When choosing a direct sales company to join ask your self:
Can I afford the start up kit fee?
Can I see myself using these products every month a year from now?
Can I see my self still telling others about them every month a year from now?
What product or service are they selling? (there must be one or the other)
Can I afford the ongoing cost of the business? (web hosting, inventory, prints, postage, ads)
What is the companies reputation? Can I be proud of that?
Is there a monthly minimum cost/fee? Can I afford it? What do I get for it?
Is there training available? Offline, online, or in person?
Am I willing to spend time every day 5 days a week to make this business work?
Am I willing to take the time to build business relationships and obtain customers?
Am I willing to make follow up customer service and sales calls for this company?
Am I willing to take the time to do events/parties/classes/fairs for this business?
Do I have the cash flow to get me through the first year?
Am I prepared to give it a full year trial not just a month or two?
Can I be passionate about telling others about this business?
If you can answer yes to all of these questions then it is probably the business for you? If you answered no to any of these questions to you need to do further research. Having a home business is a great way to bring added income into your family and to be able to write off expenses and save on taxes. Home business however is a commitment and takes time and money to get started. Can you give it both to succeed?
Articles written by Kay Green, Christian homeschool mom to Melissa 21, Jordan 18, Allison 16, Haley 4. Her and her husband of 25 years live in rural Oregon with their children.
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