Many women choose to work from home, sometimes building their own business. On January 21, 2010 an interview was conducted with Judy Swanson, an Independent PartyLite consultant. For anyone interested in beginning a career at home, part time or full time, this company seems to have a lot to offer. This would include no fee for getting started.
Working from home is a great opportunity, but it takes dedication. St. Louis Source link has published a document title In-House, by Sara Wilson (content provided by Entrepreneur.com). This document is a valuable resource to anyone interested in making their home, their place of work.
The following interview is in a question and answer format.
Q: Why did you decide to get involved, and did doing so fill that need?
A: After my husband was retired from the full time ministry, I missed helping others attain their goals and counseling. My daughter introduced me to PartyLite Gifts Inc., a direct selling company that sells candles and accessories. I had never heard of the company but she said that I would be able to be with people and also have my own home business. It was free to start and since I didn’t have an income, I decided to give it a try. After I signed up, I contacted close friends, my daughters-in-law and my sisters and instantly I had 6 parties scheduled! And eventually, it filled that need of helping others!
Q: Can a woman earn a good income from it?
A: Yes, a woman can earn a great income from it! A consultant’s commission is %25 of all qualifying sales, plus, by sponsoring others to start their own business; she becomes a leader which means she earns a commission off of their sales, and rewards for sponsoring! My regional leader has earned millions!
A woman can make as much as she wants by keeping her calendar full. (The hostess receives specials just for her and she earns 25% of her sales as free credit for whatever she wants in the catalog.) She can make it a hobby and have one or two parties a month or she can have a full calendar. It is up to her, the more she holds, the more she earns!
There are trips that the company gives each spring to each consultant and a guest. She goes by earning a certain amount of points from her sales. These vacations are all expense paid including transportation to and from. They always offer an exotic place, this year it is Royal Caribbean Adventure Of The Seas, a Mediterranean Cruise! And the Ports of :Sardinia French Riviera Barcelona from May 29 – June 3, 2010!
Q: Why do you like it?
A: I like it because I keep my own hours, I work when I want to. I get to give away lots of candles and also receive perks such as free and discounted candles and accessories, besides my earnings. The candles are really the best, you get your money’s worth as they burn clean, they totally consume, and the company guarantees every candle and accessory!
Q: What does it offer you personally, and how do you think it allowed you to grow as a person?
A: They show us how to make and achieve goals, and they give incentives for reaching our goals. They also teach us how to build consistent business skills and the confidence to take us anywhere we want to go! The company and our leaders are always there to help us when needed. It requires discipline to keep focused on my business and do what I need to, to maintain sales. Helping others achieve their goals is personally gratifying to me, whether it is becoming a consultant or helping my hostess earn free candles and accessories.
PartyLite also holds annual three day conferences that provide valuable training on their products and marketing them. They are treated to entertainment and meals while there and the attending consultants receive free products worth over $300, shipped to their door as soon as they return home!
Q: Is there anything that you don’t like about it?
Q: Do you think that it is a good choice for other women?
A: Yes, I think it is a good choice for a woman to at least see if she likes selling. She may be a good salesperson, or not, but if she gives it a try, she will not have lost anything. She will actually have gained as it doesn’t cost her anything for her starter kit, worth $350 retail. She gets to keep that and anything else she has earned. Not having to pay out anything to start her business it is a very wise choice!
Q: How long have you been involved?
A: This is the beginning of my 6th year.
Q: If a woman was considering this as a home business option, what would you tell her?
A: I would tell her to give it a try; she may love it and become a leader. She may make enough money to pay off debts or travel, or buy a dream home, etc. If it isn’t for her, she can always quit, without losing a cent! She can be at home and work her business while still being with her children and by encouraging internet orders; she can make money without leaving her home!
This company is one of the most generous companies I have ever known. To me they exemplify “It is more blessed to give than to receive” and I believe this is the reason they are the largest candle company in the world. The candle business is a two billion dollar business, and of that they are one billion dollars!
To learn more about PartyLite, their awesome candles and accessories, and/or the business opportunity, Judy Swanson can be contacted by email or through her PartyLite website.
Judy is also a Christian Living Examiner. You can read her articles here.