“Direct sales can be understood as face-to-face selling. 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. Thanks for the review. After reading this, it’s definitely not just me. He appears as an angel of light, and then sneaks in bits and pieces of untruth. I chose to become a consultant when I was definitely less aware of these things but am still selling. Businesses in Related Categories to Book Stores. Let that sink in. 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. If you knowingly sell somebody something which only strengthens their stance that God did not create the world and people (and thus stealing His glory and ownership), will God hold you accountable? Without further ado, here are your top 10 reasons why you should not join Usborne Books and More. I can assure you we are telling the truth. I have a three-year old, and recently began using Usborne books to start up a little preschool program for her. Direct Selling Association Exclusively endorsed insurance programs. The CEO needs to pick a name and stick with it. 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. Some of the same things you said bothered me about Sonlight (and we used permanent markers, too. I thought that was reserved for God or something like that? This one has been up and running for decades with an excellent reputation. I love our books and so does my daughter and all the schools I work with. Then why are you here if you don’t have time for “BS dissagreements.” Anywho…. Check them out at https://p4935.myubam.com We use a number of Usborne books for school. I know ours does. You shouldn’t shop at walmart or work there, fast food shouldn’t be purchased, basically you should live like the Amish to be fully invested in the world of God in a way you’re suggesting. Yes, children need to feel and touch items to develop sensory skills, but install an app that goes with a book and watch the book comes to life and a child is enthralled into the person narrating the story, and watching characters come to life. What about the unbeliever, or the struggling Christian? They have no interest in hearing your sales pitch about what Usborne can do for them. This is very informative! Did you know that Usborne also has Bible story books that teach about the Bible and God? , Kara, if you check with your team, you most likely have a list like this there. Here I’ll start: do your homework by searching how angry investors Red Oak is, Stock Twits and Yahoo finance. 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. Thank you for sharing your heart. Poppy and Sam's Wind-Up Tractor Book (Farmyard Tales Poppy and Sam) My views are my 1st Amendments rights. Hey I’m not one to tell someone to like something just because I do. Sharpie can fix that, though, and we must admit that some ancient cultures believed strange things and apparently did not know much about–well–clothing. I was blessed with an awesome team!! I’m curious is it just UBAM that you have a problem with or do you have more blogs on other companies? They are considered active consultants regardless for a period of one year. 1: You will be terminated for speaking your mind. 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. Most people sign up to get their 25% discount for their own personal needs. I commend and admire you for that. 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 am a UBAM consultant and I have really seen in recent years they have changed a lot of things because they hear alot from Homschoolers-especially in the last year. Did the company tells you that there could be these problems to face when you arrive at the office in the morning? They sell, you earn a portion of their money. Should I Buy Educational Development Corp Stock? 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If you suggest for people to support this great company is going against God, you have to apply it to literally EVERYTHING. If Usborne does not comply, then file an ethics violation complaint with the DSA. So for my household it’s a win win. I can filter it out. Probably not. You misconstrue this blog as a bunch of people who are unhappy. I’m so thankful that I listened to what I know was the Holy Spirit warning me from it. 🙂 The people that sign up is looking for free money without putting in any work. 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. However, I have read enough of their bible story books to determine that it’s pure twaddle. When policies change, so do my shopping habits. “Everybody Poops,” “The Story of Farts,” and the brand new “First Questions and Answers: What is Poop?” Eew. Sticker book version also available. Hi! We can run our businesses as we choose and can provide tailor-made suggestions to anyone concerned about content, just as we can find customers books about princesses, horses, or computer coding. I walked in this business being conscious that is not something you get rich overnight with, or probably ever. Each selling method operates at the end of a chain of distribution that culminates with the buyer receiving the product or service… the difference between direct sales and multilevel marketing methods is primarily in compensation arrangements.”. Usborne Books At Home. Sonlight is awesome! shop host join your consultant contact about our books BROWSE THE CATALOG View our current catalog which features the complete line of Usborne and Kane Miller titles. Thank YOU. =) With any consultant-type job, there are always blips. While I know there will be many other Usborne consultants and even christian ones who will likely be offened by your article. We have witnessed it on more than one occasion. , Good to know, thank you! It is a business of course so they are not going to just give us everything free and wish us a good life. I believe that sometimes things, like this, aren’t always cut and dried – it can be useful. While I disagree, thanks for stopping by. Did you lose your hose over it? I am not yet a mother (soon Lord willing!) I’m going to watch the video now…. 