Monday, November 29, 2010

Booty Parlor Parties saying Good Bye !

As of December 31st 2010 Booty Parlor Parties will be shutting down. Sorry to see ya go!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Now introducing "WAHM AUCTIONS"

Looking for a place to offer off your items but tired of spending a fortune to do so? Come on over to wahm auctions where all you pay is $5 for 1 month of unlimited auctions! Clean out that office and make some $ from other wahms like yourself!
As always..brought to you by The Very Busy Mama seal!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

So Chic Bag boutique shutting down for 3 months!

Apparently they are having shipping issues and taking 3 months off to get it all straightened out. I gotta say I am happy to hear this as we all know there are companies that charge way to much for shipping and I do not purchase from those companies...

Any experiences with this company? How were the shipping rates? share your experience!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Worst Direct sales mistake?

So we have all got into a company or two (or 3) that either werent what we expected or you just didnt do well with them for some reason. Please share your experiences with a company/companies you wouldnt join with again. Comment on this post to add your experiences.
(No fighting over this..everyone has an opinion :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Well Hello Watkins!

So last night as I was reading through Good Housekeeping I came upon a page of some of the best beauty tools and their was Watkins! Their Hand and cuticle salve was one of the items!

Congrats Watkins!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Thank you to all who entered our giveaway!

The winner is Mrs. Kristen Jordan! Congrats Kristen!


New giveaway coming soon!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Suspicious emails towards Beauticontrol,Jafra and Mary Kay consultants

Through the years their has been a lot of talk of suspicious emails coming to them from a woman needing a bulk lot of Items from the companies. Please be weary of these emails..Please remember..If its too good to be true..it probably is.

Here is an email from the scammer..please check out the odd wording and misspelling. This needs to also be a red light for you..

Hello Aloette Consultant ,

I will want to make a purchase of the below products through you , I just heard about how wounder full and nice the products from your company are .

Below are the items I want to purchase :

* Eye Restore Complex
* Indulgence Body Souffle
* Spa Indulgence Body Wash
* Spa Indulgence Exfoliating Sugar Scrub
* Spa Indulgence Body Butter Balm
* Ageless Science System
* Advanced Night Recovery Pro Face Cream with Revivaderm
* Platinum Collection Value Package

Please get back to me with a Total Cost for the items and how soon I can get to buy them .

I will expect to read from you asap

Thanks

If you receive an email and your weary of it..please do not hesitate to contact us if you need help!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Become a Sponsor of The Very Busy Mama!

We are currently looking for 3 Sponsors for the upcoming 3 months!

What will I receive when I sign up to become a sponsor?
- Top banner spot for 3 months
-Your company name and link will be added to our business email signature for 3 months
-Solo ads will be sent out once a week to over 100 groups and over 3000+ wahms(Sundays).
-A shout out once a week on our facebook page!.

This is over a $200 value!! We will give it to just our 3 sponsors for just $25!!!! ONLY 3! Please use the contact form at the bottom if you are interested :) This will go FAST! So dont miss out on this INCREDIBLE opportunity!

Thank you!

Two great companies merging into one FABULOUS Creation!




Southern Living at Home and Entertaining at Home will be combining this summer to create "Willow House". They will not become Willow House officially until August 1,2010 but they are looking for Founding Consultants now! WOO HOO! Love hearing of new companies...great time to get yourself in and established and get pumped up for the Holiday Season!






For more info on Willow house and too sign up please contact Teresa Olvera at





You can visit her Southern living at home website at www.southernlivingathome.com/tolvera




Make sure to join her NEW! Facebook page for Williow house at

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mothers Day Raffle!

