Monday, January 15, 2018

10 Reasons to Join a Direct Sales Business

Choose Natural, Organic Products

Today, shoppers are savvy. More and more people are aware of harmful toxins in skin care and personal care products.

With safer choices, choosing natural and organic products, especially when the price points are reasonably priced makes it easy for people to ditch toxins and switch to products that are free of gluten, chemicals and other toxins.

Choosing toxin-free products is good for people, animals, and our environment.

Consumable, Personal Care Products

Skin care, body care, shampoo, personal care products are used by everyone in the family. Consumable products have a great chance for repeat business especially if your customers fall in love with your products.

Women can be very loyal to their personal and skin care products which is good business for you. This translates to monthly sales which will grow your business over time.

Discount on Natural, Organic Products

I'd love it if I got a 25-40% discount every time I shop at my favorite stores, wouldn't you?

With my own natural, organic home-based business I'm able to save 25% on all the products I buy for myself right away and with potential of saving more and earning more.


At the very least I save 25% on the products I love. It's good for me and my family and I have the flexibility of building my business from the comfort of my home.

These days with practically everyone on their smartphones, you can build your business on the go.

Direct selling is an individual business which means your income is based on your efforts.

*commission varies which is based on leadership level.

Become a Leader

There are consultants signed up for personal product discounts or selling occasionally. And there are consultants that keep promoting up the leadership ladder. It's entirely up to you.

Your success is entirely up to you but you'll always have the support and training from your team to help you become a leader, if that's what you choose to do.

Your Own Boss

I love being my own boss and having a business that's flexible. It fits perfectly for a busy parent like me. I can put in more effort when my family schedule permits or pull back when family responsibilities come first.


The flexibility is the best part with a direct selling business and why it's one of the most popular options for many stay at home parents.

Support & Training

Direct sales companies are well known for their outstanding training and support. There's an entire back office "university" that any new consultant can tap into when you partner with my direct sales company.

There are weekly calls, webinar training, training in person, and so much more. If you're willing to commit to training and leadership it's available for you.

Young Company & Growing

I've been a leader with a brand new company. Although I loved the opportunity but sad to say it didn't have the growth it needed to prosper.

With my current direct sales company, it's an established company and continues to grow every single month. I've been a long time customer and have watched many women promote up the leadership ladder. The opportunity is very exciting!

Why Not?

It's a new year, why not give something new a try. If having your own home-based direct sales business sounds intriguing to you, click on the image below and head on over to my business website to learn more.

After you've checked out what the company has to offer, contact me as I'd love to send you some free samples to try. Click on image below to get started!

 Organic Direct Sales Business

*This post contains links to my direct sales business, independent consultant website.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Where Will Your Direct Sales Business Be?

Kaibo Beach, North Side of Grand Cayman

As we're kicking off 2018, imagine where your direct sales business could be if you commit to building your business today. I'm planning on building my direct selling business with renewed and focused energy. I feel refreshed and energized from an eight day family vacation in Grand Cayman which I'm very grateful for the opportunity to visit. There's nothing like a Caribbean vacay to remind me why we all work so hard so we can go on dream vacations. 

What would happen if we commit the entire year to building our direct selling business in 2018? That's my challenge to my team. What would committing an entire year to your business mean a year from now?

As I was closing out 2017 in the Cayman, I reflected on the year that passed, and what I'd do differently for 2018. 

Where would your business be in one year if you dedicate couple hours each day working in your business right now. By doing small, attainable tasks, you're more likely to reach your desired goals.

Now that we are in 2018, the new year is a great time to start over. What are your plans for building success in your business? Whatever you didn't do last year you can hit the reset button and start over.  Maybe you have urgent goals this year. If so, what would you do differently to get where you want to be at the end of 2018?

List some challenges and what you're willing to do to meet those challenges. For me, time management is my biggest weakness. As a busy parent there's always something I have to do. 

If your ultimate goal is to have a business that offers flexibility and the financial means to travel or do whatever you want, what do you need to do?

Let's start with time management and how to get the most done on a daily basis.

"I don't have time" is what we tell ourselves when we don't want to do something. We have to decide to choose to do a task when we'd rather be doing something else. It's especially hard for direct sellers because there's no one telling you what to do. You'll be have to be the manager of your business and that requires a lot of self discipline. List one or two things that is business related commit to getting it done. 

Small, attainable goals are more realistic and you're more likely to feel accomplished.

Getting it done. It's not easy to sit down and draft a blog post or making that extra phone call but it's necessary if you want to build a successful business. Decide to do it and commit to it. Instead of a long to do list, I'm more productive if I focus on one or two things. 

Small successes accumulate to bigger ones. 

Train your brain to think long term. Direct sales success is a long game and being patient isn't always easy. It's especially hard for people getting into direct sales thinking they'll make money right away. Few people make good money right away. 

Direct sales is easy to get started and can be rewarding for the right person but it's best to think of it as any other independent business. If you're selling hand made items online, you'll have to build your client base, marketing, and continue to do so as long as you're in the business. 

Be patient with your direct sales business. It'll take time sometimes longer than you might think to build up your customer base. 

Think ahead to 2018 or even 2019. Where would your business be if you commit to building your business today and every day until 2018? 

Here's to your best year yet!

Until next time, keep on.


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.