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. https://h5866.myubam.com/Join. ( Log Out /  That’s basically saying that any employee of any store or company anywhere in the United States, with the exception of the church and Christian companies, are going against the Lord. 15 likes. Her book parties bring in way over than $400.00 in sales and she makes more than $100.00 per party. To have so many moms and women out there who take a stand for principle is so wonderful!! You are abused, defamed and all the other things that if you dig closer, you will find on Usborne’s policy site and on this blog that you agree that “when using a Communication Service, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.” That is exactly what you can expect from any given Advanced Leader who will brow beat you. Something in me kept me back. 2: Expect to stay positive no matter what dilemma you encounter. I have to agree with a previous poster, your POV is skewed. I thought everyone else got it too… I didn’t know that also include the fact that you are speaking THE TRUTH. Usborne Books & More is a division of Educational Development Corporation (EDC), a well-established company that has twice been recognized as one of The Best Small Companies in America and three times by Fortune Magazine as one of America’s 100 Fastest Growing Small Companies. Points. And that is the truth. There are quite a few consultants who have not done adequate research on the company. 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. I have a question for you and it’s weighing heavily on my heart. I was raised in the church my whole life…but not everyone who attends university is a seasoned Christian with solid beliefs. Have you lost a lot of money? This is very interesting.. Please get out of the bubble you live in and do your research. Did the books in the video come from the Sonlight curriculum? Of course God is bigger than references in a few books, but my desire is to be as pleasing to God as I can be…to follow His ways by His grace to the best of my ability. I pray the Lord will bless you for standing up for His truth, and the Bibles account of creation. I could skip over a few lines about cavemen, but I can’t ignore the fully illustrated pages of how man supposedly came from apes. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. EVERYWHERE you go. Or that 100 Things to Know About Science did not suggest we evolved from apes? I have seen some of their books and thought they were fine, but I had not seen the ones with nudity in them. You as individual should keep your head on your shoulders and assess risks, pros and cons of your choices. Maybe then you’ll wake up and see the only people making money in the company is Randall White. 3: Usborne does not know what kind of company they are. 8: Becoming an Educational Consultant is not as easy as you think it is. So, basically just introducing the “truth” of other views and opinions. Because Target by any means is a Christian based company so I hope you shop there. I’m not saying to bury our heads in the sand and pretend that the outside world doesn’t exist, but I want all of our studies to glorify God in the way they are presented. Selling Usborne can be a good thing, if the consultant is willing to edit out those books not glorifying to our Lord. 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. Matthew 14:22-23 “Do you have faith? There is a difference. Website (978) 582-9856. ( Log Out /  I agree with you that what we teach, allow our children to read is truth. If you have the time, please feel free to watch the video above. 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. Thanks for stopping by! We earn points and that’s fine with me and eventually move up in the amount of commission we make. Scholastic Books owns a portion of Usborne Books and More and sometimes you will even see an Usborne book at a Scholastic book fair event. I also don’t recruit my family and friends, they tell me they are interested and I offer them to join. Will I continue to shop at the Christian bookstore? Just find a job that is a good fit for you, attacking other’s people trying to have an honest job just because this wasn’t the right choice for you is a bit boring and desperate. Read employee reviews and ratings on Glassdoor to decide if Usborne Books at Home is right for you. I am an Usborne Consultant. 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. The very means of you getting this out there is the biggest supporter of every sin possible. Thank you so much for you care in this matter, sharing in such a gentle way and your encouragement to be more like Christ. Don’t agree with your original post, but hey that’s my opinion. I’m so glad that you found this post helpful. 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. I was aghast! I just attended an Usborne Facebook party and I was very interested in becoming a consultant. 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. My name is Tracy Pope and I am an independent consultant with Usborne Books & More and I would love to become your book … Just curious as to where you get your information. They realize at that point if they can’t keep you in line, that you are expendable. Selling to schools, daycares, and libraries is a totally different ball game. Do you use Tide or Dawn soaps? Your boss is a crook. If someone asks about a book, I’m totally honest about its contents. So I guess you never shop at Target? ( Log Out /  PRO Insurance welcomes USBORNE Books & More consultants and is proud to offer the Direct Selling Association’s exclusively endorsed insurance plans. This may not be a Christian based company but they do offer a wide selection of amazing Christian books and bible stories. Hi Nicole, I want to say thank you for this article and video. Take a government and civics class. It gets her to meet her community and make herself known and trusted. Hi Sara, thank you so much for your input, however, I believe there is a huge difference between purchasing products and selling/endorsing them. I thought I had found the perfect curriculum and I was planning to start with my oldest who’s 3. It’s hard to tell whether or not a curriculum will work for you when you’re only looking at the brief overview online . You can buy online from your local Organiser and receive expert advice on the right books for your young readers. I have sign up with them recently and do very well for myself. I’m still considering what to do on that since I already bought the kit and hosted a party. 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. Thank you for sharing your opinion. You have been lied to. I have heard so much about Usborne but haven’t seen any of their books. I had no idea. 