If you have stopped or you never set your mind on one, we have an idea for you. It’s not a resolution. It’s not even a goal!
Start a new hobby.
Find something you love, learn about it and choose a way to indulge in it! Chances are if you’re on this site, you may love a thing or two about jewelry and accessories. Why not make that your new hobby!!
Of course, your hobby could be shopping”¦ But it could also be a hobby that helps you reap REAL benefits and rewards! Talk about a win, win.
If you haven’t caught the drift, joining Initial Outfitters as one of our Outfitters could open up a world of possibilities and FUN.
What all could you have in your leisure time? First off, loads of girl time! Get your friends together and make new ones as you help others host their girl nights.
Secondly, did someone say vacation? Sure did! Incentive trips are possible to earn, and they keep getting easier to earn. On the same note, who wouldn’t love a couple girls’ weekends throughout the year? Time to learn from your teams, tips and training from your peers and of course, always a good time.
If this is sounding good to you, what if you were able to make extra income while you had fun? Totally doable.
Did we mention you get to surround yourself with statement and fashion jewelry, handbags, gifts and more, all personalized!
If the word fun hasn’t been used enough, this job is FUN! Get your 2018 kicked off with an awesome treat for yourself!
Get started today!Your new girl boss hobby is just a click away.
Links for you!Direct Selling Education Foundation DirectSelling.org
Direct Selling Association Code of Ethics:
1. Deceptive or Unlawful Consumer or Recruiting Practicesa. No member company or independent salesperson for a member company shall engage in any deceptive, false, unethical or unlawful consumer or recruiting practice. Member companies shall ensure that no statements, promises or testimonials are made that are likely to mislead consumers or prospective independent salespeople. b. Member companies and their independent salespeople must comply with all requirements of law. While this Code does not restate all legal obligations, compliance with all pertinent laws by member companies and their independent salespeople is a condition of acceptance by and continuing membership in DSA. c. Member companies shall conduct their activities toward other member companies in compliance with this Code and all pertinent laws.
2. Products, Services and Promotional Materialsa. The offer of products or services for sale by member companies and their independent salespeople shall be accurate and truthful as to price, grade, quality, make, value, performance, quantity, currency of model and availability. All product claims made by member companies and their independent salespeople must be substantiated by competent and reliable evidence and must not be misleading. A consumer’s order for products and services shall be fulfilled in a timely manner. b. Neither member companies nor their independent salespeople shall make misleading comparisons of another company’s direct selling opportunity, products or services. Any comparison must be based on facts that can be objectively and adequately substantiated by competent and reliable evidence. Neither member companies nor their independent salespeople shall denigrate any other member company, business, product or service””directly or by implication”” in a false or misleading manner and shall not take unfair advantage of the goodwill attached to the trade name and symbol of any company, business, product or service. c. Promotional literature, advertisements and mailings shall not contain product descriptions, claims, photos or illustrations that are false, deceptive or misleading. (Promotional literature shall contain the name and address or telephone number of the member company and may include the telephone number of the individual independent salesperson). d. Independent salespeople shall offer consumers accurate information regarding: price, credit terms; terms of payment; a cooling-off period, including return policies; terms of guarantee; after-sales service; and delivery dates. Independent salespeople shall give understandable and accurate answers to questions from consumers. To the extent claims are made with respect to products, independent salespeople shall make only those product claims authorized by the member company.
3. Terms of Salea. A written order or receipt shall be delivered to the consumer at or prior to the time of the initial sale. In the case of a sale made through the mail, telephone, Internet, or other non-face-to-face means, a copy of the order form shall have been previously provided, be included in the initial order, or be provided in printable or downloadable form through the Internet. The order form must set forth clearly, legibly and unambiguously: 1. Terms and conditions of sale, including the total amount the consumer will be required to pay, including all interest, service charges and fees, and other costs and expenses as required by federal and state law; 2. Identity of the member company and the independent salesperson, and contain the full name, permanent address and telephone number of the member company or the independent salesperson, and all material terms of the sale; and 3. Terms of a guarantee or a warranty, details and any limitations of after-sales service, the name and address of the guarantor, the length of the guarantee, and the remedial action available to the consumer. Alternatively, this information may be provided with other accompanying literature provided with the product or service.
4. Warranties and GuaranteesThe terms of any warranty or guarantee offered by the seller in connection with the sale shall be furnished to the buyer in a manner that fully conforms to federal and state warranty and guarantee laws and regulations. The manufacturer, distributor and/or seller shall fully and promptly perform in accordance with the terms of all warranties and guarantees offered to consumers.
5. Identification and Privacya. At the beginning of sales presentations independent salespeople shall truthfully and clearly identify themselves, their company, the nature of their company’s products or services, and the reason for the solicitation. Contact with the consumer shall be made in a polite manner and during reasonable hours. A demonstration or sales presentation shall stop upon the consumer’s request.
6. Pyramid SchemesFor the purpose of this Code, pyramid or endless chain schemes shall be considered actionable under this Code. The DSA Code Administrator (appointed pursuant to Section C.1) shall determine whether such pyramid or endless chain schemes constitute a violation of this Code in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local law or regulation. 6. The definition of an “œillegal pyramid” is based upon existing standards of law as reflected in In the matter of Amway, 93 FTC 618 (1979) and the anti-pyramid statutes of various states. In accordance with these laws, member companies shall remunerate independent salespeople primarily on the basis of sales of products, including services, purchased by any person for actual use or consumption. Such remuneration may include compensation based on purchases that are not simply incidental to the purchase of the right to participate in the program. See Section 9 for further clarification.
