Getting Started in Direct Sales

When you want to make some cash, many people instinctively hop on the "pyramid scheme" train and then never get off. But don't let that negative stigmata of the "pyramid scheme" get you down. If you look at ANY company, there are less people at the top and they make the most money. So, if you want to enjoy sales but without frustration and extra overhead of a brick and mortar business, direct sales is a great win-win! Here are some great tips to help you get started on the right foot!


Pick a product you love and believe in it


Maybe you've heard this one before, but it’s important enough to start off our list. If you don’t love and believe in the product that you are looking to sell, it’s not going to sell! You have to energize those around you to see and understand how it’s amazing... and real.... and worth their effort and money, after all. Don’t pick an expensive product to simply earn money.. you have to believe in it and love it. Your potential customers will see right through that, anyway.


Be ready for the start-up costs


The great thing about direct sales is the start up costs are usually minimal but there are going to be at least a few start-up costs to think about. This includes the products and inventory costs, and any kind of sales kit you want to invest in. Then there’s the business expenses like website, social media, business cards, branding, etc. Be ready for those, but don’t overspend, either!


Get a feel for the financials for ROI


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