We all have our reasons and rationale for why we take the actions we take. In March of 2021, I was giving the choice to become a Color Street stylist. I had always thought about adding direct sales to my income stream but hadn’t really given it too much thought. Then I attended a Color Street party that my bestie was having. I’d never tried the product before and as soon as I did I know this was the company for me. Making the decision to join was easy, at first. But then I started thinking about it and all the things came up for me. So I thought I’d share six reasons why I almost didn’t join Color Street!
I don’t have time to add another thing!
This is the first and most common thought – and I had it to. We were getting ready to put our house on the market and move across the country. I have a full time job (sometimes more than full time). My kids keep us busy and I didn’t want to take any more time away from them, or my husband. I definitely didn’t want all my nights and weekends filled with parties to where I wasn’t ever home.
But here’s the thing! I quickly learned that this business can be run on your own time and with your own goals in mind (more on that later). Here were some incredible time savers that I found.
- I only host online parties so they happen on Facebook or via email. That means. I don’t have to hold inventory and I don’t have to show up in person if I don’t want to.
- We have incredible graphics groups! Other stylists create amazing graphics that can be used for social posting and for parties. That means I don’t have to spend a tone of time creating new things or coming up with ideas on what to post.
- Templates for parties are incredible and very diverse. I can copy the graphics and put my own words to them and voile! I have a party all ready to go.
- I spend one day a month scheduling out the bulk of my social media and then I don’t have to do it daily.
I don’t want to do an MLM.
Not all direct sales company are the same. And yes, some are yucky feeling. For me, it was about finding a product that I like and use. Something that’s authentic for me. Then it’s about researching the company and finding out how they operate. Meeting with those that are involved is a great way to get to know the vibe.
There were a few things about Color Street that stood out to me. They are a debt free company and the product is made in the USA. They classify themselves as a social selling compay within the party plan business. I don’t have to carry inventory and the cost to join is low ($129 + $9.95/month). The minimums are totally doable, so if I have a lot going on during a month then I don’t have to worry about it.
What I did know is that I wanted the opportunity to earn extra income that could grow over time. Not to replace my current business, but to supplement it so I could have more consistent income across the board.
I’m terrible at sales.
I have been blessed inside my marketing business. Since the beginning I’ve had great referral partners so sales hasn’t been something that I’ve had to do a lot of. In fact, sales is really hard for me and not something that comes naturally to me. I was concerned about booking parties, asking for sales and building my team. If I’m being honest, it’s still something that doesn’t come easily but I’m learning and growing all the time.
The great thing is that we have an incredible support system! The training that we recieve from Color Street and the stylists that have come before us is incredible. I love that I have people I can go to to learn about what next steps I can take to get me towards my goals.
What Kind of Color Street Stylist Are You?
Thinking about adding Color Street to your career path?
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I don’t want to spend money on inventory that may or may not sell.
This is one of the things that I loved most about Color Street. You don’t have to carry any inventory. Many do, including myself, but that’s totally your choice. You get 13 sets inside your kit that you can sell or use to give away to potential customers and hostesses, but other then that, people will order through your website. That also means you don’t have to worry about shipping orders.
Now if you want to keep inventory so you can do things like stash sales, vendor events, in-home parties, etc, you totally can. That’s the beauty of this business. You can make it whatever you want and do the things that you want to reach your business goals.
The only way to make money is by building a team.
I was nervous about building a team. I didn’t have anyone in mind that might be a good fit and because I know MLMs can have a bad wrap I even found myself a little shy about even saying that I was a stylist. Yes some friends were immediately questioning it but overall I got a warm response.
But here’s the thing. Yes, building and growing your team is one way to increase your income. But it’s not the only way. There are no requirements for growing your team. Our compensation plan is clearly laid out and you can review it to determine the right path for you based off of the income you want to earn.
I won’t be able to sell them consistently when it’s only one product.
There are definitely companies out there with a wider variety of products than Color Street. And that can be a concern if you let it. How do you keep selling to your existing customers when its the same thing over and over!
For me, this was something that I loved. I didn’t want to have to learn a huge catalog of products. Color Street makes it easy for us. While there is a core catalog of of shades and two major launches (spring and fall), Color Street also comes out with multiple mini collections each month. This gives us new things to talk about with our existing customers all the time.
PLUS, in 2022, Color Street announced a new nail care line. Nail polish remover launched February 15th and more to come in April! This gives us opportunities to share nail care health and earn commissions on it.
These are common reasons why people don’t because a stylist. If you want to know more about why I decided to join you can check out this blog post. I’m happy to get on a call and chat with you about the opportunity and any questions you have. I’m so proud of the support of my team and the support I give my downline. Being a part of a company that is newer, growing and that truly listens to us in the field ins incredible. I hope you’ll join me.