Category Archives: Buskins

Welcome to Discovery Toys

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I have some exciting news.

After a lot of research and careful consideration, I have officially become a Discover Toys Independent Educational Consultant.

Why Discovery Toys? I’m a big fan of Mastermind toys and find that Discovery Toys is pretty comparable. Discovery Toys have been around for 35 years and are a premium quality, kid powered, learning product for children.

I am personally invested in finding the best products and gifts for my friends and family. This is an excellent fit for me.

Never heard of Discovery Toys, you can check out the entire catalogue here: www.discoverytoys.com/happytoys. Very soon, I’ll have some paper copies of the catalogue that I would love to share with you. Please contact me if you would like a copy when they come in.

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If you would like to host a toy party, let me know. We can gather your friends and family to help you earn rewards towards Discovery Toy products.

I am always looking for events in the Ottawa area to be a part of. If you know of an event where I would be a great fit, please contact me.

But what about Buskins Leggings and the 6 AM shop?

I am still an affiliate for Buskins Leggings and will continue to promote and sell their product (I still love their leggings) through my Facebook page and groups. This is in addition to what I already do.

The 6 AM Shop still exists, but purchases will now only be able to be made using my online Facebook page shop. In the last couple of months, I’ve noticed that most of my traffic comes through Facebook rather than my website. To cut costs, I have put my online shop on hold and purchases can be made through Facebook only (click on SHOP).

Another reason I am very excited to join Discovery Toys, is that they have a lot of incentives and goals that you can reach for sales. I really enjoy goal setting and feel like I have something to work towards. If you are interested in learning more too about becoming a Discovery Toys consultant, please let me know.

So, that’s it for now. I’m pretty motivated to do this. Exciting times ahead.

Great Glebe Garage Sale 2016

Today was a Great Glebe Garage Sale success. The weather was beautiful, we had some very friendly customers stop by and sold lots of stuff.

To those that received business cards, here are some important links that I recommend you check out:

Six Am Shop – Online marketplace for my in-stock Buskins Leggings, nautical items and mommy & me clothing. **edit: Online shop is now solely done through Facebook – click here to see all in-stock items**

Buskins Leggings Website – Reminder that all the prices are in CDN dollars, includes taxes and free shipping.

Found On Road Kinda Dead Furniture – Andre’s chalk paint furniture can be found here. Request to join the group and I’ll add you.

Business Update

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  • I’m getting ready for the Great Glebe Garage Sale. I have a great spot reserved near 1st Avenue (right at the entrance of the Glebe Collegiate). Come out and check us out. I’ll have everything from my 6 AM Shop and much, much more. I can also take orders from the Buskins site on-site too. I accept cash, PayPal, EMT and all major credit cards.
  • Speaking of the 6 AM Shop, I may or may not continue having an online shop (www.sixamshop.com) and might just stick to the Facebook shop. It seems that most of my sales come from in-person and Facebook. Still thinking about it. Do you think an online shop is necessary for me?
  • I’m looking into other direct sales opportunities. I love being a Buskins affiliate (here is the info if you would like to be one too), but I want more. There are a variety of great DS companies out there, I just need to pick one that I believe I’m a right fit. Which one are you with?

How to be supportive of your downline

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Recently Buskins Leggings had a promotion to sign up new affiliates for FREE. During this promotion, I was able to recruit a few new affiliates! Hello new affiliates!

As a new upline, I want to be supportive for my new downlines. To start, I sent my team a personal welcome email with important information and helpful links to a variety of Facebook groups. I also made sure that they all know they can ask me anything. I’m available.

In addition to this email, I want to find other ways to help them. Since I’m new at this, I googled it. Here are 5 great tips to be supportive of your downlines:

  1. Lead by example. I hope they’re following my blog or Jenny Wears Glasses Facebook page to get some ideas and I encouraged each of them to make their own Buskins Facebook page as well to promote the product.
  2. I plan to send them bi-weekly emails to check-in. By staying in touch it shows you care.
  3. I will encourage them to sell the leggings anyway they want. By doing events, Facebook, friends and family. It’s up to them and their “comfort” level.
  4. Congratulate the downlines on their sales.
  5. Be a source of information of them. Tag them in important Facebook posts.

Are you and upline or downline to someone? Which company are you with and what did you find useful?

Thank You Constance Bay

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Tonight, I’m feeling very thankful for living in such a beautiful, generous community.

My daughter Katie isn’t great in her car seat. Going into town takes a lot of planning around nap time. Sometimes I win, sometimes I don’t. It’s very difficult. I’m still doing my best to take part in things outside of our little community, but it’s hard.

Having a child that hates the car seat has forced me to find amenities and vendors in the area and I’m so thankful I did.

To date, I have found:

  • A hairdresser (Kara) that does a great job with colour and cut. Isabelle thinks she’s great and she will come to my house to colour and cut my hair to make it easier for me.
  • Just around the corner from my house, I found a lovely woman named Barb (she owns the All About You Spa), who I had the pleasure having a mommy & me pedicure done the other day.
  • For Mother’s Day, I was given a lovely gift basket made by Nancy who makes scrubs and soaks that smell lovely.
  • There is a great team of lovely mommies and daycare providers that organize the Constance Bay Playgroup. I am so appreciative of this playgroup. It keeps the girls and I busy a few times a week.
  • From attending the local playgroup, I learned about Scentsy which now makes my home smell beautifully and Buskins Leggings (that I sell now).
  • Our little Constance Bay garage sale and donation Facebook groups have helped me find a variety of items from formula for Katie, clothing for Isabelle, to clothing racks for my future vendor markets. I’m so appreciative of the generosity in this community.
  • For Andre & I’s anniversary, since we can’t go very far, went to the new thai restaurant in the Bay.
  • Since I’ve become a Buskins Affiliate, I’ve also become more aware of markets, organized community garage sales and fairs that happen in the area. We’re so fortunate to have so many great events happening around us.

