How to work from home in Northern Ireland

How to work from home in Northern Ireland

working from home in northern irelandSo, you’ve decided enough is enough and you’re tired of being told when you can holiday, when you have to work, how much you can earn and how many hours you have to work to get it.  Hopefully with my help, you’ve also just realised that there actually IS another way of earning a stable, reliable income, with a reputable company from anywhere in the world but for now – you live in Northern Ireland.

Let me tell you about it… You can work when you want, earn as much or as little as you want, create a work schedule that fits around your family and not the other way around, work with a company who have high quality tangible goods that they will stock, deliver and offer a 60 day money back guarantee for, and work with products that are good for your health and help you to look better and feel better!! When I first stumbled across it, I thought it was too good to be true, but a lot of hours spent researching proved to me that it really is true!  Then lots of hours spent working the blueprint you follow in this business has also proven I can help other people do it too!

The company I work with is called Forever Living, I provide a number of tools to people who start their businesses with the company through me.  Those tools include; access to Facebook groups for product and business support, access to regular training events in Belfast and a number of other locations in Northern Ireland to provide face to face support, one to one coaching with me each month to help plan activities based on goals identified by you and access to websites to help you monitor your business from a back office, receive all the help and resources you need to know everything about the products and best tools for your business.

Each Monday night, we host a work from home webinar, it starts at 9pm and lasts for about 45 minutes.  It provides an overview on the business and a great background so you know what questions you might want to ask me afterwards.  Every second Wednesday we also have a presentation in the Crowne Plaza, located on Shaws Bridge in Belfast, where you can reserve your seat by simply getting in contact with me. The information on how to get started and everything involved is once again relayed for you and any friends you might want to bring with you.  There is no obligation to choose to get involved or start a business using our business model at any of our presentations, we simply ask that you attend or tune in with an open mind to hear something out of the ordinary.

If you’d like to register for either of these free presentations, please email me on gracecarlisle@outlook.com or send me a message on my facebook page if you’d prefer.

5 reasons why you should start earning from home this month

5 reasons why you should start earning from home this month

more time freedomI am helping a few people get their home businesses started internationally this month and would like to extend this invitation to anyone reading my blog if you would like to get your business up and running soon too?
To help you decide, I’ve outlined my top 5 reasons why you should let me help you start earning from home this month:

1) Spend summer with your kids and save on childcare – with a work from home business, you set your schedule, so you can work around the time you want to spend with your family or on other hobbies or commitments.  It’s your life, you should be able to set your own rules, not live by someone else’s holiday limits, when the sun shines, you should be able to enjoy it!

2) A healthier you!  The business I work with is in the health and nutrition industry, so for any natural wellness products, vitamins, weight management, fitness, personal care or animal products you buy anyway, you could now buy them at cost price through your very own home business!  Why pay high street prices and give that profit margin to someone else, when it could be going towards your own goals and dreams!
2a) Look younger, feel better!  We have literally just announced a new clinically proven skincare system to give you great anti-ageing results using natural ingredients and the latest scientific breakthroughs!  Not only could you now benefit from the monetary side of being able to offer this to people you know and those you , you could enjoy the benefits of it yourself too!!

3) The industry we are in is growing every day, so the sooner you start, the sooner you can begin making money and have that same decision I had when I realised I couldn’t afford to work for anyone else anymore because it wasn’t financially viable!  Can you imagine what it would feel like to call your boss and say “I’m afraid I just can’t afford you anymore, I’m going to have to let you go…”

4) It gives you spending money in time for Summer holidays and if you want it could help you pay that last instalment for the actual holiday too!!  Would you like to eat out more when you’re away, or maybe you haven’t booked anything yet, but having a bit of extra money in the bank would make it a decision that is completely in your control and not something decided for you by your bank balance.

