Debbie MacAdams didnâ€™t plan to launch a second career after more than a decade at home, raising her family.
But three years ago, the West Deptford resident launched herself as a consultant for Scentsy, a direct-sales company specializing in wickless candles, after getting one of the companyâ€™s wax warmers as a gift from a friend. It wasnâ€™t something she expected to be a huge time investmentâ€“she was working as a school instructional aide at the same timeâ€“but thought it could be something she could do on the side.
â€œI just simply wanted some fun money,â€ she said.
After advancing through the first few sales levels in the initial days and weeks, though, she quickly realized it was something more than just a part-time gig, and began the transition to making it a true career.
Now, those three short years in, sheâ€™s already scored the company’s sales excellence award, which just 300 people got this year. It puts her in the top one-quarter of 1 percent of Scentsyâ€™s 100,000-plus consultants, a feat she said sheâ€™s been able to accomplish because of the relationships sheâ€™s built with her clientele.
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