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Are you thinking about starting as a Thermomix® Consultant in Australia?

If you are thinking of looking into starting as a Thermomix® Consultant in Australia, then I have written this post for you!

Here are the FAQs I couldn’t find when I first started thinking about it. I hope they help you decide whether to enquire further.

If you are interested in finding out more, the first step is to contact me to ask all your questions about what it is like to be a consultant and how everything works.

Click here to contact Jo to ask questions about starting as a Thermomix® Consultant.

What happens when you first start as a Thermomix® Consultant in Australia

When you first join Thermomix® in Australia as a consultant, you commence a 60 Day Program (60DP).

To commence, you need a Thermomix® TM6 and a Consultant Business Kit. You may already own a Thermomix® TM6, or you can purchase at this time, or choose to earn your Thermomix® (as detailed in the next section). If you are getting a new TM6 it will be dispatched as a priority.

The Consultant Business Kit is available for $125, and is valued at over $340. This business kit includes:

  • A Thermomix® apron
  • A Thermomix® Server
  • A silicone bread mat
  • A Thermomix® carry bag
  • The Flipchart to use in Thermomix® Cooking Demos
  • The stationery you will need for Thermomix® Cooking Demos
Thermomix consultant business kit items on a table

During the 60 Day Program you will undertake training. This is mostly online and some will be with your Team Leader. 

You can commence offering Thermomix® Cooking Demos and selling the TM6 from the start date you agree with your Team Leader.

Earn your Thermomix® TM6 by joining as a consultant

Many consultants start out by getting their new Thermomix® TM6 through the EARN Program. 

This means that instead of buying your Thermomix® outright, you instead pay a deposit of $840 and sign up to become a consultant. You then start the 60 Day Program, and if you achieve 6 sales in that period, then you have earned your Thermomix® in full and your deposit is refunded to you.

If you don’t reach 6 sales in the 60 Day Program, then you will have an outstanding balance to pay. This is a sliding scale based on the sales you have made.

How the Thermomix® Consultant 60 Day Program works in Australia

The 60 Day Program commences on the start date you agree at the time of signing up as a Thermomix® Consultant. 

Throughout the 60 days you will undertake training online and with your Team Leader. You will also commence running Thermomix® Cooking Demos as soon as possible and achieving your first sales.

If you already had a TM6 or have bought it outright, then you will be earning the standard consultant commission from your first sale.

If you have chosen to earn your Thermomix® TM6 (as detailed above), then each of your first six sales contribute to the remaining balance due on your TM6. If you achieve more than six sales in the 60 days, then you will earn the standard consultant commission from the seventh sale onwards.

There are also a number of incentives provided throughout the 60DP.

  • Choose a free cookbook if you have 5 Cooking Demos booked in prior to your start date, and achieve one sale in the first 30 days.
  • Achieve 3 closed sales in your first 60 days of business and you’ll earn a Thermomix® Cutter and Blade, Cover and Peeler, valued at $256.90.
  • Achieve 6 closed sales in your first 60 Days of business and you’ll earn a TM6 Bowl, Blade and Lid set. Valued at $375.

Note that the incentives are cumulative. If you achieve six sales, then you receive the Thermomix® Cutter and Blade, Cover and Peeler and the TM6 Bowl, Blade and Lid set.

You will also be eligible to earn the standard consultant incentives that may be in place during your 60DP.

Special Offer for February 2023

New consultants with a start date in February 2023, will earn their TM6 Bowl, Blade and Lid set after achieving 4 sales in their 60 Day Program.
The requirement is normally 6 sales.

What support and training do I receive when I start as a Thermomix® Consultant?

Your Team Leader is there to support you as you commence your new business. They will ensure that you undergo the required online training, and will also do training directly with you. Practical training is provided to show you how best to run your Thermomix® Cooking Demonstrations.

Beyond the 60 Day Program, your Team Leader supports you as much as you need. You will also find that other team members offer great support to chat about all things Thermomix®. 

I have been a part of a great team since the beginning, where everyone wants everyone else to succeed. Our Team Leader, Grace, wants the best for everyone and is willing to offer support and guidance along the way, or just a chat when you need it.

How much can a Thermomix® Consultant earn in Australia?

