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