My friend Robin is a huge fan of Tastefully Simple. She’s been saving time in the kitchen with their products for years. Recently, she started making extra income with them too.
If you are a mom who wants to make a little or a lot of extra income, you should probably consider Network Marketing on some level. I’ve been involved in countless multi-level marketing businesses as a customer, a hostess, and a consultant!
One of the best things about the industry is the way it encourages women to link arms with one another to support their businesses.
Currently, I’m not involved in one of these companies, but I want to offer you the same support and encouragement in whatever venture you’ve got!
In this series, I’m sharing the stories of several Network Marketing Mavens to encourage and inspire you. You just may find your next business! (Or at least some awesome products.)
Interview with a Tastefully Simple Consultant
Hi Robin! Tell us a little about yourself and your family.
I am a mother to two beautiful girls, 3 and 1. Being a mom who works outside the home is challenging! Luckily I have a super flexible job that allows be to still be there for my kids when I need to be.
Wonderful! The flexibility is one my favorite things about network marketing! Ok, so let’s hear about your business!
Tastefully Simple provides exceptional tasting experiences and lifestyle solutions, through simple, delicious food and enriching business opportunities.
I’ve been aware of them for about 10 years and a customer for that same amount of time.
I started in the business about 5 months ago. Honestly, the reason I was interested in joining initially was to get a discount on the products! I’ve used the products for years and loved them!
I’m just getting started with the business right now and I only spend about an hour a week on it, but I get paid everytime an order processes.
Awesome! Since you’re just getting started, tell me about the training and your marketing techniques.
The culture has been wonderful so far! I even got a personal call from a lady very high up in the company welcoming me and offering advice on how to make the most of my starter business.
My upline is an amazing friend I’ve had since college. She answers any questions I have.
I market the business mostly through Facebook and friends. We do have home parties, which are awesome because all the food is provided from Tastefully Simple! The party plan is really the best option for a business like this because it lets people actually try the product. Plus, the hostess gets to keep all the leftovers. Yum!
I love that I don’t have to keep inventory on hand. The company handles the shipping and delivery of the products for me.
That’s such a benefit! What are your goals with this business?
I’d love to have a regular group of customers. I’m not looking to build an empire, just to share the products that I love with my friends and earn a little extra on the side. A regular customer base of about $200-300 a month would be great.
What advice do you have for women looking to add some extra income from a business like this?
Find something you love.
Find a product that you are truly passionate about. You will have the most luck with something that is second nature for you.
I honestly love the Tastefully Simple line. It has been such a benefit to my family.
With the meal kits, I have all I need for a simple and delicious meal. Since I work outside the home and have a photography business too, I’m busy all the time! Tastefully Simple gives me the meal plan, grocery list for fresh foods, and provides the mixes and spices I need to have dinner on the table every night without having to think through all that.
Since I use these products all the time and adore them, it’s completely natural for me to share about them! Why not get paid to do it?
Wow, that sounds awesome! I bet we have a lot of readers who would like to know more about those meal kits and how Tastefully Simple might be able to help them save time and earn money!
I’d love to help them get started! You can check out my website at Robin’s Tastefully Simple and contact me if you have any questions at all.
(Christina here again)
I just love hearing about people’s reasons for starting a business. So many women join Network Marketing because of a true love for the products. It’s really a wonderful way to earn a little extra cash. Robin’s right, you’d be sharing these products anyway, why not get paid?!
I went to a Tastefully Simple party years and years ago and bought a few things. One thing I remember all these years later was the Beer Bread. In the video, Robin mentions that it’s a favorite everywhere she takes it and I know why! It’s the perfect balance of sweetness and the heady yeasty aroma of bread and beer.
Robin’s story proves how Multi-level Marketing can be a solution for so many different types of needs. Whether you’re looking to earn just a tad from sharing your favorite products or wanting to grow a full-time entrepreneur’s income, there’s a place for you. The opportunities avaiable are amazing!
I’d love to hear from you if there is a company you’d like me to feature, if you have a network marketing story you’d like to share, or if you just want to know more about how to grow your business. Comment below, email me Christina@gathering-joy.com, or JOIN the Conversation in our Facebook group.
What’s your MLM story?
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