My journey as a scrapbooker started 16 years ago when my son was 6 weeks old. I walked into my local scrapbook store with my new baby to sign up for a beginner’s class. I was so excited!! But, as soon as the clerk saw my son, she told me that I was not, under any circumstances, allowed to bring my baby to the class. Well, that was that – I walked out and never looked back.
I then began my journey to learn how to scrapbook from my own home, hosting parties with all the direct sales crafting companies. I joined a club, did a few workshops, and attended local crops. But, the instant I saw the clear stamps from Close To My Heart, I knew that there was no turning back. I went ALL IN – and became a Close To My Heart Consultant in November 2004.
It was the love of the products that drew me into CTMH and the desire to learn how to improve my own scrapbooking. Now, almost 10 years later, I can honestly say that the decision to join CTMH was one of the best choices I ever made! The friends I have made, the lessons I have learned, and the things I have accomplished that I never even *dreamed* were possible – Close To My Heart has changed my life forever.
So, now you know why I joined Close To My Heart. Here are some more FABULOUS reasons why I think YOU may want to join this incredible family with me!
Dana’s Top 10 Reasons to Join Close To My Heart
1. The Discount
Who doesn’t love saving money? If you love a good sale or are a coupon queen, the discount may be your thing!! Every consultant gets a 22% discount on all product orders, right off the top. For any order you place, you will instantly receive 22% off the retail total (excluding tax & s/h). For example, on a $100 retail order, you would keep your 22% discount ($22) and pay only $78 to CTMH.
2. Free Product and More Cash
Each month, you have the ability to earn additional commissions and Select Product Credit (SPC)! The more you sell, the more you earn. Simple, right? Check out the chart to see just how much you can earn from your own personal sales!
The best part of all is that YOU get to decide where you want to go with CTMH – you can just purchase your own crafting supplies at a discount or you can start a business. Share *your* goals with me and we can create a plan to get you where you want to go.
As a New Consultant, you are automatically eligible for our Straight To The Top program where you can earn even more FREE PRODUCT! Consultants and their Uplines can receive special incentive rewards based on their personal sales totals during their first 90 days as a Consultant. If new Consultants reach certain amounts of commissionable sales within the specified time frame, they and their Upline both earn a reward! Refer to the chart below for details.
3. EXCLUSIVE Products
For me, the products are what drew me to CTMH. I truly love our papers, stamps, workshops, Cricut Collections, accessories, FLIP FLAPS, and soooo much more. We carry some of the best products on the market, and they are available exclusively through us as Independent Consultants.
Our products are current and on trend. CTMH continues to evolve to meet industry demands and introduce new products to market. In addition to our Annual Inspirations Idea Book, CTMH introduces new products every 4 months in our Seasonal Expressions Catalogs! What a GREAT way to keep things fresh!
Want to learn more about stamping and paper crafting? Check out our CTMH YouTube videos that will keep you and your customers informed about new products and techniques! CTMH also offers online Training Courses on products, creativity, business, and more. And, to help you start out right, we have gathering projects and make and take ideas for every paper collection in our Idea Book! You don’t have to be a creative genius, you just have to know the right place to look.
We are truly a family at Close To My Heart! Some of my dearest and closest friendships have come through CTMH, and I am so blessed to have these wonderful women in my life. We have a ton of Consultant only Facebook Groups, Corporate Bulletin Boards, and Events. You can always stay on track and get the inside scoop!
As part of the Scraptabulous Designs Team, you get to participate in our Team Facebook Page,Team Meetings and Events. As your upline, I will do my best to mentor and help you achieve your goals. Remember, open communication is the key to success!
Convention and our Regional Celebrations are some of the most popular events that are only available to CTMH Consultants. Hear all about the new products, interact with the Corporate Staff, and learn from other consultants who are experts in the field. You won’t want to miss these exciting and crazy FUN events!
6. FREE Resources
And who doesn’t like FREE???
a. FREE Online Business Address (OBA): Every CTMH consultant is given an Online Business Address (OBA) where customers can shop, view the idea book, watch videos, learn about products, explore the current specials, and even join your team. The great thing about the OBAs is that CTMH maintains them, so there is no work on our part, but we enjoy all of the benefits and commissions.
b. FREE Newsletter Service: We are provided with professionally designed, monthly newsletters to share with our friends and customers! The newsletter is designed by the CTMH Marketing Department, which reduces the amount of work on our part, but we do have the option to personalize the first section of it to add our own personal touch and advertise our specials and events.
c. FREE Credit Card Processing: CTMH allows us to accept credit cards both on our website and at gatherings and we pay NO processing fees.
d. FREE Hostess Rewards: CTMH supplies all the free products that hostesses earn. You do not have spend portions of your commission money to compensate your hostess.
7. Monthly Specials
Ok, I’ll admit it. I am a sucker for good deal. Every month, CTMH has something special to offer our customers. For starters, we have our Stamp of the Month program, where we offer an exclusive stamp set each month for only $5 with a qualifying purchase. In addition, we also have Constant Campaigns that offer us NEW, EXCUSIVE, or FREE product! I love these Campaigns – and they are always a surprise, which makes it even more fun! As a CTMH consultant, you get to be the first ones to get your hands on these products, weeks before our customers can purchase them!
One of the things that I love about CTMH is that there is “no wrong way” to be a consultant. You get to make your own decision about what type of consultant you want to be, how much you want to work, and when you want to do it. You can choose to buy for yourself, sell to your friends, host workshops, start clubs, become a blogger, vendor at crops – the choice is yours. There is room for everyone with CTMH.
9. Easy and Low Cost Start Up
For ONLY $75, you will receive over $200 in product to launch your own business. What a FANTASTIC DEAL!
Sign up is super simple and takes less than 5 minutes – it is all done online through my website.
10. Creative Discovery
With CTMH, your creative journey never ends. There is always something new and exciting to try – so you can keep your creative juices flowing. The more you learn about your own creativity, the more you learn about yourself. I can truly say that I am a happier, more creative person with CTMH in my life. I have an outlet where I can recharge and refresh when real life gets a little crazy. I am touching people’s lives with what I do, and they are touching mine in return. We all need a happy place – and Close To My Heart has filled that role in my life perfectly. What will CTMH do for you? I can’t wait to see!