Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hi friends!

I have some important information about joining my team at Stampin Up. I'm sure there are many questions out there about all of this. So I thought I'd share some helpful information and ideas.

There are All Kinds of Demonstrators!
Stamping With KarenJ

  1. Discount Purchasers: People who want to get a great deal on their Stampin Up purchases.  Don’t want to hold events.  Just love stamping!
  2. Hobbyists: People who love to stamp and want to share it with an occasional gathering and accepting orders from family, friends, and coworkers to supplement their “habit”
  3. Financial Goal: People who love to stamp and want to earn a set amount to pay for something doing what they love. Maybe it is a car payment, a larger purchase or a trip
  4. Business Builder: People who love to stamp and want to earn some money doing it! Hold regular events and want to recruit others into Stampin up and develop a business working part time-full time.
  5. Career Demonstrator: Someone who wants to take things to the next level and truly build a career with Stampin Up, Full-time.
No matter where you may fit in these categories, there is a place for you in our Stampin Up Family! And as many demonstrators will tell you, the kind of demonstrator you are often changes throughout your career, and that is the beauty of a home-based business! I was just going to enjoy the discount for my purchases and maybe hold some classes. But here I am 19 years later!! I can't believe it's been that long!!!
Have some questions? Here are some common ones with answers, but if you have any you’d like to have answered, I am always happy to help!
Q: How much do you have to sell (or buy) to remain active as a demonstrator?
A: $300/quarter.  That amount can be placed all at once or spread out over the quarter in smaller orders.
Q: What if I don’t want to do this after I sign up? Can I change my mind?
A: No problem! You will have access to all the amazing perks that we have as demonstrators for at least 3 months, and if you don’t place your $300 in orders, you’ll just be dropped and there is no further commitment or penalty.  Of course your Starter kit is yours to keep and enjoy!
Q: What are some of these “perks” you are talking about?
A: There are tons of perks!  Many more than I can share on this page, but here are some of my favorites:
  • Discounts on your purchases (20% up to 40% depending on your performance!
  • Be your own hostess (you can earn Stampin Rewards as well as commissions—that is not always allowed with direct sales company)
  • Work for a DEBT FREE company (as we’ve seen several direct-sales companies close their doors and/or go into bankruptcy, our company is financially strong and can pay their demonstrators and invest in the future of our company. They are also very welcome to feedback and listen to every suggestion sent their way!
  • Corporate Private FB group for sharing ideas, getting feedback and planning events with demonstrators from all over the world! That is an AMAZING tool!
  • Additionally, there is a Corporate FB Group for the leaders in our company that is more geared to the Business Minded Demonstrators.
  • Access to a gigantic database of searchable samples only available to Demonstrators as well as chat forums, creative challenges, swap opportunities with other demonstrators, and business tips and suggestions for those who are interested
  • A community of people who “get” you! There is something to be said for that!  I have met the very best people, including my best friends in this world through Stampin Up!  I also have met people from all over the world that I consider friends through this amazing company!
  • A quarterly Stampin Success Magazine filled with card ideas, class suggestions, business tips and product training mailed directly to you!
  • The opportunity to build a business and achieve goals that you may not have imagined were ever possible! Whether you just want to support your hobby or if you truly want to build a career, there is room for you in our family!
  • Support from both the Home office and from me as your Upline to develop your experience with Stampin Up no matter what level you want to participate. Never pressure to perform (unless that is what you want) and always a helpful, encouraging environment!
  • Opportunities to travel to various Stampin Up events (the next one is in November all over the country—and world!)
  • Monthly Group meetings for my team including card swaps, stamping and more! Not local?  No problem!  We are going virtual, too!
Q: How much do I have to invest in order to be a demonstrator?
A: It is totally up to you, but beyond your starter kit for $99, there is very little you need to get going.  After that it is up to you, but you can run a business on a very limited budget! I am happy to help you get things set up and guide you through no matter where you want to go!
Q: How do I pay for my orders? How does Stampin Up pay me?
A: You can pay with a credit or debit card that you set up and save in your secure profile.  Stampin Up will accept credit cards of your customers for ordering at no charge to you, which is awesome!  In addition Stampin Up will deduct “instant income” from your orders placed (20%-25% depending on your title) and the rest of your income is direct deposited into your account monthly. The best part is you have money in your hands right away!
Have more questions? I am happy to answer them any time! Please feel free to contact me with your questions via email (karenjh13@gmail.com).
Ready to join?  Just go to my blog, www.StampingWithKarenJ.com or my demonstrator website: Karen.Harper@StampinUp.net

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hi Friends!

It's been way too long since I've posted anything on my blog. But I'm back in business so they say! I'd like to share some cards I've made. Most have been for the card classes I teach each month. Some items have been gifts to my class attendees.

This card was made with the new masks (stencils) that is from Stampin Up. We also sell a fast drying paste but I didn't have that product yet so I decided to use sponges and ink. I used elegant eggplant, daffodil delight, and tempting turquoise inks. I also used the Label Me Pretty and matching punch. I wanted a thank you card but the center circle stamp image had thank you for caring. So I just used the elegant eggplant marker and only colored the parts of the stamp I wanted. It think it turned out just great. 

All these supplies are available in my online store: www.karenharper@stampinup.net
I'd be happy offer this card as a kit for anyone not in my area of NW Washington State and would be interested in ordering the products.

I'll be adding more pictures of card samples soon!

Happy Stamping!