Hope everyone is having a Wonderful Wednesday!
Here at the Very Busy Mama we will be raffling off (for our Mother Day raffle) the NEW! Eternal Magic Purfume! This perfume has made it big at AVON and VERY popular! but thats not all! Also you will receive a bottle of Eternal Magic shower gel AND Body Lotion!!With Matching gift bag!
To enter is just $1 per Ticket! I can take paypal* or RME . Please send to jordangaffey@yahoo.com . I will send you a confirmation email in return when payment has been received.
(Please note that with paypal we would like to encourage you to use the paypal calculator which you can find here http://www.rolbe.com/paypal.htm to figure out what the fees will be, with paypal as you all know it takes fees. I have included a little chart of fees for quick reference.)
$1= $1.34
$5=$5.46
$10=$10.61
Also we will be raffling off a chance to win a FREE Top Banner spot (for 2 weeks) , a bottom banner spot for 6 months and a Solo ad shout out(which will include a 1 time send out to over 250+ wahm groups AND a shout out on our Very popular Facebook page!
We will be Holding the raffle on Sunday!! and dont worry if you win WE pay shipping NOT YOU!!! Unlike lots of other blogs/sites! We value our wahms/sahms!!
Enter today!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Kristi Hubbard Stepping down from Beauticontrol

Albert Bosch will be taking over President for Beauticontrol...

More info to come.......

Monday, April 26, 2010

Have you ever been featured in your town for your business?

Through the years I have been a wahm I have read a few stories of some wahms that have been featured on their hometown tv station or more! Have you ever been featured? Also do you have an online link we could see? Share!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Question of the Day!

What will you do this week to promote your business?
(Example: call customers,mail out catalogs ect...)
Please add your answer to the comments section! (remember you can add a quick business link to the end of your answer ;)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Not to up to date with the latest fashion are ya Tyra?

So I just had to share to this with you all. I was reading through some random forums and found this recently..

Recently Lia Sophia was featured on The Tyra Banks show...

"So, I sit through the entire horrible program, with Tyra yelling and carrying on and pretending to do makeovers on audience members. And, finally, it's time. And she says....the jewelry is called "LISA sophia"! I couldn't believe it. Thanks for the promo Tyra. Sheesh! Also, it was the retired Artifact bracelet. And she said the name of the bracelet wrong too, but I can't even remember what she said."...

Lets stick to your modeling there Tyra, keep the direct sales to the professionals... ;)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Wahm in the Spotlight!

Name: Kim Rhodes

What company do you represent/own? Sr. Consultant with Just Jewelry

What made you become a rep or owner of this company? I immediately fell in love with the jewelry. I remember when I first visited the Just Jewelry website and was viewing the online catalog how awesome I thought the jewelry was . . . so different and unique to other companies I had seen. When I looked at the prices for the jewelry, I thought I was seeing things wrong. I had to zoom in on the catalog to make sure, lol! I was blown away! I contacted the consultant that I had connected with, placed on order with her one day, then joined the company the next - without ever seeing the jewelry yet. I must say I was not disappointed! The jewelry was not done justice in the catalog. AND, when I learned more about Just Jewelry's philosophy, compensation plan, etc., I just had to be part of this ground floor opportunity.

What have you liked most about the company? Tough question . . . there are so many things. I must say above all I really appreciate the founders hands-on approach to their company. They started out as SAHM and stumbled upon this venture after trying other direct sales companies and not liking them. They are very active in the company and are always available if you really need them to be. They listen to their consultants and customers and really care about our thoughts and suggestions.

What do you enjoy most about being a wahm/sahm? I would love to be a full-time wahm . . . not there yet, but getting closer all the time. My children are grown and I was there for them when they were little, but I missed so much of their growing up after they entered school. I want to be able to help my children have a stay at home parent (either them or their spouse) to be with the children while they grow up . . . 18 years seems like a long time, but being on the other side of that now I can tell you that 18 years is not long enough to be with your children.

How long have you been with this company? One year, one month

What new items can we look forward to in the coming months? Just Jewelry has new catalogs and jewelry collections twice a year, spring/summer comes out March 1 and fall/winter comes out September 1. We always offer necklaces, earrings, bracelets, watches, key rings, .925 sterling silver rings, toe rings, and anklets. We carry sunglasses year round and Pashmina scarves.

link for your company: www.itsjustjewelry.com

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Traveling Vinyard Shuts its Doors

It was confirmed today that The Traveling Vin yard has seized operations as of March 23rd.
Spoken from the recording from their company Number:
"The decision to close business was not a easy one. We would like to thank our customers and consultants for their support and loyalty over the years. Cheers to all of you."

"Ladies lets tip our wine glasses for a final goodbye to a wonderful company..."

Monday, March 22, 2010

Our First Weekly Newsletter is out!

