Direct Sales vs. Network Marketing

A direct sales company is very similar to a network marketing company in that you are still working as an “Independent Associate” for a larger company. With direct sales however, you are not required to develop a “downline” or recruit other members. All you really have to do to make any money is sell whatever the product or service is that the company offers. It’s really no different that being one of those Avon ladies. Or selling cars. Or selling real estate.

Yes, the company will likely encourage you to recruit other associates and there are two reasons for this. One, it provides the comapny with more sales people, giving them greater exposure and making more money. Two, they will pay you better if you recruit other associates and YOU will make more money.

Once again, like network marketing, there is a system already in place for you to duplicate. This is why direct sales organizations and network marketing companies are so appealing. You don’t have to do any of the trial and error stuff to get your business going. It’s already been done for you. All you have to do is follow the system in place and you are on your way to making money.

A legitimate direct sales organization will tell you up front that you might not even make any money whatsoever. Should that put you off? No. It shows integrity in their business. They understand that some people will not follow the system, try to change the system, or simply quit the system. They also understand that some people will make money faster than others because some people will have a shorter learning curve than others.

There are numerous other reasons direct sales is more appealing than direct marekting, but we’ll get into that in more deatil later. But there are numerous other similarities and understanding them will assist you in figuring out which is better for you. Or if you should look for another opportunity altogether.

A Critical Review Of Body FX Direct – Can You Really Get Rich Selling Nutritional Products?

If you’re reading this Body FX Direct review, chances are you’re looking into the company, and you’re thinking about becoming a distributor. Before you pull the trigger and join, I want to encourage you to take some time to go over this entire review so you’re better equipped to make an educated decision about the company, it’s products, and business opportunity.

Body FX Direct Review – Who Are They?

Body FX Direct is the marketing division of Body FX. They sell workout DVDs through a network marketing business model using independent distributors to promote their products. Currently, the California-based company is still in pre-launch. It’s important to note that while the company is in pre-launch, Body FX has already done millions of dollars in sales worldwide so the same risks associated with a typical start-up company aren’t the same with them. The company also sells workout DVDs and various health supplements. Unlike most network marketing companies, Body FX Direct has a company-sponsored lead generation program that enables them to give leads to distributors. Overall, the company looks pretty solid which is good if you’re seriously considering becoming a distributor.

Body FX Direct Review – How Do You Get Paid?

As far as the compensation plan goes, the company operates on a dynamically-compressed unilevel model. If you’re not sure what Dynamic Compression is, it basically means that all inactive distributors won’t count as a “level” when you get paid residual income so you can be sure to get paid on all active distributors auto-ship volume up to 9 levels. There’s also Matching Bonuses and Infinity Bonuses available in the compensation plan. There’s also immediate income available in the compensation plan through Retail Commissions and Fast Start Bonuses. The compensation plan certainly looks fair enough for the right person to make a good income. For people with a bigger network, there’s also potential to make a six-figure income.

Body FX Direct Review – Is It Solid And Should You Join?

The company certainly looks solid, and the fact that the company has already done millions in sales is testimony that the product sells in the market place. Whether or not you should join is totally up to you. If promoting health products and getting in at the ground-floor of a company excites you, then this may be the company you’re looking for. If you do get involved, my suggestion is that you learn to leverage the Internet to get leads for your business. Having sufficient leads is critical because you need leads to sponsor new people into your team. If you can position yourself to have more leads than you can deal with, you can very well be on your way to building a prosperous home business.

Network Marketing – Being Unique Instead of Competing

Today more than ever before there is quite a bit of competition in network marketing. According to the latest figures from the Direct Sales Association, there are over 15 million people involved in network marketing. That’s a lot of competition.

What I find amazing is that day after day I continue to find people who have never made a purchase from a network marketing consultant. So, maybe the competition is not as stiff as you thought it was?

My suggestion is to stop competing and instead become unique. I’ll share a story. Last week a woman emailed me. She wanted information. She told me right up front she was talking to someone else also. This other person lived locally. While I sent a few emails back and forth with her, I knew I could not compete. The new recruit wanted to work with someone local. I could’ve tried to convince her otherwise, but why? Instead I invested my time being unique and doing what I do best, which is sharing my words with others. Wouldn’t you know it, along came an email from someone who liked my words and was interested in joining. That’s where I invested my time.

Very often I see classified ads that are just one ad after the other. There is nothing special or unique about these ads. Every person is competing with every other person there. Try something different. Try being the unique person. Instead of the same headlines as everyone else, try a headline that offers a free eBook or free report. You can easily find these online. Sometimes these reports or ebooks will cost you $5 or so. Just think, for a $5 investment you can start saying “contact me for a free ebook.” You are no longer competing with every other ad out there as I almost never see offers for free reports or free ebooks.