I’ll keep that in the back of mind the next time an email comes in! I was planning on using Sonlight in the future and I thought it was christian based. It is not wrong to share my heart on a topic, nor to publically review a company’s offerings. Probably not. If Sonlight allowed that material, then that shows a skewed screening process altogether. There are quite a few consultants who have not done adequate research on the company. I’m going to watch the video now…. The CEO of the company is present and says “How many CEOs are willing to call you and speak to you? Take a government and civics class. Bless you sister. Our services as consultant include knowing the products and consult the buyer about what would be the best product for their family and their budget. If you have the time to watch it instead of reading this article, please do. But lately, I have been inundated with requests about becoming a consultant and really felt lead to share my heart about this. Maybe you misread when I said you can order that stuff from the supply list. It’s much needed! While knowing that Usborne is a secular company, I do like their general knowledge books with the engaging flaps and other manipulatives offered. These Team and Advanced leaders have forgotten what it is like to be a consultant. This one has been up and running for decades with an excellent reputation. Update: I recently shared the reason why Teach the Diligently conventions speaks strongly against the selling and teaching of Old Earth Theory and Evolution. It’s pathetic they have no flyers for you to offer. Now, before I go any further, I’m going to share a short 10 minute video about this topic. Another thing you must consider, whether you like it or not, this market in general, is shrinking. It’s pathetic to be a company that distributes books, but their catalogs are never up to date. Mar 11, 2016 - Explore Elisa Baroni's board "USBORNE BOOKS" on Pinterest. While you will not find all selections, you can find many, if not all books available that an Usborne Consultant sells elsewhere, including: Amazon, Ebay, Barnes and Noble, Half Price Books, and other retail and toy stores, often at a much lower price. If you decide that is not cost effective just go. We used Sonlight and now use My Father’s World curriculum, for various reasons. Will I continue to shop at the Christian bookstore? Lee Iacocca, whose philosophy was to put a face to the name of a large automobile company, he is not. Everything said here is SO true it’s insane! Do you make money writing these post and articles? Amber, if I may, I would like to point out that your reply doesn’t come across as very “loving.” I could take your comment, and say the same to you that you said to me, “why don’t you try commenting on what you love instead of what you hate.” For the record, I don’t buy Starbucks, I and I avoided shopping at Target for 5 years. Earning children’s books! And how many of you believe it? Can you please share why you no longer use Sonlight? I used to live in UK and I have a lot of friends that lived there, Americans, that loved and knew Usborne Books from there and made regular trips to the book store to buy them almost every month. Were you a consultant at one point? 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. Thank you for sharing your thoughts as I have been struggling with the decision to keep selling these books or not. Branding is so important to them…if that were true, we would know by what name to call the company. Sonlight included several Usborne books which, well, really rubbed me the wrong way. Selling to schools, daycares, and libraries is a totally different ball game. Hi! When is the last time you had a Starbucks Coffee or shopped at Walmart or even bought a Disney movie or toy? A booth in their eyes is to recruit people, not to sell the product. If you disagree with anything they have to say, you can expect more than a slap on a wrist… which leads us to…. People do this all of the time on Amazon and many other places online. 18 Arlington St. Woburn, MA 01801. It is not what my children know as the truth of how we came to be, but simply as another view out there. Those same two elements were present in the textbooks: evolution and nudity. She loves them, and she has really learned a lot from them. Either we are telling the truth or not. Our words are the truth. This is a very misleading statement, often said by Team and Advanced Leaders. Usborne has no e-book format available for any book they offer and very few apps for purchase. Like Mary Kay and all the other direct salea companies you are free advertising and marketing. And when I say really great, I mean really great. Making money from items which directly oppose God’s truth about evolution and other things, is wrong. Businesses in Related Categories to Book Stores. See what Love Through Literacy - Usborne Books & More (lovethroughliteracy) has discovered on Pinterest, the world's biggest collection of ideas. Leaders love to use the term “blanket statements” when a consultant speaks of the company in generalities that in their mind is not true. It is my whole hearts desire to please the Lord and to raise my children to love and obey Him. From books for homeschooling… to 50% Matching Grants for schools, libraries & organizations… to Facebook parties for parents… to boredum buster activity books for kids… and MORE! Everyone is entitled to their opinion and it’s totally fine that you feel that way personally. I haven’t done anything like this before, so I have been Google searching all the reviews I could about selling Usborne. 