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How to Choose a Direct Sales Opportunity
Which Direct Sales Company is right for me?
A lot of women ask me what is the best direct sales company
to be involved with? Really, there is no right answer for this. There are so
many direct home sales companies around today that your possibilities are
truly endless. There is not just one out there that is better than all the
rest. You can however, find the best suited direct home sales company for
you and your needs.
The main question to finding your best suited direct sales company is what
are you interested in? You will want to find something that interests you,
and then find a company that compliments your interests. Questions to ask
1. What kinds of things do you love to buy?
2. What products/topics do you love talking about?
Once you find you something that you are truly passionate about (or
passionate about selling), you will undoubtedly find variety of direct sales
companies with the same types of products. Most of these companies will be
in competition with one another.
Now, the next question is which of these direct sales company is right for
you? This will come down to a bit of research of all the competing
companies. Some things to consider:
1. Take a look at each of the direct sales company’s products. Does one
stand out among the rest?
2. Look at the quality of all the products. Which are superior?
3. Which company would you buy from first?
4. Look at the commission structure. Which is the highest?
5. How long has each direct home sales company been in business?
6. Do a little Google search and see what reps from each company are saying.
7. Does the direct sales company have a good reputation?
8. Are they listed in the Better Business Bureau?
9. How much are the requiring you to invest?
10. Are there any quotas you must meet?
Once you have sorted through these basics there should be one or two
companies that stand out among the rest. If this narrows your choices down
to one, your best direct home sales company should be obvious. If it comes
down to two or more, do a little bit more Goggle searching and make a list
of the pros and cons of each company. Soon you will be on your way to
working with the best direct home sales company for you!
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More questions to consider when choosing a Direct Home
As you may know, there are several of the direct home sales
opportunity on the web. How do you know which one is the best fit for your
needs? Take the tips below to help you in your decision.
Choosing The Right Direct Sale Company For YOU
Working from home has become common place among a large
percentage of moms and even dads. It is the “wave of the future” for
families who wish to spend more time with each other, develop deeper
relationships, save money, become self-sufficient, and directors of their
own future. The direct sale industry has opened up many doors for families
who wish to work from home. No longer are you restricted to companies like
AVON, Mary Kay, and Tupperware.
These great companies paved the way for the thousands of other baby
companies that have followed in their footsteps. Today, the direct sale
industry is even a viable way for moms or dads who have created their own
product to market it to the public efficiently and with little investment,
while helping other families work from home.
In deciding which company will be a perfect fit for you, you need to ask
yourself the following questions:
What are my interests?
How much time do I have to devote to a home business?
Will I have support from family?
How much money do I have to invest?
How much money do I need to invest in maintaining the business?
What are my long term and short term goals with regards to managing a home
Am I a people person or more of an introvert?
In answering these questions you will learn a bit about yourself, your
goals, and what opportunities are available to you in the direct sale
industry. For instance, let say you love to visit with friends and family…
This makes for a good companion to businesses that deal with party plans and
marketing their products one on one. If, however, you are a more introverted
personality, you may want to think about seeking a company that can be run
over the Internet exclusively.
Knowing how much money you have to invest initially as well as monthly on a
home business is a must. You don’t want to make the initial investment and
then realize 3 months into it that you have to use savings or credit cards
just to maintain the business. Budget your money, it won’t be a lot in the
beginning, but with resources on the internet, you will find easy, low cost,
and even free ways to market your business.
Is your family on board? What does your spouse think about this endeavor?
Family support is key to running a home business. If you don’t have the
support at home, you will be hard pressed to make it successful. Make sure
you and your spouse talk with each other about the impact that working at
home will have on the family as a whole. You need to review the positives as
well as the negatives of having work and home join. Always remember, working
at home is for the good of your situation—your family, if it loses this
focus and becomes a burden or thorn in your flesh, please consider letting
it go. No business is worth breaking up relationships and a family.
In choosing a business the most important thing to consider is not money
although that is a consideration. The most important thing to consider is,
will you enjoy what you do and can you do it? Some people will only focus on
the money part, which will sometimes lead them into making a decision to go
with a company that just is not their match. This is why it is important to
know what you like and what you don’t like. If you like scrap booking, then
choose a company that supports that interest. You will be an enthusiastic
sales person and you will reap benefits by getting your supplies at a
discount. Do you like children? What about starting a business selling books
crafts clothes, or tutoring? Are you more “business” oriented? Do you like
to travel? Do you like wine tasting? How about cooking? The possibilities
are endless in the direct sale industry.
After determining where your interests lie, you need to seek out a company
that matches not only your interests but your financial goals as well. The
Direct Sale Association (http://www.dsa.org) lists a number of well-known
and not so well known companies that have agreed to abide by a set of ethics
in business relations. You can start your research here if you’d like. If
you know the name of a company you can always look them up on the Internet
and directly ask the company about it’s work at home opportunity.
You can also, visit a number of sites like Host A Party Online (http://www.hostapartyonline.com
) or Direct Selling Opportunities (http://www.directsellingopportunities.com
) and request information from a sales representative. Each company listed
has paid a fee to briefly list their opportunity and your information
request goes immediately to their inbox for review.
The following are some questions you may find useful when researching your
What is the start up cost? Any hidden fees?
Are there sales quotas? What are they?
Is a web site included? Additional?
What are the advertising policies? Off and online?
Do you provide sales training or support?
Are order forms and sales aids an additional expense?
Is a starter kit a required cost? If so, how much is the kit?
How long have you been in business?
What is the history of your business? Who is the CEO, How did the
idea/business come about?
What are the commissions?
Can I build a Team of Recruits?
What is your recruiting policy?
Do I earn a percentage of my recruit’s sales?
Is there an opportunity for advancement?
Will I be able to maintain a “group” online where I can meet/chat with my
team of recruits? What are your policies on this?
I am sure there are more questions you can come up with. Questions are not a
BAD thing. On the contrary, it is when we do not ask questions that we get
into trouble and get sucked into a scam or illegal pyramid type business. I
always say “take everything with a grain of salt”. What this means is listen
to the responses, but always keep a look out or be aware of anything that
seems out of place. Not everything that is presented to us can be taken at
face value, after all business is business and even the direct sale industry
is trying to make money. They are just using you as way a to do it in a more
economical way for them, but also helps you out as a side benefit.
I hope that this helps you in your quest in searching for the right Direct
Sale Company for you. Good luck in your search and please if you have any
questions contact me or visit my site at
http://www.directsaleopportunities.com Direct Sale Opportunities.
Sara Duggan and her lovely family live in beautiful California. She loves to
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