Do you know your home party lingo?
You’ve decided to join a home party business but it’s all totally new to you. You may be nervous to get started but fear not! Here are five terms that are fairly common in most party plan companies:
- Upline - Your upline, which can also be called your sponsor or recruiter, is the person who signed you up. This will be the person you turn to when you have questions, need motivation and will also help you get started.
- Recruiting - In many home party companies, you can help your business grow by helping others to sign up with you or recruit them. When you recruit a person, they will become part of your downline or part of your team.
- Downline - If you’ve recruited someone to join your company and they sign up with you, they are now your downline. You may be responsible for answering their questions and helping them get started. In most cases you will earn some sort of commission on their sales too.
- Bookings - This is the lifeblood of most home party plan businesses. A booking is a scheduled party. Obviously, to keep your business going, you’ll want to get as many bookings as possible. More bookings means more sales and more sales means more commissions for you.
- Hostess - A hostess is a person that holds a party for you. You will go to their home (in many cases), sell your product and they will earn free or discounted product based on the party’s total sales. This is also known as hostess benefits.
These are a few of the terms used in home party businesses. Some companies use different terms but this holds true in most cases. Be sure to check your company policies for details on all of these topics.
Are there any home party terms that confused you when you first started your business?
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