When it comes to selling products, or more specifically direct sales, there are a lot of options. And the options- wow the are fantastic. From gorgeous clothing and unique jewelry ideas, to makeup, nails, and purses, there are business women being born every day.
The Myths of Direct Sales
When I ask what do YOU think about direct sales what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Avon? Mary Kay? Tupperware? Maybe you think of pushy sales women in smelly perfume. Please stop that train of thought-it just isn’t true!
Do I look smelly or old?
Don’t answer that. I am 36, which I do not think is old, and sometimes my kids make me smell but I do clean up nice.
Direct Sales is an entire industry that is able to bring you unique, often custom and always fantastic products while offering you a way to support small business and your community. That is right- every direct sales purchase you make from a representative or consultant further grows that persons individual business! As a whole an entire group of reps can really push a company to be considered mainstream and very well known, that is their job, but each person that sells is the individual leader of their own “company”. They get promotions for employees under them, commissions for sales and team sales, rewards, bonuses and more! On top of usually generous sales and commission structures, leaders like I am get to help train others to grow their OWN company furthering the success of someone else. It’s honestly the most rewarding cycle I can think of.
How do I pick a company?
The truth is you have to pick something you are super passionate about. Yes, it’s that simple and yes, its very important.
Let’s take mascara for an example. I am sure you have heard of a little company called Younique (and by little, I mean they have exploded with millions of sales per month) and their (now) very well known mascara. This reputation is true- it’s insanely good mascara! I started out as a Younique consumer and after using it I knew I could sell it because I could not imagine NOT using it.
My friend Kim however? Not for her. I can’t think of a time I have ever seen her in a stitch of makeup (truthfully she doesn’t need it anyway) so how could she sell what she doesn’t use? I could be making $5000 a month in sales and bat my pretty eyelashes at her and nope-no dice.
It’s important that she knows this and it’s important you also know this and are willing to look at the larger picture then someone you knows personal gain. There is nothing worse than investing your time, money and resources to say..well…I guess I really didn’t like it anyway. Your attitude, your personality, your passion, that is what sells a product in direct sales. Hard work and sincerity!
(btw, Kim sells Essential Oils which works well for her and her brand!)
I like the idea of selling something, but I don’t know how!
I get it, I really really do.
Sales has a seriously bad rap. Let me tell you a secret- the world is changing. Sales is no longer a rep knocking on unknown doors asking to leave samples, catalogs, and calling you repeatedly every day for a month. With the heavy onslaught of blogs and social media, a big part of the consumer base is online (like I am sure you are) in some capacity. Using (and again being passionate about) your products is the first step to creating an organic and wide sales force. The best sales people I know are people that sell without anyone realizing it.
My mom is one of those people. Last month I took my daughter and parents on a 3 day blog junket at 6 Flags and by the time we left, my mom and all the people that worked at 6 Flags were HUGGING her and telling her their life stories. She truly is one of those people that walks into a room and makes everyone feel welcome and excited- because SHE is welcoming and exciting.
You can sell things without being a sales person-it’s actually the best way.
Do you know a great direct sales opportunity out there?
I am glad you asked. First, any of the links up there are companies that I encourage you to research. I linked this article with women that are willing to help you grow your business and explain what they do and why they made those choices to you. They will also be able to sell you some really gorgeous products just in time for the holidays. You can also check out Party Plan Divas for other companies.
Remember that supporting small business is good karma- and also makes good economic sense.
I want to work with you Trisha, what do you sell?
If you are looking for a company with amazing potential and growth, and products that you can really get behind, I would suggest a company I am a part of called Younique. With a great comp plan, hostess rewards, replicating store, and a product that is getting more and more well known every day for how great it is, the time is now to get in and start building up your business for the fall!
See the subtle but gorgeous difference? I love how I look~
What makes Younique different than other makeup companies?
OOH, the mascara!! You will find with Younique that you get vibrant fun colors, unlimited ideas for gorgeous palettes, and mascara that sells itself on first usage. As far as a company goes this one is making waves! And while the explosion is over 70K reps now, the boom is far from over when you consider the millions that have joined like makeup brands and are now household names.
Be a part of a team that helps you build CONFIDENCE and inspire others to look as beautiful as they FEEL inside.
If you want to learn more about joining my direct sales team at Younique, you can go ahead and get your startup kit here for only $99, you can email me for more information (I also take phone calls, I am not afraid to talk to about what I am excited about!), or you can visit my Younique personal information site. I am still adding new information there daily, but please head over by clicking below.
You are also welcome to connect with me personally on Facebook.
I wanted to wrap up by encouraging everyone out there to get involved in direct sales if you have been considering it. With the right team leader, the passion for the product, and the willingness to learn, you can have the business you have always wanted!
To anyone that is a part of another business they want to tell people about, please list them below and tell me what you do- sorry duplicate reps from the same companies will be approved.