Do you want to work with a trusted company that has been around for a long time? Do you enjoy making new people feel welcome? Do you also still want to work from home? Then maybe a job at home working for Welcome Wagon just might be what you’ve been looking for.
Welcome Wagon Is An Old Company
Welcome Wagon has been around for many years. Founded in 1928 by Thomas Briggs, the company has grown and continues to thrive. Originally, Mr. Briggs hired “hostesses” who were women that were friendly and knowledgeable about their community and its businesses and activities. Over a cup of coffee, these women would not only chat with the new people moving into the neighborhood, but would also bring them gift baskets laden full of “freebies” and coupons from local businesses.
The visits stopped in 1998 with the increase of two income homes. Two income homes meant that there were fewer people home during the day. The business was bought in 2009 by Craig Swill and Steve Goodman as a way to bring it into the Computer Age. Newcomers to the community now receive their “Welcome Wagon baskets” via their postal mailboxes and via the Internet.
“Hostesses” are now called Account Executives.
What Do Account Executives Do at Welcome Wagon?
At Welcome Wagon, account executives are responsible for three main things. These three things will occur in your established sales territory, and they are:
- selling comprehensive advertising and marketing packages to local businesses.
- meeting or exceeding sales quotas.
- maintaining a database of all local businesses.
To be successful in your sales territory, you will need to reach out in person and by telephone. Sometimes you may be sending email, but it is preferred that most contact be done in a personable (in-person) way.
What Are the Equipment/Computer Requirements to Work for Welcome Wagon?
The requirements are not that stringent. You will need a computer or laptop, email access, printer, fax/ scanner, and phone. While you will be spending time in your home office, you will also be spending time away from your home office meeting with local businesses. You will need to be able to stand for reasonable amounts of time as well as lift a 10-lb. briefcase.
What Are the Other Qualifications Will You Need to Be Considered By Welcome Wagon?
To be considered for the accounts executive position, candidates should:
- have experience in the advertising or marketing industries, but this is not a requirement.
- have outside sales experience, but again is not required.
- have strong relationship building skills.
- have an entrepreneurial drive.
- have exceptional presentation and communication skills.
- have the ability to organize, plan, and report effectively.
- have the ability to master all of Welcome Wagon’s solutions and products.
- have good references as well as a good driving record.
- have the legal right to work in the United States.
Don’t let these requirements scare you as Welcome Wagon also states that Stay-at-Home-Moms, who have been on the PTA or committee boards are also good candidates. You just have to want to get out there and sell.
What Are the Worker Benefits at Welcome Wagon?
Account executives are offered:
- medical and dental insurance
- a 401(k) plan
- mileage reimbursement
- sales training and sales support
- commission paid upfront
- unlimited income generated from your sales skills
What is the Pay Like at Welcome Wagon?
Pay will vary depending upon your territory and your background. However, I have read where there are account executives earning up to $70,000 per year. So, if you are good with sales—here is your chance. But remember, it is a commission only job.
What Do Others Say About Welcome Wagon?
How Can Someone Interested Apply to Welcome Wagon?
Interested individuals may go to the Job Opening page and select their state off to the right. You will be able to see all of the jobs listed for your state. Then select the job and begin the application process.
Want To Get Out of the House to Earn, But Don't Think This Opportunity Is Right For You?
Then you're in luck because I have some other options to suggest:
- Direct Sales – think Stella & Dot.
- Mystery Shopping – get paid to evaluate retail store in your area.
Good luck in whatever you choose to do!