This week I hit over $1000 in sales. That means I so far have made $250 being a chocolatier in 6 weeks. I have had a total of 4 parties. That is an average of over $60 per party. I spent $115 on the kit and have spent about $100 in other business expenses (folders, file holder, pens, ect.) This includes me buying a few extra products and some new catalogs. From here on out I calculate that 80% of every show will be going into my pocket and 20% will go back in the business. For example;
If in one month I do $1000 in sales, which is $250 in commission I will really have made $200 dollars after a few expenses.
$200 a month to me is almost my whole car payment!
I have 2 shows tomorrow!
Wish me luck!
I went home to the family for a week so have been out of the loop. My sister had a show and got $200 in sales. I didn’t make much off my family because I paid their shipping, but it is family I don’t need to make money off them. It was a lot of fun and really believe they will love the product. I have a party this Saturday so will have to give her a call today. I am also going to a chocolate meeting tonight and might call a couple people to see if they are coming as well. I will also call the 3 people that have a party next weekend. To sum it up I am going to make a lot of calls today.
Half way thru January goals!
I am $400 towards my $2000 goal
I am 2 parties towards my 5 party goal
I have 0 recruits towards my 1 recruit goal
Wish me luck!
Oh and I am finally going to meet my upline tonight!
I had my second official show 2 days ago! There was 20 guests but only 2 orders. I know that sounds like a fail, but I booked 2 shows from other guests, So even though I didn’t actually make money on this show I should do well at the others.
Mistakes I have made so far!
mistake 1: I had a ‘show’ in January with a lady, but I didn’t talk much to her beforehand as to how she wanted the show to go. Big Mistake! I drove 30 minutes to her house to find out that she wanted to host a show sometime later and this was just a prequil to that show. So needless to say I spent a lot of time and people ate my product and the host didn’t want me to take any orders or sell anything.
Lesson I learned: Communicate with the host BEFORE the party.
Mistake 2 and 3: giving away too much in product or in a prize. My downfall is I want people to taste everything. First it takes up too much time and second people loose interest if you are going over everything you have. I also did a drawing for 2 free shipping on what I thought would be a big show, well there was only 2 orders and they both got free shipping.
Lesson I learned: Less is more! Keep it simple stupid! I am going to go over only 2 items from each catagory and only have 4 or 5 samples. One candy, One drink, One candy making, One Savory, One Recipe. Example: Cinnamen Dusted Almonds. Martinis. Fondue. BBQ sauce. Chai Tea Dip. This should be enough to taste and save on supplies.
Lesson I learned. For give aways just give away one thing. If at the end you have 8 to 10 orders and you want to give away something extra then do it, just don’t let anyone know you will give away more.