If you read my previous post, Part 1, you may be waiting at the edge of your seat, wondering what happened. Did Maria buy more leggings? Did her husband cut up the credits cards and hide her packages?? Did she stop buying LuLaRoe? The answer is that I signed up on September 1, 2015, after taking a few months to consider the opportunity.
I already had a part-time job working in a school office and my husband’s office a few hours a day and two kids still at home (even though they are teenagers and already know everything, some guidance was necessary, not to mention food needed to be ready the very second they arrived home from school). I thought it would be easy to sell a few pairs of leggings or a dress or two in the evenings as everything continued as usual. I really don’t know what I was thinking!
Five days after I signed up, I received seven large boxes on my front porch. They were delivered by UPS and arrived at 7:30 pm on a Friday night, just before Labor Day weekend. I opened the door and just stared at the boxes, which where piled as high as I was tall. I’m not going to lie, I panicked! My husband came down the stairs and started bringing them in as I stood there, slightly nauseous, and asked him what the heck I was going to do with all of these clothes. He calmly said, “You’re going to take pictures of everything and put it up for sale. It’s a great opportunity since it’s a holiday weekend!” Saturday morning dawned, sunny and bright and I turned the coffee table in my living room into a makeshift photo table by throwing a white tablecloth over the top. I spent all day taking pictures and putting clothes back in the boxes because I didn’t have any hangers or racks yet. My plan was to post pictures in a Facebook group filled with ladies anxious to see all my new inventory. They got to see it all on Sunday morning as I sat at my kitchen table, drinking coffee and uploading all the pictures at 9:00 am.
At 9:10 am, my phone started to ping notifications and it was non-stop. I wasn’t quite sure what was happening so I checked and all the notifications were from my Facebook sale! It was a feeding frenzy, everyone was buying and commenting and claiming clothes left and right. I think I sold about $1,200 in two hours!
The next day was a blur, I had to pull all the pieces, package them, invoice everyone, all of that with little organization or planning. Between work and LuLaRoe, there was no time for sleep as everyone wanted more and more clothes to buy. Now, people signing up are in a queue and have time to get organized, there is a great group page with tips and lists and strategies and plans to get them ready to sell as soon as they get their inventory, but I had to figure it out myself and it was daunting.
Slowly, I found my rhythm, set a schedule, got myself organized, bought hangers and racks (huge improvement over boxes!!!) and have built a great business and also have a team of ladies that inspire me to dream big. I sadly left my school job, which I truly loved, because there are were not enough hours in the day, but I am so very grateful to this company for an opportunity so big, my dreams are unlimited!
Join my shopping group here