La Bella Baskets
May 2013 Newsletter

From the Founders...
Happy May, everyone! 

We see so many orders coming in for Mother's Day and we also see many consultants taking full advantage of earning income by promoting the referral program. So, welcome to all of our many, many new consultants! We are so very excited that you have taken the first step in this wonderful journey at La Bella Baskets! And we would love to give a special thanks to all those consultants really going out there and growing your business! We see you posting on sites, talking on the Facebook group and joining in on calls. Your enthusiasm is contagious and we are always excited to see what each new day brings at La Bella. 

We want to wish every single one of you Moms out there a very Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy your very special day with those you love and spoil yourself rotten! With that being said, I came across this lovely quote and would like to share it with you today.

"My mother gave me life and never once asked for anything in return. That is her secret, you know; always giving without expectations. She is as constant as the sunrise, the moon, the stars and I count on her. She helps me find my way through the years and makes me laugh while doing it. There are some things that only a mother can do."

To your success always!
Janis & Mia


April Contest Winners
Susan Silok
Lynn Fabian
Marcia Reid Woody
Paulette Norman
Marcia Levy
Monica Eversole
Tamera Williams
Haide Castaneda
Tabitha Franklin
Danielle Banks
Jennifer Lewis
Diane Kiriaji
Denise Jones
Angela Sambrook
Jennifer Lewis 
Mary Strauss
Jennifer McClain

Congratulations to all of the April Contest Winners! You will be receiving your necklace and earring set just in time for Mother's Day!!!

Introducing La Bella Rewards
Saving Money and Earning Cashback is Rewarding!

To listen to recorded call  visit:  http://www. LBBSAVERSMAYPROMOTION.html

Because we care about our consultants and we are always looking for ways to help you make more money and save money, we are now launching the La Bella Rewards . This program is free and you will be able to receive exclusive deals and cash back on over 1,000 of your favorite online stores. 

But it gets better!  This program will also be added to the LBB Savers Club!  So now. customers can get 20% off the entire store PLUS   Get LaBellaRewards FREE.    You will be able to shop at their favorite online store, get cash back and save money!  

*No worries, our competitors are removed from all categories. 

As a part of being a member, you can now receive:

  • 20% off our entire gift basket and flower store. Choose from over 400 gifts. Simply login to your own personal store and save!
  • Get cash back on over 1,000 of the best known in the country. Stores such as Macy's, Target, Best Buy, Walmart and More!
  • Receive access to exclusive deals: Get savings up to 80% off! 1,200 - 2,500 hot deals and promo codes daily!
  • Online printable coupons: The ultimate way to save money on your groceries with access to the most comprehensive bundle of available grocery related benefits. Immediate print-at-home coupons from the 4 top internet coupon clipping sites all under one roof

You don't have to wait until the holidays to get GREAT shopping deals. 

Now, you can get them all year round

Earn CA$HBACK on purchases at some of the BIGGEST stores in the country! Stores such as: 
  • The Sharper Image
  • Staples
  • Southwest Vacations
  • Old Navy
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Sally Beauty Supply
  • Office Depot
  • Target
  • Vistaprint
  • Macy's
  • ....AND MORE!!!


May Consultant Promotion
We have been running a consultant promotion and it has been a huge success! 
New Consultants can join and get  the 
$19.95 Membership Fee WAIVED for a YEAR!!!
It's very rewarding to offer people an opportunity to own a large gifting business for just $24.95 a month.  
Therefore, we have decided to extend the promotion until  the end of this month  at 5pm central time!  This is an amazing way for you to build MORE residual income and a bigger team.

