With all the excitement about Origami Owl launching into Canada and the revealing of the new Origami Owl Inscriptions™ line, one could easily forget that one of the biggest shopping holidays is almost upon us! Valentine’s Day offers plenty of opportunity for sales but let’s face it: Men hate shopping. And although I say that, it’s not completely true. Men don’t mind shopping when they know what they’re shopping for. I know my husband Marty doesn’t mind going grocery shopping but he usually wants to go alone, creates a list of things we needs and is in and out in less than 20 mins. I, on the otherhand, enjoy going grocery shopping because it means going up and down almost every aisle looking for new recipe ideas or culinary treats I might prepare at one date in the future. Marty and I both go shopping but we go about it in very different ways. Origami Owl has realized that men need to know exactly what they are shopping for and had created custom looks for us women to review and decide which one we want. From there, it’s easy. Just send your husband, boyfriend or significant other this link and let them know which look you like and tell them my email address is Heather@OwlAboutCharms.com I’ll handle everything else from there! Looking forward to providing you with exactly what you want this Valentine’s Day!
This past weekend’s SOAR training event in Nashville was full of fantastic announcements! Not only did Origami Owl announce a timeline for it’s launch into Canada but it also released it’s newest line named Inscriptions™. The Inscriptions™ line is a game changer for Origami Owl and will feature customizable plates and inscribable lockets. The line will allow Origami Owl customers to customize Medium and Large Gold or Silver plates with words, dates, verses or monograms.
In addition to Medium and Large plates, Origami Owl customers will also be able to inscribe the back of their Large Silver, Gold, Rose Gold or Black Twist Locket bases. What an amazing way to truly customize your locket as a gift to the person you’re presenting it to. The back of the locket can now have a custom message from you as the customer. A saying, a date, a phrase, anything can be placed on the back of the locket to raise the bar on the impression and the uniqueness of this custom gift!
Origami Owl has released this amazing video with even more information on the Inscriptions™ line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKDiwL2-iOY The Inscriptions™ line will go live on February 17th for US Origami Owl customers and on March 16th for Origami Owl Designers and Customers in Canada.
The wait is over!! Origami Owl announced plans today for it’s official launch into Canada! The Canadian launch for Origami Owl will begin tentatively on February 3, 2015. Potential Designers from Canada can sign up to pre-order the Origami Owl Business Packages and join the Origami Owl Designer in Waiting list. Final payment amounts are still being determined but payment will be required for the business package when you join the DIW list. On or about February 17, 2015, Origami Owl will begin to ship Business Packages to new Designers in Canada. These new Designers will be encouraged to show their friends, family members and colleagues their new, amazing jewelry (or jewellery) and let them know all about Origami Owl, the story of it’s 14 year old founder and our mission to be a “Global Force For Good”. On our about March 16th, Origami Owl will go live in Canada. New Canadian Designers should have full access to their Back Offices and be able to being hosting Jewelry Bars and offering the Origami Owl product for sale in Canada.
For more information, please email me at Heather@OwlAboutCharms.com
Origami Owl Independent Designers have plenty of options with regards to how they run their business. Some Designers carry very little product, some carry a large amount. Regardless of how much inventory you as an Independent Designer decide to carry (if any), keeping it organized and orderly is key! When you’re at a Jewelry Bar or a craft show/event and someone asks you if you have a certain item, you’ll want to be able to access that product quickly and efficiently and determine whether or not you have it. Losing a sale to someone who has to have the product immediately and later finding out you could have helped that customer is a tough feeling. Knowing what product you have and what you don’t is one key to success with Origami Owl and getting organized is the best path to that success.
Organized Origami Owl Product
Designers always ask me how I keep my product organized and what I used to transport it. I’ve gone through a variety of methods and carrying containers, storage containers, etc. but one theme has held through all of them: organization. So how do you keep organized and what’s the best $25 I’ve ever spent?
Yep, you guessed it. A label maker. The one pictured is the exact one I have and it’s made by Brother. It’s called a P-touch. I’m not sure if they still make this kind/brand so don’t drive to five different places looking for it. Any label maker will do, really, but check to see what kind of functions you may want, what size labels the label maker takes and how big you want the label maker to be. As with all things, there are a variety of brands, styles and sizes with prices running from $20-$100.
Origami Owl Chains and Plate Organization
Once you’ve decided upon and purchased your label maker, it’s time to put it to use. I might suggest you purchase one or two extra cartridges of tape as once you get going, you can go through the tape pretty quick. As far as how to organize your product, everyone is a little different. If you have a “Container Store” near you, you might want to check it out. I got the following organizer there and it holds all of my chains and my locket bases and faces.
