In January 2020, a fellow hairdresser asked me why I was involved in Network Marketing. They pointed out that being a hairdresser should keep me busy enough.
For me, it wasn’t about staying busy; it was about having another source of income, something to fall back on.
As we get older, the job we currently do may not be suitable in later years. The physical demands of lugging tools and leaning over clients’ baths to rinse their hair can seem daunting if I were to continue my career into my early 70s.
One day, a colleague asked me, “Do you do this through choice or more for the money? Because if it’s the money, then you can just put your prices up and do fewer clients.”
It was an interesting comment and one that I thought about carefully before I answered.
I’ve been in hairdressing for over 32 years. It’s my passion. I enjoy meeting people, making them look and feel lovely, providing a service, and, of course, paying my bills, like any job.
I don’t increase my prices to work fewer hours. My clients know I work more hours than I should, but I love what I do. It’s so important to enjoy the work we do. We spend the majority of our lives at work, so why not do something that you enjoy?
I increase my prices yearly due to product price increases and fluctuations in fuel costs (we know how much that can vary!). I also keep up to date with my skills. Being a member of the FHA (Federation of Hairdressers and Beauty Therapists), it’s a necessity to keep skills updated and to learn what’s trending. Above all, it’s beneficial for the clients. This is what I charge for.
When I first began network marketing, it was more of a hobby that fit in with my hairdressing career. However, I soon saw its potential and wanted to create another business. The idea of providing another great service and products to my already existing client base seemed like the perfect solution and something I was looking forward to working on.
Over the years, this hobby has evolved into another business. I’ve built up a wonderful community of friends online who regularly purchase from me, and we support one another in each of our ventures. Supporting others is crucial, whether you work in an office, a shop, or within a community, so working online is no different. It’s all about collaboration and helping each other succeed.
While working online may not offer the same level of personal interaction as face-to-face interactions, it is still possible to build meaningful relationships with customers over time, even if you never meet them in person. The key to successful online business relationships is consistent and genuine communication.
By providing excellent customer service, addressing their needs and concerns promptly, and offering valuable content or products, you can foster trust and loyalty among your online customers. Building a strong online presence through social media and online communities can also help you connect with your customers and create a sense of community around your brand.
So my response to my fellow hairdresser’s question as to why I work with an online company alongside hairdressing was that I do network marketing through choice and the money is only a small part of why I joined. We all work for the money whatever job we do but helping others in the process is a big part of working online.
I fell in love with the products that the company provides, and I have met some amazing friends, leaders, and mentors. I also wanted to help others make money and save money on their shopping.
When I have someone new join my team, I feel happy, and content, and want to help them make the best of their journey with FM World.
There are no shortcuts in life; we all have our reasons for doing what we do and the career choices we make. For me, helping others far outweighs the money we can potentially earn.
Perfume is such a popular product for both men and women, and I loved the idea that I could save so much money on my purchases, alongside helping others. A definite win-win situation.
Since perfume was first created by Chanel, we have been accustomed to paying a fortune for designer perfumes, and many still do. It’s something that we have all become accustomed to.
If you would like the opportunity to earn extra income and enjoy wearing fragrances and cosmetics, I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to drop me an email at email@example.com or join my team!!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Struggling to pay bills can create immense stress for millions, as life often revolves around money, no matter how we approach it. It’s the one thing that makes the world go round.
There will always be times when we find ourselves struggling to pay the bills—a merry-go-round in what we call ‘life.’ Money is necessary for almost everything. Without it, bills remain unpaid, and we can’t afford to buy food, homes, or even take a holiday. The list is endless.
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As children, we never truly appreciated the need for money. There was never a necessity to learn about its value and all that it could bring.
Asking our parents for money—for sweets, new shoes, ballet classes, and the like—was the norm, but as youngsters, we never grasped where that money came from. We simply knew that, for the majority of things we desired as children, our parents’ response was either a straightforward ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ usually accompanied by the refrain, “We can’t afford that.”
