Shanice Watson, Fierce Entrepreneur of It Works!
Shanice Watson is a Cincinnati, Ohio native. Shanice loves healthy living and has started a business within the It Works community.
Tell us about your business?
I'm a distributor for It Works, and my business within It Works is called Love the Skin Your In. I sell products that help men or women lose weight, detox, tone, and overall live a healthier lifestyle. Everything that I sell is all-natural and vegan.
What are your responsibilities as a business owner?
My primary responsibility is to sell my products and help my customers reach their fitness goals. To help sell my products I use social media to reach potential customers. I also attend fitness events and set up booths for people to meet me. I love helping people look and feel their best.
How many people are on your team?
There are 8 people on my Cincinnati team, but It Works has a huge network. You can become a distributor in 21 different countries.
How did you come up with the idea to do this business?
I was working on my own body goals, and I started using the It Works wraps. I saw that over 17,000 people were customers and there were a lot of inspiring stories. Becoming an It Works distributor would help me make a consistent second income and pay off student loans. Team members have the potential to receive a $100,000 bonus.
How do you market your business? What’s been the most successful form of marketing?
The most successful marketing for this business is to be a product of the product. I’ve lost a lot of weight and people always ask how did I do it, and I tell them by using It Works.
What is unique about your business?
Unlike similar companies, It Works distributors are debt free and have lasting friendships. I have followed team members across the U.S. that I talk to every day. For example, next month I’m going to an event in South Carolina. I love networking and meeting diverse people of all ages and backgrounds. This isn’t just a job, it’s a business that is individualized. The products that I sell in particular help new moms snap back and love who they are in every step of their fitness journey.
What do you most enjoy about your work?
I’d say the potential to have time and financial freedom. There are levels of success within It Works, from $6,000 a month up to $30,000. It only costs $99 to get started. On my first day, I sold a box of wraps and made my initial start-up fee back.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned after starting this business?
The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to have patience. You must run your business like a business to be paid like a business woman. It will be difficult as you juggle everything but you have to remember why you started. This will keep you motivated to succeed.
Where do you see yourself and your business in the next 5 years?
I see myself as the biggest It Works distributor in Ohio. The Cincinnati team is small, and the headquarters is in Florida with the top leaders.
What upcoming events or specials does your business have planned for 2017?
By the end of the summer, new team members can make up to $2,000 a month. We always have 90-day challenges, 40% off certain products, and free wraps for the first month. We have a facebook group to help customers make meal plans, and support each other.
Excluding yours, what business or entrepreneur do you do you admire the most and why?
My Aunt, that is one person I go to for advice. She owns her own real estate company and got to retire at 50. She has received awards, such as “Women of the Year”, and was able to start a legacy for her daughter.
What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
I enjoy reading. I’ve read a lot of books to help me with my business. Every month I try to read something new. Now I’m reading “Get over your damn self: a blueprint to building a business” The author built a 7 figure business in less than 3 years.
What is a favorite quote?
“No one can do what you do, like you do.” It’s important to figure out a way to make yourself stand out.
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