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 would 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.