In this article we want to go over how you can have a career in direct sales with your own online home business. Many people are surprised to know they can make money and work at home doing this.
When I was a senior in high school my parents joined Amway. They spent a considerable amount of their spare time selling products and holding opportunity meetings. That was my first exposure to direct sales and network marketing.
Much has changed in the last 30 years. Actually a lot has changed in the last 10 years in the direct sales industry.
There used to be a very high failure rate with people who joined direct sales, especially in multilevel marketing. Most of us do not really like selling products to people.
It was also uncomfortable to contact people and try to set up an opportunity meeting. Then you had to go over to their house and sit down and go over the business opportunity.
I've always been impressed with people who stuck with this process and ended up becoming full time business people. Today thankfully you can have a career in direct sales and work at home without ever leaving your home.
The Internet makes this possible. Once you learn a few Internet marketing skills you can join just about any direct sales company and run your business strictly online.
In direct sales you are known as an eRepresentative. With an MLM company you are a distributor and a self employed business person. Either way it can be a great thing to make money at home.
In my opinion there are four reasons this is a great way to stay home and make money.
1. Many good companies. There are companies who do billions of dollars a year in business you can join. There are numerous companies who do over $100 million a year in business.
There are smaller companies that are very successful and target a very specific niche. You can research various ways to do this at
2. Excellent products. I suggest you join a company that you have purchased the products from. It's very easy to get behind a product you believe in and it's much easier to sell online with review websites.
3. Marketing material provided. You will get your own websites from the company to promote. Many also provide sales tools such as banner ads.
4. Training. The company wants you to succeed. In many of these opportunities you're enrolled underneath someone who has a vested interest in your success. You will always be able to find good training online.
These are a few tips on how you can stay at home and work in direct sales or network marketing.