We are super excited about our new blog series- Consultant Stories! Hear from Kelly, an IO consultant that has been part of the IO family for 7 years. Enjoy!

I have always loved the “Home Party Plan” Industry. Almost 20 years ago, I found myself at my first home party and loving it! I was a new mom and needed a night out with the girls. I loved the fun, food, and shopping atmosphere associated with the home parties, so I decided to try out the business myself. I dabbled in a couple different companies shortly after that. Fast forward to 10 years later and after having our fourth child, my husband and I decided I would embrace being a stay at home mom.
Kelly of Jacksonville, Alabama, has been an Initial Outfitters consultant for 7 years. Kelly of Jacksonville, Alabama, has been an Initial Outfitters consultant for 7 years.
We were both excited about the decision, but I began to feel guilty if I spent money on myself since I wasn’t working. After a couple years of being a SAHM, I began thinking and praying for a way to make some extra income so that I could have some “guilt free cash”. In addition to that, I had a desire to be more involved in ministry. I was longing for more purpose in life, and after looking online for ways to make income from home, I found many opportunities; but Initial Outfitters seemed to stand out among the rest. It had everything I was praying for and searching for! I fell IN LOVE with the HUGE variety of products and of course the personalization aspect as well. I was so excited that I would have my own little traveling boutique and that I could offer women the boutique style shopping that we all love!
Kelly enjoyed a backstage pass at Music and Miracles concert with Alicia, Beth and one other IO contest earner, Missy. Kelly enjoyed a backstage pass at Music and Miracles concert with Alicia, Beth and one other IO contest earner, Missy.
Since there are gift occasions ALL YEAR LONG, we are always having reasons to have parties, and women always see the advantage of hosting for their friends to shop for the “upcoming gift occasions”- whether that’s Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Graduation, Wedding Season, Back to School, and more…Additionally, I loved how richly rewarding the hostess plan was (is). To me, this was very important because I knew that the hostess plan would help fuel my income potential. Because we are able to reward women handsomely for having a fun girl’s night with their friends, it helps us to get more bookings, hold more parties, and share our business with more women which all increases our income. Most importantly, I love that every party I hold, I am helping feed and do more for not only my family, but other women’s families with whom I share this business with, and the children in poverty though our ministries. Initial Outfitters has a very rewarding compensation plan including once in a lifetime bonuses and rewards trips (which by the way I have earned).
Kelly and her husband, Noel, enjoyed our most recent reward trip, a cruise to the Bahamas. Kelly and her husband, Noel, enjoyed our most recent reward trip, a cruise to the Bahamas.
I can’t tell you the joy and fulfillment it brings when I cash a monthly paycheck over 5 figures or earn an all expense paid vacation for my family while working from home and being there for my kids. IO has fulfilled so many of my heart’s desires and has changed our family’s lifestyle for the better. I am so blessed to be part of this company and love seeing others be blessed by it, too.  
Kelly and fellow IO consultants had fun at our Top Leader event photo shootthis past January. Kelly and fellow IO consultants had fun at our Top Leader event photo shoot this past January.
Have a consultant story to share? We would love to hear from you! Email Peyton at peyton@initialoutfitters.com.