You love stamping, you’ve fallen in love with Stampin’ Up! products, and you’ve decided to take the plunge and become a Demonstrator. Congratulations! I think you’ve made a very good decision! *Ü* Before you sign up, however, make sure you do some homework on the person who will become your Upline and mentor.
What Is A Stampin’ Up! Upline?
An upline is the person who will help you do all of the required paperwork to join Stampin’ Up! and sponsor your entry into the company. Their role is to support and mentor you as a new Demonstrator, making the transition as easy for you as possible. Once you join their team, you will be their downline.
How Do I pick an Upline?
In my opinion, the #1 thing to look for is relatability. This will be your go-to person when you have questions or need support. Do you feel comfortable asking them questions? Do your personalities “click”? A potential Upline does not need to know everything there is to know about Stampin’ Up! or have been with the company for a long time. The key is to find someone who will work to get your questions answered, who will return your phone calls and emails, and who will be your #1 cheerleader.
What do YOU need in an Upline?
Are you a good stamper but not sure how to get started in your new business? Then find an Upline who has a training program in place, who can show you the way and help mentor your new business. On the other hand, if you’re a brand new stamper, then you may need someone who will take the time to sit down with you and show you the basics of stamping. Figure out what your weaknesses are and then try to find someone who has those strengths.
What Should I Ask A Potential Upline?
Ask them if they have an organized training program. Find out if they have regular meetings, either in person or on-line. Ask if their team (either their own or their upline’s) has an active Facebook group — these create an important sense of community which is crucial in today’s social media world.
And finally, ask them what you can expect from them. (A word of caution here – a good upline does not do your business for you, they coach you how to do your business.) Be honest and discuss what they can expect from you.
The Bottom Line
Your goal is to find an Upline who will also be your Mentor. Someone who will believe in you, until you believe in yourself. They will be with you in the trenches, walking the walk and talking the talk. They may never be your best friend, but they will be your #1 Cheerleader. Don’t leave it up to random chance. Find that person who can help you get the most out of your Stampin’ Up! experience. It may turn out to be one of the most important relationships in your life.
June is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! Pick out $125 in your choice of Stampin’ Up! product for only $99 PLUS get 2 additional stamp sets of your choice for free! Read more here.
Ask me how you can take advantage of this awesome promotion. It ends June 30, 2016 so don’t delay!