My 5 biggest regrets on starting with LuLaRoe? Wow! Believe it or not, this will not be a LuLaRoe bashing! I just want to help others learn from my mistakes! I am an affiliate for some of the information included in this post. Therefore, I may be compensated for any purchase you make through one of my links. This will not affect your price in any way, so don’t be afraid of purchasing through me. And Thanks in advance, if you decide to purchase through one of the links!
My list of regrets.
Unfortunately, I do have some regrets about starting with LuLaRoe!
- I wish I had done more research in to my sponsor.
- I wish I had not been so greedy in wanting to make mega bucks.
- Wishing I would have learned more before I had started up.
- It would have been nice to be more prepared.
- Probably my BIGGEST regret: wishing I had known how to grow my group the best way.
Hindsight is 20/20
Hindsight IS definitely that! If I had done some of these things, been more prepared, maybe I wouldn’t be in the situation I am currently in! And it’s no one’s fault but my own! But I’d really like to help others not end up where I am today!
I wish I had done more research in to my sponsor! While there is nothing wrong with her generally speaking, I realize now that she was also relatively new, but at the same time, was highly successful! When she sent me the information I needed, and she was honest in this information, I read it and thought WOW….I want to do this! But, the regret, I didn’t ask any one else! All I saw were $$$$$ everywhere! What better way to quit my 9 to 5 job, which was actually a 6 to 4 job, than to sell LuLaRoe and make big bucks? Who doesn’t want to sit back and rake in the cash?
LuLaRoe is a LOT of HARD work, and anyone that tells you differently, is probably lying….somewhat! Steer clear of those that say it’s easy!
My #2 regret!
I wish I hadn’t been so greedy in wanting to make big bucks! If I had it to do over, I would have started smaller, and worked my way up. Instead, I went with a bigger package, and started adding to it right away. Part of this was because, at the time, the packages were set up differently, and I wanted some of the styles that weren’t included. Leggings were not an option, but I wanted leggings! And of course, I needed both sizes, And 10 pair weren’t enough to get started with! Am I right?
So I ended up ordering more than I should have, thinking it would all sell! No one tells you that some of the prints might not be quite as nice as some of the others. Or that there would be duplicates! Nothing like being ready to tear through the boxes and seeing the exact same print! I actually got 10 pair of the exact same shade of pink! While there’s nothing wrong with pink, did I really need 10 pair of them?!?!?
I wish I had learned more before jumping right in. My mindset was that I had 6 to 8 weeks in the queue before I actually got to start. While it was plenty of time to learn, and to buy what I needed, it wasn’t enough time to be fully prepared. Or maybe because I was working full time, plus taking care of myself and my husband, while continuing to have somewhat of a life! Some people are lucky enough to catch on to everything quickly! Again….I was seeing those dollar signs and I wanted to just get started!!
Which leads right in to #4
If I had been more prepared, maybe I could’ve done things differently! Yes, I had all the supplies I needed, but I had never done any kind of direct sales before. I had done crafts, which isn’t the same thing, but it did give me the experience of dealing with people. That was all I was really prepared for, believe me!
And then there’s #5, which is one of my biggest regrets.
When I started up, my biggest belief, and probably why it turned in to my biggest regret, was my thinking that I had to have this HUGE group to be able to sell my LuLaRoe! So I did LOOPS, and gave away tons of stuff! And then I did MORE loops, and gave more stuff away! This vicious cycle continued! Yep, my group grew, and grew, and grew some more! And I sold lots! At the beginning, anyway!
Yes, I’m still actively selling, but some days I feel like I have no clue what I’m doing or WHY I’m doing it!
Then the numbers started dropping, and I started too panic! What am I doing wrong? I need more people! So another LOOP! Who knew that I was doing it all wrong?
Enter the Suite
So then I joined Suite SassyPants (now The Elite Suite) and started to learn what I was doing wrong! And I’m still there, still learning, and still trying! There is so much to be learned in the Suite! From how to grow your group, how to create a community, and how to brand yourself and not just your product! And oh so much more!!
This group taught me how to use Instagram, which is something I had absolutely no clue about, other than it was all about the pictures! I didn’t know how to get followers, or about hashtags (you know, as in what the heck is a hashtag). Now it is my second favorite social platform to use!
My favorite platform to use is Pinterest! Seriously! I can sit and search in Pinterest for endless hours, or what we call….going down the rabbit hole, since there is so much to see there! Again, I knew how to look through Pinterest, but not how to post my own. I’m sure I helped quite a few others out by saving their pins!
So to wrap this up, consider everything I’ve told you, read through some of my other blog posts. Maybe it will save you from some of the frustrations I have felt! I still do LOVE LuLaRoe, I just wish I didn’t have my huge pile of debt from doing it all wrong! Lesson learned for me, that’s for sure!