Biggest Mistakes Direct Sales Marketers Make

There are certainly a lot of different ways to hustle some extra money these days.  Direct Sales seem to be at the top of many lists. However, thinking you can simply sign up and money will come flowing in is one of the biggest mistakes many of them make. I am an Independent Distributor for It Works Global. Yes, I’ve made my share of mistakes, and I’m here to share some of them with you. No matter what your direct sales company is, hopefully, these tips will help you!

This post may contain affiliate links. It will also link to my It Works site. If you purchase through any of them, I will receive a commission at no additional charge to you. I only promote things I truly believe in. You can read my disclosure policy here

 

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Not stepping outside of your comfort zone.

Sure, you have lots of friends on various social media platforms. Thinking you can strike it big by only going through them is one of the first mistakes DS people tend to make. Network Sales are tough, and you really don’t want to pester your friends and families with the information so much. Trust me, they’ll get really tired of hearing about that crazy wrap thing, or your awesome lip color. So reach out. It is NETWORK selling for a reason. Go out and build a network. Step out of your comfort zone. Go out and blitz in public. Reach out online in other areas you aren’t currently saturating. Find people that share your interests, then reach out. Make a connection. Be real, and be amazed at how much better you will become. You’ll also end up making some new friends along the way!

Don’t make false claims.

This should really be a no-brainer. But please don’t make the mistake of telling prospects things that simply cannot be backed up. No, the skinny wrap will not make you drop 20 lbs and 10 inches with the first application. Nope, you can’t eat all you want and sit on your butt all day and expect to drop weight, it’s that simple. No, your wrinkles will not disappear after the first application of this product. Get the picture? Instead of using false claims, why not share the information they need. Remind them results vary with every body. Everyone will have different results. Share the good parts, and leave the fluff out.

 If you don’t love it, don’t sell it.

Period. If you’ve never tried it, please don’t think you can sell it. Be a customer first before diving into Network Sales. Please don’t just see something that looks cool and think you can make a ton of money selling it. I hope I don’t need to include this one, but I have seen it happen way more often than it should. If I were a vegan, I wouldn’t be selling Omaha Steaks. People will see right through you that way, trust me. No one wants to be lied to, remember? See the point above.

Do not give up!

This is probably one of the first mistakes made. You get one or 2 “nos” and decide you just can’t do it. Guess what? Nothing in this world is instantaneous. If you are looking for instant gratification, perhaps you should rethink your pursual of money making. Did you say yes the first time? Probably not, right? I know I didn’t. But I love the products, and I continue to use them while I am working as an Independent Distributor. Have I had my fair share of “no thank yous”? Ummm, yes. Plenty. I am not giving up, and I know bigger things are still to come.  Make sure to surround yourself with a great team. Keep pushing your limits and following your dreams. With that, you can do anything you put your mind to!

 

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Shop Small Businesses & Support HUGE!

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It’s that time of year again. The HOLIDAY time. How many of us are yet to shop for gifts? I personally stayed away on Black Friday, as a former retail worker. Instead, I chose to stay home with my hubby and pups and enjoy the quiet. Sure I did window shop online a bit, but that’s about it. I certainly enjoyed the quiet time at home, getting my house decorated for Christmas. Having so many friends in the small business world, I wanted to share my favorites with you. I hope you’ll check them out, for gifts or for yourself! Keep in mind, you can shop these anytime, not just for the holidays, too!

LuLaroe:

If you haven’t seen or heard of LLR yet, you might be living under a rock? I stumbled onto a pair at a pop up. I’ve been hooked ever since. What’s awesome is that they produce limited amounts of each print, so there is always something for everyone. The leggings are amazing, but they have so many other great things too! I have 3 fashion consultants I buy from, and they are all amazing ladies!

LuLaroe with Kim and EmilyShop Lularoe with Kim & Emily!

These ladies are an amazing mother/daughter duo who do lots of live shows on their Facebook page. They are so much fun to watch, and they answer questions as they go, as well as go back to reshow items. Did I mention they live in a TAX-FREE STATE? They invoice and ship promptly. These ladies are simply amazing, and do such a great job of showing the LLR goodies! Just head to their Facebook page, and check out all the amazing items! Inventory is constantly updated, and they have sales going all the time.

