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Usborne Books
The Books Kids LOVE To Read!

Maxine Nork
Educational Consultant
Toll Free: 800-497-1442

Describe your products or service: I sell the greatest books on the market today through home shows, direct sales, school & library sales, book fairs, and fundraisers, to mention just a few of the options you have available. I have the flexibility to try just about any idea I can dream up when it comes to marketing the books.

How much time is involved? Is this business kid and family friendly? How? You can spend as much or as little time on this business as you’d like. Your compensation is based on the amount of time and effort you put into your business. My 4 year old son loves the books and loves helping any way he can with my business, his help consists mostly of trying to find the books he has wandered off with from my samples bag! The great thing about Usborne is that it allows me the flexibility to work when I want and not work when there are more important things to do such as spending quality time with my little buddy.

What do you like best about your business? The flexibility combined with the quality of the books that make it so easy to market them and feel proud to offer them and the opportunity to other people.

What’s the hardest part about your business? Finding enough time to do all the things that I am meaning to get to to grow my business.

How much does it cost initially? There is always a base kit for $125 with 17 books and business supplies and there is a different kit special every month – but it’s usually under $50. If you purchase the special and reach the Bronze level during your incentive period I refund the price of your kit.

What is the refund policy? There is a 30 day money back guarantee.

Ongoing expenses? Catalogs (about $1 each) and other minimal costs for supplies. All of these expenses are tax write-offs.

Hostess gifts? All free books and ½ price books hostesses earn as a result of the total sales of their show are all paid for by Usborne. You have the opportunity to purchase and additional $25 in books for $8.75 to offer the hostess as additional incentives.

How much commission or compensation do you receive? Commissions vary based on the event and range from 15-30%, plus bonuses. If you are a Supervisor you also receive an additional 11% on your own sales and that of your downline.

How do you advance to leadership? By promoting to Supervisor. Promotion requirements include having 5 qualified Bronze recruits in your downline and meeting sales requirements.

What is a realistic show sales average or monthly sales average? $400 per show – which is $100 in commission. Many people do 1-2 events per week. You decide how many events you want to do based on how much you would like to earn and how much time you have to devote to your business.

Do you keep your own inventory and make deliveries? You don’t need to carry an inventory, it is entirely up to you to decide if you wish to carry a substantial inventory or not. The books can be shipped to the hostess or the consultant, it is up to you to decide.

What’s the minimum requirement to stay active?There is a minimum of $85 net during your incentive period (the initial 12 weeks after you join Usborne). After that you are only required to make one $25 purchase every 6 months to remain active.

What skills and experience are required? A love of books and the children that read them, as well as the people who read to them.

What kind of training do you receive when joining? You will receive excellent online training and support, as well as email training and phone training. You will also have access to the Consultants Only website which offers a wealth of information on everything Usborne!

How are your products or services sold? Can you sell online? Can you advertise online? What are the restrictions for selling? Our products are sold through home shows, direct sales, school & library sales, book fairs, fundraisers, and any other way you can think of to try. You can also purchase an Usborne website to sell online as well as advertise online. Other options for advertising include newspaper ads, magazines, and I even advertise on the radio.

What else would you like people to know about your business? This is an amazing business. It gives me the opportunity to do the things that are most important to me. I can work around my family and still make a living without feeling like I am making sacrifices. I am getting the opportunity to stay home and see my son grow up and nothing could mean more to me than that. I also have the opportunity to share these wonderful books with children every day. Kids love the books, they are easy to sell, and I make great commissions. Usborne also gives me the opportunity to work with a wonderful, supportive group of women and I have truly made some lifelong friends working in this business!

For more information, questions, or to sign up for this opportunity please use the contact information provided at the top of the page! I look forward to having you join my team!!

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