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Once you have selected an online direct sales company and fully researched the product, there are a few more steps you will want to take to make sure that you have found the right company. The product, training, and community participation are all very important, but you will also need to research the company’s management. Think: your previous executive job may seem different from online marketing, but in both cases, good management equals good results. Making sure that you have a strong management team in your new company will ensure that you see the profits from your efforts.
Who is behind the company you are considering? Have you read good resources that tell something of the company’s founder? Is this person accessible? Of course, the Internet makes such research a breeze. Google search on the name of the people on the management team and read reviews that are posted on sites other than the official website. Make sure that your company’s founder and management team has a history of integrity.
Even though there are legitimate direct sales companies out there where people are making money, many companies have taken advantage of potential direct sales associates. If your potential company is giving you information that doesn’t seem creditable, such as “fake it till you make it”, you might want to look at another company. This mind set will only get you in debt that you may not be able to pay off in the future.
A legitimate company will have sound reports that don’t require you to invest a small fortune with no products. When investing money in your home based business, you want to make sure that your direct sales business yields results. Don’t get involved with a company that is simply banking on your failure (since 98% of participants in those multiple level schemes drop out without experiencing success). Believe it or not, they want you to fail so they can glean the profit from the people YOUR brought into the company! Make sure that your home based business will generate an income for you.
It is up to you to be a responsible business owner when working in direct sales, and believing in your company’s management and the product are essential keys to your success. Don’t give your money to a questionable organization that is just after your pocketbook, but, also, don’t get disheartened by the fact there are frauds operating out there. You can still make a fantastic living with a legitimate company, and there are thousands of success stories out there!