At Home America: A WAHM's Guide

 

Everyone dreams of having a cozy home, and At Home America understands the power of home decors in creating a home sweet home. The company aims to make every home a sweet home by offering businesses right at home. At Home America is a direct sales company that offers attractive but affordable home decorating accessories and homewares.  It was co-founded by Lisa Brandau and Becky Wright in 1983. Together with Home Team members and their independent sales representatives, At Home America has been helping families transform their homes into home sweet homes for 27 years.

Starting Out as a HomeStyle Specialist

At Home America's mission is to change America "one heart, one family and one home at a time".  The company aims to achieve this through their home-based business opportunities, which involves becoming an AT Home sales representative, a "HomeStyle specialist" and through their Hostess Benefits Program.

Visit a consultant's homepage at At Home America website and fill in an online request for information. Mark on the form whether you want to host a home show or to become a HomeStyle Specialist.  You will receive an information packet which consists of a catalog of over 500 products and a DVD introducing you to the company.

Next, an At Home America HomeStyle specialist will contact you shortly after you've received the information packet. The At Home America HomeStyle specialist will provide you with the in-depth requirements and benefits of the position. Order the Start-Up kit that contains a variety of home products and business supplies that you will need to start your home based business. The kit is free and you only pay for the shipping or tax. It costs $40 to $50, depending on the tax rate.

Compensation as a HomeStyle Specialist

Becoming a HomeStyle Specialist allows you to work at your own pace, be your own boss, set your own schedule, and earn up to 30 percent of sales commission. New HomeStyle Specialists automatically earns a 5 percent commission upon joining and everyone can also earn extra bonuses as they build their own At Home team.

Thriving as a HomeStyle Specialist

Order a separate Home Show kit if you choose to host an At Home America home show. Create your own consultant homepage at the At Home America website.  Make sure to post your contact information and the consultant services that you offer.  This site acts as your marketing tool online, helping you to draw potential customers and recruit other consultants into your AT Home team.

If you choose to host a home show, a different specialist will be assigned to you and you will be provided with all the necessary materials.  As a hostess, you can choose to have the gathering anywhere, like at your home, at the park or at a restaurant.

Is It for You?

If you're into decorating home and interiors, At Home America is an excellent WAHM business idea. You get to do what you love doing and earn money at the same time.

Noteworthy Information

You can also choose to host an At Home America home show without becoming a HomeStyle Specialist.  As a host, you earn a percentage of the sales, a hostess gift, and the chance to earn home accessories for free or at a discount.

Have more questions about At Home America? Ask them in our At Home America discussion forum!

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