After several months of prayer, we've decided that I'm going to venture into the world of selling Pampered Chef products. I've always loved the products, but when this opportunity presented itself I didn't know what to think. On the one hand, I knew I'd enjoy it, but on the other hand, I didn't want to spend a bunch of evenings away from the family.
For several years, I was doing a calling job from home, but when Evan was born, my hours of free time seemed to greatly diminish. Actually, those free hours would have diminished with Aaron's getting older, too, so it's not entirely Evan's fault. Anyway, it was good timing - it seemed like the available calling hours were diminishing as well. So I haven't been working on a regular basis since last August. At least, not for money. I've definitely not been sitting around and staring blankly at the wall.
I started an Etsy shop, but I think volume sales with Etsy requires something that I must be missing. I have made some sales, and that is great, but most of them are to people I know. I lack the time to figure out what I'm not doing to increase sales, etc. And it's really just a hobby anyway. I don't want to spend entire days hunched over a sewing machine.
So I'm signing up to sell Pampered Chef, in five days. I'm excited and nervous and excited and nervous! In the next two weeks I will be setting up for my Grand Opening and then we'll be off and running. In the month of July, I need to have a minimum of four shows, so let me know if you want to host a catalogue show or a cooking show. July is actually a fantastic month to host a show - there are bunches of bonus hostess benefits and a gigantic discount on the Ultimate Mandoline.
Once I'm fully booked for July I will be cutting back on the cooking shows and focusing on catalogue and online sales for awhile to see how that works for our family. I'm thankful that I can make a more concerted effort to bring in some income. It will be nice to have a faster way to build up our savings. I'm really excited about that.
And I promise that this blog will NOT become a big ol' Pampered Chef advertisement. I might be able to do some better giveaways. HA! If you would like to get periodic updates, or information about specials, please let me know via email. I would love to add you to my mailing list!
And please pray for me and for the whole family as we start off on a new adventure!