Website review, Living2

What do you think when Google tells you this on your way to a clothing commerce store? 

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As a consumer, you are officially thinking this website is way too sketchy to put your credit card in and purchase from! 

This is their website: 

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This is their Instagram linked from their website: 

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Other crucial issues with the website

  • The website has a missing SSL certificate, making the web page appear not secure. Which defers online payment 
  •  No related headers 
  • Render blocking which makes the website harder to load. 

What would I add: 

A slideshow of the current hot product lines, A link for Public Relations information & more than one white female model to show this is a line for anyone. I would also power the eCommerce shop with Etsy or Shopify software as according to a variety of websites, this website isn’t considered secure enough for payment. The Facebook also has not been updated in months & they are sorely lacking video content. This is why not everyone should have their own “Do it yourself website.” 

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Get a website with a pro, Email Ashtonderoy@gmail.com 

Sassy City Girl reviews, Orphan Black. Watch it now on Crave TV. Tracy Gerhardt’s Love Winx Page.

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Orphan Black is a Canadian sci-fi TV series filmed mostly in Toronto. The fifth and final season started on June 10, 2017. I first came across this show in 2014 and it’s been my favorite ever since. It examines moral issues around cloning, has great characters, and is constantly surprising me. I’m sad that it’s ending, but I have seen what happens to shows that get dragged out so they keep airing. Besides, it will be an amazing season if the first episode was any indication.

Orphan Black centers around a group of female clones all played by Tatiana Maslany. The series opens with con-artist Sarah Manning witnessing a woman commit suicide. She notices that Beth Childs looks exactly like her and steals her purse. She meets several of her clones soon after. At first, Sarah is only interested in Beth’s money, but she grows to care about her sisters. They are fighting threats from the extremely religious Proletheans and the science institute DYAD. A few of the clones also develop a

A few of the clones also develop a mysterious life-threatening illness. The show examines the moral implications of cloning as well as how it affects each sister’s identity. Other clones include soccer mom Alison, scientist Cosima, Ukrainian assassin Helena, and “pro clone” Rachel. Each one has her own personality and struggles.

Sometimes I find it hard to believe they are all portrayed by the same actress. Maslany is extremely talented, doing many different accents flawlessly. The non-clone characters are fantastic as well. Sarah’s biological daughter Kira is very precocious and senses when things are not right. Her foster brother Felix and mother Siobhan have strong personalities yet are very loving. Cosima’s girlfriend Delphine does whatever she feels is best for her even if it compromises their relationship. Alison’s husband Donnie often provides much needed comic relief. I recall a scene where he accidentally killed an antagonist and I couldn’t help laughing.

Another thing that makes the show amazing is unexpected plot twists. I didn’t like Helena in the first season. However, she turned out to have a soft side and is now one of my favorites. Certain characters turn out to have hidden motives or be more involved in the conspiracy than I thought. The genetic original was not who I was expecting at all. There are many emotional moments. One scene in season four had me crying harder than I ever have during a TV show. I even tweeted that I wished I could kill a certain antagonist. However, there are many heartwarming moments too. I really enjoyed the ending of season three where several clones were having dinner together and reminiscing about recent events.

If you have not seen Orphan Black, I highly recommend it. The show deals with moral issues of cloning, has amazing characters with strong bonds, and always surprises you. New episodes air every Saturday at 10 PM on Space and are available on space.ca soon after. Past seasons can be watched on Crave TV. I am excited to see what transpires during the rest of the final season.


New Advertiser 

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Ashton Deroy Writes: Tracy Gerhardt is selling Love Winx products. From skin products to sex toys click the image above to check her new E-Commerce page out. 

Recommended products – I have personally tried these products and as a result, I highly recommend paying for these products for what they do for you. 

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Tell your prospective partner you are ready for sex with “You Big Flirt.” Pheremones. Click the product image to land on Tracy’s website. 

