Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been tracking parties, commissions, team commissions, and any other number I can. I love comparing to see where my business was, how far I’ve come, and set goals for the future. I truly love this business, and spending time “working” on it, doesn’t feel like work, but the reality is, its my job, and I need to make sure I’m making enough for the time I’m putting in. I plan to assess each month from here on out not only for myself, but for those considering giving Tupperware a try as a means of income for their family.
This is how I spent my time on my business this month:
SEPT 6: Tupperware Bingo 3.5 hours
SEPT 11: Team Members Party (3 hours)
SEPT 13: OPEN HOUSE @ my house (4 hours)
SEPT 17: Party in MC (3.5 hours)
SEPT 18: Team Member party/meeting (3 hours)
SEPT 26: Team member party 3.5 hours
3 CANCELLATIONS FOR PARTIES
SEPT 4: PITA PARTY RALLY (4 hours)
SEPT 15: Record Breaker Training in Charles City (7 hours)
SEPT 10: MONTHLY MEETUP 3 hours
SEPT 20: Facebook Training (4 hours)
SEPT 24: Director meeting in person (6 hours)
ZOOM training (1.5 hours)
Weekly director calls on Monday 3, 11, 17 (3 hours) + fast and furious call 5, 12, 19 (3 hours)
Personal zoom training (one-on-one): one hour
Total hours of trainings, events, and parties: 50
Other business activities:
Mailings, emailing, messaging, closing parties: 1 hour daily (m-f) = 20 hours
Host coaching, facebooking: 1 hour daily (m-f): 20 hours
ESTIMATED TOTAL HOURS SPENT ON BUSINESS: 90
Some thoughts on how I spent my time: 3 cancellations this month hurt. I also didn’t have a great turn out to my open house, so there wasn’t a lot of sales generated from the hours I put in. Not all activities or commitments I do for Tupperware are income producing, however I have had great open houses in the past and dated parties from them. I spend a lot of time on weekly calls and trainings, but these are the things that keep me excited about my business and I consider those an investment in myself, making me a better person and business owner.
NIGHTS AWAY FROM HOME IN MONTH: 7 of 30
Personal Sales + Commission: $1551.78 X .25 = $287.95 + $50 Personal Sales Bonus = $337.95
Personal Recruits: 1
Total Party Animals: 50
Team Sales + Commssions: $12,558.89 x .75 = $9,441.67 x .06 = $566.50
Grand Total Income: $566.50 + 337.95 = $904.45
Not included: Car and cash and carry sales
Team Recruits: 8
How do I feel about the month? It wasn’t my best month, and it wasn’t my worst. I would have loved to see a little more commission come in, but I know that most of the activities I did this month moved my business forward. I did a few team member’s parties, which aren’t income producing for me directly, but I did date parties from them, and was able to do training for team members at them.
What went right? I had FUN partying this month. I also had a lot of fun attending events and connecting with new team members. We had a lot of people join our Party Animals team in August!
What went wrong? Our team sales were not what I was hoping for, and I know that it starts with me. I had 3 cancellations on my calendar this month, and I didn’t work too hard to fill them. I always have to decide if I work, or if I spend time with my family, and knowing that October is going to be crazy, I chose my family. Our goal is always $20,000, and we haven’t hit that yet. I would love to see us go well over that in October.
What will I do different next month? Front load my month. What I do, my team tends to do. I am excited to have a majority of my parties happen in the beginning of the month, so I don’t have to hustle so much in the last 2. I can help support my team more in those final weeks of the month. It’s a constant balance of working my own business (so important when you become a leader), and supporting my team. I love both so much.
I am looking forward to growing our Party Animals team, helping others find a way to create extra income for themselves and their families and also be more confident in everything I do.