I am going to tell a bit about me first. I left Brazil in 2002 to follow a dream, this dream was to learn English and travel across Europe but I wanted to learn proper English in England where it started, with all its history and craziness. I had just finished a technical college degree in computer science and I had two options: forget about my dream and go to university so I could have a better qualification on my curriculum vitae “resume” or move to England and follow my dream.
So in October 2002 I left a warm and friendly Sao Paulo, Brazil and arrived in a cold and unfriendly London Heathrow airport. I was held at the airport because the immigration officer thought I didn’t have the right documentation “money” to come over. After eight hours waiting they finally allowed me to enter the UK on a one year visa. This was perfect as I only had to apply for one further extension on my visa and them go back home, right?
Well not quite, there was only one thing I had not anticipated, meeting my girlfriend, whom is now my wife. Cutting a long story short almost 11 years after, married with an amazing woman, a bonsai tree, a little dog called “SUKI” and the latest gorgeous little daughter in my life, I am still in England, Greater London to be more precise and still living the dream.
That is my story until March 2012 when our daughter was born. I had a very busy job which took most of my weekly hours, although I enjoyed it. But when I first saw my daughter’s eye opening and my smile met my wife’s jubilation holding her little girl. I knew that I had to do something different; it could not be business as usual. The company I was working with decided that the business needed a new restructure and that my position would most likely not be available anymore. They offered me a redundancy package, which was almost what I had in mind and after talking to my wife we decided that enough was enough.
Since then I tried to open my own business, an online shop selling made in London clothes, using organic materials from countries around Europe so that we could keep our CO2 emissions as low as possible and obviously try to bring manufacturing back to UK. I am yet to start this venture but I still believe it could be viable in the future.
I then decided to find something different, working from home, earning a decent income for us. I was approached by someone about Forever Living Products which I felt could be the ideal job and company to give me that freedom, lifestyle, no retirement worries and family time. I really liked the concept but I also felt that the sales side of it could be a deal breaker. I am not a sales person, you see, I managed people, loads of them but sales; I knew I could not do it. I signed up for it but could not get sponsors or even sales through my website so I started to work on social media.
I would like to hear other people’s experience in Network Marketing / Multi Level Marketing so I can avoid bumps along the way.