Post # 1
I am considering becoming a PC consultant when I finish school (end of June) and wanted to hear from some bees that did it.
~Is getting the required sales difficult? (the intitial $ and additional monthly $)
~(if no longer active) How long did you do it? Why did you stop?
~Did you feel pressured to “grow your team”?
My biggest concern is “bugging” people about having parties, or joining my team, etc.
Post # 3
I am! Have been for over a year. 🙂 it was great at first because I got a TON of stuff (everything I wanted) and I am NOT the pushy type of sales person. I started running out of people to have parties in 6 months. Now I am mostly doung individual sales. Shows are fun but can be tiring. I had one show that was $180.00 in income for a total of 3 hours of work. 😀 then I had another show that was an hour away, took 3 hours not including travel time, and only earned me $63.00… that one was definitely NOT worth it… They do not take out taxes so you get a 1099 form, I was HAMMERED with taxes from PC… So to me the income was not really worth it as it was minimal and took so much time but I knew all along that I was not in it for the long run.
I say if you want a TON of stuff DO IT. (I spent almost all of my income on all the tons of wonderful stuff I wanted) if you are going to be the pushy sales type and dont want a ton of items you will make good money. If you are like me and are not pushy and thought that you would earn a lot of money while working full time and going to classes.. its more about getting all the items you want for cheap.
Pampered Chef offers a wedding registry! If you know a consultant and it is all about the items I would personally set up a registry then you wont have the hassel of shows, returns, bounced checks, and everything else.
My spuervisor wants everyone to be VERY pushy… She tries all the time to have me “book more shows” and “get people to join the business” it gets annoying.
Anyway it is really up to you and what you want to do in the long run.
The sales requirement is one show ($150.00 in sales) a month. sounds easy until you get months where NO ONE wants to buy. your discount is 20%. if you host a large show you can get more discount then that… BUT the first 90 days they offer incentives – free $ towards products and such.
I do not regret doing it and feel that if you are anything like I am you should go for it. I probably got $1,000.00 of product with my incentives and commission. like i said I have everything I need. 🙂
Hope that was helpful and let me know if you have any more questions. 😀