 

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Frisky Legs contains the soothing touch of Aloe vera. I tried this after Kickboxing practice and the pain relief was spectacular! For those who don’t know I get in an hour of kickboxing cardio some days & the pain from it can be pretty unbearable. In fact, most times I am messaging Sassy City Girl Screaming in pain over Facebook. With this stuff, I was able to deal with the pain perfectly! Click the product image to go to Tracy’s websie.

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Liberal Political Rant: Climate Change gets ignored again!

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It did not take much guess work at all to calculate that when Republicans got the United States majority they also brought the USA to hell with that. Say goodbye to progressive social programs, positive environmental initiatives as well as positive programs to help the massive United States student debt. 

Say hello to phrases like “Global Warming is a myth.” As the country proceeds government administration being run by the dumbest leader in the recent two decades. 

On June 2nd 2017 Donald Trump decided not to sign the G7. One of many moves that have the public turned against this not so great leader. 

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This photo from the Guardian Newspaper website says it all. Trump is a Climate disaster! His actions at the G7 were an embarrassment and he is choosing to not unify the United States with the rest of the progressive world in an environmental time where you don’t have to look that hard to see drastic changes happening. Changes like, record heats, rising shorelines, and animal extinctions. 

One thing that isn’t touched on enough is non-voters, are just as much to blame as voters in the United States for electing such a moron to speak for their country. Back during 2016, I couldn’t believe when I read the statistics for Trump on his way to closing a victory in the United States election. This wasn’t a surprise. The voter pool narrowed because voters wouldn’t get behind Clinton’s campaign or personality, Bernie Sanders was inspirational but couldn’t contend with power & no one really matched his status going into this election. 

 

As it relates to Canada 

So when a Conservative/Republican wins you basically have to say goodbye to rational thought and sanity in how your country is run. Get ready to see the country operate under lacking budgets, with overly western religious values & a poor plan to tackle anything environmental. 

Now honestly, as it pertains to the next Canadian election do we really want that type of leadership opposed to Kathleen Wynne? No, we don’t because our minimum wage is going up, environmental companies are growing as they should and we are protecting Canada’s natural resources to the best of our economic ability. So nevermind what has happened, if you don’t want Canada ran like the United States of America with “Donald Dumbass!” . Make sure Kathleen says Premiere, and avoid Patrick Browne like the plague! 

Consequence if Patrick Browne wins? We get a dumbass who will actually share a common value system as Donald Trump. Someone who will knock climate change, be stingey with the budget and screw up health care! 

Press citations 

Ballingall, Alex. “Trudeau disputes German magazine report that he feared ‘provoking’ Trump on climate change.” The Star. N.p., 12 June 2017. Web. 12 June 2017. All I grabbed from this article was the photo.

Yuil, Helen. “The Paris climate agreement, Nicaragua and Donald Trump.” The Guardian. N.p., 8 June 2017. Web. 12 June 2017. This article discusses the actions of Trump at the G7, From this article I used information and the picture that titled the website.

 

 

Three reasons the minimum wage increase is bad.

As a kid, you might have been taught to work your ass off all day for $20. As an adult, you carried that through a recession, inflation & you’ve used the strong human character to accept circumstances you should blame making a sub-par living for!

Yes, minimum wage raising contributes to rising costs of living, but companies who take more than their share of resources, then pay out little to their communities should take this as a warning.

Employees aren’t talking about their wage to the companies that pay them flat anymore. They are going above their heads to the government to get their fair share!

  1. The absence of workers’ Unions– The government is doing the job for massive corporations that internal workers’ unions should be doing. The minimum wage standards are supposed to be there to regulate the smallest wage, not the absolute wage. Needing to negotiate your wage at the government level opposed to within a company is a feature of socialism, not capitalism. 
  2. College graduates still get paid the same rate as non-qualified persons– Something needs to be done to validate our college programs in Canada. Otherwise, the programs should be eliminated. I strongly advocate for the removal of any media design programs and Television broadcasting programs from college institutions for example. Training for a job should lead to a job. 
  3. Job elimination in small businesses – Don’t exaggerate this too much. I do feel small businesses should have a varying responsibility in wages than massive corporations. That being said unfortunately these companies are paying the price for a problem they are not primarily at fault for. Changing wages & offers does put massive stress on these businesses however that a two-tier wage system might eliminate. 

