Frequently Asked Questions
I love bringing my traveling jewelry boutique to setup and help you earn free jewelry! I can setup in your home, online, a community center, a fundraiser, a restaurant, a school… you name it! Typically, you earn 1 FREE item for every 10 purchased by your guests. Easy, huh!?
Each consultant orders their own inventory and Paparazzi is always changing their products to keep up with the fashion and trend, so there are no catalogs available.
There is always NEW inventory! Our customers buy what we have in stock in home or online parties. cash and carry events, or on my website.
Everything is $5 + tax.
Paparazzi is a Direct Sales Company, which specializes in affordable, fashionable accessories such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. All for $5.00 each!
Two sisters opened Paparazzi in December 2010 in Utah. Their goal and mission is to bring self-confidence, empowerment and independence to women and families all over the world. They seek to fulfill this mission through the following avenues: First, they seek to offer women an affordable option to be fashionable and feel great. Second, they offer a real home-based business opportunity – independent of “recruiting” friends and neighbors. Independent Consultants of Paparazzi are able to carry inventory, host home parties, basket parties, invite associates, have fun, and sell their inventory directly to the customer. Consultants are able to sell as much and as often as they would like. Third, they offer future independence through the Paparazzi Compensation Plan by Consultants training others to be successful. This gives each Consultant the ability to build a long-term residual income, giving them a potential for real independence.
We sell jewelry: necklaces, lanyards, rings, earrings, and bracelets.
We also sell children’s jewelry: rings, bracelets, and earrings.
All of our pieces are completely nickel and lead free. However, they are not classified as being hypo-allergenic.
Paparazzi uses a blend of metals to make all our jewelry.
The products are primarily made of iron, but do include other trace minerals. Those trace minerals are made up of a metallic alloy or either zinc, steel, aluminum, or copper.
The jewelry and accessories are designed in the U.S. and produced in facilities in China which have very high standards and regulations for quality and labor. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind that has a unique, original design, style, and feel and is only available for purchase through Independent Paparazzi Consultants. The pieces are always changing so buy it when you see it! It might not be available again!
Paparazzi is custom jewelry.
It’s fun and affordable. It’s comparable to Claire’s, Target, and Kohl’s quality.
There are no monthly quotas that need to be met to keep your Independent Paparazzi Consultant status. However, in order to get paid commissions from your down-line (team) you will need to be “ACTIVE” for that month. To be considered “ACTIVE” you must buy at least 50 PV in that calendar month.
When you purchase jewelry from Paparazzi, you will be charged sales tax on the retail price of $1 or $5, even though you are purchasing it for a wholesale price. Paparazzi takes care of reporting/filing all the sales tax so you don’t have to. We recoup that extra charge if you want to add tax on each item. You are responsible for filing income taxes for the income you make on the jewelry. Consultants either sell their items for $1 or $5 flat or for $1 or $5 plus tax. It’s up to you which option you’d like to sell your items for. According to Paparazzi Policies and Procedures, we cannot advertise our items using the Paparazzi logo for more than $5 unless it says plus tax (same thing for the $1 items). We are also not allowed to sell our items for less than $1 or $5.
Consultants order all jewelry and accessories for $2.75/per adult item, which you sell for $5.00 each.
You earn a 45% PROFIT off each piece of jewelry and hair accessory you sell. You can also earn commissions from your team members and their down line; 5% commission is earned from each consultant until you have 3 active, then you will start earning 10% commission for every jewelry order they place with Paparazzi. If they sign up consultants too, you earn 5% of their orders as well. As you advance in rank you are eligible for even more commissions. Read the “Paparazzi Compensation Plan” for more details.
Paparazzi Accessories can not be resold for less then the suggested retail price of $5. Paparazzi Jewelry is already at a very discounted rate of $5. This is already lower then most of the competitors. When one consultant lowers the price it often becomes a “pricing war” among all the other consultants which damages Paparazzi’s brand. It’s because of this that Paparazzi Accessories does not allow the selling of Paparazzi products on online classified ads, such as Craigslist, or online auction sites, such as eBay. Sites like these encourage low prices.
