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 – 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.

Right Now Retailer – Jacqueline Bos

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

JacquelineBos_headshotJacqueline Bos | Consultant from California
Joined: November 2012
Personal Clients: 31
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: November 2014
Top 10 Monthly Retailer: November 2014

My goal is to share Apriori Beauty and to make a difference, not just to make a sale!

I didn’t set out to become an Apriori Beauty Consultant. To tell you the truth, when I agreed to try a sample, I didn’t think the products would be any different than the hundreds of others I’ve tried. I have had problematic skin my entire life and feel like I’ve tried everything out there. Things would work for a little bit, and then my skin would go back to being dry, red, and sprinkled with acne. Over the more recent years, I had started eating organic and looking for healthy alternatives to care for my skin, which is when a few close friends of mine introduced me to Apriori Beauty.

Throughout my first year of using Apriori Beauty, I was getting compliments on my skin for the first time in my life; I couldn’t believe it! I was already using and loving Apriori Beauty, so I took the leap and signed up to be an Independent Consultant. Talking to people comes easy for me; however, selling is far out of my comfort zone. Since I know there are people out there with skin issues just as I had and are missing the opportunity of using Apriori Beauty, I decided to jump out of my comfort zone and began sharing. I started my business off slow, mostly sharing with close friends and family, who knew and trusted me. I focused my time and efforts on them, learning more about the products and becoming comfortable with introducing Apriori Beauty to new individuals.

It’s important for my business to always follow up and check in with my Clients. I want them to feel that I’m reachable and available. If they have questions, they know they can come to me and if I don’t know the answer, I will easily find it for them. I couldn’t succeed without the incredible support I have from my upline, who are always there for me whenever I have a question or concern. There is an endless list of knowledgeable and confident people at Apriori Beauty willing to help out at any moment. This past year, I hosted my first Beauty Bar, and it was the best decision I could have made because it gave me the confidence to talk more. I loved how relaxed everyone was, and there was no pressure to purchase. With the start of a new year, I plan to do more Beauty Bars and share Apriori Beauty with a wider selection of people.

I found a passion with Apriori Beauty and the reason why is because the products are safe and work for me! Sharing Apriori Beauty with others and seeing them experience positive results has been life changing – having my business grow is just an added bonus.

Power Builder – Terri Lindow

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

TerriLTerri Lindow | Silver Director from California
Joined: March 2011
Total Downline: 126
Front Line Consultants: 18

I fell in love with safe and healthy skincare at a house party when I was 28. It was my birthday and determined not to age, I treated myself to a skincare set and committed to using it every day and evening. I immediately noticed that this skincare was different from the expensive department skincare I was used to buying. My skin was improving and felt better. I began to research and realized that just because a product is sold by a high-end retailer, doesn’t always mean it’s better. As a teacher, it was second nature to continue learning about the products my family and I were putting on our face and body. As I began to research and find out more, I started sharing with those around me and introducing them to a skincare line that would help, not harm their skin. Slowly, my business began growing and within a few years, I went from teaching kids about reading and writing to teaching women about safe and effective skincare.

As time went on, I became disenchanted with my first skincare company and made the decision to seek out a new skincare line. I loved Network Marketing; it allowed me to meet and build relationships with various people that I otherwise wouldn’t have come across. Sharing was in my blood, but I needed to be sharing products I truly believed in. A friend of mine was part of a new skincare company called Apriori Beauty, so I gave it a try, sampling their Celloxylin® Cellular Age Advantage line. After trying out the first four (out of six) products, I was sold! I couldn’t stop looking at my skin – there was something different about it. Once you know something is better, you can’t go back, which is why I became an Apriori Beauty Consultant in early 2011.