Listen if you don’t want wages re-negotiated at the government level then here is what needs to happen. We need to bring back internal negotiations for wages in massive companies, We need to manage and eliminate future unnecessary debt in colleges. Lastly, we should hold small businesses less accountable than large businesses for the under waged population. 

To anyone who was against this change employed by a larger organization or a company that serves large organizations. 

Get over it, if your company has over 100 places of business and over a million customers, you can afford to pay employees more than $11.50-$13.00 hourly. Unfortunately, Canadians need real wages to fight inflation (Caused by global markets) Hopefully this will lead to an increase in recreational spending, investing and development.

“I’d rather have a job than a high mandated wage and no job.”

No, you are an idiot! Canada’s market is becoming similar to India with everyone working in Call Center, Tech & grunt work.  To keep up with our neighboring American economy we can’t be India! We have to grow, put money back in working class pockets and rely on proper spending to speed up our economic growth. 

Me personally I would rather not live in a situation where working doesn’t guarantee me a future any better than selling drugs on the street. True story, making an honest living in Telecom in Belleville Ontario I earned less and had a lower quality of living than my neighbor who sold weed.

Final thoughts 

The simple fact is this, Businessphere is equity funded, it is not profitable. It may never be profitable. We use Facebook & Instagram ad space to try & attract clients but we can only do so much at our current income bracket. 

With a change in my external jobs, I can likely grow this project much more and find much more opportunities whilst keeping myself alive. I am still waiting on my big E Commerce account but all I can do is the dream. 

I truly am Happy for the announcemnet of a future wage increase! Thank You Liberal government. 

 

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Ashton Deroy’s Beach Body & Max 30 Review

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Ashton Deroy Writes: I have gone on record body shaming, speaking in disgust about people who don’t workout and making a parody of our nation’s obesity issue. My views on weight have drastically changed since then…

As you can tell this content is about the Beach Body Max 30 program. So what are the wonderful side effects from doing a month of this program? 

  1. Way too much work on my legs. I feel like half the weight I lost was in my legs. 
  2. I can’t wake up in the morning, My muscles literally hurt too much to get out of bed.
  3. I have no sex drive, I believe that is a result of the program’s over intensity. 

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The video above discusses some other problems like the expensive nutritional products, the multi-level marketing setup of the company and the fact the videos are sped up! 

What are other people saying about Beach Body Programs? 

Beach Body is a scam, Ethan Vanderbilt suggests that you will never make the money back from your initial investment. The Business opportunity is that you get a company website duplicate that you sell products for them on. “Why do you have to pay to sell for Beach Body?” Ethan says. Plus you are not really qualified to be a coach of fitness & weight loss because they go to through no qualified athletic or dietary training.

Team Beach Body employees on Average make less than minimum wage. 

Better Business Bureau Complaints

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Leigh joined up just to be a customer, not even to try & get a wage but she was still pissed about how they went about her cancellation & refund. 

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So Kim canceled & was still getting charged. AKA she was being robbed in lamens terms and the company was not claiming responsibility from the customer service end as they should of. For those who don’t know… You can cancel most web subscriptions now by clicking a button. That is what I did when I canceled my porn membership! 

Deception

Sharon was deceptively charged by the company which any first-year Business student can tell you directly violate the competition act here in Canada. She may have also been baited with one offer and then they proceeded to charge on another offer which legally is a Bait & switch. 

Commentary on findings. 

Obviously, a Multi Level Marketing company is going to have a lot of negative findings on their poor business practices. They are a business that runs 100% off of an unethical business practice! 

Why is no one negatively commenting on the exercise programs? They are military style exercises grandma could do eh! I’d tell Grandma to stick to her 1980’s Jane Fonda DVDs. 

