This is a guest post that is a part of our new interview web series. Featured Entrepreneurs are interviewed and talk about their experiences, journey to success, and overcoming challenges.
I recently had the amazing chance to chat with Stephanie Lintz, co-author of “Meet the Home-schooling Moms of Direct $ales”, and independent essential oils consultant at Yolo Oil. Check out our Q and A session below.
1. Q: What is the name of your company?
A: I’m an Independent Consultant Manager with Simply Aroma Essential Oils (my website is: www.yolooil.com).
2. Q: Can you tell us a little more about your business? What do you do?
A: Sharing the opportunity to build long-lasting, residual income for the future is my primary focus. Our company’s products are non-toxic and can help almost every member of the family with various issues which makes sharing our opportunity 2nd nature. Who doesn’t want to help improve the lives of others in a very real way?
3. Q: How long have you been with your company?
A: I’ve been with my company for 8 months and have a team of almost 500. It’s been an exciting time in my life, I love what I do, and I particularly enjoy teaching others how to achieve what I have. We give away free essential oils kits and that has been a big boon for our growth.
4. Q: You recently published a book, Meet the Homeschooling Moms of Direct Sales, what was the inspiration behind that?
A: Network marketing has blessed many families who wanted one parent to be home with their children. I and my co-authors wished we had known about direct sales years ago and wanted to give other families a basic knowledge of how this is a viable option to bring in additional income.
5. Q: A lot of businesses are online now. How important is ecommerce when selling your products?
A: I work online 80% of the time, so for me it’s vital! Many on my team do work locally (we are a party plan company), but even then they do rely heavily on social marketing.
6. Q: What are some of the pros and cons of being in direct sales?
A: Helping people overcome the belief that direct sales should be a “paid by the hour” job verses an investment is a challenge. The most successful network marketers understand this. The pros: nothing beats being your own boss, having a business that you don’t have to raise an enormous amount of capital for, and residual income separate us from many other industries.
7. Q: Do you have any success tips for moms (or dads) who want to work in direct sales?
A: Yes, a whole book full of them! Meet the Homeschooling Moms of Direct Sales is free at many of the most popular venues including Amazon, Smashwords, and iBooks.