You know what's more amazing than our comfy, great printed leggings? Our Black Sheep Legging representatives! They’re the people who help get our products out to the world and you probably know one who helped you buy your first pair.
If you're interested in becoming a rep yourself, today is your lucky day! We chatted with two of our reps to get their take on what it's like being a legging consultant. Here's what Tamara and Kristine had to say:
“The biggest thing is the freedom of the hours I work,” said Kristine. “I'm a stay-at-home mom and I love it, I can do it with my kids in tow.” Tamara agreed, “Being a stay-at-home mom is very rewarding, but I was missing out on talking to other women about life and my own style was getting dull. I love the flexibility of being my own boss. I can work more or less depending on what life, and my kids, throw my way!’
Many of our reps get into this business because they have an active lifestyle, and need a job that can be as flexible as they are. Students, stay-at-home moms and people with a second job all like that they set their own hours and work volume.
But you might be wondering, how do you get started? “I hosted a Ladies Night In legging party” said Tamara. “I didn’t even want to take off the first pair I tried on because they were so comfortable and soft. Needless to say that I completely fell in love with the Black Sheep Legging company and their products and have not looked back once.” Kristine agreed “I also do parties and tradeshows. I like the socialization; I get to meet contacts and people I normally wouldn't get to meet!”
Both women said one of the things they love most about being a legging consultant is the actual leggings. “I love the product!” exclaimed Kristine “And I love that I get dibs on the latest styles, for both me and my daughter.” Tamara admitted that before she became a rep, she wasn’t really fond of bright colors and patterns, but now she’s hooked! “personally, I’ve been able to explore my style, and now some of my favorite prints are Midnight Swirl, Rainbow Aztec, Raspberry Zig Zag and Tribal Trance, which are all super colorful. I can’t wait to see what else Black Sheep Legging comes out with next.”
But what does it take to make money? How do you run a successful business? Tamara said it’s all about believing in the product. “As long as you can talk to a complete stranger about an awesome product, you’ll be fine because they basically sell themselves,” she said. “ So just ask yourself, do you love the product?” Kristine also added that she always gets the support she needs, with fast responses from to emails. “it’s simple, I have help when I need it.”
“I would not change my mind at all about becoming a rep. It works around my schedule, I can help other women explore their style and push their boundaries,” said Tamara. “Trust me, you will never look back or regret it for a moment. You just need to believe in yourself and take a little bit of time out of your day to promote your business. Not only do you help yourself by becoming a Black Sheep Legging rep, but you are helping a local business grow and succeed as well.”