Real curious about something...has anyone made decent money doing direct sales?
February 6, 2013 2:32pm CST
Has anyone made decent money doing direct sales? I am talking about selling stuff for like Avon, Mary Kay, or Cutco. I know my nephew sold knives for Cutco, but I think he made more money at McDonalds than he did for Cutco. I am just curious if anyone actually makes a decent amount of money working for one of these companies. If so, how did you find your customers?
7 Feb 13
I made quite a bit of money selling Avon ten years ago. I no longer sell Avon because of health reasons. The most important thing when it comes to success in direct selling is to find a product that will produce repeat business and that is not expensive. Cosmetics and toiletries are such products and Avon products are relatively cheap; very competitive with similar products in the market. That was why I was quite successful. And Avon is a very well-known and sought after brand in my country. I had many customers and runners.
• United States
8 Apr 13
I just started selling Jordan Essentials, botanical bath & body products. They seem to be more popular near the founder's home state of Missouri. I really love the products and want to make Jordan Essentials a household name here on the east coast, more importantly here in Virginia. So... no I haven't made much money yet but it's been a couple of weeks and I am researching ideas to increase business. I don't want to rely on my friends and family to purchase the products from the jump, but I am definitely sending them out samples so they can tell their friends and coworkers about the products. There are a lot of consultants earning a full time income with Jordan Essentials but they joined early on and are reaping benefits from their recruits. My goal is to earn a full time income as well by creating a network of consultants under me since I am one of the few selling the products here.
7 Feb 13
Yes, I have. It's not much since It's just a part time gig for me. As for customers after spending some time to increase my rank and I reached the Gold Status, I am qualified to be included in the lists of online dealers, that and some referrals from friends, relatives and co-workers from the office. The important thing is that you have to get to know the products that you would like to sell. Use them and recommend the ones you found useful. I try to be honest in answering the questions thrown at me. You have to be patient, dedicated and completely professional about it. By professional I mean when you make a promise to deliver a product or set of products for that matter you need to keep your word and arrived on time. I befriend my customers so that they would feel that they will be getting a more personalized service.