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Welcome! On my Watkins blog page you will find information on products, the business, sales, promotions, recipes – you name it! If you can’t find what you are looking for, use the search bar on top or contact me and I will see how I can help!

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Watkins Home Based Business FAQs

All your questions answered about the Watkins home based business, how to get started, costs & more!

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FAQs 1

The cost to join as a Watkins consultant is $29.95/year. There are no additional charges other than any products you choose to buy.

No. You do not have to buy/sell a certain amount each month or at any time in order to remain active. The only ‘quota’ you have would be how much you have to sell in a month to achieve bonuses (see compensation plan for details). But you will not go ‘inactive’ if you don’t order one month (or two, or three etc!)

No. Many of our Watkins consultants have joined just to get personal discounts and to buy for their family and friends.

This depends on many factors. Doing markets or trade shows often yields a high amount of income depending on the traffic and how often you do them. Advertising online can take some time to build up a customer base. If you have a team under you, then residual income can occur. Like any business, you get what you put into it. I am always honest with people and will tell you, if you don’t plan on working this as a business then it likely will not pay out for you. That being said, many consultants who work at their business make $100-$500 in the beginning and long-term goals of $2,500 – $5,000 are reasonable numbers. Again, it all depends on you and what methods you choose plus how much time you have to invest. Review our compensation plan to see how it all works.

  • You can not sign up a retail chain store (WalMart, Wal-Greens, Target etc) but you can sign up or sell to smaller individual stores.
  • You can not sell direct from your own personal website but Watkins does provide you with your own free e-consultant site where customers can go and order direct from (with you getting credit for the sale.)
  • You can sell to anyone in Canada and the USA and can do so via home parties, markets, trade shows, e-consultant site and direct sales.
  • There are no territories so you have a large customer base to go after.Our marketing policy can assist you in understanding more about any restrictions, view marketing policy here…
Well, they have been around since 1868 ( Over 150 years)…so they have a pretty good business structure! They have survived depressions and recessions and always look to offer the best product mixes to keep competitive in the markets.

FAQs 2

With your $29.95 signup fee you get:

  • Free Watkins E-site
  • Free Watkins Training Site
  • Free Sponsoring Website
  • Free Graphics to use
  • Discount on personal purchases
  • Ability to buy products at discount and sell to customers
  • Ability to sign up others and build a business
  • Offer to enter into contests and win free products
  • Opportunity to win free vacations if eligible each year
As part of my team you get a few other perks:

  • One on one training with me if you desire
  • Free consultant listing on our team directory so customers can find you www.FindaLocalConsultant.com
  • Access to our team Facebook Group (find answers, ask questions, get ideas)
  • Access to free graphics & vidoes each month to promote your business
  • Access to my own training website with video tutorials and easy to find topics to help you start your business

As a Watkins consultant since 2007 I have many years of experience and knowledge!

This website is your personal site to send customers to so they can order online and you will get the credit for the sale!

You can personalize it a bit and customers can go here to order and see what’s on sale each month.

There is no fee for this website.

Another free website for you, the sponsoring website is a place to send people who want to know more about the Watkins business.

It answers questions and shows videos to help others know more about the business. It’s unique to you so if they join from that page they will be assigned to your team.

There is also a link so they can contact you directly with any questions you have.

For the most part, the same products are offered in both countries. However, some products will not be available in one country, while available in the other. This is mainly due to Health Canada labelling regulations and FDA regulations as well as the fact that some products sell better in one country than the other. Currently, Watkins is working on evening up the product offerings to make the same products available in both countries. You can see what products are available in each country by going to the Watkins website here and click on the USA and CAD flag and browse the store.

One of the simplest things about this company is knowing exactly how much you are paying! Products ship from the country in which they were ordered. So there is no customs fees, no currency conversion. If you live in the USA you order is in USD and ships from the USA to you. If you live in Canada you pay CAD and it ships direct to you. The same goes for your customers. For example, if you live in Canada and have a customer in the USA who orders via your e-consultant site, their order will be in USD and ship from the USA direct to them. Easy peasy!

FAQs 3

You are free to do many forms of marketing.

