I honestly never thought I would start, let alone love, working alongside a network marketing company. Nearly two years into starting a business with Arbonne and I am still enjoying it.
Yes, like with many careers, there have been challenges along the way. But, through Arbonne, I discovered personal development, a community of individuals who are so supportive of one another and a business where I can genuinely help people improve their lives.
When you are considering joining a network marketing company, it can be so difficult to know which to choose or what company might suit you best. From a variety of products, business plans and level of support, there are lots of elements to consider.
For this reason, I wanted to share my thoughts and experiences about the company I have a business with, Arbonne. I am hoping my experiences, will help you when considering which network marketing company to join.
Prior to joining Arbonne, I was actually a huge sceptic. I honestly didn’t believe that people made any money in this industry. I had experienced a lot of spam type messages about ‘you MUST buy this product’ or ‘Join my team!’ I just didn’t want to become one of those people.
It wasn’t until my sponsor approached me and built a genuine relationship with me, that I realised not everyone worked their business in that way. People genuinely wanted to help others through their business.
Since starting my own business and becoming involved with the extended team, meeting other business owners and attending training, I have discovered how people have changed their own lives as well as countless of others through their business.
Here are some of the top reasons why I love Arbonne:
The products are my true reason for joining Arbonne. Prior to starting a business, I became a client and was using the products for a year before joining the business side. Products are a major part of any network marketing business. For your business to succeed, you need to like and use at least some of the products you are selling.
For me, the products were incredible. I had begun with changing my everyday products over and they made such a difference from the condition of my hair, skin and energy levels.
I also found myself to become intrigued by the ingredients used in products. Arbonne has a strict policy whereby they don’t use any harmful chemicals or ingredients that do not benefit our health in some way or another. I was absolutely shocked with some of the cheap and quite frankly, disgusting ingredients used within a large number of everyday products that I had previously been using!
I had also become aware, whilst looking into ingredients further, that even when a company does not test on animals themselves, the ingredients used within some of their products may still have been tested on animals in another country. I am so against animal testing that you can imagine my shock when I discovered this fact.
All of Arbonne’s products are plant-based and Vegan certified. This means that ingredients including things like honey aren’t included within any of their products. Hence, no animals come to any harm in the production or testing of products. I was so grateful, that I had managed to find a product that sat in line with my ethics of animal welfare and sustainability, but also which actually helped me to be healthier inside and out.
Following on from loving the products, I have actually found myself to be healthier in general since changing my products over. This was not even a consideration when I joined Arbonne.
As I mentioned above, you really need to be using the products yourself before you can consider speaking to other people about them. You don’t have to use every single product or love every product, but you do need to have a genuine response and experience.
I had initially tried the skincare and makeup lines before joining the business side and was so surprised. Since using the products, my skin is clearer and doesn’t dry out on my face any more, especially in Winter. My hair is the longest it has ever been, I no longer have to wash it daily from grease and product build up.
Since I’d had such a positive outcome with the personal care products, when I joined network marketing, I decided to branch out and try the nutrition range. Now, I have never been interested in nutrition previously. I like to cook fresh, healthy meals but other than that had never even tried a protein shake or used supplements.
I am so glad Arbonne has a top of the market incredible nutrition range. I had just had my second baby when I tried these products, so was very tired and low on energy with the lack of sleep. These products helped educate me in what my body needed so I could plan healthier meals. Alongside this, I was able to have a protein shake for breakfast on a morning, whereas I would usually skip out on breakfast. I also was able to replace my tea with a healthy and natural alternative, known as a Fizz Stick. It boosted my energy throughout the day rather than give me a pick me up with even bigger energy drop a few hours later.
With eating healthier and giving my body exactly what it needed, I found my mood improved also. I was less snappy, had more of a positive outlook and had more energy to achieve more of the things I wanted to in a day.
I then jumped right in and decided to try Arbonne’s 30 days to Healthy Living program. This is 30 days guided and fully supported program helping detox your body and reset it, through eating healthy meals and providing your body with the nutrients and minerals it needs.
