What Makes You Smile?

As a Forever Business Owner, having a positive outlook on life is a key characteristic of how I do my business.  This business is all about building relationships with people, and that’s all about sharing a smile with people and making a positive difference to the lives of others.  That’s why Smiles are a really important part of the culture with us in Forever.


If you have been to a business presentation then you will have probably heard the phrase “if it doesn’t make you Smile, change it.”  We look at this statement as a core philosophy for how every customer and Forever Business Owner should look at life.  Whether you are not happy with your current fitness or unhappy with your career, there is something that we can offer to help you find a reason to Smile.

If you would like to find out more on how Forever can make you Smile, then please get in touch via the Contact Me link at the top of this page.  You can request a short video about the business with stories from real people about how Forever Living has made them smile.

In the UK you can join easily online at https://application.foreverknowledge.info/ and if you wish to be coached and mentored by me then you need my details as your sponsor on the form which are  Alison Mead, ID no 440100686316.  Take a look at my previous post about why choosing your sponsor and the team you join is so important in this business.

Together we can Smile Forever.


UK Trading Standards Statutory Warning

”Forever Living Products are a very proud & ethical company who pride ourselves on good practice. It is illegal for a promoter or a participant in a trading scheme to persuade anyone to make a payment by promising benefits from getting others to join a scheme. Do not be misled by claims that high earnings are easily achieved”

20 Ways to Raise the money to join Forever Living

I get contacted often by people keen to join Forever Living, but they can’t afford the £199.75 for the UK Business Owner Box (or BOB as we affectionately call it) and they want financial help in order to get started. Prices vary depending on which country you are from. See my previous post on How Much Does it Cost to Join Forever Living.

However when you join Forever Living you are starting your own business, and if you don’t make some sacrifices yourself to join, or actually invest your own effort and time into raising the funds for your box you may well not see the value in your new business. Also would you give another person who contacted you out of the blue via the internet £200 just like that?

I am very happy to give my time, expertise and support to help others start their own business, but you need to also commit your time and effort too or your business will never grow. Take a look at my previous post How Not to Grow your Network Marketing Team on more reasons why funding someone to join Forever Living is not a great idea.

So how can you earn enough to buy your BOB if you have no spare money – here are my top 20 tips….

  1. Collect £2 or £1 coins
  2. Ebay your surplus clothes
  3. Cash in the attic – sell those treasures you have forgotten about
  4. Sell your unwanted belongings
  5. Do some overtime
  6. Baby sit
  7. Clean for Someone
  8. Walk dogs
  9. Clean cars
  10. Have a garage or yard sale
  11. Ask your family
  12. Credit Card (but pay it back from your first orders)
  13. Ask 20 people for £10
  14. Ask 10 people for £20
  15. Give up alcohol or smoking
  16. Stop eating out
  17. Take your own coffee instead of buying from Costa/Starbucks
  18. Do someone else’s gardening
  19. Do someone else’s shopping
  20. Do someone else’s ironing

I appreciate that not all these options are available to everyone, but pick one or two from the list or find your own way to save up your pennies, and you will find the £1s will soon mount up.

Also while you are saving then contact me and I can share some fabulous resources and background reading to help you learn more about this fabulous business so when you have saved the money you are ready to get earning straight away.

So what are you waiting for – start saving today – and come and join my team.



What is Forever Living?

Forever Living is a network marketing business which was started trading in the USA in 1978 in Phoenix Arizona.  Over 35 years later there are now over 9.5 million Forever Business Owners around the world enjoying the support and guidance required to live healthier and wealthier lives.  Forever has grown into a global giant since it began trading, and now operates in over 150 countries worldwide.

FOREVER Mission Statement

“We will create a profitable environment where individuals can with dignity be what they want to be: where integrity, empathy and fun are our guides. We will create and cherish a passion for, and belief in, our Company, our products and our industry. We will seek knowledge and balance and above all, we will be courageous as we lead our Company and Forever Business Owners.”

Rex Maughan – Founder – Chairman of the Board and CEO

Prior to forming Forever Living Products, Rex Maughan was already a successful businessman in the property sector.  Network Marketing caught his attention because of it’s ability to provide the opportunity of financial freedom for people, regardless of education or background. Rex Maughan has ploughed back the profits of this amazing company into an expanding resorts division, including the famous ‘Southfork Ranch‘ of Dallas fame, under-pinning the financial strength of Forever even further.  We are a cash rich debt free company.

“Why spend your life working to build someone else’s dream – why not build your own?”

How many companies do you know who include the word ‘fun’ in their mission statement?  Forever Business Owners work hard but also have a lot of fun in all we do.

Forever in the UK

Forever Living Products began it’s operations in the UK in 1992 and has grown from nothing to being the largest provider of Aloe Vera products in the UK in a very short period of time.  The company head office in the UK is at Longbridge Manor, just outside Warwick.  A beautiful listed building where Forever Business owners are made to feel extremely welcome.