  • Print advertisement (you need to send a proof of the ad to Watkins for approval.)
  • Trade shows
  • Markets
  • Word of Mouth
  • Home Parties
  • Events
  • Community billboards
  • Social media

The only thing to remember is to ALWAYS refer to yourself as an Indep. Watkins Consultant with either your Id# and/or First Name, Last Name.

You also can not have the word ‘Watkins’ in your email address, as part of your personal website (if you have one) or as the title for a blog etc. Other than that, it’s pretty flexible and it’s just common sense to be professional and not try to ‘trick’ customers into thinking you are ‘THE’ Watkins Company head office! View our marketing plan for more details…

You can advertise online but with some rules:

Advertising the Home Business Opportunity – You can advertise this to anyone (family, friends, strangers)

Advertising Watkins Products – You can only reach out to family & friends and current customers when taking a ‘selling’ approach. This is to reduce spamming efforts and reaching out only to those who wish to know more.

Read our marketing plan for more details…

Only through your E-site website.

You can not sell Watkins products through 3rd party sell sites/auction sites nor your own website with an add to cart button.

These sites are prohibited from selling Watkins products, consultants caught in violation of selling on these sites will be suspended on first warning until listing is fixed/removed. Failure to adhere to Watkins policy will result in termination of membership. You can not advertise or sell on:

  • Ebay
  • Amazon
  • Etsy
  • Kijiji
  • Facebook Marketplace
  • or other similar sites.
Integrity. Quality. Trust.

Watkins prides itself on top quality and customer satisfaction and re-assurance.

When consultants sell on various sites, Watkins has no control over the sale of items and can not guarantee quality of the products being sold.

An example: A consultant has some stock which is 10 years old. They sell it through E-bay to a customer. The customer is not happy with the product and tries to return it to the consultant and they say no. The customer tries to return it to Watkins and they have to say no as they have no record of this sale.

Some consultants have done this as active consultants, othes have retired and sold their old stock then close their account on E-bay, leaving the customer unhappy and with product they don’t want.

We want customers to be happy and know they will get full customer support. For that reason, all sales must go through active consultant in person or through the Watkins E-site for online.

No. No. No!

This is such an important consideration when looking at a business startup! Auto-shipments may seem convenient but often they result in you having way too much inventory. They can cost a lot of money and expense especially as you are just getting started.

You  must be of legal age in your Province/State and reside in either Canada or the USA.

Watkins Product Information

Below are many Frequently Asked Questions and topics surrounding Watkins products. Click on the topic to expand it and if you still have questions please feel free to contact me!

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Started in 1868, Watkins began making simple products for the average household.

From natural liniments, to salves for livestock and eventually cooking and household items, Watkins expanded it’s product offerings and the regions in which it served.

America’s first ‘money-back guarantee’ was born! It was realized customers needed an option to try before they buy and to have confidence in a company to offer such an option.

The ‘trial-mark’ bottle was designed to have a line created on the product, allowing the customers to decide if they like the products. If they did not like the product they could send it back for a full money back guarantee provided they had stayed above the trial line marking.

Today, Watkins still offers a money back guarantee no matter where on the bottle you are! Your satisfaction is top priority!

Time for expansion: Between 1889 and 1914 Watkins constructed six new manufacturing buildings behind the adminstration building.

If you have tried Watkins products you will most certainly agree our spices and extracts are truly top notch!

Paris International Exposition: Watkins wins gold medal awards for 3 of it’s main cooking/baking products. Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon and Black Pepper take the show and win the awards which you will still see on their packaging today!

A company does not stay in exsistence for over a century without having some part to play in history.

World War II: Watkins gave 90% of it’s production capacity to the war efforts, fullfilling government contracts for products like dried eggs powdered juice packets, vitmains, hospital germicide and insecticide powder.

The very first sales person for the Watkins company. The Watkins Man was the term given to the salesmen who would travel business to business and farm to farm, selling Watkins products.

There are many stories about the Watkins man driving up in his horse and buggy, visiting the farms. Kids would come running from across the fields to see what treats he had for them, Mom would bake a fresh pie and then he would open his briefcase with the available Watkins products.

To this day, many people recall the Watkins Man and the wonderful memories from the past!

By far Watkins has some of the most amazing products; especially their cooking and baking line of products!

Always top quality, fresh and amazing; having Watkins in your kitchen is a must! Read on to see our top selling products!

