Why I Stopped Selling Company Specific Designs

Angie Warren Shop - Why I stopped selling Monat specific products.

I have some shop news I've been waiting to share for some time. After a lot, a lot of prayerful and thoughtful consideration I have decided to retire my Monat specific products.

I've cried quite a few tears over it, but I'd like to share with you why.

Honesty and authenticity are pivotal to business. Being true to one's convictions is also important, and it is for these reasons I've made the decision that I don't feel comfortable continuing to create materials when I know they are against P&P.

No, no one asked me to remove them, the company hasn't contacted me, thankfully! I simply decided to dig a bit deeper on my own, to ensure I wasn't breaking any rules, and what I found has led me here.

To this choice.

Monat has very specific and strong policies and I don't want to be one to break those. As sad as I am over this, I feel it is the right and honorable thing to do and I pray you will understand as well.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN

Well, a few things.

1. I'm hosting a huge three-day sale on all Monat products in the shop before I pull them. They're already discounted you can go grab them right here.

2. It also means of course, I won't be creating new Monat specific resources. However, I do hope so much you'll stick around the shop, I've already begun to fill it with some exciting NEW items to help you do boss babe business well. And a ton more to come.

There are Instagram Story templates, Letter Board stock photos (even a hair specific one, see that here). There are some newly formatted planners, and even Pinterest templates for your blog headers. I have endless ideas for new items coming soon, and I do hope so much you'll find they bless your businesses as well.

3. The final bit of news for you is regarding file updates. I sent out a recent round of them to have you all up to date, but unfortunately, I don't have the capacity to continue to send updates for eternity on files I'm no longer selling. Thank you for your grace and understanding on this.

Of course, you are welcome to continue to use the items you've purchased and I hope so very much they continue to be a great help as you build your shampoo business!


Thank you. For your kind kind kind words, thank you for helping me fulfill a long time dream of opening my own design shop, as well as generally cheering me on as I side hustle me way all over the place. Your support means a lot.

Any questions? I'm more than happy to answer.

Don't forget! July 2 is the last day the products will be in the shop. Until then, grab anything Monat related you'd like for 50% off! Here's the link.

 

A Free PDF, The Daily Do - Organize Your Bad Self

Introducing: The Daily Do. It's a sweet little best friend for your business. These planning pages were born out of my desire to be on top of my work day (and let’s be real, a sheer lack of organization)! Juggling multiple businesses is only possible when I am working ahead of the game.

We all need a good system in place - whether we are writing a book, a blog, own an Etsy shop, or sell products for a living (ahem, speaking to myself here - obvi.). What I found worked best for me was working in blocks, but not just blocks, I work better having specific areas I can toss my to-do items.

Included in this FREE download: Daily Do planning sheet for each day of the week, one for weekends, and one left blank.

HOW I USE MY DAILY DO?

Each section is for the basics of my day as I juggle all the hats. Here’s how it usually looks for me, it could be similar for you, or different - make it work however you’d like!

ADMIN - This is for daily email checking, updating my sales spreadsheet, checking other messages, etc.

CREATE - Here is where I list what design projects I’m currently working on for my shop. Maybe it means making a new Guide, a lead magnet, a promo graphic, or IG story.

SERVE - Nurturing those who graciously purchase from me, follow me, or are a part of my team is so important. Some days this looks like spending 15 minutes in a FB group or reaching out to someone to see how they’re doing. It always means taking small blocks of time to reply to comments and engage with friends and followers.  

UPDATE - This is for me usually in reference to updates to the digital products in my shop. It could mean any number of updating you need to do! 

WRITE  - I have a lot of writing to do! Aside from the book I’m working on, I have blogs to draft, newsletters to pen, posts to plan, etc.

I fill out the next day's page at the end of my current work day. It keeps me on track, allows for rollover, and is easy to toss in my laptop bag when I take work to-go.

Print them ahead weekly, or grab the blank one and stick that bad boy in a page protector for use with a dry erase marker. However you choose to use them, I hope they bless your business as they have mine.

 

HOW I GET MINE?

So glad you asked! I'd love for this to be a blessing to your small business. Click the button below to grab your freebie.

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Introducing: the Monat Marketing Kit

Thrilled to share the newest product in my Etsy shop, the Monat Marketing Kit! The 1st in an upcoming series of Marketing Guides for small business. What's included?

There are over 100 pages, divided into 9 PDFs. Print what will bless your business, leave what won't!