5) When you start your business you receive:

  • Free personal coaching from me to help you build your business based on your skills so you really can have life on your terms
  • Access to an exclusive members only Facebook group to support you in your business
  • Access to exclusive membership websites to make sure you have everything you need
  • A licence to trade in 160 countries worldwide
  • A company website allowing you to make sales anywhere and receive commissions paid directly to you
  • Online back office management so you receive detailed reports of any orders placed and your commissions
  • Local training and head office support by the company in many different countries, so you can build your business locally too
  • Inclusion in any company incentives, global trips, prizes you choose to enter
  • Uncapped income supported by a business with a 39 year old track record
  • Use of a recession proof business model and blueprint

Please contact me asap to receive information helping you get started…You can reach me on gracecarlisle@outlook.com

Kindest Regards,

Sacking the boss to work from home

Sacking the boss to work from home
Sacking your boss doesn’t have to be a daydream!

As you may already know from my website and watching others, working from home gives you choices.  Those choices can be to have more time to spend however you wish, to spend the extra money you make on bigger or more frequent holidays, a car upgrade, or simply to choose to be your own boss and not take orders anymore!  Last week I made that choice and I have to admit it feels good!  I’m sure I’m not alone in daydreaming over the years about sacking a boss and retiring to a life of carefree sunshine and paid bills, however in the end when my daydreams turned into reality it was a very amicable wishing you all the very best in future business!

There is a movie called ‘In Time’ staring Justin Timberlake; it’s story line focuses on how everyone has a countdown timer on their wrists, wealth is simply time/life.  They trade the time they have for the things they need or want.  If someone has a lot of time, they are considered wealthy and when they are robbed, their time is taken as it is their wealth.  There is something about this movie that captures the ridiculous idea that most of us work the majority of our adult lives for just enough money to get by.  We trade the time we have for money we receive from employers and hope to have paid off somewhere to live by the time we retire.  If it feels entirely normal to spend your whole life working for someone else to be paid the value they attribute to you, take the time they allow you to have for holidays and trust that they will navigate the economic up and downturns in your best interests, then you wouldn’t be on this website.  If you are starting to wonder if there is another way of living that involves having both time and money, then I’d recommend watching this film as I feel it will resonate with you.

How a recession proof business looks!

A few years ago I made the leap from being employed to self-employed because I was hit by recession-led wage cuts and decided to take control of my own financial situation instead of trusting that the person paying my wages would make the best decisions for me.  I am not afraid of hard work and began working 6 days a week on two business I was extremely passionate about, however they didn’t generate the income I was working for and both relied on me doing all the work!  I was also still vulnerable to recession with both businesses revolving around marketing and advertising even in different industries, so I was still going to be the first cut when looking at costs.  However,I had control of my own diary, a wide ranging portfolio of clients and earned more per hour than when in employment, so it was a step in the right direction.

When I started with this company, I saw a business model that was not reliant on recession, it actually grew in times of recession!  I saw activities that I could generate residual income from that did not rely on me spending all my time working to generate.  I also recognised income streams that could grow without my direct involvement.  I saw a business that could create a maternity pay for me as a self-employed professional, an income that could grow when I needed to increase my earnings to pay for the new house build and a system that could self-sustain when family life was flourishing.

Over the past year, I have been reducing my marketing consultancy work down to a couple of clients and choosing to focus on my work from home business which gave me all the choices above.  However last week, I was able to make a further choice and I reduced my marketing work a stage further to cancel my weekly commitments to a client I had been working with for a considerable length of time and therefore jump full-time into the home business that started in the nooks and crannies of everyday life simply because there was no other time to fit it in.  When I began, I would send emails and messages when the kettle was boiling in the morning, grab 15 mins at lunch and half an hour before bed etc.  To know I now have a full working week to choose to spend how I wish is really exciting and certainly wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for the home business I have built.

The beauty of this business is that you can spend the same amount of time each month, but increase your income because you are building a system.  The more people you help to create their systems, the more your income grows and so on, so you don’t need to work full-time in this business to receive a full-time wage and that was the scenario I craved.

