So, it totally depends on how much you want to make, what you want to do for your business and what you consider work!
Right now, I have a little baby at home, so I’ve cut down the nights that I work away from the home down to 1-2 a week. I have bumped up my online parties a bit to compensate for that though.
Before baby, I was doing 2-3 parties a week and then a show on the weekend It was a lot of fun and all things considered about 10 hours a week. Some events went a little longer, so that would add to my hours, but the sales were good too and I always meet new customers and hostesses there, so it’s good for business.
I currently make between $600-$1200 a month on personal sales with just working a few nights a week. I know I will bump up the hours I work and the number of parties and events I do during the fall and pre-Christmas, but for now, I’mm enjoying my time with baby before she gets too big!
The important thing to remember, though, is that this is YOUR business! So just because I work 2 times a week doesn’t mean you have to. Work 8 times a week if you want, work 1 night a week if you want to! Do what works for you, your family and your schedule! But on average, I usually spend about 6-8 hours a week at parties or an event.
As your business grows, you can spend time on other things like coaching team members and leadership training. I personally love the time I spend on that and so it doesn’t feel like work, but that is usually an extra 1-2 hours a week. The great part about that is if you are growing a team, your bonus checks are going to be bigger which is just more money for you!
The last thing I wanted to mention is that sometimes its easy to “shuffle papers” at home and call that work. By this I mean organizing papers, making a filing system, creating pictures to use in your Facebook parties, etc. While these are all good things, they are not Income Producing Activities. You need to get out of your house, show the jewelry and sell it! It won’t sell if you don’t show it to people, so don’t get caught on those non-Income Producing Activities!
So are you ready to get started?