Monday, July 4, 2011

Business Opportunities in the Direct Sales Industry

Many different people from many different backgrounds, nationalities, economic and household situations start a business in the direct sales industry for many different reasons. Some mothers and even fathers may want to stay home with the kids and make their own hours, give themselves a promotion when ever they see fit, be their own boss, earn trips and cars and so much more.

Statistics show that 50% of Americans will start their own business at one time or another. There are many tax benefits of owning your own business as well as the feeling of accomplishment.

Just like starting any new business, it is an exciting time. Direct Sales is a relationship building business. Athough technology has advanced many people's businesses and exposure, it is the basic relationship that will help determine a person's success or falure in direct sales.

There is NO sugar coating it and do not allow anyone sugar coat it for you. Just like any business it involves work, determination, passion and a willingness to be coached. Companies have already developed marketing tools for you to use. Re-creating the wheel is not always the best way to succeed in direct sales. Use their tools that they have put in place for you. Also, make sure you have a budget set in place. Many new people who try direct sales get caught up in spending too much too soon. Then when they don't see money being made, they give up and claim that direct sales is a scam. The enticement of new products and sales offered can be tempting. But it is not necessary to keep inventory and many companies do not want you to keep inventory. The concept of starting a business is to make money, not go broke.

In direct sales you can start at a very low cost, for free or up to hunderds of dollars. Needless to say, it is much less than opening up a traditional business which requires thousands to millions of dollars at the initial start up. Understand your compensation plan. Maximize it. Understand when you would earn bonuses and trips.

There are direct sales companies that carry many different products and services. From jewelry to auto care, pets, toys, clothing to handbags, technology services, personalized items, greeting cards, cosmetics, skincare, food and nutritionals and more. Every company claims they are the best, and yes, they all offer amazing, high-quality products. It is important to find a company and product YOU are passionate about and go for it.

This is one of the many reasons why I started Home Party Divas- To help others find opportunities, locate reputable consultants who can help those who want to begin their venture and to definately not sugar coat it.

Here are a list of the members in Home Party Divas and the companies they represent. There are many other companies out there. As we grow, we hope to have at least one member of every home party based business represented. In the meantime, you can visit www.dsa.com (Direct Sales Association) for a list of reputable companies.

Remember sending cards will help re-connect with those you lost touch with, develop new relationships and maintain existing ones. Who do you know that does not like to receive a card?
Happy Card Sending,
Debbie and Kerry Your Referral Specialists
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