7. Inventory Purchasesa. Any member company with a marketing plan that involves selling products directly or indirectly to independent salespeople shall adopt and communicate a policy, in its recruiting literature, sales manual, or contract with an independent salesperson, that the company will repurchase on reasonable commercial terms currently marketable inventory, in the possession of that salesperson and purchased by that salesperson for resale prior to the date of termination of the independent salesperson’s business relationship with the company. For purposes of this Code, “œreasonable commercial terms” shall include the repurchase of marketable inventory, promotional materials, sales aids, tools and kits within twelve (12) months from the salesperson’s date of purchase at not less than 90 percent of the salesperson’s original net cost less appropriate set offs and legal claims, if any. For purposes of this Code, products shall not be considered “œcurrently marketable” if returned for repurchase after the products’ commercially reasonable usable or shelf life period has passed; nor shall products be considered “œcurrently marketable” if the company clearly discloses to salespeople prior to purchase that the products are seasonal, discontinued, or special promotion products and are not subject to the repurchase obligation.
8. Earnings Representationsa. The following shall be considered “œearnings representations” under this Code: 1. Any oral, written or visual claim that conveys, expressly or by implication: a) A specific level or range of actual or potential sales; or b) Gross or net income or profits, including but not limited to representations that either explicitly or implicitly suggest that lifestyle purchases”” including homes, vehicles, vacations and the like””are related to income earned. 2. Any statement, representation or hypothetical scenario from which a prospective independent salesperson could reasonably infer that he/she will earn a minimum level of income; 3. Any chart, table or mathematical calculation demonstrating possible income, actual or potential sales, or gross or net profits based upon a combination of variables; 4. Marketing materials or advertising explicitly describing or promising potential income amounts, or material- based lifestyles of independent salespeople; 5. Any award or announcement of compensation describing the earnings of any current or past salesperson. A company’s sales incentive awards, trips or meetings, and/or commissions, overrides, bonuses or other compensation, shall not be considered earnings representations unless they are accompanied by express indication of their value.
9. Inventory Loading
10. Payment of FeesNeither member companies nor their independent salespeople shall ask individuals to assume unreasonably high entrance fees, training fees, franchise fees, fees for promotional materials or other fees related solely to the right to participate in the member company’s business. Any fees charged to become an independent salesperson shall relate directly to the value of materials, products or services provided in return. 10. High entrance fees can be an element of pyramid schemes, in which individuals are encouraged to expend large upfront costs, without receiving product of like value. These fees then become the mechanism driving the pyramid and placing participants at risk of financial harm. Some state laws have requirements that fees be returned similar to the repurchase provisions delineated in Code Section 7a. The Code eliminates the harm of large fees by prohibiting unreasonably high fees. The Administrator is empowered to determine when a fee is “œunreasonably high.” For example, if a refund is offered for only a portion of an entrance fee, to cover what could be described as inventory, and there is nothing else given or received for the balance of the entrance fee, such as a training program, that portion of the entrance fee may be deemed to be unreasonably high by the Administrator. This Code section reinforces the provisions in Section B. Responsibilities and Duties requiring member companies to address the Code violations of their independent salespeople.
11. Training and Materials
- Bring your phone and your phone charger! You’ll want the camera!
- Bring your contact list if it’s not on your phone!!! You will have things you want to share with them!
- Bring something to write notes in”¦you’ll get a million new ideas!
- Some people like to have note cards with them so that they can write little happies or personal notes to people while at conference.
- Bring a little cash just in case.
- When packing, remember to save room to bring home all your catalogs and store purchases!
- May want to bring granola bars, etc for breakfast and bypass the breakfast downstairs because most likely you will stay up WAY to late and want those extra few minutes of sleep!
- Listen to everything, ask the questions that you want to ask, process it all and then figure out how to make it work for you! What works for someone doing this business full time might not work for someone that does this business in addition to a full-time job – so take it all in, process it and make it YOURS!
- I bring a thin binder with folders in it. That way I can take notes & store handouts.
- I also bring sheets of labels for my brand-new catalogs & put a few in my carry on in case I want to pass any out on the flight home!
This summer has flown by, and July is already halfway over. Summer ending means one thing: It’s time to get ready for school.
Everyone has set at least one New Year’s resolution in their life and we want to introduce a new concept to you. Just like a new calendar year, why not make resolutions for the new school year too? Beth, Alicia and other home office staff have shared the goals they are going to set.
- I resolve to not be so rushed in the morning and prepare more the night before.
- I resolve to smile more in the morning!
- I resolve to expand my children’s breakfast selections beyond biscuits or cinnamon toast sticks.
- I resolve to not let my daughter have her phone in the mornings until ALL her things”¦and her”¦are securely in the car and headed to school. If I have to turn around to go get something, it’s a day without her phone!
- I resolve to make sure they know how to cook at least 5 different things (they can’t live on just ramen noodles and mac and cheese!)
- I resolve to help them be prepared to get their first job and have a plan for college!
- I resolve to take more pictures (even if they don’t like that)!
- I resolve to start a weekly game night.
- I resolve to write an encouraging note to my kids at least once a week.
Join in!! Use these resolutions and add your own!
We also want to make your back-to-school shopping a little easier. The best part about our backpacks and lunchboxes is that 100 percent of the profits are given to feed and educate children.
IO Loves supports organizations across the world. To support the education of children, IO has partnered with the Berea School in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and Helping Honduras Kids to assist with their Jungle School. Our feeding program partners include Charlies Lunch who feeds children in Latin America, India and Africa and Blessings in a Backpack which sponsors weekend meals for children in the U.S. With the purchase of a backpack or lunch box, you could be contributing to make a difference in the lives of children around the world.