One of the hesitations I had in becoming a Rodan+Fields Consultant last year was What am I paying for? What do I get? What is EXPECTED of me?
That last one was the million dollar question. We all have those days and weeks when we just kind of shut down and things get pushed to the back burner. Priorities, right? I didn't want this to be something I invested in and didn't follow through on.
If you are interested in becoming a Consultant, here's the basics:
You buy a kit. That's your buy-in. But it's not just an investment (in the fastest growing skincare company). It's product. Product for you and for your customer-base.
A lovely consultant made this graphic and I think it explains things nicely. I bought the $395 kit because I'm skeptical and hesitant by nature, but the more expensive kits are actually the better value when you compare the costs of what you actually get in them. I got a Redefine regimen and an Unblemish regimen with my kit.
You pay $25 a month to run your website. It's really like your office and holds everything you need to know and all of your data (that's my teacher-talk coming out).
You have access to SEVERAL Facebook groups that are full of information and questions and graphics and just camaraderie with other consultants. It's a source of inspiration for me because, after a long day, sometimes the last thing I want to do is start a second job. But seeing what others are up to is really encouraging.
You have the chance/ability to buy products at a discounted rate each month. This is called a CRP and it requires you to spend $80 a month. This might seem like a lot, but I was spending $160 on my own products every 60 days as a customer. I still get my same products but, because of the discount, I have some wiggle room to try new products without spending much more.
You earn commission on orders.
There are no quotas. You do as much or as little as you want. This is where it diverges from a MLM type business and really stands out as direct sales. No one will kick you out or say you're not doing enough. The incentives and opportunity are there if you have the time to take it on (some months I do, some months I don't).
Speaking of, you hold onto NO product. Nothing goes through you. It all goes through the website. There's no parties to host (unless you want to), no boxes to lug around, etc. Did you know that this year the Girl Scouts require the parents to buy and hold the cookies and whatever is not sold is the responsibility of the parents? Rodan+Fields doesn't even ask me to do that. If someone doesn't order or if something doesn't sell, oh well.
There's always more details and I'd be happy to chat with you about them, but this is the nitty-gritty as I see it. The important stuff I wanted to know when I signed up.