Direct Sales: Tips On Finding The Right One For You

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of articles about tips on finding the right direct sales company to join.

Most, if not all of the articles tell you one of the key things to look for is the longevity of the business. I have to say that this is what irks me the most when reading these articles. Yes, finding a company that has been around for a while and knows the game is good, but I don’t think you should shut out the new companies that are opening. Every direct sales company that is out there has been new at some point, or they wouldn’t be around today.

So with that being said here are a few things I think you should look into before joining that direct sales company.


Now with this topic there may be a few ways to look at it. For instance, if you are going to be selling a product you’ll want to know how “in demand” those products or services are or will be. You’ll probably make the most money with the products that people use frequently or can be used all year long.

There’s also the side of just absolutely believing and wanting to share the products. On this side, the money is nice but you’re more into the products and even use them yourself. I believe that on this side, success will come naturally.


When I was searching and sifting through the many different direct sales companies the number one question I asked was “How is your support and your up line?”. You may that think you’ll only get positive responses because they want you to join their team, but you would be surprised about how honest people are. For instance when I asked one gal, her response was “When the company first started out they had some minor problems, but they have worked really hard to get things right. I almost didn’t stick with it but thought I would at least give them a chance.” Now, that shows you a lot about the company and the representative you would be signing up under.

You want to make sure you have an awesome support team and up line. You want to sign up with a consultant who can help you succeed and give you support you need when or if questions or problems arrive.


This is another biggie for me, especially if you are new to direct sales arena and do not have much experience with selling or marketing. Always check the quotas that are required for consultants to meet in order to stay active. Find out if there are any costs involved. Costs can include: start up costs/kits, website, etc. Most companies do have quotas that need to be met to make sure the consultants are serious about succeeding with the company. Quotas are good, just not outrageous ones!

Good luck on your search to finding a direct sales company that is right for you. Remember, just because the company is fairly new, doesn’t mean they aren’t worth checking into or given a chance.

Originally published at on May 12, 2017.