(Guest post: Marta Bagley, Independent Consultant)

You probably have all heard about Scentsy candles, may even have some around your house.  Have you ever considered being a consultant?

 

Let me share with you Marta’s story:

I started my Scentsy business in August 2010. My husband had been unemployed for almost 9 months when I saw Scentsy for the first time.  I thought to myself “Could this really work? Why wouldn’t it? We love candles and most people we know do too!”

I started scheduling parties and soon the holiday season was upon us. Wow! Who knew selling wax and warmers would be so much fun AND easy!! I was working 2-3 nights a week and it was on MY schedule, not someone else’s. Another upside was my commission check…$500+ a month! Winter of 2010, I contributed enough income to help support our struggling family with my Scentsy business.

Fast forward to April 2012, my Scentsy income averages close to $800+ a month! During the holiday season, my paychecks are $1200 a month, working 1-2 hours a day.  Along with that I also earned an all-expense paid vacation for two to the Hard Rock Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, now how can you beat that!

I love being my own boss! My children are my life and Scentsy has allowed me to be there when they need me.   

When was the last time your company paid you $75+ an hour? How about the last time they rewarded you with an all-inclusive vacation for two?

Scentsy’s philosophy of Simplicity, Authenticity, and Generosity has made us one of the fastest growing companies the direct selling industry has ever seen. As an Independent Scentsy Consultant, you’ll be embarking on an exciting new business opportunity, enjoying flexible hours, the ability to earn income, and the satisfaction of connecting people you care about with products you believe in.

If you would like to learn more about Scentsy and how to become a consultant, visit my page at: https://bagley.scentsy.us/Scentsy/Home

Becoming A First-Time Mom and Things To Consider Regarding Your Job

Becoming a first-time mom when you have a successful career can be a big adjustment. You have worked so hard to get where you are at on the ladder, and now life has a different “path” for you – motherhood. Whether this was a planned event or not, there are certain things that need to be arranged in order to make accommodations for your new arrival.

 

Job Considerations

Whether you are a high-level executive or a shift worker there are certain discussions that need to take place with your employer and human resource department:

 

Maternity leave – know what your company will offer under the Family and Medical Leave Act
Medical Benefits – will your medical benefits continue while on maternity leave or if you even have company benefits? Or will you need to start making adjustments to pay for your own health insurance?

 

Need More Maternity Time – what will you do if you need more time, will the company extend your leave and for how long?

 

Be honest – with your employer so if you decide you want to come back you have a good departing relationship and there should be no issues before you leave. Maybe draw a “good faith” contract with your employer stating upon your return, they agree to offer you your same job/salary when you return. Some companies may need to fill your job in the interim (it’s job security).

 

Contractual Obligations – know what contractual obligations you are under if you signed a contract at the beginning of employment. Some companies could seek repayment of benefits if you do not return.

 

Flex Time – knowing that financially and just for your own sanity you still may want to return to work, but maybe part-time or on a mutually agreed upon basis. I would talk to your employer before leaving and again it’s always nice to have something it writing to fall back on if needed. Clearly layout your plan and what it will take on both ends to get the work done. For example: telecommuting office setup at home, internet coverage, phone costs, etc. How many hours you will work and identify those hours. You need to make sure with a new baby that you are not being interrupted during naptime or feeding times. Maybe look to have a Nanny or family member helping you during the “work times” so it will show your commitment to the company and your job.

 

In the meantime up until your maternity take care of yourself and enjoy being a first-time mom!