Sarah is a joy to talk to. You feel as if you have been friends with her for years and that you are just catching up for a “spot of tea”. Maybe everyone from across the pond has that same charm, or maybe Sarah is just especially kind. Either way, you will love reading about her journey from clinical nursing to nurse entrepreneurship!
I understand that you sell Melaleuca. What exactly is Melaleuca?
Melaleuca is a whole club that offers better, safer products but beats grocery store prices so everyone can afford to shop. They manufacture consumable products right here in the United States.
What is your yearly gross income from both nursing and Melaleuca?
It is a bit hard to “predict” my yearly gross income because our team is growing so quickly, but a safe bet for 2013 has me looking at $85-90K. I am a new nurse (Started October 2012) working 32/hour week and working my Melaleuca business 5-8 hours a week. I choose to work up to 40hour/week right now. Family and personal time are very important to me, so I choose to work at my own pace, but others work much faster than I do.
I understand that you sell Beyond Organics. What exactly is Beyond Organics?
Prior to talking with Jessica Bliss, I had actually never heard of Forensic Nursing. I am extremely grateful for her time and expertise in this area, especially because it is an area that I was completely unfamiliar with. I hope that you enjoy this interview as much as I did.
Jessica, I understand that you are a forensic nurse. What exactly does that mean?
Because the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) does a nice job of defining forensic nursing, I will use their definition: “Forensic nurses specialize in caring for victims and perpetrators of violence. They also take part in the legal system by collecting forensic evidence and providing consultation to medical and law agencies.” More specifically, I am assigned certain hospitals and am called in when someone says they have been sexually assaulted. I go in to collect a written statement, collect evidence (do swabs, take pictures, collect clothing, etc.), do a physical assessment including a pelvic exam, give medications for STI prophylaxis and/or emergency contraception, and provide resources for support.