Want to start selling jewelry at home jewelry parties? Get home jewelry party success tips and vital information you need to sell your handcrafted jewelry.
For my first jewelry party my jewelry sales totaled just over $1000. I was beyond ecstatic!
And exhausted...The party lasted, from setup to take down, about four hours. And, boy was I busy.
Was this a successful jewelry home party? I would say so. And, not just because of the relatively high sales amount.
Here, I share with you a few of the reasons I believe my first jewelry home party was a smashing success.
Planning is key. And, since you are the "boss", you need to plan every detail.
Though there are a lot of details to take care of before, during and after a home jewelry party, these two aspects were essential to my success...
To help me with planning my first home jewelry party, I followed some of the advice of fellow jewelry maker Lorri Ely.
She has written a step by step action plan guide, How to Run a Home Based Jewelry Party Business for Fun and Profit (a.k.a. The Party Plan Guide), for throwing a successful jewelry party.
Plan and prepare properly and your home jewelry parties will be successful and rewarding!
Your jewelry should be the star of the show. Make sure it is well made, eye catching and attractively displayed.
Over time you will find a combination of things that work for you. Experiment with different aspects until you nail down a system that works for you.
I cannot stress how much more successful jewelry parties are if the hostess is an upbeat, enthusiastic person who enjoys socializing.
More often than not, my more successful parties were those where I was asked by the hostess to have the party.
For my first party, I was asked to give the home jewelry party.
I wore a piece of jewelry that I had made to a social function. The party guests were thrilled to learn that I made jewelry. They asked me a lot of questions about my jewelry.
Before the party was over, one of the guests asked me to throw a party at her home.
I knew that she would make a great hostess because she asked me to have the party, seemed to have a lot of friends, had an outgoing personality and loved jewelry.
What more could I have asked for? (A hundred more like her of course, but we must live with reality.)
She made the perfect hostess. On the night of her party, she was all of these things.
In large part she was the reason my first home jewelry party was such a success.
Be sure to reward your hostess well. A vast combination of rewards is possible, but a successful combination includes a gift for just having the party and a certain percentage of sales.
Be sure that your hostess knows upfront, before the party, the exact type of reward she will receive and agrees to it.
I once had a hostess who did not want to be compensated in jewelry, but cash instead.
Of course, it is up to you whether or not to compensate in cash or jewelry only. Compensating in cash will cost you more than compensating in jewelry. (Cash is well cash. But jewelry will only cost you the cost of making the jewelry.)
In How to Run a Home Based Jewelry Party Business for Fun and Profit (a.k.a. The Party Plan Guide) author Lorri Ely discusses several hostess reward policies and a lot more about having home jewelry parties.
Whatever your hostess reward policy, make it easy on yourself. Decide on one policy and stick to that.
Having home jewelry parties are a great way to make money at selling jewelry.
But, they do take some effort and planning on your part.
So, make sure your home jewelry party is a smashing success by being well prepared!