Susan Silok
Lynn Fabian
Marcia Reid Woody
Angela Sambrook
Jennifer Lewis
Mary Strauss

Paulette Norman
Marcia Levy
Monica Eversole
Tamera Williams
Haide Castaneda
Tabitha Franklin
Danielle Banks
Jennifer Lewis
Diane Kiriaji
Denise Jones
Paige McCune
Linda Lewis
Irene Ableman-Russo
Jovan Moore
Wilma Kirklin
Crystal N Green
Michelle Rose
Michael Rhea
Shalon Cannon
Maurene Haynes
Conchita Van de Star
Barbara Bennett
Theresa Klander
Kelly Oyler
Richard Yant
Barbara Andersen
Connie McKenney
Cheri Fisher
Lisa Grimes
Pam Miano
Arlene Ray
Valerie Moore
Margarita Gutierrez
Donna Cagliola
Anne Lantero
Angie Cahoon
Nadine Hypolite
Amy Gonzales
George Arnold II
Denise Jones
Julie Stull
Joyce Gilliam
Jeani Crosson
Elaine Wilson
Jeff Ross
Kate-Lyssa Piard
Mary Lewinski
Jeanette Romano
Karen Owens
Candida Clement
Wendy Rosman
Mara Winn
Lorelen Ng-Armentrout
Beth Malota
Amy Blaine
Cheyenne Moondancer
Carol B. Brown
Dianna Shumway
Breanne Garza
Mira Evans
Camille Taylor
Nicolle Klander
Julie Tucker
Jannis Divin
Ronald E. McKnight
Jennifer McClain
Julie Tucker
Barb Walter
Lisa Martinez
Kelly Oyler
Susan Silok
Heather Blum
Amy Gonzales
Danielle Banks
Lynn Baunach
Mara Winn
Peggy Joseph
Diane Kiriaji
Paige McCune
Teresa Washington
Sharon N Mosley
Jaclyn Van Horn
Cynthia Helwig
Candida Clement
Cheri Fisher
Magali Williams
Lydia Voorheis
Jeanette Romano
Denise Pagliaccetti
Loretta Harrison
Maricela Andrade
Kimberly Snyder
Mary Lewinski
Patricia Casper
Lea Ann Dearing
Tammy Doolittle
Wilma Kirklin
Pamela Bash
Lisa Ross
Wendy Rosman
Dena Vogel
Jeff Ross
Daniel Kelly
Lori Anderson
Shalon Cannon
Marcia Reid Woody
Charity Chardt
Elke Slaughter
Beth Malota
Belinda Perry
Tamara Scanlon
Susan Stafford-Holbrook
Ruth Hamilton
Jannis Divin
Melissa Ramsey
Tera Carlill
Jennie Morales
Tiffany Williams
Phyllis Killebrew Flanders
Allison Paveglio 



Submitted by Kelly Oyler
Matt has chosen the Essence of Lavender gift basket. What a beautiful choice!

You may notify your entries of the winner and ask them to re-submit for this month's drawing! Here is a sample email to send your entries:




Don't Build A List, Build A Community 
By MaryEllen Tribby

"Mom, Mikaela has Bieber Fever!" Connor yelled across the family room.

Without thinking I asked, "Is it contagious?"

Without missing a beat he said, "Not for me - but I think Delanie has caught it as well. Look in Mikaela's room and see for yourself."

As soon as I entered the hallway and heard the angelic sounds of teen pop sensation Justin Bieber pleading with me to "never say never," I knew exactly what Connor was talking about.

I opened the door to Mikaela's bedroom and peered in. My beautiful five-year-old Delanie was dancing on her sister's bed, a brush "microphone" in hand, singing every syllable along with Justin. And Mikaela - my soon-to-be 12-year-old gazed into the mirror with a smile so big you could practically see her dreaming of becoming Mrs. Bieber.

I stood there watching my girls and counted no fewer than 57 pictures of JB around Mikalea's room. She is not just on the list of Justin's fans. She is part of the "I love Justin Bieber" community!

Later, reflecting on the experience, I could not help but note the direct correlation to business. In fact, Mikaela's "Bieber Fever" reminded me of one of the biggest mistakes online businesses make.

