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How to become successful as a work-at-home Mom or Dad

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First tip: Find a company where you are passionate about the products. It is far easier (and far more convincing) to shout from the rooftops about something you believe in than something you sell just because you were able to sign up for free. Do you BELIEVE in your product? Do you feel you are able to help people make educated decisions about product selection? I see so many people jumping from company to company to company lately. Why? Because they expect to make thousands of dollars overnight! Pick a company and stay with it. Pennies are not going to fall from the heavens overnight. It will take a lot of blood, sweat and tears to be successful with any company you choose to represent. People will not know you ARE a representative of that company if you do not TELL them. As amazing as we all are, very few folks are mind readers. Don’t be afraid to toot your own horn!

Second tip: I see a lot of folks building FaceBook fan pages. I know you want customers. Who doesn’t? Let’s face it… if you didn’t want them, what the heck are you doing in sales? How about devoting one week to advertising your fan page instead of your company site? The reason I am suggesting this is simple. The fan page gives you the opportunity to build a relationship with people and help them get to know YOU. What’s the one thing that makes you unique in a company of possibly thousands of consultants/distributors? One word… YOU! In a sales environment, customers want to KNOW the person they are buying from. They want to know you are not just there for the money, but will be there for them if they have questions or an issue. The after-sale support is just as important, if not more so, than the actual sale. If you develop a relationship with your customers, they will come back to you. What happens if that relationship is not there? They won’t trust you and they will go to someone else. And if they develop a bond with that person, guess what? You blew it! You got ONE sale from that customer and the other person has a loyal customer who will go back to that representative every time they need to purchase product.

I worked retail in the cellular industry for three years. It was grueling hours and a lot of bureaucratic red tape. Why did I stay as long as I did? Because I had customers who weren’t JUST customers, they were my friends too. They would wait for sometimes up to two hours for ME to become available. They could have gone with the next available sales representative, but they didn’t. They liked and trusted ME and knew I wouldn’t sell them something if it wasn’t going to fit their needs and lifestyle. Because of these amazing people, I made serious money. I have been out of that company for over two years but I am still friends with my former co-workers who tell me on a regular basis that my customers STILL ask about me. You can’t BUY that kind of loyalty! HAVE FUN! Don’t be afraid to be silly with your customers!

Third tip: Think outside the box. Facebook events and online vendor parties are great! If you do a Facebook event, change the date every day so your guests will have “reminders” that the event is still going on. What are online vendor parties? A great and inexpensive way to get your company and products in front of people you may never have met otherwise! All the vendors help advertise the party to get as many people in the chat room as possible. Rather than lugging your show kit around to home shows, craft fairs and vendor events and sitting for sometimes as long as 8 hours a day, you can party in your PJs right at your very own computer! Each vendor is given a time slot in which they talk about their goods. They can refer customers to their FaceBook fan pages and company websites. We play games and do drawings just like a home show. WORD OF WARNING: RESEARCH THE SITE THAT YOU ARE THINKING OF PARTICIPATING ON. Before investing to become a vendor, participate as a guest in a few of the events to see how active the site is and how the events work. Each site is different. ASK THE OWNER FOR THEIR TRAFFIC STATS. Any legitimate vendor event site owner will not hesitate to send you this information. If they balk, find another site. Do a Google search for “Online Vendor Events” or “Online Vendor Parties”

Fourth tip: Don’t step on another WAH’s toes. If you see an ad that someone has posted for the company they own or represent, do NOT post your ad as a comment on their post. It is unethical, rude and just plain tacky. You will be seen as a vulture. I have had people to do this my posts and it drives me insane. I took the time to write a solid ad and someone thinks he or she can just swoop in and try to steal my audience??? I have been known to call people to task for doing it. Take the extra minute or two to create your own post. Make your ad stand out.

Fifth tip: Don’t contact someone who has NOT expressed interest in your product or company by private message or email. That is known as spam. When someone spams me, I tend to get very ticked and usually let the person know it. Spamming will get you banned from many sites, especially Facebook. I never personally contact someone about one of my companies unless they have asked me to.

So you may be asking who the heck is Patty Graham to tell me how to be successful. Here’s my background: I have been in direct sales for 20+ years. I have also been a real estate agent, an insurance agent, and a residential property manager. I worked in the non-profit field for seven years, working on campaign finance reform and pollution studies. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, which has helped me run several very successful businesses throughout the years (Patty’s Candy Shop, Patty’s Online Party Place, and Liberty Lady Designs), as well as representing: Avon (3 times), Tupperware (2 times), PartyLite, SoyLicious, Stuff-N- Snuggle, Scentsy (when they were still We Make Perfect Scents), Fuller Brush, and many more. As a Fuller Brush distributor, I was the only person to become a Director in less than one year’s time in the company history (up to that point in time) and had over 200 distributors in my downline all over the United States in less than six months. This was before Mark Zuckerberg even thought of FaceBook!

With each new company, I picked up more tips and ideas on what works and what doesn’t. I learned the hard way that you have to be passionate about your products! I proudly represent several companies now that have amazing products and amazing leadership.

Trust me, I practice what I preach. I have been using these strategies for my companies and it does work!

“Plant the seeds today and reap the rewards later”

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Well, it’s that time of year again….. Spring Break!

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Yep, you read that right… Spring Break. As a parent, you either look forward to it or dread it. I look forward to it because I get one week with my kids with no school, no homework, just us. It’s a little earlier this year than usual. Hopefully, the weather decides to cooperate so we can get outside to play.

It’s going to be make or break this year. The kids will either get along or be fighting like cats and dogs. So far, not good. I woke this morning at 7 am (yes, SEVEN AM) to the sound of the yelling. *sigh*  I love my kids, I love my kids, I love my kids. So I book out of bed, grab my glasses and break up the fight. Dosed Cody with his medications and had him paint his feet with the essential oil blend I created for him. Everyone is calm now.