This organizers comes in several smaller sizes so I suggest you choose what size fits for the amount of product you carry. Also pictured are some coupon/index card organizers that I purchased at Staples to use for my plates. Inside each organizer, I wrote on the tabs which plates go where and they are all alphabetized.
Please realize that no one expects you to carry any amount of inventory and I don’t recommend carrying as much as I have pictured until after you become successful with your business. That being said, regardless of what you carry, keeping it organized is key. Origami Owl now has almost 800 product SKU’s and while that’s super exciting from a product standpoint, it can be overwhelming if you don’t stay on top of it.
Origami Owl lockets and CORE Organization
Home improvement stores are also a good place to look for organizers. Generally speaking there are plenty of options in the hardware sections that can be used for nails, screws, and other such hardware items. These items can also be great to organize your product. Pictured below are organizers that I use for my lockets and CORE items. They were purchased from Home Depot and the boxes lock together. A set of two boxes runs $10 or so at my local stores.
These boxes are of course clearly labeled as well so that at a glance I know what product is where. I also do my best to label items according to the order they are in inside the catalog to make it even easier as well. Although I can’t guarantee that I carry every item a customer may need, I can guarantee that it will be easy for me to find whether or not I carry it based upon my label maker and my style of organization.
I hope that regardless of the size and scope of your Origami Owl business that it’s successful and that you end up benefiting from this post. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Heather@OwlAboutCharms.com The holidays bring about many more opportunities for vendor events and shows and my next post will talk about tips and tricks to a successful vendor set-up, especially those that are held outdoors! Stay tuned for that post later this week/weekend!
How to Succeed with Origami Owl Through Developing Contacts
So, the NFL season is about to start and while I was watching a bit of the preseason games this weekend, I started to think about my Origami Owl business. I realized something while watching those games. Success at Origami Owl is like football in that it’s a contact sport. Now, now, I’m not talking about tackling the next customer that walks into your booth or sacking your hostess at your jewelry bar. I’m talking about true contacts. Other people. Customers. Hostesses. Potential Designers. Essentially when it comes down to it, it may be a bit of a numbers game. Don’t take the wrong way now but hear me out. Has every person you’ve ever talked to about Origami Owl either purchased product, hosted a party of become a Designer? Of course not. I’d say you’d be happy to have two of every ten people be interested. Based upon those odds, some people may say, ”There’s no way I can succeed.” Other’s say, “There’s no way I won’t.” It’s that second group of people you want to be a part of so that you can soar to new heights with your Origami Owl business!
Who Do I Talk to About Origami Owl?
So often, I hear Designers tell me, ”I’ve run out of people to talk to about Origami Owl.” There are over 318,000,000 people living in the US right now and you’re telling me there is no one left for you to talk to about Origami Owl? The reality is that you may not be able to think of anyone to talk to about Origami Owl and that’s fine because I’m here to jog your memory. Origami Owl uses a very powerful tool called ALICE. For those of you that are Origami Owl Designers reading this, you can find ALICE in your Back Office under New Designer training. For those of you not familiar with the acronym, ALICE stands for Acquaintances, Livelihoods, Inner Circle, Children’s Contacts and E-Connections. If you’re struggling to think of someone to talk to about Origami Owl, I would highly recommend you use this tool to jog you memory to think of more people you might be able to talk to about viewing new product, hosting a party and earning a TON of free product or becoming an Origami Owl Designer and starting their own journey.
Talking to Strangers About Origami Owl
The next objection after having this conversation with Designers is the whole, “I don’t like to bug my friends or family for things.” I get that and understand it totally. So you’re going to have to go the stranger route which is a tougher route but can be done. So how do you get strangers to talk to you about Origami Owl? Well, you can start by wearing Origami Owl. Every day. Some version of the product should be worn and mix it up. Wear a bracelet with a round locket one day. Next day rock the heart locket with earrings. Next day break out some of the new CORE product as soon as it’s available and wear it. I know it takes time to pick out and make the perfect jewelry ensemble but that’s time well spent and it usually puts you in a good mood as well as you think about the meaning behind each piece. A nametag is another option. There are several vendors who sell Origami Owl approved nametags with cute owls and your name and Independent Designer on them. What a great way to get strangers to talk to you instead of you having to constantly talk to strangers. Between wearing a nametag and the Origami Owl product line, you’ll be able to connect with multiple people on a daily basis.
