Hope Wissel

All the Perks and More

The summer is quickly approaching…. are you looking for some extra money?  Would you love a break from the kids for some girl time?  Do you just LOVE a great deal?

Yes, you are reading it correctly!  Till May 31st, you can join Thirty One for just $49 (no tax).  SAY WHAT????

Wouldn’t you LOVE to be a part of the excitement as we kick off a Summer Season with Thirty One?

Let me show you all the things going on right now at Thirty One and why NOW is the best time to join! The Summer Seasonal Guide is AWESOME!  Fun new prints and products for everyone in the family.  PLUS you will be able to grab some of the Retiring Products from our Spring Collection.  Your NEW Customers will love all of the different solution sets to get ready for Summer.

So, for the $49, you will receive:  a Welcome Packet, a How-To Guide, one Summer Guide and one Spring/Summer Catalog, plus a $131 Gift Certificate!

Are you wondering what you can use your gift certificate on?  ANYTHING to help you jumpstart your business.  OPTION #1: You can use it in your launch party (I will be there to help you every step of the way) so you can start earning Personal Volume (PV), Hostess Rewards and commissions, counting toward earning AllMyPerks (AMP) incentives and rewards.  OPTION #2: You can place an order in Marketplace and get the 40% discount off all products ordered.  You will earn Personal Volume toward the AMP incentive. OPTION #3: You can use it to buy Business Supplies and/or a mix of product.  OPTION #4:  You can simply use the Gift Certificate as a payment type on your order. You will earn commission of $32 on your order.

What is an AMP Reward?  So you will be able to pick one of these AMP products for 60% by just using your gift certificate by the end of the month.  If you collect additional orders, up to $1,000 in the month, YOU will get MORE perks!

When you reach $1000 in sales (and multiples of $1000) in your first four months, you are going to earn Wishes Rewards.  So for every multiple of $1,000 you will earn $200 in Wishes Rewards.  These rewards can be redeem for product and/ or business supplies; VISA gift cards or Disney dollars.  I know this is A LOT to take in but stay with me.

Let’s say you host a launch party (in your home, online, Facebook).  You only need $70 more in orders to reach party status when you use your gift certificate.  Easy Peasy!  The average party is about $600 which means YOU are going to earn as the hostess a $150 in commission, the hostess benefits ($100 in FREE products, 2 half price items, 2 hostess exclusives and a monthly hostess special), as well as the AMP reward.

Now, imagine your party jumps to $1000 in sales.  It can happen, believe me.  Now, you are earning $250 in commission, $200 in FREE products, 2 half price items, 2 hostess exclusives, an AMP $100 level reward, 200 in Wishes Rewards and you have unlocked a Fall Hostess Exclusive.

All of this can be yours with just a $49 investment!  I will help you along the way.  If you are close (within an hour’s ride) I will come to your home to help with your launch party.  If you aren’t, I will help you with a Facebook party and can FaceTime in for your party to answer any questions or help out.

SHARE the love and ask a friend to join you on your journey. They could join you for just $49 as long as it is by May 31st.  If they have $1000 in sales (or multiples of $1000) in the first four months, YOU will receive an additional 400 Wishes Rewards points.


Who do you know who could use some extra money?  Maybe they just need some girl time and a break from the kids this summer?  Maybe they just love to shop great deals?  Whatever the reason, Thirty One has the answer.  What was the last thing you spend $49 on?  If you do nothing else with the $131 gift certificate than shop, you will earn $32 BACK in commission and earn the $100 AMP Reward.

By sharing the love, you are also earning points towards The Sea of Dreams Wishes Incentive.  A chance to earn a 7-day cruise for TWO!  This is the first time Thirty One has opened this incentive to all consultants.  It is so doable when you join now and start sharing Thirty One.  What better way to start your own business then with a group of your friends, right?

Did I mention you get ME too.  I am the one in the PINK cowboy hat along with some of my team at Thirty One’s National Conference.IMG_0164


Ask any question you want about my business. I am an open book!  I am here to help you on your journey. I LOVE to answer questions.

Here is how you can reach me:

Website: www.partywithHope.com

Facebook: Hope’s Thirty One Gift Closet

Email: HopeWs31@gmail.com


Business Tips and Tricks

The Party Host Challenge


The 25th of the month and for some in direct sales (me included) we are working on closing out a strong February while casually glancing at next month’s calendar.  It is the fine line we walk as we approach the end of the month to be sure we “don’t leave money on the table this month” while ensuring we have bookings next month.

One of the most challenging aspects of direct sales is finding people to host parties especially home parties.  We all know home parties are the best way to share our products.  By touching and feeling the products, guest are more likely to purchase them.  Or are you one of those consultants who get people to say yes to hosting? The struggle is getting them to team up with you so their living room is full of friends and family.  Or they cancel at the last minute because the excitement has worn off or no one is responding to their invitation. Sometimes, there isn’t much you can do but chalk it off as a bad experience. Or is there?