Some people hate their work, thankfully I wasn’t in that situation, but I didn’t want to live to work, I wanted to work to live and I am so thrilled to have found a way to do that in time for family life starting.  If you get sunday night blues that make you crave another way of living, arrive to work and home in the dark and wish there was another option, or have more going out than you have coming in but find there aren’t any extra working hours in the week, then maybe now it’s time for you to make a change too.

If any of this resonates with you, please click here to drop me a direct email and get in touch.  You can follow my progress on Facebook or join my mailing list by entering your details in the relevant section on this page if you aren’t in the position to do anything yet but want to watch from the sidelines for a little while longer.



How to work from home this summer

How to work from home this summer

If you are anything like me, sitting in an office on a sunny day watching the clock tick by isn’t your idea of fun, I’d much rather have the flexibility to be outside when the sun is shining, and likewise be there for my family when they need me then do the work when it suits me.

I also like that my income increases every month, meanwhile my workload stays the same! Is that something that would appeal to you too?  If so, then here are a few reasons why you should take a look at working with me:

  1. You can work online, offline or both!  Whether you are afraid of technology or love it, there are activities I can show you to boost your income and create a sustainable business.
  2. You set your own timetable – whether you want to work when the kids are sleeping or grab 15 mins here and 15 there, between a hectic lifestyle to save for a holiday or pay off some credit cards, this business allows for that.
  3. The company I work with has a recorded trading history spanning 39 years so you can be assured they are not here today gone tomorrow.  If you put time and effort into a business, you want to know you’re building a residual income.
  4. They are privately owned, cash rich and debt free so they don’t rely on banks or lenders to operate and therefore are extremely stable.
  5. You can receive cheques from different countries!  With a local headquarters in most of the 158 countries they operate in, you can not only trade and create an income stream, your business will be supported by local staff paid for by this company.
  6. They are an extremely reputable company, working with the governments in each of these 158 countries so you have no barriers to entry wherever you want to set up your business.
  7. You don’t have overheads like rent, rates or staff either – they pay for the staff in each country to support the business owners there, you simply follow a blueprint which I provide.
  8. You have peace of mind that this isn’t a pyramid scheme or unlawful activity because they have won excellence awards from the direct selling association in UK & Ireland, (and others worldwide), they work with governments in each of those countries they operate in and they win an annual Investors in People award because of the level of training and rewards they give back to the people involved in their business.
  9. You don’t have to carry stock or invest thousands in products to sell – the company distribute orders in just a few days either direct to you or your customer.  You get all the benefits of a franchise without the headaches or costs!
  10. You would be operating in the trillion dollar health and wellness industry – this marketplace is continuing to expand globally, (google it for more info.)
  11. Like the idea of an uncapped income? – that’s what’s on offer here!  You can create a business that will pay you your worth as decided by you, not by someone else.
  12. You can create a willable income so your family can receive monthly payments long after you’ve gone.  I love how responsible that is!
  13. You receive online training and support wherever you are based in the world, backed up with local company organised events and training to ensure you receive the best support available.
  14. You don’t need experience of the market or need to have worked in a business environment before because training is provided.
  15. Lastly, you can get started today by simply opening an account.

Want more information?  

Get in touch by sending me an email, I can register you on an online webinar with information on how to get started in your country, or share a presentation online at a time that suits you.

This isn’t a get rich quick scheme, it’s a viable business that offers you the ability to choose more money, more time, more freedom… and to choose what you want out of life.

If now isn’t the right time, why not follow me on Facebook and get in touch when you’re ready to take action…

My favourite FREE work from home tools for international business

My favourite FREE work from home tools for international business
My favourite tools for international business from home
work from home tools for international business

We live in an online era, we hear about the benefits and downsides every day, but do you know what resources you can use for free to earn money from home?  After using online tools and staring square eyed into various laptops over the years before making my switch to home business life, I thought I’d share my favourite free tools to build an international business from home.

There are so many ways to work from home including selling your services, freelancing your skills, creating products, being a virtual assistant, creating info products, writing a book, creating courses, consulting etc.  If you read my blog you’ll know my preferred method is network marketing with a company called Forever Living.  One of my reasons for this is because they operate in a growing market sector (health and nutrition) across 158 countries and can deliver their tangible products to anyone in those countries while I get the commission in my bank account. Regardless of your chosen business model, hopefully these resources will be able to help you too.

