Friday, December 21, 2007
Oh my God - I still can barely believe I'm doing this! WARNING - if you don't want to read anything about my sex toy parties, STOP RIGHT HERE. Do not read further! So... I had my first party last friday. Remember, I'm going into this new venture completely blind. I've never been to a party myself, so I have no idea what to expect! All I can say is WOW. These women are nuts! LOL Don't get me wrong, I had a blast and I know they had fun too, but WOW! So, I'm planning for this party, getting everything ready - selecting which games I want to play, etc. PR (Pure Romance) has tons of examples of different games to play, but I didn't think the ladies would want to do any of those wild & crazy games. Boy was I wrong! The first thing my hostess asked when I got there was "do you have that 18 inch double ended dildo thing? We played a game with it last time where we had to hold it between our legs & pass it around the room without using our hands. It was great!" Ummm... yeah, I brought it, but I wasn't planning on THAT game -- but you're the hostess, you want it - you got it! Oh! back up a little... The night before, I opened up all of my shipping boxes, pulled all my stock out to take inventory & set aside 'demo' items. Hubby was designated as the battery guy - I pulled the toys out & he put batteries in and turned them on. I was dying laughing by the end of the evening. I couldn't believe I was sitting in the middle of my kitchen floor surrounded by vibrators and other sex toys. 'OMG - am I really doing this?' I guess so, I just bought all of this stock, so unless I wants about $500 worth of sex toys, I'm really doing it! One thing the manual told us was to always store & transport the product in individual Ziploc bags without batteries. Got the Ziploc part, but I decided to leave the batteries in Thursday night, since I was going to demo everything the next day. Ok, now I know why they specified without the batteries -- as soon as I backed out of my driveway heading to the party on Friday, something in the locked trunk in my backseat started vibrating, and continued until I got to my hostess's house and was able to unload the car & search the boxes. It drove me bonkers! So, I get to the house, set up & everyone starts showing up. I was so nervous! I know I like to talk about this kind of stuff, but these were strangers to me - and there are just some lines you don't cross with people you don't know. But wow, it was so much fun! and WOW, I really know what I'm doing & talking about! I studied all of the sex education materials and product specs the corporate office gave me. (plus I just happen to know some of this stuff ahead of time of course!) It really made me feel good to educate these women, several of them had never owned a toy before and had no idea what to get or how anything worked. I swear, Pure Romance has really thought of everything to make parties run smoothly --- one thing is they insist on a private ordering room so I can talk one-on-one with each woman and figure out her individual needs. I was able to talk shop, find out what the women wanted & needed, and set them up with the right tools to get it! I ended up selling $800 - can you believe that?! My FIRST party, and I went into it blindly, and I sold $800! WOW! And of course, $320 of that is my profit. It cost me about $1100 to start this business up, with buying my initial stock, office supplies, paperwork, etc -- but hell, 3 more parties like this and I'll have made back that initial cost plus some! Woohoo! Okay - so reading back on this, I didn't go into as much detail about the toys etc as I originally thought I might... that's a good thing I guess... leave some of the mystery for my parties - you'll just have to come to one to learn all of the details!