10 Reasons to Start a Watkins Home-Based Business

The Watkins home-based business opportunity is a real, legitimate work-at-home business opportunity that is second to none I’ve ever witnessed or tried.  There are numerous compelling reasons to become a Watkins associate, but 10 of my favorites that apply to everyone, regardless your background, experience, gender or education, are provided below:

  1. Watkins was founded in 1868, 140 years ago, and has an impeccable reputation.  Millions of families throughout America have been purchasing Watkins products for most of their lives. 
  2. A Watkins business is launched, started and operated as a part-time business.  You don’t have to quit your job to build a highly successful Watkins business.
  3. A Watkins business can be started on a shoe-string, as the cost of signing up and receiving your new associate Starter Kit is only $39.95.
  4. Watkins is 140 years old and has an impeccable reputation.  Many people have already heard of Watkins and will want to buy from you immediately.
  5. Watkins has 350 outstanding products used in the home for cooking, beauty, health, first aid, personal care, home cleaning and more.
  6. Watkins offers a money back guarantee on all 350 products.  In fact, they even offer a money back guarantee on the New Associate Starter Kit.
  7. You not only earn commission on your personal sales of Watkins products, but you also earn bonus money on all sales made by associates you sponsor, ones they sponsor, and so on.
  8. Watkins products are made to extremely high standards.  For example, its health supplements line are manufactured to the more ridgid pharmaceutical grade of the FDA, rather than the lower standard, “Food Grade,” that the bulk of Watkins competition follows.
  9. Watkins has one of the highest paying associate compensation plans in the network marketing industry.
  10. Working consistently part-time, typically 7 to 10 hours per week, it is possible to build a six-figure full-time income stream in 3 to 5 years.

If you want to learn more about the Watkins home-based business opportunity and how you can start a Watkins business, click here.  If you wish to order Watkins products, click here.

Watkins in My Life

Watkinize Your HomeYes, I’m an Independent Watkins Associate.  My customers refer to me as the “Watkins Man,” or their “Watkins Man.”  Others refer to me as a “Watkins Dealer.”  But long before I began building a home-based Watkins business I used Watkins.  In fact, I’ve used Watkins products since I was a toddler — over 55 years ago.  That’s because I grew up in a “Watkins home.”

Several of my favorite Watkins products throughout the years remain some of the most popular Watkins products sold nationally.  Namely, Watkins Red Liniment, Watkins White Liniment, Watkins Double-Strength Vanilla, Watkins Cinnamon, Watkins Black Pepper and Petro-Carbo Salve.   These are all products used by my grandparents, my parents and by me for most of our lives. 

However, now that I’m a Watkins Associate and have had the opportunity to use numerous Watkins products, I’m now a big fan and avid user of many other Watkins products.  A short recap of what I’ve done today will reveal just how extensively I’ve “Watkinized” my home.   When I woke up this morning I started the day brushing my teeth with Watkins toothpaste, shampooing my hair with Watkins Aloe and Tea Shampoo, using Watkins Aloe and Tea conditioner on my hair, completed showering, dressing, and enjoying a breakfast that consisting of Watkins White Chocolate Almond flavored Hot Cocoa, French Toast with Watkins Pure Cinnamon sprinkled on the toast and putting Watkins Vanilla Flavored Lip Balm on my lips to protect my lips on this cool and windy day.

As I walked out the door I noticed my wife was beginning to wash dishes using Watkins Liquid Dishwashing detergent and had already started washing a load of clothes using Watkins laundry detergent.  When seated in my SUV and letting the engine warm up I marveled over how crystal clean and clear my windows looked.  My daughter had cleaned them on Sunday using Watkins Window Cleaner.

The cold front that moved into our area yesterday prompted my wife to make a large pot of homemade chicken and vegetable soup for dinner yesterday.  She had prepared a bowl for me to take to work today.  The soup was fantastic and really hit the spot at lunch time.  She used Watkins chicken soup stock for the base, and seasoned it with Watkins black pepper and Watkins sea salt

I’ve never been able to put into words just how fresh, pure and wonderful Watkins black pepper taste when compared to other brands of black pepper.  I know, you’re likely thinking “Once you’ve tasted one black pepper you’ve tasted them all.”  I used to think the same, but that’s simply not true.  Most brands of black pepper and cinnamon have a large percentage of inert and inexpensive fillers.  Watkins black pepper and cinnamon are 100% pure with no fillers.  Thus, their taste is fresh, pure and powerful. You’ll notice the difference immediately and be hooked on Watkins seasonings for life.

Upon returning home at the end of the day my daugther asked if I’d like to have a foot massage with Watkins Peppermint Foot Massage Lotion.  One massage with this product and your feet will feel like their in foot heaven.  My wife had barbequed chicken on the grill using Watkins Barbeque Sauce and my daughter mentioned she had tried Watkins Lemon Cream Shea Butter lotion and loved it.  She said she went through the day smelling her hands occassionally because she loved the “Lemon Cream Pie” smell and freshness so much.  My wife had cleaned house using a number of Watkins green cleaning products, including Watkins toilet bowl cleaner.

I’m certain that if I had asked more questions I would have found that my family members had used even more Watkins products throughout the day.  As this account documents, we are a Watkins family from head to toe, room to room throughout our house.  And with the healthy discount I get on all Watkins products I buy as a Watkins associate, I’m saving a lot of money every month by Watkinizing my home. 

