When I was in my early twenties, I signed up to sell Shaklee. I adore Shaklee products, so I figured selling them would be easy breezy. Too bad I never sold a single product! A year later, I went the way of Avon. Avon is super fun and pretty much sells itself, right? Right?! Ummm… Then, I discovered Arbonne (which in my personal opinion is the absolute living end of skin care). I sold a few dollars worth of Arbonne before throwing up my hands and admitting, “I just can’t sell anything!” And maybe I could sell if I was working for someone else. There’s just something about asking people to pay me (even though, I know, they are already buying vitamins and makeup and shampoo, anyway!) that makes me worry about my relationships with people. I’m afraid they’ll think that I like them as customers and not as friends. So, even though I know there are wonderful opportunities and amazing products out there (and many of you have shared those with me), I’ve decided to face facts. Where money or sales are involved, I’m steering clear.
Last week, I received an e-mail from a former client. He’s a marketing guru, I just spruced up his resume cause it’s kinda hard to brag on yourself. I have a great deal of respect for him and his business sense. I guess that’s the reason I even opened the “opportunity” e-mail at all. Cause, usually, those things go unread to the trash, y’all! I was instantly intrigued, though. I liked the look of it. Mostly, it was due to his repetition of the word, “FREE”. But I know that nothing is free, so I started digging around for the catch.
Except, there is no catch! I mean, there really isn’t a catch!!
I’ve really debated about whether or not I should blog this. After all, it’s a big departure from the vision and overall theme of this blog. But I’ve decided to share, just one time. Because I signed up for Gobza. I think it’s great! And I think you should all (pretty please) do the same.
If you haven’t heard of Gobza, don’t feel bad. Actually, I’m relatively sure that you haven’t (which is the only reason I’m blogging this). The Gobza store front isn’t even open for business until August! I heard about Gobza from the friend of a friend of the creators. If you’ve ever wished you’d gotten in on the ground-floor of Groupon, well, this might be your second chance! I know that sounds all sales-pitchy; but I don’t think it’s an exaggeration! I’m kinda excited about this.
Did I mention that it’s FREE? And that sign-up takes less than 30 seconds? And that all they want is your name, location, and e-mail address (so that they can pay you via PayPal)?
It’s really pretty cool, y’all. Truly, I wouldn’t even mention it if it cost a dime. But, it doesn’t. The whole concept is based on the fact that FREE things make people excited and are fun (instead of embarrassing) to share. Gobza is (or will be when it opens in August) an online marketplace where businesses advertise for free, and you make money when your friends and family members shop and sell. It’s actually niftier and smarter than that, but it really is that easy. In other words, there is no good reason to not sign up with Gobza, and it’s only a matter of time before someone talks you into it. I’m just hoping you’ll all sign up with me!
Click the link to learn more, please.