There are many ways to create a successful business, so it makes sense to sell jewelry you love, and to surround yourself with others who share the same passion as you.
Sounds like a win win, but can you really make money this way?
You can make money selling Paparazzi Jewelry. The company that makes the jewelry (Paparazzi Accessories) pays consultants 45% commissions (or $2.25) per item sold. Which isn’t much, but you can increase your earnings by building a team of consultants under you.
In this article, we’ll discuss what selling Paparazzi Jewelry entails, how to get started, and how much money you can make, to help you decide if this opportunity is right for you.
What Is Paparazzi Jewelry?
Paparazzi Jewelry is inexpensive jewelry that is made by a network marketing company called Paparazzi Accessories. According to the company, it’s “always fabulous, always fashionable, and always $5.”
The jewelry only costs $5 a piece, so it’s not as if you’re going to be making a killing on each sale. And that might be enough for some people to dismiss this as a bad business idea. But when each customer is buying dozens of pieces over time, it quickly adds up.
Which is something Paparazzi Accessories understands well.
They know they are catering to an addiction niche, which is full of repeat buyers. So even though these pieces sell at a mere $5 a pop, the lifetime value of each customer is much higher.
What do I mean by “addiction niche”?
Well, many Paparazzi Jewelry customers are going to continue buying these products out of habit or addiction. And the company knows this. They even go as far as to encourage you to “feed your habit” by purchasing more of their jewelry. Because at the end of the day, that’s where the money is made. Through lots of smaller purchases.
I must admit, I do find this type of marketing a bit opportunistic. I mean, some people probably have a real problem with wasting money on this stuff.
But I guess it depends on how you look at it.
Either way, it’s working.
Women all over the world, especially younger women, are loving this stuff. And they’ve become a multi-million dollar company selling it to them.
Where Is the Jewelry Made?
Paparazzi Jewelry is made in China.
It is designed by the team at Paparazzi Accessories, which is headed up by Misty Kirby and Chani Reeve, but made overseas.
This should come as no surprise since most products are made in China. Even products brands like Apple design their products in the United States, and outsource the manufacturing to China.
This is because labor is cheaper and as long as you have strict quality control guidelines in place, and a fair work environment for the workers, it’s a win win for all. And it’s one of the main reasons the jewelry is available at such a low cost.
How Much Can You Earn Selling Paparazzi Jewelry?
Consultants earn a 45% commission on any jewerly sold, which is a high commission rate for a physical product (Amazon pays less than 10%). But given that each piece of jewelry only costs $5, that still only works out to a $2.25 commission per piece.
So you’d need to be selling tons of jewelry to make real money. I mean, at least 50-100 pieces per day to replace your day job.
Which is why most Paparazzi Accessories consultants don’t rely on selling bulk amounts of jewelry to be successful. They work on building a team of salespeople under them.
As I mentioned earlier, Paparazzi Accessories is a network marketing (MLM) company. And this is important to understand if you’re thinking about getting into business for yourself as a consultant. Because when it comes to how much you earn, it largely comes down to how big your team is.
How much can you earn by recruiting people?
I go into more detail on the compensation plan in my Paparazzi Accessories review, but here’s a quick breakdown to give you an idea:
- Business Building Bonus: Consultants earn a 15% commission whenever a new recruit purchases a Starter Kit. Which works out to $15-$75 commissions.
- Unilevel Bonus: This is the bread and butter of the compensation plan. This pays up to 10% commissions of whatever sales are generated within your downline.
- Other Bonuses: There are numerous other bonuses that pay you based on the sales activity of your downline. The more people you recruit, and the more sales they make, the more you can earn. There’s also a cash bonus awarded to those who advance high enough in rank, to the tune of $25-$50K.
As you can see, it’s not about just selling jewelry. It’s about building a team of consultants who sell this stuff, and who help you build your team.
What you will find is, like most MLM companies, the most successful people who make the most money are those who build the biggest and most productive sales team.
Nobody can give you an exact figure as to how much money you are going to make. There’s certainly no earning limit imposed by the company, so it ultimately comes down to how many sales you make, and how many people you recruit.
How Do You Get Paid?
There’s a few different ways you get paid as a consultant, it really depends on how you intend on selling this stuff.
Method 1: You can purchase Paparazzi Jewelry at wholesale for $2.75 a piece, and re-sell it at home parties for $5, and keep the $2.25 profit. This is similar to how companies live Avon, Tupperware, and SeneGence operate.
