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Monday, February 28, 2011

Wake up to the Smell of Coffee

Finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning while it’s still cold and dark outside? Put one of Gold Canyon’s Caffé Velluto® candles by your bedside and light it when you wake. The sweet smelling aroma will warm your senses and make you feel like you’ve already had your morning cup of coffee … or at least give you enough energy to get out of bed!
 



These delicious scents even come in Scent Pods®, so you can enjoy them at the office too. Add the Amaretto Crème Scent Pod to any Pod Warmer and feel awakened without sneaking out for a coffee break!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Did you know I have a new Blog?

Have you considered direct sales but you have questions?  Maybe you’ve already started your direct sales journey but you need help.

I have created Direct Sales Help for exactly that reason!  Come check out Direct Sales Help and subscribe so you don’t miss anything!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Candle History - 19th Century Advances

Most of the major developments impacting contemporary candlemaking occurred during the 19th century. In the 1820s, French chemist Michel Eugene Chevreul discovered how to extract stearic acid from animal fatty acids. This lead to the development of stearin wax, which was hard, durable and burned cleanly. Stearin candles remain popular in Europe today.

In 1834, inventor Joseph Morgan helped to further the modern-day candle industry by developing a machine that allowed for continuous production of molded candles by using a cylinder with a movable piston to eject candles as they solidified. With the introduction of mechanized production, candles became an easily affordable commodity for the masses.

Paraffin wax was introduced in the 1850s, after chemists learned how to efficiently separate the naturally-occurring waxy substance from petroleum and refine it. Odorless and bluish-white in color, paraffin was a boon to candlemaking because it burned cleanly, consistently and was more economical to produce than any other candle fuel. Its only disadvantage was a low melting point. This was soon overcome by adding the harder stearic acid, which had become widely available. With the introduction of the light bulb in 1879, candlemaking began to decline.


http://www.candles.org/about_history.html

Sunday, February 20, 2011

About Red

For the ancient Romans, a red flag was a signal for battle.

Because of its visibility, stop signs, stoplights, brake lights, and fire equipment are all painted red.

In Russia, red means beautiful. The Bolsheviks used a red flag as their symbol when they overthrew the tsar in 1917. That is how red became the color of communism.

In India, red is the symbol for a soldier.

In South Africa, red is the color of mourning.

It's considered good luck to tie a red bow on a new car.

In China, red is the color of good luck and is used as a holiday and wedding color. Chinese babies are given their names at a red-egg ceremony.

A “red-letter day” is one of special importance and good fortune.

In Greece, eggs are dyed red for good luck at Easter time.

Red is the color most commonly found in national flags.

A “red herring” is a distraction, something that takes attention away from the real issue.
 
A “red eye” is an overnight airplane flight.

If a business is “in the red,” it is losing money.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Candle Quote

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing - just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?

Ralph Marston

Sunday, February 13, 2011

How do you earn money?


With my candle business, there are 4 different ways to earn money

Here are just some of the ways our candle business distributors are earning income:

1 - Retail - Use the Smell and Sell technique! Sell at craft fairs, farmers markets, door to door, local stores, home parties, office parties and basket parties. Generous 50% commission.

2 - Fundraising - Assist local organizations raise money with high quality, natural wax candles. It's a win-win. The organization earns money and so do you.

3 - Residual - Grow your team! The earning potential is unlimited as you earn generous commissions on your team sales.

4 - Web Sales - Share our preferred customer program and promote gourmet candles, bath and body products and mineral makeup via the web.

One of the things that impressed me about this candle company is the ability to earn income 4 different ways. You can choose 1, 2 or all 4...it's entirely up to you. As a leader, I will guide, train and support your dreams and goals.

Want to buy your candles at a discount? You can do that!

Want to earn some extra spending money to pay a credit card bill, your child's dance classes or for some fun money? You can do that!

Want to supplement your income? You can do that!

Want to replace your existing income? You can do that!

Want to earn six figures? You can do that!

My point...is whatever your goals and dreams are...I will be here to guide, train and support you. I treat each and every team member with the same respect.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Candle History - Colonial Times

Colonial women offered America's first contribution to candlemaking, when they discovered that boiling the grayish-green berries of bayberry bushes produced a sweet-smelling wax that burned cleanly. However, extracting the wax from the bayberries was extremely tedious. As a result, the popularity of bayberry candles soon diminished.

The growth of the whaling industry in the late 18th century brought the first major change in candlemaking since the Middle Ages, when spermaceti -- a wax obtained by crystallizing sperm whale oil -- became available in quantity. Like beeswax, the spermaceti wax did not elicit a repugnant odor when burned, and produced a significantly brighter light. It also was harder than either tallow or beeswax, so it wouldn't soften or bend in the summer heat. Historians note that the first "standard candles" were made from spermaceti wax.


http://www.candles.org/about_history.html

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Why host a Catalogue Party?


Why host a catalogue party?

1. Receive a free gift for being a host.
2. Earn free products when you host a Catalog Party. This is based on guest sales and credit for anyone who decides to host a Catalog Party of their own (details below).
3. Having a hard time finding a time that works for all of your guests? Catalog Parties fit into everyone’s schedule!
4. Invite as many people as you want! No worries about too many people to fit in your living room.
5. The people you invite can pass the books along to their friends, family, co-workers, earning more free products for you!
6. Special party pricing for Book Parties! Ask for details
7. You do not need to clean your house for a catalog party!
8. No shipping charges when orders are placed at a ‘party’! All orders are delivered to the hostess to distribute to his/her friends.
9. No need to cook or buy food and drinks for the party.
10. You have 2 weeks to get orders rather than 2 to 3 hours! Again, this is more free products for you!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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