Party or Show employment

@Modestah (11192)
United States
March 27, 2007 2:44am CST
What in home show work have you done? Were you a consultant for pampered chef or maybe a tupperware lady? or was your work play with Discovery Toys? Maybe it was Longerberger or Creative Memories that filled your hours? Did you give home dinner parties with lifetime cookware? *ding dong* avon calling.....or wait, it is Mary Kaye There are so many! Have you ever been a consultant for one of these companies, or another? have you maybe tried more than one? how was it for you? were you successful? Did you like the benefits it afforded you such as discounted products, a social life, the money?
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@SageMother (2277)
• United States
27 Mar 07
YEARS ago I had a couple of Tupperware parties but never became aconsultant even though a couple of gals wanted me to. I would make most of my sales after the parties from people who didn't even know I had them...LOL. I am going to do some of that party stuff when I get some realtime things going for my new business. I figured I would do the fishbowl and business card thing that I see some of the consultants do to get people for sales gatherings. All of those programs take time and rely on the social aspect of the gathrings to generate sales. It can be a good thing for business networking as well!
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
6 Apr 07
When my 2nd child was born, dh and I decided that I should stay home with the kids. It was a tough decision, but one we made together. I thought I would try to help somehow with the family finances. I started selling Tupperware. I had a few parties, but I lived in a community that was so overwhelmed with consultants, it was nearly impossible to make a living at it! Then we moved... I took my hundreds of dollars of plastic with me, and moved across the state of Iowa. Being new in a new community with people that don't know me from Adam made selling really tough!! I did meet one of my dearest friends, though, so it did have it's advantages. We moved again 2 years later, and I tried to sell off most of my plastic. I still have some, (I Haven't had a party for 3 years!) so if you know anyone that wants some... let me know!! It's selling at an awesome discount!!! LOL!
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
10 Apr 07
My first "job" was a tupper lady when I was 18. I did really good at it, at first, which surprised everyone because I have a natural disposition of being extremely shy and reserved. But, like you, I lived in a small community surrounded by small communities and it was not long before everyone became "Tuppered out" The whole distributership crashed a couple years after I started. I later on sold Discovery toys, which worked well so long as we were near a military instillation, same with longaberger, which I did not sell, but purchased an awful lot of it.
@creematee (2810)
• United States
30 Apr 07
Thank you for the BR. :) I love longerberger baskets as well, but they can be soooo expensive! SIGH! I've thought many times about getting back into the home based business again, but what to sell that isn't saturated? Maybe I'll just stick with my baked & canned goods and just sell at the farmer's market. :)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I was an Avon representative for 3 years, although that doesn't really fall in the catergory of "show" employment. I have been to Avon parties though, and they are quite fun! I did sell Discovery Toys for a very short time though, and it completely flopped. I guess I never did build up the clientel, and only sold out of catalog. My theory was although the products were good, the prices were just to high.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I have never seen or heard of an Avon party. My mother was an avon lady in the 70s and I loved the samples she would get. I agree about the prices being over the top. I guess that is how it is with multilevel marketing though. You get your percentage and the one above you gets a piece of it, and the one above them etc... The good thing about tupperware was even though it was over priced it carried a life time guarantee. I used to buy pieces cheap at garage sale and exchange them for new if they were peeling around the seal or had some defect other than damage by neglect.
• United States
5 Apr 07
I sell Tupperware, Diamond Creek Candles and Mary Kay... I just recently quit my full time job to sell all three full time. I actually made triple my salary last year doing this. I wanted to stay home with my son that is 2 years old and enjoy the things I have missed up until this point in my life. I am home for my husband, which he loves... I mainly sell online, with 6 parties (2 for each) once a month. If you are interested in any of my business, please feel free to email me at kissie30@hotmail.com or go to my websites and see if you are interested in any yourself. www.my.tupperware.com/christykennedy www.marykay.com/christykennedy www.diamondcreekcandles.com/c111