Tell us a bit about your family?
I am a mum of 2, currently pregnant with my 3 rd child. I also home educate my children. I am enjoying being around them and see them growing up.
What’s your business called?
I am the owner and founder of Transformation Beauty 365, an all natural, vegan Skin Firming Line.
Can you describe it in one sentence?
Most potent non-toxic skin care line that gives you the results you have been looking for but haven’t yet found.
When did you start become a Mumpreneur and what inspired you?
It all started in 2010, when my first daughter was born. When your whole life changes. I wanted to make sure that I only use natural products free from nasty chemicals. What I found was, that those natural products did not give me the Anti Aging Results I was looking for. And it was important to me to have healthy, glowing and flawless skin after becoming a mother. So I decided to do it myself.
How did you fund your start up?
I used up all of my savings, or shall I say my husbands savings:)
How do you manage working around your children?
I stay up long, to make sure I have the time to spend on my business while they are asleep. Sometimes I would ask them to occupy themselves so I can finish some of the work. I am now hiring more and more freelancers to assist me. It is not easy, but your passion, desire and drive keeps you going.
Can you describe a typical day, what tasks do you have to get done, how do you manage your time?
There is no typical day lol. Usually we wake up and have breakfast, we then go to some of the home education activities. I always check my phone for emails and orders on the go. We usually get home in the evening and depending on how much time is left before bedtime, I turn on my computer to do some of the work and ask them to either play with each other, or occupy themselves which things they enjoy. Otherwise I will do the work which needs to be done after I put them to bed.
On other days – if I have loads to do, we stay in. And I work the whole day, spending time in between on cooking and home educating.
I make sure I make to do lists and prioritise them. So I know what is the most important thing which needs to be done now.
Luckily I am now able to outsource some of the work. So I can concentrate on the most important things.
What challenges have you faced in your business and how have you overcome them?
Main challenges were, that I wanted things to be done particular way and I have been told that they cannot be done that way. So I had to go and find other companies who can do it the way I wanted. And in the end it was possible:) Always listen to your gut. If you want things to be done a particular way, find the right person who will be able to do that.
The other challenge was, of course, the shortage of money. In this case I had to do all the work by myself and ask my husband for assistance. And accept that things were delayed. The good thing is though, that I am now an expert in so many different things and fully understand how they function. I would not have acquired that knowledge if I had the money to pay someone to do it for me.
What’s the best thing about being self employed?
Freedom. I love my freedom and be able to do what I want whenever I want while seeing my kids growing up.
What are your plans for the future?
I would love to open my own stores, yes, that is my dream. I also started teaching others how to use the power of the internet to start or grow your business, whichever applies to you. You do not even have to have your own products. That is my other passion.
What advice would you give for someone just starting out?
Stay focused. Know what you want. And keep going no matter what.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell us?
I would like your readers to know that they are welcome to get in touch with me.
Either through Social Media or through this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(please note that I am currently updating my website as I am creating great free give aways for my customers – it will be up and running very soon)
Additional questions for businesses that haven’t worked out
Previously I was involved in 4 different MLM companies. 2 of them were actually producing a bit of money. What I did not like is being dependent on others for my success. Also spending time teaching and training others and then see them leave.
However the knowledge and confidence I gained through MLM allowed me to start my own company.