A: Yes it is possible, but honestly, it’ll take a little hustle to reach your goal. I’ve been with Scentsy over 10 years and I have not done one party, not online and not in person. I did many over the 29 years I’ve been in Direct Sales, however I chose to only work Scentsy online and cash and carry to a handful of locals.
If you are active on social media and are adding fresh content to a blog or youtube channel you can get a decent amount of traffic to your website (webstore). Some consultants do mainly ‘basket parties’ which is essentially a catalog party with scent samples and sometimes a warmer so that the host can experience Scentsy. They do them mainly through the mail to hosts across the country. You can be creative – doing online parties, vendor events, set up displays in local businesses, basket parties, and one on one cash and carry or online sales.
To look at the math, you’re wanting to earn $1,000 a month. That is very doable, but if you’re considering doing it JUST with personal sales – not sponsoring other team members you’re going to have to be a bit of a selling machine.
All consultants start out earning 20% commission until a lifetime cumulative retail sales of $1,000 has been reached. Then it’s 25% and it never returns to 20%. Any calendar month you sell $2,000 or more, you earn an additional 5% sales bonus, so that entire month would be paid at 30%. So let’s say you sold $3,000 retail in one month, that would earn you 30% commission or $900. We have many consultants who do sell $3,000 each month but they are ‘working it’. Meaning, a few social media posts and going back to the same well (your warm market of family and friends) won’t cut it.
If you find others who want to join Scentsy you can earn additional percentages which make it easier to hit that $1,000 monthly goal you have without it being all on you for personal sales.
In January 2017 we have a Scentsy join special for $49 if you want to give it a try and see how it goes, it’s very low risk. We also have our standard $99 kit which includes more product and supplies to get you started.
I’d love to respond with “yes, easy peasy, just join!” I do think you should just join (grin) but I want to set reasonable expectations for you. I see too many consultants talking about how fun and easy it is. While it can be fun and sales can be easier than many other product lines, I don’t believe anything is easy – if that makes sense.
We have a great team comprised of men and woman, personal users, part time sellers and some who are earning a full time income. We’d love to help you reach whatever goals you have for yourself. I’m happy to address other questions, comments or concerns.
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/