“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.
- Watkins is a company of impeccable integrity, with a reputation that is 142 years in the making.
- The company was founded in 1868 and quickly became the largest home and personal use products company in the world.
- When most American businesses were going bankrupt in the Great Depression, Watkins was one of only a hand full of American companies that actually grew in sales revenue eacy year of the Depression and added new employees and dealers each year of the Depression.
- Watkins has never had a single product recall during its 142-year history.
- There are numerous ways to market Watkins products, you are no just limited to one method.
- Watkins has been family owned and operated since its founding. Since 1978 it has been owned by Irwin Jacobs. His son Mark is President and CEO of the company.
- Watkins manufacturers over 350 products for home, family and personal use.
- Most Watkins products are recession proof products, that sell well in good economies and bad.
- Watkins compensation model is one of the best in the network marketing business, and pays bonuses on every level you have an associate at the Manager level.
- Watkins is one of the largest manufacturers of all-natural, environmentally friendly products in North America.
- Watkins continues to add new all-natural and organic products to its products list.
- Watkins helps subsidize associates sales by offering party hosts and hostesses free Watkins shopping sprees based on a percent of home party sales.
- Watkins awards top associates with free trips to exotic places.
- Millions of American households have used Watkins products for several generations.
- Several Watkins products, like Watkins double-strength vanilla extract, are award winning products, proclaimed to be the best in the world.
- Watkins offers superb online training for all associates, including numerous online audio recordings.
- Watkins offers all associates the ability to take orders online, by mail, by toll-free phone, via catalog, etc.
- Watkins products covers most lines of products sold in the home and for personal use, including seasonings, extracts, flavorings, cleaning products, laundry products, vitamins, supplements, first aid products, remedies, lotions, creams, lip balms, insecticides, bathroom products, kitchen products, outdoor products, snack dips, bread mixes and more.
- Watkins markets many products it’s been selling for over 100 years.
- Watkins associates can earn money from three revenue streams: profits on personal Watkins product sales, bonuses received on sales of associates in your Watkins downline, and bonuses from sales of Watkinize Your Home assortments.
- Watkins can be started as a part-time business, working only a few hours per week.
- It is possible to build a full-time income from running a part-time Watkins business just a few short years.
- Some ways one can market Watkins can lead to several hundred dollars per month in income very shortly, without having a downline of associates you recruit.
- There are no sales quotas in Watkins.
- Watkins places zero pressure on associates to succeed.
- Watkins does not use or promote high pressure sales tactics, but relies solely on the quality of its products and its impeccable reputation to market its products and its business opportunity.
- Watkins products will sell themselves if you introduce them to people and have the sample or try the product.
- Watkins products are produced to extremely high standards, with many products meeting the FDA’s highest standards.
- The “transfer buying” method allows one to build a Watkins business without having to “sell” products.
- The residual income component of Watkins revenue stream grows as you grow your organization.
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- Etc. ( I could go on and on, but if this list doesn’t impress you, nothing probably will). )
Cons Regarding Selling Watkins Products
- Watkins is not a get rich quick opportunity. Instead, its more of a get rich slow opportunity. It can take 5 to 7 years to build a six-figure income with Watkins. That said, my 4 15 years of Internet marketing experience and work from home experience has taught me that there are no free rides in that world, that the so-called “get rich quick schemes” touted online by thousands of get-rich wannabe’s should be more accurately called get rich quick scams.
- Neither Watkins, nor your sponsor, is going to build your Watkins business for you. When becoming an associate you are not buying an existing Watkins business, but will be responsible for going out and building your own Watkins business. Too often, many people feel they can sign up and become an associate and they will become instantly rich. Sorry friend, but you’re going to have to work for what you earn with Watkins. On the plus side, the work is extremely fun, very easy, not demanding, and can be scheduled anytime you like to operate your business.
- Although Watkins provides extensive training online, providing documents and online audio recordings, it has very little video training and relies heavily on personal mentoring from your sponsor. Hence, it is extremely important that you weigh and consider the merits and experience of the Watkins associate you are considering as your sponsor. Picking a Watkins sponsor that takes a keen interest in your success and helping you build a successful Watkins business by providing great mentoring and training is probably one of the most important decisions you’ll make when you decide to start a Watkins business. Don’t be afraid to ask a prospective sponsor what he or she brings to the table, what sets them apart from other Watkins associates or makes them different from other sponsors you could choose or might be considering.
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.
- 1/4 cup/60 mL Baking Cocoa
- 1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Baking Powder
- 8 tbsp/120 mL unsalted butter
- 1 cup/250 mL all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp/2.5 mL salt
- 8 oz/225 g bittersweet chocolate
- 1 1/4 cups/310 mL sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp/5 mL Original Double-Strength Vanilla
- 1 cup/250 mL walnuts (optional)
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.
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.
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.
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.