Join My Team!

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, you can customize your business however you like to suit your individual needs.  The benefits of being an active demonstrator are exactly the same for everyone, whether you are a hobby or career demonstrator.  People join for many different reasons and you may have goals similar to those below:

  • DISCOUNT DEMONSTRATOR: Likes the idea of buying stamps for personal use at a discount and occasionally sells to friends and family.
  • SHORT-TERM DEMONSTRATOR: Sells for a short period of time to earn a specified amount of money and stops when the goal is reached.
  • HOBBY DEMONSTRATOR: Loves doing workshops and classes and earning extra money when it’s convenient; works a lot some months and very little (or not at all) during other months.
  • CAREER DEMONSTRATOR: Views Stampin’ Up! as a viable business with long-term career potential; pursues management and wants to move up the career ladder; regularly attends Stampin’ Up! events and has developed close social relationships with other demonstrators; works at her business in a consistent manner.

As you can see, this is a flexible, fun business you can build to suit your needs and desires. Make it fit for you by using your unique talents.

Demonstrator FAQ’s

1) What will I do as a demonstrator?

You will share your love of creating cards, gifts and/or scrapbook pages with family and friends. You can do this through sharing one-on-one, doing in-home workshops, classes and/or other events. If you choose to, you will also help others enjoy the fun and flexibility of running their own Stampin’ Up! business. Will I receive support and training as a demonstrator? By joining you will become part of my team, and I’ll provide you with all the help and support you need – but I will never push or pressure you to do more than you desire. Whether your goals are to just support your stamping habit or you want to build a successful business, I am here to help. I will be here for you at all times – all you have to do is call or email me! On top of that, Stampin’ Up! provides the following:

  • A 24/7 demonstrator website for demonstrator resources and online ordering
  • A full color monthly magazine with creative and business ideas just for demonstrators
  • An 800# with knowledgeable and friendly Demonstrator Support agents
  • A beautiful and affordable company sponsored demonstrator business website you can set up in minutes
  • An achievable incentive program for income and awards if you choose to aspire to them.

2) How will I make money as a demonstrator?

Since customers pay you directly, you will keep 20% of each order placed at the time of their payment. You can earn additional money (up to 40% total) through volume rebates when your monthly sales are $400 and above. If you build a team, you can also earn monthly downline overrides.

3) Do people really make money at this?

Yes! Depending on how much time you want to put into your business, you can make whatever income you desire! It is totally up to you!

4) Do I have to recruit other demonstrators?

Not if you don’t want to!  We do have the opportunity to earn a commission based on our downline’s sales, though!

5) What are the minimum sales requirements?

To stay active as a demonstrator you will need to sell a minimum of $300 per quarter. Most demonstrators find that this goal can be reached in one or two workshops per quarter… or with their own purchases.

6) What if I only want to do this as a hobby? Do I still have to do workshops?

It’s completely your choice whether or not to give in-home workshops. You can put in your own order or collect orders from family & friends that add up to at least $300 per quarter.

7) Do I have to stock product?

Nope. Unlike with some other direct-sales companies, you will only order items when someone places an order and pays you in advance, so you won’t need to maintain an inventory of products — or figure out where to store them all while you’re waiting for someone to buy them!

8 ) How much does it cost to get started?

The Starter Kit is only $199 plus tax. This kit is customizable (choose your own sets at stated price points and you may change some accessory colors) for a total of $355 in product for only $199. It includes everything you will need to get your business up and running, including stamps and accessories as well as business supplies.  Once that box arrives on your doorstep, you’re ready to start having workshops – or, if you’re just in it for the discount, you can start to create right away!

9) What if I decide it’s not for me once I’ve started? Will I be penalized if I quit?

If you want to stop being a demonstrator, simply stop placing orders.  Once the end of the quarter arrives and you have not met the minimum requirement, Stampin’ Up! will just “drop” you – no penalties, no questions asked! I’m pretty sure that once you start you won’t want to stop, though.  I sure didn’t!

10) What kind of incentives will I receive as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

Stampin’ Up! offers so many amazing benefits to demonstrators that I hardly know where to start! Here are just a few:

  • As a new demonstrator, you will have the opportunity to earn up to NINE free stamp sets during your first six months as a demonstrator, for your sales and recruiting
  • An extra 10% commission on your first order of $150 or more, if you place it within 45 days of signing up.
  • The ability to be your own “hostess” and earn free hostess sets and merchandise on your own personal orders
  • Earning free product, logo merchandise and supply items depending upon your sales and downline promotions each quarter
  • The annual incentive trip for two… the company gives you five ways to earn it!

11) Where do I get ideas for my workshops?

Stampin’ Up! has many resources for demonstrators, including the Idea Book & Catalog, a great monthly magazine, a fantastic website for demonstrators only, a wonderful video in the starter kit, and much more. I also post my workshop cards on our team blog. It is OKAY to copy projects from these resources-that is what they are for! You don’t have to ever think of an original idea if you don’t want to.

12) Do I have to attend meetings?

There is always something going on which include a combination of business and stamping events which are completely optional, but a lot of fun if you choose to come!

13) Are there any official Stampin’ Up! events that I can attend as a new demonstrator?

Yes, and they are a blast! Every summer there is the annual Convention. Imagine several thousand crazy stampers in one place for 4 days! There are also regional training events throughout the country each year, and local events organized BY Stampin’ Up! demonstrators FOR Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.

14) Do you really love what you do?

I absolutely LOVE what I do and I know you will, too. One of the reasons I love it so much is because of the friendships I have made. Some of my best friends are demonstrators who I would not have met if it were not for Stampin’ Up! This is just the best job in the entire world!!!!I hope I answered some of your questions. I would love to share more about this fun opportunity with you. If you have further questions or would like more information, please ask! Remember, there is no commitment just for asking – what do you have to lose?

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