On any given day we’re representing at least 5 or 6 different direct sales products. Not because our own business operates in the same arena, but because the products are legit. They’re made from safe ingredients. They smell, taste, or look amazing. They do what they say they’ll do. We also believe in the business model that gives individuals, often women, the opportunity to make some extra money. Some direct sales business owners (like us) even earn a legit full-time salary, complete with flexibility and work-life balance. For these reasons, we support small business in every way that we can!
The Direct Sales Stigma
Sadly, these companies get a bad rap because of some independent consultants that push, hound, spam, pressure, and generally annoy other people. There is no doubt about the fact that they exist. On behalf of the other (non-spammy) type of consultant, we sincerely apologize. We also ask that you not discount all direct sales representatives, or an entire brand, for that reason. The Flamingo Sisters work very hard to create meaningful relationships with our customers. We conduct our business without pressure, pitches, or spam. We are careful and conscientious with our social media behavior. There are others like us out there, across almost all direct sales companies. Keep reading to learn where to find them and why they are so amazing.
Benefits of Direct Sales
Direct sales companies are like a hybrid between an independent business and a franchise. Many tools, services, and technologies are offered to a direct sales consultant to get started, learn about their business, and to become successful. Those things come with brand guidelines to follow, but the consultant also has an immense amount of freedom to operate their business when and how it fits into their life.
The enormous benefit to you is personalized service. You are given a personal shopper, ready and willing to help find just the right things for you. Let them! You’ll find it to be a very pleasurable shopping experience. One that is completely different from the mall or large retail store.
Additionally, these consultants usually host their own client communities on Facebook. VIP “clubs” are such a great place to meet and connect with other people (virtually of course), get ideas and loads of useful information, and have access to all the latest products and incentives.
Finding a Great Direct Sales Consultant
A great consultant is knowledgeable about their product, friendly and approachable, and invested in helping to find the right product(s) for you. If you have a consultant that doesn’t make you feel comfortable, relaxed, and trusting – you haven’t found the right one. They are out there, and there is a great place to find them: SassyDirect! Finding a consultant is easy with their trusted network of like-minded business owners, focused on authentic and purposeful content and relationships.
If you’re a consultant and haven’t stumbled upon the SassySuite yet, you absolutely must check it out! You’ll find a free Toolbox and amazing courses. They offer web hosting services, and Facebook communities chock full of great content and challenges. We found the Suite to align perfectly with our business model, mission, and goals. So we think you will, too!
If you previously had a negative experience with a direct sales consultant, we hope this article has given you the encouragement to try again. We believe that everyone can benefit from direct sales, it just needs to be the right fit for you. If we can help further in any way, or to provide more info on the LuLaRoe business opportunity, give us a shout!
XOXO -- Claire