The Difference Between Networking and Small Talk
In the opening we talked about making contacts to build your Origami Owl business. A contact, to me, is a person that I can call upon on a later date to discuss new Origami Owl opportunities. Now, regardless of how I make that contact, whether it be email, phone, text, FB message, etc., I have to have exchanged information or at least received contact information from the person I’ve been speaking with in order to follow up with them. Otherwise, all I’ve been doing is making small talk.
“I would love to follow up with you more when I get back home, could I call or text you?”
“If you like this locket, I can send you a catalog with even more options! How can I get ahold of you to get your address?”
“Thanks for the compliment! I just love my Origami Owl lockets. Would you be interested in seeing more of our product line?”
Regardless of the approach you use, you need to get the person you’re speaking with’s contact information. Sometimes asking someone if they have a card is easier than asking for their phone number. Also, providing an email address can be less intimidating to many people than providing a phone number so start easy and work your way up from there.
“Networking to Success” Video Coming Soon!
Developing new contacts on a daily or weekly basis can be a great way to build your Origami Owl customer and hostess base and can lead to increases sales, additional Jewelry Bar bookings and new team members (remember, your past and current hostesses usually make your best Designers!). I have been blessed in that my fiancé, Marty, is very big into networking and has to be as his real estate business along with our Origami Owl businesses are both based upon who we know and referrals from friends and family and friends and family of those people. Marty presented “Networking for Success” at the 2014 Origami Owl National Convention and we have plans to post a training video of him giving that same presentation here on our page. Stay tuned for more information soon! In the meantime, get out there and start making your Origami Owl business a contact sport!!
What an amazing weekend! The Origami Owl Fall product line is going to be amazing! We had the opportunity to see a ton of new products coming out mid August. New leather bracelets, new charms and dangles, several new lockets and faces! New chains, Swarovski crystals and our brand new product line, The Core Collection, a series of amazing bangles, charms and more! Watch this video for a quick preview of what’s to come soon and email me for more information on ordering at Heather@OwlAboutCharms.com
I have had several Success Line members and other Origami Owl friends recently talk about having a slow down or stall in their Origami Owl career. Authors would call it “writer’s block”. Marathon runners would call it “hitting the wall”. My Origami Owl friends just call it frustrating. These Designers comes with a variety of experience, any where from two years to two months. And I can’t help but identify with them as I’ve struggled with this myself. Summertime is definitely a season where Designers are more likely to succumb to these feelings as it’s generally a bit slower during June, July and August as the kids are out of school and the focus turns to beaches, summer camps and vacation bible schools, etc. So what do we do? Here a few tips that might help you get through those down times to get you re-energized with your Origami Owl careers.
Take one step back to create two steps forward…
Sometimes it’s important to think back, look back and remember. Why did you start your Origami Owl journey? What inspired you? Who turned you on to the products? I sometimes go back through my Facebook page and look at the posts I first started with when I began my Origami Owl business. I started my O2 career essentially around the 4th of July almost two years ago. My first Jewelry Bar was completely unplanned, uncoached and unpredictable. I opened my starter kit surrounded by my two sisters, sister in law, mom and three nieces. I remember the oohs and aahs as we all opened the boxes and poured out the little charms. I can remember the “How cute is this?” and “Oooh, I love this!” that came from all that were there. I remember the joy of the moments and the excitement I felt about the products then. It helps me to look back at those memories and realize that the joy is still there and when I present the product to people who have never seen it, I should present it with that same enthusiasm as I did back then!
Remember your “Big Why”…
When I work with new Designers, I always ask them about their “Big Why”. It’s the reason they’re starting the Origami Owl journey. It could be a college fund, a desire to be debt free or a trip to Disney with the family. Regardless, when we start to stall, we sometimes forget our “Big Why”. I tell my Designers to take a day and create a vision board surrounding that “Big Why”. If it’s a new car, take time to find all the pictures of the one you want and print them and put them up somewhere. If it’s Disney with the kids, print pics of all of the places in the park you want to take them and put them up. That vision board should be in site from your desk or wherever it is you do your Origami Owl work so that you are constantly reminded of why.
Has a part time hobby become a full time job?
The saying of course is that “Hobbies cost you money and business make you money.” That’s true for certain. But that being said, sometimes people start the Origami Owl journey to be able to quit their full time job. However, if you’re not careful, Origami Owl can become just as demanding of a full time job as the one you left it for. Be sure to set limits. Creating office hours and/or set days off where your customers and team know you’ll be spending time with your family, etc. are important. Stick to them and spend that time doing what you’d like to be doing. Be excited about the fact that your journey has blossomed enough to be considered a career but don’t lose sight of the fact that if you let it consume you, it’ll be a career that produces a life that’s not any better than the one you had prior to Origami Owl.
