Why I signed up to sell Rodan+Fields
I am no novice to direct sales. When I was married, I sold with various direct sales companies (never at the same time). I’ve peddled plastic storage, chewable vitamins, and even skincare. It’s been 7 years since my divorce, and about 6 years since I vowed to stay away from direct sales.
So when my friend Dayna came to me recently to talk to me about Rodan+Fields, I cut her off with a quick and polite “No thank you”. A few months later she came to me again, told me to just try the product. I opened up a package of Redefine skincare regimen. No choirs sang yet, no glitter came flying out. And then I put it on my face. No wait, then I washed the cleanser off my face. And my face looked back at me in the mirror and said, “Thank you.” And I looked back at my skin and touched the softest skin I could remember having. So I tried the rest of the regimen, the toner (cue the quiet sounds of a choir somewhere) and then my arch-nemesis, the moisturizer (choir sounds growing). Why the arch-nemesis? Because I cannot stand most moisturizers. I hate that gummy sticky feeling that leaves me shiny and smelly. This was none of those things. Virtually odorless, no residue at all, just glowing, healthy skin – after one use!
I walked to my desk and texted Dayna, “I’m in.” But not before asking a few questions. Here’s what sold me:
- No parties. Let me say that one more time so you can really get clear on that. NO PARTIES. No need for a party, no hostess incentive, no asking friends to invite their friends over with the promise of emptying their wallets on product that they are inspired by at a party and never use again.
- No inventory. Okay hear that? NO INVENTORY. I recently unloaded so many boxes of plastic storage options that I literally opened up an entire wall of storage in my garage. These are products that are ordered by customers, sent to their home. I have a kit with regimens that I can lend to friends to try the samples, and that’s it. One box. Never grows past that. ONE BOX of stuff. And it’s not a large box. I don’t have to use it as an ottoman in order to justify it. It’s a simple and quite pretty box that sits in my closet and waits for me to open it.
- Replenishing product. You sell a set of plastic storage and that customer is set. They don’t need to replace it. They don’t need more. They have it, it’s set. And it has a lifetime warranty. People always need skincare, people want skincare. People NEED GOOD SKINCARE. I have it.
- I saved the best for last: 60 day money back guarantee. Not only does Rodan+Fields offer a 60 day money back guarantee, no questions asked, on their product, but they do on their sales kits too. So if I didn’t earn my investment back in 60 days, I could send it all back and walk away.
So I spent a good chunk of change on a kit. They aren’t letting you sign up for $20. No, they don’t want people who aren’t passionate about the product. They want people who LOVE the product and are willing to invest. And I have to tell you, I haven’t met a person who isn’t in love with this product. I can only describe it as made with voodoo and unicorn tears. Because it has mysterious and magical powers. Okay it’s not that mysterious nor that magical, it’s clinically tested and backed by two of the most well-known and well-respected dermatologists Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields (go ahead and google who created Proactiv, you’ll see). I threw a launch party for friends, just to talk about the product and get the word of mouth ball rolling. I earned back the cost of my kit in that one party.
I love selling this product. I love using this product. In my 30s people used to tell me about my beautiful skin. Then they stopped. At 41 I started using Rodan+Fields and now strangers are telling me about my beautiful skin again. So whether I sell another bottle of toner again, I know that my skin looks amazing and I’m a lifer.
Want to find out how selling Rodan+Fields can change your life? I’d love to help!
Trackback from your site.