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Monday, June 30, 2014

Day 181-June 30, 2014

I am still working on getting parties booked and not even worried about if they are home shows or online. A party is a party. I am still doing this fundraiser and I hope that we reach her goal but I believe anything will help. Hubby was waiting on his schedule to come out for this new organization called UmpNation and it is a nation wide organization. Things are starting to fall into place.

I did get a text from hubby while I am at my day job telling me that we are closer to our goal than we thought. Not only are they wanting him to umpire but they are having him assign too. They are paying him $120 per game per umpire and he said that he would pay the umpires $50 a game (which is more than most umpires make a game) and then $70 would be his per game per umpire. So he would be making $140 a game after paying the umpires. This is a three day tournament that they are having him assign. This is a big deal for us. I told hubby that this was something that he should be used to because most of the time when he is already booked up and someone calls him for a tournament he usually finds the umpires for them to help them out. He knows who is good and who is not so he can find the umpires. This is HUGE for us. Just one more step closer.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Day 180-June 29, 2014

Well, I had one party booked and then my own booked. I just booked two more that are online parties for the month of July so that is getting somewhere. I still have my vendor show that I am doing in August and need to start getting things together for that. I should be getting my catalogs and order forms tomorrow. I need, next payday, to get mini catalogs and to print out some of the mini order forms and get some of the post cards and things to make party baskets for some of the local businesses. I just need to make a list of the doctors offices and things like that where there will be people there. I am thinking about getting my stepdaughter involved to help get my name out there and get things done. She is needing to earn some money. I am getting more excited and feeling more positive about this.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Day 179-June 28, 2014

I finished filling up my boot camp and it starts tomorrow. I am still looking of ways for my stepdaughter to earn some money. I was also asked today about doing an online fundraiser so that one of my friends can get her daughter to her appointments in Atlanta in August to get some answers about things that are going on with her Autistic daughter. I am also trying to book more parties. I have one booked plus my own for the month of July. I have a potential recruit that I grew up with and can't wait to help her get started. I am thinking about doing more raffles too. Anything to help me get my name out there and get things going. I am waiting on my catalogs and order forms to come in. I am trying to figure out the Deal or No Deal game that I want to do so that I can do it without losing any money. Let's see how this goes. I am heading to bed because after three days I still have a headache and need to get rid of it.

Day 178-June 27, 2014

I have been looking at ideas and was filling up my boot camp. I am tired and wanting to get more done but not enough time it seems like. I am planning a Deal or No Deal, working on something to book more parties, and looking at some other things to help. We did get hubby's new car so it is going to be easier to get him to his games and me still get back and forth to work. I am trying to think of ways for my stepdaughter to help me so that she can earn a little money too. I know she needs it. It would be easier if she were living with us instead of her mom so we could get more done but we would work it out.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Day 177-June 26, 2014

Okay, here is the update. I took my lunch and went to the dealership that I got the car from. We owe less than $2400 left on it and only had it a year. I talked to the salesman that I went through (who actually owns the place) and explained the problem we were having and before I could tell him what solutions we were wanting to ask about he stopped me and told me (after I told him it would cost $2300 to get a new engine with a warrantee but $1500 to get fixed with no warrantee) that he would pay to have the car towed to their dealership and scrap it. He told me do to a new application (because I was a temp when we got the car and I am full time now) and that he would get my new info in the system and to come back this afternoon with hubby and we would see what he could do for us and that he would work with us on the down payment on a new car.

I suffer from severe anxiety and was on the verge of a panic attack waiting to go talk to him. I called hubby on the way back to work and told him what they told me and started crying because we were actually going to see a solution that was not going to put us even further in debt. I talked to my boss and told her what was going on and asked if I could leave a little early and she told me that it was not a problem because she has been in my shoes before. I still feel like crying but not because of stress but because of the release that something is going to be done. I am still stressing a little and will until we have everything done but at least it is not as bad.

Thank you to the ones that have read this and told me to keep my head up and send prayers and positive thoughts my way. We are not where we need to be but are getting there.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Day 176-June 25, 2014

Hubby took his car to the shop today and found out that the engine is shot and we don't know what it is going to cost to get it fixed. See, this is why I will not be able to be a stay at home mom. Seems like every time I get close something happens. It is like life is trying to tell me that I am a failure and not to even try. It really hurts because now what will happen is that we are down to one car and he will take my car to travel even during the week and leave me having to get someone else to take me to and from work. I am so tired of sacrificing for everyone else and then me having to figure things out on my own. I am so tired of trying. Looks like I am going to have to figure this out too.

I still have not made it to the dr to get the B12 shots they want me to get. Don't know if I will even be able to get it. Oh well. Just like everything else. It is on the back burner while I figure everything else out.

