I'm Thinking About Becoming a Pure Romance Consultant

Updated on July 07, 2014
J.J. asks from Andover, MN
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I have someone coming over tonight to talk to me about becoming a Pure Romance Consultant. I was curious to know other moms views on this, if you have done it and it totally worked out for you, or the opposite where you really regret it. Any advice or suggestions would be great!

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Well, I decided to take the plunge and just do it. I've been a consultant now for a little over a month. And I can say that I am definately glad I did it. I spent a decent amount of money on business supplies to start out, but definately see myself making that back! So thank you all for your responses. And feel free to visit my website! www.juliejohnson67029.pureromance.com

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K.N.

answers from Minneapolis on

Check with the BBB and the DSA (Direct Selling Assn). This company is likely a member of the DSA. There are thousands of Direct Selling Companies in the US. About 300-400 new ones per year. The failure rate of the new DS companies is 100% (quote from DSA). If you're considering this just for the fun of doing it, then you needn't be as concerned. If you're considering this as a source of income, then choose wisely.

I hope that whatever you choose will be perfect for you!! :)

This article has some criteria that may help in deciding:

Choosing the Right Company

No doubt you’ve been where I’ve been; on a search for the best way to earn income from home. It’s a difficult journey, isn’t it?

There are some great companies to choose from; you just need to be willing to sift through some questionable ones to find the right company for you.

When researching a company, ask questions, lots and lots of questions, and don’t rush into a decision. Paying attention to some of the following ideas should help in determining the best choice.

Track Record: Don’t take the word of an individual. Unfortunately, not everyone will speak with integrity. Investigate for yourself. How long has the company been in business? What is their rate of growth? Are they, in fact, growing? What does the Better Business Bureau have to say about them? Be cautious of “ground floor opportunities”.

Management Team: Validate the credentials of the management and their team. Do they have business experience with reputable companies? Do they employ their own scientists or do they hire someone in a white coat for show? Did their scientists get their degrees from an accredited university?

Initial Investment: While some companies have a valid reason for requiring an initial investment, be suspicious of those that require a large amount. Certainly do not pay anything prior to being given a full explanation of the company and its requirements.

Unique products: If the company’s focus is products, then these products should be unique to the company. They should not be available elsewhere.

Need: The products should fill a definite need in every household. A product line may be incredible but, if it’s needed by only a certain group of people, the sales will be limited by that factor. Look for a company that fills the need of the average family. Would a family order these products even when their budget is tight or is it considered a luxury purchase and would be the first thing cut when finances are low?

Inventory: If you are required to carry an inventory, that inventory is most likely an out-of-pocket expense. Typically, the only way to get a profit on the inventory is to sell those products. What if those products become out-dated or are dropped from their line? Are you able to return them for a full refund or are you required to sell them at a clearance price/a loss?

Orders/Deliveries: Are you responsible for the customer and their orders? Do you need to deliver the products? What if a customer needs to return a product? Look for a company that has great customer service. One that takes the orders, bills the customer directly, delivers the products to them, and handles returns.

Re-order Rate: How often will a customer re-order a product? Will it be months before you see another order or can you expect an order monthly? True residual income develops when you can expect a high re-order rate.

Risk: There should be no financial risk involved. Period. You should have a written guarantee that you (and everyone else) will get a full refund if requested.

Working from home is a very rewarding endeavor. Rewarding financially, but more importantly, rewarding for those little ones that have you home with them each day. Be thorough in your search for the right company for you. Once you find it, you’ll have the right vehicle to reach your goals.


About the Author:

K. has 17 years experience training others to work from home. Her expertise in the field has benefited people across the nation; helping them to develop supplemental or replacement income. Because of her success, she has made it her goal to mentor others to attain the income they desire with a solid business built on integrity and teamwork. Visit her site: www.MyCornerstoneAdvantage.com

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T.F.

answers from Dallas on

I HATE MLM's and the direct sales parties. I see the invite for most as an invoice.

