If one of your plans is to spend more time with family, or to have the freedom to dictate when you work, it's time to consider starting your own Lorraine Lea business. Lisa, from WA, made exactly that decision and has come a long way in just 12 months.
"I started my Lorraine Lea business exactly a year ago, in January 2015," she says.
"I was a little bit apprehensive about starting this business at first, but I’ve had so much success within my first 12 months, and it really fits in well with my lifestyle! I took it all at my own pace and allowed things to progress naturally. After just three months with the company, I worked out I would easily be able to sell $120,000 worth of product within my first year."
After overcoming her initial hesitation, Lisa saw the positive change this move would have on her and her family.
"I am a qualified childcare worker, but after having my own kids, I knew I didn’t want to go back to looking after other people’s children, while having to pay for my kids to go to day care.
My husband, Mark, works in the mines in Western Australia and is away for up to two weeks at a time. I knew having a regular job wasn’t going to work for me, because I needed the flexibility to be there for all the kids’ school pick-ups and drop-offs.
Having my own Lorraine Lea business means I’m able to roster my hours around Mark’s fly-in-fly-out dates and hold parties when it suits me and the kids. Thankfully, my parents live close-by and are able to help me out when I need a hand too.
Mark is amazed at the money I earn for the amount of time I put into it. I’m making a great income, and the extra money has made it possible to do the house renovations we’ve been putting off for years. I'm also able to treat our family to special things like season passes to our local water park.
Best of all, I love that if something unexpected comes up and I have to take time off, I can be completely flexible with my workload. In the weeks when Mark is back home and the kids are at school, the two of us can enjoy some child-free time together, which is really special.”
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