Day 175-June 24, 2014

Well we know that hubby's car has been messed up so we are getting it looked at in the morning. He is supposed to call me when he finds out what is wrong with it.

We have to have two cars in order for him to umpire and me still work. Seems like every time I feel like I am getting closer to my goal something happens and I have to start all over again.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Day 174-June 23, 2014

Hubby came home last night. He was telling me how awesome it was and how he would like to work for them full time and he gives it a year and I will be able to quit my job and work my ThirtyOne business full time like I want to. He said that he was evaluated and that he did well.

Hubby got a call from the guy that is over this new organization. He has offered hubby a full time spot so we sat down and looked at the schedule and he is going to start out working every weekend and every other week. With going every other week for the full week he will have his room paid for the entire week and that he will be able to come home one night a week and then the weekends me and the kids can go down to see him. I think this might work out. I will get to know some of the families and some of the umpire wives and girlfriends and go from there. This will be good for all of us. We just have to make sure that we have child care for the kids while I am still working. I have not told my boss that I am looking to stay at home but will when the time comes.

I have been thinking of ways to book more parties. Hubby said he thinks that I should have one here at the house. I am going to but was going to do it at the end of next month but may move that up. We will see how that goes.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Day 173-June 22, 2014

Well, I started my boot camp process for the second boot camp. I have made $150 so far. That was just one day. I am still waiting on some to pay for their spot and then I have to order two more key fobs and I can get those out to the ones that finished this past boot camp that ended yesterday.

I posted a picture of a bunch of jumbled numbers and told everyone to pick a number from 1-5 to see what they have a chance at winning. I had a bunch of people respond but then one booked a party for the end of July and I am having my party the day before the one that booked. I may move mine up though.

After I get more people in for the boot camp I am also going to post that picture again and see if I can't book more parties. ThirtyOne released commissions today and I have a $62 check coming. Best one yet even if it is not that much.

Hubby and I were talking last night when he got home about our future. He is glad that I am back with ThirtyOne and he has started a new organization that is one step below minor league baseball and they told him that he could work 7 days a week if he wanted. If he does 3 games 7 days a week he will make $1155 for the week. That is more than I make in 2 weeks. He told me to just keep working my ThirtyOne and working with him and he would make sure that I was a stay at home mom either by the end of this year or the middle of next. We will see.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Day 172-June 21, 2014

Hubby is gone and here is what I am planning for the day. I am working on a Bingo on Facebook. For every item on the board that is ordered, the person making the purchase will get put in the drawing during the first two bingos and then if we get a blackout someone gets the hostess rewards. It will be more than $500 in orders.

I am also working on getting the next boot camp going. This is going to be fun. I hope that I can get the next one going better than the original one. We will see. Just have to get my name out there.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Day 171-June 20, 2014

Hubby is leaving today for the weekend for work. I hate being home alone for days at a time with the kids alone just because I am so used to him being there with me but this is a good opportunity for him. I am going to spend the weekend hanging out with my girls and working on my ThirtyOne.

Day 170-June 19, 2014

Looks like I am going to have to wait a couple of more weeks before I get to order my catalogs but that is okay. I will get them along with order forms and such. I still have my bingo to work on this weekend and will also be working on getting the next boot camp started. We had to buy a part for hubby's car that was over $400 and still didn't fix the problem. But from what hubby said it wasn't going to last much longer anyway but now we have to look at getting another part. Hubby and I are stressed over it. I am home all weekend with no car while he is 3 hours away working for the weekend using my car to get there, which is fine because I wasn't planning to go anywhere anyway but I have family next door if I need anything.

I still need ink for my printer but I am going to work on mailchimp.com and start making my signs for the car windows. I don't want to do decals because I don't want to put anything like that on my car windows so I am going to make some that I can just sit up on the windows when I am inside the store or when we are parked somewhere so that people can see them. I may even put them in the back side windows when I am driving too.

I have not been feeling well these last couple of months and my depression is still getting to me but the doctor did blood work and said that I have a B12 deficiency so I have to start shots. Maybe that will help with how I have been feeling and I can concentrate more on my goals and less on having to push through this drudge.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Day 169-June 18, 2014

I have been busy this week with the kids and Vacation Bible School at the church. My kids have had so much fun and I love that they get to do things like this. I sat down last night and created a group for my ThirtyOne and posted the Facebook Bingo to it. I am really going to get it started tomorrow tonight and get more people in the group and start talking to everyone. This is going to be fun.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Day 168-June 17, 2014

I was looking online for some ideas to get sales and found a bingo board for hostesses so I decided to alter it. All of the items on the board are all $35 and under. If I get everything on the board purchases then I will have over $500 in orders. Then I will be a qualified consultant. Not only that but will have a nice commission check.