Forever In Ireland

Forever started to trade in Ireland in 1991, and there Rex purchased the Magheramorne estate as the head quarters.  An ideal location to serve an expanding business throughout Ireland.

Investors in People

In April 2007 Forever was presented with the Investors in People aware, for the second time running, with excellent reviews that attributed Forever with a ‘very supportive culture, putting people and their well being at the forefront of everything the organisation stands for’ (Evans, A. 2007 Investors in People Post Recognition Review Report for Forever Living Products (UK) Ltd).

To learn more about the fabulous training you can access through joining our team then take a look at my previous post about training with Forever.

Want to find out more?

If you would like to know more about Forever Living, about joining as a Business Owner and building your own business with us, or even about trying our wonderful Aloe Vera based or Beehive products, then please take a look at my Business Brochure, then Contact Me with any questions you have.


Retailing with Forever Living

To build your business under the umbrella of Forever Living then you need to start with a solid base.  Every business owner must do this, and the first step is through retailing products. Retailing according to the Business Dictionary is a “commercial transaction in which a buyer intends to consume the goods or service through personal, family or household use”.

Forever Living - Full range

So many products…

The Forever Living marketing plan is grounded by every business owner retailing a certain amount of products every month, and this is where as a new forever business owner you should first focus your energies to build up and maintain your retail business.  You have the flexibility of having several retail outlets to help you do this :

  1. Be your own best customer.  When you first join Forever Living you should look at any products you personally use on yourself, for your family or in your house which can be replaced by products from your own shop. If you are not willing to use Forever products then how can you expect others you know to try them?
  2. Retail Customers.  You can promote our products through your forever shop by chatting to people, giving product demonstrations, lending out products, asking for referrals and through running stalls at events. On social media join in conversations when your friends are talking about their problems and casually offer to loan them products to try.  For more distant friends and family you have the link to your on-line shop to send to them.
  3. Novus Customers.  When someone joins your team on the bottom rung of the Forever marking plan, as a Novus Customer, they get a 15% discount themselves, but until they get their first promotion, their product purchases will count towards your retailing target.  If you customers do not want to join the business, but love to use lots of our products, with a simple £100 order they can become a Novus Customer and benefit from a 15% discount on everything they buy.  It’s a great way to ensure customer loyalty.
Forever Event Stall

Forever Stall

Building a Strong Team

The secret of building a great team is having a lot of people each doing a little bit, thereby spreading the load and you all sharing in the benefits.  If you could build up 40 team members each just doing this small volume of retailing a month then you would qualify for the foreign travel, bonus cheques and other bonuses that are available further up the marketing plan in Forever.  It also means if one team member drops out you will have lost just a small part of your bonus.

So attend the trainings, read the literature, and learn how to build a great retail business, then help your team members to do the same, and you will soon have a business you can be proud of.

So if you are looking for a forever living team to join then please get in touch and I can start you on your journey.

How not to grow your network marketing team

I get a lot of requests from people to help them join Forever Living by paying for their business owner box (Formerly the New Distributor Pack – NDP). I know that the  investment seems like a lot of money to someone who has been made redundant, or can’t find a job,  but it is something I would never recommend to a Forever Business Owner building their business.


Network Marketing

Any network marketing business takes time and dedication to really work.  It is not something you can dabble and play at if you want to make a good living from it.  It’s true that if you treat it like a hobby, it will pay you like a hobby, or even cost you money.  If you treat it like a serious business, it can reward you for many years to come.

You need to be really serious about wanting to start a new business, and this takes commitment and self sacrifice.  It takes investment in time and effort.  You need to consider that your initial investment is providing you with the tools to be able to run your own business.  If you are able to join too easily then you are more likely to give up when the going gets tough.

Network marketing is not the right business for anyone who is not self motivated.  You may be part of a supportive team, but no one will be telling you to get up each morning and get on with your day.  You are your own boss, you need to be able to stand on your own two feet.  And this starts with finding the way to finance your business owner box (BOB).

How can you help?

So if you are asked by a prospect to help them finance their BOB then I recommend you read my previous posts How Much Does it Cost to Join Forever Living for tips on other ways you can help a new team member to join you.  You can help a prospective new team member to put a plan in place to save the money they need to join, and support them in this process.  Then when they are able to join your team you know they are truly committed to their new business and an asset to your growing team.  I have some simple money raising ideas in my post 20 Ways to Raise the money to join Forever Living.

Your team will often be joining Forever because they need the extra income they are making to put food on the table, pay the rent or save for family treats.  Your new team member will not have the money themselves to pay for their new team members to join.  If you recommend that your team have to help their new team members financially then this would not be a duplicable process. So make sure you run your business in the way your sponsor showed you, then help your team members to do the same.

Working Together

Who do you want to work with?

Ask yourself something, would you want to build a team of people who expect to just be given the resources they need to start a new business?  Or do you want a team of people who have had to fight hard to join your team, shown real self sacrifice and self discipline in order to join you?

