Hosting tea parties can become your reality if you join as a consultant at Tealightful Tea. Their mission is to teach people how to incorporate tea into their lives more effectively. Tealightful consultants also try to teach healthy habits, as well as mindfulness. Their motto is “Real People, Real Tea,” and they take this seriously by making sure all of their products are 100% natural and do not contain any chemicals or artificial flavors.
Founded by Charlene Phillips, it is a small company based out of Rochester, NY. Together with her husband, Charlene originally worked out of her basement but now has grown the company to about 100 consultants who are located nationwide. It seems like Charlene is very hands-on and even hosts weekly calls every Monday to explain their mission to new followers.
Consultants through this company can host mini tea party events and sell different tea-related products. On their website, you can choose from nearly 100 different types and blends of loose tea leaves. They are currently working on making everything a Tealightful Tea Original and will be flavoring the tea with their own recipes. Their product line also includes various sweet and savory baking mixes, and tea tools such as infuser teapot, double wall glass mug, or tea traveler. Their prices for tea are about the average cost of a nice, loose leaf tea.
The commission level at Tealightful is about the same for any other direct-sales opportunity. It starts at 25%, but you can work your way up to 40%. Depending on how many people you recruit under you, you can also get a percentage of their sales.
When you sell more than $850 of tea and products in one month, you also will receive a 5% cash bonus. According to the founder, Charlene, you could achieve this threshold in just two tastings with 10-12 guest orders.
The opportunity kit at Tealightful will set you back $99, but it is listed at a $300 value. It comes with a variety of tea samples and products such as tea filters, an infuser basket, and a teapot with an infuser basket, along with marketing and business items.
Before you order the kit and join as a consultant, you can go one of two routes. The first is if you join directly with the company without being referred by another consultant. They will send the training materials to you, and this is where you will gain your knowledge. Or, you can choose to locate a consultant in your area and have them sponsor you into Tealightful. The advantage of having a sponsor is you get access and direct support from an experienced consultant.
Tealightful provides you with a personal website where customers and new potential clients can find you, but it is unclear if you have to pay a set monthly fee for it.
They have a Fast Start Program, where if you plan and set dates for five parties within the first 60 days of doing business, you are eligible for a bonus, which is up to $290 worth of free products at the time of publishing this post.
(Costs and opportunities can change at any time so please refer to the company’s website for current details.)
Age and Location Restrictions?
They have consultants of all ages located all over the country. They don’t discriminate when welcoming someone into the Tealightful family.
This direct-sales opportunity is still growing fast. The company is trying to make their tea blends as unique as possible, so you are not in direct competition with any other company; if your customer falls in love with a blend, they come back to you directly. If you are interested in working with loose leaf teas, then consider checking out Tealightful Tea.