Top 10 Questions About Becoming a Pampered Chef Kitchen Consultant 1) How much does it cost to get started? As little as $50! Your starter kit costs $90 and includes $350 worth of product and business materials to help get you through your first 6 shows. If you start by holding a show you can use your hostess points to get up to $40 off of your kit! Plus you can take advantage of the hostess benefits to get even more products to start your business. You will also get bookings from your starter show to get your business going. 2) How much can I earn and how often do I receive payment? Pampered Chef will send you a monthly commission check. You are paid 20% commission on the shows submitted in the previous month. When you first start out, your first three months are your Super Starter months and you can earn bonus kits of Pampered Chef products…a total of over $1750 worth of products! After that there are monthly cash bonuses. Also, don’t forget that you can earn a free vacation to an exciting destination. Once your career sales hit $15,000 you receive a raise of 2%. Plus you receive bonuses from the consultants you hire. There are no limits on the number of people in any position. Anyone can promote themselves up at their own pace. You’ll receive enough free business materials for your first six shows in your starter kit. After that the Pampered Chef provides all the business materials you’ll need at a very affordable cost. Since it is your own business, you are able to deduct your business expenses in many categories on your taxes. You can even deduct the cost of groceries while trying out recipes at home to use at your shows. 3) How do I learn what to do? You will have many resources available to you. First, you get me! I will help you along in your training. You also receive training materials including a video in your starter kit. Our sales group has a monthly training meeting that you may attend as often as you like. Additional resources include the Pampered Chef website, free audio/video lending library, an 800 number customer service, and regional and national conferences. Remember, you are in business for yourself, not by yourself. You do not have to be a pushy, aggressive salesperson – our products sell themselves! Your job is primarily to educate and entertain. You don’t even have to be a good cook! Even if you are uncomfortable speaking in front of people you can do this job. You decide how to run your shows and choose a style that works best for you. 4) How many shows do I need to do each week? In exchange for your kit, you agree to do 6 kitchen shows. After that, it is up to you! I suggest you do 1 a week when you first start. This should be enough to help you earn your Super Starter bonus in the first month. Since you own your own business you are the boss and can decide when to work and how often. There is NO PRESSURE to achieve monthly sales quotas! To remain an active consultant you need only submit $200 in product sales every other month. The company also allows a 3-month leave of absence, if necessary, in case of maternity leave, family crisis, or moving out of the area. 5) How do I get my first bookings? I can help you with that in two ways. If you hold a show to get your kit for $50 you will also get bookings from your guests. We can also make up a list of EVERYONE you know so you can share your exciting news of your new business with them! They will love helping you out and benefiting by receiving FREE products. After that, bookings will come very easily from your shows. 6) What if I don’t like it? If for some reason after your first six shows you decide that it is not for you, then you simply stop! You keep your kit, commission, and any bonuses you’ve earned. You can always start again at a later date. 7) What makes Pampered Chef different from other direct selling companies? The Pampered Chef is in an enviable position in the direct sales industry because our products are in extremely high demand. Consultants and customers alike benefit from our no pressure sales technique. Our market is unlimited, so there is tremendous interest in our product line. Not everyone likes to cook but we all need to eat! Unlike other companies, we don’t have to “create a need” or desire for our products. We offer high quality, everyday kind-of kitchen tools with over half of the products under $10 and over half of the products exclusive to the Pampered Chef. Every product we offer has a 1-year minimum guarantee and some have 2, 3, 5- year, or lifetime guarantees! 8) How quickly can I advance to higher income levels? That is up to you! After you have been in business for 3 months you are able to advance up the ladder at your own speed. Based on the pace you choose to set your income grows accordingly. 9) Are there any deliveries or inventories? NO!! Pampered Chef provides delivery via UPS directly to your hostess, saving you valuable time and the expense of investing and storing inventory at your home. 10) What is the worst thing that could happen if I do try this? The worst thing that could happen is not to try it! You are being given the perfect opportunity to be your own boss with no risk and only a $50-90 investment. You earn income from day 1 and even if after 6 shows you decide to stop you will have earned income, have a kitchen full of new professional quality tools, and a long list of new friends. This could be the opportunity you’ve always wished for – an opportunity to have unlimited income doing something that is fun and rewarding – on your own terms! You have nothing to lose by trying!