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Hi! I’m Renee Scattergood and I look forward to getting to know you all. I happen to be the wife of the most wonderful man in the whole world and the mother of a little girl who is the light of my life. My family means everything to me and they are the reason I work so hard to become financially independent.
I didn’t start off in Network Marketing… I discovered a love of writing when I was in my early 20’s. As a self-published author, though, I knew I would need to learn about marketing if I ever hoped to sell a book.
Self-published Author Turned Network Marketer
I started writing back in 1995 and I knew right from the start that I wanted to be self-published. I love the freedom you get… never having to answer to anyone else. I’ve always had a hard time with the whole belief that publishers and editors seem to have, where they think they know what everyone out there wants to read. Please don’t think that I don’t think they know what they are doing… I just don’t believe that any one person could possibly know what is going to interest every person out there.
Anyway… that’s my personal beef with the mainstream publishing industry and probably has more to do with the fact that I’ve got a rebellious personality more than anything else. In fact, that’s probably where my story really begins, so let’s step back a few years for a moment.
The Worst Employee of the Year
I’m an awesome worker. You give me something to do and I’ll give it 110% effort, but I’m probably the worst employee you’ll ever see. I always show up on time and call when I’ll be late. I only call in sick when I’m actually sick. I have a tendency to do the job of ten people when I’m working… and I’ll pick up the slack of those who aren’t pulling their weight. But I’m a horrible employee…
Because I absolutely hate working for other people. I hate having someone tell me what to do with my time. I hate having someone stand over my shoulder and watching every move I make… but most of all…
I HATE working my bum off to make someone else rich!!!!
Needless to say, because of this attitude, I never lasted long in jobs… and I worked everywhere from McDonald’s to Universal Studios in Florida.
My First Network Marketing Gig
I’ve wanted to work for myself for as long as I could remember. I just didn’t know how to go about doing it. When I was in my mid 20’s, though, a friend of mine invited me to this event for a company called Primerica Financial Services. The energy of the event had me hooked. I wanted to be one of those people making thousands of dollars a month just for helping people with their finances.
So I got started… and yeah, it was the same song and dance as you get with most Network Marketing businesses. Contact your warm market and then cold call until your blue in the face. Not at all what I was expecting and I absolutely hated doing it.
Part of it was my confidence levels… I just didn’t feel right talking to people about their finances when mine were nothing to write home about. But I also don’t like talking on the phone. I’ve done telemarketing before and I’ve always hated it. So what did I do?
Of course… I quit!
Well I didn’t just quit. One of the leaders of the company said during a speech at the last event I attended that if we weren’t passionate about Primerica then we should find what we were passionate about and go after it with everything we had.
That’s when it hit me… I just wasn’t passionate about financial services!
Writing is my Passion
So I went back to focusing on my writing and self-published my first book in February of 2005. That’s when it hit me that I had no idea how to get that book into people’s homes. I also knew that offline marketing would cost me a fortune that I didn’t have, so I decided to start researching ways that I could market my books online.
My Internet Revolution
That’s when I started discovering the world of Internet/Network Marketing and I got completely sucked in. I started signing up for just about everything I saw… and yeah, I soon learned what a silly thing that is to do. So I backed off and chose one company I wanted to work with and just looked for some ways to market it.
Yeah… same ol’ story again… couldn’t get any signups, sales, nothing… couldn’t even get anyone to say boo! It was pathetic really…
What was even more pathetic, though, was that instead of heeding the definition of insanity (doing the same thing over and over expecting different results), I thought I just wasn’t doing enough of the same thing over and over and thought if I did more I would get at least a little of something. After all… that’s what all the so-called “gurus” were spouting.
New Hope for my Future
Well after about 3 years searching I finally found a company that offers me the support and training that will help me to succeed. I have daily access to my upline and they are always there to answer my questions and help me with any issues that I'm having. They are a great bunch of people and I love working with them.
With a team like that, I know that 2009 is going to be my year for success. And not just in the Network Marketing field... I'm also working on my first fiction novel, and I hope to have it published by early 2010.