If you could work from home selling videphones, would you do it?

January 26, 2010 6:06pm CST
Ive been contacted and asked if Id like to sell videophones, all over the world, from home. Its a company thats backed by someone who's well known. On the site, theres a video where he says that now is the time to jump into this technolody. Im not good in sales and Im not sure if it would be something for me. I wouldnt even know what to ask about the company. Would any of you know how I should go about this?? What would be the pertinent questions to ask??
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@firemom31 (599)
• United States
31 Jan 10
I think the first thing to consider is if the company is asking for any investment from you. While it is not unusual for sales positions to require purchase of a start up kit (think Avon, Tupperware), I can't imagine what you would have to buy for this one. The people you are calling won't have a videophone, or you wouldn't be calling them, so you shouldn't be forced to buy one in order to work. If they are requiring that you buy one, then I suspect that this is their sales tactic in and of itself, and you will be "hiring" others in the same way you were recruited, as a thinly disguised method of making sales. Definately do some internet research about the company. Find out where there home office is and check the BBB site for that area to see if there have been complaints. Find out about the equipment you are selling, who manufactures it, is it guranteed/waranteed, what happens if the customer returns the product, etc. Ask how much you will be paid per sale, and if it is a requirement of the job to recruit others. Ask if there are a minimum number of sales required per month. If you decide to take the position, do some online research into effective sales techniques, which should help get you started. Good luck, I hope it works out for you.
• Canada
1 Feb 10
Hi Firemom, Ive decided to NOT join this company. Its not a very good idea to begin with. I dont even have a landline anymore and nobody I know still uses a home phone. We're nearly all using cells now and unless they come up with this for cells, I dont see anyone wanting to buy it. Ive asked around and nobody is interested and from what you guys said here, well its not a good idea. Thanks everybody for your input, much appreciated.
• United States
2 Feb 10
Well, hang in there, something better will come along.