From the Damage Control file: No, there is not a way you can join Scentsy for free.
Lately social media has been buzzing with some independent consultants’ posts telling you that you can join Scentsy for free. Another version of the same is “IF you could join Scentsy for free, would you?”
I am definitely not a fan of deceptive marketing. Free means no purchase necessary. Free means you take your coupon into the ice cream store and you get a cone of deliciousness without ever opening your wallet.
I do not know where this practice originated or who thought it was a good idea. I do know that I am having to answer to it – even though I’m not asking you about joining for free. So allow me to shine some light on the “fine print”.
It’s my understanding that if you respond to someone about joining Scentsy for free, they’ll let you know that you can join for $99 in the US, plus $10 shipping, plus your local sales tax. Then you have your launch party, and make it a good one because you need at least $600 minimum in sales. Then on the 10th of the following month, you’ll get paid $120 in commissions. Then you can pay off your credit card for the amount you invested in the starter kit that you paid $117+ to get. Doesn’t really sound free, does it?
Truth in advertising.
Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely agree with the formula above how to quickly get back your initial investment. I just don’t agree with this gimmick. It’s even permissible for you to start out as a host, then many consultants will agree to ‘give you the party’ once he/she has conducted it for/with you. What that means is when you join, you’ll already have a jump start with your first party. You can shorten the time frame even more by having your party, joining, and closing out the orders very close to the end of the month. Then you’ll have less than two weeks before you are get paid to pay off the credit card. I’m happy to elaborate more on this if I’ve lost you.
Call it like it is.
The main point is to be authentic with you. I still would love you to join my team, Abundant Prosperity. I still think the $99 starter kit and the business opportunity is a wonderful investment and you can earn extra income. It’s all good. It’s just not free.
I hope this clears up. That concludes today’s Myth Busters. Now contact me today so we can discuss you starting your own Scentsy business. I assure you I will be straight up with you, no fine print, no word games.
See you at the top!
About the Author: Laurie Ayers is a Michigan work from home mom and a Superstar Director with Scentsy Wickless Candles. She enjoys helping men and women start and maintain a home based business in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Germany, Ireland, UK, France, Austria and Spain. To download a FREE Start Up Guide which provides more details about how to start a home business as well as to learn about our compensation plan go to www.thrivingcandlebusiness.com/how-to-start-a-candle-business/