As you may remember from previous posts, I homeschool my kids. This is an incredibly rewarding and fun experience, one that I will cherish forever. Part of my vision of my kids learning is reading. Lots and lots of reading. We have a huge library of kid and adult books that cover a variety of topics and genres, and it keeps growing. What can I say? I love books.
About a year ago I discovered Usborne Books and was very impressed by their quality and content. It wasn’t until I really got into the direct sales game that I came to realize that Usborne is a direct sales company and their library far exceeded the selection that I could find at Chapters and Amazon.
Since my focus was really on my Thirty-One Gifts business, I was a little intimidated by the Usborne sales requirement of $200 in the first 12 weeks. Even though not meeting the goal simply meant that I would have to pay the difference between what I paid for the kit and its actual cost, I didn’t want to fail.
It took me several months before a kit sale came up and decided to risk it. If all else failed, I figured it would be easy enough to buy $200 worth of books for my kids’ library (before the consultant discount). So I joined and after sharing my new found venture on Facebook, I discovered that I had a few friends who wanted to a few titles. So I put in an order and added some books that I wanted for my kids. Then I had an open weekend so I decided to try selling some books at a vendor fair, and another. And then a friend had a party and in just a few short months I made over $400 in commissions and earned a bunch of free books for my kids.
Starting Tuesday January 15th, Usborne Books is offering another kit sale!
It is a progressive 3 day sale, where you can get the kit for $24.95 on Tuesday, $34.95 on Wednesday and $44.95 on Thursday!
There is still the $200 in 12 week stipulation and to maintain consultant status, $500 in sales needs to be submitted every 6 months (there is no financial penalty if this is not met). There are also a huge amount of freebies and discounts to be earned in the first 12 weeks to really motivate you to get your business growing!