updated 5/4/2011 12:17:24 PM ET 2011-05-04T16:17:24

Direct Sales Jewelry/Lingerie Company Offers Moms a Way to Earn Extra Cash

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Returning to the workforce after having children or being laid off may mean making less than when previously employed, according to reports in the New York Times and U.S. News.

Women facing the economic crunch of the Great Recession are finding ways to supplement their diminished income. For working moms hoping to make extra cash, direct sales from home offers a flexible schedule and a surprising income.

Anita Hunt, a mother of six in the Bronx, New York City, has been a consultant with Latasia since November 2006. Latasia is a leading home party jewelry and lingerie company that focuses on home party sales. Home party selling allows sales people to promote products through a network they create during festive social events. Since products are brought to the party, attendees get try out the products before purchase.

Hunt, who has a second full time job as an office manager for a doctor's office, found Latasia after a previous employer folded. Hunt enjoys the benefits of making additional income while setting her own hours around her hectic schedule.

"Because I am independent, I own my own business and I work when I want to. It's very flexible. I set my own hours," Hunt said. "I set my schedule around the family schedule."

Hunt has made home party planning a full-time endeavor. "New York has so much to offer, and there's always something going on that I can bring my Latasia business to."

Hunt has taken the home party business to the next level, appearing at New York Fashion Week events, where she worked with designer Korto Momolu to provide accessories in gift bags. She has also appeared at Africa Fashion Week New York, the Circle of Sisters Expo and bridal shows.

Latasia's fashion jewelry and lingerie lines offer a range of styles from fresh, trendy looks to classic, timeless designs with a lifetime guarantee.

"Latasia is always in line with the latest fashion, so that we can keep our clients and ourselves happy," Hunt added.

Hunt considers herself an entrepreneur, and the small start up cost associated with Latasia was an added benefit. The $249 Business Builder Kit includes more than $1,500 in supplies and jewelry. Consultants can earn up to 45 percent commission as well as additional bonuses, trips, and prizes for sharing the opportunity.

For Shely English, who lives near Myrtle Beach, S.C., Latasia presented an option to work that was profitable and palatable.

"I could get a job and not have to come home smelling like a hushpuppy," she said. English, who had been a mortgage broker, was in need of a way to supplement her income that also fit around her schedule as a mother of two.

"Some people sell very part time, like on vacation or for extra holiday cash," she said. "It works as much as you work."

English sees the social benefits as well, noting that she meets many more people than she would at a desk job. She also appreciates benefits, such as the trip to Florence, Italy, she earned.

"I've only been doing this for nine months and didn't know anything about jewelry when I started, and I've already earned a trip," English explained. Currently, Latasia is offering consultants an opportunity to win a Mexican getaway.

Latasia is a family-owned company with a decades-long legacy in the jewelry business.  They offer their independent consultants top-notch service and assistance.  They are also proud partners of the Maximum Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by actor Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond and 'Til Death) that helps families dealing with the financial hurdles that often accompany caring for a terminally ill child.

For more information, Latasia invites the public to join one of its informational Opportunity Calls. Calls are held every Monday evening at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. Dial (605) 477-3000 (access code 819719#). Latasia is a member of the Direct Selling Association. For more information please or email info@latasia.com or visit www.latasia.com .

Adrian Lilly
Fruchtman Marketing
(800) 481-3520

F. Eric Ramos

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