. I happened to be running low on the skincare I was using, and I trusted Beverly, so I decided to give the Celloxylin line a try. I had nothing to lose. I didn’t wait for a sample; I went online and ordered the 5-step/6 product set. I was using Kiehl’s, so I always took care of my skin. After three days and nights of using Apriori, I was amazed at how fabulous my skin looked and felt. I decided I had to share this with my friends and family! I had very little knowledge of network marketing, but I registered to become a Consultant without even letting Beverly know! I just knew my friends would love glowing skin at our age!

“When I first started, I sent an email to people I felt comfortable with, explaining ‘my story.’ I didn’t send it to everyone – not even some of my closest friends – just those that I thought might like great skin. I also sent one to a group of college friends that Beverly and I had just reconnected with, some 38 years later! We were all the same age and could relate! The ‘my story’ email included a photo of my, at the time, 59 year-old skin! And I sent samples. Everyone has their own way of sharing samples, or not, but for me, they work. Remember, I used to use Kiehl’s, whose philosophy is to give lots of samples! I am not stingy with them at all, and feel the investment (they are not expensive) is so worth it.

“As time went on, ‘my story’ changed, but the core of the letter remained consistent: anti-aging, all-natural skincare. And my comfort level grew as well. I went out of my comfort zone and started sending emails to more people; some that I had known for years, and others I had just met. And I continue to do this with new people I meet! Caution: Don’t force it – let the conversation take a natural course. It’s up to you to lead it in that direction!

“Wherever I went, my gorgeous silver bag, filled with the strips and the micro scrub (and later the Pure Detox Masque), went with me. And when the conversation allowed, I would talk about the beauty of Apriori. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, too. Like not getting email addresses, and after all this time, I’m just getting into the habit of registering people! But I talked about how much my skin changed, how it is now dewy (which they of course can see), and what it can do for their skin. And I give them samples!

“I try not to miss a ‘ladies night out’ here in our small town. It’s the perfect opportunity to share! I make little sample bags and place one at each place setting (if the hostess allows – they of course get a gift from me) and just casually talk one-on-one about the benefits

“My favorite thing to do is a one-on-one or small group Beauty Bar. I share the ‘Why’ Apriori Beauty products and let them experience them first-hand. After going through the steps, I have them try the 20EX Acid Peel on one side of their face, the Pure Detox on the other! And of course the DFI! Trying the products while explaining the benefits is very successful for me.

“My emails led to writing e-newsletters several times a month. I start with the monthly specials and Friday’s Favorite. Around mid-month, I’ll pick a subject that relates to skincare. Why Vaseline is bad for your skin, or toxins and your health. I do a lot of research, include photos and provide information that I think is beneficial. All of my newsletters include my signature and buttons that take the reader directly to my website. I also offer a free full-size micro scrub to first-time clients with orders of $145 or more, and an additional $25 gift card if over $200. I offer a $25 gift card to all clients with purchases of $200 or more. And a $25 gift card for client referrals of $100 or more on the new order.

“One of the best things I’ve done is to partake in a network marketing series with Sharon Michaels. From her course, I started a business Facebook page, and stuck to it. My business page, BeautyWorks, focuses on skin and health issues. Most of my posts relate back to an Apriori product, but not all. But my posts were too long for Facebook, so Sharon suggested a blog! Mybeautyworks.net allows me to write stories about skincare, the industry, ingredients – good and bad, and why network marketing. These articles are then shared on my Facebook business page. I then share them on my personal page. I also use the same articles in the e-newsletters.

“Look, the most important thing I have found is that with passion, comes success. I am totally committed to these products and I use them faithfully. You can’t share what you don’t use yourself. I Use, I Love and I Share – and I get rewarded every week! I’m rewarded with my earnings and with gorgeous jewelry and accessories, including a Louis Vuitton Neverfull handbag! I’ve also been rewarded with amazing new friends who honestly care about my success.

“One thing I suggest, is to find a group of consultants (they don’t have to be part of your up or downline) and support each other. When I started, there was a group of about 7 of us, some I’d never met, who helped each other through support, ideas, and lots of laughter. The company Facebook groups are also great places to find ideas and share product information. Apriori Beauty’ s company page offers fabulous posts that you can share on your page. And The Road to Success is filled with new ideas and motivation.

“I love this company. The owners are true to their mission and are here for you every step of the way. Believe me, I had my melt-downs, but had a support team of Consultants and the company, including the customer service team, who walked me through the challenges and helped me with my success! And if any of you reading this would like my help, I’ll be here for you too!”

