We sell quality candles, accessories and fragrancing through home parties, our catalogue and online shop. Home parties are great fun and our hosts get free product, huge discounts and special offers. PartyLite is a great business opportunity open to anyone and costs nothing to join. For more information or to book a party or charity fundraiser get in touch.
I've been a PartyLite Consultant now since 2008 and love my job! It's a great way to socialise and I love that I can help my consultants achieve their goals and dreams.
My name is Anna Green and I live in Lincolnshire with my husband Jamie and two children aged 14 and 10. I run my own business as an Independent PartyLite Consultant and Regional Vice President of the Heaven Scent Region in PartyLite.
I started PartyLite back in 2008. I wanted to do something other than just being a mum but needed something that would fit around the children and Jamie’s unpredictable shifts. Working in a “proper job” was going to cost a fortune in childcare and was not flexible enough for our lifestyle. After attending a PartyLite candle party in 2008 I decided that this was just what I was looking for, signed up and never looked back.
PartyLite is an international party plan company and part of the Direct Selling Association. As a Consultant I sell candles and accessories from our catalogue through parties held at people’s homes. Think Tupperware but with candles! It was perfect for me as it cost nothing to start up, everything I needed was provided and I got to work for myself but with the backing of a big brand and a great team of other Consultants. It fits in perfectly with my circumstances. I can work when I want and fit my parties around my husband and kids.
I started by doing a couple of parties a week, earning about £400 a month and now I run my own region with a large team of Consultants selling £400,000 worth of candles every year. It’s enabled me and Jamie to buy our own house and plan for our future and it’s made me a much more confident person. I’ve made loads of new friends up and down the country through my job. I love the recognition we get as Consultants and the free holidays I can achieve through my job are amazing. Last year my husband and I went on an all expenses paid 5* cruise and this year we went to Las Vegas. What “proper job” gives you those opportunities!
It’s great being able to work when you want, where you want, but that also has its downsides too. You have to be very self motivated. If you don’t work, you don’t earn any money. So I set myself goals and personal challenges to keep me inspired. I’ve learned that if I want something to happen I have to go out and make it happen.
My top tip for anyone thinking of setting up a business like mine would be to look into the pro’s and cons of the company you want to start up with. What support are they offering? What will you get out of it and are there any hidden costs behind starting. And are you prepared to work to succeed?
For anyone interested in finding out more about PartyLite and how it could work for you, or if you would like a party of your own then visit my website https://annagreen.partylite.co.uk or find me on Facebook www.facebook.com/candleanna