Full Time Direct Sales I need Help!

Sontranette - posted on 08/23/2014 ( 25 moms have responded )

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I need help. I am determined to make it at a homebased direct sales business full time. I hate to admit that I have joined several without looking at all of the pro's and con's. I need help. Can anyone tell me the honest truth about how they are doing in their MaryKay or Beauticontrol business? As far as customers, advertising, overall company integrity. I love both's products. I need advice from a consultants point of view. Which company has more long-term benefits? Which company will allow me to go full time? Also, which companies pay structure is most sustainable? Anyone on here full-time with either? Also anyone doing 2 direct sales business at the same time and if so are you successful? Pro's and Cons.

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Michelle - posted on 11/23/2014

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I tried doing 2 at once and if it's in the same genre like makeup, I was unable to do it. I ended up just doing one and it ended up not being make up. I was finding that people always had a preference or an idea in their head about make up that was hard to sway.
I did a lot of research and chose one DS company. I chose 31, to me, the commission was good, I had experience with the product and the team of ladies that I work with and can communicate with are amazing. I think that made it worth it for me. I can ask them anything and they are super supportive. The hours for me as a mom are great! Good Luck!

Gene - posted on 10/17/2014

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Hello Sontranette,

I am not with any of the companies you are with but all pay comp plan pays and you can be full-time making great money. Besides the great products/services, two main thing that needs to happen in order to be successful MLM is having effective training for the people you bring into your opportunity. Another would be a proven system for people to follow that can duplicate it quickly. Hope this helps you.

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Kristybennett - posted on 09/10/2017

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Hello Sontranette!
I would love to share the opportunity that my husband and I have found! It is a simple network marketing concept that does not involve selling a product but helps people save and/or earn money! We are both in education and really were looking for the best, legitimate, part-time opportunity that would supplement our income to help save for our children's college! Please email me, kristybennett@msn.com and I will gladly share this opportunity with you!

Sincerely,
Kristy

Rachel - posted on 08/03/2016

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Hello Sontranette,

I know I am late on your post, but I'd like to personally know what company you decided to pursue? Please email me at rachelkwag@gmail.com or text me at (916)897-7348. I'm curious to see how things are going now, a year later and I am excited to share business views! Look forward to hearing from you!

Christa - posted on 07/15/2016

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I am a Beauty Guide with LimeLight by Alcone an all natural skincare and professional makeup company. We have over 50 years in the professional makeup industry and our comp plan is one of the most generous out there. I'd love to share the opportunity with you if you'd like to learn more.

Jessica_cunningham2001 - posted on 12/03/2015

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I am a stylist with Plunder Design. It's vintage inspired jewelry, very pretty and affordable. They have a very generous comp plan. It's so easy and fun, and I love being part of such a wonderful and helpful group of ladies. Check out my website and see what you think.
www.plunderdesign.com/jessicabritton

Pasqualina - posted on 11/05/2015

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I am a consultant for Rodan and Fields. We are now the 4th largest premium skincare brand in the United States. We just launched in Canada. We only sell 4 regimens for wrinkles, acne, brown spots and redness or irritation. We also have a couple tools that help boost collagen levels and get rid of wrinkles!! We don't have party after party and we are mostly virtual! This can be a hobby or a full time job. You can make 31% in commissions! And if you change your mind we have a kit money back guarantee within 60 days! What business gives you all your money back! Anti wrinkle market is a 40 billion dollar market! Women are saying no to surgery and needles and saying yes to this!!!

April - posted on 10/08/2015

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When choosing a direct sales / network marketing company you need to consider these things:
1. If the economy gets worse are the products I'm selling items people will cut back on?
2. Are the products I'm selling appealing to all ages and genders?
3. Does the company have good honest leadership? (research the leaders)
4. Is the market over saturated with A.)the product(s) I'm selling or B.)Reps/Agents?



