Lisa Espinoza | Consultant from California
Joined: December 2015
Personal Clients: 8
December 2015: #1 Weekly Retailer in December, Top 10 Retailer, and Top 10 in new Client registrations
I am so over the moon in love with the Apriori Beauty products! After squeezing every last drop out of my sample set given to me by the amazing Gina Fort (my sponsor), I knew I HAD to have these products in my everyday regimen. I’ve always been faithful about my skincare routine, but as I’ve aged, it is harder to have consistently good skin days—some days pimples, some days flakes, most days a dullness I was not happy with. Using the sample set for only 5 days turned my skin around. Now my routine is —Celloxylin 5-steps morning and night, then I alternate the Micro Scrub, Acid Peel, PSR/DFI, and Pure Detox masque. I SO look forward to using these products every morning and night.
Why did I join Apriori Beauty as an independent Consultant? It just made sense. I knew I was going to be USING and LOVING the products, that people would probably be commenting on my skin (which has happened!), and that I would want to be able to SHARE the products with them. Why not be the person who gets to offer them thier first Apriori Beauty experience?
I love that there is no pressure and no monthly minimum with Apriori. My $49 Starter Kit fee included Epic, plus I now get a rebate on my personal purchases. So the question really was, why WOULDN’T I become an Apriori Beauty Consultant?
I purchased the Celloxylin set with the DFI and PSR special, and put it out there on Facebook (with a BEFORE/AFTER picture—SCARY!) that I LOVE Apriori. That resulted in interest from friends who know I’m not ‘the sales type’ person. So they trusted me. I also had a launch Beauty Bar with Gina’s help and sold a couple of sets. My goal was to earn enough to pay for my initial set of personal products, and I did it!
I especially enjoyed my launch Beauty Bar because it combined relationship building with the opportunity to share proven, effective products with my friends. Long after the sets had been ordered, we were still chit chatting and catching up with each other. I plan to make a Beauty Bar/Girls Night part of my business plan. It’s a great way to grow my business, and more importantly, a great way to stay connected with old friends and to make new ones.
When I was first introduced to Apriori Beauty with a sample, I immediately started using it. Because of this, I will always consider the samples a staple in my business toolkit. It’s the sample set that sold me – it gives the products a chance to sell themselves. After I give out a sample, I always follow up within 5 days after. Most have either purchased something, usually a set, or have bought individual products until they can use up what they are already using (we hear that a lot, and I certainly can relate).
I appreciate that Apriori is here to support, encourage, and help consultants achieve their goals, at whatever level fits with their lives. I work full-time and have a daughter with a very busy schedule — we spend lots of time at soccer and on the road. So, I focus on giving samples and keeping my love for Apriori Beauty out there on FB and in conversations. I also just started back-to-school, so I’ll have to see how to work my business into my new schedule.
The Road to Success group on Facebook has been a treasure trove of ideas and encouragement. Everyone has been so welcoming, encouraging, and quick to jump in with ideas and support. This is a great family to be a part of.
Goals for my business? I would love to earn the trip to Cancun. It’s a great target to shoot for. And, my initial plan remains in place — to support my own Apriori Beauty habit. So far, I’ve been able to do that through Client commissions and from earning free products with points in December. To reach my goals, I also plan to: 1.) Continue giving out at least one sample set per week, and following-up. 2.) Follow-up with at least one contact per week who has expressed interest or received a sample, 3.) Schedule at least one Beauty Bar every two months, and 4.) Participate in the great incentive programs Apriori Beauty offers.
If you are new to Apriori Beauty, know that these are the most encouraging, supportive people around — everyone is always rejoicing each other’s successes and cheering each other on. They are always quick to answer questions, and are constantly seeking ways to help build the Apriori Beauty brand and improve our Clients’ experience. Best of all, they are committed to quality products that work. That’s why I’m proud to represent Apriori Beauty as a Consultant.
Recognizing outstanding retailing results
Paula Yudelevit | Manager from Maryland
Joined: April 2012
Personal Clients: 208
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: 33 times
Top 10 Monthly Retailer: 8 times
#1 Retailer for 2015, 2014 & 2013
#7 Excellence Award Winner 2014
#1 Excellence Award Winner 2013
#3 Retailer for 2012
#4 Great Start Consultant for 2012
As you can see from the long list of accomplishments above, Paula is an incredible retailer and builder. On the heels of yet another year as Apriori Beauty’s #1 Retailer, we asked Paula to share just how she does it year-after-year …
“I found Apriori Beauty a little over three years ago when my old college friend asked me to try a line of skincare that she had just started sharing. I happened to be running low on the skincare I was using, and I trusted Beverly, so I decided to give the Celloxylin line a try. I had nothing to lose. I didn’t wait for a sample; I went online and ordered the 5-step/6 product set. I was using Kiehl’s, so I always took care of my skin. After three days and nights of using Apriori, I was amazed at how fabulous my skin looked and felt. I decided I had to share this with my friends and family! I had very little knowledge of network marketing, but I registered to become a Consultant without even letting Beverly know! I just knew my friends would love glowing skin at our age!