 

Listening to What Someone has to Say Speaks Volumes for My Retail Business

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Tess Dawson | Senior Consultant

I have to say that having Apriori Beauty in my everyday life is fascinating! My first encounter with Apriori Beauty came with trying a sample from my Sponsor, Keri Marks. She wanted to know what I used as an everyday cleansing and moisturizing product. I thought she was asking me for advice, but offered to share samples of Apriori instead. I was more than happy to see how the products worked for me, as I was not overly satisfied with what I was using at the time. Well, from that very first day, I was hooked and when she followed-up with me to find out how I liked the products, I told her “Great!, but one problem…” I didn’t have enough and I wanted more! From that moment, I decided to get into the business. I decided that if I liked the products, it would be easy to share them with my friends, family and anyone else I happened to meet.

I found over time that you can’t really predict who you should or shouldn’t share the products with. I used to think there was a certain clientele you should market to, but have since learned that isn’t so. Sharing Apriori can be easy if you keep an open mind and not judge your prospects. Let them make the decision after you give them the opportunity to experience the products themselves. More often than not, they will become a Client, and sometimes even a Consultant. Never limit your possibilities! There always seems to be a point in conversations where you can bring Apriori Beauty in. And when I speak from the heart, I find people are more interested in what I have to say.

Listening to what someone has to say speaks volumes for my retail business. That is how I determine what product I might talk more about when I meet a potential new client … paying attention to what’s going on in their life and what might be beneficial in their daily routine. I can’t really say I have a favorite product, as it changes, and because I personally love all of the products.

Gathering all the knowledge from other Consultants is so important in building my business. I appreciate the resources Apriori Beauty offers me as a Consultant. Looking back over the past couple of years, since joining Apriori, I’ve had my challenges, yet every experience has been positive and I’ve grown from all of them. I will continue to move forward in my business and Use Love Share with everyone I meet.

 

It’s Easy to Sell a Product You Use, Love and Believe in!

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Anita Fusilli | Senior Consultant

My Apriori Beauty Journey began back in March of 2015. My 21-year-old daughter, Olivia Fusilli, was babysitting for Executive Director, Lisa Adam’s little girls. Over several months, Lisa had shared and encouraged Olivia to become an independent Consultant. To help, I offered to host a “Launch Party” for her with several of her friends and their moms. It was that evening that I became so impressed by the amazing Apriori beauty Products, I signed up as an independent Consultant and purchased 99% of the products available to help Olivia build her business. When my products arrived, I couldn’t wait to start using them.

I am a pediatric nurse and sometimes meet Clients through work. I share samples with friends and patient moms I see throughout the day. I also like to play tennis and get Clients through the club I attend. To build and grow my business, I have adopted one of the company’s mantra as my own — “Use, Love, Share.” It is always my opening line. It is very easy to sell a product you Use, Love and believe in!

Facebook is where I inform my friends of sales and new exciting Apriori beauty tips. With the ViViD Hair Therapy products, I like to make samples for sharing. It is always LOVE at first use for my clients. I also like to share the Celloxylin Cellular Age Advantage skincare 6-strip samples.

One of my favorite Client perks I like to give my first time Clients is free shipping. To do this effectively, I utilize gift cards. Everyone loves a little perk, especially free shipping!

I am so blessed to have Lisa Adam as my upline Director. She is so supportive and always keeps me motivated and focused. I love that she is always there for me.

Being in my 50’s and having children who span 12 years, I have developed friendships with people who are my age, older and younger. These friend have a variety of anti-aging concerns, so our products are perfect for helping them. Apriori Beauty is such a good fit for me.

My business goes through a journey, just as we do in our busy lives. Some months I have so much energy and time to put into my business to get new clients, and other months other things take priority. That is the beauty of this amazing company, I can work my business on my schedule, when it works for me. As we approach the New Year, I plan to make a business plan with monthly goals for the “pause” months, when life gets busy.

Becoming an Apriori Beauty independent consultant has given me an increased income without taking me out of the home. I am in control of my time and my income. I look forward to growing my business in 2016!

So much of this business is relationship building, and as a people person, I thrive off of meeting new people and hearing their stories

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Natalie Walsh | Founder & Manager

As a Founder, I’ve been with Apriori Beauty from the beginning, before there were even any products! I’ve not only been able to see this Company expand and develop, but have also seen the change in myself as well, both personally and professionally. Over the past few years, I have come to learn a lot of successful business tips, all which have been instrumental in growing and maintaining a steady retail business.

