Saturday, June 11, 2011

Multilevel Marketing and Me

Okay I am really trying to find a system that works for me. I have tried Avon and Pure Romance and I have not done well. It was rather impossible to maintain an online business with these systems and I don't like doing parties. I don't mind telling friends and family about products I am selling but I don't like pestering them if they decide they don't want them.

I am going to try selling Herbalife products. If nothing else I get a months supply for myself with my training package. I have always wanted to try them so even if I don't do well I get to try a product that I am interested in.   I am determined to figure out how to make money doing something like this. I have not been good at sales in the past but I am going to make an effort to learn how to sell not just hope that this product sells itself.

I have books on marketing and I am going to hit the library for books on good sales techniques. I am going to earn my initial investment back as quickly as I possibly can and then I am going to make a profit. If I hate it then I can quit. I just can't stand the thought of being tied to a desk 40-50 hours a week again. I can handle being at home and working on my time schedule even if I end up putting the same amount of hours in a week. I would like to decide I am tired of work and take a break and spend some time with the dog and the chickens.

My biggest problem with a "regular" job is the time clock. Typically you have to get up at a horrible hour in the morning and start getting ready for work. Then you have to drive to work and stay there 8.5 or more hours. You don't get a paid lunch even if you work while eating you lunch. You definitely can not go play with your dog for 15 minutes in the middle of the day nor can you stop work for the repair man that needs to get in an fix the furnace. I want to be able to go to the grocery store at noon on a Tuesday if I ran out of milk and work until 2 in the morning if I can't sleep.

Maybe it is just asking too much but there has to be something out there that I can do I just don't know what that is yet.


  1. Amen sister… I wish I knew of a way to stay home and work—life would be soooo much better.
    I hope you find a solid business that allows you to stay home. I have had some success online before the econ dropped off the planet.

  2. I hope you find something.

    I just can't sell anything. Not unless it's something I truly believe in, but even then the "sell" part has to be up to the consumer. I won't even give parties with a sell portion to them anymore. I don't want my friends to feel even the slightest bit obligated to buy something.

    Selling. *shiver*

  3. Thanks, I don't think I will get rich with these products but if I try them and they work the way they say they do I can get behind the products. I can sell something I believe in but I refuse to be pushy. With this product I could be a living example of what they can do. So I have my fingers crossed.

  4. Have you thought about being a virtual assistant? I've been a virtual assistant for about 2 years now and I love it. I work a lot of hours, but get to leave when I need to at any time during the day. I travel a lot with my athletic daughter and I just take my laptop and work in the hotel or on the field if I need to.

    It definitely give you a lot of freedom.