Sponsored by Dakomoda
By Holly Reisem Hanna
I adore fashion! And being a mom allows me to indulge in that passion on a whole new level. That’s why I was so excited to review this new home-based business opportunity with Dakomoda.
In 2014 Elena and David Kohina launched a designer clothing line for children — with the stipulation that it be sold at affordable prices. They've taken the finest fabrics and materials and paired it with expert craftsmanship to create a line that is luxurious, durable, and fashionable. But how are they able to maintain the line’s affordability? Good question. To keep operating costs down Dakomoda is only sold online and via Direct Sales Partners, so they’re able to deliver high-end clothing at affordable prices.
Dakomoda sells both girls and boys clothing, sizes 0 – 3 months to as large as size 7T. Prices range from $14.95 – $59.95. Looking at the catalog online the clothes look stylish, but when you get to feel and touch them in person – wow, the quality really stands out.
The Peruvian pima cotton that is used in the garments is incredibly soft and thick. Each garment also has extra finishing details; like the contrast woven trims on the neckline, sleeves, and placket of the pima cotton piqué polo or the hand embroidered detail on the organic pima cotton romper.
The Home Business Opportunity.
To become a Direct Sales Partner with Dakomoda you can purchase a Showcase Partner Marketing Kit for $99 or the Advanced Partner Marketing Kit for $199.
Each kit includes:
- 25% – 35% retail sales commission
- Personalized marketing website
- Replicated e-store
- Internet marketing guide e-book $29 value
- 90 day “quick start” club, earn up to $1,500 in product credit
- Partner virtual office
- Business training materials and online training
- three kids and three baby style booklets
- 25 customer order forms
- Opportunity folder
- No monthly fees or inventory to store
- Signature fabrics swatchbook – feel our premium fabrics
- 6 pre-selected signature styles – $200 value
- Advanced Partner Marketing Kit also receives $400 in product credit
As a Partner, you can earn 25% commission on one-to-one sales, catalog sales, and website sales. On top of that, you can earn an additional 4% – 10% commission for personal retail volume bonuses. Another way to earn income as a Partner to is to build a team. For each new team member, you bring on you can earn an additional 2% – 10% BV (Bonus Value is 75% of retail sales) on their sales.
To sweeten the deal, during your first 90 days you’re eligible for quick start bonuses which are broken down below:
- 30 days – $1,000 in sales – $100 in Dakomoda Dollars
- 60 days – $5,000 in sales – $400 in Dakomoda Dollars
- 90 days – $10,000 in sales – $1,000 in Dakomoda Dollars
To remain active as a Direct Sales Partner, you must sell at least $300 Personal Bonus Value each month.
Dakomoda is looking for proven leaders who can help lead with the expansion of the company. Qualified individuals will have the opportunity to personally work with the owners of the company and play an integral role in training and growth of the company. Find out more here.
Training and Support.
Once you purchase your Marketing Kit, you’ll be paired up with a sponsor who will help you get started. Along with your sponsor, you’re given a Partner Guide which gives you answers to frequently asked questions, resources, business basics, forms, detailed information about the compensation plan, as well as a detailed checklist of tasks to complete in your first two weeks of joining.
Additional resources include online training webinars, business training sessions, field training, and a 94-page internet marketing strategy guide. In this guide, you’ll learn about beginner and advanced marketing practices like blogging, content marketing, social media, paid advertising, funded proposals, and automated recruiting systems — all which will help you promote and grow your business.
Another way Dakomoda helps with your marketing efforts is to provide hostess perks which reward women for hosting in-home shopping parties. The hostess can earn credits ranging from 15% – 25% of sales and additional 1/2 price items.
To encourage repeat sales, Dakomoda offers a Preferred Customer Program where customers can enjoy 10% reward points on all of their purchases. Reward points can be redeemed for free products, and if they refer other shoppers to the program, they can earn even more reward points.
Point of Difference.
I asked Dakomoda’s Co-Founder and Creative Director, Elena Kohina what makes Dakomoda different from other direct sales companies … here’s what she had to say:
Our product! Our classic designs made from the best fabrics. We know exactly where our clothes come from and who makes them. Please see my blog entry about my trip to Lima, Peru to personally inspect our factories.
I’d have to agree on this point, as Dakomoda has high ethical, social, and corporate values, and they demand the same from their suppliers. In fact, the factories that they work with are audited on a regular basis to ensure compliance with their terms, which include the prohibition of child labor or forced labor, treating workers with respect and without discrimination, and ensuring fair wages and a safe work environment.
My Two Cents.
I’ve been impressed with Dakomoda from the high quality, stylish clothes to the business opportunity, and the high ethics that the company exhibits. The business opportunity is affordable to join, and the commission structure is highly competitive.
One neat aspect about this opportunity is because it’s new, you’re able to be one of the first Partners who could potentially mean bigger profits and more opportunity to grow your team since the market isn’t saturated.
The one con I did come across was the sizes and line is limited, but Elena addressed this: “In the near future we are looking to add larger sizes and to expand our collection of organic baby layette, Pima girls dresses, skirts, as well as kids jackets.”
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