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Forum: Psychic Readers 07-20-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By littledb
I saw an email notification of a post come...

I saw an email notification of a post come through that asked the following, but don't see the post. But it's worth addressing.

Tell me, have you encountered skepticism and mistrust at a younger...
Forum: Psychic Readers 06-17-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By littledb
Awesome! I do a few, but mostly Zoom or phone...

Awesome! I do a few, but mostly Zoom or phone calls.
Forum: Psychic Readers 05-31-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By littledb
Started Tarot Business! Who else?

So excited! I have used my direct sales experience to start a new calling. Been reading professionally for 6 months (though started as a teen over 20 years ago.) I love it! Still working on...
Forum: Children’s Products Companies 06-15-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By littledb
OMG! The new books are fabulous!!! \My...

OMG! The new books are fabulous!!!

\My favorites:

Superheros sticker book!
Press out Paper Dolls
Slide & See Dinosaur
Pirate Maze Book
Creative Writing Book
101 Optical Illusions
Forum: Children’s Products Companies 06-15-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By littledb
Emailed you!

Emailed you!
Forum: Children’s Products Companies 06-15-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By littledb
Yes, of course! I will send you a message. ...

Yes, of course! I will send you a message.
It's a great company. :-)
Forum: Children’s Products Companies 06-07-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By littledb
Usborne Books New Titles come out this week!

I promise to update with my favorites. :-)

Who's going to convention?

Debbie
Forum: Children’s Products Companies 01-21-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By littledb
They are great toys! I love them. I sold for...

They are great toys! I love them. I sold for the company before I did USBORNE.
Forum: Party Plans - Monthly Specials 01-11-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 63,420
Posted By littledb
Join Usborne Books in 2016 for either $75 or...

Join Usborne Books in 2016 for either $75 or $125!

The small kit includes 10 books, retailing over $100, plus business supplies and a website!
The large kit includes 20 books, retailing over...
Forum: Party Plans - Monthly Specials 01-11-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,759
Posted By littledb
USBORNE January special

Double free books in January!

Facebook parties make it easy.
Forum: Party Plans 01-11-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,138
Posted By littledb
This is a great post! PROS: Get to really...

This is a great post!

PROS:
Get to really share your product.
Get to know your customers by spending more then 1 minute with them.
Personal shopping experience.
Facebook parties have grown....
Forum: Party Plans 01-09-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,777
Posted By littledb
Smile Roll Call!

Hi! I haven't been around, and it looks like the board has slowed.

So let's see who is here!
Name
Newbie or oldie. :-D
Company
Why
2016 Goals

I'm Debbie, and have been around a few...
Forum: Party Plans 01-09-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,746
Posted By littledb
I agree with what everyone said. You love your...

I agree with what everyone said. You love your product. I'd look at:
1.) What type of parties are you doing? FB or in person? Not all products lend themselves to social media. Some are better in...
Forum: Children’s Products Companies 01-09-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 625
Posted By littledb
Smile Usborne: New Titles!!!

Who else is loving the new catalog? I just got in all the new titles for a preschool event I'm doing, and I'm in love with Too Many Tomatoes, and the new Hungry Dinosaur book! Plus, I love the...
Forum: Children’s Products Companies 01-09-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By littledb
I'm with Usborne. It's awesome, such a great...

I'm with Usborne. It's awesome, such a great company. :-D

It's great to see more Usborne reps around again!

Debbie
Forum: Party Plans 08-31-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By littledb
Website

Hi! There is a yearly fee, and it's about $5 a month, but they are making some changes and packaging everything. But you get 6 months when you join.
Forum: Party Plans 12-28-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By littledb
I did. I was with another company and told my...

I did. I was with another company and told my upline not to expect anything from me. I went on to promote and earn the trip that year. :-)
Granted, it wasn't my first direct sales company, and I was...
Forum: Party Plans 12-28-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By littledb
I had signed up for the discount a few years...

I had signed up for the discount a few years back. They have awesome hair clips. If you love doing hair, this could be fun because they seem to sell best when people see how they fit in your hair.
...
Forum: Party Plans 12-02-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 46,818
Posted By littledb
I just want to send hugs!

I just want to send hugs!
Forum: Party Plans 10-07-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By littledb
Another thing 31 does well, is offer hostess...

Another thing 31 does well, is offer hostess exclusives. I've been known to host just to get one of those... And I even made sure my party hit the minimum to get it.
Forum: Party Plans 08-07-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By littledb
I was selling toys, and across from Usborne at an...

I was selling toys, and across from Usborne at an event. I couldn't stay away. I joined as a kit "stealer" but was enticed by the carrot of more free books. So I took advantage of the incentive...
Forum: Children’s Products Companies 07-13-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 616
Posted By littledb
Usborne roll call!

Thought I'd see who's out there since we don't have our own group anymore.

Hello!
Forum: Party Plans 06-25-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By littledb
I think it's because they've had a lot of turn...

I think it's because they've had a lot of turn over in ownership and management. The toys are still great, but the company has changed some.

I still know a few consultants.
Forum: Party Plans 06-23-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By littledb
Usborne Books has an awesome kit special this...

Usborne Books has an awesome kit special this month. We just had convention. It's the big kit for the little kit price. :-)
Forum: Party Plans 04-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By littledb
There are a few of us. I am happy to help. ...

There are a few of us. I am happy to help.

Is the company easy to work for/with?
Yes. It is very family friendly.

Are there any sales quotas I will have to meet?
No.

Any other info...
Forum: Party Plans 02-13-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,826
Posted By littledb
Love of the product is actually why I joined. I'm...

Love of the product is actually why I joined. I'm very mission oriented.

I stayed because of the flexibility, the people and the income.
Forum: Party Plans 02-12-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By littledb
I don't buy towards trend, but when I buy, I want...

