Welcome to learning all you can about the Watkins home based business! Here you will find information on our compensation plan, marketing policy, watch a video on how our compensation plan works and explore our common FAQs! If you have more questions, feel free to contact me!
Watkins Home Based Business
The Watkins home based business is very flexible and affordable, only $29.95 for your annual membership. No autoshipments or silly business, sell what you want WHEN you want. Get discounts on your own purchases too. In business since 1868 selling everyday household goods, read our FAQs below to learn more and see if a Watkins home based business is right for you!
Watkins Discount & Shipping Guide
Watkins Compensation Plan
Making money with Watkins means understanding the compensation plan. It is based on cumulative sales and you can get immediate discounts, as well as bonuses at month end after all sales have been calculated. Watkins will look at your personal sales plus any which came over the phone or internet for you.
Watkins Marketing Policy
Very important! With the big online world of social media, you need to know the rules and regulations for advertising and working your Watkins business. Thankfully, Watkins doesn’t have too many rules and most are common sense! Please get familiar with these policies so you can run a successful and compliant business.
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…
- 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
- 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!
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.
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!
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
- Word of Mouth
- Home Parties
- 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.
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:
- Facebook Marketplace
- or other similar sites.
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.