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#1 Georgie Boy

Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:33 AM

New thread time

Link to old

http://members.essentialbaby.com.au/index....howtopic=615129

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Who are we?

Please PM moderator for removal or addition to consultant list.
QLD:

Diva Cosmetics - North Brisbane - tracey77

Le Reve - Aromatherapy & Perfumes - Cairns - nixiechic (Nicole)

Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator (stamping and scrapbooking supplies) - Gold Coast - cassg (Cass)

Cuta Kidz - Kingston - Mummy of 2 (Mel)

Designer Kidz - *Mindy* (Melinda) - Brisbane and Gold Coast

Postie Fashions-mummyhoney

Toy Box-QLD-chloesmom

Intimo-South Brisbane-Babbygirl

Larissa Bright Australia- Gladstone region- *No~eye~dear*

Chocoholics Anonymous- Gladstone region- *No~eye~dear*

Mary Kay Consultant-Brisbane-leegee

Chocoholics Anonymous: Gold Coast-Chocolate Renstar



VIC:

Body shop @ home -Country Vic-chrissy2003

CT (The chef's toolbox) - Vic - Danicol (Danielle)

Miessence (organic skin/hair care, cosmetics) - Vic - andieinvic (Andie)

Chocoholics Anonymous - Melbourne - redgirlshell (Michelle)

Chocoholics Anonymous - Melbourne - sarahbeara4 (Sarah)

Chocoholics Anonymous-Bendigo-trudi17

Essential Additions-Vic-dawnb

Fifth Avenue Collection - Melbourne - sweetHRTz (Janette)

Jigsaw-Melbourne-PhoenixBlue

Innovative Baby Products - maren

Lorraine Lea Linen -Melbourne-feebes

Neways - Northern Suburbs - Chantz (Chantelle)

Nutrimetics - Phillip Island - KateMaynard (Kate)

Oasis Homewares-Nunawading-Kristy

Slumber Parties-Vic-mumof9

Unique Kids Direct -shiner

NSW:


Mary Kay Cosmetics - Newcastle - MrsO (Cathy)

PartyLite (candles and accessories)- Sydney - foogle

Le Reve - Albury/Wodonga (NSW/VIC border) - 3mum (Raquel)

Bodyshop@home  Blue Mountains Xena

Cheekybubs-NSW-becandjack

Butterflies and Bullfrogs kids clothes and Tuppaware-Western Sydney-
niknjosh

Greeting Cards & Stationery Trader, Sydney NSW - Geminian

Lorraine Lea Linen-NSW/ACT border-jorgey1405

Lorraine Lea Linen-Sydney-mg6153

mummyslittlehelpers-NSW-bjsmummy

NSW Sydney - Nutrimetics -traceye

Nutrimetics -Tera

Edfun-Schofields-Sydney-cantthinkofone

Stampin Up demonstrator-Central Coast -misstash042

SA:

A womans prayer (adult products) - Adelaide - lubulongtime

Chef's Toolbox and Avon - chuelchie (Adelaide)

Lorraine lea Linen-Mum-Sa

Stampin Up -pollybaby

UCW-danyon-isc-SA

WIKIDZ-*~michele~*


ACT:

Intimo Consultant - Canberra - Max (Leanne)

Gallery Bags - Cooltate23 (Tate)

Parylite Candles-mum02byz(Emma)

Unique Kids Direct-*ruth*


TAS:

Sketch Kids - Tas - ~Capricorn~

Mary Kay Consultant - Tas-ekbubby

WA:

Miessence - WA - Lisa71 (Lisa)

Mystical Parties - WA - HaggisHugger (Nik)

My Little Star-WA-cass1983(cassie)

Nutrimetics - WA NOR- clarebear1983

Nutrimetics-WA SOR-~ED~

Nutrimetics-Perth-sashels

Stampin Up -WA-Jitz

Stampin Up - WA- eeyorebaby

UnderCoverWear-Mummy2Charla Perth SOR

UCW and Flaschengeist -ppmumof4kids


Louise

#2 *No~eye~deer*

Posted 19 April 2009 - 06:19 PM

Gold!!! ddance.gif  ddance.gif

Hope everyone had a great weekend with lots of sales  Tounge1.gif

BBL

Amy

#3 *No~eye~deer*

Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:58 AM

Michelle- I got my kit today  ddance.gif I am still reading through everything, but yay!

