Category: Direct Sales

Virtual Cookie Exchange

2020 has brought many challenges, one of which being a lack of get-togethers. One of my favorite events is always the Christmas Cookie Exchange. When I thought up this idea, to do it virtually, I didn’t know if it would work or not. So many people enjoyed when I shared my Snowball Cookie recipe, however, that I decided to go ahead and give it a try. I posted in my VIP Group that I wanted to host a Virtual Cookie Exchange, and I got a few submissions back in, so I’m excited to bring you my first Virtual Cookie Exchange Booklet! I hope you find something you love here, and that it blesses your family and anyone with whom you share your cookies!

To print this PDF as a booklet, you’ll need to print full page, horizontal, and (very important) set your printer to print front & back. Printing this way will only take 3 pieces of paper, and you’ll have a nice booklet once you fold the paper in half. Add staples down the left side, and use some cute washi tape to cover the staple points.

November 2020 Hostess Opportunity

Happy November! This month is a great time to gather your friends to take a break from this year’s chaos and look at something beautiful! Literally everyone is already thinking about gifts they’d love to give (and receive) for upcoming holidays, and may also have birthdays and anniversaries to consider.

Add to that that these are products that your friends and family will actually use and love themselves, so what more could you want?!

I am happy to offer two solutions for this season:

1) Lilla Rose Hair Accessories

The perfect size for a stocking, small jewelry box, or bag! That describes most of the items that Lilla Rose has to offer. Gorgeous and unique hair accessories to fit every type of hair, we have 7 sizes of Flexi-Clip, a variety of hair pin types (U-Pin sets, Swerves, acrylics, large pins – beaded or plain), hair sticks, hairbands, leather accessories… something for everyone!

November 2020 Special Offer for clients of Sue Ellen Hale only: When your event reaches $200 in sales by Nov 25, I will match your credit with items from my available inventory! This is a limited time offer, available only through me, and is not endoresed by Lilla Rose, Inc. or any other Stylist that I’m aware of.

Hostess Rewards start at just $100!

Hostess Rewards already start at just $100 with our exclusive Hostess Only Flexi-Clips and Flexi-inspired necklaces! Half priced items and additional free credit increase the more orders you and your guests help bring in!

Now if those on your list usually don’t wear accessories in their hair, as is the case with some, we also have a line of Essential Hair Care products that also are a considerate gift or stocking stuffer. Pamper yourself and the ladies on your Christmas list with these!

2) Mary & Martha

This year I am pleased to have grown my business to include beautiful home decor and service pieces, inspirational sharables & devotional books, and more from Mary & Martha! With the strong faith foundation, this company is right. up. my. alley!

I love sharing these products to strengthen women in their spiritual journey, and to provide tools for encouraging others! One of my favorite things M&M offers is Scripture Sharables & Prayers to Share pads, which are meant to share with others everywhere you go! These are also perfect for adding to stockings this year! Give someone a whole collection they can share with others, or split the cards up among several people. The 100 Empowering Notes for Kids are being added to many shoeboxes this year for Operation Christmas Child, too!

Every month M&M has a Host Bonus to encourage booking – it’s a selection of some of our most popular items, available for just $14 when you book and hold your party! At $32-$65 off, these are a crazy good deal — my GIFT to you when you book and hold your virtual gathering this November! 🙂

Of course, beyond that, Hostesses are eligible for free and half priced items, based on the total sales at your gathering.

I get really excited at the end of a Mary & Martha gathering, when I see how many people are going to be blessed by the items that were purchased during the event!

I am so happy and thankful that I can offer both of these opportunities this fall! If you’d like to schedule your own event, please reach out to me on Facebook, or text me if you have my number, so we can get you scheduled ASAP!

As always, and with all other small businesses – we truly appreciate your business and your support, this year especially. When your orders come in, they fill my heart with thankfulness… and there just might be a little happy dance, too! 💜

Explaining the Ready Set Win Program for New Stylists

I’m so excited to have you join me on this amazing Lilla Rose journey!  One of the first things you need to understand is the Ready Set Win program.  Through this program, you’ll have the opportunity to earn up to $600 in product just by working your new business!

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Everything begins counting from your first full month.  So if you join any time between the 2nd to the 31st day of the month, your first full month is the following month.  So, using Rachel as an example will look like this:

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Rachel started her new business by joining on July 3.  Her first full month will be August!  She has until August 31 to reach $350 in wholesale personal sales volume (PSV), and yes, it is cumulative!  That gives her almost two full months to get her new business up and running!  Rachel should jump right in and schedule a Grand Opening Party and invite her friends and family, to introduce them to her new business!  She can also book her first parties with just the items from her Ready Set Style starter kit!  Also, any amount of PSV that was over the Month 1 Goal is rolled into next month’s total.

NOTE: If Rachel joined with the Ready Set Style + FAST START kit, her PSV automatically starts out at $500 and she has already earned a $75 Shopping Spree just for joining!  $150 is automatically applied toward her Month 2 goal.