Skype is perhaps the most obvious choice and it can be very handy, however in my experience if you’re talking to a new user, it can take 40 mins to talk them through how to connect to you, checking web cams are installed or connected and then have the conversation cut short in the first few minutes due to not enough wifi in their area. This is even after they’ve installed it and think it’s all working so it’s not always as seamless as it first appears. They can also have an old version installed on their machine or be working either off the internet version or the app on their laptop, all of which have buttons in different places which makes it harder to talk them through. This can be disheartening when trying to communicate to someone who isn’t tech savvy so there are alternatives!

Whatsapp calls, this free app is used mainly as a messenger programme for friends, however when faced with needing to speak to someone on the other side of the world for business, it rarely disappoints and doubles up quite nicely to speak to them for free! Because it’s only audio being up and downloaded, most wifi networks are able to handle it.
I combine this with an online presentation offered through one of the websites offered by Forever Living when I’m speaking to someone about my network marketing business. It lets me click through the images on my laptop from home, while talking to them at the same time. It also avoids the embarrassing video calls if they aren’t comfortable or used to that. The downside of it is that you need their direct telephone number and this isn’t always easy to get if you don’t know the person and haven’t built a trust yet having only connected in business over the internet.

Facebook calls
Facebook calls, If you don’t have someones number, but you’re connected to them online through Facebook, there’s the call option there! This is also good to talk them through one of our online presentations as it can be done through their phone, while I click through my presentation on their computer or laptop.

Freelancing websites
If you sell your skills, there are lots of different websites where you can showcase your talents and look for people with interesting projects that fall within your remit. Odesk, People per hour or fiverr are all quite good. They’re also great if you’re wanting work done and don’t know where to go to find someone with the right skills to complete it. You can decide what your total budget is and choose between the freelancers bidding for your project. I would mention however that you get what you pay for so don’t always go for the lowest bidder. Look at their portfolios of work to see who you want to work with, check their responses to make sure they’ve read your description properly and are really capable of delivering the quality of work you are looking for.

What are your favourites?
That’s it, these are my favourite online tools that I’ve used to build my business from home. The best bit is that they’re all location independent, you can use them from anywhere as long as you have a phone or laptop which is what it’s all about for me!  Please feel free to email me and share your favourites so I can add them in too!

What do you want to achieve?

What do you want to achieve?

For many people, thinking about goals, aims and things they want to achieve this year, or in 10 years time is an activity reserved for New Years resolutions and then possibly forgotten about by 4th or even 5th January. When I work with new people, I show them that the importance of knowing their goals is similar to knowing the postcode or destination to put into your sat nav before leaving for a long trip. If it doesn’t know where to take you, you won’t get there! Or worse still – you won’t know if you got there!
Also, when you do head off, you might have ‘via’ routes, on the journey.  In the free coaching I provide for my team members, these are short term goals. You need to reward yourself when you’ve reached each milestone to keep building your confidence, competence and motivation too.
My aim for today’s post is simply to ask you to think what your short term and long term goals are.  If you weren’t confined to the hours of your current work, and you were able to have a work from home business bringing in an extra income to achieve something you’ve always wanted for yourself, what would that ‘something’ be?
If it’s not too personal, please feel free to comment below or email me, I love to hear what peoples goals are.  The diversity is always inspiring however I’m going to bet there are a few similar themes in everyone’s responses.

  1. Rainy day fund.  Who doesn’t want to feel secure that their bills are covered should something happen and their usual source of income stop for a while.
  2. Christmas Presents.  Not wanting to save all year for Christmas presents is something I’m hearing a lot lately and I completely understand why!  Having a savings account set aside to spend at this time of year without having to think about it or put anything on credit is definitely an advantage.
  3. Big holiday.  This is the third most common goal I hear each week.  Whether it’s a first family holiday, or that holiday on your bucket list that you’ve always wanted to go on except bills got in the way, holidays are pretty high on my list too.

