Becoming a Close to my Heart Maker (Consultant) was one of the best decisions I ever made! I would love for you to join my team, but before you do, I am sure you have lots of questions. Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions about signing up with Close to my Heart. Or if you are ready to sign up now, click here for the online application.
- How much is the enrollment fee?
Normally the price to enroll as a Maker is $50, and you get $25 back in CTMH Cash to apply towards your first order of products and/or supplies of your choice and a free Business Basics Bundle. However, right now you can sign up for just $25 and get $25 back in instant CTMH Cash and the opportunity to purchase the optional Business Bundle.
- What are the benefits of being a CTMH Maker? There are tons of benefits including:
$25 in CTMH Cash back from the enrollment fee, 25% automatic discount/commission on every order with the opportunity to earn discount/commission up to 45%, a free shopping website for personal and customer orders, no credit card processing fees, training courses and fun events just for Makers, opportunity to earn free and 1/2 priced items, order catalogs and products before anyone else, earn our annual, all-expense paid trips for you and a guest, and much more!
- Is there an opportunity for new Consultants to earn free products?
Absolutely! With the “Start with Heart” program and a little extra incentive from me, you can earn lots of free products! There are three levels of the Start with Heart program and you earn free goodies at each level.
- 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.
- What if I don’t want to build a business and I just want to get the discount for myself on future orders?
That’s great! Many of my team members are Hobbyists or Personal Use Consultants and do not do parties or hold classes or workshops. You are welcome to simply enjoy the discount on your own orders.
- What is the discount?
Makers enjoy a discount of 25%-45% depending on their sales for the month. You can also earn override commissions when you build a team. Your earning potential is unlimited!
- What are the sales requirements?
The sales requirement is $300 retail (before your discount) per calendar quarter to stay an active Maker.
- What if I don’t place $300 in a quarter or place any orders at all?
Once you sign up, you have a full quarter to make your sales minimum which means that if you sign up today, you have until the end of September 2023 to enjoy the full discount if you choose. Then if you do not have a total of $300 in orders from October-December, you will drop down to Enthusiast status where your discount would drop to 10%. As an Enthusiast you would need to have $100 in orders during the quarter and if that did not happen, on April 1st, 2024 you would become part of our VIP Customer Program. (Read more about the VIP Customer Program here.)
- Are you required to maintain an inventory?
Nope. 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 CTMH offer any training or events?
Absolutely! There are so many different training options available including lots of great videos and webinars. There is are business videos, product videos, training courses, a listening library of recorded conference calls from top industry experts, and lots of Corporate Facebook Groups with tons of inspiration and ongoing training. They have pre-designed projects and workshops for us to use. There are annual events such as New Catalog Launch Events, Crop Weekends, Business Builder events, and Convention. There is even an 800# that you can call if you have questions. And a ton more! You will never be without help. PLUS, I offer all of my monthly project guides to my team members for free so they can use them for classes with their own customers.
- How much is it to have a website?
All Makers have FREE websites, so your friends and customers can place orders online, 24 hours a day!
- Can Makers send out newsletters?
You bet! CTMH also provides all Makers with free, professionally designed monthly newsletters, making it easier than ever to communicate with your customers.
- Can you tell me a little more about you and your team?
Absolutely. Click here to read all about me, my family, and my Close to my Heart business.
- How do you sign up?
You can sign up at my website here. It will take you less than 5 minutes and once your application has been approved (usually the same day) you can start placing orders and enjoying all of the Maker perks.
- Can I contact you if I have questions after I sign up?
Of course. I am available to my team via phone, email, or Facebook. I am more than happy to help you get started building a business, or just encourage you if you would simply like to be a Personal Use Consultant.
- My Acrylix® Let Me Show You How stamp set (D1785)
- Petite Perks stamp set
- Cardstock Sampler (W3013)
- Rewards Your Way Booklet (WR1221)
- 2022-23 Core Products Catalog (W1231)
As a Maker, you’ll receive a prompt allowing you to add the Business Basics Bundle to your order! This offer is only available through your first full month as a Close To My Heart Maker, so be sure to take advantage of this exciting opportunity!