The first step is to think about what you want to start your business in. Think about what interests you and makes you feel good, therefore you can sell what you love to do.
The next step is to think about some important business questions:
-How many hours will you be working on your business?
- How much money do you think you will earn?
- How much money can you invest in beginning your business?
- Will you enjoy throwing home parties?
- Are you anxious when meeting new people?
- Are you able to talk in front of a large group of people?
- Can you motivate yourself in working or do you need others to do that for you?
- Are you able to discipline yourself to finish what work needs to be done?
- How are your time management skills?
- Are you in an entrepreneurial mindset?
After you have considered the questions, make sure you are honest with yourself when you make the decision of which company you want to join. If you have no interest in cooking, selling cooking supplies would not be the right direct sales business for you.
After spotting a company you are interested in, make sure you do some background research such as how they profits work, if they pay their bills on time, and if they seem like a legitimate company or simply scammers.
When speaking with a company’s representative, it is important to ask specific questions such as:
– How much is the intial investment?
– What do you receive in the sales kit?
- · What percentage commission do you receive?
- · What and when will you be paid?
- · How much do the supplies and catalogues cost?
- · Is there a minimum sales amount?
- · What happens if the minimum goal is not met?
- · Is it an option to sell online?
- · Are you able to place classified ads?
- · What are the benefits to building a team?
Make sure the representative answers the questions thoroughly and adds all the information into your contract. Have an attorney look over the contract before you sign anything.
Make sure to stay positive throughout the whole process. It is a fun way to earn some money, but it is important to remember that this will not occur overnight.