Class Planner Benefits
Why invest in a class planning service? After all, we’re all stampers, many if not most of us have designed and offered great classes, workshops, stamp camps, etc. So you may be wondering “how does purchasing one of your class planners benefit me?
Benefit #1 ~ It will save you LOTS of time
If you are a new demonstrator with little or no experience offering classes, or a more experienced demonstrator with limited time, you’ll find these class planners especially helpful to you.
What is your time worth to you? If you’re like me, by the time I design my projects and figure out how much I need to order and what I need to charge for the class to be profitable to me, I’ve spent at anywhere between 5 – 10 hours, if not more. With these class planners, I’ve taken almost ALL the work out of class planning for you. All you have to do is set the date, use the resources provide to advertise, order & prep your supplies, and actually hold the class (or mail it out if you offer a class-to-go format). How much easier can it get? For a full list of all the features my class planners offer, please be sure to click HERE.
Benefit # 2 ~ Increased class attendance
Now while I can’t absolutely guarantee this, what I can tell you is that I have received numerous emails from demonstrators like you – all the way from hobby to career demonstrators – telling me that their classes have been filling up fast – in some cases, they have had to offer two or more classes.
Benefit #3 ~ Increased Sales
You will find that many of my classes are either product-based classes or can be adapted to becoming a product based class. This means higher sales for you! In addition, I have heard back from many demonstrators telling me that they have found the classes to generate good sales on the back end – right after the class, or later on down the road when customers call them and want to order something they were introduced to through the class. Because each class planner includes a customer handout that includes all the information your customers need to reproduce the projects, it encourages them to buy from you the supplies needed to do so.
Benefit #4 ~ You’ll earn more money
There’s nothing worse than designing, planning and offering a class to your customers, only to discover at the very end of it, that by the time you factor in all the hours you spent before, during and after, you were working for an hourly rate of $2 or even worse!
Because my class planners have been designed to take all the work out of class planning for you, all you have to do is actually prep and offer the class, and follow-up on any orders received during the class. That means that right off the bat, you’ve saved between 5-10 hours. For the majority of my classes, I try to limit the amount of time you have to invest to a total of 5-6 hours (2-3 hours for prep and 2-3 hours for class time).
My most recent class planners includes a cost analysis of the projects, and then offers class pricing suggestions that if you follow, will on average, for a class of 10, earn you an hourly rate of between $20-$30!
Benefit #5 ~ Fun, fresh designs that have broad market appeal
Since my class planning service was first launched in October of 2007, I have received comment after comment from hundreds of demonstrators like you, letting me know how much their customers loved the project designs. I invest many hours in the planning and design of each set of class projects – reading all the current paper crafting magazines, looking for trends and how they can be applied to Stampin’ Up! products, and trying to come up with projects that will have a broad market appeal.
You’ll often hear me refer to my classes and project designs as a “step above”. While I try to make the projects easy enough for even beginning stampers, I like to incorporate layers and accessories so that they have enough of a “wow” factor for even experienced stampers.
Benefit #6 ~ Original Templates Custom-Designed for You!
One of the things of which you can be assured is that when you offer my classes to your customers, you are offering them exclusive project designs and templates that are not available for free download anywhere else. All my class project designs and templates are original, I do not create projects using a currently existing template. Although I get my ideas for classes and templates from many different sources, and you may even see some similarities to existing projects or templates, they will never be exactly the same – I always alter and modify them enough to ensure that they are original.
Benefit #7 ~ Classes tailored to YOUR needs
I value your feedback, I listen closely to what you have to say, and I implement your suggestions to the best of my ability! If you were to purchase my first class planner and my most recent class planner and compare them, you would notice a huge difference! Each month as I read your comments and listen to what you have to say would be helpful for you, I do my best to incorporate as many of your suggestions as I can into my newest class planners. Please be sure to read the details on each individual product page as it will tell you if the newer features are included or not.
Benefit #8 ~ Customer Service above and beyond
It is my goal to offer you the highest level of customer service possible. While many services will leave you on your own once you’ve downloaded the product, I will go above and beyond for you. Computers can be very fussy sometimes, I’m here to try and help you work through it. For example, can’t download the product because you’re on dial-up and it takes way too long? I’ll personally email it to you as an attachment. Did the settings on your computer mess up the formatting of the documents provided in MS Word? I’ll do my best to help you figure it out and modify it. Start by clicking on my Troubleshooting Page, if you can’t find the answer there, then by all means please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you order the wrong class? Did you accidentally order two of the same class? Please email me at email@example.com and will be more than happy to refund you your money or exchange it for the class you want.
Benefit #9 ~ 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee
It is extremely important to me that you are happy with your purchase. If at any time, for any reason at all you are not satisfied with a class planner I will be more than happy to refund you your money – no questions asked!
Benefit # 10 ~ An experience-based service
From a discount purchaser, through to a hobby demo, to a part-time demonstrator, and now as a career demonstrator – I have been through it all. When I signed on to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I was a stay-at-home mom of 3 kids (aged 1, 3 and 5) and had only lived in Cambridge, ON, Canada for 4 months. I had few acquaintances, no real friends & some extended family who weren’t really interested in rubber stamping.
From those beginnings four years ago, I am now a stay-at-home business mom to 5 kids (aged 11, 9, 6, 3 and 1 years), I have built a customer base that numbers in the hundreds, a mailing list that numbers in the thousands, a downline that stretches across Canada, and have joined the less than 1% of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators that have earned the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip. I have had lots of experience offering workshops, classes and other events,
Why do I tell you this? Because I want you to know that I can relate to you. I have been where many of you have been, or maybe still are. I can speak to you based on the experience I’ve gained from having given many workshops, classes and other events. I can tell you about the dumb ideas I’ve had that have lost me money, and the ideas I’ve implemented that have made me money. Do I know it all? Far from it! I still make a point of learning from Stampin’ Up!’s training, from more experienced Demonstrators, and from my business coach – John Sanpietro from Stamping is My Business.
Benefit #11 ~ The service that started the trend!
If you haven’t been with me since the beginning, you may be wondering why I market my class planning service as the “original”. Am I the first demonstrator ever to offer online tutorials or online classes? No! However, prior to launching my “class planning service for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators” in October of 2007 I did a lot of market research on the internet to see what types of online classes were being sold. At that time, there were no other online “demonstrator planning services” or “class planning services” specifically marketed towards Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. So, I set about developing a concept that went beyond, and was different from what was currently available.
Many of the features into my class planners were unique at the time: a separate demonstrator planner (which included cost analysis, supply and shopping lists for a class of 10, cardstock cutting guidelines, suggested class pricing, as well as over 75 full color pictures and step-by-directions), customer handouts, suggested advertising wording, and even advertising pictures taken and photo-edited specifically for you.
Now, as more and more demonstrator class planning services are popping up, you will find other class planners offering similar features, however, as I continue to listen to you & study the market trends, I constantly refine and improve my class planning service, and my class planners so that I can say to you with confidence, that this service is, and will remain “original” and a step above