I have an electrical engineering degree and I’m a single parent. I’m still considering what to do on that since I already bought the kit and hosted a party. See what Love Through Literacy - Usborne Books & More (lovethroughliteracy) has discovered on Pinterest, the world's biggest collection of ideas. When is the last time you had a Starbucks Coffee or shopped at Walmart or even bought a Disney movie or toy? 8: Becoming an Educational Consultant is not as easy as you think it is. I found this post on Titus2Tuesday and I had to laugh about the title. They’re also a great way to start conversations about disability, inclusion, and advocacy. Jen, there is a big difference from buying a book about weather or dress up dolls from Usborne and SELLING and PROMOTING items which are directly contrary to God’s Word if you are a Christian. We use My Father’s World in Sonlight’s place as a “core” curriculum, along with other resources from Christian Light Education, Apologia, Teaching Textbooks, etc. ❤. PRO Insurance welcomes USBORNE Books & More consultants and is proud to offer the Direct Selling Association’s exclusively endorsed insurance plans. Just find a job that is a good fit for you, attacking other’s people trying to have an honest job just because this wasn’t the right choice for you is a bit boring and desperate. And I recruit people that I don’t know and meet through parties and they are interested in the business or the discount, they are not friends or family. Hi! ( Log Out /  Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. We can run our businesses as we choose and can provide tailor-made suggestions to anyone concerned about content, just as we can find customers books about princesses, horses, or computer coding. Some are good but I have to agree with you on the point you made about evolution and nude picture are not something I want to teach my child at a young age. I do think spreading joy through reading is one path God has led me down for two years now. I could skip over a few lines about cavemen, but I can’t ignore the fully illustrated pages of how man supposedly came from apes. Thank you for sharing your heart. Don’t feel good for working for such an honest company? Also, any book that you have to take a sharpie to in order for it to be safe for your kids could probably be replaced by a better book LOL. The literature shows a “good” month with Usborne is $400.00 in sales, one venue event, and one educational event. My only desire for me and my family is that we are aligned with the Lord’s will for our lives. Students, teachers, parents, and family members may also purchase books at the book fair. This one has been up and running for decades with an excellent reputation. As far as the Target mention, I keep a close watch on corporations which give a portion of their funds to abortion right advocacy, and I shop accordingly. Hi Sara, thank you so much for your input, however, I believe there is a huge difference between purchasing products and selling/endorsing them. and the amount of children’s reading material, games, toys, etc available, contrary to God’s Word and Christian living, in this day and age is alarming! The problem lies in that as an Usborne consultant, you are still representing the ungodly books that they offer. Businesses in Related Categories to Book Stores. Because Target by any means is a Christian based company so I hope you shop there. On this website you can browse and buy Usborne books in English, French, German, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Dutch, Korean and Brazilian Portuguese. Change ). Most of Usborne is great, which I pointed out in the video. Did the books in the video come from the Sonlight curriculum? I’m so thankful that I listened to what I know was the Holy Spirit warning me from it. None of us are unhappy, we are exposing the truth about a company that is not honest in its business practices. The company is amazing to its consultants and is so supportive of their families and beliefs. Thank you for sharing your opinion. My views are my 1st Amendments rights. BTW… I’m not pushing anything. Feb 28, 2019 - So you want to be an Usborne Book lady? What I’m most disappointed about… crushed… is hearing about Sonlight. 3: Usborne does not know what kind of company they are. Unfortunately there are some of those as well… exactly like not everyone in a 9-5 job is not always a pleasure to work with. May God richly bless you! In the last 2 months I have reached out to higher ups in the company regarding my personal situation, and have gotten no response. The student uses 40% of their total pledges to choose books at the fair. One book in particular (out of print, but still listed on the site) is a book of “true” ghost stories; that title alone made me really question if joining would be right. This post is so timely! I hosted a party a while back, and have been really thinking about joining so I can get books at a discount. It is frowned upon that consultants sell to other consultants to get rid of their inventory that did not sell, or because they want to shut down their shop and