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#1 bmskajk

Posted 15 June 2007 - 03:56 PM

Just wondering if there is anyone doing Penny Miller here.. I am just looking to get some extra pocket money. Also want something I can do while i have bub home..


#2 Chocolate Addict

Posted 15 June 2007 - 04:03 PM

What is Penny Miller??

#3 bmskajk

Posted 15 June 2007 - 04:09 PM

Its like homecare.. Where you distribute catalogues and collect orders..

#4 JenBel

Posted 17 June 2007 - 12:00 PM

I used to do it original.gif . I will say that it is alot of work and although I got a few orders each week they were really little orders so I was making barely any money. Even my leader couldn't understand why i wasn't getting the orders in.

I would pack the kids into the pram say 3.30pm, put the box of books on the top and take off. It would take me until 4.30 - 5pm to deliver them all. I would do that on a Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday & Thursday would be the pick up days, but I would try and do them all in one day, so it would take between 2-4 hrs. Keep in mind that when you pick up books you need to knock on the door if it isn't left out and if the people aren't home you need to leave a reminder note, and jot down a time to come back and get the book (setting aside another day for late pick ups!)

My Manager used to come on a Friday and pick up the orders that I had taken, and drop off the orders so that I could deliver them. I would also get any extra books and supplies I needed on those days and get them ready for delivery.

Initially you have to put the packs together as well so that takes a couple of hours.

I would estimate that it would take me about 10 hours of work a week to deliver them..and i was only getting btwn %20-$80 dollars a week.

It was good for the exercise, and I got to see more of my local area, but I was making barely anything, and in the end it was just too hard to do with both kids in the pram (DS would start to whinge in the end sad.gif ).

Good Luck if you decide to do it original.gif

#5 bmskajk

Posted 17 June 2007 - 04:39 PM

Thank you for the info.. I might give it a go.. Its mainly flat around my area, so should be ok.. Plus I have my older kids, that can go around with me too.. Give us all some exercise.. Wont hurt..

Thank you again


#6 *Jen*

Posted 18 June 2007 - 07:03 PM

I did Penny Miller for about 6 months have just quit a few months ago and desperatly hoping that my small home business will bring more cash in that PM did.
For the amount of work i was actually doing it turned out to be sooooo not worth the little money i got a week.

Good luck, i hope you do much better than i did.

#7 bmskajk

Posted 19 June 2007 - 09:29 AM

Thank you.. I will be trying my best at it.. Maybe it depends on the area and if ppl actually purchase.. I can always give it a go.. It doesnt cost anything does it??? I am still waiting to hear from an area manager.. Do they take long to respond to you???

#8 *Jen*

Posted 19 June 2007 - 10:04 AM

I tried a few different area's but there wasn't one better than the other iukwim ? The trick is to get loads of books out there, which is very time consuming and exhausting, but you will certainly get more orders.
I contacted the area manager directly and was up and running practically the next day.

#9 bmskajk

Posted 19 June 2007 - 10:19 AM

Hopefully i will hear today.. is there costs involved?

Sorry for all the questions..  biggrin.gif

#10 Pecan pie

Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:36 PM

I've done Penny Miller while looking for a real job and it's NOT worth doing it.

You get a pittance for too much work. or could even be  out of pocket for petrol expenses, phone calls, not to mention you car depreciates because of use. You also expose yourself to all sorts of risk for being on the street more than  as is normal.

Too much work for nothing.  There were times when you go to a customer's place 4 times for nothing: you deliver the catalogue, pick-up the cat. and the order, deliver the product and then  later on collect the item if the customer does not like it and refund the money.

If you want something to occupy your time, better to volunteer with a charitable organization than to volunteer your time to prop up a commercial org.

Besides Penny Miller is a bad company and I'd say unethical too.

Just google it and you'll see complaints of people who'd worked for them as walkers.

Edited by Pecan pie, 09 July 2014 - 04:40 PM.

#11 bec1991

Posted 01 July 2015 - 01:33 PM

It is a lot of work but what you put in is what you get back. I've done homecare and penny Miller and did well with both. Sometimes you may get a low paying area but you can ask your area coordinator for a different area. It's something to do while you have kids. I'm pregnant and have two under 3. I work with penny Miller atm. I actually like it

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