Is this your time to shine?

While anytime is a great time to join the Stampin’ Up! family as a demonstrator, joining during July and August is especially sweet!

Starting your own Stampin’ Up! business means free and discounted products, plus a little extra cash — and who couldn’t use that?  Plus, from July 15 through August 31, you can become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for only $85!

The special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business:

Item Code Page #* Description Retail Value**
115360

118

For All You Do stamp set $28.95
115658

155

Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
115656

155

Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
115659

155

Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
115654

155

Dusty Durango Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
115655

155

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
115657

155

Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad $5.95
100730

155

Whisper White card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″) $7.50
115315

155

In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″) $7.95

*All page numbers refer to the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog
**All products may be substituted for like items

Perhaps you have questions — maybe lots of them!  Here are some FAQs about becoming a demonstrator:

  1. What are the minimum sales requirements? You only need to submit $300 in sales per quarter. That is less than an average Stampin’ Up! workshop! Also, you can submit your sales in any increment you wish and still receive your 20 percent discount and commission.
  2. What if I want to do this as a hobby and not necessarily a business? Stampin’ Up! supports all demonstrators, no matter their goals or the level at which they choose to run their business.  If you choose not to hold workshops, you can simply place your own orders and/or collect orders from family and friends to equal the $300 quarterly sales minimum.
  3. Can I be my own hostess? Yes, you can be your own hostess anytime you want. 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, receiving your instant income and commission.
  4. How much does it cost to get started as a demonstrator? The standard Starter Kit is only $199, and it has everything you will need to get your business up and running, including stamp sets, ink, paper, catalogs, order forms, a training video, and more ($355 value).  For this promotion, add on all six In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads and one pack of In Color assorted card stock (8½” x 11″) — a $43 value! — for FREE! If you’re interested in scrapbooking, you can also select the Stampin’ Memories® Add-On for an additional $50 ($80 value).
  5. How can I make money as a demonstrator? You can earn money in three ways: instant income (20 percent of each order), monthly volume rebates (5–20 percent of total sales), and monthly downline override commissions (2–6 percent of your recruits’ sales).
  6. Do I have to recruit other demonstrators? No. If you were to recruit demonstrators, you would be paid override commissions on your downline’s sales, but this is a perk, not a requirement.
  7. Where will I get project ideas for my workshops? What kind of training can I expect? Stampin’ Up! provides dozens of training resources filled with project ideas and tips to help you run every aspect of your business, including a monthly publication called Stampin’ Success, Demonstrator Support agents, a demonstrator only web site, hundreds of samples, annual and seasonal catalogs, a training DVD, the Demonstrator Manual, and a Product Guide.
  8. Is Stampin’ Up! a well-known, respected company? Since 1988, Stampin’ Up! has been selling rubber stamps and paper-crafting supplies. In that time, not only have we won industry awards and accolades, but also the loyalty and admiration of demonstrators and customers alike.  And that is a trend that we work hard to maintain. You can rest assured that the reputation of Stampin’ Up! will only continue to improve!
  9. What if I decide that I don’t like it once I’ve started? Will I be penalized if I quit? You may choose to stop at any time, and you will not be penalized. You simply stop placing orders.  However, there are many benefits to remaining an active demonstrator.

If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please contact me at mrsburgin@yahoo.com or (815) 756-8101.

©2009 Stampin ’ Up! US 05/09

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