if you do, you must sell your books for at least 25% off. Many people reach out looking for understanding via the company’s internal online forums on social media, and Advanced Leaders are waiting for someone with a complaint to jump in, ridicule you, twist your words, leaving you to defend yourself when you just wanted to talk to someone who understood the problems you are encountering. Many of the reviews pointed out that the books present certain ungodly sexual practices and fantasies as normal and acceptable. Lunenburg, MA 01462. I’m so glad that you found this post helpful. Some might wonder why the theory of evolution is such a big deal. Do I really want to be associated with a company that makes no bones about being pro-evolution? To have so many moms and women out there who take a stand for principle is so wonderful!! There is a difference. How is taking a platform such as your website, to say that selling these books is going against the Lord and basically putting down a company overall because of that, and ultimately taking business and income away from other mothers and their children, the right thing to do? I have noticed this for years, yet so many people rave over this company. I’m dumbfounded that they would include material like this. There are quite a few consultants who have not done adequate research on the company. Usborne Books and More - Stephanie K. 24 likes. 6: Unless you recruit and create a downline, don’t expect to make much money. If you knowingly sell somebody something which only strengthens their stance that God did not create the world and people (and thus stealing His glory and ownership), will God hold you accountable? It is a business of course so they are not going to just give us everything free and wish us a good life. I do have the encyclopedias but we just ignore the evolution stuff! Thank you for sharing your thoughts as I have been struggling with the decision to keep selling these books or not. I do not wish to argue this point, but to indicate some other troubling stuff we mom’s need to watch out for as we select from amongst these otherwise awesome books: 1) Emphasis on climate change and global warming. I chose that university because it was Christian, but it was going to cost me more money to attend. I would never, ever want material like that in my children’s hands, and there’s no way I can pass it on to another child. Usborne has no e-book format available for any book they offer and very few apps for purchase. How many people reading this went to public school? At first I thought, well maybe I’ll have the kids skip those books, but really? If you express yourself even in such a way that you were looking for solution, or you are expecting to have a healthy debate among adult women on how to run a successful business, the bait and switch tactics go into full swing via Team and Advanced leaders and you are the bad apple of the bunch. Amber, if I may, I would like to point out that your reply doesn’t come across as very “loving.” I could take your comment, and say the same to you that you said to me, “why don’t you try commenting on what you love instead of what you hate.” For the record, I don’t buy Starbucks, I and I avoided shopping at Target for 5 years. We use a number of Usborne books for school. That is 100% false. Family Owned & Independently Operated by Valerie & Dan Dahlgren 2543191701 This is the first thing you will hear when joining. Only 2% of those who join a multilevel marketing company will be considered a success, meaning, you get a pay check every month in which you can pay your bills. We also have digital catalogs so its not like you have to spend money on marketing material. The math is this: buy $500.00 worth of product and get 1/3rd or $335.00 of additional product for free, that they sell to others for full retail. Thank you! In it is the phrase “oh my gosh” which is too close to taking the Lord’s name in vain for me to feel comfortable owning or selling it. Reader glasses as you will see plenty of links to articles. For example, if you are not having any luck getting anyone to host a party, the solution is to spend the money and do a booth. This is a very misleading statement, often said by Team and Advanced Leaders. Huh! Oh, Blogger!! It doesn’t require a college education to do so. because you do not specialize in such. There is no human resource department and home office sides with its leaders. So why you bust your ass for 600.00 for whenever you decide to work, they sit back and get a check from you and hundreds other. Your entire upline, just like Mary Kay makes money off you. shop host join your consultant contact about our books BROWSE THE CATALOG View our current catalog which features the complete line of Usborne and Kane Miller titles. All these companies pump tons on money into things we disagree with as Christians (such as lobbing for the LGBT and same sex marriage and teaching evolution and the big bang theory in schools) but we continue to support them. A few years ago, Randall White, CEO and owner of the United States division of Usborne Books ended his relationship