Getting Started with Origami Owl

Team Faith, Love and Lockets

A BIG welcome to our team!

Congratulations on making the decision to join Origami Owl as an Independent Designer! My name is Cindy Hall and I have the pleasure of being your Mentor, or your Mentor's Mentor. I am the Senior Team Leader for Team Faith, Love and Lockets. We are a fun loving group of women who have the same goal in mind- to achieve success with OUR businesses - and we are thrilled you are joining us!

I encourage you to consider this question: Why did you decide to become a Designer with Origami Owl? Always keep that reason in your mind and in your heart and you will achieve success. Consider sharing your "WHY" with your mentor and that will help her know just how to help you.

Origami Owl was started by the hopes and dreams of a 14 year old girl named Bella Weems. She wanted a car, and with the support and help from her mom, her dreams came true. Check out these links to give you more information about how Origami Owl started:

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Our Family Tree

First, lets talk about our "Family Tree" so you know who people are talking about when names are being thrown out!

Origami Owl has 7 Designers who are the "Direct to Corporate Designers"

Jane Alger, Tami and Madi Butcher, Kimberlie Harrell, Heidi Russell, Karla Savage, Maggie Stephens, and Kristine Stevens.

We all fall under one of these lovely ladies.

Our team is part of Senior Director Heidi Russell's Superstar Team. (May I just add that this is the biggest team in the company with the highest sales!?!)

Under Heidi, is my mentor (and my sister in law) Senior Director Heather Hall! She is in Connecticut and is the Mentor of Team Rockin' Lockets! You will hear from her and see her name a lot. She is FABULOUS!

Then there is me...and we are Team Faith, Love & Lockets.

Here is your lineage:

1. Heidi Russell- Senior Director "Superstars"

2. Heather Hall- Senior Director "Team Rockin' Lockets"

3. Cindy Hall- Team Leader "Team Faith, Love and Lockets"

4. You or your Mentor...or your mentor's mentor...and so on WOW!!

From this point down, there are various branches of our family tree. Your mentor will be able to tell you who your lineage is- from me to you! It's important to utilize your mentor FIRST if you have questions or need advice. You can then follow the chain up, as needed. Give your mentor the opportunity to grow with you by not skipping over them.

Where do you see yourself in 3 months? 6 months? On your 1 year anniversary? Shoot for the moon! You may just land among the stars!

Now, Let's Get Started!!

You will receive training emails from me. There will be lots of information, but don’t be overwhelmed. The purpose of the training emails is twofold. They’ll give you some of the necessary information to springboard your business, and prompt your questions. As you dig into the Back Office and all of the available resources, write down your questions. It's important to utilize your mentor FIRST if you have questions or need advice. You can then follow the chain up, as needed. Give your mentor the opportunity to grow with you by not skipping over them. Remember, we’re all learning and we’re in this together!

Where do you see yourself in 3 months? 6 months? On your 1 year anniversary? Shoot for the moon! You may just land among the stars!

Get the 411 on where to go from here, product information, and all the files/resources you can get your hands on because you want to read, take in the knowledge, and run with it.

Start with that great book that came with your starter kit! It is the spiral bound book calledSTART LIVING YOUR DREAMS. Read it!! It is a wonderful training guide for you, full of information, and it also includes checklists and how to do your first Jewelry Bar.

Next, study the file called Points of Difference. You can find it in the Document Lobrary under 'product information' It is important that you have product

knowledge of what you are selling!

If you are on Facebook, please ask your Mentor to add you to our team page. Or you can request to join:

Our team page is a wonderful resource for support and there is a group of fabulous women who are ready to welcome you in. We really love to help each other out. We do have a few guidelines which we strive to follow.

1. Our page is a grump-free zone. Please do not post anything negative on the page. Any and all frustrations or complaints, venting about stuff, will be removed from the page. No ARGH's, GRR's or UGHH's! Yes, this page is for support, but negativity and venting fosters the wrong vibe for this page and we want to truly keep our group page a happy place where asking questions, celebrations, sharing ideas, and encouragement are the main topics and posts. If you have issues or concerns, shoot your Mentor a message and she will be more than glad to help you work through it!