It is also not allowed to advertise a promotion which under values the pieces. For example: if an advertised promotion shows “5 for $20”, it would mean that each piece was valued at $4. That’s $1 below suggested retail pricing.
In fact, you should! It’s easy and fun and inexpensive we have the best group of ladies on the planet who will support you along the way. Please contact me, and I can help you out!
As an Independent Paparazzi Accessories Consultant you will get a Paparazzi site.
You will get the same website as other Paparazzi Accessories consultants. It is Paparazzi’s corporate site but it will include your name, picture, contact information, and a place to add your “Paparazzi Story”
You will also be able to sign up new recruits from this site as well! Your site goes live as soon as you sign up as a Paparazzi Consultant! You can see my replicated site at Paparazzi Accessories.com/41970. Yours will look just like mine except with your info and picture!
Your site address would be PaparazziAccessories.com/YOURCONSULTANTID. Your consultant ID will be given to you at the time of check out.
Your customers will be able to order from this website and you will get the commissions from each sale. You will also be able to hold Website Parties on this site!
There are three ways to get paid with Paparazzi Accessories:
- 1. As a Paparazzi Consultant you have the ability to purchase Paparazzi Jewelry and Accessories at a whole sale price of $2.75 per piece. You buy your stock directly from Paparazzi and then turn around and sell it for $5. After paying yourself back the original $2.75 that you paid for that piece, you are left with a $2.25 profit. There is no need to report this to Paparazzi or your sponsor. Just simply pocket the profit!
- 2. Customers can purchase from your FREE Paparazzi Website 24/7. You will receive 45% commissions on all these orders. These will be paid in the commissions check you receive each month.
- 3. When you build your own down-line or team, you have the opportunity to earn commissions based on their performance by check mailed or by direct deposit. In order to get paid on your commissions you must be active, in good standing, and in compliance with the Paparazzi Accessories Agreement. The minimum amount that can get paid by check or direct deposit is $20. If the commission payment is less then $20 for the month, those funds will be added to the next months commission checks.
Paparazzi offers 3 kit options!
And in each of these Kits you will receive marketing materials, the hottest new accessories, and displays that will make you $5 bling look like a million bucks!!!
$99 Starter Kit: Includes 35 pieces of jewelry (no hair accessories), marketing tools, and a necklace bust display. Retail value of $175
$299 Starter Kit: Includes 120 pieces of jewelry, marketing tools, a necklace bust display, and a ring display. Retail value of $600
$499 Starter Kit: Includes 200 pieces of jewelry, marketing tools, a full set of jewelry displays (necklace bust, ring display, bracelet display, and earring display), and a FREE TICKET TO CONVENTION! Retail value of $1100. Best Kit Ever!
Order at least 200 PV or 100 pieces of inventory within the previous 12 consecutive calendar months.
You do NOT have to order every month. However, to be eligible for commissions from your down line, you must purchase at least 50 PV or 25 pieces per month, but it’s not required. If, for some reason, you couldn’t order a particular month you won’t lose your team members, unless it’s been over a year.
UNDERSTANDING PAPARAZZI JEWELRY’S COMPENSATION PLAN
If you’re like me when I first started Paparazzi looking at this chart does nothing to help understand how I get paid or advance rank! I feel like I can explain it now. Hopefully, you find this helpful and easier to understand!
There are a few things you need to know in order to understand the Paparazzi Compensation Plan:
PV stands for “Personal or Product Value”. PV is the number that Paparazzi Accessories uses to determine a lot of things. Like if a Paparazzi Consultant is active or not, how commissions are calculated and more. Each piece of Paparazzi products costs $2.75 wholesale and carries with it 2 PV. So for every standard Paparazzi (this excludes the startlet Shimmer) item, you get 2 PV.
In order to be an “ACTIVE” Paparazzi Consultant, you need at least 50 PV’s each calendar month. 50 PV’s translates into 25 pieces. So a Paparazzi Consultant needs to purchase 25 pieces a month to be called Active. Active status is required in order to earn bonuses and commissions on you down-line.
