Entrepreneurship

Lexsine Mitchell building her work from home business with Arise Virtual Solutions

Back in 2004, Lexsine Mitchell, a single mom of two daughters living in Boynton Beach, South Florida was attending college for a paralegal degree and rarely spending anytime with her daughters. Having previously worked at a bank as a part-time collection rep and full time in customer service at a lamp store she was looking for ways to improve her situation.

After having a conversation with a friend working with Arise she started the process, and within a month got her first opportunity. She quit her part-time evening job. Within 2-3 years, she was exceeding all metrics in quality and revenues. In 2007, she saw her income increasing, had flexibility to schedule her own hours of work and most importantly she could spend more time with her girls and still meet her Arise time commitments. It was time to take a big leap and Lexsine quit her full-time job to focus on her Arise opportunity.

This meant a big change in lifestyle. Before Arise, she only spent time with her girls by taking them to her second job. Now, she could schedule her own hours – so she’d schedule her hours while they were in school – would be off to pick them up, have dinner with them, do homework, and then when they were relaxing and off to bed, she could go back to work without having to leave the house.

Arise soon reached out to her and asked if she wanted to take the company to the next level and start her own business – to work with other individuals under her. Initially she declined but then fate intervened. During a home move, her moving truck tipped over and she lost EVERYTHING materially that she owned – she was devastated. A short while later Lexsine met someone at a local laundry mat who was looking for work and this triggered her entrepreneurial initiative. She had the first person to bring in under her team. Since then she’s helped some 2,000 people go through the Arise onboarding process in the U.S. and 1,000 in Canada.

Today, Lexsine has 300 Customer Support Professionals (CSP’s) working under her and her company, Open Door MultiServices, LLC, had revenues over $2M last year. On top of this she continues to work as an individual CSP herself earning around $70k/year on that front.

This has meant a big change in lifestyle for the Mitchell family. Before Arise she and her girls were living with her mom and it was school, work, school, work. Since then not only was she able to buy her first home, but she upgraded to a larger home in a gated community and recently purchased cars for each of her girls. The days of worrying about paying bills and putting food on the table are definitely behind them.

Lexsine says her biggest challenge remains finding quality people who want to work. People who would make great work-at-home professionals are skeptical because of the up-front costs. When she started, she paid $350 and has built a multi-million dollar business. She was willing to take a chance because she wanted and needed a change. Today, the costs are minimal and sometimes she even covers the costs for the people she brings in.

Her view on this; “When you are investing in an opportunity, you have to pay for an education, you have to pay for licensing and certification – whether it’s Arise or selling hot dogs, you’re making an investment. A business opportunity will also have a start-up cost.”

Lexsine’s parting comment - “Arise is a great opportunity. You’ll find some positives, some negatives, it’s up to everyone to do the research. It’s possible to be successful and create your own lifestyle, just as long as you understand what you put in is what you get out.”

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