You have surely seen the title “Home Party Consultant” in many forms over the past few years. Home party consultants are simply women who run a home business based on a particular company’s products. Home Interiors, Home and Garden Party and Tupperware are the three most popular home party distributors to date. When you sign up to be a home party consultant you are merely selling these products through parties that other women host in their homes. While most of the business can be run from your home, there may be times when you will need to venture to the homes of your customers and host parties which typically take about two to three hours each.
Most home party consultants find the company that offers products that they themselves are most interested in and then sign up with that company. The work is fairly easy and can be a lot of fun if you enjoy meeting and helping people while you are “working”.
For those looking for a more technical answer to the home business saga the IRS reported in 2005 that there were approximately 13.3 million people in the United States and 47.3 million people in the world who joined the home party consultant business for one company or another. Home party companies range in products from kitchenware to spa supplies, makeup, home products, scrapbooking, children’s books, lingerie and everything in between. Chances are good that you will find something that interests you and something that you have a passion for. When you do you can join that company and begin your home business as a home party consultant.
The costs vary from company to company. Typically you receive a few products to show your customers as well as any needed ordering and promotion materials to get you started. Startup kits range from $20 to $200 or more depending, again on the company that you choose to join. If you have a home computer, most companies will offer you a website where you can also sell products online, making your income even greater. The commission structures also vary from company to company. Be sure to check over all the fine print when you are researching the various home party companies to be sure that you find a payment structure that you are comfortable with.
A good way to begin, and one that most companies use, is to host a party in your own home after you have joined with your chosen company. You will have the opportunity to show family and friends what your home business is all about. This also gives you the chance to sign up people to host their own parties which is how you will earn your income. Plan to have fun games for your guests to play at all your parties and have one of your products as a gift for winning each game. Most women love to get something free so put together a small gift for the game winners at each party. The gift itself does not have to be expensive but the gesture will be highly appreciated.
Be sure to keep records of all expenses such as gasoline for traveling to your parties and any supplies that you need to purchase. These will come in very handy during tax season.