Let’s be honest, I was skeptical at first. It’s a nail wrap.. What’s so great about that? No dry time. Gluten free. Latex free. Formaldehyde free. Can put them on in less than 15 minutes…. With no chipping… Ok you’ve got my attention.
My then old friend and now team leader urged me to try samples, then sent them to me for free. So I did. I watched the video, read the instructions, used my blow dryer, and sweated profusely trying to get them on the first time.
They weren’t hard to get on, but I’m a perfectionist and couldn’t figure out how to push out the wrinkles (a rubber pusher or orange stick is your best friend… Seriously). Samples aren’t made for ALL fingers, but I was determined to try anyway.
They were beautiful. I still applied them wrong (not enough stretching) so they bubbled and annoyed me. I was able to get back to work designing dresses immediately (no dry time) and they lasted a week before I got hasty and peeled them off. They were fine.. But again I’m a perfectionist. During that time I received so many compliments on my nails, plus many people asking how they could get them. I was more than happy to send people to my team leader, though it never occurred to me that I should to it myself.
I waited several months before she contacted me again to take the plunge. I was still hesitant to become a Jamberry consultant because I was designing dresses, managing interns, dancing competitive Hula, struggling with a dog and boy friend and just feeling over whelmed in life.
What it ultimately came down to was…. I loved the product. I knew I could get better at applying them. I needed to work for myself, from home because that is where I truly thrive. I also needed the money. I was making money designing dresses, but most of that was either going back into my business or paying bills. Jamberry seemed like a perfect solution.
I joined this time last year because this is the only time they offer a joining incentive. This year its a $50 cash rebate with $75 in product credit (sooooo useful!) .
The kit is $99 which can pay for itself quite quickly if you are diligent.. I was not.
Ive learned that it takes more than just the kit and posting on social media to be successful. You’ve got to be hungry. You’ve got to talk to people and you can’t have excuses for why things don’t go the way you planned. You’ve got to set goals, follow through on promises, get to know people rather than just selling them and find a way to promote your product in a way that YOU feel comfortable with.
It has taken me a year to learn this. A FLIPPING YEAR PEOPLE!
After I got my kit I was weighed down by Hula competition, deadlines with my fashion business, life, dog, boyfriend, bills.. Etc. I didn’t make time like I should have and that is why for my first year I didn’t do well with Jamberry. I sold here and there, made a total of maybe $100 which made me feel better about my kit at least…. But didn’t help me in the way I needed it to.
Now a year later, here I am, starting over and putting more into this business this time around. However, this time my kit is still in HOUSTON!! So, here I am in California, no kit, working my little fingers off to try and rock my Jam business, and ya know what… It’s not easy.
I am going to be a single mom come November and I start full time school in a few weeks. Now more than ever I need a business to create a stable environment for me and this baby. We deserve to not suffer through this life.
It’s a real thing. It’s a real struggle. Now I don’t have the option of pushing it to the side or giving up.
This time around, with no kit, no income, no supplies.. What is a girl to do?
Contacting my team manager, she sent me a few wraps to get me through. I have cut them up to make samples, just focusing on accent nails rather than a complete sample. I’m trying to be more proactive on social media by keeping business and personal separate to a degree… Obviously people like buying from actual people.. So there is a certain amount of personality that goes into the whole process. I’m also focusing on follow through. Speaking very highly of the company and trying to honestly reach out to others in every way I can.
Why do I tell you all of this? Because my story isn’t a fairy tale. I’m a real person. I’ve had real struggles and I’m working to not give up on my dreams. It’s totally doable, and making money in this business isn’t hard…. If you try, and your are an active participant in your business. You can change your life around and be free of the financial struggles weighing you down. You’ve just got to believe in your goals. Know that you can achieve anything.
I’ve seen what this business can do for people, and I want to be my own success story. I want my own team to leader of beautiful souls who are ready to change their lives, and I want to change the lives of others for the better while manifesting my own happiness for myself and this unborn baby.
It’s tough, but I’m excited to be on this journey.
How can you help? Host a party, buy nail wraps or just tell your friends. I love talking nails, and if you haven’t seen the Nail Art Studio you must check it out.
Feeling inspired? Have a similar story and want to work for yourself? Join my team, I’m so ready to lead you!! Let’s make our dreams come true together.