Feel free to message me if you have any other questions. :)

Ray - posted on 10/02/2015

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I'm currently an Independent Consultant for Arbonne ... We are doing extremely well right now, and speed bumps at other Direct Sales agencies maybe due to oversaturation of the markets or present consultants ....Arbonne currently has 1% awareness and the only way is up... We have Executive National Vice President that ha e made their way to running their own succesful 2 million dollar companies within a year.Not a get rich quick scheme... With hard work and dedication.. Which is just the icing on the cake. The products we offers are extremely safe and consumable.. and most importantly PURE SAFE and Beneficial❤. Glad to offer any information or answer questions.Vegan based...Swiss Products
As all you know Beauty Health aND Wellness are in right now. AND HEALTH is trending more tHan ever. ... We have Skin Care,Baby Line,Nutrition, Make-Up..We have the Market Demand down...😉
We have Business Overview Call every Wednesday ..Get more Info and meet friends. ... Let me know if you want to listen in . Go Direct Sales Mom... 😄😄

Sabrina - posted on 09/20/2015

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I'm with Scentsy and plan to make it full time! If you have the drive you can do it too! Many people on my team are working Scentsy as a full time business, so, I know it's possible and I'm already on my way! I'd love to answer any questions you may have about Scentsy! All info upfront. The worse thing is to put your hard earned money out for something that isn't right for you or is more hype than reality!

Christine - posted on 09/02/2015

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Sontranette do your research. View the entire business plan along with the compensation plan. When it comes to being truly successful in any home based business you have to have the mindset that you will succeed. When it comes down to it, help as many people get what they want in your team and automatically you will get what you want. Cons of participating in 2 businesses at the same time: When your starting out you can lose focus of your goals your trying to achieve. Unless your first business is successful already and your team is making money. Authors of popular Network Marketing books they always point out that you should only focus on one Network Marketing business and not join multiple businesses. I've been working part-time with my home based business for less than a year and a half. I will be walking away from my full-time career of 9years February 2016. I wish you the best of luck!

Krista - posted on 09/01/2015

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Join my Avon team!!! Check out my website and see if you would be interested! I am here to guide you step by step because when you succeed so do I! www.youravon.com/kristaburke

Krista - posted on 09/01/2015

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Hello I have been selling Avon for a while and doing well with it... The thing people don't understand is that with any business you need to invest a little to get it going. You cant expect to make big $ over night if you don't put any work/time/and at least some Money into it! Please join my Avon team and lets grow our business together... its only been around for 127 years the business isn't going anywhere anytime soon! www.youravon.com/kristaburke is my website :)

Your Avon lady, krista

Cressida - posted on 05/19/2015

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Hiya. I too have tried so many things and this is the most beneficial for me. If you are looking for genuine information on how you can earn some extra cash working from home. I too have joined a company that offers just that. No joining fees, no minimum orders, every sale is a profit. I can send you more info. Add me on facebook Cressida Mudaliar or email.cressida786@hotmail.com.

App+7mnejhu - posted on 03/08/2015

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I'm a Brand Partner with Nerium. We have amazing skincare products that sell themselves. When you have people sample the products for 5 days they become loyal customers or join your team. This company believes in compensating brand partners early and often. You can earn a Lexus as early as 90 days and many in the company are doing just that.

Nerium Brand Partners can also qualify to earn lucrative incentives called Live Better Bonuses, which range from $25,000 to $1,000,000 by rank.

Contact me, and I’ll show you how to get on the fast track to bonuses and prizes with Nerium.

Tocoi Arthur
Tocoi@me.com
www.nerium.com/tocoi

Brandi - posted on 01/17/2015

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Hi, Sontranette! I am a Senior Team Leader with Origami Owl. We are officially launching in Canada March 16 with registration beginning on February 3rd. This is a fabulous Ground Floor Opportunity to work with a successful, respected company and build a team quickly!

There are many successful Designers that work Origami Owl as a full-time business. Origami Owl offers one of the highest personal commissions in the home party industry.

With Origami Owl You Will:

* Get Paid What You're Worth
Origami Owl offers one of the highest personal commissions in the home party industry (50% on Charms, Plates and Dangles + 30% on all other jewelry).

* Earn Money Quickly
Arrange a Jewelry Bar and keep the profits that night.

* Become A Leader
Mentor a team of Independent Designers and earn additional income (9%-15%) on their sales volume.

* Enjoy Rewards
Earn recognition, grow as an individual and enjoy the fun perks! I earned a free trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico last year and this year earned a free trip to Maui!

Origami Owl will provide you with the tools and support you need to help you succeed personally, professionally and financially, while enriching people's lives.

I look forward to answering any questions that you may have.

