Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Thinking about becoming a demonstrator?

I've been thinking about becoming a demonstrator but...
I often hear the phrase above and there are many different endings added to it so I thought I'd answer a few of them here.

...what if I can't meet the minimum quotas? There is no pressure for you to meet the quota. Stampin' Up! does set minimum quotas every 3 months with a new demonstrator joining in February having 5 months to meet their first quota. The quota is $500 of commissionable sales within the 3 months. However at any time you decide that you can't meet the quota there is no penalty, you simply stop becoming a demonstrator and can return to being a customer. If after buying the fantastically discounted kit you decide SU! isn't for you then that's not a problem. You don't have to meet any shortfalls or pay back your kit. Just quietly though I was personally worried about this question when I joined and now have no problems in meeting the quota. The product does really sell itself, customers just love it!

...do I have to do workshops? Simple answer, no. You can operate as a demonstrator in any form you wish. As long as you meet the quotas it's up to you whether you run workshops. If you just want to join to get the discount for yourself and friends, you can. Workshops are a great way to meet quotas though. An average workshop for me would meet my $500 quota easily. I usually average 1-2 workshops per month without trying to hard.

...I don't have the time. Time is in short supply for so many of us. Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is such a flexible job. You can choose when you want to book workshops and how many. I have a baby, and I love the fact that I can go out and do a couple of workshops a month and teach a class or two and fit it around my family's needs.

...I've never done party plan selling. Neither had I! I still don't think of myself as a sales person! At workshops I simply show what Stampin' Up! has to offer and have a fun time doing so. People love Stampin' Up! product and there's no need for a hard sell approach. I have made some fantastic friends through holding workshops.

...I'm not creative enough. Between Stampin' Up! And other resources you could do workshops for years and never have to come up with new ideas for workshops! Stampin' Up! have an extensive demonstrator support website. Every month new ideas for workshops are shown with tips and ideas for being a successful demonstrator. My upline has their own forum with lots of tips and ideas. I can also provide team training events either in real life or online.

...I don't want to recruit a team. You don't have to. Building a team isn't something that you have to do. If you're looking to join SU! for yourself or a small group of friends that's great. However if after a while someone approaches you to sign up you can be confident that they will receive the same access to support through myself that you will already be receiving.
Why not contact me today and I can send out a no obligation information pack including a complimentary introductory DVD. What have you got to lose? Just think of the fun, learning and team friendships you could be missing out on! Why not do something just for you in 2008. I guarantee you will love it!

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