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  • michelle
    michelle
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    I have been thinking about becoming a Pampered Chef Consultant because cooking is a PASSION of mine. I think alot of people that enter into MLMs are disillusioned by what by what it actually takes to build a business. It’s not easy. I know, been there, done that! But what I will say is this … when you are head over hills in love with what you do and you know yo can fill a need by doing it, this is what will drive until you hit your target. As far as Pampered Chef products go, they are definitely long lasting and worth every cent of the money. But again, I love to cook and I will spend money on a quality kitchen tool rather than buy cheap and replace that thing 5 times in 10 years. But that’s just me. I don’t know maybe I’m an optimist. But I feel like people will spend money on quality products if it fills a need and they work. Here’s the thing, for the consultant, the WORK comes in when you start to search for the market that needs quality products and are willing to pay for it. This is what sets you apart to make real money in any business. Who is willing to out work, out learn and out teach the competition?

  • Maggie
    Maggie
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    I have done both. I love to cook and love their products. I was a consultant only to stock my kitchen at PHENOMINAL prices and give great gift. I broke about even and I was fine with that.

    • Holly M Erickson
      Holly M Erickson

      Pampered chef launches new products every season! They have great warranties some have lifetime! We just launched new items, check it out!

  • Shauna
    Shauna
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    I recently bought a few items. The products look nice and I like to support local moms.

  • Kathy
    Kathy
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    I have never been a Papered Chef consultant, but I love their products and I have hosted several parties and attended many. I agree with your overall thoughts. The market in my area is flooded with Pampered Chef consultants and most of them aren’t doing well. My consultant happens to be the regional manager, and she does do quite will. However, she has been in the business a LONG time.
    Kathy

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      That’s the sad reality of most MLMs Kathy. The majority of members tend will not move out of the first level and most even lose money trying to stay active in their pursuit to recruit others. Pampered Chef has a developed brand and is doing well for itself, but I wonder how many consultants can say the same.

  • Jackson
    Jackson
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    I love Pampered Chef! My mom was apart of a cooking group that all used Pampered Chef items when I was a kid, and this meant that we had a lot of their cooking utensils at home! Since I’ve recently moved out and am now living on my own, I’ve intentionally sought out this brand of cookware because of its reliability and efficiency.

    Thank you so much for this!

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      Thanks for the comment Jackson! I haven’t heard anyone say they were dissatisfied with the Pampered Chef line or quality yet. Some people have been upset that they are paying a premium for the Pampered Chef branding, but this happens in all walks of life and is not exclusive to Pampered Chef by any means.

  • Salvatore V Jenkins Jr.
    Salvatore V Jenkins Jr.
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    I am not a chef or even good at cooking really but my girlfriend does plenty of cooking and she is quite good at it.

    I think she would enjoy promoting as well as using pampered chef’s products…

    However, I as well don’t think it would be easy to start a business or even be easy to make a living selling Pampered Chefs products which can be said for other systems like it!

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      MLMs can definitely work for the right person, but I do agree that there are better ways to spend your time and effort. For example, an affiliate based website that reviews cooking appliances would have the same general idea, but you would have worldwide reach and not be forced to sell within your social circles only. Plus, you wouldn’t have high startup costs, minimum sales targets, or any of the other added MLM pressures.

  • Geoff
    Geoff
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    Hi Steve,
    I had heard about Pampered Chef a few years ago so the headline caught my eye, but I wasn’t really sure what it was all about. Thanks for the explanation.
    It sounds like a bit of a tough to sell product line. What with warm market limitations and a saturated online marketplace Which is a shame because you mentioned that it is quite high quality.
    ““oh no, not another Pampered Chef party” market” made me laugh :^)

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      The markup on Pampered Chef products isn’t unreasonable by any means. They are still well within the limits for what you’d expect to pay for items. Plus, we’re comparing them to Walmart and no one can really compete with their prices anyway. You’re right though that it can be saturated and your social circles will dry up rather quickly with repeat exposure. They always do.

  • Dave
    Dave
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    This is another program I’m going to avoid Steve.

    My wife and I can’t handle all the competition keeping in mind we have tried the “warm market” several times. We now feel like our relatives and friends are trying to avoid us. They don’t want more products pushed on them.

    Isn’t there are good program that will get us good commissions, without using the MLM scheme (I like to call it MLM scam) and good commission rates in the cookware and bakeware lines?

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      Your best bet would be to create an affiliate website showcasing those kinds of items. You’d be able to hit a global market and there wouldn’t be any need for high-pressure sales tactics or selling strictly to your friends and family. Affiliate sites are the basis for my top recommendation found here: https://ivetriedthat.com/wealthy-affiliate-review/

  • Princila
    Princila
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    Hi Steve,

    I’ve never had any experiences with Pampered Chef preferring instead French-made cookware, bakeware, and kitchen accessories. Though becoming a Pampered Chef consultant sounds interesting, I think it would be difficult to break into this and earn a sustainable income. In addition, with all the cheap brands available on the market, it would be challenging to sell these products. The prospect of having a company-supported website sounds like too much effort wouldn’t be needed (i.e., hosting parties) to get sales, but the truth is, it can be extremely difficult to drive traffic to your website. Nevertheless, I believe that someone can succeed in this business if they are passionate about cooking and love guerrilla marketing.

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      You’re right Princila, that you can make SOME money in these MLM programs, but generally speaking, most people are going to be stuck in the bottom tier and might recoup their investment at best. A lot of MLMs pressure you into hitting a sales number each month or you are removed from the program. This forces the sellers to buy up tons of product in hopes of selling it off in the future. Ultimately, they end up further in the hole while whoever is above them rakes in the cash. It’s unfortunate really.

  • JeffWA
    JeffWA
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    Hi, Steve. Obviously, this opportunity could only be something that a person who is passionate about cooking/baking and has a love for being in the kitchen to turn it into potentially a profitable business.

    I am not a huge fan of any person, in the year 2017 having to build the foundation of a business through contacting friends, relatives, family members, etc. You mentioned promoting the expensive products in host parties.

    Would complete strangers be interested in finding out info about the Pampered Chef’s products, after an individual in the role of consultant had invited each of them to some party, (indeed if they even accepted the invite)? They might like the free food and that would be it. Besides which, how often could that consultant keep trying to shill out the products to family and friends at these parties before they get turned off? No way to truly build a successful business!

    You also mentioned the possibility of building a business through this opportunity online. For $10/month an individual would even be given his/her company sponsored website. Would educational training/tutorials be provided to the individual teaching him/her how to market the business online by this company? I noticed that nothing was mentioned about this in your great review.

    Finally, as you stated it truly is not possible, apparently to tell the difference between many of the company’s products versus something that could be found at a much cheaper price at your local discount store. Sounds as if the Pampered Chef’s products are overpriced.

    As I am definitely not a person who has a passionate interest in cooking/baking, I guess that this opportunity to promote the company’s products would not be for me.

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