Becoming a Close to my Heart Consultant was life changing! It’s been over 20 years and my passion for what I do continues. If you’ve ever considered doing something like this — Join my team. Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions about signing up with Close to my Heart.
In addition to questions about me and my team, I have also been asked a lot questions about the requirements of being a Close to my Heart Consultant and why someone should sign up. If you’d like to know a little more about me click here.
How much does the New Consultant Kit cost?
The New Consultant Kit is $99 (plus tax and shipping) filled with product and supplies valued over $300. (You also have the opportunity to earn the $99 back with our “Straight to the Top” program.)
What comes in the New Consultant Kit?
Lots of great products and business items are in the kit. There are two fabulous kit options to choose from: a “scrapbookers” kit and a “cardmakers” kit. Pictures of the kit contents are shown below.
Is there an opportunity for new Consultants to earn free products?
Absolutely! With the “Straight to the Top” program and a little extra incentive from me, you can earn your $99 investment back plus a free Workshop on the Go Kit of your choice from me! Simply submit $1,200 in orders in your first 90 days, and you will get $99 cash back *plus* a free WOTG Kit (as a special gift from me). Plus, you will have earned a minimum of $260 in commission and a minimum of $75 in Select Product Credit which can be used to get more CTMH goodies.
What’s the catch?
Other than getting lots of wonderful products at a great deal and most likely getting addicted to them, there is no catch. You have the opportunity to build a business if you choose, but you don’t have to.
What if I don’t want to build a business and I just want to get the discount for myself on future orders?
That’s great! Many Consultants are Hobbyists or Personal Use Consultants and do not conduct parties or hold classes or workshops. You are welcome to simply enjoy the discount on your own orders.
What is the discount?
Active Consultants enjoy a discount of 22%-35% depending on their sales for the month in addition to earning up to $75 in FREE product credit each month. Senior Directors and above (consultants in leadership positions) can earn an additional 5% – 15% of personal override commission ON TOP of the regular commission and free product credit! Your earning potential is unlimited.
What are the sales requirements?
The sales requirement is $300 retail (before your discount) per calendar quarter to stay an active Consultant.
What if I don’t place $300 in a quarter or place any orders at all?
Once you sign up, you have a full quarter to make your sales minimum which means that if you sign up October 1st, you have until the end of December to enjoy the full discount if you choose. Then if you do not have a total of $300 in orders from October – December, you simply drop and are no longer a Consultant.
How long will I be a Consultant if I order the kit and then do nothing?
If you sign up today, you will be active until December 31, 2014. Then on January 1st you will no longer be considered a Consultant. But with all of the fabulous new products that will be coming out in our bi-annual Seasonal Expressions book in December, you will probably be VERY excited that you are a Consultant and are able to order the new products at a discount. So chances are you will not drop! LOL!
Do I need to give the Kit back if I drop?
Nope. Everything is yours to keep! No strings attached.
Are you required to maintain an inventory?
No. This is something I LOVE about CTMH that Consultants are encouraged NOT to maintain an inventory. You can place an order for 1 item or 1000 items, so there is really no need to keep an inventory.
Does the company offer Hostess gifts? If so, who pays for them?
Yes! CTMH pays for the hostess rewards. And as a Consultant, you are welcome to be your own Hostess and earn more free goodies!
Does CTMH offer any training or events?
LOTS! There are so many different training options available including lots of great videos. There is an entire listening library of recorded conference calls, bulletin boards for artwork, business, templates, Studio J, Swaps, Mentoring, and more. They have pre-designed projects and workshops for us to use. There are annual events such as Local “Rediscover” Events, annual Crop Weekends, and Convention. There is even an 800# that you can call if you have questions. And a ton more! You will never be without help.
How much is it to have a website?
All Consultants now have FREE websites, so your friends and customers can place orders online, 24 hours a day!
Can you tell me a little more about you and your team?
How do you sign up?
Can I contact you if I have questions after I sign up?
How long will it take to receive my kit?
Kits ship quickly– typically in 1-2 days of receiving your online application. You will receive a Fed Ex tracking number so that you can track your package and know exactly when it will arrive.