I've done these.....they've been done with yahoo groups and those partipcating joining the chat funciton during the time of the event. I participated in 5, never got any sales, and neither did anyone else.
You'd be better off trying to organize a Holiday Shopping event locally with ladies from other direct sales companies, you can rent a small hall or if it's just 5 or less of you take turns hosting in your homes. I've had a lot more success with them. With a small hall the rent was aout $300, I charged $20 per table which covered the costs and advertising, I allowed a local church to host and sell baked goods for charity and they in turn advertised in their church. I had 30 or so venders and lots of traffic we all did pretty well.
at 3:59 PM on Oct. 13, 2009