I am always getting emails from new and experienced direct sales reps. I already work with several of them, as I think it’s important for them to have as much support as possible. Being a direct sales rep isn’t as easy as some may think. I, myself, have been a rep for Avon, Clever Container, Mary Kay, Creative Memories, and probably others I cannot remember. I tried out the direct sales business many years ago, when my kids were babies. It just must not have been the best time in my life to start a business, because I bombed at them all!!! No joke!!! I couldn’t get sales or grow my team. It really was horrible. But, to my defense, there wasn’t social media and online networking like there is today. I didn’t have a website or blog or anything to really help my business, except word of mouth, family, friends, and sending out emails. It’s so totally different today!
The direct sales reps I know, and work with, are so extremely motivated. They really, really, work hard at what they do. They network all over, in person at malls and businesses, at meetup.com gatherings, at business meetings, at coffee shops, at vendor shows, in the grocery store…pretty much anywhere they go. They all grow their businesses and gain customers from social media and their business websites. It’s amazing to see what kind of support they have. But, they too, can get so overwhelmed. These professional individuals are people oriented. They love people and making face-to-face connections, showing others products and making relationships. They don’t want to work at a desk sending email campaigns, ordering products, creating flyers, or even following up with emails. They want to be out there…networking…making money and lasting relationships with their clients!!
If you are an overwhelmed direct sales rep and you need to spend more time networking and taking control of your business, then perhaps it’s time to let somebody else do the back office work, or “dirty” work, if you will. We all need to step back for a short time and find our creative side. It’s just what we need from time to time. If you are a direct selling superstar, then keep shining!!! Do what you do best!!! And leave the rest to somebody else.
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You are a direct selling superstar…keep working your business the way only YOU know how to. It will continue to grow and you will succeed!
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