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Have you thought about joining Color Street? Seen all these stylists talking about how amazing their teams are, and how they are moving an $11-14 product like hot cakes? I totally get why you’d be asking about Color Street – it’s an amazing direct sales company, and an incredible opportunity! The company is growing FAST and people LOVE the product. So let’s dig into some frequently asked questions about joining Color Street.
Do I Need to Carry Inventory?
Friend, NO! You do not need to carry Color Street inventory. Customers can order off your own website that you get when you become a stylist. If you CHOOSE to carry inventory for in-person sales, that is 100% your prerogative. You can run a great business without carrying any inventory at all.
How Much Does it Cost to Join Color Street?
You can sign up for the stylist kit on my website HERE. It costs $129 plus tax and shipping (it ends up around $150, depending on where you live). The enrollment kit comes with $250 worth of products and business tools to get you started on your Color Street business.
Are There Color Street Sales Requirements?
Color Street stylists need to sell $300 once every six months. Once you “bonus qualify” (sell $300 in a month), that six months resets.
How Does Color Street Train Stylists?
Every Tuesday morning, there is a call-in training that all stylists are invited to attend. If you cannot make it to that training, the replay will be available. The training consists of a company update, often including company statistics and product information, and then a featured training from a stylist, typically an Executive Director or above.
Additionally, there are weekly emails with updates from the Color Street home office, which are typically sent on Mondays.
Your specific team will most likely have a Facebook group where you can receive training and connect with other stylists on your team.
How Much Does Color Street Pay Stylists?
The lowest payment you will ever get is 25% back on purchases through your website. The commission period is weekly, ending on Tuesdays. The amount is direct deposited to your bank account after the weekly period closes.
If your sales exceed $600 in a month, you are entitled to additional income. The additional commission will be deposited to your account on a MONTHLY basis, along with any additional earnings (like, money from team sales). You can earn up to 35% commission on your sales.
You can earn additional free nail polish strips by creating a party with yourself as the hostess, and earn free Color Street. I am currently about to close a party, and will get more than $400 in free product, and at least 10 half-price strips. Why is this great? You can opt to use these strips to help grow your business – use them to give away to your team, give them away to customers, or sell them in person for the cost. I love this benefit because once, when running a vendor event, someone passed me a fake $20. The inventory that I had earned from hosting my own parties easily helped offset the loss.
Do I Need to Have a Team?
No! But let me tell you, if you allow your excitement to bubble up, people will be attracted to you and your business, and you will be able to grow a good-sized team quickly. It definitely takes work to lead a team, but the payoff is so worth it. If you don’t want a team, and just want to sell nail polish, great! You can still make income that way.
What Additional Costs Are Part of Being a Color Street Stylist?
The only REQUIRED cost is the Color Street stylist website fee, which is $9.95 a month. This allows customers to place orders and have the orders shipped directly TO THEM – you don’t have to do any of the shipping!
Let’s talk about additional costs. You can purchase supplies, and quite frankly, I do recommend having some of the supplies. Having samples is a HUGE asset – many people prefer to “try before they buy” so they can compare Color Street to their regular nail polish. You can purchase the two-finger testers from the stylist web site. Depending on how many you hand out each month, and how many parties you have, you may want to order between 50-100 testers. Be ready to purchase more if needed – people LOVE trying out Color Street samples!
Additionally, I recommend having business cards with all of your contact information. You can use a template provided by Color Street (for FREE), and you can purchase the cards from Vista Print. This is a relatively small expense to have available to hand out with your samples, so that people have your information and can come back and purchase more.
How Often Are New Styles Released?
Historically, Color Street catalogs are released in the Spring and the Fall, with 20-30 new sets. During those times, a number of sets are retired as well – see the Fall 2018 retiring sets here to get an idea of how many retire.
Additionally, sets are released seasonally, including Valentines, Christmas, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day, 4th of July, Summer, and more.
Do I Need to Have Parties?
You can opt out of parties and choose to run your business however you want – but parties are a huge way to grow your business and expand your customer base. You can do catalog parties, Facebook events, in-person parties – the options are endless!
Are There Penalties to Deactivate?
No! If you find that Color Street is not right for you, simply submit a ticket to the Color Street website, and you can deactivate. At this point, you will lose access to your Virtual Office, and any downline that you currently have will roll up to your sponsor.
Do you have other burning questions? Leave them in the comments, OR message me on my Facebook page – I’d LOVE to help answer your questions about joining Color Street and what it means to be a Color Street stylist!