HOWEVER, I have been to Pure Romance, Slumber Party and another one I don't recall and they were a blast of fun. I didn't mind spending money on those parties.

I would not be interested in being a consultant...

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M.D.

answers from Victoria on

I have never sold it but I would love to come to your party!!
Good Luck- Go for it. Your husband will love you for it :)

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K.L.

answers from Cleveland on

I am interested in responses to this one too! It's something I have thought about myself!

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S.H.

answers from Green Bay on

Hi,
Haven't done Pure Romance. I'm with Melaleuca, haven't been real active but still get a check because I still have customers that order direct. Home businesses can be great...
S.

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R.B.

answers from Duluth on

I just had a Pure Romance party last night...I loved it! Great products and very classy. I'd say go for it!! It looks like a lot of fun.

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A.J.

answers from Minneapolis on

I've never been to a Pure Romance party, however, I have been to my share of home parties (Pampered Chef, PartyLite, etc.). It wasn't until I went to a Norwex party that I got really excited about something. It's a company that has been around a long time but most recently seeing amazing growth throughout the US. In fact, I was at a Norwex meeting last night and learned that consultants have increased by 112% over last year. Unheard of in the direct sales home party business. So, if you're interested in getting into a career that offers unlimited possibilities and one that you wouldn't be ashamed to put on a resume or tell your family members about, consider Norwex. It's awesome. If you want more information, please feel free to contact me... [email protected]____.com

Good luck with your decision. :-)

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P.K.

answers from Milwaukee on

I USED TO sell Partylite & Passion Party (same thing as Pure Romance). It's really all about what you're willing to put into it. I am a people person, get along with everyone but I am NOT a sales person. I was never pushy, did not talk about the company, never asked anyone to join or have parties. It just wasn't me. Before I started Partylite, I actually hated going to these parties just because of what Holly described. So when I sold, I didn't want to be one of those pushy gals (plus I couldn't be pushy even if I wanted to). I did have parties, didn't make lots of money. So, if your goal is to make lots of money, you have to be lots of annoying, put the time into it, sell yourself.
I can say that the naughty stuff will probably be more fun because usually the girls want to be there & they are excited to see what you have. Just be willing to share your experiences if you have any because they will ask :0)
I now sell Avon. No parties, just bring my books to work, I get a discount (I love Avon), put in on facebook, I'm done :0)

Good luck & have fun!

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C.F.

answers from Sheboygan on

A friend of mine is a Pure Romance Consultant and she loves doing it! She has been doing it for a couple of years now. She posted on facebook what her annual income came to and it was more than mine this year! I'm a legal assistant, so she must be doing something right. She has at least 3-6 parties a week and is always putting out messages for trying to book more. She travels wherever people want her to go. She plays different games at the parties and gives incentives to people for booking parties as well. Good luck I hope you have as much success as she has!

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D.B.

answers from Scranton on

I've been a Pure Romance Consultant for 2 yrs this month and have 21 girls with me on my team that have babies, single and 3 that are 62. We all do it for different reasons and love,love,love it! Buy the smallest kit for $79 this month, have your own party if you don't think its for you nothing lost. You sold what you had and made your money back and/or you kept the products for personal use. They have excellent quality ingredients in the products so its a win/win. And this is the selling season with Valentine's Day around the corner. So many women want to put some Romance in their relationships. Browse my website: www.dinabrown.pureromance.com or message me [email protected]____.com with questions.

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T.M.

answers from Philadelphia on

I am having a pure romance party in feb. I went to one last month. It was a lot of fun! I would love to sell it. I just don't know how i would have the endless bookings. I don't have the time to promote like that :(

I wish you luck and lots of fun if you decide to sell it!

