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 – Kimberly Funke

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

K.Funke_2Kimberly Funke | Sr. Consultant from New York
Joined: March 2014
Personal Clients: 21
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: 2 times
Top 10 Weekly Retailer: April 2015

While working as a Private Investigator, I was in a horrible car accident that left me with an injured back and disabled from working surveillance. With a new research position working from home, I was looking for something to supplement my loss in wages and just by chance, Apriori Beauty came into the picture. It was around that time I attended a local Beauty Bar, where I was introduced to Apriori Beauty’s products and had the opportunity to experience them. I started off slow with ordering the ViViD Hair Therapy Shampoo, Conditioner, and Treatment Oil and was soon purchasing the Celloxylin® Cellular Age Advantage skincare line. I was in love and amazed at how they made my skin visibly smoother and hydrated. Since I’m one who usually raves about things I use and love, I thought ‘why not make it a business of sharing my new favorite beauty products?’

Becoming an Apriori Beauty Independent Consultant seemed like a great opportunity to make up for my loss in wages and it has been just that. Since I work from home, it can be difficult to find potential Clients to share these wonderful products with. Both social media and Beauty Bars have been my saving grace in growing my business. I utilize my personal Facebook page to grow my business by posting Apriori Beauty’s sales and specials, as well as small blurbs focused on beauty tips and ingredient highlights. Apriori Beauty makes it easy for me to share because every day, they post something new and interesting on the Company Facebook page. I don’t even have to create the content myself. Instead, all I do is share Apriori Beauty’s Facebook posts onto my own page and include my website address so my Facebook friends know where to go if they want to purchase. It’s simple and has been incredibly effective in gaining new Clients and increasing retail sales. Along with posting on my page, I private message friends on Facebook who have either expressed interest or I feel might be open to trying something new and ask if they would like to try a sample, as well as invite them to a beauty bar I’m hosting if they’re in the area. In addition, I like to run contests where I’ll tell people that if they place an order within a certain time frame, they’ll be entered to win a free Celloxylin® Pure Detox Masque. Not only does this help generate retail sales, but it gets people excited.

I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given to work with such amazing people. My sponsor and Manager, Lisa Adam has been nothing but supportive and motivating in helping me reach my goals, even when they’ve seen unattainable. Lisa is incredible in that she truly is a leader who works with and cares greatly about her team, and I love her for it. I’m so happy I made the decision to become an Independent Consultant because there is nothing better than getting paid weekly on my Apriori Beauty Visa Card and spending my earnings how I want to spend them. I cannot wait to see where my business goes and look forward to many promotions and successes ahead. Punta Cana here I come!

 

Power Builder – Christina LaDucaCosta

Christina_LaDucaCostaRecognizing strong Team Leaders who have embraced the power of team building

Christina LaDucaCosta | Team Leader from New York
Joined: April 2014
Total Downline: 11
Front Line Consultants: 11

“If there is anything I’ve learned, it’s to ask and allow yourself to receive support, and in turn give support when needed.”

Back in December 2014, I accomplished a major goal of mine – I graduated from massage school. Whereas school required most of my time and attention, it was extremely important to me because I was helping others reduce stress, lessen pain, and assist in their shift to self-healing. All the work and effort I put in was always worth it because I knew I was making a difference in other people’s lives.

The same can be said for my Apriori Beauty business, which is near and dear to my heart. As with massage school, Apriori Beauty has gifted me with an amazing support system consisting of mentors, accountability partners, and valued resources. More importantly, I’ve gained genuine friends who I foresee working with long into the future. For me, support has been the underlining factor in building my business. Yes, you can build and maintain a successful business on your own, but I’ve found that the more you work as a team and support one another, the more powerful and successful everyone’s business becomes. Each person brings with them a unique gift to the team. Some hold strengths in organization and commitment, while others are stronger in sales and speaking to potential Clients. If one person is unsure of how to approach a prospect, they automatically have a group to reach out to and receive feedback from. If there is anything I’ve learned, it’s to ask and allow yourself to receive support, and in turn give support when needed. I think that’s why my team’s Beauty Bars are always successful. It’s because we’re always radiating positivity and our guests are attracted to that. What we lack as individuals, we possess as a team.

