Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stay in ready to reach your goals!

Make sure you keep up with over the Christmas Holidays, there will be some great new announcements and you don't want to miss out.


I hope you that you will reach your $450 goal by January15. Earn that $40 add on kit for free! And save your money so you can add on the other kits as well. Make sure you stay active so you can get your 25 free NEW catalogs in January! You must be active! If you have lapse, remember it only takes $200 to get reactive. If you need to call the head office to get you back on, just give them a call. You have up to a year!

Have a great Christmas everyone!
Tammy Pulsifer

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Success Story to Share

Hi! My name is Stacey. I live in Iowa and decided in April to join the Thirty-One family. I joined for several reasons: I loved all the products I saw in the catalog; I had never heard of Thirty-One before; I knew it would go over well in my area because no one else in my area had ever heard of it and the products are all not only cute, but very practical and affordable; and lastly, because my husband had been stressing out about being able to continue paying the bills with only his income. I'm very blessed to be a stay-at-home mom to our son, Cash.
After trying to get pregnant for what seemed an eternity, we finally succeeded in 2003 only to have many complications with the pregnancy, including APS (basically my blood is too thick to go through the umbilical cord) and I ended up with HELLP syndrome (severe eclampsia). Our first son (Johnny Weston) was born December 28, 2003 by emergency C-Section while we were in Knoxville, TN visiting my husband's family for Christmas. I was 30 weeks pregnant but Weston had stopped growing around 25 weeks. He weighed 1 lb 7.4 oz and was 12 1/2 inches long. He was the tiniest baby in the NICU but was doing better than the other babies until he was 9 days old. He passed at 12 days old on Jan 9, 2004 of staph infection. It took several years before my husband and I were both ready to try for another baby, then another year and a half on top of that to get pregnant again. Our due date with our second baby was March 3 (Weston's was March 7) so as much as I tried to leave it all in God's hands, it was stressful. I had an amazing doctor who took such wonderful care of me! With this pregnancy, I had to give myself blood-thinning shots (sooo not fun!) every day. I started showing signs of pre-eclampsia the beginning of February 2009 so Johnathon Cash was delivered via C-Section on February 6. He was 4 lbs 3.4 oz and very healthy. It's so crazy to think that he's going to be two years old in less than two months! I have loved every second of being home with him for the past 22 months.
Thanks to Thirty-One, I know that I will be able to continue to be a stay-at-home mom. I have been able to put gas in my car and buy birthday and Christmas presents for our family and friends this year. While that's not been an overly huge help to my husband, the growth of my business in the past 3 months has shown us both that I CAN do this! And I know 2011 is going to be a phenomenal year for me with Thirty-One!
I am trying not to go too crazy with goal-setting but instead have been reminding myself to set small, totally obtainable goals so I don't become overwhelmed and discouraged. A couple of my goals are (1) make Senior Consultant (and I'm almost there!) and (2) have enough sales to take over a couple of our monthly bills so my husband doesn't have to work so much overtime and can spend more time with me and Cash.

I can't say that I've really done anything special to have the success that I have the past three months. I believe that God knew we needed the money for Christmas and in allowing me to come into contact with the wonderful women I've had as hostesses the past few months, He has filled that need!
I will say that I am totally NOT pushy at all at my parties. After my first two parties, I decided to throw away my presentation because I noticed that the guests eyes were glazing over when I started talking about the products. What I do instead is start off with a fun game (usually the winner and the loser get a small gift) then I go over the special, have people fill out a Guest Care Card (if you don't have this document from Tammy, get it!!!) then tell them to go ahead and look through the catalog, come up and play with the bags and accessories and feel free to ask me any questions. I noticed a jump in my sales after switching to this format. I've had people book a party with me and tell me they were booking because they not only loved the products but they loved that I didn't push them to have a party. My philosophy is "if they're interested, they'll let me know". While that may not work for everyone, it certainly has for me. The Guest Care Card is an awesome addition to my parties. Tammy sent me the document to print off and I was hooked! I use that in place of the door prize pad that we can purchase in the business supplies. I love that people can circle their level of interest so I know they absolutely are NOT interested, they ARE interested or maybe their level of interest is somewhere in the middle. In that case, I question them about hosting a party and so far every person who has been somewhere in the middle has booked! Usually it's just a matter of them not wanting to have a party that same month, but rather the next month. Or they want to know what the hostess special is before booking.