If you are a visual person, ‘Pinterest‘ is a brilliant app to let you search for and save images that represent your big goals in one place to remind you what you’re working towards.

Personally, I’m a big fan of creating vision or goal boards, but I go one step further, I put dates on the things I’m working towards.  I love having one in my work space that I see every day, it keeps me motivated and reminds me what I’m going to receive if I keep working towards it.

At the minute I have images of New York everywhere as I work towards an incentive for a free holiday there next year.  I also have a photo of a cruise ship as there’s a trip for a five star, all inclusive, holiday for two people when I do an agreed level of activity.  The reason I love these two so much is that my goal doesn’t involve paying for them.  They’ll be provided as a bonus on work I’ve done which is already well paid so that makes it even sweeter when I get there!  My short term goals include things I’ll achieve on the way and I have them all pinned on a lovely board given to me years ago by my mum.

I hope everyone enjoys this exercise, it’s one of my favourite essential activities for business success!

Why you need a system to create work life balance

Why you need a system to create work life balance

time vs moneyYou work, you sleep, you get paid at the end of the month, you get taxed, you pay your bills and hopefully there’s something left at the end to spend or save.  You rinse and repeat for 40 years working for someone else and hopefully you will have paid off the roof over your head in time to retire.  You hope that pensions exist when that time comes so you can finally get some free time and not have to work anymore.

I am no stranger to hard work, but surely I’m not the only one who thinks there are a few things wrong with the scenario above.  You work a 40 hour week, get paid 37.5 hours (or thereabouts because eating lunch is done on your time,) and trade your skills and time for money.  But what if you want to trade less time in return for more money?  We are taught from a young age that there’s only one option here to which is to work even harder in a higher paying job.  However, I’m suggesting that there is another way to do this – you could alternatively create a system in your spare time alongside your full time job until that system is paying more than your day job.

There are many internet gurus out there promising schemes that you invest large sums of money in return for a loose promise of a greater return.  There is even the suggestion of info products that you can charge for by the download.  However you need substantial skills which take a lot of learning to execute this well (those same guys will charge you thousands to teach them to you).

One of the methods I use is network marketing, which is a people to people business with a minimal startup cost, skills you can learn while you earn and company training to teach you what you need to know for free.  However you need to choose the company you associated yourself with very carefully.  You want a few things, firstly the company needs to have a trustworthy reputation so look for one with a headquarter building in bricks and mortar in your country.  Others can leave as quickly as they arrived as they have no financial committment to your area.  You also want a consumable product, as the most expensive part of any transaction is finding a new customer.  Therefore if the customers are largely repeat buyers, the business is a lot more profitable and easier to be successful at.  Next you want high quality products that do what they say they will.  Having a consumable product is no good if your customers don’t want to buy again when it runs out!  Next it needs to be in an industry that is growing.  The health, nutrition and wellness market for instance has been dubbed the next trillion dollar industry because as people we all have a few things in common, we are all born, we all die and looking after our health helps prolong the inevitable.  Governments worldwide are educating people on how to exercise more, eat healthier and look after themselves.  This in turn is also helping to expand this market.

I personally, work with a company called Forever Living, they are an American company who operate in 158 countries around the world.  This means I can operate in any of those countries too so I never need to worry about running out of customers.  They have over 200 products, spanning a number of product ranges including the health, nutrition and wellness markets.  They have been operating for almost 40 years now and have consistent recorded growth for the past 35 years.  They have won awards from the DSA Direct Selling Associations in the UK and Ire where I’m based, which means they are independently audited by a government body to ensure they are who they say they are, they do what they say they will and they adhere to stringent guidelines on how the conduct their business.  They distribute these high quality products on my behalf so I don’t have to spend time waiting in post office queues or doing the leg work necessary with other network marketing companies.  They have a 60 day money back guarantee on all of their products which gives me, and my customers peace of mind.  Lastly, you don’t need a lot of customers to make money with this business.  It is designed to help you leverage your time, and get paid more for your efforts.  You look after a few customers and show others how to do the same.  Everyone deals directly with the manufacturer in a vertically integrated business model and it’s in everyones interests to help the people they introduce as they will in turn also earn more.