Rebecca - posted on 12/04/2014

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The most important part is to find something that you like yourself, either a passion or a hobby. If you feel good about it then it is easier to sell. I didn't have much luck with MaryKay because there were so many representatives in our area and it mainly targeted women. I am now with Dove Chocolate Discoveries and doing great. I have really enjoyed playing with chocolate, having parties or hosting classes is always a blast, it targets everybody- men and women and the perks are wonderful! Full time is definitely possible!!! Plus when you start you get an amazing startup program to really help you excel. Everyone is so nice and helpful. One of the perks this year is an all expense paid trip to Aruba, every year we do someplace different. It is truly a blast and after being with them for only a few years I would never consider anything else. I am a single mom of 2 and it accommodates us so well. I would love to talk to you more about this if you are interested. Feel free to contact me at becca11t@hotmail.com and I would love to answer any questions you have about commissions or all the free products you get. It is not just candy either, have a look :) www.mydcdsite.com/rebeccatrayah

Jennifer - posted on 11/13/2014

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I am a Senior Manager for Cloud9 parties. I actually did a weeks worth of research and homework before I decided to work for cloud nine. I love my business because I get to empower women. I looked at Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Partylite, Scentsy , and ThirtyOne Bags. I actually posted up to do a party on my Facebook as well as called friends with each and every single company and the only one that took a hit in a great way was Cloud9. everybody got so excited very quickly. Not only is it a romance company but we have things the Romance companies do not have. We have lingerie in size 0 to 28 and it's the same price no matter the size, Nail foils, wigs, stiletto heels,Lotions and potions, spa products, Bra bling, and even yes ohhhh lala toys! we are the only company that pays infinity level down. We also allow men at our parties which gives us a bigger variety. I get to empower women and couples in the bedroom and go home with a paycheck. The other thing I love about my company is they make it very easy to go high up. They don't have ridiculous quotes you need to meet in order to get to the next level. We also have a car bonus and a house bonus just like Mary Kay but it's easier to get because we all know sex sells lol... if you would like to know more information just get ahold of me and I will do my best to help you with whatever it is you need. This is my only source of income and I make it work! Right now you can get our $150 kit for $49. ;-)
www.cloud9parties.com/JJsCloset

Charlotte - posted on 10/19/2014

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Hi, I'm with Forever Living. The products are great, there is a sound business model and people are doing really well. I'm just finding that because I'm from a left-brain background (math), I'm finding it hard to develop the people skills I need. But I am determined to do it. But my upline is fantastic, and we have great training. (We are a champion in the Investors in People certification. And the products are AMAZING!! I highly recommend
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Andrea - posted on 10/17/2014

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Hello Sontranette,

I have been with Thirty-One Gifts Canada since its launch in 2012 and I am proud to say, it has changed my life. I have met so many wonderful people along my journey. With some hard work, I have been able to quit my job and make enough extra income to treat my family to a dream vacation. I have just reached one of my goals of becoming a Executive Director, but the future is filled with so much more opportunity! We our currently only in Ontario with plans on expanding to other provinces in the near future. Our products are amazing and sell themselves. Please take a look at my website or send me a email if you have any questions.

Andrea Lindsay
drea_lindsay@yahoo.ca
www.mythirtyone.ca/andrea

Michelle - posted on 10/16/2014

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I'm not going to try and sign you up with my company or anything like that. I honestly suggest you do your research...first regardless of who you sign with make sure you have a upline (director/leader) that knows what they are doing and you can enjoy working with. People always need a little bit of help right away. Also look at your area make sure the market isn't saturated with reps you don't want to be competing with other reps.. find a product you yourself our comfortable selling/sharing....I try to share what I do with people I don't sell them on the company or the products. I love who I work with and the products they sell and the integrity of company search of those things. :) and you will do great best of luck

Tabitha - posted on 10/06/2014

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Have you thought about Pampered Chef? They are a great company to work for! And you most definitely have room to grow and can work all the hours you want! I am full time in direct sales and love it!

Arlene - posted on 09/26/2014

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I am not with either of those companies, but am with Pangea Organics, which is an Organic Skin care company. I am also a consultant for another unrelated company and I can say that it is difficult to do 2 business at the same time. I will be dropping the second one and concentrating my efforts with Pangea organics

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