7 nonnegotiables before you partner with a direct sales company
Since I was 10 years old I realized what direct sales was and what it wasn’t. My parents owned an insurance agency, and on the side, they had another business selling cleaning products. Today we call it a side gig or side hustle. For me as a child and teenager, I just knew it was being a smart entrepreneur.
My life was surrounded by their cleaning supply gig. We literally had all this laundry detergent in our basement. Lots and lots of detergent. They would work all day, and in the evenings once or twice a week people would come over to our home to hear their presentation on the perks of the products. My dad would put two glasses of water on the table and demonstrate the effectiveness of their products by putting a tablespoon of a name-brand product in water and showing all these fillers that would come to the surface. Then he would share his detergent and it would completely dissolve in water. As a 10-year-old, I found it incredibly fascinating. Network marketing or direct sales was always so intriguing to me because my parents had a full-time business, but I saw how they could generate extra income in the evenings, and weekends with this type of business, which allowed us to take some great vacations and travel in our motorhome.