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About six months ago, if you had asked me if it was possible to work a full time job and sell LuLaRoe, I would have laughed in your face. Well….perhaps not. But I would have sat you down and had a serious talk with you and encouraged you to quit your job as quickly as possible to persuade you to do anything but that.
Today, my story is different, and I’m here to tell you my thoughts on the plausibility of working full time and selling LuLaRoe, and if the two can be combined.
Know What You Want
For background, I used to work as a web content editor for WebMD, and today, I edit public-facing Navy documents as a ManTech employee. I am a military brat, and I LOVE what I do. I LOVE editing documents and helping prepare geeky information for the public to see and understand. A connection to the military life is at the core of who I am, and I am proud and thankful for the opportunity to work for a government contractor.
I started selling LuLaRoe while I was working for WebMD. Eventually, I had the opportunity to transition to a part-time, 32 hours a week, government contractor job. I elected to take that position because, like I said before, I WANTED to do that work. Having a day job works for me: I like structure and schedule, and honestly, I like having benefits and a retirement plan. YES there will be those who nay-say that in direct sales, saying that you are making your own retirement plan, but I am here to tell you that there is NO SHAME in choosing some minor securities as you determine what is best for you and your family.
I wanted to edit government documents and make women feel babe-a-licious, and by golly, I will do both of those things.
Set Your Goals Wisely
Of COURSE you can work full time and sell LuLaRoe. However, you have to sit down and calculate how many hours there are in the day. If you live in the same world that I do, you’re going to come up with the same answer that I get: 24 hours.
You have a finite number of hours per day that you can work your business, and you have to set your goals according to the number of hours per day. Do you want to sell $250,000 worth per month? Well then, LuLaRoe will be your full time job. No way around that. Do you want to sell $6000 per month? Well, now we’re talking.
Goals must align with your limits (and for the record, “limits” is not a negative term – it’s the simple description of the time constraints that all of us experience). Reverse engineer your numbers: if your goal is to sell $6000 per month (resulting in an estimate of $2000-$2500 in profit), and there are 30 days in the month, you need to sell $200 worth of product per day. That would be 8 pairs of leggings, or perhaps six $35 items, or even just 2 Jaxons or Harveys. Totally doable, right? Just remember that it takes steady work to sell consistently.
Consistent work yields consistent results.
Learn How to Plan
Many LuLaRoe retailers wake up, look at their inventory, and think “what income producing activities should I do today?” And then, they simply do it. If you wake up, go to a full-time (or part-time) job, you don’t get that time luxury. You go make it happen, and then come home and work your secondary business.
I utilize sites like Cinchshare to plan and schedule posts into my VIP group so that my community gets items to engage with. I take short breaks at work to go walk laps around the building, and am glued to my phone as I power walk around the building.
My Erin Condren Life Planner is my best friend, as I utilize the space at the top of each day (or the bottom of each day, if I got overzealous in putting stickers all over the place), to write down the theme/goals of the day on that date. Keeping things written down and all in one place helps me to stay sane.
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Make Peace With Your Limitations
I will never sell $50,000 worth of LuLaRoe every month. I may never sell $20,000 per month. However, I am 100% ok with that. I accept that I have chosen to keep LuLaRoe as a part-time job that gives me incredibly large amounts of personal fulfillment and joy and satisfaction. I accept that it is a part-time gig for me; one that I invest my Mondays in, and a few hours each day into. I LOVE it; it works so perfectly for me. It gives me opportunity to work with some of the most amazing people ever, and I am thankful for it.
Want to see how this works in real life? Join my community and see it in action. I’m not perfect, and I am spending time evolving and rolling with the punches and ever-changing landscape of social retail. I’d LOVE to have you in my community.