I often get questions about how it works to “be a demonstrator” and what that all means, so I wanted to share some answers to common questions here.
What are the benefits of becoming a demonstrator?
Besides the incredible savings on the stamps in the Starter Kit, you will also receive a full color magazine from Stampin’ Up! every other month and includes MANY different stamping and business ideas.
You will also have access to the demonstrator section of the Stampin’ Up! website. There is a LOT of information on the website, including information on getting bookings and workshop advice, recruiting, stamping techniques, business ideas, newsletter archives, monthly special flyers, and checklists and tracking forms for keeping your business organized.
One of my favorite things on the website is Stampin’ Connection, where new samples are posted every day. You can even search by stamp set or keyword to help you find ideas with the stamps and supplies you already have.
Do you get free stamps?
Yes! The company has different promotions throughout the year where we can earn free stamps—even hostess sets!
And you can earn “Great Rewards” based on your quarterly sales. Great Rewards items include catalog merchandise as well as VISA gift cards, catalogs and more!
What kind of training do you get?
You will get as much or as little training as you’d like. I am available for one-on-one training and am always just a phone call or email away.
Monthly group meetings are held in Champaign, IL and are open to everyone in my LovenStampfuls demonstrator family. These meetings are just like “workshops” for demonstrators. We have demonstrations, make and takes, and learn and share new ideas to grow our business. Plus you can participate in card swaps with other demonstrators. I also record our meetings on video and post them online for those who are long-distance and can’t attend in person. We also have a yahoo email group and a Facebook Group, which are great ways to share ideas and ask questions.
Stampin’ Up! holds an annual convention every year in Salt Lake City and one-day regional seminars throughout the year across the country. These events are great training for every level of demonstrator.
How much do you make? What is your discount?
Your commission is based on how much you sell (or purchase for yourself). You automatically get 20% off of every order you place—instantly! You then get a rebate commission every month depending on how much your sales were for the month, ranging 5-20%. You can also earn commission on your downline’s sales. (Your downline is anyone you recruit, and the people they recruit.)
New demonstrators can receive a 30% discount/instant income (instead of the normal 20%) on their first order of $150 if it’s placed within the first 45 days of their start date.
How much do you have to sell?
The minimum is $300 per calendar quarter. Your own purchases count towards your minimums. Plus, you can be your own hostess and earn the hostess benefits yourself. The company average for a workshop is around $300, so you can meet the sales requirement by doing just one-two workshops per quarter – or by placing orders for yourself and your friends.
The first quarter that you join you do not have to meet any minimums. So if you sign up in October-November-December, you would not have to meet the minimum requirement until the January-February-March quarter, for example, and any orders you place from your start date til the end of March would count towards your first $300 requirement.
Are there any penalties for dropping out?
Nope! If you decide being a demonstrator is not for you, simply do nothing. You will automatically go inactive when you no longer meet the minimum requirements. In the meantime, you can still enjoy all of the benefits shown above, plus you would have gotten your stamps from the Starter Kit at an incredible discount!