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Should I do it or not???

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SPARKLER1 Mon 27-Jun-05 21:40:30

Just been chatting with a Team Leader from Mini IQ (who sell childrens' books, toys and games) with regards to becoming an associate and doing parties myself. It would give me something as an interest for myself (now dd2 is in pre-school two and a half days a week and dd1 full time at school), bring in a bit of extra cash and will get me out of the house for a bit of a social life.

The downside is I'm worried that party bookings may be hard to come by (amount I earn will obviously be dependant on party bookings), my maths is rather iffy but I will learn in time I guess, I have to buy a kit up front for £99.

Not sure whether or not to go for it.

starlover Mon 27-Jun-05 21:41:45

oh sparkler, i am contemplating a similar ything!

can't decide. start up kit for mine is £95 and worried i won't make enough money

also have to sell £50 worth of stuff a month... but get 30% off.

have you asked whether you can give up if you don't get on with it?

hunkermunker Mon 27-Jun-05 21:42:33

Ask around first - see if you can get definite bookings for some parties. Don't spend £99 on a kit then find out you've got no parties.

hunkermunker Mon 27-Jun-05 21:42:54

<<now it's me stalking you, SL!>>

TracyK Mon 27-Jun-05 21:43:22

or theres another thread on here for - which is also party plan baby stuff. But one of the options is just to get some catalogues and get orders so no up front money - and see how it goes - then upgrade and have parties and buy the kit??

starlover Mon 27-Jun-05 21:43:27

hunkermunker would you like to come to my party . there will be lettuce and felafels

SPARKLER1 Mon 27-Jun-05 21:44:03

I haven't read all the small print yet but as far as I know there are no ties. I have text a few friends tonight to ask if they would book parties with me - hopefully I will have a positive outcome.

starlover Mon 27-Jun-05 21:44:35

it's a bit scary isn't it sparkler.

also, chasing people up on the phone to get them to book parties and stuff...

SPARKLER1 Mon 27-Jun-05 21:48:02

I just wonder if it's going to be worth all the hassle. I know it'll be fun - but I expect there will be moments when it will be a PITA. I don't need to work for financial reasons but the bit of extra cash would certainly come in handy.

starlover Mon 27-Jun-05 21:49:29

yeah... it's just taking the first big leap isn't it... kind of worrying!

SPARKLER1 Mon 27-Jun-05 22:04:43

yep - which plan are you thinking of doing?

starlover Tue 28-Jun-05 09:59:16

creative memories... it's a photo album, scrapbooking type thingy

SPARKLER1 Mon 11-Jul-05 10:09:14

Ok I have my party tomorrow - think I'm going to go ahead with the associate job. Very scary though. Haven't worked for over 6 yars.

expatinscotland Mon 11-Jul-05 10:10:16

good luck, sparkler! i couldn't sell alcohol to a drunk myself. i admire folks who can sell.

SPARKLER1 Mon 11-Jul-05 10:10:40

Not sure if I can yet - we shall see

SPARKLER1 Mon 11-Jul-05 10:11:08

Don't know if you have seen the MINI IQ stuff but I think it sells itself really.

SPARKLER1 Mon 11-Jul-05 10:15:23

What d'ya reckon??...............

Good morning ladies. Thank you very much for coming today to the Mini IQ party and thank you to ** for having us here too.
Had anyone been to a Mini IQ party before?
Well briefly we sell books, toys and games for 0-12 years. There are some lovely things here to choose from. You each have a catalogue and I shall go through some of the products with you now. Feel free to ask any questions.

Naf or what? PMSL

SPARKLER1 Mon 11-Jul-05 10:21:03

SPARKLER1 Mon 11-Jul-05 11:11:53

hmmmm well it hasn't worked on here -

charliecat Mon 11-Jul-05 11:15:42

Thats really good

SPARKLER1 Mon 11-Jul-05 11:21:46


charliecat Mon 11-Jul-05 11:25:25

no really !

SPARKLER1 Mon 11-Jul-05 17:16:29


charliecat Mon 11-Jul-05 18:47:58

when / wheres your party?

SPARKLER1 Mon 11-Jul-05 22:03:38

Tomorrow morning - poole

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