Great info and much more!! Contact us on the Contact form at the bottom of the page for a copy of this weeks newsletter! You dont wana miss it!

The Very Busy mama :)

Wahm Spotlight

Our Wahm spotlight this week is on:

Patty Kress

Patty is a Star Manager with Tupperware. Patty has been off and on with Tupperware for close to 30 years!. We asked Mrs.Kress why she joined with Tupperware "I joined when my children were young to give me the flexibility to be an everyday presence in their lives. It was the best decision I ever made". When we asked what she enjoyed most about being a sahm/wahm "The flexibility and the people that I meet. Each one has something to teach me." In 2010 she hopes to add more members in to my team and help them to grow their businesses!.

Do you have any tips for other sahm/wahms or reps? "One thing I have always said is to tell people your goals. People love to help and always ask for referrals".

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bye Bye Baby Crazy!








BabyCrazy is officially closing their doors on March 26, 2010.

This has been a wonderful company, but due to tough economic times, they have decided this is the best choice.

They are extending this final opportunity to shop from our wonderful products in the next few days. They are at a huge discount right now!



Sorry to see ya go Baby Crazy...were still crazy about our babies..

Are you already thinking of Christmas Sales?

I know..I know...Christmas and done and over with..but every year it sneaks up quicker than the year before it seems. So the question is..Are you thinking of ways to promote your business better,sales techniques or other for this upcoming Christmas? Share by posting your comment!

Friday, March 19, 2010

FREE NEWSLETTER!

Hello everyone!
We currently just found out that hubby is being deployed again!. This was WAY sooner than what we had thought. Due to this I will not have time to continue with my Snail Mail newsletter.
However! I will be changing things a bit and offering an email (via Microsoft word) for FREE!! You will receive this EVERY Monday!. Keep up with the latest info on direct sales that you cannot find on the Very Busy Mama blog!. Since this will be offered for FREE this will be going out to way more wahms (currently 250+) when you advertise with us your ad WILL BE SEEN!! This is huge and the best advertising opportunity for the best price available anywhere!!!
I hope you can come on over and support the Very Busy Mama by subscribing to our Weekly email newsletter and purchase an advertising spot! Just fill out the contact form at the bottom of the Very Busy Mama!. If you would like to purchase an advertising spot please check out our prices at the top right of our blog!.
We also offer FREE classifieds (limit 3 per newsletter) when you place our button on your website/blog. Classifieds fall in these categories:
For sale (any direct sale items,business items, items from your company,website and such)
or
wanted
So come on over!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

List of top work-at-home terms you should know..

Many who are already in the work from home industry know most of these terms but those who are just searching and have not understood all that is involved in working from home yet... will not know most of these. This is where educating yourself before searching for work from home is necessary to find what you are looking for. Especially if you want to avoid scams and wasted time on your search.

Below are a list of terms to know when you are searching for work from home or already work from home. This will make it much easier for when you need to disect a word you do not understand in the industry.

Affiliate - An Individual who partners to a product / service and promotes/markets it to others for a commission.

Article Writing - Someone who writes articles online to earn an income or build their opportunity.

Blog - A place where individuals can write and share anything they desire (similar to a journal). You can utilize blogs for personal, promoting, earning an income and/or growing on the internet.

Downline - People you recruit or those under you recruit into your Home Business, Network Marketing, Direct Sales or MLM Company whom are in your organization.

Freelancer - A person who enjoys working from home performing tasks on their own time. They provide services to those companies or individuals who need something done on a temporary basis.

Groups / Forums / Message Boards - A place online where you can network, meet others, socialize, get advice and participate with in the subject you are looking into. You can find these on many Social Networking websites and directly online. On Social Networking websites they are considered 'Groups' and directly online it is considered a 'Forum / Message Board'.

Home-Based Business - Similar to a Direct Sales/Network Marketing company. Provides a service or product that allows you to work from your computer and phone. Without having to leave your home.

Independent Contractor - A person who is not an employee of the company, but provides a service for the company under a written contract or agreement. Also someone who is self-employed.

Multilevel Marketing/MLM - A binary or two leg system that allows others to grow a downline by placing people below each other. There are many forms of MLM systems.

Network Marketing - Networking/communicating online and sometimes offline with those who already work from home or those who are searching. Many home based companies are considered "Network Marketing".

