So, I’m guessing you must at least be curious about joining Stampin’ Up! or you wouldn’t have clicked on this tab. Are you wondering where to start? Well, you’ve come to the right place – I’m happy to guide you through your decision. Selecting the right group to join with the right leader is a very important decision. The support of your upline (that would be me!) can be an important factor in your enjoyment and the success of this adventure.
What is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?
A Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is someone who loves to make cards (and other paper crafting projects) and loves Stampin’ Up! Products. They may have a desire to share their love of stamping with others, or simply enjoy being a demonstrator for all the many benefits. Anyone who purchases the “Demonstrator Starter Kit” is considered a “demonstrator.”
A demonstrator is an independent contractor with Stampin’ Up! As a demonstrator you can choose to pursue your demonstratorship as a business, or simply enjoy the personal benefits. You are referred to as a “demonstrator,” however, you do NOT have to DEMONSTRATE anything. Other direct sales companies use terms like consultant, ambassador, distributors, sales representatives, etc. Stampin’ Up! calls their independent contractors DEMONSTRATORS.
When you become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you have the freedom to treat your demonstratorship however you want….. Whether it’s just for the great discount or to share your love of stamping with others – anything is possible, and it is totally up to you.
Who can become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?
Anyone in the United States can become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and join my team of demonstrators, called the Stampin’ Sisters. We love “Hobby Stampers” as well as “Business Builders” (and everyone in between). Becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is completely flexible and personal…. YOU do what YOU want. As long as you meet the quarterly minimums, you can treat your demonstratorship however you want.
Generally, we like to think of demonstrators in one of these categories.
- Loves card making and paper crafting
- Enjoys a discount on all their purchases
- Opportunity to connect with our fun community of other crafters
- Loves access to card making tutorials, online stamping events and more
- Receives early access to new catalogs, new products, and more
- Loves learning new stamping and card making ideas
- Joins for the opportunity to share their love of stamping with others
- May hold classes, host workshops, do videos or more (online or in person)
- They want to sell Stampin’ Up! products to friends, family, & customers
- Shares the benefits of being a demonstrator with others to build a team
- They are interested in working a little bit to make a little extra cash or may spend many hours a week sharing their love of card making with others – the choice is complete yours!
- We refer to a “Business Builder” as anyone who is doing more than purchasing for themselves
Everyone In Between
- Some join for the discount and place orders for their friends
- Many join for the personal benefits, but then decide to try holding a class or sharing online
Stampin’ Up! treats all demonstrators the same, and so do we on the Stampin’ Sisters Team. We do not distinguish or label. Everyone who joins is a DEMONSTRATOR! And everyone has access to all the same benefits and resources. It is up to you as to what you take advantage of as a demonstrator.
How much money can I SAVE as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?
There are several ways to save money and get FREE PRODUCTS when you become a Stampin’ up! Demonstrator. This is one of the biggest reasons why people join.
The first SAVINGS you receive is when you order the Demonstrator Starter Kit. Select $125 in any current products – for inly $99 and you will get FREE Shipping on the Kit – SAVINGS of approximately $13.75, a FREE Paper Pumpkin – SAVINGS of $22.50.
The second way to Save is that you will enjoy a 20% discount on all your purchases. Or, if you sell to others, you will receive a 20% commission. Depending on how much you buy/sell, you can increase this to 25%.
The third was to Save is Stampin’ Rewards: As a demonstrator, when you submit your own orders, you also get to take advantage of Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up! These begin when your order reaches $150 in retail, even though you pay the discounted amount. It starts at 10% of the retail amount of the order and goes up to 16%. Another reward is if your order is $600 or more, you can select an item for ½ price.
How much money can I MAKE as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?
Above we talked about the savings you can receive when purchasing Stampin’ Up! products for yourself. Really, why pay full price when you can get the discounts and freebies? As a Demonstrator, you also can sell products to others, hold classes & events, or create whatever kind of business you want. As you do this, you also can earn money. How much you can earn completely depends on what you choose to do, how much time you put into it, and how hard you work.
- Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
- Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
- Get support through online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
- Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to make or save more money.
- Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
- Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love paper-crafting as much as you do
Many “hobby stampers” love to do a little, maybe a monthly class, to simply earn enough to purchase all their own products. While others chose to work their business part-time or full-time. Whatever you want to do, there is a place for you on the Stampin’ Sisters Team. We have many demonstrators ranging from those just buying for themselves, to many doing a class a month, to those working full-time at their Stampin’ Up! Business. And the best part…. We love and support them all. We love to provide ideas, opportunities, and team events for everyone.