The program has a great Free Facebook group alongside when you purchase the full 30 days to Healthy Living set. Within the group, you have daily support, advice, meal plans and shopping lists. Not only that, but you also can share your experiences with each other. This is something I gained great value from as I’d been struggling with sugar headaches as my body was so used to eating high levels of sugar. Being a part of the group made me feel like I wasn’t alone on my journey to leading a healthier life, as others shared their experiences as well.
I had followed the program fully for the 30 days and two weeks prior had begun cutting out sugars from my diet. By the end of these 6 weeks, I had lost 17lbs which was incredible. I’d gone from over 11st 7lbs to 10st 4lbs. This was the smallest I had been since University, 6 years ago!
*Please consult your Doctor/midwife if you have just had a baby or are pregnant BEFORE taking any nutritional products. Take the ingredients list for your health advisor to discuss with you first.
Oh my word, let me tell you, the world of network marketing is the most positive environment you will ever find yourself. If you have the opportunity to go to a network marketing event such as a presentation or training night, seriously get yourself there!
In any other job I have had in the past, there has always been competition for success, people who moan about their life and the feeling of ‘why me?’ It is an environment that can literally suck the life out of you. The people you surround yourself with and spend the most time with become the type of person you will become. Hence, surrounding yourself with negative and competitive individuals, this will imprint onto you and how your outlook in life will become.
BUT, if you surround yourself full of positivity, a love for life and open-mindedness. With people who see everything in life as an opportunity to grow, develop and share their knowledge to help others. Then this is the type of person you will become. This is what being a part of Arbonne does to you.
Ask yourself, would you rather become person A or person B? I know which person I would much rather be.
Now not everyone in Arbonne starts this way, it isn’t just that all the positive people out there decide to start their own business in the network marketing industry. It’s the training and personal development that is encouraged to help you achieve the life you deserve to live.
Individuals who are consistent in spending time on developing themselves, reading books, listening to podcasts and training. Prioritising time spent on improving how they see themselves, their abilities and the world around them. These are the people who are at the top levels within their network marketing business.
Just as an example, these past 5 weeks I have been a part of a group of individuals within Arbonne, who have focused on personal development and building their mindset. This group is led by leaders within our team who have taken time out of their schedules, to teach and train us every week. This includes a Facebook group, full of support, encouragement, book recommendations, Youtube videos and Soundcloud to listen to. Then, once a week, we all join a Zoom call, to discuss how our week has been and focus on a particular topic e.g. self-image or terror barrier.
So, as you can see, within our team in Arbonne, it isn’t about how fast you can grow your business and how much money you can make. It is a hugely supportive and caring environment, where those at the higher levels are sharing their wisdom and experiences with us, to, in turn, help us grow personally and professionally.
‘Work for yourself, but never by yourself’.
I just love this quote. It sums up the Arbonne community through and through. Yes, you have your own Arbonne business where you are in control as to how quickly you want to grow and the efforts you choose to put into your business.
But, you are never on your own within Arbonne. You join a community of incredible individuals who are already building a business with the same company. Our team has training online via Zoom every week, for our direct team and the extended team. We have Facebook groups with past training recordings, documents to help and a safe community to ask questions for anyone within the team to answer. It is also a place where we celebrate everyone’s achievements together, no matter how great or small within their business.
Our team also holds monthly training events which is encouraged for us to attend in person, as it helps to fill your cup up, so to speak, with energy, enthusiasm and determination for success.
You are in control of your own business, but you have a whole support network who are eager for you to grow, progress and succeed in your business.
Due to the nature of how network marketing works, there is no competitiveness between team members or teams pitted against each other. Quite often, in Arbonne, different teams actually come together to celebrate each other’s successes or to share training on how they lead their team and what works for them in their business.
There are no limited numbers of people who can reach the top levels within Arbonne. You can even promote to the next level before your sponsor depending upon the effort you put in. This is why you will hear people who say that network marketing is so refreshing in comparison to the corporate world.
