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    I still remember my grandmother packing the Skin So Soft in my bag as I left for summer camp. All the other kids had OFF! And I had this soft, nice smelling bug spray. Why? Because my grandmother was an Avon lady; she loved skincare (and her skin showed it) and it made wonderful extra income for her ladies nights.

    Part-time passion

    My grandmother’s passion for skincare filtered to her seven daughters (yes, seven) and all of us grand-daughters. We’re blessed with a great skincare regimen, and smart business skills also. For others who loved cosmetics, Mary Kay Ash was the best thing since sliced bread. Selling blush and lipstick turned into Cadillacs and cruises. Now that is a way to build your brand and bank account at the same time!

    The new decade of Avon ladies

    Rarely do my girlfriends and I sit around discussing skincare, unless it’s botox. And let’s be honest, I’m not buying that from anyone other than a physician. What we do chat about is entertaining and shopping. How do you turn those part-time passions into a personal brand that you can bank – while looking for full-time work or taking care of kids?

    Personal shopper

    Until recently, unless you were wealthy, and shopped at the luxury retailers, having a personal shopper was out of your reach. Now there’s a way for the Fashionistas to bridge the gap for those that need your deal-finding, outfit-matching skills, and for you to make money while doing it. This is just one of the reasons I enjoy being part of a big business. Sears launched this amazing concept with it’s social commerce portal, ShopYourWay.com, recently. Here’s an organization that’s looking to support those who love fashion and want a way to make an extra income.

    ShopYourWay

    It’s no secret that I work at Sears Holdings as the Division Vice President, Social Media Marketing. This blog and my role there are not connected. What is connected is my passion for finding ways to build personal brands, connecting your passion to a career, and making both of those easy.

    Check out Shop Your Way and if your part-time passion is shopping or you’re the one in the group that everyone asks for advice on deals and outfits, become a  Personal Shopper and make a brand for yourself – and a little extra dough too!

    Author:

    Adriana Llames is the Division Vice President, Social Media Marketing for Sears Holdings and the acclaimed author of “Career Sudoku: 9 Ways to Win the Job Search Game”. Llames led a boutique career coaching services firm for over a decade and has been featured on ABC, CNNMoney, CBS News and Yahoo! For more information, visit www.adrianallames.com

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    Adriana Llames is a master career coach and acclaimed author of "Career Sudoku: 9 Ways to Win the Job Search Game", released with top book seller Amazon.com. She is the chief engagement officer at adrianallames communications and a highly sought after keynote speaker motivating and inspiring audiences with her high energy, focused programs on personal branding, social media and networking. For more information, visit www.adrianallames.com

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    One comment on “Part-Time Passion Leads To Personal Brand Bonus
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      Jason Kiesau says:

      Good stuff!

      I think presenting the concept of “part time” passion can be a game changer. So many people are disengaged and frustrated with their full time jobs, aren’t looking outside of their working hours to exercise this passion. Once they really identify their passions and values they need to look at everything the world has to offer to help them satisfy that and yes… it might have to be on a part time basis. And honestly, that is a much more responsible route than being disengaged or frustrated with their current situation and turning it upside down due to being unhappy. If people start embracing their passions part time, they would be surprised on how much that can affect the rest of their worlds.

      Great concept!

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