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    • June 28, 2011 5:41 AM PDT
    • Thinking about selling Scentsy...

      I live in Torrance, CA. I am thinking about joining Scentsy but not sure if I will have a big customer base, so I'm wondering, anyone live in or near Torrance, wanna buy from me? Let me know if you are interested.

      Also, if there are any consultants that can give me some advice on how to sell or where to find customers, that would be really appreciated. Thank you. =)

    • June 29, 2011 5:06 AM PDT
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      Pleasure to meet you h.harris, I'm Travis and I have been working with Melaleuca almost since launch. The journey you're about to embark on is a full of many possibilities and I'm pleased to say that the company you chose to start with is more than legit. My first piece of advice would be to make sure you understand the road ahead, plan, research, and use the information that is around you. When I was a youngster I spent a great deal of time dreaming about my own business. I managed to fantasize about how much money I'd make, what I'd wear, how important I'd appear to those around me, but never gave much thought to the work involved with building that kind of life. When I first started out, there was no Internet, and research was based solely on business knowledge, having a knack with numbers, and being aggressive as all hell whether you were going door to door or setting up a presentation for a gathering. You my friend, have the world at your fingertips, and I'd like to take the opportunity to give you a few bits of information that I wish someone gave me when I started.

      One place that does have a few helpful hints, and makes a great starting point are the posts in the (Work From Home Articles) section of these forums. Repspace is a fantastic source of free information ranging from how to do it and what companies to do it with. Instead of fantasizing like I did, gather as much knowledge as possible and I promise you will succeed with a little drive and durability. Some weeks will be better than others, but stick with it and they will all slowly improve over time.

      Learn the ins and outs of Scentsy's compensation plan, focus on who your target demographic is, learn the product so that you can demonstrate how it works and even know where the materials come from to make it. Customers will have confidence in anyone who knows the product the way an electrician knows wire. Be aggressive with your energy but not your approach. Instead of consistently pushing the same 50 people to buy, consistently push to expand the amount of people you approach. Utilize the Internet as much as possible, as it doesn't cost much to use a build-it-yourself program to build a great web site and pay for hosting. Selling online is a fast and easy answer for living and trying to sell in a remote area. Be confident, but not arrogant, be honest, and most importantly, present your product in a lighthearted and easy going manner. Products rarely sell themselves, what you are really trying to do is sell yourself, and what you present must be appealing to the person.

      Don't let anyone put you down, or tell you, you can't do it, especially family members and people whose opinions really effect you. These are other areas that almost stifled my own climb up. I hope this helps a little, and if you have anymore questions please don't hesitate to ask, and there are others here who will likely chime in as well.

      Good luck!

    • July 18, 2011 1:02 PM PDT
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      Hi h.harris!

      I know I'm a little late to the party, but just wanted to offer my two cents. 

      Everything I have heard from consultants and experienced as a customer is that the company is great!

      They have a solid and comparable compensation plan, as well as good customer specials and hostess benefits.  The company provides good information to representatives and stands behind their product.  

      The only "challenge" I would bring up is this:

      While it's not at all "required" to have an inventory, all the "successful" reps I have seen have an inventory.  They carry their totes filled with scents and warmers to parties and bazaars because it's easier for them to sell if people can see it and take it with them.  For me, this would personally be a challenge because of space as well as tying up cash.  Not to mention the fact that getting the right inventory mix is challenging.  It's hard to say what scents appeal to which people.  

      Again, no where does it say that you have to carry an inventory and in fact it's not required, but it's kind of like selling makeup.  Those consultants who have an inventory and can service their customers quickly have better sales and repeat customers.  I just wanted to put this out there as consideration in your decision.  Not as to whether you would join the company or not - because I think they are great.  But rather whether you would want to invest in inventory.  

      Just my two cents....

    • July 19, 2011 5:51 AM PDT
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      Thank you to everyone who wrote and gave me advice, it was all great advice. I think I am going to join, and as I have said before also,  I am looking for customers, so if you live in torrance/long beach CA area, please email me. Thank you.


      Email your name and where you live, and that your either interested in scentsy or hosting a party.


    • July 1, 2011 2:33 AM PDT
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      Great advice Travis, and I really like Scentsy, H. Harris. I'm not really sure what their comp plan offers but I recently read an article about how good the founders are to the reps, offering trips to Disney World etc. As a woman who really appreciates candle light I think I prefer the natural light you get from a candle flame, but I can also see the value in Scentsy wickless candles and I love my own. I use it in places where it could possibly be knocked down or tipped over. I also think its a very marketable product and stands on its own as far as advertising its "impressivness".

    • July 19, 2011 12:44 AM PDT
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      I was going to chime in to yall about Scentsy, but Ivette pretty much said it as well as it can be said. Scentsy seems real solid and were I to start over I think I would have definitely considered them as a starting point without a doubt.

    • July 20, 2011 1:05 AM PDT
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      Good luck H, if you don't mind, would you be willing to keep us informed about your experiences getting involved? Good or bad, that's the kind of priceless info we love to talk about here. There are also enough experienced members to help you along the way with specific problems you may come across.

