Why I Said Yes to Arbonne After 5 Years

Recently, I dove back into the world of Arbonne, a global health and wellness company that uses plant-based ingredients and has insanely high quality standards.

Now, before you roll your eyes and frantically press the back button….just bare with me a moment. I’m not here to pitch anything, but share why I’m THRILLED to be moving forward with this in my already-established personal training company.

You may have noticed I said I dove “BACK” in. Yes, I discovered Arbonne 5 years ago and am kicking myself for not joining the business immediately.

I agreed to go to a spa night a friend was hosting, and I was totally skeptical. I didn’t want to get sucked into buying a bunch of products I didn’t want. In reality, I actually had a hard time narrowing down what to buy first. I was hooked immediately, but didn’t see myself doing the business.

Over the last 5 years, I’ve watched how it’s continued to bless the lives of the women I met and became friends with. I was what you’d call a wholesale buyer….I was a consultant only for the discount…and sold a mascara or face wash here and there to family or friends.

Over the last few months, God has REALLY tugged at my heart to give this another look, and I’ll be honest when I say I fought Him hard on it. Me? Arbonne? No, no, I’m a personal trainer now. I run my own company and its going well without having to do Arbonne too….

Funny how things work out. God finally bugged my enough (He’s good at doing that, isn’t He?) that I decided to give it another look, and I began imagining what it would be like to marry Arbonne to my personal trainer biz. I am always recommending Arbonne to friends, the protein to clients, whether I make a dime off it or not.

It actually never occured to me for the last few years to try to make money off of the girls I was recommending Arbonne to whenever they would ask on facebook who knew of a good liquid foundation or pre-workout. I would always throw in Arbonne as a recommendation, but always figured they knew of a rep who could help them out and earn a commission….silly me!

Did you know the average millionaire has 7 streams of income? SEVEN! And with that knowledge, I think the stigma of direct sales being icky is starting to go away. Everyone could use an extra thousand dollars each month, right?

More and more people are wanting side hustles, even if they never want them to be full time or their main source of income! And if you look around, brick and mortar stores are closing by the dozens- even monster brands like Charlotte Russe and Victoria’s Secret. Having an online store is just SMART.

Now that I’ve gotten out of my own head, I realize that this is a no-brainer. I’m always talking about Arbonne, I fully believe in the products, and I feel good about recommending them to not only friends and family, but clients- fully knowing my reputation is at stake.

I’m SUPER picky about products I promote. If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen some pretty long rants about my feelings towards the supplement industry!

Arbonne just makes sense.

There’s a really good reason why a lot of people think direct sales can be icky or scammy or the reps are annoying. I always joke that direct sales isn’t for me, but Arbonne is.

Unlike other companies, Arbonne has no quotas to meet, no monthly minimum order requirements, you don’t have to carry inventory, and you don’t HAVE to have a team to be making a paycheck. There’s not even a website fee (I was SHOCKED to learn that consultants with other companies have to pay upwards of $100 a month just for a website? No thanks!).

It literally is just working at your own pace, with your own goals in mind.

I’ll do more posts later on WHY the products dang amazing, but here’s what you need to know for now: Arbonne holds the highest standards of any company I’ve researched. I don’t say that because I’m affiliated, I’m affiliated BECAUSE they’re so amazing.

Europe bans over 1300 ingredients they deem unsafe for products- Arbonne takes it a step above and banned over 2000. Guess how many the FDA have on that list? 11. Whoa. Yeah. We’re also certified vegan (google what a rendering facility is if you’re wonder why that’s important), Non-GMO, and we never use chemical fragrances or dyes, gluten, soy, dairy, whey, artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. There’s nothing safer or more beneficial on the market.

I can also tell you how giving the company is and how loved and valued they make you feel. Can you imagine your job just continuously showering your gifts, just for showing up to work? That’s how Arbonne is.

The compensation plan, the free Benz, and the free trips are all great and uh, yes, I will gladly take them (another no-brainer, right?) but MY favorite part of the compensation plan is this:

When you reach the second promotion out of four- which is acheivable in as little as two months (for da hustlers!), your company is WILLABLE. Now, I’m not a negative, morbid person, but it is beyond comforting knowing that if God calls me home early, my husband/son will get that paycheck for the rest of his life- and that’s between $1000-4000 a month.

CAN YOU IMAGINE how secure you would feel knowing you could give that gift to your family? To me, that’s better than the car. (But hey, I plan on living to be 100 so yes, give me the Benz!)

If you want to call me the crazy Arbonne lady, I’ll take it. When a company is willing to give your family that promise of financial security, that’s a company worth getting on board with!

I used to fear being judged. But the truth is, I can’t make a big impact in this world if I don’t play big. And they say to be great in this company, you have to serve many. You WILL not reach the top of the company unless you take others with you.

I can’t fund my own mission trips if a) I have to ask my boss off for work every time and b) I can only go if I get sponserships.

I can’t have a house full of foster kids if I can’t afford a house big enough or the time to devote to raising them along with my own kids.

I can’t homeschool if I’m giving all my time to a job I’m tied down to.

My goals are big. My dreams are big. And even though Arbonne is my passion, it’s also going to fund and open doors to other passions I have.

If you’re still reading this, I’m going to take a guess that this opportunity may interest you. I’d love for you to reach out and we can discuss more about the business and see if it would be a good fit for you! No pressure to join, but I think you’re going to love it and never turn back. Email me erinshepherdfit@gmail.com and I promise to shed some light about any questions you may have!

Until next time,



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