C.M.

answers from Steubenville on

Hi Ladies. I'm a Pure Romance consultant in Northeast Ohio. I just started selling about 2 months ago. I signed up at 50% discount for life and I can tell you that the money is there to be made. You start out by having a "debut party" with friends and family and book parties from that. It just snowballs from there. People book parties from one they attend and so on. You give them incentive for booking a party and with a 50% discount it's easy to do and not have to worry about cutting into any profits. I have yet to see a bad side of this business. The girl I signed up under made $86,000 last year and I can tell you, we do not live in a big city, we live in the country. The parties are made to be fun and you can customize them to be how you want. I have yet to see someone who didn't have a good time. I have tried selling other things in the past.. Avon, Pampered Chef.. and this is by far the easiest and best business that I have been involved in. If I can be of any help, please let me know :)

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answers from Modesto on

what is it? never heard of it.

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B.S.

answers from Monroe on

I'm looking for reps to work for my company doing in home "fun" parties. My company pays 50% commission and pays your hostess rewards! Most companies only pay 25-40! Party kits range from $99 - $599 and include invoices, catalogs, credit card processing, and items for you to demo at your parties. The orders can be shipped to you or directly to your customer. Discreetly of course! You make your own schedule. I have several reps that make $2000 a week! I don't have a website for you to view because I'm in the process of updating it. If you are thinking of switching companies you may be able to use parts of your existing kits. Message me for info on party kits or if you have any questions.

C.O.

answers from Washington DC on

Sorry - never heard of it.

Anything will work if you have the right mindset. You have to be informed and know your market and where your market it - that's true for any business!!!

Seniors want and need romance too!!! Don't leave them out!! :")

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S.W.

answers from Minneapolis on

Well, if I had to sell something, this is what I would choose! I'm just not a sales person, though.

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H.M.

answers from Omaha on

I went to one of these party things, the pure romance one. I know people do candles, jewelry, etc. I hate them. When people invite me I try and think of a way out of it. It's all great and dandy to go and hang out with your friends and have some wine and good company.

But then the pitch starts. Ok whatever I'll let her show her underwear and other more naughty items. But then your friend has already expressed a desire for the free gift so now you feel obligated to buy something. Ugh!

As if that isn't bad enough now the woman holding the party is pressuring me into having my own. UGH!

So I hate going to them .... so I couldn't be the only one. But people have to have some luck with them. Why else would there be so many of these parties? Just sharing my experience with these. My side so to speak. Just shows you what some think.

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S.C.

answers from Chattanooga on

I am a Pure Romance Consultant and have been since Sept. of 2005. When looking around at the different companies, I chose Pure Romance for a couple of reasons. I am a huge researcher on everything I do, so I looked at everything. Company Sales are higher than any other company. Patty the owner, demands that you are a professional in each and every way, in order to make every woman at your party feel comfortable. They have great commission rates, and the Bonuses, Free Products, and Contest are awesome! The thing that really put me over the edge for them is their commitment to womens sexual health. The Patty Brisben Foundation raises money to support research at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. We also have a Sensuality, Sexuality, Survival Program (SSS) that provides products and support for women who are, or have gone through Chemo & Radiation. This is an awesome company and our products stand alone. In my opinion you dont have to "sell" Pure Romance. Sex sells itself and everyone does it, so you are helping make it more comfortable and pleasureable. We help save relationships and help educate women about their bodies and their partners. If you would like to speak to me more about Pure Romance I would love to answer any questions you have so you can make an informed decision. The pay is awesome as well! My team did over $360,000 in sales last year! Hit me up on Facebook and I'll be glad to answer any questions! Just search Pure Romance by S. C. and message me!

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R.W.

answers from Los Angeles on

I would stay away from this company if you are looking to keep your marriage together. Not saying that everyone who works for this company cheats on their spouse, but I've heard of several instances of adultery happening at the main office and at their conventions. I know they like to promote that their products help marriages and maybe they do, but I think the company culture tends to be detrimental to marriage. If you are single, I guess it is not an issue. Maybe with this industry, it's the nature of the beast.

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