I've been really hurting bad the past several months. My shows just aren't panning out. I've tried stepping up my host coaching, but still the shows are bombing. The catty shows are falling through, the cooking shows get cancelled. This month is the first month where I don't have the commission money coming in to cover my expenses on my supplies and samples I bought. Plus, I've been mailing out the mini's as invitations for my hosts. I've been doing that for just about every show I can and I am just not seeing the results. The turnout is still terrible and the outside orders are about the same. I'm thinking that because I'm saying that "I try to make hosting super easy...why, I even will send out your invitations and make your reminder calls" (you get the gist), the hosts aren't as motivated to do anything. They aren't talking to people about it and they aren't picking up the phone. They still aren't reaching every circle of friends in their lives...even when I give and go over the "50 in 5" flyer. So.....I'm wondering if I should just go back to giving the hosts the invites and a sheet of labels w/ their show info on it. It at least saves a step for them. I just need to cut costs where I can and since the mini's hasn't really brought in anything more than normal, I'm torn. Part of me really feels like I should continue sending them because of all the reasons we know of (less cancellations, we KNOW that they got sent out, we know how many were really invited, etc.) But I just can't afford it.