Hi! I'm Dane Carlson, and welcome to the Business Opportunities Weblog. I've been publishing this website, by myself, and sometimes with the help of others for over twelve years now. You'll notice two things about this site right away:
Some people sign-up for this kind of part-time work to support a family. Others, like Amy Lazar Kleiman, are looking for a creative outlet and an opportunity to earn some fun money. Ms. Lazar Kleiman is an independent stylist for Stella & Dot. To get going, she paid $199.99 for a starter kit, which came with a credit for $450 worth of product to showcase at her events. She then invested $600 of her own money to buy additional pieces. She made her initial out-of-pocket investment back after her first two events. She says it was low-risk for her because she had a circle of girlfriends she knew who would love the products and attend her first two events.
With a full-time job in Toronto, she says her goal is to host two to four trunk shows a month, which would bring in on average $300 to $600. Hosting an event takes three to four hours of her time, but she loves her side gig. “Having a glass of wine, hanging out with girlfriends, and trying on jewellery, is the best way to make money on the side,” she laughs.
Logo from Stella & Dot