I’m going to tell you about a pretty dark time in my life and how I used a network marketing side hustle to change my life.
I say it saved my life, which isn’t an exaggeration.
About 15 years ago I found myself in a bad relationship. One that didn’t start that way, but was becoming increasingly difficult. My husband and I fought often and the arguments were getting worse. He was starting to lash out by throwing things and I feared that hitting me would be the next step.
I had to get out. But I had no money.
A few years earlier, we moved to Florida together and I started a coffee house, with his money. It was a fun venture at first, but eventually became one of many sources of strain between us. He owned it, I ran it and we often disagreed about it.
In order for me to leave the relationship, I also needed to leave the business. Which meant I would have no income.
I Felt Stuck
In this video, I’ll tell you exactly what I did to create the income I needed to start my life over.
Taking the Leap
I was confiding in a friend of mine and she suggested I start doing what she was doing. Selling candles and accessories on the side. She was doing a few of presentations at night and starting to see some income. I really had no interest in candles, per se, but I knew I needed the money. I couldn’t work a 9-5 because I was at my coffee house 6-4. I needed something I could do in my off hours.
I signed up and she let me borrow her products so could start sharing them at presentations. I went to a few meetings with other consultants to learn more about the business. The women I met were warm and friendly and loved sharing candles with their friends and family.
And I heard what kind of money they were making. It sounded great for them, but I didn’t have any interest in building a business. I just needed money right now.
Every commission check I earned went into a secret bank account. I earned enough to rent a storage space and started moving out things that were important to me. I started to save enough that I could make a downpayment on an apartment.
I sold the coffeehouse. My husband kept the money. But I knew I had enough to leave and could take care of myself.
So I did.
I left and stayed with my friend, then got my own apartment. I started to put my life back together. Started to believe I could take care of myself (something I was being told I couldn’t do).
I continued with my candle business for a short time after that, but I didn’t have much passion for it. Many years later, I found the business I have now. And I was ready to see what a great opportunity network marketing was.
I build my business so I can help save others
I may not be saving someone from an abusive relationship, but I can help you:
- overcome the constant stress of financial issues
- stop going to a job you hate
- not have to choose between earning money and being with your kids
- stop feeling hopeless and begin feeling hopeful!
If you’re ready to make a change, but don’t know what to do, let me show you!
Download my Guide “10 Things You Need to Know When Choosing Your Network Marketing Business” and connect with me!