$99 Starter Kit

Is crafting a big part of your life? Wouldn't you love to earn money while doing something you enjoy? How about the convenience of setting your own hours? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then Stampin' Up! is the perfect opportunity for you!
Whether you live down the street or across the country, I look forward to helping you get started at whatever level YOU are comfortable!

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know -- and MORE -- about Being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

What are the minimum sales requirements?

The requirement to stay active as a demonstrator is $300 per calendar quarter.
  • The company average for a workshop is $300, so you can meet the sales requirement by doing just one workshop/party per quarter – or by placing orders for yourself and your friends.
  • Your own purchases (including your Paper Pumpkin subscription) count toward your quota.
  • You can submit your sales in any increment you wish and still receive your 20% discount and commission.
When you first start, you have some extra time to meet your first quota. For example, if you sign up in the middle of the October-December quarter, that quarterly sales requirement is waived  and you have until your first FULL quarter (Jan-Mar in this example) to meet your first $300 quota. And EVERYTHING between your sign up date until the end of the first full quarter counts toward that first sales quota.


How much does it cost to get started as a demonstrator?

The Starter Kit is only $99 + tax. Shipping is free!

The Starter Kit is fully customizable. You choose up to $125 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products, and you will also receive a business supplies pack containing materials you need to run your business (valued at $50) such as catalogs and order forms. You'll also get a FREE Paper Pumpkin past kit!

How can I make money as a demonstrator?

Your commission is based on how much you sell (or purchase for yourself).
  • You automatically get 20% off of every order you place—instantly! 
    • When you advance to Bronze Elite, you'll get a raise and get an extra 5% instant income!
  • You also earn a monthly volume rebate based (ranging 4-13%) on your total sales each month every month. See Compensation Plan.
  • Qualify for cash bonuses, product bonuses, incentive trips and other awards.
  • Recruit and receive downline overrides based on your recruits' sales.


Do I have to recruit other demonstrators?

No, it is not required to recruit. However, one of the perks of recruiting other demonstrators is that can earn 3-6.5% commissions on your team’s sales!

How can I earn my Starter Kit for FREE?

Kick off your business by holding a party or two within the first 30 days, and you could earn back the money for your kit before your credit card bill is due!

In my fourteen years as a demonstrator, I've found that new demonstrators who host their own workshop within 30 days of joining find the most fulfillment in this experience.
  • An average party is $300.
    • $300 x 20% = $60
    • $400 x 20% = $80
    • $500 x 20% = $100
    • $600 x 20% = $120 + 4% volume rebate ($24) = $144

 

What if I want to do this as a hobby and not 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.


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 party. You will be the hostess, receiving the hostess benefits, as well as the demonstrator, receiving your instant income and commission.

Do I have to hold parties and classes?

Holding events is one of the best ways to find new customers, however, there is no requirement to hold parties or place orders. A large majority of my team are "hobbyists" and enjoy crafting with a small group of friends and family.  


Where will I get project ideas for my parties and classess? What kind of training can I expect?

You will get as much or as little training as you’d like.
  • Stampin’ Up! provides audio and video training resources with tips to help you run every aspect of your business, including 
    • a free subscription to the quarterly demonstrator magazine called Stampin’ Success
    • a demonstrator-only website (Stampin' Connection) with thousands of photos & video tutorials 
    • training videos and webinars in Stampin' University
    • annual and seasonal catalogs
    • the Demonstrator Manual

  • Our team holds monthly group meetings in Champaign, Illinois and quarterly meetings in Springfield, Illinois. 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. 
  • Video Archive: We tape our monthly meetings in Champaign so that teammates across the country can watch at home.
  • I am available for one-on-one training to provide coaching, direction, or help as needed. I am always just a phone call or email away!


Why should I join your team? 

All demonstrators on my team enjoy the same benefits:

  • Bi-weekly team newsletters with reminders, upcoming dates, recognition, inspiration, demonstrator spotlight, guest artist, and business tips
  • Monthly passwords to my Bonus Project Page: Including three bonus projects and video tutorials NOT posted on my public blog. My team can also subscribe to receive coordinating make and take kits for a small fee to cover the cost of supplies and postage.
  • Recognition in the form of hand-stamped cards to the top 5 sales achievers each month along with a $5 gift certificate.
  • Fun Mail: I send surprise cards and packages throughout the year to random team members not based on sales or milestones: "just because"!
  • Invitation to join a Yahoo Email Group: a network of 250 demonstrators across the country in our "extended" family. We organize swaps, share ideas, send reminders, etc.
  • Access to the Ju-bilant Stampers Team Facebook Group: to chat, ask questions, share projects, and inspire each other.
  • Opportunity to participate in the TIPS Facebook Group: a group that is more business/goal oriented. We do business-focused challenges and  encourage, inspire and motivate each other to meet our individual goals.

What are the benefits of being an active demonstrator?

I asked demonstrators on my team what their favorite demonstrator perk was. Here are some of their answers:
  • Making new friends who love the same thing you do
  • Being the first to see and pre-order new products
  • Getting a discount on everything in the catalog
  • Making extra money to pay family bills
  • Learning new techniques and being inspired by the bi-monthly demonstrator magazine
  • Sharing ideas with other demonstrators, participating in card swaps, and inspiring each other to try new things
  • Having an excuse to do something you love (and being able to write off all your "toys" as a business expense!)

Will I get free stamps?

Yes! The company has different promotions throughout the year where we can earn free stamps! The first incentive, called Quick Start, allows you to earn up points for your personal sales and recruiting efforts in your first six months as a demonstrator. Flex Reward points can be earned throughout the year for personal sales, title advancements, and anniversaries and can be redeemed for product, event registration, logo items, iPads, and a dream vacation!


How much do I have to sell?

The requirement to stay active as a demonstrator is $300 per calendar quarter. Your own purchases (including your Paper Pumpkin subscription) count toward your quota. Plus, you can be your own hostess and earn the hostess benefits yourself. The company average for a workshop is $300, so you can meet the sales requirement by doing just one workshop per quarter – or by placing orders for yourself and your friends.

When you first start, you have some extra time to meet your first quota. For example, if you sign up in the middle of the October-December quarter, that quarterly sales requirement is waived  and you have until your first FULL quarter (Jan-Mar in this example) to meet your first $300 quota. And EVERYTHING between your sign up date until the end of the first full quarter counts toward that first sales quota.


What happens if I don't meet the quarterly minimum?

If you don't make your quota, Stampin' Up! gives you one month to make up the difference. In that time, you are considered in "pending" status. If you make up your missing sales, then you are "active" again. If however, you don't make up the missing sales during your pending period, then you are "dropped" as a demonstrator and will no longer have access to the Demonstrator Website and placing orders at a discount.


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 described above!


I'm ready! How do I get started?

You can sign up online at http://juliedavison.stampinup.net/join
  • The Starter Kit is $99 plus tax (your local tax rate). 
  • Shipping is free! 
  • Make sure you have picked out the products you want to get in your Starter Kit. You can't go over $125 (even by a penny). The system will time out if you take to long, so make those decisions before you get started!
You'll get an email confirmation that includes your demonstrator ID and password so you can log on to the Demonstrator Website immediately!

Contact me today for more information: call 217-954-0232 or email me at julie@the-davisons.com or Join Now at http://juliedavison.stampinup.net/jointhefun

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