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  • Kellyann Caporusso
    Kellyann Caporusso
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    Hey Steve,
    I’m a stylist for 3 years trying now. Wondering where you complied your data, as some of what your reporting is not at all accurate. Perhaps it’s a perspective thing, since you wouldn’t have access to the same “back of the house” knowledge on marketing, tools, etc that the company affords us. By my standards, their creating images etc for us to use is a plus- less work for me and they’re beautiful! We are not at all prohibited from creating our own images, scripts, words to say, etc. They have recently introduced yet another stylist app- created in house, which is basically unheard of in the direct sales business. This, on top of a sales app in which we can produce images, price points, and take orders from our smart phones. Which brings me to your idea that they discourage us from sharing online. Why would they take over 3 years to develop an app that digitizes imagery for us to use- online, via social media, by text, email, etc? Because it’s a fallacy. Yes, the heart of our buisiness is the “trunk show”, because our model is to offer personal service to our beloved customers. (By the way I live in middle class northeast PA, and have a base of over 600 customers in my system, from all over the US). That being said, they understand the balance between stylist’s offering one on one or one on many styling advice in person; and today’s need for need now, want now, buy now. That’s why we have sites that are open 24/7, and can offer styling virtually, as well as in person. Wish you could have contacted a stylist before publishing. It’s really a great gig, with no pressure to enjoy the benefits. Beyond extra cash, styling comes with a community of women who support each other abundantly, awesome discounts on products (because there’s plenty of women who sign up just for that!), and an avenue for personal expression and growth through style and owning your own business. You should sign up- we love Stella Fellas! :)

  • Alison Clark
    Alison Clark
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    Interesting that most of the reviews here are by men??! S&D was created by women, for women!! I joined just over a year ago, as I loved the jewellery and needed a bit of sparkle in my life! It’s has fulfilled my need to get out and socialise, while providing some extra cash, and lots of free jewellery??. Women sign-up for many reasons, and enjoy the supportive community of other women, and excellent training that often builds their confidence, and can lead into greater things. I have just reduced my ‘day job’ to 2 days a week, and am stepping up my S&D business. I’m loving building a team, and mentoring them to achieve success, on their terms ( not mine!!) Like any business, it’s possible to achieve high earnings if you work hard, but this business is not just about money…and can truly offer the fun, flexible career, that so many women crave!! If Carlsberg made a company for women….this would be it ????

  • I did this
    I did this
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    I was a S&D stylist, and it’s not a gig for those with small social circles or day jobs that are not in the educational field. Also, do your research – if you live in a small town and there are stylists within a 10 mile radius – DON’T BOTHER SIGNING UP! It’s very much a cult vibe with everyone posting the same company approved scripts and photos (you are not allowed to stray from said scripts or else you are out of compliance and possibly ruining the company’s image) and your upline ignoring you if you don’t perform. The jewelry tarnishes quick, and the warranty is 90 days max. After that, good luck. Over priced Koolaid that seems to be the flavor of the month, IMO.

    • Alison Clark
      Alison Clark

      I have to disagree with this review -as it’s not always like this. I live in a fairly small village and had never heard of S&D until a friend in town invited me to a party. It was only after having my own party and signing up that’s I eventually discovered another 2 stylists only streets away ? One had been active for 5 years, yet I’d never heard of the company? Was it a problem for me? -quite the opposite!! We have helped each other out by lending items to each other etc, and I have found a new friend?.

  • The Dad
    The Dad
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    Hey Steve,

    I’ve been burned by mlm programs before and I’m glad I found your review because I now know that Stella and Dot isn’t for me. The few mlm’s I have tried made me realise that the direct selling and trying to recruit family and friends made me feel really uncomfortable. Thank you for your honest review.

    The Dad

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      Not a problem, glad you were able to find my site. I hate the pressure to throw parties in order to sell to your friends and family. You will burn through your social circles pretty quickly and then what? Your business is over before it even really gets off the ground. 

  • Andy
    Andy
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    I have never understood the policy that a lot of MLM’s have the either discourage online selling our outright prohibit it. I think I might be a combination of having complete control over the brand or maybe discouraging potential buyers / distributors from getting online to research and potentially seeing negative reviews.

    I think someone who is really good at selling might be able to make money with Stella and Dot, but if you don’t have a knack for (or interest in) that, I would probably choose something that doesn’t rely so heavily on direct face-to-face pitching of products. Just my opinion.

  • Dustin
    Dustin
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    The idea is enticing, but ultimately most people get tired of pedaling over priced products to their friend.

    I’m glad you put in a plug for Wealthy Affiliate there at the end. I wish I would have come upon them years ago. I have been thinking of starting a travel blog for a few years, but had no idea where to start. I have found their training to be incredibly useful. It’s detail oriented and structured well. I feel like the process they walk you through ultimately sets you up for success online.

  • Keane
    Keane
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    Wow!

    Talk about detail. You definitely went in with this article, Steve.

    Thanks so much for sharing! :)

    And no, I’ve personally never heard of Stella & Dot. But I have now … especially through your article.

    Their compensation and support services caught my eye though. :)

    Thanks for sharing, Steve! Glad I had some time to read this.

    I really appreciate the work that you’re doing.

    Blessings to you and yours,
    Robert

  • Parveza
    Parveza
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    The page get right to the heart of the matter and then deep dives to all the things to consider becoming Stella & Dot stylist or not. I like that, v clear and to the point.
    My only suggestion for improvement would be changing the priority of them. TO me the biggest setback to me a Stella & Dot stylist is that the products are very expensive.

  • Online with Nerissa S.
    Online with Nerissa S.
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    I absolutely loved this post. You actually made me love accessories even more– although I am not a big shopper… it seems like I have ALL accessories in my drawers, vanity, closets and jewelry boxes. Now, I am seriously going to put some thought into adding this to my online entrepreneur repertoire or list of things-to-consider. It would fit with my pampering time, time helping other women and increase my business aptitude.

    Thanks for this!

    Nerissa S.

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      You’re very welcome Nerissa. If you do decide to pursue Stella & Dot, please report back here with your experiences!

  • Marley Dawkins
    Marley Dawkins
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    Well no Steve, honestly I’m not gona be signing up to be a Stella Dot stylist bro lol, and the main reason I’m here commenting right now is because im genuinely looking for some birthday presents for my partner. I don’t remember if shes mentioned this exact Stella Dot company before, but she loves New York so im gona let her know about this anyway and see what she thinks.

    Shes already a rep for a few other stylist/make up/fashion/hair companies so im not sure if she would have time to try another one, but she can be the judge of that ;)

    Passing on!

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      Sounds good Marley. Be sure to report back later if she does end up joining. I’d love to hear actual experiences people have had with Stella & Dot.

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