I have a full presentation I can share with anyone who would like information on this opportunity via skype or in person if you’re based in Northern Ireland.

Please feel free to contact me if you’d like more information by emailing gracecarlisle @ outlook.com

How a home business can save you money before you start

How a home business can save you money before you start

rich-dad-poor-dadAs an employee, you work, your tax and national insurance is deducted, you get paid, you pay your bills and what you have left at the end of the month is your own to save, spend (or wish you had.)  As a business owner, money comes in, you get paid, you pay your bills, then you pay your national insurance and are taxed on the profits.

So, you’ve just decided to start your own home based business but want to begin part-time (as most people do with us) and keep your full-time job until you are able to earn more part-time than you do in your day job. In this scenario, you receive your pay as usual, but also submit a self-assessment tax return at the end of your financial year giving you an option to claim back those business expenses like diesel receipts as you are surely going to deliver some orders, cafe and restaurant receipts from meetings with potential team members and customers.  A portion of your home heating and electric costs, because your home also serves as your office. Some clothing costs, as you need clothes for meetings.  As we are a health and nutritional company, supplements, skincare and other products you may need to use yourself so you can review and recommend them would also be a cost of business and therefore a cost to be deducted from your turnover figure.

Please seek professional advice from your accountant and conduct your own research before making any decisions, however it is well documented how employees get the short straw when it comes to actually getting paid. No need to take my word for it, google Robert Kiyosaki to listen to his opinion.  “Financial struggle is often the direct result of people working all their lives for someone else. ” Robert Kiyosaki, A keen advocate of creating a system to gain financial freedom, (also a fan of network marketing) he wrote an inspirational book called ‘Rich dad poor dad’ which I’d really recommend for anyone who wants to review their financial situation.

If anyone would like more information on my work from home business, or to simply be added to my subscribers list and get notified when I upload new blogs on working from home, please click here to email me and get in touch!

How to work AND avoid childcare bills

How to work AND avoid childcare bills

Toddler girl in her car seatI know a lot of friends and colleagues who have started a work from home business just like mine because their childcare bills were too expensive for them to go to work. I met with another young mum yesterday who with three small children, faced a £30 per hour bill to look after them and therefore was actually worse off if she earned any less.  If you are able to afford childcare, it doesn’t always mean you are happy about the large sum exiting from your bank account every month, and if a few extra hundred pounds a month might help towards that then please read on…

Many jobs with healthier salaries are also very full time, meaning you get even less time with your kids!  Family members, friends and favours can always help short term, or on those emergencies sick days when you just can’t be there to look after them, but what do you do when going to work is making you financially worse off?!

Hopefully the following is music to your ears, as I think I might just have the answer!
The home business I operate can be done from home, your sofa, kitchen table, or anywhere you can be with a phone in your hand! Some of the girls on my team meet up in soft play areas where their kids play together as they plan and promote their businesses. Home businesses don’t have to be small either! The beauty about the blueprint we use is that you simply do the same kind of activities each month, but you’re paid more for them as your team grows.  The company is in over 155 countries around the world, and you can trade in any of those countries once registered.

Feel like you wouldn’t know where to start?  That’s where I come in!  I have an extensive marketing experience and I help each person on my team individually to find activities they are comfortable with so they can grow their businesses without feeling like a fish out of water.  This business is a way to turn the tables on the way we have had to work traditionally.  Why not operate a business around your family commitments and needs, it doesn’t have to be the other way around.  When you are the boss, you decide if you take the day off, or do an activity with your kids that also helps grow your business!

Wondering how you can have more time without having less money?
You make a percentage on anything you do, but you also make a percentage on anything that anyone in your team does.   We have grown up with the understanding that you get paid for each hour you work, then work 50 weeks to get 2 off each year. However it doesn’t have to be like that! Don’t get me wrong, hard work is required if you want to grow your business and get paid more, however it can be done on your terms, with the needs of your family at the heart of it and therefore work to live, rather than living to work.