The workout videos are too intense, they don’t have proper regulatory warnings, the after effects are tremendous pain. Also, you are told you can do these workout videos alone right… Well, what about someone checking your posture? Poor posture during exercises leads to back issues, joint pain and long-term injuries that can take years off of your life.

Like I said executing these videos has had adverse effects on my health. In the end, I think you should save your money. Do workout videos on YouTube & don’t pay for these dangerous videos! 

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Why we aren’t currently social media marketing

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Ashton Deroy writes: It is plain to see I still write Social media, website & SEO content. However I have not taken out any web based advertising in 2017 at all. Why haven’t I taken out any ad space? According to Marketline Instagram and Facebook are the best affordable mediums for a B2B targeted campaign.

What am I doing instead? I am relying on content to gain traction, I am reaching out in the community and utilizing the SEO tools with the WordPress.com Business package. Listen it is clear to see that within this year if I want to continue running my business I will need a new advertising + Sales campaign! It is just a matter of creating one that will bring in new contacts that I can convert in to clients. I am also going to hang up posters around Toronto.

It is also important to not here that it is great if Social Media Marketing boosts your idea! It is not great if your idea lives and dies with Social Media Marketing…

 

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There is no conversion guarantees in Social media marketing. Some people like to think like, okay if I get in front of this ____ people, I will sell to 4% of the people! It is highly idealistic, but you a web based business, If you convert 1%, it is a miracle. Plus web businesses have the cliche flaw of being really under developed. I sold to my first client thanks to social media advertising, but it was a small sell.

Minimizing advertising to focus on development. Ironically, I saw Beaut doing this and I thought it was stupid as hell! It still kind of is, because my sales projects aren’t down just my advertising is down. Toronto Businessphere needs a new logo, we need to print merchandise & create a community relations plan.

Capital expansion. Ashton Deroy is going to be starting a job at Teleperformance in time to put a little capital in the business and keep fueling this little fire. Don’t let the internet fuel you, these businesses require a massive amount of capital to start, and a massive amount to keep going! Considering people that enhance Toronto-Businessphere get paid. The need is still present for full time employment to continue development of the brand.

My friend actually said “This is a good idea but I wouldn’t spend money on it until it makes money.” Having no business background she had no idea for an idea to make money you actually have to spend a lot of money. Business projects are long term investments that require capital to fund and can require increasing amounts of capital for five years before even approaching a break even point. This was something I learned through studying Financial accounting in school though, not from working telemarketing where her and I met.

I do see other people online begging for their projects to expand so it can become full time work. I actually don’t think that is what I want at this time… I think I am glad this project is still small because if it was big it would be out of control a bit. I also think I miss the working world and I can’t wait to go back in to it and develop more professionally.

 

Why some people need to turn the lights out on Technology.

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Ashton Deroy discusses society’s over dependence on technology and personal solutions to rebuilding his own life.

In general in the past I have described over use of technology as the killer for intimate relationships, positive feelings about career & the end of close knit families. Although that doesn’t mean I have enforced the cell phones off dinner yet!  I used to have a job in Kingston and this one colleague would invite me to hang out for lunch frequently then call her girlfriend on her phone whilst ignoring me. This got to the point where I didn’t want to have lunch with the colleague. In this article I will discuss the connection between Millennials and their phones, the need for tech free spaces in the home and my own personal disconnect with technology. 

In this video I discuss the unhealthy attachment Millennials the generation from 1981-1997 and their unhealthy attachment with their cellphones. I have explained the choice to replace sexual intimacy with a digital device and just the general apathetic detachment this generation has taken for all aspect of their life. One thing I did not do in this article was suggest an alternative, which was starting to disconnect more from your cellphone in your personal life, which I obviously feel is the solution to our over reliance on technology. 

HAGUE, MATTHEW . “Stupid homes: Experts suggest people create space without technology.” The Globe and Mail. N.p., 18 Apr. 2017. Web. 12 May 2017. <The Globe & Mail and creating space with out technology>. This article discusses the boundaries of technology from the workplace to the home. The writer of this article is not thrilled with the idea of creating highly technologically reliant homes as opposed to the more traditionally human managed home. The article goes on to mention the scientific research about making space where technology doesn’t dominate the home and how that is linked to lower stress levels. The article defines this current time of technological advancement as an era of addiction.