Has a full time job become a part time hobby?
When many Designers start their Origami Owl journey, they go all-in. They’re fired up! They check their back office every day for new updates. They watch every video put out multiple times. They know the product backwards and forwards. They have TOMs in their purse and business cards in their wallet and they’re wearing their lockets every day. And then sometimes, things start to change… Think about yourself. Are you wearing your locket daily? Nothing starts Origami Owl based conversations more than Origami Owl product. And if you’re wearing the product, your conversations will not be forced or fake. Do you have TOMs with you on a regular basis? Saying, oh yes, we actually have this same locket in four different finishes is one thing. Showing someone all of those lockets in our beautiful, full color catalog is completely another. People are MUCH more likely to order from a catalog they can hold on to than a website that they MIGHT remember to visit. If you want your results to be business-like, you need to act like a business woman. Now that’s not saying that it’s not OK to work Origami Owl part time. But just don’t expect full-time results with part-time efforts.
Time block a little “me time” throughout the week…
The demands that come from having a family and a job can be overwhelming but be sure to plan some time during your day and week that are set aside just for you. Love on your kids, love on your significant other and love on your team but be sure to love on yourself some as well. Whether it’s 30 minutes a night that you spend reading a book or an occasional massage or mani/pedi be sure to take the time to re-energize yourself. And once you set that time, hold to it. Find an accountability partner who will ask you how much you enjoyed that time and stay with it.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
Reach out to those around you in your Origami Owl family. We’ve all gone through it and you’re one phone call, text or Facebook message away from an uplifting conversation that may change a lot in your outlook. Some Designers have told me, “I was afraid you’d be disappointed in me.” The exact opposite!! And if for any reason you’re not getting the support you need from the person you’re reaching out to, find someone else!! Support comes from all people in all methods in a variety of ways. But those people can’t help you if you don’t ask so don’t be afraid to let others know you’re struggling. There is power in numbers and together we can all achieve more!
It’s OK to stall…
In the end, we can’t all be expected to be 100% Origami Owl, 100% of the time. If you’re reading this and you’re saying, “This isn’t me..” I can tell you that it may be you at some point and that’s OK. If you’re reading this and you’re saying, “This is totally me…” that’s OK too! It happens. And it doesn’t matter. All that matters is how you get through it! I hope that the tips listed above can help you move forward with your Origami Owl journey. Should you need someone to talk to or reach out to, please know that I’m here for you as well. Please don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com Here’s to all of us moving forward and putting our Origami Owl “Jeeps” in drive!
The O2 Experience 2014, Origami Owl’s National Convention is only a few weeks away. For those not completely familiar with the Origami Owl story, Founder Bella Weems started the company to raise money to purchase a car. At 14, that seemed like a big goal but her parents surprised her with a brand new white Jeep Wrangler for her 16th birthday during an Origami Owl event. Bella named it “Alice” and has been driving it ever since!
2013 Jeep Wrangler Winner – Kim Quick
The O2 Experience 2013 featured a weekend full of amazing events, product giveaways, breakout sessions and comraderie between Designers from all over the US (and even a few from as far away as Japan!). The weekend finished with an Awards and Recognition Gala at which a brand new white Jeep Wrangler was given away to the lucky winner, Kim Quick.
Origami Owl Ups The Ante – 2014 Brings Aqua Jeep Wrangler
Co-Founder Chrissy Weems has promised that The O2 Experience 2014 is going to be “over the top” and that if we thought we’d seen a lot of great stuff last year, “You haven’t seen nothing yet!” Although Chrissy is being secretive as usual about the new product line that will be released during the event, she has provided pictures of this year’s Jeep giveaway and it’s a fully branded, Origami Owl aqua Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle winner will certainly turn plenty of heads driving this Jeep around their home town! Tickets for The O2 Experience 2014 are still available for a limited time. Origami Owl Designers can register at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1263086. We hope to see you there!
Origami Owl prides itself on continuing to be cutting edge and fashion forward as it reinvents it’s product line on a regular basis. The product line remains always fresh and alive as new product is introduced multiple times throughout the year. Each season, as Origami Owl prepares to release the newest season of product, a list of retired products known as Bye Bye Birdie is released. These products will no longer be reordered by Origami Owl and once they’re gone, they’re gone for good.
