Two posts in one week! Crazy talk
I want to introduce you guys to a little business endeavor I’m trying out. I figured instead of just throwing out some marketing materials randomly, I’d explain why I decided to get involved with Perfectly Posh with the business and what factors impacted my decision.
For a long time I’ve been thinking about how/when I could start exploring having my own business. I try to stay open to ideas and possibilities, there seem to be so many exciting small businesses out there. Do I want to start a bakery? coffee shop? etsy shop? furniture restoration? start flipping houses? It’s been difficult for me to pinpoint where my strongest skills are and what I could do full time and still enjoy.
I was first introduce to Perfectly Posh back in July by my friend Sharon. She had just signed up as a consultant and peaked my interest. I had never heard of the business and their packaging is really appealing to me. Finally got ahold of some samples and liked what I tried. Talked with Sharon about the buy-in for starting my own business, $99 for a starter kit. What appeals to me? The packaging, natural ingredients, and cruelty free product.
Some background, I witnessed my own mom get into a sales pyramid arrangement and it ended badly. It was for a nutritional supplement program in the late 90’s. They required their consultants to purchase high amounts of product and by the time my mom got out she was in debt $4,000. I saw first hand the stress and pressure to sell to every person you knew and all the leftover unsold product once my mom got out. So I’m already uneasy of these types of businesses. I also have more then a couple Mary Kay ladies blocked on my phone, way too aggressive.
So why get involved with Perfectly Posh? Here are my reasons in a nutshell:
- Market saturation – Mary Kay has 3 million consultants, Avon has 5.8 million, Perfectly Posh just hit 30,000. I hadn’t seen any Perfectly Posh info floating around my area and circle of friends, I feel like this is a good time to get ahead of the curve.
- Tailored business model – There are plenty of options for growing your business in Perfectly Posh – they support more then the traditional house party. Social media tools and website sales are supported and encouraged. I don’t know personally what I’ll be comfortable doing from a sales perspective, so I’ll test the waters and see how it goes.
- Marketing/Branding tools- I’m using this experience as a trial run of starting my own business down the road. I can work on where I know some of my shortcomings are – talking to strangers, public events – and the product is already created, packaged, and ready to go.
- Most importantly – I actually like the products and get excited about trying them!
I’ll occasionally post some information on the blog about products I like, but will also post what I learn from the business side. Part of being dedicated to a Do It Yourself lifestyle is being your own boss 🙂
Wish me luck!