Is Cutco A Scam? A Former Cutco Rep’s Review
I remember opening my mail and seeing a letter from “Vector Marketing” claiming they would pay me (an 18 year old college kid) 15 bucks an hour to do “something” (I didn’t know what that something was yet).
15 bucks an hour I thought? Heck yeah I’ll do it.
The next day I drove to the interview and listened to some lady talk for a couple of hours while I had my interview game face on. Halfway through the interview I remember thinking “What in the heck am I getting my self into?? Oh well, it’s 15 bucks an hour!”.
It wasn’t until the very end that we finally figured out the job is selling Cutco knives to friends and family. How glamorous, right..?
I ended up taking the job, and I worked there all summer long.
Here’s exactly what happened: My honest Cutco Review.
First off, is Cutco a scam? Are they going to take your money and run? Is it just some sleezeball job that you’re going to regret for the rest of your life?
No. No. Probably not.
Cutco is NOT a scam. It is a genuine company that actually pays you commissions on everything you sell. There wasn’t a single person that I worked with that didn’t get a paycheck.
Do you really make 15 bucks an hour?
You actually make $15 per presentation that you make, however it’s not a normal base pay.
You don’t make base PLUS commission.
For example, if you sell “X” number of knives and your commission on that sale is more than $15, then you don’t get the base pay of $15 for doing the presentation. You just get the commission.
You’ll read A TON of reviews online with people calling it a scam and saying Cutco is robbing kids of their hard earned money.
That’s all complete BS.
Every single one of those nasty reviews is written by an ex Cutco rep that just couldn’t sell anything. It had nothing to do with Cutco. It had to do with their personal skills.
What happens is an 18 year old kid joins Cutco, tries to sell the knives to friends and family, nobody buys, they tell their parents, and their parents write horrible things about it online.
What it comes down to is: Cutco is a SALES job. Not everyone can do sales. It isn’t always easy. You’re going to have to work your butt off.
If you work hard in Cutco, you WILL make money. I know that for a fact because I worked hard and I made good money.
If you decide to check Cutco out, here’s what’s going to happen:
First, you’ll have a group interview. It’s a couple of hours long and you’re going to be asked super simple, basic questions.
Just don’t act like a fool and you’ll be invited back for a private interview. The private interview will be like every other interview you will ever have. You’ll be asked basic questions about your dreams, goals, skills etc.
Again, as long as you don’t act like a fool you’ll be fine.
9 out of the 10 people I interviewed with got the job. The one that didn’t acted stupid.
So getting the job isn’t difficult whatsoever. No worries there.
Once you get the job, you’ll have a 3 day training. The training is actually pretty cool. You’ll learn how to sell and a ton about the knives you’re selling. *Side note: The knives are awesome. I still use mine to this day.
At the end of the second day of training, you will be asked to buy your own “starter pack” of knives. When I worked at Cutco the starter pack was something like $300. I don’t remember the exact price, but it was around that.
It might seem expensive, but you’re actually getting an extreme discount on a package of knives that usually costs about $1,000.
Plus, you get to keep the Cutco knives even after you stop working there. I easily made my money back my first week there.
After your third day of training, you’ll be able to get out there and start selling.
*This is when the hard part starts.
You’ll be asked to write out a list of every single friend and family member you have. Your sales manager (AKA your boss) won’t let you stop writing until you have 50+ names and phone numbers written down. I literally wrote down EVERY SINGLE person that I knew.
And then when you get home, you start calling all of the names on your list to set up presentations. This part is actually fairly easy because Cutco gives you a script to use on your phone calls and as long as you read it word for word, you’ll set up a ton of appointments.
The phone is where most Cutco reps never really get going. They’re scared to call their friends and family. They’re scared to get on the phone.
But here’s the thing: It’s IMPOSSIBLE to make money in Cutco, if you’re scared to get on the phone.
Cutco is a numbers game. The more calls you make, the more appointments you get, the more sales you get, the more money you make.
In Cutco: Calls = Money.