Origami Owl National Convention Holds Some BIG Surprises!
By the looks of this season’s list, Origami Owl has some BIG plans for the Fall season! Traditionally, Origami Owl releases it’s plans for the fall product line at our National Convention, “The O2 Experience” which is slated to be held this year at the Phoenix Convention Center July 24-26th, 2014. While Origami Owl’s retired product list is normally rather small, this season’s list is rather large meaning the plans for new products must be huge!
Stay tuned to this page for posts, pictures and videos from the convention but for now, click HERE to shop for your favorite retired items before they’re gone!
This past weekend, Origami Owl Founders Chrissy and Bella Weems experienced some monumental moments. On Friday, Bella attended her high school commencement ceremony and walked the stage as a newly minted high school graduate.
On Saturday, Bella and Chrissy were among attendees at the 27th Annual Chambler Chamber of Commerce Community Awards held at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino. They accepted the Chandler Chamber of Commerce Award for Business of the Year.
Congratulations Bella and Chrissy! We are so excited to see all of the great things to come for the both of you and for this amazing company!
Success with Origami Owl, as it does with so many businesses, hinges on several important issues. In my opinion, the most important of all of those is Customer Service. Are you finding that you’re having trouble getting orders? Hosting Jewelry Bars and having only a few people show up? Having great turn out but not many orders? Not getting any repeat orders? Perhaps it’s your lack of Customer Service that’s hindering that success. Here a few tips that I can share with you that helped me increase my sales, especially repeat sales through customer development.
Knowledge is Power. Knowledge is Key.
Do you know the product backwards and forwards? If you’re a new Designer, this can be difficult to start with as we have several different product lines. Some are pewter, others stainless steel. Some are plated, some are ionized, etc. But all that being said, you MUST learn the product. The “Points of Difference” document is a huge resource for Designers both new and old and should be studied like a college textbook. I might even suggest making flashcards so you know the product backwards and forwards. When a customer or potential Designer asks you questions about the product, you lose all sense of credibility when you fumble for the answer or worse yet, tell some one you don’t know. Here are just a few questions you’ll want to know the answer to for each of our product lines:
- What’s the product made of?
- Is it hypoallergenic?
- Will it tarnish?
- Which items come in which finishes?
(Nothing worse that someone getting excited about buying a product in a finish it’s not available in.)
- What’s my warranty?
- How much does this item cost? (I know memorizing every price is difficult but it should be a goal. Beginners should at least have a rough price range for each set of products)
- What does Origami Owl stand for?
- Where is the company based out of?
- Who is Bella?
Learning as much as you can about the above questions and many more will help you sound polished and professional when speaking with new Designers and Customers alike and will instill confidence in those you’re speaking with.
Be in the Moment. Don’t Fall Prey to “Turn and Burn” Mentalities
Being in the moment is not just one of those important life lessons regarding how you live your life. It’s also very important with regards to Customer Service. McDonald’s used to boast how many millions of hamburgers it had served. I guess the number got too big so they now leave it off of their signs but that being said, when was the last time you truly had a good customer service experience at a McDonald’s? And that’s with a product that’s mass produced and exactly alike whenever and wherever you order it. Origami Owl Living Lockets are uniquely different to every customer. When you’re at a Jewelry Bar or a show, do your best to focus 100% on the customer you’re working with. Ask them questions. Learn their story. Help them make the locket they’re going to LOVE for years to come. I’ve worked many shows by myself and have oftentimes had three to four customers in my booth at one time. It would be very easy for me to attempt to handle all of them at the same time. “Hi ladies! Just let me know when you’re ready to make your purchase.” would be very easy to say. Instead, I do my best to focus on each customer, one at a time. And I’ll be honest, I’ve lost business doing this. Some people are not patient or don’t have the time to wait. But that being said, the ones I do help appreciate the time I spent with them so much that they often will send other customers my way. They also re-order and participate in my emails and Facebook pages. They are loyal customers and I have EARNED them through the time I spent with them. Truth is, you can earn more in the short term as a “Turn and Burn” customer salesperson. However, it’s a one and done type transaction. That person may be happy with their product but they probably won’t remember you any more than you’ll remember them. Next time it comes to order more product, you’ll be a distant memory. Focus on the customer and they’ll repay you in much more than just simple sales and profits.
