This week I’ve been pleasantly surprised by two customer referrals in my hometown of Houston, referred to me directly from Watkins. Both represented people from Houston who called Watkns and specifically requested where they could locate a Watkins dealer in their area. The first, a very pleasant lady who had fallen in love with Watkins Lemon Cream Shea Butter body cream, wanted to know how she could purchase several tubes of the product. This wonderful product, which was featured in Oprah Magazine in February 2007, has been a hit with women ever since. After talking to my new customer for a few minutes and discussing logistics on purchasing and shipping, she opted to simply buy from my online Watkins eStore.
The second referral from Watkins this week was a lady looking for Petro Carbo salve for her father, who has used this wonderful pain reliefing salve for many years, but had loss track of his Watkins dealer. It’s been used by my own family for over a 100 years, as 4 generations of my family have used Petro Carbo salve throughout our lives. It remains a big seller and was hip way before antibiotic ointments like Neosporin were ever invented. Petro Carbo is a product I regularly stock at my home.
The lady lived closer to my work than my home, and asked if she could drive by my office today and pick up a can. That certainly made for a convenient Watkins products sale, and a very pleasant one at that. She even brought her elderly father along and he told a warm story of how (as a kid) the Watkins man used to visit his home regularly, driving a paneled truck with a large Watkins logo painted on the side.
Watkins has changed a lot over the past 141 years of its existence. We no longer market through the door-to-door business model, but instead sell Watkins products at trade shows, craft fairs, festivals, home parties, catalog distribution and online. It remains a solid and glowing symbol of American ingenuity and has an impeccable reputation. It’s home-based business opportunity is better now than it ever has been, and provides budding entrepreneurs a very inexpensive business venture he or she can start part-time, and build into a six-figure income in 5 to 7 years if they devote 10 hours a week or so to their business on a regular consistent basis.
I love marketing Watkins products, and have nothing but great things to say about the company — from its line of 350 fantastic money-back guaranteed products and impeccable reputation, to the company’s outstanding leadership team that truly cares about every single associate. It’s not every day in America that you can represent a company with products so great, people will drive from their home to pick them up.
I work in a 76-story office building, and I must say, it was bit amusing taking the elevator down to meet my new “drive-by” customer and deliver a can of Watkins Petro Carbo Salve. It was also a great birthday present, for today is my birthday. Delivering my favorite Watkins product on my birthday, one I’ve used all my life, brought back fond memories of yesterday, when our “Watkins man” would come by our farm and show our family the latest Watkins products. What a dog and pony show that old man could put on, leaving my sister and I mesmerized and panting for more. We particularly loved the free peppermint sticks he always had for us. Ah, but those were the good ol’ days.
Watkins Incoporated has been manufacturing Watkins products for the past 141 years and has sold its products through dealers or associates throughout its history.
After the company was purchased by Irwin Jacobs in 1978 and soon adopted the network marketing business model, allowing associates to not only earn money from their personal sales of products, from an overriding bonus from all their downline associate sales.
This business model provide Watkins associates a finanical incentive for not only introducing products to people, but to introduce the business to others. The beauty of this business model is the simple fact that as your downline sales organization grows, your income grows as well.
Selling Watkins products and sponsoring new Watkins associates is much easier when you’re working with a great company like Watkins, that has an impeccable 141-year old reputation, great management, 350 outstanding products, a money-back guarantee on every product it sells and multiple ways to market products and sponsor new associates.
In my personal opinion, the most outstanding attribute of a home-based Watkins business is the fact that you can build a full-time income running a part-time work from home business. In fact, a Watkins business is not intended to be started as a full-time enterprise, but has been designed and engineered to be started and run as a sparetime enterprise, built into a full-time income over a few years. It is possible to build a six-figure income from Watkins over a 5 to 7 year time frame working 10 hours per week or less.
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