Becoming a Demontrator – What’s that About?

IMG_2119 What’s it all about? Well, there are so many incredible benefits to being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator that it’s hard to know where to begin. Here are some frequently asked questions that might help.


What will I do as a demonstrator?A lot of that is up to you and what you want to do with your Stampin’ Up! business. You can share your love of creating cards, gifts or scrapbooks through home workshops, classes, blogging, . . . Since Stampin’ Up! introduced on-line ordering, the options for how you run your business are nearly limitless. 


Will I receive support and training as a demonstrator? Oh my goodness, yes. In fact, you’ll have so much support from so many avenues, it can even be a little overwhelming. There are community boards all over the World Wide Web with more workshop ideas and business tools than you could possibly imagine. I’ll help you filter through what’s most beneficial to you given the what you want to do with your business.


By joining my team, you will become part ofthe Lonestar Stamper’s and StampSmith teams, and we’ll provide you with all the help and support you need. We have monthly meetings where we swap cards, learn new techniques, and brainstorm business ideas. Jointly we conduct Open Houses and even retreats.


On top of all that that, Stampin’ Up! provides dozens of training resources to help you run your business, including a monthly magazine, Demonstrator Support agents, a demonstrator-only web site, thousands of samples, project templates, annual and seasonal catalogs, a training DVD, demonstrator events, the Demonstrator Manual, a Product Guide, and six monthly newsletters designed especially for new recruits. Gracious – that’s a mouthful. But, the most fun training Stampin’ Up! provides are the Regional and National Conventions. Goodness, they’re so much fun they’re almost life altering.


What if I don’t know how to create a website or blog? Stampin’ Up! has created a tool for demonstrators to create your own website and send out e-mails to your customers. Since websites don’t offer much interaction between you and your visitors, a lot of demonstrators are using blogs and sites like Twitter and Facebook. When you join my team, I offer free blog design and setup, and will help you link your blogs to those sites like Twitter and Facebook.


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 money (5 to 20%) through volume rebates. 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!


What are the minimum sales requirements? To stay active as a demonstrator you will need to sell a minimum of $300 per quarter. Most demonstrators find that this goal can be reached in one or two workshops per quarter.


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 $300 a quarter.


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 $199 (plus shipping and handling). It includes everything you will need to get your business up and running—including stamps and accessories as well as business supplies ($330 value). You can even choose your stamp sets and colors!


What if I decide it’s not for me once I’ve started?Will I be penalized if I quit? You simply stop placing orders. If you don’t meet the minimum requirement, Stampin’ Up! will just “drop” you—no penalties, no questions asked! But I guarantee that once you start, you won’t want to stop!!


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:

  • As a new demonstrator, you have an opportunity to earn up to nine FREE stamps sets of any value, from the catalog in your first 6 months. – 30% commission on your first workshop order if you place it within 60 days of signing up.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to earn new stamp sets during “Sale-a-Bration.”
  • You can be your own “hostess” and earn free hostess sets and merchandise on your personal orders.
  • Besides access to Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrator web site, you’ll get access to demonstrator-only sites like SUDSOL and exclusive areas within Splitcoast Stampers.
  • You can earn logo and product items each quarter depending on your sales.
  • Every year you can earn a seven-day day cruise for two!!!!

and much, much more.


Do I have to attend meetings? We have a monthly and bi-monthly meetings which are a combination of business and stamping 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 there is the annual convention in Salt Lake City. 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.



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Do you really love what you do?

I absolutely LOVE what I do and I know you will, too. One of the reasons I love it so much is because of the friendships I have made. Some of my best friends are demonstrators who I would not have met if it were not for Stampin’ Up! And, I love that something I make might spark someone else’s creativity.



I hope I answered some of your questions. I would love to share more about this fun opportunity with you. If you have further questions or would like more information, please ask! Remember, there is no commitment just for asking.


Now, it’s even easier to join than ever by just clicking here and entering LMac2008 when you get to the Recruiter Authorization Password.


Linda McClain
(512)297-8361
cateredcrop@gmail.com 

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