Business Tips and Tricks, Hope Wissel

Party Favors


At breakfast the other morning, hubby and I were talking about my business.  I was having one of those days – you know the kind when you feel like everything you try isn’t working.  Doubtful Debbie knocked on the door and I opened it just a crack. What I should have done was SLAM the door.

We talked about the differences between my business now versus my first 18 months.  Okay, so now it is my full-time income then it was just a hobby.  I worked during the week and had weekends for vendor events (as an attendee or to visit them).  BINGO!  The last one is really what hit the nail on the head.  I  need a new way to reach out to the many people that I used to connect with at vendor events now that I work part-time on the weekends.  Social media is okay but I really like the personal touch of face to face contact.

Thank you to the Party Plan Divas for this next idea.  Every day people are holding baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, etc. – events where they make up goodie bags for their guests, right?  Now, I am not saying that I will supply the entire contents of the goodie bags but I can help out…Thirty One style.

I have bookmarks, recipe cards, candy wrappers, gift tag bags, and lots more all with pretty Thirty One prints.  How about candy with a cute little saying attached to bring a smile for your guests?  What about cupcake toppers?  Water bottles with pretty labels?  What if you were to share your love for your favorite direct sales companies in those gift bags? I know you are thinking… tacky, right?  But think about it..who wouldn’t love some makeup samples or lotion samples or candy with a corny saying attached while at the same time you are helping to promote a friends business. What about the wonderful scents of candles?

Depending on the kind of party and potential guests would dictate what I would donate to the cause.  The only thing I would do is also include a coupon with my business card just in case they loved their little gift.  A minimum cost for something that could change your business.

So what do you think??? Tacky or fun?  I would love to hear your take on this new approach to reaching potential new customers.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

2 thoughts on “Party Favors”

  1. Tessa – I create coupons myself offering something that fits within my budget depending on the size of the group. Here are some ideas: Free personalization (adds to your PV), Free gift with a $35 purchase (a nail file – adds to PV), 10% off an order of $50 or more. I am doing mints for an upcoming event attached to a mini catalog that says “Here is something for your enjoy-mint! Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!***Spend $35 and get a FREE gift from ME!!!*** Hope that helps. Give out a mini catalog with Halloween candy when a mom comes with a smaller child.

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