I’m going to start this post off with an announcement:
I hate direct sales.
I hate that MLM (multi-level marketing) companies turn some of my friends into annoying salespersons who would rather alienate themselves than miss their numbers for the month. It makes me so angry to know that companies (mostly diet/fitness companies) are ripping their customers off, making false claims about their products, and encouraging the use of predatory sales tactics. Marketing is an important aspect of MLM sales, of course, but there is a point at which it becomes extremely detrimental and is partly what gives direct sales a bad name (which I think is rightly so).
In the past, I have joined some direct sales companies (not diet- or fitness-related) and had some pretty amazing success. But I ended up leaving my position because the business and/or consultants got crazy territorial, the rules changed every month, and they were violated constantly. Working for those companies was causing me too much stress.
First, what is Perfectly Posh?
Perfectly Posh is a direct sales company that markets natural pampering products for both men and women. They are eco-friendly, cruelty-free, made in the US, and mostly vegan. They are created from luxurious butters, oils, fruits, and flower extracts with zero fillers (https://www.perfectlyposh.com/krysann/ingredients) so your skin and hair get exactly what they need.
So why did I join?
When I saw Perfectly Posh, I immediately liked the product. But I still did my research first. I instantly knew it aligned with my goal of helping women establish healthy self-care rituals, but I wanted to make sure the company was a good fit. Plus, I love quality skincare and pampering products; just ask my husband. I have a bathroom cabinet full of perfume bottles, lotions, and body sprays. Most of them only have a couple uses left. For some reason, when they get that low I have a hard time using them and then throwing them away for fear of them going out of stock completely.
On that note, Posh may be the death of my husband, because they change their products seasonally. But bless him for listening to me when I brought up the fact that I was considering being a consultant. In the end, all he responded with was: “Well, let’s make sure we have enough room.” Love him.
I ultimately decided to join Posh, but not because of the commissions or rewards (which are nice and can be viewed here). I joined because of the product quality, the loyalty perks, the You Deserve It Foundation, and how this aligns with my love of indulging in yummy products during my self-care routine. Side note: I’m not saying that self-care is all fancy baths and face masks and happy scented stuff, because it’s not. Self-care can be boring and even unpleasant sometimes (more on this in another future post). But the baths and fun skincare should be part of it if it’s what you like! I also have an amazing group of people in my team who genuinely care about me, as well as a ton of business resources which I love.
So far, I have two issues with being a Posh Consultant:
One, customers usually want to smell and experience the product before they purchase so selling online is a bit more difficult. But it is still possible and I’m making it work just fine.
Two, the product is in such ridiculously high demand sometimes that it can be difficult to obtain popular items! For example, a brand new self-tanner was released and two days later, all 26,500 containers were sold. The site had a waiting line. A waiting line! I guess it’s a blessing and a curse to have products in such high-demand. But it’s super annoying to not get everything that I want right away! Curse our generation of instant gratification…
Overall I’ve decided that Posh is very much worth it and I want to be part of the brand, even if it is a direct sales company. I cannot deny that it’s really great stuff which makes it easy to share. I will continue to be fully upfront about anything and everything about the business and the products throughout my Posh endeavor.
Have you heard of Perfectly Posh? Have you considered becoming a consultant?