The amount you can earn is related to how much time you are able to put into it. For some people, being a Thermomix® Consultant is a side hustle alongside other work and family commitments. For others, it becomes a business and a key focus for them each day.

Thermomix® Consultant Commission

In Australia, the standard commission earned for each sale of a Thermomix® TM6 ranges from $240 to $410. The amount earned per sale increases, the more sales you make in the month.

When you are actively selling the TM6 you also qualify to receive commissions on sales in TheMix Shop, and referral fees for sales of Kobold products.

You will receive your sale commission and referral payments into your bank account around the 15th of the following month.

Thermomix® Consultant Incentives

Although not guaranteed, there are normally additional incentives offered to consultants each month. Again, earning an incentive will generally relate to the number of sales you make in the calendar month.

Often there will be several incentives – say one for 2 sales and one for 4 sales. Or perhaps a super incentive over a couple of months if you achieve 8 sales. All consultant incentives are cumulative, so if there are incentives for 2 and 4 sales and you achieve 4 sales or more, then you will receive both incentives.

The incentives are most commonly items that are available (or coming soon) in TheMix Shop.

In the past incentives have included Kobold Vacuums, the Ovana Pizza Oven, TM6 Bowl Blade and Lid Sets, Firra Cast Iron Bakeware, Blade Cover and Peeler, the new TM Cutter, Glider Board, Vac-U-Seal pack, Meater+, Rose Gold Bakeware and the Grazing Box. The limited edition Black Thermomix® TM6 was also offered as a super incentive last year.

ThermoFest: The Ultimate Consultant Incentive

Each year, from January to June, consultants have the opportunity to earn points to qualify for ThermoFest. This is an annual reward for the top consultants and Team Leaders, where everyone gathers together for three days of activities and a conference day.

ThermoFest in 2023 will be held in September in Port Douglas, Queensland. Last year it was at Ularu (Northern Territory). Pre-Covid it was most commonly held overseas. All airfares, accommodation and meals are included.

If you join as a consultant, you immediately become eligible to earn points towards ThermoFest qualification. You just might get there in your first year!

Consultant Discount in TheMix Shop

As a consultant you will receive a discount on all products in TheMix Shop. This also applies to most items when TheMixShop has items on sale.

Can I only sell to people in my local area?

When you sign up as a consultant in Australia, you can sell to anyone in Australia. You cannot sell in New Zealand or any other country.

Originally all sales teams were location based and pretty much stuck to their local town or city doing in person cooking demonstrations.

Since 2020, the options have expanded and every consultant now has the option to sell to anyone in Australia, wherever they live. Thermomix® Cooking Demos can be conducted in person or online. Many teams are now made up of consultants in different locations.

Customers also have the option to purchase online, directly through the website. As a consultant you are able to give your prospective customers a link that will ensure that you are listed as their consultant when they purchase online.

Is Thermomix® a multi level marketing (MLM) company or a pyramid scheme?

No, Thermomix® does not operate as a multi level marketing (MLM) company.

The structure you will find at Thermomix® in Australia is similar to what you will see in most organisations. The Thermomix® Consultants are the sales team in the field, who are each part of a team, with a Team Leader. Both the consultant and Team Leader remuneration is commission based.

The Team Leader reports to a Business Development Manager (BDM). Those roles are salaried positions in the company and their remuneration is not related to the number of sales made. They do not receive a slice of your sales commission.

The management and training of the sales teams overall is then brought together by State or Region for the purposes of communication, marketing and training.

Consultants earn a one-off small bonus payment when someone they have introduced to the business becomes a qualified consultant (achieves 3 sales). There are no ongoing payments.

What do I need to do to be successful as a Thermomix® Consultant?

Do I need to have a large network?

The Thermomix® sales model is all about Network Marketing. This means that the consultant conducts a demo (in home or online) for someone who is either interested in a Thermomix® or already has one. They, as host, then invite two or more guests to learn about the Thermomix®. Those guests may then either buy a Thermomix® TM6, decide to host their own demo with friends, or be not interested at this time. Hosting a demo qualifies a host for Host Rewards as a thank you for introducing the consultant to more people.

Having a large network when you start is a great way to get your business up and running quickly. You can share your news through your own social and in person networks, and you will likely be surprised about who is interested in learning more.

