Years ago, my routine was get up at 6 a.m. fix breakfast, get the kids up and ready for school. Kiss my husband, on my way out as he was coming in from working his grave yard shifts. Then, I would travel 45 miles to make it to my job and work for wholesale, while they were making retail from the fruit of my labor.
When my kids would get sick, or even have a scheduled doctors visit or to be honest, I just didn’t feel up to getting up traveling that long highway, I would put my acting career on and call in and say, hi this is Sandra and I can’t come in today because I really feel sick and god knows I was not sick, well, I was sick, sick and tired of going to this JOB working paycheck to paycheck, not getting ahead, and just falling behind as the years went by.
As the years went by, thin layers began to uncover my eye, while shopping during business hours; I would see many people out, at Star Bucks with their laptops and cell phones just talking away. I wondered how are they out and having a good time while I am working 8 to 5 day in and out.
Well, I have always been the one that needed an answer to all my questions. So I started to investigate.what other way to do this? Ask! Trust me at first; I said these people are going to tell me to mind my business! That’s okay I will go to the next until I get an answer. So, that is exactly what I did. I went up to this guy as he was typing on his lap top, a very nice one, I might add. And I said you must be on lunch break.
He replied, in a way just finishing up on my respondents. I said what do you do? He said, “I am an Entrepreneur.” Now, my definition of entrepreneur was that you owned your own business in a brick and mortar building. So, I stuck my foot in my mouth and said oh, where is your store? And this is where my life changed. He said, “I WORK FROM HOME.”
So, yes I went home and done my research and the rest was history. Now, in starting any business there are some steps you must take. The first one is to START! By now, you may be saying well, there are so many scams out there. And my response to you first will be telling me what you call a scam. I will tell you what a scam is you find this company that offers you a fly by night income take your money, give you NO number to reach them, only email, and then once you send them this huge amount of money you feel the lump of what you have done.
Now, that is a SCAM. The definition to scam is “A ploy by a shyster to raise money”. I am an Independent Business Owner with a company that is over 15 years old, 5 years ago, we were a 5 million dollar company, and today we are a 100 million dollar company. We are affiliated with fortune 500 companies, such as Target, CVS, Wal-Mart, Sears, plus many more. We were featured on 60 minutes with Morley safer http://www.freedomathometeam.com/Cbutler/video. If you are at the point in your life where you have said “enough is enough”, welcome to our world!
If I could find that guy today I would kiss him a MILLION times, (hope my husband isn’t reading this!). I love what I do and that is helping people SAVE MONEY and MAKE MONEY! We have the best discount plans Nationwide http://www.mybenefitsplus.com/cbutler.
I have a wonderful husband of 9 years, four wonderful boys, one in college; one became a senior this year, 12 year old and a 4 year old! I am currently working on my BA degree in Legal Studies and I Home School our 12 and 4 year old. I get up, grab my cup of coffee and off to my computer I go!
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