Friday, December 21, 2007

1st Pure Romance Party

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!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow this is a great blog. I am starting up and researching and your exp. gives me hope. thanks!

MissyD said...

Good times! I did this before and I am starting up here again. I'm buying the gold kit with my tax money. Keep us updated and KUDOS to you. $800!

Josh said...

I am having my debut party this weekend, and am super excited! I know a couple of the games, but was trying to look them up, just to make sure I do them right, and I found your blog. Way to go on the success of your first party!! That's awesome :) I am hoping to make at least what I spent on my kit, and then use that to buy enough stock to activate me as a full consultant. I am so revved up for this, yet I'm nervous too. I am by nature a really shy person, and sex can be such a taboo topic, that I never really felt comfortable talking about it before. Now that I am older, I feel like I can talk about anything, anytime, sorry to the snobby lady sitting next to me if she doesn't like it. She shouldn't be eavesdropping anyways, right?? But anyways...I am enjoying the liberation to express myself freely, and to be apart of something as fantastic as PR (Pure Romance) is. Good luck to all you ladies out there who just started, are going to start, or even just curious about PR...I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST!!! :)

Josh said...

Ooops, I posted that under my husbands name, sorry...My name is Erin, lol!!

jeanie said...

that's great I just started too so I am trying to get my 1st party together. I am hosting my own. I can't wait to start, keep the blog going I am excited to see what you post next.