    • July 9, 2011 2:59 AM PDT
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      I think Scentsy is solid. I don't know from experience of course, but I have yet to hear a single bad thing about them. I tend to appreciate any product that at the very least; is original. I don't know for sure if they are the first to ever invent an electric candle, which is really a more direct term than "wick-less" but they focused on it and made it more popular none the less. They seem to treat their reps well, and saying as there are more and more joining all the time, I assume there is some money to made. I've stated it before in other threads, that I likely won't join an mlm company myself, but if I were going to give it a shot, Scentsy would be on my list of ten to consider.

    • July 20, 2011 2:57 AM PDT
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      Hi there, I don't live in your area unfortunately but you might consider selling online also, in which case if you send me your info I would be more than happy to place an order with you. :) Just let me know when you get started and you can email me at We can exchange info etc. I think Scentsy might even give you your own web site when you sign up but I don't know for sure. I too hope that we continue to hear from you, especially because I have been creeping around these boards ever sense I tried an awful mlm nutrition shake and have become pretty interested in starting something of my own!  Good luck to you Harris, hope you make a million dollars for sure!

    • July 12, 2011 4:06 PM PDT
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      I am a rep with Scentsy and I absolutely love it.  They have wonderful products that sell themselves.  I do a lot of fairs to find people to sell to and to find people to host parties.  Scentsy is big on the internet right now.  Let me know if you need more information.  I would love to help you.

    • July 20, 2011 6:02 AM PDT
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      Hi H.Harris,

       I am a Superstar Director with Scentsy. I have been with the company for 3 1/2 years. It has been a life changing journey for me. I wanted to let you know one very important part of joining, that is choosing a great sponsor. Everyone is sponsored into the company and being with someone who is working the business is important. It will give you valuable insight. Also joining in August will give you both the spring/summer catalogs & scent testers as well as the new fall/winter ones.

      Please contact me if you have questions. I do this full-time and would love to answer any questions you have about the business.

      Best of luck,

      J Winger


    • July 15, 2011 4:53 AM PDT
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      Hey there Tara, having been posting here for awhile, I've met a few reps for many companies, but you would be the first Scentsy rep, its akin to getting a celebrity's autograph lol. Anyway, I actually read a rumor, and of course now that I'm trying to find it, I can't find it anywhere on the internet, as if I dreamed it. I recall a small article that suggested Scentsy would be offering the ability to order custom scents. Not as in singular squares of multiple scents all in one package, but of actual mixed wax/scent containing a choice of 3 of a customer's favorite scent. Since I can't seem to find this article anywhere, do you think this was just a rumor, or perhaps Scentsy has since scrapped the idea?

    • July 21, 2011 7:54 AM PDT
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      Great advice, Judy!

      A knowledgeable, helpful, inspiring, *available* sponsor can make all the difference to a consultant's business; choose wisely if you are (or think you may ever be) serious about your direct selling business.

      Tip:  Interview several people.  Make a list of what you are looking for, such as:

      1. Returns your calls/texts/emails promptly.
      2. Answers your questions thoroughly; knows their "stuff"
      3. Makes you feel good; inspired.  
      4. Is local?  (Not necessary in this digital world, but may be important to you.  It is really helpful to have at least a few team members local, for swapping product, etc...)

      Some things our team does that you might also ask about:

      • (Optional) Monthly get-together (sometimes via webcam for those out-of-town)
      • Monthly team newsletter
      • FB group page

      Hope that helps!

    • July 16, 2011 9:03 AM PDT
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      Hey that's actually a cool idea, so long as it wouldn't require too many manufacturing changes. I'm not sure how viable it would be to have to set up a machine or whatever they use that can make random flavors. Anywho, I did a Google search and I can't find a thing. I tried every possible combination, and went back pretty far and its as if you completely imagined it lolz. It could have even just been a post from some other forum by some twilight zone escapee, you never know. Not that I don't believe you, just agreeing with you that it seems like the entire internet is void of any reference to it whatsoever.

    • July 21, 2011 7:43 AM PDT
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      Hi, sorry that I haven't been on the forum for a few days.  As per your question, I actually think that it's just a rumor.  I have been a consultant for 2 years now and haven't heard anything about that.  There are recipes that tell you which scents that you could melt together for a custom scent.  If you have any questions, feel free to post them. 

    • July 22, 2011 7:49 AM PDT
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      I have to tell you that just about everyone I've met that has anything to do with Scentsy has turned out to be really kind, direct and to the point. Scentsy gets a bit of favoritism around here I've noticed, and it honestly deserves it because the company has a great reputation which keeps getting better simply because its receiving more and more exposure. My wife bought a Scentsy warmer and even though we both prefer real candles, we always keep it handy on the porch which happens to have more wind curtains than most large houses. Its attractive, simply, and safe, plus you get God knows how many scents to choose from when you order. I remember back when the company launched and first started offering direct sales opportunities, and I knew back then that it would grow and it has. This is a tough business because it has a tough reputation to deal with, and consequently is forced to deal with a little bit of discrimination. I'm so confident about Scentsy's growth that I predict it to be the next Christmas Tree Shop within 10 years or so. The products will likely expand to lamps, sconces, and all other manner of permanent fixtures that will enable you to add scents to. To top it all off, the company has a tremendous reputation for being very good to its employees and sales reps, and even multiple charities. Looking at company growth, you almost have to wonder where its priorities are, company expansion or giving to charities.


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