{ JOINING BEAUTYCOUNTER }

It’s no secret I’m a #BetterBeauty activist. I’ve shared my WHY , but I haven’t shared much about the opportunity… so here goes!

If you’ve made it to this post, I am assuming you already know a little about Beautycounter. If not, Beautycounter’s mission is to get safer beauty and skincare products into the hands of EVERYONE, and they fulfill this mission by creating products that blend safety and high performance. We are a Certified B Corporation (not an easy certification to get!), which means we meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. Beautycounter leads by example and is the pioneer in safer ingredients with their Never List. Beautycounter is a leader in the #cleanbeauty movement, and I could not be more proud to be a part of it.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SIGN UP?

Becoming a consultant is very simple and it can all be done online by clicking here. It costs $98. What does this get you? Training, marketing materials, your personal website for others to shop, a tote bag and two hero products: a travel sized Overnight Resurfacing Peel (this stuff is AMAZING – $45 value), and a Color Intense Lipstick in 9 to 5 (a $34 value). So you get $79 in FREE products, PLUS the other Beautycounter swag, totes, etc.

What is a starter kit? You also have the one-time option at sign up to get product bundles, which are deeply discounted at more than 40% off retail price. Starter kits are NOT REQUIRED, but if you can swing the investment, I highly recommend purchasing as this is the BIGGEST discount you will receive. Having products on hand can be helpful for kicking off your business, hosting social events, sampling products, loaning them to other people to try, and of course for your personal use! PLUS, you get access to best in class training, support and resources that you can access on your time.

ARE THERE MONTHLY MINIMUMS OR REQUIRED PURCHASES?

Nope! We are different from many other MLM’s (or so I hear) in the sense that we do not require any monthly purchases, autoships, or anything like that. The only requirement you have to meet is $1200 in qualifying volume (QV = your own purchases + sales) every 6 months. Any starter kit you get at enrollment also counts towards the $1200. This is a VERY attainable number. Most people have no issue hitting it in 3-4 months, and many do it sooner!

BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T HIT THAT MINIMUM?

Nothing! You just get bumped from Consultant status to being a Band of Beauty member – which is still a great program to be a part of!

DO CONSULTANTS GET A DISCOUNT?

Of course! We get 25% off all of the products, all the time, and access to special pricing and promotions.

HOW MUCH COMMISSION DO CONSULTANTS MAKE?

We make 25-35% (you sell more, you make more) on all sales. We get paid monthly and there are no minimums you need to hit to get paid.

EX: If you make a $100 sale, you will get paid $25 on the 10th of the following month.

Plus, you can set up your payment to go directly into your account and can even split deposits into multiple accounts if you need.

WHAT’S THE EARNING POTENTIAL?

The sky is really the limit here! It really depends on how much time and energy you want to put into this business. The top leaders in the company are earning at least 6 figures (some monthly).

See below for some monthly income averages based on title:

HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO DEDICATE?

This is completely up to you! Are you just looking for a great discount on products you love? Looking for a side hustle OR a main hustle to replace your current income? You get out of this business what you put into it. You’re the boss!

In the beginning, I probably put (maybe) an hour of work per week into my business. Personally, I ebb and flow with how much time I and energy I have to put into my business but I would say I work between 2-6 hours per week on Beautycounter stuff. I hear from so many people that “it’s not the right time”, for whatever reason. I joined when I was 16 week postpartum and NEWLY back to work (still exclusively breastfeeding & pumping), working full-time with a husband who traveled 75% of the time. It definitely was NOT the ideal time, but I am so glad I took the leap, and as cliche as it sounds, I WISH I did it sooner. Even though I couldn’t dedicate a ton of time in the beginning, I started sharing which products I use and love on social media and it began to grow from there. You have to start somewhere!

I’M NOT SALES-Y AND I DON’T WANT TO BE “THAT PERSON”!

I think this was my #1 concern and the questions I hear most when I talk to people about this opportunity. There is definitely a negative stigma around direct sales companies, but that doesn’t mean you have to be annoying and pushy. Actually, please DON’T be! There’s a lot of ways you can be successful. We are an education-first company, focused on sharing information about our current laws (or lack thereof) surrounding the beauty industry and helping people make safer choices for themselves and their family. Share what products you use and why you love them. Talk about your WHY? Make a private Facebook group and invite people to join so they have the choice to actually be there and don’t feel pressured. If you feel like you are posting a lot on social media, there are probably less people than you realize actually seeing your posts (silly algorithm). Just BE PROUD to be part of such an amazing mission and stop apologizing. The products honestly sell themselves. The clean beauty movement is just getting started. The more people learn about what toxic ingredients are in the products they’re currently using, the more they are going to want to make the switch.

LET’S TALK!

Ok…so if you’ve been considering joining or thinking about it for a while, I want you to ask yourself what’s holding you back? Fear? Insecurity? Nothing great ever came from comfort zones. You have to step outside yours if you want amazing things to happen. I’ve realized this over the past 2 years since I started this business. And it’s been incredible what’s happened since I decided to stop worrying about what other people think. It’s time to start saying YES to the opportunities in front of you. You’ll never know unless you try! And I truly feel like there is NOTHING to lose when it comes to Beautycounter. It’s such a small investment with such huge reward(s).

If you have amore questions, feel free to leave a comment on this post or email me at katelyn.b.drake@gmail.com. And if you want to be added to my Beautycounter Newsletter about products, promotions, and special incentives, sign up here.

*As a consultant for Beautycounter, I will receive a commission if you click and purchase products I have linked here. Of course, I only share and feature products I use & absolutely love. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

{ Keep Living in Love & Light }

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