One thing I’ve learned is to never quit. There have been times of frustration where efforts I’ve put into my business have not produced results. Instead of throwing in the towel, I move on and try a different approach. Growing and maintaining a sustainable business takes time and dedication. The key is to find like-minded men and women to join your business. Without these women by my side, I would not be where I am today, and neither would my Apriori Beauty business. I love working with my team, supporting them, encouraging them, and watching them blossom into amazing, hard-working business women. My team is comprised of women of all ages. Women who are my go-to gal pals, my rocks, and advisors. You can’t succeed in this business without the help of others. Growing your business is a team effort because without the support of your Consultants and Clients, you have no business. Plus, the experience is so much more gratifying when you have others there to enjoy it with you. There will be times where you need advice and then there will be times when others are in need of your help. This business is a give-and-take type of relationship and the more available you make yourself to your team, the more support you’ll receive from them.

Coming up on my 4-year anniversary with Apriori Beauty, I rejoice every day that I stayed the course. A Company run by the most integrity-filled women, Susan Twellman and Elizabeth Vervynck’s passion for the products is as strong as their commitment to the Consultants! Both women are consistently giving us the tools we need to grow our business and put products on everyone’s bathroom counters across the nation. Because of them, I’m able to continue working and growing my Apriori Beauty business alongside classy, strong and loving women. Thank you Apriori Beauty for being the blueprint of my life!

Right Now Retailer – Larry Anguish

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

LarryAngishLarry Anguish | Consultant from Texas
Joined: February 2014
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: September and October 2014
Top 10 Monthly Retailer: September and October 2014

Since I was a kid, hair and skincare have always played an influential role in my life. In 1971, my mother, Joy Anguish became the first female barber in the state of Texas and later went back to school to earn her Esthetician license. Growing up, I was constantly exposed to the art of cutting hair and became greatly influenced by my mother’s passion for hair and skincare. So much so, that in 2006 I opened LaBella Salon and Med Spa in Lindale, Texas, and asked my mom to be the salon’s Esthetician.

I was in the market for a new skincare line that I could use in my salon for facial treatments when Sherri Bradly introduced me to Apriori Beauty. Instead of jumping right in as a Consultant, I started off as Client because I felt it was important to test Apriori Beauty’s products on myself before introducing them to Clients at the salon. My Clients trust me and I don’t feel comfortable sharing a product unless I believe in the product 100%. It wasn’t long after I started using Apriori Beauty that I decided to introduce it into my salon. Apriori Beauty’s products speak for themselves: they’re safe, pure, and effective! I knew that if I was impressed with the results I was receiving after using the products, my salon Clients would definitely love and appreciate them. Needless to say, it was an easy decision to carry Apriori Beauty in LaBella Salon and Med Spa.

A majority of my Apriori Beauty Clients have been referred to me via word of mouth because of my salon facials. When I have a new Apriori Beauty facial Client, I take it as an opportunity for them to experience the entire Celloxylin® line on their face. As I’m applying each product on their skin, I’m explaining HOW each product is working and WHY I’m using it. I could be there all day explaining the benefits of using Apriori Beauty, but until I actually get the product(s) on their skin and they can see the results, it’s likely they won’t purchase. Information is key, but results sell!

Being an Apriori Beauty Consultant has not only benefited me, but LaBella Salon and Med Spa as well. My Clients now have access to quality hair and skincare, and the income I generate from retailing helps to financially support my salon and staff. Passion for hair and skincare has always been the driving force behind LaBella Salon and I feel fortunate to have found a skincare that not only enforces my belief for safe and effective products, but also allows me to build a sustainable business just by sharing them.

Power Builder – Robin Whitney

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

rwRobin Whitney | Executive Director from California
Joined: March 2011
Total Downline: 29
Front Line Consultants: 9

Keeping Your Ducks in a Row

I have always been a busy person with varied interests and responsibilities. As a wife, mother of two daughters and the need to supplement our family income, I was constantly looking for new ways to earn extra money without sacrificing time with my family; a nine-to-five job was never going to work for me. Over the years I’ve had my own Interior Design business, worked on special projects for my husband’s garment manufacturing company, was an educational theatre Costume Designer and was also a freelance Artist (often all at the same time). These were all jobs I not only enjoyed, but also allowed flexibility so my family could remain my number one priority. I didn’t think my life could handle one more item. And then in 1999, I was introduced to Direct Sales.

