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Old 02-03-2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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I am considering becoming a SU demo and had some questions. I would just be doing as a hobbiest - so need to know the start up costs and the minimums. I would like to maybe just host a once a month stamp camp and I'm hoping that'd cover my minimums.

Mainly I've been out of stamping entirely for the last two years (since my divorce) and I'm looking for something that would help me get my mojo back. I used to demo for CTMH several years ago and loved being part of a team and stamping with my team. But I like SU stamps better so I'm thinking of 'switching teams' if I can find a local group that would fulfill that need and if it doesn't break the bank.

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Old 02-04-2013, 12:07 AM   #2
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I'm a hobby demo. I have a few friends that order enough (along with my own orders) to make my minimums. Quarterly minimum is $300. If you don't make your minimum, you have until the end of the following month to make it up. Right now you can join for $99 and the starter kit is customizable, so you don't have to worry about getting things you already own. If you join during Sale a Bration (which is right now) you get extra stuff.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:46 AM   #3
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If you are looking for a local group, do a search from the Stampin' Up! website for demos near you. Then, send messages to all of them and explore further with those who respond.

The sign up special during Sale-A-Bration is great ($99 for $150+ in merchandise -- through 3/22) and you will have til 6/30 to meet your minimums. (Actually extended to 7/30 as a pending month.)
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I am considering becoming a SU demo and had some questions. I would just be doing as a hobbiest - so need to know the start up costs and the minimums. I would like to maybe just host a once a month stamp camp and I'm hoping that'd cover my minimums.

Mainly I've been out of stamping entirely for the last two years (since my divorce) and I'm looking for something that would help me get my mojo back. I used to demo for CTMH several years ago and loved being part of a team and stamping with my team. But I like SU stamps better so I'm thinking of 'switching teams' if I can find a local group that would fulfill that need and if it doesn't break the bank.

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I'm a demo and I love it! It's really not hard to meet your minimums. In the beginning I had classes and it really helped me 'start up' so to speak. I used the money I earned from my classes to reinvest into buying supplies for my next class.

Give it a try! Now is a great time to sign up. If you're looking for a local group then I suggest (like the others have said) to find someone near you by searching on the demo locater.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:08 AM   #6
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I have enjoyed being a demo for almost 10 years, my advice is to go to Stampin' Up!s website and do a demo search in your area. Email or contact all of them and interview them! It sounds like you know exactly what you are wanting in an up-line, with a little preliminary work you will be able to find exactly what you are looking for! One of the things I love about SU is that we can run our business they way that fits our life, some demos are very active with their own business and down lines, while others choose to order themselves to keep their minimums. Best Wishes! Margaret
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I have been a demo for years and have never had to make my own minimums. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't have trouble picking out enough stuff to do it I just never had to go that route. Signing up now is a great move, as others have detailed above.

If you want to be part of a team make sure you research and find a demo who is interested in having a team and one that does things with her team. Best of luck to you!
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:28 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input everyone.
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Since it sounds like your questions have been answered, just wanted to chime in to say that I just signed up in August and have had a lot of fun so far.
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Since it sounds like your questions have been answered, just wanted to chime in to say that I just signed up in August and have had a lot of fun so far.
I'm so glad to here you say that!
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:02 PM   #11
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I signed up 10+ years ago with no intention of doing it for a decade! I just wanted to pay for my kit and then go from there. Paid for my kit in the first workshop. I did workshops for several years. Then I moved to Clubs. Now I may be going more to "Classes" as I start another business. I love the flexibility. You really don't have much to lose! Great advice here.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:21 PM   #12
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I have a question. Do you meet the minimums before or after the 20% discount?
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:38 PM   #13
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BEFORE! You sell $300, but you get to keep $60.
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