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Old 03-19-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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OP I just sent you a direct message.

I put myself through college doing direct sales. I used to be a district manager for Jafra cosmetics. I still have an account open and just service my clients (who have been buying from me for the past 13 years )

I have been with Celebrating Home (formerly Home and Garden Party) for the past 3 years and mostly do parties in my home.
I think you really have to look at the commission structure. Go for the one with the most commission but also look at shipping (both for yourself and customers) how much and who pays for hostess gifts and supplies.
I sold for Tupper for about 18 months and though I love their products, most of my customers did not like to buy plastic items (even though Tupper is not plastic!!)So I continue with Celebrating Home which is a company with no debt. Also, Tupper's commission is only 25%.
A good website I frequent is Work from Home Forum - WAHM.com
You can go there and check out the many diff.companies.
Good luck in your decision.

 
Old 03-19-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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I don't want to burst anyone's bubble and I say go for it if you find the right gig. But be very wary. Many Direct Seller organizations are scams. Not all, but many. But, more importantly, home parties and direct selling all involve discretionary income. In today's climate, most aren't spending on discretionary items.
In far north Texas they do: I just sold over $500 in dishes and bakeware over a period of days to people I know.I didn't even have a party,just catalog sales.
So people are still spending. In the Dallas area, the malls are packed!!
 
Old 03-20-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: MT
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Okay, I'll bite...

So, what is direct sales?

Does this mean that you go around to people's homes or get your co-workers to buy your products?

or

do you sell to businesses, like home depot?

thanks!
Check out the Direct Seller's Association website for more info on Direct Sales. Usually it is through the home party setting. www.dsa.org
 
Old 03-20-2009, 06:06 PM
 
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Check out the Direct Seller's Association website for more info on Direct Sales. Usually it is through the home party setting. www.dsa.org

Sure....
 
Old 03-20-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: MT
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And I have to share with you about Private Quarters...there is an article about them on the DSA website. They are an awesome company to be part of!
 
Old 03-31-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Coeur d'Alene Idaho
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We have a friend who does Tom Boy Tools and Scentsy. She absolutly loves Tom Boy tools and just started Scentsy. I do not have her Tom Boy Tools webiste memorized but her Scentsy one is tomboylisa.scentsy.us you can go there and email her and she will give you the honest opinion of what she does.
 
Old 04-13-2011, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Soldotna
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I am an executive consultant for Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. Awesome company and pay plan. I am finding people will spend the money on a quality product! With the reputation of the doctors and the science and clinical studies behind the products, you can't go wrong. Good luck with your search.
 
Old 05-03-2011, 08:08 AM
 
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Default Best Home Party Business

The best home party business is one that you are confident and truly like and believe in the products of.

While many women have earned Mary Kay cars they wouldn't do well if they never wear makeup or believe in those products.

So the answer is, you can make any home party business work if you truly are confident in them, their products and your excitement will be contagious and profitable.

I have been involved with several. However, I am extremely excited about a brand new ground level opportunity with Biltmore Inspirations. The Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC one of the many Vanderbilt castles has announced they have started a home decor party line which will also sell linens and chef inspired food products.

Imagine an opportunity to get in before the products are released! First parties won't be able to be booked till July 2011. This is truly something to be excited about and to believe in! Please contact me kkornak at nc dot rr dot com or call nine one nine two eight five three one one zero, if you want additional information on Biltmore Inspirations they will be available in all states. kkornak@nc.rr.com 919-285-3110

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Old 05-03-2011, 08:34 AM
 
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I've sold a few things in the past through home party plans. I was a rubber stamping demonstrator for a few years and that was fun but I got tired of hauling around so much stuff! I've also sold Pampered Chef and that was okay but there are a lot of consultants in my area. Years ago I sold for a company similar to Home Interiors and really enjoyed that. I've been looking online for companies that I might be interested in selling for. Do any of you have any suggestions???? Thanks!
I would guess it's a rubber product but not a stamp if you catch my drift.
 
Old 05-09-2011, 02:08 PM
 
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You might want to try a referral business like I do. I don't do the selling or distributing of the products, but I do refer customer's to a company and I get residual income for evertime they shop with them which is every month. The work I did nine years ago, I am still getting paid a residual income on. Best of luck to everyone.

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