I immediately fell in love with Direct Sales and recognized it as another income producing activity I could fit into my schedule. However, unlike my other businesses, Direct Sales gave me the opportunity to surround myself amongst like-minded women with an entrepreneurial spirit that lead busy, productive lives and who inspired me to do more and be more. When Apriori Beauty came into my life in March of 2011, I knew immediately this was the Company for me. I was in the market for a superior product to sell, leadership with integrity, and a compensation plan that truly paid me for my efforts and business activity I could control. I’d learned over the years that whereas the Direct Sales model was desirable, not all companies were created equal. I could recognize a good thing when I saw Apriori Beauty.

Balance is vital when juggling life’s many responsibilities. In order for me to feel successful, I need my business to be a balance between sales and sponsoring. More importantly, it must fit around my family, and not the other way around. Where I used to mark my weekly calendar with my daughters’ activities, I now mark them with my granddaughters’, so little has changed with family priorities. To accomplish anything, all my ducks have to be in a row. This starts with a weekly calendar, where family and personal activities are marked first, and then business. I set aside and create “office time” that is specific to Apriori Beauty activity. This changes every week because my life is not static, but I make sure time is allotted where I make follow-up calls, write notes to Clients (and potential ones), send out samples, and brainstorm with team members. Another reason I have my Apriori Beauty time marked on the calendar is so my family is aware and knows that this is “work time.” They have always respected this and leave me undisturbed while I work. If I don’t respect my business no one else will. I’ve discovered that when I neglect my weekly calendar, those “ducks” have a tendency to wander off and nothing gets done.

While I try and keep my personal life out of my “office time” to ensure I remain productive, I never keep my business out of my personal life. You never know when you are going to meet someone and you want to be prepared and open to the opportunity when introducing Apriori Beauty. That being said, I don’t share Apriori Beauty with everyone I meet. I don’t prejudge others, but I prefer to take things slow. I enjoy building relationships first and whereas I will always share what I do when I meet someone, an immediate sale is never my main purpose. I plant the seed because I want to get to know the person first, which is essential for my business. Who the person is and how we are together makes all the difference to me. Everyone may be a potential Client, but a Client relationship is an intimate thing. For me to provide the best service, it has to be a person I enjoy being around because when you have exceptional products as Apriori Beauty does, it’s likely this relationship will last a long time. Building that relationship first is also important because the majority of my Consultants have started off as Clients. Whilst a Client relationship is quite personal, a Consultant relationship is even more involved. These are people who you will bring into your life and they will bring you into theirs. When I know someone I want to spend more time with (and who I believe enjoys spending time with me), is when I pursue the opportunity. Once I do begin to speak seriously about the opportunity, it’s because I have already established a relationship with them and we have a connection that makes it easier for them to see how Apriori Beauty could fit into their life. It’s a process to find the right fit and then to make it happen. That potential new Consultant needs to know they are wanted in your business, and then they need to decide if this is what they want for themselves. My role as a leader is to encourage, not push…to suggest, but not pull. My aim is to have people on our team who will benefit from Apriori Beauty, as well as give back to the company and the team. This is a group effort and when one person does well, we all succeed.

I believe in growing slow and steady, and being consistent. I’m constantly learning from other Apriori Beauty Consultants, and incorporate their advice and experience to re-evaluate my own business. Usually after MLB (Apriori Beauty’s annual Consultant conference) and before the new calendar year, I will plan an Apriori Beauty restart. I begin by using our USE LOVE SHARE Workbook and focus at looking at my business from a fresh perspective – as if I was a new Consultant. I keep each previous year’s workbook and reread where I was before, see what I have accomplished, what has been working, and what needs to change or improve. I don’t beat myself up for not meeting goals. Life happens and you can’t go back. Instead, I try and expand on those goals for the future. We are often told to love others for who they are, but you also need to love yourself as you are now and look forward to the new you that you want to be. I treasure every relationship I’ve made with Apriori Beauty, and I look forward to meeting more wonderful people that will come into my life one day because of Apriori Beauty.

