I'm in a sort of limbo, currently. I'm torn between feeling I am doing well and excelling, to feeling like I am stumbling and failing. So far, my Scentsy starter party is at near $200 for sales. I have about 4 days to make another $300. That's not a lot in orders, but it is tough to convince people to buy. -I- think it's awesome and worth it, but not everyone in the world shares my outlook, does they, Precious?
On the Avon front, I am creeping up on $300, which is my credit limit for my orders. They will extend more credit but that's dependent on a deposit etc. Fortunately about 1/3rd of my orders have been made online so that gives me a little more leeway. I WANT to hit $300 for in person orders. That will put me at near $1,000 in sales for the last 2 weeks. Boy, that's a high number to be raking in ontop of all my other duties.
Sales strategy is, Tomorrow, Farmers Market. Hit up a few neighbors along the way, as well as some others I talked to before, that showed some interest. If I can land just a couple more scentsy sales, I could make up the difference if I need to. After the Farmers Market, hit the bank to start my new account for my business sales. Try to interest a few of the bankers in my wares as I go. You have a goodly amount of time while sitting there to draw people in. Worst case scenario, they don't bite.
Wednesday is a play group. Maybe I can get some sales, maybe I can get some recruits. Both are good. I can't recruit for Scentsy until I actually sign on, but hey, I can start putting out some feelers. Maybe book a party or two. If nothing else, the kids get to play and I get to socialize. Not bad, right?
Thursday and Friday I have yet to plan. I'll come up with something, but I have to hit the sales hard and fast. I REFUSE to fail. I feel that, THAT, is stronger than a determination to succeed. It's always served me well before. I am SO excited to be doing this. I have a strong drive to succeed and I feel that it's changing me as a person, for the better.
Long term, I'm looking for places I could set up a sales booth for the Christmas season. There must be something somewhere nearby I can manage to get into. Another plan is to find some local area non-profit that needs some fund raising. I supply all the necessary tools and they do the run around. I get new clients out of it, as well as maybe about 5% of the sales left over after I cover my own overhead. A friend of mine that owns her own preschool asked me to donate some products for her fundraiser, so I'm good to go for that.
On top of being of mixed emotions on my professional front, I'm feeling rather down on my mothering atm. My children are picky and refuse to eat. They make such lovely lovely messes that I couldn't keep up with before starting my self employment, so keeping up now, is a tad bit trickier. I do find that when I leave the house I feel more refreshed and able to come back to the housework.... But there just aren't enough hours in the day!
Sierra and Theresa are doing well in our attempts to civilize them. Could be better, but every inch is ground gained. Danielle was sick tonight That may throw a wrench into the gears of my plans for tomorrow, but hopefully she'll be better in the morning *crosses fingers. Natalie is still awake, but... maybe with a bottle in a minute she'll go to sleep.... again, wish me luck. Rhianna did a number on my room before bed, but... blaaaaah
After all this typing I have suddenly remembered why I am still up at this miserable hour. My sheets have been in the wash. With any luck they are dry now and you shall all be spared any further torture from my ramblings.