Name: Samantha Hernandez
Name of business: A Divaz Desire – Paparazzi Bling by Samantha
Business: $5 Lead & Nickel Free Bling
Sites to your business: www.paparazziaccessories.com/ADivazDesire
Social media accounts: www.facebook.com/ADivazDesire
@adivazdesirepaparazzi on Instagram
Can you give us a little background of your story?
To be honest I have always had a little side hustle to not only help keep me busy and occupied but also because it is something that I like to do. I love sales and love being able to provide people with great items for great prices. I have done a few different things. I started off with a Pen pal Service for those incarcerated back in 2004. I have also had my own little online boutique where I sold Fashion Jewelry, Purses, Wallets, Tote Bags, Duffle Bags, etc. I then wanted to try something a little different and created my own Name Blocks as well as Countdown Blocks – that was Super Fun because it involved crafts and I LOVE Crafts! I have also had my own Photography business, I love the camera being in front of it of course, but also behind it being able to capture those special moments and memories. I hadn’t done anything in a while and thought one day I need to find something to do to make a little extra money so I ran into my $5 Paparazzi Bling business.
How many children do you have? I have only been BLESSED with 1 so far 😉 my son is currently 19 years old.
How did you get involved with your side Hussle/ business? I was scrolling through Facebook one day and saw a different post of Paparazzi $5 Bling, I thought to myself as much time as I spend a day just scrolling through FB I could actually be working on FB making some extra cash for my family.
What is a typical day like for you? I have been blessed to be able to work as a Secretary for a family business 8am-5pm Monday thru Friday, while at work I am also able to work my $5 Bling business as well. I create schedules on Sunday night to have a layout of what I am going to do for my business throughout the week. (Example: What days I will do a Live Show, what days I will show certain pieces, what days I will do invoicing and what days I will ship out orders.) After work, I will take the time to do any organizing that needs to be done in my jewelry room and will take the time to do whatever is on my schedule for that day. I work my $5 Bling business part-time as I do have to eventually go home and take care of house duties as well.
Why Paparazzi bling? Besides seeing their posts on Facebook, I loved the whole concept and idea of selling fashionable pieces of jewelry that could help women feel pretty, put together at a price in which would not break the bank.
How does it feel being owning your own business? Owning my own business feels amazing. I may not own the company itself being that I am a Paparazzi Consultant/Director however I do own my own inventory. Being able to work my 9-5 and then being able to run my own business from the comfort of my home and doing it when I want to is amazing. I don’t have to go out and get a 2nd job and physically have to drive to it I have it right here.
Any words for any mother out there who is working a job and looking to make extra cash but unsure of what do to or start? If you are looking to make extra money and doing something like I do, Direct Sales, I won’t sit here and feed you a story or a lie! Just like any 9-5 or Part-Time second job you will not, let me repeat you WILL NOT be rich overnight – it will take time, in the beginning, to start seeing a profit. If you are looking into doing something to help bring in an extra income for yourself or for your family find something that interest, you. You definitely do not want to get into something that you will get bored with quickly. If you LOVE jewelry and know women that love jewelry joins my team! Remember you can work and run this business on YOUR time and in the comfort of your OWN home. Feel free to reach out to me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information visit my “Join My Team” link: https://paparazziaccessories.com/join/177129/#/
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Do you have any closing words? In closing I would just like to say, never underestimate yourself, don’t be afraid of running your own business. There is plenty of women just like me and you that had amazing jobs and have quit because their business has been so much of a success!
Thank you, Samantha Hernandez, for your time and for sharing your story with us about your paparazzi company. I wish you all the success.