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AAAaaaaghhhhh!!!!

I really should just change the name of my Blog to I am a terrible Blogger. 😛

I have lots of things I want to blog about but no time to sit down and get it done.

Sorry for being so quiet.

So what has happened that can’t wait till I get a chance to sit down at the laptop properly?

I have a FitBit now, only had it for a few days though so still getting my head round the website.

Oh and we have a website of our own, nearly forgot!!! http://www.siangela.co.uk is the new website for my business. 😀

Have to run as getting everything sorted for the POUT event at Edinburgh Corn Exchange this weekend. Last year was fabulous so really excited about this year. 😀

Well I suppose as this post is a complete ramble of thinking out loud nonsense, I can leave the Blog as Angela’s Ramblings.

Bye for now.

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Rubbish at Blogging, Sorry.

Yet again, I have to admit that I am terrible at blogging.
It’s not that I forget to blog, it’s more that when I remember, I can’t think of anything sensible to say.

Which explains why a lot of my previous posts make little or no sense.

I have so much that I want to blog about just now, that the problem is deciding what to blog first!!!!
Instead of suddenly having lots of blogs all at once I am going to make myself a list of the topics I want to blog about and gradually work my way through them.
Birthdays, Weddings, Fabulous NEW products, life in general…………. the list is endless.
Which bodes well for me managing to blog more often for the next few weeks at least.

There are a few things I do want to share just now though.
Siân (the other half of Siangela) got married.
I’ve lost 17lb so far this year.
AVON are about to launch fantastic new products, as well as their Christmas gift ideas starting to appear.
More on all of those topics to follow in future posts.

Bedazzled nail wraps by AVON

Oh almost forgot!!!!!!
I am now completely in love with AVON’s New Nail Art Design Strips, the photo above is of my nails with the Bedazzled design for Siân’s wedding.

part time work = part time wage / hobby like hours = hobby like earnings

Do you have your own self employed business? If so;

How many hours do you invest into your self employed business?

How much of that valuable time is being used for actual leg work?

How much time do you spend reading and posting online stuff?

Are you getting a proportionate amount of your earnings from the stuff you are spending the most time on?

 

The reason I ask these questions isn’t that I want to know the answers, feel free to drop me a comment if you feel like answering them though. I just want you all to consider how you spend your time and what would be the most efficient and profitable use of your valuable time.

In my experience nothing grows my business more efficiently than being physically seen out and about working. But that is the nature of my business, I also work online and gain customers through that but most of my regular custom has been gained through face to face contact.

I have gained new customers just by having my bags in my hand as I walk down the street and smiling and chatting to anyone and everyone, about anything at all, the conversation will eventually come to an end and I get to say ‘sorry got to go I have deliveries to drop of for customers, have you seen a brochure recently? I have one with me you can have, what is your address? I’ll pop round to collect the brochure in a few days.’ I have picked up numerous customers this way.

I have customers who now show my brochures to their whole family for me and get me extra orders that way, because I have given consistent and friendly customer service they think of me as a friend who they are helping rather than a business woman asking them to do some of my work for me free of charge.

 

One of the many things I love about my self employed business is that it fits around whatever I need it to fit around.

Or want it to fit around.

 

This week I actually spent a whole afternoon sitting in my back garden reading a book a friend had bought me. I made a point of posting my main brochure and special offers online and by email before I went out. I was relaxing in the sun but my brochures and online sales tools were working for me at the same time.

I gained a new customer and an extra order from one of my regular customers that afternoon, as well as getting 5 texts from different customers asking if I had any suncream available as they had forgotten to order any!

Now that doesn’t mean that I sit around doing nothing all of the time, that wouldn’t bring me in much profit.

I am fully self employed so I need to keep my income at a high enough level to cover the daily expenses to stay afloat financially, as well as earning enough to treat my hubby and I every now and again.

I LOVE my own business, I LOVE the flexibility and freedom being my own boss gives me.

 

To get to this level of earnings I have to consistently put in the hours and the leg work. Not just in the past, right now and in the future. Consistent customer service providing good word of mouth referrals will grow your business much more efficiently than trying to find new customers all of the time ignoring your regular customer base.

I fit my business around my life but I also make a point of fitting it into my life.

Facebook and other Social media platforms are great for attracting attention but in some businesses face to face contact, chatting in a friendly manner and being helpful to your customers is the best possible sales tool available to you.

I have customers who have been referred to me by my other customers, they are worth their weight in gold.

 

If you want to bring in earnings as if it’s just a hobby of yours, continue to put in hobby like hours. Having fun but not taking it seriously.

 

If you want to build your business to a part time wage level or above you need to consistently put in part time hours every campaign. Taking it seriously as a business.

 

If like me you want to earn a full time wage you need to either put in consistent quality part time work, working smart and get yourself out there actually doing the ground work and building fantastic foundations for your business to grow from and it will gradually build to that level.