I just wanted to say thank you, to everyone for making this community great. I feel very thankful to be living here.

11 Mommy & Me Sets on the Buskins Leggings Site Now

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Mother’s Day is tomorrow and I have a great idea for a last-minute gift idea. A Buskins gift certificate to buy one of the 11 available mommy and me sets. You can buy one here.

Here is a list of the available mommy & me sets on the Buskins website (all designs shown above):

  • Arrowhead: girls, plus size
  • Brush strokes: girls, one size, plus size
  • Commando: girls, one size, plus size
  • Graffiti: : girls, one size
  • Jade leopard: girls, one size
  • Neapolitan: girls, one size
  • Pint warrior: girls, one size, plus size
  • Red lush: girls, one size
  • Sand art: girls, one size, plus size
  • Toxic: girls, one size, plus size
  • Walk on the wild side: girls, one size

Girls leggings are now**: $19.50

One size leggings are now**: $22.00

Pluskins leggings are now**: $27.50

Please contact me if you have any questions at jennywearsglasses (at) gmail (dot) com

** as of Saturday, May 7

Business Post Update

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This week, I’ve worked really hard at getting the name of my online shop out there. It’s not easy starting out, especially when you have very very limited free time. I’m motivated though and I’m really enjoying this. I’m learning a lot and hope to continue my 6 AM Shop for a longtime.

I’m been trying to find strategic ways to get my business name out there. Here are some ideas and things that I’ve done so far:

  • Goal setting: I try to set myself a weekly/monthly goal for sales. I’m happy that I hit that bar this week and will keep trying week after week.
  • Facebook: I find that there are a lot of direct sales ads on Facebook. I’m trying to find way to post interesting and engaging ads that will hopefully bring people to my site. It’s still a work in progress.
  • Wearing the product: Wearing Buskins leggings is easy. I love them.
  • Flyers: I’ve created flyers that the girls and I hand delivered this week to a few houses in Constance Bay. So far, it has increased the views on my site, but no extra sales from it.
  • Catalogue: Buskins came out with a small catalogue. I’m going to drop a couple off in strategic areas in my area.
  • Sign up for vendor fairs, markets and events: Check. I’m working hard to get my name out there and putting together a beautiful vendor booth.
  • Networking online and offline: I created a new Facebook group called Ottawa Vendor Events. I’m hoping to connect vendors and event planners looking for vendors in one place.
  • Word of mouth: This has been the most effective, since those who have the leggings, love them too.

This continues to be a huge learning experience for me. I’m loving every minute of it. If you have any more tips and tricks, please feel free to share them with me.

Today Girls Leggings Only $19.04

Buskins prices on the website fluctuate, because it is an American company. They put the price in American dollars and the Canadian prices change based on how the dollar is doing. Today, girls leggings are only $19.04 (.o4 people!!).

Today is all about the little women. Here are two great styles of girls wearing patterned leggings:

I love these floral prints with this turquoise blazer. Buskins has similar leggings for girls.

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Although not the exact same, Buskins has very similar leggings for only $19.05 for girls.

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Mommy & Me Styles Available Now

Still looking for a gift for Mother’s Day? Here are some great mommy & me styles that are currently available on the Buskins website.

 

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Brush strokes (o/s, girls)
Patriot (o/s, girls)
Graffiti (o/s, girls)
Combat blues (o/s, girls)
Commando (o/s, +/s, girls)
Melon party capri (o/s, girls)
Neapolitan (o/s, girls)
Red Lush (/o/s, girls)
Walk on the wild side (o/s, girls)
Wonderland (o/s, girls)
Neon Feather (o/s, girls)

#weekendupdate

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Is it Monday (evening!&#&!) already?

This weekend, we worked on a lot of different things at home. Andre was busy painting  and picking up pieces of furniture from people who wanted to give it to him for his hobby. He received some very beautiful pieces that you might be able to see in the near future. He really does great work. I was really sad to see a desk that he did go. I was really hoping it was here to stay. Goodbye desk. Enjoy your new home.

On a 6 AM SHOP/ Buskins front. Buskins had a great sale this weekend. Buy 2 pairs of plain black leggings, get one free. I’m happy to report that the people who took advantage of this sale, your leggings have now been shipped. 🙂

With the 6 AM SHOP, I’ve been busy exploring the world of e-commerce. I really enjoy learning about this, there is a lot I don’t know. As I mentioned before, I’ve decided to use Shopify has my e-commerce platform and I’m so happy I made that decision. So far, their customer service has been amazing, I received a credit card reader in the mail and I was able to create my own domain name for my site very easily. They really take care of their customers.

Also, Isabelle and I had a fun photo shoot with our mommy and me nautical stripped dresses. Above is one of the many photos that came from this series. I’m hoping to upload these photos to the shop shortly. In case you are curious, here are some of the details on the dresses:

  • Size: Women’s medium
  • Size: 3T and 4T
  • $50 for two dresses (mommy & me)

If you are interested in getting one of the dresses before it reaches the online shop let me know!

 

Hope you all have a great start to the week. Tomorrow I hope to update everyone on our bottle feeding adventures.