Yesterday I announced that I would be going back to work full time and wouldn't be able to post on my blog as often as I have in the past. (Click HERE to see previous post). THANK YOU to all of you who left encouraging comments! You've given me much needed peace to start my new job on Thursday!
There was one comment left last night that I felt I needed to defend. After I first read it, I deleted it because it was negative and an outright slam toward Stampin' Up! That comment has bothered me since then and I couldn't let it pass. Anonymous said something to the effect of ... "so you really can't make a living as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. They should stop telling people that you can".
Dear Anonymous (or anyone else doubting the Stampin' Up! business opportunity):
There are many many Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that DO make a living from their Stampin' Up! business. If you don't believe me, ask anyone who was at last week's Stampin' Up! Convention ... they'll tell you about the numerous awards given to SU Demos, the 100 Founders Circle Demos, their sales numbers, recruiting commissions, etc.
I, personally, never intended to run my SU business to support my family's financial needs ... my goals for my business have always been to 1) support my craft (sell product to others to pay for my supplies) 2) to share my love of stamping with my friends 3) to make new friends, and 4) make some extra money. As with any self-employed business, it takes time to build, nurture, and make money. Unfortunately, in today's economy, my family's financial need is immediate and in need of a steady income and benefits - something my Stampin' Up! business can't provide right now because I have never groomed it for that.
One more thing, Ms. Anonymous ... please don't leave negative comments on my blog, especially about Stampin' Up! .. I love their products, and I love being a SU demo. My blog is intended to share my creativity and love of stamping with others.
One happy Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,
ETA ... oops! I didn't mean to sound mad ... just wanted to tell it like it is!