I am so thankful I found your post! It’s getting embarrassing. I have had some concerns fro the beginning, but thought it was just me. The BIG money in these type of business come from your downline. While knowing that Usborne is a secular company, I do like their general knowledge books with the engaging flaps and other manipulatives offered. I just participated in my first Usborne facebook party. There are and will always be different views of the world. I’m so thankful for this post! He appears as an angel of light, and then sneaks in bits and pieces of untruth. However, if you are a Team or Advanced leader, they are more than willing to sell to you on the bottom, or among others in a co-op fashion—often selling at full price to those who missed the memo that you should not buy any book from any consultant at full retail price. I was planning on using Sonlight in the future and I thought it was christian based. And he’s laughing his ass all the way to the bank, by conning you into buying a kit and his empty promises of you to will make pennies. So just because Randall “God almighty” says so it’s true? In order to make a lucrative living on something like this and choose not to start your own business you need to be able to not only market but learn how to bring in other audiences. I also don’t recruit my family and friends, they tell me they are interested and I offer them to join. https://h5866.myubam.com/Join. I just attended an Usborne Facebook party and I was very interested in becoming a consultant. I’m shocked at the disgusting detail the illustrator went into in the book you shared. I wish there were a list for Christians to reference in order to know before they buy if it contains non-Christian content. We’re here to set the story straight and present you facts and opinions about what it’sreally like to be a consultant with UBAM. They will also tell you, you are making general statements that are just not true. So I actually like the fact that we don’t make money off each other. We will discuss this issue more in depth at a later date, but there are many hoops you must jump through to get an educational venue to buy from you. If Usborne does not comply, then file an ethics violation complaint with the DSA. The job of your upline is to cover up the problems, and make sure you don’t question anything the leaders or CEO do. 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. I promise, if you sell these books, I do not judge your intentions. I walked in this business because I loved the books for my family and my daughter stopped throwing books across the room when I gave her the Busy Car Book and realized that books are fun. Usborne has no e-book format available for any book they offer and very few apps for purchase. Yes! Thanks for contending for the faith. See all books authored by Usborne, including Usborne Phonics Readers Ted and Friends, and Scholastic Pocket Dictionary, and more on ThriftBooks.com. Hey there! I will not make any claims about the Company’s products or business which are not set out in the Company’s literature or directions.” Therefore, if you have an issue, you should private message your upline to discuss an issue you might have. The company is amazing to its consultants and is so supportive of their families and beliefs. This is really weird! Probably not. Do I wish the Science Encyclopedia did not include a rather large portion about the evolution of animals? Consumers are going to buy a product at its lowest price anywhere they can find. When you live in a saturated market, people expect to buy a product. Book Stores. I agree with you that what we teach, allow our children to read is truth. 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. But what direct selling company doesn’t? Because Target by any means is a Christian based company so I hope you shop there. 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. happy with what she does as a book consultant. Now, if you just use Usborne books in such a manner all is well and good. I know that if you walk in Books a Million to buy a book for your child you will encounter the same worldly viewpoints so I don’t necessarily want to stop buying, but do I want to sell? Instead of blogging about things you dislike, maybe trying talking about the things you love. Glassdoor has 14 Usborne Books at Home reviews submitted anonymously by Usborne Books at Home employees. I guess let me take you back to about ten years ago when I used Sonlight (which I do not recommend) curriculum. Here are some books to start those conversations, whether your child is a toddler or reading middle grade. 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. It probably is not a job for you like being a gymnast is not a job right for me. While I disagree, thanks for stopping by. I don’t know about you, but my God is bigger than some naked cartoons and some references to Big Bangs. The Usborne books that are usually shared by consultants seem harmless and good, but the company definitely endorses and sells the ones I’ve shared here as well. 18 Arlington St. Woburn, MA 01801. The literature shows a “good” month with Usborne is $400.00 in sales, one venue event, and one educational event. Direct Sales implies that only you make a profit from your sale. Now, before I go any further, I’m going to share a short 10 minute video about this topic. And lots of research to do before you uncover all of the nastiness and “secrets” within Usborne (I guess we will go with that name). 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. It was I’m a Dirty Dinosaur, which is on the best seller list. Yes. I believe that sometimes things, like this, aren’t always cut and dried – it can be useful. I thought everyone else got it too… I didn’t know that also include the fact that you are speaking THE TRUTH. We don’t have to justify ourselves. Usborne Books. 