Originally Posted by kamilla626
Great! Want to host a show?
Even if I have to fly to where you are, the plane tickets are tax deductible as a business expense! You don't by any chance live in Bermuda or Cancun do you?
I replied earlier. I don't have much more to add except that I think you've hit on a key problem here. No matter how good a product is there has to be a demand for it where you are.
How many people do you know that have a lot of discretionary income to buy jewelry and how many of them are likely to become repeat customers? Do you know any local businesses that cater to women --that spend significant money on their appearance-- that would give you a little room for display. E.g.: boutique clothing, skin care, day spa, hair salon, etc. Assuming of course that the contract permits you to do that and that you have the money to invest in display pieces and catalogues or other promotional material.
It sounds like your co-worker does well selling to fellow employees but would you feel comfortable competing with her at work, even if she's getting some commission on what you sell? Or is the company big enough that you could carve out your own niche?
Have you seen a copy of the contract? It might give you some ideas on what you can and cannot do.