The Direct Selling Opportunity: Make Your Choice
According to the Direct Selling Association, 15.9 million people worked in the direct sales industry in 2012, generating more than 31.63 billion in sales!
Each day, thousands of people make the decision to leave the rat race, hang the “CEO” sign on their own doors and embark on the journey of business ownership. And for many entrepreneurial spirits, the direct selling (or multi-level marketing) business model is one they can embrace.
Direct selling offers the flexibility to own your own business, create your own schedule, work with enthusiastic like-minded people and more. Direct sales representatives (also called consultants or distributors) sell services and products, often through home parties or by word-of-mouth. And the industry is rife with opportunity. According to the Direct Selling Association, 20.2 million people worked in the direct sales industry in 2015, generating more than 36.12 billion in sales (Direct Selling 2015 Fact Sheet)!
You’re not alone if you desire more from life. And whatever your “more” is, (time with loved ones, discretionary income or flexibility in your daily schedule), embarking on a career in direct sales can lead to belief in yourself and truly change your life. But, choosing the right opportunity is just as important as choosing to work in the industry, so think about the following as you decide the best direct selling opportunity for you:
Choosing the Right Direct Selling Company for You
Identify Your Passion
Are you a budding foodie or chef? Do your friends always have a health or weight loss question for you, the “healthy one”? Or maybe you love adding new stamps to your passport as you travel the world? Whatever you’re passionate about, there’s probably a direct sales company with a product that truly excites you and that you’d be proud to represent. If you don’t believe in something, you can’t show others how to be excited about it.
For WorldVentures Reps (all 110,000 of them) travel is what ignites their passion! Whether enjoying VIP-style treatment on a DreamTrip or introducing the WorldVentures business concept, Reps who are also customers serve as ambassadors for a brand that has literally changed thousands of lives the world over.
Know Your Goal
If you’re looking to earn enough extra income to pay off a few bills each month, the time you dedicate to your new business may be different than if you want to turn your 30-year mortgage in a 10-year one. Going into the industry with identified goals will help you make a more informed decision about the company you want to invest both your time and money in.
If you’re fired up about the business and know what you ultimately want to gain from it, your commitment will also increase. This can lead to getting more than you bargained for, but in a good way! Many of our Reps have met the original goals they had when joining the company and have continuously challenged themselves to achieve higher ones.
What they say is true―there really is no such thing as a dumb question! Any questions about the new venture you’re considering should be answered easily by anyone you know in that business.
Ask questions about the company, the income potential, how training is conducted, etc. You should know what you’re getting into before you get into it!
You should also expect truth and transparency from the direct sales company you choose to work with. For our goal of becoming the most trusted name in the direct selling industry, WorldVentures has established the WorldVentures Trust Council. Formed as part of our global commitment to corporate social responsibility, the WorldVentures Trust Council includes members of our corporate staff as well as Representative leaders worldwide. This is the step that WorldVentures has taken to answer many questions people have about us.
Going into business for yourself is one of the biggest decisions you can make, but it can also be one of the most rewarding. Call us biased, but we feel the direct sales industry is an ideal platform to take that leap of faith and declare yourself the boss of your life. And if WorldVentures is your choice, or one you’re considering, we’d love to hear what makes us the option for you!