When her husband lost his job in the spring of 2009, Lee began thinking of ways she could bring in extra income working part-time while still taking care of her three young children. She then came across an opportunity to market and sell Scentsy candles. She knew she loved candles, and the direct selling industry has always intrigued her. It was a perfect match.
“I’m not a salesperson, but so many of my friends and family love candles, and Scentsy has so many unique warmers and scents, that I knew it would be easy for me to tell people about it,” Lee says. “So far it really has been easy and fun, and launching AuthenticCandleWarmers.com will hopefully take it to the next level.”
While her Scentsy business is still in its early stages, Lee says that it has already taught her a lot about the power of entrepreneurship and networking with other people. It has caused her to get out of her comfort zone and learn new things.
“I never knew I was capable of managing my own business,” she says. “But I get to work at my own pace and be my own boss. I’m also learning a lot about marketing, communications and helping others. Most importantly, I’m learning a lot about my capabilities and skills.”
Building her own website never crossed her mind before joining Scentsy. Now, she’s thinking like a business owner and hoping to attract new customers and potential consultants through the power of the Internet.
Lee says her first goal is to make enough money two send her two daughters to a Christian-based preschool in the fall.
“The girls love school, and while the down economy has hit us like most other Americans, my husband and I made the decision to take control of our finances and do what we needed to do to so they can go to a Christian-based school,” Lee says.
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Scentsy is an Idaho-based company that manufacturers wickless candle warmers. Scentsy has grown to including more than 35,000 consultants with more than $180 million in sales in 2009.
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