If you are in that 2nd group and have not found your sponsor in Forever yet then please get in touch about joining my team.  I’m looking for you!

Training with Forever

When you are looking at embarking on a new career then one of the most important considerations is the quality of the training available to you.  If you are exiting your comfort zone and trying something new then you need to know that you are going to be guided along the way, and learning new skills to build your personal development.

If you have been to a Forever Living Business Presentation then you will have seen how we take training very seriously in Forever. In the UK Forever are Investor in People Gold award holders, and we were the first direct selling organisation in the UK to receive this award.

Company Training

Forever hosts and runs a large variety of events both in the UK and internationally which are there to inspire, teach, and offer you the chance to meet with other forever business owners.  We have a website www.foreverknowledge.info which lists all the events and includes business presentations, success days and advisory board trainings held at out UK head office in Warwick as well as centres around the country.

As well as advisory board training led by a trained GP, Peter Atherton, beauty expert Dorne Parker and vet David Urch there are also accountancy training sessions and new business trainings held all over the UK.

F.I.T. Training in Milton Keynes

F.I.T. Training in Milton Keynes

Independent Training

The forever knowledge website is full of information about the products, the business, and tools and advice you can use to build your business.  Also, depending on who your sponsor is, you may well be able to access websites and training tools online to get you started. When you join, your sponsor will give you the links you need to join these websites.  Some require a monthly subscription and others are free.  Get advice from your sponsor and others in your team about which resources they have found most useful before choosing which services are worth paying for.  Do make sure if you are browsing websites that the information you are reading is from a reputable source.

Team Training

Your team will also organise trainings which can take several different formats depending on which team you are in. If you haven’t yet joined Forever it is worth asking your prospective sponsor what sort of team training they are able to offer.  As you work your way up the marketing plan business owners are required to put in place training resources for their own team, but this can greatly vary depending on who has sponsored you.  In my team my sponsor runs regular training sessions which we can either attend in person, or join on line via a free software link.  The most successful leaders in my wider team also have on line trainings we can download and watch in our own time, and there are regular events we can attend in person if you live in the UK.

Also if you do not live near the rest of the team then often business owners will be welcomed by others to attend their more local events.  You will find when you go out and meet other distributors that most are always happy to help and to share what has worked for them in the business.  It is by nature a warm, caring and sharing community.

Team Training

Team Training

Personal Development

When you get your Business Owner Box (Formerly known as the New Distributors Pack) you will find your First Steps to Manager booklet.  You should book your first planning meeting with your sponsor as soon as you can, and they will support you in planning how you are going to build your business.  There are hints and tips and calls to action and it’s an excellent resource to start your personal development within Forever Living.  I also recommend that you read Peter Atherton’s book Aloe Vera, The Medicine Plant and David Urch’s book Natures Gift  : Aloe Vera in Veterinary Practice.  There are many other books which you can read to help with your new network marketing career.  Ask your sponsor about which books helped them.  You may be able to borrow the books from other team members rather than having to buy your own copies straight away.

When do you want to start?

So you can see how when you join Forever Living you will not be short of excellent quality training to really get your business growing.  What are you waiting for ?  Get in touch today and find out how you can join our team and start building your business, and we can book your first training session today.

First Steps to Manager

First Steps to Manager

Do you want to know more about Forever?

If you have heard about Forever Living and like the sound of the opportunity joining the business can bring you, what should you do next?

Come to a Business Presentation

One of the first steps is to attend a local Business Presentation, where you can learn more about the business and meet forever business owners to get your questions answered.  All business owners have access to a list of business presentations based all over the UK, and in any one of the over 150 countries where Forever Living operate.

Where are you based ?

Where are you based ?

These presentations are run by local business owners, just like myself, and can give you a real feel for the business and the kind of people you will meet when you join us.  In Milton Keynes we have a unique child friendly presentation too during the day which I enjoy attending.

However, attending a business presentation in person is not always possible.  You may not have child care (as most evening presentations are adults only) or live close enough, or have transport.  So how can you find out more about the business?

Well there are also live on line presentations available, please just use the contact form to ask about when our next presentation is available.  Live presentations are always better than recorded ones as there is more of a connection with a real person, and when you attend in person you can also get all your questions answered too.  When you join and are building your own team it is a great place to take guests along to.

However if a live presentation is really not possible then get in touch about viewing one of our recorded presentations.  These can be viewed on line at any time.

Next Steps

Having attended or watched the business presentation you may still have questions you need to answer.  The best way to get them answered is to have an informal chat with a business owner much like myself to see if this business is for you.  Once you have decided that Forever Living is right for you then it’s quite simple to get hold of your evaluation pack , with many of our best selling products included, as well as the literature you need to get started.  To find out how much the evaluation pack (or Business Owner Box (formerly New Distributor Pack NDP))  costs, take a look at my earlier blog post.

So what are you waiting for – get in touch now and start your Forever journey.  My only regret is that I didn’t start my journey sooner – don’t let that be your regret too.header