Bigger Isn't ALWAYS Better

You hear these terms and read these subject lines all the time in the Internet marketing industry:  

·         List Building on Steroids

·         Massive List Growth

·         Mega List Building

·         Build a List of 100,000 Names While You Sleep

But what the "IM" rock star guru often forgets to tell you is that the number of names you have shouldn't be your top priority.

The fact is, you can have a list of ten million names... but if they aren't responding to your offers, they are worth nothing to you.

You see, a name on your list only counts if it is responsive.

So how do you get the people on your list to be responsive?

First of all, you need to stop seeing your list members as e-mail addresses... and realize that behind each name is a real live person.

Then you must make sure that you engage, enlighten, entertain, or educate your list.

When you manage to achieve all four, you'll have the makings of a community. A group of like-minded people with similar challenges, wants, needs, likes, and dislikes.

Until you understand this, all the PPC ads, joint ventures, search engine marketing, media buys, direct mail messages, banner ads, and dedicated e-mails in the world will not do you one bit of good.

First Things First!

Before you go out and spend two grand on the latest courses, you need to master...

The 10 Core Principles of Building a Community

1.    Decide on your distribution channel(s): Before people join your community, they need to hear from you. You can create a blog, a newsletter, videos, webinars, teleconferences, membership websites, and/or a magazine to get your message out to the people you are trying to connect with.

2.    Give Value: Too many entrepreneurs are afraid to give away valuable information. Instead they give away useless fluff. Then they don't understand why "their community" will not buy their products! Show that you are a "giver" first and the sales will follow.

3.    Say It Loud/Say It Proud: Always take a stand. Don't vacillate on issues.  Make your heroes and enemies well-known. And, of course, make sure you can state your mission in your sleep.

4.    Be Authentic: I know "authenticity" seems like such a buzzword lately... but you have to be true to who you are. Don't try to be your competitor, your best friend, or the person your mother wants you to be. Be you. If your message is not coming from your heart, your community will sense that you're being insincere. And your message will not be effective.

5.    Create Disciples: A little TLC goes a long way. When you see someone in your community who needs special attention, give it to her. Over-deliver on EVERY promise you make. And always be willing to refund someone's money - even if he asks for it once the refund period has ended.

6.    R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Do not send promotions or content to your community unless you believe in what you're sending. Make sure you have checked out every product and person BEFORE you introduce them to your community.

7.    Repetition: Speaking with your community once every four months just doesn't cut it. I'm not saying you have to send out an e-newsletter every day. But keep in mind that the more value you give your community, the more committed to you they will be.

8.    Walk the Walk: Your commitment to your community and cause should show with every step you take. Don't say one thing and do another.

9.    Perfection Is Overrated (and in most cases unobtainable): Don't be afraid to show your flaws. We are all human. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. Sometimes things don't get done. Sometimes things fall through. Sometimes we make mistakes. When those things happen, don't try to hide the fact. Explain it and move on.

10.Connect Others Freely: Two heads are better than one and three are better than two. If you realize that one of your connections will make a huge difference in someone else's life, make the introduction without expecting anything in return.

Adhere to these principles and you won't just have a list of "names" to market to. You'll have hoards of fans screaming to get their hands on everything you have to offer.

Seth Godin calls it a "tribe." Dan Kennedy calls it a "herd." I like the good old-fashioned term "community." Whatever you chose to call it, realize how powerful it is to have this collective of like-minded people all devoted to YOU and YOUR message. Never forget that your group invests their time, money, and faith in you. A "list" of "e-mail addresses" can't do that. But real live people can.



The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. 

- Eleanor Roosevelt


Those who believe they can do something, 

and those who believe they can't,
are both right.

- Henry Ford


Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished. 

Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound - so real you can smell and taste it.

- jlh


Success begins with believing that you are a success. That belief is not sufficient, but it is a necessary beginning to becoming a success in business.