What has technology done to my life? At this stage in my life technology has taken over my life. Most of my friends only speak to me on the internet, I use my computer to exercise, work, entertain myself and network. It is highly addictive because the power of the internet feels like you legitimately have the world at your fingertips. I mean it is the same rush that had me thinking I would start a wildly successful business in one year, while finding my true love and maintaining old friendships.  The truth is Internet businesses mostly fail, people who date online, are addicted to dating online and those old friendships are dead and because of my inability to accept that I prevent myself partially from making new friends! 

What am I going to do about it? It is way past bed time for my technology, and it is time for it to take a break. I intend to start leaving my cellphone at home when I start my new job because I don’t need to bring this job, to my new job. Then I plan to stop dating, because I don’t even have romantic fantasies anymore, & lastly I plan to make new friends based on my environment instead of having Facebook Messenger friends 2/47. 


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Should we do more about mental health issues in Canada’s employment?

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Deroy, Ashton. “Hard At Work: Why mental health in the workplace is often misunderstood and stigmatized.” CBC.ca. N.p., 12 Apr. 2017. Web. 7 May 2017. <http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/hard-at-work-mental-health-1.4067499&gt;. CBC reports according to the mental health commission of Canada 500,000 Canadians are left unable to work due to mental illness. Diana Skye, the person who does the content guidelines for the Toronto-Businessphere left me a question. Do I think Canada needs to do more for people with mental illness in the workplace? To explore this topic, I want to look at the job market, barriers to job access and regulations around mental illness in the Canadian workplace.

Job Market

Lets face it if you are a person coping with mental illness & you are on the job market. You probably don’t have a lot of long term work experience!  However you have these morons in career centers pushing what are known as Chronological resumes. These resumes leave you explaining how long you have worked at a job, why you left it so soon and etc. Personally, I omit dates from my employment history. Stuff happens and I find it rather unfair that the worker carries 100% of the blame for every prior job. 

Barriers to job access

You can’t get a job unless you have 2-5 years of experience in many companies, unless you have 100% availability and the job becomes your entire life. Lets be real, this is the situation in Canada at this time. That is why in many areas recreational spending is dropping, or people are turning over employment due to unhappiness. Here are just some of the things preventing you from getting a job. (Despite the ideals of regulations)

  1. Having Dependents – Children limit your availability and in many employer’s eyes hinder your ability to meet the demands of the job.
  2. Having doctor’s appointments – If you tell a company upon looking to be hired that you have to miss time for Doctor’s appointments. They will turn you away in the interview. I have seen this with fast food, customer service & Marketing jobs consistently! See they want to live in this idealistic realm where employees have 100% show rates. 
  3. Problems at home – This is a never ending see-saw. If you have problems at home, you will have problems keeping a job. If you have problems keeping a job you accelerate problems at home! This is why many people in situations of domestic abuse, coping with tragedy & or sickness will turnover their employment. 

Regulations 

https://www.ontario.ca/page/accessibility-laws – Laws promoting accessibility in the workplace. 

What needs to be done? In the industries we can, we need to throw out 11-12 hour work days! Either by making anything past 8 hours over time or banning it all together. We need to employ the 35 hour work week law. This way if you have stuff to take care of, it can be taken care of. Many mentally unstable people likely depend on themselves for all elements necessary to their own survival. When you work 40-50 hours a week that just gets too challenging! Lastly we need workplace audits, if a workplace has a ton of churn it is time for Employment Ontario to step in and ask

“Why is this place having people go in and out so much?” It shouldn’t be entirely up to workers to hold organizations up to legal standards (Not being met


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7 steps of what do we do? 