After you spend your Sunday night setting up appointments for the week, it’s time to start making some money!
Here’s what your presentation will look like:
Cutco will actually give you the exact script you’re suppose to use during your presentation. You don’t have to make up anything at all, if you don’t want to.
I personally added a little bit to the presentation to make it a little bit more my style, but you don’t have to change a thing.
The knives are super expensive, but if you follow the script, you’ll be surprised at how many people buy.
I sold at least one knife on every single sales call that I went on and if you give enough presentations, you can get those big sales, which leads to a nice little check J
You do presentations all summer long and if you’re anything like me you’ll make about $200 per week. I was the top rep in my office.
In my personal office the summer started off with about 30 people total and nearly half of them quit after the first week. Out of the other 15 or so 5 of us really made a lot of sales and the other ten made about $50 bucks per week.
The odds of making money aren’t great, but if work you butt off, you WILL get sales.
1.) You have to pay $200-$300 to get started.
2.) You have to annoy friends and family.
3.) You get tiny 5%-10% commissions.
It works, but is it worth the work?
I know the first half of this article made it sound so great, but if it’s really so great why am I not working there anymore?
The truth is: Cutco is great. I had a blast the entire time I worked there, however..
I found something that’s better, A LOT BETTER..
I know this is going to sound crazy, but I’ve actually made more money this morning from the comfort of my own home using the power of the internet, than I did in the entire 2 months that I worked at Cutco.
To do that, I didn’t have to talk to a single friend or family member. I didn’t have to make a single cold call. I didn’t have to do ANYTHING that I don’t personally like to do.
I haven’t worked more than 2 hours today.
Right now I’m 20 years old, I do what I love, and most importantly I don’t have a boss telling me what to do EVER.
All I do is market a product on the internet. It’s super simple to do and the amount of money you can make is completely unlimited.
It’s through a system called the Empower Network.
Compared to Cutco, it’s super cheap to join. It’s just 25 bucks as compared to $300 with Cutco.
Every single sale you get, you earn 100% commissions on.
You literally earn 100% commissions on EVERYTHING. (as compared to 5% commissions in Cutco. Talk about a rip off..)
If you get a $25 sale, you get 25 bucks. (Very easy to do btw)
To make $25 with Cutco, you need to make a $500 sale (at least).
What’s easier to do?
Sell a $25 product on the internet without talking to a single friend or family member using proven strategies that I’ll personally teach you how to do or sell a $500 product to your broke friends after a night of cold calling everyone in your mom’s address book?
What’s more fun: Marketing simple products on the internet with 100% freedom or running around selling “knives” to your dad’s golf buddies?
When I sold Cutco knives, I did about 15 presentations PER WEEK. (That seems like a lot btw)
However, the website that you’re on right now gets over 250 unique visitors PER DAY, and I have 15-20 online presentations running for me per day on 100% autopilot.
I make more money from those automated presentations per day, than I did the entire time I worked at Cutco doing 15 to 20 presentations a week.
The presentation that I’m using, which gets me autopilot sales every single day will be the EXACT SAME presentation you’ll be able to use and it will be able to get just as many sales for YOU.
This all happens for you on autopilot without you having to pick up the phone or talk to a single family member.
You will be able to make double the money with half the work.
(Maybe even more money. Like I said I’ve made more money this morning than I did the entire time I worked for Cutco).
To join the Empower Network, all you have to do is click the link below. You’ll be taken to a video explaining everything. At the end of the video, you’ll be able to join for just 25 bucks ($275 cheaper than Cutco).
You’ll also have the ability to earn 100% commissions on EVERYTHING you sell. Once you get in I’ll personally show you how to market on the internet using strategies that have allowed me to make more money today than I ever did at Cutco.
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P.S. I worked for Cutco. You can definitely make money selling it. It’s just not easy, you’ll have to do a lot of things you don’t want to do.
Besides that.. the commissions flat out suck.
Do what I did and join Empower Network today. It was the best decision I’ve ever made. You’re not alone. I’ll be there to help you every step of the way.
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