Monday, April 21, 2014

Hobbyist or Professional Consultant?

The first 3-4 months of your Jamberry website are included in the price of your kit.  After that, you have the option to drop down to a free hobbyist website.  Free is good right?  Well.... not always!

You know that saying "you get what you pay for" - this is one of those times!

If you choose the hobbyist option, you won't have:
  • a personalized website
  • visibility in zip code, party or join consultant searches
  • ability for customers to order from your website
  • ability for others to request a party on the website
  • ability to sponsor new consultants
  • ability to cross border sponsor
  • dashboard
  • access to training materials in back office, including Jamberry University
  • visibility into your downline
  • reports
  • trip tracker
  • outgoing messages
  • party manager 
  • bulk order option
So - the name says it all... are you a hobbyist, or are you a professional Jamberry Nails consultant?  If you plan to rock your business, you need the right tools.  $10 a month is not too much to spend!  It's even less if you pre-pay annually or quarterly.

8/18/2014 UPDATE:

Reminder Hobbyist Roll Ups

Remember that on September 15th (i.e. after the August commission run when the September website billing is queued up to run) we will begin a policy change where Hobbyists will not be able to have a consultant downline. Any consultants in a Hobbyist downline will be rolled up according to the roll-up policy in the compensation plan. After this policy is implemented, if a consultant changes its website billing to the Hobbyist option, on the 15th day of the month following such change, the Hobbyist's consultant downline will permanently roll-up to the next eligible consultant in their upline. If a roll-up takes place, all commissions earned on that downline including level overrides, fast start bonuses, and generational overrides will be lost and will benefit the consultant to whom they rolled up. A Hobbyist will be able to move back to a Professional Consultant whenever they choose and begin to rebuild their business, however, the previously lost downline will not be restored.

Consultants who will be affected by the roll-ups will be notified via email approximately three days prior to the website billing and roll-ups that will take place on the 15th of each month.  For this initial roll-up, we'll be sending out a notice to all Hobbyists just after the beginning of September informing them of the implications of not upgrading their website billing.

To be sure your website billing preferences are the way you intended, please login to your workstation, click on My Account, and then on Website Billing to verify or update your preferences.


  1. Thank you SO much for posting this! I was debating just this morning about which website to go with and you made my decision quite easy! I just needed to see the details all laid out in front of me!

  2. Thank you for posting this! All I could find on the jamberry site was "Limited functionality and support for the true Hobbyist." This makes understand said limitations so much easier!

  3. Thank you for posting this! I didn't realize that customers wouldn't be able to order from me online at all, as as hobbyist! That makes my decision!

  4. I'm a hobbyist and I still have my dashboard, access to training including Jamberry U, and the ability to manage parties. I still am able to be a person's consultant and my parties can be selected at checkout.

    1. April,
      As a hobbiest how much do you have to sell a year to stay a consultant?

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