“If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”. It is not wrong to share my heart on a topic, nor to publically review a company’s offerings. I hosted a party a while back, and have been really thinking about joining so I can get books at a discount. Your post caught my eye over at Titus 2 Tuesday because I’ve been hearing a lot about the company lately. Thank you for YOUR OPINION. 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. I’m so thankful that I listened to what I know was the Holy Spirit warning me from it. I think it’s wonderful that you don’t need or want to be a consultant because it’s not a good fit for you. 9: The books Usborne Books sells are available elsewhere, and often at a lower price. Keep your spirits high and you can do anything you set your mind to =). Earning approximately $100.00 for a home show is far from lucrative. Are we Educational Development Corp (NASDAQ: EDUC), EDC Educational Services, Usborne Books & More, Usborne Books & More / EDC Educational Services, EDC Educational Services: Home of Usborne Books and Kane Miller, UBAM, etc. These words are often used interchangeably to describe how Usborne operates their company. God bless! Get reviews, hours, directions, coupons and more for Usborne Books and More (EDC Publishing). I never said that Usborne books should be avoided, just that selling certain books is a problem. Hi Sara, thank you so much for your input, however, I believe there is a huge difference between purchasing products and selling/endorsing them. 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. I’m shocked at the disgusting detail the illustrator went into in the book you shared. The BIG money in these type of business come from your downline. And how many of you believe it? Direct Sales implies that only you make a profit from your sale. I guess you have to look at this like so many other things in this world. Sticker book version also available. 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. Thanks for stopping by. They still have evolution but we have always taught our kids that obviously evolution is not true. Feb 28, 2019 - So you want to be an Usborne Book lady? ( Log Out /  I am finding more and more my answer is no. I steer my customers away from most of the bibles stories and anything that is against my own beliefs. We earn points and that’s fine with me and eventually move up in the amount of commission we make. Oh and I think you have some facts mixed up about Scholastics and Usborne along with the retail department. Lol, at least you’re making me laugh. I share actual photos and wording from these books in the video. We are creationists. While I disagree, thanks for stopping by. However, I would also like to point out that Zondervan Publishing, who prints a large percentage of the books at the various Christian bookstores, is owned by Harper Collins who prints secular books and the satanic bible! I’m really glad to have discovered your blog . Welcome to the very first post of Uzzies Uncensored! Oh, Blogger!! I appreciate you stopping by! I was shocked when I got the textbooks first my first classes. I do love books! That’s what I was searching for when I found your article. Another issue when you have legitimate questions is to read your manual and watch training videos. I gobbled up their entire catalog, consumed in how PERFECT it seemed. I thought that was reserved for God or something like that? 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. I got a check for $2.00 while my upline made money off of my $2500.00. Of course someone up the chain makes money on our sales, duh!! I’m going to watch the video now…. Battle of the Books: Usborne Books and More vs Scholastic. With that being said I do appreciate your opinion. The CEO of the company is present and says “How many CEOs are willing to call you and speak to you? 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 have a three-year old, and recently began using Usborne books to start up a little preschool program for her. Do you want numbers? In the UK and Europe, you can buy directly from Usborne or from an Independent Usborne Books at Home Organiser. I have seen some of their books and thought they were fine, but I had not seen the ones with nudity in them. The job of your upline is to cover up the problems, and make sure you don’t question anything the leaders or CEO do. It is not what my children know as the truth of how we came to be, but simply as another view out there. The company is amazing to its consultants and is so supportive of their families and beliefs. ( Log Out /  Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment. Great, thought provoking post. Matthew 14:22-23 “Do you have faith? I’ll keep that in the back of mind the next time an email comes in! 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! E-books are always going to be cheaper to purchase. What homeschooling mom wouldn’t love that, right? Selling books that are neutral to issues of faith isn’t a problem, but selling or representing books that are ungodly is. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Our words are the truth. Usborne depends on you to sell their product. They are engaging and children love them. I thought I had found the perfect curriculum and I was planning to start with my oldest who’s 3. 🙂 The people that sign up is looking for free money without putting in any work. . Products and services are presented to consumers at work or home by an independent salesperson. happy with what she does as a book consultant. ( Log Out /  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. 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. My only desire for me and my family is that we are aligned with the Lord’s will for our lives. This type of response is only helpful if the information was up-to-date. =) With any consultant-type job, there are always blips. Did you lose your hose over it? I’m so sorry that all of you are so unhappy. Use discernment, prescreen with youtube videos, or avoid these ones altogether. Multilevel marketing is not actually marketing, but an additional technique to systematize and compensate direct salespeople.” Furthermore, “Both direct sales and multilevel marketing are avenues for businesses to retail their products straight to the consumer. For example, if you are not having any luck getting anyone to host a party, the solution is to spend the money and do a booth. . And we use money as exchange medium to get paid for our services. But what direct selling company doesn’t? Catalogs have out of print books listed for sale the minute they are published for distribution, and you will need to check the lists weekly for out of stock/print items. 3. Although God has used this as a opportunity for me to speak to people about Him..Matthew 18:6 has really been speaking to my heart lately. Randall White and his minons censor their consultants daily. 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. Do you recommend these companies to your friends? Now, I am no prude; I suffer from a weakness for giggling at relatively innocent bathroom humor. God is love, not hate. Then why are you here if you don’t have time for “BS dissagreements.” Anywho…. While knowing that Usborne is a secular company, I do like their general knowledge books with the engaging flaps and other manipulatives offered. Which curriculum did you begin using after you decided not to use Sonlight? 