The Fortune is in the Follow-Up
I know it’s a cheesy cliché but it’s so true. When I get home from a three day show, I usually want to take at least a day or two break form Origami Owl. However, that’s one of the worst moves I can make. We are living in an instant gratification society. If someone wants information on how to join my team, they want it ASAP. If someone is waiting for an email from me regarding a product I may not have had at the time, they’re only willing to wait so long. More than once, I’ve made the mistake of waiting to follow up with a customer or a potential Designer only to find out that they purchased product from someone else or joined someone else’s team. The fortune is in FAST follow-up. It’s also in FREQUENT follow-up. Many Designers, myself included, provide a “Win a Free Locket” giveaway at shows. In order to enter the drawing, customers fill out a short form asking them three questions about if they would like to host a Jewelry bar, if they would like info on joining the team and if they’d like to stay up to date on future info. I’ve had shows where my contest entries have topped over one hundred entries. That’s a lot of people to follow up with but it’s IMPERATIVE for success. Developing template emails that you can send potential hostesses and Designers is important. You can always personalize them with a “Hi Heather, it was great meeting you this weekend at the ABC123 Show. I hope you love your locket! Here’s the info you requested about XXX.” But don’t reinvent the wheel every time. The rest of that email should be a draft or template you send out every time. Make it informative. Make it interesting. But don’t remake it every time. In addition, don’t forget that Origami Owl has a newsletter that is free to use for all Origami Owl Designers. This newsletter is sent out every month to anyone you add to it. My fiancé calls this drip marketing because each month they get a quick “drip” of information from you. You’re not barraging them or spamming them weekly but just offering a quick reminder so that when it does come time for that customer to order new product, they’ll know exactly who to go to!
The Ball Is Now in Your Court…
Well, I’ve given you a lot to read and think about. I hope you’re starting to realize, if you didn’t already, how important Customer Service is and how successful you can be if you practice just a few (but hopefully most) of these practices. So the only question is, are you going to practice them? If you would like to discuss any of these tips further, please feel free to email me at Heather@OwlAboutCharms.com Did I leave one of your favorite tips out? Feel free to leave it in the comments section below. Thanks!!
The past few days have been busy ones for the Origami Owl Leadership Team as they traveled to the Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort in Ponce, Puerto Rico and the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico to share the Origami Owl experience with hundreds of new Origami Owl Designers and potential Designers. Origami Owl’s entrance into Puerto Rico became official on May 5th and coincided with the release of a new Spanish culture line of charms as well as Spanish language training materials.
Origami Owl Founder Chrissy Weems Greets Designers
Origami Owl Founder Chrissy Weems was just one of the many special guests that the new Origami Owl Puerto Rico Designers got to meet during the three hour opportunity events. Attendees were provided with the history of Origami Owl and information regarding the product, the business opportunity and much more. As is tradition, attendees were even treated to an Origami Owl Dance Party!
Origami Owl Giveaways: “Everybody Gets One!”
It wouldn’t be an Origami Owl event without a charm giveaway or two. Attendees at the Puerto Rico opportunity events were provided with a free charm giveaway to start or further commemorate these ladies and gentlemen’s journey with Origami Owl. CEO Robin Crossman, Director of Product Development Tyson Basha and Director of Culture and Community Relations Yvette Torres also shared stories, product updates and the ”Force for Good” ideals and O2 Mission Statement with the attendees. Based upon the reactions of those in attendance, it’s clear that Origami Owl’s entrance into the Puerto Rico market has been a very successful one! Please click here if you are interested in learning more about the Origami Owl Business Opportunity for yourself!
Many Designers both within my team and without have asked me, “How have you grown such a big team and how have you grown so successful in this business?” The key word in that sentence is grow. Both of my parents used to garden when I was a kid growing up. My dad would grow the sweetest, ripest tomatoes you’d ever tasted and my mom used to season our dinners with herbs she’d grown on the counter top. I saw the efforts that it took for them to grow those items and it was their constant attention, watering, feeding, etc. that caused those items to be so tasty.
Origami Owl Growth Requires Sticking Around
If you were a farmer and you’d just spent $500-$1,000 tilling and preparing the land and sowing the seeds and starting your crops, would you at least stick around until the plants had grown to their full potential? Of course you would. Yet many designers quit after just one or two months because they haven’t earned a bonus check yet. They haven’t made the money they thought they would. They’re not getting the activity they thought they would or the response they thought they would. And their solution? Quit. The only thing quitting guarantees is failure. Getting started in Origami Owl is easy enough. You purchase your kit. You start telling your friends and family about your business and the amazing products available and you host your first jewelry bar or two. You share your story and help others share their story through their lockets and you have fun and make some money. And then what? If you stop here, which is the point where I see so many Designers stop at, you’re surely not going to succeed long term. You’ve got to continue to work. Spread the word, grow your social network. Search for events. Contact people you’ve not contacted in a long time and share with them your experience. Like my fiancée Marty always says, you’ve got to continue to DO WORK. It’s only through continued work that you’ll see the fruit of your efforts continue to grow.
