3 Direct Selling Myths Busted
Direct selling is a legitimate income source to many professionals but is oftentimes at the receiving end of hate comments and prejudice from people who do not know a lot about it. Because of the sudden influx in MLM (multi-level marketing) companies that resort to scamming their members and prospective clients, independent direct sales agents often have to defend themselves and their profession.
In today’s blog, we aim to debunk some of the most common misconceptions about direct selling. If you want to know more about direct selling, get acquainted with some of the myths that plague this industry and the truth behind them by reading the blog below.
Myth no. 1: Direct Sales Agents are Part of a Pyramid Scam
The truth of the matter is, Pyramid schemes recruit people by means of guarantee of payments or services for recruiting others into the scheme.
Direct selling involves selling a product of value either for personal use or for sales. A direct sales agent can rely on selling the product (which they get at a vastly discounted price) for their income. They get perks for referring people into the program but this is just a perk and is not considered their main responsibility.
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Myth no. 2: Direct Selling Means Selling Makeup
While it is known that the most popular direct selling company does sell makeup, it is not the only type of direct selling company out there. The variety of products being sold by direct selling companies varies from fashionable clothing items to useful home appliances and even services. If you are planning to venture into direct selling, do your research and choose a company whose product you can stand for.
People also assume that direct selling is only for stay-at-home moms and retired folks – this could not be any more false. Direct selling, when done right, gives you the freedom to work flexibly without being tied to a desk and chair at another 9-5.
Myth no. 3: Rake in the Cash for Direct Selling
Because of the many attractive earning possibilities for direct sales agents, there are quite a few people out there who think direct selling automatically means any money. Just like any other job or business venture, this requires hard work, research and perseverance. Direct sales agents are always finding themselves at the receiving end of rejection day in and day out. You earn money by working hard and closing deals just like any sales position.
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These are just a few of the common misconceptions people have about direct selling as a profession. Help get the word out and educate yourself on the terms and truths behind this very legitimate and lucrative profession.