Why direct sales has a bad reputation!
First things first, yes, I am in direct sales! Several of them, to be honest! Successfully……not so much….but that is probably my own fault, but we won’t go there right now! Maybe later!
When people think of direct sales, me included, I think of door to door salespeople, and how much I hated when they come knocking! Maybe now, with the internet, that doesn’t happen, but I remember it all too well!
Or they think of pyramid schemes, and think that’s what direct sales is! In a round about way, I guess it is, because I have a sponsor, and they have a sponsor, so yes, they all make money off me. And if/when I have a team, it will work the same way for me!
But, that being said, it won’t make me rich! Oh, how I wish it would! If it did, then I would probably be one of those annoying door to door people!
More than Just a Dream!
This is more than just a dream for us! It is our income. For some, it is their sole income! For others, it’s helping to support a family. A stay at home mom gets to stay at home with the kiddos, while helping the family finances at the same time.
In my case, it is a way to get out of debt, and the ability to quit my “9 to 5” job! One that consisted of working 9 and 10 hour days in a building with no air conditioning in the dead heat of summer, while constantly being on my feet and running (walking, but it felt like running) from the time I walked in the door until I left at night. And to show I’m not exaggerating, my average steps were 25K to 28K!
So, Let me explain about Direct Sales!
I’ll use Color Street as an example!
I love seeing a well manicured hand! It just seems to speak to me! After working in the food industry for 15+ years, and not being able to wear nail polish, I discovered Color Street! Such an easy way to have nice nails on the weekends, and it didn’t take hours out of my spare time to do it!
Yes, I could only do it on the weekends, which for me was a 3 day weekend. So, when I got off work on Thursday, while I was making supper, I did my nails! Then, before going to bed Sunday night, I took them back off! Some might think that was such a waste, but to me, it gave me such pleasure! When I could get 2 weekends out of one pack, I didn’t feel that it was a waste. And time wise, it didn’t take hours, like a full blown manicure at a salon would take!
So I joined (as a kit-napper), partly to support my addiction, but I wanted others to see how easy and quickly they could have their own nice nails! And it doesn’t cost a fortune, or take hours of that precious time that I had off work!
What? You’ve never heard of Color Street?
And yes, I said I do several! I also do Origami Owl and Chalk Couture! I did the same thing with these, Kit-napped them! If I’m going to love them like I do, why not join for the discount! And possibly MAKE money, too! Best of both worlds! Am I right?
And I sell LuLaRoe! I initially started that one, because I loved the clothes so much AND I wanted to quit my day job! After researching this, I jumped on board! There is definitely NO joining this for the discount only! This is for hard core business only! The initial investment is too much for just “trying it out to see what it’s like”.
This one is also a commitment, one that I don’t know how much longer I will be committing to, unfortunately! I still love the products, I’m just having some issues…..ones that I won’t go in to here. If you want to know, because you’re considering this on, feel free to reach out. I’ll answer any questions with honest answers. This is not to discourage you, but to give you more insight before you take the plunge!