Thirty-One Handbags Interview | LoveToKnow

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Cindy O'Lone
Cindy O'Lone

LoveToKnow Purses had the enjoyment of interviewing Unbiased Guide and, as of November 1st, 2010, Unbiased Director Cindy O’Lone. Cindy’s enthusiasm for the Thirty-One merchandise shines from her face as she talks about her profession with this firm, constructing her personal enterprise and why she loves the merchandise a lot. Cindy’s Thirty-One events are a celebration of girls and what makes every hostess such a particular a part of her visitors’ lives.

A Little About Cindy

LoveToKnow (LTK): Cindy, thanks for taking the time to talk with us about Thirty-One. Are you able to inform us slightly about your self and why you began promoting these baggage?

Cindy O’Lone (CO): My husband Bob and I’ve been married for 23 years. We’ve six youngsters ages three to 18. After being a keep at dwelling mother for 17 years, I knew my oldest baby, my son Kyle, was going to go to Indiana State College to get an aviation diploma. Mother wanted to go to work to assist pay for that. After on the lookout for a number of months for any sort of half time job and getting no interviews, a pal of mine in Ohio informed me about Thirty-One. I had by no means heard of the corporate earlier than After wanting it up on-line and seeing the beginning up equipment was solely 99 {dollars}, I confirmed my husband the location. Since I had no job prospects, he informed me to provide it a attempt. I have been with them for 14 months now and I find it irresistible.

LTK: Did you at all times love purses and vogue? Why Thirty-One and never another direct gross sales firm?

CO: Sure, I’ve at all times favored purses and totes. After seeing the merchandise on-line, I believed they had been actually cute. As soon as I acquired the equipment, I noticed how nice the standard was. I believed girls would love this.

A Little In regards to the Firm

LTK: Are you able to inform us slightly in regards to the historical past of the corporate?

CO: Thirty-One was began by Cindy Monroe down in Tennessee. Now the corporate is up in Columbus, Ohio. She named her firm Thirty-One and primarily based it on Proverbs 31. It’s a firm that celebrates the braveness of girls and rewards them for who they’re. We have a tendency to make use of that very same motto at our dwelling events by celebrating, encouraging and rewarding the hostess and girls who attend our dwelling events.

LTK: Thirty-One merchandise appear to be very well made. Are you able to inform us slightly in regards to the high quality?

CO: We’ve a 90 day guarantee towards defects. We’ve nice customer support. I’ve had a really low return ratio.

Residence Events for Thirty-One Luggage

LTK: Why do you assume individuals love these baggage a lot?

CO: You possibly can personalize most of our objects and lots of people have uncommon names as of late. You possibly can embroider names on most of our merchandise. We supply merchandise for everybody. Infants, toddlers, teenagers, mothers, dads and grandparents.

The Purse with A number of Appears

LTK: You promote leather-like purses with interchangeable skirts. Are you able to inform us slightly extra about these?

CO: We’ve a fitted purse skirt that has 12 completely different skirts to interchange. We’ve our latest, which is our metropolis skirt purse, which is a bigger model.

LTK: Which purse are you carrying proper now?

CO: The Metropolis Skirt Purse. It’s bigger, so it is good for busy mothers. It at the moment has six completely different skirts.

Rising Her Enterprise

Hailey models Thirty-One Cinch Sac Thirty-One Cinch Sac

LTK: What are some completely different belongings you do to get the phrase out in regards to the product you might be promoting?

CO: Mainly, phrase of mouth. It took one social gathering and I’ve had over 50 events now. I’ve a FaceBook group web page. I at all times carry my merchandise and so do my three teenage daughters. I put on my Thirty-One T-shirts. One time a person in McDonald’s approached me and mentioned, “Younger girl, I am 82 and I do know you are not 31.” I simply smiled and mentioned, “No, however I work for 31 and would you want to purchase your spouse a handbag?”

LTK: Your gross sales are by means of dwelling events. What are the benefits of buying the product this manner?