I am giving away three gifts. I will give the first three bingos a free gift but then if we get a black out then I will give someone the hostess exclusives. Maybe this will help me get a start back.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Day 167-June 16, 2014

Tonight I am going to sit and make a game plan to get my oldest daughter involved and also look on Pinterest for other ideas to alter for online and local. I am looking into other ideas and talking to my upline to get ideas. I am also thinking about how to recruit too. The more I build my team the better my chances to get to my goal. I just have to get hard core on it. I am going to make some flyers and post them everywhere. I want to get my name out there. I don't want to put decals on my windows so I am going to make my own signs to put up on the car when I am not in it. There are plenty of things I can do to do this. I am also thinking about making my own QRC code to put on them so that people can just scan the code and go to the website instead of having to type in the website. If they can just scan it then I might get more traffic and more bookings. The more I sit and think the more ideas come to mind. I love it.

Day 166-June 15, 2014

This is Father's Day. Hubby is on the baseball field, we have all the kids together but the one that is deployed and he even texted to tell him Happy Father's Day. We also had our grandbaby so when hubby came home all he had to do was see the kids and hold the grandbaby. It was a good day.

I was on Pinterest for a while getting ideas for different things to try. I found a Hostess Bingo that I am going to alter to work for online and for local contests. I hope that helps get orders in and gets some ladies free products. I am going to be looking at some other ideas for sales and recruiting so that I can really get going. The more ideas I have the more I can get things rolling. I need $434 in orders to get to $1000 and become a "Qualified Consultant" which means I will be eligible for more perks. I just have to get to that goal first and then work my way up to the $8400 a month that I need to be able to stay at home.

I am looking forward to the next C&C meeting that we have. We always get a free product when we attend but we also have fun and get great tips and such. I am thinking about recruiting my oldest daughter to help me. I just have to figure out how to pay her.

I have decided to definitely do the vendor show in August and will be making gift bags with info in them to hand out at the vendor show. I know I may not get many orders but will at least get my name out there. I missed doing ThirtyOne.

I am still trying to get my next boot camp going but no one seems to be interested. That is okay though. I will be concentrating on ThirtyOne mostly anyway.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Day 165-June 14, 2014

Okay so no one is really responding to my teachers verses nurses and sahm verses working moms but I am not giving up. I am still advertising for my next boot camp. Then I also have some posts made to get ideas to get sales until my new catalogs come in but they won't even be ordered until next Friday when I get paid. We have my stepdaughter and my grandbaby up for a few days so this is going to really be fun. She is so little and so precious. I am going to look tomorrow at some ideas for getting sales. I will be looking on Google and see what I can find. I also am going to do penpal letters so that will be good too.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Day 164-June 13, 2014

I have decided to take on a few helpers. For every $100 increment that they get me in orders they get $20-25 to spend on my website. I pay them in gift certificates. This way they can just order what they want from the website. I hope to get at least 5 helping me. We will see how this goes.

Day 163-June 12, 2014

So far no one has signed up for my battle parties. I am still trying though. I am looking into other ideas to get my name out there and get started again. I have decided that I am going to do the vendor show with my ThirtyOne in August like I had planned. I am looking at getting some more vendor shows or at least just setting up places. Thinking about a tailgate party where a couple of vendors from different companies set up in the same parking lot with signs, samples and things like that.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Day 162-June 11, 2014

I have decided to have a contest. It will be a battle of nurses verses teachers. There will be two parties. One for teachers and one for nurses and the one with the most in orders get the 10% discount and then there will be a mystery hostess on both teams. All orders will have to be placed through me in order for the discount. This should help me get orders and get things going. Then I will do one with moms but don't have that one worked out yet. Maybe stay at home moms and working moms. We will see how that goes.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Day 161-June 10, 2014

I am making my list today of what I need to do to get my name out there. I have to look at the local beauty shops and doctors offices and start making gift bags out of the old catalogs that I am getting to hand out. I will take them around to places and drop a few off and tell them that some of the bags will have prizes in them. I don't know what the prizes will be but they will have to spend a certain amount and then go from there. I will figure all that out as I go. I also have to get things ready for the next boot camp. I think I will have to order two more key fobs but we have time for that. I am down to four people in boot camp out of 12 that started. I have figured out how I much I need in orders to get to stay at home. I just have to work my butt off doing it. Looking into vendor events. I have that one in August that I may still do. I have to get with him about being a Thirty-One Rep there instead of my crafts. I don't know if he has had another rep sign up yet. I will make a list of people to target to organize their lives and get them to book parties. I will make a list of people to get things rolling.

Day 160-June 9, 2014

I decided to sit down and see what I needed to do to be a sahm with ThirtyOne. Here is what I have figured out.