RSS - Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. You will find this mostly on blogs.

Search Engine Optimization/SEO - The process of making a site and its content rank highly in search engines using keywords or keyword phrases relevant to a site's content.

Telecommute - To work for a company from your home. Utilizing your phone, computer and/or fax.

Upline - In Home Based Businesses, Direct Sales, Network Marketing and MLM this is considered the person whom enrolled you, your Mentor, those on your team above you and your training support.

Virtual Assistant/VA - Works from home providing different services from admin, phone work, filing, faxing, communicating through email, assistance to the company that they are working for or provides a certain service to Clients as their own VA Home Business.

There are many other terms you might come across. The best you can do is educate yourself, research and make sure you completely understand a term before judging.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Donations needed!

We will be holding a raffle next month that will be offered in a a variety of ways... baskets packed full of fabulous items from our direct sales companies!. We will be offering these gift baskets/boxes up for raffle in the Month of April as a Promotion for The Very Busy Mama. This will go to a variety of things to help make this site the best it can be!! :)
Some info about the items that we would love for you too donate:
- All items must not be more than 1 year old (we favor new items)
-Any food items must be up to date..(not expired)
-If you would like to donate a Gift certificate it must be at least $20 with no strings attached.
As a thank you for your donation I will give you FREE advertising by button! This will be given by the amount the product is worth.
$0-$50- 2 months advertising
$51-$100- 5 months advertising
$101+- 1 year advertising
Also all who donate will be placed in a drawing to win a 1 month subscription to our Newsletter!
If you would like to make a donation please contact me at wahmblog@yahoo.com for the address. These will need to be received by the end of March :)
Thank you so much!
The Very Busy Mama!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Votre Vu is now a Member!

From their corporate website..

"We are thrilled to announce that Votre Vu was just voted in as an active member of the Direct Selling Association (DSA). The Direct Selling Association is the national trade association of the leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers. Votre Vu is now one of approximately 200 companies that are members of this association. We will have the web site updated with the DSA logo and link very soon."

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Uppercase Living going International!

"Uppercase Living" Has gone international! Beginning March 1st "UL" will be available in Canada!

Love to see Companies Expand! and a great time to get on top of your recruiting if you are a current rep for them!

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Myth of Easy Money: Why You Won't Get Paid to Surf the Web

There are many sites online that promise you that you could be paid to surf the Internet, take surveys or to click on ads. Unfortunately, most of these are scams that will take your money and run. Any site that promises that they can show you how to make money online is tempting, but most programs are either illegal or not workable, and you should take caution before becoming involved in one.

Paid to Surf Schemes

You should never pay a company to "work for them", especially if this company is online. Most paid to surf sites take money from new members, and use it to pay old members or not pay anyone at all (and keep the money).

Though valid sites do exist, these sites do not always work, and even if they do work, there is no guaranteed payment until you reach a certain money amount (which could take weeks, months or even years).

Paid to Click Schemes

These companies advertise that you can make money by clicking on ads in their website. Again, you should never pay to sign up for one of these sites.

Like paid to surf schemes, these sites generally require you to wait to reach a "payout amount" before getting paid. Most of the time each ad clicked gives you between .01-.05 cents, and you are required to view the ad for at least 30 seconds, making the most a person could make under the right circumstances be $6.00 an hour. Though some sites allow you to network your friends onto the site (and you would make a percentage of what they make), most of the time there are only 20 available ads a day for viewing, giving the view a maximum amount of $1.00 to work that day.

Paid to Take Survey Schemes

Another "free money" program offered online is being paid to take surveys. Many of these offer surveys in exchange for a subscription to their site. Again, be very wary when giving anyone your credit card number.

There are also sites that claim to be free, and after signing up for them, they will give you a couple of surveys to fill out before getting additional surveys. Generally, one will be a "personality" survey in which they could "get to know you better" so they could give you surveys that would relate to you. This would be less scary if the second "practice" survey didn't require you to give them your social security number.

Social Networking Schemes

Some social networking sites promise to pay you for social networking. Most of these sites will give you .01-.25 cents for every 1000 views you either get on your site or when you click on someone else's site. While most of these do not ask you for money or for your social security number, it isn't worth your time, and as with other schemes, you must reach the minimum payout before ever receiving a check.

