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How To Choose The Right Adult Toy Party Company To Represent

It can be tough to start a new business. Decisions, decisions. One such decision is, do you structure your new business on your own, or do you reach out and research companies that supply all the marketing material and products for you. In the Adult Toy Party business (home party category), there are about a dozen companies you can choose from to be your base of operations. After 4 months of extensive research, about a half a dozen come up worthy of being placed on the consideration list. Only 1 of those companies comes out on top.

This article will not extend itself to naming names. It’s purpose is not to be malicious or to bad mouth other companies, that’s just poor business in itself. If you are with a company that practices what I call “Run from It” tactics, you already know that. If you are searching for an adult toy party business company to join – this article should give you a few questions to ask. Their answers will let you know they were in the running.

One of the first things you can do before even making the call is to go to Google and type in [Company Name] Complaints. One of the adult toy party companies that comes up on practically all the search pages for “Adult Toy Parties” (because they have been in business a long time, and spend a lot of money in marketing), came up with 205,000 results from this complaints search. With that – I really don’t have to go any further in my investigation. Not A Chance!

Even with extensive research, you can end up choosing the wrong company for you. We did, but realized the mistake quickly (within a month), got out, and started over. The GOOD that came out of our wrong choice was more questions to ask to determine the right choice.

You Know It’s A Bad Choice When (“Run From It!”)…

Monthly Sales Quotas

This is one in a series of requirements that lets me know that the company is self-serving. They are in it to make money for themselves and they could give a rats a$$ about whether or not you succeed. How many of us are in this to convert to full time? Sure, it’s always a dream, but in reality we are all just trying to supplement our income, or our spouse’s income. This month the kids may have soccer tournaments every weekend, next month we may be free to do parties all month – that’s what a home business is supposed to afford you – flexibility to make how much, or how little is within your schedule and desire. Don’t rope me into what YOU think I should be doing.

No, You Can NOT Construct Your Own Website.

Self-serving. The bulk of representative websites (the website they give you to market for your business) have corporate information all over it, giving your potential customers multiple avenues to contact the company directly. And, as a professional and multiple award winning web designer I think I have the authority to comment, the bulk of representative website are just plain bad – gaudy – error glittered, and un-optimized. Now, most of the individuals looking into the Adult Toy Party Home Business are NOT web designers – granted, but give them the option. Even a basic hosted Word Press template can become FAR more optimized than the representative sites.

Your company website and marketing material are splattered with corporate information.

Self-serving, self-serving, self-serving. Seriously, why would I want to hand out a bunch of catalogs that I paid for that have, on each page, the corporate toll free number and corporate website address? Why do I want to direct people to my website if the contact form goes to some corporate department where I then have to wait for them to sift through and get to it and forward it to me, I hope. I’ve heard the explanation that they are protecting themselves. They are making sure that if you decide to get out of the business, the material that you put out there still has a working contact tool. I say bull. My customers aren’t stupid and if they want to contact corporate they can certainly figure out how to do that without it being splattered all over MY BUSINESS marketing material.

Oh no, THAT product is only 30% profit

This was one of the straws that broke the back with the 1st company we chose. We bought in during a special which gave us 60% profit for 90 days. I guess we should have known that 60% was just too good to be true (your industry standard is 40%), but it was a special, and only for 90 days so we figured – nice little promotion. And from the outside, everything else looked good. Well, once in and placing orders we get the story that (about 70% of what we needed to order) some of the products were only 30% profit. That’s just deceitful, and with deceit that blatant, we were not going to take a chance on giving them any more of our efforts.

You can only market our parties to ladies

Why do so many of these companies feel that it is wrong (or even against the law) to promote romance among couples? (I checked. It’s not illegal). In Why Americans Divorce I read that “22 percent of men cited sex as the reason for the divorce”. In Sex Is Biggest Cause of Divorce I learned that a UK law firm reports “sex was a factor in 43 per cent of divorce cases”. Think about it. Wouldn’t it be cool if we, as romance consultants could be a savior in as little as .01% of that? If you saved ONE marriage, would that not be cool? And how about us as consultants? Don’t you think it might bring a couple or two closer together to run a romance business together?

You only make commission of 1 (or 2) levels of your team, and only if YOU maintain a certain monthly income.

OK, I get the rule of having to maintain a certain monthly income in order to reap the benefits of your team, although it would be nice (and potentially lucrative to the parent company) to have a business or 10 who simply excel in helping their team succeed. Business coaching is a pretty big field, you know? But regardless, I get that part – but, why should I be limited to just 1 or 2 levels of my team? I want to hear at least 4 or 5, and the company we settled in with does it Unlimited. Now THAT’S what I’M talking about!

Your hostess rewards program comes out of YOUR pocket – and worse still, the company marketing material designates what the hostess rewards program is.

So you (the parent company) are going to tell me what I have to give to a hostess for having a party for me, but I have to pay for it? Not cool. If I have to pay for it, then I should be able to decide what those incentives are. And in a perfect world YOU (the parent company) should be paying for it. You are, after all, reaping the bulk of the rewards.

You can only sell our products. No one else’s. Even if it is not in direct competition.

