This is a Q & A between myself and Janet Barbieto, a consultant for the Rodan + Fields skincare line, created by the doctors behind the Proactiv products.
Can you tell me a little about Rodan+Fields and the kinds of products you sell?
Rodan + Fields Dermatologists® is a skincare company committed to connecting people with the products, the knowledge, the resources and the opportunities to change skin and to change lives. We offer effective, clinically proven products to our customers, as well as business opportunities to our Independent Consultants.
All products use Multi-Med™ Therapy, which is designed to deliver the right medicines, in the right formulations, in the right order to transform your skin. We offer products to treat:
-Wrinkles, pores and loss of firmness
-Brown spots, dullness and sun damage
-Acne, blemishes and breakouts
-Sensitive, irritated skin and facial redness
See our amazing before and after pictures here.
All products are sold by our Independent Consultants.
What initially drew you to Rodan+Fields?
The stellar reputation and success of The Doctors as well as the quality of the products and the generous business plan. Also, NO PARTIES!
Tell me a little about selling Rodan+Fields. Are there any monthly minimums? How much is the starter kit? What kinds of items come in the starter kit?
This is very much a “virtual business”. There are no quotas or monthly minimums until you reach the higher levels. You are expected to be using the products yourself in order to receive commissions. There are three starter kits to choose from: $395, $695 and $995. The only difference between the 3 would be the amount of products in the kit and the size of the discount. The larger kits obviously offer the largest discount.
How important are home parties for sales? Do you ever sell the products outside of the parties?
We are NOT a party plan; therefore, they are not important at all. The only time we ever conduct anything even resembling a party is when we conduct a “grand opening” or “business launch” for a new consultant. This is just a way to jump start their business and get the word out to their friends and family. The majority of our sales come from just wearing the product and telling people about it.
What makes the Rodan+Fields different and/or better from other similar direct sales businesses?
First of all, there is NO other direct sales company out there offering immediate name recognition and integrity like we have in partnering with the Doctors who created Proactiv. Also, we have already received several prestigious awards from the DSA for both our products and our amazing back office that our consultants use to build and maintain their businesses. We were also given the “Rising Star” award and named the “company to watch.”
“As practicing dermatologists, head-to-toe skincare is our new horizon. We’re focusing on developing products for everything from growing hair to treating cellulite and stretch marks.
This is the era of self-treatment particularly because many people don’t have access to a dermatologist especially for non-life threatening conditions like eczema, acne and wrinkles – after all, there are only 10,000 dermatologists in the U.S. Outside of major U.S. cities, it could take as long as 6 months to see a dermatologist. We’re working very hard on creating home skincare that really delivers.
We are on a mission to transform lives through their skin. We want people to be secure and beautiful in their skin. Your most important real estate is your face and your skin. Ultimately, inside is what counts, but if you don’t feel good about yourself that beautiful inside will never be known because you simply won’t go out. We also will proudly continue to grow the Rodan + Fields community. Through transforming skin, we’ve created 20,000 jobs and a community. Among our independent consultants, we already have several millionaires. We like to think of Rodan + Fields as a movement and a community with a higher purpose.” ~Dr. Kathy Fields Meet Kathy Fields
Do you get good feedback from your customers?
Every day!! I have never sold a product before where my customers are continually thanking me for telling them about my products because they have literally changed their lives! Even the consultant who’ve signed on with me come back to tell me Thank You, and express how this business is changing their lives! http://youtu.be/8y00MbsGDZ8
How can people sign up to start selling Rodan+Fields?
Product Disclaimer: Results from the use of Rodan + Fields Products may vary depending upon the individual, and Rodan + Fields makes no guarantee as to the results that you may you experience. Rodan + Fields recommends that you consult with your physician or other qualified health care provider before beginning any product regimen or treatment.
Income Disclaimer: Rodan + Fields does not guarantee that Consultants participating in the Rodan + Fields Program will generate any income. As with any business, each Consultant’s business results may vary. Earnings depend on a number of factors, including the area in which you live, individual effort, business experience, diligence and leadership. Potential Consultants are urged to perform their own due diligence prior to making any decision to participate.
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