**What will I do as a demonstrator?
You will share your love of creating cards, gifts and/or scrapbook pages with family & friends. You can do this through sharing one-on-one, 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 to achieve your personal goal!  I maintain a password protected team website with business resources, class and workshop outlines and monthly incentives as a training tool for my team. On top of that, Stampin’ Up! provides the following:
  • A 24/7 demonstrator website for demonstrator resources and online ordering
  • A full colour 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


**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 income (up to 40%) through volume rebates when your monthly sales are over $525. If you build a team, you can also earn monthly downline overrides.


**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!


**Do I have to recruit other demonstrators?
Of course not!! Having a downline is not a requirement, it is a perk – we have the opportunity to earn a commission based on our downline’s sales and on top of that make a ton of great new friends through stamping!


**What are the minimum sales requirements?
To stay active as a demonstrator you will need to sell a minimum of $400 per quarter.  Most demonstrators find that this goal can be reached in one or two workshops per quarter–or with their own purchases.


**What if I only want to do this as a hobby?  Do I still have to do workshops?
Absolutely not!!  Stampin’ Up! supports the hobby demonstrator just like the career demonstrator. You can put in your own order or collect orders from family & friends that equal $400 a quarter.

**Do I have to stock product?
No.  You will only order items when someone places an order and pays you in advance, so you won’t need to keep inventory of products.


**How much does it cost to get started?
The Starter Kit  is only $125 (plus pst where applicable).  This kit is customizable (choose your own stamp sets & accessories) for a total of $155 in product for only $125.   It includes everything you will need to get your business up and running—including stamps and accessories as well as $70 worth of business supplies. PLUS you get FREE SHIPPING on the kit!!!


**What if I decide it’s not for me once I’ve started?  Will I be penalized if I quit?
You simply stop placing orders.  If you don’t meet the minimum requirement, you can return to being a customer—no penalties, no questions asked! 


**What kind of incentives will I receive as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?
There are so many perks with this business that I don’t know where to start!  Here are just a few for new demonstrators offered from Stampin’ Up!

As a new demonstrator, you will have the opportunity to earn up to 9 free stamp sets during your first 6 months for your sales and recruiting PLUS 30% off on your first order of $200 or more, if you place it within 60 days of signing up. The ability to be your own “hostess” and earn free hostess sets and merchandise on your own personal orders. You can earn free catalogue product, logo merchandise and supply items depending upon your sales and downline promotions each quarter. You can work to achieve the annual incentive trip for two… the company gives you five ways to earn it!


**Where do I get ideas for my workshops?
Stampin’ Up! has many resources for demonstrators, including the Catalogue, a great monthly magazine, a fantastic website for demonstrators only with thousands and thousands of samples and videos, and much more. I also post my workshop cards and class cards on my BLOG. It is more than OKAY to copy projects from those resources—that is what they are for!  You don’t have to ever think of an original idea if you don’t want to. 


**Do I have to attend meetings?
Not if you don't want to!  There is always something going on our team website which include a combination of business and stamping events which are completely optional, but a lot of fun if you choose to come!


**Are there any Stampin’ Up! events that I can attend as a new demonstrator?
Yes, and they are a blast!  Every year in July there is the annual Stampin' Up! 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. I also personally host a mini Convention in Ottawa in August that all Demonstrators are invited to!


**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!  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??

Email me at josee@stampingjo.com with questions!   Thanks, Josee