Network marketing.. selling something.. it wasn’t on my radar. I was happy, content in my career in Public Relations and Marketing for large healthcare organization in central Illinois. I was working the corporate scene in my high heels and pencil skirts every day and I loved it. Until, I had my baby boy.
Life changed. In the BEST most amazing way possible. But I was exhausted.. and our budget was about to become a real budget, especially with childcare costs, diapers, doctor’s visits, food, etc. I wasn’t going to just be able to go buy anything I wanted like I was use to and we really weren’t saving a whole lot of money. So that’s when it creeped into my mind..
March 2016, JB looked at me one morning as I was getting ready for work and said, “We really need to find a way to make extra money.” I didn’t argue, I completely agreed. So immediately, without hesitation I said, “I know what I’m going to do! I’m going to join It Works!” He looked at me like I had lost my mind and told me no one was going to buy that. But for some reason I didn’t doubt, I didn’t have fear.
I had secretly been watching a girl on Facebook for about 2 years. She was making an insane amount of money and had recently quit her full time nursing career to do It Works full time from home. I thought, “If she can do that, then there’s no reason I can’t make $500-$1,000 extra month.”
So late that night as I was rocking Austin to sleep, JB was already in bed, I messaged her. I said, “I don’t know how to do this, I don’t even know if anyone will buy from me, but I want to do what you’re doing.” And I joined her, right on the spot. Handed over my $99 to start my business and didn’t think twice.
The next day JB saw where I had joined on Facebook. He said, “Well, I saw where you joined It Works.” My response was quick and fiery, “Yes, I did and I’m going to make us a lot of money!”
Of course he asked all the important questions.. “Do we pay anything monthly? How much do you have to buy? Just $99 one time?”
I responded, “Only $99 one time, $20 monthly to run my website and that’s it. No sales quotas and no monthly minimums. No buying products or stocking them.” He said, “Okay, just make the $99 back.”
So I was in, I was ignorance on fire, working this business like my life depended on it.. all while working full time and taking care of my 3 month old at home. Because at the same time I joined, I felt that whisper from God telling me to come home. He wanted to me come home and raise my baby boy. My desire to be at work wasn’t there anymore. I no longer wanted to be in high heels. Besides that I was tired and I missed my baby those long days at work. Sunday nights were terrible, I would cry just thinking about starting another week.
So I worked this business in my spare time all through social media. And do you know what happened? In ONE YEAR I had replaced my full time salary at the hospital.
In January of 2017 I was going to work one day with tears streaming down my face and I told JB i just couldn’t do it anymore. I couldn’t go to work and drop Austin off at daycare. So with lots of prayer I went to my boss and put in my resignation. I felt sick, like I was going to throw up right there in her office, but I also felt this huge sense of relief. God had me. I was trusting Him, taking a huge leap of faith and He had me in His righteous right hand.
One month after I quit my job, I promoted to Triple Diamond in our company, started averaging a 5-figure monthly paycheck and earned over $100,000 in bonuses. THAT WAS GOD! Coming through in the clutch – rewarding me for trusting Him and taking that leap of faith.
I never imagined when I started that late night rocking Austin that I would be a 6-figure income earner with this company. It Works has been nothing short of a blessing for our family. I now make more in a year than I ever could have dreamed. I have the freedom to spend my days how I choose and wake up with my baby boy every single day.
I still work, don’t get me wrong, but now I’m a full-fledged entrepreneur. I work on my time and I never miss a moment with Austin. I’ve got big goals and dreams for 2018 and I 100% believe I will be in the Top 100 income earners next year as a Presidential Diamond.
For two years I’ve consistently received a paycheck from It Works and I couldn’t be more thankful for this amazing, Christian-based, debt free company. What’s even better is that I truly believe that anyone can do this. I often hear of people who don’t do hot in network marketing, or they don’t think it’s for them. And it’s true, it’s not for everyone, but it is for anyone who wants it. The only people that I’ve seen fail are the people who just give up. They quit before they’ve put in enough time to reap the benefits. It takes time to build, it’s a business, it doesn’t happen over night. But if you can ride out small storms and see the big picture you can be more successful than you ever imagined.