Pros and Cons of Starting a Watkins Products Business

“Why choose Watkins products as your source of extra income, or work from home business opportunity?”  I get asked this question a lot.  Making a T-List of pros and cons that evaluate the Watkins home business opportunity is really quite amusing.  Why?  Because the list of “pros” is so long it’s almost unbelievable, and trying to come up with a list of “cons” is almost impossible. 

Still, for those that are interested in marketing Watkins products, I’ll do my best to paint a fair picture and unbiased picture for you.  To be fair, let me first start by saying any review I give of Watkins may not be considered as unbiased, since I’m an Independent Watkins Associate myself.  But I’ll be happy to provide a list of references for you to people that can certify I’m a straight shooter and known to express my opinions, whether good or bad, on all things related to Watkins.

Pros for Selling Watkins Products

As noted above, the list of pros associated with starting a Watkins products business is long.  Ask any Watkins associate about the attributes and benefits of the Watkins home-based business opportunity and I guarantee you that you’ll come up with new pros you can add to my list.  That said, here are some very important attributes of Watkins products that led me to making the decision to start a Watkins home products business of my own.

Cons Regarding Selling Watkins Products

If you’re interested in learning more about the Watkins home-based business opportunity, I strongly recommend you download my free ebook, Work From Home Goldmine, at http://www.workfromhomegoldmine.  If you would like to receive a free, no-obligation Watkins Business Evaluation Kit by mail, please complete our business kit request form now.

I hope this list of pros and cons assists you in making your personal decision regarding Watkins. Feel free to download my free ebook about Watkins and its home business opportunity.

Watkins Cocoa & Vanilla Brownies Recipe


Cooking Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C degrees. Brush a 9-inch/23-cm square baking pan with butter. Line bottom and two sides with a strip of parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch/5-cm overhand on the two sides. Butter paper, and set pan aside. In a small bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

Melt together butter and chocolate. Add in sugar and eggs mix to combine. Add flour mixture; mix just until moistened. Transfer batter to baking pan.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 40 minutes. Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Using paper overhand, lift brownies out of pan; transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Serves 16

Watkins Double-Strength Vanilla Extract

Watkins has manufactured its famous Double-Strength Vanilla Extract since 1895.  This wonderful product has been a favorite of bakers and home cooks since its inception.  The product still remains Watkins number one selling product.  That’s saying a lot, considering the fact that Watkins manufactures and markets 350 different products.

Everyone thinks of vanilla as a product which is easily and quickly manufactured.  The actual truth is that years are required from the time the plant first pushes through the soil to the finished product which is shipped to consumers in bottles.  Six to nine months are required for the flowers themselves to develop into vanilla beans.  Actually, a total of about three and on half years elapse from the time that the vanilla planter begins his work until the ripened beans arrive at Watkins plant.  Countless hours of hand work are required before the bundles of beans are packed in their cases to be shipped to Watkins factory.  Once the vanilla beans arrive at Watkins, they are stored for at least a year before they begin the manufacturing process.

You can’t make good apple pie without good apples.  And you can’t make good vanilla without good vanilla beans.  Watkins uses only prime, plump, sunkissed vanilla beans, the choicest of the crop. 

The beans as received at the manufacturing laboratory are first chopped very fine and weighed into white oak casks where sugar is added to aid in developing the flavor, and the while mass is covered with an equal volume of cologne spirits and distilled water.  The casks are now carefully sealed and placed on racks where they are turned from day to day for a period ranging from 4 to 6 months.  This is called the macerating process.

After the beans have been properly macerated, they are deprived of their soluble constituents by a percolating process.  A process where liquid passes downward through the mass and performs the acto of exhausting, straining and filtering at the same time. 

The resulting liquid (Percolate) is now adjusted so that each 100 cubic centimeters will contain the soluble matter from not less than 10 grams of beans and the resulting product is again stored in casks for aging.

Vanillin is developed within the beans during the process of curing, and is the chief flavoring agent, but this statement must be qualified by making mention of the more volatile aldehydes and esters which develop during the process of careful manufacturing, and seem to come from the combined virtues of the properly made vanilla extract.

It is of further interest to note that while the delicate flavor of true vanilla is fixed and fascinating in all cold food products, it can be more or less destroyed by the action of heat.  However, Watkins uses a process with proprietary ingredients that, when combined with a high grade bean, seem to fix these same aldehydes and esters so that they are ever present in cooked foods as well as in icings and frostings.  This is why for over a hundred years Watkins has touted the fact that our Watkins double-strength vanilla extract is “bake-proofed,” with that strong Watkins vanilla flavor existing even after foods are cooked with our vanilla.

Watkins chooses only the finest Madagascar Gold Coast Bourbon vanilla beans.  Our vanilla contains only 8% alcohol, versus 35% alcohol for pure vanilla extract made by our largest competitor.  Watkins double-strength vanilla is both bake-proof and freezer-proof.  Winner of the Gold Medal Award for Highest Quality in the 1928 International Exposition in Paris, France — our great tasting vanilla has been a popular stable in North American households since 1895.

Earn Extra Income With Watkins

As we begin another new year, are you worried about the state of your financial affairs in 2010?  If so, I highly recommend you consider earning extra income with Watkins.  I’m a professional business consultant and have evaluated many work from home business opportunities during my career, but I’ve never found any that can match the long list of benefits and attributes of running a home-based Watkins business.

J.R. Watkins, inventor of the money back guarantee, founded Watkins 142 years ago and quickly became a pioneer of the “work from home dealer” industry.  Since its founding, the company has always used a network of work from home entrepreneurs to market its products.  Today, over 50,000 independent Watkins associates market 350 different products manufactured by Watkins.  Watkins line of products is both wide and deep, covering kitchen and cooking products like seasonsings, spices, extracts and flavorings, to just about everything under the sun for home, family and personal use. 

For example, Watkins manufacturers an entire line of plant-based, environmentally friendly cleaning products like laundry and dishwashing detergents, all-purpose cleaner, hand soaps, toilet bowl cleaner, tub and shower cleaner, furniture polish and window cleaner.  An extensive line of vitamins and supplements are complimented by Watkins highly respected line of remedies.

Starting a part-time business is a good way to survive these difficult economic times.  The true beauty of the Watkins business opportunity is the fact that it is designed to be started as a part-time business, but can be built into a full-time income in a few short years.  If you would like to learn more about the Watkins home-based business opportunity, complete our request form and order our totally free, no-obligation, Watkins Business Evaluation Kit now.  You’ll be glad you did.