Tastefully Simple was founded in 1995 by Jill Blashack Strahan. With the help of her family, and the personal experience of working in a small café, Jill began the journey to making delightful pleasures a reality. What started as a small in home business started with her own savings, has flourished into a $100 million dollar business.
Tastefully Simple has an assortment of 163 products ranging from meal kits to dips, dressings, and spices. The wide variety of salty and spicy, to sweet and savory will make sure to excite the taste buds of all your guests. With prices ranging from $2 to $200 and items that meet special diets, such as gluten-free and Kosher, there really is something for everyone. This is a popular food direct sales company.
Compensation: Tastefully Simple consultants can earn up to 40% commission on personal sales. That being said, the new compensation plan doesn't make that easy. The commission available is tiered and tied to sales volume. You need quite a bit of monthly volume to reach that top tier.
You receive your commissions twice a month through direct deposit or via a check. You can also earn by building your own sales team. You can make a monthly commission by supporting them, and you will receive a percentage of their sales on top of your own.
Start-Up Costs: As a Tastefully Simple consultant, you can choose to purchase multiple kits. The 10-Meal Kits/Entertaining Kits range from $69.95 to $84.95 (plus $39.95 join fee). This kit includes products and recipes for 10 meals, 3 referral codes that allow you to pass on $40 savings to your friends and family, samples for guests, marketing and sales supplies, and more. A one-time payment of $109.90+ is required for this option.
Another option is the 30-Meal Kit is $200 (plus $39.95 join fee). This kit includes Products and recipes for 30 meals, 6 referral codes, samples for guests, marketing and sales supplies, and more. You can either chose to do four easy payments of $59.95 a month with a $40 referral code or a One-time payment of $239.95.
Personal Website: Tastefully Simple consultants get their own personal website through TS Connected Marketing Suite and ProPay. This is a personal website for sales and services. The first 2 months are included free with enrollment and then prices are $1.99 per month of the ProPay card processing service and $11.95 per month for TS Connected. Potential clients can view the consultant’s website and find products, events, recipes, hosting details, joining opportunities, and tons more about the company. Once a customer is enrolled, it will even send out newsletters, as well as promotional and post-purchase emails automatically.
Bonus Opportunities: Tastefully Simple Consultants have the opportunity to receive free products, monetary bonuses, dream vacations, conference trips, spotlight vacations and even a spot on their Wall of Fame for top achievers.
Other great perks include:
- An incredible business to call your own
- The ability to work from home and earn extra income sharing easy and delightful products with others
- Training and support from amazing and successful women
- Free Products, as well as significant discounts
- Free recipes to spice up mealtime
- Expense paid vacations
- A personal website and online business center
- and so much more!
Hostesses Rewards: Tastefully Simple gives rewards to their hostess including monthly host specials, half-off items, free shipping with a qualifying party, order bonuses, and rewards of up to 20% on party sales.