Back in the the beginning of February 2008, I was still working part-time for the phone company. My friend, who has also been my Mary Kay Independent sales representative for 6 years...invited me to a big event of hers called "Girls Night Out". I hadn't been out for awhile...and it gave my husband and I an excuse to go hang out in the city. So...I Got sucked in...I mean I went. It was fun...It was energizing...they had all the answers for helping me earn an income to support myself, so that I could eventually leave my regular J.O.B. (Just Over Broke) What I didn't know is that Just about 6 weeks later, my husband and I would make the decision for me to leave my J.O.B....so that I could go manage the office of our business (Cleaning and Restoration Company). This was a huge task and I had no extra time to do anything but manage the office. THEN...what we still didn't know was that 3 days after my last day at my J.O.B...we found out I was pregnant! So then not only did I already NOT have time to do anything extra because of my career change, I also would soon have no energy, be very sick, and no desire to do anything. Then, I would decide that I would not work outside the home at all and get to stay home! Oh, and then we would decide to do MAJOR remodeling and demo in our home which caused me to move to my mom and dad's for awhile. Then...I had a baby! Whew...2008 and 2009 so far have been BUSY!
But nonetheless....since I didn't know all those variables at that moment, I SIGNED UP! I, Janelle, was going to be the BEST Independent Beauty consultant for Mary Kay they had ever seen! I was so pumped that I bought $2000 worth of product (keep in mind this is wholesale price, so I actually have $4000 worth of product in my hands). To this date, I have not had a SINGLE party, I have not attempted to sell a single thing! I have sold a thing here or there to a friend who knew that I had the stuff, but I have not actively attempted to sell any of it. AND I HAVE NO DESIRE TO DO SO!!!! I do not have the kind of temperment that will ask people to have parties, and I am not the kind of person who has enough energy to put into managing my house, kids, and selling stuff on the side. The guilt of having those totes full of product tucked away has plagued me for some time. It has been a joke between my husband and I for awhile, and sometimes was no joking matter at all.
Alas...a couple of months ago, my husband out of the blue says...if you aren't going to sell the stuff, why don't you just bless some people with some stuff. Talk about a HUGE weight lifted off of my shoulders! This was music to my ears! I would LOVE to bless some people with some product. I do believe in it, I have used it myself for 6 years and love it. I know there are many women out there that are successful at doing it, and that is GREAT! But for me, right now, it is not a desire of mine. So...let's get down to business...I am giving away:
This includes: 3-In-1 Cleanser, Age-Fighting Moisturizer, Day Solution Sunscreen SPF 25*, Night Solution
This giveaway has a retail value of $90! And this stuff really works! I LOVE IT! Oh, and it comes in a cute little bag. My set comes in white bottles instead of the pink, because the pink bottles are brand new, same thing though. ;) Even if you do not use Mary Kay products, this would make a great gift for someone, Christmas is only 3 months and 25 days away!
1. Read this whole post! ;o)
2. Become a public follower on my blog.
3. Leave me a comment on this post. I would LOVE to hear about any experiences YOU have had with signing up to sell something like what I have mentioned in my post!
4. I will randomly choose a winner on Friday of this week.
PS: This is the second thing I have signed up to sell....once upon a time I sold At Home America stuff. I actually did have parties for that, about 6...but then while at those 6 parties I didn't have the guts to ask people to book more parties. ;o)