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  • Jessica
    Jessica
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    I’m a Paparazzi Consultant and you are not required to sell anything each month. To be a current in their website you should have a 50 pv but you may still be a consultan if you have missed. Also, they do allow consultant to consultant trades. Reading comments left above by haters is irritating. Truth, it is what you make it, if you aren’t marketing you’ll fail, if you do nothing you’ll fail. Get off your couch and get busy. Quality of the jewelry…its 5 dollars. I wear it all the time and have had minimal run down but like anything like priced, your going to have to replace some here and there, just like any costume jewelry. Hello!? Loving my business.

  • Kim
    Kim
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    It isn’t 5 buck jewelry after shipping AND “handling” fee. THERE ARE CUTE ITEMS BUT they are very cheap and I have had several break on me. Also turns my neck colors with the necklace. Maybe for a one time use but not everyday wear.

  • Brittany
    Brittany
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    I don’t understand what the negatives are here exactly ? I’ve been with paparazzi for only a month and I’ve seen amazing profit from this business! I have worked other direct sales companies but nothing as amazing as this ! Also not sure if your aware but Paparazzi gives everyone an equal opportunity! Just because I have 5 girls under me (who came to me I don’t stalk anyone) doesn’t mean they won’t outrank me ! This business is what you pour into it unlike most DS ! I killed myself for another company last year and basically ended up crawling out just barely breaking even ! This is an amazing opportunity and still not over saturated ! Selling 25 items is my only requirement and it’s easy to do ! This may not be for everyone ! Those that are shy or lack communication skills and the ability to market themselves? For my family it’s been a game changer ! I’m thankful for Paparazzi and I’ve never had more success with any other company !

  • Slice
    Slice
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    I tried it and spent more than I have earned. The jewelry looks great in photos but the vast majority of it clearly is not worth $5 upon receipt. Merchandise can only be returned within 7 days if it is damaged upon receipt. So the reps are stuck. Reps are not allowed to trade inventory among themselves. For example, Rep A has several bracelets that she hasn’t been able to sell but Rep B has a market for them. Rep A must sell the bracelets to Rep B for retail price, $5. As a rep you are often shunned by others if you voice any frustration with getting your business off the ground. You simply aren’t working hard enough. Paparazzi came after the Facebook Live party groups and shut them down and will go after groups/pages that allow former reps to post inventory for less than retail. Not to mention to reps themselves snitch in each other. I could go on. Some people have had great success but in my opinion, the vast majority of people just get taken for a ride.

  • Dave
    Dave
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    It should be noted that while Paparazzi Accessories is a Direct Sales company, it is technically NOT a multi level marketing business. According to INC.com https://www.inc.com/encyclopedia/multilevel-marketing.html “The MLM upline earns a cut on the sales of people in the downline, called an “override.” This is not true with Paparazzi. Not only is their commission very generous but the bonus for business building (recruiting) is paid out by the company. Now you could argue this point but if you label Paparazzi as an MLM then so is Wal-Mart, Microsoft, or any other company with tiered layers of leadership.

  • Ava
    Ava
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    So I ordered a paparazzi kit but at the last minute chickened out and cancelled my order. You can earn some serious cash online with this business. The stock is always changing and some pieces are limited in supply which makes them higher in demand . I know someone that does live videos and recruits and is able to pay her mortgage three times over. I’ve considered trying again just to see if I can make something out of it but I’m wondering if the market is too saturated now……

    • Michelle
      Michelle

      I think you should go for it … a lot of people still haven’t even heard of Paparazzi … myself included up until about 3 weeks ago!! I went for it!! My starter kit comes on Tuesday, and I’ve already ordered again since then. Women WILL buy $5 jewelry. Everyday, all day. Its just the world we live in !! I am already seeing that I’ll have to get the jewerlry out there in front of people (flea markets, vendor events, yard sales) – luckily – its Spring, and the perfect time to begin! Go for it – all you’ve got to lose is $99 – and you’ll have 35 pieces that you can either keep, or sell if you decide not to pursue the business itself. I personally work a full-time job, and am starting this up as a side line business just to try to make some extra money, and also have fun at the same time. Good luck!

    • Christina Archer
      Christina Archer

      Ava,
      I am a Paparazzi Independent Consultant if you had anymore questions that you could not find please let me know. I don’t think it’s to late and to be honest the time to Join is now still good, new and the support group is amazing. If you need anything just let me know I would love to help you with any questions. You can find me on Facebook Christina Archer and Facebook @ Pink Diamond Bling.

    • Slice
      Slice

      Go to the Papa website and search for reps in your zip code. I wish I had done this beforehand.

  • Kim
    Kim
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    Steve, when I read your initial comment, I thought this was an older post. First I am a Paparazzi Consultant and have been for almost 3 years. When Paparazzi first started, you had to purchase in bulk. However, when your article was published, that was not the case. I know this because I started in 2015 and it was not the case then. That makes me question your research. We can purchase 1 item, 10 items, or 100 items. You only need to purchase 50 items a year to be considered a consultant. Now if you want to earn commission other ways then there are other requirements. However, there is no pressure from the company to do anything. The pressure may come from the consultant you sign up with but none from the company. I also noticed that people who responded positively about Paparazzi received no response from you. I would ask that you maybe research again and write a more accurate article. The facts as you have them stated, simply aren’t true. Finally, based on your theory that you run out of contacts, Walmart, Target, Albertson’s and every other store should be out of business. People purchase new clothing, new accessories, new shoes on a regular basis. Thank you for allowing me to respond.

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      Thank you Kim. I have updated the article to reflect that you do not need to make bulk purchases. Thank you for the correction.

