Melody Thacker Is Celebrating 20 Years With Watkins

Melody Thacker Is Celebrating 20 Years With Watkins

Hi, I’m Melody Thacker! I’m celebrating 20 years with Watkins this year! Saying yes to becoming an Independent Watkins Consultant in 2001 was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

I started my direct sales journey when my children were young.  The reason why I chose direct sales has changed many times over the years. At first, being a direct sales consultant appealed to me because I could work around my family’s schedule and always be there for my babies and young children.

I loved being home with my kids, and doing home parties was a fun way to get out and spend time with other adults.  I also enjoyed buying products at a discount and having my own money to use for extras or to spend on whatever I wanted.

How It All Started

I began my journey in direct sales as a young mother with 3 children. I’d always been fascinated with the business model so when my Tupperware Consultant was moving to a new city I joined to serve our small town. I wanted something to do that allowed me to be home with our children. I also craved time with other adults and a way to meet new people.

I joined Watkins in 2001 because I used and loved the products. Then, I became intrigued with how it works and decided to give it a try.

My children were older by then. While they were growing up they worked alongside me. So we got to spend time together and they learned good work ethics.  I started out by traveling to small communities doing vendor events and markets.

Stay-at-home Mom to Empty Nester and Traveling Grandma.

I wake up excited every day because I have something meaningful to do. My family is my world and I love them more than anything. I went from being a stay-at-home Mom to an empty nester and traveling Grandma.

I have the freedom to spend time with our grown children and our grandchildren because I have a flexible schedule with Watkins. I work when I want, where I want. My husband is semi-retired and soon to be fully retired which he wouldn’t have been able to do without my monthly income from Watkins.


20-years Melody Thacker Watkins consultant

I joined Watkins because I loved the products and discovered I love so many things about being a Consultant. One of the things that I enjoy most is helping people and the friendships that develop between us. Earning all-expenses-paid free trips is the icing on the cake.

I’m passionate about inspiring and empowering others, especially women. I love helping others live a better and easier life. I love sharing recipes, household tips, and tricks.

What’s Watkins?

Relationships and Friendships

Watkins seems to attract the best sort of people. I’ve made lifelong friends with other Watkins consultants and many of my customers.

Below is a picture of my good friend Jo and me at one of Watkins conferences in LaCrosss Wisconsin.

Melody Thacker and her friend and sponsor Jo

Not having financial worries, paying cash for major appliances, and other things we need feels great. Doing a sponsoring call while walking my baby grandson to sleep was a priceless moment. Taking my family on the many free trips I have earned through Watkins Rewards Program is a dream come true. It was during our trip to Hawaii when my husband finally has his “ah-ha moment.”

I enjoy the social aspect of my business, chatting with a customer on the phone or at a vendor event and helping them. Talking shop with my team members and seeing them have an ah-ha moment. Watching other Consultants spread their wings and fly is one of the things I find most rewarding.

Here’s a look back to 2013 when I attended Watkins’ Open House Celebration held in Winona, MN. Take a peek at Watkins head office, test kitchen, Watkins factory, museum, and all the fun we had at this Conference.

This quote seems very fitting!

Actually, I’m an overnight success. But it took twenty years. ~ Monty Hall

It is a wonderful journey and it turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. For me, my Watkins business is about empowering people who care more about HOW they earn their income than they do about just making a buck. It’s for people who seek fulfillment and contribution while they achieve their own goals.

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