Melanie is a SAHM mom of three children and a member of the MOB’s Boise, Idaho chapter. Although she is new to the MOB, she says she is excited to be a member and can’t wait to see where her business goes! Her favorite benefits are the opportunity to meet and connect with other mom business owners in her area and the educational aspects of the weekly MOB Talks.
She decided to start her business as a way to stay home with her children and bring in extra income for her family. She’s lived in several places and spent five years in Germany when her husband was on active duty. She says she loves to spend time with her family.
She’s an enthusiastic fan Thirty-One Bags and credits the company for providing support and encouragement. “They are always encouraging consultants of every level to have faith and confidence in yourself and your abilities,” she explains.
Melanie says she looks up to fellow rep Rachael and says she’s been a great help on Melanie’s journey.
She says her biggest struggle has been finding her own groove with sales and marketing. “I am naturally very shy and breaking out of that has been a struggle. I also do not have a very big social circle which makes it hard to expand out to others.”
Melanie advises new business owners to have faith in themselves and know they make it work She says “You can do anything if you just have the confidence to put yourself out there! Know your product and have the passion to inspire others!”
Her ideal referral is someone Anyone who loves Thirty-one as much as she does. “Ideally, I would love for someone to love it enough they choose to join my team and make their own opportunities with their own business,” she explains.
She loves the freedom and flexibility that comes from working for herself. “I work when I choose to work and I’m still able to volunteer in my children’s classrooms. I get to make memories with them instead of being stuck working in an office doing something I don’t enjoy.”
Melanie offers MOB Alliance members free shipping on orders over $50. You’ll need to contact her with your directory listing link to claim the special.
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