So much of this business is relationship building, and as a people person, I thrive off of meeting new people and hearing their stories. Whether I’m developing a personal relationship or sharing something I love about Apriori Beauty, the first step in getting there is to just start the conversation. Instead of pre-judging those I come across, I look at everyone as an opportunity, who I can talk and share Apriori Beauty with. With this mindset, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! It’s common for me to introduce myself to strangers just about everywhere I go and I like to begin every conversation with a compliment. Who doesn’t love hearing something nice about themselves? I know I do, plus it poses as a natural segue into skincare and health. When meeting and talking to others, you first need to be confident and believe in yourself. You wouldn’t be interested in learning about and purchasing products from someone who appeared to doubt what they were saying, would you? Of course not, which is why it’s imperative you not only know what you’re talking about, but also believe in it 100% (easy to do when sharing Apriori Beauty).

As if starting the conversation isn’t daunting enough for some, I’ve heard a lot of people ask, “what do I say?” when speaking with new and potential Clients. If I’m meeting someone for the first time, I share a product that relates to our conversation. For example, if it’s flu season, then I focus on our incredible Lifeoxylin® Cellular Defense Elixir. If the weather is changing (hot to cold / cold to hot), I introduce the Celloxylin® Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub and Hydro-Burst Moisture Intense Lotion. For every conversation topic, you’re likely to find a product you can bring up in the conversation. When I’m sitting down with a new Client, I make a point to pull out my Apriori Beauty catalog and go through it with them, showing the various products and benefits each product provides. If you’re stumped for words or unsure of how to introduce the products into your conversation, rely on your own personal experiences with Apriori Beauty. Your best selling point is your testimonial. People can hear lists of ingredients and facts, but when it comes down to it, they want to know why you use and love Apriori Beauty and what it’s done for you.

If someone brushes you off or says they’re not interested, don’t take it personally. Chances are, they’re saying “no” because they’re unsure of switching skincare or possibly unaware of the many benefits Apriori Beauty can provide their skin, health, and even financial situation. Don’t let their “no” paralyze you. Instead, make a note to reach out to them in a month or two and casually bring up Apriori Beauty into the conversation. People’s lives and situations change and it’s possible that whereas last month wasn’t right for them, they’re now in a different place and open to hearing about and trying Apriori Beauty.
Regardless of how and where you share Apriori Beauty, always be consistent. I’m committed to sharing at least one product sample a day and following up 3 days later. In addition, referrals have played a significant role in gaining new Clients. I always ask for referrals because networking is the key to success. I love to reward my Clients; they’re the foundation of my business. I offer Clients a $25 gift card for every referral of theirs that places an order of $100 or more. Clients are my priority and I check in with them frequently by sending out personal ‘Thank You’ cards or sometimes a gift card for being a loyal Client. I appreciate their continuous support and love for the products. Without them, I wouldn’t have a business.

On days where you’re feeling unmotivated to work your business, keep in the mind the weekly paycheck and additional perks you can receive just by talking about Apriori Beauty with someone new. I love getting paid every Friday. It’s rewarding because it allows me to help support my family and do extra special things for my kids. Last year, I surprised my three boys and husband with a trip to Hawaii, which was funded by my Apriori Beauty income. I look forward to treating them to another fun activity this spring. Along with being able to surprise my family with gifts, my Apriori Beauty retail business has become a steady income, where I’m able to be there for my family without working long hours. Having the freedom to make my own hours is ideal because I have three active boys, whom I’m constantly driving to sports games and practices. I love what I do and I love sharing Apriori Beauty with others. I’ve hosted Beauty Bars out of my car at football games and even at the airport. This business allows me to share anywhere, anytime. I feel blessed to be part of this incredible Company and am excited to introduce it to even more people!

Having a son that was diagnosed as an infant with severe food allergies, I started learning very quickly about product ingredients and the effects they can have on your body if they’re not safe and healthy

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Abigail Sperber | Sr. Consultant

I became an Apriori Beauty Independent Consultant after working in network marketing for several years.  I am extremely passionate about what you put on your skin as it is a result of how you look and how you feel. Having a son that was diagnosed as an infant with severe food allergies, I started learning very quickly about product ingredients and the effects they can have on your body if they’re not safe and healthy. Due to this, I was truly inspired to use the purest products with safe ingredients that my family and I could use.  Apriori Beauty has it all; offering a household of products that work together to nourish your cells at the cellular level, promoting healthy, glowing skin.