I know I've rambled on a bit (I am pretty chatty! LOL), so I'll end this with a few things I think are key to making your business successful:

* Try a few different things out at your party to find what works for YOU. What works for one of us, will not necessarily work for all of us!
* Use the Guest Care Cards for your door prize drawings, then get future parties booked in person THAT NIGHT!
* Always, always, always carry catalogs with you and reach out to those around you! When you pay a bill or go to the bank, ask the lady who's helping you if she has ever heard of Thirty-One and give her a catalog. I've gotten some great orders this way! Even if it doesn't lead into a party, those outside orders can be crucial to your success!
* Hold your hostess's hand! Make sure you are making your three (or more!) calls leading up to the party. Even if you already went over everything during the 2nd call, still get that third call in just to let her know you're there for her! I call my hostesses at least 3 times before their party plus I send them a couple emails.
* Send a thank you asap after the party! And I mean by mail. It's a very thoughtful gesture that no one really expects any more. Your hostesses will remember you!
* Join the Yahoo group if you haven't already! I learned sooo much just from reading posts in there when I first started with Thirty-One. Make sure you are using your upline and Home Office for questions, too.

Well, I could keep going on (I told you I'm chatty!) but I'm going to end this here. While I may not be your direct upline, I truly believe that we are one big family so if anyone ever needs anything, don't hesitate to email me!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and pray that 2011 is the best year you've ever had!

Stacey Jenkins
Thirty-One Consultant since April 2010

Stacey Jenkins

Independent Consultant, Thirty-One Gifts
(563) 920-2763

Monday, November 1, 2010

Top Sales part One!!!

Don't forget that I am combining the sales from October and November and so, for October sales, here are our top 5 ladies!

Molly- $2,667.90
Tammy (ME)-$1,955.10

So keep it up, let's see who gets on the board this month! This is a great month for big sales and parties!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I cannot believe how much our team has grown. The bigger we get the better incentives I can offer to all you ladies for working so hard. So the growth is a good thing and it makes me very excited.

Don't forget that the top sales person for October and November is getting a $20 GC from me to use on whatever they need. I will get it from your web page and have it sent to you!

Try to book at least 2 shows before the December 13th cut off. And then work to book those January shows. It will most likely be our Annual thermal tote sale in January and this is a favorite with the costumers. And if tradition stays true, there will be an incentive from the company to get $500 by January 15. I don't know this for a fact but they have done this every year for a while now. So think about doing a catalog show on your own starting January 1 to sell those thermals and try to get the $500 by January 15. Just thinking ahead ladies.....

Good luck and let me or your own upline know if you need anything!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sharing Vending Shows

Hey Ladies,
Here are a few guide lines to ensure fairness when splitting a vending show. (these are from me and not from head office)

1. Whoever turns in the Trade show agreement form needs to order the catalogs and then both of you need to split the shipping and tax that is over the gift certificate.
2. Make it clear and simple at the show- Whatever leads or sales you make- you keep!
3. If doing a drawing you need to decide ahead of time how you will split the leads from the drawing. If you can not agree then each of you do your own drawing.
4. If the show ask for a donation for a raffle then EACH of you needs to give something to keep it fair.
5. Act like a team not each others competition.

I recently heard of a couple ladies doing a show together. One lady was snowballed by the other and walked away with no sales and no leads. I hope that will never be you. On either make sure you decide before sharing a show how you want to handle it. And if you don't feel comfortable, then don't do it.

Good luck booking those shows, open houses and markets this Holiday Season! And remember I am looking for a top sales person for October AND November!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Check out Thirty-One Today and next incentive!

Hello Ladies,

I hope you will check out today and see all the latest updates. There is a really important video that you need to check out so you can be prepared for the busy Christmas/Holiday Season. Be prepared so you are not stressed. My first year with 31 I did not prepare well and was up Christmas Eve looking for customer orders! Don't get behind. I would have your last order sent off by December 10...even though we have until the 13th, I do not place orders on that last day!

Really check the back office often for stop sell items as we are in our BUSIEST SEASON of the year. Our company will do as much in sales this OCTOBER as the ENTIRE 2009 year of sales...that is incredible! So be on your toes.

Now, for fun stuff. The top sales person for October and November will receive a $20 gift certificate to use any way they like. I will purchase it from YOUR web page so you can also make commission off it!

So keep up the good work ladies! And call me any time if you have any questions.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Copy of letter I give to Potential Consultants (Make it yours)

Why Not You?

I love setting my own hours and being free from the 9-5 grind.
Why Not You?
I love making extra money for gifts, house remodeling and vacations.
Why Not You?
I love meeting people and creating unique relationships in my own city.
Why Not You?
I love being a business woman and having something to call my own.
Why Not You?

Dear Potential new consultant,

My name is Tammy and I began with Thirty-One gifts back in 2006, right after I became a first time mother. I loved working and taught for 8 years, but knew that once I became a mother, I would stay home during the beginning stages of my children’s lives. That is when I was introduced to Thirty-One Gifts and immediately knew this was the company for me.

From amazing support, to easy goals that any wife, mother or career driven woman could keep up with. As well as products I could be proud of to not only sell to the public but to my friends and family- it was an easy “Yes”!

