Direct Sales Companies

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Registered: 05-30-2006
Direct Sales Companies
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Sun, 01-23-2011 - 12:30pm

I know there are a lot who do direct sales and I'm sure there are some companies I haven't heard of. Curious to know which company you chose to work with, including past & current companies. Why did you choose them? What are the pros or what did you like about them? What are the negatives or what don't you like about them? Be honest, don't make it just a sale's pitch :) Copy & paste the questions and answer yourself!

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Registered: 05-30-2006
Sun, 01-23-2011 - 12:45pm

I'll start!

What is the company: Barefoot Books (see book link in my siggy), a children's book publishing company.

Why did you choose them? I found out about them on TV. I was already selling baby products online but things had slowed down and I needed something to re-energize. Children's Books were perfect! Especially since I am a SAHM to a 1.5 y/o who has a love of books. I figured worse case scenario he'll get a lot of books (and really what's bad about that?)

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 02-05-2011 - 10:12am

Hi!

I'm with a book company too! Yay to focusing on our childen!

What is the company:

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Registered: 06-14-2004
Wed, 02-23-2011 - 4:26pm

What is the company: Scentsy

Why did you choose them? I was looking for a safe product for the family, but one that also had great residual income and percentage based income. The quality of the company and the product was also very important to me.

What are the pros or what do/did you like about them? The company is family owned and opporated. They started only 5 years ago and have had great growth. They are one of the top 100 DSAs in the world and the President, Heidi Thompson was just recently awarded the Top Business Woman of the Year Award. With 4 boys in tow, making sure I don't fire hazards in my house hold is HUGE to me. With Scentsy's wickless, flameless, soot-less candles, I didn't have to worry about burns, fires or asthma/allergy issues.

What are the negatives or what don't you like about them? The company has grown so big so quickly that sometimes we experience growing pains within the organization. Last year we implimented a new workstation. WHen that took place, it was two months before all the kinks were worked out. We just upgraded it before the holidays and we still experience some technical issues around the end of the month and transition of catalog times. Other than that, the investment was minimal and the reward has been great! March 1st is my 2 yr anniversary and I'm already Director on my way to Star Director!



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Registered: 06-27-2006
Mon, 03-07-2011 - 3:48pm

What is the company: Scentsy

Why did you choose them? I love scents, and was looking for a safe alternative to candles.

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Registered: 03-02-2003
Mon, 04-04-2011 - 2:58pm

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Sun, 05-01-2011 - 10:00pm

I have done 3...not sure how I should answer so I'll do 3 seperate answers to the questions.

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Sun, 05-01-2011 - 10:12pm

What is the company:

Becky - Mom to Carolyn (17), Aaron (15), Kyle (11) & Luke (8)
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Sun, 05-01-2011 - 10:33pm

Last one!

Becky - Mom to Carolyn (17), Aaron (15), Kyle (11) & Luke (8)
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Registered: 08-02-2011
Tue, 08-02-2011 - 8:13pm

What is the company: Melaleuca

Why did you choose them? Because I wanted to try green products.

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Registered: 11-18-2011
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 10:25pm

What is the company. It Works

Why did you choose them? I actually had a great business of my own but I heard about It Works from my niece who was using the products and getting great results. I thought well I would give them a try myself. I immediately could see there was a wonderful opportunity for a great income. I Love working with this company and have lots of fun doing it. It really grows quickly.

What are the pros or what do/did you like about them? I think the pros are the product is awesome and sells itself. There is no other company out there like it. It is fun. Business builds quickly and the easist company I have ever worked with. Everyone almost you mention this to wants to try the product.

What are the negatives or what don't you like about them? This is the one and only company I have ever worked with that I can honestly say I can not find anything negative. My opinion it is the best direct sales company out there. And there is no other company out there with the product.

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