Is This The Right Career For Me?
There are two types of Stampin' Up! demonstrators,
The Hobbyist who enjoys the discounts and stays "current" by meeting the quarterly minimum through personal purchases along with some sales to a few creative stamping family members and/or friends.
The Business Demo is planning to run this as a business, offering classes, workshops, parties & events and actively selling Stampin' Up! product and maybe recruit new demonstrators to build his/her own team.
About 80% of Stampin' Up! demonstrators are hobbyists. Everyone is welcome to join and Stampin' Up! offers a lot of benefits and incentives to both, the hobbyist and the career demo. My current team mainly consists of hobbyists. I understand their mindsets and will support each one to the extend they are comfortable with.
I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2009, and although I had my ups and downs with my little business, I would not trade my current status for any other job.
Benefits of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator
If you plan on purchasing Stampin' Up! products it does make sense to join as a hobbyist. Right from the beginning you will receive 20% off any product purchases. You get a weekly email updates with lots of ideas and information and you will be able to join Stampin' Connection (web site just for demonstrators), pre-order new products, get access to videos, templates and many other things.
SU Demonstrators will earn Stampin' Rewards, if their orders reach more than $200.
Meeting Your Quarterly Minimum
When you join you get extra time to buy or sell until the end of your second quarter, which starts either on 1 Jan, 1 Apr, 1 Jul or 1 Oct, depending on your start-date. For example, if you join on 6 Jan and wish to stay current or active as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you will need to buy or sell just short of $400 in merchandise by 30 June to meet your quarterly minimum. Keep in mind that any of your personal orders will be discounted by 20% before shipping and tax. Your $400 goal will actually cost you $320, if you were your only customer, 20% of any customer orders will constitute your income from Stampin' Up!
If for some reason you go into pending status the month following a quarter, I will see how I can help pull you out during that time. If you decide this not for you we just don't make it up in the pending month and your demo status goes away. No questions asked. I would then look forward to stay in touch with you through your further creative journey.
Note: Anything you buy or sell after you join/purchase the Starter Kit counts towards qualifying you for your first quarter!
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