Wins & Losses after a YEAR as an Arbonne Independent Consultant.

That Girl Named Carol
4 min readFeb 19, 2021

The nitty gritty truth is this — I could never be a “Hey Hun, wanna be part of this business opportunity” kind of gal. So right out of the gate this was a losing game for me.

I signed up at Arbonne as a consultant last year. My up-line convinced me straight out the gate to attend online GTC (Global Training Conference). The conference was the perfect introduction to Arbonne. My upline — she is a gem. I love her.

It was the PERFECT time to start out my Arbonne adventure because all the sudden I had time on my hands. Basically, life was going great — I finally quit my second job. I paid off a bunch of debt and now I had lots of free time. I had thought I would run this experiment about making money online. I was calling it the ‘MLM experiment’ (clever — I know) where I would just try and be a #bossbabe and really dive into an experiment I could document. I wanted to see if I could actually be a Arbonne babe. I saw everyone doing it and was certain that I could be that person too (well kinda certain).

I actually remember being in Huatulco for work when I decided it would be fun to join an MLM. I was so excited I filmed a YouTube video and posted it online. A lot of other flight attendants do this kind of work and make some serious money doing it.

So why couldn’t I follow that dream, make some extra cash and start looking like an Arbonne babe?

The flexibility of direct sales/network marketing is exactly what you need as a flight attendant. You can work when you want to work (even from your hotel room when you are all lonely) — you meet tons of people and to top it all off you do something good for your body or good for your skin and in general — easy to sell, right?! This definitely seemed like a win.

I think my biggest downfall was that while I LOVE Arbonne products. I hate trying to convince people to buy something (an obvious loss). I am HORRIBLE at direct sales. And I always felt awkward when I saw the look on people’s faces when I even mention that I used an Arbonne product (another thing in the loss category).

It is so interesting that because of the negative social media around Multi-Level Marketing — people say no before they even attempt to try a product. You…

That Girl Named Carol

Retired barista and globe trottin’ English teacher turned (furloughed) flight attendant who is currently tryna live the dream she created on her vision board.