As a bride to be, some of the BIGGEST challenges I hear from other people planning their weddings include,
- “It’s so expensive.”
- “I have no time for anything.”
- “I’m stressed out!”
- “I need to lose weight.”
What if I told you that there is a way that you can alleviate some of that extra pressure around your job, your family life, and yes, even with planning a big wedding? Up until about 3 years ago, I didn’t know there was an option. Check out three ways you, the husband- or wife-to-be, can turn wedding planning into a business opportunity.
1: It’s a fun excuse to hang out with your family & friends
Has anyone you love told you lately that they never see you anymore? Did you want to bonk them on the head because you can’t even think of doing anything but planning a wedding right now? Well, you aren’t the only one.
One of my favorite parts about working for myself has been that some of my closest friends and family have joined the business with me, or have gotten a couple of people together for me to sample the product.
Wedding planning can put a huge sad face in your bank account, so why not turn a fun get together with people you love into extra cash for either yourself or you and your significant other! Think about the people you know that would like to get healthier or make some extra cash. All it takes is a few minutes out of your day to do both.
2: You’re going to bridal expos anyway, so you might as well make money while you’re there
A great resource for me as a small business owner has been working at bridal shows and expos. Everyone is happy to be there, and most brides are looking for a way to tighten up those trouble zones before the big day.
I’ve found that by getting out and meeting people near your community, it’s not only just the people you know, but who they know as well. So when building a network marketing business, it’s about creating friendships anywhere you go. You’ll be seeing a lot of people as you prepare for your wedding and forming new friendships, so it’s a great excuse to stay in touch with them.
I’ve gotten to know lots of the other wedding vendors by attending bridal shows near my area, and in the process have been able to make some great connections for our own wedding vendors. While you’re there, enter yourself to win some free stuff, and connect with them on social media. Other vendors will probably run on referrals as well so you can post about their services as they post about yours to their connections.
3: Make cash!
One of my favorite parts about the compensation plan of my company is the ability to walk away with cash in hand in the same day that I work. Not many work-from-home opportunities have this component.
We have a service-oriented product with our Ultimate Body Applicator – that crazy wrap thing – which we apply to trouble zones to tighten, tone and firm the area in no time at all. The product application only takes a few minutes, then the "wrapper" leaves it on for 45 minutes before removing it. That's it!
So if you look at this from a business opportunity standpoint, the wrapping itself takes 2 minutes, and typically wraps cost $25 (with a coupon). So two minutes equaling $25 cash? Wouldn't that be $750/hour? Not a bad trade off. Imagine what kind of cash you can make if you wrap a few people at a time? (We also get paid to put facials on people. Same concept.)
Ideally, if you dedicated one hour a week as your “wrapping hour”, you could invite people to your house (or somewhere close by) to try it and speak to them about the other products while the wrap is on. Sounds pretty fun, right?
So do you see where I'm going with this yet? Wedding planning should be something you remember forever... why not enjoy it? Contact me right now to get started, and you don't even need to be local!
Caity Mets is an entrepreneur from Newton, NJ. She is a woman of God, a puppy mom to a cheagle named Pepper, a leader with It Works! Global, and is engaged to be married in 2015.