Very few Direct Sales Reps are Full Time. Most love it but work another Job with the majority of their time.
There are an estimated 15.8 million people are involved in direct selling in the United States and more than 74 million worldwide. Most are women, though nearly a third are men or two-person teams such as couples. The vast majority are independent business people – they are micro-entrepreneurs whose purpose is to sell the product and/or services of the company they voluntarily choose to represent because they love the products. Approximately 90 percent of all direct sellers operate their businesses part-time.
So, what attracts them to direct sales and network marketing?
We asked one of that we think is Top Notch!
I want to be my own boss. I do not want to have to answer to anyone…create my own hours… work from home if I want… There are so many benefits to doing direct sales!!
Not only do you get to sell and represent what you enjoy, i.e. the products.. But, you can do so while making a great income, create your own schedule, and basically work whenever YOU want. YOU decide how many hours you want to put into your job. YOU decide how much money you want to make. YOU decide most everything!!”
Thanks for the inspiration Giorgianna! We total agree! It’s ALL about what works for you. There is no one right way to do this business! It’ all about how you can fit it in to your life and make it work!
If you are new to Network Marketing, you are wondering HOW do I tell people about this stuff? What can I say to start the conversation? And then the inevitable happens and you start to Over-Think things!
Over-thinking can ruin a GOOD THING. It can make ALL things harder than they really are and can make New Newt Work Marketers Get Stuck and Give Up!
Don’t let Over-Thinking Stop You!
You are representing a company with amazing products that really change lives and or are exactly what people are looking for – even if they don’t know it yet. 😉
Don’t worry about what to say, who to say it to, and how to say it. Say something to everybody. Let everybody you communicate wit know that you are the go to person for that company. If you talk to someone – they need need to know what you do or why you do it. If you weren’t planning on talking to them, but you would like to because you think it would be good for your business. Start with “Hi”. The move on to, I m not sure if this would interest you, but I just feel like I really should share this with you and then tell them your story.
Network Marketing is easy! Really, just don’t Over-Think It!
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Success in Network Marketing Depends on-
FindSalesRep.com You have to love the company you are with and believe in the products.
FindSalesRep.com You have to love the company you are with and believe in the products.
Mandi Heinsch Determination and persistence
FindSalesRep.com You have to believe in Network Marketing as a viable way to make huge amounts of money.
FindSalesRep.com You have to have a good attitude and be willing to ‘put yourself out their’, a lot.
FindSalesRep.com You have to be willing to seek advise and be open to learning.
Tammy Auman Passion!!!!! “In whatever you do, show passion. If you have no passion to give to it…remove yourself from it.” (courtesy of the TJ Bell Fan Page)
FindSalesRep.com You have to have the thought that, this is going to work – “Do it or die trying!”
Nan Kietzke Treat it like a business.
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Direct Sales Check List:
Step 1 Make a list of your warm market.
Step 2 Contact your warm market.
Step 3 Expand Beyond your warm market.
It’s easy to say “Expand Beyond Your Warm Market”, but how do you do it?
We want to hear from you! Share your Next Steps In the Comments.
Here’s how Natalie Karen Boecker EXPANDS!
There are many networking events in my area. Anyone can google www.eventsinyourarea.com to get started. I also talk to others as I go about my life, i.e. when conversations arise related to health & wellness, or need for more income, I ask if I can share what my company has to offer………….in line at the store, at church functions, at our ballroom dance classes & parties, etc. Asking for referrals is another way to meet more people who may need what you have to offer.
Attitude and belief may be the biggest obstacles in your business.
There are many different ways of describing the phenomenon. You can call it The SECRET, the Law of Attraction, blind faith, ignorance on fire or Simple Luck, but the fact remands that nearly ALL of us has experienced the benefits of this kind of wishful thinking.
So, what’s your story? How has your attitude and or beliefs helped you in your business?
Heather Nickless I try to keep a ‘can do’ attitude. I try to keep all negativity out of my thinking. I work better towards my goals when I believe I can do it so I try to always believe I can. It has definitely helped make my business sucessful including having people with the ‘can do’ attitude on my team.
Natalie Karen Boecker Who said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.” ?? So, why not think you can? I believe in always focusing on the positive, in all areas of my life. It sure brings better results, and keeps everyone happier!
Thanks Heather and Natalie! The common theme in both of your Success Stories is the idea that “you can do it”. Believing in yourself, being able to see your success will bring you closer to ALL your goals than any training or seminar.
It’s amazing how every successful person can tell you a story of how they came from nothing and just knew in their heart they would make it. That strong belief and positive attitude can ride any storm in your business. It can keep you focused, help you get past distractions and through downfalls.
Normally, I follow the rule about not mixing business and with poltics and or religion, but I willing to risk it to share this story:
Last Sunday we were sitting at church. There was a visiting preacher. In the bulletin, I could see that his sermon was titled, “Finders Celebrate, Losers Complain”. Of coarse when I saw the word “Finders”, being FindSalesRep.com I clued in, sat up straight and paid close attention. There where many stories about great people who went out to ‘find’ the meek, the broken, the worthy, the deserving, those that maybe didn’t ‘have it all together’ but had a good attitude and were willing to try to believe.
Then there were stories about people that pretended they ‘had it all’, that ‘talked the talk’, while condemning others and complaining. The preacher warned to watch out for Losers. That they would bring you down, hurt your business and your relationships. He told us that we could recognize them by all their complaining. lol
The preacher told us to look for the the celebrators! “Get them in your life and in your business!” Funny, how that message echoed in my Business life, I thought. My husband and I have had great success in Direct Sales. We are successful not only because we know how to generate leads but because we always look for CELEBRATORS! We bring them in to our lives and in to our business. Having Celebrators around is Good For You and GOOD FOR BUSINESS! There’s NO Complaining and Anything is Possible!
So my advice: Look for the Celebrators! Look for the ones who always have a new idea, a compliment and an encouraging message!
If you have some advice, we would love to hear your story! Please leave your tips in the comments:
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It is often said that, “Getting Started IS The Hardest Part!” So, how did you get started in your business?
Knowing the answer to this question can help you understand better how to help others to join you.
We ask a few Happy Direct Sales Reps to tell us How They Got Started. We are hoping that their stories could help another networker grow and inspire them to grow their business too. Maybe yours and if you have an inspiring story about Starting Out please share it in the comment section.
Michele Doan Braley Just ask!!! EVERYONE!! And be excited about your business!!! I LOVE mine!!! Tastefully Simple rocks!!! Perfect fit for me!!!
Sherri L Freedom I sold Avon in the 90’s I was very familiar with the product. I relocated to a different state, and at the time, it wasn’t going well. Now in 2011 I became a customer again, realized how much I missed it, signed in August of 2011 and became a Unit Leader in Sept 2011! Still going strong and loving it!
FindSalesRep.com I started out in Network Marketing completely by accident. I told the gal that signed me up “I am never going to do the business so please don’t talk to me about it.” But the products really made an obvious difference in my life and everyone I knew wanted what I had. My first goal was just to get my product paid for my second goal was to help the people that I signed up to get their product paid for. Helping them was fun and it was strong motivation to be supportive and successful. I had to get over self doubt and learn the basics, but once I decided to make it work I was willing to do what ever it took and I put in the time and got over my fears.