We’re living in unprecedented times.
No one could have predicted how much our lives would’ve changed in such a short space of time — for many working from home is the “new normal.”
And then there are the countless families and businesses that have been impacted financially to the point where there is so much uncertainty about what tomorrow will bring…
But, “hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”
In the spirit of helping inspire you to see the light, I want to share some network marketing success stories each week from (extra)ordinary people who have found their way out of the darkness despite the challenges in front of them.
These are their stories…
Network Marketing Success Stories
- I have an incredible team which is key — Tanya
- The biggest challenge I actually had was belief — Vicky
- I saw a huge potential in the marketing plan — Claire
— Tanya —
My friend (sponsor who recruited me into Forever Living), Sarah Evans, introduced me to the ‘aloe vera company’ last year but it just wasn’t the right time for me then.
When she proposed the idea again a few months later, I decided to try and retail a few products alongside my new (6 months old) nail business.
1 month later lockdown happened!
I desperately needed to do something to keep me motivated and replace my income that I was losing.
I wondered if I could start selling a few products to my family and friends as my own family was using and loving them.
I was only expecting to earn a couple of hundred pounds really.
My husband and I started the C9 cleanse 6 weeks into lockdown as the weight crept up – we blogged about our journey and everyone wanted to know about the products.
The business really just snowballed from there!
I tried to be business-minded when starting my nail business, but it was still very new to me so becoming a Forever business owner was definitely a new challenge!
It does take a little bit of time, patience and willingness, with a dose of positive attitude and a big smile!
My family keeps me motivated – knowing I am contributing now, my love of the products and my customers!
I have an incredible team which is key!
I want to achieve supervisor this month which would give me an 3% increase on retail profit plus a team leading bonus – in fact right now I am only a few orders away and we are only 10th June!
I want to keep growing and take on more responsibility within my team, to grow a bigger team myself!
Sarah has just been such a huge inspiration.
The income I have generated has helped massively.
It has given me the confidence to believe in myself that I can achieve something by myself, after having been a stay-at-home mum for over 13 years!
My first online Zoom product launch was memorable because I felt so proud of myself.
It has helped me find out so much more about myself and what I’m capable of.
I hate talking in front of people, but it made me realise I could actually do it and I got a buzz out of it!
I tripled my business in a month and recruited my first team member — which was certainly memorable too — Tanya.
— Vicky —
Prior to Forever, I was a stay at home mum.
After having my children, I decided that I wanted to be a present mum and not miss any of those first moments.
Fortunately, I was able to do this but when my youngest was due to start nursery I began to look at going back to work.
I wanted some financial independence but also something for me, to show you can be mum and successful in your own right.
When I began looking, I realised those 10-2pm, Monday to Friday jobs which give you school holidays off were none existent…
It ticked all the boxes and l was excited about what I could achieve.
Working in a family business before having the children, I understood the importance of showing up everyday and applying yourself.
That said, working this business gives you the flexibility to work as and when you can in those pockets of time unlike a traditional business.
Being organised is key to success, planning what you want to achieve and breaking it down with the help and support of those around you.
And the great thing is, you choose your level of success, it’s down to you what you want to achieve and how quickly you want to get there.
Decide what you want, sit with your sponsor and make a plan then you can get to work!
The biggest challenge I actually had was belief!
Not a belief in the company or the products because they are truly phenomenal, but a belief in myself.
So the development personally that I have been in has been truly life-changing and that is something money can’t buy!
Every day I am motivated and inspired by the incredible people I am working with, I’m motivated by the desire to provide for my family and in helping other people achieve their goals and dreams, and hopefully inspiring them too!
Along the journey, I’ve made some amazing friends and I’m truly grateful to the person who introduced me to Forever and my best friend, Sam Jeffries for literally being my biggest cheerleader — she’s one badass woman in business!
Always there to say the right things, believe in me when I’ve doubted myself and be at the front supporting me.
The bonus income has given me the financial independence I was looking for which enables me to treat myself and our family without having to think twice about whether we should be spending the money, which is a lovely feeling.
There have been so many incredible memories and every single one I can think of we are smiling and laughing…
But, the one thing about them that stands out are the people.
I have never experienced friendships like them.
16 of us travelled to Stockholm in April 2019 for our Global Rally trip and I have memories to last a lifetime.
Watching what you can achieve — that is available for anyone who wants it — is just incredible and watching your friends and mentors just inspired me to get there one day! — Vicky.
— Claire —
2 years prior to joining I was introduced to Forever by another mum at a baby group, however, the timing wasn’t right for me then, and actually I don’t think I fully understood what Forever could do for me.
It all seemed too good to be true.
My background is in HR Management and I was an HR Business Partner within the retail sector at the time. I worked long hours and travelled a lot and felt I was missing out on my children growing up.
When I went on maternity leave with my third baby I started to look for something that I could do from home — work flexibly and on my own terms, but still be able to earn a corporate income!
That’s when I saw a friend had started her business with Forever. I met up with her and joined on the spot, not having ever tried a product!
I saw a huge potential in the marketing plan.
Having worked in big businesses, I believe I have always been reasonably business-minded, working for yourself is a different kettle of fish.
You need to touch your business every day to build momentum. One of the hardest things for me to get used to was from going from a ‘desk job’ to working in a more flexible way around the family commitments – in pockets of time throughout the day.
The biggest challenge I’ve faced is my own personal self-belief, but there are so many people cheering you on along the way it has helped my mindset so much.
There is always so much support. Everyone is so positive, kind and helpful.
You are in business for yourself, but never ever alone!
To be successful in Forever, you need to believe you can do it, be consistent with your activity, be open-minded and also toughen up.
There will always be negative people out there that don’t understand want you are doing – use this as your motivation.
Trust the process, listen to your sponsor, be organised and consistent from the start and you really can’t fail.
I am really focused at moving up the marketing plan at the moment, my long term goal is to achieve all the incentives. That really keeps me motivated – the feeling of having achieved something really drives me.
I really couldn’t see myself doing anything else now. I feel Forever has become a way of life in our family – I really wouldn’t to have to go back to an office-based job at all.
Seeing what can be achieved is so inspiring!
The people in this business are just incredible and I take inspiration from everyone in the wider team. We are so lucky to have such an amazing support network and training in place helping us to work towards our goals.
Being part of Forever has not only given me an income and the ability to buy nice things and do things with the children, most importantly it has given me time.
There have been so many good times with Forever, it would be hard to pick one thing, however, the friendships that I’ve made on this journey have been absolutely amazing.
There definitely has been a lot of fun and giggles, and perhaps the odd glass of Prosecco 😉 — Claire.
There is Light if You Look For it!
I want to thank these wonderful women so much for sharing their stories! It’s truly amazing what you can do with the right help (and the right attitude)!
This global pandemic has changed so much, but there has honestly never been a better time to get into network marketing — I can help you see the light!
What is your story?
What are you struggling with right now?
How much income do you need to make to get back on track?
If you’re searching for a way to come out on top despite all your challenges, I can show you how.
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