What do I mean by that?
I have seen more posts lately about TLC, Jeunesse, Xngular, Plexus, MDC, Younique and the list goes on and on. Even some that I don’t consider Direct Selling or MLM but many of my Facebook friends have joined these other companies too. I am not sure people really understand what it is you are doing when you join a Direct Selling/MLM Company.
You are a Sales Person…. It’s really plain and simple, you sign up, become a distributor or affiliate and then you sell their products. That is how you make money in Direct Sales/MLM. Sometimes you sign up other people who also become sales people and in some cases make money on whatever those people sell too.
I’ve seen people say…. “I’m not a sales person or I don’t like sales.” Then I am not sure I would say that Direct Selling is for you. A company can ‘Pitch’ all they want that they will do it for you or you don’t have to sell anything. But it’s impossible. You will have to do some work in order to sell the product or service that you are promoting. Now, I am not saying you will have to host any home parties (depending on whichever company you join you may have to) like Tupperware or Mary Kay, but most companies now a days have a method or system that you can use to sell their products/services online.
So Is Direct Selling for you?
Well in my opinion there are several things to look for when deciding which company to go with….
Do you like the people you are going to be working with? – This is actually important (more than you know!) If you really don’t like the people who are leading the team that you are going to join then don’t join that team. If the leaders are constantly bashing people who leave their team or constantly whining about “woe is me” stuff then I say – RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN! If you have your heart set on joining that particular company then find another team. I believe people need to do more due diligence when looking into the leaders they are going to be joining.
Can you stand behind the products (if there are any) that you are selling? – If you can’t stand behind the products it’s really going to be a hard sell for you. People want to know that you are willing to try your own product and if you believe in it before they want to buy it from you. So buy the product you want to sell, give it a REAL LEGITIMATE go on the product so that you have your own testimonial to share. Don’t take it for 30 days halfheartedly and say “it didn’t work for me”. If it’s recommended to take a 90 day supply then take the 90 day supply and DON’T SKIP doses! (Taking 45 doses out of 90 doses DOESN’T count.)
If you don’t want to host home parties or travel all over the county you live in displaying Tupperware (some people really enjoy this and are very good at it) then make sure you can build the company online and can promote it in different methods. What methods is the company willing to teach you? I don’t mean just posting on Facebook (geez all the companies are posting on Facebook now – hence why my newsfeed is flooded), is there other methods for you to use so you can build a team?
So in closing – If you were filling a position in a company that you owned and it was a Sales Position – Would you hire yourself to fill that job? If so then you’re doing a great job in your Direct Selling Company!
I am so very happy for my friends who are having success in their new companies they joined! I wish them well in their endeavors and obviously Direct Selling WAS for you! If you are proud of what you are doing then Wear it! Own it! And Show it!
For those of you who may have left Trim Down Global and moved onto other programs and are having success I am so VERY happy for you and wish you nothing but HUGE SUCCESS!
If you’re looking for a new home and are considering Trim Down Global – I welcome you with open arms. I am going to be rocking out some serious training this month! I hope you’re with us!
Have an awesome day everyone! Remember, we are all in this together to make Direct Selling an industry we can be proud of! Become a Product of your Product!