Start Your Own Children’s Books Business and Earn Extra Income

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Share Stories. Connect Families. Inspire Children.

Do you want to earn extra income while changing children’s lives and giving back to your community through the Barefoot Books Ambassador program? I love supporting other parents, grandparents, and educators as they develop their Barefoot Books businesses. Read on and find out more about this great opportunity!

Do you love children’s books? Do you want to share inclusive and meaningful stories with children? Are you looking for a flexible way where you can earn an extra income? If you said yes to any of these questions, then the Barefoot Books’ Ambassador program might be right for you! Keep reading!

While I was out on my maternity leave, after having my second child, I stumbled across Barefoot Books while browsing through the internet, when I stumbled across a video on YouTube about Barefoot Books. My curiosity got the better of me, and I went to their homepage to find out more about them. My mind was blown! I totally fell in love with the colors, the message that every book portrays, everything that they offer to build self-esteem on children, and how they portray the message of diversity, inclusivity, and acceptance. The teacher and mommy in me fell in love.

We currently live in a time where these positive messages are very much needed. We need to reinstall values and morals into our children, and what better way to do this than a book!

Is the Barefoot Books Ambassador program a good fit for you? Most people ask me these questions when they are inquiring about the Barefoot Books Ambassador program. Contact me if you still questions.

What is a Barefoot Books Ambassador?

As a Barefoot Books Ambassador, you represent a publisher based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and sell gorgeously illustrated children’s books! As a Barefoot Books Ambassador, you can offer home parties, online events, school fundraisers, community vendor events, promote your items via a blog, church events or share the books in any other way that you feel most comfortable with, the possibilities are endless for you to earn extra income!

This is a flexible business, and you can sell books in the way that fits best with your schedule, skills, and interests. You can be as creative as you would like, and earn an extra income as you do it!

How do I sell Barefoot Books? How will I find customers?

There are so many possibilities for growing your business. These included: book fairs, fundraisers, home parties, online events, vendor shows, and more. You can also sell Barefoot Books through your free website, as well as any other websites, blogs, or social media.

Many Barefoot Books Ambassadors hold a launch party with family and friends to spread the word about their new venture, either in person or with a virtual Facebook party.

How does Barefoot Books differentiate from other companies?

What I loved about Barefoot Books is the way their stories are told. Every story has a special message where children learn skills for their social-emotional growth, and they also learn about other cultures. When children and parents learn about other cultures, their views about other people changes completely.

Our Barefoot Books Ambassador community is very supportive. Ever since I joined the Ambassadors program at the beginning of 2018, every person that I have met have always been friendly and kind; this has been a huge plus for me since this is my first time being in a Direct Sales Company. On a daily basis, I see other Ambassadors reaching out to support each other and cheer each other on in meeting our goals. Our goal and mission is to get these wonderful and gorgeous books into the hands of children and change the world, one book at a time.

As part of our support as Ambassadors, we have a Facebook Group, where our home office frequently provides us with training on how to reach out to families, schools, and vendor events.

Honestly, I love how closely our home office staff listens to us and responds to our needs and our customers’ needs. Every time I have inquired about something with my business, they respond quickly and efficiently to resolve the matter in hand.

What is the time commitment for being a Barefoot Books Ambassador?

This is your business. You are in control and decide how much time you want to invest in reaching your personal goals. Some of our Ambassadors dedicate 5-10 hours a week to the program; for others, it is a full-time job. The advantage is that you can stay flexible depending on your schedule and earning goals.

What are the start-up costs for becoming a Barefoot Books Ambassador?

Becoming an Ambassador starts when you register online here.

The Business in a Box Kit is presented in a beautifully-branded Barefoot Books box. This box gives you the best value. It comes with the greatest variety of books and gifts for customers to see and touch in person when you do your home parties or vendor events. If you decide to do online parties, then you can showcase them via live events. The total retail value is over $350. It costs only $139.99 + tax, and the shipping is already included. You will also receive sales aids to market your business (i.e catalogs, order forms, and brochures) to help you organize your first events.

The Barefoot Basics in a Bag is perfect for those on a tight budget, its a smaller Starter Kit with a value of over $200 worth of books and tools. This smaller kit costs just $79.99 + tax, and the shipping is included.

It does not matter which Starter Kit you choose, your website, customer management/address book, team members management, training programs, and online marketing tools are free for your entire first year as an Ambassador. 

After the first full year in the program, Ambassadors who choose to continue are charged an annual renewal fee of $49.99 on the anniversary of their join date, which covers the cost of your website, back office tools, training programs, and online marketing resources. Barefoot’s home office has taken all the risks of starting a business out of the equation. There are no hidden fees. By the time you pay the renewal fee, you’ll know if this is the business for you.

What is a Barefoot Books home party?

Home parties are a proven way to scale your business to reach new customers and grow your business. Barefoot Books is modernizing the home party with a family-friendly twist. Home parties are designed to focus on storytelling and interactive activities. They are engaging, creative, and fun!

Ambassadors work with their hosts to create an event that fits their interests and styles. You can have a “World Animals” themed party with kids, a “Fairytales & Cocktails” night out for just grown-ups, or a casual gathering with friends. Barefoot Parties are a simple way to get together for meaningful conversation, convenient shopping and new relationships.

Many Ambassadors, including myself, offer live Facebook parties which allows us to serve customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. I assist new Ambassadors with a step-by-step guide on how to host an online party.

What help will I have in getting my business started?

Barefoot Books home office and your team leader (that’s me!) are here to support you along every part of your Barefoot journey. Our home office provides extensive training options through a variety of platforms.

I also have a Private Facebook Group, where I and my teammates share tips, ideas, and tricks on how to get our business to blossom. I will provide all the support that you need, so you are successful in your journey with Barefoot Books.

Video training, live chats, conference calls, webinars, and downloadable PDFs will help you launch your business. You can attend live webinar training to get immediate answers to your questions, visit our training pages where you can watch recordings on demand, and stay updated through our internal Ambassadors-only blog where tips and resources are shared.

We also have an annual Ambassador Conference, which is our largest in-person training event.

How much can I earn as a Barefoot Books Ambassador?

Our compensation plan is one of the most generous in the direct sales industry. You’ll earn:

  • 30% commission on all sales of qualifying products.*
  • 15 – 20% Free Gift Allowance on all orders of qualifying products placed by you. This is a free, built-in product credit that can be used for host rewards, personal use, or donations to a school or organization you care about.
  • 10 – 15% personal bonus for any month in which you achieve $300 or more in sales of qualifying products.
  • 4 – 11% bonus on your team members’ sales.

In your first sixty days as an Ambassador, you also have the opportunity to earn three exciting bonuses here. Barefoot also offers amazing rewards including cash prizes, original artwork, and global getaways!

Is there an order minimum or sales threshold I need to meet?

There is no order minimum! Manage your business in the best way that benefits you.

Will I be penalized if I leave the program?

We understand that life can get busy or circumstances can change. You will not be penalized if you decide to leave the Ambassador program.

I have another question you haven’t answered here.

Fill out this easy contact form and I will get in touch so that I can answer your questions. If you include your mailing address, I will also send you a copy of our beautiful catalog. Or, if you’re ready to sign up as an Ambassador, you can here.

Are you ready to take the plunge with me?  Hope to hear from you soon!


  1. Tina

    June 13, 2018 at

    Super insightful blog and posts! I love the whole layout of this.

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