Watkins is not only a wonderful way to “Go Green” at your home, but its a fantastic way to make money.  If you would like to know more about how you can start your own home-based Watkins business, please click here.  If you would like to shop for Watkins products, click here.

It’s Not Your MaMa’s Watkins Anymore!

The Watkins ManI grew up on a small Louisiana farm in the 1950′s and early 1960′s.  One of life’s special treats in those days was the monthly visit by the “Watkin’s man.”  He would drive up to our farm house in a black paneled truck with the Watkins name in gold script letters on each side.  He was always dressed in a black suit, white shirt, a colored tie and a black hat.  I no longer can recall his name and not sure if I ever knew it.  For everyone in the family simply called him the “Watkins man,” except for when he was visiting us.

The “Watkins man” captivated us each month.  Like a magician pulling a rabbit out of his hat, the Watkins man would open his large black leather display case, that also had the word Watkins in gold letters on each site, and begin demonstrating new products and old, concentrating like every good salesman on ones we had’nt tried before. 

Our kitchen pantry and medicine cabinets were chocked full of Watkins products.  My Granny Brown used double strength vanilla, walnut and banana extracts, cinnamon, black pepper and many more products for the kitchen.  Like every good mother, she had passed down the tradition of using Watkins to my mother. 

My Papa Brown was practically a Watkins groupie.  The man treated Petro Carbo salve with a special reverence like none I’ve ever seen.  You would have thought it had been discovered by Ponce de Leon himself.  He treated everything you can possibly imagine with Petro Carbo salve, from minor cuts, scrapes and burns to open wounds that should have been stitched — on both people and dogs. 

I can recall countless times when our hog dog “Sport” would get cut badly by a wild boar or injured badly in a dog fight and Papa Brown would holler, “Craig, run get me the can of Petro Carbo.”  And a miracle ointment it was indeed, for any and everyone we treated always healed quickly with Petro Carbo.  It still holds a special place in the medicine cabinets of my house and my parents.

Ah, but do those days of old bring back fond memories.  And here I am today, a proud “Watkins man” myself.  But things have changed a lot at Watkins over the last 40 years.  As I frequently tell others interested in this fantastic home-based business opportunity, “It’s not your Mama’s Watkins anymore!”  No, instead its much better.

Today’s Watkins is no longer a door-to-door sales business.  Oh sure, it can be, but there are far more, far better and far easier ways to market Watkins.  From Good Tastings parties, to festival and trade show sales, to online e-commerce sales and catalog distribution, selling Watkins is a fun and easy way to make money. 

Most importantly for Watkins associates, one can now make a full-time income working Watkins part-time because the owners of Watkins have given associates a fantastic associate compensation model that now allows associates to build an unlimited residual income stream.  In the old days, Watkins “dealers” had to work Waktins full time to make a full time income.  With today’s associate compensation model and the leverage of network marketing, it is possible to build a full-time income in 3 to 5 years working your Watkins business part-time, usually 8 to 10 hours per week.

If you would like to learn more about Watkins and how you can start and build a Watkins home-based business of your own, please download and read my free 232-page ebook, Work From Home Goldmine.    Click here to go to my free download site.  If you have any problems downloading the free ebook, send me an email with your mailing address and I’ll be happy to send you a free CD copy of the ebook.

Million Dollar Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe and Watkins Cinnamon

Double Delight Peanut Butter CookiesCarolyn Gurtz of Maryland recently won Pillsbury’s annual million dollar prize for baking with her innovative peanut butter cookie recipe, which adds a whole new twist to Pillsbury’s Create ‘n Bake® refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough.  This wonderful recipe that Carolyn calls her Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies, is described by Carolyn as “crunchy and sweet on the outside, creamy on the inside.”   I’ve given the recipe an added boost in quality and taste by recommending that the cinnamon be Watkins pure ground cinnamon

So just how does a peanut butter cookie become creamy on the inside while staying crunchy on the outside?  It comes from the wonderful idea that Carolyn had in wrapping Pillsbury’s cookie dough around a ball of creamy peanut butter mixed with powdered sugar.  Now doesn’t that sound yummy?  The whole cookie is rolled in a mixture of granulated sugar, Watkins cinnamon and chopped dry roasted peanuts before placement on the baking sheet. 

Now this is a recipe that will knock your socks off and send your taste buds drooling for more.  Given the fact that Carolyn won a million dollars for this great recipe, you can’t go wrong giving it a try.  I highly recommend that you use Watkins cinnamon when making the sugar, cinnamon and peanuts coating for the cookies.  Watkins pure cinnamon contains no foreign ingredients or fillers, unlike many other brands of cinnamon found on your grocer’s shelves.



  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, mix chopped peanuts, granulated sugar and cinnamon; set aside. 
  2. In another small bowl, stir peanut butter and powdered sugar until completely blended. Shape mixture into 24 (1-inch) balls. 
  3. Cut roll of cookie dough into 12 slices. Cut each slice in half crosswise to make 24 pieces; flatten slightly. Shape 1 cookie dough piece around 1 peanut butter ball, covering completely. Repeat with remaining dough and balls. 
  4. Roll each covered ball in peanut mixture; gently pat mixture completely onto balls. On ungreased large cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Spray bottom of drinking glass with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray; press into remaining peanut mixture. Flatten each ball to 1/2-inch thickness with bottom of glass. Sprinkle any remaining peanut mixture evenly on tops of cookies; gently press into dough. 
  5. Bake 7 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Store tightly covered.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

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