Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Home based business success - Dove Chocolate Discoveries

Dove's Chocolate Martini Mix
UPDATE 3OCT12:  After over a year successfully selling chocolate, including winning an incentive trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Kristine has decided to move on and no longer sell for Dove Chocolate.  She suggests contacting the main company website for Dove Chocolate Discoveries if you are interested in hosting a chosolate party, placing an order, or starting your own business as a chocholatier.   Don't forget to visit our other blog posts for more great stories and information!

UPDATE 26NOV11:  Food Network features Dove Chocolate Discoveries on Unwrapped show.  

UPDATE 12NOV11:  A big congrats to Kristine Wolfe on her promotion to Team Leader!  Since contacting her about her business, she has seen her Dove Chocolate Discoveries Home Based Business explode!  Read the original post below for more information.

Do home based businesses really work? Can you make money through a home based business? How much money can I expect to make?

The bottom line - can you make money through home based businesses?

We talked about this with Dove Chocolate Discoveries Independent Chocolatier Kristine Wolfe of Hampton Roads. In early 2011, she researched several home based businesses to supplement her day job income with the goal of eventually generating enough income to work for herself exclusively. 

You can view her blog at to get an insider look at the life of a chocolatier.

After considering the usual suspects like Pampered Chef and Scentsy*, which both have considerable market share and brand name recognition, she decided to take advantage of the lesser known Dove Chocolate Discoveries.

“It is Dove chocolate, but using the at home party model,” she said. “I have seen real results in only a few months. People tell me all of the time that they have not heard of Dove doing home chocolate parties and they are very interested.”

Now she has built her business to include customers from Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Within that short time period she has recruited a few other people to become Independent Chocolatiers with Dove Chocolate Discoveries as well, including her own mother. Kristine is now on her way to becoming a Team Leader.

“It has been really exciting,” Kristine happily remarks. “I should to be able to leave my day job by December!”

The key to this system of success seems to be the broad range of quality products offered by Dove Chocolate Discoveries exclusively through their at home party system using the Independent Chocolatiers as the personal touch and face of the company.

“Our Chocolate Martinis are one of the best selling items and they are delicious!” says Kristine. But do not take her word for it. Schedule an at home party and sample some for yourself.

There are several statistics out there which lead to conclusions that home based businesses can succeed. According to the statistics we researched for this article, home based businesses are more likely to be successful, likely because of low overhead costs and a strong desire to leave the daily grind behind. It is nice to do something you love, since it is no longer work at that point.

*Seek legal advice before starting a home based business. Pampered Chef, Scentsy, and Dove Chocolate Discoveries are registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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