3 Misconceptions of Direct Sales

There are a lot of commonly held beliefs about direct sales businesses (maybe based on people’s memories of those ‘household names’ that started decades ago). But today’s modern social selling companies, like the new Creative Memories, are breaking the old rules and seeing tremendous success because of it. Here are the NEW truths behind 3 common misconceptions…

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Steps to sign up as a CM Advisor

Signing up as an Advisor is as simple as ordering a product. Learn more about the CM Advisor opportunity.

If you are planning to sign as an Advisor, sign up before ordering and make sure you receive the email titled Welcome to confirm your Advisor status. It’s important to sign up BEFORE you place your first order to ensure your order is included in your account balance. If you order as a customer, then sign as an Advisor, your customer order will not count toward your balance.

These examples show someone signing up direct to the Company. If you wish to sign under a current Advisor, you’ll want to come to the site through their Advisor link. You can also choose your intended upline Advisor as you’re going through checkout.

To sign up, select “Join” on the top or left navigation.


Join Creative Memories

2. From the Join page you can click Learn More to get more detail on the Advisor program. Choose Sign Up Now to purchase the Advisor fee.

2. Sign up now

3. After reviewing the Advisor Agreement and Policies, click the check box accepting the terms, then click Add to Cart and go through the Checkout process.

3. Agree, add to cart

4. Next you’ll want to click on My Account on the top of the site.


5. This is your Dashboard where your personal order history will appear. To get to the Advisor back office, click the blue button.

5. Dashboard

5. Below is the Advisor back office home page. It shares the three things you’ll want to do first. The most important is visiting the Advisor Basics page. It offers step-by-step tips on getting started, including how to set up your link, upload your photo, appear on the Advisor locator and more.

6. Advisor back office

Follow the steps, and that’s it – you’re in business! Welcome!

1. “Your Advisor:” – links and cookies. When I come through another Advisor’s link to sign up, I see their name and “Your Advisor” under the shopping cart. Once I signed up as an Advisor, their name disappears. Does that mean I am no longer connected to them?

Account settings in FAQsThat means the site is working as it should. Once you sign up as an Advisor, you will see your own name on the site. Your upline’s name is shown under your Settings in the Advisor back office, as shown to the right.

Cookies are set when people visit an Advisor’s site. Here’s how they work:

When you come through another Advisor’s link, the site thinks you are a customer. So it will show “Your Advisor:” and their photo next to the shopping cart.

If you are a customer and sign up to be an Advisor, the “Your Advisor” (now your upline) will disappear from under that area and it will be you instead.

Welcome Jane Doe in FAQsThe way to know if the site recognizes you (and that you’re logged in) is whether or not it says “Welcome, Your Name!” in the top left of the black header. If you see that, you’re logged in and the site knows it’s you. So you can order, check your back office, etc. as an Advisor.

2. I just signed up as an Advisor, and as I’m ordering, the site is not showing an Advisor discount.
Advisors order at retail so that your account balance grows faster, and so you have the same experience your customers do. You receive your ‘discount’ back as profit, as well as commissions earned on team members weekly for all Advisors who are signed up for direct deposit.

A new, unique, no-holds-barred opportunity

The new CM Advisor opportunity was designed with both the casual scrapbooker and the income- and team-builder in mind. It’s based on the simple principle that the more you do, the more you earn. With this plan, noting what it isn’t is as important as what it includes.

There are no minimums and no personal volume, group volume or leader requirements. Really. There are no titles or ranks…everyone who signs up is a CM Advisor. You can sign up directly or under an existing Advisor…the choice is yours.

To offer you the freedom and flexibility of working when you want, how you want, it’s an annual plan with a low annual fee (the only mandatory amount payable to be an Advisor). So you can share the mission and products by working seasonally, monthly, weekly or daily…it’s up to you. Click to read full post

The Best of Both Worlds

Thank you for sharing your excitement! We’ve been hearing from people across North America (and all over the world), that nothing compares to Creative Memories’ products for quality, design and longevity. And now they’re available alongside the fresh, easy-to-complete Ahni & Zoe line.

If you’re a build-a-page-from-scratch person, we’ve got you covered. We’ll offer Creative Memories authentic Bookcloth Coversets in a variety of colors (all in True 12×2 size), white, natural and spargo Refill Pages and Page Protectors, 4 new paper packs, the Tape Runner and 9″ Trimmer, with more to come over the following weeks and months (after the initial ramp-up, products will be launched quarterly). Many of you have asked about popular tools, like the Border Maker and replacement blades, and our product team is working on them, so stay tuned.

Can you see me doing the Happy Dance!!!!! Ruby 12×12 Albums! Happy Girl!! – Sherri L.

“Seriously cannot wait to get the 12×12 ebony coverset with pages again!!! Looking forward to getting back on track with the scrapbooking products that I love!” – Teri-Lyn S.

“A plain and simple thank you!!” – Michelle Y.


And if you’re an album-in-an-hour type gal, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for with the Ahni & Zoe line of Fast2Fab albums (now in True 12×12 size), which include Fast2Fab refill pages and page protectors. You’ll see there are some new designs, including Put Me In Coach, Orchid You Not, The Bus Stops Here and more.

“Sooo excited they’re keeping both formats! It’s a win-win for everyone. I LOVE the fast-to-fab albums and pages because I can get sooo much done but it’s also nice to work with blank pages and paper when I have the time or feel like being super creative! I’m so thrilled to be a part of this wonderful brand and cannot wait to see all the wonderful things ahead!!!!” – Julia B.

“A plain and simple thank you!!” – Michelle Y.

“My life had gotten so busy I wasn’t able to make time for scrapbooking, Then I found out about Fast2Fab albums! Love them! I’ve done three so far, one for me and two as gifts, and they only took about an hour each. Loving this snapbooking!” – Laura T.

“It took me just 20 minutes to make a Fast2Fab album for my daughter’s 15th birthday. By the time she got to the third or fourth page, she started to cry. Cry! She flipped through it a couple of times before saying thank you, I love you, hugging us and then going to the couch to look at it some more. Thank you for this moment I will never forget.” – Lourdes S.

We look forward to helping you remember all of your special moments for many, many years to come!