2. The Team page does NOT substitute as your Mentor! Please be sure to communicate with her when you have questions. That is why she is your Mentor.

3. Our page is not a trading forum. It is against Policy and Procedure to buy or trade with other designers. Buying or trading can be very tricky for taxes, and for warranty issues. (This does not include back order or retired items.)

***Pay particular attention to Origami Owl's Policies & Procedures ***

You can find the document in the Back Office under ‘tools’ then ‘document library’ under ‘business resources’


Try to login daily to see daily updates and stay in the know. Your Mentor does not know anything before you do. Any news we receive is from there. The Document Library tab in your backoffice has so many great files, photographs, webinars, and videos. To learn how to navigate this essential tool of your business, watch these webinars or view the PDFs.

Webinar password: ootraining

Your Designer Landing Page:

Placing a Wholesale Order:

Order Summary Page:

Creating a New Jewelry Bar:

Jewelry Bar Assistant:

How to Place a Jewelry Bar Order:

Enrolling New Recruits:

Reports Dashboard:

Sales Volume:

Designer Performance Summary:

Sales and Sponsoring:

Commissions Summary:

Downline Report:

Sponsorship Report:

Career Coach:

My Preferences:

Your Personal Website:

Contact Manager:

My Leads:


Jewelry Bar Assistant

How to place a JB Order

Creating a New Jewelry Bar

Order Summary

Keep your eye out for news, located in the O2Lounge. (far right column) Log in and subscribe the Origami Owl Blog to always have the updates available.

Ordering: We can order 2 ways. 1-you can order through your ORDER tab by clicking New Designer Order. This will allow you to order at our wholesale price. Know that if you do this, it will not count towards hostess rewards or go towards a party. 2-place your orders under the Jewelry Bar Assistant to earn towards the hostess rewards. This can now be paid at wholesale price as well. I would recommend entering all Credit Card payments first. If you have an overage, the balance due will be in parenthesis, i.e. ($54.95) and that amount will come to you in your next commission payment. Otherwise, you can keep your commissions up front! How awesome is that?

YOUR Website: Did you know you now have your own website? You should have chosen a prefix to your website at enrollment. Whatever you chose will then go before (EX: I chose teamlocket, so my web address is

If you don't remember, you can always check in your back office. Go to "Tools", then "Personal Website". You can also add a picture here so that your customers know they are in the right place!

O2 Connection or Newsletter: We have a wonderful tool provided by Origami Owl that is a monthly newsletter that goes out to all of our customers. (you should receive an email on setting yours up or you can call or email the Nest for more info on how to begin) All the customers in your back office will automatically be added and you can also add them yourself. This is great info that the Nest works hard to put together. You will receive a "Warm Call report" after these go out showing you who opened it and what they looked at. You can then use this information to know what they are interested in and contact them accordingly. To edit your info, visit "Tools" and go to "Newsletter Management"

Webinars: For some amazing FREE training go to the O2 lounge, click ‘Blogs’ on the left side column, then choose ‘webinars’ in the drop down menu. Here you’ll find archives of the O2 training webinars! Corporate webinars are posted on the 1st Monday of every month. These are great and are packed with lots of helpful information and news. Watch your back office on 1st Mondays to get the link and information on what the topic they are discussing. I recommend you tune into them, because any new and up and coming news will be announced along with some great training! (See O2 Lounge for these updates...again...right side column)

Commissions: As Designers we earn 50% of charms, dangles and plates and 30% of lockets, chains and tags. This works out to be a good average of about 40%...which is very generous for direct sales! Again, you can order wholesale through the orders tab in your back office for your discount, but will not be rewarded with hostess rewards that way. When entering a party, you will pay full price and then receive a commission payment the following Friday. You of course do not receive commission on business materials, and those must be ordered separately as they ship from a different location. MAKE SURE YOU APPLY FOR THE NEW PAYQUICKER CARD TO RECEIVE YOUR COMMISSIONS!

