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Postby athome » Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:53 am

Did you ever feel that you worked so incredibly hard at getting your business to grow? Well, maybe I am working just a little TOO hard. Nothing seems to be working. I've tried sending mailings to new developments in the area, mailings to daycares for fundraisers, calling repeat hostess for bookings, calling on friends/family to book parties, making random calls, dropping off catalogs everywhere I go, etc. NOTHING seems to be working. I have had no bookings in June and July and so far nothing in stone for August. I have even done 2 craft fairs so fair and have not even had a simple cash and carry sale let alone a booking or an internet order!

I feel like giving up but I really would love for this to work out since I love what I do. Maybe it really is being in the right place at the right time.

When do you just call it quits?

Frustrated PartyMom

Postby kcgagne » Thu Jul 15, 2004 10:42 am

I completely understand how you feel.... like a hamster on an exercise wheel - working your butt of and getting nowhere. Direct sales can be tough. You did say that you love what your are doing. That is the most important part. If that is really true, things will begin to happen. It may just take more time. How long have you been with your business?

"I will persist until I succeed." – Og Mandino

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"It's always too soon to quit." - I don't remember where I got that one.

Somebody said these things for a reason. Write them down and keep them handy for when you feel this way.

Hang in there!!
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Postby antpatte » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:23 pm

Ever thought about maybe it being your product. Your product might be too high end for your customers. Just a thought :lol:

Postby Momsbiz » Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:05 am

I am with Tupperware and also sell do consignment on Ebay. Summers are typically the slowest time of the year for buying. Brick and mortar stores see the decline also. People are spending money on summer activities, vacations, etc.

Usually my business picks up mid Sept. Hang in there and keep trying.
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Its the season!

Postby Debbie » Mon Sep 27, 2004 7:58 am


Its not the products or you. Its the SEASON!
Summer is the WORST time for parties!
Its now almost October and the Busiest SEASON for home parties
is here!
Hang in there!
You,ll start booking them now!

Deb 8)


Postby carpediemheart » Sun Oct 10, 2004 4:54 pm

Summer is always the slowest time of the year. It should pick up for you now. "Tis the Season!

What partyplan company are you working with? I'm a consultant with Michele Baratta at Home. (jewelry company) It's truley a no brainer as far booking parties. My average parties are $800.00- $1200.00. I earn 25%.

Good Luck an have a prosperous Holiday Season.


don't give up

Postby dawnhartz » Sun Oct 17, 2004 2:46 am

Summer is usually the hardest. Now that Christmas is here ask for friends & relatives to help you get started again by hosting a party. They will usually do it if they think they need to. At the party, have 3 envelopes ready to give the hostess. Ask her if she'd like to get $50 extra. Get her extited! Then ask her friends if they want to help her get the free merchandise. Tell the hostess that she needs to find a home for each envelope . 1 envelope is for the person who likes to entertain & get free stuff (this is a booking for a home show). 2 envelope is for the person who has little time but likes to get free stuff (this is a booking for a book party).
and the 3 rd envelope is for a Fast 25 with a candle flyer & the person needs to sell 25 candles. After all 3 people have completed there shows the hostess will get their $50 free! any questions email. IT reall WORKS!!!![/b]
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Love this idea

Postby cd_spice » Sat Oct 23, 2004 12:36 pm

The 3 envelopes are a great idea! I must try this tonight.
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Postby mt_joy » Fri Jan 28, 2005 9:21 pm

Good luck to you. Keep trying and the success will come!
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Postby DLuvsCandles » Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:11 pm

I am getting frustrated, because I have no catalogs. I am supposed to be getting an emegerency pack of them and order forms. Supposed to come this week, but they didn't. I think she mailed them out on Tues or Wed, maybe they will be here on Monday. And I didn't get part of my kit, so it was sent back, and i will be getting it shipped 2 day air this time. I don't know what to do about bookings, can I still book parties with no order forms and 1 catalog? Someone let me know! :?
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Postby tonja » Sat Aug 27, 2005 7:16 am

check again on your catalogs - then book parties for future dates say in a week - If it's family/friends booking for you let them know you are waiting on some items, make sure they will host for you once the items come in - in the meantime get your mailing list for invitations ready - this way when you have everything you are ready to go on gettng the invites out , also work on what you are going to say and do for the parties, display set up, work on games, etc
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