Just not cool. Why should I not be able to supplement my business further by offering a line of jewelry, or kitchen items, or plastics for that matter. Why Not? And really, if you don’t sell the liberator wedge, and I can get it wholesale, and it’s a seller, why should I be NOT allowed to sell it? If you don’t want us to sell what sells from someone else, than offer it yourself – otherwise, let us stock our business!

Those are a few of the items you should look out for that should cause you to continue your search, should the company you are looking at practice these tactics.

Some items that you do want your company to offer are:

  • Countless ways to earn. Look for at least 40% across the board on the main product line
  • Internet sales. Take a CLOSE look at the representative site that is offered. Take a look at it in ALL browsers. Take yourself all the way through a purchase (all the way to the point where you click accept to make the buy – stop there if you don’t want the item). Remember, the look and feel, the errors, the problems, all of this is going to reflect on YOUR business.
  • Customer promotions. There should be some incentives (that do NOT come out of your pocket) to help your customers want to buy.
  • Team building commission. You should be incentivized, and compensated for building and training your team.
  • Residual income. How is going the company going to help keep the income coming.
  • Bonuses. Look for car bonuses, house bonuses, travel bonuses, etc.
  • COMPANY PAID hostess rewards program. You should not be out of pocket in rewarding your hostess to through you a party.

It’s difficult enough to run your own business without being held down by restrictions, bad press, and uncooperative or no support. Check out your possible parent company thoroughly, and remember – if they aren’t living up to your standards or not producing what you believe you deserve, jump ship – there are other companies that will.

Buying Dog Toys – Not As Easy As You Think!

Buying toys for our pets is not an easy job. You might think that buying one and giving it to your pet is all that you have to do, but that’s not all! You have to be very careful about the toys you are buying because you don’t want your dear pet to chew on just anything! Toys made of low quality plastic are of great danger to your dog’s teeth and gums. Not only can their gums get damaged, they might even ingest some of the plastic while eating and that can prove to be fatal!

The best way to deal with all this is to buy dog toys online which fulfill the following conditions:

  • Is the toy so big that it cannot be swallowed by your dog? If yes, then buy it! Your dog will never be able to ingest any part of the toy so it is completely safe.
  • Is the toy made of material which can be chewed off into pieces? If yes, then don’t buy it under any circumstances.
  • Is the toy a stuffed toy? Does it come with a “machine washable” tag? If yes, then buy it for your dog. He or she will carry it around at all times and never part with it. Dogs and their soft toys can make for great love stories!
  • Is the toy a hard ball which bounces irregularly? If yes, then please buy it as your dog will have to keep guessing where the toy is going and that will keep him/her busy.

Other than all the things listed above, there are also other things which you need to keep in mind while buying toys for your dog.

  • A tennis ball and a flying disc are must-have toys for any dog. Buy them in multiple quantities.
  • Thick toys made of rubber are a great choice because they can be chewed on, rolled on and also thrown like a ball! They are like a 3-in-1 toy!
  • Squeaky toys are a favourite of dogs because of the sounds they make. However, while buying a squeaky toy, please check that the squeaker is placed well inside the toy and won’t come off as soon as your dog starts playing with it. Most dogs try to pull out the squeaker from inside the toy and that is why you need to check that before buying. A squeaky toy should be replaced as soon as the squeaker comes out.

Top Toy Capsule Vending Machines – Why Vending Toys Matters To Your Business

Even if you do not currently have toy capsule vending machines as a part of your portfolio of vending machines in your locations and you are not vending toys at all, you will benefit from reading this short report. We explain how the top selling toy capsules can positively impact your vending machine business. The three leverages causing added toy capsule to have a huge impact on your profits are: the Hollywood leverage, the Collectors leverage, and the Social leverage. Let’s describe these here.

The Hollywood leverage

Clearly, by installing toy capsule machines next to your regular vending machines, you will leverage the marketing power of Hollywood to raise profits in your business. The Hollywood movie and cartoon figures are everywhere, they first appear on billboards, then in the theaters everywhere. Then, you will find them in fast food places, book stores, video stores, music stores. On the internet they will appear on their own websites, on social bookmarking sites, on Facebook, Twitter, and any major social place on the internet. So by the time a kid walks by your vending machine featuring the Hollywood figurines, they will recognize the Hollywood figure and be attracted to your machine because of it. Regardless whether the Hollywood figurines are just add-on capsules inside your existing vending machine, or whether you invest in a separate toy capsule ball machine, the Hollywood leverage will work for you.

The collectors leverage

You will notice that all toy capsules for vending machines come in series of eight to twelve. Why is that? Simple – you want your young customer to come back to your machine for more. Once they get their figurine or cartoon character, there are always co-stars, and side-roles to be had as well. So they enthusiastic young collector will come back every time he or she gets some extra coins in their possession.

The social leverage

The other kids will be intrigued by the way the first child got his hands on a popular toy. They will want to have the same toy as well. The coolness factor is huge among the kids. They will learn about the location of your toy capsule vending machines and they will come in numbers. That is the first part of the social leverage. The second part starts when the trade of figurines or toys begins among the kids when they come back to school. Many will want their collections completed and they will realize the best way to get to the point is by trading with friends and classmates. This is the second part of the social leverage. The excitement of trade will be a huge word-of-mouth advertisement for your business.