Are you thinking about joining Stampin’ Up as a demonstrator?
Is stamping your passion? Do you eagerly await your next shipment of stamping supplies? Whether you just want to get your stamping supplies at a great discount or if you are looking for the satisfaction of building a business of your own, there’s a place for you as at Stampin’ Up.
The Perks of Becoming a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator
- A 20 percent product discount!
- A free monthly issue of Stampin’ Success, Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrator-only magazine!
- Sneak peeks at brand-new products!
- Invitations to exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
- Regular get-togethers to stamp!
- Free access to a community of 30,000+ crafters/stampers and creative artists, as well as 160,000+ project samples!
Reasons Why People Join
There are many different reasons why people join and demonstrate the products. You may find that you identify with one of these, or all of them, such as:
Hobby Demonstrator: I heard a statistic once that said that the majority of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are ‘hobby demos’. A Hobby Demonstrator is someone who basically purchases the starter kit, and uses the discount for her own purchases and occasionally for family and friends who might ask about it. She is not a demonstrator to earn money for her family, and simply loves the products and wants the discount.
Short-Term Demonstrator: These crafty ladies sign up for the starter kit, and demonstrate for a pre-determined length of time. Their goal is often to earn enough money on the side to finance a major purchase, help her family through a rough financial time, or to fill the gap between employment periods. She may or may not continue as a demonstrator after this time period is through, and she can join for as little as a few months if she chooses.
Casual Business Demonstrator: A Business Demonstrator is someone who demonstrates to make a bit of cash on the side or to earn her stampsets for free or at a major discount. She might have a club that meets her quarterly minimums, and might do the occasional workshop, but only chooses to devote one or two nights a month to her demonstrating.
Career Demonstrator: This is a Demonstrator who runs several clubs a month, and several events. She has an active downline, and works to help them succeed. Her goal is to earn a signficant income from stamping, and while she still may have a 9-5 job outside of stamping, she also does workshops and classes for her customers on a regular basis, as well as attends SU! events. She plans to stay a demonstrator long-term, and wants to move up the career ladder.
Some Facts About Joining
This video describes some of what you can expect when you join as a demonstrator:
There are no order minimums to qualify for the 20% discount. There is no requirement to do workshops and you can be your own hostess. You do not carry inventory so you can quit whenever you want… !
When you sign up with me, you will become a part of my team. We will attend bi-monthly meetings of a group that we are a part of called ‘Sea to Sky Stampers”. At these meetings we talk ‘shop’, chat about our businesses, discuss strategies and of course, STAMP!
I am honoured to have a fantastic upline who has helped me begin and grow my business. When you join my team, you will benefit as well because my upline will help me to help you grow your business. I am working towards to earning the incentive trips and Rising Star as my upline has accomplished and you can too! As a part of my team, you will be supported in whatever way you need!
There’s lots to know about being a demonstrator, and I can honestly say that this is the BEST career I have ever had – join me, and I’ll show you what I mean! It is a career that you can actually tell people “I love my job!”.
Some FAQs for you:
1. What are the minimum sales requirements?
You only need to submit $400 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 $400 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?
Starter Kits are only $215, and they include everything you will need to get your business up and running, including stamp sets, ink, paper, catalogues, order forms, a training video, and more (over a $415 value). We now offer two different Starter Kits with a selection of products, as well as two optional add-ons to help you customize your kit. From now until July 31, you can get an exclusive Mini Starter Kit for just $119!
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 website, hundreds of samples, annual and seasonal catalogues, 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 anytime, and you will not be penalized. You simply stop placing orders. However, there are many benefits to remaining an active demonstrator.