Additional Income through Direct Selling
To maintain our living standard we need more income, our job alone is no longer sufficient for the high cost of living, credit card debt, college education, and the retirement fund. This makes the future comfortable retirement look grim to more and more Americans.
A home-based business earning residual income sounds like the perfect solution to become debt-free and financially secure. Although a home-based business can take any form, direct selling is the one system that can benefit the greater majority of people looking to make extra money. The problem is that few people really understand direct sellings, let alone the compensation plans.
Learning from the stars in direct sales, representatives of Mary Kay, Avon, Tupperware, and other household names, makes it plausible that we can make money with a business opportunity that fits our life style. In my free eBook (found on this blog), I briefly explain the main issues with direct sales. I provide you with links and several tips offered in the Direct Selling Association (DSA) website.
As promised in my previous article I wrote this to regain hope in the American dream, because at this point in our economy most of the population don’t see a debt-free or worry-free future and a business in direct selling may be the answer so I’ll try to give you a slightly different perspective in this post.
When people talk about a business opportunity in direct sales, they usually refer to an entrepreneur-minded individual who is determined to earn extra income from a business from home and to pay for all those extra living expenses, some luxurious and some necessary.
Direct Selling Business Opportunity For All
First we must clarify that direct selling is not a job, when you do direct sales you are not employed by anyone. Direct selling is something you do on your own, person-to-person, one-on-one selling and marketing of a product, and you decide where you want to discuss your offer, you may have presentations with slides and videos, or you may want to have a simple conversation at a coffee/tea bar. You may want to have a business presentation party in your home or the home of someone interested in your products, in which case your host will invite people who know they will hear about a business opportunity in the direct sales industry with the option to buy or join the company.
Direct selling can be very rewarding when the individual believes and enjoys the products or services to sell. For example, a cook may love selling chocolate or cooking utensils. A technology inclined person may be passionate about digital technology and sell those products. Or the fashion adepts who finds an opportunity to earn additional income selling products they themselves find a must to wear and have.
Is Direct Selling For You?
Selling – the word itself – scares a lot of people. But don’t be afraid, you do it everyday! I would have to mention that I personally believe that a very complacent person may find it difficult to compete with other more outgoing personalities, and they may lack the motivation needed to see results. The usual antidote to that problem is to have a goal and be determined to achieve it, for example, you may have credit card debt of $10,000 and possibly can only pay with extra income.
When looking for that business opportunity we all want to make sure the money you make is legitimate or legal, it’s worth your effort and will actually be a profit after your business expenses, and always keep that goal in mind as you learn the techniques to sell the products, because that may be the motivation you need to succeed in the business. It also helps to know that in the US the IRS rewards you for your business oriented efforts, more about that in my eBook.
We practice selling everyday, although maybe not as extra income.
This can be best explained with an anecdote: you know what happen to children when your store register is lined with candy, they will practice direct selling to get their candy, including promising to eat all their dinner, and you will too when you promise they’ll get it if they can be quiet. So, direct sales in a business opportunity is the same principle, “direct selling” is not weird, it’s a form of business any of us can benefit from. You just need a goal and a reason.
I could go longer with this topic, but I think I made my point. Anyway it will not be far from other posts since my business opportunity with 5LINX is a direct selling initiative, registered, with great compensation plans, nearing a multi billion dollar profit, and rewarding us with stock options and business expenses, and residual income, the overhead is miniscule in comparison to your success.