So what’s stopping you?
The days of having to sit in an office while someone else gets to enjoy the important moments, are over. There is no need to revive them, let them fade like a distant memory!!  Now is our time to take centre stage, grow thriving businesses that not only look after our families now, but well into the future.  This business is about creating a system that grows and supports you, even providing paperwork to make your income will-able giving you further peace of mind!
If anyone would like information on the home business I use, click here to email me and get in touch!

Five things that any work from home business must have before you should get involved

Five things that any work from home business must have before you should get involved

In this video, I explain the five main criteria that any work from home business or network marketing company needs to have before you should get involved with them.
they are:

1) You have residual bills, you need a residual income, therefore make sure they have consumable products
2) Recession resistant – research their growth chart and make sure they’ve got a recorded track record showing their product sales during times of recession
3) Increasing or expanding market, I operate in the health and nutrition market which is dubbed the next ‘trillion dollar industry’
4) Reputable company – make sure it’s not a pyramid scheme, ensure they are audited and above board. The DSA is the direct selling association which is a governing body who independently audit and ensure that companies are who they say they are and do what they say they’ll do. Forever Living products have an excellence award with the DSA so that gives me peace of mind.
5) Easily replicated – make sure if you need to build a team, that what you need to teach them to do is easy for them to show other people. The easier this is, the bigger your team can grow, and therefore your income increases.
This is what I spend my time doing now, teaching other people to do what I do, so if you’d like to know more about the company I work with, Forever Living, please click here to email me

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The Forever Compensation Plan Explained

The Forever Living marketing plan is another term for their compensation plan explaining how much you get paid from your activity.

The easiest way to understand it is by watching this video, however if you prefer to read it, then I’ve written an explanation below:



As a new person within the plan, you can begin at ‘novus’ level on 15% discount, then acquire two CC’s (points) worth of orders to achieve the next commission level of assistant supervisor, or you can purchase a discounted box of products also called the ‘business in a box’ to arrive at the same place.  This gives you a selection of heavily discounted products to try yourself and use to launch in your own home, or share with family and friends so they are aware of the benefits and quality encouraging more sales through your business.

The next level in the forever living marketing plan is called supervisor and at this level, your commission increases to 38%.  To reach this level, you and anyone you introduced to the opportunity will have accumulated a total 25CC’s (in your whole team) over 2 consecutive months.  Once at this level, you make the difference on your commission, and the commission of anyone you introduce to the opportunity, so you are already earning 3% of your team members overall retail business.  Now, you will be encouraging the people you introduced to the business to find 2-5 key people for their teams, and your collective total will once again propel you to another pay rise.

The next commission rate of 43% is referred to as assistant manager.  You simply continue to do the same activities of using facebook / phone / internet or face to face if that is your preferred method to introduce the company to more people who may wish to sell the products until you achieve 120CC’s over 2 consecutive months meaning you have reached manager level and 48% commission on anything you sell personally.  You also earn 18% commission on products sold by new people to the opportunity at assistant supervisor level, 13% commission on products sold by people at Supervisor level on your team and 8% on products sold by people at assistant manager within your team.

Once at manager stage, you show others how to do what you have done and when they achieve it too, you receive 6% of their overall business.  (This is known as being a first generation manager to your business).  When they do the same and help their team members through to manager level, you also receive 4% of their overall business.  They are known as second generation managers.  As they show their team members how to reach manager level and they achieve it aswell, you receive 3% of their overall business and they are known as third generation managers.

There are further pay rises when people achieve certain numbers of managers in their business.


I hope this explains a little more about the company but if you’d like to hear more and are interested in joining our team, please get in touch and email me.  My email is gracecarlisle @ outlook.com (without the spaces) alternatively click here to get in touch and include your location and best details to contact you on.

How to work from home

How to work from home

work-from-homeTo work from home you need a few things.