In addition to the people of Apriori Beauty, what initially drew me and has kept me as an Apriori Beauty Independent Consultant are the products. There are so many cosmetic companies in this country that are causing people harm. I love Apriori Beauty’s concept of sharing because it really is about sharing as opposed to the dreaded term “selling.” Apriori Beauty is providing a product that is not only safe but produces amazing results – proof that you don’t have to sacrifice health for beauty! As someone who cares about the health and safety of others, I feel obligated to share these incredible products. Why? Because if I don’t, chances are they’ll be introduced to something else that isn’t safe nor produce the results they desire. Every person should have the choice to use a product that is safe and effective and should never have to compromise his or her health for beauty!

My suggestion for all Consultants is to take advantage of the many resources available to us through Apriori Beauty. The Consultant Back Office is full of retailing and business-building trainings, weekly momentum exercises, and Susan Twellman’s weekly “Walk the Talk” calls which always leave me inspired and motivated. Furthermore, it’s imperative you establish goals and write them down on paper. Goals are much more powerful when written because they keep you accountable and help establish your game plan for building your business. When I first started massage school, they had us write down our goals. I stated that I wanted to be working at a Holistic Center. Later when the school mailed out the letters we had written to ourselves, I had completely forgot I even wrote it, but the great thing was that two weeks prior to receiving the letter, I had just rented space in a Holistic Center. Never underestimate the power of thought or dreams – anything is possible! All in all, no matter what comes your way, focus on maintaining a high positivity ratio. Bad days will come and go and it’s not always easy to discard negativity from our life. Just as long as your positivity outweighs the negativity by at least 4:1, you’re set for productivity and success. Remember, every negative or failure in your life is an opportunity to learn and improve.

Right Now Retailer – Sue Forster

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

SueForsterSue Forster | Founder & Team Leader from California
Joined: March 2009
Personally Sponsored Clients: 71
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: 3 times

Timing is everything!

When it came to getting momentum going for my Apriori Beauty business, timing was everything. I’ve been with this Company since the very beginning (before there were even products), but in order for my business to thrive, I had to feel and know when it was the right time for me. My love for the products was never a question. I was always sharing how amazing the products were with friends and family. Instead, it became more of when I was ready to bring others on board with me.

I began reaching out, one person at-a-time. Between working full-time and having a busy family, I needed to be careful who I was investing my time with. Relationship building became my focus. Each person I reached out to was someone I already had a relationship with. They were either co-workers or gym buddies. In fact, a Consultant of mine, as well as a new Client are both women I know through the gym. I also realized that a majority of my business relied on other peoples’ timelines, not just my own. I often received responses such as “when I finish my other products, I’ll try yours,” or “call me next month.” Through this realization, I learned how important follow-up was. Sometimes you gain success with follow up, sometimes you don’t. Either way, just keep moving on to the next person.

Two outlets that have impacted my business the most are Beauty Bars and Social Media. If you have an opportunity to either host or attend a Beauty Bar, I highly recommend it. It’s a fun way of sharing the Apriori Beauty experience with your potential Clients (and Consultants), and it gives your guests the opportunity to try the products and see the results for themselves. Seeing is believing and people like results, especially when it involves their skin! When it comes to social media, I’ve never been an active Facebook user, but I knew it would be beneficial to my business. After updating my profile picture and posting an Apriori Beauty image or two on my Facebook wall, I immediately received comments and messages from friends I hadn’t seen in years asking me for product samples. Before I knew it, I was registering new Clients and placing orders. It was at this time that I realized building a retailing business was where it’s at for me. I love getting paid every week and when my Clients are interested and ready to be Consultants, I will be there to help them get started on their own journey.

Working full-time, being there for my family, planning events, and going to the gym are just a few aspects of my crazy schedule. I’ve come to notice that the busier my schedule is, the more I actually get done. As a way to stay focused and organized, I make a list each night for the next day, which includes family, work, and Apriori Beauty. My aim is to give each section of my life the time and attention it needs. It’s all about balance and I’ve finally found mine.