Yes, I Was a Tupperware Lady!
My Experiences Selling Tupperware
I was once a Tupperware lady. This came unexpectedly, and wasn't part of any plan, and it kind of just happened or fell into place. It was a great experience overall, and really helped during an interesting time in life. Making money while being a stay at home mother is no small thing. What a neat opportunity for me and many others.
How I Got Started Selling Tupperware
Well, I got married before finishing college. Both my husband and I were finishing school, and even lived in married student housing. It was a great way to save money if you know you are going to get married anyway, and not having to pay for two separate places during those financially tight college years. What we were so happily surprised with was an early pregnancy! I still wouldn't change that for the world, but my situation became much more tricky all of a sudden. I needed to finish some classes and work. Not just work while pregnant, but work with a new baby.
I figured we would continue to live on a super tight budget and make things happen. We could do this. Sure enough, it wasn't long before I was invited to my first ever Tupperware party by some other student wife on campus. I was invited to go to her home and see the wares. You didn't have to buy anything, and there was a prize if you brought a friend. I was the friend brought, and we did indeed receive a little Tupperware prize!
It was a fun night, looking over the wares. I didn't have any money, but did sign up for a party I think, or said I would go to another party. I never intended on selling my own. I was hooked by how easy it was to get started though, and am always too nice and listen to the people share their stories with me!
I went to a meeting with the consultant who was so nice. By this time, I had a small baby and it was a great time to get away a little bit at night, and my husband was a little skeptical but knew any extra money would be great. I tried it.
Selling On My Own
It wasn't long before I was selling on my own. I had a good time, and made it fun for all of us! I had seen some good ideas, like a game called Tupperware auction with play money etc. Women could earn the pretend money for all kinds of things like bringing a friend, making a purchase, booking a party, or tons of money if they thought to sign up and give it a try. It was a neat thing that we could buy affordable Tupperware pieces, little ones even to use at these auctions. Sometimes we had pieces that were a surprise piece of Tupperware. The ladies loved this game! We all had so much fun which made them happy to try having their own party.
I moved up in ranks, and got a little award at one of the meetings that I still have. I truly enjoyed my time selling Tupperware. I got to meet new people, make money, practice my sales approach, and help get family and friends together during busy times in life. I would do it again in a heartbeat. It was so much fun.
Later, one of my own down line consultants and I went to a bigger meeting in another state nearby. We drove together and had a great time. Upon moving to a new state, I took my business with me! Moving from Georgia to Arizona was a smooth transition where I could still make money. Thank you Tupperware for a good time and a neat opportunity. Thank you to all the people that made it possible as well.
I hope the Tupperware at home parties don't ever fully die out. It served a purpose and brought women together.
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