The decision to become a direct seller should be one that you make based on your personal goals. It’s important to clearly identify what you want to achieve and then evaluate companies based on those goals. Don’t be swayed by what others who may have different goals and expectations.
Once you have identified what you want to achieve, the next step should be to consider the type of product you want to sell. Most people choose something they already use or are familiar with. It’s difficult to successfully sell something you aren’t familiar with or wouldn’t use yourself. You might want to start by searching the list of Direct Selling Association members based on product category.
Once you have identified several companies that might be of interest it’s time to ask detailed questions. Attend a party of demonstration and get all the literature. Be sure all of your questions are answered to your satisfaction. Call the company directly if necessary – the company should be happy to answer any questions you may have. Read any contracts or other documents carefully and make sure you understand the compensation plan – each company’s plan is a bit different to ask how you’ll be compensated and make sure it’s based on sale of the product to the ultimate consumer of that product, not on merely recruiting others. Only sign on on the dotted line when you are confident this is the company for you.
Choosing a company is an important decision. There are many choices out there so if one company doesn’t seem like just the right fit, explore other options. Be sure to take your time deciding and don’t be pressured by statements such as “This opportunity won’t last” or “get in on the ground floor.” Any legitimate opportunity will be there tomorrow and it shouldn’t matter whether you sign up today, tomorrow or next week.