While some good sites are out there that won't steal your money or identity, it is impossible to discern them from the scams, and unfortunately for every one good site, there are 50 scams standing along side it promising you wealth.

Though they may be good for that "extra 5 bucks a month", make sure you are doing something else that will give you the income you need. Just remember not to get your hopes up in becoming rich with these sites and to never give out personal information on them.





Sunday, February 28, 2010

5 Tell-Tale Signs a Work-at-Home Job is a Scam

When researching to find a work-at-home job, you may be discouraged to discover that many online offers are scams. Scams come in all sorts of disguises, from promises to make hundreds of dollars a day creating ads, to simple part-time job scams. You should be knowledgeable about telltale signs of these false job opportunities to protect yourself from losing your savings, or even your identity.

Sign #1: You Must Join for a Fee

Many online "companies" offer you business if you pay them a fee to get you that business. These are almost always, if not always, scams. No company who is genuinely wanting to pay you money will require you to pay them a monthly, or even a one time fee. If they want part of your money from recruiting you, they can take it out of your first paycheck (after informing you that they will do that), but you should never pay to join a company.

There are some companies that require you to purchase materials before working. If that is the case (with a company to whom you have applied), make sure you know what the materials are, and research the company to guarantee they are a valid business (before spending a dime on them).

Sign #2: Only an Email Address is Required

On websites where companies can post job openings for free, there is a chance that you will come across scams. Sometimes job descriptions are very vague, such as "part time receptionist needed", and only an email address is used for the contact information. Though some of these are valid, many of them are scams and will solicit your email addresses to send you unwanted spam mail. You will have also wasted your time writing an email cover letter.

Sign #3: A Job Description is Vague

Many Internet sites promise you that you can make lots of money if you will sign up with them, but do not give you any details on what your job will entail. These are written to appeal to many people so that they can scam more people. Even with all sorts of "employee satisfaction" quotes attached to these pages, it is a good idea to look elsewhere for your job.

Sign #4: They Claim Great Wealth in No Time

If a site promises you that you can make hundreds of dollars a day, or even a week, by only working a couple hours a day, it is most likely a scam. Very few people can ever make that much money unless they are a high executive or have special medical or highly specialized knowledge.

Sign #5: You Only Get Paid by Direct Deposit

If a company refuses to pay you by any other means than direct deposit, they may be scamming to get enough information from you to take your savings. In most states, employers are required by law to give the option of a business check, unless you are working for the Government.

Trying to find an job can be rough, and unfortunately it is made tougher by scammers. However, by weeding out the scams and focusing on the real job opportunities, you can make the job search part of your life a lot easier.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Update: Arbonne Restructuring

Arbonne Poised to Emerge

We are pleased to report that the judge overseeing our financial restructuring confirmed our Plan of Reorganization today, clearing the way for our company to emerge from Chapter 11.

We have sped through this process in a little over one month—an exceptionally short period of time and right in line with what we hoped and expected from the outset. We will emerge shortly upon the completion of certain routine closing conditions and in advance of NTC 2010.

Arbonne Independent Consultants can go to arbonne.com > Internet Consultant > Arbonne Restructuring to find a letter from Kay, FAQs, and other important information.

For Clients and prospective Consultants, please visit us at arbonne.com > Company > Corporate Information > Arbonne Restructuring, for more information.

Thanks for your interest in Arbonne.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

You can now shop online at Inspiranza.com!

Inspiranza now offers an online shopping cart for you to be able to shop from the comfort of your home!

Order online at www.myinspiranza.com

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Amway launches iphone App

The free download allows Amway distributors to access a complete product catalog, show customers videos and other product information, and place orders, with or without an Internet connection. The app puts almost every business function an Amway distributor needs on a device that goes wherever they go. I just love this idea! Hopefully other companies will jump on this idea.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A loss in the Wahm family..

Dawn Klenow-Lampinen, 41, of Rock, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, as a result of an automobile accident on her way to work in Marquette.
Her webpage was "Packaged to perfection" where she sold handmade jewelry and packaging products.
Our prayers go out to her family...

Friday, February 5, 2010

How long do you need to keep your Direct Sales paperwork?