Home-based Businesses Are Different
So why do designers quit so quickly? Because they look at network marketing like a job. In a job, if you don’t receive your paycheck for your efforts after one or two months, of course you would quit. But starting your own business is different. There is a lot of effort and learning in the early days before the payoff begins. When Donald Trump builds one of his many casinos, he certainly wouldn’t quit the project after only two months because it wasn’t producing any revenue. Businesses take time. Businesses take investment. A little education for our new designers will help them realize the difference between a job and a business. You have to touch your business everyday. If you have one failed Jewelry bar that is okay, it happens. Onto the next one! You’ve got to keep going, market your business and eventually the seeds you sow will come back to you!!
Surround Yourself With Like-Minded Individuals
One of the best parts of our Team Wide Eyed Dreamers team is the support that our Designers provide one another through our Facebook Group page. Team members ask questions, post pictures, flyers and marketing materials and support one another through constant praise, innovation and joy. We also provide a Facebook page for strictly new Designers where they can feel comfortable asking questions they may think are silly or that they should know the answer to and we provide files and support to these new Designers as they grow in their business. If you are considering the Origami Owl opportunity and would like to apply to join my team, you can do so by clicking here. I hope that if you feel my team would not be a good fit that you at least give the opportunity a chance and that you stick with it, do work, water your seeds and experience tremendous growth!
This past week, Origami Owl was pleased to accept the Bravo Award from Direct Selling News at their 5th Annual DSN Global 100 Celebration. According to DSN “Revenue is just a number, but behind each number is a story of success, failure, hours invested, lives changed, leaps taken and lessons learned. The Bravo Awards are an opportunity to share some of those stories by honoring individuals and companies for exceptional achievements.” For more information on the DSN Bravo Awards, click here.
Bella Weems Accepts On Behalf of Origami Owl
Bella Weems, Origami Owl Co-Founder accepted the DSN Bravo Growth award, given to the direct sales company achieving the highest year over year sales growth. Origami Owl also broke into the DSN’s Top 100 List for the first time, jumping all the way to number 50 on the list. Origami Owl currently has over 60,000 Independent Designers and saw sales volume grow from $20 million in 2012 to $250 million in 2013.
2014 DSN Bravo Award Just The Beginning…
The 2014 Direct Selling News Bravo Award is just one of several exciting recent announcements. Origami Owl also just recently announced extended growth into Puerto Rico and has now developed and will be providing training materials and catalogs in Spanish. The company expects continued rapid growth throughout US markets and beyond in the next few years. If you are interested in joining this amazing company, please message me or click here to apply now!
I’m so happy to announce that Origami Owl® will be available in Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans will be able to become full Origami Owl® Independent Designers and join our family on May 5th! In addition, we will soon have Spanish language training materials available to share with all of our Independent Designers. Origami Owl continues to take the right steps towards becoming a global Force for Good company! Why wouldn’t you want to join today??
Si conoces a alguien en Puerto Rico que podrían estar interesadas en convertirse en un Origami Búho diseñador, ahora es el momento! Se pongan en contacto conmigo ahora para obtener más información acerca de esta gran oportunidad.
Origami Owl es la compañía pionera en lockets, fue fundada por Bella Weems una joven soñadora y empresaria. Origami Owl se dedica a contar tu historia con joyería, todos los lockets son completamente personalizados para que cada persona pueda contar su historia.
La misión de la compañía es ser una fuerza del bien; amar e inspirar + Motivar a personas de todas las edades a alcanzar sus sueños + M…otivar a las personas a hacer la diferencia en la vida de los demás.
Desde el 5 de mayo Origami Owl (O2) estará lanzando en Puerto Rico, con una gran oportunidad para la Isla de disfrutar de los “Jewelry Bars” además de la oportunidad de comenzar tu propio negocio de ensueño.
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Origami Owl® has just made it that much easier to join this company and start “Soaring to Success” immediately! The company has just created a three month incentive program for new Designers which can provide them with over $450 worth of free product when they start with the company and have a successful first three months. And I can help you complete this program and earn this free product!
