Ways To Make Money In Direct Sales
Direct selling is the marketing and selling of goods directly to a customer away from a retail location. One of the oldest forms of direct selling is peddling and today direct selling helps to boost the economy enormously as it generates billions of dollars in sales each year. It is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people look for ways to earn extra cash to help boost their cash flow.
Direct sales opportunities are a great way to earn more money as you will only need to make a small investment and as there is no middleman you will make more profits from your sales. Most reputable direct sales companies offer website hosting and support to affiliates who sell their products and will usually be members of the National Association of Direct Selling Companies.
What Is The Difference Between Direct Selling and Direct marketing?
Direct selling involves individuals dealing directly with clients. Whereas direct marketing is about businesses seeking a relationship with their customers without going through an agent.
There are many different direct sales ideas that can help you to make extra money including;
Person To Person Selling
This is one of the most widely used forms of direct selling and can take the form of door to door selling, telemarketing and catalogue distribution. Some examples of successful companies using this form of direct selling are Avon cosmetics, Better ware and Kleeneze.
Since the roaring success of Tupperware, selling goods in the form of a party plan has become very popular. This is a great way of selling goods within a fun, social gathering. Other examples of party plans are Anne Summers, Virgin vie and various jewellery companies.
This particular direct sales opportunity appeals largely to women as it offers a great way of earning extra money whilst socialising and offers flexible hours that can be worked around family commitments, as most parties are held during the evening.
Online Direct Selling
The internet has now opened up the opportunity to direct sell online. Direct selling online, although hugely competitive, can provide a very lucrative income provided that you choose a reputable direct selling company that offers the best commission for sales and mentoring to help you succeed. Generally online direct selling falls into two categories namely:
An MLM (or multi level marketing) company pays commission not only for personal sales but also for sales made by people that you have enrolled on to your team, known as your down line. Many companies allow you to earn a portion of the sales from up to three generations of down lines. Therefore, within this type of business investing time and effort into mentoring your down line will allow you to earn a substantial income working from home.
Examples of successful MLM companies include Amway, Herbalife and the Empower Network Community
Single level marketing only compensates representatives for their personal sales only. It does not allow for the recruitment of any down line. The representatives are merely paid a commission or bonus, normally ranging between 20% and 50% on a monthly basis, although some companies do pay upfront for any sales made.
Overall, direct selling can offer a way to create a lucrative income as compared to a franchise business, the initial investment is low and the profits are high. It also offers the benefit of being able to work flexible hours and having an already established brand name often with its own website and support system. However it is important to realise that selling is an art and therefore to be successful within this type of business it is important to learn the best marketing techniques and how to apply them.
Today most professions are represented in some way by direct sales marketing. The amounts of new direct sales businesses are increasing dramatically. Direct sales offer individuals a means of either earning extra income or exceeding their current income. In order to ensure your success you will need to choose a reputable company with the best compensation plan and support.
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