I have two LBA parties this week, but I am also going to try and squeeze in a Chocoholics Party on Saturday night.

Where is everyone, I can't keep talking to myself!!!

#4 Chocolate Addict

Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:03 PM

Yay Amy!! original.gif

I got an outside order so need to place an order today after all. doh! lol
Next party is thursday, maybe I will wait and put the order in then but it is a $70 order. original.gif

#5 *No~eye~deer*

Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:14 PM

It must be the day for outside orders. I got an email from a client this morning with an $140 outside order!  ddance.gif I am almost at my sales target for this month so I am so excited.

Michelle- Just a quick CA q. I am planning to do a letter box drop with the CA fliers that came in my and was just wondering if you have done one and if it was very successful?

#6 Chocolate Addict

Posted 20 April 2009 - 03:07 PM

Nice outside order. original.gif
My customer is a big buyer and had been thinking about becoming a Rep. I told Megan and she said well don't sign her up, keep her as a customer!  tongue.gif

I didn't do a letterbox drop with those ones. I got some postcards made up from Vista. I got friends to do letterbox drops (paid them in chocolate). They also got a bonus if someone booked a party from their drop (they put their initials on the back). I got 2 parties out of 200 flyers so not really worth it.

I suggest pigeon hole drops at daycare/kinders, with permission of course. See if you can leave catalogues at doctors, dentists etc.. any place you go that has a waiting room.

#7 ~Sweet~Like~Chocolate~

Posted 20 April 2009 - 03:55 PM

Vistaprint have some awesome specials on at the moment. If you don't get the emails & would like a copy let me know & I can forward the email.

Eg. Free

Car door magnet
250 premium business cards
return address labels
small stamps
pen
postcards
keyring
magnets
sticky notes
flyers
tshirt
brochure
invite
oversize postcards

I've placed an order & have $190 worth of stock for $44 postage  ddance.gif

#8 Chocolate Addict

Posted 20 April 2009 - 03:56 PM

They are great aren't they. I am on their mailing list, but I don't need any more products at them moment. original.gif

I am tossing around the idea of the car magnet but not sure what to put on it.

#9 ~Sweet~Like~Chocolate~

Posted 20 April 2009 - 04:41 PM

Doesn't help I'm a bit of a stationery freak either blush.gif

Well done on the orders too girls. I haven't got any yet  cry1.gif  But I do have a few potential bookings  ddance.gif

#10 *No~eye~deer*

Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:45 PM

I've placed two Vista Print orders in the last fortnight blush.gif I love that place!

#11 joddic

Posted 08 May 2009 - 01:37 PM

Hi All,

Is anyone still around on this thread?  I've just started doing Artistry which is skin care and Emma Page Jewellery.  I will wait to see if anyone is still around before I write too much!!!

Cheers,

#12 moomilker

Posted 18 May 2009 - 11:23 PM

hi,
anyone still around?
I live in vic and do creative memories, I just had one of my best parties today, $1011 sales which is great!!
hope to chat soon
shell

#13 Chocolate Addict

Posted 18 May 2009 - 11:42 PM

I am still here. original.gif

The choc anon girls moved off site cos we thought our constant CA chatter was putting people off.  unsure.gif

Emma page and artistry - that is Amway stuff isn't it??

Wow Shell, that is impressive sales. original.gif

#14 joddic

Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:44 PM

Wow Shell!  Very impressive sales.  My last party was only $380.

Yes, Emma Page and Artistry are sold through Amway.  

I hope some more people come back. I could really do with some ideas on getting more parties booked etc.  I am so not any good at asking for sales. Maybe I'll just have to go through old threads.

#15 Chocolate Addict

Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:51 PM

How old is your child? Do they go to daycare?? If so, ask if you can leave flyers there or even do a pigeon hole drop. Ask everywhere you go, doctors, dentists, playcentres etc if you can leave a flyer or catalogue etc.. I have done letter box drops, they can have some sucess.

Also kinder fetes or lots have fundraiser market nights/days Keep an eye out in local papers for ads on that type of thing.

