Side Hus­tle

A teacher shares the in­side scoop on sell­ing Rodan + Fields.

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I was liv­ing pay­check to pay­check, and wanted to earn a lit­tle ex­tra for sav­ings and va­ca­tions. When I saw a friend’s Face­book post about her re­sults us­ing skin­care prod­ucts by Rodan + Fields, it got me in­ter­ested—I’ve al­ways taken great care of my skin and thought I could help oth­ers—so I signed up. I’ve been in busi­ness since July 2015.

The Hours

I try to do 10 to 12 a week. I’m at school from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., so R+F work is for evenings, or first thing in the morn­ing if I get up early enough. I use my time off, like hol­i­days, to have meet­ings and train­ings with my team.

The Money

An ini­tial in­vest­ment of $995 got me the most prod­ucts to try for my­self and use as testers. I started mak­ing a profit af­ter my third full month. The av­er­age ex­ec­u­tive con­sul­tant like me earns an an­nual in­come of more than $3,000. I not only make a per­cent­age off the prod­ucts I sell, but I also get a cut off seven gen­er­a­tions of my team.

The Hus­tle

It’s not all about sales; it’s also about grow­ing a team—which is re­ally fun and sat­is­fy­ing. I’ll reach out to new prospects by phone, in per­son or through so­cial me­dia, or at­tend a cou­ple of events each month to in­tro­duce peo­ple to the prod­ucts or busi­ness. I even of­fer mini fa­cials to peo­ple who have never tried the prod­ucts, and free skin­care con­sul­ta­tions—the ex­tra ef­fort turns peo­ple into clients.

The Learn­ing Curve

At first, it was tough ap­proach­ing peo­ple about prod­ucts I was sell­ing. But af­ter us­ing the prod­ucts and see­ing great re­sults, it be­came more about shar­ing than sell­ing.

Sales Se­cret

I have three Face­book pages. On my per­sonal one, I post “Be­fore and Af­ter” pho­tos show­ing the re­sults of dif­fer­ent prod­ucts—they re­ally work! There’s also a pri­vate VIP page where I of­fer spe­cials to cus­tomers who con­tin­u­ally buy ev­ery 60 days, and I have an R+F pro­mo­tional page where I post news and up­dates about the prod­ucts and busi­ness.

How to Get Started

Find a con­sul­tant you click with, then sign up for a busi­ness kit from her site. Then find an­other R+F con­sul­tant, even if she’s not in your area, to be your spon­sor. She should en­cour­age you and push you to set monthly goals and cre­ate a plan to reach them. Once you get your prod­ucts, start us­ing them and shar­ing the re­sults. ■

ASH­LEY LUPIN First-grade teacher and R+F ex­ec­u­tive con­sul­tant, East­man, GA, mom of Emma, 3

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