 

 

 

 LuLaroe with Kyra Dillon

This young lady is another one of my favorite LLR consultants! I’ve had great luck with ordering from her, and she also ships promptly. She does lots of album sales on her page. She’s also prompt in responding to questions. I snagged my first Halloween AND Holiday leggings from her. If you know anything about LLR, you know the holiday stuff is a hot commodity. What’s great is the consultants are all so great about being fair with them!shop LLR with Kyra!

 

Kathy’s LuLaroe VIP Boutique 

Kathleen is another one of the great ladies running their small businesses from home. She’s got an adorable little man with her, and she does live and album sales. Her live parties are very fast paced and a lot of fun. There is always new inventory coming in and she loves to share it with all of the LulaLOVERS out there!

 

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Beauty Products:

 

Rodan + Fields with Jill Ellis

This is a company that I hadn’t ever really heard of until my friend Jill invited me to her launch. After seeing the amazing results posted, I certainly had to learn more. This is one of the most amazing skin care lines I’ve ever seen. They have so many great products to offer, and they have astonishing results. If you haven’t heard of them, definitely check out her site HERE and prepare to see mind blowing photographs. The products truly do speak for themselves!

Shop R + F with Jill!

 Younique with Lane:

This product line has been floating around in my newsfeed, and I have to say I was curious.The mascara looked SO intriguing, I had to give it a shot. It is a 2 part system that lengthens and thickens lashes, without weighing them down. The clumping is next to none after you properly learn to apply it, too. There are so many gorgeous cosmetics in their line, I can’t wait to try more

Shop Younique with Lane!

Shop Younique with Lane!

 

 

 

Barbie’s Lip Goodness:

Shop Lipsense with Barbie!15227934_10211353839901515_1341121254_nThis one was totally new to me, but when my high school friend Barbie invited me to the group, I had so see what the fuss was about! This stuff is incredible. It doesn’t smudge, doesn’t bleed, and doesn’t come off for 18 hours! (If you want it to last that long.) If you are even the slightest bit skeptical, check out her page. She does the test video of herself, and it’s pretty crazy to watch. I placed my order instantly, and can’t wait to get it! The colors are gorgeous, and there is something for everyone to shop for.

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BeautyCounter with Amy Adams:

This company is in a league of its own. Their mission is to get safer products into our hands. A number of chemicals in just about everything we see and use is simply disturbing! I tried the charcoal bar on a whim. My skin is super sensitive, so I was a little afraid, but it is outstanding. It is keeping my skin clearer, and it’s super safe. They have so many different products and you can read the Never List and see they truly don’t put bad things in their products. I can’t wait to try more of their goodies!

Shop Beauty Counter!

This is a message straight from Amy herself:

“Wake up, take a shower, put on makeup. The morning routine is something we all know very well. But what many of us don’t know is that questionable and potentially harmful ingredients are in many of the products we put on our skin every day. Change is happening now. It’s all about protecting yourself and those you love. Did you know the United States has not passed a federal law to regulate the ingredients used in personal care products since 1938. In fact, the US has only banned 11 ingredients in cosmetics. This compared to the 1300 in Europe.

WE DESERVE BETTER, AND WE’RE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

At Beautycounter, we’ve banned more than 1,500 ingredients setting a new health and safety standard all while ensuring our products perform, and that they’re as indulgent as any luxe shampoo, lipstick or oil in the market. We are educating consumers about the problems in the industry and the lack of regulation across it, and we are providing a solution. Women of all ages want to present their best, most beautiful selves to the world, but over time they have been asked to make compromises. We believe that no woman should compromise her health and safety for beauty. visit www.beautycounter.com/amyadams to learn more.”

 

It Works:

(This is the only link that I will earn any money off of if you click through. Clicking here will lead to you shop my personal site. None of the rest of these are affiliate links, simply companies and friends I adore.)

I couldn’t give you a list of small business women to try without including my own of course. I’m a distributor for It Works. Of course, you’ve heard of “That Crazy Wrap Thing”, but did you know there are so many more products than that?? We have supplements, skin care, etc. Check out my site and see all the wonderful products we offer! As a loyal customer, you even get 40% off!

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That Crazy Wrap Thing? Check it out!

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I am going to start off by saying yes, all links I share today will take you right to my it works site, where I AM a distributor and will make commission off of products sold. So I have gotten that out of the way. Full disclosure.


