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Independent Usborne Organiser/ Team Leader

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Party Plan / Direct Selling

Posted: 4th Dec 2017 Closing: 4th Mar 2018

Working for:
Usborne Books


Usborne Books offer you an amazing opportunity to influence out next generation by introducing the books they would want to read. And these are definitely the books that children want to read! If you check your child's bookshelf you are likely to find a few Usborne books there already!

The most important requirement is that you love children's books and believe that children should read more. Can you recommend your favourite book to another mum? The you should definitely get in touch as I would love to hear from you!

When you join Usborne you become part of a team and get all the support you need to start your new business with confidence. You will be assigned a mentor, who will help you with all the initial information and will be there for you no matter what.

Imagine going to your first event, seeing children getting excited about the books, and knowing that this next book they read might change their lives and inspire to do something extraordinary! 

You are always in charge of where and when you are going to work, you will be developing your personal contacts and confidence recommending the right books and you will have an opportunity to work with school and nurseries, making sure they grow their library so more children can have an opportunity to find the right book.

You get commission starting at 24% on everything you sell, with an opportunity to get cash bonuses (on volume, promotion and team building) and lots of FREE books!


Investment Required:
Just £38 for your complete business in a box.

You can work as little as 2 hours a week or you can work full time hours. Always flexible.

You get what you out into it. You can earn £100 a month is that's what you want but also you can grow your business and reach a level where you have a comfortable income to suit your needs. Your mentor will help you plan ahead and be in control.

Best suited to:
Young mums with children, who have an advantage of meeting other mums or who can find ways of meeting new people.

Finer Details

Type: Self Employed

Working Times:
Set My Own Hours

Working at home or Office:
Home Based

Area: South East

Contact Details

Name: Marina Roberts

Telephone: 07783 017022

Website: Visit the Website

Facebook: Visit Page

Twitter: Visit Page


Mum's view

Name: Marina

Location: Dorking

Family: Mum, dad, 2 children, a dog and a cat!

How often do you work?
I try to do a some work every day. I have a small team of like-minded mums and book lovers and tend to speak to each of them once a week. I enjoy going to big events and my Saturdays are usually booked - it works for our family, which is the most important thing.

How does the job fit around your family life?
This was the main criteria for me, it had to fit around my family as I wanted to be there for my children when I needed to be, not when my boss lets me. Working for myself is the best thing I've done, I am always in charge, I can work more when I have more time and I can cut down when I have other commitments, feel a bit under the weather or need to take a break.

How much time do you commit?
I spend about 3 hours every day updating my page, talking to my next party host, new and existing team members and school teachers. I also spend my Saturdays at events, which can be anything from 3 to 6 hours, depending which one I choose.

Where do you carry out your work?
I work from home, making phone calls and sending emails; plus I book myself to have regular stalls at local fairs, gift markets, playgroups and home parties.

Do you need a car?
I have a car and it is easier to get around in the country where I live. I also have team members, who don't drive but manage to get around by public transport - it doesn't seem to slow them down!

Do you get support/training?
As a Team Leader I get support and training from the company. I always pass it all to my team and have regular online training sessions, live videos on our private Facebook group and face to face meetings, especially with newly joined members.

Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?
Definitely! You have nothing to loose so just try it out! Worst case scenario - you will end up with a box of great children's books. Best case scenario - this will change your life!

Do you advertise?
I advertise on this website and through my Facebook page. I also try to maintain other social media platforms but only when I have time.

Are there any downsides to the role?
My biggest challenge is not to be tempted in buying lots of books, as they are all lovely and want to have them all in my house!