Which Home Party Business is Right For You?
Types of Home Party Businesses
So...you want to do a home party business but not sure which one is right for you? I investigated many home party businesses over the last couple of years and actually worked for two different companies. In this article I will take you through the pros and cons of each one that I researched and then let you know why I chose the two that I did and what I got out of both businesses. First, you have to find something to sell that you are interested in and have a passion for or at least have an interest in learning about the product if it is new to you.
Cooking, Food & Wine
Interested in cooking, food, wine and/or great recipes? One of these companies might interest you!
Pampered Chef Starter Kit: $155, You can put some of your host benefits (up to $40) toward your starter kit by holding a Pampered Chef show first! Commission: 20 - 31%, Incentives: Trips, website, free & discounted products, monthly, quarterly and annual recognition.
Tastefully Simple Starter Kit: $170, Commission: 30%, Incentives: Trips, Website, free & discounted products, can pay for your starter kit in 3 installments.
Jewelry and Accessories
Interested in jewelry and accessories? See information below on two more home party businesses!
Lia Sophia Starter Kit: $149 (includes $1,000 worth of jewelry, & enough materials for the first 5 shows), Commission: 30%, Incentives: Cash bonuses, Vacations, Free jewelry, & monthly, quarterly, and annual recognition.
Silpada Starter Kit: $199 Certification Fee (covers necessary materials to get you off to a successful start plus your choice of one coordinating jewelry set that includes necklace, earrings and bracelet), Commission: 30%, Incentives: Trips, 50% off all jewelry to help you invest in your collection.
Household products and Toys
If your interests include household items such as decor, kitchen & paper products, and/or educational toys, check out the following!
Partylite Starter Kit: $175, although if you host a party or catalog show and receive $350 worth of orders you get your kit free! Incentives: Trips, 50% off all products
At Home America Starter Kit: $149, Commission: 30 - 49% depending on party sales, Incentives: Trips, bonuses & free gifts
Paperly (personalized stationary) Starter kit: $199, Commission: 20 - 26%, Incentives: Cash bonuses, paperly dollars & trips
Tupperware Starter Kit: Two Options - $119.99 & $79.99, Commission: 25%, Incentives: Cash bonuses and free gifts
Discovery Toys Starter Kit: $125, Commission: 20-27%, Incentives: Website, bonuses & trips
There are many many more home party options, however, these are the ones that either piqued my interest or are parties that I have been to and enjoyed. The first party that I ever went to was in my late twenties and it was a Pampered Chef party. It was "the" home party at the time in my area of Connecticut. The consultant was fantastic and when she talked about the opportunity I was hooked! It also helped that 4 of my friends at the party said they would each book a party with me that night! I was a consultant for a year and a half and I really did enjoy it. My upline was fantastic and helpful. This is really important. I earned bonuses and free products from my sales. For me, it was only a part-time job for extra money while I had a full-time job as well. As soon as my first child came along I unfortunately didn't have time for it anymore. If you are a good sales person, someone who enjoys socializing with people, and you believe in the product I would say go for it! A little piece of advice though, if you want to make this your only job and make a living at it, you also have to be really good at recruiting people into the business to work under you and excellent management skills to keep those in your down line motivated in the business.
The second home party business I went into was The Traveling Vineyard. Yes, the start up cost was one of the more expensive but my interest in different wines was the movitator this time. Not only did I enjoy the business of selling wine and again, making a little fun money on the side, it was also a learning and educational experience for me. I learned so much about different kinds of wines, how to enjoy wine tastings, what goes into making wine, and about the regions different wines and grapes come from. As a consultant I would bring a set of 20 wine tasting glasses and 5 different kinds of wines (the host would choose from a couple different sets). With each wine tasted the consultant takes the guests through the tasting pointing out the important aspects of each wine. Hosts are encouraged to have foods available that go well with the kinds of wines they chose. The guests would also get a short history lesson on each wine. I worked for The Traveling Vineyard for over a year and then I became pregnant with my second child. I didn't feel right selling alcohol while with child and so came the end of my home party experience. For now anyway....I have a feeling this isn't the end of my home party experience.