3 Surprising Perks of Starting Your Own Business

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Have you been considering a side business?

These days, more and more people are! Maybe you work full-time, but it’s not as fulfilling as you’d like — or it doesn’t quite pay the bills. Or you’re a stay-at-home parent who needs something just for YOU.

The best part about having a side business is that you can choose something you LOVE to do. It’s no coincidence that a record 20.5 million people were in direct selling (aka network marketing) by 2016.

At Scentsy, we like to call it social selling. Because above all else, it’s a relationship business. A chance to align around a common goal with people you admire. To sell products you love and would be sharing with others, anyway.

It’s also a great opportunity to break ground on something new without needing much of an investment — and the flexibility and benefits are a no-brainer! But there are also opportunities you might not expect:

You can ditch your comfort zone

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You know how little kids get growing pains, those tingly feelings in their arms and legs that make them restless or achy as their bodies grow? It’s kind of like that. To grow beyond your current abilities, it might get uncomfortable. You’ll probably feel butterflies in your stomach — for a time. There’s a learning curve in all new things, and reaching the other side means you will have to climb.

Scentsy President Heidi Thompson encourages us to embrace the butterflies — that to grow, you MUST be uncomfortable. Those tingles and aches should be celebrated, because they mean you’re doing something real to get from where you are to where you want to be.

You can build your network

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Here’s the thing about leaving your comfort zone: You don’t have to do it alone. When your heart is in your work, the relationships you build along the way mean something. Your friendships help to carry you through! Surround yourself with people who share your goals, who understand and align with your ideals, who offer unconditional support and encouragement when you need it, and who push you — and join you! — as you work hard to grow.

At Scentsy, we encourage Consultants to build a team, their own personal, handpicked network of people to join them on their journey. That collaboration helps Scentsy Consultants stay focused and enthusiastic, plus it’s just more fun — and shouldn’t it be?

You can be a leader

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Maybe you don’t feel like one now, or maybe the thought of leading anything makes you want to hide under the covers. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: The more you do, the more you can do. We know that breaking down goals into manageable chunks is key — that saying about eating an elephant one bite at a time holds up. Look at your destination to LEADER as a journey you’ll take one step at a time.

When you decide to start a side business, consider Scentsy. Especially if you love the products (who doesn’t?) or align with our mission to bring value to the world. A deeper connection to what you do means the time you spend on it is about so much more than a paycheck — it feeds your soul.

It’s time to learn more about the Scentsy opportunity. Start here.

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    Heather Llanes

    When I joined Scentsy it was just to try a side gig. I loved the products and thought I could earn a little on the side by sharing my love. I never realized it would grow to a legit income source! I’m so happy i found Scentsy. The potential in this biz is incredible!

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    Christina Osburn

    As someone who joined as a kit napper, I am so thankful for the greater good Scentsy had in store for me! I am social, I am building a team and I am a leader now thanks to Scentsy! Boy am I thankful my WHY changed in so many ways since day one!

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