There are no monthly requirements to be a consultant, but if you are NOT “Active” you will not make any commission on your downline (team).
There is a yearly requirement of 200 pv to remain a Paparazzi Consultant.
Paparazzi created their Compensation Plan to help those who are building a business and helping others to do so as well. They will be rewarded with longer-term residual income. So basically the Paparazzi Compensation Plan rewards you for building, training. and supporting a team of Consultants! The reward that TeamBuilders get is based upon their team’s success and longevity of their Paparazzi Business. You will be able to earn a commission off of the inventory that your team members personally purchases through Paparazzi to do their own parties and events. The more your team members sell at parties, the more they will need to buy more inventory, the more commissions you will make! What does this mean to you? This means I want you to succeed and will do what I can to help you be successful with Paparazzi.
Now lets look at the chart and find out what all that stuff means!
CONSULTANT – This is what you become when you sign up to sell Paparazzi. You are entitled to buy Paparazzi Jewelry at a wholesale price and are also eligible for the “Show Rebate”. A “Show Rebate” is for those Consultants who wish to bring in a large amount of inventory for a show or event. Paparazzi will give you a percentage of that order back, which increases the profit you will receive when you sell the item. For 1,000 PV’s to 1,999 you will receive a 7% rebate in your monthly check. For orders 2000 PV’s and above, Paparazzi will give you a 10% rebate in your monthly check.
STAR CONSULTANT – You become a Star Consultant when you have ordered 50 PV’s (25 pieces). Most Consultants reach this rank within their first month or two. These consultants are eligible for all the benefits of a regular consultant plus 5% of their down-lines orders if they have recruited. You are also eligible to get a Business Building Bonus or BBB. If the consultant that you personally enroll and sponsor sign on with a Starter Kit or order more than 200 PV’s on their first order, Paparazzi Accessories will reward you with a $30 bonus!
>DIRECTOR – This is when you will see a significant jump in your commission checks! That’s why I try to encourage my team to hit Director in their first 30 days! When a consultant orders at least 50 PV’s in a month and has sponsored 3 recruits and those 3 recruits are all “ACTIVE” then you will become a Paparazzi Director! Not only do you receive the benefits of the Star Consultant but your commissions will increase from 5% to 10% on your front line. A Front Line are those Consultants who you Personally Sponsored and are directly below you. This is also known as Unilevel. And if your Unilevel 1 recruits their own consultants then that would be your Unilevel 2. Director’s earn 5% of what their Unilevel 2 (or as I call it, your 2nd level) orders through Paparazzi.
PREMIER DIRECTOR – You still have to do all that a Director does PLUS have an Organizational (Team) Product Volume of at least 3,000. Only 1/3 of the PV’s can come from each leg. So if you have 3 consultants and one of them has 3,000 PV’s and the other two only have 100 PV’s, you would NOT become a Premier Director. That first consultant is carrying all the PV’s basically! So the PV’s need to be spread out among the recruits. It’s easier to achieve this when you have a bigger team. You get all the commissions from your 2 levels just as a Director did. But, if your 2nd level recruits, you would also collect 5% commissions from your Unilevel 3 (or, third level). So to summarize: off your Front Line you would make 10% commissions, your 2nd level you would earn 5%, and your third level you will earn 5% also.
You can sell Paparazzi Accessories in many places! You can sell at on your FREE Paparazzi Website, home parties, basket parties, garage sales large events, your own website, boutiques, a booth in a store, expos, fairs, just about everywhere.
You can NOT sell on online auction sites such as Ebay and Amazon.
Please note that if you are involved with a fair, expo, large event, etc. there can only be ONE Paparazzi Accessories booth. It is the Paparazzi Consultants responsibility to check with the show managers and promoters to make sure there are not any other Paparazzi Accessories booths.
The best things about Paparazzi Jewelry are the very generous 45% commission you make plus the limited restrictions on selling. So many direct sales companies have a lot of restrictions on how and where you can sell their products.
