With the natural/organic boom it seems everywhere you shop you'll see skin care products labeled as natural or organic. But no matter how many products you see, these companies don't pay you to shop at their stores. If you're going to use organic skin care products, why not consider buying them from your own business?
That's one of the reasons why I started with my home-based business because I'm already using these products. Thousands of people join a direct selling home-based business daily because of the wonderful products but also because this industry offers a viable, flexible home-based business that you can do from home.
But can you really make money selling organic skin care products from home like people claim it to be "easy". It depends. If you're looking for a legitimate and realistic way to earn money selling organic skin care products from home- here are important tips to keep in mind before you jump in:
The business opportunity
Every direct selling home-based business involves work. If you're brand new, it's important to know how you'll be compensated.
In direct sales: every company pays you a retail profit for selling products. You also earn a discount when you buy products for yourself. I'd much rather save 25% and up to 35% buying from my company rather than somewhere else paying full retail prices. You can expect to earn from 20% retail profit and more depending on company but most companies I've seen on average is around 25%.
You'll also earn a commission from your team if you sponsor people to sell the products. This is where it can get tricky especially for brand new consultants. It's important to know not only the percentage you'll earn from your team which can range from 2% and upward. But you'll also need to know what the requirements are before you'll get paid.
For example: one organic company pays 5% on anyone you personally recruit and as a consultant you need to have 1 direct team member, $200 in personal volume, and your team volume must have at least $1000. This is one example as every company will be different.
The best way to make money from selling organic skin care products is to use your company products. It goes without saying because it would be hard to sell products you don't use or believe in. You have to believe in the benefits so you can share with others.
The biggest mistake direct sales consultants make is not marketing their business beyond the people they know. Your first open house or business launch is a great way to introduce your friends to your products which helps to get your business started but you must have a marketing plan in place asap. Use this opportunity to schedule additional parties, ask for referrals, offer incentives, then look for additional ways to market your business.
You will have competition and not just from the consultants in the same company but organic products are everywhere. Compete on value and what you can offer to your customers instead of price. Assuming your products are competitively priced to compete with other high quality organic products, you should be able to sell products if you've provided value to your prospect.
Whether you'll make money selling organic skin care products or not is not only up to the company you choose but ultimately it's up to you. If your company offers great products, priced competitively, and the compensation plan is generous enough where regular people can move up the ranks sooner than later- you'll have an easier time.
I would think twice with compensation plans that have high sales requirements, both personal and team volume, before you can see a commission. The quicker you earn money the more likely you'll stay with the company. You need to consider not only the likelihood of your success but for people you share the business with too.
The bottom line is people might join initially because they love the products but for them to stay and build a business- they must see success sooner than later. If the company has been around for years and there are only a few leaders or people "actively" working the business- dig deeper as there could be other factors such as the compensation plan with too many loop holes to advance.
P.S. If you love chic, affordable, natural skin care/personal care products and looking for a realistic home-based business that you can build from home and earn money sooner rather than later- visit my Beautycounter Opportunity and join our #1 team. Our team generated $135K sales in April alone and our new company is on the GROW.