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What Does It Take to Start Your Very Own WineShop At Home Business?

Fortunately, getting started with WineShop At Home is real easy. Being successful, however, takes a few more key factors.

There aren’t a lot of jobs in industries as fun and exciting as the wine industry! After all, how many jobs have you had where your boss actually encouraged you to drink wine at work? To get started, you have to meet just three simple requirements: First, you have to be of legal drinking age in your home state. Second, you have to reside in one of the 38+ states that allow WineShop At Home Wine Tastings. If you live in Texas and are 21 years of age or older, you're set!

The third and final requirement is that you have to purchase one of our business kits. Our business kits contain everything you need to get started, including an instant online presence and a monthly e-newsletter that is created just for you and sent to your customers. There are 4 different versions. The Mini business kit costs just $79 and provides the bare minimum of supplies you need to hold a few wine tastings. The Starter business kit is $149. In addition to all the materials found in the Mini, the Starter contains a messenger bag to hold your supplies, 10 very useful order boards, and a 2-bottle subscription to our Wine Club. We also have a Premium business kit, but at this time I do not recommend purchasing it. The company is currently re-assessing it, because it may not comply with all state laws.

The 4th kit, which I didn't mention, is called the Wine Cellar Entry Kit. It contains some Wine Tasting Sheets, 3 Posi-Pours, a professional corkscrew, and a Haley's Corker wine cap/aerator. It also includes a one month web presence so people can purchase wine from you. At only $39.95, this is a great way to give WineShop At Home a try! The first wine tasting you hold will pay for this kit - plus some!

If you decide to give us a try and purchase either the Wine Cellar Entry Kit or the Mini business kit, I highly recommend you consider joining our Wine Club. Doing so will allow you to sample and become familiar with the wines you are selling. After you've led your first few wine tastings and started earning money, you can purchase other supplies you might need, such as the order boards or the messenger bag.

So, for $39.95, it's real easy to get started. But what does it take to be successful?

How to Be a Successful Wine Consultant

There are several key factors that are needed in order to succeed in any business – and the wine business is no exception.

A Love for Wine

There is simply no way you're ever going to be successful selling a product you don't like. That doesn't mean you need to be an expert on everything wine. For example, you don't need to know the difference between a Pinot Noir and a Pinot Grigio! But you do have to like wine, because you're going to be drinking a lot of it over time as you help others learn the proper way to taste wine during a wine tasting.

A Positive Attitude

If sharing great tasting wines with interesting people at private wine tasting parties sounds like fun, then WineShop At Home is probably an excellent match for you! Whiners, anti-social people, and hermits won’t enjoy this business. We’re seeking people who like to laugh and have a good time, help others, and who are open to learning about wine and sharing what they learn with others.

A Strong Company with Exclusive Products

WineShop At Home is a young, fast-growing company – in fact, we're growing at a rate of about 20% a year. More specifically, we are a Napa, California winery that sells a lot of handcrafted, exclusive wines. "Exclusive" means that our wines are not available in any store. They are only available by purchasing them directly from us. Nevertheless, we have the 4th largest Wine Club in the world! Further, since the very best wines are the ones you actually get to drink, many of our customers become repeat customers. When they "try before they buy," they discover wines they fall in love with – and then they want to buy even more!

A Proven Leader

Another key factor to success is joining the team of a successful leader who can show you how to achieve your goals. You don’t want a sponsor who is merely enthusiastic. Sure, they’ll be rooting for you, but when you have questions on how to succeed, they may not have the answers or know where to get them. Having an experienced, successful leader as your sponsor means you won’t have to reinvent the wheel and you won’t have to know everything right off the bat in order to start moving toward your goals. Why not follow the proven path to success? A leader who has already been successful and has demonstrated the ability to help others achieve success is priceless.

Are You Ready to Give It a Try?

If you're like most people, you're probably thinking, "This sounds too easy! There must be a catch!" Well, there IS one final test you need to take in order to see if you have what it really takes to succeed as a Wine Consultant with WineShop At Home. Are you ready? Please watch this short video by Joe LoBue, our first Vice President of Field Development.

Well, how did you do? Did you pass the final test? Congratulations!

Now, how about giving it a try? Unlike most businesses, with WineShop At Home, you're "in the black" from Day One! Your business kit actually costs less than the value of the wine in a wine tasting. So, if this sounds great to you, buy a business kit and give it a try!

After you've held a handful of wine tastings with your family and friends, you’ll quickly discover whether this is the right business for you. You can count on those who are closest to you to give you honest feedback. You’ll also get to try all our wonderful wines. Then, if it turns out this is not your cup of tea – or, more precisely, your glass of wine – you're under no obligation. You can walk away with money in your pocket, having earned back your original investment plus some. This is truly a no-risk opportunity!

WineShop At Home provides a unique opportunity for those seeking a way to earn some extra income according to their own schedule and goals. We even have team members who are earning a full-time income the fun way – pouring wine tastings on their own flexible schedule.

If you’re ready to seize the opportunity to supplement your income – or perhaps even replace it – with a business you’ll truly enjoy, learn more by exploring our web site, check out our FAQ page, and ask us your questions.

When you're ready to take the plunge, click the button below to join my WineShop At Home team and to become part of our One Wine Nation!