Do you want to break into the cosmetic industry? Do you want to work from home, control your own hours and be your own boss? Well it seems the Surgery Network (www.surgery-network.com) has the solution.
Aimed at stay at home Mums and people who want to start a home-based business, network-surgery.com is offering their “proven business formula” to turn you into an aesthetic surgery expert.
Started in 2010 by current CEO and founder Victoria Cooper, the basic principle is based on earning a commission for every potential client you refer to a surgeon or clinic nationwide. As a Surgery Network Consultant or Agent you will be trained to speak directly to people and advise them about any cosmetic procedures they may be considering. Once the client is happy with the package being offered their details are passed to the clinic and an appointment is secured. Once the procedure has been undertaken the commission will be paid. With each booking the average commission can be up to 50% of the gross profit for the procedure.
However, anyone thinking of buying into a share of the UK’s estimated £2.3 billion per year market will have to do just that – buy their way in. The Surgery Network charges £1995.00 + vat as a one off set up fee to become a Surgery Network Consultant or £1495.00 + vat to become a Surgery Network Agent. Both options also require an additional £15 per month.
In exchange Consultants and Agents are given discount on surgery, marketing materials and training. The site states that leads are primarily generated from their website; however an enquiry revealed that this was a self generation business where clients are predominantly gaining leads from the general public through other means i.e. publicity leaflets in salons and other beauty orientated businesses. Although, the company did stress that this was not a telesales or cold calling business and was only aimed at those who were already considering surgery.
Despite the current economic conditions, the demand for aesthetic procedures increased by 9% in 2010 (ASAPS). Therefore, joining the industry as a self employed consultant might seem attractive - although the remuneration would be performance dependent. The company claim you can potentially earn commission on aound 5 recommendations per month.
As a Surgery Network Consultant you earn 50% of the gross profit of the procedure – usually around 10 – 15%.
“Breast Reduction (typical cost) £5,495 to £5,995
Profit per Surgery (10%) £549.50 to £899.25
Commission Due to Consultant £274.75 to £449.63”
The website boasts that no prior experience in the cosmetic surgery field is necessary which begs the question; when considering a clinical procedure, would you trust a recommendation based solely on commission?
See what you think - www.surgery-network.com