Can you really make money selling Scentsy?
Just as anyone knows there are many direct sales jobs out there, but many of them are scams and almost impossible to have any type of success what so ever. Many times there are broken promises like, “you will change your life and make 6 figures” blah blah blah.
-Brutal truth, if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is. So here is some of the most frequently asked questions along with ‘ Can you really make money selling Scentsy? ‘
Basic Scentsy Information
(As of 07/09/2016:)
When you sign up to sell Scentsy you will invest $99 for the Starter Kit. After shipping and tax it comes around $118. Business supplies can be any random add-ons such as additional order forms, catalogs, etc, thus allowing for FREE shipping regardless of the amount spent. Some consultants also choose to buy things like the min testers ($25) right off the bat. I suggest this; however, it is your call! I often refer to my mini tester sets as my mini ‘employees’ as they do much of the work for me!
This is up to YOU. You are running YOUR business, so you make it fit your life, your world, and your needs. Your only sales responsibility to Scentsy is to sell at minimum of 150 PRV (150 PRV = $150 USD) once every rolling 3 months. Going above and beyond this is your call. If you don’t make the minimum goal, Scentsy’s policy is to terminate. If you are interested in building your Scentsy business and recruiting, there are couple other requirements you should be aware of:
- You must sell $150 in ONE month within 3 consecutive months in order to keep your down-line
- You must sell $500 in the month in order to be receive your leadership bonuses (meaning you personally must sell $500 in the month to be paid commissions from your down-line)
Both of these requirements can be as simple as one Scentsy party per month! Again, this is YOUR BUSINESS!
If you decide selling Scentsy is for you, I will be your ‘Sponsor’ and your ‘Director’
Wendy will be your ‘SuperStar Director’
This is who makes your Up-line. The two of us, and anyone else in our group or our team, can answer questions, give tips, and be there to support you as you see fit.
I will send you an email after you sign up and will offer news and events of Scentsy on a regular basis. I will be your ‘go-to’ person to whom you ask questions as the occasion arises. This is why you sign up under someone, so they can be a direct support. In addition to these supports, you will also receive a monthly newsletter via email from me AND have the opportunity to join our monthly Team Meetings for valuable information and FREE giveaways!
You will also have exclusive access to our team sites, facebook groups, and trainings within your personal workstation. You can get as much or as little support as you want for your business.
I will give you support from the start by emailing you helpful things like “Getting Started”, “Organizing your Scentsy”, “How to Place an Order”, and much more. It’s up to you whether you use or trash emails or tips that come your way. Why? Because it’s YOUR business, so do what you decide fits you!
The compensation plan can be read in the back of your Scentsy Catalog. It can be overwhelming when you look at the chart at first. Here is what you need to know when starting out. You get paid according to your rank and Personal Retail Volume (PRV). Rank means the different levels you can reach as you sell. PRV is basically the subtotal of products ordered. You will become very familiar with this once you start taking and placing orders.
When you sign up, you are an “Escential Consultant” and move up from that title according to sales and recruits you sponsor. As an “Escential Consultant” you get 20% of YOUR retail sales.
Once you have sold $1,000 (in your career; not ONE month), you move up to “Certified Consultant” and will be paid 25% of YOUR retail sales. Reaching this $1,000 might take one party, a full months worth of parties or several months depending on how you work YOUR BUSINESS.
Then, if you sponsor someone and they are active (meaning they’ve sold $150 in a month), you can become “Lead Consultant” and will be paid 25% of YOUR retail sales, 2% of YOUR personal wholesale volume, and 2% of your Recruits wholesale volume. The percentages go up as you move up in rank.
Again, the chart in the catalog lays this out. I would only worry about what you will be making up front…20%. It just gives me a headache past that. Again, this is something that you will become more familiar with and will start making more sense once you starting working your business.
Everyone wants to hear ‘numbers’. Since the success of your Scentsy business success depends on what works for you, it can be misleading to say how much I make or how much other consultants make. Success is also dependent on what your own personal goals are. My personal goal was to go in and make this fun and earn my initial investment of $150, as I bought the mini testers, back. Making money has been the perk of it all and my goals for my Scentsy business have since changed.
The amount you can earn depends completely on how much time and energy you want to invest. Consultants make 20%–30% commission on their own sales as well as additional bonuses on the sales of other Consultants they sponsor. Some of our Consultants opt to sell just enough for a little extra pocket money, while our Superstar Directors can make six-figure incomes per year. No matter what the amount is each month…it’s wonderful to get paid to do something that is so much fun!!
