Thursday, November 2, 2017

Monthly Specials from NYR Organic

Happy November! This week is finally starting to feel like fall in Southern California. I cannot even imagine the holidays coming up as we've been experiencing one heat wave after another. But finally we got a few drizzles this morning and this monthly announcement from NYR Organic is starting to put me in a holiday frame of mind as we are already in November.

With that, here are some specials this month that might interest you ...

 NYR Organic Frankincense Intense Beauty Boost

From Nov. 1 - 30th, the Frankincense Intense Beauty Boost is only $14.25 when you buy the Frankincense Intense Lift Serum. Here's a bit more info on the Frankincense Intense Lift Serum. You can click on the image for more info on this anti-aging serum.

 NYR Organic Frankincense Intense Lift Serum

As always, would love to hear what you think and email me for free samples.

'til next time, happy fall!


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Are There Benefits to New Direct Sales Companies?

Are there benefits to joining new direct sales companies versus a household names? There are definitely some benefits when you partner with a new company. However, expect a lot of growing pains which could challenge your motivation. All new companies will have hiccups which can be frustrating. But there are benefits worth highlighting if you choose to join a new company.

To start, there are plenty of direct sales websites featuring ground floor business opportunities. If you're on Facebook, you're bound to get business promotions in your network of contacts. There are plenty of new companies to research and be considered.

You can also check out to see a list of companies that are members of the Direct Selling Association. New companies won't be on this list but you'll find companies with a few years or more listed, if they're members. Some aren't members.

The biggest fallacy is somehow if you join at the beginning you'll have a better chance of success. That's true IF you're starting at the beginning and ACTIVELY building the business. There's no benefit to you and no such thing as an"early position" just because it's a new company.

Simply starting with a direct sales company at the beginning does not mean success if you're not doing anything with the business. You have to personally do the team building and growing your customer base if you want to succeed. This is true if you join a new company or not.

Direct sales companies may give you leads but it will be up to you to find leads, marketing your business, and so forth.

The downside to a new company is obviously the growing pains, infrastructure, training, and the hiccups that go with all new companies. New companies start and close more often than you think but that doesn't deter people's interest in wanting to join at the beginning for the reasons I mentioned above.

As long as you're aware of the challenges and willing to take a chance with a new company, why not give it a try especially if you've done careful research and see potential in a new company. Go with your instincts after careful consideration.

If you're someone who can't handle the challenges from new companies, there are established companies or companies that are a few years young (passed the start up phase) which might be more appealing to you. Typically these companies have the kinks worked out so you're not likely to see the common start up challenges.

With established companies, some people think it's saturated with thousands of reps therefore making it harder to build a business. That's only partly true because you're assuming everyone who signed up is actively working the business which is definitely not the case. I'd say most of them are signed up for the consultant discount or casually doing the business on and off which is quite common in this business.

As always, would love to hear your thoughts.

'til next time, keep on direct selling.


Friday, October 20, 2017

What Consultants Don't Tell You About Direct Sales

It takes a long time, plan on years rather than months, before you can make a real income. The get rich quickly is a lofty dream. Every now and then you hear someone making money quickly within months of joining a direct sales company BUT that's rare and not the norm.

When that happens, it's likely the consultant/distributor already had a successful team and customer base. Sometimes it's a quick rise but not necessarily sustainable. Sometimes new consultants can generate quick sales at the start of a new business.

But for most successful direct sales leaders, they've been in the business for years before they found success. That's the good news because they're proof that you can be successful in direct sales. But it'll take years of building your business until you'll reach top levels. Some get there faster than others but be prepared to be committed and dedicate yourself to your business.

Is that daunting or deflating? I don't think so because any real business will take time to build up. There's no getting rich quickly in direct sales.

Is there a way to make quick money? Yes, but only if you resell products and you have to do this consistently. Every time you make a sale, you'll earn a commission. I knew a lady years ago that was a consultant for Pampered Chef. Every time she does one of those parties she makes sales. I attended two of her shows and dozens of women bought thousands of dollars worth of products that night. She had a huge audience both times.

However, getting shows booked regularly like her is the biggest challenge for most consultants in this business. That's why making money on a regular basis in this business takes longer than most people think. You have to build up a customer base beyond people you know and that takes time.

If doing parties isn't your thing or you're adamant about not wanting to ask your friends and people you know to host parties or buy from you than you have to be open to other marketing avenues to grow your business.

Do you already have time on your side? What I mean by this is that if you're already a stay at home parent and have some time to build your direct sales business on the side, working from home could be well worth your time. Enjoying the products you love, getting a discount on your favorite products, and with a flexible business you can achieve success. But it does take work to build the business and it takes time. It's the part some consultants aren't quite honest about during the recruiting process.

If you're 100% committed you can go far in this business because it's entirely up to you. That is powerful and absolutely worth your time if that's what you want to do.

As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

'til next time, keep on direct selling.