Becoming a Tropic Ambassador
Why I did by Emma Leighton
Former Salon Owner of Divine Makeup in Hawarden, Flintshire…
Thinking about starting a Network Marketing business like Tropic Skincare – I did, here is my story so far….
Becoming a Tropic Ambassador felt like one of the best things I have done in my life and I am not joking…… to explain why it was I have to tell you a little about me and setting up Divine Makeup first…..
I used to own my own salon, which I set up from scratch.
This was my salon
Setting up my own business.
Starting Divine Makeup was a hard slog, I started it with £3k Savings from which I had saved from my Typing business over a 12 month period.
It took me four months to write a business plan to obtain a loan from Finance Wales, which wasn’t easy to get for around £7k.
Armed with £10k I rented a room in Hawarden Village, which was originally an office so I decorated the whole interior (new ceilings, floor the works!), I had new signage made, new carpets, new plastered walls – you get the picture.
Having just had a new baby boy, I worked tirelessly to obtain new clients, walking around the streets posting leaflets whilst my son Sam was still in a pram.
It quickly became apparent that I wasn’t going to turn a profit for at least 2 to 3 years of starting because I was constantly adding to it, buying new furniture, acquiring more rooms, decorating them, yes it seemed like a lifetime before I ever saw the money flowing in my direction!
My core business was bridal hair and makeup as well as beauty and I was always on the look out for the very best in treatments and products but up until this point I had never found natural skincare products range that truly represented Divine Makeups values.
A client had told me about Tropic Skincare Ltd so I contacted head office; this was back in September 2015.
Now I was a skeptical person having for the past four years previously consistently being disappointed by other products but as she started showing me the Tropic products I started to get a warm fuzzy feeling because I was getting blown away by how the products felt on my skin.
The feeling of creamy organic skincare products on my skin they were so fresh and clean and the aromas of the products were truly divine!
The packaging was so eye-catching and I was uplifted by the aromas of the organic products they were ticking all of my very long list of requirements.
Tropic products are simply the best organic skincare products that I have ever come across and over three years, the company have never stopped improving and updating their range and all of their marketing material, to make it easier for their tropic ambassadors to make more money.
I was truly shocked at the amazing quality I knew I just had to share them with all my friends.
That wasn’t even the best bit!…. Now back to Divine Makeup – please don’t get me wrong, Divine Makeup was my baby and I started it from scratch to say I loved it was an understatement.
But in all my time during my business, I have never given myself incentives and won them.
- Did I get anything for staying up night after night trying to update my website? Errr.. No.
- When I won Bridal Makeup Artist of North West did I reward myself with a luxurious trip to a top meal at an amazing London hotel Errrr. no!
As I am self-employed I was lucky if a I have a two week trip abroad once a year. There was no four/five weeks off on holiday for me, I was always working and looking after my salon.
But up until this point I had never really given too much thought about it!
The Tropic Opportunity
Then she told me about the actual business opportunity within Tropic.
To be completely honest, I didn’t really care about the business opportunity at first, this was mainly due to the fact that I wanted instant cash flow and to begin with and I estimated that doing two pamper sessions a week would potentially give me approximately an extra £600 per month cash in my hand, so I was going to concentrate on that area first – I wanted to ensure I had extra money to get me through January as this was a leaner month in the Wedding Industry.
However then she threw me a curveball – Would you like to get on stage with Lord Sugar at the next Glambassadors Event in March 2016!!
Well my eyes lit up like Blackpool Illuminations!
Yes I bloody well did want to get on stage with Lord Sugar…
The PR that could give me, wow yes please tell me how!!!!
Image below is me Emma Leighton, with Lord Sugar 50% Co Owner of Tropic Skincare with Susan Ma CEO and Founder of Tropic Skincare.
Now before I tell you about winning my incentive, I need to express, that you don’t need to do this, it was just that I like to go after incentives because it is what I like to do, but if you are going to join Tropic and you want to make decent money, going after the incentives is certainly what I would recommend. However, there is no targets and this is very important, because there is never anyone making you do anything, if there was I simply wouldn’t do it.
You are completely your own boss and can make it as small or as big as you want. If you want to go big, I can advise you on how to go about that!
Going for it!
So what was it going to take to get me on stage with Lord Sugar
I needed to sell £2000 worth of products in the first 30 days of joining.
That is around 16 hours work = 8 pampers
(estimating that it takes approximately 2 hours per pamper
2 pampers a week equals 8 pampers a month = 16 hours work in one month)
It would require me to sell £250 worth of goods per pamper.
£250 x 8 pampers = £2k
£2k sales = 16 hours work = £600+ commission = approximately £37 per hour.
I thought, well Im going to make that happen. and guess what I did – I smashed. it!
The first two pampers I sold approximately £600 in both. When I achieved the £2000 sales I got £600 commission and I smashed my four leaps ahead (the four leaps ahead is an incentive to follow, which is to get you off the ground running which I also achieved so I then also received £140 to spend on tropic products, which I could either sell making my commission up to £740, or use to increase my kit bag by buying more items.
I would now do it a little differently.
Having been a Tropic Skincare Ambassador for three years, I have now discovered loads of ways to build up a business, which also entails not doing pampers, join my team and you will learn all of my secrets!
Starting up my team.
Like I mentioned it wasn’t really something I had thought about but a month or so later a friend I know was getting made redundant and she approached me about starting Tropic for herself, and before I knew it I had my first Team Member and a promotion to Senior Ambassador.
I now know what a business opportunity this really is.
- So to recap….. I joined Tropic just in the last days of September 2015 and amazingly I have won all of these goodies!!! pssst…. thats me with Lord Sugar and the most amazing women and Founder of Tropic Susan Ma!!!
- £340 of Product Vouchers
- I was made up and completely over the moon when I also Won The New Tropic Spring Collection of Products worth over £100!
- I was one of 12 people who won the not even released Tropic Products to try before they were launched.
- To win A Fantastic Luxury Meal at the Shard with Other Tropic Managers was a real Highlight located in Huytong Restaurant. (pic below)
- The minute I saw the Luxury Cream Bag I just knew I had to have one, and ended up winning TWO – So I gave an incentive to my Team last month and ( Nicky won it so pleased for my first Team member, well done Nicky!)
So I started two Businesses – One a Divine Makeup from scratch, that I loved, but received no incentives and won no prizes for the entire time I was doing Divine Makeup. And I won tons of things with Tropic and several incentives.
They were all achievable by anyone who put their mind to it. I wasn’t even in the top achievers, there were ladies reaching even higher goals than I was.
So to put it mildly there is really nothing stopping you do the same!
What can I offer you?
I am a Sales and Marketing Trainer. Business Wales Business Mentor.
Big Ideas Wales Role Model. Having been with the company for three years, I know what lies ahead and can give you moral support, business guidance. Celebrate with you when you reach your goals, and give you a helping hand through the tougher times.
As one of my team members you will get my exclusive online course worth £97 free to help you get ahead of the competition.