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Home Business Success Story with Kelly Ellis-Neal

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One of the biggest objections I hear about our industry is that the only people who make money are those who get in at the beginning.  That simply is not true.  Pure Romance, a company that is 20 years young, continues to produce many successful business women including today’s featured home business woman, Kelly Ellis-Neal, who started her business just under 2 years ago.

Amazon Best Seller BadgeKelly is one of the fourteen fabulous success stories featured in The Networking Revolution: Five Ways Women Are Changing Their Lives Through Home Business Ownership.  My hope is that Kelly’s story will inspire you to seek out a home-business opportunity of your own.  Kelly found her passion in Pure Romance and I encourage you to do some research and see what makes sense for you.

Note: I am not affiliated with Pure Romance.  I want you to see what is possible and please reach out to Kelly on Facebook if you have any questions about her story.  

File Feb 02, 11 01 44 AMName: Kelly Ellis-Neal

Professional Background: Landscaper and Commercial Truck Driver

Company: Pure Romance

Joined: January 2014

How did you find out about your company?:  The company I was formerly with was bought out by Pure Romance and I couldn’t be happier about it.  Other than my wedding day and the birth of my son it was the best day of my life.  Totally life-changing for me and my family.

Success Story: “I was a landscape contractor and commercial truck driver for sixteen years.  In 2009 I went to my first direct sales party with a love enhancement company.  I had never seen anything like it in my life.  I was as naive as it gets.  That night a woman gave me permission to discuss and own my own pleasure.  It was an eye-opening experience.  She offered me an opportunity that I could not refuse to purchase $500 worth of products with a 50% discount by becoming a member. 

Soon after, she asked me to come to a company meeting and I was hooked.  It was my way out of the house.  After working 50 hours a week on the side of the road with 48 male landscapers and coming home to a one-year-old son it became a social outlet for me.

One year later I had a devastating accident and I went from making $1.5 million a year in landscaping to less than $13K a year.  I had to do anything and everything I could to make ends meet.  I became a medical phlebotomist, I drove a medical unit using my CDL license, I got my real estate license, and I was still trying to landscape to get extra cash.

Subconsciously I was literally doing everything I could to avoid direct sales.  I honestly didn’t have enough faith to put all my eggs in one basket.  I didn’t think it could work to build a residual income, I was scared of people’s opinions of me selling love enhancement products and I didn’t think anyone would take me seriously.

One night my husband and I were doing our taxes and we realized I needed to focus on one thing.  We were $117K in debt and we were considering bankruptcy.  I knew my calling was to change women’s lives.  I started crying and asked God for a sign if following this passion was the right thing to do.  Then three days later Pure Romance bought us out and welcomed us with open arms.  I knew this was the sign I was waiting for.

When one door closes another door opens so I jumped in with both feet.  I decided to go big or go home.  I was finally ready to put all my eggs in one basket.  That was in January of 2014.

Twelve weeks after being full-time in the business I was the top-seller in the company and I sold $44,000 in eight weeks and made 55% of it.  That was the beginning of my journey.  From that moment I knew I could pay off my debt and not have to declare bankruptcy.

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To date I have earned the top leadership position in the company, Executive Director, of which there are only a few dozen in the world and I am touring as a corporate trainer to educate, empower and entertain women worldwide.  It’s crazy.

I have built an incredible team of women and I believe recruiting is the key to financial freedom.  Even though I’m still a work-from-home mommy and wife, I’m living a fairy tale life.  I get to speak in front of thousands of women and I get rewarded for doing what I absolutely love.  I’m here to tell everybody what I do!”

Words of Advice:Stop worrying about what everyone else thinks.  Their opinions do not pay your bills.  Your enthusiasm does.  Do it with a smile.  Love what you do.  Live with passion.  Take a leap of faith and it will come back to you ten-fold.  The rewards will far outweigh the risks.”

Take a minute to watch this video and see the women whose lives have been changed through the opportunity to partner with a direct sales company and build a home business.

home-biz-matrixI encourage you to seek out a home business opportunity that seems right for you. To learn more about three types of home businesses available to you and to see which seems right for you please download your free Home Business Matrix now.

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