It’s All About Jess

Who is Jess?

Hey everyone, I’m Jess the Affiliate manager for Hannabis. It is my job to welcome you to the Hannabis family and help you with anything you need to start your business and get you up and running when you join us as an affiliate. There are many ways you can save and earn money with Hannabis. As the business grew Hannah decided to bring a manger on board to give their affiliates some extra support while also freeing them up to work on expanding the business further. That’s where I came into it, I have always been a massive supporter of Hannabis even before Hannabis was an actual company.

I’m a really massive CBD and Cannabis advocate and at the time I was store manager for a CBD company in Warrington. Because I was so keen to learn as much as I could to help the business thrive I decided to look for influencial, inspirational people in the industry. That’s when I found Hannah’s profile, I knew I had to reach out and make a connection. So I played her very first balloon pop party online and then the more I followed Hannah’s journey the more she inspired me.

Watching from the Slidelines

I realised the more I learned the more people I could help. The more I followed the more I realised business can be done with heart and with purpose. I watched Hannabis built from the ground up by amazing people with amazing souls and I really wanted to be a part of this amazing opportunity.

But I couldn’t join yet.

My job meant there was a massive conflict of interests, so I waited. Hannah knew I loved the industry and asked if I wanted to join so I had discussed with Hannah the situation with my job.

But I couldn’t join yet.

Being in the CBD industry I had always wanted to get to the hemp and CBD expo in Birmingham. The 2nd ever expo was in September 2019 I was super excited at the thought of meeting the Hannabis family in person finally but I couldn’t go because I had to work. I was frustrated because I had been in the industry for 18 months and was missing these events and opportunity to grow.

The more time I spent watching Hannabis the more I realised I needed to be with a company who’s ethics matched mine. A company where I would thrive instead of being ignored. I had big ideas and I needed to be with a company where my ideas would be considered. I felt I had a lot to offer with very little chance of opportunity.

Changes Became

At the beginning of 2020 Hannah did a live on Facebook with the plans for Hannabis for the whole of 2020. I had already decided along with the rest of the world that 2020 would be my year and for the 4th time I think it was. Hannah finally messaged me again and said “Jess are you joining yet!” I laughed, thought about it for a minute and replied “go on then, send me the link”.

I had no idea what was about to happen and it was pretty fair to say I wasn’t quite sure what I was letting myself in for. So I joined Hannabis, booked the week of the upcoming expo off work and made plans to finally meet my extended family at my first ever hemp and CBD expo. I was so fricking excited mainly because, one It was a new experience. Two I  was doing something way out of my comfort zone. Three because I was finally going to get to meet the people I had just spent the last two years freakishly stalking on social media.

I had finally joined!

Before CBD

Hannabis wasn’t my first networking rode. But it was the only one that had made me not quit networking for good. I found my forever company. It took me nearly ten months to join so before rushing out to social media, creating a group and starting to sell products I knuckled down and made sure I knew this company inside out. I wanted to do it right this time.

The same day I joined Hannabis, it was announced that they would be opening up the affiliate manager role. Hannah asked me if I was going to go for it and I wasn’t so sure at the time because first I had to become a regional manager. I’d only been with the company a week. In the next 10 days, applications for affiliate manager would be closed.

Surely I couldn’t become affiliate manager in my first month? Could I have this position when I hadn’t been with the company for that long? Is there much point to me doing this? 

Becoming Affiliate Manager

But I did it anyway. I took the regional managers quiz and became the manager of my own region within 3 weeks. I couldn’t believe it. All I had to do then was take 1 more quiz. It didn’t even matter at this point if I passed or not being a regional manager in a month was amazing. At this point I honestly had nothing to lose and I took the Affiliate managers quiz. Not twice. But three times. My damn laptop kept crashing right as I submit my last answers. After two attempts and hours later I give up it wasn’t meant to be. 

After a little conversation with my partner and a talking to myself I finally tried one last time and my answers finally submitted. On cut off day of all days.

My Feelings

My job had stopped feeling like a conflict of interest and more of a way of collaborating the two together. I thought I could take what I learned from both sides. Giving my customers the absolute best service and the best information I could find. I was excited for the future whether I became affiliate manager or not.

A few days later I get a message saying I passed the test 100% and would I be available for a zoom call interview. I nearly died. No way was this position between me and one other regional manager.

I did my interview. Nervously and even though I doubted myself everyday telling myself that there’s no way that position is mine. Then on the 29th of February 2020 the girls got down on one knee and asked me to be their Affiliate manager. I honestly had tears in my eyes. I couldn’t fricking believe it. My partner David and best friend Chris got to see my reaction, which was incredible. It must have been a picture. I Had just become the Affiliate Manager for the award winning company Hannabis.

The Consequences

Remember me saying I worked in a CBD Shop? Well my boss had other ideas and was not happy at all. He voiced his opinion I kinda voiced mine and I gladly quit my job 2 weeks later to dedicate what I had to Hannabis.

For me it was never about competition it was always about what I could do better to give my customers a better understanding. a better quality product. A better brand that could be trusted (after 2 years a lot of my customers had become good friends also) it was never about how much money I could make by doing this job. It was never about getting a quick sale. It had always been about the community.

The Now

Seven months on I am thriving, My team is growing and is strong, Tonnes of new changes have happened in that time. I even started my own podcast. The UK Potcast dedicated to educating, advocating and supporting the cannabis community. It fit’s in perfectly with what I do With Hannabis and also allows me to reach and help a bigger audience.

I can’t wait to see where we are in the next 7 months. I’m in the process of an uplevel and I’m really looking forward to the journey because that’s exactly what it is. 

If you have a passion, chase it. If you have a dream, chase it and if you have a goal, go out there and achieve it. You’re more capable than you know.

Become an affiliate and work with Jess here.

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