Wow! The holiday season for 2017 is dwindling down and 2018 is just around the corner. What are you going to do with your big bad self? Do you have goals and bucket list items on the calendar? Have you always wanted to try your hand at a small business but hesitant to go out completely on your own? Here are my top 10 reasons to join Paparazzi in 2018 and bring in the New Year with style. Help me do the count down . . .
#10: Affordable start-up costs
As I’ve discussed at length before, Paparazzi has a very reasonable start-up cost. With each kit you will receive inventory you can sell immediately as well as business supplies. Getting started with Paparazzi in 2018 will cost you between $99 and $499. Each kit has exclusive accessories (color me jealous) which gives you the corner on the market as a new consultant.
#9: Built-in support and community
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again but the Paparazzi sisterhood is like none other. The business model is designed to foster cooperation among consultants rather than cutthroat competition. It really is like a big family. On Team Magnificent we focus on relationships with both our customers and teammates. We provide training, mentoring, brainstorming, victory dances, etc. Team Magnificent, though, is just a small part of the Paparazzi community. I’ve been lucky enough to develop so many friendships with other consultants all around the country that I would have otherwise never met. If you are looking for a social network and place to fit in – come join us!
#8: No monthly quotas
To remain a consultant you need to order 100 pieces in a rolling 12 months. Your starter kit will take a big chunk out of this. It is HIGHLY recommended that you be active every month (25 pieces) as there are significant benefits to working your business consistently. However, we all understand life happens and sometimes we do need to slow down and focus on other life priorities. As a Paparazzi consultant you will have the flexibility to be inactive if necessary. Again, I strongly suggest you stay active every month if possible but there is no need to freak out if things are not going your way. If you find yourself in this position where you won’t be able to make the 25 piece order, then definitely talk to your upline. She might have some great ideas to keep you on track.
#7: No catalogs or samples
Oh my gosh! As a direct seller you will soon make friends with many other direct sellers from a myriad of companies. Every time I talk to someone else I think, “Holy Moly, am I glad I don’t have to pay for catalogs or samples!” How do you afford that extra expense? And they have to change every season? Paparazzi is an inventory-based company and because we constantly get new items (more on that in a bit) there are no catalogs to lug around or added expense for those promotional type items.
Although you have the support of the Paparazzi company, you will virtually be your own boss. This means YOU are in charge and work the hours you want. It also means you can market and promote your business how you see fit. Personally, I do almost all of my business right here in cyberspace because it works for me and my family. (For tips on balancing life with small kids, click here) Other consultants prefer more in-person ways of doing business. To be successful you will want to work your business consistently but the method is totally up to you.
#5: Feed Your Own $5 Habit
Before I started as a Paparazzi consultant I owned one silver necklace and one gold necklace. I never felt I could “splurge” on fashion jewelry. The consultant price is just $2.75 plus tax so you can easily build up your own fashion jewelry collection. Feel and look like a million bucks without any of the guilt of overspending or wondering if you can spoil yourself. Becoming a consultant is a great way to feed your own habit and always have affordable gifts for others.
Paparazzi rewards all their consultants. Regardless of your rank or title you will earn 45% commission on anything you sell. This doesn’t change whether you sell 1 piece a month or 1,000. This works out to $2.25 a piece. If you sell 100 pieces a month this is $225 in your pocket. Trust me, this is totally doable. 🙂 When I started with Paparazzi, my husband was in grad school and we had 4 small kids. I put the kit (which was much more expensive then!) on a credit card and my only goal was to buy a few ice cream cones for my kids and to not cost my family any money. In 2 weeks, I had turned that investment into a profit and I haven’t looked back. $5 jewelry may seem silly to some or you may doubt that it works but it absolutely does.
If you choose to build your own team you can earn additional team-building commissions and bonuses. Just reaching the first level of Director will give you 10% commission on your team’s orders.
#3: The Jewelry Itself
Quality fashion jewelry that is lead and nickel-free is unheard of at this price point! In addition, the necklaces come with earrings which only increases the value of the entire set. This is an unbelievable bargain.
But wait – it gets even better! Did you know we get access to new jewelry every single day Monday through Friday? That is right! New items daily! How incredible is that?!?! Items do sell out quickly so our customers will always be able to find something they love and something new to try. Remember how I said above the business model allows consultants to cooperate rather than compete? This is part of that business model. Depending on when you order, you will have totally different inventory than another consultant. I love watching my teammate’s pages and checking out their inventory. Sometimes I even buy from them because I love an item so much. We always have different items and the constant stream of new jewelry means you always have fresh offerings. Check out The Shop to see my current on-hand inventory.
The jewelry will speak for itself. As a consultant, your job is to get it in front of people.
#2: Free Website
The minute you sign up with Paparazzi you will have a FREE replicated website. And you know what? It stays free the entire time you are a consultant! This is amazing! Again, I know other companies that give you a free first month and then charge $10-$20 a month for a replicated website – and it’s required! That’s bananas! Paparazzi gives us the tools we need for success the minute you enroll, and they don’t charge you extra for it!
#1: While $5 Jewelry May Not Change the World, We Believe those Who Wear it Will
I get teary every time I read that statement. It is absolutely 100% true. You, yes you, my friend, can change the world. We are each in charge of throwing around kindness and love in our little corners of the world. Do you need Paparazzi to change your immediate world? No. However, being a Paparazzi consultant has stretched me as a human being, developed leadership skills, lit an entrepreneurial spirit and widened borders. Being a consultant and team leader has taught me so much. I know my space and family situation would look a lot different without Paparazzi. It has changed me emotionally, brightened our financial outlook and introduced me to some amazing people.
So what are you waiting for? Ready to change your world or do you need more reasons to join Paparazzi in 2018? I can give you some! 😉
P.S. Message me if you need more info about getting started with Paparazzi.