1. I get to work my own hours. When you own your own Tastefully Simple business, you choose the days and hours you want to work. For instance, I do not work Friday or Sunday nights. Friday night is “Family Night” and Sunday night, Hubs has pool and I need to get Big Boy and Little Miss ready for the upcoming week. So I offer parties Monday-Thursday nights, Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Saturday nights.
2. I believe in my product. Tastefully Simple’s products are either open or enjoy or you add no more than two
ingredients. They are delicious and easy to prepare and they are shipped directly to your door, you don’t even have to leave the house.
3. The money‘s not bad either… I get a 30% discount on all the products, so if you buy from me, I charge you regular retail, and keep the 30%. And I can give myself a raise anytime I want, I just have to book another party or take another order.
4. The people are AWESOME!- If you ask my sponsor, she will tell you that it took me FOREVER to decide to join her team. I had fifty thousand questions and was going back and forth with her over email. I was even afraid to give her my phone number because I wanted the distance of email so she couldn’t talk me into anything or put me in an awkward situation where I had to say “No.”. (Yep, I’m a freak…) But ultimately I’m glad I decided to join up. My sponsor is the sweetest, most caring person you ever want to meet. In the past four years that I’ve been selling, I’ve never met more caring supportive people. My whole team is like that. And the one person I still have under me? We’re more friends than anything else. Our kids play together and we have lots in common.We’re more peers than a leader-recruit relationship. I mean, I used to have more people under me where I made a commission on them (you need at lease three with TS to make a commission) but those people just couldn’t get their business off the ground. They didn’t have the time or the drive to work the business the way it needed to be worked. There are no hard feelings towards those who have joined and then left me, everyone has their own circumstances for not being able to continue and I understand that, so it’s all good.
5.It gets me away from my kids and husband. By day, I’m supermom. Protecting my children from mind numbing television programs one load of laundry at a time. By night, I become The Dip Lady who brings her magical dips to people’s homes where they can eat and enjoy and spend their money. I can be me and not have to yell at someone to get down off the couch or put their clothes back on. I don’t have to worry about if the kitchen is clean because it’s not my kitchen and most of my hostesses don’t mind if I make a bit of a mess. (of course if I do make too much of a mess, I won’t be asked back,so I do have to be a little careful…)
6.The other people are cool too. Tastefully Simple is based in Alexandria, MN, aka, the land of happy people… There has not been a time where I have had to call HQ in MN and NOT gotten a specialist who sounded like they should be working at Disney instead of Tastefully Simple. Sometimes it’s a little overwhelming, but others, it’s kind of nice, you know? Its a chance to leave all the negativity behind even if its only for a few minutes and breathe in the positive energy that seems to radiate out of these people. It’s refreshing, or nauseating, depending on how you look at it.
7. Did I mention the money?? When you become a leader with Tastefully Simple you can start to collect a commission on the consultants who have signed up under you. Now as I said before you need three to start collecting, AND… if you have a good month, and your consultants have a good month, you will not only make your 30% discount on the sales you make, but 5% off your consultants plus a BONUS!!
8. I can offer you my Personal Guarantee of Satisfaction on the products I sell and not have to worry about how that’s going to effect me. If you purchase something, get it home, and decide that you don’t like it or there’s an issue with it, it’s no problem. Call me up! I will replace your product, refund your money, or get you a different product. Whatever I need to do to make you happy. Tastefully Simple believes in their products so much that if you have a problem with a product (highly unlikely) they will do what they need to to make it right. (and it’s at no cost to me which is pretty awesome)
9. They tell me what to say and what to sample. At the first Tastefully Simple party I’d ever gone to, I looked at the consultant (who later became my sponsor) and observed her reading from cards. Not little index cards that she tried to hide, but big fat 5×7 cards on a ring that she blatantly held out in front of her and read from. I remember thinking “I can do that. That looks so easy. And if she can read off cards, so can I. I wonder what I have to do to get cards like that…” Turns out, they give em to you! (well, you have to buy them twice a year, but they’re $5 and it’s really no big deal when you think about all the information in these cards…) And as far as sampling goes, they have sampling rotations that you can buy. They’re predetermined sets of sample cups and pouches that you can buy and there’s no brainwork involved. You purchase the sampling rotation and you six sets of samples. One set is usually enough for one party but bigger parties need more samples, of course, so depending on the size of your parties, you get enough for six parties.
10. Six parties in one month? Let’s do the math… An average party is $500. Your commission is 30% of that= $150. $150 x 6 parties in a month= $900!! What would you do with an extra $900 in a month?? If you do just one party a week that’s $600 in a month! That’s a FREAKING car payment!!
And THAT’S why I LOVE my job!!
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