Hi J.. I have been a Lia Sophia advisor for a year now and I love it! I started my business when my daughter was 2 months old because I didn't want to have to go back to work (I am a nurse by profession). I was able to take my daughter with me to my shows up until she was about a year old and got to be too mobile to watch at shows. Now I do my shows on the weekends around my schedule and she can stay at home with my husband. It has been a fabulous business for me. I picked Lia Sophia because I didn't have to carry any inventory, it was easy to learn how to do (I had been to several shows and kind of knew the "talk"), I don't have to do any customer service (in terms of return/problems, etc) and the jewelry literally sells itself! I also wanted to do this in particular because there is no minimum monthly quota that you have to reach in order to stay active, which I needed since I had a new baby. So if you decided to take a month off in the summer to play with your kids, you can! Another reason I picked doing this was because I could make money right away, which I needed if I was going to stay home. I've been involved in network marketing businesses which are great, but they take some time to build up where you're making enough money to support yourself. I make an average of $200 per show and right now I'm doing about four shows a month. Each show takes approximately 4-5 hours, so that's not bad for the work you do. We usually say that in 4-6 shows a month, you can make about $1000! You make 30% of the total sales, so that can really add up. Then, once you have people working underneath you, you make 10% of their sales as well, so there is some real income potential. I have someone new starting under me, so I'm excited to have my paycheck increase. It's also really a fun job. I am a stay-at-home-mom other than this, so I really like having the chance to get out and socialize with other women and have fun looking at jewelry. And I've met some really neat people too. I love having the flexibility to work this business around my own schedule. In terms of the jewelry selling itself, one of my first shows was for my neighbor and even though my daughter slept through my presentation, she woke up after it and started screaming (she had colic). Well, all the ladies were walking her around seeing if they could calm her down while I took orders, and everyone still bought stuff and I made almost $200! The jewelry looks much better in person than it does in the catalog, so once people see it, they love it. In reference to the comment earlier about the quality not matching the price, Lia Sophia has a lifetime guarantee on all their jewelry, so if for some reason it breaks, you can send it back. And since you've been to some shows, you know that there are specials all the time, so if you take advantage of those specials, it is reasonable. Now, you mentioned that you thought it was too good to be true. I also thought that at first too. It is a wonderful business and a fabulous company, but with any business, there are challenges. My biggest challenge has been getting shows, and everyone usually goes through a slump like that. But you find a couple new friends and go from there. It also takes a little while to get "in the groove" and feel comfortable with yourself and your presentation. It took me awhile to not feel nervous with every show, but that has passed and now I just have a good time. Even the times when I really don't feel like doing a particular show, I get there and have a great time. You also will have some bad shows where you don't make much money, that's inevitable, but then there are the shows where you make $300 and get three more shows! So everything evens out. So, I didn't want to give you all the good and none of the bad. I have had a great experience with this company. If you have any questions or would like to chat some more, please feel free to check out my website at http://www.liasophia.com/csherman, email at ____@____.com or give me a call at ###-###-####. My group also has an informational meeting coming up which might give you more of a feel of the business and the people. Also, if you don't have an advisor that you're planning to sign up with, let me know and I would be happy to get you started and help you every step of the way. The company recommends that you do your first six shows in five weeks to get yourself a strong start and like I mentioned, after that, there is no monthly minimum. I offer to my prospective advisors, that if they do their first six shows within three weeks, I will personally refund their start-up costs, so you it won't even cost you any money to join! Anyway, just thought I would let you know my experience. Please feel to contact me anytime and good luck with whatever you decide! C.