Tastefully Simple: A WAHM's Guide


Tastefully Simple is a direct sales company based in Alexandria, Minnesota that offers a business opportunity featuring the sale of a selection of convenient foods designed to save time in the kitchen, while providing creative meals. The products are available through independent consultants primarily at home taste-testing parties on a nationwide basis. Tastefully Simple has become a $100 million-plus enterprise with thousands of nationwide consultants.

Starting Out

Find out about the business opportunity by reviewing the website. Attend a home taste-testing party to become familiar with the products offered. You can also shop online or contact a consultant to order products to try directly.
Consultants can offer recipes and personalized service before you commit to becoming a representative. Arrange to host a party to find out more about how to start the business. Invite some friends and family to the party. Prepare some of the products in advance. The consultant will take care of what else is needed to make the party presentation.

Decide which kit will best serve your needs as a consultant. The Business Blast Off Kit is the most economical, costing $170 (which can be paid in three payments) plus tax and includes samples and supplies for four parties. The Just a Taste Business Kit is $89 and includes samples and supplies for two parties.


A 30 percent commission is earned on all retail sales. Leadership income is offered when your team is built. The company offers getaways to great destinations and other rewards for high producers, like five day cruises for the Gold Leaf Executive Club. The club also offers special recognition at the National Conference with a diamond ring. Consultants may also earn Indulgences points for monthly sales. Points can be redeemed for merchandise such as jewelry, electronics, home decor, children's items and other selections.

Incentive rewards are offered throughout the year through fun and challenging projects. Those who achieve sales or recruiting goals can earn exclusive, limited-time rewards like luggage, apparel and vacations. Discount programs are offered to consultants for special perks such as software, insurance and car rental discounts.


Become a consultant to get the most benefit out of running a business. Arrange for home taste-testing parties at offices, homes and other locales. Mentor new customers and prospective business owners by offering start up guidance and information about the products. Utilize all of the support and training offered to get the most out of owning your own Tastefully Simple business.

Study about all tax benefits to offset business costs and assist with sales and advertising efforts. Build social business relationships through networking online. Join small business forums and associations. Study experienced business owners and pattern your business after them.

Is It for You?

Those who are looking for financial independence or a boost in income can benefit from this business. Anyone who thrives on social interaction and meeting new people will easily develop the kinds of friendships necessary to build the business. The flexible work schedule is ideal for those with families, children and other obligations.


Tastefully Simple is a member of the Direct Selling Association and adheres to the organization's ethics and business standards of practice. The company is also a member of the Better Business Bureau with high business and ethics standards for customer service in the marketplace.

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