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Review: Tastefully Simple Network Marketing Opportunity

Is Tastefully Simple the Right Network Marketing Opportunity for You?

Network marketing could be the key to reaching your financial goal, whether that is to replace a full-time job and stay home with the kids, or simply to pay off some debt. Tastefully Simple is just one of the many MLMs you could consider. It is a multi-million dollar enterprise and was named one of Inc.’s top 500 fastest growing private companies in the U.S.

The goal of Tastefully Simple is to provide delicious yet easy to prepare foods so that cooks can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the rest of their lives. It also strives to provide a network marketing opportunity that fosters financial freedom, personal development and flexible scheduling.

Tastefully Simple markets gourmet food products and gifts through home taste-testing parties. The Consultant provides hosts with invitations and sample products that the host prepares (most Tastefully Simple foods do not require more than one or two additional ingredients). The consultant also brings additional food samples to the party. Then, he or she talks about the products while guests sample the fare. At the end of the party, guests are given a chance to purchase products.

Those interested in becoming consultants may sign up online at the Tastefully Simple website, or they may use the site to link them with a sponsor near them. The cost to become a consultant is $170, a considerably higher startup fee than with similar direct selling opportunities, which average around $100. However, with average party sales, consultants should more than recoup their investment in their first four parties.

The fee covers training materials and everything needed for the first four parties:

• Invitations

• Catalogues

• Display and Sample Products

• Order Forms and Other Supplies

The compensation plan for Tastefully Simple consults is very comparable to those offered in other direct selling companies. Consultants can earn:

• Up to 30% Commission on Retail Sales

• Additional Income by Sponsoring New Consultants

• Vacations, Cruises, Jewelry, Home Décor, Electronics and Children’s Products

Tastefully Simple does have some unique benefits. Its consultants are allowed to offer the convenience of online purchasing through their own business sites. The products are literally consumable, so there is a high probability of repeat business. Consultants with Tastefully Simple seem to receive a higher level of training and support than is offered in similar network marketing companies.

Tastefully Simple could be a fun way to earn extra cash if you like cooking and home-parties. But if you are hoping to incorporate the principles of Attraction Marketing into your new business, Tastefully Simple may not be right for you. Though the company encourages consultants to sell products online, linking from other sites (an important feature of online Attraction Marketing) is strictly prohibited.

Learn more at the Tastefully Simple corporate web site.

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  • Patti O'Curran October 25, 2008, 11:02 pm

    I’ve been a consultant for 8.5 years and this is definately the most easy product to market in the direct sales industry! As many of our consultants say, ‘If Tastefully Simple is the first direct sales company you’ve ever tried, be glad you found it first!’.

  • Jenn Roche-Sommer December 29, 2009, 4:16 am

    I have been in direct sales for over 13 years, during which time I tried out a number of companies. I am happy to say that 3 years ago when I joined Tastefully Simple, I joined my last. I have done more parties, signed more reps and made more money in the last 3 years than the 10 before that combined. The company offers the best trainning, motivation and incentives out there. They really do cater to everyone from hobbiests to full-time career seekers.

    They are always forward thinkers, just when we think things couldn’t get any better, they find away.

    We now offer 2 start up kits – the original which is $170 (which you can do in 3 payments) contains well over $350 worth of retail products & gifts, paperwork, trainning materials, samples and more or the Just A Taste Kit, which is $89 and contains well over $120 worth of product and materials.

    Hosts also have the option to use free product credit earned at a party toward the cost of the kits.

    Plus there is no inventory, orders are shipped right to the buyer’s front door & the company pays for all the free host product.

    If you are looking to give direct sales a try, try Tastefully Simple. If it doesn’t work you can always eat your samples.