With the holidays quickly approaching, you may be looking at your wallet and cringing.
This time of year, retail stores are always looking for extra help; but do you really want to be on your feet all day, getting up before the crack of dawn to work on Black Friday? Another option for you could be direct sales. Work when you want and give yourself the option to make it through the holiday season debt-free!
Flexibility is one of the biggest perks of working a direct sales business. Fit it in with your full-time job, around your school schedule, or use it as a way to stay home with your little one during the day to avoid paying for childcare. You could even use direct sales as a way to ease into retirement.
Most direct sales companies offer a plethora of training opportunities – in-person training from your sponsor, online training, and even national conferences. The basic business skills taught in training often leads to substantial personal growth that can help you succeed in many other areas of your life. But the support doesn’t end there. Being in direct sales may mean being in business for yourself by being your own boss, but you also have the back up of a home office at the same time.
While earning a commission might be the main reason to pick up a direct sales side gig, most companies offer many other bonuses.
Free or discounted products, exclusive products, treats, and even all-expenses paid exotic trips are just some of the rewards consultants can earn.
However, you might be looking for something more than just tangible rewards. Many people join direct sales because the company has a mission or products that they truly believe in. Or maybe you’re looking to make connections with new people. These connections can lead to relationships that last a lifetime.
When researching which company might be best for you, consider checking out the Direct Selling Association’s (DSA) website: www.dsa.org.
Look into things like how much support the home office offers, if you’ll have local support, if you will be required to carry inventory or do deliveries, how often you need to submit sales and how much? Direct sales isn’t quite what it was in the “old days.” There are so many different options these days, there’s bound to be something out there for you.