I launched my LuLaRoe business just a few weeks ago. I learned so much during this time, especially things nobody told me! I wanted to write this post and share a little inside information.
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Shipping is expensive.
We all know shipping is expensive, but the hours (and hours and hours) of LuLaRoe videos that I watched didn’t prepare me for just how much you’ll be out of pocket for shipping before you get your first deposit from LuLaRoe. I spent hundreds of dollars on shipping during the launch, and subsequently I’ve spent hundreds more in between deposits until everything evens out.
There is a delay in inventory.
I was warned about the possible delay in inventory when I ordered it but what I didn’t quite understand is that I would sell so much during the launch that I should have ordered more immediately. However, ordering more inventory right away means an even bigger investment! That can be scary for some people, including me!
This goes for every inventory moving forward, too. If you ever allow yourself to get so low on inventory that nothing is moving, you’re going to have a 3-7 day delay after you order, because of shipping. During that 3-7 days if you aren’t moving inventory, you’re not making money!
You pay your investment off… fast!
Sponsors aren’t supposed to focus on the income potential too much, mostly because it is about the work you put in. You can have a $1,000 launch, or you can have a $10,000 launch. Most will fall closer to the $1,000 mark. Understanding how huge the income potential could be is so important. Knowing that you could have a $10,000 launch will help you feel more comfortable investing a little more into your initial inventory.
My launch wasn’t quite at the $5,000 mark but it was close. And, I could have done more. I wasn’t as organized as I could have been! I was also told my inventory would take 2-3 weeks to arrive and it arrived in 48 hours!! That threw off all of my plans!
Don’t launch at the end of the month!
If you can help it, don’t launch at the end of the month. Had I waited just one week to launch, I would have “cruise qualified” the first month in business. Instead, I sold about $6,000 in the first month because it was only a week long. The second month, I was already at $5,000 by the start of the second week.
With that being said, I completely understand that the wait in the Queue is so long already, so you want to launch as soon as you get your inventory. That’s okay, too, just make sure you understand how amazing it would be to cruise qualify in your first month if you do wait. Think about the long-term goals from the start, instead of instant gratification of launching during the last week of the month just to get started.
Grow your group before you launch.
I have seen so many sponsors say that you should not be growing your group until after you get your onboarding call. It would have been a huge mistake if I had waited to launch the group. Why? Because I got my inventory within 48 hours of the onboarding call! I had over 500 members in the group when I launched, which contributed to the success. Think about having to get everything ready for your launch sale, take in your inventory, and grow your group in 48 hours. No way. Too much stress!
Start growing your group a few weeks before you’re set to get your onboarding call. Do some giveaways for leggings (I bought them at retail so it was kind of expensive but you might be able to get them at wholesale from another rep or your sponsor as a favor). You can also giveaway LuLaCash, accessories, etc. Get everyone super excited before your launch so they will shop, shop, shop when you do launch.