However, if you do not have a large network, you can still succeed as a Thermomix® Consultant. If you have some supportive friends and family who are willing to host a demo for you early on, then you never know what might happen from that. 

I don’t have a large network and my first demo was hosted by my brother and sister-in-law. They had bought a TM6 through me to upgrade from the TM31. None of their three guests came along with the intention of buying a Thermomix® – and all three did over the coming days. The Thermomix® TM6 really can sell itself once you get to a demo.

Another alternative to network marketing exclusively is to incorporate social media and online marketing into your business. More about that down below.

 

Do I need to do lots of Thermomix® Cooking Demos

Bookings for Thermomix® Cooking Demonstrations are at the core of the networking marketing model. So yes, it really can work well if you can continue to book demos from new customers and guests from previous demonstrations. 

When you have a new customer, you can offer them the chance to host a demo with their friends, which expands your network. This cycle can then continue as more people see the Thermomix® TM6. At each demo you may get a sale or a booking for a cooking demo – or both.

Click here to read more about Cooking Demos and what rewards are on offer for your hosts.

However not everyone wants a demo, and some customers are happy to buy and are not interested in a demo or Host Rewards. That’s fine – and your job is to work out what support they want from you.

Remember that you can conduct Thermomix® Cooking Demonstrations online, as well as in person. Online demos are often shorter and take less time for you as a consultant.

You may also secure sales and bookings for online demos from your online marketing and social media marketing.

 

Do I need to have lots of time?

Like most things, what you get out of it will depend on what you put into it. It is also important to decide how you want this to integrate with your other life.

For some people, being a Thermomix® Consultant is a side hustle alongside other work and family commitments. For others, it becomes a business and a key focus for them each day.

Many people join as a consultant as a great way to earn their new Thermomix® TM6. For many that means doing the 60 Day Program and leaving, which is perfectly fine. Although many intend to leave after 60 Days and are still a consultant years later!

 

Do I need to be a social media expert?​

Many consultants will have a social media presence. This is considered pretty normal these days, and the Thermomix® training will help you with establishing your social media presence. It is great to follow a few consultants and see what they do. Everyone is different, but it does help you get some ideas.

You do not have to be an expert. Just have a go and start posting about what you are cooking, your meal planning, some tips and so forth. Get all your friends and family to follow your business accounts so you get a head start! You will learn a lot along the way, so just have a go and you will soon find what works for you and what you enjoy sharing on social media.

 

Do I need to have my own website? 

No, you do not need to have a website. Most consultants will not have a website and instead focus on social media for their online presence.

I have chosen to have a website for a couple of reasons:

  • I have a background in creating online businesses and have the experience to build a website (with my husband doing the super tech bits!)
  • I also know how beneficial a website can be to establishing an online business, and my goal is to operate mostly online as a Thermomix® Consultant.
  • I wanted to create a blog, so that the content I create has a lifecycle much longer than what exists if you only post on social media.
  • I want to create regular content for my blog so that Google and other search engines will list my website highly when anyone searches for Thermomix®. This is starting to happen and may be how you found this post!

Are there any special offers right now for people wanting to join as a Thermomix® Consultant in Australia?

From time to time there are special offers in place for new consultants. These can include a discount on the price of the Consultant Business Kit, to changes to the incentives available throughout the 60 Day Program.

Click here to see if there are any special offers currently available for new consultants.

Special Offer for February 2023

New consultants with a start date in February 2023, will earn their TM6 Bowl, Blade and Lid set after achieving 4 sales in their 60 Day Program.
The requirement is normally 6 sales.

How can I find out more about being a Thermomix® Consultant in Australia?

Well done on getting this far!

The next step to finding out more is to contact me via the form below. I can answer your immediate questions and provide you with any additional information you need.

The next step after that is to attend a Business Information Session on Zoom. I can let you know all the details of the next session. You will get to chat with a Business Development Manager and/or Team Leader about the process to start as a Thermomix® Consultant in Australia, and have all your questions answered. You can then decide whether or not becoming a Thermomix® Consultant is right for you right now.

Complete the form below to ask you questions about starting as a Thermomix® Consultant in Australia.

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