(Updated post from June, 2015)
The new CM celebrated it’s first anniversary in November & I’m thrilled to share that, if possible, I’m even more excited about CM than I was when I first heard they were making a comeback! At that time I was cautiously optomistic, hoping for the best and I’m happy to report that not only is CM doing a fantastic job providing scrapbookers with favorite products but they’re also doing a bang-up job of introducting some new, fresh items on a regular basis! The thing that has (pleasantly) suprised me the most is how fantastic the new Head Office at CM is. They are absolutely fantastic with communication and have provided us with a simple business plan that is a delight to work with. I wrote this in June of 2015 & it still holds true:
If I had to pick one word to describe the new CM I think it would be simple. Not simple in a boring way, but simple as in super easy to understand. Simple as in no suffocating rules & regulations, no minimums and straightforward communication from the Home Office. It’s refreshing!!
There are NO MINIMUMS as a CM Advisor. Simply a $49 annual fee!
Most of the questions I get about becoming an Advisor are about the commission. This is a great snapshot of the earnings plan: (Click to enlarge or right click to save.)
It really is that simple!
As Advisors, we place our orders on the same website that customers do, via our unique Advisor URL (website link). Our commission is sent via either direct deposit (weekly) or a check (monthly) – whichever we choose.
In addition to commission & bonuses, Advisors have access to some products that are not available to customers. So far these have mostly been deeply discounted former favorite products that are commissionable and count towards our account balance (everything other than the sign up fee to become an Advisor is commissionable – even catalogs)! CM also has some nice incentives for those that become a CM Advisor. The latest one being this beautiful Art Deco Border Punch.
When you become a CM Advisor in January 3-30, you will earn the Art Deco Border Punch FREE! The free punches will be shipped weekly to all new Advisors!
This gorgeous punch will not be available for sale - the only way to earn one is to become an Advisor January 3 -30 or if you're already a Advisor you’ll earn one each time you welcome a new Advisor to your team! (See below for some fun ideas using this punch!)
I have shared some information & thoughts about signing up – especially deciding between signing up under the Home Office or an Advisor in this post. For me, it makes perfect sense to sign up under an Advisor – it’s just another layer of support!
How does this new CM stack up against the old?
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A few things not mentioned above:
- Each & every Advisor is included in the “Find An Advisor” feature on the website unless they opt out!
- OK to sell old (not current) CM product on Ebay
- OK to use the CM Advisor logo in your own designs
- Each year when you decide to renew your $49 Advisor fee you’ll also have the option of changing who you sign up with!
There is one additional area that needs to be mentioned & that is communication. Simply put – it’s FANTASTIC - both from the Home Office & TO the HO!! THEY ARE LISTENING to ALL CM Advisors & customers, too! CM has conducted several surveys, has an email set up for product suggestions (email@example.com) and has even left the final decisions on designs for a few new products up to a vote by Advisors.
If you’d like more information about becoming a CM Advisor please don’t hesitate to contact me via the “Email Me” link at the top of the blog.
You’ll find even more information by clicking on “Advisor Program” at the bottom of my CM Advisor Site.