Watkins introduced pure Cassia Cinnamon to its product line in 1895. In 1928 Watkins Pure Cassia Cinnamon was awarded the Grand Prize with Gold Medal for Highest Quality at the International Exposition, Paris. Saigon Cinnamon was introduced in 2004.

Our award winning cinnamon has been a staple in kitchens for years. Indulge with a dash of cinnamon in your coffee, a sprinkle on your morning toast or a pinch in your apple pie recipe. Watkins Pure Ground Cinnamon makes everything taste like home.

– Packed in the USA
– Non-GMO
– All-Natural
– Gluten-Free
– Kosher certified

At Watkins, we select the finest sources of premium-grade, top-quality peppercorns with high essential oil content. Experience the Gold Medal-winning taste of the most flavorful pepper on the market.

  • Kosher
  • Gluten-Free

DID YOU KNOW?

Often referred to as “black gold” in ancient times, peppercorn was such a popular seasoning that it was sometimes even used as collateral or currency. It remains the most widely traded spice in the world.

First to market with an All Natural alternative to Pure Vanilla, Watkins Baking Vanilla is still a top seller today. Made with the world’s finest vanilla beans, our Baking Vanilla Extract, is the original double-strength formula designed to hold-up to baking and freezing. With extra rich flavor this extract enhances everything from chocolate chip cookies to cakes with premium flavor.

• Made with natural flavors
• Ingredients all natural derived
• No artificial flavors
• No artificial colors
• Non-GMO
• Corn Syrup Free
• Gluten Free
• OK Kosher Certified
• Made in the USA

Made with highest quality Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans, our Pure Vanilla Extracts is extra rich in flavor and backed by the same expertise that has made Watkins Vanilla the choice of generations.

  • Vanilla bean extractives in water and alcohol
  • Manufactured and aged to perfection in-house using same process for over 140 years
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten Free
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Colors
  • Corn Syrup Free
  • Kosher
  • Crafted in the USA

Whip up delicious stocks, gravies, and sauces without the hassle. Real flavour and other wholesome ingredients provide homemade flavor without expensive canned soups and overly-salty boullion cubes.

• No Artificial Flavors
• No Dairy

Watkins is a household products line of goods. The focus is mostly on kitchen baking and cooking but we also have a select line of other products for cleaning, personal care and medicinal.

Perhaps one of the most extensive lines of extracts, Watkins delivers top quality and highly potent extracts for all of your baking needs!

Add them to your cakes and pastries, desserts, drinks, ice cream, coffee and more!

Very widely known for their top quality and excellant flavour, Watkins spices are simply unmatchable!

Sourced only from the best sources, packaged fresh at the place of capture to ensure freshness, you will love Watkins spices hands down!

It wasn’t enough for Watkins to have top quality spices, they went one step further!

No more messing around with a pinch of this and that…(Unless you want to!), now Watkins has blends and marinades for a variety of dishes.

Our dry seasoning blends for anything from fish, chicken, steak, chilis, meatloaf, salads and more make it so easy to flavour up your dish.

We also have a great line of marinades and dry rubs to really get that flavour you are looking for.

Inlcuded in this blend selection are our line of salad dressing blends and dip mixes!

Having some vanilla extract and cinnamon just wasn’t enough – Watkins stepped up their baking game to offer some essentials like natural colored sugars, natural food coloring, natural sprinkles and more.

The company also partnered with Nordic Ware to offer a variety of bakign tools (read below).

We realize we have the ingredients you want for baking and cooking but we do not have the full line of cookware to make your kitchen projects even better!

Starting September 2021, Watkins started partnering up with long-time kitchen ware company: Nordic Ware. This top quality line of products will please all the bakers and chefs in your family.

NordicWare offers quality items like baing pans, pie cutters, measure devices, muffin pans and more!

Another line Watkins is offering is select personal care items. From soaps, to lotions to household cleaners, Watkins wants to be in your home and part of your daily routine!

These products fall under the J.R Watkins line and offer a good variety of personal care items.

Many folks who remember Watkins from the early beginnings may recall their line of pain relieving liniments, salves and sprays.

Watkins has a great selection of these produts to ease all sorts of aches, skin conditions, arthritis, strains and more.

By far the most popular are the Watkins Medicated Ointment and the Watkins Petro Carbo Salve.

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