A former SU demonstrator has a new site dedicated to work-at-home mom's. It's www.wahmbahm.com and I'm delighted that she chose to use me as a resource for her review of My Digital Studio. Her review is coming up soon.
Additionally, I saw this other really good article about the key benefits to having your own direct sales business (like I do with Stampin' Up! and Scentsy). I give credit to the author by linking to the article here but also sharing it below.
8 Key Benefits of Joining a Direct Sales Company
by Shelly Hill
When it comes to working from home, often times you will find people
looking into a business with a Direct Sales Company. If you are like
me, you have tried working out in the corporate and/or retail world…but
found that it doesn’t suit you or your family’s needs.
Lets take a look at all of the benefits of joining a Direct Sales Company.
1. Be Your Own Boss – As a consultant, you are basically your own
boss. You determine how much or how little you want to work. With that
being said, you do represent a particular company and will still have
to follow their rules and guidelines.
2. Save Money On Childcare – If you are a parent, a lot of times
when you work outside your home, 50-75% of your paycheck is spent on
3. Flexible Working Schedule – You can set up a flexible working
schedule to suit your family’s needs. When you need off work for
vacation, sick or family time, it’s much easier to do when you work
4. Business Expenses – By joining a Direct Sales company, you will
have manageable business expenses such as: adding new products to your
demonstration kits and paper business supplies. If you worked outside
your home, you would have transportation, clothing, food and other
miscellaneous expenses. In my experience, working from home is a lot
cheaper than working in the corporate or retail world.
5. Product Inventory – These days, the majority of companies do not
require that you stock products in your own home. You can place your
customer’s order and have it shipped directly from the company, to your
customer’s front door.
6. Business Training – You will find that most companies offer free
or very low cost training to their consultants. This training is a
valuable business education that you can certainly afford.
7. Company Rewards – Every company has a different way of rewarding
it’s sales force members. You are usually rewarded with free products
and/or money bonuses when you meet certain sales or team building
goals. When doing my research, I saw such things as: trips to tropical
destinations, diamond jewelry, electronics and yes…even cars!
8. Little to No Stress – In my personal experience, I find it a lot
less stressful to work from home in Direct Sales compared to working
out in the corporate world. I don’t have to commute, deal with gossip
in the workplace, nor have to meet crunch time deadlines.
If you are looking to work from home, I think you should consider
joining a Direct Sales Company. For those of you who have families,
this might be your smartest career move as the benefits can make life
much easier for you and your family.
Shelly Hill has been successfully working from home in Direct Sales
since 1989 and is a manager with Tupperware. Shelly worked in the
corporate world for several years before moving into Direct Sales. You
can visit Shelly online at http://www.workathomebusinessoptions.com for
additional Direct Sales articles and home business tips.
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