Lia Sophia: Jewelry Sales as an Income Opportunity

By Kate, age 19, New Hampshire
Sweet Designs Staff Intern
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Finding that perfect job can be difficult, especially a part-time job that allows you to be flexible during school and still get some money in your pocket. There's not much for young people out there until you earn a college diploma. And let's face it, you wouldn't be caught dead flipping burgers at McDonalds. But you know what they say: "You can't be picky; apply everywhere and be happy with what you get."

This time, you really CAN be happy with your job! And not feel ashamed to tell everyone about it!

I had spent weeks applying for every job on the planet, from cheap, low paid waitressing to working in sales at a fancy car dealership. I'd had my fair share of interviews, but nothing came through. I was desperate for a job and even reapplied to some places two or three times. In mid-June, I realized, I didn't have to have one of those typical jobs at all.

It started at one of my cousin's Lia Sophia Jewelry parties. The lady who came in was fun, energetic, and honest. I had walked in to the party thinking I wouldn't get anything, or my mom would just let me get one thing. I walked out totally thrilled with a necklace, toe ring, and anklet I ordered, while my mom got three things for herself!

During her party, it occurred to me - why couldn't I do something like this?

So, I talked to the woman doing the party. She was so excited that I was interested and explained everything to me. It was simple, fun, and easy enough, and she said she would help me get started. She invited me to a meeting she was going to and told me she would supply me with the kit I needed to show off jewelry at parties.

I met with her and another woman and was given the full 4-1-1 on what needed to be done. It was as simple as hosting my own party and getting other people to have a party. I would make 30% of all sales at each party, including any outside orders made by people who couldn't attend.

Long-term benefits included free and discounted jewelry (which is new every spring and fall) and possibly, eventually, a trip to Hawaii.

Plus, it's flexible enough to where I can easily work around my full-time college schedule. It's basically my own job with my own hours and killer benefits.

So, it may not be something you've considered, but maybe now is the time! Look around for local Lia Sophia advisors or other jewelry sale type jobs - they're everywhere! Getting the job is as easy as just asking for it. No stressful interview required!

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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