Discounts & Pay:
You will receive your commissions via a Scentsy VISA pay card on the 10th of each month. Meaning May sales are accumulated from May 1 to May 31. May commissions are loaded onto your card on June 10th.
Scentsy does not give their consultants anything OFF of their purchases. Instead, you get your applicable percentage BACK the following month. Please consider this if you are signing up in hopes of receiving special prices on their products. Scentsy does offer a Scent and Warmer of the Month special available only to consultants. This is an OPTIONAL purchase that you do receive PRV for and can be a great tool to help you grow your business and customer base. If you want more details on this, please ask me!
You don’t get discounts but anything you buy for yourself (outside of ‘business supplies’) counts towards your PRV. Also, remember your commission checks are all pretax so you will need to withhold a percentage for your 1099. Scentsy will send you a 1099 next year during tax season, if you make over $600 in the year.
Your starter kit has A LOT of goodies! For just $99*, Scentsy will send you a Starter Kit that includes everything you will need to run your Scentsy Business!
Scentsy Business Supplies:
- A Pack of the 2016 Spring/Summer Scentsy Catalogs
- New Consultant Start-Up Guide explaining how to get started, and the incentives you can earn starting from the first day you sign up!
- Scentsy Planning Calendar
- Scentsy Business Cards
- Scentsy Post-Card Party Invitations (100)
- Order Forms (100)
- Scentsy Party Host Reward Brochures (5)
- Scentsy Party Host Guest List (5)
- Scentsy Host Brochures (25)
- Scentsy Party Host Envelopes (5)
- Join Scentsy Brochures (25)
- 3 full Months FREE of your own personalized Scentsy website for your customers to order directly from you (only $10/monthly after that if you CHOOSE to keep it). The website is an excellent way to spread your new Scentsy Business with all of your friends and family through an email announcement with the link to your website, or share on your blog, twitter, facebook, Instagram, ect. Also makes it so your name will come up on the Scentsy Consultant Locator when someone does a search for a Consultant in your area on the Scentsy.com website. A very valuable asset for a very good price!
Scentsy Party Fragrance Testers
You will receive the new Scentsy Scent Sample Testers from each of the categories that have 80 Fragrances in the 2016 Spring/Summer Catalog, which include:
- Spring & Summer Collection
- Classic Scents Collection
- Scentsy Man Collection
- Romance Collection
- Scentsy Spa Collection
- Scentsy Corner Café Collection
- Full-Size Scentsy Warmer (1)
- Scentsy Bar (2)
- Scentsy Scent Pak
- Scentsy Washer Whiffs
Resources & Website:
You will be given a free website via Scentsy for 3 months. After that it is $10 each month. This will be your workstation and is a MUST if you plan to build your team and want to be able to take online orders. You will have a Consultant ID and a password of your choice. Each person’s website is distinct by ONE word they will choose to add before scentsy.us. Here are some websites of people in my group…
- www.kaylahernandez.scentsy.us(Kayla Hernandez)
Throughout your workstation there are helpful tabs, links, handouts, and plenty of information to help you grow your business. You’ll find updates, announcements, and resources to access independently and learn from daily. There is even a Forum that has been established to help you trade tips, ideas, and find out what other consultants are doing! There are ENDLESS resources to help make YOUR business successful and fun! All of this is at your fingertips when logged into your workstation.
There is so much information to give about Scentsy. Many things you just learn as you go. If you decide you want to become a Scentsy Consultant, I would love to have an active role in helping you make this as successful as you see fit. Scentsy is one of the fastest growing direct sales companies right now, and it’s such a great fit for so many people. It sounds wild to say, but it really makes people giddy, especially me! My excitement for Scentsy is hard to contain….I LOVE SHARING SCENTSY WITH EVERYONE!! It’s a new adventure with tons of potential. The best part is it’s YOURS. So you call the shots…
I haven’t had to find my inner salesman to make this work. That’s just not me, and it wouldn’t be fun if I had to. I am not a salesperson; I never want to be a salesperson. I decided from the start that being a Scentsy Consultant would be fun and if I happened to make a little money while I was doing it GREAT! Not work, just fun. It’s worked for me so far, and I have refocused my goals with my business to take me in the direction I want to take my business!
That being said, I think it’s important for you to decide what YOU want out of Scentsy before you begin. Otherwise, you might find yourself putting unrealistic expectations on what Scentsy can do for you. It’s fun. So just have fun…and besides, IT SMELLS GREAT 🙂
I hope this helps and would love hear any feedback you have or any other information you would like to know!!
If you know you are READY to become a Scentsy Consultant, just go to my website (www.kaylahernandez.scentsy.us) and click on JOIN. From there, you will order your STARTER KIT and become a Scentsy Consultant!