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Pampered Chef: Slow January

  1. Mystik

    Mystik Member

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    Just wondering if I'm the only one who has had zip for this month. Everyone I've asked has said they can't do a show this month. Some people have booked for next month and April, but my January calendar is blank.

    Am I the only one who can't find January hostesses?
     
    Jan 18, 2006
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  2. jujubug

    jujubug Novice Member

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    You're not alone

    Mystik,
    Don't feel bad. I only have one show this month on the 31st (barely made it!). At first I was letting it get me down but then I looked at it as an encouragement for me to get busy for the next couple of months. The time that I would have spent getting ready for shows I have spent contacting people.
     
    Jan 18, 2006
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  3. Mystik

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    I have definitely been making more calls this month than in all the months I've been doing this, I think. But it has paid off, so it wasn't a completely wasted month. I just feel nervous after having a slow December, too. But I have two kitchen shows in Feb so I'm sure it will pick up.
     
    Jan 18, 2006
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  4. pamperedalf

    pamperedalf Senior Member Silver Member

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    It's slow for everyone in my cluster. I only have 2 shows this month, and my last show on Monday I know will only be 200 if I am lucky. They are very last minute, and they won't let me mail out invites. It is frustrating, but it is 200 more than I had before!
     
    Jan 18, 2006
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  5. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member

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    the key is...

    The key to having a good January is to have it booked by Thanksgiving! If you are trying to get January shows at the beginning of January, it is too late most of us find!

    I had 11 shows booked for January (I always over-book January because of cancellations and re-schedules), which 4 of have canceled or changed to February for the cookware special. I also have 13 shows booked for February! Go DOUBLE POINTS!! Here I come Bahamas. My goal is to have a $9000 month! :D
     
    Jan 19, 2006
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  6. pamperedalf

    pamperedalf Senior Member Silver Member

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    Go Marlene, that is so awesome. I am still trying to build my business, and I can't wait to say I have 13 bookings for one month. I think my husband would have a heart attack if I told him that I had that many. That is just awesome, thanks for being so inspiring. :D
     
    Jan 19, 2006
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  7. DZmom

    DZmom Veteran Member

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    I've quit trying to book shows for the current month. Since deciding that I've been much more successful with my calls. I've booked 5 Cooking Shows and 3 catalog shows! No one wants to try have a show in 2 weeks, so I've started at the beginning of the month calling everyone and telling them I am setting up my calendar for next month and then telling how it is the best time to have a cooking show! That we've got a GREAT special going on and how easy it is to have a cooking show! I've booked almost all my shows from people that really didn't want to have shows when they first answered the phone!

    Good Luck with Feb!
     
    Jan 19, 2006
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  8. monica_sweetconsultant

    monica_sweetconsultant Advanced Member Silver Member

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    January is slow for me but it really is my fault. during the holidays i fell into an awful depression and i just didnt care about the holidays or PC. it was only the second year without my dad and i just quit caring. If it wasnt for some friends that picked up some orders for me i would probaby be inactive. i'm coming out of the depression now and i have gotton excited over PC again. with allthe new things happening who couldnt be. and i had a lady call me and book a show for the 28th of this month. she has already sold 3 pizza stones and several other things and i have an 80 dollar order from my mother and a 50 dollar order from a friend to add to her show. also everyone she is inviting has never heard of PC so i am hoping to get several bookings from her. i dont know her or anyone she is inviting. my first show outside my ring of people!! wihs me luck!!
     
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