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. Poppy and Sam's Wind-Up Tractor Book (Farmyard Tales Poppy and Sam) You can buy online from your local Organiser and receive expert advice on the right books for your young readers. Found this post on Titus 2 Tuesday! | Jun 1, 1999 4.2 out of 5 stars 22 Now, if you just use Usborne books in such a manner all is well and good. I completely agree with you! You have a retail division that sells to stores at a wholesale price, and they are slowly ending relationships with some retailers. 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. Leaders also like to say those people who were let go were terminated because they violated the terms outlined in the consultant agreement. Let that sink in. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Try to find a good support system. They are considered active consultants regardless for a period of one year. That is wrong. I’m blessed to have this platform to share with other women. I would never, ever want material like that in my children’s hands, and there’s no way I can pass it on to another child. For marketing materials all you need is a good printer and ink. Glassdoor has 14 Usborne Books at Home reviews submitted anonymously by Usborne Books at Home employees. There are and will always be different views of the world. 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. Have it to yourself before God. If someone asks about a book, I’m totally honest about its contents. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Some might wonder why the theory of evolution is such a big deal. But seriously, I dont need it staring me in the face from my bookshelf, nor do I want the existence of these titles in my home to showcase my immaturity to the world. I grew up conservative Congregational in New England and am still wildly in love with my Father. There are much better books out there! 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. Few are courageous enough to be bold enough to stand firm. But what direct selling company doesn’t? I never got told that I was going to make millions in my first month as a consultant. 10 Trot Rd. Hey there! It may seem like I’m busting my butt to make my extra money a month with this company, but it’s really not. I have seen some of their books and thought they were fine, but I had not seen the ones with nudity in them. These words are often used interchangeably to describe how Usborne operates their company. Usborne Books and More - Stephanie K. 24 likes. It is basically to show the children that, even though this is not truth, it is the viewpoint of a lot of the world. Does some consultant rip you off? 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? Benefits information above is provided anonymously by current and former Usborne Books at Home employees, and may include a summary provided by the employer. What is even more disconcerting is it is allowed. 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. Family Owned & Independently Operated by Valerie & Dan Dahlgren 2543191701 If you are being a good steward and purchasing items which are not necessarily Christian, but do not violate principles in the Bible, then I don’t believe Biblically there is a problem. God is love, not hate. God is who created the earth and man, and evolution is man’s way of explaining it in our own terms. I do love books! I myself am guilty of singling out specific things that catch my eye. Obviously our protection over every influence our children are susceptible to is limited, but my prayer is to bring Jesus into the home in every way possible. Usborne Books and More is a great company. I have noticed this for years, yet so many people rave over this company. Personally, I didn’t really work much this month, I’ve been visiting family for 6 weeks. I know ours does. No way do I want him reading “children’s books” with nudity! I am so thankful I found your post! You have 100 people selling under you, even if you earn $50 from half of them, is $2500. What are we going to do, read every single page of every single book in every single grade before handing it to our child? I have a daughter who loves to read, I work with kids who love to read. Add me to the thankful list! Yes, yes, yes! I glazed over the topics or products that I did not like or would not use because I reasoned that’s how the world is, but reading this I feel convicted by it. If you are going to avoid something like Usborne Books because of pro-evolution and “nudity”, which, by the way is natural and how God made us, you are going to have to look into EVERYTHING you buy, sell. I’ve never know any company to go by so many different names. Thanks Rhiannon, I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve been asked to be a consultant. It