Scentsy USA And Why This Opportunity Smells
Thanks for visiting this review of Scentsy USA. If you’re here, there’s every chance that someone close to you has asked you to consider either buying Scentsy products or perhaps becoming a Scentsy USA Independent Consultant.
And why not? I know, my post title is a bit on the edge, but I mean “smells” in the best way!
You might have guessed by the title of this post that I’m a bit of a joker. The fact is, that the Scentsy product line does smell… great! And trust me, the way my girlfriend uses candles, I’ve become somewhat of a perfumed or scented candle expert! (How many dudes do you know that will confess to that?)
OK, enough of the joking around. You’re here for an up front take on Scentsy USA, so here goes!
Scentsy USA Overview
Scentsy USA specializes in wickless candles, scented wax bars, and candle wax warmers. The company headquarters are in Meridian, Ohio, but this international organization maintains offices in Germany, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
I really love the Scentsy story. In March of 2004, Kara Egan and her sister-in-law Colette Gunnell met Orville Thompson at a home show in Salt Lake City, Utah. The two ladies were trying to get their wickless scented candle business off the ground, and Orville’s seemingly thriving sales business was suffering from high levels of debt.
After taking home some Scentsy samples to his wife Heidi, who loved them – Orville and Heidi bought the business from Kara and Colette and Scentsy USA was born. Here’s a great article on this history of Scentsy USA.
Today, Scentsy USA is a thriving direct sales company with over 750 employees and over 140,000 independent sales consultants.
So What Exactly Does Being a Scentsy USA Consultant Mean?
Being an independent sales consultant typically means, as in this case, that you are en employee of a direct sales or network marketing company that markets their products and services on a commission basis.
Scentsy Home Party
Scentsy sales consultants buy and sell their products to customers directly via one-on-one selling, home parties, basket parties, rented booths at fairs and shows, etc… hence “direct sales.” When sales are made, Scentsy consultants earn a commission for the total number of products sold.
You can also earn income by recruiting addition sales reps to sell the same products. When you recruit new independent sales consultants for Scentsy USA, they fall into your “downline,” where a portion of the money they make for the company flows up to you.
In this regard, the company is a multi-level marketing organization, or network marketing company. In truth, this is how every company or corporation works in the end, with lower level employees making less than those at the top. Network marketing companies are just more up front about how this money flow works than many corporate or “regular jobs” tend to be.
Getting Started with Scentsy USA
Getting started as a Scentsy consultant is very easy. It’s likely that your aunt, sister, cousin, or even your Mother has already asked you to consider joining them as a Sentscy USA representative!
In any case, most people get started with Scentsy by being recruited by one of their sales consultants and buying in for the $99 Scentsy starter kit. There really aren’t any other up front costs required to get started. Your additional investment comes in when you begin putting your time and effort into recruiting Scentsy USA reps and building your customer base.
Hosting or having someone who knows, likes, and trusts you host a home party is not unlike throwing any other sort of party. The key different is that your focus here is introducing the guests to your various Scentsy USA products, asking them for sales, and seeing if any of them would like to become independent consultants like you!
The Real Key to Success with Scentsy USA
To be truly successful with Scentsy, you need to learn how to recruit. At some point, you’re going to run out of close friends and family members to talk to. This group is called your “warm market.”
After you’ve had your first couple parties and recruited your family and friends it is time to recruit strangers, you know the woman behind the counter at the grocery, the waitress where you eat dinner, your old high school classmates from Facebook, etc.
Wanna see the system I use to get tons of leads for FREE every day? Cool… click this link and put in your email address. Then, be sure to watch the entire Scentsy recruiting presentation on how you can use our fool proof marketing system to fill your Scentsy pipeline when you get to the other side!
Final Thoughts on Scentsy USA
Though I love the smell of candles when my girlfriend puts them out around the house, for me – Scentsy USA is not the best opportunity. However, if you’re into home decor and enjoy candles – as many people do – the financial freedom and opportunity to make money as part of Scentsy USA is there if you’re willing to work hard at it.