Signing up is a breeze with our online application. Sign up today Ok first you maybe asking why would I want to join your team, Why CTMH? and more.
Well below is some information that may help you figure out why.
There are also answers to some common FAQ about joining – all the information you really want to know. These are some questions that I asked before I made the decision to join Close To My Heart. And if you still have questions just ask!
What is Close to My Heart (CTMH)?
Close To My Heart Australasia is the Australia and New Zealand expansion of US-based Close To My Heart, Inc., a leader in the direct sales scrapbooking, papercraft and stamping industry in innovation and unparalleled products.
What are the benefits of being a consultant?
– It’s fun
– Enjoy great discounts and earn free products and even bigger discounts.
– Participate in awesome training events
– Meet a fabulous group of like-minded crafters
– Earn some extra income
– Build a business of whatever size you choose to fit your goals and lifestyle
– Earn recognition and rewards including international travel.
– Receive a free online business address (OBA) where your customers can purchase Close to My Heart products through you and have them shipped straight to their door. You do not have to stock or ship products yourself.
Why did I join?
For the great products & the discount! I am also thankful the chance I have to be part of a company that will help unleash my creativity and support me in building my business while sharing a passion with everyone. CTMH offer training, support and tons of resources which I love. Our products inexpensive which allows you to earn a great income or just be a hobbist and enjoy the benifits of learning new business skills while getting to play with your products at a great discount. There is something for everyone. This means that you can change your business anytime to suit your needs, another reason why I joined. When you join CTMH you are never alone. I’m here along with my wonderful up-line, to help you get started strong and answer any questions on your mind.
How Much is a Consultant Kit?
As part of your enrolment you will purchase the New Consultant Kit costs just $129 AUD plus tax and shipping, and has a retail value of $310! You receive all the essential business tools you need to get started—in a handy organiser—PLUS $75 in FREE Select Product Credit so you can choose your own creative products. It’s a great value on the tools you need, with free credit towards the fun products you want!
Can I choose what will be in my New Consultant Kit?
The basics you cannot pick but you do have $75 in FREE Select Product Credit so you can choose your own creative products to add to your kit. The New Consultant Kit has what you need to hit the ground running, including a huge supply of Close To My Heart products. You will be equipped with all the tools to hold your first Gatherings and clubs, and start your business off on the right foot. And if there is anything not included that you feel you need – use your$75 in FREE Select Product Credit so you can choose your own creative products & you can order extra with your new 22% consultant discount!
What comes in the New Consultant Kit?
Your kit includes the basic business and creative supplies you need to start your journey and is valued over $180! Why don’t you see what is in the basic kit >Check out what is in the New Consultant Kit.
Do I get a discount on my own personal purchases?
Yes you sure do. Consultants receive a minimum base commission of 22%, which can increase up to 35%, depending on monthly sales totals. When you decide to build a Team, your earning potential is even greater! This chart outlines the commission (or discount) you receive based on monthly commissionable sales
What are the sales requirements for Consultants?
To remain an active Consultant you must submit $500 AUD in sales per calendar quarter. You are not required to meet the sales requirements during your first quarter; this is considered a grace period to allow you additional time to get your business up and running. The first quarter you would be required to meet the minimum sales requirements is the next quarter after you sign up. Pretty good hey!
What is a calendar quarter?
Our calendar quarters are a period of three consecutive months, beginning in January.
There are four quarters per year, as follows:
– Quarter 1: January to March
– Quarter 2: April to June
– Quarter 3: July to September
– Quarter 4: October to December
I am not interested in selling, can I still join?
You have the opportunity to build any size of business you choose, but you don’t have to. Many Consultants buy the products at a discount for their personal use. You are welcome to simply enjoy the discount, or choose to earn income by selling to friends and family. It’s completely up to you! We love hobbyist you can join up get the great consultant kit & get your discount.
What if I cannot maintain my $500 per quarter?
If you cannot make the minimum of $500 in commissionable sales each calendar quarter, you become what is known as a become what is known as a Junior Consultant. As a Junior Consultant you need to make at least $200 per calendar quarter to maintain.
What is a Junior Consultant?
A new Consultant may not sign up to be a Junior Consultant. As a Junior Consultant, you will receive a 10% discount on all product orders. To remain a Junior Consultant you must submit commissionable sales of at least $200 per calendar quarter.
How long will I be a Consultant if I order the kit and then do nothing?
As a brand new consultant you have until the next quarter finishes from when you start to meet your first minimum. So depending on when you join how long you will have. You will be a Full Consultant until your quarter (3 months) after you join, is up then you will be a Junior Consultant. If no further orders are placed within the next quarter (3 months), then you will become a former consultant.
Do I need to give the Kit back if I drop?
No. Everything is yours to keep. No strings attached.
What is the commission structure?