Personal Volume: You will hear this word referred to often, but most often as "PV". This is the wholesale dollars purchased, thru the party tab or personal orders, not including business materials. You can view yours when you first login to your back office in the box called "My Business Performance". This is tracked monthly! You will also see GV which is your total team volume as you begin to grow a team.

Staying Active: To be considered "active" each month, you need to have a PV of $99. To remain a current designer, and not lose your ID status, you have to enter $199 in PV for every 6 months. This is super easy, and much lower than most other companies.

Returns and Missing items: Occasionally things may arrive less than perfect, have a defect...or on the seldom occasion, not at all. (After all...those owls packing at the nest are in fact human...and do make mistakes) If this happens, do not worry. Contact the Nest, fill out the appropriate form and it will be taken care of. (Please note the time frame in which this has to be submitted) And we also have our Replacement Form. This is for items that may have arrived damaged, or that fall under the 90 manufacturer warranty. Both of these forms are located in your Back Office under "Tools", and "Resource Library".

Incentives: At Origami Owl, they like to keep things challenging, and FUN! Check out our incentive website for all the fun things going on. We have had partnerships with The Band Perry and also Rascall Flatts! We also had our first ever incentive trip to Cabo, Mexico! How exciting is that?!? Find nformation on all of these fun things at

Hostess Rewards: We have a great hostess rewards program. With each level of sales the hostess gets, she earns Hostess Hoot Loot (Free product), Half price items, additional half price items for each booking, and our fabulous Hostess exclusive. This current set is valued at $78. At each level, she will receive a % off of the $78, all the way up to FREE! To calculate FREE product, take the party sales subtotal (before tax and shipping) and use the % on that level to calculate. ***For example- $525 in sales would earn 20% so she would get $105 in FREE product, 2 half price items (1 for every $250), and she would get the hostess exclusive for 50% off which would be $39. See the current Hostess rewards flyer below.

Get Ready to SOAR!!!

Here are some tips to help you start your Origami Owl business on the fast track!

· Make a locket and wear it daily!!! (If you haven't already!) A locket is like your billboard! Wear it everywhere...change it up! You will be surprised how many people will notice and ask about it. What a wonderful opportunity to tell them about your business!

· Designate a workspace. The first step is to select one location for your workspace. Ideally, this is a designated home office, but some of us may not have the space in our home, So this space can be the kitchen table, a small desk in your bedroom, etc. Whatever the space, it is important that you make this your space. Carving out a home office space, can help you be more productive at home and maintain your sanity when family and household issues threaten to impede your work.

· Set up your email- you are an excited new Designer, you will be sending out emails about your new business to prospective customers and hostesses When you have a designated email address just for your Origami Owl business, it tells everyone you are OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Be sure to follow the P&P Guidelines for setting up an email. No proprietary, trademarked terms. You cannot use origami owl, livinglockets, or O2 in your email address. Having an email just for your Origami Owl business is a great way to keep organized with all the communications you will be having between you and Hostesses, customers, and your Mentor and leaders. Check this out... it is a fancy e-signature that you can create for your business email address. It is great because it looks professional, and you can add your contact info, as well as set up the buttons to link to your website and social media sites, and even if you aren't emailing them about OO, they will see it!**NOTE- please make sure whatever email address that you have saved in the back office is what you would like to receive email communications from the Nest...and from me.

· Open a bank account. Open a separate checking account for your new business. Look for a personal account with minimal fees and an Debit card. Deposit client checks as well as sales and use it to order supplies and pay for business expenses. This makes for MUCH EASIER tracking and accounting at the end of the year when you're trying to do taxes!

· Sign up for mobile credit card processing. Do research on using a mobile credit processing service. There are many out there. PayAnywhere, Paypal, SquareUp, Intuit...the list goes on and on. Even though YES, the Origami Owl backoffice does run credit cards for free through the party tab, it is only for when you are placing orders. The great thing about having a mobile credit card swiper is that you can run someone's card at the event, have it go directly into your business account (most take 24 hours to deposit), then turn around and order the product in your back office using debit card linked to that same account all while knowing the card is sufficient. For the most part, they are available for free when you register your account and they send you the reader. You may pay a service fee of about 2.5% - 3% depending on the company, so research well and decide if this is something that is important to your business or not. It's a CONVENIENCE, not a NECESSITY.