We are planning a fairy garden with a Celtic theme. My husband has built a stand for the garden and will be making the container out of cedar. We have a few Celtic pieces already, along with a tree spirit. I had not found a fairy house that I liked, so we visited the local ceramic shop and bought a tree house, which I am in the process of painting. In the background, you can see a barrel which I painted to be used as a planter for in the garden.

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We also found a Father Christmas, which my husband painted to look like a Druid.

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Hopefully, I can get the kids busy with helping to prep the garden for the residents. Wish me luck, folks!

Time to have a relaxing day… yes, that DOES happen every now and then!

Well, I think it’s time to hop in the shower, get some laundry rolling and maybe make some jewelry….. then off to boychild’s therapy appointments later.

Windows are open and it’s a beautiful day! Hopefully, Spring is REALLY here finally!

Enjoy your day, everyone!!!

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Ever have a blah day?

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Having a kind of blah day here. I woke up feeling achy and congested. I put my Oxyzen EO blend in the diffuser. I feel better but I still feel lazy. I really think that the cold weather isn’t helping. I want to get OUT and DO something! But I don’t want to end up with snot-sicles to do it.

I have a ton of things to do and just can’t seem to get motivated. Anyone else having a day like that? What’s your best way to get out of a funk? Talk to me, people!  Help a girl out!

Calling all bloggers and marketers!!!

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Trim Down Global will be paying 5 levels of affiliate referrals. So if you want to refer others please wait until you receive your confirmation email with your Referral ID link. If you are signing someone else up from the same computer please make sure to delete the cookies & cache before signing them up or else they will go to the link you used.

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What is Grapeseed Oil?

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the health benefits of grapeseed oil

  • There are NO preservatives such as TBHQ or BHT
  • It is NOT hydrogenated
  • There is NO sodium
  • NO trans fatty acids
  • NO cholesterol (it actually aids in cholesterol reduction)
  • It has one of the lowest levels of saturated fats of all oils
  • It is easily digestible
  • A good source of Vitamin E Alpha (an important anti-oxidant)(4.3 mg per serving)
  • Highest concentration of poly (76%) unsaturated acid of any oil
  • Helps the body produce High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)
  • High in Linoleic acid – and its health benefits:

-  helps prevent accumulation in the arteries
-  also known as Omega-6 and in near identical proportions to mother’s milk
-  vital to life and cannot be produced by the body alone

what is grapeseed oil?

Natural, nutritious, delicious and easy to prepare

Expeller Pressed Grapeseed Oil is made from grape seeds after wine production. It is therefore environmentally sound and requires no new farmland or water to produce. Versatile, delicious and good for you, Grapeseed oil allows the pure flavor of fresh food to come through. Its delicate flavor and body make it perfect for sauteing, baking or frying. Try it in salad dressings, on pasta or hard breads, or use as marinades or bastes for the grill.

Wildtree’s Grapeseed Oil is Expeller Pressed. Wildtree Grapeseed Oil is NOT solvent extracted like the vast majority of Grapeseed oils in the marketplace. Expeller pressed grapeseed oil is the result of a chemical-free mechanical process that extracts oil from seeds with no external heat and produces the finest oil. This method of oil extraction is an alternative to the chemical extraction method used for many conventional oils. Sometimes expeller pressed is referred to as cold-pressed.

It also makes a great carrier oil for essential oil blends!!

I have used it in my blends and also to cook with. The natural flavored grapeseed oil is amazing and really lets your food’s taste really shine! Check out the flavored varieties too!

Get your Wildtree Grapeseed Oils here.

Use of lavender essential oil

Lavender essential oil is known for its soothing effect and can be referred to as the sleep oil.  It is antiseptic and relaxes the nervous system.</p><br /><br />
<p>Use a couple of drops of lavender oil alone or combined with orange or lemon oil before bed.  Mix in an unscented lotion or Shea butter and apply to your calves and ankles to reduce Restless Leg Syndrome.   The fragrance on your hands will help you fall asleep.  You can also use up to 12 drops in ¼ cup of Dead Sea Salts for a relaxing, before bed bath.</p><br /><br />
<p>Lavender essential oil, 1 drop per ml in lotion, Shea butter or carrier oil is good for burns, insect bites and eczema.  It is also an effective insect repellent and an alternative oil for clearing the sinuses.</p><br /><br />
<p>The spiritual properties are calming and restorative.  Lavender oil is nurturing and brings emotional balance.
Lavender essential oil is known for its soothing effect and can be referred to as the sleep oil. It is antiseptic and relaxes the nervous system.Use a couple of drops of lavender oil alone or combined with orange or lemon oil before bed. Mix in an unscented lotion or Shea butter and apply to your calves and ankles to reduce Restless Leg Syndrome. The fragrance on your hands will help you fall asleep. You can also use up to 12 drops in ¼ cup of Dead Sea Salts for a relaxing, before bed bath.Lavender essential oil, 1 drop per ml in lotion, Shea butter or carrier oil is good for burns, insect bites and eczema. It is also an effective insect repellent and an alternative oil for clearing the sinuses.

The spiritual properties are calming and restorative. Lavender oil is nurturing and brings emotional balance.

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Wooo hoooo!!! I won!!

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Wooo hooooo!!! I am super excited! I just won four tickets to the Columbus Dispatch Home and Garden Show! Can’t wait! They are going to have a demo on making your own fairy garden. I have wanted to do one for a while now. Thank you, Tracy Zdelar of Hall of Fame Moms and The Columbus Dispatch! If you haven’t check out this very cool blog, do it! http://www.halloffamemoms.com/

Get your tickets here! http://dispatchconsumershows.com/

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