One of the questions I get asked the most is, “Why in the world would you sell makeup, let alone through direct sales, when you already have a successful career?”
The answer is both simple, and complicated.
In short, I wanted the 3D Mascara, and decided I might as well get it at a discount. So, I signed up, and became Presenter #5374.
The long version, is a bit more complicated. I had several years prior experience in direct sales, and knew it was a viable business model to invest in, if I loved the products. Turns out, I did love them.
That’s when I looked further into the company, and what it stood for. They had great products, albeit a limited line at the time. The founders were genuine people, with one of the best reasons I had come across, to start a company. My gut told me that this year old company, was going places.
This is when I knew, beyond any doubt, that I needed to start treating this “makeup at a discount”, as a full blown, viable business. I needed to build it from the ground up, and make it totally mine.
I worked my butt off, to be honest. I made contacts, I did advertising, marketing, prospecting. I worked it as many hours, as I spent at the brick and mortar business. That work built me a solid base, on which I’m still adding to.
This is what you do, when you are a business owner. You put your all into it. You treat it like a business, because that’s exactly what it is. When you treat it like one, it acts like one. It expands your horizons, it’s demanding, it’s satisfying, it pisses you off, it makes you money, it lets you help so many other people, and much, much more.
The question should never be, “Why would you do direct sales?”
Instead, it should be, “If someone who was already successful at their career thought it was worth it, what am I waiting on?”