 

 

Right Now Retailer – Julia Cantu

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

jcJulia Cantu | Consultant from California
Joined: May 2012
Personal Clients: 48
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: July and October 2014
Top 10 Monthly Retailer: July 2014

When I was first was introduced to Apriori Beauty, I became instantly aware of how extraordinary the products were due to my prior knowledge and experience of working with skincare in retail. Just one look at the ingredients and I knew I had to start using it! I don’t believe in sacrificing health for beauty, and Apriori Beauty’s commitment to being safe was impressive. Soon after, I was invited to a Consultant Training held at the corporate office, where I met co-owners Susan Twellman and Elizabeth Vervynck…I signed up that day. Despite having no experience in network marketing, I jumped right in because I fell in love with the company. For me, that is the key to success: love the products, and everything else will fall into place.

It took some time for me to build my business because I needed to find potential Clients beyond my circle of friends and family. I became active in networking groups, which helped me build relationships with new people and expand my network. I learned that once people consistently saw and got to know me, they began to trust me, and curiosity in the products soon followed. After Apriori Beauty’s annual “Making Life Beautiful” Consultant conference in 2013, I was energized and ready to host my first Beauty Bar. It was a huge success because it allowed my guests to have fun and learn about the products in a relaxed environment. Instead of guests feeling pressured to purchase products, they were encouraged to sit back, learn about the products, and enjoy themselves. If you have the opportunity to host a Beauty Bar, whether that includes one person or ten guests, I highly recommend you do it because it’s what took my business to the next level.

With my business in a solid state, I find there is a never ending list of people who I feel confident I can talk about Apriori Beauty with. I always ask a lot of questions before I begin showing the products, such as their skin type and needs. This helps me tailor the presentation to what will help the Client most, and then I begin to share my story. I provide tips based on what they need and share how to use the products in order to get the maximum benefit. I love my Apriori Beauty business. I love my Clients. And, I love the referrals my wonderful Clients send my way. Apriori Beauty has opened so many doors for me, not only professionally but personally as well. Retailing has helped put me in touch with so many different women with skin issues. It’s an incredible feeling to be able to help them look and feel amazing!

Great Start Consultant – Pamela Araujo

PamAraujoPamela Araujo | Sr. Consultant from Massachusetts
Joined: June 2014
Personally Sponsored Consultants: 1
Personally Sponsored Clients: 14

“When I love something, I tell everyone”

I used to be the woman with flawless skin who never gave much thought to her face. Even as a teenager going through puberty, my face was always clear of zits. And then three years ago, I gave birth to my beautiful son and everything changed. My skin became greasy and was constantly covered in acne. After going through an endless amount of products that no longer worked for me, I went on the search for a skincare line that was safe, honest, and worked for my face. And then, I came across Apriori Beauty.

A lot of skincare companies don’t want you to know the ingredients they use in their products. Sure, they like to feature the popular and safe ingredients; however, there’s hidden items in these products that we as consumers aren’t notified of. What initially attracted me to Apriori Beauty was the Science Center on the website because it lists and describes every single ingredient found in the products. They don’t hide anything because they don’t have to – all their ingredients are safe and healthy for you! I requested a sample and used it up … every last drop. This was it; Apriori Beauty was the skincare for me. My skin began clearing up and I was getting compliments on my skin, which was especially nice because it’d been a while.

I initially signed up as an Apriori Beauty Consultant just for the discount. If I’m using the products, why not become a Consultant and save some money? People notice when you do something different, and I was no exception. Friends, family, and even acquaintances started asking me what I was using because they were seeing an improvement in my skin. I soon realized that I could pay for my skincare simply by sharing my Apriori Beauty experience with others. Once I opened myself to the opportunity, people started purchasing and my business began growing. Even my husband jumped on board! He’s not only 100% supportive in my business, but he is also one of my best Clients (his current obsession is the ViViD Treatment Oil)! It’s not about selling and pressuring someone to buy; it’s about sharing what you use and love. You’d be surprised at how easy it is to incorporate Apriori Beauty into a conversation. If you’re talking about the weather, relate it to their skin (is the climate leaving their skin dry or oily?) and then discuss your skincare and how it works for you.

