July 26th, 2009


So, my new idea...

I wanted to find something I could do on the evenings, to give me a bit of money, but also to get out of the house and see people. I looked into different party things, and found the usual suspects. I even held a Partylite party, cause I was thinking about selling their products as you don't need to put any money upfront to do it.

However, I'm not a good sales woman. I'm bad enough at selling my own stuff, but if I don't believe in something, I really can't push it. I didn't want to sell candles. Or tupperware. or even other's people's cards (Phoenix for example)

Craft fairs are OK, but it's all very judgemental, and it sends me a bit doolally. People at the Partylite thing were enjoying looking at my cards, and I wasn't pushing at all and sold a few. Tanya took a basket home, and she sold some to her mother-in-law, and a neighbour who bought a card at the party asked me to make another and offered to take a basket to work as well. Claudia also asked if she could do that too.

Then after I paid for my haircut partly with cards, Vic suggested I did a card party for her, and Katie also offered me an evening. I realised that people will always need cards. Also, people don't want to spend a lot of money at the minute. Finally, people want to support me - for whatever reason, they want me to do well.

So, I'm doing 3 card parties within the next few weeks, Sheffield, Guiseley and wherever it is Vic lives. It seems a great idea in my head, and the only thing I'm not sure about is tax/national insurance etc, but I can find that out after I do a couple and see if it's a goer. It seems mental to start a 'business' but it's giving people something they'd need anyway at a lower price.

So knowing more about this idea, would you let someone do this for you? For example me? It would basically mean coming to your house, showing cards to you and your friends, and that's it. It wouldn't cost anything, and I'd give you commission, or some cards or something as a thank you. I don't mind travelling a bit - I've mentioned it to Bel, and I'm going to see if my friend Kim in Sleaford will let me do one with her so I can try and cover Lincolnshire.

Is my brain going off the boil, or is this a good idea?

P.s My online earning guide is still in progress but I've unlocked it now. I'll be reviewing each cashback/survey site and letting you know which to bother joining, and also updating each month with how much I earn from each one.