What objection do you hate most in biz?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Been cleaning, working on my home business

I've been working on cleaning out my basement the last few days. The kids from the tent lent me a hand. They wouldn't take money, so I fed them a good dinner and gave them a table that they wanted to fix up for their tent. Harper is thinking of stripping it, sanding it and repainting it. She really does know how to make their "little home" very cheerful.

The Kids from the Tent: Selena, Dev, Harper & Spike

I took the day off from "spring" cleaning to work my business today. I am very distressed about a new member on my team. She signed up to become a rep with us a week or so ago. She paid her kit fee and was so excited. Just about every woman in her family needed a widget. Widgets had been in short supply in her area in the recent past. She had a gold mine in her own hometown!

The day after she started, I called her to go over a little bit of the training. She was ready to go! The day after that, it was like she went into the Witness Protection Program or something. Yep, she went WPP on me! I have been unable to reach her since.

I know, common sense tells me she just decided (for whatever reason) that maybe selling widgets wasn't such a good idea. Most likely a dream stealer- her husband or kids - shed a shadow of doubt over her. Her self-confidence and her dreams were probably not strong enough. She doesn't believe she can succeed.

What I would like to ask these people that spend money to join something, then quit without even trying is this: What else have you got going for you? It's so sad. They will stay stuck in the rut they are in. AND they probably bad-mouth the company they joined. Most likely they will snarl, " I never made a penny with them!" Well, of course you didn't, you never even opened the marketing kit! You never did the training! Tell the people the truth!

Is it the company, or you?

Ok, enough of that. What is , is. What will be, will be!

I must admit I felt better about the world after I found this old sundress packed away in a box downstairs. This dress is so cheery, I always feel happy when I wear it. i'm sure you can see why!

Ain't it just devine, my darlings?

End note: Selena, Dev & Harper are compliments of my 11 yr. old daughter

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I just love being my own boss!

Wow! I set up at the flea market today and did great! I sold 36 widgets, and had 6 woman request information on selling widgets as a home business.

I also had a young whipper snapper stop by my booth - I do declare I think he had a thing for me! Imagine me, Saretta Sue, 50 - something years old, attracting the attention of a younger fellow! I must admit, I do still have it!

The woman that won the free widget was sooo excited. Come to find out, she's always wanted one, but her husband told her it was a waste if money. I told her that after she had the widget for a month or two, he would see the value in owning one.

I had one woman that had me go through my whole speel. What a widget is, how you use it and how to sell them. I really thought she was interested. Come to find out, she's a beach bum that lives in a tent in the woods along the lakes edge- squatters I think they are called. She was lucky to afford a loaf of bread- forget the widgets! Everyone thinks they can get rich with no investment and no work! What happened to good old fashioned work? And why do people waste our time when they know from the first word they speak that they are not planning on buying?

Regardless, the woman and her friends were kindly souls and invited me to their tent for a drink tonight. I did stop over for one drink. The young guy was there- apparently he bought the old Stevenson place down the road.

Well, I'm quite tired from my day, and that glass of homemade dandelion wine I had with the kids really relaxed me!


Love ya Darlin's!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Working at home on the beach!

Well I arrived at my desination. I own a second home by the lake. A cottage you might say but I love it. It takes 6 hours to get here, but since I work at home, I can stay for weeks at a time.

I had a woman at the rest stop ask me about the sign on my car. She said she has heard of us and was seeking information on starting a home business selling widgets. She seems to really love widgets. She will do well. We set an appointment for me to call her today.

When I arrived last night I unpacked the car, had a few glasses of wine and hit the sack.

Upon awakening, I dug out my sexiest bathing suit and braided the hair (hey ya never know!). I put on the original Boynka necklace and bracelet that my 4th husband, Old Man Huntington bought me on our trip to Oxacana. My beach bag is packed full of brochures, order forms for starter kits and flyers. I'm off to the beach as soon as I'm done here. I need to first post my ads, check my emails and check in on my social networking sites like cafe mom , New York WAHMS, and Come On Home .

Tomorrow they are having a flea market of sorts down by the water. I am planning on setting up a booth for my widgets. They are hot items here on the beach.

I tried to call the woman that I spoke to at the rest stop yesterday. Bum number! What is wrong with people that they lie? I'm sure she was turned off the minute I mentioned the $50.00 marketing kit that must be purchased in order to start a home business with us. I have to laugh- she went on and on about how much she wanted to change her life. How she's tired of living pay check to pay check. And then she lets the thought of a $50.00 marketing kit (which is chock-full of sample widgets!) blow her dreams. People like that will never progress in life. And they will continue to whine like a new born about their situation!

Well, I must finish my work then get to the beach to check out the men- I mean to prospect for future widget sellers. I LOVE working at home! Everyone should try it!

Toodle- loo!

Friday, January 30, 2009

My Name is Saretta - I am a home business owner

Hello and good day to you. My name is Saretta Sue and I am a Home Business owner with
Widget's for Woman! Don't know what Women's Widget's are? You'll have to check back often and see if you can figure it out! Pss... it ain't computer widgets! I love working at home. Here is why:

1. I have always been rather strong headed and really don't like being told what to do

2. I have a rather "authentic" sense of style. I like flash, lotsa bling. I have been fired from more than one job because the management didn't appreciate my choice of dress. The &*%$# with them. I'm on my own, baby!

3. I'm 50-something yrs. old and after being married a few times (ok, 6 times) , I am standing alone! I have found my niche in widget's and there ain't no turning back!

4. I can buy all my widget's at a discount. What more can a lady ask for?

Business is just great! Check out the car I just bought with the proceeds from my home based business. It has everything! Now my 4 year grandson says he has the coolest grandma ever!

I started with the widget thing a short 2 1/2 yrs ago. Granted, other companies sold widget's, but not any for woman exclusively. It was an open market and I made the best of it.

Soon, my team was 50 strong, then 100. They built their teams. Now, I've lost count of the number of widget representatives in my organization.

At first I marketed the widget's locally. I have done party's, events and flea market's. I still do all of those, but recently I have added Internet Marketing to my bag of tricks- hence this blog.

What I have learned about marketing online is that there are a lot of rude people advertising out there.

For example, I have noticed a number of people advertising two or even three posts in a row! Silly you- don't you realize it makes you look insecure and desperate? Now I'm not saying I haven't ever made a boo-boo and accidentally posted twice, but everyday! Shame on you! You know who you are! Your mother would be ashamed of you!

The other day I saw a post that made me laugh so hard I almost peed my pants! The title stated that there was no recruiting involved. What was the ad about? To join the advertisers company- the advertiser was recruiting! What were they thinking?

And then there are the misleading ads- "I made $3,244 my 1st day!" If I made that much my 1st day in business you can be damned sure I'm wouldn't be advertising on the free forums! If you make that much- buy an ad. Save the work of reposting!

On many of the social networking sites, you can leave a profile. I always put information about my wonderful, wacky widgets on my homepage. I constantly get friend invites with information about starting a home biz with this new friend. Are you crazy? I love my widgets!

Of course, I get a lot of flack from my son. He doesn't understand my obsession with the widgets, but he see how happy I am with them and the money they have brought me. Bet he's relieved! Being my only child, he must have been dreading the day he has to take care of momma. Now, momma can take care of herself.

Anyway, I'm loading the car up with my widgets and heading off for warmer weather- it is colder than a witches teat out right now!

Until next time- Get your widget's now! Never leave home without them!

Bye-Bye Darlings! Check Back often, ya here?