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Happy Thursday friends! Well we got past hump day and now we’re on our way to Friday! Yay! Are your plans all sorted out for this weekend? I wanted to tell you about new demonstrator perks and why now is the best time to join. I also wanted to share my story about why I joined Stampin’ Up and what I’ve experienced since I joined.
When I signed up, I initially did it for the discount but there are a lot of other awesome perks to becoming a new demonstrator. Especially during Sale-A-Bration! This is the best time of year to sign up as a demonstrator because you get more product for the same amount! Being a demonstrator comes with zero risk, zero commitment and zero overhead. You don’t hold any products, you don’t have to pay anything to stay active and if you decide to stop there’s no penalty. You literally have nothing to lose! But before I get into my story, check out all the perks you get to enjoy as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!
New Demonstrator Perks:
- Your choice of $150 in product for only $99 (after Sale-A-Bration ends, choose $125 in product for $99). Customize your kit with your favorite stamps, ink and cardstock.
- 20% off of every order you place, called Instant Income
- 30% off your first personal or workshop order of $150 or more, redeemable in your first 45 days as a new demonstrator
- Earn additional income, called a Volume Rebate, on your monthly product sales of $400 or more. Your Volume Rebate is in addition to your Instant Income and when added together can total up to 40% of each sale for that month! How awesome is that!
- Great Rewards Points – They’re kind of like gas points you earn at Smiths or Fred Meyer only you get to pick free items each quarter if your sales qualify!
- Free catalogs!
- Flexible Schedule – Want to make a career with Stampin’ Up? You can do it and you can do it on your time!
- Your own Stampin’ Up website, free for 2 months so customers can order online 24 hours a day!
- New demonstrators automatically get a free ticket to the Stampin’ Convention in Salt Lake City this July! Whaaat? Yes, this is awesome-sauce and my favorite perk! In fact registration will be retroactive and will be available to every demonstrator who signed up between July 1, 2013 and the date convention registration closes!
- Earn free stamps with Stampin’ Start, Sale-A-Bration and other promotions.
- Qualify for cash bonuses, product bonuses, incentive trips and other rewards.
- Recruit and receive downline overrides based on your recruit’ sales!
- Earn free hostess sets and other merchandise
- Receive Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive bi-monthly demonstrator Magazine, Stampin’ Success!
- Access to “Stampin’ University” a complete library of training videos to get you going!
- Access to Stampin’ Connection – a special site exclusively for demonstrators
- Pre-order period for new catalogs! Get stamp sets, tools and embellishments a month (or more) before the customer sales period. And you still get your discount!
Why Join My Team?
When you join my team you become part of a friendly group of very enthusiastic stampers from all across the US. You will be invited to join our Facebook group where we share ideas, tips and support each other. We have monthly team swaps and you’ll have the ability to participate in challenges! Challenges are a great way to push your creativity to the next level and become inspired. We also have a monthly conference call to cover news and other highlights. When you join my group, you will receive free business planning and coaching if you choose to become what we lovingly call a “career demo.” Also, I’m pretty good with technical things—you need to get your business blog up and running? Yeah, I can help you with that and give you tips to optimize it for lead generation.
I became a demonstrator during the 25th year celebration this past October. I totally joined on an impulse. I wanted to make my own cards for Christmas but I wanted to attend a class to see if it was something I really enjoyed. I ended up finding a local meeting online and checked out the organizers website. Turns out she was a Stampin’ Up demonstrator—I’d vaguely remembered hearing about Stampin’ Up but never purchased anything from them. She had written a promotional post to tell her readers about what a great opportunity Stampin’ Up was. At the time, it was only $25 to join and you received $27 in product. I figured that there was nothing to lose, why not give it a go! I think I surprised my upline when I joined because it was so sudden.
Originally I thought I’d join as a hobby demo (and initially, I was) to get the 20% discount on every order. What I didn’t realize is that I actually have a passion for creating cards! It brings me great joy to give someone a card I made and know that they truly appreciate the effort behind it. And it helps that I never have to run to the store for a last minute birthday card!
What I love about card making is how quick projects can really be. Before I was into stamping and card making, I was really into scrapbooking (I even won a few layout competitions—sweet!). But what I don’t like about scrapbooking is just how much time and effort it takes to complete one project that sits on the shelf. I really like the end results but I just don’t have the concentration to sit down and complete a layout. I remember seeing rubber stamps in the store for a whopping $15 a pop! I thought to myself then that I’d never get into it because the cost was so dramatic. Boy, was I wrong! Coincidentally, the thing I love the most about Stampin’ Up is that they don’t charge an arm and a leg for cute stamps. But that’s another conversation for a different day, I suppose. So back to my story.
Before I was a demo, I was pretty awkward in social situations. Seriously, if I don’t know a person very well it’s a struggle and a half for me to find some small talk that keeps the conversation going. When I’m not demo-ing, my day job is a web developer for a Software-as-a-Service provider called HasOffers. See? That’s awkward. Not really much to talk about with people when they don’t understand what you’re saying or what you do for a living. It kind of kills the conversation. And I’m not into organized sports so double whammy.
But what I love about being a demonstrator is that it has allowed me to slow down quite a bit and develop (see what I did there?) a passion for something else. I love working with my hands on tangible goodies and I love sharing those ideas and projects with all of you! Stampin’ Up has helped me truly connect with more people in the last six months than I’ve ever been able to in the last six years. I love it and you will to!