It's amazing how fast my head cold can turn into bronchitis. I'm in the middle of processing several orders and as soon as I see the doctor tomorrow and I get some antibiotics in me, I'll finish them. Sorry for the delay!
In the meantime, I thought you might be interested in what John has to say about being a demonstrator
From John SanPietro:
In Friday's blog post, I mentioned that I thought there's never been a better time than right now to own your own stamping business.
One of my readers, Jan Brumbelow, asked in the Comments section why I believed that.
Rather than just answer her, I decided to write an entire blog post for all of you. So here are…
The 3 Reasons I Believe There's NEVER Been A Better Time To Own Your Own Stamping Business!
1. Paper Crafting Continues To Grow Annually
According to the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association), paper crafting continues to be the number one craft-related hobby. In fact, spending on paper crafting supplies has grown by approximately $100 million per year for the last several years… a time-period where the overall economy has not done well AND most discretionary spending has decreased dramatically.
While I wouldn't exactly call the industry 'recession-proof,' it certainly has prospered in an era of adversity. If you were going to start a business now, THIS is the business to start!
2. More Ways To Make Money Than Ever Before
As technology evolves, and consumers become more comfortable utilizing it, the number of revenue streams a stamping business owner can open up has steadily increased.
Selling product, charging for classes and growing your downline have now been joined by online classes and clubs, e-books, DVDs, Etsy stores, custom-cardmaking and more!
Stamping businesses have never had more flexibility and opportunity. Frankly, it is a LOT easier to run a stamping business that pays you what you deserve now than it ever has been!
Truly, whatever your situation, you should be able to find a profitable model that fits your lifestyle!
3. More Tools To Reach More People Than Ever Before
At one time, you had to spend a great deal of money to get your marketing message out to a handful of people. Now, the opposite is true! It costs little or nothing to get your business in front of thousands… even tens of thousands of potential customers!
Again, as technology has advanced, the playing field has been leveled to the point where you, the home-based business owner, have the same tools at your disposal as a large corporation. You can now tap into the same marketing channels that big businesses do with a minimal investment.
The fact that you can expose your business to more people than has ever been possible before means the growth potential of your stamping business is greater than its ever been before!
Whether you want to run a very traditional stamping business, an entirely online one or any other model, it's never been easier to get in front of your potential customers and make that happen!
The notion that you could run an incredibly profitable stamping business out of your home with no employees and very little overhead has never been more true than it is today!
I've been working with stamping business owners since 2000, and I've always been a huge fan of the business model, but as someone who's job it is to help you be successful, I can honestly say I've never been more enthusiastic about your future!