What is next now that Christmas is over?
Good news is I have a party on New Years. I think it is going to go really well! Not sure how many guests will be there, but it is at a friends house, so it will be good times either way. This party will have all genders and kids. It will be interesting to say the least.
I am still feeling good about all this chocolate stuff! Only downside is that I wish that as a chocolatier I would be privie to better discounts. I am almost better off just buying it at regular price and making commission on it. But such is the way with these types of business’. I know when I did jewelry that even though I got great discounts I was always giving away a lot as well, so it didn’t always pan out.
Wish me luck!
No real news for the rest of December. I had big goals for my first month that seem to be falling apart. BUT THATS OK! So far I have 3 shows booked for the end of January. Sure that is over a month away, but I just started so I need to just stay motivated at this point. It can be easy to fall of the wagon so to speak. Just like moving a boulder it takes a lot more energy at first, but once it starts rolling it goes faster.
$2000 in sales
I am very impressed with the promptness of this order. They say 10 business days but I got it in 4! The one thing I didn’t like is that they didn’t mail invoices for each order. It is hard to go off just a packing sheet and the hand wriiten statements. How do you return an item if there is no invoice? I am hoping it was an error and not the norm.
Tomorrow when I deliver my orders I am going to say….”What day were you going to host a chocolate party? I am available New Years and the weekend before! Also, any man who orders in January before Valentines gets an extra chocolate gift and free gift wrapping!”
Had a call with my upline. Went really well. It motivated me to call the people that were interested in either a show or becoming a chocolatier. I didn’t actually talk to anyone yet just left messeges. I also emailed about 4 of the 10 people on top of calling. I made sure to put all the emails I had into my website leads page which is about 20 all together with booth and party.
I want to have at least 2 more shows in December. That is what I will need in order to make $600 dollars more in sales to reach another incentive this month. Time to get people to party!
Wish me luck!
So I had a booth AND a party today!
I spent 3 hours at a booth and got 4 orders. Since the orders were locals I added it to my party order so they saved shipping costs.
I had 5 people show up to my party and 5 of them ordered! That is a total of 9 orders!
Now I invited A LOT of people to my party. It just goes to show that you need to over invite in order to have a successful show. Now I didn’t reach my goal of $1000 but I did get almost $500 in sales. That means I have earned two business incentives from the company so far. The average order was $50. That gives me a good bench mark for future shows. Also, since I threw the pary I get a few freebies to go towards my business.
I am feeling very optimistic about this after today. Sure I didn’t reach all my goals but I learned that people want my product and that YES I do like what I am selling.
Now I have a kinda show on Wednesday so…
Wish me luck!
I have at least a full hour of cleaning to get my place to a level of presentable for tomorrows party. That doesn’t include setting up and finishing some snacks for the party. Also, I have a booth tonight for my husbands work, a booth in the morning for my chocolate and then a party tomorrow as well! I am not freaking out yet…. but I might be up all night lol. You know on second thought I will just throw everything in the spare room and wipe a surface or two and plug in the candle!!! lol
Wish me luck!
Been away from the computer for a few days so here are the cliff notes as to how things are going…
1. Had a good call with my upline.
2. Signed up to do a booth this Saturday right before my party.
3. Signed up for a booth for January 5th.
4. Nervous I won’t hit my goal.
Also, I baked up stuff for my party. It tastes really good!
I really want this to work, so I am actually really nervous!
Wish me luck.