Monday, September 25, 2006

Discovery Toys

Well, it happened. One of those direct marketing opportunities finally roped me in persuaded me to join. Over the last few years, people have urged me to be a consultant for the following products: Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Tastefully Simple, Premiere Jewelry, some other sort of jewelry, some sort of candles, Passion Parties, and now Discovery Toys. I finally caved.

I got the usual schpeel about how much money you can make, but the big clincher on this one is that I finally found products that I believe in enough to sell. I know you can make a lot of money selling this stuff. The lady on the instructional video says so! But I am not going to sell a box of beer bread mix for $8, when I can buy flour, sugar and beer and make 20 loaves for $5. I mean, come on! (If you sell Tastefully Simple products, please ignore this reference.)

If you live near me, I am now the semi-annoying woman Discovery Toys Educational Consultant who will hit you up to have a party. Unless you are my really close friends. My close friends know that I have already scheduled their parties for them.

Seriously, I love to have those damn parties. Some people really despise them, but I love them. Why? Because I love party food. I am a foodie! I love going to these things and finding snacky, munchy dips and crackers and little desserty food. It is heaven. That may be one of the secret reasons I joined. Just don’t tell my husband that.

If you don’t live near me, you can shop on my Web site 24/7. I’m sure that’s where all my dear readers will do their Christmas shopping, right? www.discoverytoyslink.com/neila. The fun Discovery Toys logo at the right is also a link to my site.

So, cross your fingers for me. I am hoping this little venture goes well. I’ve always been curious to see if I can make enough money at a direct marketing job to pay off a credit card. That is my goal! I’m a little concerned that the fact that I hate speaking in front of people might make this a little difficult. But I look at it as facing my fear! And hopefully, most party goers will have the sense enough to serve wine.

Most importantly, there is a huge benefit for my blog readers. Think of the kick-ass stories I am going to have meeting new people. I know there are tons of freaky, nutty whackadoos out there. Hopefully, they will want to have Discovery Toys parties. And I will blog about them. Woo hoo!

To see the salesy side of my Discovery Toys schpeel, you can visit my Money Making Planet blog. (BTW, is schpeel actually a word? If not, I have just proclaimed it as a word. Please try to use it at least five times today.)

11 comments:

Jenny McLellan said...

I'm so excited you're selling Discovery Toys. I love to get the kiddos in my life (friends kids) educational and fun toys. I'll definitely be doing my Christmas shopping for them on your website! :)

Julie said...

Cool! I was thinking of doing that with a sex toy company. But kids toys are probably a lot different. Best of luck! ;-)

Morgen said...

Julie: ya think?!?!?

Neila: cool venture -- I checked out the link, but didn't get too deep into it yet. Question: if I order online, can your company ship the products to Canada, or do I need to have them shipped to me (in the US) and then I ship them. {My nephews live in Canada!}
Just let me know. Have fun!

Neila said...

Julie - I almost did the sex toys, too!! They were Passion products. Is that the same thing you were going to do? I ended up not doing it because you had to spend way too much money to get started (like $500 - $1000). With Discovery Toys, you only had to spend $99 on the starter kit. That is much more my speed!

Morgen - I know you can place an order and have it shipped to a different address in the US, but I am not sure about Canada. I will check into that and let you know for sure!!

Sparky said...

hmm isnt spiel??

and I would have been much happier with pampered chef personally, but im not a mommy.

DivaVal said...

I am a Passion Consultant and you can get started for as little as $100, $250 or $450
I have been with PP for almost 4 years now and it has been amazing!

I know this blog is older...lol...but it caught my eye! ;o)

Feel free to contact me if you'd like more info...or just wanna chat!

Val ~Your Passion Diva
http://www.DivaVal.com
541/915.5532

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1st said...

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