Sponsored by Heidi Bartolotta
Over the last couple of months, I’d heard of MomsMakingSixFigures.com, read a few articles and posts, and checked out the company’s website. While everything I reviewed seemed positive, I wanted more specifics with regard to what, exactly, the women behind this company did. So, I got in touch with the company’s founder, Heidi Bartolotta, and asked her to provide more detailed information about her business and what kind of opportunity it offered to women.
Give us your personal background and how MomsMakingSixFigures.com (“Moms”) came into being.
Moving through this quickly, I was born in Boise, childhood on Maui, high school in San Diego, and then moved to Seattle and worked full-time while attending the University of Washington, where I majored in Business. For several years after that, I worked in pharmaceutical sales for a couple of different companies, consistently smashing my annual sales quotas and receiving bonuses on top of a healthy base salary and benefits. The funny thing, though, was that every January I was “rewarded” with higher quotas and an even larger sales territory to cover, meaning I’d have to work even harder and spend more time away from home, just to make the same amount as the year prior. And after I had my second daughter, I didn’t just want to be home more; I needed to be home more.
So, as with many inventions, necessity (to have a career and be able to be at home) compelled me to launch Moms. And working hand-in-hand with my business partners, I was able to match my pharmaceutical income within two years. Once I proved to myself that having a career and being able to be at home was possible, I was determined to help other women get back to their families. That’s why our motto is “bringing women home to their lives,”© because whether a woman needs to replace or supplement her income, I know Moms can help her achieve her goals.
What is MomsMakingSixFigures.com?
Succinctly, Moms is a marketing company for a 30+ year old, privately-owned, $1.3 billion, domestic manufacturing company. You read that right; the products are made right here in the USA! The more than 500 products manufactured are wellness-based, including environmentally-responsible, non-toxic household products to patented, science-based nutraceuticals and more. It costs less than $100 to set up your online shopping account and get started buying directly from the manufacturer, and there’s a 100% money-back guarantee. The reason the manufacturer can do that is because it has a 95% customer retention rate, meaning once someone tries the products, he/she loves them and just keeps on shopping.
How did you fund your business?
Well, as I said, the threshold to start was under $100, so knowing I could get 100% of my money back if I wasn’t totally satisfied, it just wasn’t that big of a risk. Originally, I was simply a customer who loved the manufacturer’s products. So when I reached my decision to find a way to have a career and still be home with my girls, the solution was right in front of me!
Did your prior sales experience give you an advantage over others who don’t have sales experience, whether in traditional sales or the direct selling industry?
It’s interesting; my pharmaceutical sales experience didn’t help me that much because, while Moms is a marketing company in the “direct selling industry,” I don’t actually “sell” any of the 500+ products. This is probably why so many women on the Moms team from so many different backgrounds (doctors, database managers, stay at home moms, accountants, teachers, nutritionists, retail workers, etc.) have been able to achieve incredible levels of success. If you’ve ever shared with someone information about a product or service that you love, and then he/she went out and bought it (not from you), you can do great things with Moms.
MomsMakingSixFigures.com offers a work-at-home business opportunity for women – tell us more about this.
Well, as was my original goal, Moms provides an opportunity for women to work around their schedules to either supplement or replace their existing incomes. Take the very different stories of some of my business partners:
- Melanie H. – A single mother of three, joined Moms to bridge the gap in monthly expenses without giving up her time at home.
- Angie G. – A former mortgage broker and mother of three teenage boys, joined Moms to maintain her substantial income while enjoying greater flexibility.
- Barbara R. – An on-call emergency room surgeon, joined Moms so she can have more quality time with her husband and grandson.
- Michele M. – Mother of four and former VP of Technology for a large real estate firm, joined Moms so she can create equity in her own business.
- Stacy B. – Former CPA and single mother, joined Moms to create more time for her daughter without sacrificing her income.
- Kara G. – Spent 21 years in the media business in roles ranging from sales, marketing, and ultimately, upper management when she found Moms. Now “a happier, calmer version” of herself, she says joining the Moms team has allowed her to spend more time doing something she’s always loved, mentoring other women in business.
- Kellee W. – Was making six figures leading an extensive customer service and sales team for a large internet retailer when she joined Moms. Kellee now makes great money AND has the flexibility to put her family first.
These women (and so many more) came from different backgrounds and had attained various levels of professional success, but they all shared the desire to reclaim more time at home with their families. Through Moms, each of them has attained her goal, whether it was total income and job replacement, or supplemental income to “bridge a financial gap” and support her family. It’s been an honor working with them and achieving our goals as a team. And we’ve had a blast along the way!