with Amazon.com because their price point was too low, and as a result, independent consultants could not compete with Amazon’s ability to sell books at a lower price. God bless! Take a government and civics class. Congratulation on your freedom of speech. You have 100 people selling under you, even if you earn $50 from half of them, is $2500. I’ve been super happy with My Father’s World, they’ve worked with publishers to remove all evolutionary and questionable content from the books they sell. But what’s different from a retail store is that you can’t read the book or check for content before the book is already in your home, though the company does allow for exchanges and refunds. Spoken like a true robot of the MLM world. Hi! On the other hand, the anatomy titles for young kids seem to be excellent informational sources. Yes! I am an independent consultant with Usborne Books & More. 4: Usborne only has 20,000 active consultants; the time to join is now! Selling Usborne can be a good thing, if the consultant is willing to edit out those books not glorifying to our Lord. “Direct sales can be understood as face-to-face selling. The BIG money in these type of business come from your downline. Puzzles and activities from Usborne Children's Books. Usborne Books and More is a great company. They also depend on you to market their product by any means necessary—that way they don’t have to spend company funds to hire a marketing agency to do the work you will do for free. That is what this post is about. Either we are telling the truth or not. Thanks so much for the encouragement, hope your day is blessed! Change ), Top 10 Reasons Not To Join Usborne Books and More, View uzziesuncensored1’s profile on Facebook, View uzzieuncensored’s profile on Twitter, June 2, 2017 Offering Promotions and Incentives, Commission, Levels Overview, Overrides and Bonues. I pray the Lord will bless you for standing up for His truth, and the Bibles account of creation. You will still get the lifetime discount of 25% off. Thank you for sharing your convictions on this. ( Log Out /  I love and care for you as a sister in Christ, and I hope that this is something that you will at least consider. Our services as consultant include knowing the products and consult the buyer about what would be the best product for their family and their budget. Earning children’s books! I had been considering purchasing and becoming a consultant. If you don’t believe us, we. You have much, much ground to cover. Hi Shanon, Sonlight’s philosophy is to include some secular books with mild language, evolutionary teachings, etc., if they believe that the good outweighs the bad. I just attended an Usborne Facebook party and I was very interested in becoming a consultant. Book Stores. , Kara, if you check with your team, you most likely have a list like this there. No one at Usborne will tell you that the company has to buy back any inventory/supplies you do not sell. It is not wrong to share my heart on a topic, nor to publically review a company’s offerings. You have a home sales division, which has an onslaught of problems that we will discuss in length. You wrote a blog, people comments on it and you just reply arguing, never answering the question, implying things that have not been said, quoting articles with no reference or link… it’s really confusing really and very not productive. Some of the same things you said bothered me about Sonlight (and we used permanent markers, too. 10 Trot Rd. ( Log Out /  I did plenty of “regular” jobs before this one where I felt humiliated, not treated equally because I’m a woman, under appreciated, not supported. Is Usborne Books a scam? He’s still using me, through my book selling, to reach women and until He leads me elsewhere, I’m assured His plan is sound. But lately, I have been inundated with requests about becoming a consultant and really felt lead to share my heart about this. Our Company: Usborne Books & More is a division of Educational Development Corporation (EDC), a well-established company that has twice been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of The 200 Best Small Companies in America and three times by Fortune Magazine as one of America’s 100 Fastest Growing Small Companies, and has been in existence for over 30 years. There are much better books out there! Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. | Jun 1, 1999 4.2 out of 5 stars 22 I’m blessed to have this platform to share with other women. And how many of you believe it? Were you a consultant at one point? So what’s the big deal? I have eally enjoyed those we own. 1: You will be terminated for speaking your mind. I’ll never forget when I thought I could sell Mary Kay, I spent over 2500.00 in product got some dumb ring for my purchase and barely sold 1000.00 dollars. Probably not. I realize that the date on the original article is a few years old. