Friday, May 31, 2013

10 Signs You Need to Host a lia sophia Party

So you have a free night or two coming up. You have some girlfriends who like jewelry. And you know about all the perks of hosting a lia sophia party:
  • 20% of all sales in FREE jewelry
  • Up to 4 items at hostess bonus price ($15 unless otherwise marked in the catalog)
  • Up to 5 items at 50% off
Maybe it's time you took the plunge! It hardly takes any work on your part. You just invite the guests, collect outside orders, and deliver the merchandise once it arrives at your doorstep. Everything else is up to me, the Advisor.

So here are 10 signs you need to host a lia sophia party:
  1. You have half the catalog on your wish list. If you want it all, you might as well pay (next to) nothing for it!
  2. Your girlfriends are constantly remarking how amazing your jewelry is. If you're setting the trend, I'll bet you'd have no trouble recruiting guests for your party. Plus, you can help me out with my fashion consulting.
  3. You've been looking for a way to get a diverse group of friends together. It can be awkward to do without a theme and purpose. When all your friends have something in common to do - shop - it's a lot easier to keep the conversation flowing.
  4. You have a bunch of holidays and birthdays coming up. Take care of your shopping on lia sohpia! Between your free items, hostess bonus items, and half-price discount, you will get a lot more mileage out of your holiday budget.
  5. You've already been to a bunch of lia sophia parties as a guest. Now it's time for you to benefit from your social circle's jewelry addiction!
  6. Your jewelry collection is outdated but your bank account is empty. You don't have to spend a dime to host a party. We can do a catalog party or host the event in a restaurant and guests can pick up their own tab.
  7. You haven't had a "girls night" since you were in college. Once you get out of the "girls night" groove, it can be hard to jump back in. Hosting a lia sophia party gives you the content of the night - you just supply the company!
  8. You're a super good baker, chef, or mixologist. What better excuse to show off your skills?
  9. You get a little jealous every time one of your friends hosts a party and gets free stuff. No need to be jealous when you can easily do the same thing!
  10. You think you could maybe be a lia sophia Advisor one day. First of all, you can! Second of all, hosting a party gets your foot in the door. You can watch the Advisor and see whether you can picture yourself doing what she's doing. If the night goes well, you can turn your party into your "starter party," and you'll be well on your way to success!
Let me know when you're ready!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Why I Became a lia sophia Advisor

This is my first post in a new blog I'm very excited to call Jennie's lia sophia Connection. I'm now officially an Advisor with lia sophia fashion jewelry! This is something that I never imagined would happen, let alone that I'd be so ecstatic about. Here's how we came to this place.

I learned about lia sophia many Christmases ago when I was given my very first piece of lia sophia jewelry - a gorgeous, playful, colorful, now-retired necklace called "Kaleidoscope." I still wear this necklace all the time (and get compliments on it), rocking its Jelly Belly color scheme and matching it with all my melon and teal colored outfits. I remember when I was given the necklace being told it had a Lifetime Guarantee, which I thought was pretty special.

Throughout the years, I was invited to two lia sophia parties. I always loved the styles but felt like I didn't have the cash to buy anything and avoided making any purchases. Yet as the burden of being a full-time working mom outside the home began to weigh on me and the idea of going into direct sales and working for myself began to grow on me, I felt the company I should explore was lia sophia. I kept having those strange spiritual whisperings that would occur to me at the most random times, encouraging me to investigate what it takes to go into business as a lia sophia advisor.

And so, I re-connected with a hostess from one of the parties I'd attended about two years ago, while pregnant with my now 18-month-old daughter. I'd listened to the presentation she'd made. She must have planted a slow-growing seed. (And, as a side note, this is why I'll never be bummed if someone decides not to make a purchase at one of my parties - you never know what will come of the experience later!) This woman, now a Division Leader when she was only starting out at the party I attended, eagerly made plans to meet with me and share her enthusiasm for this company that had saved her family from financial crisis. I took her words and her information and pondered it as I continued to research other companies.

In the end, all roads led back to lia. I signed on with a team that already feels like family, and now I'm beginning an adventure that I feel confident will change my life. I'm putting to use my skills in marketing and PR, being given the opportunity to be paid in order to have fun, and finally earning for FREE all the amazing jewelry I'd only wished I could afford at the parties I attended. Kaleidoscope will no longer be lonely (or at least I won't need to wear a snake to keep it company!).

I plan to use this blog to document everything I learn as I go about fashion and business, provide tips for hostesses to throw unforgettable lia sophia parties, and offer chances to win some prizes. I hope you'll join me for the ride!