Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Join my Team - FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What does being a demonstrator mean?
There are many different types of demos who are supported by Stampin’ Up! Here are some of the more common types of demonstrators:

■DISCOUNT DEMONSTRATOR: Likes the idea of buying stamps for personal use at a discount and occasionally sells to friends and family.

■SHORT-TERM DEMONSTRATOR: Sells for a short period of time to earn a specified amount of money and stops when the goal is reached.

■HOBBY DEMONSTRATOR: Loves doing workshops and classes and earning extra money when it’s convenient, works a lot some months and very little or none, other months.

■SEASONAL DEMONSTRATOR: Works hard at the business during September, October, November doing workshops for seasonal money. Maintains minimum sales during balance of the year.

■STAY AT HOME MOM DEMONSTRATOR: Wants to stay at home with her children and make some extra money working a few nights a month.

■CAREER DEMONSTRATOR: Views Stampin’ Up! as a viable business with long-term career potential; regularly attends Stampin’ Up! events and has developed close social relationships with other demonstrators; works at her business in a consistent manner.As you can see, this is a flexible, fun business you can build to suit your needs and desires. Make it fit for you by using your unique talents.

Stampin’ Up! offers you the freedom and flexibility to become the kind of Demonstrator that will fit your lifestyle. And no matter what you choose to make of this opportunity, you can still take advantage of the amazing benefits exclusive to Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

Will I receive support and training as a demonstrator?

By joining, you will become part of my team, and I’ll provide you with all the help and support you need to achieve your personal goal. I will never push or pressure you to do more than you desire. Whether your goals are big or small, I am here to help! I maintain a password protected team website with business resources and on top of that, Stampin’ Up! provides the following:
■A 24/7 demonstrator website for demonstrator resources and online ordering

■A full colour monthly magazine with creative and business ideas just for demonstrators

■An 800# with knowledgeable and friendly Demonstrator Support agents

■A beautiful and affordable company sponsored demonstrator business website you can set up in minutes

■An achievable incentive program for income and awards if you choose to aspire to them

How will I make money as a demonstrator?
Since customers pay you directly, you will keep 20% of each order placed at the time of their payment. You can earn additional income (up to 40%) through volume rebates when your monthly sales are over $600. If you build a team, you can also earn monthly downline overrides.

Do people really make money at this?
YES!! Depending on how much time you want to put into “your” business, you can make whatever income you desire! It is totally up to you!

Do I have to recruit other demonstrators?
Of course not!! Having a downline is not a requirement, it is a perk – we have the opportunity to earn a commission based on our downline’s sales and on top of that make a ton of great new friends through stamping!

What if I only want to do this as a hobby? Do I still have to do workshops?
Absolutely not!! Stampin’ Up! supports the hobby demonstrator just like the career demonstrator. You can put in your own order or collect orders from family & friends that equal $400 a quarter.

What are the minimum sales requirements?
To stay active as a demonstrator you will need to sell a minimum of $400 per quarter. Most demonstrators find that this goal can be reached in one or two workshops per quarter–or with their own purchases.

Do I have to stock product?
No. You will only order items when someone places an order and pays you in advance, so you won’t need to keep inventory of products.

How much does it cost to get started?
The Starter Kit is only $249 plus pst. This kit is customizable (choose your own sets at stated price points and you may change some accessory colors) for a total of $410 in product for only $249. It includes everything you will need to get your business up and running—including stamps and accessories as well as business supplies.  Stampin' Up! often has promotions on the Starter Kit as well!!!

What kind of incentives will I receive as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?
There are so many perks with this business that I don’t know where to start! Here are just a few for new demonstrators offered from Stampin’ Up!
■As a new demonstrator, you have an opportunity to earn up to 9 FREE stamps sets of any value, from the catalogue in your first 6 months.

■30% commission on your first workshop order of $200 or more, if you place it within 60 days of signing up.

■The opportunity to earn new stamp sets during “Sell-a-Bration.”

■The ability to be your own “hostess” and earn free hostess sets and merchandise on your own personal orders

■You can earn logo and product items each quarter depending on your sales.

■Every year you can earn a 7 day cruise for 2!!!! and much, much more………..

Where do I get ideas for my workshops?
Stampin’ Up! has many resources for demonstrators, including the Idea Book & Catalogue, a great monthly magazine, a fantastic website for demonstrators only, a wonderful video in the starter kit, and much more. I also post my workshop cards on our team website and yahoo group. It is more than OKAY to copy projects from these resources—that is what they are for! You don’t have to ever think of an original idea if you don’t want to.

Do I have to attend meetings?
Not if you don’t want to! There is always something going on our team website which include a combination of business and stamping events which are completely optional, but a lot of fun if you choose to come!

Are there any Stampin’ Up! events that I can attend as a new demonstrator?
Yes, and they are a blast! Every year in July/August there is the annual Stampin’ Up! convention. Imagine several thousand crazy stampers in one place for 4 days! There are also regional training events throughout the country each year, and local events organized BY Stampin’ Up! demonstrators FOR Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  For Leaders, SU hosts a Leadership Convention in January of each year.  I was lucky to have attended in January 2010 in Phoenix and have to say that it was truly a wonderful experience!

Do you really love what you do?
I really, really do. Stampin’ Up! offers me all the resources to be creative on my own terms and to create personalized projects for my family and friends that make me proud and happy to have something I can share with them from my heart. On top of that, I earn extra income on the side and can be flexible enough with my business so that it fits my schedule allowing me more time with family and friends. I really, really love and enjoy what I do and I hope you will too!

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