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. In one corner, you have those who say you are intentionally writing negative posts to constantly complain, and it seems to be only leaders who bark this statement. Get reviews, hours, directions, coupons and more for Usborne Books and More (EDC Publishing). I am so glad I came across this article. See more ideas about Usborne books, Usborne, Books. I have a three-year old, and recently began using Usborne books to start up a little preschool program for her. So I guess you never shop at Target? Thanks for sharing. I believe that saying never shop at Harper Collins, etc. And it’s always just enough to help cover unexpected expenses so it won’t effect our tight budget. It may seem like I’m busting my butt to make my extra money a month with this company, but it’s really not. Did you start again? This is a major fail in my book. If Usborne does not comply, then file an ethics violation complaint with the DSA. Usborne Books & More is a division of Educational Development Corporation (EDC), a well-established company that has twice been recognized as one of The Best Small Companies in America and three times by Fortune Magazine as one of America’s 100 Fastest Growing Small Companies. Can you sign up 100 people in a year? I don’t know about you, but my God is bigger than some naked cartoons and some references to Big Bangs. Do you want numbers? Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. A lot of people will sign up for a company like this and fail as they do not know how to market or sell a product. I do love books! I was raised in the church my whole life…but not everyone who attends university is a seasoned Christian with solid beliefs. I got a check for $2.00 while my upline made money off of my $2500.00. Those same two elements were present in the textbooks: evolution and nudity. You might want to get glasses, gentle reader. I glazed over the topics or products that I did not like or would not use because I reasoned that’s how the world is, but reading this I feel convicted by it. This is cake walk for me. But I’m not doing this to make a lot of money. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. In order to sell a product, it must stand out when surrounded by its competitors. You have 3 months of “incentive period” to figured out if this job is for you or not, you still get books worth more than the kit cost with the purchase of your kit. Also note that UBAM would prefer to give you prizes rather than cash rewards when you sell a certain amount. I was thinking of joining this company but now I am reconsidering. It has nothing to do with one working harder than the next person (oldest excuse in the book) it’s the realization that when you add the above I mentioned to your “pay” you are making less than 5.00/hr. Hi Kate! I seriously was thinking about Usborne books at the beginning of this week, pondering becoming a rep. If someone asks about a book, I’m totally honest about its contents. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Personally, I didn’t really work much this month, I’ve been visiting family for 6 weeks. If you suggest for people to support this great company is going against God, you have to apply it to literally EVERYTHING. What of the new Christian who is still uncertain about Creation vs. Evolution? But with the help of educators and therapists, kids with dyslexia can develop and enjoy reading and writing activities, and build confidence. Mostly I was looking for reasons not to do it. People do this all of the time on Amazon and many other places online. Can you explain to me why does it bother you that my friends that like the books for their personal use for their families buy books from me and get $20 in my pockets at not extra cost to them than to walk in a store and buy them from the store? I am a little confused about why they are teaching evolution. Rhonda Abrons of Demand Media describes each. Author: Sarah Cruddas If you’re looking for a thorough overview of the development of space travel and the various moon landings, as well as some tantalising glimpses into our future adventures in space, this is an ideal place to start. I hope your kids learn the truth one day. “If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”. I hope these children’s books about disabilities will help you begin some important conversations! I’d like to comment on the content of a book or product We continually strive to make our books accurate and relevant to our world, especially in relation to gender, disability and diversity. Good luck in your life! UBAM is not just Usborne publications you know. Consultants are too scared to speak in your defense because they know the repercussions if they do. Scholastic Books owns a portion of Usborne Books and More and sometimes you will even see an Usborne book at a Scholastic book fair event. Thank you again, sister in Christ. You shouldn’t shop at walmart or work there, fast food shouldn’t be purchased, basically you should live like the Amish to be fully invested in the world of God in a way you’re suggesting. 🙂 The people that sign up is looking for free money without putting in any work. I have not really been happy with my team leader from the beginning, but kept quiet. 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