According to the Direct Selling Association more than 15 million people in the US are operating direct selling businesses. Direct selling is defined as the sale of a consumer product or service, person-to-person, away from a fixed retail location. Examples include Avon, Mary Kay and Pampered Chef.
If you’re thinking a direct selling business might be for you - consider the following…
First ~ ask yourself if the product you will be selling is something you can get excited about – because you can’t sell something to others if you don’t love it yourself!
~Find out what the costs are for signing - up with the company and the on-going costs of doing business including supplies and sales materials
~Find out what the average earnings are for consultants - be realistic about how much money you can earn.
~Find out how much on-going education and support the company provides to help you be successful.
…and do check to see if the company is a member of the Direct Selling Association…. as DSA members pledge to abide by a direct sellers code of ethics.
Check out there website at dsa.org