Are those papers and folders stacking up from your direct sales companies? Want to clean those papers out but wonder how long you need to keep them for "IRS" reasons? How long do you need to keep them?

Technically about 7yrs ... but remember "if" the IRS finds one thing out of place they can go as far back as they like... meaning you better have your paperwork in order.. why not go to walmart and get a $40 file cabinet just for this paperwork.. and then you can write it off as a business expense next year as well..

its better to be safe then sorry
-thank you to Yahoo answers

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cello in a Box, NEW Website!

I have been a rep for Cello in a Box for about 4 1/2 years now and they are just fantastic!! So to add on top of them being so incredible they have just revamped their site and it looks Amazing! Go on over and browse through the new site!
love it !

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Our 1st Mama Wish!

Kristy- In need of help with setting up her Zen cart or to have someone set one up. Also she is in need of buttons,banners and possibly a template for her New site.

If you can help please contact me at wahmblog@yahoo.com

-Thank you!

Introducing "Mama Wishes"

Are you in need of a new template for your website or blog? Maybe you are in need of product or products but short on cash? No Fear! Mama Wishes are here!

What is Mama Wishes?
Where you can ask if you are in need of anything direct sales/wahm services for NO COST!. Here we can connect and help out other wahms for things they may need. No money is ever exchanged here! This is simply a good deed from the bottom of our hearts. We have all been there in tough time or need something but not able to afford it. Ask and you might just Receive!

How can I ask for an item?
Please email your wish/wishes at wahmblog@yahoo.com . Please include your name, email and item you are needing and why. If your request is accepted I will post it on The Very Busy Mama for everyone to see.

Want to help?
If you see a wish and are able to help please email me at wahmblog@yahoo.com. I will than connect you with that wahm and after the wish has been completed I will give you Free advertising on our Mama Wishes section!. This is just an extra thank you from me :)

Have any other questions? Please email me! I will be happy to answer!

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Check out these Wonderful Valentines day offers from some of your Favorite Direct Sale Companies!

Buy Any One Necklace Set at the Regular Price of $45 and get a FREE pair or earrings your choice ($10 value!)Find the listing here : www.justjewelrytrends.com
ALSO ,Make a purchase of $75 or more and receive a sweet FREE 3 day/2 night vacation Certificate! Hurry! You must contact me via email to place your order mrsscurry@gmail.com
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Miniature fragrance collection of six beautiful scents. Already comes in a gift box
The special valentine price is $17.00 with free ship
Find this product under 'fragrances'

Shop online 24/7: Independent marykay beauty consultant http://www.marykay.com/arwatson
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For Valentine's Day we are offering 20% off any order AND if you order specifically from our Valentine Collection you get $10 off your next purchase too!
The offer can be found on our home page of Magnifique, http://www.magnifiquelingerie.com/

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Lovespell type soy candle of Melts
Featured Scent for Valentines Day
A Hand poured 16 oz Soy Candle or a 3 oz Package of soy melts
www.ctrivercandles.com/soycandles.html

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New Members that enroll in any of our Health Plans will qualify for 50% off monthly fee for their entire first year PLUS Only pay 50% off the one-time enrollment fee!
www.Mybenefitsplus.com/LLLivehealthy

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Save $30 on our Kissing Angels Statue!
www.storesonline.com/site/444851/product/angel_statue_34262

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Wonderful Cute Valentine Greetings!
www.etsy.com/shop/rdesignstudio

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"Dreaming of Desserts"
Perfect for the "Sweets Lover" in your life. Includes Absolutely Almond Cake Mix,Creamy Caramel Sauce and Truffle fudge Brownie Mix. Ready for giving in a reusable Tin.Kosher
Order today at www.tastefullysimple.com/web/tdiaz
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Scentsy is offering 10% off of their Hugs and Kisses warmer
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Handcrafted Sterling Silver and Swarovski® Crystal Valentine Bracelet-SAVE $10.00

http://www.lifeversejewelry.com/valentine-charm-bracelet.aspx

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Noahs Ark is offering a FREE Heart Tshirt with any purchase of their baby teddy bears at just $11! Plus more!

www.noahsarkanimalworkshop.com/abbeyhall5524

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Send a FREE Valentines day card (Yes a REAL Card)

www.remembervalentines.com/cpowell

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L'Bri Pure n' natural Face masque (affectionately called face lift in a bottle) is 1/2 price when you purchase their anti aging product Maxfirm www.bgeatches.lbri.com

Sunday, January 24, 2010

First Edition of "The Very Busy Mama" in just 3 days!!

