Why CTMH? Here are some thoughts for your consideration!!
- Debt Free. Close to My Heart is a debt-free company with a sound business plan. They have been in business for 36 years. CTMH is in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand!
- Industry Leader. Close to My Heart is an industry leader in the crafting community. They provide 3 Idea Books throughout the year so they stay abreast of the trends and changes! As a consultant, you get new product 1 month before our customers do.
- Diverse Product Line. Close to My Heart provides a diverse product line: acrlix stamps, papers, inks, cards, scrapbooking, and paper crafting for a wide audience appeal.
- Preview Periods. You will be able to order new product one month before it comes out. This is truly the best! I can’t tell you how exciting it is to see that box delivered!!
- The World Wide Stampettes (aka WWStampettes) is a long standing team in Close to My Heart. We have a Team group where we support, encourage, share, and help each other on a regular basis through Facebook. I enjoy each of my team members as each are unique and special whether they are supporting their crafting through the discount, being a Hobbiest, or a Business Builder. If you are in my first downline, I have an exclusive FB group just for you for added incentives, giveaways, and fun. All are welcome!!
- Community. We are part of a huge community of paper crafting paper crafting buddies, Connected Hearts and the Dream Team, that are willing to share ideas! I have made friendships which are beyond measure through Close To My Heart. These two groups are my upline and their FB groups provide amazing support.
- Commission. Close To My Heart offers a generous commission along with monthly product rewards according to sales. Your base commission is always 22% and you get this upfront (no waiting to be paid). Based on your monthly sales you can earn over-rides up to 13% – allowing you to earn 35% on your base sales. Build a team and the plan is even more generous!!
- Close To My Heart offers loads of training and support. This is available through an online academy, videos, MP3 listening library, Facebook groups, and events. You can find answers and support for business, creative, and personal development. It’s awesome! Training is updated all the time, allowing us to be on top of the industry. I offer team events in my home.
- Seasonal Launch Events, Yearly Conventions, and other support events. Next year’s National Convention will be in Provo, Utah, in July and we’ll be celebrating 35+ years with CTMH! I can’t wait! The Launch Events are all around providing consultants from all areas the opportunity to participate in a training event for an evening at an affordable rates and you get to purchase the product packet used so it counts towards your minimums. There are Album Retreats to help keep us trained on the latest techniques and tools and Team Builder events for those focused on growing their team!
- Opportunity to earn Incentive Trips! I have earned several trips now: 2004, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
- Tax deductible crafting! Everything you buy to make samples is tax deductible. Everything you make is a sample for your business. Have another business? I have an in-home family child care. I try to purchase as much of the craft materials for this business through CTMH.
- Your Business Your Way. And finally – the opportunity to have a home-based business where you are in control, running your business the way that you choose! I love this because it allows me to put things in the correct perspective: God, my family, then my business. This perspective has blessed me beyond measure.
34 More Reasons Why from CTMH:
- Get a discount on your favorite memory keeping and papercrafting products
- Earn amazing rewards like trips to other parts of the world (think Tahiti, Argentina, or the Caribbean!)
- Have access to new products before anyone else
- Make money by sharing your creativity with others
- Use how-to books for scrapbooking and cardmaking that are especially designed to make it easy to show others that anyone can be creative!
- Structure your business to work around the priorities in your life
- Build lasting friendships
- Take advantage of a New Consultant Kit with essential business supplies to help you get started
- Work from anywhere
- Receive Close To My Heart Cash when you sign up to spend on products like paper packets, cardstock, stamp sets, or stamp pads of your choice
- Get creative inspiration from other Consultants
- Start a business with no experience required
- Meet other people with similar interests
- Earn additional rewards like exclusive stamp sets, a logo t-shirt, and bonus products when you meet particular sales goals in your first 90 days as a Consultant
- Be your own party Hostess as a Consultant—this means you can take advantage of the Consultant discount AND the Hostess Reward program at the same time
- Use training and marketing resources available online from Close To My Heart to help your business succeed
- Make crafting your part-time to full-time living—it’s up to you!
- Receive weekly emails from Close To My Heart to walk you through the steps you should take to get your business started
- Be your own boss
- Use your Consultant discount on a Craft with Heart™ subscription
- Get a free e-commerce website to make shopping with you easy for your customers
- Participate in the Close To My Heart community online and on social media where you’ll find resources and encouragement from others just like you
- Attend regional or national events for business training, product training, creative sessions, and more
- Get started with a low-cost New Consultant Kit (plus bonus stamp sets this month!)
- Introduce others to the joy to recording and sharing their unique story with Story by Stacy™ workshop kits
- Set your own schedule
- Make money doing what you love!
- Receive recognition from Close To My Heart when you reach business and sales benchmarks
- Bring people together to do things that you enjoy like scrapbooking, cardmaking, and papercrafting
- Learn valuable business skills from Close To My Heart staff, online resources, and fellow Consultants
- Participate with Close To My Heart to contribute to our charitable partner, Operation Smile™, helping children get life-changing facial surgeries around the world
- Learn how to celebrate the relationships in your life and teach others to do the same
- Flexibility to adapt your business to your goals, whether you’re looking for a discount on products you love or plan to build your business to earn an income
- Connect with other people that encourage you to reach your goals
More reasons? Check out these videos:
Stamps, Scrapbooking, and More:
Memory Keeping Matters:
Is there training and support?
Can I Make Money?
Can I have fun? Here’s a clip from the Home Office as part of the show put on for consultants at the Annual Convention in 2012.
So now you’ve see “why CTMH”. Come and join our fun today!!