Should I Get into Direct Sales?

from Alice Seba 

Starting a direct sales business, such as Avon, Tupperware, Mia Bella, (the list goes on and on) is a great option for those who like the idea of owning their own business, but don??t want the hassles of setting a business up from scratch. It??s also a great way to get started with your own business quickly, with very little money up front.

I personally tried direct sales, but it just wasn??t for me. Juggling a newborn and parties at times that weren??t as ideal as I would have liked just didn??t work. By starting my own business, I wanted the freedom to do exactly what I wanted but that wasn??t in the cards with direct sale. I also wasn??t comfortable with person-to-person selling or recruiting.

However, many other moms find it the ideal ready to run with business for them and make a great living in direct sales. It??s up to you to decide what makes a good fit for you.

If you??re considering getting into a direct sales opportunity, here some of the potential benefits and drawbacks you should consider.


1. In many cases, you have access to a proven marketing plan that has been developed by the company itself.

2. You??ll have the support of an upline who have already been where you are and know how to be successful.

3. Ready-to-use promotional materials are available to you from the get go. No need to worry about creating your own from scratch. Simply print them out or order them directly from the company.


1. Not as much flexibility as running your own business from scratch. Due to parties, meetings, etc., scheduling work isn??t always easy for a mom who wants to be AT HOME.

2. You have to follow company rules, which may or may not be as flexible as you would like. Also, many companies restrict how and where you can market the business.

3. Direct sales businesses are popping up everywhere and often disappearing with barely a word. Sometimes it can be difficult to choose which ones are in it for the long haul.

Whatever you do, do your homework. Some of the drawbacks can be overcome if you do your research and know exactly what you??re getting into.

Recommended Resource:
Mom??s Talk Biz Guide Direct Sales Success

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