S.K. asks from Plano, TX on January 29, 2007
S.L. answers from Dallas on February 02, 2007
Have you ever thought about doing Passion Parties? I have a blast when I am "working". If this is something of interest to you, please let me know.
Check out my website www.ask4passion.com for more info.
From my website:
Passion Parties is the premier sensual products company in the United States and Canada. We are celebrating 10 years of bringing quality sensual products to men and women throughout North America. Our exclusive line of products is designed to encourage intimacy between partners.
Sensual aids and toys are more popular than ever. Yet many people need or want to be discreet about purchasing such products. Through in-home parties, we bring the value of product knowledge, education, and confidentiality simply not found in the retail environment.
M.O. answers from Albuquerque on January 29, 2007
Hi S.! I am an Independent Consultant, Executive Area Manager for Arbonne International (that means I'm only one step away from earning my White Mercedes Benz!) I've been working my business part time from home for a year now. I absolutely love it! I'm having so much fun! You can learn more about Arbonne, the business opportunity and our fabulous products at: www.mandyolsen.myarbonne.com.
C.P. answers from San Diego on January 29, 2007
I am Independent Jeweler for Premier Designs. I sell high fashion jewelry - it's basically the same concept as Pampered Chef where people host shows or do catalog shows.
It's a great business, we earn a 50% profit and you get paid the same day as your shows. It's a great source of extra income for me, several people I know do it as a full-time job.
If you want to learn more, I'd love to meet with you!! I've been in the business for over a year and I love it!! It's the best group of women (and men!) that you could hope to be around.
S.P. answers from Dallas on January 30, 2007
I am a Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics. I started this business 10 years ago when my 2 oldest children were 3 years old and 18 months old. I have stayed with it while I was pregnant with my third child and as they have grown and now are VERY active in sports and lots of other things!
Some of the benefits of Mary Kay are that there are no quotas so you can ramp your business up or down as your life and schedule dictate. In Mary Kay you can also do business online if you want to. The company designs and maintains your website for you. They also sponsor Sweepstakes (give aways) and special events through out the year to help drive your online business. They design and email out a Beauty News monthly to all your customers you want to receive it that has the latest skin care and glamour scoop! Check out my website and see what you think. www.marykay.com/S. You can also click on the link “Start a Business.”
Mary Kay also provides you with great online tools to manage your business and your customers. You can organize all your customers contact information, personal preferences, purchase history, birthday, anniversary all online. Professionally designed e-cards are available for you to send at anytime. A snail mail hard copy brochure is also mailed out to your customers by the company on your behalf that is personalized to your customer from you with your personal website and contact information on a quarterly or monthly basis. (So you don’t have to hand deliver ads to your customer base.)
If you are willing to consistently give time to your business on a weekly basis whether it is 2 hours or 10 hours or whatever you can make decent money. If that weren’t true I wouldn’t still be in business 10 years later. And if you are wondering, in my life before Mary Kay I worked in a corporate job as an Electrical Engineer, so I voted myself the least likely person to succeed in Mary Kay! Consistency really is the key to being successful and retaining a loyal customer base. When I started I committed to consistently giving my business 6 hours a week around my husband’s work schedule. Within my 1st six months of just being consistent, I earned a new car and great commissions.
In any case, there really is little to no downside to giving a Mary Kay business a try. I am so glad I did. It allowed me to stay home with my babies and now it affords me the luxury of being the room mom and at all the games and events. I hope this gave you an insight into Mary Kay. I would be happy to share more. You can contact me at ____@____.com Luck in what ever endeavor you choose! It will be the best gift you could ever give your children. The gift of your time!
C.K. answers from Dallas on February 02, 2007
I did the Mary Kay thing for 5 years and I just could NOT get excited or passionate about selling makeup and skin care. I think I spent more money on inventory than what I made. I purchase a lot of foundations and then they discontinued them but would not buy them back from me. I could never sell them because all my clients wanted to use the new stuff.
Anyway, I ended up getting into Kindermusik. I paid $400 for a kit they sent me with books and marketing materials. This also paid for my online training for 5 months. I learned a lot about early childhood development and the benefits of music in early childhood. They taught me how to market my business and teach the classes. This was something I definitely could get passionate about because I have 2 young children who LOVE to sing and dance. I spent maybe $500 on supplies and another $500 on advertising and a large mailing. I am making more money now as a licensed Kindermusik educator than I ever did with Mary Kay. What I noticed about Mary Kay and some of the other MLM companies is that the only way to make a lot of money is to recruit people. The Mary Kay Director who recruited me is making $40K a year, but she's not even selling makeup anymore. She's just recruiting. She purchases the makeup as if she's going to sell it but she actually gives it away as raffles and bonuses to her recruits. You can make big money at MLM, but only if you're willing to get out of the house and recruit others.
I am now teaching music at a couple of local preschools for about $740 per month. However, in 2005 I was teaching at 5 different preschools and doing a Kindermusik summer camp and made about $16K that year. Not bad for extra income. Of course my business is not really homebased, although that is where my office is. I have spoken, howver, to other Kindermusik educators who converted a garage into a studio or teach in a large room in their home. That would be an actual homebased business. If you'd like more information you can go to www.kindermusik.com and click on Become and Educator. Also, should you decide to do this, I can tell you how I built my own targeted mailing list of young families and new mothers using internet research.
A.O. answers from Dallas on February 03, 2007
I work for a company called The Savvy Source for Parents, creating an online guide for Dallas-area parents of young children. If you're interested, check out the website at www.savvysource.com. Or send me a note.
D.W. answers from Dallas on January 30, 2007
This AM Channel 8 did a story on legitimate buisnesses for SAHM. Check their web page- wfaa.com and then go to the "news Links" on the left.
Personally, I am a huge fan of Homemade Gourmet. I don't sell it, but I do use it all of the time. I can put you in e-mail touch w/ my rep who can tell you all about how much she makes, hours, etc...
Feel free to e-mail me!