  • Richard Stotts
    Richard Stotts
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    Steve, i have family members that sold/sell paparazzi and since they knew i am in the jewelry business asked me to put together a true non-MLM program using sterling silver and gold so that they could actually make a good income and build their “brand” for those that wanted a full time opportunity. i would like to show it to you for your thoughts prior to launch.

  • Gloria Torres
    Gloria Torres
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    Hello,, I’ve actually purchased a few pieces because of the fact that they are stylish nickel and lead free. Something that, you would more than likely not get for from other sources. I do not sell the Jewelry and have been doing research on businesses until I came across this site. Thank You Steve Razinski for creating this helpful site. I too have had my share of bummer home business. If you actually happen to know of one that actually works please keep me posted. Still in need of second income work from home. Thank you

    • Gina
      Gina

      I’m in direct sales, and love what I do, the financial freedom it has given me & my family has been life changing, if interested in more info, please feel free to email me!

  • Val
    Val
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    I’m a Paparazzi consultant and have been for almost a year. No one has ever pressured me to do anything. No one pressured me to join. I don’t pressure people. Paparazzi is nothing like other MLM companies. You get out of it what you put into it. We do not have to buy in bulk. We do not have to sell a certain a certain number of products from our website. We inspire and help each other. The Jewelry is good quality for the price. These negative comments must be from competitors. Try again!

  • Rachelle Myles
    Rachelle Myles
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    I sell paparazzi and I’ve never had to purchase in bulk if I want to purchase 10 pieces I can and it’s ok. Selling 25 pieces a month is honestly pretty easy most people buy $20 at a time because it’s so cheap. Not being active causes you to not get commission but that’s it nothing else is affected. I ‘ve been selling a little over a year.

    • Emily
      Emily

      I agreed with rachelle

  • Laura Almonte
    Laura Almonte
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    I’m a Paparazzi consultant and I love it. I was able to include my kids so they get to help out with our family business. It works around my schedule and I look adorable doing it. The jewelry is Affordable so you can have customers willing to buy more than one piece. I also sold more than $100 in my first week. Like any business you get what you put out. I have a Facebook page sparkling Divas $5 Boutique and it’s working for me. If you have any questions check out my Facebook page and message me

  • Henry
    Henry
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    PV’s & OV’s, here we go again..

    Yeah, that’s what MLM does do people – Immense psychological pressure, plus everything else bad & ugly on top of it.

    You get a monthly timer to sell your stuff, if you fail to do so, technically you fail to earn any real revenue..
    ..doing so consistently, you’ll burn out & end up in total net loss.
    You’re making a good point telling that many items you sell might not even be popular enough to turn them into profit. That’s a bummer & it’s also reality.
    In fact, any MLM business (haven’t seen one that doesn’t) starts right off the bat with net loss – That’s the starter package you have to pay for.

    If you manage to turn it into profit for yourself, is non of their business anymore.

    Legit it or not, to put it with blunt honesty, I hate MLM’s. They’re criminals, just looking legally correct on paper.

    MLM damages people’s integrity – Forces people to lie, even to family & friends, to survive that vicious every-month-timer cycle.
    What kind of person would monetize their own family members purely in the sake of their own financial gain LOL?

    If I recall it correctly, there is even a dedicated concentric circle in Dante’s Inferno for such folks..
    Yup, unfortunately this is where the darkest part of the dark-triad thrives.

    I’d go with affiliate marketing any day.

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      You make a lot of good points Henry and I agree with a lot of what you are saying. The harsh reality to a lot of MLMs is that most people will lose money and never make it past the first level while the people above them profit off of their losses. Recruitment, parties, and sales timers are all part of the pressure to stay involved and force people to invest MORE when they are having trouble selling their stock in the first place.

      I’ve seen MLMs give out scripts for their sellers that advise them to fake success in order to recruit others. Recruitment mostly involves friends and family. I’d be willing to bet more than one relationship has been tarnished in an effort to move up the ladder.

  • Gina Gonzalez
    Gina Gonzalez
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    I sold Parklane Jewelry years ago and liked it a lot. This is the first I have heard of Paparazzi. Apparently, they started the MLM in late 2010 so they are still somewhat new. Also, I noticed on their website their products are lead and nickel free which is good. To have success with MLM, a person really needs a large base to initially sell to like friends and family that like MLM products and will help refer sales. I am not against MLM, but there are better ways to earn extra money as far as I am concerned. ~Gina

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      Thanks for the comment Gina. I agree, you definitely need a wide social circle in order to make some money here. I just don’t see MLMs in general as a long term business strategy because you will eventually exhaust all of your contacts and be left with product you can’t sell and the only way to continue is to recruit others to follow in your footsteps. There are just better ways to focus your time and energy.

  • Janelle
    Janelle
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    Eeeek cheap jewellery by the bucket load and the pressure is on YOU to sell this junk.!
    I have a friend with a fashion store which sells this cheap stuff for 2 bucks a piece….which means she buys it bulk for about a dime a piece.
    I dont think this is a stand alone home business, but maybe a side line.
    Who needs the pressure over plastic and glass? No thanks.

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      You could buy enough inventory for under $100 from China via AliExpress and not have to worry about the high-pressure, bulk purchases, or minimum monthly sales targets.

  • Daniel
    Daniel
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    Hey Steve,

    Thanks for the article as I’ve heard about this company. An acquaintance of mine is pushing this on my wife…which seems to always be the case with MLM haha. People make you uncomfortable trying to get you to join, it’s just inevitable. Granted there is always a small percentage that can actually make it work and make good money. Unless you’re an incredibly outgoing person then I would stay away from MLM in general.

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      I agree entirely Daniel. There is some money to be made and there are definitely legitimate MLMs, but you need a wide social circle and you likely have to switch between programs once dry up your current influence. I do not like the high pressure “JOIN MY TEAM” tactics that a lot of MLMs push on to their users.

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