How much does it cost to get started as a demonstrator?
All you need to do is purchase the Starter Kit which is $99 with FREE SHIPPING!!! Your kit is completely customizable, which means you get to choose any current products up to $125, which helps you work your hobby or business any way you so choose. It’s YOUR choice to choose what YOU want!
What are the minimum sales requirements to stay a demonstrator?
The only requirement for this is placing order/orders of $300 per QUARTER. You can submit this over the course of 3 months in any increment you want to. It may be your own personal orders or orders you receive from friends, family, or customers. It does not need to be in a lump sum, it’s the total of $300 per QUARTER in your sales, whether it’s from you ordering or others.
What if I want to do this as a hobby and not as a business venture?
No problem! Stampin’ Up! supports ALL demonstrators, no matter their goals or the level at which they choose to run their business. If you just want the discount on all the awesome, quality products for your own use, that is just absolutely fine! It’s your way. You can either place your own orders or collect orders from family and friends to equal the quarterly $300 requirement. That’s all there is to it!
Can I be my own hostess and receive the hostess benefits?
Absolutely you can! You simply either place your own personal orders and receive hostess rewards by the amount you purchase or host your own parties/workshops/classes based on the workshop/parties/classes amount. Invite your family and friends into your home and have a workshop. You will be the hostess, receiving the hostess benefits, as well as the demonstrator by receiving your instant income and commission.
How do I earn an income as a demonstrator?
You can earn income in three ways: instant income (20% off each order whether it’s your own personal order or others), monthly volume rebates (5-20 percent of total sales), and monthly downline override commissions (2-6%) of your sale recruits’ sales.
Do I have to recruit others to become demonstrators?
No. If you were to recruit others to be demonstrators, you would be paid override commissions on your downline’s sales, but this is a perk not a requirement.
Where can I get ideas on how to do workshops, classes, etc?
Stampin’ Up! provides dozens of training resources for demonstrators that are filled with project ideas, tips, and videos on every aspect on how to run your business. There is a quarterly publication called Stampin’ Success that offers ideas, inspiration and worthwhile articles of featured products, etc. to complement running your business. There is Demonstrator Support representatives to answer your calls and questions, etc.that are available during regular office hours each day, M-F, 7am-7pm MST time. There is a demonstrator only website, hundreds of samples, annual and seasonal catalogs, a training DVD, tons of training videos, webinars, technique videos, etc. and support for whatever your needs may be. PLUS, you will have me as your upline to support you in every aspect of your Stampin’ Up! journey!
What if I drop my demonstrator status?
You may choose to drop at any time and you will not be penalized. You do not need to return anything. You simply stop placing orders to reach your quarterly minimums. No questions asked, nothing in return. You keep all your fabulous stuff which includes the products you chose in your Starter Kit.
Do I have to sell if I become a demonstrator?
No, you absolutely do not need to sell anything! Selling and producing income is a perk, not a requirement of being a demonstrator. Many demonstrators consider themselves “hobby demonstrators,” which that means they only place orders for their own crafting needs, or perhaps place orders for their friends and family. As long as you are an active demonstrator, meeting your quarterly minimums, you will always receive the 20% discount no matter which type of demonstrator you are. See my “Types of demonstrators” in the link of Take a Test Drive.