If you host a lot of parties with a consultant, or you place a lot of orders, you may want to consider joining up yourself. But before you switch to being a consultant instead of a customer, there are a few things that you want to consider.
Quotas – Many companies have a quota of some sort. Would you put in enough orders to make this quota – of course, orders for friends and family would count towards this and assist you. Make sure you ask about this quota and any conditions involved in it before you sign.
Hassle – It is definitely more work being a consultant than a customer. Even if you are signing up just for personal use and the discount, it is a good idea to keep up on what is going on, when new catalogues come out, if items go on back order and changes in the hostess plan.
Have a Party – You never know when someone is going to approach you about doing a party for them. Do you want to deal with this? You can always pass these leads on to your upline if you do not want them.
Recruiting – You may also have people ask you about signing up. Depending on what you want to know, you may want to sign them but you may prefer not to. Again, this is something that you can pass up to your upline. Even those who work their business to earn an income do not necessarily want to recruit.
Of course, you may sign up and then decide that you want to sell the product and make an income. That is one of the great benefits to direct sales – you can do whatever you want with your business as long as it is in the rules of the company.