Want to know the secret to a successful business? Follow-up! If you don’t follow-up with people, they’ll put those products samples away in a drawer and forget all about them. One thing I’ve learned is that people aren’t annoyed when you follow-up with them. Instead, they’re actually quite grateful and appreciative. When I first started, I was afraid I was bothering them, but that’s not the case. They lead busy lives too and sometimes just need a little reminder.

I’m still new at this, and every day has been a learning experience for me. Between being a Pilates Instructor and Massage Therapist, I see numerous Clients every week and they look to me for advice. It’s refreshing to know I can share Apriori Beauty with confidence and not feel insecure about my skin. When someone asks me about becoming a Consultant, I tell them, “If it’s something you use, it’s a great way to get a discount and if you share it with others, it’s an added bonus.” Use, Love, Share – yes, it’s just that simple.

Right Now Retailer – Gina Fort

 GinaFort_PicRecognizing outstanding retailing results!

Gina Fort | Consultant from California
Joined: February 2014
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: July & August 2014

It’s all about passion and excitement when discussing the products

I am truly blessed by my Apriori Beauty business. It’s given me the opportunity to meet and become close with a wide variety of women who share a common passion: helping men and woman look and feel their best through Apriori Beauty. When I first became an Apriori Beauty Consultant, I was more focused on the personal benefits of using the products and receiving a rebate rather than the retailing aspect of the business. Both Kathleen Jones and Terri Lindow (my up-lines), offered to help throw my first Apriori Beauty party, which turned out to be a huge success. Despite the positive responses from the party, it wasn’t until my friends started to notice the improvement in my skin and hair that I felt motivated to dive into retailing. I began sharing my experience with the products, my favorites being the Celloxylin™ Cellular Age Advantage line and Derma Firm Illuminator. They could hear the passion and excitement in my voice. Not only did my friends trust the words coming out of my mouth, but standing right in front of them was proof the products work!

Whereas my friends are wonderful Clients, I never limit myself when it comes to retailing and expanding my business. Potential clients are everywhere – work, the grocery store, your kids’ school, even a restaurant you’re having dinner at! It’s for this reason that it’s important to carry brochures and samples everywhere you go because you just might gain a new Client while pumping gas. Even when running a quick errand, I always make an effort to look nice and presentable, especially when it comes to my number one selling point – my face. This way, when I get into a conversation and the topic of skincare is brought up, I can incorporate Apriori Beauty with confidence and ease. And, if they are interested in trying the products and seeing results for themselves, I had them over a sample and follow-up with them three days later.

I have since hosted several more Beauty Bars at my house, which have been instrumental in growing my retailing business. I call them “Love Share Social” where guests can enjoy sampling the incredible beauty products with their girlfriends. In the invitations, I inform them that each guest will receive $10 off their purchase if they bring a friend. I also like to throw in a special gift (a favorite from their wish list). This small gesture leaves them thrilled and excited, as if I had given them a million dollars. One perk of so living so close to Apriori Beauty’s Headquarters, is that I’m able to pick up my Clients’ orders and deliver their products directly to them, saving on shipping costs.

Alongside Beauty Bars, Facebook has been another huge component in spreading the word about Apriori Beauty. Whether I’m “sharing” a post from Apriori Beauty’s page or featuring a blurb on a favorite product of mine, my goal is to share Apriori Beauty with two new Facebook friends a day and Instant Message them as a follow-up. Sharing my testimonial, hosting Beauty Bars, and being actively involved on Facebook have all been contributing factors to my Apriori Beauty success!

