I got into Thirty-One because I loved the pretty bags.
I attended an online catalog party. I really liked the “thirty-one uses” for the various bags. It was cheap to get started.
So, I signed up under a friend.
I did little to no research. I figured that I’d get my consultant kit, have a launch party, and get everyone hooked on these super cute bags and totes. They’d practically sell themselves. I thought I’d have no trouble meeting the minimum sales goal.
Turns out, for me, it wasn’t that simple.
I had no clue what I was doing. Because of my work schedule, and having two kids each with their own activities, I had a hard time fitting it in. I was a single mom of two working full-time. Add sports, volunteering, school events, and everything else. There just wasn’t time.
I also didn’t make the time.
I didn’t know that I really needed to. Everyone seems to love these bags, so I figured that they’d sell themselves pretty much. It didn’t work that way. Before I know it, I was spending a few hundred bucks every couple of months just to remain active.
I eventually had to set it go because I just didn’t have the money anymore. I wasn’t getting the sales to justify staying in it. I hate to say it, but I had too many totes, bags, and purses.
I have friends who do really well, and that I continue to support when I see a new item that I really have a use for. They do great at it! I’m genuinely happy for them, and love that they give me my Thirty-One fix when I need it.
In the end, I really don’t have anything bad to say about the company. I just didn’t do my due diligence.
So, here’s my Thirty-One consultant, Shannon Goody!
And, I bet you thought it was going to be a post bashing Thirty-One. Haha!