WEEK 5: LuLaRoe Queue

Hey, Hey, HEY!!!  TODAY starts WEEK 5 in the queue!!!  That means we POTENTIALLY have 3-4 weeks left before we get our call to onboard with LuLaRoe!!  BUT- things are picking up with the calling side of things and it could actually be sooner than that time-frame!!  From what I saw today, they are on-boarding through August 30th today, and I am September 12th!

So this past week we started painting with the help of my sister!  Actually, she did most of it and was very helpful!  She painted into the late evening on Saturday and then from morning to afternoon on Sunday until we ran out of paint.  It is looking amazing!!  I am so happy to get rid of that ugly mauve color.  Our furniture is scheduled to be delivered Saturday, and then we will start working on shelving and hanging racks next week!

We did a give away this week in my LuLaRoe group and I was able to give away 4 pair of leggings.  I grew our group to 380 people so far with that one give away.  This friday we will be doing another give away for some LuLa- CASH so make sure you join the group so you don’t miss out!!

I am really looking forward to starting our business!!  It can not get here fast enough!  Stay Tuned to MORE updates soon!

Week 1 in the queue- Lularoe

So we have been in the queue waiting to onboard for ONE week now.  It has been the longest week ever!  However; we have been getting things ready like crazy!  Last week, my husband and I sat down and made a list of things that we need to do before my inventory arrives and it is quite a bit!  This week we will not be working much on that list since we are hosting a birthday party Saturday for our four youngest daughters but as of next Monday the fun will start!

So far we have made sure that our financing is in order for when it is time to order our inventory.  I’ve opened up a new savings account and a checking account for our lularoe business only!  I have started a facebook page and began adding friends and family.  Once my inventory is on the way, I will start my facebook page where all my pop ups will take place!  Right now on my facebook page I am kinda just blogging, posting photos, and introducing the product!  I have created my instagram, twitter, and my youtube channel!  I am awful at videos, I would rather hide behind my keyboard like I’m doing right now, but I think it will be good for my self esteem to get myself out there and step out of my comfort zone.  I actually worked on a youtube video yesterday for hours but decided to blog instead.  HAHA!  I just could not bring myself to be okay with my video BUT- I will promise to have a video recorded and posted on my channel before next wednesday at the latest!!

The family and I took a nice trip to Ikea saturday!  We wanted to check out some furnature for our new lularoom and get some ideas.  We have a long list of things we want to get to organize and make it look so much nicer in there!!  We have some great ideas of things to do to our lularoom and I can not hardly wait to get started!!   In the meantime I have been watching every youtube channel I can find on lularoe, I have been on every webinar that has been available and I have joined as many groups for queuebies, that I can find!  I will also start this week ordering free mailers from USPS so that I have a good stock ready for my launch!

So by next monday I will start to clean out our room.  This room used to be a toy room for our kids but when they proved they could not handle that, we packed it up and moved them to their rooms and it became a kinda catch-all, office, craft room.  So week 3 will be cleaning things out!  So that in a nutshell is what we have been doing!  If you have any questions about our journey please let me know!  I would be happy to help!!

 

Our new business adventure

Being a stay at home mom can be really challenging.  If I could give advice to all stay-at- home mom’s it would be: #1 have a schedule or a routine, and #2 find a hobby, or MLM business that makes you feel like you have accomplished something.  Being a stay at home mom is so hard, especially in the beginning if you are used to working.  You no longer have something in your life that shows immediate results, you can no longer walk away saying, “wow, I am great at my job,” not because you are not, but because being a stay at home mom has a way of making the word failure appear at the front of your mind every day!  Once you think you have it down, once you feel like you have conquered the terrible two’s or the awful three’s, they hit four, and so on.  Every day, every season, is a new challenge and so far in my 10 years of being a mom most of those challenges make me feel like I have failed, or am unappreciated and a woman can not be at her best if she is always defeated!

I’ve done many business adventures in my 10 years of being a stay at home mom.  Most of them were successful for a time but then the hype died down and I lost the passion for my product.  I have been a Jamberry Nail Wrap consultant for almost two years now.  I love jams and LOVE to do parties.  I think there is nothing better than a Jamberry party, I love to give things away and play games; however, when there are no more parties being booked- it is time to move on.  My goal is to find something that will last, something that is well loved, and something that people WANT me to come and do parties for them!  While I am still planning on doing jamberry and sticking around for my faithful customers I still have, I will be moving my focus more over to LuLaRoe!

I have thought of joining LuLaroe for a while now, but had reservations of jumping into yet another business.  After a lot of prayer, we decided it would be a great thing for our family.  Not only is this something I think I will love, but I also love that my girls can join in the fun!  Doing LuLaRoe is a family business, not just an individual business!  My husband will be working with me behind the scenes to help with the business side of things, my girls will be helping as well to get shipments out and in the process, we are doing something fun as a family, they are learning how to run a business, and making profit from the business is just an extra incentive.

I am not “OFFICIAL” yet.  The way LLR works is when you complete your paperwork you are put into a queue to “onboard.”   This waiting period can take anywhere from 6-12 weeks!  When my day comes I will receive a phone call from the main office and they will order my initial inventory!  It really is a bit of a blessing that I have those weeks to get myself in order.  We need to get so many things done and organized in our home so we have space for everything!  We will have a LLR Room off the front of our house.  We have a room that used to be a garage, but was turned into a living area.  Over the next few weeks we will be transforming this room into our LLR room with paint, and fixtures and changing area!  It has a door where customers can come to straight from the driveway!  I have also begun my business page on facebook which you can find here    But there is a lot more to do!!

I am so excited about this next adventure!