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. Even though I could choose not to read those books to my kids, I can’t justify allowing the opportunity for such garbage to be given to other children, and furthermore to profit from it. My stance now is that everything we do should be to glorify God, and we should “avoid evil” as scripture teaches. Don’t agree with your original post, but hey that’s my opinion. EVERYWHERE you go. (There are still so many more I’d love to buy, and my son loves the ones we already bought.) Family Owned & Independently Operated by Valerie & Dan Dahlgren 2543191701 It may seem like I’m busting my butt to make my extra money a month with this company, but it’s really not. If Sonlight allowed that material, then that shows a skewed screening process altogether. Read our interview with a former senior team leader. Not many consultants are actually out in the field trying to make a living by being a “Book Lady.” It is a revolving door of people joining and quitting, and you’ll never get a number that shows out of how many of those who joined one month, actually quit the next month. I found this post on Titus2Tuesday and I had to laugh about the title. On this website you can browse and buy Usborne books in English, French, German, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Dutch, Korean and Brazilian Portuguese. And we use money as exchange medium to get paid for our services. We are quite conservative Christians, so I have actually thought about this personally. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Hey I’m not one to tell someone to like something just because I do. Just curious as to where you get your information. I saw the potential, became team leader. But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.”. They are engaging and children love them. I would file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and read what your rights are on the Direct Selling Association’s (DSA) website. We have witnessed it on more than one occasion. By the end of 6 months, your personal catalog will be marked with what is not available more than what is. Randall White and his minons censor their consultants daily. We also have digital catalogs so its not like you have to spend money on marketing material. Leaders also like to say those people who were let go were terminated because they violated the terms outlined in the consultant agreement. The agreement states: “I will conduct my business as an UBAM consultant in an ethical and honest manner and do nothing which may harm or damage the reputation of my business or the Company, or bring the Company into disrepute. You see, that’s how Satan works. There have been numerous occasions where the selling of these books have led into developing relationships with women who either weren’t believers at all or were weak in their faith – and through a professional team management relationship I was able to plant the seed for God to take over their lives. Blessings! It is not what my children know as the truth of how we came to be, but simply as another view out there. They demand it and the CEO demands it as well or it’s time for you to move on. If you live in a market that is saturated, you typically end up selling your product for a lower price at book fairs and other events. Your post caught my eye over at Titus 2 Tuesday because I’ve been hearing a lot about the company lately. I got a check for $2.00 while my upline made money off of my $2500.00. Lately, more often than not, my brow furrows as I open yet another invite to become an Usborne Books Consultant. 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. As a consultant, I have never sold a book that I didn’t personally recommend or show during a party or conversation with a customer. Personally for me, its been a better fit than some of the other sales companies,I’ve been a promoter for. I honestly love sharing these books and I use them to make money to further my family and mission! This is my third year of using it, and, though there are mentions of evolutionary (maybe 2-3), there are biblical explanations in the instructional guides for teachers. 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. Really good information. I have to say that I agree with Amber. Many of the reviews pointed out that the books present certain ungodly sexual practices and fantasies as normal and acceptable. Usborne Books & More children's books, Kane Miller Publisher, Austin TX, book fairs, fundraisers, host online & home parties, business opportunity, school, library, preschool events, Top 150 books, Award winning books. Those same two elements were present in the textbooks: evolution and nudity. 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. It is in this situation those people act as a wholesaler, meaning they buy at minimum, a 25% discount, and then are allowed to purchase a portion, usually after when they have purchased $250.00 in retail, for free, and turn around and sell to other consultants. The literature shows a “good” month with Usborne is $400.00 in sales, one venue event, and one educational event. You have been mislead. Hi Nicole! I share various theories, but in the end, I tell them that we cannot know exactly how God created the world because it doesn’t say how in His Word. Several earth- and geography-related titles work these annoying, preachy, people-are-destructive, environmental themes into their content. Do you make money writing these post and articles? I asked my Facebook friends how they felt about the topic, and several folks said that they used the books, but…. Not many to my knowledge.” We at Uzzies Uncensored have opinions as to why he chooses to call people rather than respond to grievances via e-mail. 