This week’s Work-At-Home Success story comes from Regina Viscount an Independent Stylist Ruby Ribbon, Inc. She is a 47 year old woman who has been working from home for 15 years. An Independent Stylist with fashion company, Ruby Ribbon, she has earned at the top end of the pay structure by cultivating one of the largest organizations within the company. She love the perks such as conference calls from the beach!
1) How did you get started working from home?
I started working from home so I could design my day around my priority of being a mother. Working from home also gave me the ability to spend time with my mother who was battling Ovarian cancer.
2) How did you choose the work-at-home career you do?
My work at home career is as an Independent Fashion Stylist. The concept of the product (fashion with hidden shapewear built in to the pieces) intrigued me and it is the only product of its kind in the direct selling industry, which led me to believe there was a lot of financial opportunity.
3) How did you get started (basic initial steps)?
Getting started was easy; I contacted the company (Ruby Ribbon), determined which samples I wanted to showcase, uploaded a picture to my website and I was in business.
4) How did you get your first client or customer or job?
My first clients came to me through the enthusiasm I had for the products. Once they experienced the comfort of the clothing and shapewear they were hooked and gladly recommended it to friends.
5) How do you market your business?
I market my business by wearing the clothing, participating in fashion shows, networking, hosting trunk shows in boutiques and salons, as well as personal styling appointments.
6) What does your usual day look like?
My business has expanded from just selling the clothing to teaching other women how to sell the line while developing their own social selling businesses. Currently there are approximately 150 women in my organization and we are adding new Stylists every day.
7) What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
The magic is in consistently doing what needs to be done. The fundamental of following up with customers and team members will grow your business faster than any seminar or over priced workshop ever will.
8) What advice would you give someone who wants to work from home?
My advice is to approach working at home with the same level of commitment and seriousness as if you were the CEO of a successful company, have business hours and make sure you consistently do something every day to move your business forward. The fastest way to do this is by picking up the phone.
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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