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Welcome friends! You’ve clearly had a few thoughts on joining LuLaRoe! Woo-hoo!! I was in your shoes over 3 years ago when I had my first thoughts that I should join LuLaRoe. And while this business has been a challenge at times, it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Now, I’m not trying to feed you a line of bull, but I’ve made some amazing friendships, found myself again, and have found a job that truly pays me what I’m worth. When was the last time that you had a job that you felt paid you what you’re truly worth? Think about that for a second. Now, if you’re seriously considering becoming a LuLaRoe retailer, here are a few things to think about first.
Three Things To Consider:
- Time. A lot of people will tell you how easy this business is. Friend, sometimes it is. And then other days I have to shut the door to my LuLa-Room and walk away for a bit. But trust me, the good outweighs the bad. (HERE is another post about this. I’m just full of them!) You will get as much out of this business as you put in. If you want to make a full-time income, it does take a full-time effort. This isn’t a get rich quick set-up. But, I do have the flexibility to set my own schedule, and I love that!
- Space. Surprise! You’re thinking about joining an inventory-based business. This stuff takes up space. Just be prepared that if you don’t have a dedicated space for your inventory that it will take over your house. I first started out using our spare bedroom. I outgrew that space within the first eight months, so I ended up finishing our basement. I’ve heard from a lot of retailers how they aren’t prepared for the amount of space their inventory needs.
- A Sponsor. You need to have someone to help guide you on this journey! There’s a lot that goes into picking a sponsor, so I’m going to cover that in just a little bit.
What’s the Next Step?
First off, you need to find a sponsor. Your sister/best friend/neighbor might be selling LuLaRoe and want you to join with them, but wait. First consider these next points. You’re going to be using your upline team a lot for resources in the beginning. They will help guide you in setting up your business, pass along communications from the home office, and be there for any questions you might have. You want to make sure that you have a great relationship with the person you sign up under. You should share common beliefs when it comes to business practices. If you don’t have the same beliefs as your sponsor, it can definitely cause rifts. I’m not talking about religious beliefs, I’m talking about how you run your business. If a sponsor is pushing looping on you, but you think this is incredibly spammy, this is going to present a challenge. Don’t be scared to say no to someone if it isn’t the right fit! You want to have the right fit before you join LuLaRoe.
Once you’ve found the person who you want to be your sponsor, you’ll need to sign your contract to join LuLaRoe. After that, you’ll be contacted by LuLaRoe to complete some training’s that will help you set up an awesome foundation for your business. As of September 2019, the current wait time is about 2 weeks. That’s a heck of a lot shorter than the 9 weeks I waited!
Things To Discuss With a Potential Sponsor:
I’m going to strongly encourage you to “interview” any potential sponsor. You really do want to make sure that you’re going to have a fantastic relationship. Now, let’s talk about topics you should cover with your potential sponsor:
- What to order with your initial inventory. You now get to choose what you order! HERE is a post on the onboarding packages as of August 2019. I’d make sure to ask your sponsor what they feel are the best options for you to start your business with.
- Inventory re-ordering plan. You plan on selling inventory, right? Well, you’ll have to reorder then! How often and what are you ordering? How do you add a new style? These are all topics you’ll want to cover. I have created some worksheets to help figure this out. So, what’s the catch? These forms are for my team. Trust me, I won’t ditch anyone on my team.
- How much support you’ll need. Do you work best on your own? Do you want someone checking in on you? You can set how often and what level of follow-up you want. Granted, please understand that your sponsor will not be running your business for you!
- How they run their business. Do your beliefs match? Trust me, this is a biggie.
If you want to chat about joining LuLaRoe, please feel free to message me HERE. There’s no pressure. I can help be a sounding board to figure out if this is the right path for you. And if you’re looking for a sponsor, let’s chat! I’d love to sit down and have an interview with you! Feel free to check out my VIP Group to see how I run my business. And finally, once you’ve made that call that you want to join LuLaRoe, here is an article about 20 Things To Do While You’re in the LuLaRoe Queue.