What if you could spark a fire in your party hosts they simply couldn’t refuse to follow through on?unknown

Think about how you met your potential hosts – at a party, a referral from a customer, a vendor event or maybe they just clicked on your link.  The truth is most hosts fail due to a lack of trust in their consultant.   Crazy, right?


The fact a potential party host may not trust you has NOTHING to do with you.  It is usually based on a past bad experience with another direct seller.  They “assume” (you know what they say about ass-u-me?) you’re just like her.  You can be the  nicest person in the world, have the best referrals but those bad memories linger. So, how do we change it?img_33901

#1 – Educate them.  Don’t panic! I don’t mean a full length course – who has time?  Just some simple tips to help your host have a successful party. I use a cover letter like this in my hostess packet:hostess-home-copy

No matter what system you use, make sure you walk with them through every step you expect them to take. The point is to make it as easy as possible for your hosts so they feel like they can’t fail.  Remember you are a team working toward a common goal – her success! Her success = money in your pocket!

#2 – Compel Them With an Incentive.  This comes with mix emotions.  You know your potential host has an interest in your products.  So why not turn the interest into a desire in them to succeed.  Some would say the “hostess rewards” are enough, for some it will be.  We know incentives work, right?  The free and discounted hostess rewards is probably what prompted her to take the leap of faith and say yes to hosting her own party.  But why not offer her something more if she meets your expectations.  Here is one way:


Or offer an incentive for completing tasks such as: getting their guest list back to you within a week; having at least five guests at their party or for getting outside orders or bookings.  I know, you are in this to make money not spend it, right?  But the small cost will be outweighed by having a solid successful party.  The incentive can be free shipping or a less expensive item from your product line or a customer special or a favorite retired product you have in stock.  REMEMBER, your host doesn’t get the incentive until you show up for their ACTUAL party. Be sure to make it clear when you outline the incentives for them.

#3 – The Value Of Your Business Opportunity.  I will admit, I struggle with this some months. You know the ones I mean when  your calendar is empty and you need/want to book some parties?  Some advocate flipping your host before the party while I believe the party is her training ground to see how easy it is to be a consultant.  Your host is having a party for FREE and discounted product. She doesn’t see the bigger picture of what joining your company could mean for her or her family.  Plant seeds along the way.  Your guidance and a successful party may be just the encouragement they need to give what you do a try.  Offer to turn their party into a kickoff party and give them all the bookings you get if they say yes to starting their business.

#4 – Offer Assistance.  This one should be a no-brainer.  You want to make it super easy for your potential host to do her job.  You can help her by offering to call her guests to ensure attendance, send out the invitations for her, and offer to arrive early to help her set up which will also help to calm her nerves and build a relationship with them.  Make sure you stay in touch often before her party to give her support, answer questions, and remind her of what her next step is.

Will these tips guarantee success 100% of the time?  No, but it will definitely help to establish the trust factor.  The combination of trust and a growing relationship will decrease your cancellations and lead to more successful parties.

Are there things you do for your hosts to help them succeed? Share them with us in the comments below.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel

Why Join Thirty One Now

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Wouldn’t you LOVE to be a part of all of the excitement as we kick off a NEW YEAR with Thirty One?  What if I told you that you could spend $99 and have a business that would help you earn an income all year long?

Let me show you all the things going on right now at Thirty One and why NOW is the best time to join! The Spring Summer catalog is AMAZING. Plus we have Jewell by Thirty-One, AND the JK by Thirty-One jewelry line… there is SO much more that will make your experience as a new Thirty-One consultant AMAZING!


Take a peek below to see all the great things you need to know about becoming a Thirty-One Consultant in June!

#1 The Enrollment kit awaits! You get over $400 in product (plus all the order forms, catalogs, and more to get started) for just $99.

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#2 Host your launch party and enter $600 in June, you’re also going to earn your 1st Start Swell! You get to choose ONE kit when you submit $600 in your first 30 days. Which one do YOU want?! And in your first 4 months, you have a chance to earn FOUR of these kits!

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#3 Ask a friend to join you on your journey. If they join you in your first 4 months, and they they qualify within their Start Swell period, you earn $100 BONUS! There is no limit!!!!


#4 The June customer special = a GREAT start for you!


Everyone will want to host a party because they  can get ALL of this for just having a few friends over for a little get together.


#5 The BEST part is that when you enter that $600 launch party in June, you’re going to earn $150 in cold hard cash!! WOOHOO for starting the new year out with a new ADVENTURE, a new YOU, and a new Thirty-One BUSINESS!


Did I mention that you get ME too.  I am the one in the PINK cowboy hat along with some of my team at Thirty One’s National Conference last year.


I am here to help you on your journey. Let me know if you have an questions about joining Thirty-One. I LOVE to answer questions.