I have posted one small post regarding side hustles. I don’t necessarily think It Works is one of those IF you work very hard at it. I have made some money with it. I only really truly got started with it after trying the products and loving them. Then I decided I could probably share that love with some family and friends. So yes, I’m a member of MLM, or Multi-Level Marketing, or whatever else you want to call it. I will say, I TRULY believe in these products. I just want to point a few things out about the company and the great products we offer, including that crazy wrap thing.

Most anyone who has heard of it started with “That Crazy Wrap Thing” if I had to guess. And yes, there are going to be bashers and people who haven’t even tried them, and even a few that have, and expected miracles that say – “Oh those don’t work! ”  Well guess what, they are NOT miracles, and if anyone out there thinks those supposed LOSE all this weight in 5 days guaranteed! are going to work and make you super skinny super quick with NO work and then actually keep the weight off, I have news for you, that’s not how it works. That’s not how a body works. Unless you are one of those lucky ones who can eat whatever you want, and do absolutely no activity and be a super skinny person, then there are NO weight loss miracles!! PERIOD. It’s a great wrap, that helps tighten and tone. It is meant to be used along with a healthy lifestyle.


Ok, rant over. Sorry.  

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Yes, it WILL change your life! IF you are willing to put in a little effort. That goes for using the products, AND being a distributor!  For now, I’ll focus on the products, the rest perhaps later if I see any interest. I really do love these products so much. and I’m going to share some of my personal favorites which I HAVE used, AND yes I HAVE had success with.

My first 2 products were the Advance Formula Fat Fighter and the Ultimate ThermoFit. Since I no longer work retail, I now do the Monday through Friday desk job thing, I needed a little boost in calorie burning, and that’s where the ThermoFit came in. As for the Fat Fighter, I love it when I am having that “cheat meal” as it helps block some of the carbs and fat. I did a month of ThermoFit and never got on the scale, but noticed my clothes fitting so much better. I had more energy, and definitely saw a minor difference in my waistline with my clothes not spilling over the top and sides so much! The nice thing about them is also that I didn’t feel jittery or icky, just a nice even burn of extra energy that didn’t have me running for that 3PM cup of coffee.
I incorporated those Fat Fighters in, and don’t take them daily, just when I’m having one of those “over the top” meals, which let’s face it, we are all guilty of from time to time! Now I can’t promise they helped me lose any weight, but I did NOT gain any weight whatsoever, and the clothes continued to fit a bit looser than previously.  If anyone asked me what to start with It Works, these would be my first suggestions.
And of course the “CRAZY WRAP THING“!!!   Hahaha, yes, I was lucky to have my distributor send me a freebie of this with my first order. (Before I was a distributor myself of course), and I waited, hesitant to even see if I wanted to. Keep hearing the “haters” in my head, and even though I had some success with the supplements, was this REALLY going to do anything at all? Hmmm, well I gave it a go. And I did as is recommended! I drank a ton of water while wearing it, (in addition to the mass amounts of water I try to drink daily anyways) I left it on a little longer than the 45 minutes, and then I took it off and rubbed the remaining lotion into the skin. I did see a bit of tightness! Then the next morning a bit more, then the next morning, I was really surprised! Yes, I looked tighter, and not so jiggly, and my clothes were still fitting better. Wow, I was impressed! I was pretty much ready to jump in and be a distributor right then and there, but let my head settle down and wait it out. After all, I was on the Loyal Customer program and I still had 1 more month to go, so what should I buy? Hmmm…. well then I started hearing all about…
And then the monkey mind kicked in again saying “oh sure, starve yourself, that’ll be healthy and certainly keep the weight off” (my inner sarcasm speaks to me often). So I asked around to a few other people. And no, this isn’t like those, they say. It’s only 4 bottles, they say. My instant thought? Oh.My.Gawd. I only get 1 tiny bottle a day with nothing else but water?!?!  What?!  No no no… it’s 1 bottle before breakfast, 1 bottle before dinner for 2 days. Just eat well. Don’t go out and eat all the garbage and crap you want just to say “Oh, see? Told you this didn’t work”. Just eat normal. Drink your water, and believe it or not, you won’t be running to the bathroom constantly!! Seriously!!  AND it tastes GOOD! So yes, the It Works Cleanse is absolutely in my top 4!  I love this stuff. It complements the wrap well!
All 4 of these as a loyal customer will be LESS than $200 a month IF you got all of them at once! But seriously, you don’t have to. Figure out what you think is the way YOU want to try…  I didn’t go all in at once, but I’m still hooked and still using the products. And I’ll share more and more of them later and as I go and use more and more of them.