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Rachel also has the opportunity to earn a Lilla Bag during her first full month!  By recruiting one friend to join, and helping that friend get to $200 PSV herself, the beautiful Lilla Bag display purse can be hers! (Note: July 3-15, 2020, the qualification to earn the bag was lifted.) Carry like any purse, diaper bag, or book bag to always advertise when you’re out and about.  Large pockets on the front and back, as well as pockets inside, help display and hold product, catalogs,  Lilla Looks and Style Sheets, so you’re always prepared to share your business!  (*Note the large pocket on the front differs from the bag pictured.)

NOTE: If Rachel joined with the Ready Set Style + FAST START kit, she will also get a BONUS when she brings a friend in to join her team – 40% of that New Stylist’s first order!  If the friend also joined with FAST START as well… do the math real quick… that’s a $200 Bonus Check!

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Rachel’s second full month will be here before she knows it!  Rachel will have until September 30 to reach her Month 2 goal of $525 PSV.  Keep in mind, PSV comes from customers ordering from Rachel’s free website as well as orders placed through her back office.  Any amount that was over the Month 1 Goal is rolled into this month’s total. As Rachel continues to work, the Month 2 Goal will be easy to accomplish and another $100 Shopping Spree will be added to her account!  Any other New Stylists that join Rachel’s team will have earned her another $50 Shopping Spree!  Any PSV over this month’s goal will apply to the next goal.

NOTE: If Rachel joined with the Ready Set Style + FAST START kit, any other New Stylists that join her team will again earn her 40% of their first order, up to $200 cash, each.

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Since Rachel joined in July, and her first full month is August.  Her second full month will be September, and her third month will be October.  Time is flying by and working hard has become a habit by now — and it’s paying off!  When Rachel’s roll-over plus her PSV combine together to reach $700 PSV, she will earn another $150 Shopping Spree for her Month 3 Goal! 

These shopping sprees can be used for business supplies as well as inventory, and by now Rachel may need to get some more order forms and such for all the business she’s been doing!  Any other New Stylists that join Rachel’s team will have earned her another $50 Shopping Spree, and you know it by now, and extra cash bonus if she was a FAST START!

Shopping Spree Tip:  Add business supplies to your shopping cart first when using your shopping spree points!  Then if any inventory in your order goes over the points amount, it will count toward that month’s PSV.

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The last piece of the Ready Set Win program is the Winning Start, and the opportunity to earn the lovely Sterling Silver Lilla Rose LR Necklace.  This gift goes to New Stylists, Rachel included, when her cumulative PSV for her first three months reaches $2,000, and she has recruited a total of 3 New Stylists.

If Rachel did not start with the Fast Start, she may be wishing she did… Good news!  If absolutely no orders have come through on her website, she can still add on the Fast Start Kit!  But this means no customer orders and no personal orders.  Once those orders have gone through, the Fast Start Kit is off the table.  At that point, you must work hard to become Fast Start Bonus Qualified.  All Stylists will become Fast Start Bonus Qualified once their lifetime personal sales volume reaches $2,000.  Then the Fast Start bonuses mentioned above can be yours as well on future enrollees.  (Note: if you earned the necklace, you also earned FSBQ!)

Through this process, Rachel has worked hard and earned the rewards of a thriving new business and it’s income, new friendships, and a new place to belong.  Welcome to the Lilla Rose family, Rachel!

What does it mean to work from home?

I work from home.  There’s a number of ways you can work this type of business, but for me, I do about 12 vendor shows a year, mostly work my business online, and sometimes do in-home parties.  With the ever-changing “algorithm” to deal with, and rural internet service, online work can be a challenge.  I’ve done a number of online parties, where I intended to do a live video.  Thankfully, I have a pre-recorded video stored on YouTube, I can link to when I’m in a pinch.

Imagine my surprise when my live actually worked last week!

LydiaPartyVidScreenShotAll that to give you an idea of what it means to work from home.  So here’s the scene…

I did my live video outside, on the back porch, because my daughters & husband were watching Hello Dolly (rather loudly) in the house.  I called one of the clips by the wrong size.  Goats were bleating in the background.  Sometime, when I turned around to show my hair, I was out of the screen.  My son walked in on the video, then wiped his mouth on his arm in the background.  At least he wasn’t picking his nose, right?  Then a goose started honking loudly.  All that happened within a 10 minute video.

Obviously, working from home is not always picture perfect!  If you’re waiting for everything to be in order before you start your work from home business, you’re going to be waiting forever!

But if you don’t get started, you’ll never be a business owner!  And you’ll never be growing a real business!  It’s work and it’s real life.  It’s balancing homeschool, customer follow-up, and healthy meals.  It’s things not always going as expected.  It’s stretching out of your comfort zone, but the freedom to do it from your comfort zone, with all the craziness going on around you.  It’s earning the title, “work from home mom.”  It’s teaching children to be entrepreneurs, to be responsible, and how to put labels on materials straight.  It’s having a cheering squad in the back seat when you open an incentive award package at the post office.  It’s teaching them that success is within reach, without giving up bedtime prayers.

“Network marketing isn’t perfect; but it is better!” – Eric Worre

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