Move over Tupperware and make way Pampered Chef because there’s a new home party business on the rise and it is taking Canada by storm!
Gold Party Canada is already operating in every other province across Canada and last night, as part of the company’s Saskatchewan launch, I was able to attend an information session to see exactly how this new home party opportunity works.
Gold Party Canada is an innovation among consultants because it’s the only home party business in Canada that women can actually make money for attending!
By combining the business of buying unwanted gold and silver jewellery with a home party format, women can enjoy a night out with friends, indulge in some fun and laughter about past fashions and leave with their pockets full of cash.
There’s a bit of a stigma attached to the whole concept of buying gold so I was curious to see exactly how the process worked. Luckily for me, Gold Party Canada has made transparency and professionalism its trademarks and the company was ready and waiting to show me exactly how a party is run.
With some scrumptious appetizers and a glass of wine in hand, I sat down with Rhonda, one of Alberta’s top Gold Party Canada consultants, to see how the jewellery is evaluated.
The process is quick, accurate and very interesting. First the gold is rubbed gently on a piece of lava rock to transfer some of the gold residue to the rock. Then a mild acid is used on the residue. Depending on the strength of the acid, the Gold Party Canada consultant can judge whether the jewellery is 10, 14, 22 or 24 karats.
If the 14-karat acid eats away the residue, the piece is 10-karat gold. If the residue remains under the 14-karat acid but wipes off along with the acid, then the piece is 14-karat gold. If any residue remains, testing continues with a stronger acid. The final step after determining karat is to confirm the finding by looking for the jeweller’s stamp on the piece.
Then the fun really starts! Once the pieces have been sorted, they are placed on a scale and weighed. The weight is multiplied by the current purchase rate and partygoers get to find out just how much that little handful of unwanted jewellery is worth. The average woman’s outdated jewellery is worth about $500!
What really struck me about Gold Party Canada was the fact that the consultants operated with complete openness. The high price of gold has led to so many mail-order gold-buying services but unfortunately, once your gold is out of your hands and, most of the time, out of the country, the company buying it is free to offer you much less than you should actually be receiving.
Gold Party Canada is a Montreal-based business and the individual consultants live in the provinces in which they operate. Their goal isn’t to make a quick buck and vanish; they want to operate a business that provides benefits to everyone involved and they do that very well.
In fact, because ensuring a buyer’s happiness is so important to the company, consultants are trained to return any pieces to which people seem to have an emotional attachment.
So what does that mean for you? Jordan, one of the founders of the company, was kind enough to sit down with me and run me through the basic model of the Gold Party Canada business.
First of all, unlike almost any other consulting business, Gold Party Canada doesn’t charge a start-up fee. The equipment needed to test and weigh the gold jewellery is loaned to its consultants by Gold Party Canada and the money to buy the jewellery is also provided by the company, so consultants don’t have any out-of-pocket expenses for being a part of the business.
Hosting a party is just as lucrative, with the hostess earning 10% of the total gold sales!
And if you already work as a consultant for another home party business, Gold Party Canada is a great way to help increase your party revenue too! The company’s consultants will accompany you to home parties and help provide guests with some extra spending money in one room while you show off all the newest merchandise in another.
With a pocket full of unexpected cash, most women are only too happy to spoil themselves with some of their favourite products. Best of all, you and the party hostess will each earn 5% of the total sales!
I was incredibly impressed by how passionate and energetic the consultants of Gold Party Canada were about this business. They haven’t had an easy job since mail-order gold buying has cast such a negative light on the concept of buying gold.
But with their transparency and commitment to satisfaction, the consultants have been making fans and changing people’s views across the country. And listening to the stories about people’s surprise and delight when they bring in their gold is so much fun; it’s almost like hearing about an episode of Antiques Roadshow!
One woman at the information session last night had recently attended a party and she shared a story about her thirteen-year-old daughter receiving $70 at a party by selling an outdated chain her mother had given her!
This is an exciting home business opportunity for women all across Canada but if you’re a fellow Saskatchewan resident, you’re extra lucky because this is a great time to get in on the ground floor of a business that has been a huge success in every other province.
I had the chance to speak to two of the consultants that were among the first Gold Party Canada consultants in Alberta and they are so happy that they were able to work with Gold Party Canada right from the start.
In fact, they recently hosted the second-largest party in the company’s history, resulting in $35,000 in sales! And since there’s no start-up cost, you have nothing to lose by giving it a try.
If you have the chance to attend one of the company’s parties or information nights, I highly recommend checking it out for yourself.
It’s natural to be cautious with businesses like this, so seeing how the process works for yourself and having the chance to get answers to all your questions is a great way to put your apprehensions to rest. That way you can feel completely confident when you get involved in the only home party business that lets women make money instead of spending it!
To learn more about Gold Party Canada, sign up as a consultant or host a party, contact an agent near you by calling 1-800-927-5118 or emailing [email protected]