Being a mom is a full-time job. Unfortunately, it doesn’t pay the bills. That’s why more and more moms are seeking business opportunities that allow them to work from home.
One company in particular is getting a lot of attention these days. Traveling Vineyard offers moms, and anyone who’s interested, a chance to build a successful career with flexible hours, extensive training opportunities and multiple layers of support. Best of all, each independent sales consultant gets to spend time with old friends and new friends, while sampling delicious wines.
Is Working From Home Right For You?
If you’re a working mom who is considering leaving the corporate world behind, ask yourself the following questions:
- How much more could you accomplish if you had no daily commute?
- Would you appreciate a more flexible work schedule?
- Do you get easily distracted in a traditional office setting?
- Do you feel discriminated against in the workplace or hate office politics?
- Are you a self starter?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you are the perfect candidate to work for Traveling Vineyard.
How Does It Work?
Becoming a wine guide for Traveling Vineyard is easy. Simply purchase the Success Kit, which includes everything you need to get started, for $99. This kit includes more than brochures, marketing materials and order forms. Beautiful wine glasses and decanters are in the kit, as well as beautiful wine carrying bags.
You’ll also need to purchase two tasting sets for your first two parties. Buying two insures that you always have a set on hand. The tasting sets are $75 each, but when you sell $150 and receive three orders at any party, you receive a $75 credit toward your next tasting set. So, your initial investment may be your only investment. Sell $1,400 in the first eight weeks and receive a $50 rebate. You’re now looking at an initial investment of around $125.
You’ll earn 15-35 percent commission from Traveling Vineyard, which will be based on monthly sales. You’ll also receive 20 percent off of Traveling Vineyard products. The company’s wines are priced between $14-$25 per bottle.
You can also earn money by recruiting your friends to be wine guides for Traveling Vineyard. You’ll both receive a $100 bonus when he or she reaches $750 in sales.
Each wine guide receives their own personal website, which is free for the first three months. Beyond that, the company charges $15.95 per month to maintain your site. This site is more than a place for your friends and party guests to reorder wine. It also includes training videos and accounting software.
There are no sales quotas at Traveling Vineyard, and the company offers discounted products each month to boost your sales. You can even earn all expense paid trips for reaching sales goals. The benefits of working with Traveling Vineyard really add up. And, best of all, it allows you to spend more time with your family.
How To Insure Your Success
While working from home offers significantly more freedom, your domestic affairs can easily become a distraction and affect your productivity. Create a workspace and set aside specific hours to dedicate to Traveling Vineyard.
“Being a Traveling Vineyard consultant has allowed me to work at my convenience,” said one wine guide. “I spend the morning with my pre-schooler, send him off to mid-day classes, then I focus on scheduling shows and ordering product before he arrives home on the bus. It’s a perfect fit for me. Most of my shows are booked for nights or weekends when my husband is home to watch the kids.”
It’s Easy To Sell What You Love
“My girlfriends and I drink wine every time we get together, and now I get paid when we do,” said one Traveling Vineyard consultant. “It’s easy to sell a product everyone loves. Once they find the wine they can’t live without, you’ve got a customer for life.”
Those who love to entertain are also ideal candidates when it comes to working for Traveling Vineyard.
“I’ve always loved entertaining,” said one wine guide. “Selling wine became a natural extension of what I’ve always done — entertain friends in my home.”
But you don’t have to book parties in your own home.
“I also book parties at other people’s homes, but I’ve found I’m more comfortable in my own home. I know I’ll have everything I need, and I know where to find everything.”
Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
Selling wine is also a great opportunity for independent consultants selling kitchenware.
Those known for whipping up full meals for their party guests have a perfect opportunity to promote a second line of products — Traveling Vineyard wines.
“I started selling cookware and kitchenware over 17 years ago,” said one consultant. “After I attended a Traveling Vineyard party, I thought it would be a great addition to my in-home parties.
“It’s hard for most couples to turn down a free meal and variety of wines,” she said. “My parties fill up fast, and my guests almost always spend more than if they had gone to dinner at a restaurant. It’s a two-punch marketing strategy.”
Download Awesomm, Traveling Vineyard’s app for Wine Guide, now available in the Apple iTunes store.
Networking Is Key
Successful Traveling Vineyard consultants say the key to increasing sales is meeting new people.
“I joined several civic organizations and women’s clubs shortly after I started selling Traveling Vineyard,” said one wine guide. “Everyone I meet gets a business card and a flyer with my monthly sales products. “Some of the organizations book an annual Traveling Vineyard party to benefit their club fund,” she added. “Those parties always lead to additional bookings, which lead to additional bookings.”
If you love wine, meeting new friends and want to avoid the traditional 9-to-5 corporate world, it’s well worth your time and money to look further into Traveling Vineyard.