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Are Parties Necessary for Direct Sales Success?

Aug 7, 2008
If you are interested in the possibility of getting involved with a home based direct sales business, you probably have parties come to mind as a marketing tool. Party plans are undertaken in the effort to persuade prospective clients to host a product party in exchange for cheaper or free products. But are parties a necessity to have success in direct sales?

Not every direct sales company asks associates to hold parties - some don't require them at all. If you are uncomfortable with public speaking, you may want to consider these sorts of opportunities.

World Book, Avon and Melaleuca do not require party plans at all - so as you can see, they are not necessary to direct sales success. Even those who work with companies that use party plans can do very well by using other strategies for marketing. There are plenty of other options available to you; a bit of research will quickly turn some of these ideas up.

You are more important to your direct sales success than the kind of marketing methods you employ to sell your product to customers. If you aren't behind your product, nothing you do will work to make your business a success. Read on for some ideas to help build success for your direct sales business, whether or not you use a party plan.

1. Acquaint yourself with the manual included with your startup kit. If you have questions, make a list of them and ask your upline sponsor questions as soon as possible. You need to know what is expected of you in the business, how you can and can't market the products you'll be dealing with and the payment model used by the company are all vital for you to know.

2. Make sure to use the tips and instructions given during your training for the business. You will often be asked to make a list of everybody you know. These are the first people you'll tell about your new business to. If you can't do this, this business isn't for you. Ask for your money back and get out now.

3. Network with other businesses. Join your Chamber of Commerce and make sure to attend the meetings. It's a great way to get the word out about your company. You may make some valuable contacts this way.

4. Make regular work hours for yourself - schedule some regular times when you will work on your direct sales business and if you work from home, ensure that your family knows not to disturb you at these times.

5. Spread the word about your business to everybody you know. Don't make the assumption that they are already aware of your business or that they aren't interested in your product. You may be amazed how many people are eager to purchase your product.

These five methods are all good alternatives to using home parties to succeed in your direct sales business. However, it is really all up to you and how much effort you are willing to put into your direct sales business. If you want to succeed, you will have to take the necessary steps to make it happen for you.
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Robert Paul Williams is the Editor of Work At Home Business Website. Come Visit Often To Stay Informed of the Latest Intenet Based Home Business News, Success Tips & Strategies.
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