The phrase “Money doesn’t grow on trees” was often one our parents used. Indeed, it doesn’t. We now find ourselves using this same phrase with our own kids when they request things.
The challenge these days is that it’s not just money for sweets at the local convenience store. It’s funding much larger items such as online games, new bikes, or the latest gadgets featured on the screen.
Struggling to pay bills
Fast forward to 2020, when the largest pandemic since the swine flu in 2009-2010 hit us all. Whether we were self-employed or working for an employer, the sudden inability to work struck hard. Businesses were closed, put on hold, or forced to shut temporarily, leading to the unfortunate permanent closure of some smaller establishments.
This was a significant blow to businesses that had previously enjoyed great success over several years. The lockdowns affected every individual, regardless of their status or location. At the time, the full extent of the catastrophe was not entirely known.
Employees found themselves unemployed, and smaller businesses, some just starting out before the pandemic, had no means of survival. It’s a common challenge for most businesses to incur losses in their first two years of trading. If someone had set up their small business right at the beginning of the pandemic, it would have taken a miracle to survive and continue trading.
Both the young and old were impacted, leading many to seek alternative sources of income. As Christmas approached, the end of 2020 felt isolating. The pressures were heightened as we tried to provide our children with as good a Christmas as we always had. Money was tight, and everyone had to reassess how they spent their wages.
Millions of people began exploring alternative options to stay afloat during the crisis. The internet, alongside TikTok, became everyone’s best friend, offering avenues to support ourselves and our families. It underscored the importance of not relying solely on one source of income.
The cost of living has risen significantly over the years, with continuous everyday expenses. Despite the need to pay for essentials such as food and bills, everyone found themselves in the same boat, questioning how it would be possible.
Working online has often faced criticism for not being considered a proper job—one that couldn’t sustain a lifestyle of holidays or cover bills adequately. The pressures of everyday life take a toll on our mental and physical well-being, a reality that became even more apparent over the past 18 months as some struggled to see a way out of such a dark place.
Alternative ways to pay the bills
Although I embarked on my perfume journey long before COVID was even heard of, my business has provided a means for those in need to earn some extra money—for gifts, home decor, outstanding bills, or a bit of luxury for a holiday. Perfume and aftershave are essentials for many women and men.
Even as we put the pandemic behind us, aware that it still lingers in the background, we fast forward to 2022. Just as we celebrate the resurgence of businesses, the return to socializing, and the revival of activities we once took for granted, we are struck by another blow. The price of fuel skyrockets, prompting us to explore alternative ways of travel to avoid frequent refuelling.
Weeks after grappling with the fuel crisis, we are hit again before fully recovering from the aftermath of the pandemic. The cost of living soars to unprecedented levels, plunging us into panic mode as we grapple with the idea of buying only the essentials for everyday living.
Energy bills reach the highest we have ever known, and the winter months, which would typically feel somewhat bleak, become even more challenging as we all adjust to this new way of living.
Working with a company that offers unique fragrances for personal use and recommends them to friends, family, or colleagues provides an opportunity to supplement your income. Helping others save money on their purchases opens up even more possibilities.
If you have a passion for perfume, cosmetics, skincare, candles, etc., always have your phone at hand, and are looking to earn extra money for anything at all, it’s never too late to have a backup plan.
We’re all in the same boat when it comes to the challenges of paying dramatically increased bills, and if we can assist one another in relieving that pressure, it contributes to a better world.
We’re dedicated to helping others. So, if you’ve been searching online for easy ways to earn extra income or just a bit of money on the side, I’d love to hear from you. No super skills are required for working online—training is provided. We all recommend products, films, and restaurants to our friends and family, yet we usually don’t get paid for it. With FM World, you not only get paid for selling products but also have the opportunity to help those in similar positions.
The best part? You won’t even need to get dressed to work online! Join our wonderful community, start saving on your own purchases, and help others save and earn money too.
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