There is a spot at the top for everyone. The only thing standing between you and that promotion is the effort that you are willing to consistently put into your business.
This point ties in well with the level of support provided within our Arbonne team. Many companies have a system for success, which in essence, is a guide provided by people who have reached the top level within their business and shows you what to do to help you grow and reach the top level also.
Arbonne hosts numerous large annual global events for their consultants to attend. For me being in the UK, the two greatest are AAC, which is specifically for UK consultants in September and GTC, held in Las Vegas in May which is for all consultants globally to come together.
I have attended AAC previously and look forward to attending again this September. It is absolutely phenomenal, words cannot describe how these events make you feel. You are surrounded by people from all walks of life. Everyone is friendly, you celebrate people’s promotions who get to walk the stage and receive incredible training. You are filled with excitement and go home with more friends than you came with.
When I attended the first time around, I went with my 3 weeks old baby. I was so committed to my business and to learn as much as I could. The arena was quite loud so I chose not to take my baby in the main area where the speakers were. But, Arbonne is such a family-friendly company, they dedicated a whole large room just for parents who brought along their kids. There was room for children to run around and play. It was a calm environment for mums like myself with a newborn, who needed breastfeeding and a safe space to sleep.
All the while, looking after my son, I was able to join in with the atmosphere of the event and watch on the big screen all the training and recognition that took place. I was never alone either, everyone is so friendly within Arbonne, that I spoke to a different person each time I sat down. It felt like such a safe and welcoming environment, for someone like me, who was a new consultant and can get anxious in new places.
Arbonne always has an incredible guest speaker to provide phenomenal training, along with training from other successful consultants. They all share top tips that have helped them succeed in order to help you. As I said earlier, there is no competition within Arbonne, so everyone is 100% transparent and willing to share what has helped their business succeed.
I absolutely love training events held by my company and team. It is a great opportunity to feel inspired and learn so much within a short amount of time frame. I always come back home feeling energised, motivated and determined to help even more people.
Within our team, we are so fortunate as we receive weekly online training from different members of the extended team. Each individual shares incredible tips and resources that have benefited their business. We also have a monthly face to face training and recognition events, which provides us with the opportunity to speak to other consultants face to face and build relationships within the team. It is also a great excuse to shout from the rooftops as we celebrate everyone’s successes for that month.
As I have touched on, it isn’t just about being a serious business builder and reaching the top level. It is about learning new skills in how to talk to people. It is about being a part of a new community, a family even of people from all walks of life. It is about sharing success and building each other up. It is about making friends for life.
Arbonne teaches you the skills in how to talk to people confidently, by being yourself. The skill is not in sending spam messages to ‘join my team’ or jump on the innocent checkout assistant helping you with your shopping about your opportunity. It isn’t a ‘numbers game’.
It is about making friends. Genuinely taking an interest in someone else’s life. Arbonne gives you the skills to feel confident enough and trusting in yourself to talk to people and that they will respond positively.
Being a part of this company has helped me to be myself and make so many new friends. There are people I am friends with now, that I would not have met or spoken with if it wasn’t for Arbonne.
This one is more personal for me and my outlook in life. I have always been a very passionate person in everything I do. But the one theme that has remained in every single job and career choice has been the passion to help others.
By starting my Arbonne business, I have had the opportunity to help so many people. I have been able to help people
- with their confidence
- living a healthier life
- teaching them how to apply makeup
- providing healthy, family-friendly recipes
- with skincare ailments
- gain a new network of friends
- start a business of their own
I adore helping other people in any way I can, and will continue to do so for the rest of my life. I love that Arbonne enables me to do all this and more. It provides me with the opportunity and skills to connect with so many other individuals, ever increasing my chance to help somebody else.
There are so many reasons why I love Arbonne and the opportunities my business has provided me with. But these are just a few of my top reasons. I have been able to help so many people through my business and made so many friends along the way. It has personally helped my own health improve and grow my confidence and self – esteem.
If you would like to find out more about Arbonne or how to start your own Arbonne business, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org