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Pampered Chef: Ok, this is way more fun than my "real" job!

  1. lyneya

    lyneya Guest

    I had my first show this past week. A Mystery Host party with a small attendance that is still waiting for the host order, but will have commissionable sales of a little over $450. Plus, a friend started her internet show last night and she's already qualified as a show and looking like she might earn her entire wish-list free! My show this weekend was looking like minimal attendance, but we're up to a decent number of people now. Seems like I'm going to have to get used to last minute RSVPs. (I am too type...I like making arrangements as far in advance as possible...gonna have to give up a little control here.) And, another friend is doing a catalog show with her mother.

    I'm definately enjoying SS1! My concern is that I'll be tapped out after the first two months. But if I can pick up one booking from each show, I can perpetuate the cycle. I think. I work full-time, so I couldn't handle too many cooking shows each month.

    I promised to give a solid effort for 6 months. My goal is ultimately a nice set of cookware and knives.

    Any advise on keeping up my energy level?

    And thank you to everyone on this board. You're all great at answering newbie questions so quickly! My husband thinks I'm obsessed with reading here. Ok, maybe the past few weeks. But I need to LEARN FAST.

    Thanks everyone and have a great weekend!
     
    Jan 13, 2006
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  2. ShanaSmith

    ShanaSmith Veteran Member Silver Member

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    Aim for 2 bookings from each of your shows. And ask people to invite guests that you don't know. As long as you are having fun and your hosts are enjoying themselves it will work out for you. You will have slow months, and cancelled shows, (I had a host return my call tonight and cancel her show for tomorrow). But in the long run it all works out, and you get out of this business what you put into it.
     
    Jan 14, 2006
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