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Is Direct Sales Business Right For You?

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Owning a direct sales business isn’t for everyone.  Some people just don’t have the necessary drive to succeed.  However, using these five points you may be able to decide if a direct sales business w Why should someone shop with you instead ould be perfect for you:

1.  Be your own boss. You’ve worked for others long enough.  You’re ready to strike out on your own and start your own business.  Be sure you have done some research about what owning your own business entails before charging forward with your plan.  Know how much your initial fees will be, how many other associates are in your area, and what kind of compensation plan is available with the company you choose.

2.  Success breeds success. Someone you know may be working in a direct sales company in a different town from where you live. She’s very successful at what she does and her enthusiasm is contagious.  She invites you to be part of her team, but take your time making a decision.

Before you sign that contract and pay for your start-up kit, do some research to see how successful she really is, as well as doing some checking on her upline.  If you find that they have a successful upline that is supportive of her, as well as a satisfied downline, perhaps now is the time to sign on.

3.  Belief is important. You have found a product that you feel is perfect.  It does exactly what it was advertised to do, and it is something you can’t see yourself doing without.  In fact, you’ve told all of your friends about it because it’s so good.  If this describes you, you may have found the perfect direct sales company to work with.

You must love the product your company offers in order to be successful at selling it.  This is the first, and most important, decision to make before choosing a direct sales company.  If you don’t love, use, and believe in the products you sell, it will be evident to those you approach.

4.  Do you love it? If the direct sales company you are considering is associated with an activity, is that activity something you’re passionate about?  Having a passion about scrapbooking, cooking, or whatever the activity, will help your customers see that you’re trying to share something with them rather than trying to “sell them something”.

5.  How flexible are you? Are your children at an age where they don’t need you quite as much as they used to?  If you have some flexibility in your schedule, direct sales might be a viable option.  Not only can you choose the days and times that you work, you also have some degree of control over what you earn.  If you are serious about growing a business, you are only limited by the amount of time and effort you use to do so.

If you think you have found the direct sales company that you can get behind 100%, congratulations!  Take your time learning all you can learn and then step out into your new life.  You may find, after doing your research, that you and direct sales are perfect together – a match made in heaven.

What Type of Direct Sales Company Should I Join?

You likely have heard of direct sales somewhere along the way and are intrigued about it or you wouldn’t be reading this.  But your mind may be spinning and wondering what the heck company you should join.  Included in this post I have listed a variety of companies that you can find.  I have not linked them all but if you do a search, you could easily find the company’s website.

One of the main things you need to note is that if there is a product out there, chances are you can find a direct sales company that sales the same type of product.  If you go to the forums at WAHM, they are organized by the type of company they are.  You can then visit each company’s folder and find out more about them.  There are some companies that you may not find mention of due to that companies Internet policy.   http://wahm.com/forums  If you find a company you are interested in, but the information you want is not there, you can message someone with your question.  It may be beneficial to message more than one person in case one doesn’t answer.

Companies by Product Type

Food – Pampered Chef, Epicure, Dove Chocolate, Watkins

Drinks – Steeped Tea

Scented Products – Gold Canyon Candles, Mia Bella Candles, Scentsy, Partylite

Organization – Tupperware

Scrapbooking – Close to My Heart, Stampin Up, Creative Memories

Jewellry – Lia Sophia, Stella and Dot, Premiere Designs, 5th Avenue Jewellry

Purses – Thirty One Gifts, MicheBags

Makeup/Skin Products – Mary Kay, BeautiControl, Avon, Arbonne

Health – ItWorks!

Cleaning – Norwex

Kids – Discovery Toys, Usborne Books

Romance – For Your Pleasure, Pure Romance, Passion Parties

Gifts – Signature Homestyles

This list is definitely not an all inclusive list as there are always companies opening up and others that are shutting down.   Do you have a favourite I have not listed?  Please share in the comments!

 

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