· Table Display: As you search for items for your display, consider keeping it simple. fun as those owls are...we aren't really selling owls! One white owl will do. Keep the focus on our fabulous Jewelry! Consider our colors (aqua, white, teal with pops of pink and or yellow) and linen. For some great tips and ideas, check out this video of our top display winners! (password "oowinners")

You can find some fabulous display items at reasonable prices at www.gemsondisplay.comand


· Make your list of 100 immediately. List all the people you know and don't be judgmental of who may or may not love Origami Owl. You never know!! 10 friends, 10 relatives, 10 neighbors, 10 acquaintances and 10 people surrounding children or spouse is 50 already. And you can contact them using your brand new email address! Make sure you tell them ALL about your new business!

· Pick a date for your launch party IMMEDIATELY!!! When will your DEBUT be? And who will be attending this debut? I know.. that is an exciting thought!! Your launch party should be your introduction of your new business to all of your family and friends! Your launch party should focus on bookings and sharing Origami Owl with people who might want to start their own business. Don't worry so much about selling products. Consider doing a raffle for a $25 gift card. EX- 1 ticket for each $25 earned, 1 ticket for bringing an uninvited friend, 4 tickets for booking a Jewelry Bar, 4 tickets for inquiring about the opportunity, etc...

· GET YOUR CALENDAR FULL! Schedule your launch party, and try to get 2 parties from your launch party and 2 outside bookings. This will give you 5 Jewelry Bars in the next 4-6 weeks and that will get your business booming. Origami Owl Jewelry Bars are easy and so much fun! But it is even more fun when you are excited, enthusiastic, and get the balling rolling!!!! That is the key to your success!

· Jewelry Bar Training: Want to know how to truly ROCK those Jewelry Bars? Our very own Heather Hall did a fabulous training that will walk you through a Jewelry Bar and how to fully get maximum results! It is fabulous and is the model I use. Check it out at - part one Password: rockin - part two Password: rockin

· Start growing your Team!!! Did you know the fastest way to grow your business is by adding to your team? Jewelry Bars are the heart of our business, but growing a team can drastically increase your paycheck, far beyond sales commissions. It is SO rewarding to share this wonderful opportunity {and why not share something SO amazing!?!} and to see them accomplish amazing things! Some of my favorite times are watching my team mates walk across the stage and be recognized for all of their success! See this amazing chart below of what leaders can make. {Remember, these numbers don't include sales!!! Woahhh!} You can also check out our generous compensation plan in the document library under ‘business materials’

SET YOUR GOALS and DREAM BIG! Email me your goals at and tell me why you are excited about starting your adventure with O2!

Marketing Yourself and Your New Business as an O2 Independent Designer!


First of all, order yourself some beautiful and high quality, pre-designed business card at:

For marketing and branding purposes and to keep the company's image consistent and because the Nest said so... we can only order cards through this site.


Go ahead and set up a Facebook business page and share it with your friends and family!

When you are ready to create your page here are some simple directions in this video from the Nest: password: oocall and fast forward to min 9:58. Great and simple instructions!

Remember, your Facebook page needs to follow O2 compliancy, therefore your page's name has to be Origami Owl- your name, Independent Designer

And that is it!

Take a moment to add Origami Owl's contact info to your cell phone contacts.

Designer Care:

Phone- 888.491.0331

Email- go to and click on contact us and use the contact to select the issue at hand.


Origami Owl

410 S.Benson Lane, Suite 1

Chandler,AZ 85224

And last but not least, make sure you have my phone number and your Mentor’s phone number saved into your cell phone's contacts too! (See my contact info below.)

I'm thrilled to be sharing this adventure with you and I'm looking forward to watching you SOAR!!!

My Contact Info

Origami Owl Senior Team Leader

Mentor for Team Faith, Love & Lockets

Cindy Hall