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. I try hard to protect my husband’s heart & now as a new mom, the heart of my little son. Littleton, MA 01460. I was raised in the church my whole life…but not everyone who attends university is a seasoned Christian with solid beliefs. 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. So just because Randall “God almighty” says so it’s true? May God richly bless you! Hi Kate! From my experience, most Usborne books are really great. I love and care for you as a sister in Christ, and I hope that this is something that you will at least consider. Probably not. 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. Please pray for me as my husband and I discuss how we should think on this and move foreword. Please get out of the bubble you live in and do your research. I have noticed this for years, yet so many people rave over this company. You have a retail division that sells to stores at a wholesale price, and they are slowly ending relationships with some retailers. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Add me to the thankful list! 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. I also don’t recruit my family and friends, they tell me they are interested and I offer them to join. I am not yet a mother (soon Lord willing!) Every team has a list of books that have controversial topics or images that you can avoid. 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. Almost everything has something secular tide to it… Unless it’s the bible. It’s getting embarrassing. Your upline is required to pump you full of positive fluff and stuff or they are reprimanded or fired. If Sonlight allowed that material, then that shows a skewed screening process altogether. Maybe then you’ll wake up and see the only people making money in the company is Randall White. Did the company tells you that there could be these problems to face when you arrive at the office in the morning? It is an alluring way to make money (if it works for you), but in the long run is it worth it? Direct Seller Liability. They have a list of statements to say to you to keep you in line, and they do a horrible job at managing, training, and encouraging. To get me $130 she earned approximately $700-$800. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Why not sell them? It confused me too, which is why I no longer use it. 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. On a good day, Usborne can’t decide what kind of business model they use to make their company a success. Blessings! Were you a consultant at one point? I ordered in November and the delivery date I have received is December 27th. I’m an Usborne ESR consultant and do it in my free time. I have been uneasy for a few weeks and I have in prayer about if I should continue. ❤. Sorry if I repeated some of the things above, I didn’t read all the comments from above. Thanks for your sweet and clear warning about Usborne. It’s pathetic to be a company that distributes books, but their catalogs are never up to date. Thank you! I’m curious is it just UBAM that you have a problem with or do you have more blogs on other companies? Read employee reviews and ratings on Glassdoor to decide if Usborne Books at Home is right for you. Wow! Take a government and civics class. On average I take home an additional $600 a month for the months I choose to work my side biz, sometimes more if its a school event. So I actually like the fact that we don’t make money off each other. You see, that’s how Satan works. 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. Your entire upline, just like Mary Kay makes money off you. We don’t have to justify ourselves. I do appreciate others opinions but happen to disagree with this one. I’d say Usborne’s theology is murky at best. 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. , Good to know, thank you! They have no interest in hearing your sales pitch about what Usborne can do for them. You are at the bottom of the pyramid while they are at the top. 15 likes. Please read through the DSA’s website carefully. But, one rotten egg will spoil the whole dozen if cooked together, and this is simply a caution for Christians (not anyone else) to be careful of making a profit in leading people astray from God’s truth. As far as the Target mention, I keep a close watch on corporations which give a portion of their funds to abortion right advocacy, and I shop accordingly. 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. 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. You know you never answered my question though and I didn’t say you were angry. 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. 4: Usborne only has 20,000 active consultants; the time to join is now! What about the Christian who is coming out of a porn addiction? 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. I seriously was thinking about Usborne books at the beginning of this week, pondering becoming a rep. 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. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. By the end of 6 months, your personal catalog will be marked with what is not available more than what is. You are being used as free advertising and marketing the company because the company does not supply you with the right tools (flyers) to make selling these book a legit business. In a multilevel marketing (MLM), network marketing, or whatever other business model you’d like to refer to when describing UBAM, the bottom line is that when you make a profit on your sales, so does every person above you. 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. ( Log Out /  EVERYWHERE you go. You are considered an “active” consultant if you buy or sell $500.00 worth of books. ) Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day. When you live in a saturated market, people expect to buy a product. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Did you know that Usborne also has Bible story books that teach about the Bible and God? Usborne Books and More - Stephanie K. 24 likes. Check them out at https://p4935.myubam.com If you have the time to watch it instead of reading this article, please do. Also what are you going on about flyers? The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond. I hope your kids learn the truth one day. Should I Buy Educational Development Corp Stock? why is that? That is all that this post is about, most Usborne books are great! 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. Website (978) 582-9856. Thanks for stopping by! Ultimately, my answer is from the Word. Hey I’m not one to tell someone to like something just because I do. I was looking through usbourne reviews and came across this blog. Consumers are going to buy a product at its lowest price anywhere they can find. This may not be a Christian based company but they do offer a wide selection of amazing Christian books and bible stories. 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