As your sales increase, so does your financial reward.
Base Commissions: When you make a sale, you earn a base commission of 22%. You collect this commission at the time of the sale, and then remit the remainder of the product cost to Close To My Heart. If orders are place on your OBA (online business address) then the commission is deposited in your selected account on the 15th of the following month.
Override Commissions: The more you sell in a month, the higher your override commission will be for that month, until the maximum percentage is reached which is 35% on sales above $3,000.
What is Straight to the Top?
New Consultants can receive special incentive rewards based on their personal sales totals during their first 90 days as a Consultant.
There are three levels and a bonus level.
Level 1: When new Consultants meet the sales requirement for Level 1 by the 30-day deadline, they receive these three My Acrylix® Business Builder stamp sets!
Level 2: When new Consultants meet the sales requirement for Level 2 by the 60-day deadline, they will receive two rewards: the exclusive On The Go Bag, and the Heart Dangle, which are not available for purchase!
Level 3: When new Consultants meet the sales requirement for Level 3 by the 90-day deadline, they will receive a stylish and comfortable Close To My Heart T-Shirt, designed exclusively for the Straight To The Top program.
Bonus Level: To sweeten the deal, when a new Consultant achieves all three levels by their respective deadlines, they receive an incredible bonus reward: an organiser full of product!
Want to know more? Contact me now
Are there Extra Incentives?
Besides the straight to the top of course there are extra incentives.
There are many of the rewards and privileges that will come to you as you build the sales of your Downline and as you qualify to receive leadership promotions.
Every year you can also earn points on your commissions, team building & from going to to an Incentive Trip. In 2015 that will be to Hawaii and a Dubai Cruise in 2016.
Also as part of my team there are other incentives from me!
Plus there is always Convention! See the newest idea book, and seeing it FIRST, go on the hunt for Sticky Boy. You get to see the newest products in an up-close and personal setting. Enter or visit the Consultant Creativity Showcase. This is an optional event for Convention attendees to display and share their best artwork with their peers and learn how to build your business & more.
Plus there are additional recognition and awards that only Convention attendees can achieve.
See what Sticky Boy has to say about Close To My Heart Convention
How do I get a CTMH website?
Every Consultant is given a personal website free of charge once they join! This is a professionally designed and maintained e-commerce site that is a terrific benefit of being a Consultant with Close To My Heart. Your friends and customers can place orders through your website 24hours a day, and their orders will be shipped directly to their home. And the best news is that you earn commission on these orders.
It’s that easy!
What kind of training do I receive?
Close To My Heart offers all the training you will need! They have business videos, product videos, training courses, Start With Heart newsletters with step-by-step instructions for new Consultants, a Listening Library of recorded conference calls from industry experts, Consultant bulletin boards for artwork ideas, and more. They also offer pre-designed projects and workshops you can use
to create beautiful layouts and cards. You can contact me with any questions as well! With my help, the Home Office resources, our Team’s resources, and our incredible community of Consultants, you will never be without help. There are annual regional events all over Australia as well as leadership training in Melbourne in March, and Convention in Adelaide in October. There is an office here in Australia you can call if you have questions. They are super speedy to get back to you to, usually within an hour!
I offer my project guides to my team members for free so they can use them for classes with their own customers and I am only an email, phone call or FB message away for help, advice and mentoring. I am happy to share the resources, instructions & kit ideas that I have done.
Am I required to keep innovatory?
No There are so many different products that CTMH actually suggests that you do not maintain an inventory. You can place an order for 1 item or 1000 items, so there is really no need to keep an inventory.
Does the company offer Hostess gifts? If so, who pays for them?
Yes! CTMH pays for the hostess rewards. And as a Consultant, you are welcome to be your own Hostess and earn more free goodies! How awesome is that?!
What’s the catch?
Other than getting a ton of wonderful products at a great deal and most likely getting addicted to them, there is no catch. You have the opportunity to build a business if you choose, but you don’t have to. Whatever your reason for signing up, there really is no risk! You have nothing to lose!
How do I sign up?
Well what are you waiting for? Sign up today. Log in or if you haven’t got a login create one now. Fill in all the details and hit submit application it is that easy! It will take you less than 5 minutes and your New Consultant Kit will be sent out to you right away.
How long will it take to receive my kit?
New Consultant kits usually ship within 1-2 days of receiving your online application. When it ships you will receive a Landmark tracking number so you can track your package.
Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions. I would love to have you join my Team! Whatever your motivation for signing up, you are welcome here. I look forward to working with you!
Can I contact you if I have questions after I sign up?
Yes of course. I am available to my team via phone, email and Facebook. I am more than happy to help you get started building a business, or just encourage you if you would simply like to join for your own personal use.
Take a look what Monica has to say about Close To My Heart & the opportunity.