30 for 30: Broke

Being A Public Figure Does Not Equate to Being Rich and Famous

I am not a contributor to WAGS Redefined because I am an NFL wife, fiancée, or girlfriend. I am a contributor to this website because I spent nearly 10 years in the NFL as a digital media manager. I wrote for a living, built relationships with some amazing people, and was around NFL football all the time. I loved my job.

Just like most “average” sports jobs, the pay wasn’t the greatest. Due to the oversupply of professionals who are ready, willing, and able to work in sports, it’s tough to make much money unless you reach executive level.

What the job did provide me was a look into NFL life that the average American doesn’t have, which is why I feel compelled to comment on Diana Holmes‘ recent WAGS Redefined article, Lifestyle Illusions.

Her dialogue ruffled a few feathers over her frustration that she’s frequently asked for free football tickets when she and her husband get a total of two for every home game and zero for every road game. Now, I understand the disconnect here because very few know what it’s like to work in the NFL. It is certainly not the glamorous, ritzy life portrayed on reality TV, and all the players are certainly not rich.

It is here that I’m hoping to bridge the gap between the average American (which I most certainly am) and the average NFL family (which I am most certainly connected with).

Read my full article on WAGS Redefined

Why Rodan and Fields is the Best Direct Sales Business

When you look at someone hustling their direct sales business, you may think, “There is no way I would ever do that!”

If that is your mindset, let me tell you that I completely relate. It’s how I felt prior to February of this year. Then enter what was essentially unemployment. My husband and I lost my primary income with a three-day-old baby at home (in addition to the 4- and 2-year-old kids we already had) and I grew desperate, willing to consider just about anything to provide for my family. Ultimately, one of my answers was Rodan and Fields.

Aside from being backed by two nationally-renowned dermatologists and businesswomen, the great thing about Rodan and Fields is the compensation plan. No, it isn’t a pyramid scheme. You can make good money selling premium products without ever recruiting a single person and — let me tell you — these products sell themselves.

To paint the picture of how you can earn good money selling primarily to your direct network (aka mom, auntie, cousins), I will offer insight into what this business has done for me and what I expect it will do for me in the future.

Paying The Bills – Check!

As someone needing income to pay the monthly bills, my initial goal was to sell products like crazy to leverage Rodan and Fields’ outstanding compensation plan. Anything I sold earned me all of the money above consultant price (15-percent retail) on top of 15-percent commission. It didn’t take much to start bringing in money, and I quickly earned back my initial investment before contributing to our family bills each month.

Supporting My Other Business – In Progress

In addition to my work as a Rodan and Fields consultant, I am a writer and PR consultant. My next goal with Rodan and Fields is to earn enough monthly income to take the pressure off my writing and PR projects, specifically allowing me to take on more in the nonprofit sector. I have signed two business partners with more in the mix, moving me closer to that goal!

Making it My Full-Time Business – Future Goal

My dream goal with Rodan and Fields is to make it my full-time passion. I love working this business, and actually struggle to turn away from it each day to focus on other projects. I want to support my Rodan and Fields organization by writing (with pieces such as this) and marketing (by managing my team members), while giving back as a way of life through PR work for nonprofits.

A New Inspiration

There are so many reasons to join Rodan and Fields, but the most inspiring to me of late has to be my recently-signed business partner, Cathy. She is a teacher by trade, passionate about helping her students to the point that money doesn’t matter to her. Unfortunately for all of us, though, money has to matter or we won’t survive!


It was important to me that I was backing truly good products, and these are just that. This is also a friend of mine, not a stock photo.

So, as a way to help herself in the present and with her future retirement, she signed on to sell Rodan and Fields. This was both an easy and difficult decision for her. She knew it was what she wanted to do, but struggled with the start-up cost. While all of the start-up kits are under $1,000, that is a lot of money for a lot of people, especially when you are joining the business because you need money!

What made the decision to join a no-brainer for her was the fast-start bonus (new consultants can earn back their full investment if they sign two partners within the first 60 days) and the 60-day empty-bottle money-back guarantee. Yes, that’s right folks, that safety net applies to business kits as well as the consumer products.

In fact, it’s what resulted in my husband giving me the green light to sign up.

Cathy and I are currently collaborating on her big business launch taking place next week, and she already has a number of people interested in joining her team and complimenting her skin! She’s only been using the products for four days. Beyond that, I love her enthusiasm. Selling these products is going to be so easy for her.

What Would Your Timeline Look Like?

What would be your reason for joining Rodan and Fields? Are you in the midst of financial struggles like I was, or are you saving for retirement like Cathy? Are you hoping to transition into being a stay-at-home mom, or do you just want extra cash for yourself or your family?

No matter the reason, the time to join is now, and I would love to talk to you about it.

Reach out and let’s chat ASAP!