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This week, Silvia Vega shares her Premier Designs story with us!
I am a Premier Designs Jeweler, and boy do I find it so rewarding! Premier Designs is beyond high fashion jewelry — I mean, the service that keeps on giving kind of company. I have found that when you serve people through a business and don’t go into it JUST to make money, you find that the reward and the pleasure truly is all yours. That is how I feel when I have fundraising shows, fashion shows, coffee shop shows, or home shows. I mean, accessories are like the icing on the cake; it’s the ultimate treat!
Fundraising Fashion for a Cause
I donate a portion of my profits from Premier Designs to various foundations and causes, and consider myself a fundraising fashion diva. ? Some of the fundraisers I have done are:
- Katie’s Cheerleaders for the Leukemia and Lymphoma foundation
- The Little Giraffe Foundation to support premature babies and their families while in the NICU unit in various hospitals
- A friend in Mexico that lost a limb and needed financial support
… just to name a few! When someone comes to me and talks to me about their cause or foundation, I then decide how much I would like to contribute from my profits. It’s a win-win: The cause has support, and my giving heart is happy — along with a little extra income for me. I usually donate from a range of 20%-40% of the profits to the cause of your choice! (Plus I add in a bonus; if someone decides to have me over for a personal jewelry show with a few friends, I will donate $25 immediately to the cause of their choice.)
Giving back has always been important to me. I have donated my hair, every 10 inches for wigs for cancer patients since I was 19, have donated blood almost every 8 weeks since I was 23, and I donate groceries from my couponing. Now, through Premier Designs, I am able to donate to worthy causes that are near and dear to many! This truly makes my heart happy. I use my business for fundraising, but I wouldn’t be able to give to anything that’s important to me or others if it weren’t for my business. So indeed I still qualify that as income that I give forward.
I also build relationships through Premier Designs, so people often trust me with personal things. Like puppy sitting, I volunteer at my boys’ schools, and I carpool. Through the relationships I have built, I am trusted and confident so people trust me and what I stand for. Fundraising makes me happy, but it also brings me closer to people — and that, well, that makes me RICH. It’s the ultimate gift!
What’s your most and least favorite part of the business?
My favorite thing about the Premier Design products is that they are trendy, versatile (85% of our jewelry can be used at LEAST two different ways), high fashion, and designer inspired at a very very reasonable price. They fit any budget! My favorite part of my business is fundraising: I have a giving heart and now I can do so freely through my business. It makes my heart so happy!
My least favorite part of the business, though, is that I cannot take my kids with me. I can spend time with wonderful ladies wanting to accessorize an outfit, and with men helping them purchase the most popular gift option ever, but alas, my boys stay home with daddy.
The boys know that my business is to give forward, so they are learning the value of giving and they do help me with packets and such. They love mom’s business and love to give me compliments, but indeed, if I could take them with me I would! Maybe when they are older, they can serve through Premier Designs (because yes, men of Premier Designs is also a business for many!).
How did you get started doing this? How long ago did you start?
I became established in this business during my first show! My sponsor DID MY FIRST SHOW FOR ME, did invitations, showed the versatility of the jewelry to all my guests (friends and family), AND took orders and distributed jewelry with me. Four-and-a-half years into the company, I am still receiving monthly training from leaders and learning new ways to keep my business going the way I like to work it.
I have been a jeweler for 4 1/2 years, and I truly use this as my donations/support/hope for a cure fund! I try to help by being a contributor to a cause dear to people, a support for others and a hope for a better future. Since I cannot give from my personal income, I use Premier Designs as a fundraising method because the company stands by its product and I stand by the cause — while the customers win all the way around! When you can buy something KNOWING that it’s a quality product AND that a portion of your purchase is given to a worthy case dear to you, it’s a win-win for everyone. Plan a fundraiser with me — you will be so happy you did!
Approximately how much do you make per month — and what income potential do you see for the future?
I get paid 50% of all sales! This is the most of any direct sales company I know. I work my business as a fundraising tool most of the time but you can decide to work every weekend, some weekends, some weekdays as I do. You can make up your schedule however you like! All my samples are either earned through the company for working your business or purchased at a very low price. My samples are all mine so I can sell them forward for income as well. I earn as much as I work, and that is the beauty of your own business.
Premier Designs is a supplement to our income. Daddy works full time. Some months, I work it as a full-time job, after I drop off the boys I get to work and take a lunch breaks and it’s sometimes a working lunch. Other months I work it as a part-time job, usually when they boys are off of school! It’s extra income, for sure.
I market the business by wearing the jewelry and being my own billboard, because the jewelry sells itself. We are high fashion affordable and designer inspired jewelry that you can use many different ways. It’s guaranteed by the company and I am your jeweler, great for all ?!
What advice would you have for others looking to get started doing something similar?
If you want to be able to see how I run my business, please contact me. If you want to be part of a company that wants you to make a living on your time, with great high quality products and a product that is always in style, never obsolete, then Premier Designs is such a great option!
The initial cost to become a independent distributor for Premier Designs is only $395. Not only do you get all the benefits of having these services at your fingertips, you also get a money back guarantee to try it out for three months. You can earn this money back in your first show, just like I did, and it’s amazing how much you can earn selling the “never grows old” product of accessories! Contact me at [email protected] and I will reply and guide you every step of the way to owning your own business. The company strongly encourages ongoing education for all of us jewelers, by jeweler leaders, always!
You can find out more about Premier Designs at Silvia’s Shine In Beauty, Premier Designs Facebook page.
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