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Become a Direct Sales Entrepreneur
When you think of direct sales, household names like Mary Kay Cosmetics, Avon, and Tupperware probably come to mind. Direct Selling is an attractive option for people looking to start their own home-based businesses with low startup/minimal overhead costs.
A vast number of direct sales companies have emerged over the years resulting in an expanding sales force of independent marketers.
Most direct sales companies pride themselves on unique and innovative products that cannot be purchased in stores. Independent consultants showcase and demonstrate their product offerings via in-house parties. The Home Party Plan concept of delivering personalized service in a relaxed fun atmosphere, accounts for a large percentage of home based businesses. Many direct sales entrepreneurs also have their own websites for convenient 24/7 shopping and information.
Success stories abound of women and men who have become successful in direct sales careers, but before you get involved in this type of venture, it would be wise to research the company history, product offerings, and compensation plans. Speak to others who can offer insights and first-hand knowledge. Then decide on a direct sales company where you can do what you love—be it skincare, decorating, cooking, accessorizing, health & nutrition, scrapbooking or some other passion.
The Direct Selling Association (DSA) is a good place to start. A list of its members is available on their website. Get the latest industry news there as well.
Industry Resources & Inspiration
Direct Selling Association (DSA)
Direct Selling Association (Canada)
Book More, Sell More - Creative Marketing for the Direct Sales Consultant
Instagram for Direct Sellers
Skincare and Cosmetic Ingredients Dictionary
How To Start a Home-based Makeup Artist Business
The Mary Kay Way: Timeless Principles from America's Greatest Woman Entrepreneur
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