With Sale-a-bration coming swiftly to a close, it's time you knew (in case you didn't already) why it's absolutely the best ever time to join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator.
In dollar terms, joining Stampin' Up! before this coming Saturday, will score you a $40 discount off the standard price of $289, plus an additional free stamp set from the catalogue on top of the ones you already get (and can choose for yourself!) in your kit. This gives you well over $600 of value for less than half of the retail cost of purchasing it all individually.
Keeping with the dollar terms for a moment, come April 1st, Stampin' Up! is implementing a brand new Career Plan - the structure under which all demonstrators get paid - and there are more ways to earn money and incentives than ever before. For new demonstrators especially, the all new Stampin' Start program gives you the opportunity to earn free stamp sets, a cash bonus, and even the cost of the Starter Kit back within your first six months.
And if dollars float your boat, steam your pudding and make your skirt fly up, then you can't argue with the minimum 20% discount on all of your own purchases, and 30% on your very first workshop order immediately after you become a demonstrator.
You might be wondering what the catch is, and truthfully, there isn't one.
Certainly if you want to remain active as a demonstrator, there are particular targets you will need to meet, but these are set at such a level that a single workshop only as frequently as every three months will see you over the line. If you're an avid stamper and/or scrapbooker, with a group of friends that would occasionally purchase from you, then your minimums can easily be met in this way.
If ever there comes a time when you don't see yourself being able to continue as a demonstrator, be it weeks, months or years down the track, you simply stop placing orders - there are no penalties or anything to pay back.
Of course, if you're a go-getter, then the sky is the limit in terms of what you can do with a business like this, and I'd love to discuss those possibilities with you!
These are all the reasons why you have absolutely nothing to lose in making the decision to sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, but for me, it's all about what I have gained in these past six years that really define my time as a demonstrator.
Personally, I have gained hundreds of friends across the country and even the world - all tied together by a mutual love of making pretty things out of paper. I am inspired daily by the amazing people that I have come across, both in a creative fashion and also because so many of them share similar life values and aspirations to me.
Closer to home, I have a fabulous team of demonstrators that have joined me along the way, and it never ceases to amaze me that I have all of these gorgeous girls in my life, purely because I made a decision six odd years ago that "I might as well get myself a discount on this stuff, since I pretty much want the whole catalogue anyway..."
That is quite literally how it started for me.
At the time of joining, I had an almost three year old daughter and was six months away from having my second one. It wasn't great timing to start a business, but at the time, I didn't consider that I was starting a business - all I did was show a few of my nearest and dearest "all this great stamping stuff" that I had and what I could do with it, and pretty soon, they wanted me to show their nearest and dearest and the rest, my friends, is history!
The result is that six years on, both of my girls are in full-time school and I have been able to stay at home with them up until this point in time rather than go out and get an alternative part-time job. Now that they're at school, I could get myself another job, but the way I figure it, I rather love the one I already have, and it allows me to be on pre-primary roster, watch them swim and run in their sports carnivals, drop them off and pick them up each day and be there in case they ever need me to be during the day.
I have, without a single doubt, had the time of my life since joining up as a demonstrator, and consider it up there amongst some of the best life decisions I have ever made.
If you have ever, even fleetingly wondered if it might be the right move for you, I would implore you to look into it further. There is nothing to lose and so very much to gain and I would love to be part of your Stampin' Up! adventure...
Of course, any time is a good time to take the plunge, but in terms of simple logistics and dollars, there's never been a better time than right now - and most definitely before March 31st!
I would love to hear from you with any questions, concerns, comments or queries that you might have about being a demonstrator - please don't hesitate to call me on 0411 717 213 or shoot me an email and we can discuss it in more detail in relation to your own personal situation :-)