So I sell handmade jewelry. And my friends sell Gigi Hill bags, Pampered Chef kitchen gadgets, Tastefully Simple dip mixes, Avon makeup, Lia Sophia jewelry and even Passion Party sex gear. Yet another friend hosts spa parties where her spa technician friends come to give massages and manicures to all of us for a fair price.
So I've come to the conclusion that while we all feel we are earning money with these ventures, the reality is that we are all just taking turns holding the money. There is only one pot of gold and we are just passing it back and forth between each other at these parties every month.You buy some earrings, I turn around and buy your spices.
But it's ok, because this concept of coming together to hawk goods is sort of like the days of old when people traded what they had with each other to survive. We're recreating a village marketplace. Only there are bottles of wine, mimosas and cheese trays this time around.