I’m a hustler babyyyyy. Side hustles – we hear about them all the time but what does it mean and why do I want one? And why Arbonne? I think we have a lot to catch up on…
Why did I want a side hustle? Aka multiple streams of income make sense!
You will have hopefully read my post Moving to Scotland – A New Chapter for Just Hollie and know all about the fact that I’ve recently upped sticks and moved 400 miles from home to start a new life with my husband. All is well (aside from the CONSTANT rain) but it struck me when job hunting that to move so far, you kinda have to start again career wise. Whilst I willingly left my old job and I wanted to move here, it kinda sucked having to begin again at a new company and settle into a whole new working environment. I’m not the best at working in an office 9-5 anyway, it never has been very me, so I started to think about my options. Many of you may know I dabble in copywriting and am studying to grow that part of my life, and until I can make an income from that I am stuck in the corporate wheel. Or so I thought. I first head about Arbonne a while ago when a friend started using the products and I knew it was something I could get involved in; I love making connections through blogging and through socials, which is a huge part of being a consultant for a social marketing company, and I also love the wellness products which Arbonne sell. The company aside, that’s a different reason I started which I’ll speak about below, I realised I could build something which could be portable and mine. If I moved, Arbonne would move with me, and I would never have to interview/go into the office to work/restrict my life based on my job! So the plan is to build Arbonne up alongside my current full-time job and hopefully one day use that income to support my writing career and give up the office altogether. I’ve always wanted to be my own boss and work from home, and I get very bored doing just one thing all of the time, so this is a real light bulb moment for me. Diversify your income, because you never know when you too might move or heaven forbid, lose your job. It’s not nice to think about but it’s true!
Arbonne products are bloody fantastic!
So I decided I didn’t want to work for somebody forever and I knew I would need to do something besides writing to get the income I wanted, the next part was choosing a business which worked for me. There are so many multi-level marketing companies out there I had to choose something which I 100% believed in. Cue Arbonne. In their range is skincare, makeup and body products which are all amazing and have SO many benefits, but its the nutrition range which I’m the most excited about. I’m currently taking daily a mix of collagen and hyaluronic acid which is making my skin so glowy, and also the infamous fizz sticks which are an energy and vitamin boost which make you feel fab! I’ve got my eyes on the 30 days to healthy living plan which is all about cleansing your body in the healthiest way and also the range of essential oils are a piece of me. Basically, I’m my own products biggest fan and that’s exactly the way it should be. I won’t be flogging the hell out of a load of makeup I don’t even wear as that’s not me – I’ll just be sharing what I’m up to and helping other people to feel fantastic – happy days! The other big thing which made me choose Arbonne is the fact that I don’t have to order a load of product in and start delivering it myself, people literally just sign up online to become a preferred client of mine (which means discounts from srp prices), shop the products through my website and get it delivered as if they were buying through any other online shop. It couldn’t be simpler to be honest!
Support, support, support
Arbonne reps mean business. It doesn’t matter if it’s someone who’s just started or the person at the top of the chain, the energy is so infectious and it’s a big part of why I joined. There is nothing better than having motivated, driven people to surround yourself with to give yourself a kick up the butt. The products themselves promote a positive mindset however so do the people promoting them! There are training sessions, podcasts, blog posts and much more just to make you feel great and feel ready to take on the world – it’s not all sales and product knowledge, it’s building an entrepreneurial mindset. There are reading recommendations and trips to fabulous countries – it sounds SO cheesy but it’s a lifestyle change becoming an Arbonne rep and such a healthy, positive one at that. I’m enjoying it so much more than I thought possible and if you need a little boost (alongside a boost for your wallet too) then I’d recommend getting in touch about joining as I feel the best I have in a long time right now. Long may it continue!
I hope that gives some clarity as to why I’m doing what I’m doing and I’ll thank you now for your support. I know not everyone is interested in or supports social marketing businesses but it’s the future baby! I’ll also pop the link to my Arbonne shop below if you want to take a look at the products further (highly recommend the Body Cleanse sachets, I’m currently drinking one and it tastes like sherbet lemons!).
Just Hollie xox