Sharon is a fellow direct sales representative and blogger. She has stopped over today to tell us about selling Gold Canyon for extra income.
What made you decide Gold Canyon was the best direct sales company for you?
I thought the product was great. The Homeology was really the item that sold me, even though I am not a huge fan of cleaning my house but I loved the size of the bottles and the fact that they are natural! I loved that the candles all were in jars so there was no need to purchase holders or other items with them.
What start-up costs are involved with Gold Canyon?
There are two kits that you can sign up with, the Full Business Builder kit which gets you full size products, scent samplers and paperwork or the Business Basics kit which gets you the scent samplers and paperwork. The Full kit is $175CDN/150 US and the Basics kit is $109 CDN/ 99 US but there are specials most months that allow you to get the kit cheaper or for Free!
Are there sales quotas you need to meet?
Gold Canyon actually just changed their program and got rid of the quarterly quota. Now you only need to do $900 in sales in a rolling 9 months. So if you joined in October, as long as you do $900 by the end of May, you stay active. If you do all $900 in May, that is fine! On average, put in $100 every month and you will be fine. The average party is $450.
Does your company offer a website for online sales? Is there an additional cost involved?
Yes, there is a website available to you. It is free the first 90 days that you have it to check it out but beyond that is $30 for three months or $100 for a year. The benefit to getting the website is that you can input your customers into the system and they will automatically get newsletters and sales flyers from the company but with your name on it.
What type of sales aids and support are available with Gold Canyon?
There are many different tools available to you.
From the company:
- Opportunity tealights and other samples to give away to allow others to sample Gold Canyon
- Documents online for training purposes as well as videos
- Weekly newsletter with information and reminders
- Monthly newsletter with the specials and other important information
- Training CD with your kit
- Facebook group for assistance – especially helpful to share ideas or for a quick answer
- Yahoo group for assistance
- Dropbox file sharing – great files to help with hostess coaching, sales and promotion
I am also available to help my team with anything they require with emails, chats or whatever they prefer. I do send out a newsletter each month as well.
What is your best piece of advice for those looking to get into direct sales?
To be patient and not give up. Some people get disappointed and are ready to quit if they don’t make thousands of dollars every month but that does not happen for the majority of people. But if you work your business each month, you will find that it grows each month and you will hit that goal of thousands a month if that is what you want.
How can someone signup as a Gold Canyon rep?
They can go to my website at http://mygc.com/skcandles and click on sell and then follow the prompts. If you have questions before you sign up, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org