MUMTREPRENEUR OF THE MONTH (SEPTEMBER 2016)
- 1st September 2016
- Posted by: Mumtrepreueur Club UK
- Category: DAILY MOTIVATION
Our Businesswoman of the Month for september is ‘Super Beauty consultant’ Tanya Robinson who realised things had to change when she wanted to increase her income by turning her passion into her profession. Her determination comes from the support she gets from her family and this is what keeps her going. Now she is helping others rekindle their passion for and pay themselves the money they deserve
Please give a brief explanation of what your business is and when you launched it?
I joined Mary Kay in autumn 2013 after using the products for over 10 years. I was first introduced to Mary Kay in the USA as my family members there are dedicated users of the product. When my colleague at work ceased selling the products due to her health issues I decided to join the business to have access to my beloved Mary Kay makeup and skincare products whenever I wanted it and, also to save up to 40% off the retail price. For 8-10 months in my Mary Kay business, I used it solely to purchase products for my personal use until ladies on the buses, trains, at work and my neighbours began complimenting me on my make-up and skin. They all wanted to know what products I used and how they could get their hands on the products.
I am a Mom, wife, a legal professional and a student pursuing post-graduate studies in law so I am very busy. It was challenging for me to find the time to pursue my Mary Kay business. However, a year into Mary Kay, I decided to run it as a part-time business dedicating 2-5 hours per week doing makeovers, facials and skin care classes. I pitched my business plan “dragon den” style to my very supportive husband who was my investor despite being very cynical about whether Mary Kay was a viable enterprise. I love people and enterprise so for me Mary Kay was the perfect marriage between the two. I had the opportunity to spend time having fun playing in make-up and skincare with the girls (my customers) while earning extra income.
As I considered ways to grow my customer base to suit my busy schedule I turned to social media. I started a Facebook page called “Mary Kay Tanya Robinson” in 2014 which presently has 1,323 followers, a twitter account: @marytanya05 and my website www.marykay.co.uk/trobinson-grant. I use my social media accounts, particularly Facebook, to advertise my business, share makeup tips and motivational quotes on a daily basis. I have since extended my customer base to over 100 customers by offering a reliable, friendly and timely customer service. I operate my business with integrity treating each customer as though he/she has a sign around her/his neck which reads “make me feel important”. I have an in-depth knowledge of the products, their content and usages so that I am able to customise my services to suit my customers’ skincare and makeup needs. I only offer or suggest the products I consider best to address my customer’s skin care needs. As such, I have developed excellent relationships with my customers who trust and rely on my advice. I have met some of the most awesome inspiring women through my Mary Kay business many of whom have become my close friends. My husband is now my biggest supporter and religiously delivers my orders in our local area.
What the future holds
As I grow in my Mary Kay business it is my desire to move into leadership. I presently lead a team of 7 women which I affectionately called the “Conquerors” our mantra is “NGUP – Never Give Up”. My very first business partner, my neighbour and a stay at home Mom, being one of the top sellers in Mary Kay. Last year alone she sold over £22,000 worth of products (WOW!!!) As I move into directorship, I am looking for dedicated women you have a desire to earn extra income, love enterprise, are coachable, want a flexible business to work around their families and are willing to learn.
Tanya Robinson – Grant
Mary Kay Consultant
** If you are interested and willing to learn the business, I can teach you. I will be with you every step of the way whether you want to earn £50 or £500 extra per month ! Together we can work as a team to make your goals a reality. Give me a call on 079 83801 870 if you want to have a chat **