The Stampin’ Up! Compensation Plan shows the different ways you can earn money as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from the company. Besides this, many demonstrators also earn money from classes and events that they hold. The ideas are endless, as well as the possibilities.
Other benefits of being part of the Stampin’ Sisters
Become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator on the Stampin’ Sisters team and be part of our fun community of stampers who love to share, inspire others, learn new ideas, and gather for both in-person events as well as virtual events. We love to encourage each other, share new ideas, and help everyone enjoy card making and paper-crafting. Join us for the fun, the discount, and the community! When you become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator with the Stampin’ Sisters here are some of the many benefits.
- Wonderful community of fun-loving stampers!
- We have a private Facebook Group just for Stampin’ Sisters Demonstrators.
- Stampin’ Sisters Events
- Monthly Tutorials
- Zoom Get togethers
- Annual Weekend Getaway
- First to sign up for Annual Stampin’ Sisters Retreat
- Team recognitions and celebrations
- Business Training
- Other fun events that everyone can participate in
Who you join with matters!
I am often asked if it matters who you sign up with if you want to join Stampin’ Up! YES – absolutely. Your “upline”, who you join under, is important and the one who will help you, answer your questions, provide you training & support, and be there for you. Make sure that who you chose to join with is the right person for you and is able to provide for you what you are looking for. I have 19 years as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator working it as a business from the very beginning. I’ve been named to the top 100 in the company and have been a presenter at numerous Company sponsored Stampin’ Up@ events. I am part of a very small group (less than 1%) of demonstrators that have earned the annual Incentive trips offered by Stampin’ Up! I know what it takes to set and achieve goals and I am confident that I can help you set and reach your goals. I have a team of wonderful demonstrators from all over the country and I would love to have you be part of our growing family.
What is the commitment once you become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?
- To remain a demonstrator, you need to submit $300(US) before your discount, each quarter. This can be personal orders, or from others
- If you don’t meet this requirement, they give you 1 month to make it up
- And then, if you still don’t, they simply deactivate you as a demonstrator and you go back to being a regular customer; there is no penalty, and you can always rejoin and come back anytime
- When you first join, depending on the month of the year, you may have up to 6 months to meet the minimum quarterly requirement for the first time
How to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
Joining is simple….. first, pick out $125 worth of any current products. You cannot go over the $125, so get as close as you can. You will pay just $99 for this, plus get a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit and FREE shipping on all of it.
What should you order? That is entirely up to you. What do you need? What do you want? Think of it as a $125 shopping spree and pick out the items you want and that go with what you already have.
Once you have figured out what products you would like, simply ORDER THE STARTER KIT. I find it is easiest to enter each item using the order number, that is why I suggest figuring it all out before you begin.
As you begin to work through the different pages of ordering your kit, they will ask you for different pieces of information. Make sure that at the top of the screen you see my picture and my name. This will ensure that I will be your upline/team leader.
One of the pieces of information you may wonder about is why they will ask you for your Social Security Number. Since Stampin’ Up! is a direct sales company, and everyone who joins has the same opportunity to sell to others and make an income, they are required to have it for reporting purposes. They do not distinguish when you sign up whether you are doing so for just purchasing for yourself as a hobby demonstrator, (which is totally fine to do and most join for that reason) or if you plan to sell and make money which may need to be reported.
Everyone who joins is equal in the eyes of Stampin’ Up!, gets all the same benefits and opportunities – so they need to have it “in case” you decide to sell and make income.
Ready to join….. ORDER YOUR STARTER KIT HERE
I’ve joined, now what?
After you complete your order for your Demonstrator Starter Kit, you will receive a welcome email from Stampin’ Up! It will contain your Demonstrator ID number, as well as your password. You will use this to sign into the DEMONSTRATOR WEBSITE. This is a different website than the Stampin’ Up! Customer Website that you are probably familiar with.
You will first want to sign in and set up your demonstrator account. The site will prompt you and walk you through everything. Once you have done that, let the fun begin. You can now place orders using your demonstrator discount and access everything on the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Website.
Within a few days of joining, you will receive a welcome email from me that will help you figure out all the basics.
And you are never alone. You can call Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Services, or contact me, anytime for any help about anything. We are all here to help you in any way that we can.
I would love to have you join the Stampin’ Sisters and allow me the privilege of being your team leader. I love being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and I love to help others enjoy it too. If you have any questions, make sure to reach out and ask. I look forward to continuing to share card making ideas, projects and inspiration with you either as a part of the Stampin’ Sisters Team, or a valued follower or customer. YOU are the reason I love to create and share – so that you are inspired to also create and send cards to your family and friends.