Hi I'm Claudia Parda Bauman and I'm a wife, a mom and a Fashion Consultant with Paparazzi Accessories. This is the story of how I got started with Paparazzi, and why I'm so passionate about my team and my business! Please take the time to read my short story. I hope it inspires you to take a serious look at Paparazzi and join me and my fantastic team on the journey of a lifetime!
When I decided to get back into party plan companies in 2011 my husband was leaving for three months to get trained as a trucker. I wanted to be home with our kids and still help out financially, so I turned to party plan companies! I knew that if I found a great company I could make money and stay home with my daughters during the day! I got busy and began researching some of the companies we all know and love. I took a fresh look at companies like AVON, Mary Kay, and Jafra. While all the companies I looked at were amazing, I knew that I was looking for something new, trendy and oriented toward jewelry. So I began to isolate jewelry party plan companies I thought I'd like. And believe me, there are tons around! But none really grabbed me. Not one of those jewelry companies gave me a burst of excitement, until one day a little pink crown popped up during a last ditch effort to find that super special company that just felt right!
I began researching Paparazzi and my whole body started to tingle! Five dollar jewelry? Styles that were trendy and changed all the time? No catalogs to order? A 45% commission on my retail sales giving me instant cash in my pocket? I was so excited that I hardly slept for a week! This was the feeling I was looking for! I couldn't wait to sign up! I only had one problem: No money to invest!
My younger sister Louanne had passed away in 2010 and she left me her diamond ring. She'd fought an amazing fight against pancreatic cancer and while she still had her wits about her she told me that her marquis diamond ring was going to be mine. I was so surprised! This ring was a treasure to her! Lou had bought this diamond ring for herself after making her own antiques business a local success story. It symbolized her challenging journey out of drug addiction and homelessness to a life of success and happiness with the man she loved! I was so grateful to her, and we both got emotional, because we knew that her fight against cancer was coming to an end. I was losing my sister, and her sweet little diamond was a lovely gift, but all the diamonds in the world meant nothing to me if it meant my sister would live!
My husband left for Missouri and was headed off for a new career as a truck driver, and I was home living on money borrowed from family and dreaming of becoming a business owner with Paparazzi Accessories. I had to come up with my kit money and the only thing I had that was easily salable and would get me off on the best start was that diamond ring. I did the unthinkable. I sold the ring and I bought a kit! My sister financed my start in a new business with her beautiful little marquis diamond and I got started in my own jewelry business.
Today I work with women all over the country and I love my job! I share fashion accessories with women and I absolutely can't imagine my life without the amazing opportunities I now have available to me. I am setting my own hours, I'm home for my kids and most importantly, at the end of every day I feel fully satisfied that I've done my best, I've helped others, and I've made my sister proud. Every new team member that comes on board and purchases a kit makes the same decision that I made in 2011, and every time I think of my beautiful sister and I thank her for my incredible business!
I know you have dreams just like I do. I know that finding kit money can seem insurmountable! And I'm no stranger to sacrifice. I made a hard decision and I've never looked back with regret. I know that you have the ability to get started in this life changing company somehow. You just have to want it bad enough!
I'm looking for women who like me, know that there is something better out there for them, and who want to work hard to make those dreams come true. In a party plan business like Paparazzi we need to help other women realize their dreams in order for us to make our own dreams come true. I can only progress and be successful if you are successful. Let's roll up our sleeves and figure out how to get you that starter kit together! And if finding that kit money isn't a problem for you, then what are you waiting for? Sign up already!
If you are reading this I believe that you were led here for a reason. There are no accidents and I KNOW that we are meant to work together! I want to hear your story and your goals! I want to work with you and help you get started with Paparazzi Accessories. I believe that the women who are meant to work with me will find me. Together we will create sales teams and help other women discover that while a piece of five dollar jewelry won't exactly change the world, the woman wearing that jewelry CAN and together we WILL!