  1. We create you a .com page with integrated social media 
  2. We set you up with a content plan to reach within the community 
  3. We set you up with necessary tools for a shop, customer management and email saving. 
  4. We create points of contact to always put the customer/readers first 
  5. We advertise on social media 
  6. We index you in search engines 
  7. We place ads on the Businessphere for your brand! 

Regulatory violations at PCA Promotions

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Violator: http://pcapromotions.net/

How many students are injured on the job every year? Between 2011 and 2015, the WSIB approved 31,689 lost-time claims from young workers. In 2015 alone, injuries to young workers resulted in more than 6,400 lost-time claims. More than 60 per cent (4,072) of those claims were from male workers.

April 26th 2017 a student and job shadower was exposed to the follow hazards talked about below while working for PCA Promotions in North York Ontario.  

PCA Promotions is a direct selling company that is hiring students to walk into automotive garages, industrial sites, secure areas & construction sites in order to sell spa packages. 

Personal summary, “The hazards talked about below are just some of the recorded & reported issues to the Ontario Ministry of labor. It should also be wise to note that an 8-hour job shadowing process is not a part of an interview, it is a part of training.”

Job site hazards 

As a part of the job shadowing process they had not fully explained the sites we would be pitching on, the dangerous equipment we were exposed to & possible trespassing violations we would be liable for. 

Law around this 

Workers have the right to:

  • Know about workplace hazards and what to do about themParticipate in solving workplace health and safety problems.
  • Refuse work they believe is unsafe

Violation, during my job shadow process I mentioned some possible hazards & they were quickly ignored! 

Problems as Independent contractors 

If I am an independent contractor shouldn’t I be able to go to the bathroom when I want? Pretty much a no on this one… I was told in between breaks & lunch bathroom breaks were not possible. 

Law around this

“According an April 6, 1998, Director’s memorandum to the OSHA Regional Administrators, this OSHA standard mandates that “employers allow employees prompt access to bathroom facilities.”

Other issues as a contractor

  • Uninsured for likely employee injury 
  • You are liable for possible trespassing
  • You take on personal liability for the Point of sale machine & Product
  • The company encourages unsafe practices as a part of their “Going the extra mile.” 

Personal conclusion, “I never should have gone on the second day of the interview process. I should have known something was up when I was doing a job shadow but the company wasn’t paying me for 8 hours of training. In other companies, you are entitled to paid training. The reason I have gone to report these incidents on this third party website is the company removed my reviews from Indeed to stifle their poor practices.” 


Indeed Job posting

PCA Promotions job posting

This was one of the job ads that was persistently applied to. The job had me excited because I thought this was an opportunity to work in a real Public Relations agency. Rather it turned out to be a Direct selling company.

Title: Falsely promoted. This is a job in direct Sales. It should say

“Direct sales representatives.” 

Reviews: It isn’t that the good reviews are false, it is that the poor reviews are not posted. That is due to the administration of the page. They have obstructed viewer from being exposed to the hiring Process of this company. 


PCA Promotions Hiring Process

  1. Short Job interview – Intake by Jacqueline & another recruiter. 
  2. Job Shadowing – An 8-hour process of shadowing a day in the life of PCA Promotions. (If you don’t like the dangers they expose you to, get out
  3. Sales day with coaching. If you make it this far you finally can start making money. You should have been making money yesterday, but no big deal! 

Please contact the Ontario Ministry of labor in regards to their poor practices if you are an associate for this company. 

Jacqueline from recruiting has been contacted but she will not work to resolve these issues. 

 

 

My office @ High Park Toronto

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This is my office for selling during the week. Benefits of being a Freelance seller for the Ashton Deroy brand.  

Anytime someone asks me to sell for free, I just treat it like they are trying to take this away from me. They are trying to take away my time in the park, without paying for it. They are stealing my time with nature. 

Why am I fantastic sales person? 

  • I value my time 
  • I prospect every day 
  • I research the customer 
  • I increase marketing viability 
  • I am experienced
  • I am a lifestyle sales person 
  • I am a closer 
  • I have been a top sales person for Shaw Cable.