Usborne Books & More

In July 2016 I made the decision to join Usborne Books & More as an independent consultant! I have been loving it so far and thought I would answer some frequently asked questions.


Were you looking to join a direct sales company? No, I wasn't.

Why did you? I joined for a few reasons. One being that I am a major book lover and working at a bookstore was one of my favorite retail jobs. Another reason is that after the birth of my fourth child I was feeling not like myself. It felt like I had lost sight of who I was. Yes, I am a wife and mother, but I am also Laura. To be honest, Laura had taken a backseat to those other titles. So after a lengthy discussion with my husband, I signed up. The third reason was primarily for the extra income that this job could generate, but also for the discount on books.

What do you love about it? Obviously the books is my number one answer. I also enjoy the community that is created with other consultants. The team I am a part of is fantastic and so helpful. Another thing I love is learning about the books. I love to learn as much as I can about a product and that then allows me to share that information with others. (fellow consultants and customers) One surprising thing that I've been loving is creating graphics/images to use on my Facebook page, in parties, and on my Instagram account. I try to be as creative as I can while still adhering to the guidelines that the home office has set.

Anything you are not enjoying? There will always be something about a job that you don't enjoy. Or at least from my view point. Yes it can be hard to get parties booked, but that shouldn't be your main focus. The main focus should be on the customer and treating them well. If you excel at customer service, your business will grow.

What are you excited about? I've been working on setting my goals for 2017. One of those goals is to have at least 1 (one) Cards for a Cause fundraiser per month. What is Cards for a Cause? It is where you sell a box of cards to friends and family. The boxes are $30 each. Then, when you have at least 15 boxes sold, I take the numbers from you (how many of each box- there are 4), enter them in my system, tell you the total owed, and you keep the remainder for whatever you were raising the funds for. Some people raise funds for mission trips, others for adoptions, some for medical bills, others for a car repair. The reasons are really endless. If this sounds like something you might be interested in doing, I'd love to talk to you about it and get your fundraiser on the calendar.

How can I support your business? 
1. Shop! Use my link and you'll be purchasing through me.
2. Have a party! It's so simple to have a Facebook or Google+ party. I do the majority of the work. You and your friends show up, participate in the posts, do a little shopping, and you earn the rewards! I say the majority of the work because you, as hostess, will have a couple tasks to do for me. (they are super simple, I promise!)
3. Host a Cards for a Cause fundraiser! I talked about that above. It's a great way to earn some money to either donate or use to assist towards paying a few (unexpected) bills.
4. A Book Drive! What's that? You choose a charity that is near and dear to your heart. We use a fundraising site (such as youcaring), raise money, shop for books, and deliver those to that charity. Oh and the best part is, my company will match 50% of the funds that you raise. So say you raise $1000, add another $500 to that. You'd have $1500 to spend on books!
5. Share my website with friends and family. You never know who is looking for books and we have some excellent titles.

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