You know, the network marketing industry (aka direct sales) gets a bad rap. I can’t tell you how many mommy blogs I’ve read recently that spend half their time bashing direct sales because they had an unsuccessful experience or encountered one of those gross direct cellars, I mean sellers (yeah, we all know one of those people.
It always annoys the heck out of me to see these posts. Look, I don’t like yoga, but I don’t spend time writing long articles about how much I hate it! If you like yoga, do it! If you don’t like yoga, don’t do it!
The thing is, direct sales works. I recently attended a conference called The Top Women in Network Marketing and my biggest takeaway was the realization that, yeah, anyone can do this.
Anyone can get involved in direct sales and have success. If you want to AND treat it like a business.
Distinguishing WineShop at Home
To be clear, this event had a focus on network marketing, also sometimes called multi-level marketing. WineShop at Home isn’t what you would typically think of as a multi-level marketing or a network marketing company, we are much more traditional direct sales/party plan.
Why? Because recruiting isn’t mandatory at WineShop at Home.
True, if you want to rise to the top, you will need to recruit a team. But it’s entirely possible to earn decent money without ever recruiting anyone to your business. In most other MLM companies, it’s a requirement.
WineShop at Home functions more like a franchise than an MLM. But even though we’re not a typical MLM, I’m not sure I can quantify the incredible experience and power of being in a room with 5,000 women in this industry. Probably two dozen or more of them make over a million a year, hundreds of them make six figures, and all of them were top leaders in their companies. I have to go back to the million one more time, holy heck, I better think bigger!
It was pretty darn cool to be surrounded by these kinds of go-getters.
Anyone Can Succeed in Direct Sales
We were the only two people in the room that sold wine. I looked around and saw products that may or may not appeal to my friends… and I thought, “Holy moly, if you can be this successful with products that (to me) aren’t half as appealing as wine, where will WineShop at Home be in five years!?”
Anyone can do this. If you can be successful in a business with products that I can’t even imagine people would be interested in (and many that they would), you sure as heck should be able to succeed in selling wine!
When it really comes down to it, success is in the basics. Tell people about your business. Book tastings. Follow the script and sell the wine. Now let’s get started!
If you’re interested in successfully launching a WineShop at Home business, let’s talk. Click HERE to connect with me directly.