-Tons of support available in different formats: 1:1 personal sponsor, training phone calls, YouTube videos, documents library, websites, email repirts & notifications, and truly speedy, knowledgeable, helpful customer service.
-100% turnkey website for less than $8/month is mindboggling- your store is open 24/7/365 with no effort required. It's a vehiclebused in addition to the parties (th heart of it all)- but what an asset!
Orders can be handled directly between customer & corporate - they handle the credit card processing, shipping, sales tax, etc.--you just get the profit.
-The support materials make it such that you can give a decent party without knowing anything- just follow the cards! (Obviously- aim higher!)
-Sat down & worked the numbers- just five-six parties/month can efficiently produce significant side income.
-Placing orders online for customers is easy & smooth- gives you confidence that the company knows their stuff.
-Am getting more excited about it as I learn more. Have tried MLMs elsewhere- found them to be a wearisome koolaid drinking endeavor.
Not so here: you can still make decent $ without a downline, but have seriously significant/ intriguing income potential if you mentor others. More so than other opportunities- the infrastructure provided by the main company makes mentorship FAR easier than in other companies.
I seem to have one account number for my online office, and another account number for technical support/support tickets. Would like to have just one account, and be able to use my name as my account name. As it stands, I always have to dig out those #s (not all devices save them!) whenever I want to log in. This could be newbie ignorance, though.
-The relative inflexibility of the Fast Track and Business Builder schedules.
I get that they want people to hit the ground running, but it takes cash flow, honest real understanding of the significance of the incentives (before outlaying significant cash), and an open schedule to really take advantage of the great deals offered.
Due to unavoidable logistics & not really understanding the business opportunity early on (family chemo & university night school schedules trump all) - I just couldn't capitalize on the opportunities-& I missed them by just a few weeks.
Just a little wiggle room would have made a huge difference.
Ironically- it's the only inflexibility that I've found thus far- the plan, company, and people are otherwise incredibly flexible & accommodating (like good partners! ;)
Advice to Management
-Give new consultants an option as to when to use their Business Builder orders, and the 3-level fast start (must use them within the first six months). I started my business on the last day of the month (should have waited for the first)- and I was in night school, travelling 300 miles round trip for family medical treatments(every week), had elder care issues, and working 40+hr per week.
The cash flow & schedule didn't open up until ~8 weeks later.
While I appreciated the incredible values offered by the business builders & fast track-, I couldn't capitalize on them because I was just-outside the windows.
Still an awesome company- am just so impressed!
I applied online. I interviewed at Passion Parties.
There was no interview - there was just a test. I was invited to take a graphic design test onsite, which I'm assuming was the "interview". I'm not sure since I was given very little information before the appointment other than they expected the person to design a logo, a flyer, and a brochure cover in 2 hours (or at least I was told to allow for 2 hours). That was the first red flag. Proper logos involve research, planning, sketching, etc. Having someone design a quick and dirty logo in a half hour isn't really a test of their abilities, more a test of how quickly they can come up with a sketch. The second red flag came when I was told that nobody who'd tested so far had met the mark. But it sounded like a decent opportunity with decent pay for the area, so I decided to give it a chance.
I should've listened to my instincts. The environment did not seem like a happy one. I smiled at several people and got no smile in return. The person I met with came off to me as brusque and condescending. Upon arriving, they immediately walked me over to a computer and quickly rattled off a few instructions (like 15 seconds worth) before saying they'd be "on the other side" of the office if I had any questions and disappearing. There was a note taped to the desk informing me that "this is a test" and that I wasn't allowed to close Photoshop at any time (funny since it wasn't even open and you don't design logos in Photoshop anyway), to save my work to the "thumb drive" (there was no thumb drive provided). Then it said: "If you can't follow these simple instructions, you fail the test." (If that's not the exact quote, it's pretty close). I was a bit confused because there were no other instructions…and no thumb drive. So, I got up to search for my "interviewer". Since I wasn't given any indication of where they might be other than "on the other side", I had to peek in quite a few cubicles before finding them. When I asked for clarification about the instructions, mentioning the directions taped to the desk, they acted like I was a complete idiot and said they were "in the folder". When I asked "what folder?", they said—"The one on your desktop. I showed it to you." They then walked me back, tapped on the folder on the screen, and said—"It's right here. Like I showed you." I do not recall them showing it to me. It's possible they mentioned it when they quickly rattled off a few things - but I don't recall being shown anything. Still, I took responsibility and apologized for not catching it. Their response was walking off without another word.
At that point, I wondered why I was still there. If they treat candidates like this, how would I be treated if I worked there? Still, I opened up the "instructions", more out of curiosity than anything else, which basically told me to design what we'd already discussed and gave me some content for the flyer. No directions on the look or feel they were going for. No insight into the demographic they were aiming for with the particular product. No style guides. Just an .ai file of their logo (which was all black). The desktop instructions said to save my work in a folder on the desktop. Well…which is it? Thumb drive or desktop? No wonder everyone was "missing the mark". Generally you have to tell people what you want to get what you want. Providing one set of instructions in one place also helps.
In any event, I walked out without taking the test and this is the first time I've EVER walked out on an interview. Luckily I'm in a situation where I can be very picky - I know not everyone is. But, still, I have to wonder if I was the only one who left. I'm very aware how competitive graphic design is, but treating candidates like that is not the way to attract the best talent.
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