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I'm thinking of selling Gold Canyon candles, I was wondering if anyone here is or has been a Demonstrator for them and can tell me about their experiences good or bad. I sold Mary Kay and did not have a good experience but I'm being offered the small starter kit for free so I won't be out any money to start I just like to research all the ins and outs of a company before I start with them. I have to make a decision today so any advice concerning working for this company will be gladly appreciated.
I decided to give it a try since I earned the starter kit for free (hubby is very against any job that requires you to pay to work for them as he puts it)
My friend who signed me up put the orders from the party I hosted under me because the starter kit is $99 but the catch 22 is they will reimburse you for the cost of the kit if you make $350 in the first 30 days and since my party was $360 she basically took her 25% commissions but put the order under my name so I would get credit and be reimbursed for the starter kit. I had a friend at my party sign up as a hostess and my sponsor is giving me that as my first party and I will get the commissions off of it and have here there to basically train me. I have that tonight at 6pm so we will see how that goes because it will be my first time demonstrating and seeing how much I can earn and my goal will be to get a few people at that party to host their own party....and keep that ball rolling.
I was excited about doing fundraisers as my regular 9-5 job is one where I am in contact with many organizations who need to do fundraising. It's a 10% commission instead of the 25% that you get from hosting a party but if you think about it fundraisers usually raise several thousands of dollars where an average party seems to be 200-400 in sales. I was bummed when I found out (after starting) that you have to recruit 3 people to work under you before you are eligible to sponsor fundraisers. I'm not into the whole building a team thing, but i really want to do fundraisers so I have one person interested and I'm going to help them get their kit for free just like my sponsor did for me. I have one more friend who is thinking about it and will probably sign up next month depending on how I do and how I like the company. I won't recommend something that I don't believe in.
Anyway, I'll keep you guys posted as to how this goes, I know I like to know everything I can about a company before I start with them since several years ago I was duped into selling Mary Kay then was told after I signed up about the rule on having to make minimum orders at cost every quarter, and had a sponsor that pushed for me to get credit cards and take out loans for the business, which I didn't know any better being only 19 years old and found myself with a debt I couldn't get myself out of. Since then I have been very weary and skeptical when people try to get me to do direct selling programs.