Finding the perfect work-life balance for mums 

Starting your own business with no risk, a support team and fabulous products sounds too good to be true, but here’s one Local Mum who has done just that.


When Local Mum Katie Cannon was pregnant with her baby she was keen to be able to be there for her daughter when she was young. However, like many mums she soon found that working outside the home would mean sacrificing precious time with her baby as she was growing up. Katie wondered if she would ever be able to work round her children and earn a decent income.

Fast forward two years and Katie has found the job of her dreams. As a consultant with Arbonne Katie  is earning a regular income for her family. The high quality Swiss-made products use only natural ingredients. But Arbonne products don’t carry the Swiss-made price tag as their products are sold through word of mouth only (they don’t spend money on advertising). “Since I discovered these amazing products, I don’t use anything else,” adds Katie. 

Secret club
Arbonne relies on word of mouth and they don't advertise so it's a little bit like a secret club,” explains Katie. “This means the products are amazing but you can get them at a much cheaper rate as the company has no advertising costs to cover.”

“My friend told me I could buy the products directly from the website using her ID or become a preferred client and get them at a 20% discount,” explains Katie. “I thought this was great! She also said I could become a consultant and get commission on everything I sell and commission on the people that I recommend too.”

“It was only a £150 set up fee to become a consultant,” says Katie. “Then I bought products that I could give to people to try so I could spread the word of how amazing they were.”

Good income
Katie now works as a consultant for Arbonne and is able to generate a good income for herself as an extra while running a Gymnastics school in Wimbledon. 

“Since I had my beautiful daughter I have returned to work,” explains Katie. “But the childcare fees were just crippling. As a consultant for Arbonne I can earn money in my spare time doing something I really love: just meeting people for coffee or emailing them to do the same.”

Time to enjoy
“By the end of the year I should be able to earn a really good amount per month,” Katie says. “I have consultants in my team doing the same as me and they are now earning too!”

Katie also likes the fact that being a consultant doesn't take up much of her time. “I do it for an hour or so in the evening when my daughter is in bed.” 

Katie enjoys the social aspect of the job too. “The nature of the business is all about networking with friends and acquaintances, which is lovely” she says. “It is a great way for mums that don't want to go back to work but want to earn money in a non-stressful environment. Mums have the added bonus of bringing amazing, natural products into their household to use.”

“I would love to hear from any mums who are interested in starting their own business. Please email or call me and I can meet you for a coffee,” adds Katie. “I can fill you in on how lovely the business is to do and how amazing and natural the products are.”

Read Local Mums reviews of Arbonne and find out how you can start your own business with them

Katie Cannon
Arbonne International
Tel: 07806 631731


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