Woo Hoo!! I have been working like crazy for the past 3 weeks getting our new Newsletter together that will be getting to you on Feb 1st!. I am sooo excited for this as I want to get you the latest info on the Direct Sales world!.
A little sample of What will be in our First Newsletter:
- Top 5 must haves for your office in 2010 from your favorite Direct sale companies!
- A wonderful Giveaway you don't want to miss!
- Company spotlight
-Find out how you can receive FREE advertising!!
-Play our Direct sales Crossword puzzle for your chance to WIN!
and sooo much more! Want to know more? Sign up for your subscription to receive your newsletter weekly!!
Want to advertise in the Very Busy Mama? Check out our incredible Advertising rates!! The subscription list is growing daily and already has over 200+ wahms that this will be seen by!!
Advertise your company,yahoo group,etsy site or other!
Say congrats to a team member or a Happy Birthday ad to a friend!
We offer so much! and much more coming!
Hope to share this wonderful newsletter with you!
The Very Busy mama!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

At Home America NOT going out of Business!

Previously I had received a letter from AHA stating that they were in Financial troubles and they would be ending after January. I received a letter this morning from Customer Service reading as follows:

AtHome America is not going out of business. Over the past few weeks, and over the next several weeks, we are going through a transition period. We anticipate our website to be up and running by next week.

I am very Happy to hear this as well as the thousands of consultants who rep for them, Best wishes to AHA and hope they come back better than ever!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Not so Fast Walmart!


So as we all know Walmart always comes out with their brand name of a product that highly resembles another brand name product. Well Walmart has a variation of items from the Candle Company "Scentsy". They offer melts,warmers and Bars. This brand is called "Scent Sational" and resembles Scentsy so much the label on the front of the package states "Not a Scentsy Product" .
Also according to Scentsy they won a lawsuit against the makers of this candle brand.
A Scentsy rep would like to remind us that these candles and warmers to not compare to Scentsy.
-The warmer of "Scent sational" warns of the heat that can build on the warmers unlike Scentsy.
-The Scent does not last and is not as strong
-Remember that with Scentsy you can receive Rep rewards and much more by purchasing through Scentsy.
Bad Walmart~!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Why Choose Direct Sales Over a Traditional JOB?

The direct sales industry has seen a phenomenal growth surge in the past few years. For many people it is the answer to prayers brought on by the downsizing of Corporate America, the high prices in the economy forcing two incomes and the need for parents to control their schedule while having a parent at home with the kids. The back to basics force in the USA is doing great things for Direct Sales.

But some people are fearful of Direct Sales. It has taken on a stigma in some instances with companies going out of business; tales of huge earnings to be made in little or no time; inflated stories of large down lines that will support you in wealth for the rest of your life while working little to no hours. But these stories are getting fewer and farther between as people realize that they don’t need to pollute the minds of their potential new business people.

Direct Sales is an industry where you can truly make yourself or not. Given the right product and good methods of marketing yourself, Direct Sales is an awesome business arena to check out if you are in looking for your next venture.

Why choose direct sales? For one, the positives far outweigh the negatives. Here are a few of my reasons to choose a direct sales business over another type of business.

• Companies policies are already set
• Advertising is done by the company for the most part
• Forms, sales tools and recruiting materials are created by the company
• Return procedures already in place
• Free or inexpensive websites to get you going
• Some companies handle your sales tax reporting
• Reputable and established companies that are leaders in the industry
• Inexpensive supplies
• Keep the benefits of owning your own business
• No re-creating the wheel with business tools
• Ability to grow your team and earn money for your efforts as well
• Huge product range
• Good pay and good quality products

So how do you find the right company that fits into your life and interest level? Research!! It is the only way. Read and don’t be afraid to ask tough questions. Check their policies and procedures and make sure you can live with them. Look for established companies with proven track records. Know your dreams and desires. Look for a company that fits into your lifestyle. If you have a bad back, you probably would not be happy lugging big displays around, but if you love to cook, doing a business that involves food and the kitchen would be a good fit.