Here is how you can reach me:

Website: www.partywithHope.com

Facebook: Hope’s Thirty One Gift Closet

Email: HopeWs31@gmail.com

#31 #RaysofHopeteam #jointhirtyone #lovemyjob #celebrate

Business Tips and Tricks, Hope Wissel

Is Perfect Spoiling Your Dreams

“A successful life is often expensive. It will cost you something to become a champion.Time. Energy. Focus.” – Mike Murdock

Over the last few weeks, I have seen MAJOR changes in my business.  Parties/ Hostess that I didn’t think would turn out have, customers have been placing retail orders, and I have TWO new recruits who are ready to ROCK their business.  Do I think it is anything special that I did?  NO!  Do I believe that God is working in my life?  YES.   There is one other thing that has changed – I have accepted that I am NOT perfect and I don’t NEED to be in order to work my business and be a success.  I am sure for some this seems like a no-brainer (yes, I do use that word ALOT).  For me, it  was a process.

I actually realized that I was sabotaging my success waiting for everything to be PERFECT, do you do that?  You may not realize it but if you have these thoughts you are on the way to de-railing your business:

    Do you think :
  •   I’ll make reach out to my contacts as soon as I have the perfect (or the right)  script.
  •   I’ll book my first parties as soon as I learn how to do a party.
  •   I can’t work if my office is unorganized so I’ll do that first.

Let’s be truthful, we have all said it, thought it or done it  right?  Here are some tips that will help you reach those dreams and allow yourself to be “Im-prefect”.

1. Does practice really make perfect?  The truth is, even with the right words and scripts, you’re going to mess it up a number of times before you’re really good.
Practice = better.
More practice = good.
More practice = great!
Did you see the PERFECT anywhere?

 2. If it was easy – everyone would be doing it.  Easy is not the path to true happiness in any area of our lives. A great marriage is hard work. Raising great kids is really hard work. Earning a degree is hard work, and so is building a solid, successful direct sales business.  WOW!  They didn’t tell you that when you signed up as a consultant did they!  It may be easy at times but then the “pink” cloud will burst and it will be a little tougher and you may need to work a little harder.  It will be worth it in the end – every bit of effort will pay off.

“If we do the things we need to do when we need to do them, the day will come when we can do the things we want to do when we want to do them.” – Zig Ziglar 
3. The ducks probably won’t cooperate.  Resist the urge for perfection. Perfection can be another word for procrastination. That is, don’t wait until all your ducks are in a row.  The pieces won’t ever all be in place. We won’t ever know everything we need to know to do it perfectly.
So, what have I done differently over the last few weeks that made a difference in my business: FIRST – I trust that I am on the path that God wants me to be on.  I am not looking to be perfect or to be in the spotlight.  That is not my God-sized dream.  My dream is to have a self-sufficient business that provides my husband and I (and my family) with the extras – having financial freedom and being able to travel when we want.  When I let go of the woulda, shoulda, coulda, and trust in God – things happen.
Are you looking to be perfect?  Is that affecting YOUR business?  Share your thoughts with us..
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!
Business Tips and Tricks, Hope Wissel


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I came across this blog on mydirectsellingblog.com which I thought would be helpful for those Moms who think they are NOT cut out for business.  Here are 6 characteristics that make moms great at business.

1. Ability to Multi-Task
Few groups on the planet are better able to multi-task than moms. Particularly within an entrepreneurial setting, this characteristic is invaluable, and mothers have it down. Why wouldn’t this skill translate to better abilities in business?  I have heard many people talk about the pros and cons of multi-tasking but I have seen some AMAZING things accomplished by a mom who is trying to juggle every day.

2. Listening Skills
Moms are, at their core, listeners. They listen to their children’s needs all day long (which sometimes requires translation abilities, too) as well as that of their husbands, their bosses, and even the pets. Listening and absorbing information is a critical job skill that’s surprisingly difficult for some people to learn, particularly young workers who are used to being somewhat selfish. Moms already have it down.

3. Big-Picture Thinking
The ability of mothers to keep the big picture in focus while checking off the little things is unparalleled, and one that serves them well in business too.

4. Organizational Skills
Who’s better at organizing than moms? Time management is a critical aspect of organization and most moms are pretty darn good at physical organization, too. Moms are just built (or learn quickly) to arrange life better.

5. Networking Abilities
The old saying “it takes a village to raise a child” is truer now than ever. Moms consistently coordinate with teachers, carpool participants, other moms, and even fellow kids and that kind of networking takes some serious communication skills. In business, the ability to seamlessly network and make ‘friends’ is one that serves moms well.

6. Dedication
Motherhood isn’t a profession and it’s not a calling. It’s a decision. Even the most tentative moms are loyal, reliable, and dedicated to their role as Mother and women are typically very successful at carrying over this trait into business.

So, how many moms are out there looking for a “night out”, “a chance to make some extra money”, “some me time” or maybe even the chance to have your own business.?  Direct sales is a great way to not only use your “mom” skills but also allows you the opportunity to make your own hours.  Thirty One is not just a “purse thing”, it is about building relationships and changing lives.  If you would like to know more about Thirty One and all it has to offer, contact me:

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