Taking Your Paparazzi Business to the Next Level: Andrea’s Story

November 20, 2017 | Back to the Blog

Since it’s launch in 2012, Paparazzi Accessories has exploded in growth.  In just 5 years, the company has recruited over 75,000 consultants and provided them with the tools necessary for a successful and thriving home business.  However, does that mean each consultant is successful?

According to Dr. Jon M. Taylor and his research on direct sale businesses like Paparazzi, the hard truth is that 50% of consultants drop-out in the first year.  After 5 years, 90% have given up altogether.  These numbers are scary!  Many wanna-be entrepreneurs would run away from these statistics but determined Paparazzi consultants think differently!

If you’re reading this, you’ve likely already purchased your first Paparazzi Starter Kit.  You might have even had your first successful party.  Congrats to you!  Or maybe you’ve been selling for a while and you’re noticing a plateau in sales?  It’s becoming increasingly difficult to sell off your inventory.  What’s missing?  How can this direct sale failure trend be prevented?

Since we’re always interested in learning about what makes consultants successful, we’d like to introduce you to one of our favorite Maven A-Listers with Paparazzi, Andrea Hutcheson.

Andrea Hutcheson

Andrea Hutcheson

In 2008, Andrea moved to the US from Peru without knowing English.  She became a college student and took 2 part-time jobs, one as a librarian assistant and one as a substitute teacher.  After deciding to become a Paparazzi consultant and hosting her successful first party, she said, “I’m going to put my entire self into this business to make it work!”

Now Andrea has been with Paparazzi for the last 5 years.  She and her husband, Danny, lead a team of 6,000+ consultants (called Team United Fashionistas) with the goal of helping them grow their businesses into full-time careers.

Andrea is a Maven A-Lister.  If you’re unfamiliar with the term, this means she earns $19,000-$25,000 a month through commission alone!  Profit from sales are on top of that.  Andrea definitely knows something about success and is always ready to help other consultants reach their goals too.

To tap into her success, we asked Andrea two questions.


1. What personal values have caused the most growth for your business?

“Building relationships and staying consistent.  I don’t sell.  I share my love and passion for the product.  I bring value to my friends and customers on a daily basis.”

This is evident in everything Andrea does.  Her Facebook page and websites are dedicated to encouragements, tips, and training resources for consultants.  She creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere and posts regularly in order to keep her team members informed and engaged.


2. What software tools have helped your business grow?

Facebook, Gmail, and Google are well-used and well-known tools for Paparazzi consultants but Andrea talks about two others worth mentioning.

Clinchshare:  A social media marketing scheduling platform built for direct sellers and MLM marketers.  It allows consultants to create, organize, save, and schedule posts, pins, and tweets all in one place.  Andrea says it helps her schedule all her posts every two weeks!

Mobile Text Alerts:  A mass text messaging system.  Since emails and social media posts have such a poor open-rate and read-rate, Mobile Text Alerts allows Paparazzi consultants to immediately reach their team members and customers through text messages.  Andrea says, “We all live in a busy society.  We need reminders.  With Mobile Text Alerts, my customers are able to receive reminders and join our Facebook live parties.”

Andrea sends over 20,000 texts per month to her customers and team members with Mobile Text Alerts.  When we asked Andrea how likely she would be to recommend Mobile Text Alerts to a friend, she responded with her usual enthusiasm, “Oh my goodness!  I love this company!  100% recommended.”



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30 thoughts on “Taking Your Paparazzi Business to the Next Level: Andrea’s Story

  • Cassandra Marie Deas says:

    Thank you so so much your inspiration is priceless!!

  • Jackeline Hernández says:

    Waoo trenenda historia! Me motiva a hechar mi negocio para adelante!. Gracias , DLBM

  • Crystal Jean Overton says:

    Is there a text message app that can keep track

    • Samuel Evan says:

      Hi Crystal, thanks for your comment! We do have a mobile app available for iOS or Android that allows you to send messages and access your Mobile Text Alerts control panel, if that’s what you’re looking for. If you haven’t already, feel free to try a free test account here!

  • Very helpful interview. Thank you.

  • Hi what about I phone am I able to send auto text alerts

  • I really need help with recruiting

    • Samuel Evan says:

      Hi Vonzea, some suggestsion would be to demonstrate the profit you have generated from your business and how nice it is to work from home on your own schedule.

      Would any other Paparazzi retailers on here have any advice for Vonzea?

      Vonzea, you should also receive an email about being added to our Mobile Text Alerts for Paparazzi group and you could try asking questions for other Paparazzi consultants there, if that helps. 🙂

  • Sheila Burgos says:

    Thanks is helpful.

  • Thanks for these insights. I became a Paparazzi Business owner in March I use Facebook word of mouth my paparazzi presence to promote my business. I think of creative activities each month also to do to push the product. It’s May and I’m doing well with sells the word is getting out
    I really don’t want to Plato as you mentioned and I pray I’m not just in the honeymoon stage of this business. Any further suggestions for recruiting consultants?

    • Samuel Evan says:

      Hi Michell,

      Sorry for the delayed response! Aside from demonstrating the money you make and the flexibility of working independently (working from home, setting your own schedule, etc.), you also should receive an email about being added to our Mobile Text Alerts for Paparazzi group. You can try asking questions on there to see if you can get insight from other consultants! 🙂

  • I am a new consultant, struggling to get my business of the ground.please let me know how i can get this texting alerts up and going as soon as possible.Thank you so much for the encouraging words.

  • Faray says:

    This is my goal she is an Example that i wish to rich one day 😍😍😍😘 #ingoditrust👆🙌🙌🙌💋💗

  • James Pelton says:

    Hi Audrey!
    You can get started whenever you are ready — Go ahead and sign up at https://mobile-text-alerts.com/signup

    Let us know if you need any help!

  • I don’t understand this mobile-text-alerts.com. frankly I am afraid of it. I most likely don’t have the money to buy this
    I don’t have a lot of money to put into it
    Does this make since. I am not totally technical savy. I know what I know and that’s it. Having 6,000 under me is inconcevible to me. I don’t see how I could even handle such a thing..

  • niesha says:

    thanks for the info

  • Larraine Barrom says:

    Even at $19.00/ mon ($228.00 annually) is a lot when you’re just getting started. Isn’t there something less expensive to get our toes wet?

    • Samuel Evan says:

      Hi Larraine, thanks for your comment!

      The $19/month billed annually plan would be the lowest listed plan but you are welcome to reach out to contact@mobile-text-alerts.com to try to work out some kind of custom plan if you are interested! Our plans do come with a 30-day moneyback guarantee so you could try it out for a month and request a refund if you’re not satisfied within 30 days. Also, you are welcome to sign up for a free test account that will allow you to send up to 50 messages/month and have up to 5 contacts for your account: https://mobile-text-alerts.com/signup.

      Let us know if you have any other questions about that!


  • Iam actually a consultant under Andreas Umbrella and she is amazing. This allowed me to know a piece of he I already didn’t know.

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