For this Mommy Monday, I invited Amanda Goff to talk about being a direct to consumer salesman and nutritional enthusiast. The two of us met on Instagram and connected over my need for probiotics. 😉 I asked her to share her experience as well as some tips for other mothers looking to start their own side business. Take it away Amanda…
1) Why did you start a small business?
I honestly didn’t intend to initially! I just wanted a to make a little extra money to afford these amazing supplements I had found! Once I saw how many people needed what I had and how easy it was, I started to see the potential that this could change everything for us as a family!
2) What do you want to accomplish?
I want to retire my husband from his job that takes him away from our family sometimes 70-80 hours per week! I want to help educate people about how to get healthy and help other moms have financial freedom as well.
3) When would you consider yourself a success?
When I have helped my husband to be able to retire and we feel the freedom to be able to do the things we have dreamed of doing together and for and with our children!
4) Do you find this takes away time from your family?
I have found if I replace the unproductive time I was spending online and on social media, and turn it into productive time instead, I’m really not taking much more time from my family! Having a schedule is also very important to make sure I am balancing my time according to my priorities.
5) Friends of realtors know not to talk about homes, does doing this effect your “adult” life?
Ha! That’s a great question A.J.! I make sure that the people in my life that are important to me know that I care about them and our relationships apart from, aside from and in spite of my business. That being said, I have been able to help several of my friends and family get healthy and that has been such a blessing! If I have something I know can help those I care about I definitely don’t keep it to myself!
6) Why did you choose to work with the company you did?
I chose Plexus first because their products changed my life! Secondly, I saw that this company was different. Their compensation plan and the short amount of time it was taking homeschooling moms of 5 children, just like me, to get to the top of the company (Less than 2 years is the average!) was just unheard of!!
7) What’s the biggest win you’ve seen so far from all of this?
The biggest win for me so far has been the relationships I have made through this business. People have been brought across my path that probably never would’ve otherwise. I absolutely love the people I work with and the new friends I have made along the way!
8) What are you offering to the world and why are you passionate about it?
My company offers all natural supplements that get to the root issues of 80-90% of the health issues we all suffer with. I am passionate about it because I love seeing the difference it makes in people’s lives when they get healthy, feel good, and are able to get relief from issues they thought they would just have to live with forever! I’m also passionate about encouraging other women to pursue their dreams! I had quit dreaming and hadn’t even realized it, but now I am dreaming again!
9) Do you have any tips for other parents wanting to do this?
Find a company that is still considered ground level and offers a product that is something that people truly need, then go for it! Work hard, be consistent and don’t neglect your personal growth!
10) Are there any specific challenges you’ve had to overcome that could help other parents in the same situation?
Time management is challenging for many parents, especially parents who are small business owners. I have struggled with this as well. My advice would be to think about and write down your priorities and then write out your schedule and assign your time according to those priorities.
Check out Amanda’s store here: www.shopmyplexus.com/