I don't buy towards trend, but when I buy, I want something to last. I get what I like and what I won't be sick of in 6 months.

But many people do buy towards trends.

Guess that's why I sell...
Forum: Party Plans 02-06-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By littledb
Also should add, you can vacation for free with...

Also should add, you can vacation for free with Usborne.

I've earned 7 trips in 7 years, all paid. This one is Atlantis, my 10 year old is ecstatic. They will announce the new one in May.

:-)
Forum: Party Plans 02-06-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By littledb
I'm a little late, sorry! I've been with...

I'm a little late, sorry!
I've been with Usborne Books for 7 years now. The company is amazing. The management and people are both family friendly and business oriented.

The book selection is...
Forum: Party Plans 11-24-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By littledb
For Usborne, they get 40% back with our Cards for...

For Usborne, they get 40% back with our Cards for a Cause fundraiser.

You can also get 25 - 30% back in cash on a bookfair if they don't want the 50% free book option.
Forum: Party Plans 11-24-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By littledb
I'm seeing the opposite. I don't know what is...

I'm seeing the opposite. I don't know what is going on in my area, but some of my events have doubled in sales for books. Granted our books range from $5 to $30 so they are affordable. And they are...
Forum: Children’s Products Companies 10-02-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,754
Posted By littledb
Hi! I'm just seeing this. Sorry, I've been...

Hi! I'm just seeing this. Sorry, I've been travelling a lot and not on this board.

I'm embarrassed that nothing has been sent. Feel free to let me know which avenue you took to contact the company...
Forum: Party Plans 10-02-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By littledb
Vendor Events, ethics

So I was wondering how your company handles ethics when doing an event.

Our company is pretty strong in that if a consultant had an event last year, they have first right (up to 30 days).

But I...
Forum: Party Plans 08-12-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,502
Posted By littledb
If you are a book addict or have children in your...

If you are a book addict or have children in your life, Usborne Books does not have any quotas either.
But I always recommend going with your passion. :-)
Forum: Party Plans 07-16-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 22,428
Posted By littledb
Hi! I have two passions. 1.) Children ...

Hi!

I have two passions.
1.) Children
2.) Books

I'm a leader with Usborne Books and More.

It's only $69 to get started, and this month you get the big kit for little kit price, so lots of...
Forum: Party Plans 07-16-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 35,602
Posted By littledb
I just want to send some hugs to everyone!

I just want to send some hugs to everyone!
Forum: Party Plans 06-01-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By littledb
Usborne has Cards for a Cause. They are boxes of...

Usborne has Cards for a Cause. They are boxes of greeting cards with 40% return. We offer professional materials.
Forum: Party Plans 06-01-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,626
Posted By littledb
I'm with Usborne Books. For book addicts, it's...

I'm with Usborne Books. For book addicts, it's popular. Go with your passion.

The hot ones I'm seeing right now are 31 and Origami Owl. But it changes every few months.

Don't go for "hot"...
Forum: Party Plans 01-23-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,740
Posted By littledb
The hot company for you will be the company that...

The hot company for you will be the company that you can not only recruit the most people into, but that you can also train them to sell a ton.

There are people in every company who do well, and...
Forum: Party Plans 01-20-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,740
Posted By littledb
Smile That's my area I am referring to. Every area will...

That's my area I am referring to. Every area will be different. :-D Scentsy still has it's loyal customers, but I'm not seeing parties like I used to. Those who have built it are doing well, but...
Forum: Party Plans 01-20-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,740
Posted By littledb
What it comes down to, is to be successful in a...

What it comes down to, is to be successful in a company, you need to enjoy what you are doing.

I know a ton of people doing well with Body By Vi. However, if I joined that company, I would not...
Forum: Party Plans 01-18-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,740
Posted By littledb
Ditto. I make money with my company, but I work...

Ditto. I make money with my company, but I work it.
Forum: Party Plans 01-11-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By littledb
Any company associated with DSA (Direct Seller's...

Any company associated with DSA (Direct Seller's Association) offers Pro. Usborne does too.
Here is the link: - PRO Insurance Managers, Inc. (http://www.pro4.us/)
Forum: Party Plans 10-11-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,123
Posted By littledb
Call corporate and ask to see numbers. You are...

Call corporate and ask to see numbers. You are looking at debt/assets/ and money in the bank.

So glad Usborne has lots of money, cash, plus assets all above the line.

Hugs!

Debbie
Forum: Party Plans 09-05-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 30,134
Posted By littledb
The website is still live.

The website is still live.
Forum: Children’s Products Companies 08-23-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,870
Posted By littledb
I'm a little late, but I do Usborne Books. :-) ...

I'm a little late, but I do Usborne Books. :-) I've also done Discovery Toys.

I loved Discovery Toys. The experience with the company was wonderful, and I still have all my toys, though many are...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-23-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Posted By littledb
Most prefer you do a simultaneous sub. Just note...

Most prefer you do a simultaneous sub. Just note it on there. Then if you get an offer, you can go back to them to see if they want to make one too. The best way to break in is to go to writer's...
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-22-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,659
Posted By littledb
Some of it is because of the amount of...

Some of it is because of the amount of queries/submissions they get. That is why so many places are now closed or you need an invite to submit.
Forum: Writing: Freelancing 08-22-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By littledb
You should join Society of Children's Book...

You should join Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (http://www.scbwi.org). You will do some great networking and learn a lot from those who have been there/done that. It is an...
Forum: Party Plans 08-09-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By littledb
Product: Is it something not only that you love,...

Product: Is it something not only that you love, but that people will want? Do you have a large enough variety to keep people happy, AND coming back for more.

Long term customers: Do you have...
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