  1. A laptop / computer with internet connection
  2. A mobile phone
  3. Motivation to be consistent, reliable and dependable
  4. A system to follow

If you have the items above you have two main choices:

  1. Become an internet marketer and develop your own system, based on affiliate marketing (ie recommending products in return for a percentage of the sale) or selling courses that can be sold over and over but produced once.  This is great if you know how to build websites, and enjoy blogging and video editing for endless hours of the day tweaking squeeze pages and email campaigns, and then want to produce a course to sell in the first place, however for the majority of the population in just about every country, it’s not something that’s easy to learn or make money from.

2) Second option is to choose an mlm company to do all of that for you and you learn the skills of network marketing.  This is where I come in!  I am looking for people who want to work from home, I’m a coach and consultant and I help my team stay motivated, keep on track and develop their own teams to do the same.  I show you the techniques and methods that work, and make the difference between concentrating on income producing activities, and floundering on Facebook by spamming profiles and losing friends!  We work alongside a company called Forever Living who distribute products into 158 countries across the globe.  We receive orders via social media, locally via our phone / text from friends, family etc, or online, then the company sends those products to the person who ordered them and takes care of all the postage costs, stock, exchange rates etc and in return sends us a cheque each month from each country the goods were ordered from.  We also have a team website with tutorials and videos on many different methods to make sure you are fully supported in your business within our team.

Sounds interesting right? It is!

There are 2 income producing methods with this company

1) You earn a percentage on the products you sell

2) you can also earn a percentage on the products your team (anyone you introduce to the company) sells, receiving a cheque at the end of the month for as long as you are active with the company.  So, do you know anyone else who might like an additional cheque coming into their household for anything typically from £200-£600 per month from part-time hours, working from home, at flexible times to suit them?  Great! Then get in touch!

So, how does that work? Let me explain…

Because they are in so many countries, the company works on a points system, referred to as case credits (CC’s) within the company.  This centralises everything in a much easier to understand method for purposes of incentives and commissions rather than constantly working out exchange rates etc.  So each CC has it’s own monetary value associated with it.  In the UK 1CC=£159 wholesale / £229 retail so for the purposes of the explanation below I’m going to use UK figures.

Where do you start?

There are two places you can begin, 1) You can start on 15% commission and selling goods only at this point.  After you have accumulated 2CC’s or sales of £458 you have received your first promotion and unlocked another 20% commission.  You are now on a total of 35% commission and can introduce other people to the business too.  This is easier than it sounds if you’ve heard of the revolutionary ‘Clean9’ 9 day cleansing system.  You and 3 friends decide to give it a go and you will have achieved that target.  The 35% commission level is referred to as Assistant Supervisor level.  There is however a way to begin on this level and that is if you wish to buy the ‘starter kit’.

2) You can start on this level by accumulating 2CC’s just by buying the business ‘starter kit’ and begin your journey on 35% from the first sale.

The starter kit is a box sold at £199.95 which contains a discounted £260’s of the companies most popular products for you to use and experience so you have a better understanding of the products you are selling.  It also includes guides and step by step tutorials showing you the easiest way to launch your new business.

To get started, you open the box and start using the products yourself and create pamper boxes by putting a few of these products together into a small box and lending them for just a couple of days to friends so they can ‘sample’ and feel the high quality for themselves, hopefully receiving an order in return.  This way you’ve experienced the products, the people you know have also heard about their benefits and you’ve made it work for you by using the pamper boxes to your advantage.  This gives you momentum from the start as you’re making 35% on every order and the aim is to cover the cost of the box quickly, then build your business onwards and upwards!

The products are all consumable, so they run out and people need to order them again to keep experiencing the benefits.  You can also provide a link for them to order directly from the website, this means that the goods are sent directly from head office and you receive your commission in your monthly cheque.  Once your commission level has increased to 35% or any other level on the commission plan, it can never go back down again, you are there for life unless you wish to move up and increase your commission level again.

If you would like to join my team at either level, please fill out the form below and I’ll explain how the team building incomes work and how you get started…