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Organiser of the Month - Caroline Martinson

23rd May 2016

Organiser, Beth O'Donovan shares her reasons for nominating her team member, Caroline Martinson, for Organiser of the Month:

"I joined Usborne at the end of January and in April recruited my fourth team member, Caroline Martinson. She had only been signed up with Usborne for 10 days before she earned her Quickstart Programme Kit Boost!

Caroline really has got off to an amazing start. Before her Starter Kit had even arrived she had her Facebook business page set up and running. On the day it was delivered, she was posting pictures of the book selection with details of how to buy.

A few days later she hosted her first Facebook party and took £144 that night and £111 the day after!

She has big ideas of developing her 'pop-up bookshop' and has also contacted a soft-play centre about getting a slot there. I'm so impressed with her flying start and feel really lucky that I am her Mentor."

Here's what Caroline had to say about her Usborne success story so far:

"I joined up shortly after taking part in an Usborne online party. I have a son (Rory) who is very much into books and loves the Usborne range so I thought I might look into it.

I did some research but didn't take it any further at that point as life with a toddler is very busy. But then I saw Beth's post advertising to become a Organiser and I thought, well that's fate!

So I contacted her and after asking many questions decided to sign up! That was on 19th April and I was very excited about getting going, so I set up an online party near enough straight away. It went so well and meant that I had a great start to my Usborne journey.

I have now done a few more online parties, use my Facebook page as a selling tool and have built a broad customer base. I have also booked into my local toddler groups and children's markets. Since I have just placed my seventh £100+ order, my next plan is to contact schools in the hope my success continues!

Even though Beth and I haven't met, we've worked closely online together from the beginning. I think growing a great relationship with your Mentor really helps, as well as having confidence and pride in the beautiful books.

My tip is to be passionate about the books and keep an eye on those bestsellers!"

Congratulations, Caroline! We will be sending you a copy of Lift-the-Flap Fractions and Decimals (our May Book of the Month) shortly.

I'd like to be considered for Organiser of the Month

We look forward to receiving all nominations. You may nominate yourself or any other Organiser. Please email your stories to along with your name and Organiser number. Good luck!