Now more then ever we need to realize that working in a home based business can open doors for you that you never expected. In preparing this material the more I researched the more excited I got about the possibilities for myself and others.
I love John Kalench’s book, ‘The Greatest Opportunity in the History of the World.’ He shares that one of the keys to success in direct sales is loving your product. Successful consultants love their products and in my case the company’s programs are so awesome you just have to share and recommend our opportunities. Back in the early 90’s network marketing/direct sales was the wave of the future. Well guess what…the future is now!
Fortune magazine calls direct selling-“the best kept secret in the business world.”
Network marketing of which I am a part is truly the largest segment of direct sales. What does network mean?
- We build relationships with people
- We build repore with people
- We develop trust with people
So when we share our products and programs we can have conversation.
Many consultants join business networking groups to build their business. During daily activities we network, the bank, the grocery store, nail/hair appointments we are in conversation and sharing what we do. It is something that happens naturally when you are excited and proud of the products you represent.
Remember what Fortune magazine said, “best kept secret”. Now is not the time to keep secrets. People are in want and need of what we have to offer. Start sharing the opportunity for financial security and freedom. Folks need that now more then ever. When people are motivated by concern for their financial future, sponsoring and sharing what we have to offer becomes easier. Today, people are searching for hope and security for their families.
In 2006, U.S. retail sales through direct sales was approximately 32 billion dollars. Worldwide sales topped $109 billion dollars. That is a lot of product moving through building relationships.
While reviewing, ‘Lifestyle Magazine’ it was quoted, “home-based businesses continue to be one of the fastest-growing segments of the economy.” Additionally, in the article, Paul Zane Pilzer, author, “The Next Millionaires”, was quoted, “In today’s world, working for yourself or a small company is actually the safer route and working for a large corporation has become a riskier proposition.”
Business in direct selling is booming and has few if any risks. There are no employees, no payroll, no storefront rent and no fixed territories. With my company I love we do not have an investment, to start simply hold on party and earn a FREE kit, plus we do not keep inventory or make deliveries.
If you want more reasons when you listen to David Bach’s CD, ‘Start Smart Finish Rich’ interview he has developed 5 Principles from his book the ‘Automatic Millionaire’.
The fifth principle is “Do you have control over your income?” If you work in corporate America most raises are based on duration not performance. As David analyzed today’s Americans his research coincided with Parade Magazine’s April 13, 2008 edition, “What is your biggest financial concern?” Respondents replied the price of fuel, saving for retirement, the cost of health insurance, mortgage payments and sending children to college.
In addition, the survey asked, “What have you had to sacrifice?” Respondents replied Vacation plans, dining out, home improvements, going to the movies, designer clothes and jewelry. All of David’s research led him to write, ‘Start Late, Finish Rich’, a book that has devoted an entire chapter to Direct Sales. During his CD interview he states, “A direct selling business is the way to go to grow your income.”
In today’s economy most of us need to earn more money, how exciting to discover that if you are already in network marketing/direct sales you are in the right place to grow your income. Living rich is the key to living well. Money tends to be a short term motivator, but our values, goals and dreams are what we truly believe in and will motivate and inspire us for the long term.
Consider again why or why not have you chosen to be in direct sales.
As I wrap this up remember if you are choosing direct sales loving your product is a key to success. Fortune magazine reminds us direct selling is the best kept secret in the business world and LifeStyle magazine shares home based businesses continue to be one of the fastes growing segments of our economy. Do your homework learn more about owning a home business. Direct sales may just be what you are looking for hope, freedom, and financial security. It’s all about relationships.