Other party-plan products that do well are hand-made shoes of a variety of colours and styles. Simply hold shoe parties, and depending on your range you will make very good money indeed. Try to find a local shoemaker who is making their own range of shoes, and put forward the idea to them to design and supply a range of classic and fashionable ladies shoes to you for your kit. The shoemaker need only supply you with one shoe in each colour, size and style (rather than two), and some can be left foot shoes and some can be right. That way he won’t feel insecure giving you a kit. He knows you aren’t going to go out of the house wearing odd shoes! Then ask your friends to help you get started by holding a shoe party, and your business will take off in no time!
While we are on the topic of leather, you could sell handbags and belts if you prefer. Or, sell handbags, belts and matching shoes at your parties. This idea does really well.
Over the next few articles I will give you a few ideas for running your own Party Plan business. These ideas require you to set up your own range of products, which some people would prefer to do rather than sell a range decided upon by someone else. I also include a range of services that you can sell via Party Plan too.
You may like to import your own goods from overseas. Costume jewellery or lingerie will always sell, no matter how many other people are selling the same items in your area. Women love to spend money on themselves when it comes to this, so you will always be able to sell your stock if it’s lingerie you are selling. Just phone the wholesalers and take a day off to look around at the stock of the various suppliers in the areas where they have their shops and warehouses. Go direct rather than work for someone else’s company. Hire your own party-plan sales girls, and manage a small team of about seven or eight ladies, purchasing direct from the wholesaler the items that you love. It worked for me, and after my business subsided I kept the left-over pieces (wearing what fitted me), and I gave away the rest as gifts.