Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ section is for our La Bella Baskets Consultants
1) Who may participate in the La Bella Baskets Program?
Any individual who is interested in making a formal commitment to promote La Bella Baskets programs in a structured way may apply to become a consultant.
2) What if I don't have any experience?
Even if you have never been involved in a gifting business before, you will find the training provided to be easy to understand and simple to follow and implement. All the work has been done for you. You just access the tools and go for it!
3) Will support be available?
La Bella Baskets will be with you every step of the way.
We offer full support, guidance and assistance from the beginning. Our training program thoroughly prepares you for your exciting new career with simple instruction geared to get you up and running in no time. Full support 7-days a week is accessible to everyone with La Bella Baskets staff available to answer all your questions.
Our consultants have shown great success as soon as they've completed our training lessons. Our goal is to see you become successful and bring in the income you've always dreamed about!
4) Who orders gift baskets?
Everyone! individuals, Corporations, hospitals, car dealerships, funeral homes, realtors, stores and other business enterprises. In this age of politically-correct gift-giving, gift baskets are sought after and desirable for any person wishing to give a memorable gift to someone special, a client, or absolutely anyone who loves to receive a gift of food, bath products, baby items or any other theme you can think to give. We never have difficulty finding clients to buy our gift baskets-after all who doesn't want to deal with a company that can ship or deliver the perfect gift?
Walk through a hotel lobby or office building and you will see gift baskets. One single corporate account can generate you a nice income.
Giving a gift in a basket or in a useful container can set it apart as a special and thoughtful present. Whether you work full-time or part-time, the potential for finding clients for a gift basket business is unlimited and we will teach you how to to become a gift basket expert. People (even local businesses) purchase gifts for their friends , their employees and loved ones for so many reasons throughout the year... birthdays, anniversaries, gift baskets for new babies, for times of sorrow, promotions, Christmas, Graduation, New home, get well and special events throughout the year.
5) How long will it take me to get my business off the ground?
La Bella Baskets provides you with full support, guidance and assistance from the beginning so that you can immediately begin your marketing campaign and bring in sales while building an impressive client list. Our consultants have shown great success as soon as they've opened their doors. Set up is easy for you since our experts have done all of the leg work necessary for you to get started and succeed without worrying about the details of establishing a business from scratch. Our goal is to see you become successful and bring in the income you've dreamed about but without the stress!
6) How do I promote the program?
Options for promoting the program are limited only by your time and creativity. Successful consultants use a variety of different promotional methods. These include:
* Talking to friends, acquaintances and associates about the programs
* Putting exclusive links on a website that you own or develop
* Direct marketing campaigns
* Internet or print advertisements
* Direct Mail
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7. Can I track my customers online?
8. As a La Bella Basket Consultant, am I considered an employee of La Bella Baskets?
No. As an consultant you are considered an independent contractor and not an employee of La Bella Baskets.
9. Are taxes taken out of my check?
No, you are considered an Independent Contractor and no taxes are taken out of your monthly check. You must file Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, to report payments of $600 or more.
10. Does La Bella Baskets reimburse me for any ongoing expenses of promoting the program?
No. As a La Bella Baskets consultant you are responsible for all of your own expenses. You are paid a commission based on finalized enrollments and sales.
11. When do I get paid?
Payments are made on a bi-weekly basis and emailed by paypal. La Bella Baskets cannot pay commission on tax and shipping charges collected. Commission will be paid on item price only.
12. How do I keep track of how much money I'm making with your program?
Every time you place a gift order thru your website, your back-end control panel keeps track of it. Just check your control panel daily to track your gift sales.
13. Are taxes taken out of my check?
No, you are an independent contractor and we just issue a straight check.
14. What if I have no sales experience?
It might surprise you to know that most of our successful gift consultants have never sold anything before. If you love gifts and help people save money, you can do this business! Seriously, it's that easy!
15. Why is the gift business so successful?
This billion dollar industry is hugely successful because people recognize the importance of giving gifts that will please anyone, no matter the relationship or how well the sender knows the recipient. In today’s society, gift baskets are also becoming more and more popular because they are “politically correct.” For example, giving flowers to an employee or a plant to an office staff member may seem inappropriate or even rather bland, but a basket of snacks and gourmet treats will make the sender a hero the recipients will always remember.
16. Do I have to design my La Bella Baskets website?
No, your marketing website and store will be created for you.
17. How do I find customers?
Just about everyone we meet are gift givers. Your friends, family, school friends, and local business! We will also teach you internet marketing so you can market your website on the internet!
Gift Baskets are perfect for Corporations, hospitals, car dealerships, funeral homes, stores and other business enterprises. In this age of politically-correct gift-giving, gift baskets are sought after and desirable for any person wishing to give a memorable gift to someone special, a client or absolutely anyone who loves to receive a gift of food, bath products, baby items or any other theme you can think to give. We never have difficulty finding clients to buy our gift baskets-after all who doesn't want to deal with a full company that ship or deliver the perfect gift? Walk through a hotel lobby or office building with one of our baskets, and you'll be approached with questions on how to order. IT'S THAT EASY! One single corporate account can pay your salary for a year.
18. How Do I ship orders?
That is the wonderful thing about La Bella Baskets you do not package or ship any items! We do it all for you.
You just submit your order thru our website and we take care of the rest!
19. What Are The Payment Terms?
Your customers may pay by credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card or American Express. All Personal checks will delay the order for 7 days until it clears the bank. You may order online or by mail.
20. What is La Bella Baskets Responsibility to you?
Our job is to supply you with the gifts you need and to make sure the gifts is shipped to you in a timely fashion. We will ship directly to you or your customer for distribution. Our job is also to provide you with all the tools so you can become a successful gift basket expert.
21. What special qualifications do I need to start this kind of business?
There are no special qualifications. All you need is to want to help people with their gift needs and the ability to follow directions and the desire to work for yourself.
22. How much start-up money will I need?
Not much at all. Our program tells you how to generate business at no cost at all. Of course, once you start generating money, you can reinvest it and grow your business.
24. What if I've never had a business of my own before?
Then it's time to get started! We provide you with everything you need to make your business a success.
25. How much money can I expect to earn as a La Bella Baskets consultant?
While the earning potential associated with La Bella Baskets is an open-ended one, it is impossible to guarantee that a particular level of income can be earned. The amount of money you may make as a La Bella Baskets consultant will depend upon many factors, including your personal goals and the amount of time and effort you choose to invest in your business.
Many La Bella Baskets consultants operate their businesses on a part-time basis with an objective to meet short-term financial goals like holiday gifts for the family, a family vacation, school supplies or tuition for their children.
As with any business, there are no guarantees or assurances that any level of sales or income will be attained. The main thing to remember is that how much you earn with your La Bella Baskets business is strictly up to you.
26. What are the sales and marketing approaches that will help me achieve the most success with the La Bella Baskets business opportunity?
At La Bella Baskets , we have a great variety of sales and marketing tools, such as free business card samples, free marketing material, newsletters as well as online information. Consultants can access a diverse selection of training that is on our training website.
We have found that the most successful La Bella Baskets consultants approach sales and marketing using all the tools accessible to them and by consistently using their own good judgment about sharing the vision with a loving heart and caring spirit.
27. Can I cancel anytime if this business is not for me?
Yes, if you decide this business is not for you, you just call us at 1-800-584-5539 and terminate with no further obligations.