Being a hostess is easy, fun, and a great way to build your library with the amazing hostess rewards! Don’t worry, I’ll help you through the whole process to make it simple for you and rewarding, too!
Pick Your Party Style
Home Show – If you’re local to me (Tallahassee, Florida area), I would be happy to commute to your home, bring along a variety of great books, and have a show right from your home. Home shows do really well as nothing gets you as excited about Usborne books then seeing them first hand.
I like to keep the party simple by letting each of the guests pick a book from my display, flip through it, and then share with the group a little bit about the book they picked and their thoughts. So easy – no long, boring spiels!
Catalog Party – A catalog party can be good for you if you don’t have the space to accommodate a home show, or simply don’t want to stress about a perfect home, but want to be more personal with your guests than an online event.
I’ll send a few catalogs your way in the mail and your job will be bring by a catalog and an order form to your guests. You’ll set a time to return for the order form and catalog so you can pass it on to the next guest and follow-up with any questions or orders from each of the guests.
At the end, we’ll gather all the orders and then place your order for the rewards you’ve racked up!
Facebook Event – The easiest option if your group of friends is tech-savvy, is hosting a party all online through a Facebook event page. It’s not as personal and your guests won’t get to see the books first hand, but it’s a really stress free, fun, LIVE party.
What Will I Do as a Hostess?
- Invite Guests! Your main role as the hostess is to introduce your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and anyone else you might like to invite to Usborne Books & More. You probably already love the books, so it’s easy to share that excitement and love for the books with your friends!
- Follow-up – A really important part of the hostess role is following up with the guests you have invited. That can be as simple as a reminder text the day before your home show letting your guests know about a special incentive for bringing a friend or arriving on time. Or, a quick Facebook message to a friend that hasn’t replied to your message just to make sure she doesn’t miss out on her invite, if she was interested. We are all so busy that we need those reminders!
- Interact During the Party – Whether the party is in your home or all online, it’s important that you, as the host, participate! You know your friends better than I do and set the whole mode for the event. Point out books that would be perfect for their children or tag them on a party post to get them interacting. Interaction is key to a successful party.
It’s really that easy, and I’ll be there to help you along the way with my own set of reminders to keep the party planning on track!
What are the Rewards for Hosting?
I’m so glad you asked, this is the most fun part of all — awarding my hostess for sharing the love of Usborne by giving out lots of FREE and half priced books! Make sure you asking me about my monthly hostess specials, even MORE free books!
A $2 hostess applies to the free books, this allows a loophole that lets you pay sales tax on only the $2 fee and you won’t have to claim your free books on your taxes! Shipping fee will apply on all rewards at 8% of the retail price, with a minimum of a $6 shipping fee.
How do I get Started?
The very first step is picking a date! If you’re ready to book a party or have more questions about what a hostess does, reach out to me and let me help you earn your wishlist!