Method 2: You can sell Paparazzi Jewelry online via your replicated store (the one they company gives you as a consultant). And in doing this you will earn a 45% commission ($2.25), which is paid to you by check each month.
Method 3: If you decide to build your team, and start earning commissions, the company pays commissions by check based on whatever you earn, once you meet the minimum $20 payment threshold.
How Do You Get Started?
The best way to get started is to visit the Paparazzi Accessories website (paparazziaccessories.com/join) and follow the prompts.
The site will ask you if you’ve been referred by an existing consultant, so they get the credit for you signing up. But it’s cool if you don’t, you can still sign up.
How much does it cost to get started?
The cost of becoming a Paparazzi Accessories consultant is between $99 to $299 depending on which Starter Kit you choose. The more expensive the Starter Kit, the more products you get, which you can sell for a profit at a home party.
Here’s a breakdown of the three main Starter Kits:
- Preview Pack ($99): Comes with $175 in products
- Preview Pack ($299): Comes with $600 in products
- Preview Pack ($499): Comes with $1,000 in products
Once you’ve signed up and purchased a Starter Kit, it’s time to soak up the information the company gives you about getting started and building your business.
How Do You Sell Paparazzi Jewelry?
Most people who sell Paparazzi Jewelry rely on friends and family. It is called “network marketing” after all, so it has a lot to do with networking with people.
I was in MLM once upon a time and this was one of the worst aspects about it. Instead of selling products people wanted, to people who wanted them, I was running around pitching everyone I knew.
Please don’t fall into that trap!
It might be easy and snag you a few sales, but this is not an effective way to build any business longterm. Unless you absolutely love networking and constantly pitching to new people face to face, you’ll need to venture online.
And this is where learning internet marketing skills is going to help you immensely. Because there are over 4 billion people online, so there’s a lot more opportunity to profit this way.
How do you sell these products online?
There are many different ways you can go about it. For example, you could start a YouTube channel, blog, Instagram or Facebook account to name a few. And any of these can work well.
The most important thing is that you understand the core process of how to make any of these methods work to sell virtually any product you want.
And it can be broken down into 3 main steps:
- Define your ideal customer
- Build your “tribe”
- Introduce your tribe to your offer
The first step is about defining who you’re going to be selling to (women interested in low cost jewelry). The second step is about building an audience (AKA tribe) of that is made up of this type of person. And the third step is about effectively selling the product to these people.
Once you understand this process, and put it into action, you are going to be able to sell as much product as you want and build a sizeable team. At the very least, it’s far more effective than recruiting people you know.
You can learn more about this process here.
Is Paparazzi Jewelry a Scam or Pyramid Scheme?
No, Paparazzi Jewelry is not a scam, it’s a legitimate product that represents real world value. And the company behind it, Paparazzi Accessories, is not a scam or pyramid scheme either.
A pyramid scheme is where a company sells a membership to people who go out and sell memberships to other people, and so on. The entire thing is about mass recruiting, and there are no real products involved.
Of course, there are example of product based pyramid schemes too. Which is where the product isn’t worth much if anything, it’s just kind of thrown in to make it look legit. When in reality the whole thing is about recruiting
There really is a fine line between a legit MLM and a pyramid scheme.
So it’s no wonder most people get this confused and aren’t really sure. Especially given the extreme differences of opinion out there.
For example, on one hand, you’ve got MLM consultants who believe pyramid schemes don’t even exist (they do). Then you’ve got people who think everything’s a scam. Or people who failed at making money, and who are bitter, so they throw shade on legit companies.
It’s hard to know who to believe.
Either way, pyramid schemes are illegal in most parts of the world. That is a fact. And Paparazzi Accessories has not been shutdown for being an illegal pyramid scheme. So regardless of your opinion, or anyone else’s they are operating a legitimate company, until proven otherwise.
And personally, I don’t believe they’re secretly running a scam either. Because real customers are buying real products, that represent real world value.
Summing It Up
You can make money selling Paparazzi Jewelry. Whether it be at home parties or online through your replicated website. How much you make really depends on how much effort you put in, as with any business.
I wouldn’t expect to start making big money right away, or at all if you’re going to focus solely on selling jewelry. But if you sell the jewelry and build your Paparazzi Accessories team, you could eventually create a lucrative business.
And if you love the products and company, then you’re building a business that you can be proud of and enjoy building. Which is priceless.