The best work-from-home jobs give you the flexibility to work around your family’s schedule while earning an income. There are lots of options for stay-at-home moms and dads, but what makes Pampered Chef special is the community of consultants who transformed their lives and lives of those around them. Here are five things to love about being a consultant—shared by real Pampered Chef consultants.
1. Extra Income
One of the most important reasons anyone starts a side business is to build financial security and add to the family budget. Leslie Gonzalez, a consultant from Texas, took the financial burden out of a big life event that’s frequently a mix of joy (marriage!) and stress (wedding bills!).
“We were able to pay for our wedding in cash,” Leslie said. “We were able to pay off credit cards, take our honeymoon, and put a down payment on our dream house. All of that is because of the extra income I was able to bring in with Pampered Chef.”
Rachel Hanson, a consultant from Wisconsin, loved that the initial investment in the start-up kit was affordable and provided everything she needed to get started. “I just wanted a little extra income, and now I’m making this a career I’m going to retire from.”
2. Flexible Hours
Carolyn Kraham from Florida was frustrated when job hunting by the lack of flexible hours with traditional jobs and how much of her income would go to day care. Pampered Chef gave her a way to be a stay-at-home mom and make money.
“Through it all, I’ve been a stay-at-home mom, room mom, team mom, PTA mom, field-trip-chaperone, award-ceremony-attending mom—happy mom! And now, I’m a caretaker to my own mom. I’m so thankful for the flexibility of this business.”
3. Purpose and Pride
There are benefits to owning your own business beyond money and a flexible schedule. Pampered Chef gives many consultants a sense of pride, independence, and freedom to succeed.
“It stretches me out of my comfort zone all the time.”
“I use my Pampered Chef business as a way to get out there and meet people, said Claudia, a consultant from New York. “Sometimes my hosts and my customers will turn into my best friends.”
Claudia is a military wife and entrepreneur who grew up feeling insecure and shy. Pampered Chef helped her find her voice. “It stretches me out of my comfort zone all the time and that quiet, insecure little girl is now a very strong independent woman,” she said.
She also takes pride in the recognition she receives for her business, from shout-outs on Facebook to the top company honors during the 2017 national convention. “As a busy mom, I don’t get recognized for doing a great job cleaning the house. Knowing that at the end of the day there’s a reward or some type of recognition waiting for me for my efforts is amazing.”
4. Free Trips
Consultants love stress-free travel to places like the Bahamas, Disney World, Punta Cana, and Hawaii.
“I remember sitting at my director’s meeting when she was talking about the trips and thinking I’d never earn it,” said Chelsea Merrill, a consultant from Vermont. “But when I started doing parties online and sharing the business, I thought, ‘Holy cow, maybe this is possible.’”
“Five months later, my husband was saying, ‘A trip to the Bahamas?! When are we leaving?’”
5. Giving Back
Consultants value giving back and helping others. They know the tools, recipes, and cooking experiences they share help bring families together and impact their daily lives.
“We really offer people what they’re looking for,” said Amy Tomlinson, a consultant from Illinois. “We teach them how to get dinner on the table quickly. Everyone is so busy running to sports, to work, to extracurricular actives—there’s just no time anymore for that moment with your family, and we really provide that to people.”
Consultant Bonni Evans from Texas was taken by surprise when a customer told her she helped her be a better mother. “It was an eye-opener for me,” Bonnie said. “I realized I was doing way more than selling kitchen products. I know people are tired when they get home from work and from picking the little ones up from day care. I can help them during that crazy hour between the time they walk in the door to the time they sit down to eat. I can also help them eat healthy and depend less on eating out, saving lots of calories and money.”
How many times have you heard someone say how much they love Pampered Chef, or how many times have you said it yourself? Why not earn an income sharing that love with others?
Learn more about becoming a Pampered Chef consultant. You might be surprised how it can change your life. Tell us what you love about Pampered Chef in the comments.