10 Things Sex Toy Consultants Want You to Know, But Won’t Exactly Say to Your Face

These have all really happened to me in my 6 years of business.

1. When you ask about how amazing my sex life must be. I may tell you it’s totally fabulous, but I’m a mom, wife, business woman, house cleaner, cook, part-time chauffeur and bookkeeper. How do you think my sex life is now?

2. When party sales finished at $150 with no bookings and you ask me how it went, I’m lying when I say “It was great!” You say “So how much free stuff did I get?” I say “Nothing. I’m sorry,” then cringe at the gas pump on the way. A party should be at least $300 for a sex toy consultant to be semi-pleased.

3. Fine, your boyfriend can stay at this “Girls Night In” since you’re insisting. But be aware. That squirming he’s doing in his chair during the demo is not what you think, hun. He’s not turned on. He’s actually REALLY uncomfortable. Send him on his way before the party, trust me.

4. When you come to the party, you should come prepared to shop. Above all, it’s a SHOPPING event. The hostess WANTS good sales to get free stuff. When you tell me that you will order online at home or call me with your order later, we know that there is a 99% chance that you won’t. Order AT the party, like everyone else.

5. If you live more than 2 hours from us, we are telling you that we “enjoy the ride” to be polite. We aren’t exactly going to come out and say “I’m afraid of wasting my time, so you better work for sales and make it worth our while!” So if a consultant is going to drive far, work extra hard for good attendance and outside orders. We REALLY appreciate that.

6. If you’re a hostess and put more emphasis on the food than our presentation and products, you’ll be running to the oven every 10 minutes to check on your wings while missing out on the laughs, games and intriguing sex info. Opt for non-oven finger foods and a big punch bowl where everyone can help themselves to drinks. By the way, wings will get the toys dirty. Nooooooo!

7. Just because it’s a vibrating toy and it’s turned on, doesn’t mean you should shove it down your pants. You’ve just ruined it for the rest of the people at the party who didn’t see it yet. And you’ve embarrassed your hostess big time.

8. When we do a bachelorette or birthday party for you and we only receive 3 small orders out of 20 people, it CAN cause us to leave a party feeling broken-hearted. We aren’t free entertainment. We’re moms and/or self-supporting women out to make some money for a good purpose. This is why you may call a consultant for such a party and she requests a deposit.

9. Bragging that you have this toy and that toy and this toy and that toy will not only tell the rest of the guests about your crazy toy-fueled sex life, but will tell us that you’d make a really good recruit. We WILL ask you if you’d like to join our team!

10. If you ask me if I’ll accept food stamps as payment don’t take offense to my long silence and confused stare. Eventually, it’ll come around to ask you if you’re interested in the business opportunity.

Selling Toys in Bulk on eBay

To survive in the eBay environment one has to sell in bulk. If you want to make money and turn a profit, bulk is the only way to sell. The first thing to do is decide on your niche market. Selling toys can encompass an extremely large range of items. Unless you have the seed money of Toys-R-Us or have an inside connections with China where the bulk of toys are manufactured then find an area you want to sell. Whether it is action figures, movie and TV-tie-ins or generic boy toys and girl toys, you need to first find a supplier.

The second thing is to figure out your overhead. Yes, eBay has an overhead; you have listing fees, insertion fees and even a slight percentage of your final sale is taken by eBay. Not to mention eBay forces everyone to make payment transactions through PayPal, which eBay owns and once again there is a transaction fee.

Thirdly, you need to figure your shipping costs; this is important, boxes and stamps do not come cheap and need to be taken into consideration. Also will you ship within your country or overseas? Overseas shipping takes a lot more money and time; and can be a major hassle if something goes wrong.

Once you have all these numbers crunched then it is time to decide on how to sell on eBay. eBay offers more than simple auctions; they offer Buy-it-Now options and eBay stores. An eBay store is just like having an online web store but eBay does all the legwork, you just need to fill it with merchandise.

Once you have your shop all set and merchandise for it then you can begin to market your store on other sites. Perhaps you have your own website for your toy business. Or you can link your eBay auctions through your blog or Facebook pages. There are a million ways to get the word out that you sell toys and you sell them in bulk.

Once you make a sale, it usually is common to expect payment within three working days. Once you have payment, you then have up to three days to ship your item unless alternative terms have otherwise been previously arranged between you and the buyer. Wait for your item to be received and the buyer to leave feedback before you do. This helps guarantees you receive feedback. If you follow these small tips and suggestions you can sit back and watch your toys sell like hotcakes.

Network Marketing – Discovery Toys Brings Life to Your Bank Account

Network Marketing is one of the original work at home opportunities, and provided that you can find a reputable company to work with such as Discovery Toys, it can be a great way to earn an income.

Discovery Toys has been around since 1979 and as a member of the Direct Selling Association they adhere to the code of ethics that is the cornerstone of the DSA. This means that you can trust their company to use business practices that are ethical and fair both to you the business owner and to your potential customers.

Discovery Toys supplies educational books, games, and bright colorful toys that children of any age will love. Founded by Lane Nemeth 30 years ago, the goal of her company was to provide educational toys that children could learn from and love at the same time.

Discovery Toys was created with stay at home moms in mind, by providing them distributorships and allowing for part time or full time involvement, it let moms earn an extra income while caring for their children.

If you have never seen their toys you are in for a treat, they are well made of high quality materials, colorful, well thought out with both education and fun in mind. The toys are priced realistically so they appeal to the average working family; prices on the majority of their toys are kept below the $20 mark.

If you are interested in become a Discovery Toy Consultant you will start out by purchasing their $99 starter kit which includes a sampling of toys, games and books for all ages.

As a new consultant you can expect up to a 25% profit on your sales, as you progress through the ranks that percentage can reach as much as 40%. Like all network marketing companies you also make profits through your downline or team, these are friends and clients that you recruit to be a part of your consultant team. You can expect to earn 15% on sales from anyone within your team; you will also earn bonuses for each new recruit, and income from any one that your team members recruit.

You will sell your products and recruit members through parties thrown at your home or team member’s homes, and tables at local festivals and fairs, some enterprising consultants have made a good income selling their toys through eBay and on their websites.

For more information about becoming a consultant you can visit their website where they will direct you to a consultant in your area.

Discovery Toys is a trusted member of the network marketing community, and if you are looking for a way to get into direct sales, are a natural salesperson, and have kids this could be an ideal new business for you.