I meet Clients every day and everywhere. Whether it’s at the gym (I’m also a Zumba instructor), the store, a party or event, I take advantage of my different surroundings and opportunities. I believe everyone I come across is a potential Client who deserves to hear about Apriori Beauty’s incredible skincare products. When talking with someone new, I ask them, “If there was something you could change about your skin, what would it be?” Based on their answer, I decide which product to recommend that would best suit their skincare needs. I then offer them a sample of the recommended product (or line) and relay I’ll be following up with them in a few days. I always include a sample of the Celloxylin® Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub and Pure Detox, Purifying Masque. These two treatment have greatly helped my daughter’s acne and are my “must-have” products when sharing with others. My number one retailing tip is to always be consistent in what you do and never give up. Even if someone tells you “no,” don’t give up. Maybe they’re not interested now, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be in the future. Make a note to check in with them in a few months and see if anything has changed. You never know, by then they might be seeking a new skincare line.

One of the many benefits I’ve experienced with retailing is that I get paid every Friday. This “right now money” is fun money for me to enjoy and spend. Retailing is a significant aspect of my Apriori Beauty business, in which I enjoy helping new and existing Clients meet their desired skincare needs. I work closely with my Clients in finding the best products suitable for their skin, and in turn, I’ve received business success with repeated sales.

As you’re out there sharing and retailing the products, it’s likely you’ll come across some amazing people who are interested in a generating supplemental or a full-time income and want to create their own successful business. They see how you’re benefiting from sharing Apriori Beauty and want to join you on this ever-growing success. It’s another example of how retailing can grow your business, both via sales and sponsoring new Consultants. Apriori Beauty is a fast-growing, women orientated company with incredible products and a desire to help you, a Consultant, succeed in using the products and tools they offer. So, I leave you with one question, “Who is going to be your next Client?”

Right Now Retailer – Elizabeth Contreras

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

ElizabethContrerasElizabeth Contreras | Sr. Consultant from California
Joined: August 2013
Personal Clients: 32
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: 2 times
Top 10 Monthly Retailer: July 2015

My journey with Apriori Beauty began in 2013 when I was a Business Consultant. I was at a networking event when I met one of the most beautiful woman I’ve ever come across before. Her name was Jami Taguchi and she was presenting Apriori Beauty’s Celloxylin® Derma Firm Illuminator. After years of being involved in the holistic health care industry, I knew the use of the ultra-sound was an effective anti-aging device that held no competition. We became friends and I was left with an impression of Apriori Beauty. Months later, I decided to become an Apriori Beauty Consultant with only having used the samples Jami had given me. I loved the natural skincare, saw the results first-hand in Jami, and knew being a Consultant would impact my life somehow. I was going through a difficult time and kept feeling as if God was telling me to call Jami and sign up as a Consultant. So, I listened and reached out to Jami. I was upfront with Jami and told her how I felt compelled to become a Consultant. When I mentioned that feeling, she said she had just prayed for leaders to join her team. This was intriguing because I didn’t want to sell another direct sales line, much less another skincare line, yet I knew there was something else meant for me when I became a Consultant. I wasn’t ready to push or follow any other guidance for quite some time. For nearly two years, my business was dormant. I would occasionally give out samples but my follow-up was often inconsistent. Instead of stressing and getting down on myself, I acted in complete faith and friendship.

Fast forward to November of 2014, I became an Esthetician and started a new career as an Independent Contractor at Body Wellness Spa in Orange, California, naming my business Swallowtail Skin Therapies, which is especially symbolic for me. Whether I’m giving facials or body treatments, I’m always introducing my spa clients to Apriori Beauty, with my favorites being the Celloxylin® Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub and Lifeoxylin® Cellular Defense Elixir. I’ve worked with numerous cosmetic lines and there is nothing as effective and reasonably priced as Apriori Beauty. I take each session as an opportunity to educate my clients on the benefits Apriori Beauty holds for their skin and health. For example, when speaking about the Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub, I relay to my clients that as sugar releases oxygen, a chemical reaction, the oxygen then kills the bacteria in the skin (i.e. black heads, white heads, and pimples). In addition, the granulated sugar is the perfect size and shape to effectively scrub off layers of dead skin cells, while the enzymes eat away the bacteria from the skin’s surface. Women will pay well over $100 for one exfoliating treatment when they can get three exfoliating treatments in one $38 product that will last them months!