 

Or you have to put in full time hours from day one and ask for help and advice, follow the advice given to you by people who have already been successful and know what they are talking about.

 

You wouldn’t expect an employer to pay you a full time salary for only an hours actual work a week, would you?

 

AVON Sales Leadership

Sorry I’ve been so quiet recently.
I’ve been working on so many different things that I’ve not had as much online time as usual.
Did anyone miss me?
I’ll get back to blogging properly next week, tomorrow I am spending the day working with my fabulous downline Sales Leaders in my AVON business.
I’ll be working with them in their own businesses for the day.
Always fun and rewarding.

AVON Sales Leadership

Start your own business with Avon today go to http://bit.ly/repstart and apply to be a Representative or Team Leader, go on!! Be your best with the best – AVON

What I do and why I do it.

How many of you can honestly say that you LOVE what you do?

Not like, accept, enjoy but actually love what you do every day?

I can.

I spent many years working for many wonderful employers and one or two not so wonderful ones.

Every job I have had has had aspects that I have thoroughly enjoyed and missed when leaving that employment, but they have all also had those little niggles that I didn’t enjoy.

The bits that made me not look forward to going in some days, in fact some bits that I actually dreaded having to do.

But it’s part of the job, has to be done, no choice………………..

 

Well when fate stepped in and made me really stop and think about what I wanted to do, what I felt I was supposed to be doing and what I could really enjoy doing, I made a choice.

I took the opportunity to really look at my life, my aims and ambitions.

What I felt was important and what I really wasn’t bothered about anymore but did out of habit.

 

I realised a few things.

  1. My voluntary work meant more to me than my employed work.
  2. I enjoy helping, inspiring and empowering people.
  3. I valued being able to spend time with my family above doing extra shifts at work
  4. I wanted to put my health and emotional well being first
  5. That I was ready to make some changes

 

I have been a leader in a Christian Youth Organisation meeting locally for over a decade and can’t imagine ever not participating.

I get so much enjoyment out of working with the group that I have always turned down jobs that couldn’t fit round the commitment I made to be there every week.

Obviously I have bills to pay so need to have an income.

As I considered all of my options for potential employment I made the decision to take control of my own income.

I had decided I wanted to put everything I had realised about myself, into action.

So instead of finding another employer, where I’d have things I enjoyed and things I didn’t enjoy as much.

I employed myself.

I started my own business.

As a teenager I had sold AVON as an independent representative and really enjoyed serving my own customer list, the same people every few weeks.

Getting to know my customers as individuals, instead of being in a shop serving strangers every day.

When I thought about it I realised that I actually missed that interaction.

So I restarted my AVON business.

Most of my old customers hadn’t found a new rep so I already had an established customer base to build on and I was instantly enjoying it again.

But I didn’t feel that I was fulfilling my ambition to help others.

That was when I decided that I was going to become an independent sales leader with AVON.

Helping others start and grow their own AVON businesses, providing training, encouragement and support to my team and helping them reach whatever goals they choose to set for their own business.

The first of my team to also become a Sales Leader was Siân, at which point Team Siangela was born.

We both have similar aims to help people as much as we can, to feel like we are giving something back in some way.

We both have complete faith that if this is what we are supposed to be doing God will be supporting us every step of the way.

Team Siangela has been a fantastic success, gradually growing
and spreading across the UK.
We now have team members in Scotland, England and Wales.
With Sales Leaders able to sign up and train new team members throughout the UK.
If you are over 18 and living in the UK you can apply to join our team
by visiting http://bit.ly/repstart and completing the application.
Or you can email me at angela@siangela.co.uk for more information.
 

Happy 1st Birthday Team Siangela.

First Birthday.

http://www.facebook.com/siangelastars and on Twitter @siangelastars were both launched a year ago today.

This was the official launch of ‘Team Siangela’ and ‘Siangela’ as a brand and business entity.

Siân Harris and I had been colleagues for over a year and had both been running our own independant AVON businesses before then, what makes today significant and worthy of celebration is the joining of two minds to reach a common goal.

We decided that we were stronger working together and could help support our teams and each other in so many different ways just by encouraging team work in a caring and supportive atmosphere.

The first year has flown past! And I have enjoyed every minute of it.

Our teams have gone from strength to strength, the fun, friendship and team spirit that we have successfully created has been the highlight of the year for me.

Here’s to many more years of fun. Cheers.

 

Nail Art First Attempt

Nail Art First Attempt

Been playing with my new toy.

AVON’s new Nail Art Tool with a fine brush at one end and dotting tool at the other.

Available to customers in the UK in a month, available to new reps signing up now in their first order at a discounted price.
25 new shades of speed dry nail enamel are about to be launched as well, also available to new reps in their first order at a discounted price.
If you’d like to place an order in advance drop me a message, if you’d like to join my team as a rep and take advantage of being able to get new items before customers and at a cheaper price email me at angela@siangela.co.uk for more info.
(Over 18s in the UK only, sorry.)