“When I first started, I sent an email to people I felt comfortable with, explaining ‘my story.’ I didn’t send it to everyone – not even some of my closest friends – just those that I thought might like great skin. I also sent one to a group of college friends that Beverly and I had just reconnected with, some 38 years later! We were all the same age and could relate! The ‘my story’ email included a photo of my, at the time, 59 year-old skin! And I sent samples. Everyone has their own way of sharing samples, or not, but for me, they work. Remember, I used to use Kiehl’s, whose philosophy is to give lots of samples! I am not stingy with them at all, and feel the investment (they are not expensive) is so worth it.
“As time went on, ‘my story’ changed, but the core of the letter remained consistent: anti-aging, all-natural skincare. And my comfort level grew as well. I went out of my comfort zone and started sending emails to more people; some that I had known for years, and others I had just met. And I continue to do this with new people I meet! Caution: Don’t force it – let the conversation take a natural course. It’s up to you to lead it in that direction!
“Wherever I went, my gorgeous silver bag, filled with the strips and the micro scrub (and later the Pure Detox Masque), went with me. And when the conversation allowed, I would talk about the beauty of Apriori. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, too. Like not getting email addresses, and after all this time, I’m just getting into the habit of registering people! But I talked about how much my skin changed, how it is now dewy (which they of course can see), and what it can do for their skin. And I give them samples!
“I try not to miss a ‘ladies night out’ here in our small town. It’s the perfect opportunity to share! I make little sample bags and place one at each place setting (if the hostess allows – they of course get a gift from me) and just casually talk one-on-one about the benefits.
“My favorite thing to do is a one-on-one or small group Beauty Bar. I share the ‘Why’ Apriori Beauty products and let them experience them first-hand. After going through the steps, I have them try the 20EX Acid Peel on one side of their face, the Pure Detox on the other! And of course the DFI! Trying the products while explaining the benefits is very successful for me.
“My emails led to writing e-newsletters several times a month. I start with the monthly specials and Friday’s Favorite. Around mid-month, I’ll pick a subject that relates to skincare. Why Vaseline is bad for your skin, or toxins and your health. I do a lot of research, include photos and provide information that I think is beneficial. All of my newsletters include my signature and buttons that take the reader directly to my website. I also offer a free full-size micro scrub to first-time clients with orders of $145 or more, and an additional $25 gift card if over $200. I offer a $25 gift card to all clients with purchases of $200 or more. And a $25 gift card for client referrals of $100 or more on the new order.
“One of the best things I’ve done is to partake in a network marketing series with Sharon Michaels. From her course, I started a business Facebook page, and stuck to it. My business page, BeautyWorks, focuses on skin and health issues. Most of my posts relate back to an Apriori product, but not all. But my posts were too long for Facebook, so Sharon suggested a blog! Mybeautyworks.net allows me to write stories about skincare, the industry, ingredients – good and bad, and why network marketing. These articles are then shared on my Facebook business page. I then share them on my personal page. I also use the same articles in the e-newsletters.
“Look, the most important thing I have found is that with passion, comes success. I am totally committed to these products and I use them faithfully. You can’t share what you don’t use yourself. I Use, I Love and I Share – and I get rewarded every week! I’m rewarded with my earnings and with gorgeous jewelry and accessories, including a Louis Vuitton Neverfull handbag! I’ve also been rewarded with amazing new friends who honestly care about my success.
“One thing I suggest, is to find a group of consultants (they don’t have to be part of your up or downline) and support each other. When I started, there was a group of about 7 of us, some I’d never met, who helped each other through support, ideas, and lots of laughter. The company Facebook groups are also great places to find ideas and share product information. Apriori Beauty’ s company page offers fabulous posts that you can share on your page. And The Road to Success is filled with new ideas and motivation.
“I love this company. The owners are true to their mission and are here for you every step of the way. Believe me, I had my melt-downs, but had a support team of Consultants and the company, including the customer service team, who walked me through the challenges and helped me with my success! And if any of you reading this would like my help, I’ll be here for you too!”