confused me too, which is why I no longer use it. They are engaging and children love them. That being said, I personally do not promote books that contain evolution. Why not sell them? I’m so glad God brought me to this post right away. Is this for everyone not at all, don’t get me wrong I get your view point. Welcome to the very first post of Uzzies Uncensored! Something in me kept me back. Direct Seller Liability. Thank you for sharing this information Nicole! Like Like. One book in particular (out of print, but still listed on the site) is a book of “true” ghost stories; that title alone made me really question if joining would be right. I love our books and so does my daughter and all the schools I work with. Jen, there is a big difference from buying a book about weather or dress up dolls from Usborne and SELLING and PROMOTING items which are directly contrary to God’s Word if you are a Christian. I walked in this business expecting about $50-$100 a month extra as a consultant and be able to work on my own terms and on my own time. Anywho, I’m to continue to do my side biz, and enjoy my time reading these books with my daughter. 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. The comments left on this post have encouraged me so much as well. The job of your upline is to cover up the problems, and make sure you don’t question anything the leaders or CEO do. But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.”. I was shocked when I got the textbooks first my first classes. You as individual should keep your head on your shoulders and assess risks, pros and cons of your choices. Did the books in the video come from the Sonlight curriculum? Thank YOU. I was thinking of joining this company but now I am reconsidering. I had no idea. 8: Becoming an Educational Consultant is not as easy as you think it is. Hi Nicole! This may not be a Christian based company but they do offer a wide selection of amazing Christian books and bible stories. Ultimately, my answer is from the Word. What I’m most disappointed about… crushed… is hearing about Sonlight. How do you explain how God created the earth? I believe so. They have no interest in hearing your sales pitch about what Usborne can do for them. This post is so timely! You will still get the lifetime discount of 25% off. Hey, Nicole! I wish there were a list for Christians to reference in order to know before they buy if it contains non-Christian content. Thanks for stopping by! We earn points and that’s fine with me and eventually move up in the amount of commission we make. Evolution and old earth/big bang theories were taught as fact. I am coming out of Usborne and I am glad to have found your post. There is a difference. So why you bust your ass for 600.00 for whenever you decide to work, they sit back and get a check from you and hundreds other. I lost some money at the beginning, guess what, it was my fault and my poor financial choices, definitely not someone telling me what to do with my money. I was going to start my comment out by saying, “You’ll probably take some heat for this article….” and then out of curiosity I read the comments and they encouraged my heart more than I can say! My only desire for me and my family is that we are aligned with the Lord’s will for our lives. Thanks for stopping by. In order to sell a product, it must stand out when surrounded by its competitors. It’s hurting my heart that you feel that all consultants are doing wrong by the Lord when most mothers and consultants just want to do what’s right for their families and the Lord. And I recruit people that I don’t know and meet through parties and they are interested in the business or the discount, they are not friends or family. Selling books that are neutral to issues of faith isn’t a problem, but selling or representing books that are ungodly is. Your entire upline, just like Mary Kay makes money off you. What we will tell you is Tabatha Roach’s video states UBAM is NOT a MLM. Please pray for me as my husband and I discuss how we should think on this and move foreword. Your boss is a crook. Then why are you here if you don’t have time for “BS dissagreements.” Anywho…. Saved $75 too. The Usborne Book of Everyday Words in French (Everyday Words Series) (English and French Edition) by Jo Litchfield , Rebecca Treays , et al. And it’s always just enough to help cover unexpected expenses so it won’t effect our tight budget. ( Log Out /  I agree with you that what we teach, allow our children to read is truth. I was shocked myself when they arrived in the curriculum package for my 5-6 year old daughter. Author: Sarah Cruddas If you’re looking for a thorough overview of the development of space travel and the various moon landings, as well as some tantalising glimpses into our future adventures in space, this is an ideal place to start. And the same holds true for any influence that we allow into our home. Can you sign up 100 people in a year? But with the help of educators and therapists, kids with dyslexia can develop and enjoy reading and writing activities, and build confidence. Maybe some people gains more than money. Most people sign up to get their 25% discount for their own personal