Monday, May 5, 2008

Frequently Asked Questiosn about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin' Up has been posting specials during the last several months to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. The cost of the Starter Kit during these promotions has been $159.00 instead of the normal $199.00 and they are throwing in other incentives like the Hodge Podge kit this time. The "actual" cost of the kit is approximately $350-$400, so you are saving $250.00 in products. There are so many other benefits of being a demonstrator than saving 20% on every order. Please read below about the frequently asked questions and then ask yourself if you can really pass up this special offering...........

Frequently asked questions about becoming a Stampin' Up!
Demonstrator Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the minimum sales requirements?
A: You only have to submit $300 in sales per quarter. That is less than an average Stampin’ Up! workshop! Also, you can submit your sales in any increment you wish and still get your discount and commission.
Q: What if I only want to do this as a hobby. Do I still have to do parties?
A: Absolutely not! Stampin’ Up! supports the hobby demonstrator just as well as the career demonstrator. You can put in your own order or collect orders from family and friends to equal the $300 minimum for the quarter.
Q: Can I be my own hostess?
A: Yes, you can be your own hostess anytime you want!!! You can invite your family and friends into your own home and have a workshop. You would be the hostess, receiving the hostess benefits, and you would also be the demonstrator receiving your instant income and commission!
Q: How much does it cost to get started as a demonstrator?
A: The standard starter kit during May is only $159 plus tax (shipping is free) and is a $400+ value! It includes everything you need to get your business up and running, including stamp sets that you get to choose, ink, paper, catalogs, order forms, training information and more!
Q: What if I decide that I don’t like it once I’ve started? Will I be penalized if I quite or is there a certain time frame I have to be a demonstrator?
A: You can stop anytime you choose. You simply just stop putting in your minimum sales. You keep everything that came in your kit to enjoy for yourself….. But, I guarantee, once you get started you won’t want to stop!
Q: What kind of incentives can I earn as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?
A: Stampin’ Up! offers so many benefits and incentives to demonstrators. Here are a few:
*In your first 3-6 months you have the opportunity to earn 7 free stamp sets from the current catalog through the Stampin’ Start Program.
*30% Instant Income on your first order within 45 days of signing up.
*Special ‘demonstrator only’ incentives, like additional discount promotions, free stamp promotions, pre-buy opportunities, bulk buying and more!
*Every year you can earn a free incentive trip to exotic places. Destinations have been to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico and Panama!
*Great Rewards—You earn points for your sales, and can use them to choose prizes like product and gift cards! First prize level only requires $1000 in sales per quarter!
Q: Do people really make money at this?
A: Yes! There are many demonstrators who make $1000, $5000 or even $15,000+ a month! There are even cash awards given out during the year for personal performance achievements and at convention too!
Q: How much support can I expect from my upline?
A: You can expect to receive full training from me, including business tips, ideas, stamping techniques, and ongoing support through our upline sources. There are bi-monthly group meetings where we all share ideas, swap cards, and just enjoy each other’s company. These events are not required, but I highly recommend them! I will be your biggest cheerleader for whatever goals you want to achieve with Stampin’ Up!
Q: Where will I get my ideas for my workshops?
A: Stampin’ Up! has many resources for demonstrators. Two Idea Book & Catalogs per year, as well as mini collection publications, demonstrator web site with a workshop planning wizard and sample gallery as well as project templates and patterns to use, monthly Stampin’ Success Magazine, quarterly On-Stage Magazine, training videos and more! It is OK to copy your projects from these sources and use them at your workshops… in fact, it’s encouraged! You don't have to think of everything by yourself. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I had not borrowed and shared ideas!
Q: Are there any Stampin’ Up! events that I can attend as a new demonstrator?
A: Yes, almost all of them!!! Every year Stampin’ Up! has it’s annual convention. It is in Salt Lake City, Utah the last part of July/first part of August and is 4 days long. This is the best event ever!!! Can you imagine 10,000 crazy stampers getting together to share ideas and stamp? It’s wild and so worth it! There are also regional seminars throughout the country and also local events too!
Q: Do you really love what you do?
A: I absolutely LOVE what I do and I know you will too. I love Stampin’ Up! because of all the friendships I have made. Some of my best friends have been met through Stampin’’ Up! I also love the company because of their commitment to their demonstrators and an outstanding product. It just can’t be beat!
I hope I have answered some of your questions. Thank you for letting me share this Fabulous Business Opportunity with you! Please feel free to contact me!

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