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. 3. The books I showed examples of are still being sold by Usborne. (The pictures in the book are not pornography or anything even remotely close.). 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. Gods word is true. While its not always easy to explain disability to children, books have a way of illustrating what really matters, and bringing it to their level. So for my household it’s a win win. I need to truly evaluate what I am doing. Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I am an Usborne consultant and have to say I liked reading your post. We use Timberdoodle but I considered Sonlight for my children. I’m blessed to have this platform to share with other women. I ordered in November and the delivery date I have received is December 27th. 5. Too incinvienient to stand up and do the right thing? I love and care for you as a sister in Christ, and I hope that this is something that you will at least consider. 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. Students, teachers, parents, and family members may also purchase books at the book fair. 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? Thank you for sharing your convictions on this. Huh! We will be held accountable, even if most of the books that we sold were incredible! The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond. To have so many moms and women out there who take a stand for principle is so wonderful!! Blessings to you to Shannon, thank you so much for your kind words! You have 100 people selling under you, even if you earn $50 from half of them, is $2500. The classroom teacher receives 30% of the pledges in books, and the media center also receives 30%. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. This post has saved me from something I wouldn’t want to promote. But I’m not doing this to make a lot of money. Maybe they are oncologists full time worker and just wanted something happier as a side job to do as a hobby. Anywho, I’m to continue to do my side biz, and enjoy my time reading these books with my daughter. Thanks so much for the encouragement, hope your day is blessed! See what Love Through Literacy - Usborne Books & More (lovethroughliteracy) has discovered on Pinterest, the world's biggest collection of ideas. You misconstrue this blog as a bunch of people who are unhappy. Better than my friend by far. Is Usborne Books a scam? And the same holds true for any influence that we allow into our home. Do you bake cakes using Betty Crocker cake mix? ( Log Out /  I have an electrical engineering degree and I’m a single parent. Another issue when you have legitimate questions is to read your manual and watch training videos. The Usborne Book of Everyday Words in French (Everyday Words Series) (English and French Edition) by Jo Litchfield , Rebecca Treays , et al. Mar 11, 2016 - Explore Elisa Baroni's board "USBORNE BOOKS" on Pinterest. When policies change, so do my shopping habits. I knew from reading reviews on individual books that evolution and nudity were issues with some of the books. Also what are you going on about flyers? Wow I had no idea! Let that sink in. So let me burst your little MLM bubble. 10: Joining UBAM is not a multilevel marketing company, it’s a direct sales company. 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. Learn about Usborne Books and how to join this direct sales company! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 10 Trot Rd. 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. Were you a consultant at one point? Usborne Books At Home. Well all those so called thousands of consultants that your CEO use to spew out but can no longer state. Littleton, MA 01460. Selling children’s books! I didn’t watch the video, but I am surprised that they include the evolution and nudity yet Sonlight still uses them in their curriculum. It’s pathetic to be a company that distributes books, but their catalogs are never up to date. Do I really want to be associated with a company that makes no bones about being pro-evolution? I’m curious is it just UBAM that you have a problem with or do you have more blogs on other companies? Found this post on Titus 2 Tuesday! No way do I want him reading “children’s books” with nudity! My views are my 1st Amendments rights. You say you didn’t shop at Target for 5 years? I was thinking of joining this company but now I am reconsidering. Book Stores. We welcome comments and feedback on all aspects of our books, please email help@usborne.com with the subject line 'Comment on a book'. Add me to the thankful list! I hope you don’t ruin a lot of good people work and a one of the good opportunities out there to have a job and still be a stay at home mom, or a homeschooling mom, or someone that is trying to gift books to children. 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. This is a very misleading statement, often said by Team and Advanced Leaders. Most people sign up to get their 25% discount for their own personal needs. I am so glad to read your article and see your video. Thanks for stopping by! I was so worried that I might step on some toes by posting this, but at the same time, I couldn’t get it off of my heart and needed to say something. Out of curiosity, I have read reviews on a couple titles geared towards adolescent teens regarding changes in the body that occur during these years. 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