Finding the perfect direct sales business for you is right around the corner. You will enjoy the flexibility it brings and the fun it involves. Meeting awesome people is also a huge plus.

Do your research and enjoy your new life! You will surprise yourself at how good you can be running your own business and your family will love having you around more as well!

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Copyright Chris Carroll All Rights Reserved

Saturday, January 9, 2010

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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Friday, January 1, 2010

At Home America going out of Business in January!

Received this notice from At Home america



Announcement to HSS Field

To Our HomeStyle Specialist Family

We have a sad announcement and a hopeful announcement to our Home Style Specialists family. Sadly, due to many factors, AtHome America has been experiencing financial difficulties. Although we have worked closely with our bank to resolve these difficulties, the company’s bank has decided to foreclose on the assets of AtHome America and sell them in an effort to recover the loan to AtHome. This means that AtHome America will only operate until the bank has completed the foreclosure sale, which is currently scheduled for January 14, 2010.

There are two hopeful parts to this announcement. The first is that the bank has accepted an offer to sell the inventory of AtHome America and the non-physical assets to Signature HomeStyles, a direct sales home d├ęcor company based in suburban Chicago, SUBJECT TO the foreclosure sale procedure. This means that Signature HomeStyles’ offer to the bank will have to be the best offer received at the foreclosure sale. The hopeful part is that if Signature HomeStyles is the winning bidder, it will be offering the HomeStyle Specialists the opportunity to join their company.

The second hopeful part of this announcement is that Becky and Lisa have not given up on their quest to save AtHome America. It is possible that Becky and Lisa (or even another, as yet unknown party) comes to the sale with an offer the bank cannot refuse.

I am sorry to be sending you a message with such an uncertainty, but here at AtHome America, we can tell you this with certainty…

Between now and January 14, 2010

We will continue to fulfill your customer orders and service all of your needs.
We have put together a robust and exciting January Sale which will be effective 1/1/10, rather than 1/4/10. We want you to have the opportunity to continue to sell and make money.
Any orders that are entered into the AtHome America system by January 11th will be shipped by January 14th. Following the close of the sale, you may still hold parties and submit the orders after January 14th to Signature HomeStyles for fulfillment, if they are the winning bidder, or another party, if they are the winning bidder.
Signature HomeStyles and your Supreme Court leaders and Home Team have had preliminary conversations so that, if Signature HomeStyles is the winning bidder, there will be a smooth transition of your business to Signature HomeStyles if you elect to join their team.
We will continue to answer your questions and provide you with updated communications throughout the process. Meanwhile, we have developed a list of frequently asked questions and have included it here for your review.






Transition Plan FAQs

Q: What does this really mean?
A: After January 14, 2010, At Home America will no longer be in business due the inability to continue to operate without bank financing.

Q: What will happen to me?
A: Unlike most company foreclosure situations, we have taken extra efforts to make this a smooth transition and find a good fit for the Home Style Specialists to be able to continue their businesses with another company. Signature HomeStyles is prepared to welcome you and create a smooth transition so there are no interruptions in your business, if they are the successful bidder.

Q: Will I be paid for the sales that my team and I have generated?
A: Yes. The final commissions will be paid by AtHome America for the orders that are entered into the AtHome America system by January 11th,, 2010 and shipped by January 14, 2010.

Q: How will I get my commission check?
A: It will be directly deposited or a check will be mailed to your home. Please be sure that we have your correct mailing address.

Q: Will my customers get their orders?
A: Yes. All orders will be filled by AtHome America, if the order is submitted to us by January 11, 2010.

Q: Will my customers get refunds for products that At Home America is unable to ship?
A: Yes. The customers’ money will be refunded by AtHome America for orders that are placed by January 11th if the order cannot be filled and the customer is unwilling to take an alternative product of equal or higher value as a substitute.


Q: Will there still be a meeting in Chicago on January 28th?
A: Yes. Whether Signature HomeStyles or our co-founders are the ultimate buyers, both of them are planning to conduct the January 28th meeting for AtHome Leaders and Directors. If Signature HomeStyles is the buyer, the location will change to a convenient location in the Chicago area.

Sorry to see ya go!

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