Monday, May 3, 2010

figuring out my future

the future...welcome to the scariest word for me right now. and not in the far-off, oooh i wonder what's gonna happen kinda the, 6 weeks from now i will be unemployed kinda way.

and yes, i'm doing it on purpose. by choice. i'm so unhappy at my job...and the nature of my work is that contracts are involved, that require large sums of money to get out either i sign another one in june, and stay stuck here til june 2011....or i join the ranks of the jobless.

so jobless it is.

and so i've been trying to figure out what comes next.
i doubt i'd be a very good panhandler....mostly because i like to dress in cute outfits, and that doesn't really scream "put your change in my cup."

and the hubs won't let me go the "hooker with a heart of gold" route....bummer right?? everyone wants to be julia telling off those salesladies..."you work on commission right? big mistake. HUGE."
and so...i'm weighing other options.
like this one. Stella & Dot. i was at a jewelry party for a different company yesterday, and i thought "hmm...i might could do this." i'm pretty cheerful, and fairly good at chatting people up...which i guess is kinda key to getting people to buy your jewelry, or book your parties. plus, it's jewelry...which i LOOOOVE. and the stuff is adorable.
i don't really know how it all works...but it seems intriguing. and for a girl with a wicked shopping habit....i can't NOT try and make money. i'll go nuts!!

so do any of you have any experience doing the whole sales thing? any tips? should i run away screaming? and more importantly...would you buy from me?


bananas. said...

to be honest, i'm not really a fan of those kind of jobs or buying from people who sell random stuff like candles, cosmetics and jewelry. BUT i've heard that a lot of people make a good living off that so you just never know.

my cousin-in-law sells cabi (sp?) clothes as a side job. i never buy from her but a lot of other people do.

Mrs. Prepperoni said...

I would totally buy from you, because you are my little ladybug and that stuff is freaking cute.

In the meantime, you could always create stuff for Wedding Lust and just sell it in my store!

Claire Kiefer said...

Oh man, I had a very similar post the other day (impending joblessness and the grimness of prostitution) . . . here's hoping that both of us will be spared the streets--haha!

MrsSouthernBelle said...

I have a friend that does it on the side but I dont think its anything she could make a living off of.

Susie Q said...

My mom sells Southern Living and while she doesn't really make any money at it, some of the people on her team make a killing. It's all about how much time you are willing to put in to it and how much rejection you can handle!! The ones who make the most money are the ones who have signed up the most consultants so they also get a portion of everything they sell. The girl who signed my mom up made more money off her "team" than she did on her own parties.

brooke said...

oh i love stella and dot! i definitely would host a party should you choose to go for it!! i have never personally known anyone who makes good money but hey you could be a mold breaker!!!

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miss lucille said...

for starters, i love that necklace! i'd buy that from a naked man on the street who was covered in neon green polkadots! (imjustsayin) - also, my dad is the vp of a company like that (its a health drink) and there are people that make good money for themselves. you just gotta have the personality (which you do) and not be afraid to talk to people, or hear the word "no". - also, i wouldn't count on it being a steady job when you're first starting out. - maybe macy's will hire you for part time. you'd get a discount on shoes.