Lia Sophia: Jewelry Sales as an Income Opportunity
By Kate, age 19, New Hampshire
Sweet Designs Staff Intern
Sweet Designs Featured Writer
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!