I’ve done my share of parties…
new year’s parties
4th of July parties
…you get the idea.
Don’t get me wrong, I love hanging out with friends and family and having a great time and I actually really love entertaining, so most parties are fun even though I do get a bit stressed while planning and prepping. I might be slightly OCD when it comes to the details, menu and decorations.
But there’s one kind I’m just plain burnt out on. It’s a tough one to turn down because it usually centers around a friend or family member and I’m a people pleaser, so “no” is doubly hard to begin with. I love my friends and want them to be successful, but I really hate the whole “throw a party for me so I can sell my stuff to your friends and family” thing. I bust my backside trying to get people to come, begging people to come, but they’re burnt out too and don’t want to do yet another “party.”
I have my own small business and I’ve done direct sales before. When I started my current business, that was one of my non-negoatiables….I was NOT going to bug my friends and family to have parties or even to buy from me at all. I didn’t want the people I love to dread me coming around. After 2 1/2 years, I can honestly say, I have not chased after anyone… not a single person.
How have I done it? I started with vendor events, then tried parties with those customers, and worked tirelessly on social media. All of those things work, sometimes, but now I am needing to work from home…literally from the office in my home, so I am having to shift gears and I am loving the results.
I am working closely with other bloggers as part of my strategy and the other part is a brand new modified “party” that isn’t really a party at all. It has taken all the pressure off of me to “SELL” and off of my customers to “BUY”. I LOVE that!!! And it’s actually fun for everyone!
Here are the deets:
No high pressure sales, no begging people to come, no cleaning your house or making food no one ever eats…literally everyone wins, even if they don’t buy a thing!
Curious to know more? Email me or comment below…
Oh! And during the month of February 2020, hostess credit doubles for every $300+ treasure hunt and that looks like this: