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    Don’t Be “That Girl”: 5 Tips for Marketing Your Direct Sales Business on Social Media

    Well, one of the more interesting lessons I’ve learned so far in 2019 is: People have REALLY strong feelings about direct sales. (or MLMs. Pyramid schemes. Network marketing. Call it what you want.) My blog post about some of the really terrible cold pitches I’ve received sparked dozens of texts, comments, and just general conversation about how those in direct sales use social media. Truthfully, I’m somewhere in the middle. I do sell Young Living Essential Oils, but have never approached anyone about selling the product; truthfully, I became a distributor to get a discount on Thieves cleaning products because they are the least harsh on my dyshydrotic eczema. While…

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    Why Your Direct Sales Pitch Falls Flat

    I posted a snapshot of my favorite feline friend on my Instagram story, mostly to let my real life friends and followers alike know about Oscar’s illness. Several friends and a handful of followers reached out to me. But.. then came the DMs. No, not the DMs from followers who sent their well wishes to Mr. Osc. Not the text messages from friends and family who knew how worried I’d be about my cat’s condition. I’m referring to the fellow bloggers who responded to my story with a MLM pitch. “Hi Teresa, sorry to hear that!!! Have you heard of doTerra? I’d love to send you some samples and hear…

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    Keto Mulled Wine

    It was a Saturday night, an overnight snowstorm left about 6” of heavy snow all over Kansas City. I wasn’t willing to go out to the bars, since I was nestled in sweatpants and the Chiefs game was on. Priorities, people.   I wanted a nice warm drink. Something I would imagine Hagrid having at Hogsmeade. Or something I would drink on a cold Alaskan night in a cabin. However, I was wary of how many carbs I wanted to add into my day. But if I came up with something that was dependent on red wine and no-sugar added beverages I could skirt by it. Thus, I invented this…