It was simple. I called my consultant (or you can go on line on my web site below) and signed up within a week of getting my catalog. I immediately contacted friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and church friends and asked them to help me start my new journey. By the time my kit arrived, I had a handful of parties ready to go and in no time at all I was on my way.

That was over 4 years ago and the fun has not stopped. This year I started working on building my own team and would love for you to consider joining me. You can find out more at On my blog you will find a list of commonly asked questions. But of course you can also call me at 850-545-5153 at any time.

Thank you for the chance to share this wonderful opportunity with you and I hope to make you a part of the family soon.

Your Founding 31 Gifts Consultant,
Tammy Pulsifer and

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Top Sales and Name tag Winner!

Top Sales!
I had one of my best months in a while with $2,151.62 in sales. And ladies, that was only 3 shows!

Our Top ladies are:
Trisha Lindsay with $780.65
Gina M with $649.50

So Trisha, you will be getting a personalized Name tag from me. But never fear ladies, I am doing this again for the month of October. So top sales lady will get her own name tag as well.

For September, congratulations to Trisha!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Top Sales Inscentive

The top consultant in sales for the month of September is getting one of these from me. It is about 2 in. wide and made from real wood! So getting to those parties and let the parties begin!Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Awesome August!

We had another great August. Here are our top sales!
Tammy - $1,223.40
Tina- $860.72
Stacey- $797.35
Molly- $753.27
And welcome back Carrie! Glad to have you back with us! Let us know ladies if you ever need anything. And if you have anyone in your downline, please share the blog with them!
With October fast on it's way. Start marketing our bags for boo bags! The black thermal makes a fun trick or treat bag. You can use many of our smaller totes as well. This is the time for booking shows for Christmas. Use it to get your ball rolling, especially if yours has come to a stop. I know it can be hard, so this is a Great time to get back in the game!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Congratulations to Tina!

Tina is now Qualified! And Tina has a gift coming from me for getting her $1,000 in sales in!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sales in July

Hey Ladies,
It was another great month. I know it was a hard month for some of you. The new catalog has begun, use the excitement of new products to motiviate you to call and book shows. This is an easy time to book shows because people are ready to start shopping for Christmas! I can tell because my sales are already up. I only had 2 shows this month and my sales were$1,387.05! Only 2 shows! Call on friends, family, neighbors, mom's of your children's playmates, and even the nice lady at the bank! Hostesses are all around you!
Top Sales:
Molly: $643
Tina: $551
Stacey: $467.30
So keep it up ladies, the extra cash at Christmas is so worth the time! Think about dropping off catalogs shows at your doctors office, dentist and even local daycare!

Friday, July 30, 2010

New Catalogs

We are coming into the last day of the Spring/summer catalog of 2010. I hope that you are enjoying the new catalog and don't worry if you have not gotten yours yet. They will be arriving soon. If you need anything just contact Gina or Tammy.

Can't wait to see who are tops sales will be for this month. Good luck in your August month!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Game

Hi ladies!
Over the next week or so I will be posting some new games. I know that all of you are wanting to mix it up a bit especially if you are booking parties off of other parties. No fun playing the same games over and over! I hope you enjoy all these new games! Have fun!

Spring & Summer Discountinued items

* Indicates this bag design will no longer be made!
If there is no * the bag design will remain in the new catalog but the posted fabrics will not!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Great specials

Take advantage of the August special, get on the phone with past hostess' and customers, this will get their attention!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Discontinued list

All of the fabrics listed below will be discontinued for good. If ANY item is available in that fabric, it will not be available in the Fall catalog.
The actual item may remain, but not in that fabric. Fabrics are:

Multi Dot
Chocolate Blossom
Chocolate Spots
Hampton in Taupe
Happy Dot
Black Medallion
Lime Stripe
Dot Dot
Flower Cross
Green Ditzy
Dusty Dot (basket liners)
Deep Blue Ring

FlutterBy, Chocolate Dreams, Brown, and Camo thermal totes)

Once again, all of those FABRICS are gone. For example: the Picnic thermal tote is going to remain, but it will not be available in Happy Dot. The Retro Metro bag will remain, but not in green ditzy.

