Blood, blood everywhere!
Well not exactly. The drama queen here is exaggerating. I’ve shredded my face this morning from shaving. When I say shredded, I mean two tiny nicks on my chin, but they stung like hell. Thanks to the go to tiny patches of toilet roll and a spray of aftershave, they have dried up.
Getting to the point. The reason why I cut myself this morning was because I wasn’t concentrating on what I was doing and was miles away thinking about how to take positive actions and build my business on a shoestring. Then the answer hit me in the face like the attack from my cheap razor.
Back about five years ago when I was part of a Multi Level Marketing company selling cosmetics door to door, yes you know the one, ‘Ding Dong Avon Calling!’ I had my own team of representatives. So, during that time I would try to motivate my team with incentives and competitions to build their own businesses so that they could find more customers, sell more products and recruit more representatives onto their own teams.
By doing this, one, they would make more money and stay with the company much longer, and two, it would benefit me as I would earn a percentage on what they would sell. Ideally it would be having a wage increase every three weeks!
Unfortunately, all my time and efforts never really came in to fruition. The main reason is that I really didn’t enjoy what I was doing, plus I didn’t have any interest in the products, even though the idea of doing what I was doing sounded ideal at the time when i was unemployed for a year and couldn’t get any work.
My passion wasn’t there, nor was the ambition to climb the ladder, even though the company threw lots of cash and incentives at us to grow our teams. During my time with Avon, I went into a joint venture with a friend and things turned sour where at the end I lost thousands of pounds! Yes you can make loads of money from working within this kind of business format as I know people who have earnt a million pounds from this, but it wasn’t for me.
Hence I left and started my own business under the name of Kinky Klobber and now have an additional branch called Sissy Site.
Getting back to the main story, having written yesterday’s blog, it got me thinking on as I said earlier, how to build my business on a shoestring.
So during my time with Avon, I had started to write a beginner’s guide book on how to build a business within the Multi Level Marketing industry, and thought I should dig it out and see what ideas I can get from it.
Just like my unpublished novel I wrote ten years ago, I’ve been flicking though my ‘how to’ pages and saying to myself, ‘Ooh that’s a good idea. How clever. I didn’t know that. Did I even write this?’ Obviously I did write it, though sometimes I do astound myself on what pours out of my mind, even if I say stuff that I shouldn’t, come from an average council estate household and had a regular high school education with my end of year report always saying, ‘Could try harder!’
Writing the book was, and still is, challenging as everything has to sound positive and upbeat. That’s why some squeals of excitement escaped my lips this afternoon as I recapped on the chapters about The Law Of Attraction and Attraction Marketing.
If you have read my previous blogs, if not then why not? You will notice that I don’t conduct my business through the normal dog eat dog, I-tread over-you-to-get-what-I-want-and-I-don’t-care-who-I-hurt channels, but an enlightened way.
So reading through the Attraction Marketing chapter, it has given me some extra ideas, even though I do some of those already, about marketing and attracting new customers. Yay. Is this the breakthrough that I’ve been looking for? I do hope so.
I’ve already started using The Law Of Attraction by clearing my desk from the clutter and now using it as my business hub. I guess that’s why writing these blogs over the past few days seem much easier, even though they can take two hours to perfect!!!
And I will need to look at my social media from a different aspect, seeing what works and what doesn’t. Maybe try new stuff out. Who knows? It looks like I’ve made some work for myself, doesn’t it?
Thank you for the new likes to my blog yesterday. Again, more squeals of delight made an appearance.
If you would like to read some of my stuff, I shouldn’t say stuff, more like creation, I have n online story on Kinky Klobber under the name of Celebrityville that’s all about the goings on within the showbiz and scandalous world of the celebrity.
It needs to be updated so please keep popping by to check out who’s doing who, to what and where!
Also, if there are any publishers out there who are interested in my ‘How to’ book or my novel, you know where to find me.
That’s it for now my lovelies.
It’s nearly time to settle down with a cup of tea and a chunk of Victoria sponge cake to watch the next episode of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills. I so want to have a drunken dance on a table with Lisa Rinna.
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Have a great day.