needs. No one at Usborne will tell you that the company has to buy back any inventory/supplies you do not sell. Website (978) 582-9856. l have not personally encountered it in any of the titles we own, but nude illustration bothers me. It’s hard to tell whether or not a curriculum will work for you when you’re only looking at the brief overview online . ( Log Out /  2) Skewed view of human sexuality. No pun intended. Thanks for your sweet and clear warning about Usborne. ... all with a theme or story line about inclusion or acceptance and disabilities. I’ve been super happy with My Father’s World, they’ve worked with publishers to remove all evolutionary and questionable content from the books they sell. I can filter it out. 2: Expect to stay positive no matter what dilemma you encounter. Thanks for contending for the faith. Change ). MLMs fail, you are part of a failing business model. I have a few of their books but I don’t think they’re as great as everyone makes them out be to. You say you didn’t shop at Target for 5 years? My heart is just to share a few things that I’ve encountered in Usborne books as a sister in Christ who cares about you very much. If you have the time, please feel free to watch the video above. I am not yet a mother (soon Lord willing!) At first I thought, well maybe I’ll have the kids skip those books, but really? Sticker book version also available. What about the unbeliever, or the struggling Christian? We are quite conservative Christians, so I have actually thought about this personally. I had a precise guide and training for me to follow and take guidance from and start me up in what could have been the beginning of MY OWN business. Do you want numbers? 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. We don’t have to justify ourselves. . Without further ado, here are your top 10 reasons why you should not join Usborne Books and More. Do you recommend these companies to your friends? Good luck in your pointless crusade. I needed this. And we use money as exchange medium to get paid for our services. Must feel good you recruit friends and family to make money for you. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Oh and don’t get me started in Starbucks who have a naked girl on every single coffee cup they serve…. 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? Reader glasses as you will see plenty of links to articles. They don’t care how much money you have made them, they cannot control you, and if they cannot control you, they run the risk of you exposing the truth of the tactics they use to lure other vulnerable people to join this company. This is cake walk for me. I gobbled up their entire catalog, consumed in how PERFECT it seemed. Well all those so called thousands of consultants that your CEO use to spew out but can no longer state. So for my household it’s a win win. Check them out at https://p4935.myubam.com 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. Why I Do Not Want to Become an Usborne Books Consultant (and a Discussion about Accountability), Safe in His Arms (A Christian Response to The Syrian Refugee Crisis), Hearts for Home Blog Hop, November 26, 2015 - Learning Table, Parenting Tips for All Ages (Link Party #98) | Homeschool Preschool, Creating an Emergency Fund for Your Family, Why I Do Not Want to Become an Usborne Books Consultant (and a Discussion about Accountability), Psalm 86:5 Free Printable + Free Chapter Of Called to Homeschool. They realize at that point if they can’t keep you in line, that you are expendable. This is very interesting.. I don’t see it as a bad thing. They still have evolution but we have always taught our kids that obviously evolution is not true. Good luck! I’m so thankful for this post! This type of response is only helpful if the information was up-to-date. Hi Kate! It was I’m a Dirty Dinosaur, which is on the best seller list. Also note that UBAM would prefer to give you prizes rather than cash rewards when you sell a certain amount. Keep your spirits high and you can do anything you set your mind to =). I hope your kids learn the truth one day. Also they cannot get Kane Miller publications and most retail stores cannot get Kane Miller which was acquired by the EDC in 2008. He’s a seller. Website (781) 933-3548. I believe that saying never shop at Harper Collins, etc. They sell, you earn a portion of their money. 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. Read employee reviews and ratings on Glassdoor to decide if Usborne Books at Home is right for you. I do not wish to argue this point, but to indicate some other troubling stuff we mom’s need to watch out for as we select from amongst these otherwise awesome books: 1) Emphasis on climate change and global warming. They sell a service like everyone else in the World pretty much. I had been considering purchasing and becoming a consultant. Books not glorifying to our Lord lately, more often than not, my brow furrows as have. From above this topic am moving my way up require a college education to do Christians. An electrical engineering degree and I’m a single parent a while now and is most def from something i ’. 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