Along with the Micro Scrub, I love recommending the Lifeoxylin® Cellular Defense Elixir because it creates an internal sunscreen. Topical sunscreens (besides the incredible Celloxylin® Day Defense Plus, Broad Spectrum SPF 25) are toxic and not nearly as effective as our skin needs them to be. So many people aren’t aware that topical sunscreens are toxic and must be reapplied every two hours for maximum effectiveness. As an Esthetician who sees the dangerous effects of skin damage on a daily basis, I’m constantly educating my clients on quick and simple ways they can prevent it. Here in Southern California, we’re constantly doing activities outside in the sun, exposing our skin to the harsh UVA and UVB rays. My clients (which consist of runners, cyclists, surfers, and moms who spend a lot of time outside playing with their kids), may be healthy internally, but the effects from the sun are harming their skin. I see excessive dark spots, premature fine lines, and dried skin lacking hydration. Just by drinking 1 ounce of the Cellular Defense Elixir daily, these skin issues can easily be prevented. We all know it’s no fun stopping a child from playing to reapply sunscreen, which is why I recommend the Elixir. It’s available for the whole family and a beneficial tool that supports a healthy lifestyle while preventing sun damage and possibly skin cancer.

If you asked me how I maintain consistent Client sales, I would tell you it requires consistent conversation. I network my business and set myself apart from other estheticians by being a Holistic Esthetician. I describe my holistic modalities, product lines, and why I chose the less popular holistic route instead of a higher-end brand. After each facial, every spa client of mine is gifted with Apriori Beauty samples and product recommendations for their skin type. I register my facial clients as Apriori Beauty Clients and send them a quick email, relaying again my recommendations and letting them know I’m available if they have any questions. For those who indicate finances are tight, I immediately share Apriori Beauty’s Opportunity, informing them about the rebates they can receive just by purchasing products for themselves. Plus, since the $49 Starter Kit comes with a free Celloxylin® Pure Detox, Purifying Masque (retail value of $44), I mention all the benefits the masque can provide for their skin. They’re not only treating their skin to safe and effective products, but they’re also staying within their budget too!

These are the actions I take as a business owner, but know that there is no perfect method for growing your business. As long as your intention is clear, you can find a hundred ways to make it happen. Some months I have more facial clients and fewer sales. Other months, I receive commission only on my own purchases, and sometimes I have great sales and fewer clients. Every month is different. Regardless, retailing offers so many benefits to my esthetic practice. Clients are available to listen and are open to sampling products because they’ve seen the results from our spa sessions. Layering the conversation, staying consistent with my services, and providing recommendations have all contributed to my successful clientele base. And, letting God be God has taken a lot of pressure off of me. Pressure can hinder sales, Clients, and financial goals. I’m able to do my part in sharing and taking responsibility for my business, and letting God do the rest. As I’m continuously transforming as a person and business owner, my Apriori Beauty business is always ever changing and thriving because that’s my intention. As you intend it, you will create it.

Right Now Retailer – Susan Shaheen

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

SusanShaheenSusan Shaheen | Platinum Director from South Carolina
Joined: February 2011
Personal Clients: 983
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: 16 times
Top 10 Monthly Retailer: 13 times

When I discovered Apriori Beauty, I had already been in skincare direct sales for many years and wasn’t looking to “start” a new business all over again. I was in the beginning process of building a career in real estate and was only interested in finding a new antiaging skincare line that worked. As the saying goes, “never say never” because after seeing the glowing difference in my skin right after sampling the products, I couldn’t keep quiet about this new skincare line – I had to share it with everyone I knew. Plus, with its rewarding business model, I knew there was no going back, I was going to be an Apriori Beauty Independent Consultant.

In order to successfully retail, you need clients. One common question I often hear is “how do I get clients?” One successful way to get out there and meet new people is networking. I attend as many networking and community events that I can get to. I joined a local BNI (Business Network International) group and even formed a Meetup.com group for women in business, where we meet monthly for lunch and networking. STP! As in “See the People” is important because you want to build a rapport with someone and gain their trust before introducing the products. When I first meet someone, I ask them what they do and inquire about how I can help them with their business. I invite them to other network marketing events and set up a time to meet for coffee where we can discusses our businesses (whether they be a realtor, an attorney, account, teacher, etc.) and ask to get their opinion on mine. Note, I don’t ask them to sample a product, instead I say, “Here is what I do, I’d love for you try out the products and let me know what you think.” Then I pull out a few different products and we discuss what they like, didn’t like, and more often than not, it can lead to a sale, right there in the coffee shop. If they don’t end up placing an order, I hand them a few samples to take home and try out. I never leave a coffee date without asking for referrals. Whether they’re interested in the products or not, it never hurts to ask if they know of anyone who is in the market for a new safe and effective antiaging skincare. The worst they can say is “no.”

