Fuel For the Female + Momtrepreneur. Find Your Passion.
May 14, 2019 | By: Melissa
Are you a mom who left her job to stay at home with your babies? Are you a mom who has never had a job she's liked? Or work a job with hours that are not conducive to your family's schedule? Are you a girl who hates clocking in and out every day to a job that doesn't fulfill you? Girl, I get it.
When I started photography ten years ago, I was clocking in and out of jobs in retail and restaurants that I hated the hours, I felt burnt out by the work, and I didn't feel fulfilled. Sure it could be fun, but I knew it personally wasn't where my passion was. Fast forward ten years later to being a mom, and I find myself in the wild Wild West of Texas, where we aren't permanently residing. And because of this, I'm not actively building a wedding photography business at this location. Slowly I'm working to get myself into the permanent market we will be in, in the Charleston, SC area. But guys, in all honesty, we feel that financial deficit. And me working out of the house? That isn't much of an option for us, as we have no family nearby and the cost of kid care alone in comparison to getting a job at a local place that will pay minimum wage is hardly worth my time or effort. Not to mention sacrificing hours away from my baby boy as this time of his life where the time just flies by and he's changing everyday, not for me. Are you in this boat? I get it.
I'm writing this right now, because I get it. And because I want to help you. Because I believe NO woman and NO family should have to be stuck between this rock and hard place! So here I am today, here to tell you YOU, yes you mama, even with NO experience in a field, can create work for yourself. I did this with photography- I knew NOTHING about photography when I decided I was going to be a photographer, but I was relentless and I had that passion and desire to work as a photographer. Even when people didn't believe I would succeed, even when I looked like a joke. Because I LOVE creating art out of an emotional connection to look back and remember our favorite days when the time has passed. And so believe me when I say, you CAN find your passion and create a business right now, even from your couch! Even from your PHONE! How? Not only is social media and the world wide web crucial to any independent business endeavor, but OK, stick with me here... YOU mama, can earn a living and contribute to your family via a partnership with a direct sales marketing company. What the heck is that? Companies like Plexus, Monat, Younique Makeup, hello pink... You get the picture... Yuck you say?! Girl, that's what I said. Trust me I get it. I HATE sales! As a photographer for ten years, I never once felt like I was 'selling' anything! Because guess what? I'm not! I AM NOT a sales person, trust me, I'd be the worst sales person on the planet- you'd fire me! I'm just me- and I've just shared that I do photography. So let's talk about this some more. Pinky promise me you will read on!
If you love something, do you share it with your friends? I do! I LOVE Crunch fitness, so freaking much. It has daycare, classes, spray tanning, massage chairs, is open 24 hours- and get this their memberships start at stinking $10/month... WHAT?! Sorry Planet Fitness, but I'm breaking up with you, because fitness is important to me and crunch fitness rocks. And I tell EVERYONE who fitness is important to.
OK, See what I did there? I shared something that I love, that I believe in! THAT is exactly what a market partnership is about. The ONLY difference? Crunch fitness is not financially blessing me for directing business to them. (THANKS CRUNCH!) Plexus however currently is. But ya know what, I L-O-V-E and believe in their products SO HARD! They have changed so many things in my health and life for the better. I was sharing about them before I even became a market partner. But I do not "SELL" Plexus. So how do you 'sell' without selling?
You need to find your PASSION. What do you love? What are your hobbies? What are you drawn to? What do you believe in?
My passion? I am all about helping women. Helping them journey to their healthiest selves and happiest lives. Why? Because I have been through some extremely hard times, physically, mentally, emotionally, feeling like I had no where and no one to turn to, and even still I came out of these times STRONGER. I want to help every woman and mama who is struggling with some kind of issue, issues people don't talk about, issues that are dark, deep and painful, to either avoid them or journey out of them. And if what I share that helped me, helps someone, even just ONE person, then I feel it is my God given obligation to share and to help as best I can. Physically, Plexus has enabled me to be the kind of mom I want to be- one that isn't feeling like death, or crashing from my 3rd cup of coffee trying to have energy to do everything I need to do. And I want EVERY mom to not feel burdened or weighed down, but to feel like their best selves, because that's all we want to be for our children. And I want to empower my team of women do the same for others.
So mama, you need to find your passion. Find what fuels you, find your why. What things are you naturally interested in? What have you always dreamed of doing? It's not too big, or TOO hard, you CAN do it. And the financial blessings, that's an added benefit, that is NOT the why. Find your why, find your purpose and then you can find an amazing company who's products you're passionate about. And be sure, that I am in no way discouraging you from building your own business independently. I've done it! And i love it! But there are added benefits from partnering with a company. Here are some:
You have a TEAM. Being an independent photographer, I don't have people who are showing me the way. A team who are cheering me on, who are giving me step by step direction on how to be successful, how they've been successful. More often than not you have more competition than community. But my Plexus girls, they have become dear friends who cheer me on and say HEY you need help? I got you girl! I will show you how to financially bless your family as I have.
The products sell themselves. I have truly come to the conclusion, that direct sales companies that use market partnerships like Plexus, decided to construct their business this way, because their products ACTUALLY work. You have testimony after testimony to prove how amazing they are, and that my friend is pretty exciting to share! Proof is in the pudding, right?!
Saves you from a lot of headaches with taxes, business licenses, etc. YES OMG YES. While you do need to set aside part of your funds for taxes, there is so much less headache when it comes to market partnerships- take it from someone who's been working for herself for ten years. This is a wonderful hassle you don't have to stress about.
There is potential to make serious money. I never knew there was real earning potential doing something like this. While talking about money can be yucky, compensation plans should be a piece of what you look at. And let me tell you, girls in my upline, are pulling in $3-7000/month! And way up my team, they are getting compensated 20k+/month. Talk about a financial blessing from sharing and doing something you LOVE. It can be life changing to find the right place for your passion!
I want you to know, making this decision to partner with a company, could literally CHANGE your life. What could you do with an extra $500, $1000 or $5000/month? Just from sharing on social media about a product you LOVE?! You CAN do this mama, find something you are passionate about and take a leap of faith with a company. Your $99 or $199 investment WILL turn into a part time, real income for you and your family, right from your home, with your babies! You just need the keys and a team of people showing you how they've done it. I will put a list below of various companies that are available to partner with, start looking and find your passion girl!
Stay tuned for more Fuel for the female + momtrepeneur. We'll be chatting on various topics to help you be find your passion and be successful on YOUR schedule! Find more fuel on the reg here in my group.
Our family photos taken by: May + Marie Photography