How to Choose the Right Company for Direct Selling Business?
Are you planning to join a direct selling business but not sure which one you should choose! The good news for you is that there are countless choices but the bad news is that YOU HAVE COUNTLESS CHOICES! So, what is the solution then? Well! Easy! Just evaluate every option by considering the 4Ps – PRODUCTS, PASSION, PROFIT, and PEOPLE.
We have explained each component below so that you can make an informed decision. Have a look:
Products of a direct selling company matter a lot. Just ask yourself a few important things – do you feel comfortable and confident while talking about the benefits and features of those products? Will you personally use those products? Is it easier for you to market and sell those products? Before you join any direct selling firm, it is good to take a close look at how the company promotes and describes its products/services. Check out the catalog and website to learn more about the products. Apart from this, if you are already using those products, then things will become easier for you as you can give a genuine review to your customers. Lastly, if you are facing a lot of challenges and issues while selling the products, then it is good to quit that company because there is no point in wasting your precious time on something that requires a lot of effort.
Every direct selling company has greater purposes if they are offering income opportunities. While searching for a partner to jump-start your journey as a direct seller, you will need to ask an important question to yourself – how do you feel about what the direct selling partner cares about the most? Whether you are watching, reading, or simply listening to the brand message, pay special attention to your own emotions. Do you feel connected to that message? Just remember, the more you feel connected to that company, the more you will be involved emotionally in your new business. Your passion and dedication towards your business will help you sail through the tough time with great ease.
Every direct seller has countless questions about income opportunities and profits before becoming a part of the direct selling business. They always wanted to know how much money they can make and how will they get paid! Therefore, you should collect compensation plans and related details before and while joining a company. According to direct selling experts, a good compensation plan always motivates and rewards the following 12 behaviors:
- Purchasing your products/services personally
- Selling products/services to customers (non-participants of your income opportunities)
- Introducing new income opportunities to others (sponsoring/recruiting)
- Team building
- Training, nurturing, and supporting others
- Becoming a leader
- Creating leaders
- Helping others to develop leaders
- Meeting or going beyond the minimum activity requirements
- Promotion to a higher rank or title
- Meeting or going beyond the given maintenance requirements
- Staying active in the business (retention)
Apart from this, never make the mistake of calculating your income by the number of hours you work. Always remember that you are an entrepreneur, so you should think like that only. If you do not know how much time is sufficient, then ask other distributors or representatives about the number of hours you should work to earn a decent amount. However, we would also like to mention that every person is different and so is the way of working. So, you should decide how much time is enough to reach your target. If you need professional support and expert guidance before joining a direct selling business, then you must consult with an MLM consultant.
Products are not the only thing that should matter to you but the people associated with the company i.e. managers, owners, and distributors should also have the same value. You must be thinking about the ways to check the reputations of the people inside the company? Well! For this, you can make Google your best friend. To research and find the details, you can put the ‘name of the individual’ in the search box followed by the ‘scam’ word. If they are not genuine or have a black past, then you will be provided with the details. No matter what or how much information you find online, read everything with the utmost care, and decide whether the details are credible or not.
You should know that choosing a direct selling business is completely your personal choice. Hence, take it seriously. Do not simply enroll in a direct selling company just because your uncle or aunt or a friend asked you to join or told countless benefits. In addition to this, do not choose any company just because you personally like the person. What matters the most is – products, passion, profits, and people inside the direct selling firm. After considering these simple elements, you can make an informed decision and enjoy the benefits attached.