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. Many publishers are also designing their books into apps for tablets and providing an e-book format. 10: Joining UBAM is not a multilevel marketing company, it’s a direct sales company. How many people reading this went to public school? Now, I am no prude; I suffer from a weakness for giggling at relatively innocent bathroom humor. Thank you! You talk about pushing sells, but aren’t you kinda pushing your views. We use My Father’s World in Sonlight’s place as a “core” curriculum, along with other resources from Christian Light Education, Apologia, Teaching Textbooks, etc. But lately, I have been inundated with requests about becoming a consultant and really felt lead to share my heart about this. UBAM is not just Usborne publications you know. For marketing materials all you need is a good printer and ink. Not a robot at all, I never claimed to make much money as a matter of fact. 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. I am an Usborne Independent Sales Consultant and do not feel this way. Of course someone up the chain makes money on our sales, duh!! I have an electrical engineering degree and I’m a single parent. But what if you sell the books which are contrary to God’s Word to others through your site? If you express yourself even in such a way that you were looking for solution, or you are expecting to have a healthy debate among adult women on how to run a successful business, the bait and switch tactics go into full swing via Team and Advanced leaders and you are the bad apple of the bunch. I hosted a party a while back, and have been really thinking about joining so I can get books at a discount. The job of your upline is to cover up the problems, and make sure you don’t question anything the leaders or CEO do. Thank you for stopping by Suzanna. Then I also noticed the same thing with evolution in the Encyclopedia of World History. They still have evolution but we have always taught our kids that obviously evolution is not true. The problem with evolution is simple… it steals glory from God, and our whole lives should be based around giving God glory! 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. Reader glasses as you will see plenty of links to articles. I decided to check out Raising Homemakers and I found this and you are being a TRUE sister warning us. I’ve never know any company to go by so many different names. Our Company: Usborne Books & More is a division of Educational Development Corporation (EDC), a well-established company that has twice been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of The 200 Best Small Companies in America and three times by Fortune Magazine as one of America’s 100 Fastest Growing Small Companies, and has been in existence for over 30 years. And then when they collect alllll those books, and have 20 extra copies.. they sell them among themselves and down to you when they are out of stock. Add them to your home library. Good luck! 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 eventually stopped using the curriculum and those Usborne books. They sell a service like everyone else in the World pretty much. 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. Did you start again? On the other hand, the anatomy titles for young kids seem to be excellent informational sources. 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. Can you explain to me why does it bother you that my friends that like the books for their personal use for their families buy books from me and get $20 in my pockets at not extra cost to them than to walk in a store and buy them from the store? Puzzles and activities from Usborne Children's Books. 3. God has given me a much better business idea that I’ve been working on, and I feel so loved and thankful that He kept me from wasting time and energy on this side venture. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. When policies change, so do my shopping habits. Thank you for sharing this information Nicole! Bless you sister. I even think Veggie tales has certain videos that have comments or a “scary” person in it that I don’t think is very “christian” for kids. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Mostly I was looking for reasons not to do it. I am so glad to read your article and see your video. In the UK and Europe, you can buy directly from Usborne or from an Independent Usborne Books at Home Organiser. I research books before i buy them and try to only get ones that I know that will align with our beliefs. Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment. 5: All marketing materials must be purchased by you. I have to say that I agree with Amber. . Direct Sales implies that only you make a profit from your sale. It is not wrong to share my heart on a topic, nor to publically review a company’s offerings. I’m shocked at the disgusting detail the illustrator went into in the book you shared. Maybe they are oncologists full time worker and just wanted something happier as a side job to do as a hobby. I have recently stumbled upon your site, because well you guessed it, I am unhappy with what I am seeing as a “consultant” for Usborne. This is cake walk for me. It is noted and appreciated. I am a little confused about why they are teaching evolution. I have a few of their books but I don’t think they’re as great as everyone makes them out be to. This post is so timely! Change ). Please pray for me as my husband and I discuss how we should think on this and move foreword. 4. Do you recommend these companies to your friends? . Use discernment, prescreen with youtube videos, or avoid these ones altogether. 18 Arlington St. Woburn, MA 01801. There is no human resource department and home office sides with its leaders. I believe so. I grew as a person, I gained more confidence and I’m still a stay at home mom, able to type up some messages or updates while I lay down in bed to comfort my sleeping daughter. Thank you for your kindness Chelsea, may God bless you as you seek His will. They are engaging and children love them. The books I showed examples of are still being sold by Usborne. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 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