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I used to be a consultant or independent distributor for various companies online, I strictly sold online sales for companies such as Avon, candle companies and many others. I used to do great at selling and so many wanted me on their “team” because when it comes to network marketing I am the queen of social! I know how to sell products or services without being too pushy or sounding like a robot.

Do you know that most people I hear from that do any direct selling have yet to find a personal way to advertise it? You must relate, listen and be able to truly hear what others are looking for and wanting in their life to know how to sell something to them. It’s not being tricky it’s all about being compassionate. Now don’t get me wrong, being a compassionate, friendly direct selling person sometimes had it’s down falls because then I may take it personally when someone tells me off because they feel I am “just like the rest of them” but reality is direct selling can earn you some great income.

The other down fall to being a direct seller type of person means that you automatically have an expense every month and must make enough in commissions to offset the cost of being a consultant. Most companies make you prepay monies for their website, starter pack and similar. Due to most direct selling companies making you pay something in advance most will not get into this type of business thinking it’s a scam and some may be truly a scam but I have had great luck in choosing which companies to work for because I use my friend Google to search the pros and cons that others have written about different companies that offer direct selling.

Becoming a consultant for a company may cost money but it’s very similar to affiliate marketing, which is something I do here at Happily Blended with a variety of companies and earn commissions. I love making money, who doesn’t?! So just take note from me based on my personal experience YOU CAN make money with direct sales if you have the time, dedication and self motivation to get moving forward!

Questions for Thought: Do you currently do any direct sales? What companies have you loved working as a consultant for? Which companies would you say you didn’t have a great experience with?

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  1. Chris Bowen (1 comments)

    What a wonderful post! I wholeheartedly agree with everything you said. You have to build relationships and then you gain people’s trust that you really do know what you’re talking about and you’re not just trying to “make a sale” or “gain a recruit”. If you’re honest, there’s no reason for lies, scams, hidden anything.

    Yes, most often times there’s a cost to work at home businesses, but if you’re with a good, legitimate company, you’re getting what you pay for and not just paying for nothing. Can you make these payments and then just sit back and expect to make that payment back? No, usually not, if ever. You have to have the desire and the dedication to want to succeed and work hard to earn your money, you’re exactly right!

    Question of the day: I work with Scent-Sations, Inc., home of the Mia Bella candles and melts and absolutely LOVE it! It’s actually the second time. I loved them so much that I came back to them and am here to stay. I’ve tried some other things in between the times I’ve been with SS and found some good and some bad, but I don’t want to mention any names. Maybe just some advice…be careful what you’re paying for and make sure you’ve got the sponsor/up-line support that you need. Listen, learn, work hard, and just plain use your head. 😉

    • brandyellen (444 comments)

      Thank you for your comment. I appreciate you stopping by for the first time and leaving some feedback on your personal experience!!

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  3. Laura (58 comments)

    I LOVE being an Independent Beachbody Coach. I don’t buy anything that I don’t use, I feel that my costs are very low and get paid to get fit and help others. Beachbody has been a blessing for me in so many ways and I’m sure could be the same for others. Anyone who wants to learn more should visit my website at http://www.exercise2day.com or email me at laura@exercise2day.com

    • brandyellen (444 comments)

      Thanks for leaving a comment Laura! I always hear from you on FB and enjoy reading about your success with this! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Amanda Peel (1 comments)

    Great post! I totally agree with you, you have to get to know people and not just come at them as another salesman. I’ve worked with a few different home-based companies, including Avon and Mark. and I’ve done affiliate marketing too but now I am an independent business owner through Amway Global and I love it! I know that some people are scared of Amway or think it’s a terrible scheme but I’ve been very successful and have not had any problems at all, plus, the products are AMAZING! It’s my business and I can work as little or as much as I want to – it’s totally up to me. If you have any questions, just let me know, assortedessentials@gmail.com. You can check out my store, Assorted Essentials, at http://www.buyartistryproducts.com. Thanks so much for the info.