Power Builder – Linda Altergott

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

L_Altergott_1Linda Altergott | Founder & Executive Director from California
Joined: March 2009
Total Downline: 63
Front Line Consultants: 13

When I was introduced to Apriori Beauty in 2009, I was at the intersection of “Needs and Wants” and wondered how I would ever find a way to achieve the balance, flexibility and job satisfaction I was longing for. I was clear that I needed to use my gifts and passion in a way to benefit others while earning money for my efforts. The path to this crossroad had been paved by marriage, motherhood, a 35-year career as a Dental Hygienist and 8 years in Direct Sales … but I knew there was still something missing. Then the “Ah Ha” moment of Opportunity came through via a new startup company called Apriori Beauty. They were building a bridge to “Making Life Beautiful” under the strong integrity, business experience and leadership of Susan Twellman and Elizabeth Vervynck. Expanding on my direct sales experience would be fun, and the new freedom to work alongside like-minded women through Network/Multi-Level Marketing with an amazing compensation plan seemed like a dream come true. It didn’t take long for me to discover that I not only wanted to become a Consultant, but that I also wanted to take part in leadership as a Founder. Five years later, I’m still jut as proud and happy to extend this opportunity to others, by sharing our incredible company with effective products, an exemplary vision, and limitless potential.

I vividly remember the first time I received a compliment on my skin after I had used the first set of Apriori Beauty skincare samples available only to Founders at the time (pre-launch of products). I was stunned and didn’t know what to say. I hadn’t told anyone about my new venture and was not prepared for compliments … but they came! After my 3rd compliment in one night, I turned to the woman and said “thank you” and quickly added, “It’s my business.” She asked what my business was and I told her that I was representing a new boutique skincare company, which focused on pure products that worked. She replied with what would become my first order! It doesn’t always work that way, but when it does, my response is the same – I keep it simple. I’ve found that the less I say, the more curiosity it creates. Women by nature are curious and want to know what your secret is. Apriori Beauty is the best kept secret in an industry based on hype and unfulfilled promises. Use it to your advantage in a classy and confident way. Whereas other skincare products don’t always deliver the results they pledge, Apriori Beauty is different in that our products not only give you fast and effective results, but are also all-natural, chemical-free, and safe.

I give out skincare samples on occasion but have learned that the Celloxylin® 5-step Cellular Age Advantage set can be overwhelming to new people. By breaking apart the sample strips (Crème Cleanse, Activating Tonic, Firming Serum, Eye+Lip Age Eraser, Day Defense Plus SPF 25, and Night Repair 3Deep) instead of handing over the entire strip, you’re allowing the potential client to select the product(s) they’re most interested in. I like to focus on the featured product specials of the month and always make sure my clients are in the loop with regards to sales because it’s the perfect time for them to purchase if their favorite product happens to be one of the specials. If I can help my Clients save money and get the best opportunity possible, then I’ve done my job as their personal Consultant.

“Who do you know?” is the most effective question you can ask your Clients, friends, and family. Referrals are key to not only expanding your Clientele base, but your downline as well. Have a Client who uses, loves, and shares the products? Why not get paid as well? Turn your Clients into ambassadors and recognize them for their efforts, whether it’s advertising their skincare results, referring others to Apriori Beauty, or even just being a consistent Client. You are a resource for your clients and their go-to for all things beautiful. Take the opportunity to continuously plant seeds and reap the harvest you desire.

It’s a privilege to be working “for myself but not by myself.” I’ve been blessed with a dynamic team, where everyone has the flexibility to achieve their own success as they have defined it. The relationships we develop with Apriori Beauty help expand our outlooks, as well as encourage us to continuously grow and stay committed to our business and each other as a Company. Apriori Beauty has provided the vehicle to access a highway to success. The road you choose to take is up to you. There is no short cut or secret passage that will get you there ahead of anyone else. You’ll need a full tank of gas, and choose your travel companions wisely because there’ll be speed limits, stop signs, and possible repairs along the ride. The journey to success is beautiful and rewarding, so buck up and enjoy the ride!