Paparazzi has the standard restrictions of no Ebay / Amazon, which is good as those places devalue a product, so lets move on to where you can sell Paparazzi Accessories.
1 – Facebook and Facebook Live – This is my favorite one! While the others are fun and can make great money nothing beats selling Paparazzi Accessories online using Facebook and Facebook Live.
2 – Home Parties – Its a lot of fun to have a Paparazzi Accessories Home Party. You get to meet a lot of people and basically get paid to hang out with them. Everyone usually feels “pressured” to buy at these home parties with most “home party” companies, however that is not the case with Paparazzi Accessories. Since the Jewelry is so cute and nicely made and ONLY $5 everyone loves it and its not breaking the bank! It really is a low pressure sale, just show the product and socialize.
2 – Fairs – These take more inventory and time, but can bring in a lot of money. Not as personable as home parties, but still a great way to meet new people and have good sales.
4 – Boutique’s / Salons – If you own one of these you can sell them there, if not you can always approach the owner and see about displaying some of your Paparazzi Accessories and working out details to share the profits with them, or better yet have them sign up to be a Paparazzi Accessories Consultant.
5 – Your Website – Websites are hard workers, working 24 x 7 for you! It never needs to sleep, eat, take kids to school, do laundry, clean the house etc. Each Paparazzi Consultant receives their very own FREE website as soon as they enroll!!! Now every Consultant can sell and also host parties on their Paparazzi Accessories website!
You do not have to do home parties! There are many other ways to sell Paparazzi Jewelry.
As an Independent Consultant, you are allowed to use the Independent Consultant logo as you wish. You can make your own business cards, banners, posters, flyers, etc. You can also make your own displays or purchase them from wherever you want. It’s completely up to you. You cannot, however, alter the logo in any way.
You are solely responsible for reporting the income you make from your Paparazzi business. You will receive a 1099 or similar form from Paparazzi at the end of the year to assist you with your tax filing.
* * * Make sure to keep track of ALL your expenses: mileage, food, postage, office supplies, etc. Even the cost of the inventory you purchase! These are important costs of doing business and as a consultant, you will own your own business. Be sure to take advantage of all the tax deductions you are legally allowed!
There are many ways to get the word out about your event!
Some ideas are:
Facebook and Facebook VIP
Talk to people you meet.
Mailings – Fliers or Postcards
Online Invitations – Email
Go to: http://www.paparazziaccessories.com/41970 and click on “Opportunities”, then “Join now” at the top, or scroll to the bottom and click on “Become a Consultant Today!”. OR just click HERE. Keep in mind that any option you choose is a good one! After you join, you will immediately have your own ID # and have access to your own website.
Once an Independent Paparazzi Consultant or a Customer places an order for new inventory from Paparazzi it will take about 7 to 10 days for processing and packaging.
Once an Independent Paparazzi Consultant or a Customer places an order for new inventory from Paparazzi it will take about 4 to 6 days for processing and packaging.
The product is shipped from Southern Utah by Priority Mail by USPS. Please refer to this map to determine how long shipping may take.
Please note that these times are not a guarantee but only an estimate!
If you decide to have it shipped by UPS, here is another map for that!
Whether you’re a Paparazzi Consultant ordering in the Consultant Back Office or you are a Customer ordering from the Paparazzi Website, shipping is a FLAT $5.95! Orders OVER $100 ship FREE!
You will be charged sales tax on the retail value of each piece you order.
Paparazzi is required to do this. This is intended to ensure that each state tax agency is made whole on any potential sales from the transactions of that wholesale product. The sales tax is charged at the local level of the place where the order is shipped. Paparazzi collects these taxes at the time of wholesale inventory purchase and remits it to the state on behalf of the Retail Sale that the Consultant may now have.
This also allows the Paparazzi Consultant the option of charging their local taxes on their Customer transactions and recuperate that cost, or absorbing it into their business structure; while at the same time not bringing any uncovered sales tax liability on Paparazzi or the Consultant.
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