Why Being an Independent Consultant for Usborne Books & More is the Ultimate Side Hustle for Moms
September 28, 2020
Looking for something to do on the side, but can’t find anything that allows for a flexible enough schedule?? Perhaps you’re a stay-at-home mom who has wanted to make her own income and longs to do something that is just for her. Maybe you’re a working mom who wants to make some extra cash and build your child’s library for free with beautiful books! You could be a homeschooler, a teacher or a daycare worker who wants a great discount on books for her classroom and students. When it comes down to it, we could all use extra cash, and there’s nothing as fulfilling as a fun hobby you are passionate about that earns you money and helps others (especially children!) in the process.
I chose to join Usborne Books & More after my very first party. I had worked for one of the major book publishers in New York City for ten years prior to having my children, and after becoming a stay-at-home-mom, I felt like something was missing. I longed to feel like I was conducting myself professionally again, instead of just managing library class schedules, playdates and naps for my toddler and baby. Don’t get me wrong: being a mom is the most important and rewarding work, but I was in a rut and felt like I needed something else for me, that made me feel like I was something other than “just a mom”.
Then BAM, the pandemic hit, and my family not only needed more income, but I needed a sanity saver, something just for me to work on and focus on while being stuck in the house…a side hobby that would also earn extra money. Enter: UBAM! I have finally found a job that I truly enjoy. I go down to my small makeshift basement office during naps and after bedtime and I genuinely don’t want to leave. I get to meet other wonderful moms who are also passionate about literacy and about finding amazing books for the children in their lives. I get to work with other consultants and team leaders who love books just as much as I do! I get to interact with party guests, hosts and customers who count on me for recommendations and information! I am accountable only to myself. There is no boss to answer to, no added stress of quotas or minimums, and yet I work as hard as I can because it is directly tied to my financial success. And somehow, perhaps I am making just a small impact on the abysmal literacy stats in this country! Maybe because of my recommendation in a Facebook party, some children are going to get a book they otherwise may not have been given!
If this sounds like something that would be of interest to you, I would love to discuss the opportunity to join my team! I am building it from the ground up, and I have some amazing plans on the horizon. With my professional bookselling background, my genuine passion for this job, my love of literature, and ambition to really take this business places, this is YOUR chance to get in on the ground floor!