We’re so excited for you to read about Amanda Mabry’s HD journey! Amanda has been with us for several years, and we love how she shares HD Soap as a consultant in Texas.
My journey with Hilltop Designs began in 2016, and surprisingly I was one of fewer than 100 consultants at that time—number 80 to be exact! I came across the opportunity to join this business through an online party I was attending and had never heard of it before. I thought I was shopping simply to purchase a gift for my sister’s birthday, and the products seemed right up her alley. Then once I took a second look, I quickly learned that these products really are for EVERYONE and also learned how genuine HD actually is!
It was not so much of a shock once I started asking questions about the company background, only to find out how small it was in its infancy. Additionally, it was inspiring to see one woman, Christine Weber, venturing into the online sales world after so much success on Etsy and from her own town in Michigan just by sharing the passion of her handmade products that use real, minimal ingredients and pure essential oils. Immediately, I knew I had to help share knowledge of her handmade products to everyone I knew!
Behind the scenes of social media, I learned the ins and outs of how she made her dream a reality (live video always making me feel right there) and watched as she navigated the start-up of her direct sales business. I’ve witnessed their growth, change (of products, routine, branding and website), plus been among discussions that allowed me to see the faith behind the decision making process at HD Soap. So much goes into the background of businesses like these which we often can’t embrace because we just don’t see what goes on. I absolutely love that when working for Christine she opens the door so that we are included, often asks for feedback, and are held to a standard for being honest, real and to not fall into the “typical” direct sales model/mold. She filters through endless consultant questions, advice and tackles obstacles of her growing business. I have even been asked to test numerous new concoctions in trial stages—some great, some that didn’t make the cut, and an extreme amount of positive testimonies solidified why promoting HD products was an absolute must for me! I’ve seen her strive forward toward a goal and continue reaching milestone after milestone. I’ve been absolutely impressed from day one with Hilltop Designs and the family behind it. I mean…not many can say they grew their online store and consultant base from just eight bars of soap and a $20 bill. I’ve been blessed to snag a seat in such a unique opportunity!
As a mom of two children, I needed an outlet and wanted to be able to bring in some additional income, so this has been a perfect fit for the last four years! Fortunately, I am an extrovert with a marketing background, including having done sales in the past, so I was able to embrace the online world as an HD Soap consultant with a fair amount of ease. I’ve learned to balance my enjoyment for sharing these products with my part-time work and family life. Additionally, it is extremely enjoyable to be able to make gift sets for every holiday, and have a presence in local boutiques and vendor markets here in Texas, too! The flexibility to work in any capacity based on my time and availability is such a gift, and I still continue to give full attention to my family, all the while helping others with their skin issues.
I personally had struggled for much of my life with blemishes, always self-conscious about my skin. I seriously tried every over the counter, prescription and makeup I could to fix or hide it. Nowadays with HD as my go-to and only skincare, I’m wishing I had THIS in my routine back then. I will continue to use it for myself no matter how much I “sell” because selling is not my purpose for promoting; I’m beyond grateful it changed my skin. I stand behind the products, their SIMPLE ingredients, their effectiveness, and am grateful for the ability to purchase natural and much less complicated skincare. I love knowing what I use has been hand-cut, hand-wrapped/packaged, and is truly affordable. I always have my shipments mailed to me and you can see the care taken to pack each box. Ultimately, I have such respect for every package that I get on my doorstep in support of this family business. My hope is that you, if you’re not already, give HD Soap a try!