Are you looking for a part-time job whilst studying at University but want to try something different? If so, you should consider joining 20,000 other women in earning some extra money by working for Ann Summers’s parties. Here is all of the information you need to know to see if this is the right choice for you.

What is an Ann Summers party?

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You will probably be able to take a good guess or have a vague idea of what an Ann Summers party is just from having knowledge of their brand and what they stand for. But to fill you in in more detail, an Ann Summers party is a women-exclusive event where an Ann Summers representative hosts various (usually sexually themed) games and presents different lingerie and sex toys from Ann Summers’s catalogue which you can purchase. Ultimately, the Ann Summers parties are to create an atmosphere where a group of friends can confidently be open and let go to have some fun.

How does working as part of the Ann Summers party team work?

There are two main ways to get an income from working as a brand representative as part of the Ann Summers party team. One is from hosting an in-person party, and the other, a new addition due to recent events, by setting up virtual parties. Conducting in-person parties involves a mix of you going to venues and private homes that Ann Summers have pre-arranged for you, as well as going out of your way to contact and book events yourself. The virtual events are again pretty self-explanatory as it involves the same process but online. There is also no need to worry about not knowing what you are doing, as you will get free training and support before you begin.

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In order to earn money, whilst hosting these events, you will present various Ann Summers products and advertise them in an attempt to sell them to the women at the event. You gain a 25% commission on all sales, with the opportunity to have an additional 5 to 10% commission bonus monthly.

You are responsible for purchasing the products you bring to the parties. There are two bundles which you can choose from. The first is the must-have ‘Party Pro Kit’ for those hosting in-person parties, including £275 worth of products for £69. The second is the ‘Starter Kit’, which comprises a basic kit of £125 worth of best sellers for just £39, needed for those working virtually.

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As well as hosting the parties, by being an Ann Summers representative you can get some money by using social media to sell products – a great and easy option for you tech-savvy students. You can use your platform to advertise new products, deals and offers as well as promoting body-positive messages of the brand and sway those following you to make purchases. Again, every sale contributes to your commission-based earnings.

Is the job worth it?

There are some clear advertised benefits from being an Ann Summers representative. It is a flexible job both in terms of working times and having the newly added option of working virtually. This means that, in theory, you can make your own decision about when to work and arrange it around your university schedule – a clear bonus compared to some other part-time jobs. It is also quick and easy for you to become an ambassador as you do not need any previous experience but just need to be willing to get stuck in and preferably enjoy and feel fairly confident socialising and being involved in vibrant settings.

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As well as this, due to the job being about managing a lot of your own work and sales, you can take it as an opportunity to learn how to manage a small business and conduct customer service, all of which are transferable skills useful after university. Most importantly, for those of you that love some retail therapy, you can get a 25% personal discount on all products by working for Ann Summers.

What are the cons? 

However, like any job, there are some reservations to think about when considering if this is the job for you. The primary one would be that how much you earn is really up to how much work you want to put in. Unlike a scheduled part-time job, due to the independent nature and importance of being willing to put yourself out there as a brand representative, you will not be guaranteed a set income. Considering costs, you also have to pay an upfront fee when purchasing the bundles before hosting any parties. Additionally, it is good to bear in mind any travel costs and inconveniences you may face when going to in-person parties as they are not in the same location and do not tend to always be close to where you live as a student.

If you have weighed up the pros and cons and are still interested in earning some extra cash by taking on this unique job with an Ann Summers party, then head over to where you can get more information and sign up.