CO: I really like dwelling events as a result of girls are so busy at present and what higher approach to get along with your pals. With Thirty-One, it’s low stress. I am there that can assist you. I do know the merchandise nicely. You possibly can see and contact the product. Girls are visible. We like prefer to see merchandise. You can even order by means of my web site with out having a celebration, although.

How To Promote Thirty-One Luggage

LTK: What about somebody who’s taken with promoting Thirty-One, any recommendation for them?

CO: Give it a attempt. As an impartial guide, I can inform you that our kits are nonetheless simply 99 {dollars}, which incorporates embroidery on a number of merchandise and a few enterprise supplies. Our firm continues to be rising. We’re one of many quickest rising direct gross sales corporations within the nation and the corporate is debt free. There are a number of states that also have a determined want for extra Thirty-One consultants.

There’s a whole lot of development potential as a result of it is nonetheless new. You are able to do this at your individual tempo and from just about wherever. Whether or not you’re a keep at dwelling mother, trainer, nurse or perhaps a school scholar. I am nonetheless including to my Enjoyable Staff.

Thirty-One Luggage as Presents

LTK: Are you able to give our readers some concepts for utilizing Thirty-One to make up presents?

CO: Our merchandise are nice for child bathe presents, wedding ceremony presents, reminiscent of utilizing our giant utility tote and placing the brand new couple’s final identify on it and filling with towels. The cinch sac is nice for teenagers and toddlers and busy mothers. Thermal lunch totes are nice presents for youths or academics or anybody who has to take lunch to work. Each month we have now a fantastic buyer particular the place you will get some issues as low-cost as $5 and even free. We’ve nice buyer hostess specials each month.

LTK: What baggage are hottest with the teenager crowd?

CO: The Boardwalk Bag is one teenagers appear to essentially like. In addition they just like the Cinch Sac. They love the Retro Metro too.

LTK: What baggage are hottest for busy mothers?

CO: The Cindy Tote (named after our CEO and founder). That one is my favourite. Mothers additionally just like the organizing shoulder bag and the Retro Metro.

Trying Ahead

Thirty-One Lil' Expressions bag Lil’ Expressions bag

LTK: What are a number of the new issues popping out that we should always look ahead to?

CO: The brand new vacation information simply got here out. It is stuffed with cute issues for everybody within the household. My private favourite is our Lil’ Expressions Canvas Tote Bag. The bag contains free personalization. It could possibly maintain as much as six youngsters which you can select and personalize hair coloration, pores and skin coloration and identify. It is a fantastic present for brand new mothers, mothers, grandparents or academics. You additionally get a selection of outfits. For a trainer, you might put Mrs. McDowell’s class and put some youngsters with out names on the bag.

LTK: The place would you prefer to see what you are promoting go within the subsequent 5 years?

CO: I hope to have a big crew of girls from all around the nation. I might like so as to add many ladies to my Enjoyable Staff. I need to get along with different girls a number of occasions a month for events and have slightly me time. I’ve this imaginative and prescient of girls being financially impartial. We’ve many single mothers in our firm that this has helped tremendously. This biz is nice for keep at dwelling mothers.I actually need to assist different girls succeed and assist them attain their goals.

LTK: Something you would like so as to add?

CO: There are countless potentialities with Thirty-One. You possibly can earn free journeys. There’s a nationwide conference each summer time. I acquired two nights at a Hilton in Columbus, Ohio completely paid for final yr due to month-to-month gross sales I had. You possibly can earn laptops, you’ll be able to earn present playing cards. There’s month-to-month recognition for gross sales. To not point out, you earn a fantastic revenue. With Thirty-One, we rejoice, encourage and reward girls. I encourage you, in case you are on the lookout for a enjoyable job whereas getting paid to social gathering, try my web site.

A really heat thanks to Cindy O’Lone for sharing her perception in regards to the Thirty-One Bag line and her adventures in promoting this enjoyable product.

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