With our limited-time Design the Life You Love On-the-Go Kit promotion in August, we saw so many New Designers join your teams and our O2 family! {And, because the On-the-Go Kit was so successful, we added the On-the-Go Kit as a regular Starter Kit option for New Designers for only $49 USD | $59 CAD through the end of this year!}

Two of these New Designers are Laura Benedict and Alesha Brock.

Not only did Laura and Alesha each sponsor four New Designers, they also quadruple-promoted to Senior Team Leader in September – their second month as a Designer and during their Ready, Set, SOAR! period!

So, how’d they do it?

Here’s how they quadruple-promoted and their tips for success for other new Designers:

Laura Benedict – Started her O2 journey on August 4, 2018

“I was lucky enough to have a team training at The Nest shortly after I started,” shares Laura. “That was when I heard the best thing I could possibly hear, ‘The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately.’ It was like a light bulb went off. I sat down that night and set a plan for where I wanted to be by the end of the month and mapped out ways to get there. Origami Owl has brought out so much passion and excitement in me. I love working and volunteering at Comic-cons; I get that same feeling with Origami Owl. I love bringing smiles to people’s faces and helping them cherish a special moment. I am extremely lucky to be part of ‘The Charmed Ones.’ When I hit a goal, they were right there cheering me on to hit the next one. The happiness is infectious. Pass it on to your Customers, Hostesses and VIPs. Be present and attentive.”

Laura’s Tips for Quadruple-Promoting

“I tried a variety of activities and ideas during September,” says Laura. “Some of the different things I tried were:

  • Mystery Hostess on my VIP page.
  • Posted different looks on my VIP page, such as ‘this or that’ photos, then started a conversation with anyone who commented or liked the photo.
  • Made bath bombs and soaps with Charms in them for giveaways. I also gave them to my Hostess with their party kit. {The Charms were protected before being inserted into the bath bombs and soaps.}
  • Monthly-themed Swag Box
    • Everyone who placed an order got one ticket into the giveaway.
    • Everyone who hosted a Jewelry Bar® got one ticket into the giveaway (Hostesses who were qualified, four orders of $250 or more, got an extra ticket into the giveaway).
    • Everyone who referred a Hostess to me got one ticket into the giveaway. The Hostess they referred also got one ticket into the giveaway, as well.
  • Posted games to get people involved.
    • Example: Guess the movie or song inspired a look I put together.
  • When I had someone on the fence about hosting a Jewelry Bar and I knew they wanted a piece of jewelry like the Force For Good® look or the Crystal Sugar Skull Swarovski® Locket Figurine, I’d ask, ‘What’s it going to take for you to host a Jewelry Bar with me?’
  • I asked each Hostess what kind of Jewelry Bar they wanted to do – Halloween, Fall, Harry Potter™, or a mixture. They know their friends and family best, so I let them pick the theme they wanted.

Tips for Success

  • Trust the system – it works!
  • Book, Sell, Share, Expand – repeat!
  • Ask your fellow Designers and Mentors what works best for them. Try anything once, twice, maybe even three times. Don’t prejudge, but always follow your gut.
  • Be genuine. Be excited. Be confident. You go this! {You believed in Santa Clause for seven or eight years; you can believe in yourself!}
  • Watch training videos. Go to team meetings. Participate. The more hands-on you get in your business, the more experience you’ll have and more comfortable you’ll become. Watched a video lately? Watch it again. Whether you are in a different mindset or have more experience, that same training is going to spark something new in you.
  • Create a Facebook event that allows you to practice going live. Find little ways to challenge yourself.
  • Set a goal – big or small – it doesn’t matter!
  • Get involved with the fandoms. Harry Potter is huge!”

Alesha Brock – Started her O2 journey on August 1, 2018

“I was hesitant at first when my now Sponsor and Mentor, Team Manager Chani Kaibetoney, approached me in December 2017,” shares Alesha. “I was one of her best Customers. After talking to her for days, and asking her 1,000 questions, I decided to give it a try. I hit Active status within 48 hours after joining and really took the advice that Origami Owl and Chani gave me – wear the jewelry!”

Alesha’s Tips for Quadruple-Promoting

“I started by setting small goals for myself,” says Alesha. “Whether it was making one $20 sale or selling five of one kind of Charm, I challenged myself. Then, I started to see the business work. I saw orders coming in from friends, family, strangers who saw my photos on social media. I go out of my way to talk to at least one person a day about Origami Owl. Whether it’s to book a Jewelry Bar®, do a fundraiser, buy a gift for someone else, or join my team! From there, I had a friend join my team and that really lit a fire under me. Then, I had another person join my team, and by the end of September, I had four Active Designers on my team –Alesha’s Sparklers! After that, I knew I could sell the jewelry, now I needed to help my team, so I made sure to keep in touch with them on a regular basis and challenge them to celebrate their victories together. I am so proud of everyone on my team; I couldn’t do this without each one of them.”

Tips for Success for New Designers

  1. Wear the jewelry. “You are your own ambassador for your business. If you aren’t wearing the jewelry, how can you show people? I can’t tell you how many people have never seen anything like Origami Owl. You can’t put into words how intricate these Lockets and Charms are. The details are just amazing.”
  2. Talk to your friends and family. “These can be some amazing selling points. Have them wear the jewelry and give your information to their friends and families.”
  3. Post regularly and consistently on social media platforms. “Make sure your posts are engaging and that the photos you use pop and always have your information in them. If people do not have your information at their fingertips, they will go to someone else.”
  4. Thank your Customers. “Follow up with them. Build a real relationship with them so they continue to come back to you for their celebrations.”