Today’s “I Want to Be” Series features Erin Branscom, a former law enforcement officer who now works from home part-time as a Shaklee distributor. She is also mom to one daughter and two sons. Find out how to connect with Erin at the end of this article.
How long have you had your business?
I started my business in February of 2011.
What led you to pursue it?
I wanted to get healthy and then I realized there was some serious earning potential. It grew from $200 a month to over $2,000 a month very quickly. I realized we could pay off our debt, so we did. We paid of 39k worth of debt in 13 months.
Are you full time or part time? If part-time, do you anticipate switching to full time?
I am part time and work around 15-20 hours a week. I probably wouldn't go full time until all of my kids are in school. I have a 3-year old at home now so I love spending time with her.
How do you market your business?
I market my business through social media and one-on-one meetings. I have also been a blogger for the past 4 years at www.healthybranscoms.com .
What is your favorite part of the business?
Helping other families achieve their goals of being debt free and working from home.
What one question do you get most from people about your business?
How can I start and how does it actually work?
What one myth or misconception do you want to dispel about the work you do?
It isn't always easy. But it is fun. A lot of hard work goes into the 15-20 hours that I do work.
What advice do you have for others who want to get into a similar opportunity?
Stick with it. It can take a long time to see some serious results. People who are most successful in the industry are the ones who have been with their companies for a long time.
What is the first step?
I always set up interviews to see if people are qualified to join our team. Since my time is very organized, I only work with the very serious people who really want to succeed.
What websites or books do you recommend for tips?
I use www.danijohnson.com for all of my business training. I attend several of her events a year as well as own her library.
To learn more about Erin, stop by her blog, Healthy Branscoms. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.
*Photo by epSos.de via Flickr.