Is it really less than $100 to get started with MomsMakingSixFigures.com?
Yes, it really is. Front-loads and other things that some direct sales companies do simply are not allowed (or possible) with Moms. None of us has any inventory or products on hand that we try to pass on, whether to a woman just wanting to become a customer or to a woman who sees an opportunity to build a business. Customers and business builders all buy directly from the manufacturer through its easy to use website. Some women, when they’re just starting, will buy pre-selected groupings of products at significant discounts, but that is entirely optional.
The manufacturer provides plenty of product videos and informational pieces on its website, which are great for teaching both customers and business builders the science behind why the products work so well.
And for those women who join Moms to build a business, the training provided is extremely robust; from one-on-one and group meetings and presentations in person, to conference calls, to webinars, training with Moms is both thorough and readily available no matter how busy one’s schedule.
What advice would you give to a woman joining MomsMakingSixFigures.com on how to successfully build a business?
One word, “consistency.” When you’re your own boss, consistently doing the activity that will grow your business and make you money (harsh truth warning: organizing your desk doesn’t count!) is the key to success. Know your schedule, commit the amount of time each day you are able to, and then spend that allotted time being productive. Remind yourself of why you’re doing this (because odds are, you’re adding “building a business” to your already busy life) so that day after day, week after week, and month after month, you will be motivated to consistently put in the time to generate the income you established as your goal. This is why it’s so important to believe in the products you’re referring to others; because then you know that by sharing some information, you’re simply enhancing their lives (i.e. better health, safer environment, etc.). If you don’t stay consistent with your activity, it’s difficult to be successful starting and stopping; you just never build up any real momentum.
Don’t stress; remember that you have a whole Moms team supporting you every step of the way and that it’s highly unlikely that we haven’t experienced and overcome that fear, doubt, question, response, etc. that you aren’t sure how to handle. That’s why I love so much what we’ve built at Moms. We strive, work through things, and build our futures (translated, “residual income”) together, though each at our own pace. And we enjoy each other and have fun, too!
As a busy mom, wife, and entrepreneur how do you manage it all?
I’ve read some of the interviews of other businesswomen on your site and agree with the answers that emphasize the importance of leading by example. The company name makes clear who we are, moms. Thus, knowing that we’re all in a similar life situation fundamentally (i.e. kids), I can’t expect my team to do anything I’m not doing myself. So consistently putting in the time it takes for me to succeed in my business is important. Balancing my work-life with my family life and showing my team what that looks like (assuming their individual income goals match mine) is important. Making the occasional sacrifice of a personal nature in the short-term (e.g. missing a game, practice or recital) for purposes of attaining my long-term goals is important. Know that, for the most part, your team will do what you do.
And truth be told, I don’t know that I, or anybody else, really does “manage it all.” I think that when you decide to build a business (whether in Moms or otherwise), you have to have priorities. For me and most of the amazing women on our team, our families are at the top of the list, and then other things follow. One or more of those “other things” often end up being dropped to make room for your new priority of building your business. In the early years of building up Moms, it meant fewer (or different) family vacations, which at the time was a difficult choice to make and one that my husband and I agreed on together with the long-term in mind. A few years later, we can now afford family vacations more amazing than we’d ever dreamed: Again, short-term sacrifice, long-term gain.
What has been your biggest struggle as an entrepreneur?
It’s definitely staying consistent. Especially when doing so means I have to make a short-term personal sacrifice and miss a family event. One of the best things we did when I decided to start Moms was we were open with each other about what that would mean. My husband and I got on the same page, both understanding that I was asking him to step in where I was going to have to pull back to successfully build a business. He’s not involved in my business, but I explained it to him thoroughly and showed him the financial possibilities so that he would support me and more easily stick with his now even greater role at home. Of course, it really helped that he already believed in the products.
With my girls, we explained that Mommy was going to be busier than normal, and that meant they’d need to be respectful of the times when she was clearly working. Believe it or not, it’s been a positive for them to become a little more self-sufficient and to see that going after your dreams takes hard work and sometimes sacrifice. I love being that example for my girls. Now that I’ve reached my goal and am able to focus on helping as many other women as I can do the same through Moms, I can say that it was totally worth it. I’ve honestly found a level of fulfillment and satisfaction that I never thought possible.
Connect with Heidi Bartolotta and Moms Making Six Figures …
- Website: momsmakingsixfigures.com
- Facebook: facebook.com/momsmsf
- Instagram: @momsmakingsixfigures
- LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/moms-making-six-figures
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