Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I've Been Hit By The Spotlight

I am a brand new independent consultant for Paparazzi Accessories. This is a super fun business selling super fun things. I am selling necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, hair clips and headbands. And the kicker to the entire thing is that nothing is over $5!! Everything is very trendy and extremely fashionable. The company does not even put out a catalog because their styles change quite often.

The company is pretty neat. They are based out of Hurricane Utah. Just down the road from my cousins. It was started by a lady who wanted to make money for her family vacation. So she started attending fairs and events selling jewelry. Three years later it has now gone direct sales and doing great. The best part is that direct sales started January of this year! This company is still at ground zero with growth every where. The opportunity to sell and do well is wide open.

I don't generally get into this stuff. Heck, I don't attend parties. I can not stand those parties where you sit there and play some sort of game or hear some sort of speech about why you need this product. The product is so spendy to start with and you feel guilty having to tell the people you don't want anything as they give you this look of disbelief.

So why would I sign up for something like this. Let me start with how this all happened. I read many crafty type blogs online and one of them mentioned that she just signed up with this company. I have never been interested in something like this but for some reason that day I clicked on the link and became intrigued. The more I looked into it, the more interested I became. I researched and read about it for about 1.5 months before I decided to join. I wanted to go into this with a plan and an idea how I was going to execute it. Right down to how my event booths would look. I wanted to be prepared. For those that really know me, know this is so not out of the norm for me. If I was going to spend lots of money up front on this, I better be prepared. I finally signed up within the last days we were in Hawaii so I would be home to get the huge box. I had great anxiety pushing that submit button but once I did, I felt good about the decision.

So why would I sign up with these guys and not others. The first thing that I really, really liked is that it is a no sales pitch business. The product truly sells itself. I don't have to sit in front of the room and try to convince others why they need to buy it. All of the Open Houses are come and go type events. Nobody feels pressured to sit through a presentation. I love that, plus the jewelry is cute so that helps. Another perk is that you get to take the jewelry home immediately with you. No waiting for it to be shipped. Nice. Another obvious thing is the price. It is so incredibly inexpensive. For $5.50 you can pick up several pieces. I was also drawn to the fact that the company is so new. The opportunity is great.

My sponsor and I are already getting our foot in the door on many events in our areas. She is pretty close to me so we plan on teaming up for the bigger and longer events. Pooling our inventory makes for a greater selection at bigger events. Next week I am already signed up for ArtFaire, Inc. where they expect about 2500-3000 people. I am so excited for that one. And a little nervous as it will be my first booth ever. Jennifer (my sponsor) and I are planning on signing up for Alpine Ponds Haunted Trails where they have fun Halloween things to do for the entire family. We plan on doing just one week. Then the week after that I am signed up for Trunk or Treat So People Can Eat in Nampa. This one is probably my most favorite, it is free as a vendor and sounds like SO much fun for the entire family. The entire event is free with so many things to do. I also love how they are supporting the Idaho Food Bank with a food donation as admission. I love it and am so excited to be a part of it. I can't wait to get into homes and have Open Houses. Those sound like a ton of fun too.
My big 26lb box arrived Monday and honestly I am so overwhelmed with the amount of jewelry and accessories (250 pieces!), I haven't even dove in to sort it all. I have a few friends stopping by this week to get first peek so I better get my rear in gear. I've also been collecting supplies for displays so Jeff can build them. I am so excited for them and yes there will be pictures on here.

I've found some pretty cool things at thrift stores and craigslist to create my displays and event booths. I can't wait to put them into action. Anyway, enough about this. If you are interest in hosting an Open House or would love more information about becoming a consultant, feel free to leave a comment or check out my facebook page.

3 clever remarks:

mandbrid said...

I SO want to come shopping!!!

Penny Cluff said...

Hurrican Utah? Are you kidding me...it is in my back yard. I bet you felt like a kid at Christmas opening that box. If this doesn't turn out, you have birthday and Christmas presents for the next hundred years. Keep us posted on how your shows do. Love.

Natalie Ormond said...

That sounds like a lot of fun! I bet you will do well at it.