Included:

COVER & SUBJECT DIVIDER PAGES
- printable cover
- subject divider page for each included section

CALENDAR PAGES
- 12 monthly, blank calendars (dates left off so you may re-use them each year!)
- 12 monthly worksheets for filling in MP and VIP incentive info
- goals & affirmations page to be printed monthly
- quarterly & yearly planning sheets
- goals & affirmations page to be printed weekly
- 2 weekly printable pages
- weekly check-in (customers, VIP, MP checklists)
- daily self, mind, & monat worksheet

CUSTOMER & CUSTOMER GROUP PAGES
- giveaway planning sheet
- group live planning sheet
- posting prompts
- retail profile sheet
- retail order tracker
- vip profile sheet
- vip order tracker
- prospects worksheet

EVENT PAGES
- event in person worksheet
- event online worksheet
- event schedule
- event checklist
- guest list
- to purchase list

MONAT SPECIFIC PAGES
- call monat (contact info + list)
- flash sale tracker / worksheet
- flexship traker / worksheet
- monatborhood goal sheet
- rank advancement goal sheet
*BONUS 2018 summer block party worksheet

SOCIAL MEDIA PLANNER
- instagram weekly planning pages
- facebook weekly planning pages

TEAM & MARKET PARTNER PAGES
- team live planning sheet
- team incentives tracker
- onboarding check lists
- team posting planner
- team posting prompts
- market partner profile
- market partner order tracker
- market partner goals & business worksheet

TRACKING PAGES
- one sheet-12 month downline tracker
- one sheet-12 month social stats tracker
- one sheet-12 month volume & financial tracker
- expense tracking sheet
- borrow basket worksheet
- samples worksheet
- inventory pages

QUOTES
- 12 printable, pocket-sized inspiration:
(affirmations, bossbabe, & scripture)


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Team Happy Hair - Monat With Me!

Team Happy Hair - Monat with Angie Warren

Team Happy Hair is one of my favorite things about this Monat journey. It's my own personal group of amazing + wonderful Market Partners. This group is private, top secret, and you get IN when you come along for the ride.

We're a super great group, sweet, giving, kind - you really wanna hop on the Happy Hair train. Choo.

Start your Monat journey for just $299 (get nearly $500 worth of products in that pack + be immediately invited to our group, but prepare yourself to be blown away. Warned ya.). Not too shabby.

What all can you expect when you join? Lemme tell ya:

  • access to a fun + thriving team page
  • all the education you need to start AND succeed
  • local market partner meet-ups, headshots, challenges, team building, and more
  • access to every monat related file I have made, or will make in the future (get an idea of this by clicking here, yup, all of that is yours, free, when you join with me).
  • one on one mentoring in person and/or through zoom
  • save 30% on monat products
  • earn 30% commission
  • fast start bonuses up to $1800+
  • monat paid for Cadillac
  • earn a TON of free product
  • new friends + really, really, great hair

What do you say? Click here to join me!

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It's All Worth It (Monat)

It's All Worth It - Monat - www.angiewarren.com

I’m in Texas this week visiting my sister and reflecting a lot on what this business has meant to me and to our family.

The fact that I’m here - enjoying the first relaxing, non-death related trip in years while working my Monat business and updating my Etsy shop? Super awesome.

I can lead my team from the comfort of my sister’s couch. I can respond to messages and phone calls and be available for my people.

Out of my comfort zone? Uh yes. Yes this was. So far out my husband had to sit me down and have a come to Jesus with me. Reminding me I CAN do anything I put my mind to.

I said “yes” and it’s been a journey. It’s been educational and informative. It’s putting us further on the path to being debt-free by the end of the year. I’ve made so many new amazing friends. I’ve grown as a person. As a leader. I’ve just plain been astounded by the blessings.

You can see this as another direct sales post where someone is making it seem like unicorns and roses - hear me, it’s work. It’s drive. It’s commitment. It takes time. But know this: it’s all so very worth it.

Just takes saying yes. Scared and all. You may not be ready. I wasn’t. And here I am.

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A Day with Monat

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Today I:

- Went to the store.

- Did school with my three kiddos.

- Cleaned two bathrooms, three bedrooms, lots of floors, and a hallway.

- Switched laundry.

- Fed a lizard and a dog.

- Went to the bank, the store, and Starbucks.

- Watched a movie with my family.

- And had two separate 1:1 meetings with two of my Market Partners - one in Texas, one in Florida.

I did these meetings in my room, with my kids home. I wore sweats for one and jeans for another. We talked about kids and life, husbands and dreams. We talked about this business we said yes to, game planned, and got excited for what’s ahead.

Five months ago I very timidly said I would do this, unsure of what lay ahead. Scared. Nervous. Insecure, honestly.

I continued on during slow weeks and busier ones - I kept at it through the loss of my dad. I kept on, keeping on. And now? I get to do THIS. I get to live this life, at home with my kids, working the hours that I set. And I feel crazy blessed to do so.

I have meetings with my Market Partners turned friends where we can talk about a Monat and not. They share prayer requests with me because they know I’m already praying for them. I can educate and encourage and we can laugh and cry. And, I get paid for it.

Because I said yes.

Just feeling grateful tonight. And gratitude? It changes everything.

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