Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What countries is this Opportunity available in?
A. At this time we are licensed to operate in the 50 US States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

Q. How do I know this is not a Pyramid Scheme?
A. Many people are concerned about joining an illegal activity or one where they can lose their investment.  We refer you to the definition provided by the US Federal Trade Commission (close that window to return to this page).

Q. Can I really earn money in this business?
A. Yes, of course. Watkins Associates earn an immediate 25% of the retail price and further Volume Bonuses based on their monthly sales volume. Many people make a full time or part time income from their Watkins business.

Q. Can I do this business part time?
A. Absolutely. In fact, that is the way most people start this business. Building a Watkins Home-Based Business will not interfere with your current job.

Q. How long will it take me to start earning money?
A. Since you deduct your commission at the time you place your order with Watkins, you earn your first profit with your very first order.

Q. How much does it cost to get started?
A. There are several options available, geared to your business building goals, for you to get started. Click Here to view them (opens in a separate window).

Q. Do I have to attend meetings?
A. Only if you want to (and want your business to grow!)! Our group maintains an online training and meeting site for your convenience.  You are also welcome to attend training and information meetings hosted by your Sponsor, your upline Managers and Executives, by Watkins' Corporate staff and the Annual International Business Conference. All of these events are helpful in understanding and building your business.

Q. How many other Associates must I sponsor?
A. There are no sponsoring requirements. If you like, you can buy the products wholesale for your own use or to retail to others at a 25% profit. However, if you choose to sponsor others, the opportunity to build a marketing team (and earn leadership bonuses) is there for you.   There are no limitations on the number of people you can sponsor.

Q. I need to make a lot of money right away.  Can I do that in Watkins?
A. Watkins is not a get a rich quick scheme. It is a simple business that requires work and a long term commitment to build a business based on integrity, professionalism, quality and service. However, you can make as much money as you require right away, even on the same day you start, how much you make will depend on how much you sell!

Q. What if I don't have the money to get started?
A. The nominal cost (less than a dinner for two) of starting your own Watkins business should not stand in the way of your future! Have a yard sale, start a change jar, borrow it! You can earn this money back very quickly. Believe us, if you are on the internet you can afford the start up cost. However, you have to decide how much you are willing to invest in your own future.

Q. What if I need help after I get started?
A. Your Sponsor and your Upline Manager and Executive are there to help you. All three are only a phone call or an e-mail away.  You will receive support from them and directly from Watkins Inc.  Our group also maintains an online training and meeting site for your 24/7 convenience.

Q. Are there any sales or sponsoring quotas I have to meet?
A. No, there are no sales or sponsoring requirements placed on Associates. This is your business. You can keep it small and part time or you can build a multi-million dollar business! You decide what level of income and what degree of commitment you are comfortable with! Our job as your sponsor is to help you reach your goal.

Q. Is there anything else I need other than the items that come in the Starter Kit?
A. Your Business Introduction Package contains everything you need to get your business started.  We suggest you purchase the Basic Business Starter Kit which will provide you with a variety of products that will help you become familiar with Watkins Products and give you samples to show your customers (or products you can sell for immediate profit!).  You may also find it useful to have some general office supplies on hand, such as business cards, stationary and a dedicated space in your home to conduct business, a separate bank account, and so on. Your Business Introduction Package, which is included in all the startup options, contains all the information you need to set up your business.  As well, your sponsor is always there to help you in any way they can.

Q. How long will it take to receive my Welcome to Watkins Kit?
A. Depending upon where you live in relation to Winona, Minnesota (if you live in the USA) or Winnipeg, Manitoba (if you live in Canada), shipments take two to six working days (not counting weekends) after the order is accepted by Watkins.

Q. Is this a forced Matrix?
A. No. Our Pay Plan allows you to build your business without limits.

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