Hopefully you are getting a good sense of how much fun it is to be a wine consultant But what can you earn as a wine consultant?
What Can You Earn in this Business?
You earn commission monthly on your sales and your team’s sales. Commissions are paid on 100% of wine, personalized wine and gift basket sales, 50% of stemware and accessories sales, and 40% of wine club sales.
Commission has three components:
- Base commission is 20% when you start and 29% when you achieve the level of Team Leader.
- Volume bonuses of 5%, 10% and 15% respectively are given for monthly sales of $1,500, $2,500 and $3,500.
- On team sales, you make between 3% and 8%.
Bottom line: Doing 8 $450 tastings per month will max out your compensation plan. You will earn 35% as a wine consultant or senior wine consultant and 44% as a Team Leader or above.
The Path of a Leader
You start as an Independent Wine Consultant and have the opportunity to climb a career-plan ladder. The key business builder title is Team Leader. Beyond Team Leader, you can achieve the titles of Group Leader, Director, Senior Director, Managing Director, Executive Director and Senior Executive Director. Here are the highlights of the first 3 titles.
|Independent Wine Consultant||
|Senior Wine Consultant||
* To be active, a consultant needs $300 in personal volume every rolling 3-month period.