That is all I can think of at the moment, might be back later with some more ideas. original.gif

#16 moomilker

Posted 23 May 2009 - 08:46 PM

Yeah I was so proud of my sales, got another party tomorrow, so I hoping for another good party, but it dosn't look as promising as the last one, but hey, you never know.

I have been going to local markets, we are not allowed to sell our products at markets but I go there and hand out catalouges, show my stuff and have a deal $20 voucher if you book a party on the day!
I have also recently put some catalouges at the kinder, no bites there yet though, but I am also going to try and drop some old catalouges into mailboxes, i am going to put a note to say they are the old ones but if they are interested to  give me a ring, better then putting them in the bin anyway.

ohhhh I also put things on my facebook.... not like, "can someone have a party" but "oh gosh, i just had $1000 party, it was so easy! congrats JILL on all your free stuff!!"

even though "JILL" is not on facebook, i got a couple of my old school friends asking about my products now!!

ah well, good luck and crossed fingers for me tomorrow!!

#17 joddic

Posted 24 May 2009 - 09:38 PM

Thanks for the tips.  Will have to try some of them. My parties have dried up so need to get going again.

Shell - How did you go today?

#18 moomilker

Posted 24 May 2009 - 09:45 PM

$342 party so I made about $80 which is ok for a days work, not that I would really call it hard work?!
I was a bit disapointed that I didn't get any party bookings, ah well, got a party early june which should generate some big sales, a friend of the lady who brought HEAPS at the last party I did...
shell

#19 Georgie Boy

Posted 05 July 2009 - 12:06 PM

Just bumping this one up.

Louise

#20 danyon~ucw~isc

Posted 05 July 2009 - 07:39 PM

Hi every one well i am new to the party plan business,  I sell undercoverwear in Adelaide, am having a dry spell with parties atm so if any one in adelaide is interested in doing a party swap, or interested in having a look at a book,  please let me know.

Dany

#21 Chocolate Addict

Posted 05 July 2009 - 07:58 PM

Hi Dany, welcome. original.gif

I do like some of the UCW stuff. original.gif Have you emailed all your customer base to "touch base". Do you have young kids? Do a pigeon hole drop at daycare/kinder (with the directors permission of course). Anywhere you go ask if you can leave a catalogue, doctors, dentists etc...

I have one of those brag bags that has slots for photos on the outside, like a big tote bag. I have put info about CA in there and have gotten a couple of parties and loads of interest from that. original.gif

Also, you will need to remove all your UCW stuff from your signature as we aren't allowed to advertise our business's on this site.

#22 becarooney

Posted 06 July 2009 - 04:26 PM

Hi Party Plan Ladies!

I am considering becoming a party planner.  I was initially thinking adult products, but have decided thats probably not my thing and am now torn between PartyLite and Lorraine Lea Linen.

I have been obsessed with this for the last couple of weeks and am now starting to annoy myself with the over analysing.  I was hoping you can put my worries to rest and answer some questions for me...

How do you handle the tax situation?  Do you declare you income and therefore claim expenses?  Did you get an ABN?  Do you need special insurance for you vehicle as it is now used for business purposes? Did you get special business insurance for your "home office"??  Do you have public liability or any type of cover to protect you if you break or damage something in somebodies house?  Does the company cover that already??

See. I'm over thinking it.  Please put me out of my misery and feel free to PM me if you like.  Would appreciate your help and also feedback on how you find the whole party plan experience!

Many thanks,

Bec

#23 Mummy to HJ

Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:20 PM

Hey all

A newby to the PP business...I am a choc anon rep...got my kit last week and have 2 parties this month so far...not bad for a start....my first party is on the 17th July....luckily its friends so if i stuff up they will be supportive/bag the cr@p outta me LOL

#24 Chocolate Addict

Posted 06 July 2009 - 11:32 PM

hehe Sarah, you have hosted and been to enough CA parties, you will be fine and as you said it is for a friend (R I am guessing) so you will be fine. original.gif

Have you sold half your kit to your family yet??   tongue.gif

#25 tahliahay

Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:50 AM

Hello everyone original.gif

My name is Marisa, and i do party plan for company called ME & KIDZ( childrens clothing )

Look forward to chatting with you all




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