I have been in direct sales a long time. Heck, I have been in sales of some sort my entire working career so I get kind of picky when it comes to searching for a new direct sales business. I love being in direct sales and I was looking, so I thought I would share what I look for when I check out a company. What will it take for me to join?? Will it help you? Maybe, maybe not.
=> Longevity – Yes, I am different, but you all knew that! The newest hottest thing on the block can be a flash in the pan. It takes a lot for a direct sales company to get off the ground. I have seen many crash and burn and I don’t want to be in that. I will watch and determine if it is for me at a later point.
=> Easy systems – I do not want to have to get a math degree to figure out how I will be paid or to learn how to manipulate the system so I get paid the most. Give me the facts, how I order, where I order and let me get to selling. Reading a slew of info just to try and figure out a system is money lost… I am not selling when I am trying to figure out your stuff.
=> Minimal Fees – I have enough business expenses. I do not need to pay for websites and a ton of supplies to get into business
=> Product that is Consumable and Easy to Sell to People I know – I have hear many people say “the product sells itself” Well, no it doesn’t. You still have to intro it to people and they have to want it. The people in my town must want to buy it. If they cannot afford it, neither will many others.
=> Product and Business is Easy to Explain to Others – If I need a translator to explain a business to someone, it is not for me. People I talk to want the facts, pure and simple. If I have to BS someone to join my business or buy my product, they will not stay so it is time wasted. I sell to those that want the product and want a simple business so they can do what I do.
=> A Business That Does Not Cost a Fortune to Join – Paying hundreds of dollars to join a business is not my idea of a good deal. I don’t want to have to carry inventory if I don’t want to. I want to make money now!
=> Something My Whole Family Can be Involved With – Wouldn’t That be Awesome??
=> Multiple Ways to Sell – Are there restriction on how I can sell this? Can I go to fairs or sell on the internet? Are there territories? I want to be able to sell how and where I want to. Fundraising too!
Does this business even exist? Yes, it does and I am thrilled to have brought it to my family. I call it JerkyOnTheGo and it is a part of Jerky Direct; a plain and simple business built on the core principles I mentioned above.
Super simple product line, easy pricing strategy that everyone can afford and something that anyone, anywhere can do. It is not easy to impress me, but this business model certainly has. Since 2005, this company has been flying below the radar but consistently growing and providing a healthy natural product that is delicious. And only $12 to get started!
If you are looking for something like this… check it out or drop me a line. I think you will be happy to keep a business plain and simple too so you can be doing what needs to be done … Selling Product and Making Money!