The average sales for an Origami Owl Jewelry Bar is $600. If a new Designer holds just one Jewelry Bar per month for the first three months, they could earn over $100 in free product each month which can help them add to their inventory and create additional sales. One of my main responsibilities as a mentor is to assist you with creating that fantastic launch party where you tell your friends and family all about your new home based business and a successful launch party should lead to at least two additional bookings which would allow you to book the two parties you need in the next two months in order to achieve your Soar to Success goals. In addition, I can help you share the Origami Owl opportunity with others. In doing so, you can earn additional business building supplies and “swag” to help you continue to be successful in your journey!
I hope you’ll contact me soon to discuss the great opportunities that await you with Origami Owl. Please email me at email@example.com for more details with this program and in taking the first step towards your home-based business and the freedom that can come with it!
Don’t you just “love” the new Hostess Exclusive? By hostessing an Origami Owl Jewelry Bar you have the chance to earn this entire collection at a discount, or better yet FREE! The Hostess Exclusive is a $78 Retail Value and features the pink crystal LOVE plate (one of a kind, not being sold) and the pink crystal KEY dangle (also one of a kind, not being offered for sale). You’ll also receive one of our most popular lockets, the Large Silver Locket with Crystals and one of our most popular chains, the 32″ Flat Oval Link chain. What a great way to have product that no one else can buy! Contact me today to set-up your Origami Owl Jewelry Bar just in time for Mother’s Day, Easter, Graduation and more!! firstname.lastname@example.org
I continue to be overjoyed with emotion in working for a company that does so much for so many. Origami Owl has announced a new partnership with ChildHelp an amazing organization helping abused and neglected children.
From their website at www.childhelp.org: Founded in 1959 by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope®, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April. Several of Childhelp’s programs were firsts, and continue to be studied by professionals worldwide as “models that work.” Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson continue to actively lead the organization and provide its vision, serving as Chairman/CEO and President, respectively.
Please watch the following video for more information on the partnership between Origami Owl and ChildHelp.
Watch this short eight minute video for a great sneak-peek at our new Spring Collection line from Chrissy Weems, Origami Owl® Co-Founder!! So excited! Products will be available for order on March 17th. Please email me for information on how to order today and we can get your product shipped out as soon as it’s available. Please stay tuned as we will have even more videos/pictures posted soon!
We are only a few days away from releasing Origami Owl®’s newest Spring Product line!! We can’t wait to see what new charms and more will be released! Will we get a new locket? A new set of dangles? Perhaps even a new line altogether?? The excitement is building and we CANNOT wait to share all of the details with you! STAY TUNED!!
People always ask, how did Origami Owl get it’s start? Is it true that the company was started by a 14 year old girl?? It is true and here’s the story, in her own words. In this video, Founder Bella Weems talks about how the company started, how it grew from just a small kiosk at the mall and how it’s grown to the company that it is today.
So, you’re thinking about joining Origami Owl. You’ve seen the product on the news or in a magazine or on a friend or family member and you think you might be good at selling it. My question to you is, “Why do you want to sell Origami Owl?” Joining a home-based business is a big decision. Many people join home-based businesses and fail. Many times they end up blaming it on the company or the product or the lack of interest from others in both. They say that the market has changed or that it’s too saturated. In reality, many times people fail b/c they just didn’t put in enough effort to make their business a success.
In order to be successful with Origami Owl, I feel that you need a reason to succeed. And it needs to be BIG. ”I need a little spending money.”, “My friend sells it and she’s successful.” or “It looks like fun.” are not big enough reasons. When it comes time to joining a home-based business, there’s not always structure. There are no office hours. No time clock. No offices. Although you’ll have a mentor when joining Origami Owl who will be there to coach, teach, train and lead you, they can’t MAKE you successful. Only you can MAKE that happen and it’s having a reason to MAKE it happen that will help you reach your goals and dreams.
With over 450 team members, I’ve heard lots of “Big Why”s. For me, it was to get out of debt and to begin to live a life worth living, including spending time with my fiancée, traveling and getting involved in philanthropy. For others it’s been to purchase a new vehicle, to send their children to college or private school or to take their family on an all expense paid trip to Disneyland. Whatever it is for you, find it. Talk about it. Dream about it. Share it. Make a picture or dream board and post it somewhere near where you work. Every day is not an easy day in a home-based business and on those tougher days, it’s always great to be able to focus on your “Big Why” to help you make it through the day.
For more help on determining a “Big Why” and possibly making those dreams come true, please email me at email@example.com and let’s see if we can’t work together to make them happen. And my hope is that each of you, regardless of why you work, where you work or who you work for (and that includes unpaid jobs), that you have a “Big Why” that makes it all worthwhile!!