Making Money Through Direct Selling
Going into direct selling is one of the best options for an enterprising individual with no capital to start a business, nor sufficient time to seek regular employment. Direct selling is selling or marketing directly to customers without a retail store. This is a multibillion industry that sells almost every imaginable product or service. If you are thinking of a great way to earn extra income, then direct selling covers many advantages:
Little or no capital is needed. Aside from the kit you often have to buy in order to have items to show and sell, you do not need to put up your own capital to start in this business. Other expense items are minor like transportation, unless you plan to organize parties to sell your items. Beware if the cost is too high.
Minimal qualifications. You can join almost any direct selling company and you would not need to present any educational requirement. Since the company will not be paying you a fixed salary, it is to their advantage to recruit all possible distributors of their product.
You may earn additional money from your down lines. Many reputable direct selling companies allow you to earn commissions from sales of people that you have recruited. This often applies also to those that were recruited by people you have recruited. Be careful regarding this aspect, however, because normally, reputable direct selling companies emphasize earning from sales rather than recruitment.
You can work at your own desired time. Direct selling is the perfect business for those who have to stay home to take care of the kids. It is also great as a sideline for those with a regular day job. There is no fixed time; you can work anytime and for as long or as short as you want. This flexibility is what makes direct selling an appealing source of supplementary income.
You set your own goals. You do not need to make a career out of direct selling. Many people have gone into this business for specific needs, like to have some extra money to pay for something they like or to tide them over a temporary financial crisis. There are even students who go into direct selling during school breaks just to add to their allowance.
You get great training for entrepreneurship. Those who later plan on starting their own business will learn valuable lessons from direct selling. You get to practice your selling skills and develop other work habits that will prove very useful for entrepreneurship.
There is the potential to earn good money. If you treat your direct selling effort as a true business, you have an excellent chance of earning a nice profit. Those who succeed in this put a lot of time and organize their activities as if they are actually running their own business.
With enough effort, direct selling may turn into a full-time and very profitable endeavor.
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*Originally published by the Manila Bulletin. C-6, Sunday, January 6, 2013. Written by Ruben Anlacan, Jr. (President, BusinessCoach, Inc.) All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or copied without express written permission of the copyright holders.