I swore off social selling after having NO success in my first company back in 2014.
Despite the reputable and amazing company that I was in, I was a young, 23-year-old facing many obstacles to having success. What is funny about my story, is that I married Mr. Network Marketing. My handsome husband, Jason, spent the prior 13 years in the industry, and taught me everything about the industry that I couldn’t learn from research. Yet as I mentioned, I was having no success, and here were some of the reasons:
- I was new to the industry and had not gained the confidence and experience I needed
- I joined the company for practical reasons but I didn’t know who I was yet and what I was really passionate about (the product/service was great but didn’t align with who I was in my core)
- I was so badly hurt by certain family and friends who reacted so negatively to me doing network marketing that it crippled me with fear of rejection
I was paralyzed with fear. I believed so strongly in the power of network marketing but I felt that I was inept and that the people around me were so unsupportive. I watched my friends in the company go on to receive promotions and wondered why I couldn’t have that success too. So after a year or two, I let my membership lapse and never looked back.
Then, on April 27th of this year, an acquaintance from my days at Biola University reached out to me and said her friend was launching a pure living company and wanted to know if I was interested. I knew as soon as I listened to her message that she was asking me to join a network marketing company.
Can you guess what I said to her?
I gave her the politest NO humanly possible.
I said I probably wouldn’t join, but if I believed in the products I’d support her as a customer, and if not even that, I would support her by cheering her on + sharing links with friends.
Then she mentioned the name of the company. MIG.
My heart stopped.
It was the same company I had saved ads for on Facebook when it was in the eCommerce model. I remember listening to the founder speak in her ads about this luxurious facial lotion bar and tons of other highly potent products that she formulated with her skill as a master herbalist. The products pulled at my soul because they aligned with everything I believed about non-toxic living, clean beauty + true health.
It felt so crazy and serendipitous that a company I respected so much was a friend-of-a-friend’s company. But I still wasn’t sold on the idea of starting a business again.
So I told my friend, Janae, that I’d probably just be a customer for now. And I placed an order for one product to support her. Meanwhile, I asked Janae tons of questions. In our conversations, she sent me the first episode of the founder’s podcast called The HER Effect.
I listened to the first episode and I was in tears the whole time.
I remember exactly where I was, baby-wearing my youngest child, Emerson. Pacing around our house in Ventura, California. It was after listening to the first episode of the founder, Jaime, talk about how women are designed with the potential to do more than just being a wife and mother, and how being entrepreneurial is a part of God’s plan to bless our families and the world around us, that I felt God tugging at my heart.
What I realized that day, was that this company had the missing piece I was looking for. Finally, everything that I could ever want in a company was there. Everything that aligned with my core values about faith, family, wellness, and purpose. I couldn’t believe I was considering network marketing again and it took me 10 days to really think about whether or not I was supposed to get involved. But 10 days after Janae approached me I joined and I was so excited. Not long after joining I started making money and building a team. And now, after 5 months in the biz I continue to grow and am tasting the success I never had in my first company. I am happy, I wake up with excitement every morning, I can’t contain my passion, and God is taking me on this amazing journey I never thought I’d be on.
So that’s what God has done for me, but I want to know about you. Because I believe this opportunity isn’t something to be selfish with. Tons of people with negative social selling experiences are feeling restored in our company. It is as if they are finding that “missing piece” too.
So what about you?
Have you been jaded by the network marketing industry? Do you believe in the power of the business model but feel like you either have had too many negative experiences to try it again, or you never found a company you felt 100% comfortable in?
I want to tell you the most important part of our company…
Our heart is to restore an industry that has lost it’s way. We are changing the way we do social selling in order to undo all the icky parts of network marketing that have given the industry a bad reputation. There is a strong culture in our organization of putting God and His kingdom first, and I believe those who join us in business are being blessed enormously as He raises up this company that honors Him.
I know it can be tough to consider starting another business. Trust me. I know. After years of little success and losing hope that anything would ever work, no one understands better than I do.
But God is doing something amazing here. I am still in disbelief that I was chosen to be a part of it. He has given me a new hope and a new sense of purpose that I was longing for. I believe He wants to do that for you too. I believe He will restore what the “locusts have eaten” from you. He is restoring so much right now. No more false hope. No more empty promises. God is moving!
So where do you fall? Are you ready to join the team? Or do you want to learn more? Do you want to see what all the buzz is about with our products? (Fun fact, there are a lot of people who join our company without even trying the products first… and I am one of them! That is a testimony to how powerful our products are– they live up to their reputation and the tens of thousands of reviews. Obviously I am hooked on them NOW and don’t regret joining one bit.)
No matter what, there’s a place for you here. We have something to offer everyone. It is my heart to serve you– whichever path you choose. I would love it if you let me know your interest level after reading this. And please know, that relationships will always be my priority over business.
Thank you so much for reading this to the end. I hope you have a blessed week ❤