The following PRODUCTS will be discontinued for good.
Etc wristet (also known as cosmetic brush bag)

Shower Caddy
Hanging Cosmetic Bag
Photo Wallet
Necessity Case
Eye Mask
Double Lipstick Holder

ALL the current scarves (we will still have scarves, but all the summer choices will be gone)
ALL the current clipboards (new choices)
All the current SMALL THERMAL TOTES (ALL new fabrics for this item)
ALL the solid colored cinch sacs (brown, black, navy, and black with owls)
Skirt Purse Skirts in: Black w/ flowers, red w/ flowers, Black swirls, Hampton taupe, Hampton black
Weekender Totes- we will have a new revamped Weekender.
Travel Duffle
Current Cindy Totes- will get a new look and better fabrics/quality
Current Aprons- new ones are coming but solid black and brown are gone
Current Basket Liners in Dusty Dot
Both Beach Towels- will be no replacement
Celebrate Plate and Icons
Some stationary

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Some Changes- Our Team Name

As you can see there are some great changes. I spoke to a fellow consultant who did go to conference. She said a lot of things did stay, so hopefully you won't have to change over too much. If there is something that is discontinued, I always sell these off to pay for more samples.

We don't know where conference will be next year, but plan on jumping in with me and Gina and trying to earn your way next year. Every January they do an inscentive for you to try and earn your trip for free. If it's not too far away, I plan to go. This year I earned almost the entire trip for free, but it was too far away. So we will see for next year!

We need a team name, so let's throw out some ideas. We will decide on one and hopefully by this time next year, be cheering with each other at Conference!

Sneak Peak Ladies

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Top Sales this Month-new addition! Another top sales number!

Ladies, this has been another great month. So sorry if you got stuck in the storm of the $5 tote sale. We have learned that if you don't get an order in the minute you get it, those sales are sold out too fast to even blink. And if you ever have significant problems, please contact our supervisor Erin Welch. You can e-mail me for her information.

June top 3 in Sales!
Stacey J- $1,240.67
Tammy P- $1,240.50
Catrece H-$549.15
Gina M-$308.50
Welcome to the new members. I am sure you will be up on this list soon. Let Gina and me know how we can help you.
Don't get discouraged. There are months with parties and every once in a without a party. Don't be afraid to get on the phone and call everyone. Most people are willing to hear about your new adventure and willing to support you if they can.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Check out the new layout

Just updated out team do you like it?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Stacey's Goodies

On the way to Stacey this week is a set of fun supplies, from me, for reaching her $1,000 in sales! Congratulations Stacey. She is getting personalized postcards, magnets, an ink stamp and notebook. Everyone who reaches their $1,000 after signing up with me gets some goodies like this. And each little goodie box is different. Specially put together from me. So keep up the good work, and if you are new to the team, you may be next!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Way to go

Our New Team member Stacey is taking no prisoners! Keep up the good work. She is just a few dollars away from qualifying and she will have a package on the way to her that is special from me! Congratulations!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hostess Gifts

Separate your pack of notecards into groups of 3 so they will last longer. These make great door prizes..tie them together with a bow and they will be a hit. And don't forget to put your name on those cards, let friends of the hostess see exactly where they came from!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Build Your Team

Ladies, this is the time to start building your team, with only 2 qualified consultants you start earning commission from those sales! This month I qualified for home office leads and it's great! You are on the right track so keep up the good work!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Auction Game

During my party last week, I had someone in the room be a banker and tell them they could give out as much or little money as they wanted for each question that someone asked or good ideas they shared for products. Then in the middle of my presentation, I held up different items and asked for different, "outside the box" ways to use the items. (they got money for each idea) Then I had a question time where they could ask me questions about me and the company. The better the questions, the more money they got.

At the end of the night, I had 3 goodie bags, full of different fun items, and I auctioned them off. But as each person "won" a bag, they could not open it. Because the next person to win, could either steal a bag, or get the one up for grabs. Only after all the bags were gone could they open their bag. It was fun to watch them go after the bags.

Bags contained a lot of different fun things from the dollar bins at Micheals and Target. Candy and mabey one 31 item. (those pens on the business supply list are only $2.50 for 5 and make great prizes) Each bags contained about $2 worth of stuff...DON'T SPEND TOO MUCH ON PRIZES! it's all about the fun anyways....

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fun Game- Just fill a Thermal Tote with these candies and read the poem....or do your own thing!

How Sweet It Is...

If you're in a CRUNCH (Crunch bar)
And you need MORE MONEY (M&M's - MM = more money)
And it is 2 weeks 'til PAYDAY (Payday)
And an extra GRAND will help (100 Grand Bar)
Then I have a great opportunity for you!

Whether you would like to make a LITTLE MORE MONEY (mini M&M's)
Or a lot MORE MONEY (regular M&M's)
Or need an extra PAYDAY (Payday)
Whatever you decide Thirty-One has what's just right for you!!


Monday, February 1, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

This is the time

Don't be afraid to call people you don't talk to very often. So many people are willing to support you in any new adventure of life.
The worst they can do is say no! The average is for every 9 no's in life you get one yes! So don't waste them....:)
If you are having trouble getting going, don't leave it to e-mails. Make those phone calls today. Keep your catalogs on hand and look for that trendy mom in wal-mart or around town. Who knows, your best Hostess could be in the next check out aisle.