It’s crucial you take advantage of the time you have with your perspective client and keep their excitement for the products going. Because it’s so easy for that excitement to fade once they go home, I make it a point to ask them if they’d be interested in inviting a few friends over to experience the products (aka a Beauty Bar). I quickly explain my hostess plan: each hosts receives a free Celloxylin® Pure Detox, Purifying Masque or an Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub, and if they purchase right now (while we’re setting a date), they can purchase the $145 Celloxylin® “In the Bag” set for only $116! Who doesn’t love saving 20%? Since I always carry an “In the Bag” set with me, she’s able to take home her new products that day and we have a Beauty Bar date set. It’s a win-win for everyone. Beauty Bars are beneficial for not only earning higher commissions, but for also gaining new clients. You have access to several prospective clients at once and if each person refers one friend, that’s double the new clients you have from only one event.

I may be a business builder, but I’m a retailer first. I love the right now money and getting paid weekly on my Apriori Beauty Visa card. Plus, happy and consistent clients often turn out to be incredible Consultants on my team, who go on to be successful retailers and business builders themselves.

Right Now Retailer – Marilyn Sarno

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

MarilynSarnoMarilyn Sarno | Consultant from Pennsylvania
Joined: October 2013
Personal Clients: 33
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: May 2015
Top 10 Weekly Retailer: May 2015

Maybe it was law of attraction because I wasn’t actively looking for a direct sales company when I found out about Apriori Beauty. In the back of my mind, I had been quietly thinking about what I wanted to do once I retired from my current profession of teaching diabetes education and nutrition. I knew I wanted to keep working with a good salary, but it needed to be on my schedule. It all started in the summer of 2013 when I joined Sharon Michaels’ MasterMind group. I had never heard of Sharon Michaels but frustrated with my own productivity at work and in need of a business coach and mentor, I took a chance. It was through the group and Sharon that I was introduced to Apriori Beauty and my future Consultant sponsor, Elizabeth (Liz) Dyke.

When I first heard of Apriori Beauty, I was so fascinated by its name that I immediately looked it up online and was taken to this beautiful website of anti-aging skincare. As someone who’s aging and wants to slow down the process, I was intrigued. Struggling with all the skin problems you often experience postmenopausal, I tried many high-end skincare lines but never found myself impressed with any of them. I reached out to Liz, who then sent me the Celloxylin® 6-strip skincare sample and a sample of the Celloxylin® Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub, recommending I combine the Crème Cleanse with the Micro Scrub. Upon sampling the products, it was in love right away. It was like being at a spa right in my own bathroom! I just had to know more about these products. After chatting with Liz, I decided to become an Apriori Beauty Independent Consultant to start building my own business.

I work full-time, so for me the most efficient way to Use Love Share is at vendor events. Being an educator, I’m comfortable with being in front of large groups of people and have noticed I work best in that environment. I’ve also signed up with local networking groups, including a weekly lunch group, a book club, and a monthly fundraiser group called “Women and Wine.” Whereas I had attended a few Beauty Bars hosted by fellow Consultants, I didn’t host my own till this last May. I don’t know why I waited so long because it was a huge success – I even booked a Beauty Bar for one of my Clients! My networking groups played a huge role in expanding my clientele list, thus making my Beauty Bar the success it turned out to be. Staying disciplined and focused on my business, attending networking meetings, following-up with Clients, and providing exceptional customer service have all been important factors in expanding my retail business and giving me a bigger weekly paycheck.

There’s many benefits to being an Apriori Beauty Consultant, but one of them is that there’s several ways to make money. Some Consultants are team builders, some are retailers, and some are both. For me, it starts with retailing, which I believe is the key to building my team. If a Client uses and loves the products, they may decide to become a Consultant and start building their own business. I’m really excited about the prospect of building a team because I love educating women about creating beautiful skin and showing them how it’s connected to their self-confidence. I consider beautiful skin part of health and wellness.

Since joining Apriori Beauty, I’ve experienced this wonderful community of women who are always going out of their way to support and help each other. Our community plus the fact that with Apriori Beauty, you can earn an unlimited income, sealed my decision to become a Consultant. At my age, you just can’t beat that!