I need to make $2100 a month in commission to be able to stay home.

$2100 / 25% =$8400 in sales

$8400 / 30 days in a month = $280 per day. If I can do one full party a day I can meet this goal and be a stay at home mom. Let's see how we can do this.

I need to get some parties booked but also need to get some advertisements made and out to people. I will make a list tomorrow of the things I need to do to get my name out there.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Day 159-June 8, 2014

Well I sold 21 raffle tickets and a friend placed an $192 order. I placed a $10 order and waiting on one more to place her order. I ended up giving away two $50 gift certificates. My website will be activated again in 24-48 hours. Now just to get started and get my name out there again. I feel good about this.

Day 158-June 7, 2014

Well, I decided I wanted to start back with Thirty-One. I still have most of the items that came in my kits and still use the products. I started my raffle to get my $200 to get reactivated. We will see how it goes.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Day 157-June 6, 2014

Okay, here is what I am doing. I was looking at my crafts and looking at some of the things I have done and asked myself when I was at my happiest with what I was doing. What products did I love and do I still use from the things I made and the things I have from the other companies and the only thing I use still and love still is Thirty-One. So, to get active again I have to get $200 in orders and then call the company and tell them I need to be reactivated. I am going to do a raffle and the girl that I was under before is going to help me. Then I just have to worry about getting more product for my displays and she is sending me some old catalogs to make bags with to leave places. I love it. I feel good about this and feel better than I did yesterday. With Thirty-One I had so much support and so much fun. Now just to get my hear together and get started.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Day 156-June 5, 2014

I feel horrible today. Now sick horrible but just depressed. Here it is June and I have not accomplished anything. Maybe it is not my destiny to be anything. Maybe I am meant to be a failure that works her butt off for nothing for the rest of her life. I feel like such a loser. I went to college twice (local colleges) and had to quit both times because family responsibilities got in the way. I have been trying to get my craft business off the ground but no one wants to buy the things I make. I thought about doing direct sales but I cannot get people to book parties or order anything. I am so miserable. I want more. I watch my husband decide what tournaments he takes and decides when he works and when he doesn't while I am punching a clock where there is little to no advancement so I am not going anywhere here even though I do like my job. I just feel like a complete failure.

Day 155-June 4, 2014

Spent the evening getting part of the care package together for my son. Didn't really accomplish a lot business wise but did spend some much needed time with hubby and the kids before he leaves tomorrow for his tournament and will not be back before late Sunday night. He has a game today and a game tomorrow in town but has to leave out as soon as he gets done with his game tomorrow. I hate when he is out of town.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Day 154-June 3, 2014

Spent the day working and also texting my son all day until my cell phone battery almost died. I am starting more of the prayer in a pocket for the guys. I am making about 12 of them because I have one that is orange and white for my son.

This weekend I will be making a few things and getting really buy on my crafts.

Day 153-June 2, 2014

I sat down with some of my patterns last night looking through them to see my next project. I am thinking of making some prayer in a pockets for the soldiers that my son is deployed with. Then I don't know what I am making.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Day 152-June 1, 2014

Here we are almost half way through the year and I am no closer to my goal but not giving up. I spent the day at the ball field again and started crocheting. Still can't get it so I am going to chill on it for a while longer and work on my canvas. I have a ton of baseballs that I am looking for a craft to do with for around the house. They are baseballs from games that he has done that were left behind after the tournaments. I also texted with my son again and he is having a rough time. This is why I want to work from home. To be able to help my kids and be there for them. He is grown and in the Army and deployed but is still my baby boy. I will start back up making some things when I get home from work tomorrow so that I can get some things made and on the website. I only have a couple of things there. I am too tired to do anything today. The heat got to me a little bit. Can't wait to go through my patterns and decide what I am going to make next.

Day 151-May 31, 2014

Today is Saturday and I have spent the day at the ball field and just relaxing. I have been texting with my son all day and networking a little more on Facebook. I have a Facebook fan page but not many things get seen on there with the way that Facebook as changed things. I am going to start my own group on there and start inviting people to join it to get updates and things like that so that I don't have to keep posting on a page that no one sees. It will help me a little more I think. We will see.

Day 150-May 30, 2014

Today was my birthday and I got to sleep in and Skype with my son again. It was wonderful. We laughed and talked and hubby and I got to meet some of his buddies that he has in his unit. I didn't really work on anything. I have decided to try crochet one more time and if it doesn't work then I will stop for good on it and stick with what I know. I am getting more hits on my Etsy store but still no orders. I will get there though. I just have to get some things made and posted on there. I do like it better than Storenvy. Hubby has a baseball tournament this weekend so I will be at the ball field while the kids are at mom's.