I am sure when you were young you can remember some of the well known direct sales consultant companies and maybe even recall their products
However, what you might not know is that the top six direct sales companies made $36 billion in 2013 and increasing every year up to the present day. The fact is the direct sales industry in booming because many of us are not just searching to earn more money, we are also passionate about having more time freedom. What is the point in having more money if you have no time to spend it or in many cases, enhance a more desirable lifestyle.
So, does this mean that joining a direct sales company is a good business for someone to get into?
Well, the simple answer is yes it does….
Should I join a direct sales company?
That is a great question, so here are some things you should know about direct sales and MLM (Multi Level Marketing) so you can make an informed decision.
There are many direct sales businesses available online today, but like any businesses some are better than others. The newer ones seem to have a better product line than the older ones and by all accounts the marketing plans are more sustainable. This is because the technology available today allows companies to research more completely the sustainability of the business plan. This is true of a company I came across a few years ago when I was researching a new business.
The company I am referring to was formed in 2008 and offers a range of products ranging from therapeutic grade essential oils to oil infused toothpaste and supplements. Their philosophy of natural living which seems to speak very loudly to millions of people around the world.
The main Advantages of working for direct sales consultant companies
- Anyone can join one of the many independent consultant careers in direct sales
- You do not need education or training to get started
- You do not need to commit to it full time, because you set your own hours
- You can work from home or integrate it into an existing business
- You can get started for as little as 35$ / 20€ / £20 / 50 AUD (This normally mean purchasing a starter kit)
Is network marketing and direct sales consultant companies the same thing?
Direct sales normally means a business model where independent consultants, representatives or distributors that sell a company’s products or services directly to consumers.
While network marketing is a business model where independent consultants also sell a company’s products or services directly to consumers. The difference is that in the MLM / network marketing business model. The difference here is that the independent consultants are also helping and supporting people they enroll into their team.
So, if you choose to work with a MLM / network marketing company, you can make money from your sales, but also from the sales of your sales team in your downline.
One of the best and most successful newer MLM / network marketing companies around at the moment is a therapeutic grade essential oils company called doTERRA.
Both business models will give you a whole extra income stream that could increase your revenue substantially.
When considering either business model, research the options first to be sure you are not getting involved with a company that will be out of business next week or is a total scam.
Can I Make a Lot of Money from independent consultant opportunities?
If you choose a legitimate MLM / direct sales company, you could make a great deal of money, but you could also make a living. It really depends on how much you are willing to invest in time and effort.
There are many stories out there where a stay at home parent goes from rags to riches in a few year. Yes I am sure there are some that do, but realistically we are talking about making a good living.
The passive income in my opinion is over inflated, I would personally set my goals towards time freedom. This means the ability to choose how and when someone works as well as taking time off while your business continues to create wealth while you are on down time. The fact is work is most likely always required to keep your business moving in the right direction.
Below you can see the average earnings of a typical independent consultant salary, so you get an idea of how much people in this business are making:
For the serious independent business consultant this is a good thing. Having a product that people want and need to purchase from you is a great advantage for anyone joining the industry. It means making money has a real possibility to do from day one by simply selling the products. Also it gives us an open market to truly build a sustainable home based business with a clear understanding who the customer is and who wants to start a business from home.
How much time and energy do I need to put into independent consultant careers?
The true question should be “how much money do you want to make and how much time are your willing to invest in your business?”
The MLM / direct sales consultant companies main method for selling the products from home is via independent consultants. This allows us to offer an unlimited earning potential to all members. So this also means you need to ask yourself, what are your business goals and how much time and effect are you willing to do to achieve them?
- Do you want to make a little extra money so you can get their products for free?
- Do you want to supplement your income so you have that extra luxuries for you and your family?
- Or do you want your MLM / direct sales business to give you your main income and financial freedom?
Finally direct sales and MLM depends on your own efforts, meaning work is required and you need to like sales and meeting people.
I know it seems like something everyone should know before they sign up, but it is something many new distributors does understand or even do well.
Network marketing / MLM / direct sales are not for the shy and retiring types even though many introvert have made a success in this industry. However, even the shyest individual needs to be willing to get out there and speak to people. And not just on the internet even though social media has become a very important part of all our businesses.
Why do people fail in independent consultant opportunities?
The main reason for failure in any business is simply the lack of action. The excitement of purchasing a start up kit is one thing. Activating your business by contacting your enroller and participating in training is another.
It is vital in the early stages of starting a business is to take action, set your goals, make your plan, work on it every day until you have succeeded. However, this is a ongoing process of achieving your short and long term goals and setting new ones. This demands a new set of goals to allow the cycle to continue.
The bottom line….
If you believe that you have what it takes and are willing to do what needs to be done then direct sales could be a great business for you.
All our consultants get 25% off all our products, a free webshop to market our products, free back office to manage their business and no silly monthly fee to stress about each month.
How to be a successful consultant in the direct sales industry?
- Click here (Technical advice: Mobile devices can have glitches, for best results use the Chrome browser on your PC or Mac computer)
- Note: If you are enrolling from outside the US – Click Here and choose your language and country
- Choose your kit (When you purchase a product enrollment the enrollment fee is waived)
- To purchase the 35$ enrollment, click on the “Individual Products” button and then click on the Bag button on the top right hand side of the page.
- Review your order and proceed to checkout
- Fill in your details
- Choose Wellness Advocate or Wholesale Customer
- Enroller ID and Sponsor ID is: 930175
- All Wellness Advocate packages includes a free webshop, back office and no monthly fee
- Fill in your Shipping details
- Pay for your order
Within a short while you will receive an email from doTERRA confirming your enrollment and then in about 3 days you will receive another email from your Enroller welcoming you and offering you training and support.
Note for countries outside the US: For Countries outside the United States – Click here
The enrollment process is slightly different but on the whole the same, so selected “Wellness Advocate” before continuing to fill in your details. In addition, the enrollment cost will depend where you live is: 20€ / £20 in Europe and 50$ in Australia.
If you want more information about independent consultant opportunities from home add your name, email address and a short message below and someone will get back to you asap….